Final Zwift of 2016

Before the New Year begins I wanted to get a final Zwift session in, nothing major just 10 miles to keep the legs turning over.

So into the garage I went at 0830 this morning, damn that was a fresh wake up call.

Nice to see Zwift changed all the cycling helmets, even if you wore one or not, I am from the not group, with a nice top hat.  I think it was very fetching!!!

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Photo taken at the beginning of the ride, hence the low wattage and distance, honest.

I decided to utilise the GoPro with some short footage before tomorrow’s New Years Day ride.  Practicing my editing skills or I should say learning them once again.  It has been quite a few years.

I started to use the new Quik editing app from GoPro but that did not last very long.  I found the editing function easy but not as intuitive as I’d hope.  I gave up and opened the GoPro Studio app.  This does make editing a lot longer but gives you so many other options to play with.

Please excuse the state of the garage, it is on my to do list in 2017.

In the video I mention maxing out at 400w, unfortunately this is a limitation of my equipment and Zwift, not my legs.  I use Jet rollers and without power meters, Zwift limits by wattage to 400w.  I don’t think Cav would have anything to worry about.

If I had the money for both Garmin Vectors and a Tacx then Id be a very happy fellow.  Until then I’ll have to stay with 400w.

Happy New Year from all at Back On Track Cycling, see you in 2017

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Blaze Burner

For those who follow me on Twitter and Instagram know I am always a sucker for tech. Add tech to cycling and I am done for.  So while torturing myself on Kickstarter I came across a new release from Blaze.  Blaze are responsible for the innovative Laserlight, an image of a green bicycle symbol projected 6 metres in front of you.  So when I discovered they were producing a rear light called The Burner, how could I refuse!!!

So I decided to back their project and provide funding to buy a Burner.  The Burner duly arrived in a lovely crafted box and I was keen to fit it to my winter bike.

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I did however encounter a slight problem.  The two clamps supplied with the Burner were round, as you’d expect.  I have a D-shaped seat post!!!  I like to be different……special some might say.

I contacted Blaze and they were quick to reply but unfortunately were unable to assist with an alternative clamp but offered some suggestions. So with my adapt and overcome attitude I managed to following;

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It’s holding well and proof will be told during the ride on New Years Day.  I have taken a short video of the Burner in action and that is bright!!!!!  I am still seeing dots after filming it about 30 minutes ago.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  My first attempt so open to constructive feedback but people gonna hate!!

Ride safe out there