Farther, Faster, Fitter, Fun - (4F - The unofficial Cruzbike training team and support group)

Discussion in 'Cruzbike Class (Riding & Refining your Technique)' started by ratz, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Dave Arnold

    Dave Arnold Active Member

    For those interested, the simplest way to get a QX100 attached to a Gen2 Wahoo KICKR (2016) is to remove the new handle on the KICKR and to remove the front brake caliper mounting bracket/adapter (not the caliper from the adapter). The torque specifications for the adapter are around 4-5 Nm (at least that was the torque of mine as it came from the factory/dealer assembly).

    I temporarily attached the caliper mounting adapter to the other side of the fork for safe keeping--this keeps it from dangling and potentially damaging something.

    As Ratz indicated to me in a PM, there may be ways of doing this without removing the caliper mounting bracket, such as using TRP mounting bracket which is apparently thinner and might give enough clearance. Your mileage may vary.

    Thanks to Jason and Ratz (in PM) for the help.
  2. ratz

    ratz Wielder of the Rubber Mallet

    It's fall, and due to the on going commitment and support of Cruzbike. This Training Program is back; and we have a couple new plans. Last year RAAM consumed the team "just a little bit" no such time commitment this year; at this time I plan for the program to run through the "A-event" summer time. Those targeting Sebring let me know sooner than later so we can get you going, some of us are 4 weeks in now; and there are two more "start" windows, available to get people ready for the 100 and 12 hour events, December 1st that door closes for most unless you've trained the previous year or just plan to show up and do the 100 as a social event.

    New this year:
    • The "from the couch" plan
    • Age friendly plans adjustments for the non racer event rider. (This almost 50-yr has had to make adjustments and they appear to be working)
    • Those not using structured training but racing in Zwift; we can you monitor your progress; and get you feedback on if you should be Racing, Riding or Resting; this include assistance targeting any special Zwift races on the calendar.
    • All structured plans can now be adjusted for a weekly Zwift race if you can provide a close to accurate calendar of the events
    • Those committed to Sebring: in January we will provide course topology and aero simulation rides of the first 100 miles, base on your body makeup and bike setup; this will be done in conjunction with Best bike splits.
    The instructions are much the same and found in this PDF.
    • Again this is a free program for Cruzbike owners (and significant other you might be in the process of converting or swaying off of DFs)
    • Feedback loop is at most once a week; when you need it; or every 4 weeks if you are on auto pilot experienced user mode.
    • Those targeting Sebring as the first event; data is reviewed every two days and guidance provided as needed.
    • If you haven't used an ERG training before plan a week of "debug and learning" and we have a four week approach to let you settle in and succeed with the tech.
    • I'm out of TrainerRoad discount codes but I'll check with them to see if they want to be involved again, getting everyone back indoors agin.

    Final notes:
    • This is not just for the hard core racers; yes team Cruzbike is going to be going hard at this.
    • The recreational riders are more than welcome to get on board, get fit and invest in having the best next season possible.
    • Those racing against themselves and wanting a bit more than the recreational stuff; come on in we got a spot for you
    • Southern hemisphere people we know it's almost prime riding season; you can prep form you next fall season by getting linked up with the free trainingpeaks.com account and getting your data flowing in so you are ready after the season.

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  3. NeaL

    NeaL Active Member

    I'm interested. I'm just now discovering this thread. I'm in the On-the-Couch phase. I have a Cruzbike Sofrider with a goal of getting myself a new S40 as a reward for reaching a target weight, and maybe a V20 later on.

    There's currently 18 pages of replies to this thread and I haven't read through it all yet. I don't yet know what all I'm getting myself into here so I can't envision a start date.

    One step at a time. I have a Cruzbike. I'm replying to show my interest in participating before I forget to do so.

    Now resuming reading the thread and figuring out my way to Step 2.
  4. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Zen MBB Master

    I'm going to try it again. I never even got started last year...for a variety of issues (mostly mine).
    I've got the V20 set up on the Kickr Snap, got the apps (Android), Wahoo bits (Cadence, HR, Speed), a fan and a scale. I had trouble last year trying to coordinate the apps with my computer and it kept crashing. I rode it a few weeks ago and it appears to work fine with the Wahoo app.

    Although I would love to go to Sebring, it simply is a bad time of year for me to be away from home. So, I'll just concentrate on the fitness/weight loss aspect and see if I can get back to below 250. The V20 is relegated to 'trainer' status until I do.

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