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  1. Not Garmin, but had the short warranty issue with my daughters Beats headphones. 18 months old, 12 month warranty, and Apple shrug their shoulders and offer a new pair for slightly more than what I paid originally. Now she wants an upgrade 😂
  2. If possible, do a ride where you record your trainer power on Zwift (or whatever you use), and record your Stages power on your head unit / watch. You'll get an idea of the variance, if any, and adjust accordingly.
  3. I think that the last bit of the above post is possibly the best advice when training with power... One system, consistent data. Otherwise you need to establish the variance between your various PM's, and I'm including smart trainers in that.
  4. If you are using a Tacx trainer, try the Tacx Training app - you can upload a gpx route file and ride it in a Google Earth type view. The blue dot is me heading north from Umhlanga...
  5. This article doesn't conclude much, but just wondering if anyone heard of similar over the past 3 weeks? https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nairo-quintanas-hotel-room-searched-by-french-police-on-tour-de-france/
  6. Use my Edge 530 during workouts so that I can see ave lap power during the various intervals, as I don't like ERG mode. But then don't save it to avoid duplication.
  7. Not had this issue, but the only thing I have notice previously is that when the maps change as per the calendar, is that the switch over is midnight California time. Maybe a possibility that it recognized that time rather than SA time in this instance? But that is a complete guess and based on no experience or expert knowledge whatsoever
  8. I live in Bahrain, and have done the 70.3 twice. Probably the flattest, and potentially most windy, race around ???? But a PB course if there ever was one...
  9. Cheabb78


    Which one were you originally shopping for? ????
  10. Yeah, all done on the unit itself.
  11. Got my 530 last week (UK), and so far so good. No button issues as mentioned above. Don't have previous experience with any of the Edge models, so have nothing to compare it to, but easy enough to set-up having used various Garmin watches over the past few years.
  12. Thanks for the explanation, much appreciated.
  13. Sorry if this is a silly question, but what do you mean by 15min and take the complete value? If the 20min formula is ave watts x 95% = FTP, what is the 15min formula? Same formula, but resulting in a more accurate representation from your experience? Thanks.
  14. Do a lot of road riding on my own, and take it as a compliment if someone wants to draft me. Feels a lots worse when they go racing past me ????
  15. Anyone seen, or even better, used a Power Pod? Seems to be a solution for the multiple bikes question. Found lots of reviews, but haven't read through them yet.
  16. If you're not interested in the thread, then don't reply. OP has adopted a rather safe than sorry approach. If genuine, so be it, if not, then maybe good news for one of the 100's of bike owners who lose their hard earned machines every year.
  17. Looking forward to the report, particularly the first half of the ride...
  18. I saw on the Durban Ultra website that they have identified 3 possible locations for the swim route. Option 1 is as per the 70.3, with the other options moving further south as you said. Seems as through the transition area will move depending on the swim.
  19. 1. cheabb78 2. 45ish if been training, 55ish if been lazy 3. 185ish 4. 38 5. Aquarius 6. M 7. +/- 50?
  20. Not travelled with them recently, but used them a lot when in the Middle East when traveling to various races, both with a hard bike box and prior to that a soft case. Never had a single issue. Maybe just lucky at the time, but overall weight was always within the baggage allowance, which was 30kgs in economy at that time. Never arranged anything in advance either.
  21. You're right, big change to what the windguru was saying this morning - feeling a bit better now
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