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09-19-19, 10:32 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

well, I'm depressed today lol I bit the bullet...

well, I'm depressed today lol I bit the bullet and backed off my FTP to 285 from 310. I did a 3x12min @ ~90% today and things felt right at the 285 target. I had trained at 310 for sweet spot in May...
09-14-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By hubcyclist

Just curious, do you have any experience with...

Just curious, do you have any experience with trainers? I've had everything from cheap fluid trainers to now I have a Cycleops Hammer. It is totally fair to compare new to used when even new the...
09-14-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By hubcyclist

meh, it's a magnetic trainer, trust me that...

meh, it's a magnetic trainer, trust me that inexpensive trainers are pretty horrible experiences. there are enough kinetic road machines used on craigslist that anyone looking to get started with...
09-14-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

openers for tomorrow's CX race. My basement got...

openers for tomorrow's CX race. My basement got in the low 60's in the first time in forever and it makes a big difference vs 70+ degrees, I feel. I did 2x3min @ 100% (310) and I wasn't really...
09-11-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm in the same boat, trying to see what type of...

I'm in the same boat, trying to see what type of low hanging fruit there might be to shave off some seconds per lap. Power-wise I should be good enough to mix it up with the podium guys, and I'm not...
09-09-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By hubcyclist

I'll have it to give it a try for Sunday, the...

I'll have it to give it a try for Sunday, the course from my memory is more grassy than anything. Yesterday was rockier/rootier through the woods so I probably wouldn't have wanted to risk it too...
09-09-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been doing 30ish/f 35ish/r with tubes,...

I've been doing 30ish/f 35ish/r with tubes, mostly ok (had a couple of flats last year but otherwise have hit some rocks/roots without repercussions) but I'm starting to feel like it's costing me...
09-09-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,360
Posted By hubcyclist

I did the CX thing this weekend as well, 16th on...

I did the CX thing this weekend as well, 16th on Sat, 14th on Sunday hovering in the middle to upper part of the field. Sat was more disappointing in that I had bad legs and not as consistent as I...
09-09-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By hubcyclist

Good to know! I have an old front wheel with sun...

Good to know! I have an old front wheel with sun m13 rim (13mm of course) that I'll try to put into duty as a backup. Congrats on the podium, that one was unusually tough for me. When I'm on, that...
09-06-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,439
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been reading through and although I see some...

I've been reading through and although I see some references to FTP, let's put it in numbers and illustrate why hill climbing is the bane of new riders' existences (myself included when I started).
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09-04-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 193,392
Posted By hubcyclist

spent a good portion of the day being ipad repair...

spent a good portion of the day being ipad repair person, both my ipad and the ipad my son primarily uses had been dropped. these are the gen4 models from way back in late 2012 so they're dinosaurs...
09-01-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By hubcyclist

Just posting to note my experience from...

Just posting to note my experience from yesterday. Did 96 miles, got up and had 2 slices of bread (140 calories) with some light jam on it and a coffee. On the bike I had a bottle with SIS beta fuel...
09-01-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By hubcyclist

Possibly? I just took this picture so hopefully...

Possibly? I just took this picture so hopefully is kind of what you were thinking. I also highly recommend that blower fan,lasko pro performance, itís become the gold standard for a lot of us indoor...
08-31-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

Trying to ride the endurance wave, went out and...

Trying to ride the endurance wave, went out and cobbled together 96 miles out of various loops I usually ride on. Itís likely the last big weekend ride Iíll be able to do as I hope to be racing CX...
08-31-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By hubcyclist

He might have the kickr desk but thatís a bit...

He might have the kickr desk but thatís a bit overpriced at like $250. I have a nearly identical one that can be had for like 130 on Amazon by a brand called RAD
08-30-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By hubcyclist

This is true, even for a well trained amateur...

This is true, even for a well trained amateur with the right gearing these climbs would be difficult but doable. In my video above I was doing about 200w on a 34-32 setup on the rental bike I had,...
08-30-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By hubcyclist

Option 3 - new saris h3, allegedly quieter, good...

Option 3 - new saris h3, allegedly quieter, good accuracy, solid unit, $1000 new
08-29-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By hubcyclist

What, this doesn't look like fun to you? lol (go...

What, this doesn't look like fun to you? lol (go to about 31mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJjdv4Sv7js

On the flip side, getting to descend for 30mins without having to pedal like I did...
08-28-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,513
Posted By hubcyclist

seriously, you're resorting to calling someone a...

seriously, you're resorting to calling someone a Nazi as a first response to me?

I have about 8 years of advanced public health research education and a career in health, what the heck is your...
08-28-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,513
Posted By hubcyclist

Nope, this is the type of dangerous thinking that...

Nope, this is the type of dangerous thinking that allows the anti-vaxxer stuff to maintain hold. There's a lot of unbiased public health research happening, so I won't stand by and allow people to...
08-28-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,513
Posted By hubcyclist

stephen colbert is brilliant, but his greatest...

stephen colbert is brilliant, but his greatest achievement is the term truthiness: "the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true." when it comes to this...
08-28-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a 2017 raleigh CX bike, got lucky and paid...

I have a 2017 raleigh CX bike, got lucky and paid $700 new toward the end of 2017, it was a closeout and with cantilever brakes it's less sexy and desirable than the disc brake models, but it's a...
08-28-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,513
Posted By hubcyclist

fact: multiple meta-analyses have found...

fact: multiple meta-analyses have found intermittent fasting is no more effective than regular old calorie restriction. also, too much of the supposed benefits of IF are based on unproven theory
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08-28-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

I'd say cxiscoming, but it's here! I'm not doing...

I'd say cxiscoming, but it's here! I'm not doing a couple of these early races because they require 2+ hr drives, and there's so much within an hour of me, I don't have a huge desire to spend that...
08-27-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,316
Posted By hubcyclist

I think you did some CX last year, did you find...

I think you did some CX last year, did you find it fun? Maybe going further in that direction could be a refreshing change. I've never been all that good in any style of racing, but I find CX racing...
08-23-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

Flying back home today with my bike (and my 8...

Flying back home today with my bike (and my 8 year old, we're traveling sans mom). Thought I'd ride more legit gravel roads after Saturday's 150mile adventure, but stuck with a flat crushed limestone...
08-18-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 536,265
Posted By hubcyclist

I guess this is officially a gravel grinder after...

I guess this is officially a gravel grinder after grinding 150 miles of Nebraska gravel yesterday. Itíll resume itís CX racing duties in a couple of weeks
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08-18-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm trying to keep it in perspective! The...

I'm trying to keep it in perspective! The climbing was pretty relentless short stuff, very rolling and not a lot of steady flat terrain, opposite of what people would expect out of Nebraska. I was...
08-18-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

well, I did the gravel worlds, 150miles and 11k...

well, I did the gravel worlds, 150miles and 11k ft of climbing. Started off well and according to plan, 2hrs in my IF was 0.8 and on pace for 8hrs and after 4hrs my IF was 0.75 and on pace for my...
08-15-19, 10:25 AM
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Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

i'm currently in Lincoln, NE visiting family and...

i'm currently in Lincoln, NE visiting family and will ride in the gravel worlds on Sat, got in town yesterday and rode local trail system (a mix of actual path and glorified sidewalks in the city,...
08-12-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 193,392
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm only going with one set of wheels but this...

I'm only going with one set of wheels but this bag would def be useful if I had another set (I guess I have 1/2 set of extra wheels, 2 rear wheels one front, but leaving the extra at home). My...
08-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 193,392
Posted By hubcyclist

I packed up a bike for travel for the first time...

I packed up a bike for travel for the first time today (using a borrowed biknd helium which uses inflatable air bags for cushioning). the bag seems quite nice, but I'm having first time jitters of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,382
Posted By hubcyclist

Iím gonna be a contrarian. I have the same Allez...

Iím gonna be a contrarian. I have the same Allez and you honestly donít need to sink any money into it. I do some racing and it keeps up fine with everyone else, assuming your fitness and group...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,523
Posted By hubcyclist

I would doubt my position would be lower than...

I would doubt my position would be lower than his, at the time I still had my stock 100mm stem at the -6 degree angle and not a lot of saddle-bar drop, so if anything I would naturally be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,523
Posted By hubcyclist

it was a flat course, only like 100ft on the loop

it was a flat course, only like 100ft on the loop
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,523
Posted By hubcyclist

If I'm following, OP is supposed to be some type...

If I'm following, OP is supposed to be some type of troll? I don't hang around here enough to know who's who. But I'm going to provide a bit of practical real world experience that I think...
08-05-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,403
Posted By hubcyclist

Riding fast and enjoying the scenery are not...

Riding fast and enjoying the scenery are not mutually exclusive.
08-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,403
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I was supposed to do it last year when I...

Yeah, I was supposed to do it last year when I was in town visiting family but I flew in late the night before (and coming from Omaha) and knew there was no way I would do well being up so early....
08-05-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,403
Posted By hubcyclist

i'm expecting to be in Lincoln in a couple of...

i'm expecting to be in Lincoln in a couple of weeks to ride in the gravel worlds, but I think instead I'll go try to find people on recumbents and tell them they're not real cyclists and are doing it...
08-05-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,360
Posted By hubcyclist

Awesome, great to see you have success!

Awesome, great to see you have success!
08-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,058
Posted By hubcyclist

Kinda late to this party, but I've developed the...

Kinda late to this party, but I've developed the opinion that cycling can be really effective for weight loss, problem is most people do fitness wrong and don't progress to reap the benefits of the...
08-05-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,360
Posted By hubcyclist

Well, I actually did a road race thing (only 2...

Well, I actually did a road race thing (only 2 other races this year). Although by racing I mean just showing up and riding hard while getting lapped twice by the leaders. I did the Concord (NH)...
07-26-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By hubcyclist

As a gen1 Cycleops Hammer owner I highly...

As a gen1 Cycleops Hammer owner I highly recommend it (or the gen2 hammer which is probably more readily available). It's solid, great flywheel, responsive (they haven't required any firmware updates...
07-25-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

Uno's, I wasn't too hung up on double sided, I...

Uno's, I wasn't too hung up on double sided, I had briefly sample the powertap p1s a year ago on my trainer and found nearly identical power, I might get a bit more right leg dominant on harder...
07-24-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

After having a CTL in the high 80's-low 90's for...

After having a CTL in the high 80's-low 90's for a while, that has dropped off a bit due to vacation and lower training volume, going into the 60s (gasp lol). So while my Trainerroad plan has me in a...
07-22-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

Just wrapping up a short power build cycle in...

Just wrapping up a short power build cycle in advance of CX season. It's been pretty mediocre; I mean, I'm better but I still have work to do in the next few weeks. Part of the mediocrity has been...
07-16-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,818
Posted By hubcyclist

Raleigh is still quality, I have a rx 1.0...

Raleigh is still quality, I have a rx 1.0 cyclocross bike and it's been through a season and a half of New England cx racing, a teammate of mine has a similar Raleigh and won a number of races on it...
07-09-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,657
Posted By hubcyclist

I rode around Acadia national park yesterday, my...

I rode around Acadia national park yesterday, my first time there, and it was pretty awesome. I went up cadillac mountain, a 3.3mile climb around 5% avg. Wanted to do 300w but I settled with a NP of...
07-05-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 193,392
Posted By hubcyclist

anyone else feel that vacations just get in the...

anyone else feel that vacations just get in the way of what you really like to do? We're in Maine but in an area that sucks for riding (there aren't even any strava segments) and being in the woods...
06-30-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,586
Posted By hubcyclist

Just a recent experience to show what can be done...

Just a recent experience to show what can be done (this in no way says this should be attempted!). I did a 100 mile ride last week with 2 20oz bottles of water, one with carb mix the other with...
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