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01-25-20, 05:50 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

4.5hrs today, 188tss 3k kJ on the trainer. If I...

4.5hrs today, 188tss 3k kJ on the trainer. If I wasnít having to get out of the saddle and fidget it would be a lot more tolerable but it wasnít bad. 6% aerobic decoupling. Not sure if Iíll do the...
01-25-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,889
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I have a Pi 3 and a Pi zero, although I...

Yeah, I have a Pi 3 and a Pi zero, although I haven't put them to use for this stuff yet, the Pi is mainly a plex server while the zero has been used as a NES/SNES emulation station. Once I get more...
01-23-20, 10:46 AM
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Views: 230,889
Posted By hubcyclist

I think the API would potentially allow someone...

I think the API would potentially allow someone to do a power curve based on type of bike, since there is an id for the gear used (bike or shoes). I guess first I'd have to figure out how to do a...
01-22-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,889
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been geeking out with trying some...

I've been geeking out with trying some programming. I took a Java semester course as an undergrad in 1999, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn't convinced I had could cut it as a computer sci major (I...
01-22-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, there was that one dude a while back that...

Yeah, there was that one dude a while back that made this drift thing a cornerstone of his training "plans" it was so ridiculous and made me never want to post again with the level of training...
01-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14,230
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Posted By hubcyclist

for cmh here's some links for you...

for cmh here's some links for you https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/aerobic-endurance-and-decoupling/
https://tailwind-coaching.com/2017/03/30/what-is-aerobic-decoupling/
01-21-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

Iíll post a link when on a desktop but...

Iíll post a link when on a desktop but essentially for steady endurance rides your heart rate aligns with a certain power output. Aerobic decoupling occurs when the heart rate is going up higher for...
01-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

channeling my inner TheKillerPenguin and did 4...

channeling my inner TheKillerPenguin and did 4 hours of endurance on Sunday. I had 7.5% aerobic decoupling, would have like to have seen it under 5%. I might try to do more of these and try to get to...
01-13-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm opening a can of worms, but Dr. Coggan does...

I'm opening a can of worms, but Dr. Coggan does not define FTP as one hour power and has gone out of his way on other forums to say that. It's more like 40-70min power. I've done FTP for over an hour...
01-13-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By hubcyclist

I do a lot of sweet spot, Trainerroad bases their...

I do a lot of sweet spot, Trainerroad bases their high volume (9-11hr/wk) base plans on exclusively sweet spot intervals. Without giving too much of their plan structure away, the main gist is that...
01-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

well I committed bike heresy today, mid 60's in...

well I committed bike heresy today, mid 60's in the Boston area and I rode indoors (4x20 ~ 90%), to be fair we had plans for an outdoor family activity, so I also hiked something like 2 miles in the...
01-06-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,668
Posted By hubcyclist

I remain perplexed as to where all these "racer...

I remain perplexed as to where all these "racer boys" exist in Lincoln, having been around town a fair amount, including on my bike (where I guess I'd be the racer boy), I don't really see any. A...
01-06-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

Been following, it's the kind of training I wish...

Been following, it's the kind of training I wish I could be doing, I do about 10hrs a week of just sweet spot intervals, I'd really like to do more of a hybrid approach of sweet spot on weekdays and...
12-18-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

I've just found that ramp tests that are popular...

I've just found that ramp tests that are popular these days consistently give me an FTP lower than the workouts I have completed. And I just don't have the mental will to do 20mins lol I think
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm an ERG mode junky and have used it to good...

I'm an ERG mode junky and have used it to good effect for about 3 years. It keeps me honest, and with an 8 speed road bike the thing I hated about training previously was how tough it was to dial in...
12-17-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

kicking off base 2 today. Since I don't do FTP...

kicking off base 2 today. Since I don't do FTP testing, I bumped myself from 290 to 300 and did a shorter sweet spot workout with 3x10 @ 88, 90, 94% just to get the legs moving after a week of z2 and...
12-16-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By hubcyclist

I dunno, I think there's something to the...

I dunno, I think there's something to the negative TSB thing. I know Joe Friel advocated that TSB of -10 to -30 is the area for productive training, and in my recent experience that's been true. Last...
12-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By hubcyclist

So far about 500hrs since 1/1, mainly indoors,...

So far about 500hrs since 1/1, mainly indoors, but notable outdoor rides were 2 solo centuries and a 150mile gravel race, and I raced 11 CX races, 2 crits and 1 road race.
12-16-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,604
Posted By hubcyclist

I don't have any personal experience with big box...

I don't have any personal experience with big box bikes, but I encourage everyone to check out a youtube channel called kevcentral. He takes a really balanced look at big box bikes, goes through pros...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,598
Posted By hubcyclist

Well I think a lot of people just ride around on...

Well I think a lot of people just ride around on zwift and may not do any real structured intervals or plan progression. A steady diet of races probably isn't the best thing from a training...
12-11-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,526
Posted By hubcyclist

So you're just tooling around outdoors, that's...

So you're just tooling around outdoors, that's fine, cycling should be fun, but I ride semi-competitively and for a variety of reasons I ride indoors during the winter. And my point stands, if you...
12-11-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,526
Posted By hubcyclist

What the eff does wind have to do with quality of...

What the eff does wind have to do with quality of workout? Watts are watts, wind just makes you go slower for the same power. Hills are irrelevant too, if I can do 300w on a trainer I can do 300w up...
12-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By hubcyclist

you should def calibrate the stages every time...

you should def calibrate the stages every time and if the gym has more than one use the same one as much as you can. I go to a gym with stages bikes whenever I travel to my in laws and I take these...
12-10-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,526
Posted By hubcyclist

Agree 100%, I've said it before around here there...

Agree 100%, I've said it before around here there is a lot of holier than thou attitude coming from those who just say to ride outside in the winter, as if that makes them better cyclists. Before I...
12-09-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

I finished base 1 (sweet spot base HV with...

I finished base 1 (sweet spot base HV with trainerroad) yesterday, unofficially, since I do have an easy endurance week this week. It all came together this weekend with some really solid long...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,598
Posted By hubcyclist

Well when most chatting on zwift is people...

Well when most chatting on zwift is people griping about not sticking together on a group ride, I can't blame you!

I use trainerroad for workouts but send power to zwift to have something to look...
12-03-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,439
Posted By hubcyclist

The thing with buying exercise gear for someone...

The thing with buying exercise gear for someone is that one should be sure it's something they actually want and not something being thrust upon them, and I think the issue people have with the...
12-03-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,439
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah and I'm just saying there's a pervasive...

Yeah and I'm just saying there's a pervasive mentality that refuses to see beyond themselves and see what kind of messages are sent with stuff like that ad. I'm about to turn 40 so it's not like I'm...
12-03-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,439
Posted By hubcyclist

well, if there's any time the following would be...

well, if there's any time the following would be appropriate, it appears to be here: ok, boomer
11-25-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,104
Posted By hubcyclist

That's indoor basement temp in my finished...

That's indoor basement temp in my finished basement, we've had a few mornings in the teens here in the Boston area. My basement can get into the upper 40's during the winter, at least that's as low...
11-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,104
Posted By hubcyclist

If only it were that simple lol I open my...

If only it were that simple lol I open my basement window to get into the mid to low 50's and I still run 3 fans (2 lasko pros, the defacto gold standard for indoor training, and a lasko cyclone...
11-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 781,729
Posted By hubcyclist

kicking myself over my CX race yesterday, was a...

kicking myself over my CX race yesterday, was a very real possibility finish top 10 in a 40 person 4/5 field (was predicted 11th on crossresults), not sure where I finished but I know it wasn't top...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,917
Posted By hubcyclist

Well, I believe it's for about 60-70mins at the...

Well, I believe it's for about 60-70mins at the high end and 30min on the low end. I don't think I can link to other forums, but if you can find some topics in which Dr. Coggan has to address trolls...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,917
Posted By hubcyclist

firstly, just to make sure folks are clear FTP...

firstly, just to make sure folks are clear FTP isn't strictly 1hr power, if you search around you'll find Dr. Coggan has refuted this many times, it's really a long sustained duration, usually around...
11-07-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 194,424
Posted By hubcyclist

From the stuff that makes me feel old file, 25...

From the stuff that makes me feel old file, 25 years since Nirvana Unplugged was released, they're posting stuff on youtube. 15 year old me had this album.
...
11-06-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,383
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a raleigh CX bike (appears similar in...

I have a raleigh CX bike (appears similar in geometry to the specialized crux which I know is a true CX bike) and I did gravel riding on it this summer (including 150mile gravel event). It was fine....
11-05-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,613
Posted By hubcyclist

Look I get it, different strokes for different...

Look I get it, different strokes for different folks, but riding indoors is still exercise, I can assure you. It may be zero miles per hour but the kj of energy I expend are real and I'm in way...
11-04-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,941
Posted By hubcyclist

My first road bike was a raleigh r600, cost $100...

My first road bike was a raleigh r600, cost $100 from a coworker and was equipped with 8 speed 105 groupset from the mid 90's. Heck of a deal and I got a lot of miles out of it.

My current CX bike...
11-04-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,613
Posted By hubcyclist

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just...

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just see this way too often. Why the need to weigh in on riding outside when the question was about indoor product recommendations? Why is riding outside in...
10-31-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,063
Posted By hubcyclist

Not sure what fields myfitnesspal pulls, anytime...

Not sure what fields myfitnesspal pulls, anytime I've used it, it's been manual entries and I've just used the kj metric from my ride file, which is approximately equivalent to calories burned
10-31-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,889
Posted By hubcyclist

I just got a SSD yesterday for my decade old...

I just got a SSD yesterday for my decade old core2duo PC and it has totally helped. The system has been chugging along, but web browsing and opening different stuff was getting really sluggish, so...
10-29-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,240
Posted By hubcyclist

This past Sunday, race came to a quick end...

This past Sunday, race came to a quick end running into this mess. Chain ended up behind the chain catcher so it wasn't a quick job, so I just abandoned.Annoyed that this was probably a completely...
10-29-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,940
Posted By hubcyclist

totally agree, I think there's a subset of folks...

totally agree, I think there's a subset of folks who are so anti anything that resembles "racing" (even if it means training seriously just to be a better recreational cyclist like a lot of people I...
10-28-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,727
Posted By hubcyclist

Just some rough numbers to illustrate difference...

Just some rough numbers to illustrate difference between less fit and more aerobically fit:

Say, for example, someone has an FTP of 150w, and going up a pretty steady incline. Anaerobic capacity...
10-28-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,727
Posted By hubcyclist

hills feel hard and more muscular for newer...

hills feel hard and more muscular for newer riders/untrained riders because of lack of aerobic fitness, so their power ceiling is lower, so they tap into their anaerobic power capacity. The more you...
10-28-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,940
Posted By hubcyclist

I use power meters to train and I do race, but I...

I use power meters to train and I do race, but I personally think a lot of non-racers could benefit from power meters if they are enthusiastic about fitness and improvement. Just from a simple level,...
10-22-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,153
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been following along since last year (and I...

I've been following along since last year (and I know she used to post here on the racing forum). As the parent of a gender nonconforming child I have an appreciation for how folks may feel, but I...
10-18-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By hubcyclist

trainerroad sweet spot base, they have...

trainerroad sweet spot base, they have low/mid/high volume. I follow the high volume (10-12hrs per week). Last year my FTP went from 275-295 in 12 weeks. It's a lot of bang for the buck. I'm at 285w...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,774
Posted By hubcyclist

Exactly, fitness is hard, especially starting...

Exactly, fitness is hard, especially starting out, bike riding can be a slog. I started in 2013 and could basically just do 20mins at a time on a flat trail. But I started gradually increasing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By hubcyclist

this is a gen1 hammer (paid full price for it...

this is a gen1 hammer (paid full price for it almost 3y ago lol) and it's as rock solid as it gets. You can pick one up for $650 new these days on clearance, something worth considering especially...
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