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10-22-20, 09:24 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Moar zwift today, averaged 3.9w/kg (4w/kg...

Moar zwift today, averaged 3.9w/kg (4w/kg normalized) for 52mins. It was a combined A-D field and it turns out I was in the bunch contending for 4th place in the B's at the final sprint, but I did...
10-21-20, 11:48 AM
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Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

60min of endurance for me today, my son was on...

60min of endurance for me today, my son was on zwift next to me. He averaged "100w" for 60mins on a zwift race (he's not into racing but it's just something to engage his mind a bit). I think the...
10-20-20, 10:47 AM
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Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

Another zwift race for me today, 48mins with IF...

Another zwift race for me today, 48mins with IF of 0.93, a little lower than some other recent efforts. It was a combined category start and it started off really fast (or I didn't put enough power...
10-16-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By hubcyclist

Calorie burn for me depends on how hard I'm...

Calorie burn for me depends on how hard I'm riding. I have a power meter so I have the benefit of a more accurate estimate than via HR. Yesterday was a tale of 2 rides for me. I did an indoor workout...
10-08-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15,513
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Posted By hubcyclist

I believe itís called a whole lotta lava so it...

I believe itís called a whole lotta lava so it goes around the volcano and then up the climb. It was fun!
10-08-20, 12:10 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

zwift race again today, just finished 9/50 in the...

zwift race again today, just finished 9/50 in the B's. IF of 0.96 for 45mins This race had all the cats mixed in together, so that was annoying, it gets hard to figure out who is where from your...
10-06-20, 11:46 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Zwift racing season started today, did a B race...

Zwift racing season started today, did a B race and ended up 17/50 something. Felt good to be up front quite a bit, but didn’t want to help drag people along. Anyhow, my IF for 51mins was 0.95, so a...
10-03-20, 05:25 AM
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Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

As far as I'm concerned, you have great 5sec...

As far as I'm concerned, you have great 5sec power! According to golden cheetah my peak 5sec power was 890 in 2018 lol (my current FTP is 295)
09-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,493
Posted By hubcyclist

If one is easily startled by someone passing over...

If one is easily startled by someone passing over 3 ft to their left then maybe the path is not the correct place for them. I'm never going to close pass someone, and oftentimes I'll wait behind...
09-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,493
Posted By hubcyclist

Personally, on the rare occasion I'm on a mixed...

Personally, on the rare occasion I'm on a mixed use path, I announce depending on the individual. If someone is "holding their line" I'll pass widely to the left. If people are crowding the center of...
09-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

My 9 y/o keeps setting new PR's during our...

My 9 y/o keeps setting new PR's during our neighborhood rides, today we hit the 12.5mph mark for our hour. My power was 88w, 322kj, nice bonus on top of the 700kj during my "proper" morning trainer...
09-24-20, 11:34 AM
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Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

did 3 sets of 3x3min vo2 stuff today. Workout...

did 3 sets of 3x3min vo2 stuff today. Workout designed to be done at 120%, but recent experience is showing me that isn't doable, I went with 330w (112%) and I was at 175bpm at the end of those (I...
09-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 10,987
Posted By hubcyclist

Personally, I think people overestimate the...

Personally, I think people overestimate the calories required to cycle and so they probably end up eating in excess of what they burn. If you're burning 300-500 calories per hour and then loading up...
09-22-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm on the last week of the first half of the CX...

I'm on the last week of the first half of the CX specialty plan on Trainerroad. It's been interesting, there are some workouts I'm absolutely nailing with no modifications, while others (like last...
09-17-20, 10:00 AM
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Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

oh boy, today was a tough one for me, it was a...

oh boy, today was a tough one for me, it was a vo2 type workout 4 sets of 3x2.5min at 118%, got through the first set but I could tell from the last interval that the intensity was going to be a lot...
09-15-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

Just did a workout with 4x2min at 130% 4x1min at...

Just did a workout with 4x2min at 130% 4x1min at 150% and 4x30sec at 180%, it’s rare that my legs feel like jello but they did today when I got off.

took my son on his longest ride ever...
09-12-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,427
Posted By hubcyclist

do not trust taren. Go visit the popular...

do not trust taren. Go visit the popular triathlon forum and see how he gets picked apart by those who know better. This fellow follows gimmicky stuff and has apparently done quite the number on...
09-10-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15,513
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Posted By hubcyclist

I did two ramp tests on Tuesday. I stopped both...

I did two ramp tests on Tuesday. I stopped both at the equivalent of 260w estimated ftp. Iím just terrible at those and frankly I donít have the will to do any type of longer tests either. Thereís...
09-10-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

my 9 y/o is having some noob gains, the past 2...

my 9 y/o is having some noob gains, the past 2 days he's been averaging 12mph after starting in March at about 8mph. He hadn't been riding much during the summer because he isn't really into it...
09-04-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,427
Posted By hubcyclist

Im with rubik (as I generally am) that easy rides...

Im with rubik (as I generally am) that easy rides are useless for any type of performance benefit. I am easily able to throw in one hour rides with my 9 y/o around the neighborhood everyday on top of...
09-01-20, 06:56 PM
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Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

Recovery week this week. Although Iím riding...

Recovery week this week. Although Iím riding 100miles on Saturday lol but Iíll take Sunday and Monday off so Iíll be recovered for the next block. I tried best bike split for the first time today...
08-31-20, 07:52 AM
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Views: 224,699
Posted By hubcyclist

it's pretty funny how an instrument can inspire...

it's pretty funny how an instrument can inspire playing. Although I've had an acoustic guitar for 8 years now and a strat style guitar for the past 2 years or so, I really wasn't really consistent...
08-27-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,077
Posted By hubcyclist

I have less aero gear (base model Allez with...

I have less aero gear (base model Allez with stock wheels) and on recent rides I did outdoors in a flat area near my parents' home, some segments of 20mph had me putting out 225-241w (I weigh about...
08-27-20, 09:37 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Final workout of a progression, today was...

Final workout of a progression, today was 5x11min, 30sec starts at 150% then settled on 95% for 10min. Timed this to ride during a MAAP stage ride, got off quickly to first place with my massive...
08-25-20, 11:34 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I did a workout called English +5 on trainerroad,...

I did a workout called English +5 on trainerroad, which is 3 sets of 7x80sec on at 120%, 40sec off, followed by some endurance. I did a tour de MAAP shorter group ride while on ERG mode, which for me...
08-25-20, 09:00 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I'm hoping this will be part of my future...

I'm hoping this will be part of my future post-work plans, not as sexy as the Spanish coast, but there's that mountain in the background to climb! (the house on the left belongs to my parents and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,047
Posted By hubcyclist

Just sharing my experience living in a flatter...

Just sharing my experience living in a flatter area and climbing mountains. The Boston area can be hilly but nothing much more than about 8-10mins unless you venture out to wachusett. Anyhow a couple...
08-22-20, 12:42 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

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Better to screenshot than to describe. Assuming a...
08-21-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,930
Posted By hubcyclist

its funny though, the gravel roads outside of the...

its funny though, the gravel roads outside of the city arenít pancake flat, over 150miles I had 12k ft of climbing, lots of rolling hills
08-20-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,930
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm not naive enough to think all the newest...

I'm not naive enough to think all the newest stuff is so much better. I ride a recently made aluminum Allez, 8 speed, and it's great for what I do, but there are times when I'd love a tighter ratio...
08-14-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,711
Posted By hubcyclist

Well, the snark is likely because your comment on...

Well, the snark is likely because your comment on being in a bonked state first thing in the morning flies in the fact of how things generally work, that our bodies carry 2000 calories of glycogen if...
08-14-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,711
Posted By hubcyclist

He makes a valid point, if you're eating...

He makes a valid point, if you're eating normally, there's no way you can wake up in a bonking state without any glycogen stored up. I got up this morning and had a coffee and rode 90mins, that was...
08-03-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

finished the first half of short power build HV...

finished the first half of short power build HV on trainerroad, couple of hard workouts this weekend. Saturday was 4x15 "race start" intervals, with 30sec @ 150% and settling into 95%, did 3 of 4, it...
07-26-20, 09:44 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Solid couple of weekend workouts, yesterday was...

Solid couple of weekend workouts, yesterday was 4x15 “race starts” starting with 30sec at 150% then settle at 90%. Bonus to me for nailing it despite having enjoyed a little too much wine the night...
07-22-20, 07:45 AM
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Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

Yesterday was 3 sets of 6x70sec @ 127% with 40sec...

Yesterday was 3 sets of 6x70sec @ 127% with 40sec rest between the intervals, and followed by z2 @ 65% to round out the 2hrs. This is quite doable, starts to get unpleasant for the last couple of...
07-14-20, 10:45 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

ramp test day, and in my case 2 ramp tests lol I...

ramp test day, and in my case 2 ramp tests lol I did the first on trainerroad at 7:30am, made it 17mins and decided I wasn't feeling it, despite having pretty awesome legs and lots of motivation....
07-14-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By hubcyclist

I pretty much just train inside with trainerroad...

I pretty much just train inside with trainerroad and the plans max out at 2hr workouts. Would love to do more long rides, but I get a lot of bang for my buck inside. Last weekend I did finally...
07-11-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

Another easy day, 45ish miles for 2.5ish hrs with...

Another easy day, 45ish miles for 2.5ish hrs with NP around 200. Humidity at start was 95% but I haven’t felt affected by the high humidity. Last ride tomorrow morning before heading back to our...
07-04-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

My road bike left the trainer for the first time...

My road bike left the trainer for the first time since August. Did 100miles today, not bad considering all my training is a max of 2hrs. It was 267tss, almost 3500kj and np of 200w. I only consumed...
07-04-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,777
Posted By hubcyclist

Alright, so I rode 100 miles today, over 3400kj...

Alright, so I rode 100 miles today, over 3400kj of work done. I consumed about 1100 calories during the ride, sis beta fuel in a bottle, one clif bar, and two gels. In part I paced myself to stay...
07-02-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

nailed my 3x30 @ 90% today, again HR stayed under...

nailed my 3x30 @ 90% today, again HR stayed under 160 for the most part, feeling especially good because I suffered through this one on Saturday (likely due to not eating that much in the day prior),...
06-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm in the middle of week 4 of trainerroad SSB2...

I'm in the middle of week 4 of trainerroad SSB2 HV and it's becoming a bit of a slog lol I like the sweet spot work but it has been a lot and my basement temp/humidity are making the RPE higher, but...
06-11-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

more sweet spot, every day is 60mins time in...

more sweet spot, every day is 60mins time in zone. 3 more weeks of this routine (building to 80-90min TIZ by the end of the block). I've also been taking (forcing lol) my son to get out and exercise...
06-11-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 305,918
Posted By hubcyclist

What a bizarre thing to get angry about, when in...

What a bizarre thing to get angry about, when in fact he is white. The Portuguese ethnicity is essentially a mix of early inhabitants which migrated to the Iberian peninsula, Roman, Celtic, Germanic...
06-09-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 305,918
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I'd be totally surprised that there wasn't...

Yeah, I'd be totally surprised that there wasn't a greater level of fluency, but I can relate to losing the fluency over time. My parents came from Portugal and my hometown is one of the larger...
06-08-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

Managed to get my 9 year old to do back to back...

Managed to get my 9 year old to do back to back days doing 17miles (2 hrs with breaks) on the local path which thankfully hasnít been too busy when it normally would be this time of year. I have zero...
06-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

5x15 around 90% today. Basement about 80 degrees...

5x15 around 90% today. Basement about 80 degrees lol hoping there will be some benefits to the suffering, it didnít feel as awful as it did earlier this week so Iím optimistic
06-04-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,475
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm going to be in Nebraska in a few weeks, I am...

I'm going to be in Nebraska in a few weeks, I am going to don my finest skinsuit, stare at my front wheel, and close pass every recumbent I encounter.
06-02-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

Did a ramp test today, never go into an...

Did a ramp test today, never go into an assessment with preconceived expectations! Trainerroad's protocol has the break-even point at 19:30 and everything above is an increase. I was getting to...
05-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,191
Posted By hubcyclist

We have lots of white elephants at home. When I...

We have lots of white elephants at home. When I lived in the midwest, they'd do what was called a white elephant gift exchange. In new england we call it a yankee swap (not sure if the rules are the...
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