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08-10-20, 07:43 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Unfortunately no way to control speed of fan,...

Unfortunately no way to control speed of fan, since that's a manual control. I have wifi sockets I keep the fans plugged into and turn on as needed (I keep the fans at high). In the summer I'll just...
08-09-20, 07:21 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I use two lasko pro performance fans, which are...

I use two lasko pro performance fans, which are the gold standard among many, and I have a third fan, lasko cyclone, which I also use but isnít as good. I donít have AC in my basement and lately I...
08-09-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

Just had a recovery week in the middle of my...

Just had a recovery week in the middle of my short power build progression. It was fine, feel kind of sluggish though, definitely much different than how awesome I felt a few weeks ago at the end of...
08-03-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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...
07-28-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

Did 3 sets of 7x60sec at 127% with 40sec off...

Did 3 sets of 7x60sec at 127% with 40sec off between. Rounded out the 2 hrs with z2. Not NP under 20min is that great of a measure, but my NP for 11min of each set was 310, some day I’ll actually...
07-26-20, 09:44 AM
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Views: 861,591
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...
07-23-20, 12:20 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

well the heat/humidity broke me today, it was...

well the heat/humidity broke me today, it was 80F/75% humidity in my basement, but I was trying to do 4.5min sets of 20/15's @ 127/88%, made it through 3 before I broke, finished off with 90min z2...
07-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15,186
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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...
07-19-20, 01:46 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Done with week 1 of short power build, went...

Done with week 1 of short power build, went smoothly, although today's 5x15 ~90% was a bit grueling, only because it was 80 degrees and 70% humidity in my basement (it's upper 90's in the Boston area...
07-16-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By hubcyclist

I can't think of anything better than being...

I can't think of anything better than being semi-retired and having tons of time to ride! My retirement plan when I get to that age is to go to my parents' village in Tras-os-Montes and ride up Serra...
07-16-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

started training for a CX season that'll probably...

started training for a CX season that'll probably never come, hopefully my club is still planning on their weekly training races which may scratch the itch. Anyhow I've started trainerroad's short...
07-14-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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: 937
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: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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...
07-09-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

More endurance today, 2ish hrs, 96tss, although...

More endurance today, 2ish hrs, 96tss, although the “proper” workout on my TrainerRoad plan prescribed 70tss, but the tss metric is skewed until I figure out the new ftp, because my HR is averaging...
07-08-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

Recovery week, just enjoying the outdoor rides in...

Recovery week, just enjoying the outdoor rides in the morning, around 70tss, although my HR at 185w (nominally 0.65 IF) has been averaging like 122 or so, which has been where my HR has been during...
07-06-20, 09:08 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Took yesterday off after the 100miles Saturday...

Took yesterday off after the 100miles Saturday and felt like I could go again, always a good sign. Mondays are usually off for me but I’m at my parents with no trainer so I need to just get out when...
07-04-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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: 2,589
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...
07-03-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,589
Posted By hubcyclist

I think food during rides is a bit overrated. I...

I think food during rides is a bit overrated. I do indoor workouts and my recent 2hr workouts with 20-30min intervals at 90% ftp (ftp is 285) use about 1500 calories. I do those workouts with a cup...
07-02-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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),...
07-01-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

more sweet spot, 3x20 @ 90, 94, 92%, HR barely...

more sweet spot, 3x20 @ 90, 94, 92%, HR barely cracked 160 even at 94% so that's a win (humidity in basement was at 70% and mid 70's temp). tomorrow is 3x30 @ 90% which was tough for me on Sat so...
06-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm on the last week of TR SSB2 HV, today was...

I'm on the last week of TR SSB2 HV, today was 4x20 @ 90%, which felt pretty good. I'm hoping to skip the last weekend workouts and actually get on my road bike outdoors for the first time since...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,343
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm 40, started riding at late 33 years, I...

I'm 40, started riding at late 33 years, I weighed 225 and wanted to get back into shape, but running resulted in lots of nagging injuries, we moved somewhere near a paved bike path and had a...
06-27-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By hubcyclist

Not quite understanding the sizing issue, I have...

Not quite understanding the sizing issue, I have a 9 y/o and I think (generally) 9 y/o can go to 24", no way I'd even think about 26". I just got him a 24" road bike (used from someone in my local...
06-26-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

some tired legs high rpe for today's 90min...

some tired legs high rpe for today's 90min endurance session (indoors as usual for me lol), might be a fueling issue. I've been eating less, not totally deliberately but just trying not to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,114
Posted By hubcyclist

https://www.strava.com/segments/13842987 A road...

https://www.strava.com/segments/13842987 A road called Adamastor, 5.6miles, 8% avg gradient, 2266ft of climbing. Without a doubt the hardest. I rode this as part of granfondo living at sea level made...
06-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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...
06-18-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

More sweet spot for me, I am so one dimensional...

More sweet spot for me, I am so one dimensional lol CTL currently 83 with TSB -11. Although I have my training calendar to have me peaking during CX season, I found out today that one of my favorite...
06-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 27,251
Posted By hubcyclist

Wading into the whole hours of training stuff and...

Wading into the whole hours of training stuff and weight. I kind of have to concur about needing 10hrs a week to keep my weight in check, at least in a situation where I'm not watching calories and...
06-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,666
Posted By hubcyclist

As someone pretty familiar with the OP's town,...

As someone pretty familiar with the OP's town, when I think of the paved roads there, they are generally 4 lanes with 45-55mph speed limits, and shoulders have rumble strips and lots of debris. For a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By hubcyclist

My 9 y/o (4ft 4in or so) just got a 24" road...

My 9 y/o (4ft 4in or so) just got a 24" road bike, we picked up a felt f24 from a club mate for $250, not a bad deal, it's a 2004 model, so bicyclebluebook would say I overpaid, but fact is kid road...
06-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

you gym rats can just come up to MA, this guy...

you gym rats can just come up to MA, this guy should be your hero lol
...
06-11-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By hubcyclist

i'm on 10 days of consecutive riding. I do my...

i'm on 10 days of consecutive riding. I do my fitness riding indoors from about 7-9 and this week I've done 6 additional hours outside with my 9 y/o, which really isn't much since the effort level is...
06-11-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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: 5,048
Views: 286,807
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: 5,048
Views: 286,807
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: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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
06-05-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,063
Posted By hubcyclist

i'm surprised no one has noticed he has a visor...

i'm surprised no one has noticed he has a visor on as a roadie, totally Fred move!
06-04-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,085
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.
06-04-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

Did 3x20 @ 88, 92, 90% with my HR going over 170...

Did 3x20 @ 88, 92, 90% with my HR going over 170 for these, where normally I'm around 160 at sweet spot. With my basement temp up in the mid to upper 70's I just need to accept the suffering and...
06-02-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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...
05-31-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

Officially finished SSB1 HV today after an easy...

Officially finished SSB1 HV today after an easy endurance week. Ramp test Tuesday but Iím not anticipating any changes (Iíve been saying this for weeks lol)

Iíve been doing my workouts with a...
05-28-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 286,807
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm still goofing around with my...

I'm still goofing around with my trainingpeaks/strava PMC app, I added the ability to follow people using an API called Stream that is basically a twitter like system so I've got "tweets" with some...
05-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
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...
05-24-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

two big weekend workouts to round up the work...

two big weekend workouts to round up the work phase of Sweet Spot Base I High Volume, yesterday was 3x30 @ 90% and today 4x20 @ 90%, CTL is 81 at the moment. Easy endurance week and then we'll see...
05-19-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

did 3x20 @ 90, 94, 92% this morning. As it has...

did 3x20 @ 90, 94, 92% this morning. As it has been lately, this is all done after my first cup of coffee so I can be done before 9am. It's going to get tougher in a couple of weeks because my...
05-18-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 286,807
Posted By hubcyclist

superunknown is still one of the best albums of...

superunknown is still one of the best albums of all time
05-14-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,591
Posted By hubcyclist

Chiming is as a mostly indoor person. I used to...

Chiming is as a mostly indoor person. I used to kind of feel silly working out indoors when the weather is so nice, but I was never very good at executing structured workouts outside, so when I got...
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