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11-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 374
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: 14,021
Views: 753,641
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: 1,640
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: 1,640
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: 1,972
Views: 185,800
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.
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11-06-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
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: 3,085
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: 65
Views: 5,626
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: 3,085
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: 1,157
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: 4,245
Views: 212,940
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: 33
Views: 2,624
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: 123
Views: 7,766
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: 2,506
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: 2,506
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: 123
Views: 7,766
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: 105
Views: 4,523
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: 642
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: 24,084
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: 2,101
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,101
Posted By hubcyclist

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I use a wahoo desk clone by a company...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By hubcyclist

Meanwhile, folks like me are in way better shape...

Meanwhile, folks like me are in way better shape (probably??). I don't really see the whole riding outside in winter or in the dark as a badge of honor like some, and I race CX in some pretty gnarly...
10-14-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 35,602
Posted By hubcyclist

Seems like CX is bigger than road here lol I did...

Seems like CX is bigger than road here lol I did the CX thing again yesterday at my club's annual race. Got 16/54 in the 4/5 40+ field, almost had 14th but didn't put down enough power and got picked...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,084
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I have my doubts about the quality of...

Yeah, I have my doubts about the quality of exercise. Even without any assist I think people don't push a lot of watts, I think untrained people naturally do under 100w, so if unassisted they were...
10-11-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,287
Posted By hubcyclist

I didn't really develop any 2019 goals, I had a...

I didn't really develop any 2019 goals, I had a good (by my standards) CX season in 2018 and was hoping to keep it going this year. I had a really great winter of training and was doing long sweet...
09-26-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,940
Posted By hubcyclist

For people who do spin a lot, and given so much...

For people who do spin a lot, and given so much of it is HIIT, do people plateau quickly? I often wonder about this because my wife has been going to spin classes (despite having a road bike at home...
09-25-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By hubcyclist

This is a good topic, especially after another...

This is a good topic, especially after another exchange I had with another poster in a topic about bonking where said poster was recommending some pretty astounding calories for someone who was...
09-24-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,641
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been doing a string of sweet spot workouts...

I've been doing a string of sweet spot workouts the past few days (aside from CX racing). It's been hot and about 80 degrees in my basement but I'm nailing them. Not really making a whole block out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,736
Posted By hubcyclist

Well if I were doing threshold for an hour yes,...

Well if I were doing threshold for an hour yes, but 100tss is more like something I'd do for 90mins

Sunday I did a 5x10min sweet spot session on the trainer over 90mins, 98TSS and 1093 calories...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,736
Posted By hubcyclist

TSS has nothing to do with calories, since TSS is...

TSS has nothing to do with calories, since TSS is relative to one's FTP. Someone can do 100 tss and burn 700 calories, where 100 tss for me is about 1100, so TSS is only relative to yourself. Yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,736
Posted By hubcyclist

Sorry man, you're off mark, in my opinion. I've...

Sorry man, you're off mark, in my opinion. I've said it before around the various sub groups here, I think people waaay overrate nutrition on a ride and often confuse nutrition with endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,736
Posted By hubcyclist

I was able to ride several centuries this summer:...

I was able to ride several centuries this summer: 2 solo 100 mile rides, one 150mile gravel race, and a smattering of other 65+ mile rides only having done max 2hr rides from Dec-May. The key is to...
09-19-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,641
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: 1,104
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: 1,104
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: 14,021
Views: 753,641
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: 14,021
Views: 753,641
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: 2,546
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: 2,546
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: 446
Views: 35,602
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: 13
Views: 868
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: 7,055
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: 4,245
Views: 212,940
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: 32
Views: 2,895
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: 31
Views: 2,051
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: 14,021
Views: 753,641
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: 31
Views: 2,051
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: 1,312
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: 31
Views: 2,051
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: 1,312
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...
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