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08-23-19, 08:53 AM
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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: 1,356
Views: 523,616
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: 13,815
Views: 721,061
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: 13,815
Views: 721,061
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
Replies: 13,815
Views: 721,061
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: 3,993
Views: 185,936
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: 3,993
Views: 185,936
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: 2,183
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: 11,834
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: 11,834
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: 11,834
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: 126
Views: 9,488
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: 126
Views: 9,488
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: 126
Views: 9,488
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: 393
Views: 29,005
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: 14,192
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: 393
Views: 29,005
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: 1,672
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: 13,815
Views: 721,061
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: 13,815
Views: 721,061
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: 13,815
Views: 721,061
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: 10,386
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: 13,815
Views: 721,061
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: 3,993
Views: 185,936
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: 3,130
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...
06-22-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 721,061
Posted By hubcyclist

Did 100miles solo today; my first 100 in a few...

Did 100miles solo today; my first 100 in a few years. Felt good, no breaks except stop signs/lights only had two bottles but mostly felt fine and had about 1k calories (ride itself was about...
06-20-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,799
Posted By hubcyclist

I agree, the last road race I did recently, I was...

I agree, the last road race I did recently, I was very much in the mix the whole time. Although I've been doing a few fast group rides with guys lately who are much stronger than I am, of course I...
06-19-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,799
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm still on my pseudo-quest regarding wheels,...

I'm still on my pseudo-quest regarding wheels, which is funny considering I've also been on the wheels are kind of overrated bandwagon. I've been looking back at old rides from 3-4 years ago when I...
06-18-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,993
Views: 185,936
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm totally in on CX, I find it fits my lifestyle...

I'm totally in on CX, I find it fits my lifestyle and makes the fall super fun for me to race every weekend and mainly really close to home. I always saw myself as enjoying long road events, and I...
06-15-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,893
Posted By hubcyclist

I don't road race much (just a crit and a road...

I don't road race much (just a crit and a road race this year and CX doesn't require the same skill lol), and usually ride solo so my group skills are sorely lacking. I want to be able to hang on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,735
Posted By hubcyclist

I think people are getting hung up on the group...

I think people are getting hung up on the group ride thing that you got an advantage over a solo ride. But I think your larger point is true about the engine. I recently did a road race with an entry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By hubcyclist

I recently had wheels on my mind as an upgrade...

I recently had wheels on my mind as an upgrade after being bad on some group rides (I don't ride with groups a lot and when I do I always question myself!). My Allez is about 22lbs total (with box...
06-02-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 721,061
Posted By hubcyclist

big weekend, saturday 75miles, 235 TSS. Today...

big weekend, saturday 75miles, 235 TSS. Today 85miles, 207 TSS. Felt a little wrecked yesterday but recovered all day eating and sitting around, feel good today. Both rides were the longest rides of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,039
Posted By hubcyclist

I bought a jersey from aliexpress company called...

I bought a jersey from aliexpress company called raccmer (actually paid a little more to get it via amazon, $16) and quite like it, but the quality compared to castelli and some other stuff is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been kind of sort of looking at more aero...

I've been kind of sort of looking at more aero wheels than the box section rims I have on my Allez, and if I were to get any I'd probably go 35mm. However, the more I look into this stuff the less it...
05-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,799
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been kinda sorta kicking around the idea of...

I've been kinda sorta kicking around the idea of a slight wheel upgrade. My wheels (front wheel is a stock axis sport wheel from my allez, rear is powertap pro with g3 internals with a 32h velocity...
05-20-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,005
Posted By hubcyclist

Think I saw you at the school parking lot after...

Think I saw you at the school parking lot after my race (I think you were in the CB t-shirt, I was in red MRC kit). Sorry I didn't introduce myself!
05-20-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,005
Posted By hubcyclist

The climb itself was 2.37miles average 3% so it...

The climb itself was 2.37miles average 3% so it was a mixed bag of gradients (and that portion was about 8mins but there's a little downhill and another kicker that made up those 10min efforts I...
05-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,005
Posted By hubcyclist

it only took me 5 years but finally upgraded to a...

it only took me 5 years but finally upgraded to a 4. Raced this weekend, upper half of the pack but should have had some more in me, fitness is good but not quite where I want it (to be fair, I'm...
04-16-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,005
Posted By hubcyclist

I did a real life race lol A crit, my 3rd ever,...

I did a real life race lol A crit, my 3rd ever, so not very experienced of course. It was 4/5 field and my goal was just to stay with the pack and not lose wheels. Mission accomplished. I wasn't...
04-09-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 721,061
Posted By hubcyclist

i'm in the last week of trainerroad's sustained...

i'm in the last week of trainerroad's sustained power build high volume plan. today was 6x4min @ 115% (345w) so it's an all-time PR for 4min, not pleasant feeling when actually doing them!
03-28-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 721,061
Posted By hubcyclist

Started 2nd half of trainerroad sustained power...

Started 2nd half of trainerroad sustained power build high volume plan this week. Bumped my ftp to 300 (4.3w/kg) just to see how I can handle it, did a 4x9 workout at 315w today, mostly "good"...
02-27-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,587
Posted By hubcyclist

my fave comment was the one who called you out...

my fave comment was the one who called you out for low subs compared to tyler. you've got weak youtube game!

it's so weird how people are so defensive over someone they barely know. he seems like...
02-27-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,145
Posted By hubcyclist

This is dumb, there's no business justification...

This is dumb, there's no business justification to overcomplicating things. You continuously expose your own ignorance. Do you realize Trainerroad has a weekly podcast and they host their own forum...
02-26-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 721,061
Posted By hubcyclist

yowza, just did a 4x10 at 100%, the caveat here...

yowza, just did a 4x10 at 100%, the caveat here being I increased my ftp target today to 295 from 285 and the hardest efforts I've done for my base topped off at 267w. The last 5mins were tough! So...
02-25-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,145
Posted By hubcyclist

Here's the thing that bothers me: OP you're so...

Here's the thing that bothers me: OP you're so stuck on this interval crap that you appear to be missing the point of training and why others keep asking about goals. It's that you don't just train...
02-25-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By hubcyclist

I think it depends where in the country. My...

I think it depends where in the country. My family is from the northern border region, and yes, it's hilly lol (I could be out my parents' home and at the summit of the 2nd highest peak in...
02-24-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,781
Posted By hubcyclist

Well I "raced" in the US nationals today, placed...

Well I "raced" in the US nationals today, placed 218/435. I've only been doing trainerroad for training so I was curious to test my legs before starting build this week. Didn't want to go too deep,...
02-20-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,145
Posted By hubcyclist

Oh, you really burned them here. Yeah, they have...

Oh, you really burned them here. Yeah, they have 3x12 sweet spot, and they progress users to 30min sweet spot intervals. I may have increased my FTP 20w by doing the SSB HV plans this winter. It's a...
02-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By hubcyclist

fitness: get my ftp up to 300w (started at 275 12...

fitness: get my ftp up to 300w (started at 275 12 weeks ago, at 285 now, hopefully will change to 295 next week) and weight back down to 155 (at 160 now), get a lot better at suffering over 8-10mins...
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