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10-22-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By hubcyclist

Thanks! I know quite a few MTBers who ride in my...

Thanks! I know quite a few MTBers who ride in my road racing club and another local group I ride with as well, so if there is anything to be had at a relatively guilt free price for my dabbling in...
10-22-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm well aware of this stuff, it's just that a...

I'm well aware of this stuff, it's just that a newer crop of the Walmart bikes are offering stuff you'd find on more standard MTB's like improved geometry, tapered headtubes, and 1x setups and can be...
10-22-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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...
10-22-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By hubcyclist

another budget MTB thread

I'm sure budget stuff comes up a lot, but here's another one! I've been road cycling for years and by now also pretty accomplished in competitive CX (well, not this year in my region lol) and was...
10-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,574
Posted By hubcyclist

heavy bikes don't give a better (or worse)...

heavy bikes don't give a better (or worse) workout. bike riding is not weight lifting, it's aerobic activity. So you'll just go slower for the equivalent effort.
10-20-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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...
10-19-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

I definitely couldn't make zwift racing a routine...

I definitely couldn't make zwift racing a routine part of my training, I've done 2 weeks of it and don't find it super motivating to go out and constantly smash it, I like my intervals and rest...
10-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By hubcyclist

I would say hills would be more effective...

I would say hills would be more effective training for CX than 2x20's Since CX races aren't steady efforts,when you get to training specificity you want to do stuff like 15/15's, 30/30's (short...
10-16-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By hubcyclist

I got lucky, my 9y/o literally started riding...

I got lucky, my 9y/o literally started riding without training wheels in March on his 20" trek, and he was too big for it. At the time, he wanted to get a road bike like I have, and was prepared to...
10-16-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
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...
10-15-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

i tried the indexing thing but I think itís the...

i tried the indexing thing but I think itís the high limit because Iím a Luddite with a Claris drivetrain so I have a spacer on the trainer 11spd free hub and the wheel is 8/9/10 hub. Iíll probably...
10-15-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

Did another ride today with the 9y/o. Fastest...

Did another ride today with the 9y/o. Fastest hour average ever, 13.2mph! Faster than a lot of grown ups!
10-15-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

did a zwift race today, kind of weird to feel...

did a zwift race today, kind of weird to feel like an hour averaging 90% is a pedestrian effort lol

I'm trying not to go down a rabbit hole of adjusting my rear derailleur (set up fine with my...
10-12-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

Didnít ride yesterday so used my usual off day to...

Didnít ride yesterday so used my usual off day to get on a zwift race again. I averaged 4w/kg for 40mins (higher NP) and had my best 20mins in over a year (286w). Itís cool to set PRs but still...
10-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 41,053
Posted By hubcyclist

What's with the focus on death as the sole...

What's with the focus on death as the sole outcome of interest? I see trolls on the local newspaper board using that (mainly to say that the teachers' union is using the pandemic as an excuse to not...
10-10-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

I did a longer zwift race today, took me 1:42 and...

I did a longer zwift race today, took me 1:42 and my NP was 0.88, pretty good long effort. It was 3 loops of greater London, the 3rd lap was a bit lackluster but thatís to be expected when I barely...
10-08-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,993
Posted By hubcyclist

Perhaps, I wouldn't know! lol Also, for me I've...

Perhaps, I wouldn't know! lol Also, for me I've ridden outside a grand total of 5 days this entire year, so wheels aren't going to make a difference on the trainer!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,993
Posted By hubcyclist

To dive into the debate (hopefully...

To dive into the debate (hopefully constructively), I think whenever people ask about wheel upgrades a valid question to have people think about is "what do you think you'll get out of it?" Yeah,...
10-06-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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...
10-05-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

It's controversial for sure, but I do almost all...

It's controversial for sure, but I do almost all of my riding early with just some coffee and have done fine. I eat a carb-centric diet so I'm always topped off, and I don't think anything up to 2hrs...
10-04-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

Big bike day today, 2.5hrs on the trainer and 1hr...

Big bike day today, 2.5hrs on the trainer and 1hr with the 9y/o. Might be time to calibrate my Hammer, my average on that was 203w/1824kj, while my Assioma Uno reported 218w/1963kj (I could do TR...
10-03-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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)
10-02-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm the resident TrainerRoad cult member lol I do...

I'm the resident TrainerRoad cult member lol I do everything with TR, I just really enjoy the plan structure they have and their extensive workout library. Their calendar and plan builder is really...
10-01-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm intrigued by this product by nopinz,...

I'm intrigued by this product by nopinz, basically indoor cycling gear you can stuff ice packs into, although with winter coming my fans take care of most of my cooling needs so I'm not really...
09-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,510
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: 7,510
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...
09-28-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm not so sure on that estimate, I for one can...

I'm not so sure on that estimate, I for one can say that at 12mph (the speed at which I ride with my 9 y/o around our neighborhood), I'm at about 300cals/hr, so that would be 3000cals/week if that's...
09-28-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

Saturday was a solid workout of 15/15's,...

Saturday was a solid workout of 15/15's, yesterday was a disaster, basement is too hot and humid (nearly 80degrees and 70+% humidity) that it made my scheduled workout of 15min intervals at 95%...
09-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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...
09-25-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,525
Posted By hubcyclist

For me,a ride gets to be "long" after the 3hr...

For me,a ride gets to be "long" after the 3hr mark. I generally don't do much other than water for rides up to 3-3.5hrs, if it's a harder ride I might eat a 100 calorie fig bar or something, but if...
09-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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...
09-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,059
Posted By hubcyclist

I often like to point out my experience with long...

I often like to point out my experience with long rides and calorie consumption to help illustrate how nutrition can be done pretty minimally while accomplishing a lot. In 2 recent 100 mile rides, I...
09-22-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,059
Posted By hubcyclist

Well, just basing it on my own power. endurance...

Well, just basing it on my own power. endurance watts for me (~200w) is about 750/hr (my 100 mile ride a few weeks ago was 3750 over 5:14). Going around the neighborhood with my 9y/o at 12ish mph at...
09-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,059
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: 889,511
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
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
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: 889,511
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...
09-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,051
Posted By hubcyclist

to be fair, gravel worlds had some really well...

to be fair, gravel worlds had some really well stocked rest stops with volunteers so it helped to have water refills and not have to carry as much food, and I believe that itís more of a fundraising...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,338
Posted By hubcyclist

Also let’s not forget current yellow jersey...

Also let’s not forget current yellow jersey holder has a photo circulating of him dropping a roadie while on a MTB and running shoes. Gifted cyclists are gonna be fast regardless of gear
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,338
Posted By hubcyclist

my man, just to reiterate my post above, I...

my man, just to reiterate my post above, I accomplish 99.999% of what most cyclists can on an allez with Claris (and I do have a power meter on it). Someone I know locally has a carbon frame, custom...
09-12-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,523
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
Views: 889,511
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: 889,511
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...
09-08-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

It took so much willpower not to ride Sunday or...

It took so much willpower not to ride Sunday or most of Monday (I did get in 60mins with my 9y/o), the weather was perfect and the legs were good too. But I did my century ride on Saturday and didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,338
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a base model 2018 allez, believe me when I...

I have a base model 2018 allez, believe me when I say it’s perfectly fine and there is nothing about it holding you back. Sure, i have thought about stuff like wheels and 11 speed, but wheels are...
09-05-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,511
Posted By hubcyclist

Recovery week lol ...

Recovery week lol


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09-04-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,523
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...
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