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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
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: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By hubcyclist

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I use a wahoo desk clone by a company...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
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: 442
Views: 34,317
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: 260
Views: 14,000
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: 45
Views: 3,932
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: 4,109
Views: 200,401
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: 546
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: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 78
Views: 4,203
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: 78
Views: 4,203
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: 78
Views: 4,203
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: 78
Views: 4,203
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: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 864
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: 864
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: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 2,330
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: 2,330
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: 442
Views: 34,317
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: 752
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: 6,814
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).
...
09-04-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 200,401
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: 31
Views: 2,626
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: 1,661
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: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 1,661
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: 1,259
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: 1,661
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: 1,259
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...
08-28-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,602
Posted By hubcyclist

seriously, you're resorting to calling someone a...

seriously, you're resorting to calling someone a Nazi as a first response to me?

I have about 8 years of advanced public health research education and a career in health, what the heck is your...
08-28-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,602
Posted By hubcyclist

Nope, this is the type of dangerous thinking that...

Nope, this is the type of dangerous thinking that allows the anti-vaxxer stuff to maintain hold. There's a lot of unbiased public health research happening, so I won't stand by and allow people to...
08-28-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,602
Posted By hubcyclist

stephen colbert is brilliant, but his greatest...

stephen colbert is brilliant, but his greatest achievement is the term truthiness: "the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true." when it comes to this...
08-28-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a 2017 raleigh CX bike, got lucky and paid...

I have a 2017 raleigh CX bike, got lucky and paid $700 new toward the end of 2017, it was a closeout and with cantilever brakes it's less sexy and desirable than the disc brake models, but it's a...
08-28-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,602
Posted By hubcyclist

fact: multiple meta-analyses have found...

fact: multiple meta-analyses have found intermittent fasting is no more effective than regular old calorie restriction. also, too much of the supposed benefits of IF are based on unproven theory
...
08-28-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,438
Posted By hubcyclist

I'd say cxiscoming, but it's here! I'm not doing...

I'd say cxiscoming, but it's here! I'm not doing a couple of these early races because they require 2+ hr drives, and there's so much within an hour of me, I don't have a huge desire to spend that...
08-27-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,890
Posted By hubcyclist

I think you did some CX last year, did you find...

I think you did some CX last year, did you find it fun? Maybe going further in that direction could be a refreshing change. I've never been all that good in any style of racing, but I find CX racing...
08-23-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 1,377
Views: 546,702
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
...
08-18-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 13,951
Views: 740,438
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: 4,109
Views: 200,401
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: 4,109
Views: 200,401
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: 2,434
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: 12,848
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: 12,848
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: 12,848
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: 150
Views: 13,873
Posted By hubcyclist

Riding fast and enjoying the scenery are not...

Riding fast and enjoying the scenery are not mutually exclusive.
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