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09-17-20, 10:00 AM
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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: 15,355
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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: 5,015
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: 3,026
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: 3,026
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: 2,760
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 3,026
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

Recovery week lol ...

Recovery week lol


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09-04-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
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...
09-01-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

Recovery week this week. Although Iím riding...

Recovery week this week. Although Iím riding 100miles on Saturday lol but Iíll take Sunday and Monday off so Iíll be recovered for the next block. I tried best bike split for the first time today...
08-31-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 221,367
Posted By hubcyclist

it's pretty funny how an instrument can inspire...

it's pretty funny how an instrument can inspire playing. Although I've had an acoustic guitar for 8 years now and a strat style guitar for the past 2 years or so, I really wasn't really consistent...
08-31-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,493
Posted By hubcyclist

I've done Ventoux 3 times on zwift, although I...

I've done Ventoux 3 times on zwift, although I can't really say I "did" it because I was doing ERG mode with trainerroad, so it's not like i'm actually feeling the pain of the simulated gradients....
08-27-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,436
Posted By hubcyclist

I have less aero gear (base model Allez with...

I have less aero gear (base model Allez with stock wheels) and on recent rides I did outdoors in a flat area near my parents' home, some segments of 20mph had me putting out 225-241w (I weigh about...
08-27-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

Final workout of a progression, today was...

Final workout of a progression, today was 5x11min, 30sec starts at 150% then settled on 95% for 10min. Timed this to ride during a MAAP stage ride, got off quickly to first place with my massive...
08-25-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

I did a workout called English +5 on trainerroad,...

I did a workout called English +5 on trainerroad, which is 3 sets of 7x80sec on at 120%, 40sec off, followed by some endurance. I did a tour de MAAP shorter group ride while on ERG mode, which for me...
08-25-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,660
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm hoping this will be part of my future...

I'm hoping this will be part of my future post-work plans, not as sexy as the Spanish coast, but there's that mountain in the background to climb! (the house on the left belongs to my parents and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,832
Posted By hubcyclist

Just sharing my experience living in a flatter...

Just sharing my experience living in a flatter area and climbing mountains. The Boston area can be hilly but nothing much more than about 8-10mins unless you venture out to wachusett. Anyhow a couple...
08-24-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 221,367
Posted By hubcyclist

i've played guitar off and on since I was 13 or...

i've played guitar off and on since I was 13 or so, although I went through a period where I sold my guitar stuff to fund a camera hobby. But over the past 9 years I've picked up some dirt cheap...
08-24-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By hubcyclist

new riders are good, unless they are trying to...

new riders are good, unless they are trying to ride fast and improve their cardiovascular system that way, then that's bad
08-24-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

Trainerroad (on the desktop version, not yet...

Trainerroad (on the desktop version, not yet rolled out to mobile) has given users the ability to hide HR, which for me a big thing because I can easily let that HR number get in my head, esp if it's...
08-23-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,493
Posted By hubcyclist

I use zwift but itís just for some visual input...

I use zwift but itís just for some visual input because I do all my workouts with trainerroad on erg mode. I suppose by now I should know enough to build my own training plan/workouts but I really...
08-22-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

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Better to screenshot than to describe. Assuming a...
08-21-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,288
Posted By hubcyclist

its funny though, the gravel roads outside of the...

its funny though, the gravel roads outside of the city arenít pancake flat, over 150miles I had 12k ft of climbing, lots of rolling hills
08-21-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,288
Posted By hubcyclist

Having spent lots of time in Lincoln itís clearly...

Having spent lots of time in Lincoln itís clearly not as idyllic as OP makes it seem. My in-laws have had stuff happen near their house and itís just like any city of similar size. Im not going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By hubcyclist

If I were to buy wheels to replace the stock ones...

If I were to buy wheels to replace the stock ones on my Allez, my current feelings would be to go with the Campagnolo Scirocco, reasonably priced under $300 and just enough of a performance upgrade...
08-20-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,660
Posted By hubcyclist

I learned Django and Python this year too! (i...

I learned Django and Python this year too! (i started in January as a new year skill learning adventure). I built myself my own PMC website which I actually use daily. I did get it deployed to Heroku...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 493
Posted By hubcyclist

Portugal is awesome for cycling, look up Serra da...

Portugal is awesome for cycling, look up Serra da Estrela Granfondo, plenty of climbing there! My parents are from a village on the border of Portugal and Spain and from our house there I can be at...
08-20-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,288
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm not naive enough to think all the newest...

I'm not naive enough to think all the newest stuff is so much better. I ride a recently made aluminum Allez, 8 speed, and it's great for what I do, but there are times when I'd love a tighter ratio...
08-20-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

today was 5x11min, starting with 30sec @ 140% and...

today was 5x11min, starting with 30sec @ 140% and settling into 10min at 95%, HR was nice and steady on all of them, the legs were getting heavy on the last round though! I did the same workout last...
08-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

lots of bike time, yesterday was 90min endurance...

lots of bike time, yesterday was 90min endurance then 2hrs on bike path with kid (6 TSS lol), today was a workout called Broken Finger +1, it's a bit of a hodgepodge of stuff, but essentially 3x14min...
08-14-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,477
Posted By hubcyclist

Well, the snark is likely because your comment on...

Well, the snark is likely because your comment on being in a bonked state first thing in the morning flies in the fact of how things generally work, that our bodies carry 2000 calories of glycogen if...
08-14-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,477
Posted By hubcyclist

He makes a valid point, if you're eating...

He makes a valid point, if you're eating normally, there's no way you can wake up in a bonking state without any glycogen stored up. I got up this morning and had a coffee and rode 90mins, that was...
08-14-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a cycleops hammer (gen 1) and I consider...

I have a cycleops hammer (gen 1) and I consider it one of the best purchases I've ever made. It's so solidly reliable and from my perspective is better than wahoo products. Tacx and Elite might be...
08-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,477
Posted By hubcyclist

I find food to be mostly unnecessary in the...

I find food to be mostly unnecessary in the morning. I do my workouts indoors on the trainer each morning and usually just have a coffee, mainly as a way to mentally wake up and not really as a...
08-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
Posted By hubcyclist

back into the short power plan this week, ramp...

back into the short power plan this week, ramp test tuesday stunk, too hot and humid (80 degrees, 70% humidity), endurance yesterday was good, today was 5x11min intervals starting with 130% for 30sec...
08-10-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,660
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
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,660
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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
Replies: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 1,467
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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: 15,355
Views: 877,914
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....
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