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Old 05-23-16, 06:36 PM
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PR'd up hamilton by 10 minutes again. 1 hour 34 min to the parking lot. Actually using your powermeter to pace yourself works! Who would have guessed?!
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Old 05-23-16, 09:16 PM
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Pura vida!!
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dont get cavity searched by la migra again this time.
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dont get cavity searched by la migra again this time.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 05-24-16, 07:05 AM
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nice ride @Muffin Man.
Thanks! It's cool seeing how much progress I've made in the time span of just a couple months of continuous riding. I was doing this same climb in 2 hours 15 min just last October!
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Old 05-24-16, 08:32 AM
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dont get cavity searched by la migra again this time.

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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post


PR'd up hamilton by 10 minutes again. 1 hour 34 min to the parking lot. Actually using your powermeter to pace yourself works! Who would have guessed?!

What is your descent time for the same distance?
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Old 05-24-16, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
What is your descent time for the same distance?
49:51

I was pretty gassed, so I was talking it pretty easy on the climbs coming down.

https://www.strava.com/segments/599859 — Mt. Hamilton Descent
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Old 05-24-16, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Actually using your powermeter to pace yourself works!
Any tips on how you might try to replicate that effort just based on feel?
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Old 05-24-16, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by velofinds View Post
Any tips on how you might try to replicate that effort just based on feel?
For a climb like Hamilton, because it's long enough and I'm familiar enough with it that I know how much further I need to go, I would probably have been conversational until the last like half hour. Wait for the pain to come to you, and don't go chasing after it.

I'm still trying to figure out shorter climbs though.
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The man with the rubber glove was surprisingly gentle.
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I'm still trying to figure out shorter climbs though.

Riding them fixed for six months is a good way to learn.

Not kidding here.


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Old 05-24-16, 11:22 AM
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Did 41.5 miles this morning while trying out a new route:
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Originally Posted by velofinds View Post
Any tips on how you might try to replicate that effort just based on feel?
I'd say you'd have to ride with power a little to guess how many watts you're pushing out at any certain time, but heart rate can be helpful too.

I have to agree with Muffin Man tho, when you're preparing for a hard effort, don't go looking for pain. Just try to stay fresh and keep your cadence up. Doing the climb more than once will also be helpful because you know where you push harder and other areas where you can rest a bit.

I think power meters are handy because you start to learn how much power you can push for an extended period without blowing up. Then you start working to extend that. When you become more familiar with it, you can start breaking up a ride into chunks; hold 400w here, rest at 200w for the next five minutes, etc.

I've just been doing power in zwift with my smart trainer and it's been a great help. Now I'm thinking a power meter on the bike would be helpful. I don't really care about racing or anything, but I like to geek out on the numbers, and ultimately ride faster and more efficiently.
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Old 05-24-16, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Wait for the pain to come to you, and don't go chasing after it.
I like this. Thought of it on my lunchtime ride today.


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Old 05-24-16, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Riding them fixed for six months is a good way to learn.

Not kidding here.


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The climb I have my sights on next is 20 min goal with average gradient of 11%, and it kicks up to around 20% a couple parts. I'm not sure if I want to attempt that fixed.
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The climb I have my sights on next is 20 min goal with average gradient of 11%, and it kicks up to around 20% a couple parts. I'm not sure if I want to attempt that fixed.
20%!!!???

Ok, I retract my suggestion.

Was thinking 1/2 mile at 4 or 6% LOL.
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