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01-12-23, 03:58 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the morning off so I could get in some...

Took the morning off so I could get in some volume, ended up with about 4.75 hours. Trying to manage my fatigue so I put a cap on average power (low z2), and rode right up to it towards the end of...
01-11-23, 12:57 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

HAH! Memory and math need some workouts!...

HAH!
Memory and math need some workouts! Previous FTP was 201, not 209, so improvement was 5.4%....
01-10-23, 06:07 PM
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Posted By revchuck

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! ...

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din!

Things have been going well, though not perfectly. Sunday I had zero motivation, barely made it to the gym, and only did 2/3 of the workout. All I...
01-10-23, 06:05 PM
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Posted By TMonk

raining in San Diego this morning (and dark at...

raining in San Diego this morning (and dark at 5:45 AM ride time....) so guess where I did my three hour endurance ride?
01-10-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,679
Posted By Eric F

Rydabent.

Rydabent.
01-10-23, 02:06 PM
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Views: 7,679
Posted By Eric F

No. They don't. This is a fabrication that you...

No. They don't. This is a fabrication that you regularly put out there, but isn't actually based on facts.
01-10-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 329
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Posted By tomato coupe

I think you need some new material. Your act is...

I think you need some new material. Your act is getting really old and boring.
01-10-23, 11:06 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

FTP test; 212, up from 209 eight weeks ago....

FTP test; 212, up from 209 eight weeks ago. Hoping for better, but only a 1.4% improvement.

My fitness seesaws between leg strength and cardio. This test my cardio was cooked during the last 5...
01-09-23, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Start of ski week. At 7000’, slept okay but have...

Start of ski week. At 7000’, slept okay but have an altitude headache. SpO1 95%.
01-08-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By John E

Any exercise is better than none, so do it when...

Any exercise is better than none, so do it when you can. I lift weights at the local Y when they first open (6 am weekdays, 7 am weekends). When I walk/jog/bike for transportation, that occurs both...
01-07-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By Random11

I ride pretty much daily after breakfast. My...

I ride pretty much daily after breakfast. My thought is that morning exercise will raise my metabolism for the rest of the day. Maybe the real reason I ride in the morning, though, is that it fits in...
12-30-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By 0100

Sorry should have been more clear. I have my...

Sorry should have been more clear. I have my bike already running zwift and TR on a PC with ANT+ data. My wife wants more of a spinning type class that works on our setup. So no phone app BS and...
12-30-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By chaadster

1kcal is the same as 1 Calorie (aka “food...

1kcal is the same as 1 Calorie (aka “food calorie”). There are also calories, lower case (aka energy), 1,000 of which get shorthanded to 1kcal.

I don’t know why the “food calorie” thing got going,...
12-28-22, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Hermes

One question I ask myself is what can I do to...

One question I ask myself is what can I do to make a gain in cycling. The challenge is that I am pretty maxed out. Blood is hard to legally manipulate. Lung capacity is set although, it is possible...
12-21-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By himespau

Yeah, that's the goal. To be able to look down...

Yeah, that's the goal. To be able to look down at the computer and get a number (or to look down during a computer and get an idea of your burn rate to see if you're meeting your plan).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By tempocyclist

Hold your damn line.

Hold your damn line.
12-20-22, 08:50 PM
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Posted By MoAlpha

Squats, deads, split squats, pull-ups, dips,...

Squats, deads, split squats, pull-ups, dips, overhead presses, inverted rows, and various ab things, in some combination, twice a week during the off season. I do as much standing work as possible...
12-20-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,879
Posted By sam21fire

Yep, I go to the gym 2-3x/week, and have a...

Yep, I go to the gym 2-3x/week, and have a personal trainer show me new exercises every other week using a variety of weights and body weight events. Gotta keep the bones strong and the belly off....
12-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,879
Posted By terrymorse

Wow. Just wow.

Wow. Just wow.
12-20-22, 07:16 PM
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Views: 4,879
Posted By gobicycling

Thanks for the reminder. I used to do TRX and...

Thanks for the reminder. I used to do TRX and have stopped. I need to start it again.
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12-20-22, 02:16 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

it's been a min but we've been training! 14hrs a...

it's been a min but we've been training! 14hrs a week, usually. some recent highlights

-did 1x90 @ 90% (266)
-did an 'ftp test' where I rode 35mins at 295w on zwift's time trial course, could...
12-20-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 776
Posted By Speedskater

Any cardiologist that uses an age-predicted max...

Any cardiologist that uses an age-predicted max HR chart, just doesn't understand us.
Forum: Introductions
12-14-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By kpo500

Thanks! Sacramento is a great place!

Thanks! Sacramento is a great place!
Forum: Introductions
12-14-22, 01:47 PM
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Views: 437
Posted By kpo500

Awesome! I'm in Martinez, which isn't far from...

Awesome! I'm in Martinez, which isn't far from Concord.
12-13-22, 06:55 AM
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Views: 8,792
Posted By CAT7RDR

Learning healthy habits to replace destructive...

Learning healthy habits to replace destructive ones is part of a solid rehabilitation plan in treatment of all addictions.
It is also great for mild/moderate depression/anxiety.
I start getting...
12-12-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By spelger

i ran a heater a few times but roasted. you...

i ran a heater a few times but roasted. you generate enough heat, hence the fan.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By TMonk

What really is racing, in your opinion? Asking as...

What really is racing, in your opinion? Asking as a zwift racer and outdoor racer of 14 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By PeteHski

I would say most (if not all) competitive Zwift...

I would say most (if not all) competitive Zwift racers are also real life racers. It would be very unusual to compete at an elite level in esports and not race outdoors. Jay Vine is a prime example...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By cxwrench

You could have just counted the cogs on the old...

You could have just counted the cogs on the old wheel and/or counted the clicks in the shifter and saved everyone a bunch of time and you'd know for sure...but no. Why not?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By Hiro11

I agree, the vast majority of people on Zwift are...

I agree, the vast majority of people on Zwift are just doing their workouts and posting reasonable results. Also, there are many serious athletes who ride Zwift and post some incredible things that...
12-09-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,792
Posted By stardognine

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I...

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I put down the booze on 9-18-92, and recently realized, that I completely missed my 30th AA birthday, lol. 🙄

I really struggled with it, in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By Koyote

Yup, Unless it's electronic, a rear derailleur is...

Yup, Unless it's electronic, a rear derailleur is a pretty 'dumb' device. For example, I'm running a D/A ten speed RD on my older nine speed bike, and it works beautifully.
12-09-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,792
Posted By Schweinhund

I am the not-so-proud owner of a ticket. D.U.I....

I am the not-so-proud owner of a ticket. D.U.I. on a bicycle, in 1996 or so. Cycling didn't replace alcohol and drugs, it enabled them. My breaking point was waking up on the bathroom floor of a gas...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Shimano 8, 9, and 10 speed have the same...

^This^ Shimano 8, 9, and 10 speed have the same cable pull as 7, 8, and 9 speed mtb bike derailleurs as well. You can't use a 10 speed Shimano road shifter with a 10 speed Dyna-Sys mtb derailleur....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By Dave Mayer

Good. This thread should have ended here. A...

Good. This thread should have ended here. A cassette will cost you less than $50. A set of STI (Shimano Total Integration) shifters will cost you minimum $200. Do the most cost-effective thing.
To...
12-08-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,792
Posted By delbiker1

I, also, have been alcohol free for over 7 years....

I, also, have been alcohol free for over 7 years. I have been a road cyclist for about 50 years. I have no doubt that bicycling played a big part, still does, in my staying that way. That includes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,052
Posted By ZeCanon

Hey the old login still works ;)

Hey the old login still works ;)
12-05-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By bblair

Got my new setup running yesterday. First,...

Got my new setup running yesterday.

First, thanks to the Apple TV suggestion. About 1/10 what a new laptop would have cost. And very quick to connect. Got a 58" TV and Klipsch soundbar & subwoofer...
12-04-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,065
Posted By tempocyclist

Originally it was to concentrate online riders...

Originally it was to concentrate online riders onto one or two worlds so they were well populated. The big draw of Zwift is community and riding with other people around. Having riders spread across...
12-04-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By BTinNYC

😀 😀 😆 Yeah. 175 miles doing base this week....

😀 😀 😆
Yeah. 175 miles doing base this week. Hamster wheel, indeed.
12-02-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By Bmach

I use old tires also, I’m still alive and never...

I use old tires also, I’m still alive and never had a problem with any of them. The one I am using now is a gp4000 and it has a little over 1k trainer miles on it.
12-02-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to...

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to go outside so I set up the Smart Trainer and did a z2 workout. And it still feels like I am putting in 25 watts more than the trainer power meter is...
12-01-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Koyote

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride...

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride your bike, it will look like it. You'll get used to it. But as rsbob says, nail polish is the easiest solution.

My newest bike has a rather unusual...
12-01-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By msu2001la

Stories like this are the exact opposite of my...

Stories like this are the exact opposite of my indoor trainer tire experience.

I posted this photo in September of 2021: https://www.bikeforums.net/22229600-post21.html

It's a 28mm GP5000 tire...
11-30-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By bbbean

Absolutely. No need to buy trainer tires when...

Absolutely. No need to buy trainer tires when you've got last season's road tires handy. Ride 'em til there's just the idea of a tire left.

BB
11-30-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By genejockey

It's what I'm doing with a GP5000 that got a cut...

It's what I'm doing with a GP5000 that got a cut that makes me not trust it on the road. If it blows out on the trainer, I lose nothing but my hearing.
11-30-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By msu2001la

I honestly have no idea why people buy trainer...

I honestly have no idea why people buy trainer specific tires for road bikes. I can see doing this if you've got a MTB/CX/Gravel bike with knobbies and you just need a cheap slick that will only be...
11-30-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By genejockey

And then I put on loud music to cover the noise...

And then I put on loud music to cover the noise of the fan(s), so I REALLY wouldn't hear the difference!
11-30-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta 2x20km TTT in z2 with 10 mph headwind on...

Fiesta 2x20km TTT in z2 with 10 mph headwind on the back stretch. I guess we let the old people in because we planned 3x20km TTT and only did two. The wind just sucked the life out of us. So it...
11-30-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Hermes

Do I use Swift aka Zwift training plans….??? My...

Do I use Swift aka Zwift training plans….??? My training is targeted to road and track.

Trainer versus track (velodrome fixed gear) versus the the road.

I used to use a Kurt Kinetic dumb...
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