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07-29-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,526
Posted By hubcyclist

Video from my crit, where I frustratingly let...

Video from my crit, where I frustratingly let myself be in the wind more than I should lol but I’m overall happy that I was pretty smooth and not sprinting out of the turns, I might be decent if I...
07-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Took my workout outside today since Iím at my...

Took my workout outside today since Iím at my parents place. Was 3 blocks of 16x45sec on at 123% and off at recovery. Ended up with 172 tss. My NP for each block was over threshold so Iím liking that.
07-24-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,526
Posted By hubcyclist

I raced today! Finished 24th in a pack finish,...

I raced today! Finished 24th in a pack finish, otherwise just tried to hang and find where to save energy. I had an IF of 0.93 for 50mins, good effort, kind of wish I had did the following 3/4 race...
07-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Still training for Cx here, today was 14x45sec on...

Still training for Cx here, today was 14x45sec on at 123% and off for 45 sec. wasnít tough at all, which Iím going to take as a good thing as this adaptive training thing keeps gradually increasing...
07-11-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Recovery week done, heading home Tuesday, glad I...

Recovery week done, heading home Tuesday, glad I got in my full training on the stages spin bike these past 2 weeks. 2nd half of short power build kicks off this week, might actually sign up for a...
06-29-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,036
Posted By hubcyclist

I guess one of the benefits of being of a certain...

I guess one of the benefits of being of a certain age is the recent trend of bands releasing anniversary editions of their classic albums. 91 was a huge year and metallica is releasing the 30th...
06-25-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,951
Posted By hubcyclist

Personally, I feel like people conflate bonking...

Personally, I feel like people conflate bonking with fatigue. I believe we have the capability to store about 2000 calories in glycogen. I'm pretty well trained and for a long endurance ride I can...
06-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,905
Posted By hubcyclist

well I have to brace myself to make my wife feel...

well I have to brace myself to make my wife feel like crap. She got me a mtb for father's day, but it's a gt aggressor from dicks, so even though I wouldn't mind going for a big box mtb (I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By hubcyclist

I did, fortunately didnít get too hot with the...

I did, fortunately didnít get too hot with the lack of ventilation.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By hubcyclist

sub 5hr solo century: power/speed

So, I did a solo century on Sunday, my goal was to get under 5hrs, and I managed! 4:56 and to say the stars were aligned would be an understatement! Had a nice day, no stopping at all, no lights.
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06-13-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century!...

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century! 227w AP/233w NP 0.8IF 4kj in 4:56
06-10-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

i did my club's group ride yesterday evening,...

i did my club's group ride yesterday evening, joined in the B group because a) it's rest week and b) I know my power profile is too one dimensional to keep up on the hills. Even with the B group I...
06-08-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a relatively recent model Specialized...

I have a relatively recent model Specialized Allez (2018) with an 8 speed Claris groupset, it's perfectly fine (for reference I have an 11 speed CX bike). Depending on the type of riding I'm doing...
06-03-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

My TR plan had me doing 2x30 @ 95% and I was...

My TR plan had me doing 2x30 @ 95% and I was convinced it would be bad news considering my basement temp is 75 degrees and even doing stuff at 92% at that temp is tough for me. So I picked a "harder"...
05-25-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

today was 70min of uninterrupted sweet spot made...

today was 70min of uninterrupted sweet spot made up of 10min intervals from 85-95%, 95% was tough the 2nd time around lol but I'm at sweet spot progression level 9.5 on the new TR classification...
05-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

I forgot to mention in my status from yesterday....

I forgot to mention in my status from yesterday. I did one of my intervals on a popular metro Boston TT loop (charlie baker time trial), and was hoping to PR because I hadn't done a hard effort on it...
05-13-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

started doing a 2x30 @ 94% on the trainer, did...

started doing a 2x30 @ 94% on the trainer, did 17min of the first interval and was just not having it and was feeling cooked. I then decided to try it outside because it's really a magnificent day...
05-11-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

3x30 at 88% today, indoors. I'm getting a little...

3x30 at 88% today, indoors. I'm getting a little spoiled by all the outdoor workouts i've been doing recently, the RPE has been quite a bit lower for comparable workouts outside, which is weird...
05-11-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By hubcyclist

for $1000, you'd be looking at something like the...

for $1000, you'd be looking at something like the base model Allez with Claris brand new, which I have myself and is a great bike. Pre pandemic, it was more in the $700 range, so there's definitely a...
05-10-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

I've had my bike for 3 years and I have yet to...

I've had my bike for 3 years and I have yet to change the internal cables lol Might be time for the change. To be fair, it only goes outside in good conditions and spends more time on the trainer in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By hubcyclist

strongly disagree.

strongly disagree.
05-09-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

3x30 tempo today ended up settling around 82% for...

3x30 tempo today ended up settling around 82% for the intervals (the trainerroad workout had a range of 226-261 so it was 242 or so). Probably would have been easier had I not put in such a big day...
05-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

yeah that would be annoying, I donít mind him and...

yeah that would be annoying, I donít mind him and watch some of his stuff, but I donít find him particularly insightful on anything, especially since heís often in influencer mode when talking about...
05-08-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Dang, what was supposed to simply be 2hrs with...

Dang, what was supposed to simply be 2hrs with 5x15 sweet spot turned into 3.5 hrs with said workout and z2 for a total of 200 tss and 64 miles. I’m visiting my parents and did the outdoor workout...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By hubcyclist

Speed can be a bad metric to go with because I...

Speed can be a bad metric to go with because I can average 22 when Iím going hard alone but can average 26-27 in a crit when drafting and various people are pulling in front. Youíd of course be in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By hubcyclist

As far as local stuff, I think the only race...

As far as local stuff, I think the only race going is the weekly Sunday morning crit at wells ave in Newton. They’ve done 3 weeks of it so far this year. I haven’t been out there to get my butt...
05-05-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,905
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I'll be putting these in some more head to...

Yeah, I'll be putting these in some more head to head tests because I'm truly curious. But even if the difference isn't that big, I should probably go with the Lazer if I want those marginal gains!...
05-05-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

back to the sweet spot work today, 3x20ish, felt...

back to the sweet spot work today, 3x20ish, felt pretty easy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By hubcyclist

Geez, lighten up, it was just supposed to be a...

Geez, lighten up, it was just supposed to be a fun topic where I did an A/B test of the helmets I have sitting around, and to show folks that are looking for more speed that maybe just switching...
05-03-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,905
Posted By hubcyclist

I didn't really dig too deep into the conditions,...

I didn't really dig too deep into the conditions, only that they 'felt' the same between the runs (they were only 5mins apart). Even as I was riding (and I don't keep speed on my head unit), I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By hubcyclist

aero helmets evidently matter

Did some testing outside yesterday, made a short video. Enjoy/discuss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CDQIyGf7M
05-03-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,905
Posted By hubcyclist

Shameless self promotion: I made a video...

Shameless self promotion: I made a video comparing my two helmets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CDQIyGf7M
05-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,046
Posted By hubcyclist

No, you just go slower and it would be the same...

No, you just go slower and it would be the same effort. Cycling isn't weight lifting, it's an aerobic activity
05-02-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Last day of recovery week, did 90min high z2...

Last day of recovery week, did 90min high z2 outside. Iím a nerd and went to a loop and switched helmets to compare a non aero kask mojito and aero lazer bullet. Iím gonna make a vid but the aero...
05-01-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

rode w/ another person for the first time in...

rode w/ another person for the first time in maybe 1.5 years. about 60 miles today over 3.5 hrs Tried to do a bit of pulling so did a bit of tempo (even though it was only supposed to be 2hrs z2 for...
04-30-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

still feel ok this AM following my 2nd shot, just...

still feel ok this AM following my 2nd shot, just a sore arm that started late yesterday. doing an easy 30min today
04-29-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Hoping you get back to feeling yourself soon! Iím...

Hoping you get back to feeling yourself soon! Iím kind of thinking of doing the wells Ave crit on Sunday (because Iíll surely have success being able to do little more than maintain 260-270 for a...
04-29-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Got the shot, did the ride, we’ll see what...

Got the shot, did the ride, we’ll see what tomorrow brings lol fortunately recovery week only has an easy 30min tomorrow so I’ll have no issue just not doing it
04-29-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Getting my 2nd pfizer shot this morning then...

Getting my 2nd pfizer shot this morning then doing 90min z2, sounds like a good idea lol To be fair, my parents didn't experience any side effects and my wife was briefly feverish the next day, so...
04-27-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

I don't know if decoupling is really a useful...

I don't know if decoupling is really a useful metric outside of the whole rule of thumb of wanting to see <5% decoupling on a long aerobic ride (generally I see 2hrs as the baseline for that). I...
04-26-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

training status/self promotional nonsense: got my...

training status/self promotional nonsense: got my latest vlog up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32F28yBH0Qw

Finished the 5 weeks of SSB1 HV, this week is just easy endurance stuff for recovery....
04-26-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,030
Posted By hubcyclist

the amount of zealotry with this stuff blows my...

the amount of zealotry with this stuff blows my mind. As far as I'm concerned, and this is going back to when I started riding bikes regularly in 2013, there needs to be some onus on pedestrians,...
04-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Aside from one day inside and one day aborted due...

Aside from one day inside and one day aborted due to rain, I did all my workouts this week outside while staying at a hotel. It helps to have access to a nice loop where I can maintain pretty...
04-20-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

We’re spending the week on the cape (cod) and...

We’re spending the week on the cape (cod) and although I brought my trainer I did my workout outside due to having a pretty good 6 mile loop where I could keep a pretty steady power, did 6x10 sweet...
04-16-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,170
Posted By hubcyclist

as a public sector bureaucrat, I find it rich...

as a public sector bureaucrat, I find it rich when someone decries bureaucrats when simultaneously benefiting from the many programs overseen by folks such as myself, especially for individuals of a...
04-12-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

training status coupled with self promotion lol I...

training status coupled with self promotion lol I have my latest adaptive training vlog up, 2 weeks left in SSB1 HV, so far so good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUb85d2KaAg
04-10-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,295
Posted By hubcyclist

Iím visiting my parents again this weekend and...

Iím visiting my parents again this weekend and went out and untethered myself from the trainer for a workout. I used the trainerroad outside workouts pushed to my garmin and did a series of 5-7min...
04-08-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By hubcyclist

hot take coming: wheels may not be that great of...

hot take coming: wheels may not be that great of an upgrade, maybe a minute an hour by some measures, including this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v39Hojhy2lk

Jeff (the producer of this...
04-07-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,905
Posted By hubcyclist

my little youtube channel is up to 7 subscribers,...

my little youtube channel is up to 7 subscribers, personally I can't believe each of my videos has over 100 views (and likes). I'll have to diversify my content to more general cycling and not just...
04-07-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,770
Posted By hubcyclist

Not having read all the discussion above, I have...

Not having read all the discussion above, I have noticed, for example, that my base model Allez with Claris was msrp $750 in 2018 and now it is $1000, no changes in components or geometry. It may be...
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