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09-17-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 82
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Posted By hubcyclist

Definitely a strawman, but that isn't to say some...

Definitely a strawman, but that isn't to say some of us don't use that metric as a fun goal to achieve. I did it in June after a couple of prior attempts, next milestone is 4:45. But yeah, there...
09-09-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,413
Posted By hubcyclist

MA manual simply states "You must give an audible...

MA manual simply states "You must give an audible warning (other than a siren or whistle) when necessary to ensure safe operation." Page 110 here...
09-07-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm currently at level 6 for anaerobic and 6.6...

I'm currently at level 6 for anaerobic and 6.6 for vo2, I've been curious to see how these progression levels translate to how we feel during races, esp at the end (assuming I dug in deep enough and...
09-07-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

weekend was a quite mixed bag, got outside for a...

weekend was a quite mixed bag, got outside for a great workout on Saturday, really wish I had more time to be out, but kept it to 2hrs. Sunday went out and 6mins into the ride a screw decided to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,566
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm certainly no luddite but I maintain that...

I'm certainly no luddite but I maintain that something like a Claris groupset and rim brakes are just fine for a good majority of cyclists. I use them myself and definitely don't feel inadequate...
09-01-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16,600
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Posted By hubcyclist

yesterday did an anaerobic workout (level 6 for...

yesterday did an anaerobic workout (level 6 for those on TR) ranging from 15-60sec and between 140-160%. The 60min workout had an IF of 0.92. On Sat I did several 2min vo2 things outside, set a...
08-27-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been doing similar stuff on the CX plan,...

I've been doing similar stuff on the CX plan, yesterday was Maria and next week is Flume +2. my first 2 races are sept 11 and 12 right after an easy week, so I'm essentially peaking for these (I do...
08-21-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16,600
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Posted By hubcyclist

did one of the harder vo2 workouts I remember...

did one of the harder vo2 workouts I remember doing, 4x4min @ 115% (I've never done much past 3 mins before). Good news is I think I've set an all time best 4min power, so that's good. I went outside...
08-19-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16,600
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Posted By hubcyclist

PSA for anyone curious, TR has made their...

PSA for anyone curious, TR has made their adaptive training an open beta, so if you have TR account and want to give it a whirl, it's available to you now!
08-18-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By hubcyclist

this is mine (power curve is from an app I made...

this is mine (power curve is from an app I made myself using python/django), this curve just encompasses 2021 data. Clearly I don’t work on a lot of sprint stuff lol not totally obvious but my nearly...
08-17-21, 12:35 PM
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Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

started the CX specialty plan on TR, anaerobic...

started the CX specialty plan on TR, anaerobic workout today varying in length from 15-85sec, not too hard. Racing is less than a month away so curious how all this training translates to racing...
08-16-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By hubcyclist

Well TR is trying to do such a thing with their...

Well TR is trying to do such a thing with their progression levels (and also using these as a way to scale what workouts are assigned to the user that are within their particular level). My sweet...
08-12-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

it's 90 degrees in the Boston area today (92...

it's 90 degrees in the Boston area today (92 currently lol) not that I generally go outside to workout on weekdays but that's a nonstarter today. Just settled for my like 80 degree basement, did 3x30...
08-10-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

I use trainerroad plan builder, and shifted the...

I use trainerroad plan builder, and shifted the date of my A race up a week (to coincide with my club's race, which is a favorite of mine and I'd love to be in peak form then). Anyhow, as a result...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

im saying, at least for me, I donít feel any...

im saying, at least for me, I donít feel any different strain on my body when I start to ride outside after being inside. In fact I race Cx (not terribly) with not that much outdoor training. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

I guess itís a damn miracle I can keep myself...

I guess itís a damn miracle I can keep myself upright after riding almost exclusively inside all year
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

beats me, I haven't had to change pants in the 8...

beats me, I haven't had to change pants in the 8 years since I lost weight cycling and I've certainly only gotten stronger as a cyclist in that time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

yeah, but that's all due to development as a...

yeah, but that's all due to development as a result of aerobic exercise, the comments above try to assert that somehow people are weaker climbers because they aren't using their upper body muscles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

that's a function of cooling and air circulation...

that's a function of cooling and air circulation indoors, I use 3 powerful fans inside (lasko pro performance) and my power matches both inside and out pretty closely
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

It's like you don't realize cycling is actually a...

It's like you don't realize cycling is actually a cardiovascular sport and muscles have little to do with how well one cycles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

if I'm doing 270w, it's 270w whether I'm inside,...

if I'm doing 270w, it's 270w whether I'm inside, riding into the wind, riding up the hill, etc. for all intents and purposes, it's the same
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,658
Posted By hubcyclist

no offense, but this is hogwash, I ride inside...

no offense, but this is hogwash, I ride inside almost all year on my trainer and doing trainerroad workouts, I am plenty good at climbing and bike handling.
07-29-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,873
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...
07-29-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,725
Posted By hubcyclist

to highlight the discrepancy between calorie...

to highlight the discrepancy between calorie estimates and using a power meter, the past 3 rides I've done:

7/28 - Strava calorie estimate: 806, kj: 719 (11% difference)
7/27 - Strava calorie...
07-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By hubcyclist

I crosschain all the time, don’t care lol I do...

I crosschain all the time, don’t care lol I do 50-28, but I’m also on Claris and the cost of replacing parts is low
07-27-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,527
Posted By hubcyclist

nope. Mean and median are different statistical...

nope. Mean and median are different statistical concepts, not always the same
07-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
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.
07-26-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,725
Posted By hubcyclist

Too many factors go into determining watts and...

Too many factors go into determining watts and speed. I raced in a criterium on Saturday and my power was 270w with an average speed of 26mph, if I were to do that solo it would be like 23ish maybe...
07-24-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,873
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: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
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...
07-20-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,725
Posted By hubcyclist

I ride with a power meter, and here are some...

I ride with a power meter, and here are some stats from my end. Firstly, power is work in kj, so stuff like gender, age, HR etc. is not a factor. In cycling, we essentially take kj of work measured...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By hubcyclist

I'd concur with above, microshift r8 are actually...

I'd concur with above, microshift r8 are actually pretty darn good shifters, from my experience, and I've used them with shimano derailleurs. But older tiagra 10 speed (pre 4700) would work too, just...
07-11-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
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...
07-05-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,403
Posted By hubcyclist

wasnt disagreeing on the 80g hour per se, i think...

wasnt disagreeing on the 80g hour per se, i think a lot of people apply that as a blanket recommendation where I think thereís more nuance.

not sure I entirely agree with the latter part, what you...
07-05-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,403
Posted By hubcyclist

Gonna throw in some power meter data here....

Gonna throw in some power meter data here. Someone may correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m going to guess that a lot of folks have FTPs under 250, so let’s say someone has an ftp of 225, and does an...
07-05-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

Just finished the first half of short power...

Just finished the first half of short power build, went perfectly with the adaptive training on TR, basically nothing too hard but still productive. I’ve been at my in laws the past week and did my...
06-29-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 267,936
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: 4,403
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...
06-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,136
Posted By hubcyclist

My CX bike is 2x11 sram, For the most part I like...

My CX bike is 2x11 sram, For the most part I like having a 46/36 crankset and having gearing choices when I'm on the road. In CX race scenarios, though, I don't use the 46 that much and in the 2019...
06-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 413,331
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...
06-18-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 413,331
Posted By hubcyclist

unexpected day off for me today due to new...

unexpected day off for me today due to new holiday. but kid gets out early from school today so not enough time to venture out for long
06-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
Posted By hubcyclist

getting into short power build. with the new...

getting into short power build. with the new trainerroad workout classification, I did a level 4.0 vo2 workout today, a series of 4.5 sets with 20sec at 110% and 15sec @ 88%. Not bad at all, adaptive...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm 41, I've been cycling since late 2013. My...

I'm 41, I've been cycling since late 2013. My gear is really modest, I have a base model Specialized Allez equipped with Claris and the most basic axis sport wheels. I did have a Lazer bullet aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I think if plan to do something like this I...

Yeah, I think if plan to do something like this I may mess around with BBS over a month. I didn't really plan anything for this other than the date since it was at the end of a rest week following a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm not gonna say it's impossible to maintain 86%...

I'm not gonna say it's impossible to maintain 86% for 5hrs, but it's highly unlikely for me, I think! Will have to think about handlebar and wheel upgrades to maybe put me in that zone lol

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
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.
...
06-13-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
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: 16,600
Views: 1,038,185
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...
06-09-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,183
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a cheap jersey from aliexpress/amazon,...

I have a cheap jersey from aliexpress/amazon, branded racmmer. It's not terrible, but if you compare the stitching to a brand name like Castelli, the difference is notable. It only took a couple of...
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