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08-04-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Grotug

A little update. I haven't been following a...

A little update. I haven't been following a training plan and I never bothered getting an FTP test. Getting my ass handed to me week after week on the Tuesday night rides started having as much of a...
08-01-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 298,563
Posted By Grotug

I rode 110 miles with 13,000+ feet of climbing...

I rode 110 miles with 13,000+ feet of climbing yesterday.
06-08-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By Grotug

Tuesday legs were absolute turds. :( Part of the...

Tuesday legs were absolute turds. :( Part of the issue is that T'storms were forecast so only stronger riders showed up so I had no one to fall back on. I was the weakest link. But I thought my legs...
06-06-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By Grotug

I have some fun updates! I signed up for a...

I have some fun updates!

I signed up for a road race on July 12. Two laps of a 21 mile circuit with a 3.4 mile start/finish section outside the loop bringing the Cat 5 race to 47.2 miles (which is...
06-01-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By Grotug

I've definitely noticed the benefits from all the...

I've definitely noticed the benefits from all the zone 2 riding I did last year and over the winter, even though overall it wasn't a huge amount of miles and there were random breaks here and there....
05-22-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By Grotug

Thanks everyone for the helpful replies! ...

Thanks everyone for the helpful replies!
Thursday I didn't ride
Friday I rode 70 min. super easy zone 1 with around 5X10" high cadence spin ups (up to 160 watts for the spin ups).
Saturday (this...
05-19-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By Grotug

Training plan suggestions? built around group rides. (Wed, May 19).

Hi! I need some suggestions on what workout I should do on Fridays: Sprints, VO2 Max intervals, or sweet spot (or something else?) I'm 41 years old and weigh about 146 pounds.

I have three primary...
05-12-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Grotug

How to upload workout into Wahoo Elemnt?

I want to do a basic 5X5' V02 max workout today. I want to upload the workout to my wahoo Elemnt so it beeps when I need to pedal hard for 5 minutes, beeps again when it's time to pedal easy for 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Grotug

I am still in search of a working, but...

I am still in search of a working, but cosmetically damaged (cracked screen or what have you) bike computer that can connect to a power meter. Thanks so much if you have an old head unit you want to...
09-20-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 298,563
Posted By Grotug

109 miles and 7638í of climbing but it felt like...

109 miles and 7638í of climbing but it felt like more climbing than that.
09-14-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,584
Posted By Grotug

Your post starts out nice and intelligent until...

Your post starts out nice and intelligent until you start saying gravel riding is slow and boring. There arenít any rules for gravel riding. Sometimes they are fast, sometimes slow and sometimes...
09-13-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 298,563
Posted By Grotug

Thanks one4smoke! Strava says: 103.86 miles (not...

Thanks one4smoke! Strava says: 103.86 miles (not including continuing the cool down for a bit after ending the ride), 6748 ft of climbing, 161 avg watts (Strava's estimate--my Assioma Duo power-meter...
09-13-20, 07:35 PM
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Views: 298,563
Posted By Grotug

I rode my first century today. And did it solo....

I rode my first century today. And did it solo. Wasnít too bad. Was still pushing good power at the end of the ride thanks to holding off on the coffees until the halfway mark.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Grotug

I guess I'll just buy a regular replacement head...

I guess I'll just buy a regular replacement head unit.... :(
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Grotug

What's the cheapest way I can get power data into...

What's the cheapest way I can get power data into Strava and Training Peaks? Do I need a head unit or is there some work around? Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Grotug

ISO of a good bike computer that works but otherwise has cosmetic damage

Did your Wahoo Elemnt or Garmin edge get a cracked or broken screen? I want it! I keep losing my bike computers (don't ask me how, I'm special), and at $220+ a pop that is not sustainable. So if you...
03-17-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,503
Posted By Grotug

Today he locked the doors to his shop but kept...

Today he locked the doors to his shop but kept the shop open: if you want to buy something you have to call and order it over the phone. Someone from the shop then places the product outside the shop...
03-15-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,503
Posted By Grotug

My brother's bike shop is swamped

My brother is torn about whether he should close his bike shop located in the Berkshires because the New Yorkers are fleeing north to the country to get their social distancing out on their bikes....
09-16-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

I raced yesterday. My taper seemed to be pretty...

I raced yesterday. My taper seemed to be pretty spot on. I slept well before the race, did some yoga at 4:30am, overloaded on beet juice powder and vitamin B complex two and a quarter hours before...
09-08-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Soooo... I finally figured out how to sync my...

Soooo... I finally figured out how to sync my rides with my Training Peaks account. As soon as I did I immediately bought the premium for a year.

First thing I wanted to see was by best hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,691
Posted By Grotug

I have to charge my Di2 about every 300 miles....

I have to charge my Di2 about every 300 miles. How often do you change back and forth from big ring and small ring?
09-03-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

So I took 3 days off; no biking at all. Today's...

So I took 3 days off; no biking at all. Today's Tuesday group ride was a practice for the race on Sept. 15th and the fast guys sent it. I wasn't sure how the ride was going to go and when the pace...
09-01-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Well, I think Carbonfiberboy is right about me...

Well, I think Carbonfiberboy is right about me being overtrained. On Thursday I went out with the intent of going hard 2X on a 10 min rolling climb and I struggled to get out of zone 1 (though I did...
08-26-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Well, not quite.... I think part of the...

Well, not quite....

I think part of the reason I struggle to maintain power throughout the 3+ hour ride is I'm never doing these long rides on fresh legs. They always come after Thursday's...
08-24-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Maybe the reason Iím not improving much on the...

Maybe the reason Iím not improving much on the Friday endurance rides is because I havenít been doing them in a structured way; only spending a little time in zone 2, otherwise lots of zone 3 and 4...
08-24-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

So what Iím wondering is do my legs just not have...

So what Iím wondering is do my legs just not have the fitness to go more than an hour steady non stop at 170 watts? They seem to manage on the Tuesday night group rides where Iíll sometimes still...
08-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

This forum is hellbent on destroying my posts...

This forum is hellbent on destroying my posts (just lost another post and had to post this remade, half formulated one before it was done because it started self destructing, too! [luckily Ďundoí...
08-24-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Thanks for your reply. I look at the 125BPM...

Thanks for your reply.

I look at the 125BPM at 170 watts as a good thing. First off, what is normal for me is becoming unknown, because, I feel (I hope) Iím getting fitter and thus my watts are...
08-24-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Well that was interesting; first 25+ miles of my...

Well that was interesting; first 25+ miles of my ride yesterday I was feeling fantastic; was struggling to keep it into zone 2 and not go harder. Was averaging about 170 watts and about 125BPM; then,...
08-24-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,909
Posted By Grotug

I read your first post as saying that you are "in...

I read your first post as saying that you are "in the 8th grade" and I'm like ... he has a wife?? :eek:

You definitely don't want to drink the whole bottle at once. Sipping a little at a time...
08-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,909
Posted By Grotug

Since my greatest fear on a long ride is going...

Since my greatest fear on a long ride is going hungry I will eat pretty close to the start of the ride (like an hour); but if it's a shorter ride I'll try not to eat less than 2.5 hours before so...
08-23-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,173
Posted By Grotug

I'm a skinny guy and never had issues before this...

I'm a skinny guy and never had issues before this season when I decided I was going to ride 5 to 6 days a week religiously. Now I use this before every ride:...
08-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

This post is more for my own record keeping;...

This post is more for my own record keeping; basically I try to rationalize how fatigued I am based on how my ride went last night:

Resting HR this morning was about 44 avg and last 30s standing...
08-22-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,909
Posted By Grotug

I haven't bothered to read all the replies, but I...

I haven't bothered to read all the replies, but I personally don't like my water flavored so if I'm going to be doing a hard effort in the heat I will add ten to twenty drops of electrolyte solution...
08-22-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

My lying down HR average over 3 minutes this...

My lying down HR average over 3 minutes this morning was about 46. Last 30 second average while standing up was about 60 or 61. I did not ride yesterday (but I did go for a 5 mile walk with a few...
08-21-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,416
Posted By Grotug

I'm 39 and riding a lot and also cannot eat...

I'm 39 and riding a lot and also cannot eat enough. Why don't you snack? You should be eating every two hours.
08-20-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Morning heart rate report: I woke up, went pee...

Morning heart rate report: I woke up, went pee (very yellow) but weight good for being dehydrate: 140lb! Put on my heart rate strap; lay back down and my heart rate was 79. So I figured it might take...
08-20-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

Just lost my detailed reply. On other forums the...

Just lost my detailed reply. On other forums the text gets saved but I cannot retrieve it on this forum for some reason using history or the back button, so this rewritten reply will likely be super...
08-16-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

caloso Haha, yeah, except I get to 'borrow some...

caloso Haha, yeah, except I get to 'borrow some other faster rider's legs' all the time, now!

So I guess I answered my question tonight about the 40/20 workout yesterday, because my body struggled...
08-16-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

UPDATE! My summer has been going really well....

UPDATE! My summer has been going really well. Been doing 6 rides a week, with about 3 of those hard or hardish. The program has remained the same: On Monday is 15" leg openers (or proper 15" sprints,...
07-30-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,223
Posted By Grotug

I'm very pleased with this raw grass fed whey...

I'm very pleased with this raw grass fed whey...
07-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 298,563
Posted By Grotug

Hi, I'm Jason and I rode 60 miles yesterday and...

Hi, I'm Jason and I rode 60 miles yesterday and spent half the ride struggling to maintain zone 2 or higher (probably a combination of going somewhat hard at beginning of ride and then digesting the...
07-09-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,908
Posted By Grotug

Thumbs up!! How many miles did you ride that day?

Thumbs up!! How many miles did you ride that day?
07-09-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,425
Posted By Grotug

I bought the coverage and I'm happy with it,...

I bought the coverage and I'm happy with it, although I haven't figured out how to cast it to my 55" smart TV, so I've been watching it on my 16" laptop. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out how to...
07-09-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 298,563
Posted By Grotug

53 miles on the spicey club ride. Was hard fun....

53 miles on the spicey club ride. Was hard fun. Got dropped multiple times but always had someone else with me who dropped as well. 'Multiple times', because the main front group stopped a couple...
07-09-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By Grotug

I have no idea what you should buy. I'd suggest...

I have no idea what you should buy. I'd suggest test riding some bikes at the Trek store and explain to the Trek folks your newbieness, intentions and budget and see where they direct you as far as...
07-09-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,397
Posted By Grotug

The hair on your legs would catch all that filth...

The hair on your legs would catch all that filth and suspend it in the hairs rather than allow it all to absorb into your glistening skin through your open pores.
07-08-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

An update on my progress: I got a bike fit...

An update on my progress:

I got a bike fit right before last Tuesday's group ride and I think it helped. And I think my FTP is going up. I had a very good ride last Tuesday. Held onto the A group...
06-28-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

These replies have been a pure pleasure to read;...

These replies have been a pure pleasure to read; very encouraging! Thanks everyone! One thing I've started to realize about myself which some of you have wisely picked up on is that I'd rather train...
06-26-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,870
Posted By Grotug

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