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07-20-21, 02:31 PM
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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: 82
Views: 1,197
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: 229
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: 16,516
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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: 3,865
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: 3,865
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: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
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: 2,135
Views: 259,039
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: 3,865
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: 3,161
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: 6,318
Views: 391,545
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: 6,318
Views: 391,545
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: 16,516
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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: 606
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: 606
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: 606
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: 606
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: 606
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: 16,516
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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: 16,516
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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: 3,790
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...
06-09-21, 08:08 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

rest week here too, although I didn't finish my...

rest week here too, although I didn't finish my plan over the weekend because we were out of town, but the work is done and I didn't feel an incredible need to do the last 2 workouts. I'm doing my...
06-09-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,513
Posted By hubcyclist

I chimed in on one of the other threads, but I...

I chimed in on one of the other threads, but I don't really get the need to distinguish 90's/early brifters. I had a 1995 raleigh with 8 speed 105 from 2014-2018 and aside from having a quill stem...
06-09-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,389
Posted By hubcyclist

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I take 'sporting rides' and am 'reasonably fit' 8 speed is...
06-08-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,389
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...
06-05-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,909
Posted By hubcyclist

Iím assuming youíre talking about nutmeg which...

Iím assuming youíre talking about nutmeg which was today. To answer your question yeah cat 5 crits are going to be pretty fast like that. Just for context when Iím riding fast on the road I can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By hubcyclist

having owned a mid 90's raleigh with 8 speed 105...

having owned a mid 90's raleigh with 8 speed 105 and currently riding an 8 speed 2019 Allez, I really don't see any distinction, 8 speed and above with STI shifters are basically modern road bikes,...
06-03-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16,516
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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"...
06-02-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By hubcyclist

SiS (whose products I enjoy and use) have just...

SiS (whose products I enjoy and use) have just released some nitrate products
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By hubcyclist

from what I've seen regarding rolling resistance,...

from what I've seen regarding rolling resistance, while they may be lighter, they're not any faster than pretty good butyl tubes like the continental race 28 light...
05-30-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16,516
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Posted By hubcyclist

Went old school with a fluid trainer today, I...

Went old school with a fluid trainer today, I didn’t bring my Hammer to my parents as I generally do, wanted to experiment with bringing something lightweight and maybe keep it here. My workout...
05-29-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16,516
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Posted By hubcyclist

i unlocked sweetspot godmode with trainerroad lol...

i unlocked sweetspot godmode with trainerroad lol I did a sweet spot workout classified as a level 10, which was 3x30 @ 92%, I did lower the last one to 90%. The adaptive training plan has this again...
05-27-21, 08:11 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

the indoor heat really got to me today, only got...

the indoor heat really got to me today, only got halfway through my 3x23 sweet spot workout. It was 74 degrees inside when I started, so I figured it would get rough. Taking a break but will do some...
05-26-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a 10 y/o and honestly would not trust him...

I have a 10 y/o and honestly would not trust him to ride outside of our isolated neighborhood area. Definitely wouldn't have him ride to school, his school requires us to go on some busy main roads...
05-25-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,545
Posted By hubcyclist

I just got some continental ultra light butyl...

I just got some continental ultra light butyl tubes (75g each), guess I just kind of assumed latex was a bit more finnicky with installation and that meant more prone to flatting, looks like that was...
05-25-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16,516
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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...
05-22-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16,516
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Posted By hubcyclist

today was a doozy, 2hrs with 5x15 around 90%,...

today was a doozy, 2hrs with 5x15 around 90%, only 3min RBI so pretty challenging, not to mention I did this in the afternoon and it's about 88 degrees lol. I also had to ride 1hr before and after...
05-21-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,545
Posted By hubcyclist

today in going down rabbit holes was comparing...

today in going down rabbit holes was comparing between my 50-34 setup and 52-36 (I have an 8 speed setup, btw) and looking at gear calculators and what not to determine whether it's "worth" it. In my...
05-20-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,670
Posted By hubcyclist

the short answer, I'm currently 160ish +/- a...

the short answer, I'm currently 160ish +/- a couple (usually plus 2 lol)

I weighed like 225 back in 2013 and we had moved to an apartment that was 1 minute from a bike path. I wanted to get fitter...
05-20-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
Posted By hubcyclist

today had me doing 3x23min, with one minute at...

today had me doing 3x23min, with one minute at 135% then settling in for the remaining 22min at 90%, wasn't too bad but that first minute got rougher with each interval, hopefully getting some heat...
05-19-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,545
Posted By hubcyclist

So I never gave too much thought to inner tubes,...

So I never gave too much thought to inner tubes, just grabbing whatever fits. I think I currently have specialized turbo tube (at least that's a spare I have, I could just as easily have another type...
05-19-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,545
Posted By hubcyclist

I use 2 of these:...

I use 2 of these: https://www.lasko.com/products/pro-performance-high-velocity-utility-fan-4900/

and a lasko cyclone which is a bigger 20" fan but actually weaker than the pro performance ones....
05-18-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
Posted By hubcyclist

90min of more sweet spot, today was basically...

90min of more sweet spot, today was basically 80mins constant with periodic 30sec breaks, basically intervals at 85, 90, 95%, the 95% is tough for me indoors! Never thought I'd want a 4th fan, but...
05-15-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
Posted By hubcyclist

Weíre away from home again this weekend, found a...

Weíre away from home again this weekend, found a loop 20mins from our hotel and did 5x16 (I know but thatís the TR workout lol) sweet spot. Nailed it. This one is classified as an 8.7 sweet spot...
05-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
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: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By hubcyclist

the allez is a great bike, in my biased opinion....

the allez is a great bike, in my biased opinion. I have the 2018 model and it has internal cable routing and a carbon fork, plus the current gen Claris is tidy as far as cabling goes. I donít feel an...
05-11-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
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: 1,338
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,739
Posted By hubcyclist

Claris, I'm all about the 8 speed life lol My...

Claris, I'm all about the 8 speed life lol My shifting has been a bit less crisp on the road (it's fine and instantly responsive on the bike stand), so I've got some maintenance to do!
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