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11-21-21, 07:30 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

after riding with 42cm bars ever since I bought...

after riding with 42cm bars ever since I bought my Allez in 2018, I'm finally getting around with going back to 38 like I had previously. Also took the opportunity to go aero with the handlebar,...
11-21-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
Posted By hubcyclist

I've formally started my next training block,...

I've formally started my next training block, although it's not hugely different from the stuff I was doing the past few weeks lol

I'm doing SSB1 HV (again) on trainer road, although I'm using it...
11-16-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By hubcyclist

It's fine for outdoor workouts, it's not fine for...

It's fine for outdoor workouts, it's not fine for random outdoor rides. I mostly do my stuff indoors, but I've done a lot more TR workouts outside and they have worked flawlessly, and that was even...
11-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,215
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, the wind thing makes it hard to use speed...

Yeah, the wind thing makes it hard to use speed as any real metric, I have a workout I've done on a loop where one 15min interval at 260something I was doing 24mph and another identical effort and...
11-03-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,215
Posted By hubcyclist

question wasnít for me but Iíll answer. Intervals...

question wasnít for me but Iíll answer. Intervals can require specific gears, like if Iím doing a workout where Iím trying to average 265w on an interval, I may sometimes find one gear requires me to...
10-31-21, 09:05 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I think I've posted about this earlier, but I've...

I think I've posted about this earlier, but I've just done a soft release of a neat group ride organizing webapp to some members of my club. might not be the best time to release a group ride app in...
10-31-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
Posted By hubcyclist

did 4hrs on the trainer yesterday, what a slog,...

did 4hrs on the trainer yesterday, what a slog, mainly a saddle comfort issue, if it weren't for that it would be a lot easier to handle. I skipped out on CX racing this week because it's been...
10-29-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,215
Posted By hubcyclist

leaving aside some of the sensationalism on the...

leaving aside some of the sensationalism on the topic, sometimes there are benefits for 'more gears' and sometimes there aren't, especially given how fiddly front derailleurs can be. My road bike is...
10-28-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been kind of doing a type of base block the...

I've been kind of doing a type of base block the past few weeks. A couple of weeks ago it was a bit unstructured, but did 2hrs Tues/Thurs, thresholdish stuff Wed, and raced CX on the weekend, last...
10-20-21, 07:57 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

i've been doing my amateur web development again,...

i've been doing my amateur web development again, this time building a group ride web app, with a side of club management features (would love to make it more robust to allow to pay dues and compete...
10-20-21, 07:49 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

i love my assioma Uno pedal (left sided) and it...

i love my assioma Uno pedal (left sided) and it works well, obvs they make dual sided. They use look style cleats so if you aren't particularly sensitive to cleat style (I don't think I am, I notice...
10-12-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,274
Posted By hubcyclist

i've been racing CX too, usual string of midpack...

i've been racing CX too, usual string of midpack results for the most part, but this past Sunday was my A race (and my club's race too) and I was as high as 9th in the first lap, I think (based on my...
09-17-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,276
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: 203
Views: 6,870
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: 16,661
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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: 16,661
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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: 5,221
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: 16,661
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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
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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: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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: 2,104
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
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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: 2,883
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: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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
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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: 5,217
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: 5,217
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: 5,217
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: 5,217
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: 5,217
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: 5,217
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: 5,217
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: 5,217
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: 153
Views: 17,274
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: 389
Views: 9,629
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: 744
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: 1,678
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: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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: 389
Views: 9,629
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: 153
Views: 17,274
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: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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: 389
Views: 9,629
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: 567
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: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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: 4,902
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: 4,902
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: 16,661
Views: 1,068,159
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: 2,141
Views: 277,291
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: 4,902
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...
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