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How common is 300w for an hour?

Old 03-29-21, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
Geez.

Now, this is off topic for the original stuff, but if you apply the % of ftp they likely rode that at.......could we hold our number that long? I would assume someone like that could do in the 90's for % of ftp for that long. I couldn't. I have done almost 90% for 90min before. But that's still not like this dude or the Paris Roubaix breakaway numbers. That stuff is just unreal.
I've done 89% (normalized) for 105 minutes and then 88% for 115 minutes the next day but couldn't hold it by day three and was down to 78% for 145 minutes for day three.

90% FTP for two hours and rested... probably. 90% for two hours UP A MOUNTAIN.... probably not.
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Old 03-30-21, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by wktmeow View Post
Yea he holds multiple lightweight rowing records, not someone I would want to go toe to toe with - https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2...marathon-2018/

And oh hey would you look at that, he's my racing category and lives in SoCal too
From experience: he is very not slow. He is also a very nice guy. You'll enjoy racing with him.
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He beat me by like 6 minutes on a 30 min-ish climb in 2019. He nearly beat the guy who won, and who set course records on every hill climb he did in 2019 with the exception of mount washington where a doped up danielson holds the record.
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Old 03-31-21, 06:13 AM
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Anyone catch the new Everesting record? Jeeeeezzzzz. Not 300w constant, but basically on/off for 6 hours. Zing.
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Old 03-31-21, 07:08 AM
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Old 03-31-21, 11:26 AM
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https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/rona...rs-40-minutes/
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Old 03-31-21, 11:34 AM
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That's pretty awesome.

I wish I could care about riding that long. Seems like an obvious future for some segment of the sport.
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Old 04-02-21, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
Geez.

Now, this is off topic for the original stuff, but if you apply the % of ftp they likely rode that at.......could we hold our number that long? I would assume someone like that could do in the 90's for % of ftp for that long. I couldn't. I have done almost 90% for 90min before. But that's still not like this dude or the Paris Roubaix breakaway numbers. That stuff is just unreal.
I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries to build up to that, though (mainly figuring out the nutrition), and I was wrecked for a few days afterwards.
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Originally Posted by guachi View Post
I've done 89% (normalized) for 105 minutes and then 88% for 115 minutes the next day but couldn't hold it by day three and was down to 78% for 145 minutes for day three.

90% FTP for two hours and rested... probably. 90% for two hours UP A MOUNTAIN.... probably not.
Surprised you think it would be harder up a mountain. I guess the altitude would be an issue, but having the gradient to work against would really help me.
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Old 04-05-21, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Yep View Post
Surprised you think it would be harder up a mountain. I guess the altitude would be an issue, but having the gradient to work against would really help me.
Same. The only time I came close to 300w for an hour it was up Mt Diablo. Steady 6% with 3000 ft of vertical and since it starts at sea level the altitude isnít an issue.
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Old 04-06-21, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Same. The only time I came close to 300w for an hour it was up Mt Diablo. Steady 6% with 3000 ft of vertical and since it starts at sea level the altitude isnít an issue.
Man, I lived in Sacramento from the time I started riding to doing fast rides (River Ride) and on into dipping my toe in racing. When I left I was probably still a 5, maybe just a 4. Even though that might be 15 years ago now, Iím certainly stronger and Iíd love to go back and finish a Saturday ride up front and put in a good time up Diablo.
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Old 04-06-21, 06:59 AM
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Grade is a big factor though. For me, if things start going up hill, I have a harder time keeping my cadence up, which means my power drops. I often end up climbing by grinding it out, even in an easier gear, all the way to the top.
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Old 04-06-21, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Yep View Post
Man, I lived in Sacramento from the time I started riding to doing fast rides (River Ride) and on into dipping my toe in racing. When I left I was probably still a 5, maybe just a 4. Even though that might be 15 years ago now, Iím certainly stronger and Iíd love to go back and finish a Saturday ride up front and put in a good time up Diablo.
Awesome. I'm hoping to do the RR on Saturday, first time in over a year, now that I have had the vaccine. I think my fitness is decent, but I'm a little unsure of my bike handling in a group, so I will probably just sit at the back first time out. And hope it's not a windy day.
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Old 04-06-21, 10:25 AM
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Would love to come back and do Diablo again, and Calaveras, and Old La Honda.

I was barely cracking an hour up Diablo when I left, should be a good deal fitter now. Best up OLH was 19:15 or so, reckon I could maybe get down into the 18s at least?

I'd definitely fare better on the HOP, Spectrum, Alviso rides than I did before
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Old 04-06-21, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by wktmeow View Post
Would love to come back and do Diablo again, and Calaveras, and Old La Honda.

I was barely cracking an hour up Diablo when I left, should be a good deal fitter now. Best up OLH was 19:15 or so, reckon I could maybe get down into the 18s at least?

I'd definitely fare better on the HOP, Spectrum, Alviso rides than I did before
I miss the climbing in NorCal. There were so many great climbs and yesterday, I wore my King of the Mountain tee shirt that I got for racing up Sierra Road (I do not miss Sierra Road). I climbed OLH a lot and it was always a solid workout and very picturesque. Soledad Mountain is a very weak little sister compared to OLH.
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Old 04-12-21, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by wktmeow View Post
Would love to come back and do Diablo again, and Calaveras, and Old La Honda.

I was barely cracking an hour up Diablo when I left, should be a good deal fitter now. Best up OLH was 19:15 or so, reckon I could maybe get down into the 18s at least?

I'd definitely fare better on the HOP, Spectrum, Alviso rides than I did before
Totally. We should all get to go back and do the rides/races and climbs that kicked our asses when we started. In my memory, the Sac Tuesday Worlds was so fast, and so hard that I was over the moon to be able to see the lead group at the finish, but I also sucked. My guess is the reality would be somewhere in the middle; I would hang, but I wouldn't "win" it.
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Old 04-12-21, 04:46 PM
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I miss the climbing in NorCal.
I hear you. I didn't start riding until I moved to NorCal and took it all for granted. It wasn't until I moved back to the DC area that I realized how great I had it and I really should have appreciated those OLH, HWY 9 and Tunitias days a bit more.
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Old 04-23-21, 07:33 AM
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260w, 262w NP for an hour last night on TT bike. Including some intersections and some downhill where I could only manage 200w or so for a short time.

About as close as I could probably get would be 270w without that as that's what I was holding during the moving time.

That's at 68kg.

Edit: to beat the Zwift dead horse some more, I went on zpower and looked at a recent hill climb race. Most B's finished from 1:15 to 1:30 or so. The top 10 B's ALL broke 4w/kg for a whole hour with several doing 300+ for the hour. With weeknight worlds in action now with some 4's, 3's and sometimes a Cat 1 or 2 coming.........it just feels like total bull on Zwift. I'll continue to just train on there. It seems soooooo fake versus real life, not the GUI........the user results seem so fake.

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