Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 417 of 434 FirstFirst ... 317367407415416417418419427 ... LastLast
Results 10,401 to 10,425 of 10828
  1. #10401
    Banana Pancakes furiousferret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Redlands, CA
    Posts
    2,458
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tuesday Night Worlds; mixed in interval work, was one watt short of my 5m pr. With as sore as my legs are, that's a surprise.

  2. #10402
    Senior Member aaronmcd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo S2, Ultegra 6700
    Posts
    1,250
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ 1 watt short of a PR is pretty good! I hit 10 watts short in a group ride today and was working pretty hard.

  3. #10403
    Not actually Tmonk TMonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    caad9, capo (fixed), centurion dave scott 10sp, dolan pre cursa (track)
    Posts
    6,106
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    2014 is turning out to be a year of experimentation and decreased bike focus, but long-term vision for me, cycling wise. Two new developments in particular have pointed me in that direction: my decision to acquire a power meter, and to get back in the gym again for the first time since college (2010).

    Typical "On" weeks are looking like this: (not that I need rest weeks anyway right now)

    M: gym - upper body
    T: Track PM (very high-intensity), ez 30-60min spin AM
    W: EZ z1/2 ride, MTB or road
    Th: gym - lower body
    F: EZ z1/2 ride, MTB or road
    S: 3-4 hr high z2 ride (tiring), or group road ride
    U: off

    I could really use an extra quality intensity or threshold day, but it's difficult for me to fit it into my life/schedule right now. Instead I am doing other things: lifting, hiking, swimming, body surfing, whatever. My overall health and strength is better than in years past, but my cycling fitness lacks depth. I can feel it. Additionally, lifting takes away my ability to ride hard for a day or two, but I really love deadlifts and squats.

    That still didn't stop me from winning two races and placing second an another tonight in the "B+" field at SDVA. I'm having a lot of fun learning about myself and thinking about workouts with my powermeter. I really look forward to optimizing my bike workouts with it (next year?) and going for my road 2, which I know I can do.

    But that won't be this weekend, because the boys from work and I are backpacking San Gorgonio (11,500). Good times will be had.
    "Your beauty is an aeroplane;
    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

  4. #10404
    Senior Member aaronmcd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo S2, Ultegra 6700
    Posts
    1,250
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Had to drive my wife to work so I had the car for an interview, so missed the morning ride and the end of the noon ride.

    On the plus side, I was fresh for the noon ride part that I did and got a decent workout out of it. I went near the front for the first climb, and when I looked back most of the field was gone (thanks, Fudgy)! Only 5 of us in the break. Good break with a few strong riders (Fudgy and one other guy in orange doing a lot of pulling), but I had to leave before the finale. Still great to be in a break from a hill! My climbing ability is slowly coming around.

    Then got accepted at the interview to do a trial project for decent money. The job would be well paying, telecommute and part time/flex hours. So stoked, I hope I get this job.

  5. #10405
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    3,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Aaron - crossing fingers for you getting that job...
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  6. #10406
    Senior Member shovelhd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    11,429
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck with the job prospect.

    TMonk, good to hear that you are finding the bike/life balance. It sounds like you are having fun. Your schedule looks great for the goals you have.

  7. #10407
    Making a kilometer blurry waterrockets's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Austin (near TX)
    My Bikes
    rkwaki's porn collection
    Posts
    25,966
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck on the job, and good job on the hill.

  8. #10408
    Senior Member ShutUpLegs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Mount Joy, PA
    My Bikes
    CAAD10
    Posts
    131
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Finished my first peak of the year this past weekend. Took the last two days off to recover, buy a newer Jeep Wrangler, sell off the 350z and just relax. Today I'll get back on the bike to spin around and enjoy the scenary
    BLOG --> http://goingoffthefront.blogspot.com/

  9. #10409
    Banana Pancakes furiousferret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Redlands, CA
    Posts
    2,458
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to the Jeep Family!
    @aaronmcd gl on the job!

  10. #10410
    **** that mattm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    CALI
    Posts
    10,988
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did the Valley Ride tonight, instead of sitting around at the track and getting back home at 10 pm..

    Won a sprint, lost a sprint, lost hard on the climb. Hot out.

    In the final sprint it felt fast, and the data says 43 mph.. tailwind and slight downhill helped. Was looking for that 11 tooth!
    Last edited by mattm; 06-18-14 at 10:23 PM. Reason: forgot to brag about how fast we were

  11. #10411
    Senior Member hack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Folsom, CA
    Posts
    953
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Folsom Bike Race Ride. Got the first sprint, but then blew up hard. Chased and caught a group, so we worked back together.
    Cat 2 upgrade status: never

  12. #10412
    Senior Member aaronmcd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo S2, Ultegra 6700
    Posts
    1,250
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Did the Valley Ride tonight, instead of sitting around at the track and getting back home at 10 pm..

    Won a sprint, lost a sprint, lost hard on the climb. Hot out.

    In the final sprint it felt fast, and the data says 43 mph.. tailwind and slight downhill helped. Was looking for that 11 tooth!
    Hey, don't you have to upgrade before you can hit 40+ in a sprint? Lol.

    Was considering Valley Ride tonight, but figure it's better to keep the intensity to Tuesdays and Thursdays rather than 3 days in a row.

  13. #10413
    Senior Member ShutUpLegs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Mount Joy, PA
    My Bikes
    CAAD10
    Posts
    131
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FTP Test this morning. First one I've ever done with a power meter (have always gone off feel). Did Coggan's Test..Results: 5m power=5.45 W/kg (415 avg) and FTP=4.21 W/kg (321 avg). Actually feel pretty good about that.
    BLOG --> http://goingoffthefront.blogspot.com/

  14. #10414
    Senior Member aaronmcd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo S2, Ultegra 6700
    Posts
    1,250
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ wow, that 5' power is almost 130% - mine is only 117%. Maybe I need to work on my 5' more.

    ----------

    Morning ride. Holy ****. I was dropped halfway through, formed a chase group and caught on for the second part just as the leaders were leaving the regroup spot.

    Some examples of ride titles from Strava:

    "Splinters!"
    "TMR Swiss Cheese"
    "A clear demonstration of the frank difference between Pro/Cat 1 riding and the rest of us"
    "Nuclear Bomb"
    "**** that was fast"
    "Somebody opened a can of whoop ass"
    "Dropped on Kings"
    "Dropped on Tripp"
    etc.

  15. #10415
    **** that mattm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    CALI
    Posts
    10,988
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronmcd View Post
    Morning ride. Holy ****. I was dropped halfway through, formed a chase group and caught on for the second part just as the leaders were leaving the regroup spot.

    Some examples of ride titles from Strava:

    "Splinters!"
    "TMR Swiss Cheese"
    "A clear demonstration of the frank difference between Pro/Cat 1 riding and the rest of us"
    "Nuclear Bomb"
    "**** that was fast"
    "Somebody opened a can of whoop ass"
    "Dropped on Kings"
    "Dropped on Tripp"
    etc.
    Which cat 1's do that ride?

  16. #10416
    Senior Member aaronmcd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo S2, Ultegra 6700
    Posts
    1,250
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Which cat 1's do that ride?
    Good question. I have no clue. I'm not much for small talk so I only know a few people

  17. #10417
    fuggitivo solitario echappist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    7,840
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    2014 is turning out to be a year of experimentation and decreased bike focus, but long-term vision for me, cycling wise. Two new developments in particular have pointed me in that direction: my decision to acquire a power meter, and to get back in the gym again for the first time since college (2010).

    Typical "On" weeks are looking like this: (not that I need rest weeks anyway right now)

    M: gym - upper body
    T: Track PM (very high-intensity), ez 30-60min spin AM
    W: EZ z1/2 ride, MTB or road
    Th: gym - lower body
    F: EZ z1/2 ride, MTB or road
    S: 3-4 hr high z2 ride (tiring), or group road ride
    U: off

    I could really use an extra quality intensity or threshold day, but it's difficult for me to fit it into my life/schedule right now. Instead I am doing other things: lifting, hiking, swimming, body surfing, whatever. My overall health and strength is better than in years past, but my cycling fitness lacks depth. I can feel it. Additionally, lifting takes away my ability to ride hard for a day or two, but I really love deadlifts and squats.

    That still didn't stop me from winning two races and placing second an another tonight in the "B+" field at SDVA. I'm having a lot of fun learning about myself and thinking about workouts with my powermeter. I really look forward to optimizing my bike workouts with it (next year?) and going for my road 2, which I know I can do.

    But that won't be this weekend, because the boys from work and I are backpacking San Gorgonio (11,500). Good times will be had.
    Good to hear; enjoy the backpacking trip
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronmcd View Post
    Then got accepted at the interview to do a trial project for decent money. The job would be well paying, telecommute and part time/flex hours. So stoked, I hope I get this job.
    Best of wishes
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronmcd View Post
    ^ wow, that 5' power is almost 130% - mine is only 117%. Maybe I need to work on my 5' more.
    genetics plays into it a lot; or it could be that you are overly focusing on the aerobic stuff; or that you were tired when you tested, etc. you really won't know until you have a few years of data.

    in 2011, my first year with a PM, i was at 1.30 and fancied myself as a puncheur
    in 2012, i changed my approach a bit and was at 1.20 and thought i was a diesel with no punch
    in 2013, i hired a coach who had a more holistic approach. ended up at 1.25. i'm still a diesel type, but at least i had some pop
    no idea where i'm at right now. i don't do 5 min tests, at least not in season.

  18. #10418
    Senior Member TexMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Giant Propel Advanced
    Posts
    672
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronmcd View Post
    ^ wow, that 5' power is almost 130% - mine is only 117%. Maybe I need to work on my 5' more.

    ----------

    Morning ride. Holy ****. I was dropped halfway through, formed a chase group and caught on for the second part just as the leaders were leaving the regroup spot.

    Some examples of ride titles from Strava:

    "Splinters!"
    "TMR Swiss Cheese"
    "A clear demonstration of the frank difference between Pro/Cat 1 riding and the rest of us"
    "Nuclear Bomb"
    "**** that was fast"
    "Somebody opened a can of whoop ass"
    "Dropped on Kings"
    "Dropped on Tripp"
    etc.
    Good ones.
    My last one was "dry lube", went out of town and forgot my chamoise creme

  19. #10419
    Senior Member TexMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Giant Propel Advanced
    Posts
    672
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Was in Fort Hood, Killeen Texas for work so i brought my bike with me to ride hills. Maped a ride route but later found out i could not ride in that area unless i was in the millitary !. Drove around on the outskirts of main town looking for some roads, ended up at a place called Harker Heights, parked my car at a church and got on my bike. Rode 40 miles with 2k ft of climbing. For the first time i ran out of gears at 45mphr downhill.

  20. #10420
    Senior Member jsutkeepspining's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ohioland/right near hicville farmtown
    Posts
    4,688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    genetics plays into it a lot; or it could be that you are overly focusing on the aerobic stuff; or that you were tired when you tested, etc. you really won't know until you have a few years of data.

    in 2011, my first year with a PM, i was at 1.30 and fancied myself as a puncheur
    in 2012, i changed my approach a bit and was at 1.20 and thought i was a diesel with no punch
    in 2013, i hired a coach who had a more holistic approach. ended up at 1.25. i'm still a diesel type, but at least i had some pop
    no idea where i'm at right now. i don't do 5 min tests, at least not in season.

    I'll add my data point. I'm at about 125% or so, and my sprint (max) is 400+% and 5 second is at 383%. I'm a sprinter with an emphasis on sub 5 minute efforts. if you watch me race you would be able to tell i'm a sprinter very quickly. My attacks/moves are either 100% separation, or i'm not doing anything.
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    You're not dumb. You're just less smart.

  21. #10421
    Banana Pancakes furiousferret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Redlands, CA
    Posts
    2,458
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Training Crit, my legs were trash so the plan was to hold on until I fell off than call it a day. Call me a coward, whatever but when you've tore ligaments from overuse you tend to be very conservative when things feel 'off'. Feels like Mike Tyson used my left leg as a punching bag. Since we're talking ewang my power numbers from 5s to 30s were pretty good, so hopefully I'll get to punch it up when I'm fresh.

  22. #10422
    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    My Bikes
    Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
    Posts
    29,457
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Airport Ride. 2:30. 165tss. All I wanted to do was hang on and try burning matches, recover, and burn another. As it turned out I found myself near the front on both sprints. My top end isn't there, but I'm pretty pleased that I made it that far.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

  23. #10423
    **** that mattm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    CALI
    Posts
    10,988
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
    I'll add my data point. I'm at about 125% or so, and my sprint (max) is 400+% and 5 second is at 383%. I'm a sprinter with an emphasis on sub 5 minute efforts. if you watch me race you would be able to tell i'm a sprinter very quickly. My attacks/moves are either 100% separation, or i'm not doing anything.
    i don't understand what these %'s mean.

    can someone enlighten me?

  24. #10424
    Senior Member globecanvas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    The Gunks
    Posts
    1,206
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    jsutkeepspining's 5 minute power PR is 125% of FTP, and his 5 second PR is 383% of FTP.

    Oddly those numbers are very similar to mine, except I am terrible sprinter, because although I can hit the 5 sec PR at the end of a hard group ride, I've never come with 200w of it at the end of a race.
    Ninny

  25. #10425
    Senior Member ShutUpLegs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Mount Joy, PA
    My Bikes
    CAAD10
    Posts
    131
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This whole power thing is intriguing. Although I only have the power available to me via my indoor trainer right now (Lemond Revolution) I was pleasently suprised to see those numbers and how they line up with Coggan's table. Whether the table is a good estimate or not, it's nice to know where I am at and what I can improve on. Look forward to getting power on the road come the fall when I can afford it!
    BLOG --> http://goingoffthefront.blogspot.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •