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Old 03-15-21, 03:41 PM
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Estimating TSS in advance

For my weekend ride, I plotted a route in Ride with GPS, and then rode it. It turned out to be a lot harder than I was counting on.

It seems that given course and weather information, and a target pace, it should be possible to come up with a TSS estimate. I'm wondering if anyone has come up with a formula for this. If I'd known what I was signing myself up for, I probably would have done a different ride.

In the past, I've categorized my rides as "hilly" or "flat" and figured out average TSS/mile in both categories for estimating. But this resulted in a drastically low estimate on my last ride.
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