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Old 01-29-16, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by mattm
Been riding. Last night rode in the dark, a decent light really helps (duh).

Today was some sprints.

Crit Saturday! (a real one)

Then a fake crit on Sunday.
Sucks that CCCX and Cal Aggie are the same day now, I wanted to do both, having won both last year! But I prefer circuit races, so doing CCCX on Saturday.
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Old 01-29-16, 06:39 AM
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Old 01-29-16, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by hack
User friendly power curve and strava-ish performance manager. Power curves are as accurate as your meter. The performance manager is quantified from weighted avg power instead of NP (although it is still close to NP). I have both strava and training peaks and the charts match each other pretty closely. You get some other social features that are tied to KOMs as well. I think it is a good product and the power data is much easier to view than in training peaks (my opinion).
Have you used Golden Cheetah? It'll give you wayy more data than you could ever want. I just need to figure out how to get power data from wahoo app to GC. It uploads directly to Strava and isn't available to download from there.
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Add /export_tcx at the end of the Strava ride url and it will download and then you can upload it to GC manually.
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Old 01-29-16, 08:41 AM
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Easy day. 2 more workouts and hell block is done.
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Old 01-29-16, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd
Sucks that CCCX and Cal Aggie are the same day now, I wanted to do both, having won both last year! But I prefer circuit races, so doing CCCX on Saturday.
I wouldn't count that hotdog course as a true circuit race, but whatever floats your boat!

Can't wait until they switch back to the regular circuit/loop.
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rain in monterey, dry in davis. I'll be in Davis. Maybe 2 races, maybe 1. Not sure I want to hang out up there for 200 hours in the cold.
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Old 01-29-16, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by mattm
I wouldn't count that hotdog course as a true circuit race, but whatever floats your boat!

Can't wait until they switch back to the regular circuit/loop.
I've never done any of his races, but will try to this year. I never could justify driving that far for fields that max out at like 10.

Originally Posted by aaronmcd
Sucks that CCCX and Cal Aggie are the same day now, I wanted to do both, having won both last year! But I prefer circuit races, so doing CCCX on Saturday.
They did the same to Cherry Pie and the first Red Kite. Nothing the Saturday before either.
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rain in monterey, dry in davis. I'll be in Davis. Maybe 2 races, maybe 1. Not sure I want to hang out up there for 200 hours in the cold.
Sacramento?
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Originally Posted by Harlan
Have you used Golden Cheetah? It'll give you wayy more data than you could ever want. I just need to figure out how to get power data from wahoo app to GC. It uploads directly to Strava and isn't available to download from there.
I haven't. It will probably sound absurd, but their color scheme (bright fluorescents against a dark backdrop) kills my eyes.
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Old 01-29-16, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by hack
I haven't. It will probably sound absurd, but their color scheme (bright fluorescents against a dark backdrop) kills my eyes.
Well with everything else in GC, the colors are configurable. But yeah, the stock teal on black is brutal.
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Old 01-29-16, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by hack
I've never done any of his races, but will try to this year. I never could justify driving that far for fields that max out at like 10.


They did the same to Cherry Pie and the first Red Kite. Nothing the Saturday before either.

Sacramento?
Hey, the fields max out at 20!
The bump doesn't draw too many guys either, but it's a no Brainer for me. Like I said, I like circuit races! Plus it's closer and the time works out. We have a team ride that Saturday, don't mind missing Cherry Pie. My only memory of that race was terribly cold and rainy.
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Originally Posted by mattm
I wouldn't count that hotdog course as a true circuit race, but whatever floats your boat!

Can't wait until they switch back to the regular circuit/loop.
It's more circuity than critty. It has rollers! The course suits me better.
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Old 01-29-16, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd
Hey, the fields max out at 20!
true ... in the 3/4 pre-reg list there are only like 3 3's
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Originally Posted by Harlan
Well with everything else in GC, the colors are configurable. But yeah, the stock teal on black is brutal.
gotcha ... i only looked at the website and was turned off by that scheme. might give it another look.
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Old 01-29-16, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by hack

Sacramento?
Yeah, is that a better descriptor? Cal Aggie is where I will race. I like CCCX, but hotdog course + rain = bleh
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Old 01-29-16, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
Yeah, is that a better descriptor? Cal Aggie is where I will race. I like CCCX, but hotdog course + rain = bleh
Yessir ... not sure why Cal Aggie isn't in Davis or even on the UCD campus. They could come up with some stellar courses on campus.
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Yessir ... not sure why Cal Aggie isn't in Davis or even on the UCD campus. They could come up with some stellar courses on campus.
Probably a lot easier to get a permit for Land Park than to deal with the UC bureaucracy.
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Easy commute today. 1.5 hours of Z2 on the trainer last night was GRIM. I know, wah wah wah. That first week of mild intensity definitely hurts, though. The tempo efforts should start to feel more "normal" next week.

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Add /export_tcx at the end of the Strava ride url and it will download and then you can upload it to GC manually.
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Old 01-29-16, 03:36 PM
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Planning on an easy hour tonight. Legs aren't that excited about it
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20 min test yesterday. Was nice and sunny when I started warming up and when I started my test. Was hitting target power and about 10 minutes in the skies just opened up. Buckets of rain and the temperature dropped considerably. I was still engaged mentally, but looking at the power file, I just tanked the last ten minutes. When I got back to the car arms and legs were so so cold. So ... I either need to re-test or my power just dropped about 30+ watts from target.
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6x 30" high VO2 + 10-15" sprint workout at lunch, 1.25hrs total.

Last couple made me feel a little green, but I did it!
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i've messed around with golden cheetah for about half an hour. It seems like a good deal, and does what it's intended to do. however, it doesn't appear to be nearly as user friendly as strava. On strava, you can just point to the power curve on the x-axis, and it will give you the corresponding power reading. on golden cheetah, it appears it feeds you too much info, most of which is probably irrelevant. oh well, it's FREE. Cancelling strava 30 day trial... NOW.
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Planning on an easy hour tonight. Legs aren't that excited about it

This actually happened, and my legs didn't feel like death. yay
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My ancient Macbook doesn't have enough memory for Zwift but the live feedback on the GC training screen works really well for trainerworkouts.
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