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06-17-16, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Pakiwi

Having done a century with 10,000 feet of...

Having done a century with 10,000 feet of climbing this year after only getting 65 miles in last year, I can offer some suggestions.
Last year I got to a hill at 65 miles and I had no energy. Had...
05-23-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Pakiwi

I used to work with a guy who was 6 ft and about...

I used to work with a guy who was 6 ft and about 175 lbs, skinny as a rake. He hated hills and would always bypass them. He thought I was crazy the amount of hill climbing I did. Each to their own....
05-23-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Pakiwi

Its funny. I am probably one of the bigger guys...

Its funny. I am probably one of the bigger guys (overweight) in the group of riders that do the LBS rides. I ask if anybody wants to ride the hills with me and nobody wants to. I know they aren't...
05-23-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Pakiwi

Hopefully some encouragement for others

Yesterday I got to ride a Century in Lynchburg Virginia called Storming of Thunder Ridge. I signed up for the century though was considering if things didn't go well cut short and do the 75. Its 100...
05-23-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

Well my big ride was yesterday. 100 miles, 9300...

Well my big ride was yesterday. 100 miles, 9300 feet of climbing and I finished the 100 miles. I kept drinking and actually went to the bathroom more than I usually did. So I am guessing the issue...
05-15-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

Rode a century yesterday and at the 3 hour window...

Rode a century yesterday and at the 3 hour window I hit the same thing. Rode a good pace the first 50 miles then power just fell off. Rode very slowly to the next stop, went to the bathroom and my...
05-04-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

I will ride my own ride. I do most of the time...

I will ride my own ride. I do most of the time for training as nobody wants to ride the hills I ride. I have put in wsy more miles this year as well as more focused training. This last week was a...
05-04-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

I climbed the big hill last year at 150 watts...

I climbed the big hill last year at 150 watts with a 36 x 28. This year I should have a 36 x 40. This last weeks big ride was shorter punchier hills that just did me in over the morning.
05-04-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

Is there a place I can find if a comparison of...

Is there a place I can find if a comparison of length of time vs FTP threshold that one can ride at. Because of the hills I completed this weekend, I was climbing them at very low cadence even with a...
05-04-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

Thanks for the info. Yes using Training peaks...

Thanks for the info. Yes using Training peaks /Strava for collection of my data. Nope not young. 46 y.o. male. I know the weight loss will help. I have a semi-flat century in two weeks and a...
05-04-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

Yes you're spot on in regards to the hills....

Yes you're spot on in regards to the hills. Typically ride around 200-225 watts.
I do have a training plan. Mixing zone 3 for extended time, hill repeats, low cadence high zone 4, hi cadence zone...
05-04-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Pakiwi

Yes my FTP is 226. I rode more feet climbed in...

Yes my FTP is 226.
I rode more feet climbed in less time 2 weeks earlier. So it seems like a time related and I need to lighten up on my sugars
05-04-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pakiwi

Power issues after three hours

This is my first post here at the recommendation of others on the Clydesdale board.
I have been back riding for about 2.5 years now. I am 5'6" and weigh in at 215 lbs
Not at all the shape of a...
05-02-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Pakiwi

I had my normal breakfast of 2 pieces of toast...

I had my normal breakfast of 2 pieces of toast with peanut butter and a handful of grapes. For the first three hours I consumed 2 gels and clif bar and a bottle of scratch lbs ever hour. If I had...
05-02-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Pakiwi

Saturday Ride

I did a planned ride Saturday and wanted some input on some struggles I had and the possible cause.
The ride was 75 miles with 5900 feet of climbing. I was doing well till around 3 hour mark and...
04-19-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Pakiwi

Thanks. Good information. Still learning with...

Thanks. Good information. Still learning with lots of learning to do.
04-18-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Pakiwi

Correction that was Cliff bar

Correction that was Cliff bar
04-18-16, 09:36 AM
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Views: 715
Posted By Pakiwi

Thanks. I guess it surprised me because I have...

Thanks. I guess it surprised me because I have felt so good this year and nice to get 3500 ft of climbing in. Its days like that the extra weight really sucks.
04-18-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Pakiwi

Today is a recovery day. Zone 3 on Tuesday. ...

Today is a recovery day. Zone 3 on Tuesday.
Agree recovery and rest days are important and built into my schedule as well as good sleep.
04-18-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Pakiwi

Thing is I felt fine. I felt strong Saturday...

Thing is I felt fine. I felt strong Saturday after the ride, and felt like I could have done another couple of repeats no problem at all.
I felt good yesterday, not tired or sore.
Today my thighs...
04-18-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Pakiwi

I am trying to figure out what my issue is as...

I am trying to figure out what my issue is as last year when I did Storming Thunder ridge, I hit the same issue after 65 miles and couldn't finish the ride. Thinking it was either hydration or...
04-18-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Pakiwi

Hydration / Nutrition on Long/Hilly Rides as a Clyde

I guess I am still trying to figure out my nutrition / hydration for rides.
I am a clyde at 225 lbs 5'6" and have been riding 2.5 years
So far this year have around 1100 miles in and most trainer...
04-01-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By Pakiwi

I am good down to 0. Cycled over Winter even a...

I am good down to 0. Cycled over Winter even a few days it snowed, though I would return home.
03-11-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Pakiwi

Will do. It starts off easy, then have 2 tough...

Will do. It starts off easy, then have 2 tough weeks. I was toying with the Assault on Mt Mitchell the week of Cap 2 Cap, but thought it was going to be too difficult. Lets see how this year goes and...
03-11-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Pakiwi

Travbikeman, Yes definitely. I followed a guy...

Travbikeman,
Yes definitely. I followed a guy for about 25 miles on a Hybrid at the Seagull Century.
Lots on the Cap2Cap too as it is promoted as a family ride as well.
Alln
03-11-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Pakiwi

2016 Rides Sorted

By now I have sorted out my rides for the year, but just finished earlier in the week.

Really trying to improve on last year and focused on goal setting including weekly mileage goals.
So far...
12-16-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,760
Posted By Pakiwi

Yep loving this fine weather. Got 2 hours of...

Yep loving this fine weather.
Got 2 hours of hill repeats in.
Looking good for this weekend too.
12-11-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,760
Posted By Pakiwi

Work kept me busy over Summer. October started...

Work kept me busy over Summer. October started getting serious and with a change in jobs January 1st will have more time to ride. From my new office I have seen lots of riders riding past the...
12-11-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,760
Posted By Pakiwi

I have 100 miles in the first week of December....

I have 100 miles in the first week of December. Finishing the year off strongly and loving the nicer weather. Hill repeats tomorrow and hope to get 3 hours in on Sunday.
Not going to hit 3000 miles...
10-30-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pakiwi

Bgreen, I got 2 of the Gore Bike Wear jackets....

Bgreen,
I got 2 of the Gore Bike Wear jackets. One Windstopper and the other has thermal in as well. Both excellent jackets and highly recommend. I am 5'6 and 218 lbs and fit was consistant with...
07-24-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,487
Posted By Pakiwi

Only time in the last two years I have almost...

Only time in the last two years I have almost fallen is in the car park getting set up for a photo. I usually clip in on one side and then we have to move around for a photo. I should just un clip...
07-09-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Pakiwi

Kurt Kinetic Sufferfest videos and Trainerroad to...

Kurt Kinetic Sufferfest videos and Trainerroad to keep me honest
07-01-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Pakiwi

John, hoping you have all the nutrition,...

John,
hoping you have all the nutrition, hydration and change of clothes sorted out. It's going to be a long day.
Let me know what time you set off and the order of your do. If time and wife...
06-07-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,147
Posted By Pakiwi

Getting back to consistent riding after 3...

Getting back to consistent riding after 3 centuries in May. Goal for June is 400 miles with 30k feet of climbing. So far in 3 rides (work constrained) I have 57 miles and 5k of climbing.
06-06-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,458
Posted By Pakiwi

Ok I'm a similar weight but heading in the right...

Ok I'm a similar weight but heading in the right direction.
My bike is strictly for road and have a steel classic bike and a carbon. I like both though the carbon seems to take a little more road...
06-06-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By Pakiwi

Have a great trip. I so understand the balance...

Have a great trip. I so understand the balance with photos thing. Enjoy your trip, enjoy the family time and have fun with lots of great memories.
Allan
06-05-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Pakiwi

See where your closest Specialized dealer is and...

See where your closest Specialized dealer is and see if they have an assometer. You sit on it and measures your seat bone then select the recommended fit.
worked for me. Never felt more comfortable....
06-04-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Pakiwi

Thanks for the feedback. The frame will go to...

Thanks for the feedback. The frame will go to bassjones for the lady who wants a bike but lacks the funds.
Sorry I was late in my response but an issue came up at work.
thanks for your interest....
06-02-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Pakiwi

You know if I can help just one person in their...

You know if I can help just one person in their fitness I will.
the frame is too big for me and I know somebody can use it.
Im waiting on a response on a question and am thinking of also parting...
06-02-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Pakiwi

Bassjones, Is the bike a suitable fit for the...

Bassjones,
Is the bike a suitable fit for the lady?
thanks
allan
06-02-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Pakiwi

I definitely want this to go to a Clyde. The one...

I definitely want this to go to a Clyde. The one thing is that it is a racing bike and got uncomfortable in the centuries I rode and with the reach adding to the issue, this compounded the problem....
06-01-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,398
Posted By Pakiwi

Count me in. Completed 15 k last month. Going to...

Count me in. Completed 15 k last month. Going to aim for 20k this month.
Seeing lots of improvement in a small time with the hills I'm climbing.
Allan
06-01-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Pakiwi

Carbon Bike Frame to give away

i have been biking for just over a year a half and I got a bike fit done recently which pointed to my continued discomfort being because my reach length is too large on the bike I bought used when I...
05-23-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By Pakiwi

Great job. Don't forget to adjust your goal. ...

Great job. Don't forget to adjust your goal.
Yep I'm like you. Love the solitude of riding.
05-18-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,847
Posted By Pakiwi

I know I will never be a race unless I count the...

I know I will never be a race unless I count the Strava racer or the racer that try to push myself every time I ride.
I ride for fitness, stress relief, social aspect and because I love it.
I...
05-18-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Pakiwi

Jim, Well done and great ride. That hill is...

Jim,
Well done and great ride. That hill is relentless. No breathers anywhere along the way.
My buddy who has ridden it before said the three grinders were what made him change his mind and switch...
05-18-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Pakiwi

Well I beat the big hill. 13 miles 4000ft of...

Well I beat the big hill. 13 miles 4000ft of climbing but following a large downhill, my legs were done by the next tough climb.
Called it a day at 60 miles and 6000 ft of climbing.
Happy with my...
05-16-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Pakiwi

Great when do you arrive. I will be there this...

Great when do you arrive. I will be there this afternoon. I will be riding a bright red shirt Lantern Rouge - Fat lad at the back.

Not sure I will do the 75 or 100. Plants for 100 though time...
05-15-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Pakiwi

Thanks Sir Mark. Riding with one other Knight...

Thanks Sir Mark.
Riding with one other Knight for this ride and next weeks.
Hoping the weather holds out.

Allan
05-15-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Pakiwi

Well I am one crazy Clyde riding this. 100 miles...

Well I am one crazy Clyde riding this. 100 miles and 9000 ft of climbing. I know it won't be easy but I wanted to set a difficult challenge to get ready for at the start of the new year. Last week...
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