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02-01-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 321
Posted By hubcyclist

I personally don't feel a need to scale back at...

I personally don't feel a need to scale back at all in winter, I think a lot of us don't ride enough volume or race that much to leave one that trashed and needing a break. I've been keeping a...
01-17-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,302
Posted By hubcyclist

I just spent the last 5 days in Lincoln, I can...

I just spent the last 5 days in Lincoln, I can confirm the weather was poor and facilitated dumb topics like this
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,902
Posted By hubcyclist

my wheels were delivered yesterday to my parents'...

my wheels were delivered yesterday to my parents' house after weather related delays with fedex, but the vendor definitely shipped quickly to all i've heard from. as for the whole "value" discussion,...
Forum: Europe
12-27-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By hubcyclist

https://www.portogaiagranfondo.com/percursos.html...

https://www.portogaiagranfondo.com/percursos.html some route options from the porto granfondo
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,902
Posted By hubcyclist

I bought mine the 19th and they shipped the 20th...

I bought mine the 19th and they shipped the 20th and were originally supposed to arrive yesterday but I suspect fedex has disruptions due to weather so theyíre still out there. I had them shipped to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,902
Posted By hubcyclist

The pub wheels website says the wheels are hand...

The pub wheels website says the wheels are hand built ďOur Ďstockí (still hand built in MN) carbon wheelsets. Theyíll be built by a master wheel builder whose pedigree includes over 30 years in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,902
Posted By hubcyclist

awesome! mine are due to arrive friday, they...

awesome! mine are due to arrive friday, they likely won't see outside action for a couple of months
12-20-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

it's been a min but we've been training! 14hrs a...

it's been a min but we've been training! 14hrs a week, usually. some recent highlights

-did 1x90 @ 90% (266)
-did an 'ftp test' where I rode 35mins at 295w on zwift's time trial course, could...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,902
Posted By hubcyclist

I was alerted to this yesterday by a friend on...

I was alerted to this yesterday by a friend on another group whose opinion I respect, and of course I had to do a double take since it seemed too good to be true. He ordered 50s and I ordered 36s and...
08-22-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

coming back from the early July vacation malaise...

coming back from the early July vacation malaise after a nice 3 week block of 12-13-14hrs respectively with a focus on threshold intervals. This past weekend I actually rode with people for the first...
07-18-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

we got back from our CA vacation on Tuesday night...

we got back from our CA vacation on Tuesday night so this past week I've just been doing z2 to ease back into things. Here's my HR trend for the exact same 2hr z2 workout done in erg mode: 142, 135,...
06-30-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

hope you get out of the woods relatively...

hope you get out of the woods relatively unscathed, I got lucky and didn't get it when my wife and son had it last month, I also lived in the basement and wore a mask around the house lol

we're...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By hubcyclist

When I went to Portugal a few years back I used a...

When I went to Portugal a few years back I used a company which shipped the bike to whatever lodging youíll be using, although if you arenít staying in the same place or returning to the same lodging...
06-20-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

Did my annual solo century today. After setting a...

Did my annual solo century today. After setting a PR last year with 4:56 and doing 227/230 I was hoping to get closer to 4:45 with that power. Wasnít in the cards though, weekday traffic made it...
06-13-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

it was supposed to be (ambitiously) a 16hr week,...

it was supposed to be (ambitiously) a 16hr week, but we just made it to 12 because sunday was my anniversary and a combo of my sleeping late and my wife getting up earlier than usual made it so I had...
06-08-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,557
Posted By hubcyclist

Not sure how I got consecutive top 10's in road...

Not sure how I got consecutive top 10's in road races this year on my >20lbs Allez
06-06-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 526,893
Posted By hubcyclist

do the length/duration you want, there's nothing...

do the length/duration you want, there's nothing that only top guys do the longest distance or whatever. you have to do what makes it fun. I've done 150miles, it stops being fun after 100miles. If I...
06-06-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

I was at home alone Thurs-today, so I went down...

I was at home alone Thurs-today, so I went down to my parents' house (for the riding, and to spend time with the folks too lol). Thurs I did 3x30 sweet spot on the usual 13mile loop, was awesome....
06-03-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 526,893
Posted By hubcyclist

So someone I know loaned me some superteam carbon...

So someone I know loaned me some superteam carbon wheels 60/90. The wheels have gp4000 tires while I have gp5000s on my stock wheels on my Allez (axis sport house brand). I did a ride today while...
05-30-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

so far, still negative, kid is at day 8 today and...

so far, still negative, kid is at day 8 today and wife at day 5, so hopefully my basement living keeps working. just sucks because the holiday weekend is ruined, I did all 13hrs of riding in my...
05-28-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

my son got covid on sunday and diagnosed monday...

my son got covid on sunday and diagnosed monday at the doctor (he had tested negative twice at home but had a not good sounding cough), and my wife tested positive wed. I'm either negative or...
05-27-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By hubcyclist

My running history is very limited, I did a relay...

My running history is very limited, I did a relay duathlon with my wife a few years back (2016, so it's been a bit) and I did the run legs, and I did 22:29 and 23:18, completely untrained. According...
05-23-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,126
Posted By hubcyclist

got my 2nd top 10 in a row, I'm basically pro...

got my 2nd top 10 in a row, I'm basically pro now! placed 9th, which was great, I was outsprinted for 8th though lol. The longer story on that is that the 60+ field started a minute ahead of us,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By hubcyclist

When I went to portugal in 2018, I rented from...

When I went to portugal in 2018, I rented from this company https://www.cycling-rentals.com/ They'll ship to your hotel (in a HUGE box, it's all put together except for handlebar). In my case I was...
05-19-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

No worries man! you gotta take care of life too! ...

No worries man! you gotta take care of life too! As of now there are 19 in the 4/5 40+ field, would be nice to have more folks (the regular 4/5 field has 66 and might fill up!). I've been building...
05-16-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

Did 14hrs last week and 15hrs this past week, I'm...

Did 14hrs last week and 15hrs this past week, I'm basically pro lol Taking it easy this week, my A race (my club's event) is this Saturday,not that I'm expecting a podium or anything, just want to...
05-04-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

i'm 160ish, and the various modeling stuff I've...

i'm 160ish, and the various modeling stuff I've tried (mywindsock, bike calculator) model 22mph for 260ish, would love to unlock more speed, esp since I want to try to do a solo century averaging...
05-03-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

at 53:40 on this video I pop out from the left...

at 53:40 on this video I pop out from the left side and move near the front, and it's evidently about 3mins from the finish, I think if there was a chance for a YOLO move that might have been it, but...
05-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

i was riding solo and just felt good with my pace...

i was riding solo and just felt good with my pace up front, I tried rotating a few times and people weren't really coming up to take the lead, so I just kinda did it but didn't push myself too hard....
05-03-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

I raced Sat too! I didn't hang around to see your...

I raced Sat too! I didn't hang around to see your field, had to make the 2hr trek back to my parents' home where I was staying this past weekend. I did the 4/5 40+ and basically sat on front the...
04-28-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

weird couple of weeks, last week was visiting...

weird couple of weeks, last week was visiting in-laws and doing interval workouts on a stages spin bike at a gym with bad cooling wasn't motivating so I did a lot of z2, came home Friday and on Sat...
04-18-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

lol oops, that was meant to be sarcastic! Im on...

lol oops, that was meant to be sarcastic! Im on another server a lot and we joke about adaptations being completely ruined by inane things like having to stop during a workout to go to the bathroom...
04-17-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

I haven’t ridden in two days, which of course...

I haven’t ridden in two days, which of course means the past 20 odd weeks have been for naught. Visiting in laws this week and gym is closed today, unfortunately bringing my CX bike would have been...
04-11-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

did 12hrs this past week, it was the first week...

did 12hrs this past week, it was the first week of the block, did over-unders Tuesday, some over threshold stuff Thurs (solid for 2 of 3, struggled with 3rd due to heating up) and Sat did 2x30ish at...
04-05-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

started next phase of training today, race prep,...

started next phase of training today, race prep, did 3x12 over unders outside today, wasn't too bad. I did get a flat at the end (I drove out to the loop and was riding back to my car) and didn't...
04-03-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,126
Posted By hubcyclist

practice crit today, did the B race (3/4) because...

practice crit today, did the B race (3/4) because doing the 4/5 last week, while fun, was way too short since they're doing a 10min neutral then only 20mins of racing. Not much of note today, only...
04-01-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,727
Posted By hubcyclist

Not sure this will gain a lot of traction, I...

Not sure this will gain a lot of traction, I think this sub forum is pretty dead but the title caught my eye since I have a 10, soon to be 11 in May, y/o. Firstly, if he's interested in racing and...
03-26-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

did a crit thing today, practice crit series. I...

did a crit thing today, practice crit series. I opted to do the C race, which is 4/5, since I'm rusty and didn't want to mix up with the 3's. The race started with some neutral laps, and then when...
03-20-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

I rode 14.5 hrs this week! Did 3.5hrs 200tss...

I rode 14.5 hrs this week! Did 3.5hrs 200tss outside on Friday and did the same route today with the same time tss. While Iíd like to do 15 this week to wrap up this block, I doubt thatíll happen but...
03-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

did 8hrs last week, mainly easy sub90min stuff,...

did 8hrs last week, mainly easy sub90min stuff, but Sat I went out for the first time since Dec for 3hrs, it was chilly in the low 40s but was good. But many regrets not riding yesterday afternoon,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,615
Posted By hubcyclist

let's cut it out. Yeah, I made a snarky remark in...

let's cut it out. Yeah, I made a snarky remark in the racing forum. But I'm not a troll and I don't hang around to stoke the flames. I have my opinions and folks have theirs. You're not convincing me...
03-01-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,035
Posted By hubcyclist

will you be signing up for Harvard? Reg opened...

will you be signing up for Harvard? Reg opened today! We have a 4/5 40+ field which Iím excited for, donít want to deal with strong younger guys lol

i just finished a vo2 focused block, focused on...
02-28-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 526,893
Posted By hubcyclist

yeah it's no win, I've never considered myself a...

yeah it's no win, I've never considered myself a troll but I guess I'm persona non grata there at the moment lol
02-28-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 526,893
Posted By hubcyclist

anyone want to jump in the road forum and help me...

anyone want to jump in the road forum and help me out against the Freds? lol people are offended I've given advice to a poster for wanting to get $3k aero wheels to forget the wheels and train more...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,615
Posted By hubcyclist

No, but it's prob better advice than enabling...

No, but it's prob better advice than enabling someone to spend thousands of dollars, probably unnecessarily, for a fleeting feeling of satisfaction. One of the problem with serious hobbyist forums is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,615
Posted By hubcyclist

Yes yes, I’m aware of all the justifications....

Yes yes, I’m aware of all the justifications. Doesn’t change my opinion
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,615
Posted By hubcyclist

I generally fall on the side of wheels being a...

I generally fall on the side of wheels being a pretty overrated upgrade for folks, mainly because it seems silly to spend so much money for a minute an hour savings. This is especially so if the user...
02-21-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,126
Posted By hubcyclist

Iím just sad you didnít beat VC TMonk lol ...

Iím just sad you didnít beat VC TMonk lol

The Womenís pro winner hangs out in another community im in and we got to hear about shenanigans involving one woman drafting a group of men and getting...
02-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 526,893
Posted By hubcyclist

I got my son a road bike in spring 2020, he asked...

I got my son a road bike in spring 2020, he asked for it, but after a couple of weeks the excitement wore off and basically gave it up the entire summer. He doesn't play sports and playing with other...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By hubcyclist

my first road bike, which I got from a co-worker...

my first road bike, which I got from a co-worker for $100 in 2014, was a Raleigh r600 with 8 speed 105, heck of a deal and I rode that for a few years until I got my Allez, which is also 8 speed and...
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