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09-07-21, 06:48 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

weekend was a quite mixed bag, got outside for a...

weekend was a quite mixed bag, got outside for a great workout on Saturday, really wish I had more time to be out, but kept it to 2hrs. Sunday went out and 6mins into the ride a screw decided to get...
09-01-21, 05:02 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

yesterday did an anaerobic workout (level 6 for...

yesterday did an anaerobic workout (level 6 for those on TR) ranging from 15-60sec and between 140-160%. The 60min workout had an IF of 0.92. On Sat I did several 2min vo2 things outside, set a...
08-27-21, 02:11 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I've been doing similar stuff on the CX plan,...

I've been doing similar stuff on the CX plan, yesterday was Maria and next week is Flume +2. my first 2 races are sept 11 and 12 right after an easy week, so I'm essentially peaking for these (I do...
08-21-21, 07:19 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

did one of the harder vo2 workouts I remember...

did one of the harder vo2 workouts I remember doing, 4x4min @ 115% (I've never done much past 3 mins before). Good news is I think I've set an all time best 4min power, so that's good. I went outside...
08-18-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By hubcyclist

this is mine (power curve is from an app I made...

this is mine (power curve is from an app I made myself using python/django), this curve just encompasses 2021 data. Clearly I don’t work on a lot of sprint stuff lol not totally obvious but my nearly...
08-17-21, 12:35 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

started the CX specialty plan on TR, anaerobic...

started the CX specialty plan on TR, anaerobic workout today varying in length from 15-85sec, not too hard. Racing is less than a month away so curious how all this training translates to racing...
08-16-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By hubcyclist

Well TR is trying to do such a thing with their...

Well TR is trying to do such a thing with their progression levels (and also using these as a way to scale what workouts are assigned to the user that are within their particular level). My sweet...
08-12-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16,595
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Posted By hubcyclist

it's 90 degrees in the Boston area today (92...

it's 90 degrees in the Boston area today (92 currently lol) not that I generally go outside to workout on weekdays but that's a nonstarter today. Just settled for my like 80 degree basement, did 3x30...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,572
Posted By hubcyclist

im saying, at least for me, I donít feel any...

im saying, at least for me, I donít feel any different strain on my body when I start to ride outside after being inside. In fact I race Cx (not terribly) with not that much outdoor training. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,572
Posted By hubcyclist

that's a function of cooling and air circulation...

that's a function of cooling and air circulation indoors, I use 3 powerful fans inside (lasko pro performance) and my power matches both inside and out pretty closely
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,572
Posted By hubcyclist

It's like you don't realize cycling is actually a...

It's like you don't realize cycling is actually a cardiovascular sport and muscles have little to do with how well one cycles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,572
Posted By hubcyclist

if I'm doing 270w, it's 270w whether I'm inside,...

if I'm doing 270w, it's 270w whether I'm inside, riding into the wind, riding up the hill, etc. for all intents and purposes, it's the same
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,572
Posted By hubcyclist

no offense, but this is hogwash, I ride inside...

no offense, but this is hogwash, I ride inside almost all year on my trainer and doing trainerroad workouts, I am plenty good at climbing and bike handling.
07-29-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,029
Posted By hubcyclist

Video from my crit, where I frustratingly let...

Video from my crit, where I frustratingly let myself be in the wind more than I should lol but I’m overall happy that I was pretty smooth and not sprinting out of the turns, I might be decent if I...
07-27-21, 10:40 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Took my workout outside today since Iím at my...

Took my workout outside today since Iím at my parents place. Was 3 blocks of 16x45sec on at 123% and off at recovery. Ended up with 172 tss. My NP for each block was over threshold so Iím liking that.
07-24-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,029
Posted By hubcyclist

I raced today! Finished 24th in a pack finish,...

I raced today! Finished 24th in a pack finish, otherwise just tried to hang and find where to save energy. I had an IF of 0.93 for 50mins, good effort, kind of wish I had did the following 3/4 race...
07-20-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Still training for Cx here, today was 14x45sec on...

Still training for Cx here, today was 14x45sec on at 123% and off for 45 sec. wasnít tough at all, which Iím going to take as a good thing as this adaptive training thing keeps gradually increasing...
07-11-21, 12:07 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Recovery week done, heading home Tuesday, glad I...

Recovery week done, heading home Tuesday, glad I got in my full training on the stages spin bike these past 2 weeks. 2nd half of short power build kicks off this week, might actually sign up for a...
06-29-21, 09:28 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I guess one of the benefits of being of a certain...

I guess one of the benefits of being of a certain age is the recent trend of bands releasing anniversary editions of their classic albums. 91 was a huge year and metallica is releasing the 30th...
06-25-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,311
Posted By hubcyclist

Personally, I feel like people conflate bonking...

Personally, I feel like people conflate bonking with fatigue. I believe we have the capability to store about 2000 calories in glycogen. I'm pretty well trained and for a long endurance ride I can...
06-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,472
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Posted By hubcyclist

well I have to brace myself to make my wife feel...

well I have to brace myself to make my wife feel like crap. She got me a mtb for father's day, but it's a gt aggressor from dicks, so even though I wouldn't mind going for a big box mtb (I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By hubcyclist

I did, fortunately didnít get too hot with the...

I did, fortunately didnít get too hot with the lack of ventilation.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By hubcyclist

sub 5hr solo century: power/speed

So, I did a solo century on Sunday, my goal was to get under 5hrs, and I managed! 4:56 and to say the stars were aligned would be an understatement! Had a nice day, no stopping at all, no lights.
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06-13-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century!...

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century! 227w AP/233w NP 0.8IF 4kj in 4:56
06-10-21, 01:51 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

i did my club's group ride yesterday evening,...

i did my club's group ride yesterday evening, joined in the B group because a) it's rest week and b) I know my power profile is too one dimensional to keep up on the hills. Even with the B group I...
06-08-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,668
Posted By hubcyclist

I have a relatively recent model Specialized...

I have a relatively recent model Specialized Allez (2018) with an 8 speed Claris groupset, it's perfectly fine (for reference I have an 11 speed CX bike). Depending on the type of riding I'm doing...
06-03-21, 09:21 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

My TR plan had me doing 2x30 @ 95% and I was...

My TR plan had me doing 2x30 @ 95% and I was convinced it would be bad news considering my basement temp is 75 degrees and even doing stuff at 92% at that temp is tough for me. So I picked a "harder"...
05-25-21, 09:44 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

today was 70min of uninterrupted sweet spot made...

today was 70min of uninterrupted sweet spot made up of 10min intervals from 85-95%, 95% was tough the 2nd time around lol but I'm at sweet spot progression level 9.5 on the new TR classification...
05-14-21, 06:38 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I forgot to mention in my status from yesterday....

I forgot to mention in my status from yesterday. I did one of my intervals on a popular metro Boston TT loop (charlie baker time trial), and was hoping to PR because I hadn't done a hard effort on it...
05-13-21, 01:23 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

started doing a 2x30 @ 94% on the trainer, did...

started doing a 2x30 @ 94% on the trainer, did 17min of the first interval and was just not having it and was feeling cooked. I then decided to try it outside because it's really a magnificent day...
05-11-21, 09:02 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

3x30 at 88% today, indoors. I'm getting a little...

3x30 at 88% today, indoors. I'm getting a little spoiled by all the outdoor workouts i've been doing recently, the RPE has been quite a bit lower for comparable workouts outside, which is weird...
05-11-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By hubcyclist

for $1000, you'd be looking at something like the...

for $1000, you'd be looking at something like the base model Allez with Claris brand new, which I have myself and is a great bike. Pre pandemic, it was more in the $700 range, so there's definitely a...
05-10-21, 05:14 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I've had my bike for 3 years and I have yet to...

I've had my bike for 3 years and I have yet to change the internal cables lol Might be time for the change. To be fair, it only goes outside in good conditions and spends more time on the trainer in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By hubcyclist

strongly disagree.

strongly disagree.
05-09-21, 12:38 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

3x30 tempo today ended up settling around 82% for...

3x30 tempo today ended up settling around 82% for the intervals (the trainerroad workout had a range of 226-261 so it was 242 or so). Probably would have been easier had I not put in such a big day...
05-08-21, 04:09 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

yeah that would be annoying, I donít mind him and...

yeah that would be annoying, I donít mind him and watch some of his stuff, but I donít find him particularly insightful on anything, especially since heís often in influencer mode when talking about...
05-08-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16,595
Views: 1,035,469
Posted By hubcyclist

Dang, what was supposed to simply be 2hrs with...

Dang, what was supposed to simply be 2hrs with 5x15 sweet spot turned into 3.5 hrs with said workout and z2 for a total of 200 tss and 64 miles. I’m visiting my parents and did the outdoor workout...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By hubcyclist

Speed can be a bad metric to go with because I...

Speed can be a bad metric to go with because I can average 22 when Iím going hard alone but can average 26-27 in a crit when drafting and various people are pulling in front. Youíd of course be in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By hubcyclist

As far as local stuff, I think the only race...

As far as local stuff, I think the only race going is the weekly Sunday morning crit at wells ave in Newton. They’ve done 3 weeks of it so far this year. I haven’t been out there to get my butt...
05-05-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,944
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I'll be putting these in some more head to...

Yeah, I'll be putting these in some more head to head tests because I'm truly curious. But even if the difference isn't that big, I should probably go with the Lazer if I want those marginal gains!...
05-05-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16,595
Views: 1,035,469
Posted By hubcyclist

back to the sweet spot work today, 3x20ish, felt...

back to the sweet spot work today, 3x20ish, felt pretty easy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,531
Posted By hubcyclist

Geez, lighten up, it was just supposed to be a...

Geez, lighten up, it was just supposed to be a fun topic where I did an A/B test of the helmets I have sitting around, and to show folks that are looking for more speed that maybe just switching...
05-03-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,944
Posted By hubcyclist

I didn't really dig too deep into the conditions,...

I didn't really dig too deep into the conditions, only that they 'felt' the same between the runs (they were only 5mins apart). Even as I was riding (and I don't keep speed on my head unit), I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,531
Posted By hubcyclist

aero helmets evidently matter

Did some testing outside yesterday, made a short video. Enjoy/discuss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CDQIyGf7M
05-03-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,944
Posted By hubcyclist

Shameless self promotion: I made a video...

Shameless self promotion: I made a video comparing my two helmets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CDQIyGf7M
05-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,804
Posted By hubcyclist

No, you just go slower and it would be the same...

No, you just go slower and it would be the same effort. Cycling isn't weight lifting, it's an aerobic activity
05-02-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16,595
Views: 1,035,469
Posted By hubcyclist

Last day of recovery week, did 90min high z2...

Last day of recovery week, did 90min high z2 outside. Iím a nerd and went to a loop and switched helmets to compare a non aero kask mojito and aero lazer bullet. Iím gonna make a vid but the aero...
05-01-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16,595
Views: 1,035,469
Posted By hubcyclist

rode w/ another person for the first time in...

rode w/ another person for the first time in maybe 1.5 years. about 60 miles today over 3.5 hrs Tried to do a bit of pulling so did a bit of tempo (even though it was only supposed to be 2hrs z2 for...
04-30-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16,595
Views: 1,035,469
Posted By hubcyclist

still feel ok this AM following my 2nd shot, just...

still feel ok this AM following my 2nd shot, just a sore arm that started late yesterday. doing an easy 30min today
04-29-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16,595
Views: 1,035,469
Posted By hubcyclist

Hoping you get back to feeling yourself soon! Iím...

Hoping you get back to feeling yourself soon! Iím kind of thinking of doing the wells Ave crit on Sunday (because Iíll surely have success being able to do little more than maintain 260-270 for a...
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