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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. What's science, right?

Yeah.

What's science, right?
09-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't think so. That doesn't sound like a...

I don't think so. That doesn't sound like a comment I'd make.

There's pretty much nothing about that methodology that I think is useful or practical.
09-17-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

CTS is ****. Next July isn't really long...

CTS is ****.

Next July isn't really long term.

It seems the epitome of silliness to forgo something you enjoy to try a methodology that has little to no real-world application. That'd be quite...
09-16-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not serious training, that's a methodology...

That's not serious training, that's a methodology of training. One that's simply not useful for the majority of people, nor followed by hardly anyone, period.

As I've said numerous, numerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

No. HR is so individual and so susceptible to...

No. HR is so individual and so susceptible to outside factors.

I can think about the finish of a race and raise my hr 10 bpm. I do it all the time on the trainer.

It's utterly useless....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

No, not really.

No, not really.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 714
Posted By rubiksoval

Dewpoint makes a massive difference. 73 versus 68...

Dewpoint makes a massive difference. 73 versus 68 is huge.

Being topped up with carbs also makes a massive difference.

Two single biggest factors I've ever noticed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

In a 100+ person field, you can do 30+ mph barely...

In a 100+ person field, you can do 30+ mph barely pedaling at times. I've done a race(s) and averaged 31 mph and my average wattage was around 230 watts (power that on my own would normally get met...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Probably ~15ish-20ish seconds, give or take a...

Probably ~15ish-20ish seconds, give or take a bit. Much more than 200 meters out and they're likely to get overtaken.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Hardly any pro sprinters are anywhere close to...

Hardly any pro sprinters are anywhere close to 2,000 watts at the end of the race. Griepel is probably the hugest and most powerful and is one of the only guys close to that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Is that right? The strongest guy I ride with...

Is that right? The strongest guy I ride with regularly hits 1200 or 1300 watts on his sprints, but that's 5-10 seconds. He's a cat 3 on his way to cat 2, but that's a LONG way off from 1000+ watts...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Same as good amateur sprinters. Just at the...

Same as good amateur sprinters.

Just at the end of absolutely mind-boggling hard races and lead-outs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,056
Posted By rubiksoval

True, but it can certainly impact motivation to...

True, but it can certainly impact motivation to perform!
09-15-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

So, he tapered? Okay...

So, he tapered?

Okay...
09-15-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

And polarized training, aka the 80/20 training,...

And polarized training, aka the 80/20 training, is training sessions, not time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,056
Posted By rubiksoval

The welds on the Allez Sprint are absolutely...

The welds on the Allez Sprint are absolutely hideous.

It's the singular reason why I decided not to get one.

So there's value in no fugliness! :D
09-14-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

So that'd put his Z2/endurance zone around...

So that'd put his Z2/endurance zone around 235-320ish. At ~276w you're burning around 1 mJ an hour.

That's utterly mindboggling thinking of dong 3-4 hours of that as a pretty easy ride day in and...
09-14-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

80/20 relates to training sessions. 4 out of...

80/20 relates to training sessions.

4 out of 5 training sessions are Z1 (of the 3 zones).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

There should be unlike button for stuff like the...

There should be unlike button for stuff like the above.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By rubiksoval

Never buy an ugly bike.

Never buy an ugly bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By rubiksoval

Most importantly, pros get paid to ride certain...

Most importantly, pros get paid to ride certain gear.

And they get paid what they get paid because of their ability to ride anything faster than everyone else.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By rubiksoval

Do you think if you got a Tour de France rider's...

Do you think if you got a Tour de France rider's bike, and they got a bike from Walmart, that they still wouldn't drop you out of the parking lot?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By rubiksoval

Facebook, slowtwitch, ebay, craigslist

Facebook, slowtwitch, ebay, craigslist
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,854
Posted By rubiksoval

8 year old thread, man.

8 year old thread, man.
09-09-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

I approach periodized training as general ->...

I approach periodized training as general -> specific.

So for me, that involves more z2-z3 based volume (if time/weather permitting) or "strength" volume (SS/z4). Cuts out all the supposed...
09-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

After you've adapted to an aero position,...

After you've adapted to an aero position, continuing to roll around in it doesn't provide more adaptations...
09-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd just go ride. I took off 7 months last summer...

I'd just go ride. I took off 7 months last summer and started again this spring. Took a few weeks to get back into the swing of things, and I jumped into workouts within a week or so. It was tough....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,118
Posted By rubiksoval

That was an excellent conclusion to this thread. ...

That was an excellent conclusion to this thread.

Glad you got it sorted out.
09-07-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

It doesn't mean anything. Estimated power is best...

It doesn't mean anything. Estimated power is best ignored.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By rubiksoval

My bike carbon aero bike weighs just under 20...

My bike carbon aero bike weighs just under 20 lbs. I win p/1/2 races on it.

Weight really isn't a deal breaker when compared to other factors, especially when it comes to dollars to speed.

Get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,447
Posted By rubiksoval

A tiny bit, but nothing like that. When I'm...

A tiny bit, but nothing like that.

When I'm aero I like to hook my pinkies around the hood with my forearms on the bars. Angling them too far in would make that nearly impossible.

And I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

It's definitely an answer and a huge reason...

It's definitely an answer and a huge reason (along with the terrible feel and grip) that contributes to its overall awfulness.

Except it's not hyperbole, nor is it nebulous. It's quite concise and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

Or people don't want to give up half a mile an...

Or people don't want to give up half a mile an hour on their average speed...
09-06-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By rubiksoval

This is a very eye-opening thread in regards to...

This is a very eye-opening thread in regards to the power necessary to obtain specific speeds.

It gives a good indication of what may be possible when your bike and position are optimized.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd go with installation error, too, but would...

I'd go with installation error, too, but would also check the tire just in case the bead is exposed or something on the inside. And I'd check rim tape/strip. If you're using a strip (harder/plasticy...
09-06-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Sure. That's a typical thing to do. Lots of...

Sure. That's a typical thing to do. Lots of people do a mid-week group ride and a Saturday group ride. Or even a mid-week group ride and a Saturday/Sunday group ride with easier rides in between. ...
09-06-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Are you confused about the point of a forum?

Are you confused about the point of a forum?
09-05-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

At this point you're pretty much just replying to...

At this point you're pretty much just replying to your own posts and repeating your erroneous and seemingly made-up assertions. Most professionals train in zone 3? How many professionals do you...
09-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Again, no.

Again, no.
09-05-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

You're moving the goalposts again. You've done it...

You're moving the goalposts again. You've done it repeatedly.

We're not talking about people cycling for health. At all. We're talking about optimizing training.

Two, most people DEFINITELY...
09-05-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

I didn't mean you in particular. I mean in...

I didn't mean you in particular. I mean in general. Between this forum and others, polarized training and his work is constantly misrepresented. Nearly every person I've seen that purported to use...
09-05-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Again, you're conflating running and cycling...

Again, you're conflating running and cycling (even though that's inaccurate for running, too).

All of your riding is aerobic. Any effort over 30-40 secs is primarily aerobic. Your "gray zone" is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,506
Posted By rubiksoval

What? Have you ever raced? Sprinted in a...

What?

Have you ever raced? Sprinted in a race? Trained for sprinting in racing?

This is a bizarre example.
09-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Seller is the most misunderstood and incorrectly...

Seller is the most misunderstood and incorrectly quoted person on the bike internet.

Polarized training is touted by everyone who thinks they've stumbled on to the newest training secret, except...
09-04-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Huh? Optimizing is optimizing....

Huh?



Optimizing is optimizing. Doesn't matter if you're pinning on a number or not.

If you want to go ride around for the hell of it, then that's all great. But there are certainly "junk...
09-04-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

You went from 60-65%, but regardless, nah. ...

You went from 60-65%, but regardless, nah.

And your idea about mitochondria doesn't match common power-based training knowledge:
...
09-04-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Z1 is too easy. It doesn't have anything to do...

Z1 is too easy. It doesn't have anything to do with speed. I can do 180 watts in z1 and still average 18-19 mph, but that doesn't mean I got anything from that ride. And if such a ride comprised a...
09-04-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15,336
Views: 876,831
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. I've been doing it pretty consistently...

Yeah. I've been doing it pretty consistently since March and have lost 14 lbs (I got about 18 lbs over race weight at one point). I tend not to do it before a Saturday (or longer) ride, but the rest...
09-04-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

I think part of the issue is the concept of an...

I think part of the issue is the concept of an "easy ride". Too easy of a ride is certainly not going to improve fitness. You don't have to push it at a certain high level, certainly, but you do have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 952
Posted By rubiksoval

Personal preference isn't something you convince...

Personal preference isn't something you convince someone else of. We all like things someone else doesn't like. It's human nature.
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