Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby queequeg » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:49 pm

Ross wrote:Use MTB pedals/cleats/shoes on their road bike


I have SPD on both my Commuter & Road Bike. It means I can wear whatever shoe I want on each bike, and I don't have to do a duck waddle on the polished concrete floor in our building car park, nor when stopping off for coffee on one of my long rides. With my road shoes, unless you actually looked at the bottom of the shoe you would have no idea they were SPDs :-)
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby clackers » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:10 pm

jasonc wrote:
I've got 1 pair of shoes/pedals - use them on both the flat bar and the roadie. They are MTB style SPD


A confession, Jason, you WW!

I am of course the same. :grin:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Ozkaban wrote:
skull wrote:enter a 255km ride with minimal training.

The 255km ride *is* training...

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DNF the 255km ride and post about it being happy they only completed 166km.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby The_Eggman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:11 pm

skull wrote:
skull wrote:enter a 255km ride with minimal training.


DNF the 255km ride and post about it being happy they only completed 166km.


Pretty much sums up my strategy for the 3 peaks. :o

So far the training regime has focused on sticking on a 12-27
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby boss » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:42 pm

queequeg wrote:
Ross wrote:Use MTB pedals/cleats/shoes on their road bike


I have SPD on both my Commuter & Road Bike. It means I can wear whatever shoe I want on each bike, and I don't have to do a duck waddle on the polished concrete floor in our building car park, nor when stopping off for coffee on one of my long rides. With my road shoes, unless you actually looked at the bottom of the shoe you would have no idea they were SPDs :-)


Bit close to the bone eh! Don't feel the need to justify your decisions to us :wink:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby ZepinAtor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:58 pm

Fill themselves full of caffeine & a good shot of horse steroids from their local vet then go for a smash fest in C grade at Heffron on Tuesday night.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby winstonw » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:20 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:Fill themselves full of caffeine & a good shot of horse steroids from their local vet then go for a smash fest in C grade at Heffron on Tuesday night.


Or at Nundah Down Under, your local orthopedic surgeon.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Xplora » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:34 am

ZepinAtor wrote:Fill themselves full of caffeine & a good shot of horse steroids from their local vet then go for a smash fest in C grade at Heffron on Tuesday night.

LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Nobody » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:43 am

queequeg wrote:
Ross wrote:Use MTB pedals/cleats/shoes on their road bike


I have SPD on both my Commuter & Road Bike. It means I can wear whatever shoe I want on each bike, and I don't have to do a duck waddle on the polished concrete floor in our building car park, nor when stopping off for coffee on one of my long rides. With my road shoes, unless you actually looked at the bottom of the shoe you would have no idea they were SPDs :-)
I also run SPDs on all my bikes now since I've figured out I need wedges (I used to run flats on one). The problem with wedges is they raise the cleat and you end up with a similar problem (but probably to a lesser degree) to road shoes on hard smooth surfaces.

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby boss » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:31 am

A portly 120kg weekend warrior can wear lycra.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Oxford » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:14 am

jimboss wrote:A portly 120kg weekend warrior can wear lycra.

120kg, that's svelte. :mrgreen:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby briztoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:17 am

Sleep in on the couch when the weather looks overcast, grey, cool and windy on a designated ride morning. Oh well, hopefully tomorrow morning looks much better.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby twizzle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:33 am

Get excited when they do 30 minutes at 150bpm (*) HR.

(Although, if you are in you 70's or on Beta Blockers, that's O.K.)
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby briztoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:47 am

twizzle wrote:Get excited when they do 30 minutes at 150bpm (*) HR.

(Although, if you are in you 70's or on Beta Blockers, that's O.K.)



Er, I don't get this one.

All my rides look like this;
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 164 bpm
Max HR: 188 bpm


Oh, I'm 40 and no medication, just an ex smoker.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby m@ » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:49 am

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby jasonc » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:52 am

briztoon wrote:
twizzle wrote:Get excited when they do 30 minutes at 150bpm (*) HR.

(Although, if you are in you 70's or on Beta Blockers, that's O.K.)



Er, I don't get this one.

All my rides look like this;
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 164 bpm
Max HR: 188 bpm


Oh, I'm 40 and no medication, just an ex smoker.

what's your resting HR?
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby briztoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:53 am

No idea.

Time to find out.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby hannos » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:07 am

skull wrote:enter a 255km ride with minimal training.


So incredibly guilty of this...

As well as a 200km ride the previous year...
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby briztoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:13 am

62/63bpm at rest.

Sorry to hijack the thread.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby twizzle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:02 pm

briztoon wrote:Er, I don't get this one.

All my rides look like this;
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 164 bpm
Max HR: 188 bpm


Oh, I'm 40 and no medication, just an ex smoker.

briztoon wrote:62/63bpm at rest.

Sorry to hijack the thread.


A lot of casual cyclist would never push themselves that hard. Being sweaty/smelly at a coffee shop isn't euro-cool.

An average HR in the 160's for all rides is unusual - not necessarily 'bad', but unusual. If someone said to me that their resting was 60 and their average was 164, I would expect that they were fairly new to cycling but were giving it a red hot go every time they chucked a leg over the saddle.

In the non-casual grouping... my waking HR is around 40, my resting HR is around 50, and my max HR is 174... but a few years back when I first started racing my Avg HR for a crit would be around 170 and I though I was going hard. These days I'm faster and my HR is about 10bpm lower. The pro's are TT'ing with HR below 150 (but I wonder what their haemocrit numbers look like :roll: ). I TT with a HR of 165.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby warthog1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:10 pm

HR is an individual thing. Cardiac output =hr x stroke volume. A smaller stroke volume means you need a higher hr to get the same output.
I am 43, I use hr and perceived effort to pace my tts. If the hr goes below 180 I know my concentration has lapsed and I need to go harder.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby jasonc » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:12 pm

twizzle wrote:
briztoon wrote:Er, I don't get this one.

All my rides look like this;
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 164 bpm
Max HR: 188 bpm


Oh, I'm 40 and no medication, just an ex smoker.

briztoon wrote:62/63bpm at rest.

Sorry to hijack the thread.


A lot of casual cyclist would never push themselves that hard. Being sweaty/smelly at a coffee shop isn't euro-cool.

An average HR in the 160's for all rides is unusual - not necessarily 'bad', but unusual. If someone said to me that their resting was 60 and their average was 164, I would expect that they were fairly new to cycling but were giving it a red hot go every time they chucked a leg over the saddle.


+1. good work.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby briztoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:15 pm

Well I'm still new to cycling, only been riding for about 1 year now. I've always had a high heart rate (since I've had the garmin to have such records) when riding. I'm not a fast rider, though I do push myself on all my rides. I would have thought my riding heart rate would have slowly started to come down, but it hasn't.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby twizzle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:16 pm

warthog1 wrote:HR is an individual thing. Cardiac output =hr x stroke volume. A smaller stroke volume means you need a higher hr to get the same output.
I am 43, I use hr and perceived effort to pace my tts. If the hr goes below 180 I know my concentration has lapsed and I need to go harder.
Bloody sparrow sized ventricles :( :lol:


Oh, definitely, there's always some outliers...

... and get a PM, HR is soooooo yesterday! :wink:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby warthog1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:24 pm

twizzle wrote:
Oh, definitely, there's always some outliers...

... and get a PM, HR is soooooo yesterday! :wink:


Go on strava and have a look at the hr on segments. Mine is only a little higher than average on most segments where I live and that includes nrs riders ( who are much faster than me).
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