The foundations for successful riding
I stopped for almost 3 hours or some such time to go for lunch etc. And I split it primarily on strava so I have to do do the 160km in one hit. I give precicely 3/10ths of 0 fraks as to the "secrets" in my files.
What secrets are you worried about sharing? Are you racing the NRS or something?
If you aren't interested in checking out other guys' power data, you would be part of the majority, but I certainly will stickybeak at other guys' data and check out their peak power over a long ride etc. I WOULD use that information in a race as well if the opportunity came up. If the local TT champ takes off for a break towards the end of the race, you chase them. There is a LOT of sandbagging and doggo in club racing, so a little extra info is helpful.
It's no different to remembering who snuck off the front last race - Strava just makes it easier to remember
lucky i block people i don't want seeing my data then isn't it..
Meh. Your not racing for sheep stations. It's club level stuff what's the point of worrying about who sees it.
Because unfulfilled life/childhood compensation?
I'm not worried... I am always the KOM holder in the 94and over category and the one below that for that matter ... As always if I was 15kgs lighter I would be a lot more competitive. On the plus side the power is coming back up
In all seriousness though, riding is a great hobby that doesn't need racing.
Nice going! I was aiming to do similar kms myself today, but getting drowsy at the 125km mark when I stopped waiting for the others, I thought, better not. I only needed about 30km extra. So it was 132.6km today at a reasonable average speed.
I'll try for the 160+km next weekend.
That's true. But racing is a good motivator. When you are in that no-mans land between two grades, it's pushes you work hard. I'm a competitive animal, I don't want to be there just to make up the numbers.
Even if I wasn't into racing, now I'm into that mentality, I enjoy the training and getting the benefits from it.
It won't save you much but you should be able to upload to Strava directly from GC.
Thanks for the heads up
Managed to get through my first 3 Peaks on Sunday. Quite happy considering my disorganisation (dinner was sliced bread and bananas, sent up tent at dusk the night before). Training was fairly consistent from December on which helped. It felt like I'd taken about 30 minutes of breaks but it turned out to be 3 x that! Had to pull back a bit on the top of Hotham and the back of Falls to ward off cramps. Dehydration? Pushing a touch too much earlier? Good day out though
Fantastic Brookefield Altitdude Friday Ride had a ball great doing it on more than 2 hours sleep
Great job kb!
Ran 70 minutes if tempo today and it nearly killed me. This PM needs some tweaking by Mr Simmons because the HR is telling me I am at VO2max instead of endurance pace lol
Nice solo lunch spin
fantastic altitude group ride through brookfield
Training today - tiring! Had a maximal run up the 1:20 in melb (15 sec slower, same power, as 1 month ago - slightly different conditions), then a further 2000m of other climbing. 140ish clicks, 2500m elevation, well over 5 hrs, now time to sit in my office and vegitatate for 8hrs
Don't normally ride quite that far on work mornings. But it is a nice morning and the winter is coming. Best ride now before the need to curl up in depression on the couch with a tub of peanut butter and listening to radiohead for the winter
I had a fairly easy going 106km last night with some flat out efforts to try and evade another rider. I thought if I got out of sight, I'd be fine. I didn't do enough. I may need to take a detour next time.
I might have a chance to catch up with you in the kilometres race! Great ride there, good elevation.
Have a bit of irritation around my inner thigh near the knee. Funny, since I felt fine before two weeks of taking it easy. It looks like I missed a good morning too. Hoping things are better tomorrow.
Adductor? That's irritating. Mine was a bit cranky yesterday as well - sore but no cramping. I'd just try rolling it out with a foam roller.
Over the weekend I had 123km and a slower 111km. Finished up the week with over 500km, second week in a row for that. I'm resting today and should be back on the bike tomorrow, weather permitting.
Well the long ride with the boafster achieved its goal, felt like death most of Saturday and looked dead on Sunday. Tick.
Had a couple nonspecific 60 minute blitzes for 90 TSS, basically nailing some of the local segments and hills to get the anaerobic going... just missed the downpour it seems!
great morning ride bit of hill practise
did brookefield gap creek road then around waterworks road simpson road back to towong and home, legs are killing me
Nice route - I'm curious to know what time you were on waterworks road? I've been throwing the idea around of heading up Nebo for a ride before work. Just I'm a bit hesitant with the traffic along Waterworks road so I'm not too sure if it's worth the trouble.
was around 11:30 - 12:30 to be honest there wasn't much traffic but the person i ride with doesn't do main roads so alot of it we where on the bike path till bins and parked car became an issue
Yeah, you bonked quite badly - if you'd eaten at Rouse Hill I think you would have been fine. Good to catch up after a such a long time.
We must do that again, but longer distance. I have a Gran Fondo 3 to tick off the list!
I did 30km of intervals yesterday morning and followed it up in the evening with 77.4km on some local roads and the M7, the back on the Liverpool to Parramatta T-way with my front light going flat.
I've got to do an FTP test sometime in the near future to see where I'm at now. Not sure when I'll do that.
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