Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby twizzle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:26 pm

briztoon wrote: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.


No worries - as I said, it's not necessarily 'bad', but it's fairly high compared to 'average'.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby warthog1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:30 pm

I suspect being a large bloke with a correspondingly bigger heart yours is slow compared to average Twizzle.
I don't reckon the pros publish accurate hr readings. Don't want the competition to know how hard you really are trying.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby twizzle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:31 pm

warthog1 wrote:
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).
I have a few thousand dollars worth of wheels bought over several years so a power tap is out of the question. Crank based power meters start at a couple grand and I have 3 bikes. Not happening while maintaining a marriage :lol:


I don't do Strava, but I'd expect most people are closer to their Max than their average when going for records - unless you only looked at long segments, that is. My threshold is around 360W, but I can do a 15 minute 420W if I'm doing a one-off.

A mate of mine has a Power2Max (~$1600 I think), he switched all his BB's to GXP, it literally takes five minutes to swap between his bikes. Of course, you then want a spare in case something goes wrong...
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby twizzle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:33 pm

warthog1 wrote:I suspect being a large bloke with a correspondingly bigger heart yours is slow compared to average Twizzle.
I don't reckon the pros publish accurate hr readings. Don't want the competition to know how hard you really are trying.


TDF TT data feed from last year, looked legit to me, although the spike at the end suggested the pacing could have been better.

And... if you look at 75% of the range between resting and max as being most people's "I'm going hard" point, it's around 150bpm.


O.K. - I agree, it's not helpful of me to have put a 'stick in the ground' at 150 bpm. But most weekend warriors wouldn't understand "75% of FTP HR for 30 minutes".
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby queequeg » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:38 pm

jimboss wrote:
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 warthog1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:44 pm

twizzle wrote:
I don't do Strava, but I'd expect most people are closer to their Max than their average when going for records - unless you only looked at long segments, that is. My threshold is around 360W, but I can do a 15 minute 420W if I'm doing a one-off.

A mate of mine has a Power2Max (~$1600 I think), he switched all his BB's to GXP, it literally takes five minutes to swap between his bikes. Of course, you then want a spare in case something goes wrong...


Hadn't heard of those thanks. I have cranks on my new S5 that will accept a quarq and I have thought about it. It's only ever going to be fun for me. I can't justify it in the end. I should have started with PT wheels.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Cycledelica » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:08 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:What are the things weekend warriors *can* do?
Make it all the way to the coffee shop without needing to refuel with a carb gel shot
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:18 pm

Cycledelica wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:What are the things weekend warriors *can* do?
Make it all the way to the coffee shop without needing to refuel with a carb gel shot


But still have a gel anyway.

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby stanzarallyman » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:45 am

I have a few thousand dollars worth of wheels bought over several years so a power tap is out of the question. Crank based power meters start at a couple grand and I have 3 bikes. Not happening while maintaining a marriage :lol:


C'mon, whats more important, powermeters or marriage. If you ask me marriage is overrated :D
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby twizzle » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:46 pm

Buy a power meter.... but never analyse the data.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:48 pm

twizzle wrote:Buy a power meter.... but never analyse the data.


Stop picking on me.

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Ross » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:14 pm

twizzle wrote:
warthog1 wrote:
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).
I have a few thousand dollars worth of wheels bought over several years so a power tap is out of the question. Crank based power meters start at a couple grand and I have 3 bikes. Not happening while maintaining a marriage :lol:


I don't do Strava, but I'd expect most people are closer to their Max than their average when going for records - unless you only looked at long segments, that is. My threshold is around 360W, but I can do a 15 minute 420W if I'm doing a one-off.

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i've never seen my max HR on the bike compared to LT test on wind trainer. Pretty close but about 2 bpm off.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby tallywhacker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:22 pm

get to the red light first. Apparently only pussies time it so that they can roll thru the green
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