Strava – Why don't people just go and race
I have been following him through out the tour and it makes for interesting reading. Averaging 20 over that terrain yesterday is unbelievable an as for the heart rate…! 😯
I really hope more pros put their stats out there for us mere mortals to look at in amazement.Posted 4 years agoreggiegasketMember
Love the fact he hit 68.2 mph yesterday
That’s a mistake. It happens a lot in the Alps. I was out there two weeks ago and was getting Strava speeds of 60-70 every day, when the reality was mid fifties, off the same hill too (Madeleine).
If you look at the Strava performance graph in detail he’s getting genuine speeds of 57mph – which is still a good whack but not 68mph. Only Paul Sherwen thinks they do that kind of speeds off the Madeleine, which is only 10% max on the faster bits remember.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
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Dunno what device they use, but the GPS speed can be rubbish. I got 50.7 on a recent descent measured on a VDO wheel speed sensor, but GPS thingy reckons 62.6
Clue: I wasn’t going 62.6, and 50.7 might be a slight over-reading.
But sure on a good mountain descent, I remember Sean Yates claiming “a mile a minute” is what you can bank on.Posted 4 years agoDickBartonMember
I’ve no interest in racing…but I am interested in seeing if I’m improving…I figure the faster I ride something then I must be fitter and therefore better…Strava is a race against myself, but seeing other people’s times shows if I am improving in the grand scheme of things.
The Pros? Godlike performances and certainly very envious of their abilities…glad to see my max HR isn’t far off his…I ‘must’ be getting better!!! 😉Posted 4 years ago
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