There’s and educational Turbo/cadence thread on the Trainerroad Forum. Essentially, small chainring big gear works your muscles harder, large chainring small gear works your aerobic system harder.
Tour of London Stage 2, 2 lapper, bleughh that ws horrible, like peddling through clay, couldn’t keep my HR down, couldn’t put out the watts, felt A LOT harder than what it suggests
dirtyrider replied to the topic Hands up who’s spent a small fortune on a frame/ bike and hated it in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago
£2500 odd on a SC Blur LTc frame in June 2012, was gone with a grand loss by October 2012, i reckon i did less than 200 miles on it before shopping it in for a Tallboy,
So if you surge the power with an ease/kick does it actually give more power, or just the perception of it?
watts is watts surely,
10 second power would be better for the flat courses and TT’s
Obviously this is down to rubbish drafting skills.
i don’t get the drafting, well i do, i just make sure im in the mid/back of the group unless i…[Read more]
treading water with fitness, just not had enough time to get on, so doubled up today, volcano climb race & Richmond UCI Hilly 1 Lap, so both short races, same tactics in both, get dragged as far as i could in the front group, hit the hills hard and try and maintain position
small crowds in both, i guess due to 15 billion people doing stage 1 of…[Read more]
Couldn’t get over 94kph on the downhill, legs just don’t have it.
steel frame with 808’s
1205 8 lapper volcano circuit today, same as last time, tried to hang with the front group, get spat out earlier than usual, but in the same place, up the right/left switchback get spat out, take foot off the gas, get swallowed up by the next group to fin…[Read more]
I won’t get into why in public of course, but things haven’t exactly been rosey lately.
you can if you want though, you know, its good to talk, and your anonymous unless anyone knows you in real life? and if they do, hit them up for a pint and a chat, and if they don’t, reach out, im in Lincs, sure everyone else is dotted all over, ive wor…[Read more]
been a quiet couple of weeks, just 2 zwift rides in, no races, but i did hammer myself up the Epic and the Volcano, so no bimbling really, and then todays race,
3R Sand and Sequoias 1 Lapper, knew with the short lead in and 10km flat i could stick with the front group until the first “hill” which i did then it all splintered, i nearly stayed…[Read more]
dirtyrider replied to the topic Is it just me, or is the BBC website obsessed with Taylor Swift? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago
Has she done something momentous?
Nice to meet you, where you been?
I could show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven sin
Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love’s a game, want to play?
New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain’t it funny, rumors, lie
And I know you…[Read more]
a whole hour test? that seems bloody miserable, i couldn’t do that, not indoors, i can do it outdoors if i have a long flat kom but that’s just like a TT, not indoors, nope no way
just look for a flat race on zwift, my best power numbers have been on 3R Tempus Fugit Flat Race – 1 Lap (19.8km/12.3mi 20m), its got a 2km lead in so last a good stint…[Read more]
I reckon I got very very lucky at the Hope MTB Marathon in September, big OTB on the descent from Jacobs Ladder, if anyone knows that descent its full of baby head boulders, however I just landed in a dead stop on my head, neck and shoulder, didn’t move, not a scratch anywhere else – X-ray was clear, pain has more or less subsided, about 3 days a…[Read more]
frustrated, well sort of, was a decent race still. 6 lap classique flat at 14:05 today, big big crowd, always going to string out on the lead in up Northumberland Ave, too many A’s to try and stick with the front group, tried to bridge under the start banner, group had 4 seconds, no one came with me and i couldn’t close it down, so settled into…[Read more]
this podcast ep1, has info about zwift racing and plateauing
Found the one I was thinking of. An hour of 90 seconds Vo2 intervals followed by 30 mins Z2 had my HR at 155bpm/220w for the Z2. The Z2 ride earlier that week had me at 220w for 124bpm !!!
They are really effective sessions
what’s the thinking behind this? is it just to add volume but in an effective zone? or is there some adaptation benefit…[Read more]
Hilly race for me today, 10:40 Team ZWC Hill Climb Battle – Watopia Mountain 8 went up the KOM reverse, had planned on forwards, only ever done the reverse once, thought ill do 20 minutes as hard as i can and recover on the down and try and chase anyone down on the flat, which is sort of how it went, did about bang on 300w for 20 minutes up the…[Read more]
There are plenty of approved quality cables around
not for magsafe MacBook chargers
I needed a new charger for my mac book pro, bought a fake one. It used to get super hot, almost too hot to touch, so went into the recycling and a genuine one bought.
40 quid more vs spending a few weeks in a travel lodge whilst my burned down house was…
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