Your ride today, yesterday....

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby norbs » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:35 pm

Do a hdr ride Carl. Should get the heart rate up.

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby CLP » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:18 pm

norbs wrote:Do a hdr ride Carl. Should get the heart rate up.


you're probably right on that .. and i probably should :)

I can get the HR up in a sprint, but i can't ride at a sustained high HR on the trainer like i could on the road (or CX). eg, the ARSE Zwift races we did had me pushing hard, but the HR was still mainly in the "tempo" zone.. go figure :)

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby DarrenM » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:51 pm

Kickr snap. Could it be a cadence thing? I seem to end up around 100 most of the time. I know if I force myself to run 80 or so my heart rate drops a fair bit, but my knees don't seem to like it.

I was a little worried about jumping on the bike after nothing but trainer for so long. Rode up and down the driveway a couple times before hitting the road, but I didn't have any issues.

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby CLP » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:03 pm

DarrenM wrote:Kickr snap. Could it be a cadence thing? I seem to end up around 100 most of the time. I know if I force myself to run 80 or so my heart rate drops a fair bit, but my knees don't seem to like it.

I was a little worried about jumping on the bike after nothing but trainer for so long. Rode up and down the driveway a couple times before hitting the road, but I didn't have any issues.



100rpm is excellent for a cadence, assuming you ca do it smoothly. So keep that up :)

perhaps if you need/want more of a strength work out on zwift, push up the difficulty slider. I think it defaults to 50%.

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby CLP » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:48 pm

last night, I decided to finish something that I failed at a while ago. I'd noticed a few tracks running off of Waterfall Gully Road and did a recon via Google Maps. One in particular looked pretty good (Winter Track) promising a decent view over the city on reaching a lookout. Outstanding. Previously I tried to get up there using my CX bike, but I was out of luck with not enough legs, not enough gears and not enough traction. So last night I tried on a MTB. :) I got there eventually :D The easy sections were ~ 8-9% gradient, and the nasty bits were 20+% Worth the effort to get there, though not sure i'll head up there too regularly!

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby CLP » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:19 pm

Continuing my effort to revisit and improve previous PRs, today was the turn of Corkscrew road. :D

Realistically, today was more about giving my new wheels a solid hit out in the hills and checking out the braking on some quicker descents, but I've been planning a crack at my Corkscrew road time for a while (since Norbs' last visit anyway, since the bugger beat my time!) so today was as good a chance as any.

So first thing first.. The Caden wheels are frickin' awesome. They roll very nicely and running the tyres at lower pressure (something else i've been messing with lately) gives a really nice smooth ride. Braking performance is generally ok, though there is a bit of brake squeal on the back. I think i just need to get used to a different style of braking with the carbon wheels. they do catch the wind a bit in the cross winds, but i'm probably just noticing that a bit more since my Zipp 101s were quite shallow.

On to the actual ride. Legs were feeling ok, but not great. The ride up Gorge road was awesome as always though. I can't help but feel very fortunate to have these areas so close to home. As usual when the weather is nice there were a bunch of other riders out and about, which is always good to see :)

I turned off onto corkscrew road and I before long Garmin informed me of the segment start. Cross the bridge and we're into it. Whether he liked it or not, Norbs was the target today, since the Garmin was giving me time checks relative to his time :) By the top, I knew i'd managed a PR, so i was mega stoked. On getting back home, I realised that i'd knocked off nearly 3 minutes! :fall: It'll probably be an effort to top that for a while.

I continued my loop back to, and then down Norton Summit. The weather was nice, so I figured I might as well make the most of it :D

https://www.strava.com/activities/1129003764

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby norbs » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Fucking hell. I get one chance a year. And you are beating all my times LOL

Well done, that is a huge improvement. On a tough climb too.
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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby CLP » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:55 pm

norbs wrote:Fucking hell. I get one chance a year. And you are beating all my times LOL

Well done, that is a huge improvement. On a tough climb too.


heh! :D to be fair, you've only done that climb the one time, so you had no idea what to expect heading into it. plus you did it at the end of a decent sized ride.

for what it's worth, indirectly, your last visit has been the motivator for a lot of this effort i've been putting in recently. Like you say, you get one chance a year, and you come over and frickin' smash me :P I think that was getting to my head. :P So what i'm saying is that it's totally your own fault. :D

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby KNAPPO » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Top work CLP, that's massive!



Fuck it, this isn't a ride but I don't care. :rofl:

This morning I decided to take myself right out of my comfort zone and take part in the Mawson Lakes Parkrun. 5k around the lake, into Dry Creek n back.

Leading into this week my 5k PB was a 29 min run and I was mainly comfortable with 3-4k runs. I did a few 5k test runs on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and got that PB to a 28:27 so thought fuck it, why not take part

https://www.strava.com/activities/1128820367

Couldn't be happier with how my first group run went. Finished 40th out of 183 entrants! :eyepop:
I was hoping for around 70-80th with my pace leading in but all I wanted to do was finish and not tank in the last kilometer. Finished pretty strong and only dropped 5 places from where I was at the mid way point and landed a new PB @ 25:13!

This just topped off a fucking stellar week as I finally tipped the scales in at 94kg!
Far cry from the 115kg I was at the beginning of the year and 135-140kg at my worst a few years ago when I started riding. :nod:

Don't Stoff me now, I'm having such a good race, I'm having a ball...

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby CLP » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:31 pm

That's seriously awesome Knappo, on all counts. Congrats. You seem to be kicking goals all over the place! :D

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby pixelboy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:35 pm

Well done Knapp.. You should be proud :up:
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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby hutchy » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:44 am

Nice work Knappo great achievement!!

I take this philosophy with regards to running......

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby KNAPPO » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:38 pm

:rofl:
Don't Stoff me now, I'm having such a good race, I'm having a ball...

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby KNAPPO » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:55 pm

After chattin to Norbs today I finally got a FTP test done. Fucking OUCH!!!

I did the short test via Zwift and held 269W Max Avg Power for the 20 mins. End result was a FTP of 256.
I take it a full FTP is 60 mins so there is a percentage calculation on the short test to give you the final result?

https://www.strava.com/activities/1134673616/overview

Either way that fucking killed me. Heart was absolutely racing and I wanted to vomit with about 5 mins to go.
Don't Stoff me now, I'm having such a good race, I'm having a ball...

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Re: Your ride today, yesterday....

Postby CLP » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:17 pm

yep.. 95% of the 20 minute test gives your FTP.

FTP of 256 is pretty damn good i reckon.

KNAPPO wrote:Either way that fucking killed me. Heart was absolutely racing and I wanted to vomit with about 5 mins to go.

sounds like you're ready to enter a time trial ;) a little bit of vom during a race never hurt anyone ;)


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