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    Question concerning 2x20 and HR

    Perfect timing for this post as I was going to describe the following training session but now all I have to do is post the picture...note the second 20... If you really want, you can even estimate the power using some calculations/tools such as: http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm You...
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    Question concerning 2x20 and HR

    This article states (quote): "Don’t despair if you haven’t ponied up for a powermeter. Even conceptual understanding of the graphical analysis below will help you conduct your intervals by “feel”." "Feel" to me means exertion estimate and experience therefore it is OK to use gear ration and...
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    Question concerning 2x20 and HR

    I do exactly that. I do not have a power meter so I use gear ratio and cadence to simulate exactly the power-based training effect (without knowing the power number. I do know my TT / LT / HR numbers and stay at that desired 82% level for 2x20. Yes, you have to start in a lower gear to sustain...
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    What Total Ascent to use?

    Is a barometer not accurate?
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    What Total Ascent to use?

    During cycling, I am using Polar 720 HRM and Garmin Edge 305 GPS, after the ride, I download to Motion Base site and Training Center Garmin software, each gives me a different number. Since the difference is up to 100%, and in my club we are posting this number for each ride...I need to know the...
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    specialized or Cannondale?

    I am a road biker for many years that decided not to ride anymore during the North East winters... I am in the market for a Mountain bike (for ~$2000). I do not know much about mountain bikes but have heard that Specialized is making good bikes. In the other hand, my bike store is...
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    It Hasn't Killed Me After All...but

    A challenge to the 2x20... After reading this thread during the winter I started 2x20 training. I immediately felt strong and as the season started, it was noticeable, by my cycling friends, that I am strong(er) that last year and them... but... after a few weeks/months, my friends quickly...
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    Empty calories

    but you do use Hitler and the Nazi propaganda to compare the meat eaters to him!!! I was watching 5 min (of 35 min x 10 videos) of this propaganda and realized its a waist of time. There are much better ways to get the point across than such emotional way.
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    HR drop in between 2x20s

    for configuration without speed...can we also use gear-ratio and cadence combination.
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    Empty calories

    Which of the following is the best source of calories (assuming all are “bad”)? Beer Red win White bread Doughnut
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    Help Needed!, Heart rate for coursework

    Age = 50 HRmax = 185bpm Resting HR = 50bpm Sex = male Activity = Very active (compared to general population) Fitness = Very good (compared to general population) Smoking = no Occupation = office
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    What’s up with these social club races?

    I am cycling with a local cycling club and lately noticed that I enjoy it less and less. The main reason is that every ride end up being a race and groups brake apart. How do I get a group to stay together, race up the hill but regroup, pace line, help each other? This is a culture change...
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    Virtual Cycling Club

    Do any of you have experience with a virtual cycling club? The idea is to connect, create a network, community, for local cyclists to exchange route tips and actually have a self managed club for scheduled-planed rides and ad-hock (key feature!) rides. The members, in addition to regular...
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    Virtual Cycling Club

    Do any of you have experience with a virtual cycling club? The idea is to connect, create a network, community, for local cyclists to exchange route tips and actually have a self managed club for scheduled-planed rides and ad-hock (key feature!) rides. The members, in addition to regular...
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    Improving climbing, without actually climbing?

    I used the gear ratio and cadence (also = speed) to simulate the required effort, and i can repeat this combination at any time. Yes the HR changes within the interval (10 or 20 min) and reached LT (+/-). I have the Polar 720 and was considering adding the power but i am not sure if this is a...