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  1. koger

    Stages Power Meter 2015

    Hi I have found Stages Ultegra 6800 power meter on sale. I've almost decided that I'm going to get a Stages Power Meter, so any reason not to buy the meter now when it's on sale? I'm thinking about if there will be an updated model for the next season? The Ultegra arm of course stays the...
  2. koger

    Sony Ericsson Xperia with ANT+

    Hi. Some of the Sony Ericsson Xperia smart phones, X8, X10 mini and Arc AFAIK have support for ANT+. Does anyone have any experience using the Xperia phone with any ANT devices? Thanks
  3. koger

    Train or rest when tired

    Hi I did a hard workout last day, and can feel some soreness in the legs today. From past experience I believe that I'm able to go hard again today, when I have done a good warm-up. But is it a good idea? I have two theories myself. The basics of getting fitter is two challenge the...
  4. koger

    Survey

    Hi I'm thinking about make a software program for cyclists and really don't know what kind of features I want to put in it. So if you have the time please take this very quick survey, it's quick I promise :-) Bicycle training and racing survey Thanks a lot!
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    Get good sprint position

    Hello I'm not a good sprinter, neither physical or technically. My legs were just not made for sprinting. So to be able to at least get a average finish, I need to place myself at a good position for the sprint. But too many times, I end up having to start the sprint from the 15-20th position...
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    How to survive the wind in a race

    Hi I'm getting pretty tired of getting beat in the wind, so I'm really looking for some advice of how to survive the wind. I don't think my body was made for riding in the wind, I'm very tall and thin, so even though my power/weight ratio might be good, it doesn't help a lot on the flat long...
  7. koger

    L4 1x60 vs 2x30

    Hi I felt extraordinary fresh today, so I made my 2x30 workout into a 1x60. Now I'm thinking if it was a good idea, not that I think it matters for just one workout, but in general. I think that the 5min recovery would have allowed me to finish the last 30 minutes with more power, and in total...
  8. koger

    When it's time to introduce L5 and L6

    Hi The season start is getting close, but still 2.5 month away for me. My base training have consisted of mainly aerobic workouts. 3x20 L4 and around 10 hours of L2/L3. A few specialized exercises: low cadence strength training and high cadence for pedaling efficiency. I have just started to...
  9. koger

    Strength training at home

    Hello I'm trying to put a strength training program together to use at home. I only have dumbbells available, and don't want to go and buy a large expensive machine. So I want to keep it simple and easy. My main purpose is actually not to get stronger and faster on the bike, but to have better...
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    TSS equal for different FTP's?

    Hi Will two riders with different FTP get the same TSS if they ride for the same duration and with the wattage relative to their FTP? So if both riders rides 2 hours at 70% of FTP, will they have the same TSS afterwards?
  11. koger

    Ergomo bankrupt?

    Hello I heard from my bike reseller that Ergomo has gone bankrupt, has anybody else heard that too? It seems to me to be a bad thing, whenether you liked the Erogomo system or not. Now AFAIK there is only one player left on the market which makes cranks with power meters.
  12. koger

    Reverse-periodization

    Hello I found this link in a post about reverse-periodization, what do you think of it? are you following it? does it work? http://thewheelsonthebikegoroundandround.blogspot.com/2006/09/periodization-reverse-periodization.html
  13. koger

    Ergomo installation

    Hello I have an Ergomo, and I just discovered that Ergomo has made some installation videos available here http://ergomo.net/?module=tresc&id=177. The installation process doesn't match the one described in the included manual. On the videos, they tell me that I should face and rethread the...
  14. koger

    How to taper

    Hello So this is it, the end of the season two weekends left, where I would like to do my best. How do I taper and prepare for the last races? I don't have a complete plan myself, just to train a few hours less overall during the weekend and shorten the hard session I usual have with L4. Any...
  15. koger

    TT pacing - suffering all the way?

    Hello I've just read an interview with Gustav-Erik Larsson (2. in the Olympics TT) where he says that suffered hard from 100m and the rest of the route. To me that sounds like bad pacing, but I'm quite sure he and his coaches knows a lot more than me about performing a perfect time trial. The...
  16. koger

    Is my power device broken

    I just read this link: http://www.saris.com/athletes/PermaLink,guid,28be9b70-d456-4c2d-8a40-5f42532d8d59.aspx. David Millar performed an average of 400W over 36 minutes. According to my power meter I can do 350W for the same duration, and I'm not a good time trialist, I have never performed well...
  17. koger

    Midseason / rebuild training program

    Hello I did post this in the power forum, but didn't get any response, so I'll try my luck here :-) I've just finished the first part of the race season for this year, and have the last coming up in 9 weeks from now. I race mass starts, lasting around 2.5 hours. I guess my league would be...
  18. koger

    Midseason/rebuild training-program

    Hello I've just finished the first part of the race season for this year, and have the last coming up in 10 weeks from now. I race mass starts, lasting around 2.5 hours. I guess my league would be similar to the kat. 4 in the US. I've been racing for 2 years and have 12-15 hours available for...
  19. koger

    Group ride vs. alone

    Hi guys I've been doing a long and quite hard group ride. The ride consisted of 5 intervals: 3x15 min. and 2x2-3 minutes. The ride was 3.5 hours with lots of recovery time mostly L2. The 3 long intervals are quite hard ranging from L4 to L6, the average is L5, the 2 short intervals are L6. My...
  20. koger

    A few simple Time Trial questions

    Hello I have done my second Time Trial with a power meter, and have little experience. So I thought why not ask the clever people here :-) I did a 30km out and home route, mostly flat, but with a few short hills. My plan was to try to keep the power fixed at 340w, I did that pretty well. But...