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reno cool

leave well enough alone
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:grin: Tella Tron avatar looks similar. That's my theory.
I had to look back n forth couple times. good work everybody :clap:
 

Matty

Bringing Sexy Back
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Jan 26, 2010
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I have a new way of tracking my fitness goal for 2022 - using the road cycling categories chart, which is based on a cyclist's power-to-weight ratio:
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Long story short, I'm using a power meter on my bike along with a piece of PC software (Golden Cheetah) that analyzes my power output and heart rate to model my power curve. My "FT" (functional threshold) power to weight ratio currently sits at 3.64W/kg (317W for 87kg) which makes me a shitty Cat 3 racer.

My absolute ceiling is probably in the neighborhood of 5W/kg, say 375W at 75kg, but that would likely involve years of training to gain 55-60W and lose 25-27lbs.

My goal for 2022 is to reach the bottom of the Cat 2 range which is 4.18W/kg.

The cool thing is that I can work on either or both parts of the equation (lose extra weight/increase power)

320W/76.5kg is the same as 364W/87kg (my current weight). Dropping the weight seems like the fastest way to make quick gains at this stage.

Let's goooooo 🚴‍♂️🍎🥕
 

Teela

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Jan 26, 2010
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On behalf of Tron, I'll answer.

I was racing someone on a bouncy obstacle course where the last part is the slide. They let the next wave of kids through and a teenager (my size) got somehow tangled up with me on the way down the slide. I did a backwards flip (heard lots of crunching) and landed with the kid on top of me. On the pavement. The bounce thing was deflating. I left with lots of scrapes and bruises. Will I do it again? More than likely.
 

roguejuror

night train
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Jan 24, 2010
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I have a new way of tracking my fitness goal for 2022 - using the road cycling categories chart, which is based on a cyclist's power-to-weight ratio:


Long story short, I'm using a power meter on my bike along with a piece of PC software (Golden Cheetah) that analyzes my power output and heart rate to model my power curve. My "FT" (functional threshold) power to weight ratio currently sits at 3.64W/kg (317W for 87kg) which makes me a shitty Cat 3 racer.

My absolute ceiling is probably in the neighborhood of 5W/kg, say 375W at 75kg, but that would likely involve years of training to gain 55-60W and lose 25-27lbs.

My goal for 2022 is to reach the bottom of the Cat 2 range which is 4.18W/kg.

The cool thing is that I can work on either or both parts of the equation (lose extra weight/increase power)

320W/76.5kg is the same as 364W/87kg (my current weight). Dropping the weight seems like the fastest way to make quick gains at this stage.

Let's goooooo 🚴‍♂️🍎🥕

So now that winter is coming we're going to be exclusively indoor?
 

Tron

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Jan 28, 2010
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Haven’t gone on a bike ride in 20 days and poof, like magic, I’ve gained 4 pounds.

Rainy days, things coming up and lack of motivation. I’ll have to focus on getting back into the biking routine.
 

Matty

Bringing Sexy Back
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Jan 26, 2010
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I don't enjoy cold-weather riding so I've parked my bike on the indoor trainer and I'll be doing structured training using TrainerRoad over the winter.

I'd been doing 6 hours a week of training mixed with some outdoor rides until recently. I just bumped that up to 10 hours a week since I don't expect to ride outdoors anytime soon.

Today is vo2max day with one 60-min workout at noon and another one before dinner. #lesgoooooo

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Tron

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Day after Thanksgiving isn’t the day to sit around on your ass, boysssss. Amazing weather down here right now.