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SCS

Member since Oct 2014 • Last active Apr 2019
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  • in Rider Down
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    The pedestrian died apparently, although it only seems to have been reported in the Islington Gazette...

    https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/­crime-court/york-way-crash-man-74-killed­-in-copenhagen-street-collision-1-597679­2

  • in General
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    perhaps the rough terrain dissuades people to drive fast?

    Having both ridden and driven down the Epping Road last weekend I can say that I for one could not tell that the surface was significantly different while driving...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think I've posted this before in here but I'm currently sitting here with a smile on my face fondly remembering my old (now deceased) cat that used to spend about five minutes digging the most perfect 6+ inches deep hole in the ground before taking a dump next to it and walking off. Every time.

    "I feel like I have to dig a hole when I poo but I don't know why"

    This is precisely what one of my cats does, while her sister, born and raised at the same time, has no trouble burying her poos so we never know about it...

  • in General
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    So is it really valid to estimate ftp as 75% MAP? Is there any research on this?

    75% is the middle of the bell curve I understand, the general range is 72-77%.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    To be honest it seems like the first one is way off rather than the second - it's normally about 0.75 of the max 1 minute, although there may be some other calculations included.

  • in General
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    I think that given you're already most of the way through your training block, just stick with what you have planned. What I'd say is that you need to get the time in zone, so start out each interval as planned at 120% FTP, but if you are unable to hold that power through the 4 minutes, then just allow your power to fade (preferably not below 105%), as long you keep going through the 4 minutes. Imagine it being like a badly paced 4 minute hill climb TT!

    As it happens, there's some good research regarding the benefits of decreasing power intervals, but they tend to utilize a much harder start in order to reach VO2 Max sooner.

    https://sparecycles.blog/2018/06/26/upda­te-to-prescribing-vo2max/

    EDIT: just seen @dubtap's post, we have the same source (which I think he posted previously on this thread)!

  • in General
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    I think we need to know where you are in your training and what your targets are first.

    Also, I presume work:rest is 1:1? You could also increase the rest if you want to do them at 120%...

  • in Rides & Races
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    Plenty of places with sand dunes in Scotland, though maybe not close enough to Glasgow though...

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    So you can just turn the pedals without thinking about trying to match the correct power level?

    My turbo doesn't have erg mode, and while I don't find it a problem, it would be nice to be able to do a ramp test and not have to shift gears to get the right cadence and power...

  • in General
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    Heh, I've found them pretty good in rain...obviously they have their limits! When it's as cold as it is now I use some toe covers underneath them too.

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