The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:47 am

Five weeks to go until the big (115mile) charity ride; training is coming along nicely and weight is now down in the 12stones so less to carry uphill. I'm hoping to get a 50miler in during the next few days as I step up the distance...

Departed: Jul 14, '18, 08:02AM
Distance: 27.2 mi
Elevation: +1768ft
Max Grade: 11.0 %
VAM: 518 Vm/h
Moving Time: 01:44:44
Calories: 1185
Avg. Watts: 189
Max Speed: 33.6 mph
Avg. Speed: 15.5 mph
Max Heartrate: 144 bpm
Min Heartrate: 64 bpm
Avg. Heartrate: 115.6 bpm

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by jack » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:48 am

Some good numbers in there Ray - Max HR not too bad, Avg Speed very respectable. Decent elevation too...

115 is not that bad - you get into a groove after a while - go onto a sort of auto-pilot. You'll be fine, just upping it a bit each time and you should do a 80-miler or similar about a week before. You want to end each ride with at least another 20 in your legs.

100 - 120g of wholemeal pasta each night in the preceding week, good night's kip, breakfast of porridge & honey and you'll ace it.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:59 am

Thanks Nick. That more or less coincides with my planning. After a slow start when I couldn't shake off a bug I'm now confident.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:19 am

50 miler done! Another early morning start, I rode a bit within myself (reflected in the wattage and heart rate stats) to push out the miles but left a challenge until the end - still a respectable average speed though.

Departed: Jul 15, '18, 06:29AM
Starts in: Taunton Deane, England, GB
Distance: 55.8 mi
Elevation: +2912/-2863 ft
Max Grade: 8.2 %
VAM: 419 Vm/h
Moving Time: 03:37:17
Calories: 2098
Avg. Watts: 161
Max Speed: 33.7 mph
Avg. Speed: 15.4 mph
Moving Pace: 00:03:53
Max Heartrate: 133 bpm
Min Heartrate: 62 bpm
Avg. Heartrate: 105.0 bpm

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:41 pm

Good effort !
Looks like an interesting route too.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:49 pm

I got out in the heat of the afternoon for the first time in about 3 weeks.
Just the standard route to Llanbedr DC & back, inspecting the dry countryside. 1hr10mins @ 133 avg. At least we had some rain Thurs and Friday (especially Friday) .
I found it a bit hard going, wind was brisk from the West, but it wasn't as hard as today's Tour de France stage . In fact not much would be harder than today's TdF stage !
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:09 pm

Good work Team Audio-Talk. Well done on the 50-er Ray.

I've done nowt on the bike this weekend, I've totally been music'd-up all weekend. Dirtfud Festival, Ska Bands, Corduroy, Blockheads and From the Jam. Sunshine, Ales and good company.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:50 pm

Whahey, another PB this morning before work riding my usual 'Wivey and back route'. The fitness is really coming along, that's the first time I've averaged over 200watts for more than an hour. Numbers in brackets are from the last time I rode the same route on 11/07.

Departed: Jul 17, '18, 06:24AM
Starts in: Taunton Deane, England, GB
Distance: 19.4 mi
Elevation: +907/-915 ft
Max Grade: 7.9 %
VAM: 451 Vm/h (428)
Moving Time: 01:05:54 (01:08:17)
Calories: 835
Avg. Watts: 211 (199)
Max Speed: 30.1 mph
Avg. Speed: 17.7 mph (17.1)
Moving Pace: 00:03:24
Max Heartrate: 140 bpm
Min Heartrate: 63 bpm
Avg. Heartrate: 124.3 bpm (119.4)

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:05 pm

Thats fast, well-done speedster!
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:43 pm

Cripes ! - there's no stopping him !
I'm dying here, food poisoning or something :roll: off work again , D'Oh !
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:12 pm

Get well soon Mark - maybe its all those adventures in the undergrowth?

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:35 am

"The problem for someone trying to emulate a pro is that, the faster you go, the more air resistance you are up against and the more power you need. If you want to cycle twice as fast, you actually need to pedal eight times as hard. "

....and thats exactly why I choose to NOT emulate a 'pro'. I have far more fun pootling about on Scobs looking at stuff :)

Also at no point in that article did they mention Sandwich fillings.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:02 am

I wonder if 'pros' have cheese and piccallili flavoured gels?

You're right though Dave, I wouldn't like to cycle if I didn't enjoy it, though I think I'm a bit more competitive than you and part of my enjoyment, apart from enjoying the beautiful part of the country I live in, is the satisfaction after pushing myself a bit further/faster.

Another two lumpy rides this weekend totalling 62 miles and averaging around 16mph but I'll spare you the details.

I need to put in a long ride of around 80 miles in the next week or two to see how my fitness is measuring up against the 115 mile charity ride.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:56 pm

Ray P wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:02 am

You're right though Dave, I wouldn't like to cycle if I didn't enjoy it, though I think I'm a bit more competitive than you ...
Not arf!

So hot today, rode the fitness loop, that was enough.

Departed: Jul 25, '18, 10:52AM
Starts in: Dartford, England, GB
Distance: 13.8 mi
Elevation: + 836 / - 847 ft
Max Grade
7.7 %
Avg. Grade
-0.2 %
VAM 444 Vm/h
Ascent time 00:34:26
Descent time 00:27:22
Total Duration: 01:04:55
Moving Time: 01:01:48
Stopped Time: 00:03:07
Max Speed: 28.6 mph
Avg. Speed: 13.4 mph
Pace: 00:04:42
Moving Pace: 00:04:29

Quite a bit slower than normal, no point blasting about when the local temp got to 33.1 deg C here.
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