Tag Archives: watts

Power Meters for Cyclocross

I was a bit torn on whether to use my almost new 2012 SRAM Red Quarq power meter for cyclocross this season.  Firstly, the chainrings with the hidden bolt that threads through to the crank aren’t used on the Red … Continue reading

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Mike Horgan Hill Climb

I’ve had less time training this season, and one of the differences I’ve noticed is that I’m not quite as good the second day as I have been in the past.  Racing the day before wasn’t the only reason this … Continue reading

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Reader Question – Struggling Cat 4

I received a question recently and wanted to give it a public answer.  The question in pretty in depth, but gives enough information to give an in depth answer that I hope you will find interesting. First of all, great … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weekly Update

Cyclocross is offically here!  The local road racing season is finished with the exception of a fall mid-week TT series.  For those of us who know better, it is time to put away the TT bike and get the CX … Continue reading

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Table Mountain Race Series #1

Between working a different schedule, constant rain, and family obligations I was only able to ride for two hours last week.  I have the baby all day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so I usually don’t ride much on those … Continue reading

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Gauging Recovery from Heart Rate and Power

I received a question on gauging recovery status from heart rate and power.  I have almost two years worth of power and heart rate data, so I thought I would detail my experiences.  Keep in mind every rider is different, … Continue reading

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Two-a-days

My final reader question post will address two-a-day workouts.  Doing two workouts in one day potentially can be more beneficial than one long workout.  For cycling, which is an endurance sport, this may be less true than others.  Other sports … Continue reading

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