Ride With GPS is reasonably accurate with the estimates. For example, if it’s telling me a route will take me 2 hours, I aim for 80% of FTP as average effort, a Power Zone 3 (tempo) effort. If it is 5 hours, I aim for 50% of FTP as my average, top of zone 1.
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One ride I wanted to do this summer that I didn’t get to was Mt. Whiteface. Whiteface climb is approximately 3500 ft over 10 miles. I wanted to do it just to prove that I could. Turns out the Road to Sky route in Zwift is just what I needed to do it virtually.
In recent months Peloton appears to have shifted their focus away from 45 and 60 min classes. They are producing a disproportionate amount of 20 and 30 min classes while leaving those of us who rely on 45 and 60 min classes in the dust. I feel Peloton is doing themselves and their customers a disservice.
In 2020 I am endorsing Joe Biden and taking personal steps to ensure the election is fair, orderly, and has a high enough turnout. I volunteered some of my time to increase the voter turnout and to work at the polls on the Election Day.
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I had a Strava summit subscription for a year, and my subscription is expiring. I will not be renewing it. Nazi and confederate memes are the reason why. Last fall, I came upon a Strava segment where KOM was a Strava user with an Alt-Right meme for a […]
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“Covid19” is gripping America in a mass hysteria. Maybe some good will come out of the experience.