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You have a specific training question that your coach ought to be able to answer for you, and I will not address that here. A larger general issue is one that I will address, since it is of wider interest. Your general concern is that you won't be able to simulate race conditions in training, especially long steady output. However, speed is determined by ...


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This is a sticky one to tackle. Firstly, we don't know the terrain you're riding in, we don't know if you're going to commute to work/school/college/university and we don't even know exactly what your budget would be. As for a Single-Speed, why specifically? You could lose weight on a road racer or a mountain bike, or even a BMX. Anyhow, if your budget is ...


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If you want to use your own figures from strava or some other program you can easily get get a feeling for the relative effort between biking a certain distance on the flat and on a grade. Use this calculator....http://bikecalculator.com/ For example I have a 2 mile hill at 5% which my best average speed is 9.3 mph. Entering the data gives me a calorie ...



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