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I'm in the do it this year camp. In comments you say you can currently ride probably a painful 60 (miles). In general, a conservative plan is to extend your ride distances by 10% per week. But it's important to realize that marathon and iron man athletes do not train by running a marathon each week. The aim of their training is to build deep core fitness ...


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Since the RAW is long term goal, you are talking about a long term training plan. You must enjoy it, and you must not burn out - in other words you need to incorporate training as part of a sustainable lifestyle. During the weekdays you will need to some training but probably don't have much time, it is an opportunity to do high intensity training, core ...


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If you are out of shape now and the most of have done is 80 miles getting ready for 175 miles ride in 3 months is probably not realistic. You don't just tune up and ride 175 miles. 175 is up there with elite riders. Elite riders start out elite riders and they are in the saddle 20+ hours a week to stay elite. Two 40 miles rides during the week and an 80+ ...


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If I'm going on longer bicycle ride, I simply put my Vivofit around ankle and secure it with sock. I know that it inst accurate, but at least it record some "steps" :) Regards


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We cannot know exactly unless Dowsett's team releases it, but we can make a reasonable estimate. The most important unknown is Dowsett's drag area, or CdA, so below I have calculated the power needed to average 52.937 km/h for various values of CdA, given the assumptions noted on the figure. Notably, rho is air density in the velodrome and a trackside ...


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According to Canyon, it would be approximately 400 watts average. Since an hour record attempt requires that there be no computer on the bike to be official, a more accurate measurement is unlikely to be available.


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You say the highest gear on a 21 speed mtb bike. This would be the largest chain-wheel & the smallest cog. The largest chain-wheel is most likely a 48t. The smallest cog could be in the range of 11t to 14t. Let's say it's a 14t. At 70-80 rpm with a 48t x 14t, your speed would be somewhere around 30kph to 34kph. (any cog smaller than 14t would produce ...


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You can calculate your speed vs cadence using this online calculator. You want your cadence to be roughly 80 rpm (60 being the lower bound). With a 42t chainring and 14t cog in the back (not uncommon for a 26" mtb -- this is big ring in front, small in back), you should be doing around 31 kph at 80 RPM, so chances are you're either spinning too fast in a ...



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