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Sep
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comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
Th3 first 5 minutes were not climb yet. So climb was 50 min 55 sec and 7.11 mi long. And my weight is 67 kg and I'm 173 cm high. May I ask you how did you estimate (calculate?) power output? I'm curious...
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comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
I also edited my question a bit...
Sep
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comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
So your answer is what? Train harder and HR[avg] at the same level of performance/power will drop? Is that what you're saying? Because I've done a bit less than 2500km in the last 5 months or so. How much training will get me there? And can I expect my HR[avg] to drop from 180 to 160 on the same slope with same timing? or would that be just +-5 bpms or so?
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comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
Are you taking about HR[max] or HR[rest]? As much as I know resting heart rate falls with regular intensive exercise, doesn't it? Maximum still stays although your body output increases. So you can do more but heart rate stays the same. My HR[rest] is already quite low as it's 48bpm.
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comment Where can I find local bike routes?
There are two major parameters: avg speed and climbing speed. Based on these two it calculates your route. You're fast on flats and it slows down on climbs based to steepness. That's why I love it.
Sep
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comment is this derailleur short cage or long cage?
It's pretty obvious it's strictly short cage.
Jul
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comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
@e100: I agree. Sometimes they keep a few things (not rotating ones) aluminium or even CrMo to keep the bike over weight margin. Handlebars and stems are quite common. And yes. Most of the riders use SRM integrated powermeters. I wich I'd have 3k€ to spare on one. :)
Jul
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comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
"either Campagnolo Super Record, Shimano Dura Ace, or SRAM Red component set, depending on who's the sponsor": Not entirely true. Some riders may choose their own set based on their preference and what they're used to. It's rare but exists.
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comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
A typical racing bike these days will be made of carbon. Full stop. Aluminium hasn't been used in top bikes for years. And carbon is used for most parts: frame, forks, handlebars, components, seatpost (usually always integrated as in Wilier Cento 1 for instance), seats...
May
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comment How much to eat and drink during a 50km ride?
@ChrisW: 50k is not that problematic with your total ODO. I wouldn't worry too much about distance. But your pace is obviously rather low. If you'll participate on that event, be prepared that speeds may be higher than your average. This means that you won't need 4 hours for the ride. You'll see. You'll feel quite some adrenaline at start. Which is good. First 1/4 of the way will just slip away in a short time. Make sure you drink every 15 minutes.
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