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Training rides, training for rides, preparing for training rides, equipment for training, and training routines.

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Affordable trainers for winter conditioning [closed]

I've just bought a 2018 Specialized diverge with 30mm tires. I'd like to purchase an affordable and efficient trainer that won't cost me too many bananas. Any recommendations? I've perused amazon and ...
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Checking 'plumb' when mounting bike on trainer

From my former questions, y'all might be aware that I prefer to ride indoors - for various reasons no hordes of people of median IQ in 1500kg death machines waiting to smoosh me; no need to wear ...
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Pushing it to my max on a 7% 2kft climb. I'm cardio limited, but legs never hurt. How do I push it harder?

I have a climb by my house that is about 2,000 ft over 5mi (610 metres in 8 km or 7.6% grade). I ride it a least once a week and I've got a ton faster (at 35min right now). Recently my legs stopped ...
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Is riding on hilly road better than flats for long distance training?

As you may know from my previous questions that I am training for a 150km ride. I want to know if riding on hilly road for 20km is better than riding on a flat road for 40km?
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I am a big guy who wants to buy a race bike

I am new to this site and I would really appreciate any thought on this. I am 32 years old male. I used to be in good shape most of my life. my weight fluctuated between 180 to 220 lbs. three years ...
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Can't do outdoor training for 150km and only on trainer. Can anyone give tips and training plan?

I just found out that I cannot train outdoors for the next two months for the 150 km I was planning to attempt in the first week of September. Now I am planning to buy the In'ride 100 trainer from ...
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Training for 150 km race in 2 months practicality and plan

I've just got into road bikes and want to prepare for a sportive race which is coming up in 2 months and is 150 km. My goal is just to complete the total distance within the 12 hour time limit given. ...
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Preparing for Alpine riding

The general question: What should a reasonably fit cyclist do to prepare for alpine riding, and what adjustments should be made in route planning? In my case I can do rides of 250 km+ with 3000&...
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Preparing for a long distance ride - long term

I've done long rides in the past, the longest of which was 259 km less than 2 years ago, but I've fallen very much out of shape. I am currently overweight, but I know how to solve this part and by ...
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Coming back from a Serious Injury

Some I am not a frightful type guy, and this is still kind of new but last week I took a bad spill and am unsure what to do about it in the future. For the record I am 51 years old and was training ...
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Strength training during structured sweet spot base phase training plan

2 weeks ago, I started using trainerroad for structured turbo based training - it's going well but I'm keen to improve my top end power (10 second power or so), and from what I understand the best way ...
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Difficulty maintaining power at recommended cadence. Is recommended or preferred cadence better?

I find that it's easier to maintain my power at a lower cadence. For example, 75 RPM versus 95 RPM. I'm using TrainerRoad. Recently, I've experimented with a higher cadence. On one of the workouts, ...
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How do I improve my cycling at my age (77 years)

I am 77 years old and newly come to riding a road bike. In the better weather I do between 75 and 100 miles per week, consisting mainly of fairly easy roads with four or five reasonable hills, ...
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How to avoid cramped/compressed breathing?

Sometimes after a heavy effort I get into this compressed breathing which is very hard to break out of. Heres what I mean with cramped breathing: Imagine breathing with the top abdominal (1st row of ...
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Can you use bicycle boulevards for effective interval training?

Using commutes for training can be a time saving idea. Let's say biking to work takes you 5 to 10 hours a week. That's plenty of time for exercising. Why not use that time to actually get fit which ...
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How should I train for gravel rallies?

I would like to start riding gravel rally events like these: http://www.dirtyboar.be/ https://www.dirtyreiver.co.uk/ So far the maximum I did like this was about 3 days doing 60 km a day on similar ...
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What could be the cause of phantom pain?

I am new to cycling, after doing my usual route, the next few days I feel like a phantom pain in my calves and thighs if I do not use them (like running or cycling). Could anybody shed some light on ...
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A Good Workout Plan For a Busy Person?

I work in this company from Monday to Friday starting from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. I do overtime almost daily and usually arrived at home at around 9 p.m. I'm not a fit person. Last time I tried to do some ...
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Hip pain out of the saddle

I am getting hip pain (both sides) when climbing hills out of the saddle. I am conscious to not choose too higher gear to get my cadence right but I end up back in the saddle spinning as they get so ...
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Saddle position for a long steep climb

Various sources indicate that when climbing to slide back on the saddle. In about a month I plan to attempt Whiteface Mountain with its 13 km at an 8% grade. If I manage this climb I will be at my ...
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What is the best way to train a person to ride?

I have two scenarios of people proving too hard to train a bike. I am wondering how best to help a person who can't balance herself on the bicycle but yet can use the pedals well? Also I have ...
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Adding pedals & training wheels to this balance bike?

Is there any way to add pedals & training wheels to this balance bike?
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How many days does it take for an absolute newbie to bike 330km?

I have no cycling experience but want to purchase a bike and do a 330km multi-day route by myself. Before getting into this somewhat risky business, I would like to run pros/cons by experts on this ...
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Learning to listen to my body and stop over-exercise

I have the tendency to push myself too much, resulting in exhaustion and 4+ days of required rest and more than a week before I can train normally again. Two weeks ago, I went on a 35 mile ride which ...
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Is it normal to stop so much because of thighs burning?

I've taken up cycling because of an operation I had in August 2015. My consultant made it clear I had to get regular exercise. I thought cycling was probably one of the best exercises I could do. ...
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Do brake pads designed for both carbon and Alloy rims exist?

I had in interesting question today that got me thinking. Are there any brake pads that are marketed specifically to be able to switch between alloy training rims and carbon race rims? As in switch ...
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How do i train two days a week? [closed]

I am working in odd shifts and don't get time to go on training ride every morning. My work schedule allows me some free time around evening however due to traffic conditions here I am reluctant to ...
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Edit a recorded strava activity?

I am wondering if its possible to edit the strava activity recorded by strava app for any errors ( Time, distance W.R.T to cyclo computer) The requirement for same is due to variance in results from ...
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Re-learning how to corner aggressively at speed after bad experiences

I'm not quite sure if this should somehow be broken up into two questions, but what can one do to take sharp corners at speed effectively, especially when you're nervous after having bad experiences ...
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Spinning vs city bike riding to keep tone [closed]

When it comes to winter time, it is always a tough time for cyclists. In order to keep a decent tone and shape, what is better? a spinning class, 3 x 1 hour / week (that's what my local gym offers, ...
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Low power while maintaining high cadence

I just started using a Tacx Smart Flow in combination with TrainerRoad to try maintaining and getting up my fitness level over the winter. My problem now is that TrainerRoad tells me to keep a power ...
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Training for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (approx 200km over 2 days)

I have registered for the The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer next July (Montreal to Quebec City approx 200km) and am keen to make sure that I prepare adequately in terms of cycling practice, other ...
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What are some recommendations for a trainer to get better at going uphill? [closed]

Right now, I have a Specialized Epic Expert '07 and a set of Bike Nashbar Rollers. It is pretty fun to roll and watch a movie, but it gets boring fast and never feels safe. I was looking into ...
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How many miles should I ride each day to prepare for a 66 mile ride in 6 days time?

I have been riding my bike for years and I am a very experienced rider. I am also in great shape. I am a 15 year old girl. I have one week to prepare to do a 66 mile bike ride with a mountain bike ...
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When using the front brake, should I always move my weight to the back or is just bracing with arms is sufficient?

I always thought that OTB is caused by deceleration if the rider stops too abruptly. But I've found an article that says: Jobst Brandt has a quite plausible theory that the typical "over-the-bars"...
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Standing up, worth practising for a casual cyclist?

I have no interest in racing, for me a bike is a mode of transport or a pleasant way to enjoy the countryside. Currently, the only time I ever stand is to accelerate from stationary or for a very ...
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Touring as a noob… Daily duration and distance?

I've just started cycling on a cheap mountain bike. I've never cycled more than 90min in one go and average around 12mph. The idea of cycling all day for days on end just sounds horrific and training ...
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Riding fast on an MTB

I have been cycling for quite some time now (an MTB - hardtail) and I intend to go for higher speeds above 45kmph (on road). I typically cruise around 38kmph (on road). I can endure my cruise speed ...
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which app for virtual training shows real images of the current location taken from google street view? [closed]

I bought wahoo kickr. And would love to ride the uploaded GPX (so far, so good I found needed software) and would love to see update view from google street view when ridding. Which app offer such ...
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Advice for resuming riding after illness?

Just got a rude reminder a few weeks ago that I'm middle-aged (let's call it a cardiovascular accident), and I'll probably be a while recovering fitness. I've signed up for a rehab program at the ...
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Is it possible to get distance travelled without gps

The GPS on my phone KILLS the battery life. If you going on a decent ride which I will be once i have the fitness required, then you'll need a portable battery of some sort. Is it not possible for a ...
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Minimum training maximum outcome

My question is: how to get most of minimum training? The problem is that I have limited time during week and I cannot go out for an 1hour or longer trip and I do not want to ride after dark for safety ...
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Power Output at different Air Densities

Factors Influencing Air Density are: Altitude, Air Temperature, Air Humidity and Barometric Pressure. Calculator: http://barani.biz/apps/air-density/ How does riding at different air densities affect ...
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Am I ready for a century?

I've just learned of a local century ride that is only 2 weeks away. I'd like to join, but not sure if I'm ready. I've been commuting by bike for the last five years. The last year of my commuting has ...
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What is the best time to cycle during the day (traffic)?

I started cycling a year ago and I have a favourite route for my time trial training since it is very hilly. However, I cycle on a major road (just outside town) and thus I like to cycle when it is ...
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Training to become a good cyclist

I am a road cyclist but not a professional one. I am 21. Do you know a long term training,starting from zero, that can help me to become a good cyclist? I am 1,75 cm tall ,weigh 65 kg.My average bpm ...
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Training Tires or racing tires

I was browsing this site http://www.fastwheelsets.com/resources-2/ and it's talking about 2 different sets of tires. Is there a necessity to have both tires or I can go fast enough with my training ...
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How to improve my climbing? [duplicate]

I can ride on flat at high gears all day without a problem I usually go way faster that most of riders. But once it comes to hills I die... My heart beat rate jump up my stamina go away and I get ...
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Flat land speed development

I guess I'll start off by saying that I am not a necessarily experienced rider. After years of doing ultra-marathon running I decided to move to triathlon to cross train. I signed up for a 70.3 a few ...
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Am I ready for 300km?

I've heard that once you've ridden 200km, the bigger distances are just about proper nutrition and hydration. Is this true? I want to know if I'm ready for a bit hilly 300km, if my current max is ...