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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by dallasdawg, Jul 18, 2017.
Wife and I did the same about 3 weeks ago. I'm working through the Beginner series and liking it.
Forgot to respond to this part. I am still a beginner too (I've had my bike for 10 weeks...I know this because I just got my 10 week streak badge) but I would recommend the Mastering the Basics - Cycling program. It's a 6-week program that gives you a taste of different styles of beginner and advanced-beginner rides and most of the instructors. I found that my personal bests were increasing with each week as I got into it and the program does let you sample instructors, which is important. It's worth trying a bunch of them. Only 1 or 2 of the rides in the entire program is 45 minutes so it does a good job of easing you in, especially if cycling in general (and not just Peloton) is new to you.
I'd also recommend doing the 5-minute post ride stretch after every single ride. It sure helped me not be in pain/sore even from the beginning and I feel stronger because of it.
Squeaked in a new 30 min PR record by 1 point. Robyn's HIIT classes are great.
Rode Kendall Toole's premiere ride tonight along with 350+ other people giving her a try in an encore ride - huge crowd for an Encore a day after. She was pretty good. Didn't come across as someone who I'll put in really heavy rotation, but will happily ride with her when looking for new Rock rides. Will be interesting to see if she partially aligns with a program like Tabata, PZ, etc or not. Believe she said she also like that raps music you youngins' like, so may be some of those in the offing, too.
My output was pretty good, but there was someone ahead of me I was pacing off the whole time that seemed more relevant than her motivation. Hard to judge how tough anyone's rides will be long-term in a Premiere ride. Studio was full of other instructors riding with her, which is cool, I guess....don't actually care, it was dark and I couldn't see them.
Read some reviews of the other new instructor. Women reviewers loved her, seemed like an Jenn Sherman or Ally type who speaks more to women looking for positive motivation than men looking for hot chicks to taunt them into working hard.
first ride back in a few weeks because of travel and bronchitis. fuck me.
(and it feels real bad complaining when there's someone itt that's getting radiation but I'm still going to complain)
Visited my brother and rode his bike this AM. Think there might be something to the variability in bikes since I crushed a 30 minute workout with an average output of 204 without feeling like I was dying. On my bike my previous best was 184 on a 30 minute ride.
There should have been no way for me to PR with he amount of wine we drank the night before.
Looking forward to jumping back in. Got a bit of ITBS on the outside of my knee from a backpacking trip. Seems like I can ride with no ill effects but we'll see.
There is no doubt about the variability. I believe a engineering-type at the Reddit site has confirmation of a Peloton-accepted variability tolerance of +- 10%. If your bike is 5% slow and your brother's is 5% hot, that would about account for what you saw. Hotel/studio bikes run hotter than 10%.
You can calibrate your bike to whatever you want in a pretty easy looking process, though I've never confirmed the ease by trying it myself.
There are also guidelines like 100 cadence and 40 resistance should = x output along with the same numbers for other cadence/resistance combos, but I don't have those saved anywhere and haven't checked my bike.
100 cadence and 40 resistance on my bike is 150 output
Just looked up the spread sheet but 40 resistance and 100 cadence should get you 185. A quick test and looks like mine was closer to 165.
I understand cadence and resistance itself varying from bike to bike given the physical variance of the wheels, resistance pads, etc....but why does the math change? 100C and 40r.should always be the same?
Is there a TMB group? Accepting invitations?
Noobs - Strava group - https://www.strava.com/clubs/188670 Ping a.tramp if he doesn't approve your request to join.
Here are the power guidelines:
Cadence = 100RPM
Resistance Output (Watts)
I get right around 160 at 100 cad, 40 res.
The question is what happens if my 40 resistance feels very different from your 40 resistance. Outputs will be same, experience very different.
FWIW I can approve people too. Anyone from here that request send me a pm here so I know it’s you so I can approve the request.