Peloton Bikes - 2019 Charity Challenge?

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  1. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Huh? Thought we won week 1 and 2. I'm out of town the end of this week so I'm pretty much yoga only. Only logged 20ish miles this week before I left. Made sure to get some love classes in though. Think I did 3.

    Edit: I got my badges week 1 and 2
     
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  2. Daniel Ocean

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    I’m hurt you didn’t get a referral code. Join outer Strava group and our “#tmb” I’m beerstolemy6pak
     
  3. stexraider

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    So potential Peloton buyer here... you can direct me to pages with reviews... 90 pages is a lot to make it thru

    Once I buy can I just grind out a long solo ride without a class? Or maybe just ignore the class if I need to? My wife may be more into the classes... sometimes I just want to watch a game on the TV in our workout room and do my own deal. Is that workable?

    Been looking at the Nordictrack and I love the idea of the Google Map integration and the outdoor training follow rides but I’ve been told that the incline/decline motor is loud... that’s a dealbreaker too because I don’t want to wake the kid up when I’m doing a 5am ride?
     
  4. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Yes there is a "just ride feature" where you ride however long you want and set whatever resistance you want. There are also rides with scenery from places around the world.
     
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  5. stexraider

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    And it will log my ride data for those rides? It may have been a dated post I was looking at on google that indicated free rides weren’t tracked or logged?
     
  6. Cawgs or Gie!

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    It will keep your stats on your profile page.

    You can also sync all your ride data to strava app
     
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  8. BumpingNasties

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    So just got my peloton on Friday and have done a class everyday. Have done 4 beginner rides. Didn’t care much for Hannah or Alex. Hated Hannah’s class because I was just riding over cadence getting a high score. Seemed to much getting used to the bike instead of preparing me for getting my out of shape ass ready for tougher classes. Sam Yo on the other hand is much tougher for me.

    Think I’m going to jump up to the advanced beginner rides this week. My legs don’t feel dead or anything after these first four days. I’m just sore where I sit on the saddle. Is there a good way to know when you are ready to make the jump???
     
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  9. CTownND

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    I've only had the bike a few weeks longer than you have, but I think after a few rides you'd be ready to go into tougher rides, especially if you're over-performing in the beginner rides.

    I might get yelled at for this here, but I use the instructor as guidance and help, but I don't focus all my energy on meeting the cadence and resistance numbers if I'm feeling like I want to try something a little different and I'm getting a lot of benefit from the workout (to your point on "riding over the cadence"). If the instructor is saying it's a hill where she wants to go 65-75 cadence at 40-50 resistance, and I'm kicking my ass and getting huge outputs at like 55-60 cadence and 60-65 resistance, I don't hang myself on it. It seems like it's pretty hard to do well on the leader boards solely focusing on the numbers they say.
     
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  10. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Yeah you shouldn't be tied to the metrics. It's a guide. To move up leaderboard you have to go beyond.

    For example, my flat road never goes below 50-55 of I'm attempting to PR.

    Cadence I will generally follow instructor but as you get stronger you will have to increase resistance for the cadence calls to push you and make you feel it.

    On days where I don't feel great I'll stay closer to the metrics especially if I'm doing a recovery ride.
     
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  11. letan

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    My peloton finally arrived today and I just finished getting it set up for me and the gf. Didn’t do a ride yet but had a great time watching my gf try to get clipped in and out.
     
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  12. Daniel Ocean

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    imagine learning how to clip in and out on a bike on the streets.
     
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  13. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Got my badge for this week btw.
     
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  14. Daniel Ocean

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    me too. 3 for 3.
     
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  15. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Eeeeeaaaasy.

    Not that it matters but think we've won all three weeks no?
     
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  16. Daniel Ocean

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    It matters. If it didn’t matter why would we keep score? If you ain’t first you last
     
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  17. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Not sure if strava group is helping or hurting. Until I was out of town last week I was riding everyday to lead the group. By focusing on miles my performance per ride dropped significantly because I wasn't recovering.

    Came back this week and felt great early but after riding everyday I'm feeling week again. Hungover ride yesterday morning didn't help things.
     
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  18. letan

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    she would’ve quit on the spot and left the bike
     
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  19. Daniel Ocean

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    it definitely hurts. I did that for a while and it felt like I was hindering my growth more than when I do a mixture of workouts. I need to incorporate more strength workouts.
     
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  20. Cawgs or Gie!

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    I will say it's finally reset my body and I've lost 5-10 lbs.

    Down from 215 to 205-209
     
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  21. Daniel Ocean

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    after I almost fell multiple times I almost did that. Pretending you’re in grease putting out a cigarette helped get used doing it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. 49ers169

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    Yeah I have been a big fan of whoop in addition to mixing up the workout types (i.e., yoga).

    Realized how shitty my sleep and recoveries were after I stalled on making progress.
     
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  23. letan

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    Just finished my first ride. Did a beginner class with Alex toussaint. Thought he was pretty good. Def out of shape but the class was good. Finished in the top 30% of the people it said were doing it currently so felt like that wasn’t bad.
     
  24. Mix

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    Moved yesterday and bike came as well. They make it so easy.
     
  25. PAHokie

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    Bike comes on Thursday. I didn’t get the HR monitor with it, should I just order from them or is there one that TMB recommends?
     
  26. Sub-Zero

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    So it sounds like they've caught up. Wasn't that long ago you wouldn't get the bike for weeks after buying.

    Also did they come in to set it up or are they still in covid-dropff at front door only mode?
     
  27. BP

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    I just have a $50 Garmin one. Has pretty good battery life.
     
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  28. Oranjello

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    Bike will be here August 19. Wish I could speed the delivery up
     
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  29. Mix

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    Yeah when bought they had delivery avail a few days later. They actually arrived 4 hours early.

    They came to the door and gave me shoes and waits and stuff and said we'll have the bike soon. 10 mins later they brought the bike inside, explained and left. Had to move the the room ourselves.
     
  30. Handcuffed

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    highly recommend the scosche+
     
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  31. hawkeyeOUTeast

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    I have this one as well.
     
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  32. Jigga

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    Sub-Zero it’s scheduled to arrive tomorrow
     
  33. Sub-Zero

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    How did Mix grt it in a week but you took like over a month?
     
  34. Jigga

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    Idk? I had nothing to do with it
     
  35. HuskerInMiami

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    We've had a bike for 3 years and I've ridden it twice. I just clicked on this and it looked like there's a team thing going on. That's the only way I think I could stay consistent with it (letting teammates down). How Do I join?
     
  36. BUstang

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    PR'd on Alex's newish 30 minute HIIT Ride. I scored a 363. I think in a week or two I can do a 400 which I am very excited about.
     
  37. letan

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    Just did the third ride of the beginner course they have for 3 rides in 3 days. Was low impact with Leanne. Guess I don’t know what low impact is bc I thought it was gonna be a nice little ride but was definitely the hardest yet. Ended up pushing up my best output by 50%. Having this in my apartment is awesome so far.
     
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  38. letan

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    Getting an output this high seems crazy to me right now
     
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  39. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Just wait. You'll catch up fast.

    Once you get going 400+ will be the norm for 30 min rides.

    There are some freaks on here that eclipse 700 on 45 min rides on the reg. or did at one time. One of them broke his bike.
     
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  40. Matt Foley

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    Yea, to be honest I’m perfectly happy with my 260ish 30 min rides.
     
  41. BUstang

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    Go back through my post history and you can see my progression. Not too long ago I scored 150-200 on 30 minute rides. You will hit plateaus and get frustrated. But, if you stick with it, you will achieve 300+ outputs on 30 minute rides in no time.

    By way of example - I did a Emily Lovewell "Listen" ride yesterday. I scored 305 despite basically doing almost nothing for the first five minutes of the ride. 300 used to require me screaming, spitting and pushing as hard as I could just a few weeks ago.
     
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  42. Cawgs or Gie!

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    To piggy back on that, if you want to put up bigger numbers, make sure you do a 5 min warm up ride and save your cool down for a separate 5 min ride. That way you are ready to go from the jump and can hit it all the way to the end.

    Granted, you can still ease off for water when the instructor says, but you don't waste 15-20% of your ride doing next to nothing.

    Obviously you don't always have that much time and you will need recovery days, but you are never going to set high PRs if you warm up and cool down as part of the main ride.
     
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  43. letan

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    so you don’t follow the instructors and just hit it hard from the jump?
     
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  44. Cawgs or Gie!

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    I follow the cadence but not the resistance. As you get stronger you will need to increase resistance for the cadence to push you.

    For instance, if instructor starts our at 90-100 with 25-35 resistance that does nothing for me. I will set my resistance at 45-50. If trying to PR, I might be a bit higher.
     
  45. letan

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    oh I gotcha. that makes sense.
     
  46. Smuggy

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    How many days/week do you guys push hard on the bike? I'm usually pushing hard 4 days and either riding moderately or not riding the other 3 days.
     
  47. Cawgs or Gie!

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    I probably push hardest when doing the bootcamps. I use the "just ride" feature to sub for the tread/running portions of bootcamps and have the bootcamp class up on my TV via firetv app. I try to do 3 bootcamps per week and do moderate rides the other days of the week.
     
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  48. CTownND

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    I did 321 on my first 30-min ride (got my bike a month ago but consistently did 1-2 spinning classes a week in a gym pre-COVID) and slowly broke 340, 350, and finally got 384 on Friday. I pushed myself yesterday and had my PR for most of the ride but faded toward the end and finished at 383. First time I didn't set my PR that I tried hard for it. I'm hoping I haven't reached a plateau because I crushed myself and didn't get it.
     
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  49. Cawgs or Gie!

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    I did robins tabata 4 week program after having the bike a couple months and realized big gains after that.
     
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  50. BP

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    Her tabatas are scary
     
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