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Old 31-05-2019, 11:29 PM   #1091
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About 20miles trying to get the Garmin FTP test to work, first time it didn't record any results so I had a few minutes off and tried again. 251w which I'm not too disappointed with considering I'd already tried
That’s a great figure for a enthusiast cyclist. I’d be well happy with that.
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Old 31-05-2019, 11:58 PM   #1092
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I was hoping for a little more to be honest but I only had a few minutes off after the failed first attempt. The Garmin test is more ramp test than a 20min all out effort so maybe another go in the week after a proper rest.

The reason I want more is due to my weight, I'm 100kg so that only works out at 2.5w/kg, not amazing. Although I did hit a 5s average of 1455w which I do like!
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:13 PM   #1093
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85miles at 17.2mph today, tried to get my hundred up after the weekly club run but the wind ended up draining my energy faster than I could replace it. Then the rain destroyed what little resolve I had left.

Garmin did one of its auto FTP calculations though and came up with 263w, so I got a new FTP, furthest ride yet, fastest 40km and most feet climbed for myself!
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:59 PM   #1094
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84 miles at the Evans Ride-IT Woking Sportive (17.2mph Average).

Blooming hot.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:10 AM   #1095
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Just a 22 mile round trip to work. A bit chilly at 5:30
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:48 PM   #1096
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56miles at 17.7mph average. Really struggled, legs felt heavy and slow, it seemed to take an awful lot of power just to hold position in the group. Annoying as I wanted an easy ride as I have a fitness test Tuesday so I was surprised when Garmin calculated another FTP increase to 266w. We also completed the ride 0.6 mph faster than the fast group over only 4miles less, they did do an extra 600 feet of climbing though
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Sounds like you guys are all smashing it. I was super into my bikes years ago however let it all slip by me. Have just started riding again. Just commuting at the moment but 8 miles each way is definitely enough for me at the moment. Hoping to get back into it and get fitter.

Already ordered some new shoes and pedals. Soon it will be bikes I can tell.
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Old 17-06-2019, 01:00 PM   #1098
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Only a 4-5 mile commute for me each way, but it's starting to add up.
Just hit the 369 mile mark since getting my new bike back in March.
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44 miles at 18.5mph, 24 of that in a chain gang at 19.6mph. Re-found my mojo tonight after just over a week off after the other weeks awful ride.
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23 mile round trip to work today. A little bit damp on the way back, did make me pedal a bit quicker though !
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