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Just got a Peloton bike

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TraditionsPD said:

I just purchased my bike but it won't be here until the end of July. Does anyone have recommendations for a size 15 shoe?
I would look at Pearl Izumi models. If you have an REI nearby they probably have a pretty wide selection and good pricing relative to what most bike shops will carry.
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REI was sold out of everything in my size. I did find a pair of Louis Garneau online
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TraditionsPD said:

REI was sold out of everything in my size. I did find a pair of Louis Garneau online
Garneau is my go to brand. I have been riding indoors and outdoors with them for about 15 years. Very durable shoes..
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Thanks I got the platinum 2. I might try a few spin classes at lifetime until my bike gets here
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I figure it's good to have the output numbers up to make sure you're pulling up your average output. I turn everything else off. No heart rate, no leaderboard, time is negotiable.
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I like to have the numbers up when I test to make sure I am not slacking off. I set a goal when I start the test that I am going to stay above. At the end of each 5 mins I reevaluate and decide if I can go harder for the next 5.
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I never have my heart rate visible. For whatever reason it is a mental block.

Also I have always had plans for my FTP test, and find out I always divert.
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How often do you test? I'm still new to this but I've only tested once (and that was really just to set my initial PZs
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tbirdspur2010 said:

How often do you test? I'm still new to this but I've only tested once (and that was really just to set my initial PZs
just FYI, my triathlon training program tests once a month. I would think testing more is not allowing your body to properly build. I don't peloton, wife does, but I only test out about + 5-10 watts each month. Usually just 5.
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tbirdspur2010 said:

How often do you test? I'm still new to this but I've only tested once (and that was really just to set my initial PZs


On the peloton, I think I have only done it 2 or 3 times. But on the trainer before I had a peloton I used 20 min ftp tests to set training goals and I designed a 2x8min ftp test spin class that I taught at the gym. I wouldn't test any more frequently than once a month and unless you are doing really intense build efforts towards a specific goal, testing every 2-3 months is plenty. The only exception I would make to that is if you are brand new and doing alot of power based work, you are going to see changes to your ftp more quickly than people that have been riding a long time who already have a steady aerobic base. So monthly testing is probably reasonable for a few months to keep up with your gains when you first start.
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I got my bike in December 2019. I took an initial test to set my PZ in January and didn't know what I was doing. It was set really low.

Took a second about 6 weeks later and improved a bit. But after about 2 months of weak PZ classes, figured I'd take it again and go balls out. I did, and improved my score by 56 pts.

Now, my zones seem set accurately, as my PZ classes are much more challenging.
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Just got done with the test. Ftp went up 15 points

Pls excuse me while I go and die in a quiet hole now
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Switched my order to a refurbished one and got 400 off
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https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29206382/peloton-all-star-ride-watch-rory-mciroy-booger-mcfarland-bubba-watson-alysson-felix-compete
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im really excited about that. booger is a beast.
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They should find a pro cyclist to absolutely humble all of them.
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so it's 16 people tryign to reach a collective output of 3000 for a 20 minute ride.

meaning everyone has to get 187 ish

that doesnt seem too hard
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that will be very very easy for that group.

Most of those people in that group can do double that amount easily (on the guys side).
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that's just to get the 1mil meals from peloton which i assume they were going to do anyways.

the article says competition between two divisions.

wonder how all this is going to be broken up
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Can we ride along?
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Thanks for the info/tips, y'all!
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Doesn't look like it, Alex posted we can do the ride after.
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Ok, trying to get ready for the June PZP challenge...hadn't realized I had been off the bike so long while doing yard work and getting house chores done while working 50-60 hour weeks. First ride in 28 days, so I decided to do that 45 min Rock Ride from Kendall that blew up TBird. Y'all weren't kidding around...set my 45 min PR by 19 kJ at 504. Had Texan_in_Indy nipping at my heels all ride long to keep me working hard and he got me by 2-3 kJ in the last 3 mins.
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I was going to take that one the other day, but ever since the last challenge ended I haven't been feeling it. So I decided to do Wilpers EDM Ride. I also set a PR at 493. I remember thinking after it was done, "that Kendall ride would have been a terrible terrible idea". But in any event, I am getting about ready to fire it back up after the short break (glad it wasn't too long). The challenges are a really great way (for me at least) to be accountable and stay on the bike. Hoping also to get some road time in the coming weeks as well.
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knocked out the last of the power zone program today in the new zones and i definitely feel like they're more reflective of my ability. excited to start the PZP challenge on monday.

not sure what rides im gonna do for the next few days. thinking about some long climbs or something.
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What team and how many rides/week?
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3-69 (lol)

3 rides a week although I wish I had done more because I'm gonna be riding 6-7 times a week easily.
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I did the 3 ride a week team on the last challenge and still rode 6 times at least. 3 core ride, accelerator ride and then two extra credit rides. Plenty of time in the saddle.
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3-81...first PZP challenge. Not sure how it will go, But looking forward to the motivation to ride more consistently.
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I dropped down to the 3+ ride one and plan on riding at least 6 times a week.

I have done the 5+ for about 5-6 challenges and it was getting too much. I felt like a lazy ass if I didn't do all 9 each week.
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I am loving the tags! Did a PZE ride with Wilpers this morning because 3 other #texasaggies were riding
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I wish there was a run the jewels themed ride
 
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