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Big things planned with our new Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E cargo bike powered by Bosch! Stoked they wanted to collaborate on an extremely open-ended, loosely-defined idea I’ve had for a while. Next step is getting this thing put together, then the fun begins.

Stay tuned!

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Performance Analytics Ride Analysis Tools From TrainerRoad http://www.cycleboredom.com/performance-analytics-ride-analysis-tools-from-trainerroad/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/performance-analytics-ride-analysis-tools-from-trainerroad/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 02:16:11 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22982 Great, more data to tell me I’m way off the back from last season when I was way off the back from my… Le sigh, me and training to do better than the year before seem to have developed a negative pattern in our relationship. All jokes aside, these latest additions to TrainerRoad, the training […]

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Great, more data to tell me I’m way off the back from last season when I was way off the back from my… Le sigh, me and training to do better than the year before seem to have developed a negative pattern in our relationship.

All jokes aside, these latest additions to TrainerRoad, the training app I’ve been using the past 4 years for #TheCXOff, look fantastic. I can already see the multitude of uses for all types of riders, but especially for average Boredoms like me. However, I’m always stressed, so I wonder how my Training Stress analysis will look. 😂

There’s a lot of info to be absorbed so I included the entire press release.

TrainerRoad Releases Ride Analysis Tools Called Performance Analytics

Performance Analytics by TrainerRoad combines indoor and outdoor ride data into a set of easy-to-use tools designed to make cyclists faster. Driven by the need for a simple, results-focused ride analysis solution, the tools offer robust functionality with an intuitive user interface.

“We think that cycling analytics today are overblown, overcomplicated, and bloated for 99.9% of riders out there,” says Nate Pearson, TrainerRoad CEO, “Our goal was to develop an easy-to-use set of tools that show you exactly what you need to become faster while leaving out the rest.”

TrainerRoad integrates with Strava and Garmin Connect through their Ride Sync feature to automatically bring riders’ cycling data into Performance Analytics. Riders can also manually import a .fit, .tcx, .gpx, .pwx, and .zip files into their training history.

Performance Analytics is comprised of five main features:

  • Training Stress Chart
  • Seasons
  • Personal Records Chart
  • SeasonMatch
  • Ride Analysis Page

With the addition of Performance Analytics, TrainerRoad’s membership pricing will remain the same at $12/month or $99/year. Learn more about Performance Analytics features here.

Training Stress Chart: Visualize Training Consistency and Quality

The Training Stress Chart shows riders the quality and consistency of their training, and how their work affects their fitness.“The number one way to get faster and the number one thing we see people struggle with is consistent quality in their training. The Training Stress Chart is designed to help combat that,” Pearson shares.

Key Features:

  • A grey trending line on the chart shows riders how consistent their training has been
  • TrainerRoad and outdoor ride data is shown in two different colors
  • Diamonds on the graph represent FTP changes
  • A tool to drill into each week of rides

Seasons: A New Way to Think About Personal Records

All-time personal records fall short in adding value to a rider’s training. By viewing PRs within Seasons — custom defined periods of training and racing — riders gain an accurate view of their progress.Pearson explains, “The problem is that current Personal Record charts were broken in my opinion. They always grouped things into years or the last 6-weeks; these were hardly meaningful in my training. That’s why we reimagined PRs and what a PR chart should be.”

Personal Records and Seasons Explained

  • Riders create custom Seasons to categorize their training history
  • Seasons are created and defined by each rider (ex: MTB 2018)
  • Riders earn new PRs as they progress through their current Season

How Riders Earn Personal Records

  • Up to 5 minutes, new PRs are earned every second
  • From 5 minutes to 30 minutes, new PRs are earned every 5 seconds
  • From 30 minutes to 2 hours, new PRs are earned every 30 seconds
  • From 2 hours beyond, new PRs are every 5 minutes

Personal Records Chart: Deeply Analyze Personal Records and Progress

From the Personal Records Chart, riders analyze their personal records and create custom Seasons to see how their fitness is progressing.

Key Features:

  • View personal records on a granular level
  • Analyze PRs in three dynamic views: Total (all PRs), Sprint (1-30s PRs), and Endurance (31s+ PRs)
  • Create and compare Seasons
  • View all instances a specific PR was achieved
  • SeasonMatch

SeasonMatch: An Apple-to-Apples View of PR Progress

Fitness is cyclical and a rider’s actual training and racing seasons often don’t line up.
SeasonMatch compensates for it all by comparing where a rider is at in their most current Season to the exact same point in a previous Season. Pearson explains, “There was no way to easily compare fitness at different points in a season until now.”

The Power of SeasonMatch

At every stage of their training, riders can use SeasonMatch to discover if they are faster. SeasonMatch recognizes the number of weeks that are in each Season a rider creates, then compares PRs achieved at the same point in different Seasons.

Ride Analysis Page: Drill into the Details of Every Ride

The Ride Analysis Page allows riders to drill into the details of their completed indoor and outdoor rides.

Key Features:

  • Analyze metrics (Power, HR, IF, Cadence, kj (Cal), & more) of every ride
  • Create and analyze custom intervals
  • See intervals of outside rides on a map — provided for all rides with GPS data
  • View time spent in each power zone

No Power Meter Required

Performance Analytics is for every rider. If a rider completes an outdoor ride without a power-measuring device, TrainerRoad has a Training Stress estimator tool that allows athletes to estimate their training stress based on the perceived difficulty of their ride.

About TrainerRoad

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster through their proven, all-in-one training system. Riders of all disciplines and fitness levels use TrainerRoad to perform structured indoor workouts, follow science-backed training plans, and analyze their training with easy-to-use performance analysis tools.

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MY FAVORITE GRAVEL/CROSS BAR!! – TMT http://www.cycleboredom.com/my-favorite-gravel-cross-bar-tmt/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/my-favorite-gravel-cross-bar-tmt/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 21:14:14 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22977 Alright y’all, if it’s Thursday it must be time for TWO MINUTE TUESDAY!! Yep, another late video. No excuses tho, let’s get after it! I’m hella stoked on the Ritchey EVOMax handlebar because it’s the best! Or, at least, it is for me. What’s your favorite? You still rocking OEM, or do you like ’em […]

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Alright y’all, if it’s Thursday it must be time for TWO MINUTE TUESDAY!! Yep, another late video. No excuses tho, let’s get after it!

I’m hella stoked on the Ritchey EVOMax handlebar because it’s the best! Or, at least, it is for me. What’s your favorite? You still rocking OEM, or do you like ’em narrow, or W I D E ? Let me know in the comments below your favorite and why. Also, don’t forget to add what bike they’re on for context.

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VonHof ACX Cyclocross Bike http://www.cycleboredom.com/vonhof-acx-cyclocross-bike/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/vonhof-acx-cyclocross-bike/#respond Tue, 08 May 2018 15:56:24 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22964 If memory serves me right, I lined up next to the owner of VonHof Cycles at Charm City CX last season. My memory is slightly fuzzy because only a minute or so later I had my ass handed to me as I descended into a very dark place (which wasn’t my ass, if you were […]

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If memory serves me right, I lined up next to the owner of VonHof Cycles at Charm City CX last season. My memory is slightly fuzzy because only a minute or so later I had my ass handed to me as I descended into a very dark place (which wasn’t my ass, if you were wondering). I was already pretty familiar with their bikes as they started popping up at races and obviously the internet over the past few years. This new steel CX model is looking as delicious as the models I’d already seen. Check out the release below for all the juicy deets.

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VonHof ACX Cyclocross Bike

The VonHof ACX: A CX Bike Made Here, For The Mud Here

With a focus on design, top-tier materials, American craftsmanship and exceptional customer service, Von Hof Cycles stands out in a crowd. Based in New Jersey with a dedicated approach to small batch bicycle building, Von Hof has raised the bar for US manufacturing in the bicycle industry.

Their flagship model cyclocross bike, the ACX embodies VonHof’s homegrown and sustainable philosophies. Prototyped for a year and built around race proven geometry, the ACX sports Columbus steel tubing, a custom/proprietary shaped top tube, clearance for 40c tires, T47 bottom bracket and a tapered head tube. While the alloy rear thru axle, DKG seat post clamp, an ENVE CX disc fork with 12mm thru axle and 2 color paint show that no detail has been overlooked. Available in stock and custom sizing, the ACX checks off all the boxes for a wide variety of riders.
ACX Frame Details:

  • Columbus steel tubing.
  • Bi-oval downtube for stiffness.
  • Rear flat mount disc brake.
  • ENVE CX Disk Fork.
  • Custom shaped top tube for shouldering comfort.
  • Tapered head tube – 1.5”
  • T47BB – Oversized for stiffness and serviceability.
  • 40mm tire capacity.
  • 142 x 12mm rear thru axle.
  • $2,395 for frame and fork with two color paint.

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THE BEST GRAVEL TIRE!! – TMT http://www.cycleboredom.com/the-best-gravel-tire-tmt/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/the-best-gravel-tire-tmt/#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 01:25:16 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22952 In Which I Declare the Donnelley X’PLOR MSO The Best Gravel Tire Another Two Minute Tuesday and another talk about big tires! This time we’re focusing on GRAVEL SPECIFIC tires. ATMO, the best gravel tire on the market is the Donnelley X’PLOR MSO, but I know everyone’s gonna have an opinion on this. What’s your […]

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In Which I Declare the Donnelley X’PLOR MSO The Best Gravel Tire

Another Two Minute Tuesday and another talk about big tires! This time we’re focusing on GRAVEL SPECIFIC tires. ATMO, the best gravel tire on the market is the Donnelley X’PLOR MSO, but I know everyone’s gonna have an opinion on this. What’s your favorite? Skinny and fast like the Challenge Strada Bianchi or Rivendell Jack Brown? Fat and supple like the WTB Horizon, Teravail Rampart, and Compass Snoqualmie Pass? The do-it-all inverted treads of my beloved MSO, the STRADA USH, WTB Riddler, and Panaracer Gravel King? OR, are you in the dreaded cult of FILE TREAD?!

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SPRING AF p/b Fat Boy Ride – The Ride http://www.cycleboredom.com/spring-af-p-b-fat-boy-ride-the-ride/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/spring-af-p-b-fat-boy-ride-the-ride/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 01:59:21 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22947 HE WHO CONTROLS THE FAT, CONTROLS THE… Tried re-teaching my body to draw energy inspo from its ample fat stores, but it never showed up to class! No food, no fitness, and nearly 80ºF temps makes Boredom weak and feeble. Ride was FAN-TAS-TIC though, so no complaints. And, as always, the Van Dessel A.D.D. with […]

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HE WHO CONTROLS THE FAT, CONTROLS THE…

Tried re-teaching my body to draw energy inspo from its ample fat stores, but it never showed up to class! No food, no fitness, and nearly 80ºF temps makes Boredom weak and feeble. Ride was FAN-TAS-TIC though, so no complaints. And, as always, the Van Dessel A.D.D. with the Lauf Grit fork is too much freaking fun on singletrack and gravel.

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Epidemic Sound 🔊Dreads Unlocked 7 – Stefan Netsman

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SIZE DOES MATTER – TMT http://www.cycleboredom.com/size-does-matter-tmt/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/size-does-matter-tmt/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:24:18 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22937 Forget what ya heard—TIRE SIZE DOES MATTER!! Last week’s Two Minute Tuesday (see Note2) covers tire size, or more importantly, girth (aka: width). If you truly care about the quality of your ride, tire width is one of the most significant areas for improvement. Note: No links to the studies because I’m lazy and I’ve […]

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Forget what ya heard—TIRE SIZE DOES MATTER!!

Last week’s Two Minute Tuesday (see Note2) covers tire size, or more importantly, girth (aka: width). If you truly care about the quality of your ride, tire width is one of the most significant areas for improvement.

Note: No links to the studies because I’m lazy and I’ve had enough of this video (see below).

Note2: I shot this two times and some of the numbered points a 3x! Couldn’t get the wording right and I sucked extra hard speaking on camera these past two weeks. Apologies for the delay!

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Epidemic Sound 🔊 Ekans – Molife

 

 

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NEW SALE, WHO ‘DIS?! 20% OFF THE FINEST IN BOREDOM http://www.cycleboredom.com/new-sale-who-dis-20-off-the-finest-in-boredom/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/new-sale-who-dis-20-off-the-finest-in-boredom/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:43:36 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22914 AWWW GET IT GET IT!! 20% OFF ERRYTHANG Let’s face it, the shirts, despite me not doing any printing whatsoever, are worth infinitely more than that flat $25, but I had to bring the price down ‘cuz I know y’all got them race feez. Yet, take 20% off and your excuses disappear like an obnoxious cloud […]

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AWWW GET IT GET IT!! 20% OFF ERRYTHANG

Let’s face it, the shirts, despite me not doing any printing whatsoever, are worth infinitely more than that flat $25, but I had to bring the price down ‘cuz I know y’all got them race feez. Yet, take 20% off and your excuses disappear like an obnoxious cloud of vape smoke.

USE CODE: 20APRIL18 – VALID UNTIL 4/18/18

Let’s take a look at how timely these designs are:

1) Belgian E-Flag

There’s still some Belgian shit happening. The Ardennes Classics are about to get lit. This shirt shows you lit too.

NEW SALE, WHO 'DIS?! 20% THE FINEST IN BOREDOM

2) What Pressure You Running?

I see you gravel season. Check your pressure, and check it often.

NEW SALE, WHO 'DIS?! 20% THE FINEST IN BOREDOM

 

3) OG #BikeDC E-Flag Logo

You get it. You understand and appreciate everything Boredom provides.

NEW SALE, WHO 'DIS?! 20% OFF THE FINEST IN BOREDOM

4) Italian E-Flag

If you’re still into grand tours, this is the shirt for you. Apparently, this one starts soon(ish).

NEW SALE, WHO 'DIS?! 20% OFF THE FINEST IN BOREDOM

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XTRACYCLE VS BUICK!! http://www.cycleboredom.com/xtracycle-vs-buick/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/xtracycle-vs-buick/#respond Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:05:26 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22909 Just Another Day Navigating The Seas Of Stupid By Cargo Bike Without fail, something stupid happens virtually every trip to pick her up from school on my Xtracycle Edgerunner. Apparently, retrieving your child gives you the driving priveledges of an emergency vehicle. WHO KNEW?! Other than the semi-clickbait title incident, this was a standard pickup without […]

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Just Another Day Navigating The Seas Of Stupid By Cargo Bike

Without fail, something stupid happens virtually every trip to pick her up from school on my Xtracycle Edgerunner. Apparently, retrieving your child gives you the driving priveledges of an emergency vehicle. WHO KNEW?!

Other than the semi-clickbait title incident, this was a standard pickup without much drama.

Special shout out to the dudebro hitting 50 in a 30 on C-Pike in his shitbird “muscle car” (sort of cut out for brevity).

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Epidemic Sound 🔊 Distinguished Days 1 – Magnus Ringblom

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#ROADSLIKETHESE?! – The Ride http://www.cycleboredom.com/roadslikethese-the-ride/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/roadslikethese-the-ride/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:00:52 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22903 A short ride in the last week of March, but it was a blast. Once the weather is normal, I’m throwing down on a rigorous review of the Van Dessel ADD w/ the Lauf Fork. Need to set it up on my spare 700 CX wheels to compare with the 27.5/650b setup I’ve been running. […]

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A short ride in the last week of March, but it was a blast. Once the weather is normal, I’m throwing down on a rigorous review of the Van Dessel ADD w/ the Lauf Fork. Need to set it up on my spare 700 CX wheels to compare with the 27.5/650b setup I’ve been running.

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Epidemic Sound 🔊
Dirty Boombox 5 – Niklas Gustavsson

 

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