Week of March 18:  The Middle 50 [FTP Test]

Week of March 18: The Middle 50 [FTP Test]

Every ten weeks, we do a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test. An FTP test gauges how hard you can ride if you had to pedal for one hour. It’s a difficult class as most indoor riders can’t pedal for three or four minutes without needing recovery.

Week of March 4: dead presidents ride

Week of March 4: dead presidents ride

Each President’s Day, I do a “Denomination’s Ride.”  There are intervals of one, two, five, ten and twenty minutes.   It’s a little harder to pull off in a 50 minute class.  So I created a new profile called Dead Presidents, with the ten-minute interval repeated twice.  

Week of Feb 19: Effort Blocks

Week of Feb 19: Effort Blocks

This week’s profile is three effort blocks, consecutive songs which we ride as one. The idea that effort equals one song is soooooooo passè. At some point, pedaling for five or ten minutes has to become a goal.

Week of Feb 4:  Austin City Limits

Week of Feb 4: Austin City Limits

This week’s playlist, ACL Music Festival, is an attempt to help us forget about the halftime musical performance of Super Bowl 53.