This is going to be a fun one! We’ll be covering attacking vs. tailgunning, how to transition from the trainer to race season, how your job affects your training, pre-workout supplements for cyclists and much more. Join us live tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:00am Pacific!
Definitely buy carbon sole shoes, for one reason, durability.
At first the plastic shoe will almost be as good as the carbon shoe, but over time the plastic will deteriorate and become less stiff, whereas carbon will remain as stiff as when it came out of the box.
I had a set of plastic shoes that were quite stiff when I bought them, but after a year and a half of use and I could literally bend them in half, they were a $100 shimano shoe. After that I bought a $300 pearl Izumi shoe with carbon soles and they are still just as stiff as when i bought them.
Carbon soles do make a huge difference imo… This will probably put the shoes at the $150 mark, anything above is mostly boa dials and lighter material… so that’s up to you if you think it’s worth the extra money
Boa dials are nice though…
I’m happy with my Shimano RC701 shoes, carbon soles and 2 boa dials + support wider feet. And they don’t break the bank
can’t wait for this - been almost too scared to get back on road after training indoors since the weather turned in November … have become addicted to training inside and its benefits !! any tips for confidence would be awesome!
Quick question, I asked in Youtube but had to leave so I could not watch the entire podcast. My FTP updated itself automatically the other day, no Ramp test was performed. Just logged into the website and noticed my career had an updated FTP setting. Is this a new feature or was this in error? I only ask because it looks somewhat accurate after the workout that I performed with all other metrics inline. I might just leave it and see. If it hurts to much then I will roll it back to the previous numbers. I’m not due to perform another Ramp test for 4 weeks.
Now that’s funny. They’ve been hinting at a big new something in the podcasts, and the chatter on the forum has suggested this exact feature. I guess you got it before the rest of us, by accident or otherwise.
Excellent discussion of stress and possible stress management. I stopped racing in my mid 50’s due to work stress. The mistake I made was quitting riding altogether. It’s been a climb back to fitness upon retirement.