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We have some special deals on 2009 Kestrels and even some Cervelos (subject to rapidly dwindling availability), and we are even sharpening our pencils on 2010 Kestrels for the last days of 2009 only!
Our 54cm 2010 Airfoil SL found a home last night, but there are more where that one came from! The component spec is great on the 2010 Airfoil SL’s: Fully equipped with the new, just-like-Dura-Ace Ultegra gruppo (i.e., both derailleurs, brakes, and cranks are Ultegra), new aero seat post with super-adjustable Ritchey sliding clamp, and $650-a-set Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. It’s tough to find a lighter (16lb), faster, better equipped full aero bike in this price range. Where other manufacturers cut corners on brakes, cranks, and $200 wheelsets, the Airfoil is pimped right out of the box! Check out this review on Xtri.com.
If you are in the market for a best-of-everything road racing rocket at a great price, come in and check out the 2010 Kestrel Rt-900. 15lbs of full Dura-Ace, carbon-rimmed, stealth-flat-black, aero-tubed, curvaceous-yet-stiff peleton-smashing goodness for a remarkable price! We have a 55cm in stock but can get any size quickly. Check out Testrider.com’s video review of the (2009) Rt-900.
We also have a 2010 Cervelo P3c in stock – 51cm (and our partner Bikeworks has a 54cm) with the cool new paint job, and a 2009 P2c Ultegra at a great price.
Remember that all bikes include a free pre-and post-buy TTBikeFit, T-shirt and sticker!
Coach Al sent us a fun little workout that we did Sunday am. Six of us had a great time enduring the 8×3 minute intervals at 105% or more of FTP. The plot below is from the Ergvideo ride designer – note all the info about the workout, and the bar graph splitting the workout into time spent in each zone. The coach or athlete can easily change variables and precisely tailor the time spent in each zone. It is a very powerful coaching tool for sure.
This ride took place somewhere in Canada, and we had a TT champion pace setter to take us through the set. We then did a nice warm down by riding for 30 mins on the Kona IM course. All without ever leaving the Pain Cave! ! 1.5 hours of hard work on a bike trainer never went by so fast. Try that alone in your basement, or out on the frigid roads!
The perfect gift for someone you love! Or for someone who loves to SUFFER! A multi-ride pass to the Pain Cave says you really care – or else it says that you really enjoy 2 hours of alone time while your giftee is chained to their bike in the depths of the Cave! $129.95 gets you a 10-ride gift certificate which includes a free bonus FTP test. Buy 2 (20 rides and 2 FTP tests) for only $229.95! The Cave may be painful, but it beats the heck out of riding in the slush, ice, wind, and freezing temps. Just buy a pass on the signup page and then email us that you would like a gift certificate – or else stop by the lab. We can mail you the certificate or you can pick it up.
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Here is a great example of the kind of very valuable workouts you can do in our multirider studio. Three of us completed a 67 minute interval workout today, written by Coach Al Lyman. It is very easy for coaches to write specific power-based workouts for our system, with ergvideos or without. Today’s workout was done without an ergvideo – it just used the computrainer multirider software and Coach Al’s workout. Here is the dispaly that the riders saw on the wall:
Note that the graph has %Threshold on the Y axis, and time on the X. So each of us entered our current threshold power (yellow numbers at the top of the screen) so we each received the appropriate workout intensity. Note that this workout involved several sets of intervals at 100% of threshold or higher. In this so-called erg mode, riders are required to put out the power specified by the coach for the specified time. The system continually adjusts load to keep the power level appropriate. So all the rider has to do is hang on and do the work (the ergvideos work the same way). No thinking, timing, or wimping out. Ok – you can wimp out by lowering your threshold setting at any time during the ride. But beware – the system records each rider’s data, so your coach will know if you were a sissy!!
Here is an example of my data from this ride:
There is a wealth of info here for your coach – power, heart rate, cadence, spin scan, etc.
So any coaches out there looking for a venue to train their clients with full data tracking, give us a shout. Self-coached? Tell us what kind of workout you want to do, and we’ll write it into the system, either with or without videos.
Here is a quick FYI for those wondering about FTP testing. FTP stands for “functional threshold power” and it is supposed to represent the max power you can sustain for 1 hour. If you know this benchmark value, or your coach does, you can very effectively dose out your training and racing efforts. You can also monitor your improvement throughout the season.
We use an automated Ergvideo 20 minute test to predict your FTP (based on Coggan’s widely accepted protocol). We could do a 1 hour test, but we don’t want you to hate us forever – just for 46 mins. So our system will calculate your FTP based on your 20 min power. The great thing about this system is that it first takes you through a 26 min standardized warmup protocol to make sure you are ready to go, and to help keep subsequent test results accurate and comparable. And, you get to do it in a group environment for extra motivation! Lis may even show up with her cattle prod.
For more info, see Ergvideo’s writeup on the test.