BKool - Virtual LEJoG - 2017/18

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by Jim Brown, 12 Dec 2017.

  1. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    Location:
    OTC (on the couch)
    It kinda spoils it for me tbh. Yes I get a workout because you still have to pedal. I am getting similar numbers to the classic on the vectors. But the power numbers being shown are comical. Because of the numbers reported I am being given a much faster speed, giving me a much shorter ride time and pushing me up the league table unfairly.

    I will be trying to sort the classic out this afternoon with a view to doing a BRVR ride tomorrow. Nothing better than known v reality to teach a lesson.
     
  2. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    Location:
    OTC (on the couch)
    I've now done stg's 38 and 39. Still superman on the flat and downhill. Up to 4% is a lot easier, I'm on the bigring.

    The classic appears to max-out @ about 5.6% for me and my current weight. The Pro is about 8% but at the classic's resistance level, if that makes sense. Over 8% I am now getting a downward adjustment on speed but at a higher reported power. Wheel speed is 5mph @200 vector watts, reported blue number speed would be 5-6kph and power @ 260-280 bsim watts :crazy: :laugh:.

    BTW save something for the end of stg 39.:bicycle::boxing: :B)
     
  3. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

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    OTC (on the couch)
    @Jim Brown sorry but I've dropped a couple of kilo so I've adjusted my weight. You'll need to approve my rides due to changed weight. At least I'm now currently under 20st :wahhey:. Next target under 125kg :unsure:

    Good mix of weighing systems stones, lb and kilo's :laugh:
     
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    Jim Brown

    Jim Brown go on then.. just one more...

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    Arrochar
    Treat it as a tail wind. :sun:
     
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  5. OP
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    Jim Brown

    Jim Brown go on then.. just one more...

    Location:
    Arrochar
    No problem. I’ve approved almost all your rides to date Sir Boxers, due to cadence drops and/or low velocity ????.. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: 24 Feb 2018
  6. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    Location:
    OTC (on the couch)
    That's where the legs or arse have said stop. Only for a few seconds but enough to bring up the 'do you want to end' screen'. Thanks for sorting them out :okay:
     
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    Jim Brown

    Jim Brown go on then.. just one more...

    Location:
    Arrochar
    I had a thoroughly enjoyable real world ride this morning, but by-gum it were a cold un... brrr.. it went well for only my second ride out this year (and since November)... it looks like LEJoG has helped hugely in setting up early Sportive season fitness. Very happy.. :bicycle:^_^
     
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  8. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Veteran

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Rule #9//
    If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
     
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  9. OP
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    Jim Brown

    Jim Brown go on then.. just one more...

    Location:
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    I feel ashamed... no where near as cold as you..... :notworthy:

    It took 5 miles to get my fingers warmed up... my feet didn’t warm up and the easterly kept the temperature under 0... but it were right grand.. HID took me to the pub to help replenish calorie deficit :hungry::hungry::cheers::cheers::cheers:
     
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  10. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Veteran

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    I haven't ridden outside yet this year and am about the same latitude as you. 57.01 north
     
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  11. Whorty

    Whorty WADA conclude I don't need a TUE!

    Location:
    SW Wiltshire
    I won't be going outside until the temperature gets to a sensible level. June should be about the right month :sun:
     
  12. Del C

    Del C Senior Member

    Location:
    Horley
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    Here I am leaving my garage just after completing Stage 20 this evening!
     
  13. OP
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    Jim Brown

    Jim Brown go on then.. just one more...

    Location:
    Arrochar
    Stage 43 wasn’t much fun tonight. I think Bkool have tightened the screw a little more... my legs were still a little tired from my RW exertions on Sunday.

    Bkool have updated their graphics by fertilising the grass and for real authenticity - the water is grey up here in Scotland.. :biggrin:
     
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    Jim Brown

    Jim Brown go on then.. just one more...

    Location:
    Arrochar
    I’ve been a little under the weather last few days what with more snow than a snowy place called Snowville. But, I managed to catch up on a couple of stages this morning... what can I say about 44 which will be of help to you? Well, it’s a slog, mainly uphill and to give it a little extra shine.... it’s 2D... yuk.. xx(

    45 I went at like a mad un.... and nailed it in 42 mins... :thumbsup:

    I now have less than 50 miles to go to arrive at Virtual Jo’G... to do it this weekend or not to do it this weekend... that is the question :rolleyes:
     
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  15. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    Location:
    OTC (on the couch)
    I did stg 40 last night. I did not have the advantage I have had for the previous few stg's. I then went on to my plan ride and blew out after 20 minutes. The new ftp level just asks too much when I don't have the dust from the pro to use.

    I feel a manual adjustment of FTP coming if this carries on.
     
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