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    I aways go for my KOM's when it's hot. Figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    I aways go for my KOM's when it's hot. Figures.
    Over many years of riding a weekly 10 mile time trial, I found that the fastest conditions (for me anyway) was 80F (27 C) and high humidity. The high humidity reduced the air density a little further, but above 80 the heat was too much to take for an all out effort. I suppose that if I lived somewhere dryer than the Great Lakes region, I could have taken higher temps but I never got to run that experiment.

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    It gets harder as you get colder, and farther away as you get closer.

    And I donít know the answer. Does it even matter?

    Seems like something out of a dream I had years ago. Yes, I remember screaming.

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    For the same reason airplanes need more runway to take off in the summer, just sayin'....
    "That pretty much sums it up. I'm 43 and my max is ~178-180. If that HR chart was mine or Froome's, we'd be on the verge of death. But for you it probably looks like a normal workout." -TLG

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    Cardiologist introduced me to the 80/40 rule. After the heart attack I was not supposed to ride if the temperature was outside this parameter. I had tuned him out so I donít really remember the reasons

    I solved the problem by ignoring the 80 side and moving south to take care of the 40 end. I donít miss going out when the temperature is in the 20s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie View Post
    Cardiologist introduced me to the 80/40 rule. After the heart attack I was not supposed to ride if the temperature was outside this parameter. I had tuned him out so I donít really remember the reasons

    I solved the problem by ignoring the 80 side and moving south to take care of the 40 end. I donít miss going out when the temperature is in the 20s
    That's not much of a ride window he suggested.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    For me in the winter, it's not about going fast. Any sand on the pavement forces me to slow down anyway when descending.

    Outdoors in the sun with fresh air in the face is a nice break from the trainer. My limits are a low of 37 degrees, and whether any snow or ice is on the ground.

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