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    Is this guy's data for real? (Seriously.)

    Going with giving the legitimate good-faith benefit of the doubt does the rider's profile below seem believable to you?


    He is 76 years old and a long time avid cyclist. He is lean. He can do a category 3 climb of 5.08 miles in 22 minutes averaging a HR of 178 and his average power is 232 watts with a max power output of 414.


    On the descent he is faster than not only everyone in his Strava age group but is also faster than anyone from the next two lower age categories, (65-69 and 70-74.) He also hits on the descent a max heart rate of 165 and average power of 187 watts with a max of 804.

    All of the above he does after he has already ridden 50 miles on semi-flat terrain.

    On the above total ride and other rides of the few I've checked he routinely hits a max HR of 195 to 204 on different segments or parts of his long rides.
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    Personally, I want to acknowledge the rider's accomplishments if genuine but I find it dubious that a cyclist that is 76 years old can perform at the level indicated and also put up those numbers when he chooses--even on long climbs at the end of long rides.

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    Is he Italian?

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    That is a more detailed analysis of someone else's Strava segment than I've ever thought about. I'm curious as to why you care? Is this someone in your age group with better times than you? I'm truly just curious.

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    Maybe the "76" in his profile is a typo. Perhaps he's only 36. Or, alternatively, 86.

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    Guys like that, please don't move around here, stay where you are!

    I would say he is the greatest 76 yo rider of all, someone has to be it!
    We all have a lot of room for improvement.

    HR is very personal, I know guys that never get over 76 bpm.
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    Maybe he thought the age blank was for his birth year... and he's 42-yrs-old ;-)

    The HR numbers are the ones that are hardest to believe. My power numbers have been going up steadily - through my 40s (I'm 50 now) but my HR has been moving steadily downward. I've not seen anything above 177 in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    The HR numbers are the ones that are hardest to believe. My power numbers have been going up steadily - through my 40s (I'm 50 now) but my HR has been moving steadily downward. I've not seen anything above 177 in a long time.
    Don't get confused that your own HR numbers are somehow representative of the whole range. There are 40 year olds who can't get above 150, and I could easily hit 170 when I was 60. Neither number is good or bad - they are highly specific to the individual. The standard deviation in the highly irrelevant 220-age formula for max HR is 15 bpm. That's a 45 bpm range to cover 95% of the population.

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    Maybe something like this?

    Track cyclist Carl Grove aged 90 fails doping test at US Masters Track National Championships

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/...-atus-masters/
    Too old to ride plastic

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