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Zurich winter cycling

Anyone fancy a ride Saturday morning 29.1.2011? (Weather depending - i.e., if it's not snowing or too icy)

I need to do a 3 hour session with some 15/20 minute intervals so probably something like the zurisee + obersee circuit.

Road bikes, aiming for about 30-32kph average speed with threshold/hr z4 intervals. (i.e. mod-hard to hard in the intervals, z2 recovery).

Meet up in Horgen/Thalwil/Wädenswil.
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Re: Zurich winter cycling

That ride doesn't sound like any fun to me! How about just enjoying the ride, instead of worrying about zones and intervals?

BTW, this is coming from someone who rides a LOT (occasionally pretty fast) but has never once had an interest in using a heart rate monitor or doing an interval. Graeme Obree also never cared about such techniques, and he seemed to still do OK; he is quoting as having said that riding intervals only makes you good at riding intervals, which he has never needed to do in an actual race / TT - I tend to agree with him. So, enjoy the ride and focus on the scenery and how your body feels rather than on the data.
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Re: Zurich winter cycling

Do you need a special equipment for this? I've parked my bike for the winter but would love to take it out
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