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Should You Train Twice A Day? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling


– It’s back! The show where we answer your
cycling-related questions, but this time, we’ve gone all festive. Now, first up is this from James Cycle/Can who asks, “Hey GCN, I’m
buying a cyclocross bike, “and I’ve just re-watched
the dropper post video, “and it got me thinking. “Could using a dropper
post on a cyclocross bike “help with dismounting and mounting? “#torqueback keep up the great videos.” Well James, thanks very
much for getting in contact. Now, as you know, I’ve
done a little bit of cyclocross in the past but
I’m by no means an expert. So, I had a chat with Si
about this very question. Now, you would’ve thought that cyclocross that use drop posts a
lot more prevalently, but hardly anybody at all… and I can’t think of
anybody, Simon was the same, uses them in the Pro Peloton. But, they are available. There’s a couple of brands that make them. Magura and Kind Shock do a
wireless activated system, and there’s also a
cable-activated dropper post made by P&W Components as well. So, our advice would be, to
try them and see if it helps. But Si, he’s just a
little bit of a purist, and thinks a cyclocross bike
should be a cyclocross bike, and if you stick a dropper post on, you might as well be
using a mountain bike. But anyway, if you’re gonna go for it, just make sure you get your sizing right. ‘Cause not all dropper posts
actually fit the standard 27.2 millimetre seat
tubes, so do be aware. Now, if you’re wondering what video we were talking about, it’s this one, where Dan used a dropper
post on a road bike at the Tour de France in the Alps. It is definitely food for thought. – What the hell is a dropper seat post? And that’s understandable,
especially if you, like Campagnolo, think
that mountain bikers are the work of the devil. Essentially what it is, is
a seat post which allows you to adjust your saddle
height whilst you’re riding. Now, what that allows
mountain bikers to do is get their seat out of the way. So on steep and technical descents, they can have much more
confidence and go faster. So that got us wondering,
could the same thing apply to road bikes? Could we descend faster,
on a mountain descent, with a dropper seat post
with more confidence? Lower our centre of
gravity, and corner faster? And actually, could we get more aero by lowering our entire body? (drum beat) – Ooh, sorry Dan. With that dropper post, I thought it was Si. Anyway, next question is
this, from Rafael Ciepiel… Apologies, Rafael, if I haven’t
pronounced your name right. But anyway, here is what you’ve asked. “Dear GCN, as you want me to ask anything, “I was wondering if you could convince me “to choose cycling over running? “Smiley face, and why?” What an absolutely cracking question. Well, challenge accepted, Rafael. Let me start this way. First, before I used to ride a bike competitively, I used to run. So I used to do half marathons, cross-country running, and
middle distance track running, so 800 metres and 1500 metres, when I was 14 or 15, at school. But, I got an injury, and I couldn’t run competitive anymore, so my dad suggested, “Why don’t you get a bike
and join a cycling club?” And I did, and I haven’t
really ever looked back. And look at me now, 31 years
later, I’m still in the sport. Although, I’m not racing,
but I absolutely love it. Cycling has given me
everything; it is my world, I live and breathe it,
and I couldn’t recommend doing any pursuit more than cycling. But to answer your question specifically, cycling is a weight bearing sport, so you’ve got less chance
of getting an injury, it also is remarkably
liberating and freeing as well. Now, put it this way, and I
heard this only the other day. I never thought about cycling like this. But the average speed
of the general cyclist is about the same speed
as a bird in flight. That gives you a pretty cracking view on things in the world. I mean, if I haven’t sold it now to you I don’t know what will. Also, cool kit, cool tech,
you get to see places you haven’t seen, the social side of cycling is absolutely fantastic. If you’re still a
runner, don’t necessarily stop running, but get a
bike, and I definitely think you’ll change the way
you perceive cycling. But, we kinda put it to the test the other day, just check this out. Simon took on runners, on a bike. – [Simon] The race is organised by Bingley Harriers Running Club, and it’s located just to the north of Leeds and Bradford, in
West Yorkshire, in the UK. It’s a simple premise, a
mass-start race up a big hill and back down again,
runners against riders. Now, if I’m honest though, I thought it would be a no-brainer. How could a bike not beat a runner? Well, I was in for a rude shock. (techno music) – It’s gonna be a very quick
rapid-fire round this week. Just five short and sharp
questions. Here we go. Timothy Fish, “Why don’t you have “a GCN sticker on your laptop?” It’s because I saw the Lego Batman movie, and Robin, he just blew me away. Hence his place on my laptop. Next up is this, from Mr. B. “Why is everything called a ‘hack?’ “Did the word ‘tip’ get replaced?” It seems as if it did. Next up is this, from Clive Woodling. “After six months off the
bike following knee surgery, “my physio has just
given me the green light “to start cycling again.” Nice one. “What maintenance check
should I do on my bike? “It was cleaned and lubed and generally “in great condition six months ago, “and has been stored safely inside.” Well Clive, if that’s the case, your bike should be absolutely fine. Just make sure you pump your tyres up, get them to the right pressure, and worth going over your bike with an Alan key making
sure everything’s tight and nothing’s rusty, and it
should be absolutely fine. Glad to see you back on your bike. We have this from Speedrunnet 123. “Hi GCN, I’d like to know what “road bike is fastest in the headwind. “Is it disc brakes or rim brakes?” Well, we’ve not done any
tests to see which is quicker, rim brakes or disc brakes,
but Canyon do state there’s a one watt penalty
for the disc brake air-road over calliper brakes on the same frame. So, not much of a cost really there for vastly superior braking power. Finally, in this week’s rapid fire round, “Do pros have problems adjusting “to new bike when moving teams, “or when a manufacturer
brings out a new bike?” And that’s a question from Ian McKenzie. Pros don’t really have a problem, but what they do have access to is the best physios, the best experts in terms of getting the bike fit right. They will have a particular
size seat set up, but again, in between
bike brands there are different geometry set ups. It will take a little bit of a while for a rider to get
dialled in, but generally they shouldn’t have too many problems. Next up, we have these two answers, Note they’re not questions,
down in the comment section from the hotly debated and discussed issue of internally routing your cable. So first is this, from Mike Richardson. “Internal routing issues… “If you get really stuck,
try sucking thin thread, “or cotton, through the frame with “a vacuum cleaner hose
sealed to one opening “with a bit of electrical tape. “It works every time for me.” Also, we got another really cool suggestion from Aquiles Mas. “Try using neodymium magnets
to route your cables. “I use it to guide the cable right to “the exit hole on the frame. Really easy.” Two cracking suggestions from an issue that certainly isn’t gonna go away, especially on modern bikes. Most modern bikes now have
internally routed cables, it’s a big issue, so it’s a topic that can be explored ad infinitum. So what I’m gonna do, or what I’ve done, I’ve dug back through the annals and the archives of GCN, to find this absolute gem of a video in relation to routing your internal cables, and it stars a very young and fresh-faced Lasty threading the internal
cables on my old bike. Just check this out. – One of the things that we get a lot of questions about
is internal cables. Internally cabled bikes often aren’t the easiest bikes to work with, so we’ve got a trick that
you can try if you get stuck when you’re trying to re-cable a bike. Before you start this
job, you need to ensure that your outer cables and
any ferrules are ready, or in place, for when you
thread the inner cable. Start by cutting a
length of cotton thread. You want it to be at least 30 centimetres longer than the length of your down tube. At this point, it’s
really, really important to remember to thread the cotton through all the component parts that the cable needs to go through too. ‘Cause if you don’t, it’s
just not going to work. Tie the thread to your
handlebars and thread it through the cable hole,
ignoring the outer cable. Put your vacuum cleaner at the exit point of the cable, and turn it on, taking off any extensions from the
vacuum cleaner should help. (vacuum running) The thread should now be
running through the frame. If you’re having trouble
vacuuming the thread one way through the frame,
try switching direction. Thread the inner cable through the outer and have it ready for what is normally the frustrating part,
putting it through the frame. Untie the thread from the handlebars and tie it to the end of the cable. You’ll need to use a
strong, yet small, knot, a clove hitch, or, if you’re more advanced than us, a rolling hitch is ideal. Now, simply pull the thread through the frame with the cable
attached, and, it works. – Finally, in this week’s show, we have this question over on Twitter, from Erik Knauf, who
asks, “How about combining “multiple GCN indoor training
sessions in one workout? “Which combinations make
sense? #TorqueBack.” Well, Erik, thanks very
much for getting in contact. You can do any sort of
combination of sessions, if you so wish, but bear in mind that most of our indoor sessions are pretty tough, so you need to make sure
that your body can take it. And also, it’ll depend on
what your objectives are. But if you’re training for Sporteef or for racing, doing two sessions in one day would definitely benefit you. You just gotta make sure
that you have adequate rest in between each session, and
also make sure you’re getting enough fluids, that
you’re totally hydrated, and that you got your energy stores right. So make sure you’re
fueling correctly as well. Now, quite often I used to do two indoor training sessions in one day. They weren’t essentially back to back, I used to have a two or
three hour gap in between. What I used to do, in terms of combination of the style of session, first off, in the morning, I’d do a HIT session, a high intensity interval session, because I was far fresher and could get far more out of my body
when I was fresher. Used to have then, two, three,
maybe even four hours off, and in the later afternoon,
or even after work, I’d then do a longer,
slightly less intense, endurance-based session. But you can mix and match, and
again it really will depend on what sort of fitness
you’re aiming to get. It could be Sporteefs,
or you could be focusing on endurance, or it could be
that you’re starting to race, or you wanna get that racing edge, so you’re looking at more
high-intensity sessions. Just make sure that you rest adequately and you can definitely get some benefits. Now, a little cheeky combination that I’ve got for you here, is… I get fit fast, so it’s a 40 minute indoor sweet spot session,
like a tempo session, more of an endurance session. And also, combine that with our 30 minute high intensity indoor workout. Try those, flick ’em
around, see what works best. – We start, before we kick things off on the climb, and at one point we’ll be going through the snowline, it’s important we get things
warmed up nice and easy. So, 90 rpm to start with,
for just under three minutes. Perceived effort level
between two and five, But gradually ramping
things up so we’re ready to start the first sweet spot session. Just under 1:40 now, to the final sprint of this first 15 minute session. Final minute now. Stay focused, really make
this last one count, okay? Three, two, one… – This is a 30 minute,
high intensity interval, fat burning training session. So, we are gonna begin by
starting to pedal very gently. Just a warmup because we have
got some hard work to come. We are doing eight 30 second intervals, as hard as we possibly can. Now, that sounds tough, and it is. But don’t worry, there’s
plenty of recovery between those intervals,
because this is the most effective type of training you can do, firstly to get fit, and
secondly to burn calories. – Well, that’s it for another edition, a rather festive edition,
of ask GC Anything. Nearly knocked the candles over there, they just stayed upright. But please do keep those questions coming using the hashtag TORQUEBACK
down in the comments section, or across on social media as well. And if, by some strange quirk of fate, you haven’t already subscribed to the Global Cycling Network, you can do so for free
by clicking on the globe. Now, for two more very cool videos I think you’d like, how about clicking just down here for a Zwift Academy final from South Africa, where one very talented winner won themselves a place on the Continental Dimension
Data Team for 2018. Or, click just down here, another video with Dan, where he travelled to Zambia for World Bicycle Relief,
to see how much difference a Buffalo Bike makes to those communities.

Reynold King

100 Replies to “Should You Train Twice A Day? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling”

  1. #torqueback. How do I adjust my Kicker Snap to your "perceived effort level" on screen indoor training videos? How do I find my 10?? Is that ALL OUT til you puke or is 10 something else.

  2. #askgcn #TORQUEBACK How do you warm up before a race without tiring but warming up the muscles so you dont get an injury

  3. Is it possible to have a dropper post cabled to the left shifter of a 1×11, since you only need 1 shifter for the rear derailier

  4. My local gym has just got two shiny new watt bikes. What tips would you have for using them to train over the winter? ( I can't afford a powermeter so they are my only source of power data) #TorqueBack

  5. #TORQUEBACK Hi GCN, I've been off the bike for about 4 months due to a running related knee injury. It's winter now and having gone for two smaller rides I was shocked to see that I have lost pretty much all of my endurance and strength… Where do I start coming back? And is winter a good time to return to the sport? I don't have an indoor trainer but I am a mountainbiker as well so should I go mountainbiking this winter instead?

  6. Studies show riding twice a day can help keep testosterone levels elevated. There is some benefit, if you know how to exploit it.

  7. Hey GCN. Can you think of making app for your trainings, USING ANT+ FE-C? I've been working out on zwift for a while but I'd love to do some of your climbs with my smart trainer. #torqueback

  8. so the biggest topic in cycling is the tour de france champion being busted for drugs. And… according to gcn this didn't happen?…

  9. Hi GCN. I love watching every single presenter currently on GCN, but when are you going to get a female presenter? Statistically, there is a large gap in gender mode share with cycle commuting, and seeing more equal representation in cycling media would be a great place to start to help bridge that gap? #torqueback

  10. From the BBC; "A common swift has taken the title as the fasted bird recorded in level flight. The swift (Apus apus) can power itself to a speed of 111.6km/h (69.3mph) flying horizontally and even upwards….." – Guess I'm not very good at this cycling lark.

  11. When training plans say Zone 2 for example, are they referring to power, heart rate or both. If both which has the significance? thanks #TorqueBack

  12. I got out for a quick 40k today @ 4 degrees C. Before hitting the open roads I have a 7k section of bike path. Riding on the path reminded me of a video that Matt showed a part of this week. (the snow covered path). There were quite a few 50 foot sections in the trees with an inch of snow. I'm glad that it was above freezing, so that there was no ice under the snow. (Not a lot of fun with 23's)

  13. While I have merely dabbled in CX racing, I think a dropper post could be an advantage for some of the more technical courses and could make mounting, dismounting, and carrying (on the course and in the car) simpler.

  14. #Torqueback: When I was young and watched the tour, I always thought: the pros must be so jealous of the motorbike riders when suffering on a big climb. Have you ever had a feeling like that in a race? 🙂 merry christmas!

  15. Can you ask a nutritionalist about how a glass (not a shot … more like a cup's worth?) of a 40% alcohol (rum, scotch) the evening before a morning ride affects the body's blood sugar and other balances? #TorqueBack I do feel as if there are negative effects during such rides, but don't know exactly what it is.

  16. Cycling is the superior sport because there is no such thing as the 'running tour of wine country' or a '2 week running tour of Italy.'

    Cycling allows you to see more at whatever intensity you want. Running only has 'no running tomorrow' options for any real distance.

  17. any tips for training in san Francisco because i always get tired after a couple hills and I use a compact chainring with a 32 cassette? is there a way to get any gear combination higher than 32 and will an ultegra derailleur fit it? #TORQUEBACK

  18. Hi Guys, hope you can help, Iv just started using Zwift and on the settings it has a “virtual power mode” adjuster, could you explain to me what this does? Many thanx keep up the great work! #torqueback

  19. Running v Cycling : I personally ran for all my adult life as well as following pro riding. But only after suffering a deteriorating knee did I finally get a road bike, not counting the endless number of bodge bikes I had in my youth.. I can now push myself as hard as I ever did running with no physical complaints other than being knackered!.. Agree with absolutely everything that Matt said, I have the beautiful Peake District 5 mins away, my only regret is I didn't do it earlier.. Chapo cycling! Chapo GCN 👍😎

  20. Dear GCN,
    After watching the video about waxing your chain(great video by the way) i was left with one question. Is it still necessary to lube my chain as frequently as i used to? Or is it possible to do it less or even stop doing it at all for the time that the wax is still on?

  21. Any advice on everesting training. I'm going to attempt it up here in April www.strava.com/segments/678891. I've been doing hill reps and hard hilly rides but only have 8 hours daylight so 300km rides are out. I'm also doing core and lower back exercises and will be dropping my gearing to 34/36. Also, when will one of the GCN crew have a go at this?

  22. Im thinking of heading to France/Spain to do some mountain training, but Im not sure when the roads will be open/passable. In Northern spain or the Pyrenees what time of year do the mountain passes eg Tourmalet/Angliru become free from snow and suitable for road bikes?

  23. I really love your videos you are the first best cycling channel i hope u see my question. What is the best position in headwinds when riding solo? #TorqueBack

  24. Thru-frame routing cables – Before taking out the old cable, use a thin sleeve such as the inner of a shift housing and guide it up the old cable through the other side of the frame. Remove the old cable and with the sleeve still in the frame, reverse the process by inserting new cable and remove the sleeve from the opposite side. For full housing through the frame, I suggest using the double ended barb that comes with Rock Shox dropper posts. Just screw one end to the old housing then the other to the new and guide them through.

  25. Hi GCN. I've just changed my chain and when I put power down, it's slipping over the teeth on the cassette and/or chain ring. I have obviously left it too long before changing and will now get a new cassette and chainring. However, this got me wondering whether I would do any additional damage if I was just to continue using the old cassette, chain and chainring, which actually all seem to work fine? Thanks guys

  26. I started racing cyclo-cross on my trek fuel. It has a dropper post. I used it for the first three races then quit using it cause I got better at dismounts. FYI

  27. #TorqueBack i'm preparing for some long distance events next year
    i wonder if there is some benefit in training for example 90km on an average pace without getting too excited and on the next 30k (120 total) doing 10 minutes blocks on flat with some rest between each at a high pace. on HR languaje 85-90%.
    i see pros get on every ride 5 to 6 hours easily
    thanks a lot

  28. #TORQUEBACK Hello! I'm 14 years old and my weight has increased about 16%, but my height is same and the fat percentage is still low. Is climbing going to be harder for me or I should increase my weight even more? Thanks for answering and also you've very good content.

  29. Dan's dropper post video is an all-time GCN presentation and we should all be using them one way or another. And on the two-a-days, I would say, in regard to weight loss, those are fantastic and I did them in the winter of 2010 at a Gold's Gym to lose a lot of weight during an annual competition/promotion they call the Gold's Gym Challenger–twelve weeks to transform your body, or as I called it, a race for fat people. And, sigh, I was one of those fat people and I had to do something about it because, at age 50, I was starting to experience the detrimental effects of morbid obesity, arg, plus I had just gotten a part time physical job at Walmart, after losing two long-held jobs in the economic downturn, and I knew if I didn't do something to get the weight off, I would blow out a knee or something. So, as a jovial fat guy with stout cycling legs, I spent that winter pretty much just working my part-time job and working out at Gold's Gym doing two-a-days which were a string of aggressive motos of 20 or 30 minutes on their cardiobikes with power meters–it is great to train with power–and some weights and, well, frankly, a little showing off with the leg press machine. After the muscle guys did their thing, I'd sometimes jack those big plates up, too, and do it over and over and over again. Then I'd go back and do my ten-pound curls. It was good to be back and I am forever thankful to be back in the saddle again, not that I had ever left but when you're fat, people just think of you as being fat and really, who wants that?

  30. Hi, Matt! Love the channel. I recently got an indoor trainer and have been using it with Zwift. Love it! However, I'm finding my saddle to be much more uncomfortable when riding inside in a fixed position. I assumed it was because I don't need to use my torso to hold myself, and the bike, in an upright position, and I end up putting all of my weight on the saddle. My question is this: do you or other members at GCN have a similar experience riding on a trainer, and do you recommend certain types of saddles for this problem? Thanks! #TORQUEBACK (my saddle came with my bike–I believe it is a Syncros Women's FL2.0 Saddle)

  31. #TORQUEBACK Hi guys, here's a winter training question. It's a proper winter now and I can't force myself to do more than one hour rides, outdoor or indoor (especially indoor). But I still want to do my low-intensity work, to improve my power at lower heart rate, and my general endurance. Does low intensity efforts have to be always long? Are there benefits even for shorter sessions?

  32. How should I dispose the parts of my bike that wear out over time? Is there any recycling program you guys know of for this kind of used materials? #Torqueback

  33. #askgcnanything
    I have just started doing crit racing and i was wondering which indoor training session will get me through the 40min race with out blowing my legs? My first race i got cramps on the last few laps and only just managed to finish some way behind the rest.

  34. I didn't realize that I had to calibrate my speed sensors to my wheel/tire size. I have 25mm tires on my carbon disc wheels but they measure 28.7. So should I calibrate the speed sensor for 25mm tires or for 28mm tires? #torqueback

  35. Hi guys, congrats for the channel !! Totally addicted. My question is: I'm wondering about powemeters..is more important accuracy or consistency ? I have an incredible passion for cycling but not the same money capacity so I found in internet kind of cheaper powermeter. As you always say powermeters help us to pace..so i'm not interesting in a perfect accuracy because if my REAL ftp is 400w but pwoermeter show it's 350w i think it's ok because data can also be shown as A B C but when I know my ftp then I can train/ride/race in the powerzone I need because the effort is the . Am I wrong ? Consider  I only use one bike so I always refer my fit to one powermeter. Thanks guys !! #TORQUEBACK

  36. #torqueback how many km per year does a pro ? And how many km are a good goal per year for a sport fan … like me ?, mine now is 10.000 km combined to road to mtb to xc and indoor training is that ok?

  37. I've recently
    changed my chain and changed my rear mech cable in order to get rid of noisy
    and bad gear changes. The gears now change smoothly and there is no noise.
    However I cannot seem to drop down to the lowest cog and when getting to the highest
    (smallest) cog it feels like I can shift down again. What have I done wrong. I
    believe the limit screws are set correctly as I do not drop the chain?

  38. #TorqueBack – Hi from french speaking Belgium (Wallonia) ! I never tried any, and I'm not thinking about changing, but I've always thought the position a cyclist has on a recumbent bike is more effective than on a normal one. What are your thoughts on that ?

  39. Hi GCN, Love the show, presenters, hacks and workouts. Have subscribed for over a year and learnt a lot. You guys are responsible for my spending a lot of money on bike stuff, including buying a cross bike as my winter road bike! My question: I've just bought some mid-section carbon wheels as an upgrade for my road bike. A contributing factor was that I was hoping to use my old wheels as a turbo set and be able to quickly and simply switch between the two. I know plenty of others who do this with no fuss. However, my old wheel's cassette is way out of alignment on the new carbon wheel which means I'll have to use Si's maintenance video to help me re-index each time I switch. Can re-indexing be avoided with an easy hack to lower the barrier to my jumping on the turbo? Is there anything I can do to align both free-hubs/cassettes on the two wheels?

  40. #TorqueBack Hi GCN, I'm thinking about changing my cassette from 10/12-28 to 10/11-34 or 10/11-32. Do I need to adjust the chain length in this case? And should I change it at all (I'm new to road biking)? Thanks a lot guys, love your show!

  41. How long will hubs grease last on a trainer? I.E. no moisture or dirt. If I do considerable miles indoors on the trainer this winter, should I service the rear hub come spring? #torqueback

  42. Hi GCN, i have a Pro Trike it has 6speed and Disc Brakes, is it possible to raise the Avg and Top speeds for longer rides? And how can I improve my Aero?
    And are you on Strava?

  43. Do you have any useful tips for storing your kits, (jerseys, bibs, gloves, arm warmers, etc.) Mine are stored willy-nilly throughout my closet and I would like be more organized. Thanks. #Torqueback

  44. #TORQUEBACK Hello GCN and merry Christmas!!! I just started cycling as my primary sport and I am 16 years old. Since now I had been playing football and doing some riding (my longest ride being 100km) so I have a good fitness level. I would like to know the improvements I should expect in my first year, as I want to reach the level of the racers in my age and not getting dropped in every race.

  45. Hi GCN, I'm a heavy rider(116kg) but still manage to go at a decent speed. Most bike manufacturerers have a weight limit on their products. My weight presents it own challenges when choosing a bike, I'm now riding a MTB but i'm looking in to buying a road bike. I'm concerned with the strength of road bikes and would like to get one as strong as possible…Is decent road bike strong enough or would I be better of with a cyclocross bike and fit some very wide road tyres? What do you think; alloy or carbon? #TORQUEBACK

  46. I would really like to see some segments looking at issues older riders face (>60, so a lot older than Matt!) riders such as gearing, riding in the heat etc #TorqueBack

  47. Chris Froome; aren’t inhalers steroids which open airways so you can deliver more air to the body hence blood stream, and by having more then permitted levels in the body is just a means by which to deliver more oxygen (fuel) to the blood stream? Hence it is cheating!/? Hence he should be punished as per the rule book!/? Peter Sagan got punished harder without due process. Most interesting this all occurred on a rider with some very tired legs and on a very hard day 🤔
    #torqueback

  48. I was recently hit by a car and will be off the bike longer than I like. What is the best way to eat so that my body can repair without putting on too much extra weight? #TorqueBack

  49. Hi GCN , my new carbon roadbike just arrived- yeahh 😉  … Now I wonder is it necessary to use carbon paste on the seat post ?(some say no, some yes)… Or is it ok to fit it "dry".  Love your channel 🙂 Have a peaceful and great Christmas! #torqueback

  50. I am weight lifting, and the way i'm working out I am building mass, will the strength i gain from weight lifting offset my weight increase for cycling? #TorqueBack

  51. Hi, I just bought my very first bike (Entrance level, what I can afford for now) and I'm having a really hard time breaking from the hoofs on Shimano Claris levers, I even tried to pull the lever back a little bit (which made harder to reach them from the drops) but it is still hard to break from the hoofs. Is that common on cheaper components? I just can't stop the bike fast enough. #TorqueBack

  52. Hi there, this is the first I post a question, I tried to ride everyday on a turbo trainer, and my performance each day has a huge difference, I don't have a powermeter, I can only feel it through my legs, ex. I can ride for certain amount of time for today with no problem and feel absolutely refreshed after the ride, but tmr I feel so much pain and just don't have enough energy to ride with same effort. I do I keep it consistent #torqueback

  53. Hey guys, love the channel! I heard that you could use baby wipes to clean your bike in a recent GCN video. Is it okay to use disinfecting wipes? #torqueback

  54. #AskGCN #TorqueBack Hi guys, I've realised that my hill riding is a lot better than my flat road cycling. How can you set up a turbo trainer to better replicate a flat road?

  55. #torqueback – what are your thoughts on the possible negative effects of too much screen time crossing over to being on trainer and doing programs such as Zwift? We are already glued to our phones and iPads when not on the bike , why would we want to encourage it while on ? I tried zwift for the first time and found myself more distracted by the screen than what I was doing and my own thoughts . Thanks !

  56. Hello Guys! First keep up the great shows! For a beginner cyclist like me they are like a bible. And second, I have a question I cannot find info about in the wide web… How often should we change when drafting? Would it be measured by distance or time? #TORQUEBACK

  57. Want some suggestion on the clipless pedals.Been in cycling for around half year and now ride with a entry level bike.Wondering is it necessary to change to a clipless pedals or wait until getting a more medium level bike? I'm really scared about falling off with the clipless pedals.Will it cause really serious injury?#TORQUEBACK

  58. What is the recommended training difficulty level to ride on zwift, some of us ride with it on max others argue half way is a better ride others say 75% of max

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