Respect Your Elders

Respect Your Elders

  • 24 Nov Off

Respect Your Elders

 

I recently overheard a conversation between two youngsters laughing about putting the wood to an older gentleman on a group ride. Just know there are masters 50+ racers in this state that can flat out hammer. Below is one

Age:54

Weight:172

FTP: 337watt – 4.3 watt/kg

2013 Florida State Time Trial Champion 50+

 This year’s state time trial yielded 112 entries competing in the 40km. An interesting fact- the fourth fastest time of the day was run by a 54 year old man. Let’s look at the hard facts.

Km

Watt.Avg

watt/kg

MPH

0-10km

300

3.75

28.18

10-20km

302

3.78

28.88

20-30km

317

3.96

26.31

3–40km

307

3.88

26.29

3.85 watt/kg for 50min

3.85 watt/kg for 50min

It doesn’t take a trained eye to depict a slight pacing issue and I can tell you as his coach, he didn’t ride to his full potential. If you’re in your twenties or early thirties just know this man is old enough to be your father. If you are lining up in a pro 1,2 race know there are 50+ racers with power profiles aligning with what’s required to race at the highest level in the state. In fact, the time this man ran would have landed him a second place medal in the pro, 1,2 category at the state TT. While some of the more mature racers in this state may lack the explosive neuromuscular based power outputs some of the younger racer possess, you had better not let a guy like this up the road!

It doesnt stop with a state title


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