Did you get a few emails today, Nate? 😜


#1

Keegan Swenson came out from Utah to give me a mini training camp. We went out for a steady diesel day for the final one and snagged a certain KOM that @Nate is particularly fond of :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:.

In all seriousness though, kudos Nate. That was a solid solo effort!


#2

This is taking “office rivalry” to a whole different level. Build a platform for all your users to share experiences and information…proceed to publicly call out your boss.

LOVE IT.


#3

So you and a pro rider worked as a team to get my solo KOM?

Looks like you guys got it all during the descents and the flat back to Reno.

No biggie. I’ll get it back later on my TT bike.


#4

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#5

Careful where this leads, lads :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#6

You put down a good effort @Nate! You’ll smash it on the TT bike, then that’ll give me something to chase solo once I am actually fit :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:.


#7

You are already fitter than me when I got that KOM. Your unfit is my fit. :crying_cat_face:


#8

I think you should stop tempting @Nate and let him recover first. :smiley:


#9

We were genuinely surprised by how fast your KOM was. Saying “20mph” doesn’t do it justice with those climbs. Bravo :clap::clap::clap:


#10

I’m just stoking Nate’s fire for when he comes back! He’ll come out swingin’ :facepunch:


#12

ha… tough part about strava is that there is no asterisk for doing the segment with another rider(s)

So jealous seeing all those sunny skies. The east coast has just been miserable this year for weather. Good thing I’m paying a subscription for an indoor training plan.


#13

Calls out his boss on the forum… Only at TR!

“You’re on the wrong side of a PhD to be talking like that” is a common response to the grad students when they do stuff like that…

Regardless, it’s brilliant @Jonathan


#14

My question is… Does Keegan not use strava at all?
I wonder if @Jonathan just drafting the whole way while Keegan is riding tempo :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#15

He does. That ride is on Strava.


#16

Yep, if you check out the ride now, I lost a couple KOMs to him after he uploaded, hehe.

I’d say it was about 60/40 with Keegan on the 60 side. We had a goal to keep it close to 240w for me (230w for Keegan). Frustrating part is that was Sweetspot for me and I think Keegan didn’t even breathe through his mouth, hehe. Luckily that’s what his training called for, and it worked well with mine. :+1:


#17

NVM I just dig through strava!
But what’s crazy is Keegan was just cruising on Z2 54% of the ride!!!
While Jonathan was between z3 Tempo and Z4 Threshold most of the time.

God vs mortal. SMH!


#18

Yep, exxxactly. Nate makes me out to be fast and naturally gifted, but Keegan is in a different galaxy than the rest of us.


#19

I feel you! I did a group ride with Justin Williams yesterday as part of Assos speed club, we were climbing side by side at 325 +/- watts for a 10min climb, I was dying and he was chatting away the whole time! He’s not even a climber :confused:

Can’t wait to hear all the analysis and inside scoop on the podcast!
Now let me up my training on TR!


#20

The amount of work riders like Justin and Keegan have put in is supremely impressive. Simply a level above. :clap::clap::clap:


#21

Just curious, how did you figure the zones he was riding in ?

Tim.
:facepunch: