Scenario Models

The second aspect of using the cycling framework is to model cycling scenarios so that we can assess based on our training levels, how well we might perform. This means being able to compute things like the effort to achieve a scenario, and being able to compare our ability to produce the required performance over a given timeframe.

In the previous section, we have modeled aspects of cycling like riding flats, climbing,  or effects of headwinds. What we do here is get specific and apply what we have learned to actual scenarios that you might want to add to your cycling bucket list. While there are any number of scenarios, certainly the most glamorous are ascents such as the Alpe d’Huze and the California Death Ride. I have also included the Rock Store Snake climb as it is one I am familiar with.

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Cycling as seen through the eyes of elite cyclists.