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How do you know when you’re fit enough? This is how the Bi­cy­cling staffers sat­isfy their fiercest crit­ics: them­selves.

F “On the steep stuff, I’m no longer in the low­est gear.” – Joe Lindsey, con­tribut­ing writer  “I need (like, NEED) se­cond break­fast.” – Ly­dia Tan­ner,

con­tribut­ing writer  “I can do at least a 100km ride (at a com­fort­able pace) when­ever I feel like it.” – Caitlin Gid­dings, staff writer  “I use coach Phil Maf­fe­tone’s MAF for­mula to de­ter­mine my tar­get heart rate, then ride at that HR for 30 min­utes – if my av­er­age power is below 170, there’s work to be done.” – Molly Hur­ford, con­tribut­ing writer  “I don’t have to tell my legs to shut up af­ter a short climb.” – André Valen­tine, as­so­ciate edi­tor  “I’m con­stantly do­ing laun­dry, and the bas­ket

is 90 per cent Ly­cra.” –

Glo­ria Liu, fea­tures writer  “I can hit 1 400+ watts when I sprint.” – Matt Phillips, gear

tester  “My bib straps no longer feel like they’re hold­ing up a bag of pota­toes.” – Jen­nifer Sherry, man­ag­ing edi­tor  “I can tear up a hill at the end of a ride the same way I did when I started.” – James Hart, online writer

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