You Should Know
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