Are Group Rides Making You Slow?

Fast, flat and competitive group rides are always fun but if that’s all you do you are most likely spending too much time in Zone 1-2 and then lots of time in the higher zones with very little time in Zone 3-4 (unless you are the one on the front or in a breakaway). Below you will see the power profile of a typical competitive group ride in Florida which shows lots of time in Zone 1-2 and Zone 6.

Simon Says Cycling Group Ride power profile

In this video I share more on this subject and give you an alternative session to do that will lead to greater longterm improvements.