How Much Fitter Did I Get From Cycling 2 Weeks In The Himalayas?

Published on May 19th 2023


Si has come back from two weeks of bikepacking in Nepal with Hank for GCN+ and wants to know how it has affected his fitness. Riding at an altitude of between 1,000m and 5,500m, and doing three times as much volume as normal, it’s certainly an alternative take on training. So, did this cycling adventure supercharge Si’s fitness? Let’s find out!

00:00 Intro
01:41 Zone 2 fitness
02:50 Why do my legs feel worse?
04:05 5-minute max test
05:30 Anaerobic fitness
06:12 FTP test
09:52 Results & conclusions

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