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Major update to Fit-Fat charts

Fit-Fat charts on the Navigator have had a subtle but important upgrade. Initially, the tab looks unchanged: The main difference at first is that by default all of your Crickles history now appears. There is also a new drop-down in the side panel that enables you to chart just one of the fit-fat lines: For … Continue reading Major update to Fit-Fat charts

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Why statistics makes you feel old

Yesterday I was cycling up one of the local hills that is often on my route home when I realised that it's increasingly unlikely that I'll ever beat my personal record (PB) for the climb. Of course, I'm getting older and presumably less strong and that in itself makes it less likely, but what struck … Continue reading Why statistics makes you feel old

Heart Rate Regularity

Mark and I quite often get asked about suspicious heart rate readings by people using Crickles. Often these are probably just Garmin/strap errors: the majority of our population occasionally see heart rate values that look wrong... The chart shows the distribution of maximum recorded heart rate by athlete. 62% of athletes show a maximum HR … Continue reading Heart Rate Regularity

Irony

The other week one of our Crickles members recorded something odd. He was cycling on Zwift (Zwift Fondo Wk1 Wo2), and is a keen cyclist, typically putting in 3-4 sessions per week. It’s ideal for the time-crunched, particularly over winter. He had been noticing something odd for a while, but he and his doctor had … Continue reading Irony

Michael Goolaerts

I was going to write about something else this weekend. But then I read that Michael Goolaerts had a cardiac arrest at Paris-Roubaix. He reportedly had a cardiac arrest after a crash and received CPR at the roadside. We don't know much more at the time of writing. He may have simply crashed and struck … Continue reading Michael Goolaerts