This set of 10 ErgVideos is the pack you need for the free ErgVideo Climber and Gran-Fondo training plan in its default minimum configuration. It features several of our best sellers, and focuses on power foundation development (threshold power) and works through endurance and max aerobic power. We include plenty of long-climbing sessions because today's high performance tourist routes and granfondos are replete with mountains. Granfondos are themselves evolving more into bike races, so there are some hard sessions included as you progress. If you are looking for the program using the most scenic set of ErgVideos, we think this is the one to start with. Of course the Threshold Test HD is included to measure your progress. You can further configure the training plan to include more ErgVideos using the training plan tool.
A fully automated and simple way to determine your threshold power, now in an HD edition. We've implemented a standardized time-trial test which begins with a programmed ErgVideo-style warm-up. You calibrate your trainer, and then you do a 20- or 60-minute time-trial test to determine your threshold power. Cycling centers can test up to 24 riders at once! You ride with National Masters TT silver medalist Ron Amos of the Ride with Rendall team on a Time trial course in beautiful Franco-Ontario.
The warm-up and test is functionally identical to the Standard Definition Threshold Test ErgVideo. This is shot with high quality HD video, a new rider, and on a different course. If you have been using the SD test, your results will not be changed or affected by using HD test protocol interchangeably. We did this so you'd have consistency and repeatability between the tests, but you'll get some visual variety in your testing if you have both ErgVideos in your collection. (1:26 hrs)
This was a scheduled "recovery ride" gone terribly wrong. So wrong, it has been included as a hard tempo session in our HD Base training pack! After many hard days in the mountains, you'd think an easy day in flatter terrain would have been welcomed by our riders. The flatlanders among them felt some need for revenge, and what transpired was far from easy. This video has it all, from smooth and steady "through and off" pace-line riding, to jams up short climbs, and even some town-sign sprints. The roads are narrow, remote and the sunshine blazes down throughout. Like so many of your own club rides, in the final few km's, there's a real feeling of "well...that was harder than we'd planned!" (1:41 hrs)
This road wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Tour de France, and it is often featured as the showdown climb. We head up the eastern approach, the direction most often used by the Tour, on a sunny and hot day. The riders from the Southwest Bike Academy provide a spirited ride with withering attacks, passing the many tourists and even livestock often seen crowding the roads on this historic and breathtaking route. This video is a must have for any Tour de France aficionado. (1:28 hrs)
During your base period, it's important to improve your power at threshold, and this Hi-Def ErgVideo is perfect for that. You'll join Greg Reain and Robert Orange, both multi-decorated national and provincial champs from Ride with Rendall, in sets of long leg-busting intervals. This video includes the ever-popular 2x20 minute intervals at threshold, as well as 2x10 minute and 2x8 minute sets. Mix and match reps and sets using the ErgVideo 3 ride designer to get your own "perfect" threshold-building workout. (2:06 hrs)
Another famous, giant climb in the Tour de France. The Tour rarely finishes a stage here; instead the climb sets up a finish in a nearby town (for instance, Pau in the 2010 edition). After a warmup in the French countryside, the riders from the Southwest Bike Academy, the Cyclery, and Nine2FivePro, provide a spirited ride with whithering attacks, passing the many tourists and even livestock often seen crowding the roads on this historic and breathtaking route. This video is a must have for any Tour de France aficionado. (1:52 hrs)
Follow 2009 national elite road champion Aaron Fillion and multiple provincial champion Nathan Underwood of Ride with Rendall. These guys don't hold back a single watt! Filmed in Gatineau Park at its greenest AND sunniest, we hit the big-3 major climbs over and over again! Choose from 3 minute Pink Lake, the 4.5 minute Black's Lake or the 6 minute Camp Fortune climbs. Hill intervals are recommended in all athlete's training plans to get some "punch" when the roadway points up. Inflict pain and suffering upon yourself or clients by creating custom rides to repeat the hardest hills in leg-busting combinations with the ErgVideo 3 ride designer. (2:01 hrs)
On a sunny spring day, a group of 4 elite riders from the Ride with Rendall, team take you out to the eastern Ontario cottage town of White Lake. They take it reasonably easy on the way there, and jam hard into the wind on the way home. This ErgVideo is excellent for base and tempo training: there aren't any aggressive attacks, it's mostly smooth, steady, and long. As usual, it isn't without its challenges here and there. This ErgVideo is easily adapted to your needs for Base (low zone) training as well as hard Tempo riding, using the new features in the ErgVideo 3. (2:50 hrs)
2007 National Cyclocross Champion Greg Reain is back, this time with Ride with Rendall teammate Ron Amos, to lead you through interval sets on quiet sun-soaked roadways. These intervals are designed to build your max aerobic power. We all need a big VO2max, and here's how to get it. Four different sets are taken from the Guy Thibault/CCA playbook, choose from 30-second, 1-minute, 1.5-minute and 2-minute intervals all in the max aerobic-power building zone. Useful for all endurance athletes. Create many variations of sets and reps with ErgVideo 3's Ride designer. (1:55 hrs)
The Hautacam is one of the Pyrenean climbs always used as a stage finish in the Tour de France. It isn't the longest, steepest, nor the hardest climb you'll find, but contenders to win the Tour decide to go "all in" here, with devastating attacks pressed all the way to the top for maximum GC gains. It's no different when the gents from Southwest Bike Academy, the Cyclery, and Nine2FivePro have a crack at it. They provide a thrilling warm-up for you in the river gorge leading into Argeles-Gazost, before engaging a competitive group on the lower slopes. They attack "SouthWest style", over and over again, until only one worthy opponent is left to contest the final sprint against two of our SW heroes. This isn't a steady ride at threshold. It's action-packed and not for the faint of heart. But that's exactly why you want it! (1:22 hrs)
We think this is still one of the very best ErgVideos. Aw, gee, it's HARD too. Ride with Rendall, fields a powerhouse team, including multiple national and provincial champions. Filmed from two helmet cams at the Quebec TTT championships, you get a dual view of the action. The TTT is probably the hardest and fastest road event of all, and it's great over-under threshold work for roadies, tt specialists, and triathletes alike. The speed is incredible. (1:27 hrs)
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