In this explainer video, @veloclinic enlightens cycling fans on the pVGRAD (predicted Velocity adjusted for Gradient) method of analysis of climbing performances which builds on the groundbreaking work done by Scott Richards with his pVAM method.
veloclinic is the reincarnation of one of our favorite Twitter friends, @captaintbag1, whose tumblr blog posts were a kind of blank verse, Tecate-soaked haiku of truthiness that cut through the slick bullshit and to the very core of what is gloriously fucked up about the sport of cycling. Although the Cap may be gone (sort of), his Doctor tbag/Captain Hyde alter ego lives on, and we’re glad to share his pithy analysis here.
Lest you think these are the idiot ramblings of a madman, we’d like you to know that the doc is a legitimate professional in the science of sports medicine, and a savant when it comes to doping analysis. You have been warned.
Nowadays Doc is much in demand as a legitimate authority-type commentator on the science of cycling performances, and his work has been featured in VeloNews, Outside online, and prominent sports medicine publications and symposia. His tumblr, in its current incarnation, may not be safe for cycling fans.