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Good locations for an FTP test?

  • 13 Sep 2023 7:15 AM
    Message # 13253762

    I’m just getting back into cycling after several years of the bike. I’d like to do an FTP test to see where my fitness is. 
    Can anyone recommend a good stretch of road, not too crowded, where I can warm up and then ride for 20 minutes without needing to stop, preferably with a light incline?

     Thank you in advance, looking forward to seeing some of you on a group ride someday!


  • 24 Nov 2023 11:13 AM
    Reply # 13283198 on 13253762

    Try the Canalway Trail (formerly termed the Tow Path or Canal Trail) from Long Pond Road to Spencerport. ~5.5 mi. All off road.  No road crossings.  All stonedust.

    Alternatively on the eastside of Rochester from Main St., Fairport to Macedon Lock No. 30, ~8 mi. asphalt to stonedust. All off Road.

    Oh! I forgot the trailer park at Waynesport Road might slow you down. Main St. Fairport to Canal Drive West (western end of the trailer park on the Canalway Trail, ~4.4 miles within your time limit.  Stonedust surface, all off road.

  • 07 Feb 2024 8:35 PM
    Reply # 13312279 on 13253762

    On the east side, Cline Rd RT onto Parnell then art onto Pumpkin Hook Rd to Palmyra Rd. The turns are easy. All asphalt. 

    or as Harvey suggests, a trail like Lehigh Valley would be plenty long and car free. 

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