Which video?

With six videos now in the ‘fest collection, Sufferlandrians might have a harder time figuring out which one should be next in their collection. Here’s a handy little comparision table that might help out:

VideoDurationIntensityFeaturingBest for...Races & Music
Downward Spiral (2011)61:009/10Two sets of descending intervals at maximum intensity....improving ability to hold maximum power over longer and shorter times.Paris-Roubaix and Fleche-Wallone

All rock
Revolver (2013)45:0011/10Maximum power 1:00 intervals with short recovery....masochists. And those who want to improve recovery between maximum efforts.Cyclocross, Road World Champs, Track World Cup

Rock and a bit of techno
Fight Club (2010)60:009/105 x 6:30 efforts with high intensity 'surprise' attacks....improving ability to attack at threshold from a fast group.Road World Champs (Mendrisio)

All techno/dance
Angels (2010)64:008.5/103 x 8:00 climbs with accelerations and attacks....those who can't climb but want to. And for climbers who want to be able to attack more powerfully.Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Paris-Nice, Dauphine

Mix of rock and techno/dance
The Hunted (2010)61:008/1020:00 climb that seems to go on for a lot longer and some inverse intervals....focusing on longer, sustained efforts and adapting to changes in pace.Tour de Romandie, Tour de Suisse

Mix of rock and techno/dance
Local Hero (2011)85:00 (1hr 25mins)8/103x6:00 TT pyramids, 6x 3:00 tempo and power laps and 4x :30sprints!...sick individuals who want to time trial, road race and sprint all in the same workout.Road World Champs (Geelong)

Mix of rock and techno/dance
A Very Dark Place (2013)51:009/105x4:00 maximum power intervals with 3:00 rests...those who have a bucket next to their bike. And those who want to improve high-end power.Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix, Fleche-Wallone, Criterium du Dauphine, Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Indie, Rock
Hell Hath No Fury (2013)75:00 (1hr 15mins)8.5/102x20:00 race simulation and 3:30 team time trial. WOMEN'S PRO racing footage....those who think they can race bikes pretty well (we'll see about that).Tour of Flanders, Ronde von Drenth, GP Plouay + more

All electronic music.
Extra Shot: 20 (2013)20:007.5/1020:00 race simulation 'booster' video. No warm-up/down....those who want to extend their 'fest workout by adding this to the end of other videos.Ronde von Drenth, Tour of Flanders (Women's), Road World Champs (Women's)

Extra Shot: The Long Scream (2013)34:008/1030:00 time trial simulation following the pros during the UCI Time Trial World Championships in Copenhagen...people who like to put their head down and destroy themselves in half an hour.World Championships TT
There is No Try (2012)55:007.75/101:00/2:00/3:00/4:00/8:00/4:00/3:00/2:00/1:00 minute intervals where you get faster within each interval....training yourself to get faster when the speed ramps up.THE TOUR DE FRANCE!
The Wretched (2012)48:008/10A Tour de France mountain stage in 35:00. And it's full of surprises....a full-on road race experience.THE TOUR DE FRANCE!
Blender (2013)100:00 (1hr 40mins)7.5/10Long threshold efforts, punchy maximum effort sprints, and medium TT segments. A bit of everything, really....building endurance and threshold, while hitting the sprints as well!2012 World Championships for Road, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross. Men's and Women's racing included.
Rubber Glove (2013)60:008/10A 20minute Functional Threshold Performance (FTP) test....for those who need a heart-rate or power-based FTP to use in training plans.Tour of Flanders, Oomloop het Nieuwsblad, Dwars door Vlaanderen
Violator (2013)68:0010/1064 sprints of 5, 10 and 15 seconds....for those who need to win sprints. Crit racers love this one.2013 Giro d'Italia. Italian pop (!), Opera (!), Electro, Funk
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (2013)1:57:007.5/10Four epic climbs of 15, 20, 20 and 8 minutes....for endurance and ability to make a difference at the end of races.2013 Giro d'Italia. Indie, rock, electro.
  • Dave T

    Q: “Which video?”
    A: You’re a Sufferlandrian – all of them of course! Keeping me sane on the gym bike in Afghanistan…

  • DMcQ

    Might not be a bad idea!

  • Symo

    When can we have a 30 minute one for those of us constantly on the road at hotels and living out of suitcases away from our lovely bikes for long periods?