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"no matt...your FTP is never high enough, there is always room for improvement." - jonnyo
However I think the only thing that will make you ride fast is around 200miles a week. Week in week out all year round for about 3 years
eventualy you will adapt to this volume and then you can start applying more running and once you can run steadily without feeling
much fatigue from your 200 miles then I recon you have cracked it.
Theres no short cuts am afraid, IMHO.
Riding a fast IM bike is really a function of 3 things:
1. High threshold power
2. Good Aerodynamics
3. Being able to meet the endurance requirements of the event.
In terms of 'hours', I feel I've raised my threshold power as high as I can get it, and I'm training for some pretty long events, on significantly fewer hours (6-11) or miles (120-230), than some of the other respondents are suggesting, and I think it's silly to through out an arbitrary number of miles or hours to answer the question.
In cycling it depends a lot on the composition of the training--and it's possible to carry a pretty high training load with this sort of 'hours' and 'miles'. IOW, if you want to ride a faster bike, I'd focus on raising your threshold power, not 'getting more miles'.