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    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
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    It's really ridiculous, don't you think?

    The hours we put into training I mean. My team mate Gary's preposterous training regimen aside, yesterday I rode my bicycle outdoors for about 3.5 hours, then I hit the gym for a weight workout in the evening, about 90 minutes. That's FIVE HOURS of training. I am not a world class athlete, I am a 51 year old peloton dog hack racer.

    I wonder how many beer league softball players do that?

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    I spent hours doing bakery lifts today...being a world-class glutton takes dedication ya know.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    I spent hours doing bakery lifts today...being a world-class glutton takes dedication ya know.
    CC, you are my hero. You and that stupid dog Bailey.

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    I think Bailey is smarter than me...and better looking.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    CC, you are my hero. You and that stupid dog Bailey.
    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    I think Bailey is smarter than me...and better looking.
    Not necessarily in contradiction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    That's FIVE HOURS of training.
    It beats having a life.

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    "there is no dabbling in bike racing." - Roadie.

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    Actually, if I wasn't trying to go light on the volume this weekend, and were able to ride outside during the week this wouldn't really be that bad. It would really only be <whisper> 4 1/4 hours a day </whisper> with one day off!

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    Why aren't you guys racing in the TDF then? Since you have that many hours to train.

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    Cause those guys train 6-7 hours a day, have way more talent, aren't in their 40s, and take a **** lot of drugs?

    "you used to play baseball....why aren't you in the majors?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    "there is no dabbling in bike racing." - Roadie.

    Event, you can't quote yourself! But you are correct sir.

    btw - your book was a fun read. The noobs in my area will delight in it's confusion, whereas I of course delighted in its simplicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    Cause those guys train 6-7 hours a day, have way more talent, aren't in their 40s, and take a **** lot of drugs?
    I don't think T. Boonen's paltrey amateur hour recreational cocaine use would fit the 1980's definition I came of age with as a ***** lot of drugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    Cause those guys have way more talent?
    Plus, keep it simple and spare us your grinding axes. We get plenty of that on talk radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    Event, you can't quote yourself!
    But I do it here every friggin day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    The hours we put into training I mean. My team mate Gary's preposterous training regimen aside, yesterday I rode my bicycle outdoors for about 3.5 hours, then I hit the gym for a weight workout in the evening, about 90 minutes. That's FIVE HOURS of training. I am not a world class athlete, I am a 51 year old peloton dog hack racer.

    I wonder how many beer league softball players do that?
    Thank your genetics for that one. Although you do exaggerate your suckiness.

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    why do you do it pcad , because you can!

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    During the summer I may put 10 hours a week in at most. I'm an ok cat 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
    Although you do exaggerate your suckiness.
    'Sucky' is relative. To a guy like gsteinb or waterrockets, I suck. To a some of the guys I see who try to race I'm not so bad. As long as you're having fun, all that is white noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmallsol View Post
    During the summer I may put 10 hours a week in at most. I'm an ok cat 3
    If you trained hard you'd be a good 3 or maybe a 2.

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    I don't have enough time to train 5 hours every day, and all the time I spend at work lifting an 8 oz. baton is adding tons of dead weight to my biceps.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    It's all relative. When it's your job (or your passion), that kind of time and dedication is expected. I, like others (I'm sure), have other things going on in life and have not decided to put that much time down.

    If I have time and am willing to do a six hour ride, then I do it. If I don't, then I won't. The great thing is that I don't need to. I race for fun, and use the training more for my overall fitness.
    Ride more.

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    I like riding as much as I can. I get my best ideas and brainstorms while riding. Even on the rollers where I have fewer distractions.
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    wtf? Helloooo, it's winter. Time to drink booze and gain weight.
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    Well its all relative. Most of us enjoy training/riding. There are parts you suffer but for the most part its better than watching reruns of Seinfeld. Its not too hard doing what you love. What is hard for me is doing all the little things I should do such as scissor kicks or stretching.

    What is easy is planning too much and then breaking down with injury. I tend to get in 'Rocky' mode with my training and it doesn't go well. I think many other people fall in this trap as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    wtf? Helloooo, it's winter. Time to drink booze and gain weight.
    +1 Isn't it the off season?
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