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Old 12-10-13, 10:57 AM   #6476
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why ride the rollers today when I can maybe possibly ride outside tomorrow?
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Old 12-10-13, 11:08 AM   #6477
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Racing is training, right? Raced the Deschutes Brewery Cup cross race in Bend on Saturday then our final Cross Crusade race on Sunday. Saturday's race temps were around 5ish and Sunday warmed up to 16ish! I actually stayed warm while racing. We had about 4-5 inches of snow on the course so it was pretty awesome. Finished second in the 35+ race Saturady and won the Sunday race! Cross is over for me now - time to get out the skiny skis!


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What i can't tell is are you jumping on your back/dismounting/stuck on the saddle?
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Old 12-10-13, 11:27 AM   #6478
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Supposed to be a training day, but tweaked my ankle. My leg doesn't have the torque yet for real climbing. I can hit a high wattage on the flats, but when I dial it up and there is resistance (hills) my leg is trashed the next day.

I've put in 1600 miles since my ankle surgery, at this point I may tone down the riding and incorporate some weight training; my left leg somehow needs to catch up to my right leg and just riding is not working.
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Old 12-10-13, 11:39 AM   #6479
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Almost forgot: 1.7 mile walk last night with wife and dog.
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Old 12-10-13, 11:51 AM   #6480
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Trainer towel rules: rough side is for snot, smooth side is for sweat
I tried something similar for riding outside - right glove for wiping glasses, left for wiping nose. That didn't work either.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:37 PM   #6481
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I tried something similar for riding outside - right glove for wiping glasses, left for wiping nose. That didn't work either.
Yeah, I needed something to think about. Ran out of Galactica episodes and decided to try Mad Men. Doesn't quite grab me -- good though. Maybe House of Cards.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:53 PM   #6482
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definite trainer day today. snowing until 5pm with temperature hovering around the freezing mark. might be able to do my recovery ride tomorrow outside though it will be quite cold and might be some icy patches
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Old 12-10-13, 02:16 PM   #6483
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1:15 of cold z2. I don't know how the Great Lakes and NE guys do it.
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Old 12-10-13, 04:15 PM   #6484
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Buy more clothes. It's worth it when it happens more often. That and ride indoors.
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Old 12-10-13, 04:19 PM   #6485
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Yeah. I have a Roubaix-lined vest that I never wear because it's normally too hot. I was going to put it on eBay, but now I'm glad I hung on to it.
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Old 12-10-13, 09:54 PM   #6486
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This morning I rode in a summer weight kit.

Tomorrow morning I will need a base layer as well as arm and knee warmers.

Hate me now and pity me in June, July, August, and September.
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Old 12-11-13, 12:46 AM   #6487
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Went out for an hour of 80%, and broke a chain after 45 minutes. First time ever breaking a chain. The pin just came out ny the looks of it. Right in a turn lane when the light changed and I'm putting in a bunch of power to be courteous to the cars behind me, theres a loud BANG and my back wheel pops up and comes around the side. Looked down and was somewhat relieved it was only the chain. Sucks having to fix it this late at night though
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Old 12-11-13, 01:24 AM   #6488
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Short trainer interval ride. Still so cold out there.
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Old 12-11-13, 07:48 AM   #6489
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Went out for an hour of 80%, and broke a chain after 45 minutes. First time ever breaking a chain. The pin just came out ny the looks of it. Right in a turn lane when the light changed and I'm putting in a bunch of power to be courteous to the cars behind me, theres a loud BANG and my back wheel pops up and comes around the side. Looked down and was somewhat relieved it was only the chain. Sucks having to fix it this late at night though
Glad you didn't go down or rip an ankle up on the chain+rings.
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I suddenly have a larger choice of jeans to wear. The ones that I wore last time I was in race shape suddenly fit again. That's a nice surprise and a great feeling.
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Old 12-11-13, 11:22 AM   #6491
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First real day back in over a week. Sinus infections ****ing suck.

5x10"x5 hill sprint intervals this morning. Focusing on smooth power delivery at ~115rpm and shifting up smoothly. Neuromuscular power for the efforts (I was averaging 600-630w).



It was cold.
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Old 12-11-13, 11:32 AM   #6492
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Couldn't finish my intervals last night due to the cold, it was freeeeezing. The rest of the week is going to warm up, I'll just man up more.

Hands are now good, but the feet are freeeeezing.
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Old 12-11-13, 11:34 AM   #6493
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Hands are now good, but the feet are freeeeezing.
I have the opposite problem. May need to switch to a two-glove system.
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get some thin liner gloves and use the ones u already have
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90min z-whatever this morning.
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Make sure there's room for the liners though, gloves don't work if they're too tight.
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I wore snowboarding gloves over the weekend. Hands were still cold but shifting/braking wasn't as bad as I had expected
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Make sure there's room for the liners though, gloves don't work if they're too tight.
I think this may be an issue with the ones I already have. They're slightly oversized (wind/water proof) but not enough to wear liners underneath. Wamp wamp.
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Glad you didn't go down or rip an ankle up on the chain+rings.
And glad it wasn't a full speed sprint.
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Make sure there's room for the liners though, gloves don't work if they're too tight.
I was wearing wool liners under ski gloves and found out by accident that even though they weren't tight, the elastic in the wool liners did enough compression for my fingers to shut off. The morning I forgot the liners, the ski gloves were much warmer. I lasted maybe 10 minutes with feeling instead of the usual 5.

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