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mike868y 03-07-13 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by ngchi (Post 15356099)
I'm aware. I just find it ironic that he's telling him to just be 16 and get into trouble and then go to college to train then. A lot of people would tell Mikey to just chill out and enjoy college. Life is short, enjoy it however you want. The rest of it, I agree...just go ride your bike kid.

who the hell are you?

i was giving the kid honest advice as someone who was in his shoes a few years ago. i'm a few years older than him now and have certain goals i'm working too. this kid is too new to the sport to even have goals beyond "race and get faster."

furthermore, "traditional" college spring breaks don't appeal to me much, but i'm weird. i have my fair share of fun though and don't need to validate that to some anonymous tool on the internet.

ngchi 03-07-13 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mike868y (Post 15356460)
furthermore, "traditional" college spring breaks don't appeal to me much, but i'm weird. i have my fair share of fun though and don't need to validate that to some anonymous tool on the internet.

Maybe getting his license and getting into trouble doesn't appeal much to him either.

Racer Ex 03-07-13 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by mike868y (Post 15356460)
but i'm weird. i have my fair share of fun though and don't need to validate that to some anonymous tool on the internet.

http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thum...lternate-3.jpg

rkwaki 03-07-13 02:06 PM

I raced all through college and I'm not that ****ed up...

Enthalpic 03-07-13 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 15355263)
toss them in the deep water. if they drown you're improving the gene pool.

Like the Chinese Olympic athlete program. Put a large number of kids on a gruelling program and see who can take it.

Fat Boy 03-07-13 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by rkwaki (Post 15356964)
I raced all through college and I'm not that ****ed up...

incorrect

rkwaki 03-07-13 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Fat Boy (Post 15357107)
incorrect

I said "that" still implying I was somewhat...
Starting as young as I did have me a huge base that I have carried through life.

echappist 03-07-13 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by mike868y (Post 15356460)
who the hell are you?

i was giving the kid honest advice as someone who was in his shoes a few years ago. i'm a few years older than him now and have certain goals i'm working too. this kid is too new to the sport to even have goals beyond "race and get faster."

furthermore, "traditional" college spring breaks don't appeal to me much, but i'm weird. i have my fair share of fun though and don't need to validate that to some anonymous tool on the internet.

tspek perhaps? but tspek has mellowed quite a bit lately

rkwaki 03-07-13 02:56 PM

I'll own up it's me...
Just kidding fuggers...

Fat Boy 03-07-13 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by rkwaki (Post 15357122)
I said "that" still implying I was somewhat...
Starting as young as I did have me a huge base that I have carried through life.

I read the 'that' with a different inflection and laughed to myself.

That has to _really_ help. It's like those Kenyan marathoners that start running 20 miles a day as a form of transportation when they're young kids. Your body just gets used to those efforts. I was active as a kid and ran track/played football in middle and high school, but having legit big base miles is a completely different kettle of fish.

ngchi 03-07-13 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by rkwaki (Post 15357122)
I said "that" still implying I was somewhat...
Starting as young as I did have me a huge base that I have carried through life.

I wish I discovered cycling when I was a teenager, but I didn't, and I'm fine with who I am. I think this kid's gonna be ok, he's just excited. You ever met a 16 year old that isn't super excited about a hobby they discover?

rkwaki 03-07-13 04:07 PM

Dude I agree. I started playing competitive hockey at 5ish, skiing competively at 6ish, etc. which saw me having short type power outputs from a young age.
I started to ride when I broke my ankle riding motocross and went in full steam at 17 and was a Cat 1 by 18.
I have learnt that you never want to cage that burning desire to succeed.

newjunior 04-23-13 08:26 PM

would a 35 minute crit be a good metric for LT? If so, I hit 193 AVG from 5:00-25:00

shovelhd 04-23-13 08:51 PM

No. Too much up and down. Just do the test.

wens 04-23-13 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 15545814)
No. Too much up and down. Just do the test.

It's a little unclear, how do you feel about ftp tests? :p

newjunior 04-23-13 09:55 PM

@ShovelHD
http://app.strava.com/activities/39689107

You sure? Looks pretty damn flat to me!!
Also turns out it was a 30 min crit. Whoops

bigfred 04-23-13 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by newjunior (Post 15546024)
@ShovelHD
http://app.strava.com/activities/39689107

You sure? Looks pretty damn flat to me!!
Also turns out it was a 30 min crit. Whoops

Take a look at your speed and power graphs from that race. They are anything BUT flat! And your heart rate varies from 166 to 200+.

gsteinb 04-24-13 03:53 AM

Good thread for the junior forum. Knowledgeable folks can convince new junior to do the test he should have done over there.

David Broon 04-24-13 12:21 PM

For a FTP Test, it should be a steady, yet unbelievably hard effort. With a crit, you're accelerating, decellerating, drafting, sprinting, resting, just too many variables.

Ideally do it on a trainer, or on the track.


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