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    Quote Originally Posted by ngchi View Post
    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.
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    it depends

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    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.

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    I raced all through college and I'm not that ****ed up...
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    I raced all through college and I'm not that ****ed up...
    incorrect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    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.
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    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

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    I'll own up it's me...
    Just kidding fuggers...
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    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?

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    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.
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    No. Too much up and down. Just do the test.
    It's a little unclear, how do you feel about ftp tests?
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    @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

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    Quote Originally Posted by newjunior View Post
    @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+.
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    Good thread for the junior forum. Knowledgeable folks can convince new junior to do the test he should have done over there.

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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Doing one-legged squats while holding chickens in each hand will make someone strong...that doesn't mean it's the best way to train for track racing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    That would be spectacular. A trail of blood and sealant.

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