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Old 03-07-13, 12:13 PM   #101
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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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Old 03-07-13, 12:33 PM   #102
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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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Old 03-07-13, 12:45 PM   #103
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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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Old 03-07-13, 02:06 PM   #104
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I raced all through college and I'm not that ****ed up...
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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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Old 03-07-13, 02:42 PM   #106
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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.
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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...
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Old 03-07-13, 03:43 PM   #110
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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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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.
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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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No. Too much up and down. Just do the test.
It's a little unclear, how do you feel about ftp tests?
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Old 04-23-13, 09:55 PM   #116
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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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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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Old 04-24-13, 03:53 AM   #118
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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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Old 04-24-13, 12:21 PM   #119
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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.
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