Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Masters Racing (All Disciplines) Race on the track or road or on your mountainbike in the Masters Category? Want to talk tactics, strategy and training with your peers?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-08-13, 02:53 PM   #2601
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,867
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esteban58 View Post
Well, I think I'm in trouble... committed to climb Mt. Diablo with a buddy Saturday - 11 miles, 5.8% ave. grade, hill climb estimator says 1 hr 45 minutes...
Still, this must be good training, right?
North or South?
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 03:41 PM   #2602
Esteban58
West Coast Weenie
 
Esteban58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sunnyvale, CA.
Bikes: 2013 Caletti, Trek 7500 fx
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like South...
Esteban58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 03:49 PM   #2603
AzTallRider 
I need speed
 
AzTallRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
Posts: 5,550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How many feet of climbing is that?
AzTallRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 03:50 PM   #2604
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
Thread Starter
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW, Giant Omnium
Posts: 5,634
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esteban58 View Post
Well, I think I'm in trouble... committed to climb Mt. Diablo with a buddy Saturday - 11 miles, 5.8% ave. grade, hill climb estimator says 1 hr 45 minutes...
Still, this must be good training, right?
I've been told that if it doesn't kill you it's good training. Your mileage may vary.
__________________
Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 03:58 PM   #2605
Esteban58
West Coast Weenie
 
Esteban58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sunnyvale, CA.
Bikes: 2013 Caletti, Trek 7500 fx
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
How many feet of climbing is that?
Its not that crazy of a climb, only 3200 ft. I believe. I think if I don't go crazy with the duration I'll be just fine.
Esteban58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:17 PM   #2606
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
Thread Starter
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW, Giant Omnium
Posts: 5,634
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esteban58 View Post
Its not that crazy of a climb, only 3200 ft. I believe. I think if I don't go crazy with the duration I'll be just fine.
I've not done it (yet), but I've heard it's really not that bad of a climb, not a Hamilton or Fremont (both of which I HAVE done). Go out early, when it's cool (you know this) and have fun!
__________________
Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:23 PM   #2607
Esteban58
West Coast Weenie
 
Esteban58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sunnyvale, CA.
Bikes: 2013 Caletti, Trek 7500 fx
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarals View Post
I've not done it (yet), but I've heard it's really not that bad of a climb, not a Hamilton or Fremont (both of which I HAVE done). Go out early, when it's cool (you know this) and have fun!
Mt. Hamilton is on tap for Memorial day... while long (18.4 miles), its average grade is 'only' 4.5%, so there must be some relief there. In any case, after these, a couple of laps up to Skyline should seem like a breeze.
Esteban58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:26 PM   #2608
valygrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Boulder, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 8,327
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Southgate is easier than Northgate. only the last quarter mile is seriously steep. nice climb.

You all should do it again in October for tarantula season.. then there will be someone slower than you.
valygrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:35 PM   #2609
Racer Ex 
Resident Alien
 
Racer Ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Location, location.
Bikes:
Posts: 12,556
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Diablo is a great climb.
Racer Ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:42 PM   #2610
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,867
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
Southgate is easier than Northgate. only the last quarter mile is seriously steep. nice climb.

You all should do it again in October for tarantula season.. then there will be someone slower than you.
Yeah, that last pitch to the top parking lot is cruel.
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:46 PM   #2611
Racer Ex 
Resident Alien
 
Racer Ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Location, location.
Bikes:
Posts: 12,556
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Yeah, that last pitch to the top parking lot is cruel.
You need to sprint up it. Makes it go by faster.
Racer Ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:49 PM   #2612
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,867
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
Oh, I do. It's the only way I can make it up without falling over.
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:51 PM   #2613
AzTallRider 
I need speed
 
AzTallRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
Posts: 5,550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esteban58 View Post
Its not that crazy of a climb, only 3200 ft. I believe. I think if I don't go crazy with the duration I'll be just fine.
Sounds pretty similar to our Mingus Mountain climb which, quite frankly, I'd love to do again.
AzTallRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 04:57 PM   #2614
Esteban58
West Coast Weenie
 
Esteban58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sunnyvale, CA.
Bikes: 2013 Caletti, Trek 7500 fx
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
Southgate is easier than Northgate. only the last quarter mile is seriously steep. nice climb.

You all should do it again in October for tarantula season.. then there will be someone slower than you.
I'd put my money on the fuzzy spider.
Esteban58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 06:05 PM   #2615
revchuck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 5,740
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Recovery pace ride today. About 80 degrees with some wind. I tweaked the position on the Allez, bringing it to the same as the Look - I had somehow pushed the saddle back 2cm from where it's positioned on my other bikes, and it felt really long. Now I know why. 1:14, hrTSS 50, IF .64.
revchuck is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 07:43 PM   #2616
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Graveyard crit intervals with a small group this evening.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-13, 08:59 PM   #2617
VanceMac
Senior Member
 
VanceMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Socal
Bikes:
Posts: 4,271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Decided to forgo the road race this weekend and focus entirely on track for the next month. Goodbye canyons; hello standing starts, motor-paced kilos, and endless flying 250s. I never thought I would be doing fast-twitch workouts.
VanceMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 12:20 AM   #2618
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
Thread Starter
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW, Giant Omnium
Posts: 5,634
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
In addition to the scheduled x-series intervals and pace this morning, I did three easy laps of Laguna Seca with the club this evening. My legs still work! Tomorrow is a rest day.
__________________
Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 04:23 AM   #2619
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: teh Jersey
Bikes:
Posts: 19,880
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
day off, thankfully. openers tomorrow, and a long hard one on saturday. unfortunately it looks like a rain out, and a mother of an indoor session.
gsteinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 04:47 AM   #2620
revchuck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 5,740
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Gary - I feel your pain. Last month we had 2.5x normal rainfall, with last Sunday's ride in knickers, long-sleeved jersey and base layer...in south bleepin' Louisiana. The weather has been weird all over.
revchuck is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 06:06 AM   #2621
chasm54
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Uncertain
Bikes:
Posts: 8,657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2.20 today, mostly at endurance pace with some supra-threshold efforts on the hills. Didn't have much in the leg department.
chasm54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 08:23 AM   #2622
Racer Ex 
Resident Alien
 
Racer Ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Location, location.
Bikes:
Posts: 12,556
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Heading to the Encino Velodrome in a few for team sprint and team pursuit practice.
Racer Ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 05:53 PM   #2623
AzTallRider 
I need speed
 
AzTallRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
Posts: 5,550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
30' of 5' criss-cross intervals, then 30' at pace. Was a bit low on my targets - had to keep pushing the power back up, as I'm out of practice with having the brutal honesty of the PM. By the way, when calibrating the SRM, the setting was exactly the same as the calibration from the previous ride. Whoa... I'm not in South Dakota any more.

Bike beat me up just a bit today. I was on the canal, and the underpasses can take your fillings out at speed. Combined with the bigger drop, my back and arms were complaining. That went away when I stopped, so I still think I will adapt to it. If not, I have about a cm to play with - I just don't want to use it because it just seems wrong when I put the stem there.
AzTallRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 07:02 PM   #2624
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sprints at the Velodrome tonight. Doing flying 300's in different gear combos maxed out at 34.5-34.9 mph on every one. I need more speed! Last night's graveyard crit practice and a couple town line sprints on the return may have left me fatigued on top end efforts. Recovery week coming up with the Major Taylor Velodrome TT's on the 18th.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-13, 09:07 PM   #2625
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: La Jolla, CA
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,812
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Track workout this AM and a gym workout in the evening. I am considering taking up Zumba to work on my core and ass.
__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 AM.