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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Team mock road race this morning. 50 miles of mostly flat, some rollers, and 2 decent climbs (Winters RR course for you NorCal riders). 280tss, some numbers I haven't seen since summer, and a PR up a hated hill without really trying, so pretty pleased.
    Owwww! Cantelow is a tough climb!!! That must be the "hated hill". I sure hate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    Owwww! Cantelow is a tough climb!!! That must be the "hated hill". I sure hate it!
    Yep. That's the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Yep. That's the one.
    Good job on the PR up that thing, Caluso! It must be all that cross!
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    @caloso, PR in December? Look out 2014.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    @caloso, PR in December? Look out 2014.
    Yeah well, it isn't that impressive considering my past times up that stupid hill. :-/

    But thanks.
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    Did a 25 minute *** and walk with Mrs Ex and Ridley, we "Labrador'd" back and forth at a jog while she walked. Her knee is coming along well. Then did a 35 minute ride with some sprint drills. Peak number is just ok but holding 90% of that for 10 seconds on a tired day (400+ tss the three days before).

    Should be enough to get some separation in a January race.

    Early morning tomorrow for some event thing for a mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    That's the climb! Had a 29t on the back with a 39 front and still had a cadence dropping into the 40's at some stages... Steepest section is the aptly named Winch corner kicking at over 20%!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
    Forecast for yesterday was high winds and a top of 38 degrees celcius, so decided after a few busy days off the bike I'd get into the hills to escape the winds and heat as much as possible.

    Chose a climb I'd held off riding due to its fierce reputation and it didn't disappoint! I drove east 115km to the small town of Noojee and rode up Mt Baw Baw and back - 97km 2977m elevation gain.
    Last 6.8km of the climb averaged 12.6%!
    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
    That's the climb! Had a 29t on the back with a 39 front and still had a cadence dropping into the 40's at some stages... Steepest section is the aptly named Winch corner kicking at over 20%!
    I'm trying to wrap my head around 2,700 ft of climbing in 4 miles. The hardest climb I do with any frequency is the top of Mt. Baldy (see past editions of the Amgen Tour of California). It is a bout 1,500 ft of climbing in 3.2 miles and that just about kills me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Did a 25 minute *** and walk with Mrs Ex and Ridley, we "Labrador'd" back and forth at a jog while she walked. Her knee is coming along well. Then did a 35 minute ride with some sprint drills. Peak number is just ok but holding 90% of that for 10 seconds on a tired day (400+ tss the three days before).

    Should be enough to get some separation in a January race.


    Early morning tomorrow for some event thing for a mag.
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    Crisscross intervals today. My riding style is changing, for the better, I think, because I'm getting smoother. I am concentrating on that RPM, and going up grades is definitely a little easier at 80 RPM than it is at 55 or 60. And, wonder upon wonders, my legs last a LOT longer! I did the intervals on a 2 to 3% grade. It used to take me 5 minutes to get all the way up the grade, which made it perfect for intervals. Today, I was on target with the power, and I was getting up the road in 3 1/2 minutes. I had to zig zag through a parking lot to keep the lap going. NP 128 watts, TSS 90.5, IF .872, Cadence 79 RPM for the 1:44 ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    I'm trying to wrap my head around 2,700 ft of climbing in 4 miles. The hardest climb I do with any frequency is the top of Mt. Baldy (see past editions of the Amgen Tour of California). It is a bout 1,500 ft of climbing in 3.2 miles and that just about kills me.
    Doesn't compute for me either. I did this one last year and it was brutal

    4.1 miles 2,058' - Avg 8.6% grade with some short 20+% stuff thrown in just to remind you you're fat...

    http://www.strava.com/segments/608871


    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Did a 25 minute *** and walk with Mrs Ex and Ridley, we "Labrador'd" back and forth at a jog while she walked. Her knee is coming along well. Then did a 35 minute ride with some sprint drills. Peak number is just ok but holding 90% of that for 10 seconds on a tired day (400+ tss the three days before).

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Every time I think I'm doing well, you post what you're doing.
    Myself as well.
    Lets just call that 'inspiration'. Hope Mrs Ex knee heals well.

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    Another one bites the dust. LeDuc, 62, tested positive for the presence of a steroid of exogenous origin, recombinant human erythropoietin (“rhEPO”) and amphetamine, a prohibited stimulant, as the result of an in-competition urine sample collected on September 6, 2013 at the Masters Road National Championships in Bend, Ore.

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    To the gills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    I'm trying to wrap my head around 2,700 ft of climbing in 4 miles. The hardest climb I do with any frequency is the top of Mt. Baldy (see past editions of the Amgen Tour of California). It is a bout 1,500 ft of climbing in 3.2 miles and that just about kills me.
    Enjoyed GMR-GRR to Mt Baldy with Racer Ex as my guide last September.

    Unfortunately they had just chip sealed the climb from the village, so we had to deal with strong fumes and small stones catching between the frame and tire forcing me to stop frequently to extricate the offending gravel. If it wasn't the last day of my trip I would have turned around... Would love to come back and climb it again!

    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Did a 25 minute *** and walk with Mrs Ex and Ridley, we "Labrador'd" back and forth at a jog while she walked. Her knee is coming along well.
    Great news about Mrs Ex's knee. Sounds like the op was a success?
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    Got an email from my coach today concerning yesterday's ride. She's pretty happy about it, to the point of being concerned I might be peaking too far in advance of my races...so she's going to beat me to death some more. Her words were that I've "...definitely turned a corner."

    I'm just now understanding what a confidence builder that ride was yesterday. Being told to slow down when pulling and having to wait for some guys to catch up, when I was the anchor in the past, is a new experience. Yeah, some of those guys haven't been riding much lately and will get faster (and probably faster than me) soon. I don't see myself getting dropped too often anymore. It feels pretty nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Another one bites the dust. LeDuc, 62, tested positive for the presence of a steroid of exogenous origin, recombinant human erythropoietin (“rhEPO”) and amphetamine, a prohibited stimulant, as the result of an in-competition urine sample collected on September 6, 2013 at the Masters Road National Championships in Bend, Ore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Another one bites the dust. LeDuc, 62, tested positive for the presence of a steroid of exogenous origin, recombinant human erythropoietin (“rhEPO”) and amphetamine, a prohibited stimulant, as the result of an in-competition urine sample collected on September 6, 2013 at the Masters Road National Championships in Bend, Ore.

    http://www.usada.org/media/sanction-leduc123013
    Raced against David. Some thoughts and a response to another post here:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post16369404

    While Cleave is starting to feel like Gump, I'm really starting to feel like Bill Murray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
    Great news about Mrs Ex's knee. Sounds like the op was a success?
    So far, so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    So far, so good.
    She's a rock star!
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    6.5 miles ru**i*g then 48 miles on the bike - 13 mioutside then Mt. Hale of Trainer Road inside
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    Only reached 19 degrees today and with 20+ mph winds I decided to do my hard workout on the rollers. Workout was on my fixie and consisted of a 30' WU reaching Z4 HR, then 4 x 8' HC intervals with 10' recovery followed with 30' of Z3. I rode the HC intervals on the rollers at 110 rpm for the first 3 intervals and could only hold 110-112 rpm on the last interval.
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    Back from California, where I did the HI-USA Christmas Trip as a training camp.

    About 1550 TSS and 400 miles in 6 days. The TSS is probably high, though, I think I need to bump up my FTP number. My legs are toast, in a good way. Rest week starts now.
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    Did 1:30 at endurance pace with a 30 minute Z4 interval late yesterday afternoon, made it in right before sundown. I got up this morning and did 3:00 at endurance pace with alternating 4x10 minute muscle tension and 3x12 minute Z4 intervals. I sucked wind so bad on the last two intervals! I guess I needed more than 14 hours between the two workouts.

    Blackeyed peas and ham is a good recovery meal, right?
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    R*n a 5K with 354' gain then 40 mi on the bike outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    Did 1:30 at endurance pace with a 30 minute Z4 interval late yesterday afternoon, made it in right before sundown. I got up this morning and did 3:00 at endurance pace with alternating 4x10 minute muscle tension and 3x12 minute Z4 intervals. I sucked wind so bad on the last two intervals! I guess I needed more than 14 hours between the two workouts.

    Blackeyed peas and ham is a good recovery meal, right?
    None better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    None better!

    Hard work, girl. You're going to be strong this season!
    Girl? GIRL? Dang, you're mean!
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