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    Hi, recovering from this flu is taking way too long. I rode Saturday and Sunday last weekend but maybe I shouldn't have. Not much energy or appetite all week. Sleeping OK but feel blah when I'm awake. I feel marginally better today so I will probably venture to the velodrome to see how I feel.

    Glad that the rest of you have avoided this and are sticking to your training schedules despite the weather challenges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    That would give me motivation to do some climbing.
    Yes, climbing is always on the menu lately.

    It does require some complex layering techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Snow and cold....That ain't good for gator hunting for sure!
    It's perfect gator hunting weather. All the cajuns are inside drinking and the cold makes the gators run at half speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    There is no "only one" approach to, well, anything.
    Always land into a headwind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    There is no "only one" approach to, well, anything.

    Always(!) keep the pointy end of the weapon away from what you don't want dead.
    My dad would always tell me... "Don't shoot fast, shoot good."

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    3x20 with 5 min in between; 85%, 87%, then 97%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbenkert111 View Post
    Depending on the weather, I ride a TT, road or MTB bike, but I ride every other day (run the other) no matter what (and always outdoors).

    After thinking about it, I cannot understand why anyone (including me) who REALLY loves riding, would not move to a state that borders Mexico or the Gulf of Mexico unless your a masochist. And please. don't use the family obligations or life gets in the way excuse, not if your a real biker.
    I enjoy not being a real biker.
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    I wimped out tonight. 32 degrees, 22 with the wind chill, and what the Weather Channel calls "wintry mix." I have to be on the road tomorrow by 0630 anyway. I get to drive in falling, but probably not sticking, snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    I enjoy not being a real biker.
    Jeez, for some reason I thought you were ex-marine, but obviously not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbenkert111 View Post
    Jeez, for some reason I thought you were ex-marine, but obviously not!
    On the other hand a guy called Shovelhead eschewing "real biker" is making Sonny Barger spin at 4500 RPM.

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    ^^^ Real bikers wear leather. Real cyclists pedal wherever.
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    doesn't the allowance for machoism mean a real biker <sic> can live anywhere, since most bikers are masochists?

    I feel like we're ripping the space time continuum.

    Add to that the NE has one of the most robust race calendars in the country, and the states that border the gulf and mexico tend to be 110 in the summer. Riding the rollers when it's zero out seems like a small price to pay for a couple hundred races a season within 90 minutes of my house.

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    Biker Days:



    Our season here sucks. We started racing 1/12, which is ludicrous if you want to also race in California, and there is nothing of substance after March other than the state championships and the fall TT season where, yes, it can be over 100*. But we do have a glorious late-fall to early spring - right now the riding is fantastic - not even arm warmers if you ride late morning on. During the summer we have a few races up on the cool mountains, and in fact that is how the state RR is being held.

    A 2 hour drive from Phoenix gets you up into the cooler altitudes and, IMO, we should do more of that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    ^^^ Real bikers wear leather. Real cyclists pedal wherever.

    Not a big issue, but for those of you who are not sure what you are, Merriam-Webster defines a "biker" as some one who rides a bicycle or motorcycle. Obviously, in this form, a biker rides a bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbenkert111 View Post
    Obviously, in this form, a biker rides a bicycle.
    Says the new guy. FYI - no, we do not typically refer to ourselves as 'bikers' here. Bike racers? Yes. Bikers? Only when twisting your right wrist provides lots of acceleration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Biker Days:



    During the summer we have a few races up on the cool mountains, and in fact that is how the state RR is being held.

    A 2 hour drive from Phoenix gets you up into the cooler altitudes and, IMO, we should do more of that here.
    I think spending time riding in the Flagstaff area would be a nice day on the bike in mid-summer.
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    Our next 10 day forecast is even colder than the 10 day forecast I posted earlier this week. My son and I cancelled tomorrow's ice fishing outing on Lake Erie as 22 degrees with 35-45 mph winds and 4-6" of snow seemed dangerous to be out 4-7 miles from shore.

    Today's ride was a 30' WU then 4 x 9 min HC intervals @ Z4 on the rollers. 117 to 120 rpms seems to be the sweat spot for the HR. Heading out with my wife to the recreation center to do my core/resistance work. I usually do those exercises in the privacy of my basement but today others will seem me suffer. Have to do hang cleans, handstand pushup sets, single leg ****** squats with a stability ball on my back, LaLanne's, then finishing it all with forwards/backwards walking lunges with dumbells. Meat head's will be thinking WTF?
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    I live in a state that borders Mexico but I'm still more than 500 miles from the border.

    As for training, openers at lunch. First races of the season tomorrow. All the young guys on my team are ZOMG!!!! RACING!!! RAAARRR!!! All the old guys are "Dude, chill. You'll be burnt out by May."
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    [QUOTE=caloso;16437788]I live in a state that borders Mexico but I'm still more than 500 miles from the border.
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    I know how you feel, my state boarders West Virginia, but with it's pan handle it's only about 80 miles away.
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    Opener today... good thing it was that, and not the race. 2 days OTB (Off The Bike) = s t a l e And I still feel the effects of Wed evening's strength work, which had my calves cramping that night. Cramping at night; grabbing something to steady myself every time I stand up... that's when I know I'm training.

    And yes, Jet, Flag is awesome in the summer. We have 2 road races there every year, one of which adds a HC the evening before. Then there is a RR in the Show Low area, which is the state RR this year, and it has a crit the next day. A bunch of us also converge on Pine Top each summer for a weekend of long training rides and watching the TdF. Sweet stuff, and just gorgeous.

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    Openers at lunch today.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    On the other hand a guy called Shovelhead eschewing "real biker" is making Sonny Barger spin at 4500 RPM.
    Put the pieces together and you'll understand.
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    4500 RPM = redline for a Harley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    4500 RPM = redline for a Harley?
    Not mine.
    My 10 speed Shimano sell-off is in the Classifieds-For Sale section.

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