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    I rode my TT bike on a hilly ride yesterday. I was supposed to stay in the pace range (which for me is pitifully low), and with the standard crankset on the front of that thing that assignment can be hard to do. I'm either over the wattage range or I'm walking. 12 -28 cassette on the back. I use the same rear wheel (and front wheel for training) on the CAAD. It has a compact crankset, but I still have fits trying to stay in the pace range with the odd ratios on that cassette. On a climb I'm either over spinning on the little ring and going nowhere, or I'm in the big ring, crosschaining like crazy, cadence too low, power too high and STILL going nowhere.

    Technique? I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    I.
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    Today.

    In honor of the Spring Classics I did some Roubaix like cobbles...wanted to stress the wheelset I just built. Needed some Loctite on the non-drive side and learned a few other things for next time but the front didn't blink nor did the drive side spokes.

    But mostly after nearly three weeks off sick I rode today.

    Doing a practice crit with one of my ahletes tomorrow, nuerodoc visit Friday to review the myelogram findings, and I shall race Sunday.

    In prior years I would be fretting a lot more about fitness, lost hours, Etc. Maybe next year. For now just happy to be up on two wheels.

    Heal up everyone.
    Good to hear.

    Where are you racing on Sunday?
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    My training has been very consistent and it is producing results. I feel great.

    Last week, Tuesday, I did a motor pacing session at the track in the AM followed by a PM session with my coach on the rollers. Thursday, I did a Racer Session at VSC, with Roger Young that featured more motor pacing and team pursuit practice plus some flying efforts and standing starts. Sunday, I raced LAVRA in Carson, CA and did the 500, 4K team pursuit and 2k individual pursuit. Tuesday, I went to the cycling gym for 3x20 and yesterday, I did a session on the TT course using the new training protocol in the AM and went to the cycling gym in the PM for more roller work.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    My training has been very consistent and it is producing results. I feel great.

    Last week, Tuesday, I did a motor pacing session at the track in the AM followed by a PM session with my coach on the rollers. Thursday, I did a Racer Session at VSC, with Roger Young that featured more motor pacing and team pursuit practice plus some flying efforts and standing starts. Sunday, I raced LAVRA in Carson, CA and did the 500, 4K team pursuit and 2k individual pursuit. Tuesday, I went to the cycling gym for 3x20 and yesterday, I did a session on the TT course using the new training protocol in the AM and went to the cycling gym in the PM for more roller work.

    Dag! I had a TSS of 50 just reading what you've done in the past week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    I.
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    In honor of the Spring Classics I did some Roubaix like cobbles...wanted to stress the wheelset I just built. Needed some Loctite on the non-drive side and learned a few other things for next time but the front didn't blink nor did the drive side spokes.

    But mostly after nearly three weeks off sick I rode today.

    Doing a practice crit with one of my ahletes tomorrow, nuerodoc visit Friday to review the myelogram findings, and I shall race Sunday.

    In prior years I would be fretting a lot more about fitness, lost hours, Etc. Maybe next year. For now just happy to be up on two wheels.

    Heal up everyone.
    Good to hear!

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    Not feeling so good today, was up early last night (like 0230) and did not get much sleep, then developed a super-scratchy throat. Better now, but I did not do openers.

    I just checked the field for tomorrows criterium - only five entered, but I'm sure there will be day-ofs. Three are 50+ (me being one of them) Cat 4's. Maybe we'll work together. The course is in a fairgrounds, and is flat and tight, but fun. The only detraction is that our race is at 6:20 PM, and it stands to be windy. Shelter - I'm good at that! I'm looking forward to this race, it's going to be fun no matter what!
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    7.2 miles of ru**i*g

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    Did the team ride (was needed to lead it), trying to make it as much as possible like the assigned Pace workout. Managed to stay up in Pace range most of the time by pulling a lot, but went above it quite a bit on the hills. Was a good fun 50 miles, then showered at the bike shop and went straight to getting a great massage. And it's date night tonight.

    Living la vida loca.

    Distance is working its magic on my mental outlook. Interesting the things you learn you need.
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    Nice AZT, Glad that you are doing what make you feel good.

    We went on our coaches group ride today that started in Half Moon Bay and headed south along Pacific Coast Highway. We decided to ride our tandem. It was a 2:17 minute ride with a tail cross wind heading south and the classic head wind on the way back.

    My wife is the ultimate power data junkie and ever since we got PMs she has not had much interest in riding the tandem. Yesterday, I put the Vector power meters on the tandem and after about 2 hours of dicking around, I got them to work and calibrate on the tandem. She loved the power data and did a superb job. The Vectors have now worked on road, tandem, track, time trial and rental bikes.

    Terrific ride today with beautiful weather.
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    1.5 hour tempo ride. Another beautiful Easter Sunday.
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    New power record for a recovery ride: breakfast ride with TallWife. 1:20 @ 69w
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    I'd fall over.

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    You never took a pull, did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    New power record for a recovery ride: breakfast ride with TallWife. 1:20 @ 69w
    Our favorite breakfast place is 25 miles each way, or I'd try to beat your PR. You did upload it to Strava, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    New power record for a recovery ride: breakfast ride with TallWife. 1:20 @ 69w
    Monumental...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    New power record for a recovery ride: breakfast ride with TallWife. 1:20 @ 69w
    "Epic"

    The(!) most over used adjective ever

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    6.7 miles of ru**i*g in some windy (19 mph gusting to 30mph) conditions.

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    20 miles, mostly at tempo (or, it was supposed to be). Worked out on the BASG course with my training partner. We measured the proposed ITT course, and they got it wrong - too long. Good, solid training ride. I need more climbing!
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    A truly good ride at mostly pace on the TT bike this morning. I really enjoy that bike! I tried the proposed TT course for the BASG to get a feel for how it would play out. I stayed aero as much as possible, even on the climbs. I noticed that my upper body is more relaxed overall on the Felt than the Cannondale, because I support it differently (I guess). Getting on top of a gear and holding a cadence has a different feel than the road bike, and it's almost easier to maintain a cadence at higher power levels. Ex wants me to feel at home on the Felt, and I do! I like the thing.
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    Of course, it's a Felt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Of course, it's a Felt!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    A truly good ride at mostly pace on the TT bike this morning. I really enjoy that bike! I tried the proposed TT course for the BASG to get a feel for how it would play out. I stayed aero as much as possible, even on the climbs. I noticed that my upper body is more relaxed overall on the Felt than the Cannondale, because I support it differently (I guess). Getting on top of a gear and holding a cadence has a different feel than the road bike, and it's almost easier to maintain a cadence at higher power levels. Ex wants me to feel at home on the Felt, and I do! I like the thing.

    Can't wait till I can get in (or is it on?) the sticks

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    5.3 miles ru**i*g.
    Might make 100 this month

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post

    Can't wait till I can get in (or is it on?) the sticks
    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."

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