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Old 08-13-14, 04:21 AM   #5501
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That's one epic ride. No way I out Fred you this week. All hail the Queen Fred.
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Old 08-13-14, 07:00 AM   #5502
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It does no good to be frustrated about uncontrollable circumstances, but I'm loving riding again, and starting to ramp up the intensity - had a 6:00am appointment yesterday and figured I'd just do my workout in the evening. Had to beat an incoming storm. Got kitted up and to the garage when it hit. Our summer storms are not to be messed with... flash floods, branches flying off tress, etc. So, ok, they never last long, will double up today; morning and evening. Still raining! Gah!
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*double post faux pas from the 33, hope I dont get an infraction, but i'm kind of excited and am registered for the masters 35+ field for this upcoming TT :-)

TT practice this a.m. full aero everything. best 20 MMP ever on my TT bike, which resulted in the fastest "7 lap" TT i've ever done by nearly 30" and farthest i've ever gone on my practice TT loop in a 20' span by 0.13 miles (a little over 200M). hope this translates to 40K on saturday!
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AzTR - The good news is that when it's done, that's your rainfall for the rest of the year.

MDcatV - Awesome, best of luck this weekend!
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That's Doris, to you, bud. ;]

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Old 08-13-14, 05:47 PM   #5506
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Good luck MDCatV!
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Old 08-16-14, 01:31 PM   #5507
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If it's Saturday, it must be Fred ride day. It started off a little cool, 56 degrees, with no wind. On the ride out to the ride (about an hour) I loosened up in no time, and it sure seemed like today was going to be a no-chain day. It was, for a while. I had a 39/25 on the back to handle the rolling hills, but unfortunately, I needed a lot more gear than that. The ride leaders had four major climbs on the plan. Uh oh. So we rolled off into the rolling stuff and I had no problem staying with the front group. It had warmed to the low 60's, and still no wind. Life is good. Then came the first real climb. I stayed with the front group through the 10% section, but when it turned up to over 14%, I could not hang on. My heart rate was in the red zone and there was more to come, so I threw out the anchor and waited for the second group. I finished the climb grinding away at 50rpm to the summit. Knowing that there were three more climbs, I knew that I would be turning back early. The second climb was not as steep but it was long, and I was able to stay up front. It was after that climb that I turned back with two others. There were some fantastic descents, where I hit my high speed for the day of 47.8mph. On the way back I did some tempo and felt really good. Not exactly no chain, but I had plenty of gas and felt very strong. 4:53, 86 miles, 4,970 ft, 303 TSS. I feel great right now.
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I love that kind of ride, Shovel. Distance and climbing similar to when we extend our team ride down to a local lake, and back up. Enjoy the afterglow.
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Old 08-17-14, 09:31 AM   #5509
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AzT - I love you're loving the bike again!!!

Shovel, was that on a, ummm, hybrid or something? Hey, I am so glad you had a great time!!!

Valygrl, I resemble that remark.
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Did an easy small group ride tonight that had 2 short Strava CAT4 climbs in it (1.8 mile @ 5% avg and 1 mile @ 6% avg with both having some short stupid 12-15% garbage in them). 28 miles with 2,000'. So glad to be back away form the beach although I should have remembered to swap out the 23-11 for a 25 or 26. Mid compact up front and a 23 in the back isn't good on an old fat guy's knees

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Old 08-19-14, 10:22 PM   #5511
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Hey all, I have a hillclimb race coming up in 2 1/2 weeks. It's a mass start, about 7 miles out to a 14-mile climb. It will hurt. In the two weeks I have left, how do you think my training time is best spent: climbing intervals or doing the whole climb at race pace? Or some of both? The race is in my town, so it's easy to train on the climb.

I have a crit race this week and an extremely short ITT next week, but this weekend and next are available for dedicated climbing training. I'm just not sure how best to use that time!
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Old 08-20-14, 04:22 AM   #5512
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I'd spend a day to recon the course and just continue your training.
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IBO - Those climbs in a 23? Ouch.
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IBO - Those climbs in a 23? Ouch.
They were short ones but yeah. Strava calls them CAT4's. I have no clue

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1.0 mi 316ft 6%
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Speed 9.5mi/h 19.0mi/h
Cadence 67 83
Heart Rate 152 bpm 157 bpm
Power 299W 469 W

I got this little deal after a 1/2 mile warmup when leaving the house Come on up; buy you a cold beverage then we go back down your way and find a gator

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Did my longest recovery ride to date today - 1:42, TSS 29, IF .42. It was one of the few times I wished I lived in town, so I could've ridden to a coffee shop.

Front coming through from the north tomorrow, going to get down to a parching 46% humidity with a heat index of 103.
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Nice couple of hard training weeks have come to a close, I'm toast. Taper starts tomorrow. A-Race is next weekend. Bring it!!!
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1x60 tempo and a bunch of whatevering trying to fall in like with the TT bike

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Nice couple of hard training weeks have come to a close, I'm toast. Taper starts tomorrow. A-Race is next weekend. Bring it!!!
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Did my longest recovery ride to date today - 1:42, TSS 29, IF .42. It was one of the few times I wished I lived in town, so I could've ridden to a coffee shop.

Front coming through from the north tomorrow, going to get down to a parching 46% humidity with a heat index of 103.
That just ain't right
I'd need a Camelbak with an IV stuck in my arm down there.
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IBO - I usually ride right around sunrise, when the temps are in the mid-70s but just at or a degree or two above the dew point. I sweat a bunch at anything above recovery ride pace. My biggest problem then is being able to see; at 98-100% humidity, my glasses mist over. The data you quoted was the hottest part of the day.
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Did the team practice 8 mile TT tonight. Nothing spectacular came from it. Got it handed to me by a youngster by 45 seconds.

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IBO - I usually ride right around sunrise, when the temps are in the mid-70s but just at or a degree or two above the dew point. I sweat a bunch at anything above recovery ride pace. My biggest problem then is being able to see; at 98-100% humidity, my glasses mist over. The data you quoted was the hottest part of the day.
As I recall, last time I chased gators down in those parts, I took a shower so I'd be fresh in the airport. Didn't make it to the dag gum truck before I was soaked. Really? a 95 degree dew point. You can't bail hay in that garbage.
My hat is off to you my good man. No way I could survive there.
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Nice couple of hard training weeks have come to a close, I'm toast. Taper starts tomorrow. A-Race is next weekend. Bring it!!!
I don't feel pity on them other racers. You are going to crush them. Look forward to the race report.
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Good luck VG.

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Trying to figure out if I want to transition to Fred mode myself, or do one more race after this Sunday's planned finish...
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