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    Anyone have a TSS conversion chart for working 4,...

    Anyone have a TSS conversion chart for working 4, 10-hour days with 3 of those days being the facilitator for a group of 25 people in a process improvement workshop. :D Got home Thursday, passed out...
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    CBR's (California Bicycle Racing) Bike Race Season Opener

    Masters Men 50+ Cat 1/2/3/4, 50 minutes

    First race of the year, same two goals that have served me well in the past (in priority order): (1) Say upright and (2) Don't get dropped. Ended up 43rd...
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    Dalai, terrific result after a long layoff. ...

    Dalai, terrific result after a long layoff.

    sarals, all we can do is to keep trying and learning. What I tend to do in races that allow you to jump back into the pack after losing a lap, is to...
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    This essentially what we did. We took out a large...

    This essentially what we did. We took out a large mortgage about 6 months ago to purchase another property. Our mortgage broker told us at the time that because of the size of the loan the interest...
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    Great, I signed loan docs last night on 30 years...

    Great, I signed loan docs last night on 30 years fixed on a rate that we locked in just before Christmas. :cry:
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    ^^^ A 5-hour drive to get a fitting? Wow! Must be...

    ^^^ A 5-hour drive to get a fitting? Wow! Must be a really good fitter. ;)

    Always good to confirm that your fit is basically good. Eliminates a lot of second guessing about past performances and...
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    If you find a saddle that works for you, use it...

    If you find a saddle that works for you, use it on all of your bikes. I am very finicky (anal) about my contact points -- saddle, pedals, handlebars, and brake levers -- and they are identical...
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    Ugh, training race and training crashes are the...

    Ugh, training race and training crashes are the worst. Glad no one had any severe injuries. Guess Mrs. AzTR was less than happy.
  9. Thread: Cleave Races

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    In prior years, it took 3 races (criteriums) to...

    In prior years, it took 3 races (criteriums) to get 55-60 miles. The 3rd race was a "hang on for dear life" kind of thing. It was supposed to build mental toughness. :innocent: Typically, I would do...
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    LAJ, nice TT rig. Interested in seeing it after...

    LAJ, nice TT rig. Interested in seeing it after your dial in your position.
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    Carbonfiberboy, it's not clear to me how many...

    Carbonfiberboy, it's not clear to me how many intervals (work and rest) that you are trying to do. Also, I'm not clear on your warmup regimen. You should do at least 15 minutes of warmup before you...
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    Average 205 miles per day? That will take a lot...

    Average 205 miles per day? That will take a lot of self-discipline, forget about the physical aspects. Can't imagine trying to do that. Of course, I've never ridden more than 200 Km in a day.
  13. Thread: Cleave Races

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    Thanks everyone for the encouraging words. As...

    Thanks everyone for the encouraging words.

    As for the number of races, some of those were Tuesday night circuit races which are now full-fledged, points eligible, USAC races. Also, if you lived in...
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    Hi, When I left this thread in February 2014,...

    Hi,

    When I left this thread in February 2014, I had just experienced my first DFL (besides a DNF) in a stage race. The rest of the year didn't get much better. The San Dimas Stage Race in March...
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    Who's idea was it to schedule a week long meeting...

    Who's idea was it to schedule a week long meeting in Seattle at the beginning of January. I thought I was uncomfortable in SoCal the last couple of weeks. :notamused:
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    Cklubmate had a hard crash on NYD. :( He's still...

    Cklubmate had a hard crash on NYD. :( He's still in the hospital with a broken collarbone, 6 broken ribs, and a punctured lung. All things considered, he's still able to post to Facebook on his...
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    525 miles and a lot of TSS from Dec 23rd through...

    525 miles and a lot of TSS from Dec 23rd through today (Jan 4th). Two days off the bike during that stretch and definitely tired today. Will be off the bike tomorrow through Friday due to a business...
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    Dalai, your BT is very nice! Used to see a few of...

    Dalai, your BT is very nice! Used to see a few of them in SoCal but not so many these days. 40c is frigging hot.
    revchuck, good looking bike and nice aggressive setup.
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    Hermes, I could tell you were riding well. Nice...

    Hermes, I could tell you were riding well. Nice job especially after a long drive the day before. (You forgot the driving excuse above.)
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    valygrl, I agree about riding in 40F weather is...

    valygrl, I agree about riding in 40F weather is much better than riding a trainer. I've been wearing three pairs of corduroys the past week and a half in SoCal as every ride (except at the velodrome)...
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    Racer Ex Oy! Your knee definitely does not look...

    Racer Ex Oy! Your knee definitely does not look happy. :( Not sure what the strange growth is on your legs. ;) Get well. Need to see as many friendly faces as possible in the field in Phoenix.
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    Ouch.

    Ouch.
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    Regarding Saturday's Sisterhood of Cycling ride,...

    Regarding Saturday's Sisterhood of Cycling ride, I'm glad that Hermes and Velo Diva invited me because I regularly need to get dropped by a bunch of women on a hard training ride. :rolleyes: John...
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    Too many people on bikes getting hit by cars and...

    Too many people on bikes getting hit by cars and dying. :(

    On the much less serious, but happier subject of saddles and bar tape, black saddles are much more practical. The two times that I tried...
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    The small pink stripe behind AzTR is me. :o

    The small pink stripe behind AzTR is me. :o
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