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    Happy to hear that you're able to put in a long...

    Happy to hear that you're able to put in a long ride shovelhd
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    I am a member of the high VO2/FTP power ratio...

    I am a member of the high VO2/FTP power ratio camp - I don't have the highest FTP (~4.0w/kg), but can rip the hell out of a 5min climb.
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    We're headed with a couple friends to see Tiesto...

    We're headed with a couple friends to see Tiesto at Omnia in downtown SD tonight; I'm stoked. I'm not a huge house/trance/electronica fan, but I do enjoy all of the poppy Zedd/Calvin Harris EDM...
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    I'm headed out for 4hrs of z2/endurance. I took...

    I'm headed out for 4hrs of z2/endurance. I took the day off work to ride, as my gf and I will be visiting her college for a 5yr reunion all weekend, and as such I will be off the bike.

    Also,...
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    time to do some foam rollin' and stretchin' brah.

    time to do some foam rollin' and stretchin' brah.
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    On that note, I'm headed off for 4hrs of z2. I...

    On that note, I'm headed off for 4hrs of z2. I took the day off work to ride, as my gf and I will be visiting her college for a 5yr reunion all weekend, and as such I will be off the bike.
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    Welcome to my world. I know that I am capable...

    Welcome to my world.

    I know that I am capable of earning my cat2 upgrade points, but haven't put it together yet. I haven't really tried very hard since this season either, and injury/accident...
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    Well dude, you're alienating yourself right off...

    Well dude, you're alienating yourself right off the bat! Do you have any interest at all in any conventional sports? Join them in their conversation; show interest. People tend to be reciprocal if...
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    nice shades tan brah

    nice shades tan brah
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    congrats on the promotion/move Aristo.

    congrats on the promotion/move Aristo.
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    I had a great moment not too long ago where...

    I had a great moment not too long ago where someone changed lanes basically right on top of me... I had to coast for a min to avoid running into their bumper.

    They looked into the rear-view and...
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    Oh no, he did much, much worse.

    Oh no, he did much, much worse.
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    Ya I guess you're right. It's that final ~5%...

    Ya I guess you're right. It's that final ~5% that is just so tough to gain... what I'm learning is that it really takes consistency to get my FTP up that last bit.

    Also I have been back at it for...
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    Time to upgrade TheRealFaux !!! I'm not sure how...

    Time to upgrade TheRealFaux !!! I'm not sure how strict the guys are in your district wrt the 10 races rule, but your race results are certainly telling.

    I expect you to have similar success in...
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    Was only able to muster 280w (I'm always over...

    Was only able to muster 280w (I'm always over ambitious)... Which puts me 20w (20!!!) below my FTP in early April. After 5min it was obvious by my HR and my PE that I wasn't going to hit my target,...
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    Was only able to muster 280w (I'm always over...

    Was only able to muster 280w (I'm always over ambitious)... Which puts me 20w (20!!!) below my FTP in early April. After 5min it was obvious by my HR and my PE that I wasn't going to hit my target,...
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    I'm heading to Fiesta Island to do a 20' FTP...

    I'm heading to Fiesta Island to do a 20' FTP test. I'm feeling well and consistent enough to train again, great news.

    This will be my first test in nearly 2 months due to my time off the...
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    On that note, I'm heading to Fiesta Island to do...

    On that note, I'm heading to Fiesta Island to do a 20' FTP test. This is going to suck.

    This will be my first test in nearly 2 months due to my time off the bike/injuries/accident. I'm shooting...
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    Do it! As previously mentioned, I know plenty of...

    Do it! As previously mentioned, I know plenty of guys who race but don't train. You will need to "train" (execute specific workouts) to reach your full potential, but you don't need to reach P/1/2...
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    +1, also I'm glad that your collarbone is still...

    +1, also I'm glad that your collarbone is still intact.

    What does a rib fracture entail, prognosis-wise? Is it a major bummer wrt to time off the bike?
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    Try it! It shouldn’t be some big ordeal –...

    Try it! It shouldn’t be some big ordeal – although I would get some experience riding in a fast local group ride, mainly so you can handle yourself and your bike safely around others at speed.
    ...
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    It's like bike racing! Attack - Counter Attack...

    It's like bike racing!

    Attack - Counter Attack

    Sue - Counter Sue

    lol.

    Sorry for the headache TT. This sounds like a bunch of wasted time and energy. I would just nod your head and give...
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    Nice! I've played that role to a W myself :thumb:

    Nice! I've played that role to a W myself :thumb:
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    bummer MDcatV and thekillerpenguin. Feel better!

    bummer MDcatV and thekillerpenguin. Feel better!
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    +1. Or did he lead you out?

    +1. Or did he lead you out?
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