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    33-1/3 rpm?

    33-1/3 rpm?
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    After that extended period off the bike, I'm sure...

    After that extended period off the bike, I'm sure that hurt!
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    Recovery ride this morning, first one I've done...

    Recovery ride this morning, first one I've done in quite a while. 1:02, TSS 18.6, IF .43, 369 kj. It was a pretty nice ride.
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    Hey, if I signed up for that I'd have a good...

    Hey, if I signed up for that I'd have a good chance at getting a top ten at VOS. My RA is 65 this year. :)
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    Happy Mardi Gras! ...

    Happy Mardi Gras!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZDg9N6-v4s
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    True - we all ride for fun, and the definition of...

    True - we all ride for fun, and the definition of "fun" varies from person to person. Part of my definition includes racing, hence my choice of tires. Part of my definition also includes drinking...
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    As noted above, current research shows that...

    As noted above, current research shows that 25-26mm tires are faster than 23s. This being C&V, it's no surprise that some folks reject that out of hand. :p Some notes:

    Most current race bikes...
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    Wasn't able to ride yesterday either. Finally...

    Wasn't able to ride yesterday either. Finally did the last workout of the block that was supposed to end yesterday. 2:03 including 2x30' SST, TSS 143, IF .83, 1444 kj. First interval was at 77...
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    Easier ride this morning, went out early and was...

    Easier ride this morning, went out early and was done well before sunrise, channeling my inner Heathpack. :) One hour at endurance pace, TSS 45, IF .66, 566 kj. Average HR was 111.
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    Time for an appropriate warming recovery drink! ;)

    Time for an appropriate warming recovery drink! ;)
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    My Garmin 500 died - the buttons stopped working...

    My Garmin 500 died - the buttons stopped working - and I replaced it with a 520. One of the 520's features is that it automatically generates an estimated VO2 max score after a hard 20-minute...
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    Aw, c'mon now! I wrote that using passive rather...

    Aw, c'mon now! I wrote that using passive rather than active voice for a reason. :p I've ridden in (at least relatively) hilly country. Many folks around here have never ridden anywhere else and...
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    It warmed up to the base-layer-and-arm-warmers...

    It warmed up to the base-layer-and-arm-warmers level this morning. 2:45 at endurance pace, TSS 162, IF .77, 1830 kj. TSS for the week is 660, the highest since last February when I did one at 975. ...
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    One to consider is this...

    One to consider is this. Even though it's a jacket with detachable sleeves, it's thin and wind resistant. I use mine in the winter as an outer layer with a long sleeve jersey and base layer, and so...
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    Neither the Power nor the Romin is meant to be...

    Neither the Power nor the Romin is meant to be leveled nose-to-tail. The center portion of the saddle is supposed to be level. I still like my Power.
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    "Compact" and "mid-compact" refer to cranksets. ...

    "Compact" and "mid-compact" refer to cranksets. Compact = 50/34, mid-compact = 52/36.
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    I understand your point, but for me, the training...

    I understand your point, but for me, the training objective was practicing riding at close quarters and responding to surges. I ride solo most of the time so these are important.
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    As noted before, you've got an awesome family.

    As noted before, you've got an awesome family.
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    First group ride in ages. It reminded me how...

    First group ride in ages. It reminded me how much harder it is to push when other people are determining the pace. It also reminded me how much more practice I need in a group as opposed to solo. ...
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    Shoot, I'm at 498 for 7:53. One of the...

    Shoot, I'm at 498 for 7:53. One of the advantages of having a whalesh!t level FTP...
  21. Porschefan - You might want to check in at the...

    Porschefan - You might want to check in at the Master's Racing subforum. A lot of us have been down similar roads.
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    For context, 3.6% for 30 meters is considered...

    For context, 3.6% for 30 meters is considered challenging where I live. If my budget falls in line, I hope to try it in about a month. The new house is costing more than planned. :twitchy:
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    3x20' SST this morning. The ride felt colder...

    3x20' SST this morning. The ride felt colder than expected; when I got back and checked the file it turned out that most of it had been done at 30 degrees or lower...in south effing Louisiana. ...
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    Congrats, Mikey!

    Congrats, Mikey!
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    The cool thing about this is that it tastes like...

    The cool thing about this is that it tastes like eating a Reese's Cup.
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