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    5.5 today. Thought about pushing it to 7 since I...

    5.5 today. Thought about pushing it to 7 since I was feeling peachy, but cut it short because I was getting bored, and October is a dangerous time to be getting bored on a bike.
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    Tue: easy Wed: 1.5hrs trainer, endurance + 8...

    Tue: easy
    Wed: 1.5hrs trainer, endurance + 8 sprints.
    Thu: 1.5hrs trainer, 2x15min over/unders
    Fri: easy
    Today: 4hrs endurance, 72mi, 4000ft climbing. Was going to do 5.5 but ride partner was...
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    The long and short of it is I dive when I should...

    The long and short of it is I dive when I should duck and duck when I should dodge. I know the right moves but am too impetuous to get my **** together.

    I realized this over a glass of scotch a...
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    Why base so early? When does season start for you...

    Why base so early? When does season start for you guys? My coach has me doing LT work + distance as prep for base, idea being that since there's nothing else going on this time of year LT is the way...
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    ...but appears to know what he's doing.

    ...but appears to know what he's doing.
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    My coach is a sadist.

    My coach is a sadist.
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    Nah, there's a couple of hills around here of...

    Nah, there's a couple of hills around here of that steepness. There's even one that avg's 16+% for 1k. I'd do that one more often, but the back side of it is the worst dirt you can imagine, and I...
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    Sat - 3:10ish, 55mi, 5k climbing, endurance pace...

    Sat - 3:10ish, 55mi, 5k climbing, endurance pace except for 2x2k @ 12%.
    Sunday - 1:52, 43 mi, 2700ft climbing, middle half at kill yourself pace, first quarter and fourth quarter at chill/endurance...
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    If Jesus had boobs and was warlord of Mongolia,...

    If Jesus had boobs and was warlord of Mongolia, it still wouldn't be as awesome as the new stem on my bike.
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    140mm -17 stem now on the war pig. Ugly, but I'm no longer looking like I'm on a cruiser bike.
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    There's some gangster level reading in the last...

    There's some gangster level reading in the last couple of pages of this thread.

    dnuzzo - serious congrats.
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    Eating everything. All of it. Hide yo wife hide...

    Eating everything. All of it. Hide yo wife hide yo kids.
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    88mi, 8300ft of climbing, 5:25, all endurance,...

    88mi, 8300ft of climbing, 5:25, all endurance, save for 5 10sec sprints in the last half hour.

    17 hours in 3 days. Hell weekend complete. Drinking the finest coke I've ever tasted.

    BTW...is it...
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    94mi of pretty much pure endurance with around...

    94mi of pretty much pure endurance with around ~5000ft of climbing. 5:40 on the two wheeled death machine. Holy hell do my nipples hurt.
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    I'll probably do the Hunter Fall race and maybe...

    I'll probably do the Hunter Fall race and maybe Battenfall. I dunno, need to hop on bikereg and see what's up there still.
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    5:40, 96mi, 8700ft climbing, 3x 8min @ LT on...

    5:40, 96mi, 8700ft climbing, 3x 8min @ LT on 12-14% hills + 1X20min LT on 5% climb. Tomorrow will be about the same volume but probably a bit flatter, with tabatas. Monday will be similar volume...
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    Basically, I've got the time, I'm having fun, and...

    Basically, I've got the time, I'm having fun, and aside from like one or two races I'm not doing anything til February anyway. I'm handling the volume fine, and I'm still getting in intervals and...
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    I'm finding the trick is to tell saner people to...

    I'm finding the trick is to tell saner people to join you for part of the ride, say, from hours 4-6. Gives you a second to refill bottles, keeps the monotony from breaking the few parts of your brain...
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    The trick is to be chemically and mentally...

    The trick is to be chemically and mentally imbalanced.
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    Holding steady at 155lbs. Time up Bear Mtn (4.6mi...

    Holding steady at 155lbs. Time up Bear Mtn (4.6mi @ 5.2%) down to 18:30. Doing back to back to back 6hr rides with intervals. Being single is awesome.

    Can't do GMSR because of work, which sucks,...
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    After a month of really not touching a bike at...

    After a month of really not touching a bike at all, did the 1/2/3 race at Hunter and lasted ~52 of the 78 miles, dropped during some hard crap on flat roads. Felt completely chill on climbs, but all...
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    6'2'' 155.

    6'2'' 155.
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    Newly single. Short term, this negatively affects...

    Newly single. Short term, this negatively affects riding. Long term, faster. Right now, beer intervals. Sorachi, get in my belly.
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    Happened to me a few months back at about the same speed as you. Didn't walk right for 2-3 weeks, but was able to ride after a couple of days. Pushing the pedals hard will make your hip ache, so keep...
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    Lots and lots of speed work. Fast group rides,...

    Lots and lots of speed work. Fast group rides, crits, more crits, recovery. Feel normal again, save for some minor spots of new road rash.
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