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    Riding/training tomorrow. My training partner...

    Riding/training tomorrow.

    My training partner is a former pro and cancer survivor, but doesn't wear a yellow bracelet.

    We are both way too fat for this sport.
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    Team ride today. Rode off the front, but...

    Team ride today.

    Rode off the front, but everyone else took a short cut and cut about 1.5 miles off the ride.

    I caught them and rode off the front again with a friend trying to get the friend...
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    When I do SST it is always for over and hour. ...

    When I do SST it is always for over and hour. Usually 90 minutes. I know that some folks do 2x20's below FTP to try and get a time crunched base, but I would rather just ride a bit longer. ...
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    I know that it is something that folks say, but I...

    I know that it is something that folks say, but I refuse to call a time crunched base ride an interval. YMMV.
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    My first ever race was a time trial about 10...

    My first ever race was a time trial about 10 miles long. I rode it on my road bike with nothing aero. My "30 second" man was the guy that was the guy to beat on a full time trial rig and aero...
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    If they don't hurt, then you are doing them wrong.

    If they don't hurt, then you are doing them wrong.
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    Today doing grading homework and exam intervals. ...

    Today doing grading homework and exam intervals. Not good for my blood pressure especially when it has been really nice weather for riding.
  8. Thread: Music Status?

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    "Tehillim" by Steve Reich. ...

    "Tehillim" by Steve Reich.

    http://www.bombaxo.com/blog/images/tehillim.jpg

    Wow.
  9. The answer is 42.

    The answer is 42.
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    DING! My favorite thread ever.

    DING!

    My favorite thread ever.
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    The ones around where I live have the front group...

    The ones around where I live have the front group finishing in 4:20 or less.
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    Never That is one reason why I am an old...

    Never

    That is one reason why I am an old cyclist.



    200W will not take you off the front of a big charity ride. At least the ones I have been on. Can you cover 100 miles solo in a little...
  13. My race wheels are "aero" by being significantly...

    My race wheels are "aero" by being significantly wider than my normal training wheels so that there is no sudden change in profile. I didn't have any problems with frame clearance, but I did need to...
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    I am.

    I am.
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    My experience is that racing is much safer than...

    My experience is that racing is much safer than riding in big "charity" rides. The start of those scare the liver out of me.
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    Riding with a former (like 20+ years ago) pro...

    Riding with a former (like 20+ years ago) pro today at about 20 mph chatting away and we got passed by two guys. I didn't care, but I could see that he didn't like it.

    After they passed us they...
  17. If it was 45 F and raining would you race? If...

    If it was 45 F and raining would you race? If so, then do the intervals. If not, then skip them.
  18. I have very good Final Four tickets and will be...

    I have very good Final Four tickets and will be in Jerry World on Saturday and Monday.

    So much for racing or training this weekend.
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    Old spooky Skeletor frame at the shop. The...

    Old spooky Skeletor frame at the shop. The wrenches think it is a fatigue crack and I agree. But the frame is nearly 5 years old with around 45K miles on it with my fat ass and hard riding. They...
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    Rode some with some team mates today feeling OK. ...

    Rode some with some team mates today feeling OK. Race bike is RIP, though, and riding my steel Curtlo. I have been on a Spooky Skeletor for years but noticed this morning that the non-drive seat...
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    First the good part: Trained for three days in a...

    First the good part: Trained for three days in a row for the first time in a long time. And 5 of the last 7 days.

    Now the bad part: My shoulder is F'd and I am not sure if it is getting better....
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    It is winter and my genes are mostly Baltic with...

    It is winter and my genes are mostly Baltic with some Slavic, so tomorrow I am making cabbage rolls. It is in the blood.

    No ground pork, though. I like to use ground beef and ground pork in a 2...
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    I know veloboy. They weigh him on an analytical...

    I know veloboy. They weigh him on an analytical scale.
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    I am sorry I missed it. Friday night my wife and...

    I am sorry I missed it. Friday night my wife and I decided to be spontaneous and on Saturday we drove to Auburn to watch the Gators play hoops. Then we had to drive back and got home just after 1...
  25. Thread: Reading Status

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    Yesterday my wife and I decided to drive over 600...

    Yesterday my wife and I decided to drive over 600 miles round trip to see a basketball game. (Don't ask; it is a Gator thing.) During the trip we listened to Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and...
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