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    Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few...

    Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few adjustments.

    @grtob -- I'm not sure how you got 50 efforts. It's either 10 or 12 efforts based on 2 sets of 5 or 3 sets of 4, respectively.
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    30-30s @ 200% FTP recovery

    I've been doing a 30-30 workout once a week for the last month. I feel like it has really helped my ability to respond to surges in pace.

    The workout has been one of these:

    1. 30s @ 200% FTP,...
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    I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would...

    I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would definitely buy from them again.

    goride - Close Outs

    Sonny
  4. Great ride that did not disappoint! Sonny

    Great ride that did not disappoint!

    Sonny
  5. Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route...

    Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route we've got planned:

    Mt Tam #2 - Fairfax, CA

    Sonny
  6. Mt Tam from San Rafael -- route advice needed

    Hi All:

    On Thursday, some friends and I are looking to beat the east bay heat and do something new. None of us have done Mt Tam yet and this seems like a good time to do it.

    I don't know...
  7. Thanks, guys. I started on the corner of 165 St...

    Thanks, guys. I started on the corner of 165 St E and Hwy 138. Would never ride the highway itself. Big shoulder, but crazy wind and even crazier drivers!

    The wife dropped me off at 7am. It...
  8. Pearblossom to Mountain High -- Is this route ok on a Sunday morning?

    Title says it all. My in laws live a few miles outside of Pearblossom and I've been given Sunday morning to do this ride:

    Pearblossom to Mtn High - Los Angeles, CA

    How does that route look...
  9. Sunnyvale to Sierra Rd -- is there a better way?

    I rode from work (Sunnyvale) and the Calaveras/Sierra loop and headed back. 45 mile round trip. I started by making my way over to the Guadalupe River Trail and taking that south until I hit the...
  10. The LBS near my work had them and I picked them...

    The LBS near my work had them and I picked them up about a week ago. I brought my bike to work with me and then realized I left my cycling shoes at home (argh).

    They do the job, but despite the...
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    Black Rd in Los Gatos

    Disclaimer: This may be common knowledge among Santa Cruz mountain regulars.

    If you haven't done this climb, you should put it on your bucket list. I make a yearly trip down to Monterey in the...
  12. Thanks, Steve! I'll check it out. Looks like...

    Thanks, Steve! I'll check it out.

    Looks like another option for me is the House of Pain ride in Danville. I live in the East Bay and weekends are busy, but that might work, too.

    Sonny
  13. Looking for fast evening group rides in the South Bay

    I work in Sunnyvale on Mon, Tue, and Thu and am looking for a fast-paced group ride on one of those nights.

    I've been riding with the Cycletrons at Lawrence Livermore Lab on Fridays at lunch. ...
  14. This is my first year of using the Performance...

    This is my first year of using the Performance Manager Chart to keep track of performance. I like it a lot but after being sick for 10 days, it is really depressing to see that I gave back almost a...
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    So I am not going to do Copperopolis. I have...

    So I am not going to do Copperopolis. I have some kind of viral infection and have been off the bike for 10 days. Hoping maybe to start riding again this weekend, but that gives me no time to...
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    Nice and that bar tape wrapping job is top notch!...

    Nice and that bar tape wrapping job is top notch!

    Bob
  17. Thanks for coming out, Curtis. Nice to finally...

    Thanks for coming out, Curtis. Nice to finally meet you in person! :thumb:

    Sonny
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    Wow, you guys are really making me feel excited...

    Wow, you guys are really making me feel excited about this! :lol: :eek: I'm a Cat 5, so at least it'll only be 2 laps. Thinking of getting the Specialized CG-R seatpost.

    Sonny
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    http://ncncaroad.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/mgq42...

    http://ncncaroad.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/mgq4277-copperopolis.jpg

    Thanks, caloso. This pic of the course has me thinking that springing for some 700x28c tires (Schwalbe Ultremo ZX) might be...
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    Can anyone recommend a starting tire...

    Can anyone recommend a starting tire size/pressure combo for the Copperopolis road race? 155 lb rider. I'm a first timer and from pics and the course description, it sounds brutally bumpy in some...
  21. As I've crossed the finish line at most of the...

    As I've crossed the finish line at most of the centuries I've done, my thought has typically been "I can't imagine this just being the halfway point!".

    Nice work, guys. Curtis, take a few days...
  22. Los Vaqueros Dam Time Trial in Brentwood on Mar 29th -- details inside

    The 5th annual Los Vaqueros Dam Time Trial will be held March 29th in Brentwood, CA! No USAC license required.

    Full course is open for practice this Saturday (the 22nd) from 9am-1pm. 3.5 mile...
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    You can run a SRAM medium cage road derailleur...

    You can run a SRAM medium cage road derailleur with the 11-34 cassette and it will work unless you have a really short derailleur hangar. You'll likely need the B screw turned all the way in. My...
  24. Thread: Lube?

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    +1 for Chain-L! Bob

    +1 for Chain-L!

    Bob
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    Great post, cdr! :thumb: Bob

    Great post, cdr! :thumb:

    Bob
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