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Old 09-09-15, 09:45 PM
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50 minutes on zwift.

Racing this weekend. Likely getting dropped. Just have to hang on as long as possible
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Old 09-10-15, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by mike868y
meh. i race cross for fun. racing is fun, sitting on the sidelines is not.
I know what you mean, though my perspective is that getting passed by people who are normally slower than me because I'm smoked from my first race is basically the epitome of Un-fun.
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about 2 hours in the woods today remembering how to ride the cross bike. and my that i mean crashing into ****. for some reason the seatpost on this bike keep slipping. friggin annoying.
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lol.

I've been told to take a couple of days off. Madness!
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thursday equals vo2max day for me, can't say i'm looking forward to it, as i'll be indoors due to storms in the area. probably 6x3 min
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Old 09-10-15, 09:19 AM
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Last night I got caught in a nasty rain storm. I didn't see any lightning, but the clouds were dark black. Pretty terrifying.

Tonight Z1, tomorrow race prep and beer, Saturday CX, Sunday hopefully CX assuming I don't wreck something. Then next weekend = crits!
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Old 09-10-15, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
lol.

I've been told to take a couple of days off. Madness!
This sounds like something I would post.

Actually, since I have the Jeep back, I have taken actual days off. I usually spend them staring at my bike, while Simon and Garfunkels 'The Sound of Silence' plays on repeat.
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Old 09-10-15, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by longe
Last night I got caught in a nasty rain storm. I didn't see any lightning, but the clouds were dark black. Pretty terrifying.

Tonight Z1, tomorrow race prep and beer, Saturday CX, Sunday hopefully CX assuming I don't wreck something. Then next weekend = crits!
racing silk city on saturday?
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Old 09-10-15, 10:49 AM
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I'm taking four days off the bike for a backpacking trip.

Hopefully I will still be allowed in "the 33" when I get back
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6x3 at 120%+ done, well, more like 5, the last one was painful (although it was still 110% ftp). I would have preferred to actually climb hills
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Old 09-10-15, 11:02 AM
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I'm taking 2 days off due to an infected wound from a fight with a pedal that my shin lost.
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Z1 commute, possibly a wet one on the way home.

Originally Posted by longe
Last night I got caught in a nasty rain storm. I didn't see any lightning, but the clouds were dark black. Pretty terrifying.

Tonight Z1, tomorrow race prep and beer, Saturday CX, Sunday hopefully CX assuming I don't wreck something. Then next weekend = crits!
I saw your radar image on the FaceWebs yesterday. Looked pretty intense. None of that **** seems to have made it this far east yet, which is kind of too bad. But today is kinda moist and potentially stormy so maybe it won't be a dust bog at the CX races this weekend.

Also, I like that your race prep day includes beer. I'm trying to hold off on getting into the 12-pack in my basement for a week or two.
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Old 09-10-15, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I'm taking four days off the bike for a backpacking trip.

Hopefully I will still be allowed in "the 33" when I get back
The problem is you're going to Onion Valley, one of the best climbs in the US....and leaving the bike at home...
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No, the real problem is that Kearsarge Pass (and the entire High Sierra) is smoked out from the Rough Fire, 100,000 acres in Kings Canyon that is only 30% contained.... We're bailing.

San Gorgonio also looks like it has high % prep. both days over the weekend. We are meeting after work to decide where to go, will prob be something coastal like Big Sur or Santa Cruz mtns.
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Well if you go to San G make sure to not hit me on the way up!
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Old 09-10-15, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by grolby
Z1 commute, possibly a wet one on the way home.



I saw your radar image on the FaceWebs yesterday. Looked pretty intense. None of that **** seems to have made it this far east yet, which is kind of too bad. But today is kinda moist and potentially stormy so maybe it won't be a dust bog at the CX races this weekend.

Also, I like that your race prep day includes beer. I'm trying to hold off on getting into the 12-pack in my basement for a week or two.
I looked back once I got to my porch- I went through the blackest of all the black clouds around. Was the first wave of the cold front coming through.


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racing silk city on saturday?
Yarr, see ya there matie!

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Old 09-10-15, 04:16 PM
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20 minutes active recovery, trying to loosen up right knee/lower quad. Should I assume this "discomfort" is overexertion from trying to latch back on to the group and/or me not be used to the "hills" of Clermont (hilly compared to Tampa)? Should I be resting completely or continuing to use AR/END rides for a while?
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Old 09-10-15, 05:34 PM
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If just one of your legs is sore, there might be something going on other than overexertion. Are your legs the same length? It's not uncommon to have slightly different length legs, and that might be what's going on. Or not.

Anywhere is hilly compared to Tampa.
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Originally Posted by revchuck
If just one of your legs is sore, there might be something going on other than overexertion. Are your legs the same length? It's not uncommon to have slightly different length legs, and that might be what's going on. Or not.

Anywhere is hilly compared to Tampa.
I've had a bike fit recently (early June) and nothing was revealed there. I trust the fitter to have noticed and fixed that if it seemed to be a problem the last time I was in. It is localized to just one leg, just along the top of the knee. It is really apparent if I try to stand up and pedal from a stop using that leg. I didn't notice it in the race, but noticed it immediately after when I had to stop and finish registering (I arrived late.) I tried some light stretching and some massage after my brief spin, but it still feels about the same as it did yesterday immediately post-race.

Time to take a few days off???
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During my morning commute I had a breakfast bar...took one bite, hit a pothole and the thing fell on the ground....fml

Commute and more intervals....about 170 tss all together.
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We're preparing for weather, and doing San G, via Vivian Creek. Familiar trail for only myself out of the group.

Will make sure not to run over [MENTION=45841]furiousferret[/MENTION] on the drive to the trailhead!
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Originally Posted by furiousferret
During my morning commute I had a breakfast bar...took one bite, hit a pothole and the thing fell on the ground....fml

Commute and more intervals....about 170 tss all together.
you had 3 seconds to get it...
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Did the morning race ride. Felt rested, planned to attack the first hill. Watched, saw dylan going for the attack and followed. Hurt, and ended up 2 seconds off the Strava KOM. Just followed after that, but kept having to close gap after gap. The ride was shattered into many groups within the first 10 minutes. Came together (maybe half of us) and I just hung on recovering. Went for the KOM as usual, 4th as usual, but fairly close (10 seconds or so out of 5 minutes).
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Old 09-11-15, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by spdntrxi
you had 3 seconds to get it...
Trust me, I would have...but the car behind me had other ideas
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had planned to practice some dismounts/remounts this morning before work. but it was riding, so i ended up just commuting. not going to have time after work as i have to get to the shop to get my skinsuits. whelp, guess i'm winging it at the first race of the season tomorrow.
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