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Old 09-22-15, 11:19 AM
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I'm disappointed when the group rides aren't chirpy. Chirpy is fun!
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Old 09-22-15, 11:24 AM
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I think all our local rides can get chirpy at times. A couple of them are more prone to chirpyness than others. You get some 25-60 guys with varying personalities that have had good or bad days and things happen. Earlier this year on one of the more mild rides, we had a guy shove another down a ditch on a climb. Kind of a wtf incident, but it resolved itself and we moved on.
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FTP test this morning, scored 5w higher than my goal, cool beans.

Things aren't as dismal as I thought, and it's only up from here! Base training starts now.

Here's to a safe and injury-free run into the 2016 season for myself and my fellow 33'ers .
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Originally Posted by TMonk
FTP test this morning, scored 5w higher than my goal, cool beans.

Things aren't as dismal as I thought, and it's only up from here! Base training starts now.

Here's to a safe and injury-free run into the 2016 season for myself and my fellow 33'ers .
I'll drink to that.
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2x20 threshold on zwift at 250w, I need to try and see if I can handle these at 255 next week
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
I'm not sure which Matt is referring to, but not directly that guy.

To you other dudes, please, nobody ever gets chirpy on your rides? What fun is that?
honestly it sounds like you were acting like a bratty little kid
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Old 09-22-15, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
I'm not sure which Matt is referring to, but not directly that guy.

To you other dudes, please, nobody ever gets chirpy on your rides? What fun is that?
I do group rides because they're fun and it's fun to play with other people that also like bikes. Aggro rides just piss me off and make me not want to come back. I'll second what @globecanvas said, the groups around here are generally free of those types of shenanigans.
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6 x 10 minutes @ 92.5% FTP (2 min rest between each) today. Could have done 1-2 more if pressed. Need to retest sometime in the near future.

The squats are getting easier, too. Glad because damn was I sore for the first week.
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Old 09-22-15, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
I do group rides because they're fun and it's fun to play with other people that also like bikes. Aggro rides just piss me off and make me not want to come back. I'll second what @globecanvas said, the groups around here are generally free of those types of shenanigans.
If you want mature group rides, don't come to California.
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After awhile you learn who the chronic chirpers are and learn to tune them out.
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Originally Posted by caloso
After awhile you learn who the chronic chirpers are and learn to tune them out.
based on his online persona i am SHOCKED that fudgy is a chirper
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Originally Posted by Wylde06
I think its funny when people get like that.
me too.

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honestly it sounds like you were acting like a bratty little kid
he yelled first, all I did was not get pushed over the centerline, ride my bike and tell him "nice ride" - how do I live with myself.

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I do group rides because they're fun and it's fun to play with other people that also like bikes. Aggro rides just piss me off and make me not want to come back. I'll second what @globecanvas said, the groups around here are generally free of those types of shenanigans.
It wasn't aggro, it was bike games. Killing and countering a break is pretty usual on our rides out here. The stanford kids even send moves up the road and then ride as a team blocking/covering chases.
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There is occasional aggro behavior on our rides (guy in ditch example), but that is usually the result of a few select individuals. Others are vocally assertive toward others about minor crap (not pulling through, guttering, attacking, not covering, etc) in an effort to get others to do heir work. All seems fine.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
It wasn't aggro, it was bike games. Killing and countering a break is pretty usual on our rides out here. The stanford kids even send moves up the road and then ride as a team blocking/covering chases.

I think the "aggro" referred to the "chirpy," not the racey ride tactics.
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Originally Posted by mike868y
based on his online persona i am SHOCKED that fudgy is a chirper
if you're going to talk about me you have to @tag me.

But holy ****, yes. I have no problem talking to people in person, on bike rides, and at work too. I mean, am I supposed to just let someone push me over the double yellow? It's a group/race ride. He's trying to take advantage (from behind my bars, so I have the advantage) and I am not ceding it.

Anyway, I approached him after the ride and I let him lecture me for like 90 seconds and I feel like we're all good. It was a fun contest, nothing more.
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Old 09-22-15, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
me too.



he yelled first, all I did was not get pushed over the centerline, ride my bike and tell him "nice ride" - how do I live with myself.



It wasn't aggro, it was bike games. Killing and countering a break is pretty usual on our rides out here. The stanford kids even send moves up the road and then ride as a team blocking/covering chases.
Bike games is fun, I just mean the whole yelling at each other part. Quickest way to make a group ride not fun, for me anyway.
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Old 09-22-15, 08:20 PM
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I have been on a huge number of team rides over the years. Most of them had what we called "shenanigans": attacks with an ulterior motive. The classic one is to attack just before a turn where there is a great place to hide and then ride up behind the rest. I can tell you about many more creative ones that actually mimic road racing, but that would take a long time.

I have lots of stories and for the most part they actually helped guys learn how to race.

But back on topic on more than a few occasions I have gotten quite "chirpy" with riders that do stupid and unsafe stuff on team rides. I tell them off and explain why it was a stupid move. In my experience it ends up as a positive thing.

And I got told off one time for a really stupid move I made and I should have known better. On one ride I didn't look behind before swinging out to attack and a team mate was already attacking from further back. I was so apologetic. I knew better. I felt like an idiot.
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Old 09-22-15, 08:53 PM
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don't do California group rides if you aren't ready to yell randomly.
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3 1m all out; about 50 watts short of what I wanted. Some v02 intervals and the TNW's. Overall it was a pretty solid day, no PR's but after 60 miles I was still fresh and putting up good numbers....still a solid day for me is like a meh day for anyone else in the 33. Gotta put in more work...epic work....Hollywood montage work....

Oh yeah, I got to yell at someone too. Dude slammed on the brakes on a descent for no real reason.
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Originally Posted by mattm
lol.

Is this the olden ex-pro guy that you're battling with?

edit: I guess that doesn't really narrow it down.. the guy who wears red & white and used to ride with lance?
Haha he has something stuck up his butt almost every morning.
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Was planning on doing lots of base before the snow starts flying and rollers season starts again, but now I think I might give 'cross a try. Seems like fun.
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Old 09-23-15, 07:55 AM
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Think Im going to try a cross race next month, got a cross bike from a friend for super cheap. Anything amazing I need to know before I go get my a$$ handed to me?
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OMG i'm doing a cross ride on friday with gc. Sorry Kilgore, charlie do surf.
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Think Im going to try a cross race next month, got a cross bike from a friend for super cheap. Anything amazing I need to know before I go get my a$$ handed to me?
Learn how to sprint for 45 minutes straight.
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