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Old 07-06-11, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by PharmD View Post
Rode up emigration canyon in Salt Lake City pulling my 30 lb. 2-year-old in a 30 lb. trailer. Definitely made the climb harder! Ride took 20 minutes longer than normal round trip and burned an extra 300 calories. 18 miles in 1:20...usually I can complete the ride in an hour. 1200 feet of climbing in 7.5 miles for the climb.
I've ridden that canyon dozens of times from the first bench.

With a trailer and a kid. Well...

And to your kid for not soiling a diaper on the two big bends coming down the descent:

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Old 07-06-11, 03:52 PM
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Training status...noneya...

Starting to give the blood and plasma for the boys surgery. I'll be giving 2-4 units in the next 2 weeks.
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Old 07-06-11, 05:19 PM
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Training status...noneya...

Starting to give the blood and plasma for the boys surgery. I'll be giving 2-4 units in the next 2 weeks.
+1

Best of luck for all involved.
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Old 07-06-11, 05:43 PM
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Back from team ride. Thoughts.

1. I need to work on my sprint timing.
2. I really, really, REALLY need to race. Really...really really.
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Old 07-06-11, 06:57 PM
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35' commute to work
50' lunch ride
40' commute home

almost all z1/2. pretty typical wednesday. well mostly...

A couple fredly commuter types grabbed my wheel without asking or notice on the way home when I was just spinnin' along at like 105 rpm in my 42-15 (old steel commuter).
They rushed off in some sort of hurry after a stop light approaching a drainage basin. I passed them right as the road started tilting up on the other side just by being low on the bike and continuing to spin my 53-11 at like 130 rpm, applying little to no pressure on the pedals at all.

Instantly one of them gets out of the saddle and jumps forward, while the other one stayed glued to my wheel. This was all very laughable.
I didn't get out of the saddle at all or dramatically change my cadence but I let them get me excited and stayed in a much bigger gear than I would have had I been alone, easily zone 5 (no hrm today). Shame on me.

Now what's really laughable is the fact that I didn't just let them "beat me" to the top of the hill and beyond
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Old 07-06-11, 06:58 PM
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Oh, and i'm looking forward to crit practice tomorrow, as usual.
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Old 07-06-11, 08:08 PM
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1:45 of recovery riding today. I kept the reins in most of the time, but, after the first 30 minutes, I felt like stomping.

I couldn't decide whether to pre-reg for a crit (Attleboro) taking place on Saturday, then I forgot about the pre-reg deadline, which has passed. I suspect that deep down I believe that I should go long on Saturday and do Wells on Sunday.
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Old 07-06-11, 08:32 PM
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Tough day on the bike today as expected, 75 miles total. Rode to work, rode to the club ride. Got off the front in a small group including one of our elite Cat1's and a new to the area Cat2 and two others. They dropped me twice right after I took a long 29-31mph pull. I'd catch back on in a bit. 204AP for that ride. It got dicey with the weather. Inch thick branches were flying sideways through the air all around us. Dust storms were blinding. After I split off to head home, the lightning started. I managed to stay behind it all the way home, but it was only a few miles ahead. Scary.
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Old 07-06-11, 09:04 PM
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Rode with my son up to the neighborhood pool. It's about 2.25 miles. I made him ride on the sidewalk the whole time while I stayed on the street opposite of him. He was pretty proud to have ridden there "by himself." Once I handed him off to my wife and daughter I went out for about an hour and a half.
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Old 07-06-11, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Tough day on the bike today as expected, 75 miles total. Rode to work, rode to the club ride. Got off the front in a small group including one of our elite Cat1's and a new to the area Cat2 and two others. They dropped me twice right after I took a long 29-31mph pull. I'd catch back on in a bit. 204AP for that ride. It got dicey with the weather. Inch thick branches were flying sideways through the air all around us. Dust storms were blinding. After I split off to head home, the lightning started. I managed to stay behind it all the way home, but it was only a few miles ahead. Scary.
Yarg, my ride ended about half a minute before the gates of hell rained down upon upstate NY. Lots o' ground strikes.
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Old 07-06-11, 10:30 PM
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Zero minutes of riding the last two days, ahhhh.. refresh and reload.

Crit this weekend! More points for the taking.
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Old 07-07-11, 05:25 AM
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shovel - phew! nice ap and riding.
tkp - you racing this weekend?
mattm - good luck. bring home some points.
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Old 07-07-11, 07:01 AM
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was going to do a set of 2x20's to gauge my FTP. 5 minutes in, i said eff it and bagged it

what was i thinking? i barely got 6 hours of sleep again last night. Gonna have to reschedule it for Saturday or Sunday. It may be tough to do on Saturday as there's running race that starts at 7:30 and people gather at 6:30. So basically, i need to get warmed up by 5:30, do a 5', rest for 10, do a 20'...
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Originally Posted by echappist View Post
was going to do a set of 2x20's to gauge my FTP. 5 minutes in, i said eff it and bagged it

what was i thinking? i barely got 6 hours of sleep again last night. Gonna have to reschedule it for Saturday or Sunday. It may be tough to do on Saturday as there's running race that starts at 7:30 and people gather at 6:30. So basically, i need to get warmed up by 5:30, do a 5', rest for 10, do a 20'...
I find when it gets too complicated, head out the door and just ride.
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Old 07-07-11, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by bostongarden View Post
shovel - phew! nice ap and riding.
tkp - you racing this weekend?
mattm - good luck. bring home some points.
Yup. Pawling.
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Old 07-07-11, 08:37 AM
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I find when it gets too complicated, head out the door and just ride.
QFT.

Nothing for me today. I'm sitting on a -40 TSB.
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Old 07-07-11, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by echappist View Post
was going to do a set of 2x20's to gauge my FTP. 5 minutes in, i said eff it and bagged it

what was i thinking? i barely got 6 hours of sleep again last night. Gonna have to reschedule it for Saturday or Sunday. It may be tough to do on Saturday as there's running race that starts at 7:30 and people gather at 6:30. So basically, i need to get warmed up by 5:30, do a 5', rest for 10, do a 20'...
You physically couldn't do 2x20's after 6hrs of sleep, or just didn't feel like it? If you physically couldn't do them, then you're probably doing them too hard, as 2x20's really should be more of a slight discomfort than a challenge. Or you're overtrained. If you just didn't want to do em on 6hrs of sleep, well, uh, drink a gallon of coffee and HTFU.
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Old 07-07-11, 08:54 AM
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HB -- what's happening? All ok post-crash?
Shoulder's still sore ... tore something I think, but I rode for the first time yesterday and it wasn't too bad. Tacoed front wheel. Mini-taco in the rear ... not sure if I can fix it. That's the advantage of a small bike budget .... they were cheap wheels. I need to scrounge some rims and I can build them back up.

I guess I'll ride my even cheaper wheels in the race this Sunday.... I've got no form anyway at this point.
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Old 07-07-11, 09:46 AM
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Shoulder's still sore ... tore something I think, but I rode for the first time yesterday and it wasn't too bad. Tacoed front wheel. Mini-taco in the rear ... not sure if I can fix it. That's the advantage of a small bike budget .... they were cheap wheels. I need to scrounge some rims and I can build them back up.

I guess I'll ride my even cheaper wheels in the race this Sunday.... I've got no form anyway at this point.
There's always the "bathtub" adjustment for taco treatment. The edges of the tub are round enough to support flexing the rim back into shape somewhat. I've saved one wheel that way. Was never quite right, but the spoke tensions got happy, and it lasted a long time after that.
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Ripped my legs off last night. I'm actually sore today, which means I probably trained hard enough. That doesn't happen often enough, thus my lackluster results this year so far.
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rain all week.

major bummer as i really need some intensity and might have to resort to the trainer.

did a circuit race sunday that amounted to vo2 max intervals

did a tempo effort up mt evans on monday, then off tuesday, 30 miles SST with a couple of decently hard efforts yesterday in the rain. really hoping the weather hold off this afternoon and i can get in the 2x20 i have scheduled. otherwise its 2x20 on the TT bike on the trainer. yuck.
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rain all week.

major bummer as i really need some intensity and might have to resort to the trainer.

did a circuit race sunday that amounted to vo2 max intervals

did a tempo effort up mt evans on monday, then off tuesday, 30 miles SST with a couple of decently hard efforts yesterday in the rain. really hoping the weather hold off this afternoon and i can get in the 2x20 i have scheduled. otherwise its 2x20 on the TT bike on the trainer. yuck.
Violent thunder storms, or just rain?
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relatively violent storms. you know how july in colorado can be.

i was actually gonna just tough it out and do my 2x20 HCs anyway but as i was riding to the hill, which is very exposed and visible from miles away, lightning struck an antenna on the summit of the climb so i called it off.

rode home in the rain and hit a section of new tar and got crap all over me and my bike.
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Yeah, those afternoon storms that roll in every day can be rough. I used to love going sailing at about 3:30... if I wasn't sailing our sloop, I'd rent a catamaran for the storms.

Did you see that statistic that 80% of lightning fatalities are men? Hmm.
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
You physically couldn't do 2x20's after 6hrs of sleep, or just didn't feel like it? If you physically couldn't do them, then you're probably doing them too hard, as 2x20's really should be more of a slight discomfort than a challenge. Or you're overtrained. If you just didn't want to do em on 6hrs of sleep, well, uh, drink a gallon of coffee and HTFU.
oh, and soreness in my quads from Tuesday probably didn't help either. I wussed out. Time to HTFU on saturday & get up real early, just like most bike racers do in nyc.

I used to use "The Stick" quite a bit to get the soreness out of the quads after a hard day. Haven't done that in a while and i need to restart doing it.
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I find when it gets too complicated, head out the door and just ride.
worked on picking up water bottle from the ground. Still can't trackstand, though i might be getting there. I did it for probably 10 seconds yesterday, but i haven't yet learned how to rock the bike fore and aft.
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