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Old 03-07-11, 02:31 PM
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196 this morning....after all the riding I did on the weekend I was hoping for 195... but I seem to drop weight on my recovery days

we will see I should be very close to my 190 goal come the end of base and if I do make it to 185 before my first race I'll be extremely happy

doesn't really matter though I'm riding pretty strong so far this year.....just gotta get out and test my race legs and see how it plays out in my new Cat
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Totally uncalled for.

CDR busted his ass to get that course in shape during what has been a historically terrible winter in the Northeast. He said that there were glitches, but I was there all day and didn't see any. The only thing I heard other than compliments was *****ing about the weather.
I obviously wasn't at bethel this year, but I can attest to cdr's work ethic and dedication to these races. I honestly think bethel was the smoothest race I did last year. cdr pours his heart and soul into that series to make sure that everyone has a fun, competitive, and safe time.
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Old 03-07-11, 03:23 PM
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Nvm I see the errors of my ways

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Old 03-07-11, 03:52 PM
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down to 157.2 getting real close to my goal of 155 before spring break and 150 before the start of my serious races.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Lol. I wrote that in response to the 'eating chocolate all the time comment'. Should have bolded that part.

CDR's races are run as well as any can be.

Edit: There, bolded it.
I don't think that actually makes it any better.

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Old 03-07-11, 09:24 PM
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I appreciate the little exchange. Having met rtc I knew he meant light by it. Sometimes it doesn't come across right on the intraweb.

No matter what others say or feel, I personally feel like I didn't live up to my own expectations as a promoter, but I aim to fix that for next week.

Results, after I double check the format, will be going to USAC tomorrow. I seem to be good at screwing up the csv format in some way - last year every week something was wrong.

I have 1/3 of what I wanted from the camera set up (idea, tripod, someone built a solid base for the tripod with a weather proof little studio - it's called a trailer). I got word that someone else is volunteering 1/3 (iMac with iMovie). It's up to me to buy the last 1/3 before Sunday (firewire cables, figure out if one of our three camcorders is still working - 1 stopped working Sunday, and if not buy another one - I'm hoping they all don't work so I can get a 3-D compatible HD camcorder lol).

Turn 1 is being cleared by a helpful racer. He worked on it today, promises it'll be clear by Saturday. The rest of the course was fine and I owe thanks to the guy who works for DPW in Bethel and about 15 guys that came out and played on Sweep/Shovel day.

We will put a clear coat on the numbers so they won't run in the rain. Ends up that the number printing folks put a protective coat on stuff (as far as we can tell) and our waterproof ink, which tested waterproof on the back of a number, is not waterproof on the front of the number. THe P123 numbers had the spray (some folks sprayed them during the earlier races).

I have to make signs for the driveways so we can close more of the course. I decided not to try and squeeze them in last week as I was bombarded with emails for 3 days. I figured with a high probability of rain we'd have smaller fields. Not having both sides of the road suddenly became less important.

Racing wise I just want to be better than last week. If there are more racers, I'll have more shelter. It'll all be good. Although extremely novice of me, my bars also moved during the race. I remember this happening last year (after the fact). The saddle height thing and bar thing are repeats of last year's first race. Arg. Sunday I'll have slightly higher/tighter bars and a slightly lower saddle. I'll also bring some fluids with me - I skipped the CamelBak last Sunday and chose to bring no fluids during the race (no cages on bike).

Hopefully everything goes better - promoting and racing.

*edit* I forgot to mention - they day after the race I was 165. Apparently I wasted myself Sunday then, based on my weights from shoveling and not shoveling. I'm proud to announce I didn't have any chocolate, mainly because I finished the whole bag of dark chocolate.

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Old 03-07-11, 09:29 PM
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I love peanut butter, and this is clearly a problem.
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Old 03-08-11, 05:43 AM
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168 again. Clearly I've refueled.
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Old 03-08-11, 08:45 AM
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Dude, we know you're your own worst critic. You used to play violin didn't you? And you're a writer!

Put the two together and you've got, well, you've got you.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Dude, we know you're your own worst critic. You used to play violin didn't you? And you're a writer!

Put the two together and you've got, well, you've got you.
Someone asked me if I'd teach violin to their kids. I want to but I can't find time So, yeah, it's still past tense on playing the violin.

The camera and more importantly the transformer pack (which ended up in a puddle of water Sunday) are in a bag with silica stuff. I save all those packages, to everyone's annoyance, but now the 30 or 40 I have will come in handy. Firewire cables will be here tomorrow I hope, maybe Thursday. etc etc. I'll fix up my bike tonight I think.

The flooding around here is crazy. The state police shooting range is now about a half mile from the nearest spot of unsubmerged land (I normally ride past it - now that road is totally closed). It's like Waterworld. Someone with diving gear could get some cool pictures for the newspapers. I'm tempted to take the mtb out with a helmet cam to go past all the road closed signs to tape stuff.
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Old 03-09-11, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Totally uncalled for.

CDR busted his ass to get that course in shape during what has been a historically terrible winter in the Northeast. He said that there were glitches, but I was there all day and didn't see any. The only thing I heard other than compliments was *****ing about the weather.
Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
I obviously wasn't at bethel this year, but I can attest to cdr's work ethic and dedication to these races. I honestly think bethel was the smoothest race I did last year. cdr pours his heart and soul into that series to make sure that everyone has a fun, competitive, and safe time.
I missed what this is about, but +100 to CDR's efforts out there (and all the other promoters).
99 % of racers (myself included) are "wheel suckers" when it comes to contributing to racing events.
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Old 03-09-11, 09:15 AM
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How does everyone arrive at their target weight ? Arbitrary based on what feels right ? Accurate body fat test baseline ?
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Old 03-09-11, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
How does everyone arrive at their target weight ? Arbitrary based on what feels right ? Accurate body fat test baseline ?
I picked mine by the very scientific method of trying reach an arbitrary number, giving up when it wasn't happening, and deciding to be okay with where I'm at.
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I chose mine based on it being a reasonable/achieveable amount under my weight at the time (~10lbs) with the intention I would reassess it as a target once I reached it. You can't really know if it's too much or too little until you get there (or don't get there).
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Old 03-09-11, 01:22 PM
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How does everyone arrive at their target weight ? Arbitrary based on what feels right ? Accurate body fat test baseline ?
how i think i can achieve the best w/kg ratio without the use of PEDs. later.
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I picked mine by the very scientific method of trying reach an arbitrary number, giving up when it wasn't happening, and deciding to be okay with where I'm at.
Mine is n-10. It's like the number of bikes you should have, i.e. n+1.

This is how I figured out my target (148 or so):
Past weights:
133 - off the scale on the low end on body fat, super strong, arrived there because I was so broke I was basically starving. Unrealistic. Circa 1992-1993
142 - where I was before I went to 133, and where I returned after that dip. Seemed pretty good except I couldn't bench more than 90 lbs. Since I'm stronger than that now, by default, I must have more upper body weight. Unrealistic. Circa 1995-1997.
155 - I saw this briefly last year, still had visible fat on the body. Obviously realistic, still a bit high. Circa 2010.
158 - my start point. the "n-10" rule, applied here, makes it 148. Oct 2010.
163 - what I started creeping up to. About now.
166-168 - what I am now. Now.
180 - the lightest I was for a long, long time. Circa 2009.
190 - my normal race weight for about 4-5 years. 2003-2009.
200 - my heavy race weight for about 4-5 years. 2003-2009.
205-215 - my heaviest ever. 2004.

Based on these numbers, my ideal weight must be 148. So I'm almost 20 lbs over. Applying n-10 rule, I really ought to be 153-158, which is realistic based on last year.
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Old 03-09-11, 02:13 PM
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Mine (167 lbs.) is what I call my "graduation weight." It's within a pound or so of what I weighed the day I graduated from HS, undergrad, and law school. And I was about that weight at the end of last season.

My lowest as an adult was probably about 155. After the bar exam because I blew off stress by going for a long trail run almost every day. That's too low. Looking back, I was probably an "exercise bulimic". Not healthy emotionally.

I was about 195 in '98 after spending a year and a half in Kazakhstan, drinking too much vodka, eating like crap, and not exercising much. I was pretty bloated. Not healthy emotionally or physically.

167 seems about right.
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How does everyone arrive at their target weight ? Arbitrary based on what feels right ? Accurate body fat test baseline ?
2lbs for every inch in height

5ft 9 = 138

currently at 136.4
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Old 03-10-11, 07:18 AM
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2lbs for every inch in height
5ft 9 = 138

currently at 136.4


Do you measure your height & weight, then work backwards to come up with the formula ?
I think it needs to include width
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Old 03-10-11, 08:32 AM
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stalled out at 165 for the last few weeks, which was last years race weight but i was hoping to drop to 160 or less by april.

i'm pretty lean at this point, ribs and cheek bones and sixpack, but i mainly fight persistent slight lovehandles.
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Old 03-10-11, 09:04 AM
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168.6

got none of the above /\

Not lean at all. sigh.
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basically i'm a prety solid guy and i have shoulders, and legs like tree trunks and losing weight below 165 (i'm 5'10) gets exponentially harder for me.

dunno what my power to weight is, but i'm a good TTer and i know every little bit will help me hang with the climbers a little longer. but i jsut dunno if i can sustainably and healthily get much lower than i am. so i probably jsut gotta resign myself to being an OK climber and a flat RR/TT specialist.

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6', 181-ish. I'm not going to hit below 170, and am really not interested in that. I just want a six-pack. My BF is around 11%, so it's getting there. I need to ride more, and I think once the weather finally corrects itself, that should be easier to accommodate.
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6', 181-ish. I'm not going to hit below 170, and am really not interested in that. I just want a six-pack. My BF is around 11%, so it's getting there. I need to ride more, and I think once the weather finally corrects itself, that should be easier to accommodate.
I could care less about a six-pack: i just want a FTP>3.85w/kg. Is that too much to ask?
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