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06-10-19, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Yep

Did you look at the rules whether residence is...

Did you look at the rules whether residence is based on your team? That doesn't sound right, but maybe it is.
06-04-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,654
Posted By Yep

I've been in the UK (Scotland) now for coming on...

I've been in the UK (Scotland) now for coming on 3 years, and the amateur racing scene is ridiculous. Waiting lists for fields, loads or races, tons of junior participation, etc. Upgrade points are...
05-30-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,845
Posted By Yep

Ugh, never crossed my mind that THC would be...

Ugh, never crossed my mind that THC would be banned. How long is the potential sanction?
05-30-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,845
Posted By Yep

What's the story?

What's the story?
03-27-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

Yeah, really like that idea. I mostly keep my Vo2...

Yeah, really like that idea. I mostly keep my Vo2 to 4 minutes (usually a bit more intense) now because 5 minutes feels so much more mentally taxing. Maybe I miss out on some adaptation, but getting...
03-11-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

I've been doing eggs fried in olive oil with a...

I've been doing eggs fried in olive oil with a little ketchup (Ok, a lot) for the last 6 months. It's really yummy and is a good protein fix for me. Often I'll do 2 or 3 and not need anything else...
03-02-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

Does the hammerfest all take place on an...

Does the hammerfest all take place on an interstate? At night? :twitchy:
02-28-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 254,238
Posted By Yep

That's a great vid; his positioning throughout is...

That's a great vid; his positioning throughout is stunning. That finish though! That's one that would haunt me for years.
12-07-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,661
Posted By Yep

UK Cat 2 (Got to 27 of 40 points this year) 1st...

UK Cat 2 (Got to 27 of 40 points this year)
1st place Scottish Vets Series (2nd last year)
Win a race
Get to 150lbs
Finish races stronger (haven't figured out how to tackle this one yet)
09-08-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

Auld Yins RR (8/27) finished 10th of 60ish. ...

Auld Yins RR (8/27) finished 10th of 60ish.

Open 40+ Vets (Masters) race and then last one of the Scottish Vets series. Somehow I was in 2nd place for the 5 race series. Race mostly stayed...
08-25-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Yep

Rob and Robert.

Rob and Robert.
08-21-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,231
Posted By Yep

This thread went on way longer than it needed to....

This thread went on way longer than it needed to. Chip timing is NOT used like Strava. They don't take your finish time minus your start time. They use the time you crossed the line to place riders....
08-17-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

9th at the Habbie Habble 3/4 RR. 4 laps of a...

9th at the Habbie Habble 3/4 RR. 4 laps of a hilly circuit. Positioning was good in a reduced bunch, but I'm lacking fitness after a mid-season break.

I've got 4 races left to nab my 2nd cat...
08-12-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Yep

The FTP focus is a great point. After years of...

The FTP focus is a great point. After years of training with power, I find the only reason I spend time trying to figure out my FTP is to get more "accurate" CTL, TSB, and ATL. More and more, I think...
07-30-17, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By Yep

It's a good, honest question. I usually think I...

It's a good, honest question. I usually think I could have gone harder, and in some cases that's where looking at power after the race helps we determine if it was an off day/bad brain or I was just...
07-02-17, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

+1 on the bit about points. I've been going for...

+1 on the bit about points. I've been going for my UK cat 2 this year and I'm sure it's diminished my enjoyment and my chances at better placings in individual races. Because I've been concerned with...
06-21-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,139
Posted By Yep

I'm not a fan of this bull****...

I'm not a fan of this bull**** meritocracy/libertarian argument that purses have nothing to do with gender and everything to do with field sizes. It's just sexism.
06-18-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

+1

+1
04-30-17, 07:35 AM
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Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

Big time +1. I had a Tuesday Worlds where I...

Big time +1. I had a Tuesday Worlds where I struggled and then got dropped on the tough 5 min climb, where I was expecting to hang with the tough guys. It really put me in the...
04-30-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yep

Why did you leave Spy? There's a local Masters...

Why did you leave Spy? There's a local Masters guy here who won the Scottish Vets Champs last year and this year switched teams and has a brand new Venge Vias to ride. Some of my teammates questioned...
04-30-17, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

Peebles RR, UK 3/4 (US 2/3/4/5)

Two big laps of a 20 mile loop followed by 2.25 laps of 6 mile, and MUCH lumpier finishing circuit. 55 miles total.

Full field of 60ish and a fair number of teammates (maybe 7?), but not all of...
04-26-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

CTL is 78.1 today. -40 seems so incredibly low....

CTL is 78.1 today. -40 seems so incredibly low. I'll have to go back and see how close to that I've gotten...

EDIT: That didn't take long. -57 TSB the day after a training camp in Gran Canaria.
04-19-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

If time in the desired zone is the same (and I...

If time in the desired zone is the same (and I definitely have to fight at times not to be dropped) as what I might have done in an interval workout PLUS it's more specific and the efforts aren't...
04-19-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

Funny, I was going to post a question about this...

Funny, I was going to post a question about this same thing. My Tuesday Worlds is a really, really tough ride, but the standard advice (which I've always blindly followed) seems to be that you need...
03-31-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

Is That My Knee or Your BB Vets (Masters) 40+...

Is That My Knee or Your BB Vets (Masters) 40+ Open, Fenwick Scotland, 7th of 50.

Race was last Saturday. It was essentially a bunch of laps between two roundabouts for a total of 36 miles. Kind of...
03-31-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 254,238
Posted By Yep

He does use a PM on some efforts but not on max...

He does use a PM on some efforts but not on max efforts? Why bother?
03-22-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

You summed up the way it usually goes for me in...

You summed up the way it usually goes for me in crits and technical RRs. It's not my bike handling, it's settling in to the course. Sometimes that takes too many laps and I get dropped, but more...
03-20-17, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

Points work about the same. The difference is...

Points work about the same. The difference is that pretty much every race is full and often times starts are doled out first to riders ranked higher, so points seem to have a more consistent value,...
03-19-17, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

Gifford 3/4 RR (Gifford UK) 5 laps of an 8...

Gifford 3/4 RR (Gifford UK)

5 laps of an 8 mile loop. First race of the season. The US equivalent would be a 2/3/4/5 field. There is not a UK cat 5 field and 2s have to maintain a certain number...
03-15-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,145
Posted By Yep

I would feel a lot less comfortable in the bunch...

I would feel a lot less comfortable in the bunch if i wasn't comfortable riding my race bike with no hands. It may not be an issue but I wouldn't accept that as normal.
03-15-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,145
Posted By Yep

That's a big red flag for me.

That's a big red flag for me.
03-12-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,249
Posted By Yep

Genetic ceiling is one point to consider. Another...

Genetic ceiling is one point to consider. Another is how well you respond to what types of training.
02-13-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By Yep

I followed the CTS plan pretty closely last year....

I followed the CTS plan pretty closely last year. I really wanted it to work. My numbers were OK at points in the season, but I never felt like I could handle fatigue. I don't think classic base...
02-05-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,483
Posted By Yep

Just popping in to say this thread is full of...

Just popping in to say this thread is full of solid posts so far. Keep it up!
scheibo That's a really impressive result and seems ominous for the guys you're racing against. You were probably...
10-20-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Yep

You might be able to get into 1/2/3 races day of,...

You might be able to get into 1/2/3 races day of, but even then you'd be pressing your luck. Most races in Scotland (probably "worse" in England) have waiting lists 10 deep.
10-19-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Yep

Oh, this is the site you want for races in the...

Oh, this is the site you want for races in the UK. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events?zuv_bc_discipline_filter_id=21
10-19-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Yep

I moved to the UK last year (Scotland) and raced...

I moved to the UK last year (Scotland) and raced last season. I was a Cat 3 in the states, but I got a British Cycling license and I'm a 3 now here. There have categories 4 through 1 and then Elite....
09-25-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,304
Posted By Yep

I think I could lose another 5 pounds, maybe 8 or...

I think I could lose another 5 pounds, maybe 8 or 10, from what I've always looked at as a good goal. What did you change in your diet to lose the weight?
09-16-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,198,838
Posted By Yep

I moved over to Edinburgh last September. I was...

I moved over to Edinburgh last September. I was just going to ask if you wanted to catch a ride while you were over, and then I read the last line of your post. It's a pretty great city/country.
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08-19-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

Vo2 hurts, but they're over quickly. Do the...

Vo2 hurts, but they're over quickly. Do the subsequent FTP intervals hurt *and* you can finish them at same wattage?

For me, if I do FTP ints and I've over on average just a bit, or the effort...
06-26-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

A buddy of mine is working on this Tacit Training...

A buddy of mine is working on this Tacit Training (http://www.tacittraining.com) right now. The premise is that you can enter in your goal events and then on a daily basis the app will suggest...
05-27-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,119
Posted By Yep

Numbers are you or the solo guy? Either way,...

Numbers are you or the solo guy? Either way, there's not much to say about that except for "wow".
05-20-16, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

I'm pretty sure now that 1 day of rest isn't...

I'm pretty sure now that 1 day of rest isn't enough for me for even a B race. 2 days is better, and I'm only now coming to grips with the realization that 3 days of easy/off is what I probably need...
04-20-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

That's a pretty strong w/kg. I did the...

That's a pretty strong w/kg.

I did the Tuesday Worlds ride and unlike last time hung on through the toughest bit (half way through the ride, 5 min. climb). The field reduced from 50 (or more) to...
04-13-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13,569
Views: 689,298
Posted By Yep

3x8 @ 100% in the morning. 2x8 @ 100% in the...

3x8 @ 100% in the morning. 2x8 @ 100% in the evening.
04-04-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,119
Posted By Yep

I've thought a lot about the innate tactical...

I've thought a lot about the innate tactical ability thing. A 2 I raced with who was pretty successful always seemed to follow/make just the right moves. I always said he had a great racing brain,...
04-03-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,119
Posted By Yep

Crit on the Campus (Stirling, Scotland), 4th of...

Crit on the Campus (Stirling, Scotland), 4th of 50 or 60 (full field), Cat 4 (4/5 in the US).

When I moved over I had to get a British Cycling license and that meant starting as a 4. In the UK 4s...
03-17-16, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,119
Posted By Yep

Very cool! We're in Edinburgh and my team is...

Very cool! We're in Edinburgh and my team is Edinburgh Road Club. I've been blown away by the level of ability over here and it's a great riding/racing scene. Since September (when we got here) I...
03-13-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,562,899
Posted By Yep

509324 In the break this yesterday. Credit...

509324

In the break this yesterday. Credit to Bob Marshall photos. (I'm on the right in red)
03-13-16, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,119
Posted By Yep

Gifford RR 3/4, 10th. 5 laps of an 8 mile...

Gifford RR 3/4, 10th. 5 laps of an 8 mile circuit.

This was my first race in Scotland. Coming to the UK I had to start as a 4. There is no cat 5 in Scotland, so it's basically a 3/4 race. Full...
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