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01-07-17, 09:31 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

M'kay. cya.

M'kay. cya.
01-07-17, 07:58 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Well, the sports governing bodies have decided...

Well, the sports governing bodies have decided the ethics one way. The professional ethicists have decided the same thing. Not sure what to tell you. I'm not going to write an academic paper just for...
01-07-17, 07:28 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

One topic I teach is sports ethics. One topic I...

One topic I teach is sports ethics. One topic I teach in sports ethics is trans and intersex athletes and the ethics of it. Science matters, but it's not merely a scientific question. It's an ethical...
01-07-17, 06:25 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

What you're worried about has never happened, and...

What you're worried about has never happened, and is likely never to happen. It's not worth the social ostracism trans people face.
01-07-17, 06:14 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

I gave you the CAS. Off you go. And that...

I gave you the CAS. Off you go.

And that the IOC/UCI is caving to political correctness is...laughable if it weren't so sad that you think that.
01-07-17, 05:59 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Also, read through the entire Dutee Chand...

Also, read through the entire Dutee Chand decision to see the state of the research on testosterone and performance: http://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/award_internet.pdf

Cliff's notes:...
01-07-17, 05:55 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

A more balanced post:...

A more balanced post: https://cyclingtips.com/2016/12/paving-the-way-for-transgender-cyclists-the-story-of-jillian-bearden/

And you've got the physiology wrong: trans women show the same...
01-07-17, 05:52 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Really? Saying that it's bad for women's cycling...

Really? Saying that it's bad for women's cycling that trans women are allowed to compete? That we should just do away with women's events now?
01-07-17, 05:45 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Wow, guys. Calm down. Check the transphobia at...

Wow, guys. Calm down. Check the transphobia at the door, please.
01-07-17, 04:38 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

1:50 indoors today because we got a day of...

1:50 indoors today because we got a day of 'winter' down here. It was all the zones: 3min FTP, 4min VO2, 8min FTP, 15min subthreshold, 30min of 4min tempo/1min threshold.

Super encouraging ride....
01-06-17, 09:56 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

I'll pour one out for you. If we get 1/4"...

I'll pour one out for you.

If we get 1/4" down here, life will end. It's going to be interesting for me. I wasn't yet down here the last time there was "snow." We'll see if I do my 4hr endurance...
01-04-17, 09:40 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

3hr Z2 with 8 10-12sec form sprints (jump in my...

3hr Z2 with 8 10-12sec form sprints (jump in my 39x15, spin up to 140+ rpm). Each week I'm hitting higher peak power numbers. Hit 1303w and 1297w in set #2 and 3 today. Our goal is to be racing with...
01-04-17, 02:55 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

At 80kg, I suspect that you need an FTP around...

At 80kg, I suspect that you need an FTP around 200 to have any hope holding onto a Cat 5 crit. And that includes doing interval training so you can handle the surges. Generally, it's the surges that...
01-03-17, 04:15 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Gotcha. Will do. Thanks :)

Gotcha. Will do. Thanks :)
01-03-17, 03:06 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Well Speed Week has PRT races, and I didn't need...

Well Speed Week has PRT races, and I didn't need an invitation to do those...
01-02-17, 03:14 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

3hr solo base miles ride. Pw:Hr ratio of 0.12%...

3hr solo base miles ride. Pw:Hr ratio of 0.12% for the first 2hrs40min, and 0.64% overall. So...looks like I'm responding well to the volume.
01-02-17, 09:45 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Still learning the ropes, but for races like the...

Still learning the ropes, but for races like the PRT Winston-Salem classic, anyone (P12) can register, right? ...even if it's a UCI race?

Not quite sure how UCI one-day races work (I know that...
12-31-16, 05:59 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

54 more hours this year, 2100km more. I suspect...

54 more hours this year, 2100km more. I suspect that 2017 will be even more.
12-31-16, 05:55 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Mine will be -43 after tomorrow...ugggggh.

Mine will be -43 after tomorrow...ugggggh.
12-31-16, 12:44 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Another 4hrs, 126km today. Felt like garbage for...

Another 4hrs, 126km today. Felt like garbage for the first 90min of the group ride, off of very little sleep and lots of miles. Got stronger as the day went on and finished feeling great. Another...
12-30-16, 08:07 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

This is one reason I love blood lactate...

This is one reason I love blood lactate testing...it's only 5min intervals, and usually only one above threshold.
12-30-16, 07:25 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

3hrs40min windy AF base miles today. 103km....

3hrs40min windy AF base miles today. 103km. 160TSS

Another 4hrs tomorrow, including the fast group ride.
12-30-16, 07:24 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Went with the Metrons because they're bombproof,...

Went with the Metrons because they're bombproof, and I'll be confident railing rough corners on them...and the 32s because they're light and can do smoother crits and the hilly RRs on them.
12-30-16, 07:19 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

So...got both the Metron 55s and the Reynolds...

So...got both the Metron 55s and the Reynolds 32s. *shrug*
12-30-16, 07:57 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

My race wheels are already Reynolds 46s :) ...and...

My race wheels are already Reynolds 46s :) ...and they've been great: totally bombproof. But I'm looking for something a bit lighter.
12-30-16, 07:16 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

;)

;)
12-29-16, 09:59 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

...and for what it's worth, one big reason why...

...and for what it's worth, one big reason why women's races are slower (like, way slower) than men's is we usually don't have teams with teammates to sacrifice their race to keep the pace up. That...
12-29-16, 09:37 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Regional races (I include state champs there) are...

Regional races (I include state champs there) are certainly very different from pro/PRT, as I'm sure you know. In regional races, you're right: it's 100% about acceleration. Typically, it's going...
12-29-16, 08:44 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Holy hell, feel better!! 4hrs35min solo base...

Holy hell, feel better!!

4hrs35min solo base miles and low cadence strength intervals. 131km, through a thunderstorm. Today was my longest ever ride, in terms of time. 240TSS.

Another 3.5hrs...
12-29-16, 08:42 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

18mph is a *bit* of an exaggeration (unless we're...

18mph is a *bit* of an exaggeration (unless we're talking Cat 3/4, maybe).

Weak P123 or Open women's races often roll around pretty steady at an average of 22-23mph, for the most part. At least,...
12-29-16, 08:35 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

One additional thing: I wonder what happens when...

One additional thing: I wonder what happens when we remember that we're mostly riding in a pack. So the aero advantage of 55mm wheels may not be worth the extra weight it takes to spin up out of...
12-29-16, 06:48 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Thanks again :) Very helpful. We're with...

Thanks again :) Very helpful.

We're with Vittoria, so I'll be using their tires.
12-28-16, 08:27 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Thanks. I just don't really see finding 40-55mm...

Thanks. I just don't really see finding 40-55mm wheels, that are light, and <$1500.
12-28-16, 07:22 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Thanks!! Still a lonnnnng way to go! But it's...

Thanks!! Still a lonnnnng way to go! But it's been exciting, and this forum has been extremely helpful.
12-28-16, 07:21 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

...like this? Reynolds Custom 32mm Road Bike...

...like this?

Reynolds Custom 32mm Road Bike Wheel Set 700c Carbon Tubular Shimano 11 Speed | eBay
12-28-16, 03:01 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

All correct. These would be race-only wheels. My...

All correct. These would be race-only wheels. My spares would be my current race wheels: Reynolds 46 clinchers. I'm 170-175lbs racing PRT and regional crits/RRs. And yes...sprinter :)

FWIW, some...
12-28-16, 11:56 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

I believe you...if I knew what to look for (e.g.,...

I believe you...if I knew what to look for (e.g., when it's safe to buy used carbon from someone I don't know).
12-28-16, 11:24 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Pretty sure. I think you have to have residence...

Pretty sure. I think you have to have residence in Canada to get a CDN domestic license.
12-28-16, 11:22 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

11spd? I haven't seen any going for less than...

11spd? I haven't seen any going for less than about $1000 for the set.
12-27-16, 04:48 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

No, it goes by where you have primary...

No, it goes by where you have primary residency...which is the US for me. The irony, I suppose, is that I need the international license in order to race in my home country (Canadian RR championships...
12-27-16, 03:20 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Sent in my passport scan for my international...

Sent in my passport scan for my international racing license :)
12-27-16, 11:02 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Almost down to our goal of <170lbs ^_^ If I get...

Almost down to our goal of <170lbs ^_^ If I get down to <165, I'll be extremely happy. Big volume weeks coming up, so that should help. I'm trying to limit my eating on the bike for the base miles...
12-27-16, 06:48 AM
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Posted By canuckbelle

What do you mean by 'overbuilt'? :)

What do you mean by 'overbuilt'? :)
12-26-16, 09:28 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Thinking of picking up some Vision Metron 55...

Thinking of picking up some Vision Metron 55 tubulars for $1000 (lightly used, I know the owner, with tires). Yes?

Current race wheels are Reynolds 46 clinchers.
12-25-16, 03:22 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

4hrs of basemiles. Ran low on water and bonked....

4hrs of basemiles. Ran low on water and bonked. Ugh. The last 30-60min were brutal. 740TSS this week.


Another 3hrs tomorrow. 18hrs coming up for the week.
12-24-16, 07:16 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

...also, I had to work with my coach to change my...

...also, I had to work with my coach to change my weekly schedule to give me a recovery ride (rather than, e.g., an FTP day) after my high cadence day, since high cadence takes so much out of me....
12-24-16, 07:12 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

OMG so much work. I lost a race in April because...

OMG so much work. I lost a race in April because I 'spun out' at 115rpm and couldn't keep up the power (also forgot to shift, doh!). But now I can keep up the power while spinning up to 145rpm ^_^
...
12-24-16, 07:01 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

3hrs of mostly endurance with a bunch of 'hill'...

3hrs of mostly endurance with a bunch of 'hill' repeats, and 8 form sprints. The idea is to sprint in an easy gear, spin it up, then sit down and keep spinning. I'm getting up to 145rpm, and all 8...
12-21-16, 06:43 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

4hrs Z2 with 6x3min low cadence strength...

4hrs Z2 with 6x3min low cadence strength intervals, sprinting at end of final two. 215TSS
12-21-16, 04:38 PM
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Posted By canuckbelle

Nice!!

Nice!!
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