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06-19-19, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Wylde06

Rode on Monday after work, then decided to "race"...

Rode on Monday after work, then decided to "race" yesterday. Riding to the race (local series, last night was only 8 miles away) I was riding through cottonwood clouds. Knew things were going to go...
06-19-19, 11:04 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I'm running 52/15 for everything right now. It's...

I'm running 52/15 for everything right now. It's a little spinny for sprint laps but I like it that way.
06-18-19, 11:37 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Had fun at the track tonight. Rolled a break of...

Had fun at the track tonight. Rolled a break of four for 4 out of 5 k in the scratch race, made it to the second half of the elimination race (I suck at these), then lapped the field with three...
06-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,922
Posted By Bandera

Thumbs up Anyone who hasn't been through a big check on a...

Anyone who hasn't been through a big check on a potential major health issue has no idea of how much of a mental load one gets put under waiting for "the results".
Huge win for you on "Good to Go!",...
06-17-19, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Voodoo76

Thanks! Certainly in a much better place mentally...

Thanks! Certainly in a much better place mentally and catching back up physically.
06-17-19, 08:45 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this...

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this would be a rest week, but 2 of those I had 3 days (Wed, Thur, Fri) or low TSS, so I may just go another.

Did a ton of climbing and almost got blown off...
06-17-19, 05:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday...

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was about 2:15 at endurance pace and felt pretty good. Sunday was about 2:45 with more than two hours at L3 on the hottest day so...
06-16-19, 11:51 PM
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Posted By mattm

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the...

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the distance just under 100 to anger the Strava Freds. It's actually hard to "time" it just right so that you come in above 99 but under 100. My life goal is...
06-16-19, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Voodoo76

A little testing at race pace Saturday. Tried...

A little testing at race pace Saturday. Tried several TT bar configurations in a stiffer than expected crosswind. Too close to call on performance but hands a little higher did seem to help with...
06-16-19, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Womenís 50-54, 1st of 13, won by 50 seconds

My second of two races today and I felt really good. Won by a good margin, this was my fastest 10K time ever too.

We had a slight headwind uphill outbound leg and tailwind downhill return leg....
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Albuquerque, W50-54, 1st of 12

Won it by 14 seconds. Raced pretty well but I think I could have gone harder. I had some tough training rides earlier in the week in which I really was crushed by the altitude, and this led me to...
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06-14-19, 03:24 PM
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Posted By SpinClassSara

As I like to say, I only ride a bike indoors, in...

As I like to say, I only ride a bike indoors, in an air conditioned room, the way the Good Lord intended!
06-14-19, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Commuted this morning for the first time. It...

Commuted this morning for the first time.

It was nice. 33 minutes or so, 120 W average, which for me is decent, because I'm atrociously out of shape.

Felt better and more alert when I got to...
06-13-19, 03:52 PM
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Posted By caloso

But the best part was that my son finally cracked...

But the best part was that my son finally cracked the podium after coming 4th twice in a row.
...
06-13-19, 12:28 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Weight loss does not affect my threshold power at...

Weight loss does not affect my threshold power at all so I don't worry about losing power. My top end has suffered for other reasons so the plan is to hit the weights after the season (September);...
06-13-19, 10:51 AM
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Posted By cmh

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14...

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14 racers:
This is a very short race - 5 x 1.3 mile laps with 140ft climb each lap, start/finish is 2/3 of the way up the climb. Despite being very short,...
06-13-19, 09:28 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I've not done this song and dance long enough to...

I've not done this song and dance long enough to have gotten to a point yet to worry about it........but have you done any kind of strategy like "build power then lose weight and hold power"? As a...
06-13-19, 09:09 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

This is probably my best weight loss for a month....

This is probably my best weight loss for a month. To be fair, the numbers are fudged. The first day was just after getting back from French Polynesia, which I was up for 24 hours and at 6 meals...
06-12-19, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

Pretty anemic 10K race effort for me today out on...

Pretty anemic 10K race effort for me today out on the NSG TT course. Couldn’t get my head into it. Heat, wind, altitude, and short distance- all things that are not really in my wheelhouse. ...
06-11-19, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National...

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National Senior Games TTs. Today I did a mock 5K race effort.

Altitude (we’re at 5800 ft) is not my friend. We arrived Sat night and today, day 3 at...
06-11-19, 06:08 PM
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Posted By revchuck

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've...

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've done a "real" test. My coach adjusts my FTP based on how hard I feel my workouts are. I've recently been blowing right through the interval ranges...
06-11-19, 09:06 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. ...

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. I got through them no problem, had more left in me. I got home and was writing up my ride report in Training Peaks and noticed that my coach had just...
06-11-19, 08:35 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

There is too much success in this thread. Allow...

There is too much success in this thread. Allow me to bring it back to earth.

I raced on Sunday. The course is on an 11 mile circuit with pavement that is beat to hell and features a 2ish mile...
06-11-19, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a...

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a little, for fun?

My wife convinced me to take an hour one weekend morning and start going for a ride and she'd watch the kids (normally I get up...
06-10-19, 12:37 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I have swapped over to my road wheelset for the...

I have swapped over to my road wheelset for the TT bike after "learning" for long enough to ride a disc/trispoke combo in some wind.

I knew tire choice matters, but I took off the Conti sprinter I...
06-09-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By carpediemracing

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue...

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue here is usually being uncomfortable with others around your front wheel and bars. I call this the "Sphere" as the old timers in the forum will know....
06-09-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise...

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise this week, 14hrs on the bike. I went outdoor climbing for the first time yesterday and had a blast. Bunch of top rope routes and I tried a lead climb for...
06-09-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By revchuck

It's been a big week. Last Wednesday I wrote...

It's been a big week.

Last Wednesday I wrote that I'd probably end up doing CR intervals rather than make it to my climbing route, and that's what happened. Coach wanted 40 minutes total, so I...
06-09-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
06-06-19, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Was planning on a mtb ride to try out the new...

Was planning on a mtb ride to try out the new flats and shoes my bro got me for my birthday. But I'm such a **** mechanic by the time I had the bike working (bad brake rub, wheel change and...
06-06-19, 08:17 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Quote myself. I destroyed a few PRs on the...

Quote myself. I destroyed a few PRs on the gravel ride. One into the wind. Like a minute over 8 total. I could have buried it so I couldnít walk, but wanted to be social after for a beer with the...
06-06-19, 04:06 PM
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Posted By TimmyT

robertorolfo Good job on your first race! Keep at...

robertorolfo Good job on your first race! Keep at it!

I hung out at about 3rd or 4th wheel the entire race.
A couple of observations: It was slow. No one wanted to lead. There was definite...
06-06-19, 02:02 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Ha, I actually just did a max 4min test...

Ha, I actually just did a max 4min test yesterday. Tis the season...
06-06-19, 11:09 AM
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Posted By robertorolfo

Hey everyone, new to this section of the forums...

Hey everyone, new to this section of the forums as I just had my first race on Tuesday. It was a Cat. 5 crit here in NYC, held on an old airfield (wide open, flat, fairly easy corners, super windy,...
06-06-19, 06:07 AM
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Posted By TimmyT

These are from Tuesday night's circuit race. I'm...

These are from Tuesday night's circuit race. I'm second wheel. I like that you can see the head-on shot and the side shot a few seconds apart. The pavement change is in both shots, so you get an idea...
06-05-19, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Voodoo76

Agree in the hip angle limiter being a reason for...

Agree in the hip angle limiter being a reason for potentially going shorter. This trend was driven by the Tri world. The idea being you can run more effectively after a TT on shorter cranks. An issue...
06-05-19, 11:00 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Kevin Festini (FITT 40k record holder) and Cody...

Kevin Festini (FITT 40k record holder) and Cody Jung (team USA para athlete) were the other two riders :)
06-05-19, 10:48 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my...

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my teammate Kevin uploads his ride. Then I will be second :). 31.1 MPH for 4.1 miles, three-man effort. Fiesta is very windy, exposed and "slow" for a flat...
06-05-19, 10:40 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I "get" the idea of adaptation and fatigue. I...

I "get" the idea of adaptation and fatigue. I just don't know when to question numbers.

I haven't used my beet powder outside of really hard stuff or racing for a while in training.

I can't...
06-05-19, 08:34 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Outside of the Fondo / Race...first effort in...

Outside of the Fondo / Race...first effort in about a month. Lots o volume, not much content. 8-12 watts under what I should do at Worlds, although my legs felt solid. I'm sure I'll get there.

...
06-05-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 265
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Posted By TimmyT

I've been doing other riding this spring, so...

I've been doing other riding this spring, so haven't been racing since March. This is my first season and last night was my 5th race, so still learning. It's a dead flat course with 4 turns, 5 laps...
06-05-19, 05:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics! ...

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics!

Monday was off the bike, Tuesday was 2:16 at high endurance pace. Today's scheduled ride is 3-4 hours at my climbing route with ~40' total at...
06-04-19, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s...

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s appointment (convenient.. hmmm) and got 115 miles of mixed terrain on the gravel bike. Almost 7 hours and I got to see some beautiful, isolated parts...
06-04-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By caloso

4x8's yesterday. Pyramid workout today. Going...

4x8's yesterday. Pyramid workout today. Going to be hot. Usually I'm pretty heat acclimated by June, but it's been such a wet and cold spring that I'm prolly gonna die!
06-04-19, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Voodoo76

Interesting comparison. I picked up a Bioracer...

Interesting comparison. I picked up a Bioracer suit for this season, replacing an Assos. Like the fit and seems well made. Due to the way the season has gone it hasnít been tested yet.

Planning on...
06-04-19, 10:36 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I'm not aero on my TT bike so naturally I'm going...

I'm not aero on my TT bike so naturally I'm going to do the nationals ITT in 2 weeks. Dumb idea is dumb, but I'll be down there feeding my teammates for the road race anyway.

Setup in front of a...
06-03-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,049
Posted By mattm

I won a bike race. By "won" I mean survived....

I won a bike race.

By "won" I mean survived.

By "survived" I mean I didn't get dropped.

By "didn't get dropped" I mean I got dropped, but only on the last lap..

This was the Pescadero...
06-03-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,922
Posted By Voodoo76

Did 2x20 on the TT Bike Saturday, staying on the...

Did 2x20 on the TT Bike Saturday, staying on the low side of SS. Just trying to relax and feel efficient. I can honestly say that is the best I have ever felt Aero. Averaged 23 mph on NP of 202W for...
06-03-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By topflightpro

Someone once told me if you're not moving up in...

Someone once told me if you're not moving up in the group, you're moving backward. In my experience, that has pretty much always proven true. So, if you want to hold a position near the front, you...
06-03-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By TMonk

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's...

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's just getting back into the swing of things is taking a while. Do some more group rides and races!
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