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08-18-18, 10:38 AM
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Posted By NomadVW

The good news, I'm back training on the regular. ...

The good news, I'm back training on the regular. The bad news.... it's always a long way back to fitness. But the status is "on"
02-26-13, 06:22 PM
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Posted By NomadVW

I've never understood the angst to testing. I...

I've never understood the angst to testing. I only test twice per year. One to begin and one mid season. I've applied this over to running as well over the last year. You should be able to "feel"...
02-23-13, 09:12 PM
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Posted By NomadVW

No way you should be getting 465 TSS for a 60...

No way you should be getting 465 TSS for a 60 mile road race. Assuming it took 3 hours, you'd have to have been riding at IF 1.24 to get that TSS. In which case, your FTP is set to low, since IF 1...
02-23-13, 02:32 PM
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Posted By NomadVW

Concur with this technique wholeheartedly....

Concur with this technique wholeheartedly. Survived DC winter chill with plastic grocery bags
02-23-13, 11:10 AM
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Posted By NomadVW

Last "real" training day on the bike was in...

Last "real" training day on the bike was in spring 2011. 2 years off, lots of running and a shoulder surgery later (thanks mountain biking), I'm on the road to racing again. I'll officially be back...
04-08-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,270
Posted By NomadVW

Not one of the group I consider myself part in -...

Not one of the group I consider myself part in - though I've been destroyed in a race by him.

Total tool. I feel for all the folks he has coached that thought, "if I just follow this training...
03-21-11, 02:58 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,187
Posted By NomadVW

While demonstrating the official Marine Corps...

While demonstrating the official Marine Corps motto, Semper Fi, I've been demonstrating the unofficial motto, Semper Gumby. From August until now, I've changed final "next" locations a handful of...
03-20-11, 05:52 PM
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Views: 1,178,187
Posted By NomadVW

Less than 20 hours on the bike this month. If...

Less than 20 hours on the bike this month. If I'm lucky, I might break the 30 mark next month. Then.... FINALLY... a move.

Arizona, here I come. Screw the mid-atlantic weather.

CTL sub 30.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-10, 07:32 AM
08-15-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25,990
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Posted By NomadVW

Rest day while the inside of my seat tube is...

Rest day while the inside of my seat tube is filled with coca-cola. Hoping I can un-seize my seat post. *mumble*
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,845
Posted By NomadVW

200 km today. ~4900 cal burned. Ate: 1...

200 km today. ~4900 cal burned. Ate:

1 bagel w/peanut butter & honey
1 small brownie
2 gu gels
1 nutrition bar
1 snickers bar
1 x 12 oz coke

Water.. i think 8 750ml bottles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 942
Posted By NomadVW

200 km with some friends today. Probably another...

200 km with some friends today. Probably another 120 km tomorrow, but we'll see how the legs feel in the morning.
08-14-10, 06:22 PM
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Posted By NomadVW

#BIKE : 326.02 TSS, 0.71 IF, 6.41 hrs, 198.68 km,...

#BIKE : 326.02 TSS, 0.71 IF, 6.41 hrs, 198.68 km, 4969 kJ #powertap
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By NomadVW

I disagree. It doesn't sound like he's...

I disagree. It doesn't sound like he's overtrained. Sounds like he's doing hill repeats every day, based on what he posted. My guess is the hill repeats aren't long enough to be building any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By NomadVW

Most people "overreach" incorrectly though. They...

Most people "overreach" incorrectly though. They train hard enough to get fatigued all the time, but not hard enough to get real benefit from that level of exertion. Then they never take real...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By NomadVW

^^^ That. I have a lot of weeks during the...

^^^
That. I have a lot of weeks during the year that I don't take a day off. But I end up with two active recovery days that week. Sometimes I get the best training on that second 6 day block.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By NomadVW

Very, very few of us train anywhere near enough...

Very, very few of us train anywhere near enough to get to "overtraining." More like undertraining or training improperly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By NomadVW

Depends on the workout of the day. Sore and...

Depends on the workout of the day. Sore and fatigued are different sensations. Very rarely are my legs sore, but they are often tired.



So really.. at least these 3 questions came to mind,...
08-10-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,651
Posted By NomadVW

Team sponsorships vary greatly, based on exposure...

Team sponsorships vary greatly, based on exposure and team make up. It goes from the "average club" type sponsorship which might just be deals at their establishment to helping pay racing expenses...
08-10-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By NomadVW

JRA does not mean you can't do some intensity...

JRA does not mean you can't do some intensity stuff. You can do tons of SST type riding within the unstructured riding world. It's really how I've come to spend my base periods as a whole. 2 days...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,497
Posted By NomadVW

The fork rake on my roubaix was 49mm.... crazy...

The fork rake on my roubaix was 49mm.... crazy big rake (also next to impossible to replace) . I have two forks in boxes at 43mm rake that I am going to play with when I get a chance.

(edited -...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,900
Posted By NomadVW

Selle Italia SLK. Only thing I use (except on...

Selle Italia SLK. Only thing I use (except on the TT bike)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,497
Posted By NomadVW

My 2005 Roubaix: Lincoln Town Car. Plush,...

My 2005 Roubaix: Lincoln Town Car. Plush, smooth, but a boat. Frame hanging in my bike stable on a hook, hoping to be rebuilt one day.
My 2007 Felt F55 (RIP) (carbon stays/forks, alu frame):...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,859
Posted By NomadVW

1. 257 km road race - uphill, both ways... cross...

1. 257 km road race - uphill, both ways... cross Japan and back.
2. Depends on time of year, but right now it's ~155-157 km every Sat
3. 190 km
4. Not anymore. Distance is a useless measure of...
08-09-10, 05:32 PM
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Views: 1,178,187
Posted By NomadVW

18-19 hour weeks. While you all are in...

18-19 hour weeks.

While you all are in August, my body is in November. Next race probably mid March, so between now and then just gonna drop some crazy unstructured miles. 2x/wk threshold...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By NomadVW

Good news today is that our final crew member was...

Good news today is that our final crew member was released from the hospital and taken home to Denver. We're taking some time to reset our heads and get prepared for the coming year. We all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By NomadVW

Team officially pulled out. We have one crew...

Team officially pulled out. We have one crew member still in hospital. RV had 4 crew members and 4 riders in at the time (myself included). We were halfway between durango and pagosa springs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By NomadVW

On the road for an early AM spin. Can't believe...

On the road for an early AM spin. Can't believe I'm actually racing RAAM starting today. We're in it to give the Team Type 1 guys a run for their money. RAAM leaderboard is here:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,742
Posted By NomadVW

Show up to our local weekly rides with TT bars...

Show up to our local weekly rides with TT bars and you'll either be asked to ride off the back or set the pace alone on the front. Even very experienced TT riders I don't trust in the middle of our...
06-01-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,826
Posted By NomadVW

Your statement seemed self evident from the...

Your statement seemed self evident from the subject of the thread, but apparently not :)
06-01-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,826
Posted By NomadVW

Not just peak 1 min, but peak 1 min at the end of...

Not just peak 1 min, but peak 1 min at the end of a MAP graduated test. I can assure you that if your peak 1 min is 500 watts at the end of a graduated MAP test, your threshold is over 300 watts.
05-29-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,762
Posted By NomadVW

Still waiting! :)

Still waiting! :)
05-29-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,559
Posted By NomadVW

Tschopp should be run out of the peloton! stay...

Tschopp should be run out of the peloton! stay classy BBox.
05-25-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,517
Posted By NomadVW

Well, the debate is really in the word "using." ...

Well, the debate is really in the word "using."

You could use a powermeter with the CPU turned off and never download powerfiles or analyze them. You won't see any benefits over not using one.
...
05-25-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,826
Posted By NomadVW

Keep in mind that MAP may skew you one direction...

Keep in mind that MAP may skew you one direction or the other based on your AWC (or lack thereof).

For instance, my FTP tended to be closer to the 77-78% of MAP, while I've seen folks with closer...
05-18-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,826
Posted By NomadVW

15 watts per minute is way slow. And if you're...

15 watts per minute is way slow. And if you're able to spike your watts from where you were to over 600 and hold it for the last minute, you started your ramp low. (Assuming you were ~400 watts...
05-17-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By NomadVW

If that's only one of the laps, your FTP is set...

If that's only one of the laps, your FTP is set WAY too low. It would be closer to 330-340ish, I'd say. 90 min @ 302, at full effort would normally be ~95% FTP. Assuming it wasn't an all out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 04:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By NomadVW

3 weeks to go, and the team is definitely getting...

3 weeks to go, and the team is definitely getting the itch. There's a crazy amount of prep for 8 riders and 9 crew members: bikes, parts, food, RV, support vehicles, etc.

We continue to be...
05-12-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,562,902
Posted By NomadVW

Fun times going back to the beginning of this...

Fun times going back to the beginning of this thread and seeing some fun pictures.
05-03-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,574
Posted By NomadVW

IF of .999 for 2 hrs means your FTP is set WAY...

IF of .999 for 2 hrs means your FTP is set WAY too low.
05-03-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,574
Posted By NomadVW

MDCatV - Missed the report above! Rockin. I...

MDCatV - Missed the report above! Rockin. I kinda wish we'd done Turkey Hill, but it's all good. Now to see if Rich Ruoff can continue to get fields the rest of the year without permitting his...
05-03-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,574
Posted By NomadVW

And I noticed a significant lack of MDCatV racing...

And I noticed a significant lack of MDCatV racing this weekend.
05-03-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,574
Posted By NomadVW

^ Doesn't help when Fuentes and Chuck went 1/2...

^
Doesn't help when Fuentes and Chuck went 1/2 in both the P/1/2/3 and the 35+ at Bunny Hop.
05-03-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By NomadVW

As a TT type guy in a competitive MABRA district,...

As a TT type guy in a competitive MABRA district, I upgraded 4->3 on the cheesiest of experience 20 packs in fields over 50. Mixed results of a lot of top 15's, and less than half-dozen top 10's...
05-03-10, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,574
Posted By NomadVW

NomadVW's intro to racing P1/2? MP Murad, 72...

NomadVW's intro to racing P1/2? MP Murad, 72 miles @ 92 for the first time of the year. Rolled into the race with one other teammate while Harley and NCVC fielded 9 and 7 riders respectively. ...
04-28-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,957
Posted By NomadVW

OTF in the break.

OTF in the break.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By NomadVW

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs332....

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs332.ash1/28768_548062276893_25204481_32229211_3891407_n.jpg

Got to roll up to the White House today to ride with the Wounded Warriors in the area...
04-27-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,009
Posted By NomadVW

Dude, every time I see you double up it works...

Dude, every time I see you double up it works like this:

Race #1 - MDCatV attack like mad

Race #2 - MDCatV attack like mad
04-26-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,187
Posted By NomadVW

Cat 1-o-meter, 0%

Cat 1-o-meter, 0%
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By NomadVW

Thanks all for the responses and to Tom for...

Thanks all for the responses and to Tom for sticky-ing for me.

We rolled out to the W.Va / PA / MD roads and did a mini-camp this last weekend. There are a lot of dynamics involved in keeping...
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