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08-24-22, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Doge

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part...

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part of the largest pilot training group in the USA for the next 4 years.
He still rides....
06-30-22, 12:56 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

hope you get out of the woods relatively...

hope you get out of the woods relatively unscathed, I got lucky and didn't get it when my wife and son had it last month, I also lived in the basement and wore a mask around the house lol

we're...
06-30-22, 09:22 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm...

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm positive because I have a very minor sore throat but its nothing I'd think twice about if my wife wasn't sick. I take vitamin C, Spirulina, and a few...
06-29-22, 08:05 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I'm always envious of people that can ride and...

I'm always envious of people that can ride and work at the same time. This happens to me on rare occasion, today is one of those days. 90 minutes z1/2 on the trainer, fairly mindless.

Dealing w...
06-22-22, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Doge

Intervals should be effort based.

Intervals should be effort based.
06-20-22, 02:16 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Did my annual solo century today. After setting a...

Did my annual solo century today. After setting a PR last year with 4:56 and doing 227/230 I was hoping to get closer to 4:45 with that power. Wasn’t in the cards though, weekday traffic made it...
05-23-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,144
Posted By hubcyclist

got my 2nd top 10 in a row, I'm basically pro...

got my 2nd top 10 in a row, I'm basically pro now! placed 9th, which was great, I was outsprinted for 8th though lol. The longer story on that is that the 60+ field started a minute ahead of us,...
05-16-22, 07:17 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Did 14hrs last week and 15hrs this past week, I'm...

Did 14hrs last week and 15hrs this past week, I'm basically pro lol Taking it easy this week, my A race (my club's event) is this Saturday,not that I'm expecting a podium or anything, just want to...
05-09-22, 09:55 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

No one really. Our (similar type chain)...

No one really. Our (similar type chain) competitors are worse. Hard to believe. I suppose maybe a different flavor company, like a privately owned company, but the more I think about it, the more I...
05-03-22, 05:15 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I raced Sat too! I didn't hang around to see your...

I raced Sat too! I didn't hang around to see your field, had to make the 2hr trek back to my parents' home where I was staying this past weekend. I did the 4/5 40+ and basically sat on front the...
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined:...

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined: 3/45 ish (my guess)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/2022_04_10_cbr_471702d5686d98c2a2b88c7d494db077ca79f3c4.jpg

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04-01-22, 11:18 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

26.5 mph last year. If I hit power/aero goals...

26.5 mph last year. If I hit power/aero goals this year maybe around 27.3mph or so.

For a 10'er I'm trying to hit 28mph. Out and back, u-turn included.
04-01-22, 08:30 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I have nothing on this front yet, maybe by year's...

I have nothing on this front yet, maybe by year's end.

Right now am doing a 290w Zwift ftp for some workouts and a 295w for others in my "rotation". I'm floating between 158 lbs and 161 lbs.

I...
03-28-22, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

It's been a LOOONG time since I've posted here....

It's been a LOOONG time since I've posted here. But after meeting up with TMonk a couple weeks ago for dinner and a beer, he inspired me to get back to it. Taken up skimo and trailing running in the...
03-25-22, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Hermes

ATP/PC and anaerobic threshold work at San Diego...

ATP/PC and anaerobic threshold work at San Diego Velodrome 4 x 100 meter jumps (2 seated and 2 standing) and 4x flying 500 meter efforts in 92,94,96,96 gear inches. Great day and we had the track to...
03-24-22, 02:04 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

So I'll be living in philly full time starting...

So I'll be living in philly full time starting July. Looking at one of those old specialized tricross single speed bikes. Think it's a reasonable option for a city bike? It has a carbon fork which is...
03-23-22, 06:51 AM
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Posted By brian44

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten...

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten around to benchmark my fitness from getting back on the bike (from nothing) in about seven years. At quick overview:

Left the sport in Cat 3 purgatory...
03-21-22, 10:13 AM
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Posted By TMonk

So I skipped it again lol. Just too much going...

So I skipped it again lol. Just too much going on, work's busy/had some things to do before today, and Liz and I have a lot going on too, auto and real estate stuff. My legs felt great on the trainer...
03-17-22, 06:55 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Did a nominal power busting ride with the TT club...

Did a nominal power busting ride with the TT club group Tues night. Rode the cross bike on 38mm treaded. It cost some watts for sure. But I guess if the delta on watts and weight is big enough it...
03-16-22, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Ski week. Two days in the bag. My biggest...

Ski week. Two days in the bag. My biggest improvement is altitude adaptation. I no longer have significant altitude symptoms such as headache. I climbed 4 flights of stairs to avoid a crowded...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Psimet2001

As for the title of the thread: "Bike Frames for...

As for the title of the thread: "Bike Frames for the racer on a budget!" In my near 30 years of racing and being around racing I have yet to meet a racer who wasn't on a budget. In fact the really...
03-14-22, 11:29 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Warmup and 9min of under overs at 290w ftp...

Warmup and 9min of under overs at 290w ftp setting in Zwift. Tried the +/- thing in companion app and got the next 2 sets of 9min at 296w ftp. Those two were tougher. Day before did 30min under...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Psimet2001

OP - let me address the original question: no. ...

OP - let me address the original question: no.

1. numbers of people participating in races is near a modern era low. 2 years of pandemic on the heels of the lance era collapse and systemically...
03-10-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17,306
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Posted By TMonk

On that note, I took advantage of the early...

On that note, I took advantage of the early daylight before DST this weekend and did my 3 hour pre-work ride outside, starting at 5:45. Ordinarily it would be Zwift for 2.5 than a commute.

I felt...
03-10-22, 06:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I don't know how we all survived and got along...

I don't know how we all survived and got along back then lol. Love my smart trainer.
03-08-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,144
Posted By mattm

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary: ...

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary:

won some early season training crits
Tried to win our first NorCal crit, Cal Aggie, but failed and came in 3rd (that's the one Jeff crashed in, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,630
Posted By Chandne

Well, these types of posts always cost me money. ...

Well, these types of posts always cost me money. I just ordered the ZIPP 303 Firecrest rim brake wheelset. It will be a while (June) so that gives me enough time to regret my poor financial...
03-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17,306
Views: 1,238,200
Posted By hubcyclist

did 8hrs last week, mainly easy sub90min stuff,...

did 8hrs last week, mainly easy sub90min stuff, but Sat I went out for the first time since Dec for 3hrs, it was chilly in the low 40s but was good. But many regrets not riding yesterday afternoon,...
03-05-22, 08:02 PM
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Posted By bampilot06

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I...

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I crash. Finished 20 out of 87. Officially hooked.
03-04-22, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Don't forget something about gauds. It's sad that...

Don't forget something about gauds. It's sad that we're all getting these 10 year old references.
03-04-22, 12:39 PM
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Posted By himespau

If you want to be really safe, drope the hamer!!!...

If you want to be really safe, drope the hamer!!! Use your massive guads to dial up 400W and ride off the front...or something something 41 something baby bolts something.


Editted because I...
03-02-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17,306
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Posted By TMonk

Boss letting me start late today, so I'm about to...

Boss letting me start late today, so I'm about to start a 4 hour romp on Zwift. All z2. Friday, another 3.5 on Zwift, but may throw in a couple of races since I will be off the bike S/Su/M to visit...
02-28-22, 01:08 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Off today, hoooooray. Deserved. It isn't a ton...

Off today, hoooooray. Deserved. It isn't a ton of volume, but lots of tough stuff.

Yesterday, after the Saturday Rouvy Mitchell ride, I set the ftp to 290 on Zwift up from 285 week before and up...
02-28-22, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, a two hour endurance ride from Camp...

Yesterday, a two hour endurance ride from Camp Pendleton South Gate to San Clemente and returning. We set a Strava PR on the way back 6.6 miles @ 22.6 mph through the majority of the camp flat to...
02-27-22, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Doge

This is a snag from Junior doing a loop last...

This is a snag from Junior doing a loop last week. He's not doing fighters, but loves this plane.
His flying future is still unknown and cycling is still what he enjoys. I have no reason to post...
02-26-22, 03:49 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Rouvy, sub 2hr Mt Mitchell climb. 262w hour,...

Rouvy, sub 2hr Mt Mitchell climb. 262w hour, 258w NP for 1:52. 254w AP for the 1:52. At 158lbs.

Like 187 TSS for entire ride of 2:15, lead up to climb is a few miles.

Knew I could. That...
02-26-22, 02:25 PM
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Posted By TMonk

4 hours today, first two indoors on Zwift with...

4 hours today, first two indoors on Zwift with 40' at SST, second two on the "Chili's" racey group ride. Good times were had all around.

Off the bike for the rest of the weekend to celebrate my...
02-20-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,144
Posted By TMonk

VoS mini update, cat 2. Behind on fitness due to...

VoS mini update, cat 2. Behind on fitness due to my injury and just getting into TT, so I wasn't expecting excellence, just getting some race chops back in the bank and having some fun.

TT -...
02-12-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17,306
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Posted By TMonk

Just got back from ride #2 of the day, 50 min of...

Just got back from ride #2 of the day, 50 min of MTB up till twilight. It was quite nice. Earlier I rode for ~4 hrs with some buddies, including a group ride.

Lady is out of town, so it means...
02-12-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17,306
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Posted By burnthesheep

Outdoor ride! I lost my road going saddle bag,...

Outdoor ride! I lost my road going saddle bag, so Umstead gravel. On a popular 15min loop got a 9th all time. That list has some pretty solid local names on it. I lost a top 5 by it being a busy...
02-10-22, 07:47 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running...

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running about three years ago, FTP went from 260+ to 225. About two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer (multiple myeloma) and started chemo, power went down...
02-10-22, 05:22 PM
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Posted By merlinextraligh

Wages of sloth and gluttony. 7 years no trading...

Wages of sloth and gluttony. 7 years no trading or racing, , just riding around. Add on 6 weeks completely off the bike post surgery, adds up to a field test 100 watts below my best and coughing up...
02-06-22, 12:17 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51866650250_b8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51866650250_b8caff95e0_z.jpg
02-06-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17,306
Views: 1,238,200
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Interesting reading this Thread! I'm in the...

Interesting reading this Thread!

I'm in the process of getting back to fitness and lowering my weight following a bad few months since last September. I had the 'flu back then, time off the bike,...
01-26-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17,306
Views: 1,238,200
Posted By TMonk

Bailed on my FTP test on Ven Top this morning,...

Bailed on my FTP test on Ven Top this morning, but hey, again I'm not stressin' it. I was at about the same power as last month half way in, and HR a bit jacked, I think that extra cup of coffee...
01-25-22, 04:56 PM
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Posted By brian44

Congrats on your graduation! I remember working...

Congrats on your graduation! I remember working on my PhD dissertation and feeling like I had zero time...so I feel ya! Thanks for taking the time to fill me in on your secrets.
01-24-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17,306
Views: 1,238,200
Posted By TMonk

Decided to skip my race yesterday. After cooking...

Decided to skip my race yesterday. After cooking dinner I was just feeling too fatigued on what is supposed to be a rest week, and with a big training day on MLK to cap off the last block, I wasn't...
01-22-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17,306
Views: 1,238,200
Posted By ntnyln

My power duration curve was getting messy, so I...

My power duration curve was getting messy, so I had a "ride how I feel day" on the schedule and decided to take care of the medium and long duration tests. I did the short test earlier in the week....
01-22-22, 04:54 PM
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Posted By brian44

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from...

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from last measured value in October. Gotta love the exponential gains coming from poor fitness during baseline testing...
01-22-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17,306
Views: 1,238,200
Posted By himespau

I'm not saying that the only reason I remember it...

I'm not saying that the only reason I remember it is because I filed it away for if I ever decide to drop the money on a smart trainer and decide I need a little more on my sprints to the line...;)
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