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10-11-21, 01:00 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Dude, you just inspired me. We have a...

Dude, you just inspired me.

We have a screened in patio where they extended the roof of the actual house. But the door to it is from outdoors. So outside, down the steps, over, up, in.

I...
10-10-21, 03:14 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window...

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window things for the screen porch. Really excited about it, the porch gets covered in yucky stuff from pollen, rain, sleet, just all sorts of stuff blowing...
10-04-21, 11:01 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Surgery was a success. I had a lot of anxiety...

Surgery was a success. I had a lot of anxiety before going under so they put some benzo in the IV before wheeling me over to the OR, kinda made me feel buzzed. Then before I realized it I was waking...
09-27-21, 08:26 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some...

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some progress and optimism! I was able to ride for 3 hrs on Saturday with some solid climbing.

Spent the weekend with a buddy (his bday) up in Big Bear to...
09-22-21, 07:49 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Be well, Rev. One of my teachers that I worked...

Be well, Rev. One of my teachers that I worked for has that. He's in remission now.

Finally saw my ortho yesterday to go over an MRI from 6 weeks ago. A year ago my knee started barking, seemingly...
09-21-21, 10:54 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get...

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get "that feeling". What I mean is sometimes your HR is in the floor "this is too easy" but your RPE in the legs is there though.

Was doing 1min/2min...
09-20-21, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

I'm amazed I still visit this corner of the...

I'm amazed I still visit this corner of the internet after so many years.


In other news I broke 1,100W for the first time since the finger injury (1,109W max, 1032W 5s). You actually need...
09-20-21, 12:26 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Just look at the Join Dates from the last 10+...

Just look at the Join Dates from the last 10+ posts... We're all lifers from the mid 2000's.

At 34 (almost 35) I'm one of the younger posters in the 33 and will soon be able to say that I've been...
09-16-21, 11:13 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Realizing I'm going to have to take it slow and...

Realizing I'm going to have to take it slow and low with my knee and return to riding and training at my previous level. Looks like I gave myself a classic case of "spring knee", but in September,...
09-07-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Your reliance on absolute numbers and not...

Your reliance on absolute numbers and not something based on weight is pretty entertaining.
09-07-21, 07:12 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Not sure why you think you need more than 7 hours...

Not sure why you think you need more than 7 hours to train FTP.

At sub 130 pounds I could hold 300+ for an hour on 7 hours or under.

Also, decided how good someone's fit is sounds like folly,...
06-13-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century!...

Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century! 227w AP/233w NP 0.8IF 4kj in 4:56
05-25-21, 09:44 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

today was 70min of uninterrupted sweet spot made...

today was 70min of uninterrupted sweet spot made up of 10min intervals from 85-95%, 95% was tough the 2nd time around lol but I'm at sweet spot progression level 9.5 on the new TR classification...
05-24-21, 08:39 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Aiming for 40+ min of z4 today on Zwift. Couldn't...

Aiming for 40+ min of z4 today on Zwift. Couldn't decide between a SST Epic KOM warmup + 2 lap Innsbruck A race, or a longer London Classique race. I chose the latter, but forgot to tighten the quick...
05-21-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I get this on the coast a lot. It never used to...

I get this on the coast a lot. It never used to bother me, but recently I said good morning to a guy at a light and he didn't even respond, then proceeded to get on my wheel after it turned green. ...
05-21-21, 07:42 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Short lower duration ride last night with some...

Short lower duration ride last night with some intensity to keep the cannon primed for tomorrow.

Why is it that some people see a rider coming and just cannot resist dialing up the silly? When...
05-20-21, 01:55 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Tied a 20' PR on Tuesday at Fiesta, 325w. This is...

Tied a 20' PR on Tuesday at Fiesta, 325w. This is the last time I will test until nearly 6 months from now when I want to establish a fitness baseline and monitor my progress through base training...
05-10-21, 05:14 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I've had my bike for 3 years and I have yet to...

I've had my bike for 3 years and I have yet to change the internal cables lol Might be time for the change. To be fair, it only goes outside in good conditions and spends more time on the trainer in...
05-09-21, 10:52 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

can we put celebrity in quotes, please?

can we put celebrity in quotes, please?
05-08-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the...

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the same numbers as 2 years ago. A hair under 4.7 w/kg and still a few watts under 300. Vegan Cyclist did our local hammerfest today, and at first I was...
05-01-21, 05:04 PM
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Posted By caloso

I hate that. First of all, thatís a real jerk...

I hate that. First of all, thatís a real jerk thing to say, second itís inefficient. Constant rotation works best for a big group. Third, itís a jerk thing to say.
05-01-21, 01:46 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Did the local hammer ride; decided to do the easy...

Did the local hammer ride; decided to do the easy route (B) group since I haven't actually finished a group ride this year and I needed a win albeit minor. Took a pull, then someone said, 'Left!' and...
05-01-21, 12:55 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

rode w/ another person for the first time in...

rode w/ another person for the first time in maybe 1.5 years. about 60 miles today over 3.5 hrs Tried to do a bit of pulling so did a bit of tempo (even though it was only supposed to be 2hrs z2 for...
04-30-21, 04:38 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

still feel ok this AM following my 2nd shot, just...

still feel ok this AM following my 2nd shot, just a sore arm that started late yesterday. doing an easy 30min today
04-29-21, 04:54 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Hoping you get back to feeling yourself soon! Iím...

Hoping you get back to feeling yourself soon! Iím kind of thinking of doing the wells Ave crit on Sunday (because Iíll surely have success being able to do little more than maintain 260-270 for a...
04-29-21, 01:53 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Got the shot, did the ride, we’ll see what...

Got the shot, did the ride, we’ll see what tomorrow brings lol fortunately recovery week only has an easy 30min tomorrow so I’ll have no issue just not doing it
04-28-21, 04:35 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

Thanks guys. Tough stuff. She was loved, and went...

Thanks guys. Tough stuff. She was loved, and went peacefully. ...
04-26-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Raced the Driveway on Thursday night. First race...

Raced the Driveway on Thursday night. First race in about 8 years. Team orders were P/1/2/3, so off I went. This was the "Speed Loop" course, clockwise -- not many successful breaks on this course as...
04-24-21, 03:15 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Aside from one day inside and one day aborted due...

Aside from one day inside and one day aborted due to rain, I did all my workouts this week outside while staying at a hotel. It helps to have access to a nice loop where I can maintain pretty...
04-24-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Yep

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute...

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute climb today and instead went for a 7 minute one with some other stuff thrown in. Did 393w (shooting for 400w). I'm 72ish kg, and it was a power PR, so...
04-20-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Hit a 320w 20 min this morning. 4.87 w/kg @ 145...

Hit a 320w 20 min this morning. 4.87 w/kg @ 145 lbs. 5 watts off a PB. I would have liked a few more watts, but I almost puked as soon as I stopped pedaling so I can't say that I'm unsatisfied with...
04-20-21, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I have repaired a "roof rack crash" bike on more...

I have repaired a "roof rack crash" bike on more than one occasion. It is never an easy or inexpensive experience. I have seen grown adults cry over it.

Here's my "latest". If you're my friend on...
04-16-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Yep

Iíve got a route like that with 5 climbs on it...

Iíve got a route like that with 5 climbs on it between 3 and 7 minutes and I do each one like an interval effort. Iíll usually do a big sprint between each climb as well. Rests are a little longer...
04-16-21, 11:05 AM
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Posted By cmh

6 intervals at 4' - 6' at 108% yesterday. Hit...

6 intervals at 4' - 6' at 108% yesterday. Hit target on the first 5, then did the last 5 min effort at 112%. The 4' to 6' range is because these are hills on a route that range from 4 to 6 minutes...
04-16-21, 10:13 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I hate vo2max work, seems my repeatability sucks ...

I hate vo2max work, seems my repeatability sucks

4 minute repeats yesterday - first one, felt pretty good, didn't feel like I was going absolute max, landed right around 130% FTP.

2nd, 3rd, and...
04-16-21, 08:27 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Best weeknight worlds I've had. No teammates in...

Best weeknight worlds I've had. No teammates in the A group. Just a hard pace that shed all but 4 of us by 30min in. We all took turns till mile 30 or so, then the teammates did what you would do...
04-15-21, 08:19 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

v02s at lunch, then a Zwift race post work. Not...

v02s at lunch, then a Zwift race post work. Not expecting much but.....14 watts higher then my best 20 minutes indoors at almost my lowest weight....

So I guess I'm moving the bars up...300 seems...
04-09-21, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Doge

I've commented in the proper forum. I also...

I've commented in the proper forum. I also posted junior was riding with him a bit this winter. Junior's been the investment consultant to the WT pros. That actually might become something. ...
04-02-21, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta - 3 sets of 8x(30” on 1’ off). Nothing...

Fiesta - 3 sets of 8x(30” on 1’ off). Nothing massive for the on segment - between 110 and 120%. Tomorrow, we are going to roll out early for 2x20K TTT on Fiesta.
04-02-21, 02:23 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Not a lot to report from my current Sweet spot...

Not a lot to report from my current Sweet spot base phase. Iím doing a new to me workout this weekend 3x25min at 85%, generally TR plans keep interval lengths to 20mins or sometimes 30mins with...
03-30-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Hermes

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am...

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am actually good at. I have thrown everything, including the kitchen sink, at my 130 HR power and yes it does go up a couple of watts but it remains at best...
03-30-21, 12:50 PM
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Posted By caloso

I got an appointment for the J&J shot on Friday. ...

I got an appointment for the J&J shot on Friday. Woohoo!
03-29-21, 09:07 PM
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Posted By guachi

Last two weeks were my top two weeks for time on...

Last two weeks were my top two weeks for time on the bike in, well, ever. I'd topped 10 hours only once before and I've done 12:23 and then 12:24.

3/16 3:04 non-stop riding Tick Tock route on...
03-20-21, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it...

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it was wet outside and did not see my shadow so opted for the trainer.
03-20-21, 10:46 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Long ftp test on Alpe du Zwift today. Time was...

Long ftp test on Alpe du Zwift today. Time was 20 seconds slower than my PR from the summer,at 49:50, as my weight is a little higher than last summer. Up 15w in about 6 weeks and more watts than...
03-20-21, 05:20 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I did the Zwift Fondo today which is really...

I did the Zwift Fondo today which is really serious stuff. Over 3 hours of riding and 2400 kjs (or close). I hit my best hour (250) and my best 2 hour (230) despite having descents in about a quarter...
03-19-21, 10:09 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I was doing VO2 sessions on Tuesdays for a while...

I was doing VO2 sessions on Tuesdays for a while and would do 3' intervals bookended on 3x5' as my protocol. The 3' were up hills, and were hugely different in their power lol . For the second (and...
03-19-21, 01:42 PM
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Posted By TMonk

COVID shot two this morning, so I think the...

COVID shot two this morning, so I think the weekend will be particularly lite, but that's fine. Did 3 hrs at a solid z2 (~3.0 w/kg) yesterday morning on Zwift by stringing together two group rides. ...
03-18-21, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening...

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening April 1. Can I say stoked. Yes, we can say stoked on BF.
03-13-21, 04:13 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Two bikes, one second row seat ...

Two bikes, one second row seat

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I'm with the band.
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