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07-29-21, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Yep

Meh. 7th and 8th in my crits tonight. Each a...

Meh. 7th and 8th in my crits tonight. Each a field of 15. I'm a lot older than most of the other guys, and anything top 10 is pretty hotly contested, but those are really just rationalisations. I'm...
07-19-21, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Track on Saturday with wife. 2x2K TTT, 25 mph...

Track on Saturday with wife. 2x2K TTT, 25 mph (meh) and 4K TTT riding two z2 laps and one fast last taking turns leading out. Nice day at the track. Sunday was a 30 mile endurance ride along the...
07-19-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By caloso

Super fun day on the MTB with my son yesterday. ...

Super fun day on the MTB with my son yesterday. Finished the week with 787 tss. 600 is a big week for me, so this was huge. I'm taking the day off (other than mellow commuting).
07-19-21, 09:41 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Low volume week, family vacation to Blowing Rock....

Low volume week, family vacation to Blowing Rock. Lots of hiking time.

I did get in two short 1hr-ish climb workouts. Just ride down off the house from the mountain, do a loop and grab a couple...
07-18-21, 12:39 AM
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Posted By caloso

We’re up in Tahoe for the weekend. Hiked today:...

We’re up in Tahoe for the weekend. Hiked today: 7.9 miles, 1760 feet of vertical. Amazing views of the lake and Desolation Wilderness. Going to ride our mountain bikes tomorrow.
07-16-21, 05:05 PM
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Posted By caloso

Get better, FF.

Get better, FF.
07-16-21, 05:04 PM
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Posted By ntnyln

furiousferret Rest up and get better quickly.

furiousferret Rest up and get better quickly.
07-16-21, 12:40 PM
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Posted By cmh

Heal quickly FF.

Heal quickly FF.
07-16-21, 12:38 PM
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Posted By cmh

Local raceway circuit race Tuesday (PIR), P123,...

Local raceway circuit race Tuesday (PIR), P123, 20 laps (~38 miles), 15th place of ~70 starters. We had a couple ex world tour riders plus a pretty big field of most of the local fast guys so I knew...
07-16-21, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Hermes

furiousferret Take care of those kidneys - very...

furiousferret Take care of those kidneys - very important. Get better fast.
07-16-21, 09:57 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yikes, feel better soon FF. I'm only a...

Yikes, feel better soon FF.

I'm only a couple of weeks into off-season mode, and like usual, I feel like a million bucks when I ride. Prob the lack of fatigue + good fitness = some nice form. I...
07-16-21, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Yep

Weekly crit series again last night. Got 10th and...

Weekly crit series again last night. Got 10th and 11th in the 2 races. The version they ran tonight had 2 basically 180s, so lots of sprinting, which is not my fave.

Iím sitting on 22 points (of...
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

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07-14-21, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Hermes

furiousferret ihad a sting in the mouth a few...

furiousferret ihad a sting in the mouth a few months ago and took prednisone / Benadryl Feel better fast
07-12-21, 09:04 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm glad! Hope to see you there, I'll keep an...

I'm glad! Hope to see you there, I'll keep an eye out
07-09-21, 07:45 AM
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Posted By TMonk

"Vista Crits" informal race series last night. ...

"Vista Crits" informal race series last night. Like 6th or so place. There were about 5 other hitters that showed up that finished on the same lap as me, most of the field was two or so laps down...
07-08-21, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Yep

Doubled up on 3/4 crits tonight. While it can get...

Doubled up on 3/4 crits tonight. While it can get a little boring, having a purpose-built bike racing circuit is pretty amazing. Bigger field in the first one and a group of 4 got away almost from...
06-28-21, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Enthalpic

Harsh. I'm 5' 7" I'm not That short.

Harsh.
I'm 5' 7"
I'm not That short.
06-22-21, 10:57 PM
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Posted By caloso

Getting better about riding the TT bike. Mostly...

Getting better about riding the TT bike. Mostly endurance today.

...
06-21-21, 09:41 AM
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Posted By cmh

Red Criterium, 50+ (but field was combined with...

Red Criterium, 50+ (but field was combined with 35+ and 60+), 40 min, very non-technical course. Great race for my team, ok for me. I had a teammate that got away in an early break of 4 and stayed...
06-21-21, 02:49 AM
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Posted By Yep

Ben Forsyth Crit (3/4) on Saturday outside...

Ben Forsyth Crit (3/4) on Saturday outside Edinburgh. Came 7th in a field of 25, which was good for a few more upgrade points. I was really active again and felt like one of the strongest riders in...
06-18-21, 03:32 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I raced CBR on Sunday. The dynamic was...

I raced CBR on Sunday. The dynamic was interesting without L39ion there. Dropped my chain with 4 laps to go but was feeling good otherwise.

See, I even took a pull!
...
06-18-21, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Yep

Came back this week and picked up a 4th in a...

Came back this week and picked up a 4th in a crit. Teammate and I really tried to make it hard after a lacklustre race last week. I only just missed the last solo move. I bridged to a group of 4,...
06-18-21, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Hour of power, road bike, on Fiesta with 40...

Hour of power, road bike, on Fiesta with 40 second >120% efforts every lap. Fiesta is ideally suited for this workout since for all intents and purposes, it is just a long track with 4.1 mile laps. ...
06-17-21, 02:10 PM
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Posted By cmh

Race three, 50+, in the same series was really...

Race three, 50+, in the same series was really hard off the line forming a break of 6 on lap one. This race I had a teammate who also made the front group of 6. He attacked with a lap to go...
06-17-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By caloso

6x2' VO2max intervals. Felt really great. I had...

6x2' VO2max intervals. Felt really great. I had to get out early as it's going to be 108F here later today. Got out to the golf course loop just after sunrise and just drilled it. No better...
06-17-21, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

Saw finger surgeon again today; fresh x-rays look...

Saw finger surgeon again today; fresh x-rays look great! Instructed to do the physiotherapy exercises 6 times a day.

I got cleared to ride outside again (with a splint) which is nice.
06-17-21, 08:46 AM
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Posted By UmneyDurak

Did Tuesday Wednesday Worlds. Raced hard and...

Did Tuesday Wednesday Worlds. Raced hard and stupid. :lol: Wanted to see how deep I can go and what I have at the end, also get that mentality of going deep in to red back. Doing zwift races is just...
06-17-21, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Yep

We KOM'd our Tuesday Worlds route this week. At...

We KOM'd our Tuesday Worlds route this week. At first I shared the KOM, then a few more uploaded and I lost out by a few seconds.
06-16-21, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

In other news our velodrome is opening back up...

In other news our velodrome is opening back up for mass stat races again. This is huge for us. It has been open for a few weeks for timed events only with strict protocols. Protocols will still exist...
06-16-21, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Hermes

My wife and I ride pursuit (fixed gear no brakes)...

My wife and I ride pursuit (fixed gear no brakes) and time trial bikes in pace lines all the time. Generally, I take my endurance bars with me to the track for structured workouts in case the person...
06-15-21, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

You want an echo. Values issues, or other...

You want an echo.

Values issues, or other small "holes in the heart", can be essentially harmless, they just reduce efficiency. Really bad valve problems will strain the heart and possibly cause...
06-11-21, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

Along those lines whenever anyone above me would...

Along those lines whenever anyone above me would mention anything about my time I would find a way to casually mention that in some places when schedules with specific timing are mandated you can...
06-11-21, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

I always was the last into work and usually the...

I always was the last into work and usually the last to leave.

I was on salary but could bill overtime. One month I was super busy and the manger knew I was putting in long hours. At the end of...
06-11-21, 12:32 PM
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Posted By big john

I had 11 different service managers in the 21...

I had 11 different service managers in the 21 years I spent at my last dealership. They ranged from apathetic do-nothings to micro managing morons to I'll be your buddy to arrogant pricks who think...
06-11-21, 11:11 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Me too. My wife's job is about four hours away,...

Me too. My wife's job is about four hours away, so we often spend weeks apart. I tend to eat better and slim down when we're not together.
06-11-21, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I wouldn't have been able to hold back most...

I wouldn't have been able to hold back most likely. I would have responded with a "no way! you're still here? you want some of this pizza I had delivered? I'll swing it by your desk." Then followed...
06-11-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Another cancelled WNW due to storms. But,...

Another cancelled WNW due to storms.

But, sub-50 Alpe time on Zwift! I trust the RPE and power from the Kickr based on power I'm making outdoors so it was 277w for 48min and a few seconds.
...
06-10-21, 11:15 PM
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Posted By caloso

Did a ramp test earlier this week. 3 watts lower...

Did a ramp test earlier this week. 3 watts lower than before I got shingles so basically no fitness lost. Did a VO2max workout tonight (4x5’ @ 110%) and hit my targets. Hard but doable.
06-10-21, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

While it's been a long trip from my high of 250...

While it's been a long trip from my high of 250 in 2018 I have been making slow but steady progress by simply staying more active and trying to make better choices (no shocking radical life changes...
06-10-21, 01:51 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

i did my club's group ride yesterday evening,...

i did my club's group ride yesterday evening, joined in the B group because a) it's rest week and b) I know my power profile is too one dimensional to keep up on the hills. Even with the B group I...
06-10-21, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I tried a new motor pacing session at Velo Sports...

I tried a new motor pacing session at Velo Sports Center in Carson last night. The guy who ran the session is a coach somewhat new to VSC. 30 lap warm up and then 3x8 lap motor paced 2k pursuits...
06-10-21, 10:55 AM
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Posted By cmh

2nd week of the same short circuit race I won...

2nd week of the same short circuit race I won last week (It is a 6 week series) - 2nd place this week. The race played out similarly, but was a little easier pace, which played out well for the...
06-09-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 140
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Posted By Yep

Redeemed myself from getting dropped 4 laps into...

Redeemed myself from getting dropped 4 laps into a 3/4 Crit over the last couple of weeks and got 7th in the next two weeks. Points go 10 deep, so I was happy with that, but more relieved that my...
06-09-21, 08:16 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I also raced TdM this weekend! Didn't go exactly...

I also raced TdM this weekend! Didn't go exactly as planned, but still I'm happy to have raced it and had a good time overall.

Sat - M 35+/45+ 1-4: outside of top 10

I started the weekend...
06-08-21, 10:09 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Took today off work as last week was a cluster...

Took today off work as last week was a cluster and I was fixing stuff til 1 am on Friday.

Went out for an unstructured ride, legs were feeling decent and wind was blowning pretty good so I went...
06-08-21, 08:24 AM
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Posted By UmneyDurak

Drove down from sunny NorCal to sunny SoCal for...

Drove down from sunny NorCal to sunny SoCal for Tour De Murietta.
On Saturday did M35+ 3/4 crit. I had no real plan besides just to have fun and get comfortable in the pack after more than a year of...
06-07-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 140
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Posted By tobukog

Yeah, trying to tear apart the field doesn't...

Yeah, trying to tear apart the field doesn't really work there. The typical strategy is to let the race come to you -- survive the first half, let the roads beat everyone up, ride hard enough up the...
06-07-21, 06:43 AM
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Posted By himespau

Just as importantly, he realized that it wasn't...

Just as importantly, he realized that it wasn't worth it to try again and said once is enough. Didn't fall into the trap of, "oh well next time, I'll fix ____ and ____ and it'll turn out...
06-07-21, 03:25 AM
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Posted By ntnyln

Last week was a recovery week and COVID shot #2...

Last week was a recovery week and COVID shot #2 week, so the weekdays were pretty easy. Took the TT bike out to the more technical of the two upcoming TT's and did some work in the adjusted position...
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