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02-25-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 139,201
Posted By currand

I was 330W (344NP) for 40 minutes. Could be that...

I was 330W (344NP) for 40 minutes. Could be that extra 45lbs (eek!) I have on you... Either way, we were motoring. I've been in almost every break that's gone in the last 3 weeks and we by far had...
02-22-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,884
Posted By currand

One other thing to consider would be the sad...

One other thing to consider would be the sad reality of physics... Both riders in the picture have the same w/kg (roughly). The one on the right will be "faster" than the one on the left all other...
02-22-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 139,201
Posted By currand

Just getting around to reading this. Saturday...

Just getting around to reading this. Saturday was a cluster of race tactics (which I why I almost always race masters). That pull for the last lap was 90% self-preservation and 10% to set up a...
02-11-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 139,201
Posted By currand

My point exactly. I was a bit on the revet...

My point exactly. I was a bit on the revet myself but managed to gap off a few people (almost dropping myself once). I did try to alert the rest of the guys but most seemed content with letting it...
02-11-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 139,201
Posted By currand

I was in both races. On saturday once I got...

I was in both races. On saturday once I got bumped into the grass and lost 30 spots in 10 seconds, I could never move back up. Glad i didn't. I rolled in super easy right behind all the carnage. ...
10-12-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 105,886
Posted By currand

In reading the affidavits, its pretty obvious...

In reading the affidavits, its pretty obvious that EVERYONE on the team was at the very least complicit in covering up the doping practices. Not to mention most of them on some occasion helped each...
10-12-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By currand

Sorry to dig up an old thread but this one is...

Sorry to dig up an old thread but this one is near and dear to my heart. I have a pretty frequent "travel Tues-Fri morning" schedule so I struggle with this a lot. Here's what I've been doing for a...
02-23-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 672,898
Posted By currand

Its as valid as anything else including doing...

Its as valid as anything else including doing another FTP test. There's an error of margin to all PMs and to your day-to-day FTP. I think WR is correct. Add 2-4% (maybe based on your test rides?)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By currand

Thanks for the replies. We're going specifically...

Thanks for the replies. We're going specifically to ride our road bikes there. We're staying in Liege for most of it and riding from around there. The first few days will be near Maastricht though...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By currand

Going to Belgium

Two questions:

1. I'm traveling to Belgium to watch some classics and do some riding. I'd love some tips from anyone who's travelled about a.) what to bring regarding bike stuff (wheels, tires,...
10-12-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By currand

In the off chance I understand OPs question, I'd...

In the off chance I understand OPs question, I'd say a "January star" implies someone who began building race-specific fitness sometime in November. Meaning, doing interval work at above threshold...
09-15-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 33,431
Posted By currand

Interesting article I read had this in it: ...

Interesting article I read had this in it:



If he's like most high level swimmers and trains 3-5 hours, 4-5 times a week plus a few gym sessions he's probably cracking 25 hours a week. It...
09-15-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 33,431
Posted By currand

I get that there are phenoms but that's not what...

I get that there are phenoms but that's not what I'm talking about. A person blowing through Cat5 to 1 in a year is nothing more than good genetics (or ability gained ina previous sport like cross...
09-14-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,132
Posted By currand

OP, three questions. 1. Did they give you...

OP, three questions.

1. Did they give you your gross mechanical efficiency after your test? It would be expressed as a percentage likely. Something around the 22-25% range.
2. Or, possibly,...
09-14-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 33,431
Posted By currand

Really? If I look at my own training I figure I...

Really? If I look at my own training I figure I have something like 3000 hours in. Given my average genetic physical ability and mental acuity for the sport, I'd say it will take me another 8-9...
08-18-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 672,898
Posted By currand

I've had it for a while. If you give your...

I've had it for a while. If you give your workouts a TSS goal, its nice to have it on the screen. Having NP is super nice for long intervals (20+ minutes) and long group rides. IF I don't use...
08-09-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,404
Posted By currand

I'm fairly certain that I speak for everyone when...

I'm fairly certain that I speak for everyone when I say, If its your first race, just ride safely, pay attention to what's going on around you, and have fun. Also, read this...
08-04-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 672,898
Posted By currand

+1. Everything that is wrong with a crit lies in...

+1. Everything that is wrong with a crit lies in the pack. The most fun I've ever had was off the front or in a break. Also the best results (duh).
08-04-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,717
Posted By currand

OP, I didn't check to see where you live but...

OP, I didn't check to see where you live but since you say its "flat" it stands to reason that, on average, bigger guys would do better (on average, as a population, not specific to any one event,...
08-04-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,343
Posted By currand

I have untold miles of training and racing on...

I have untold miles of training and racing on Michelin Krylions. Maybe 3 or 4 flats ever and never noticed an issue racing (vs Pro3 or others I tried).
07-13-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 692,055
Posted By currand

From the looks of it his crashing at high speed...

From the looks of it his crashing at high speed into another rider (or bike?) stopped his bike dead and he went flying. Fairly certain his hands didn't come off on purpose. Looked awful...
07-13-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By currand

Actually that's more a drawback than a benefit. ...

Actually that's more a drawback than a benefit. If my elbows or hips are under yours I'll like win because of how you have to adjust to lean into me.

#2 and #3 in Racer Ex's post are spot on. ...
07-12-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,245
Posted By currand

I'll come to the OPs defense here a bit and say...

I'll come to the OPs defense here a bit and say that none of us know what the "feel" of the race was. I've been in a few races (like this weekend) where it just felt sketchy. I can't tell you why. ...
07-12-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 672,898
Posted By currand

Personal opinion here (as always) but I don't...

Personal opinion here (as always) but I don't think 1 and 3 minute power makes an attack stick. 1' creates separation and 3' might get you a bridge to the break, but FTP makes it stick.
07-11-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By currand

A guy near my parents just got killed in a road...

A guy near my parents just got killed in a road race this past week. He slid out on a decent and went under a car. This is serious business (even if most of us are weekend warriors) and the last...
07-11-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 692,055
Posted By currand

Piedmont Triad Omnium. Cat 2/3 ITT - DFL......

Piedmont Triad Omnium.

Cat 2/3 ITT - DFL... (had I done the 3/4 I'd have placed 5th, so not my worst effort)
Cat 2/3 Crit - Super fast race. Tried to help a teammate but was outgunned
Cat 3/4...
07-07-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,140
Posted By currand

How is that even remotely helpful on the road? ...

How is that even remotely helpful on the road? Don't most TT frames have a geometry that puts you in front of the cranks? I can see it helping if you were seated climbing. Cue up some sort of...
07-06-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,335
Posted By currand

Replace my post with this one. Sage advice.

Replace my post with this one. Sage advice.
07-06-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,506
Posted By currand

Step 1: Place ice cubes in used (or new if...

Step 1: Place ice cubes in used (or new if you're into it) panty hose.
Step 2: Place sexy ice bundle in back of jersey near your neck/upper back.
Step 3: Crush soles whilst remaining cool.
Step...
07-06-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By currand

This is just as likely wrong as it is right. ...

This is just as likely wrong as it is right. It's like saying that if you waited another 10m to sprint you'd have won. Sure, or you'd have been 4th instead of 3rd.




I'll assume you are...
07-06-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,335
Posted By currand

A wise coach once told me "first 10 positions in...

A wise coach once told me "first 10 positions in the first 10 minutes". Or, maybe I made that up. Either way, the point is its safer (if not slightly easier) to be on the front of a cat 5 (and so...
07-06-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By currand

Not sure who said it first but, I vote that...

Not sure who said it first but, I vote that moving the seat forward changed the hip angle. If that's the case, I'd be surprised if your normal riding position wouldn't benefit from a slightly more...
07-06-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,506
Posted By currand

A recent study shows people might warm up too...

A recent study shows people might warm up too much. I tend to think the same thing. I've always heard that you don't want the first hard effort of the day to be during the race, which I agree with....
07-05-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,140
Posted By currand

UCI hating aside, does anyone understand the...

UCI hating aside, does anyone understand the reasoning behind the rule? Doesnt' seem to make any sense at all. Its like saying "shifter hoods should be flat" or "shoe cleats must be toe in". Seems...
07-01-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 692,055
Posted By currand

Agreed. And I'm much more "known" to be in break...

Agreed. And I'm much more "known" to be in break aways. In fact, when I'm not in one I'm usually last.
07-01-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 672,898
Posted By currand

I assume you're trying to find your FTP from the...

I assume you're trying to find your FTP from the distribution chart? If so, I would say you don't have enough data. Or, possibly, you have too much. Meaning that you've lumped in several rides of...
07-01-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By currand

I vote stale legs. Or, more scientifically (sort...

I vote stale legs. Or, more scientifically (sort of) the fact that with even a slight break from regular training you can see significant changes in fitness. Especially in the anaerobic efforts. ...
07-01-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,428
Posted By currand

+1, especially (I find) with masters racing. ...

+1, especially (I find) with masters racing. There are guys 20+ years older me who routinely make me look just silly. Sometimes I think having good legs makes you a worse racer. When you're...
07-01-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 692,055
Posted By currand

Local Thursday crit around a race track. M35+ on...

Local Thursday crit around a race track. M35+ on a really technical layout. Lots of tight turns, a steep short hill, then more turns and an almost 180 turn in the middle. Started out really fast...
07-01-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By currand

How about not doing either and taking an easy day...

How about not doing either and taking an easy day when your ATL or TSB approach the levels that make you feel this way? For the next cycle keep a training diary of how you feel off the bike each...
06-29-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,092
Posted By currand

I had a grade two and it was 3 weeks before I...

I had a grade two and it was 3 weeks before I could wash my hair. 6 months before I could reach across my body and pick something up without feeling like my shoulder blade would come through my...
06-29-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By currand

This is something I've been working with my...

This is something I've been working with my clients on. Discerning the real "need" for tapering and resting. Most people, in my opinion, "taper" way too much for their level of fitness. My CTL is...
06-29-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By currand

If this is true (and not just hyperbole) then you...

If this is true (and not just hyperbole) then you were likely cooked when you came home. Add to that the extraordinarily negative tone recounting your recent training, and I'd say you need some time...
06-28-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,092
Posted By currand

I still think about and deal with mine (albeit a...

I still think about and deal with mine (albeit a grade 2, one year ago) daily. And I've thought about it in every one of the 30+ races I've done since then. Not sure I would be human if I didn't. ...
06-27-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,092
Posted By currand

A lot of good stuff has been said here but I'd...

A lot of good stuff has been said here but I'd like to +1 anyone who said (and I'll paraphrase here) that the best way to avoid a crash is to avoid the people in front and around you who are going to...
06-21-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,584
Posted By currand

Some of Friel's recent posts have mentioned...

Some of Friel's recent posts have mentioned recovering between long steady state intervals (like sweet spot/z3 intervals) at endurance pace, not recovery pace. Makes sense I guess. But I don't know...
06-21-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By currand

+1. My team bike is the CAAD10 with Rival this...

+1. My team bike is the CAAD10 with Rival this year. And I would hesitate to call it a starter bike for racing. I have (and have had) some really nice bikes in the past and this, by far, is my...
06-20-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,584
Posted By currand

CDR, maybe a MAP test would work better for you. ...

CDR, maybe a MAP test would work better for you. If motivation is an issue on long intervals and you only do them inside, that is. I also think we should be careful of comparing w/kg @ FTP based on...
06-20-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,186
Posted By currand

I had a pretty severe separation of my AC last...

I had a pretty severe separation of my AC last year in late April. I spent about 3 weeks or so inside doing mostly steady state, the next 2 or so by myself doing threshold. Primary reason being...
06-17-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,584
Posted By currand

I have won a cat 4 crit off the front solo for...

I have won a cat 4 crit off the front solo for half of it at 290W AP 310W NP. The NP number being just slightly over my, then, FTP of 305W. A few weeks later I bridge at about 360W in a flat crit...
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