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06-22-19, 09:32 AM
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Posted By mzeffex

It's been a season. Upgrade to cat 4 in 2011,...

It's been a season. Upgrade to cat 4 in 2011, haven't moved vertically since, at least partially due to collegiate racing, but also due to confidence or lack thereof etc. This season I knew I was fit...
06-20-19, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Tuesday, sprinters workout on Fiesta on my road...

Tuesday, sprinters workout on Fiesta on my road bike followed by an upper body gym workout after.
06-19-19, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Lapping the field is always hard and lapping the...

Lapping the field is always hard and lapping the field at SDV on the 333 meter track with the typical wind is very hard. Congrats doing that in the As.
06-19-19, 11:11 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

94" isn't bad for a mass start race.

94" isn't bad for a mass start race.
06-16-19, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Womenís 50-54, 1st of 13, won by 50 seconds

My second of two races today and I felt really good. Won by a good margin, this was my fastest 10K time ever too.

We had a slight headwind uphill outbound leg and tailwind downhill return leg....
06-16-19, 02:05 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Tour of the hilltowns is 84 miles long and...

Tour of the hilltowns is 84 miles long and features 2x ascents of a 3.5mi @ 6% climb which always proves decisive, and many miles of windy heavily rolling terrain....
06-16-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By icecarver

While staring at this with after a game of poker...

While staring at this with after a game of poker and a good night's sleep and a fresh cup of coffee (which usually fixes everything) I thought of another option. I have quite a bit of frame clearance...
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Albuquerque, W50-54, 1st of 12

Won it by 14 seconds. Raced pretty well but I think I could have gone harder. I had some tough training rides earlier in the week in which I really was crushed by the altitude, and this led me to...
06-14-19, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Hermes

San Diego Velodrome - warmup, jumps and anaerobic...

San Diego Velodrome - warmup, jumps and anaerobic threshold work. Nice day at the track but windy toward the end of the session.
06-14-19, 04:58 PM
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Posted By hairnet

Finished updated the mountain bike. Looking...

Finished updated the mountain bike. Looking forward to going for some rides soon

https://i.imgur.com/xeLIwHp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HHWLwKC.jpg
06-13-19, 03:52 PM
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Views: 3,564,249
Posted By caloso

But the best part was that my son finally cracked...

But the best part was that my son finally cracked the podium after coming 4th twice in a row.
...
06-13-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Doge

Find the races. Go to the races. Meet people. ...

Find the races. Go to the races. Meet people.
See what your college offers. Lots of colleges have spare/trial bikes. Not great, but OK - sometimes. I was involved getting those going at my...
06-13-19, 03:49 PM
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Posted By caloso

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled...

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled myself on all the rocky downhills, but boy that was fun. Next year I'm getting a mountain bike. (photo by She-Bixxel)
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06-13-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By cmh

I disagree with tmonk on the craigslist...

I disagree with tmonk on the craigslist suggestion. If your discount working at the shop is what you suggest, then you can always sell the bike later without losing much money. However, part of...
06-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,745
Posted By 50voltphantom

Only the best looking part of my first geared...

Only the best looking part of my first geared bike for now. Not really ready for prime time yet.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48055399197_5179f45a3e_b.jpg
06-11-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,424
Posted By caloso

I hate FTP testing, so I usually avoid it. ...

I hate FTP testing, so I usually avoid it. Started with a number this season mostly based on past wattage data and feel. Updated it by 10 watts this spring based on hitting my targets relatively...
06-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,631
Posted By cmh

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the...

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the combined 40/50/60+ 123 field which had about 30 riders total (but scored separately). The course is a very non-technical 1km 'D' with 2 wide corners...
06-11-19, 07:36 AM
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Views: 167,753
Posted By Flatballer

I think my best option is commuting, which I...

I think my best option is commuting, which I might try later this week. My drive is 20 minutes, but I could ride it in 30. It's mostly downhill to work and mostly uphill back.

So on a day I wanted...
06-11-19, 07:16 AM
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Views: 167,753
Posted By Flatballer

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a...

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a little, for fun?

My wife convinced me to take an hour one weekend morning and start going for a ride and she'd watch the kids (normally I get up...
06-10-19, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

Way to go TMonk!

Way to go TMonk!
06-10-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24,402
Views: 1,900,966
Posted By TimothyH

I just did a test ride and I donít like it for...

I just did a test ride and I donít like it for the same reason I donít like driving around in a car with fog lights on all the time.

They light up very close to the bike. The bright spot in front...
06-10-19, 05:57 PM
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Views: 1,900,966
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

So lit

So lit
06-10-19, 09:42 AM
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Views: 1,900,966
Posted By 50voltphantom

Yeah, so I know how to start and what basically...

Yeah, so I know how to start and what basically needs to be done, I just don't have much intensity under my belt yet this year. Cross is all about maintaining momentum and repeatedly sprinting out of...
06-10-19, 08:02 AM
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Posted By 50voltphantom

I haven't done any intervals in 2019 am I'm gonna...

I haven't done any intervals in 2019 am I'm gonna do my first crit tomorrow. Yee Haw
06-09-19, 07:09 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Go Blue!

Go Blue!
06-09-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise...

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise this week, 14hrs on the bike. I went outdoor climbing for the first time yesterday and had a blast. Bunch of top rope routes and I tried a lead climb for...
06-09-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,424
Posted By revchuck

It's been a big week. Last Wednesday I wrote...

It's been a big week.

Last Wednesday I wrote that I'd probably end up doing CR intervals rather than make it to my climbing route, and that's what happened. Coach wanted 40 minutes total, so I...
06-09-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,424
Posted By furiousferret

Congratulations TMonk! Good to see Sean and...

Congratulations TMonk! Good to see Sean and Hunter (who live 2 blocks from me) on the podium as well.
06-09-19, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Broctoon

Nicely done! Something to be proud of indeed.

Nicely done! Something to be proud of indeed.
06-09-19, 08:11 AM
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Views: 693,424
Posted By Flatballer

I would "like" that, but I'm on mobile, so I'll...

I would "like" that, but I'm on mobile, so I'll just be old school and say "congrats".

Sounds like a great ride, good work.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By Makel

Have your WBC checked.

Have your WBC checked.
06-08-19, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Hour. Average power up to a whopping 120 today...

Hour. Average power up to a whopping 120 today from 105 last week.

Forgot how long a big effort takes to recover when you're out of shape. Hit one hill hard, took me probably 5 minutes to recover....
06-07-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24,402
Views: 1,900,966
Posted By bonsai171

Had to re-read seau grateaus post on this one a...

Had to re-read seau grateaus post on this one a few times, but it makes sense to me now. You will go faster with a skinsuit but it won't change your heart's performance.


Dave
06-06-19, 01:01 PM
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Views: 1,900,966
Posted By seau grateau

That sounds cool! I used to do a bit of team...

That sounds cool! I used to do a bit of team pursuit practice with some folks on the track once in a while and it was always one of my favorite drills.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,384
Posted By acidfast7

I think that the deleted posts, including my own,...

I think that the deleted posts, including my own, were warranted. Sometimes, this place does need a trim to look fit and proper. So, thanks for doing solid work.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,384
Posted By RubeRad

?? With a history of 11K posts, you should be...

?? With a history of 11K posts, you should be able to see that this thread is like 75th percentile for staying on topic.

Anyways, Kedosto yes, thanks for the excellent writeup. Any idea whether...
06-06-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 977,530
Posted By MAGAIVER

From an XCM Race this Sunday, 50km long race, and...

From an XCM Race this Sunday, 50km long race, and I rode 43km to get to the race, rained a lot the night before and during the race, it was awesome.
...
06-05-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24,402
Views: 1,900,966
Posted By seau grateau

I mean, they make you faster at a given effort,...

I mean, they make you faster at a given effort, but that's not really useful for a heart rate test. Unless you're also going for a KOM at the same time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 83,094
Posted By rjones28

Kudos

Kudos
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 83,094
Posted By LAJ

TTT is hard, and requires a good amount of trust...

TTT is hard, and requires a good amount of trust in your mates. They can be scary, and exhilarating, all within a few seconds.

Well done!
06-05-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24,402
Views: 1,900,966
Posted By bonsai171

Fiesta island is a beautiful area. Glad you got...

Fiesta island is a beautiful area. Glad you got the KOM! Was that geared or fixed?

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 83,094
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

It also looks as if a baby wishes to have a word...

It also looks as if a baby wishes to have a word with you :)

Kudos!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 83,094
Posted By mvnsnd

Congratulations and well done! :bday:

Congratulations and well done! :bday:
06-05-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24,402
Views: 1,900,966
Posted By Broctoon

4.1 miles in 7:56. ^ ^ ^ Very impressive!

4.1 miles in 7:56. ^ ^ ^ Very impressive!
06-05-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,424
Posted By Hermes

Congrats on the KOM on Fiesta - not easy. Who was...

Congrats on the KOM on Fiesta - not easy. Who was your real third rider today? Tony Martin code named Cody?:D
06-05-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,631
Posted By TimmyT

I've been doing other riding this spring, so...

I've been doing other riding this spring, so haven't been racing since March. This is my first season and last night was my 5th race, so still learning. It's a dead flat course with 4 turns, 5 laps...
06-04-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,424
Posted By Ttoc6

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s...

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s appointment (convenient.. hmmm) and got 115 miles of mixed terrain on the gravel bike. Almost 7 hours and I got to see some beautiful, isolated parts...
06-03-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 977,530
Posted By EnzoRWD

Local velodrome clinic ...

Local velodrome clinic

https://i.imgur.com/6NWKqCG.jpg
06-03-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 562,724
Posted By EnzoRWD

got my butt on the velodrome for the first time....

got my butt on the velodrome for the first time. Had a blast in the clinic with the local group and got licensed.

https://i.imgur.com/CLb2Wkk.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LGjNQYk.jpg...
06-02-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,424
Posted By Hermes

4 hours of endurance this weekend riding along...

4 hours of endurance this weekend riding along the coast.
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