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Forum: Foo
08-12-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,551
Views: 517,999
Posted By JPradun

Wow, gio! 2 years already? Where had the...

Wow, gio! 2 years already?

Where had the time gone? We haven't talked in forever :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By JPradun

Definitely don't ask them to slow down. Do...

Definitely don't ask them to slow down.

Do less (or no) pulls, and just hang on the back. It's not bad form unless you actually screw up the paceline, which can be avoided in every situation.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-12-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,709
Posted By JPradun

It would be nice if they received the same...

It would be nice if they received the same treatment by cars as normal cyclists. It would definitely help them make suggestions for improving bicycle safety.

Unfortunately, I'm not too positive...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-12-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,856
Posted By JPradun

Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. ...

Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. I'm not totally familiar with the east side store since I never go there, but the people at the west side store really know their sh*t. I wish it...
04-12-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By JPradun

Unless your nutrition is seriously lacking, this...

Unless your nutrition is seriously lacking, this shouldn't be happening in a 30-45min crit. It's a fitness thing. You just need to race and train more, and it will go away.
04-12-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By JPradun

Superweek and TOAD are both omniums and have a...

Superweek and TOAD are both omniums and have a leader's jersey.

Cat5 --> Cat4 --> P-R-O. Just skip the cat3/cat2/cat1 fields; we all know that's how it works, anyway.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-12-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,856
Posted By JPradun

Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. ...

Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. I'm not totally familiar with the east side store since I never go there, but the people at the west side store really know their sh*t. I wish it...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-12-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,484
Posted By JPradun

First P/1/2 race and took 4th. It was close...

First P/1/2 race and took 4th. It was close between 2nd-5th. I was 2nd wheel coming into the turn and 1st wheel as soon as we finished the turn. Too long for me to sprint uphill and into the wind,...
03-26-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By JPradun

Training camp in North Carolina

<shameless plug>

This is my third time, and people really seemed to enjoy it in the past (at least, based on the number of hits on my blog). I was a cat4 in 2008 before moving up to cat3; cat3 in...
03-20-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By JPradun

10yr olds are really with it, and a lot smarter...

10yr olds are really with it, and a lot smarter than we give them credit for.
03-17-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,675
Posted By JPradun

Raise the FTP and you'll see higher 5s at the...

Raise the FTP and you'll see higher 5s at the finish.
03-17-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By JPradun

Tough call, but I would ride in the street with...

Tough call, but I would ride in the street with him in front and you right behind. Take the least busiest roads possible, even if they are out of the way.

But really, it's up to you. Do whatever...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-20-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By JPradun

i'm home for the weekend

The family wants to see me for my birthday, but I'm happy that it's actually warm down here. Madison is a solid 20 degrees colder!

Are there any group rides (even if small) going on today or...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-12-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By JPradun

Can't race anything before May 10. Actually, I...

Can't race anything before May 10. Actually, I might take a weekend off collegiate racing 10th/11th or 17th/18th to help with the GDVC race, do a P12 race before Nationals. I'll be in the middle of...
02-12-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,134
Posted By JPradun

just a 2

just a 2
02-12-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By JPradun

I'll be there I think from the 19th to 26th.

I'll be there I think from the 19th to 26th.
02-05-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,889
Posted By JPradun

Race outside of CA/the PNW for a new perspective?...

Race outside of CA/the PNW for a new perspective?

I'm a fresh cat2 wanting to make it to cat1 before quitting, so come talk to me in 3 years. I would be okay with walking away if I feel I gave it...
02-05-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By JPradun

It would be fine for a week, maybe two, but...

It would be fine for a week, maybe two, but that's about it with the fitness base that you have.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-23-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By JPradun

You get a coach who can help make you fast *ehem*...

You get a coach who can help make you fast *ehem* :)

As for the trainer, try raising the front wheel a little more, as if climbing a 2% gradient. Try to also get out of the saddle every 5-10...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,039
Posted By JPradun

Terrible :(

Terrible :(
01-14-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,167
Posted By JPradun

A little more detail: I would ride 4-6 days...

A little more detail:

I would ride 4-6 days per week, usually on the lower end. I would take Monday off, Thursday off, and Friday as a spin-up day. That only left me 4 days of real training or...
01-14-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,592
Posted By JPradun

Does not apply to cases that cause burnout from...

Does not apply to cases that cause burnout from the bike.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-14-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By JPradun

Jesus some of those races are far. Not sure...

Jesus some of those races are far.

Not sure if I can make any of them. I might be in California, Baltimore, or DC :(
01-12-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 18,942
Posted By JPradun

You should sponsor me :o)

You should sponsor me :o)
01-12-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,387
Posted By JPradun

I'm in Tucson right now. Sure as hell wouldn't...

I'm in Tucson right now. Sure as hell wouldn't want to live here in summer, but 71 degrees today is pretty sweet.

(shameless plug: i'm blogging about it now)
01-12-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By JPradun

Since you're a local, you should know the dates. ...

Since you're a local, you should know the dates.

2 years ago: for superweek
last year: tour of america's dairyland
this year: collegiate nationals in Madison on May 9.
01-12-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,167
Posted By JPradun

One thing I regret is not focusing on the...

One thing I regret is not focusing on the long-term. It took my 2.5 years to go from cat5 to cat2, but I could have done it in 1.5 if I quit focusing on the next race, and focused more on overall...
01-12-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,592
Posted By JPradun

If the most amount of hours you've put in was 10...

If the most amount of hours you've put in was 10 hours almost 2 years ago, then yes, 10hrs is too much to start at. Work your way up an hour a week, resting when necessary.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-05-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By JPradun

wedding in Chicago?

Has anyone attended a cool wedding in Chicago? If it was awesome, do you remember the name of the place/where it was, and why it was cool?

Thanks :)

(PS, I got engaged...
12-25-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By JPradun

30-45min at an intensity that feels like walking...

30-45min at an intensity that feels like walking on the bike. If it's race season, I'll throw in a few 30s intervals at 90% of my FTP.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-25-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 28,463
Posted By JPradun

I'd love to, but can't until later this week. ...

I'd love to, but can't until later this week. I'll be in Tucson starting Jan 4th, so my blog will be updated with my rides.

My last 3 rides:

Monday, SST
Duration: 1hr 36min
Avg Power: 238w
...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-24-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 28,463
Posted By JPradun

FTP test 2 days ago, SST yesterday, today, and...

FTP test 2 days ago, SST yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

I'd love to tell you how much time I'm putting into the trainer, but it's a pitiful number. Tucson in 10 days, though!!!
Forum: Great Lakes
12-17-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,889
Posted By JPradun

Sooooo, who wants a coach? :)

Sooooo, who wants a coach? :)
Forum: Great Lakes
12-15-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,889
Posted By JPradun

Probably his shoes. If not, even I don't know...

Probably his shoes. If not, even I don't know and I was there.

Thanks for having us over, Tim.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-15-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By JPradun

Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-10-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,889
Posted By JPradun

Hey, I might actually be able to make it on the...

Hey, I might actually be able to make it on the 11th!

I sent you an email.
12-10-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,504
Posted By JPradun

Cool race. Not a cool course.

Cool race. Not a cool course.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-01-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By JPradun

Lance doesn't have a degree. He just likes...

Lance doesn't have a degree. He just likes UT-Austin because it's in his hometown.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-30-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By JPradun

:thumb: Nice ride. I sent you a PM.

:thumb:

Nice ride. I sent you a PM.
11-11-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By JPradun

I suffer from asthma. The answer is yes.

I suffer from asthma. The answer is yes.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-08-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
Posted By JPradun

I used to ride the path when I first bought my...

I used to ride the path when I first bought my bike. I only use it now to get from Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall area to the Thursday night intervals on Tonne, or to get to Village CycleSport (my LBS)....
Forum: Great Lakes
11-08-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By JPradun

Springfield, IL "controversy"

http://www.rogerkramercycling.org/HTML/2009/11/capital-city-cycling-controversy.php

Not sure how many have/will see this, so I thought I would post it. Interesting...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,375
Posted By JPradun

No, it's definitely too low :thumb:

No, it's definitely too low :thumb:
10-29-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,560
Posted By JPradun

More climbing suits more Andy Schleck. More TT's...

More climbing suits more Andy Schleck. More TT's suit Contador.

2010 TdF: Lance loses on the mountains, Schleck loses on the TTs. Contador walks away with it.

Who is Cadel Evans? Oh..right.
10-23-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,204
Posted By JPradun

Move your VO2 workout to Tuesday.

Move your VO2 workout to Tuesday.
10-23-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By JPradun

Rumor has it that Oscar Pereiro was one of the...

Rumor has it that Oscar Pereiro was one of the riders.
10-01-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By JPradun

Disagree. Bibs + tights are better. Double the...

Disagree. Bibs + tights are better. Double the warmth where you need it, and they don't have to be washed after each ride. Buying 4-5 pairs of bib shorts is not cheap.
10-01-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By JPradun

I use my skull cap down to 28 degrees. One pair...

I use my skull cap down to 28 degrees. One pair of tights down to about 34 degrees. Those gloves to only about 40 degrees. Those booties to about 38 degrees.

40 isn't cold. HTFU :)
Forum: Great Lakes
09-26-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By JPradun

Paul Weaver Bill Ochowicz

Paul Weaver
Bill Ochowicz
Forum: Great Lakes
09-25-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By JPradun

Anyone?

Anyone?
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