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05-05-21, 08:34 AM
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Posted By cmh

Did my first 'worlds' ride in over a year Sunday...

Did my first 'worlds' ride in over a year Sunday and had a blast. I stayed near the back and didn't work much for most of the ride, but moved up for the three end of lap sprints. Next time I'll...
04-28-21, 02:12 PM
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Views: 160,555
Posted By furiousferret

Whatever you rated Curry, its too low :)

Whatever you rated Curry, its too low :)
04-27-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,333
Posted By TMonk

2021 race stories

Figured I'd start this thread again, only this time three months later than last year (for obvious reasons). I know that waterrockets and some others (?) have already posted race results elsewhere.
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03-22-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By gsteinb

when I'm in a race and whatever I'm using and...

when I'm in a race and whatever I'm using and whatever they're using I'm going to beat them.
03-17-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,174
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Posted By furiousferret

I have a 48cm bike, fits just fine in my Jeep. ...

I have a 48cm bike, fits just fine in my Jeep. Pretty sure if I was a giant over 5'9" though I'd be in the NBA and not riding bicycles. On the plus side I rarely have to duck under branches while...
03-16-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 380,262
Posted By big john

I just lie the bike on it's side on a blanket in...

I just lie the bike on it's side on a blanket in the Trailblazer. Oddly, there was more room in the old S-10 Blazer because the seat folded flat. The only bike I ever had to take the wheel off of is...
03-10-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 380,262
Posted By Psimet2001

Regardless of the 41 - that ship sailed a few...

Regardless of the 41 - that ship sailed a few years back. Chris King told us last September that they weren't sure when they would have rim brake hubs back in stock and were considering never...
03-09-21, 10:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Totally failed my VO2 max intervals this morning....

Totally failed my VO2 max intervals this morning. I decided to pull the plug most of the way through my second interval. A very hard weekend and a bit too much beer and wine with the lady on Sunday...
03-08-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 380,262
Posted By gsteinb

Vaccine site. Feels post apocalyptic. ...

Vaccine site. Feels post apocalyptic.
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03-07-21, 01:02 PM
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Views: 22,585
Posted By gsteinb

Right. The one bike thing in track is more a...

Right. The one bike thing in track is more a testimony of how expensive stuff is and how little it may be ridden.

I was looking into throwing all my effort into pursuit a few years back. Power to...
03-04-21, 11:08 AM
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Views: 22,585
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

This thread is confusing. It's not like everyone...

This thread is confusing. It's not like everyone and their mother can do it, but 300w doesn't make you a unicorn unless you weigh like 120lbs. It's almost trivial in NEBRA/NYSBRA.
03-04-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 22,585
Posted By burnthesheep

I guess I meant they can do 300w for an hour on...

I guess I meant they can do 300w for an hour on their road bike, not their TT bike.

I might be totally wrong though.

I just pulled some results for a few years of the NC Ironman at Wilmington...
02-24-21, 07:37 PM
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Views: 2,316
Posted By big john

I don't think I could do that. It would be nice...

I don't think I could do that. It would be nice to get aero when on the road on the mtb. I don't think I could run my bars as low as Nino Schurter, either. BTW, he doesn't use a dropper....
02-22-21, 05:08 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

The heist has to be watched dubbed. It's all the...

The heist has to be watched dubbed. It's all the charm of it.
02-22-21, 04:29 PM
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Views: 994,293
Posted By cmh

I've had delayed onset muscle soreness my whole...

I've had delayed onset muscle soreness my whole life from any variety of workouts - cycling, basketball, weight lifting, running, hiking. This has been since at least high school and I just think it...
02-22-21, 12:35 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

14 hours in the books, probably 12 under Zone 3....

14 hours in the books, probably 12 under Zone 3. I did a pair of 2 1/2 hour z2 sessions on the weekend in ERG and my legs feel fresh. Doing that same volume as a group ride in Zwift trashed my legs....
02-22-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By caloso

Not legs, but I have had intermittent lower back...

Not legs, but I have had intermittent lower back pain and stiffness. It will be fine for a few days and for some reason some days I can barely straighten up. It's actually not bad on the bike once...
02-22-21, 10:51 AM
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Views: 994,293
Posted By Yep

I'm 45 now, but the increased soreness is real...

I'm 45 now, but the increased soreness is real and I need more days between intensity. I would almost say I can hog on the endurance miles more than ever. Also, I haven't seen anything like the...
02-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 380,262
Posted By Flatballer

Good point. I'm not that kind of engineer, or a...

Good point. I'm not that kind of engineer, or a chemist. I think your way would work for freezing rain (because it's already falling as a liquid, so it's cheap to keep it a liquid and keep it from...
02-10-21, 06:30 PM
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Views: 380,262
Posted By big john

Some moto guys run their bicycle brakes that way.

Some moto guys run their bicycle brakes that way.
02-09-21, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I have come to the conclusion that any workout...

I have come to the conclusion that any workout that I am willing to do is useful.:D

I think context is important. If the only goal is to raise / maintain threshold then running the meter longer...
02-06-21, 04:22 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

my wife ordered padded envelopes from staples. A...

my wife ordered padded envelopes from staples. A $13 order.

Staples sent 98 spray bottles (without tops) valued at around $1000
02-03-21, 02:44 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By caloso

Ramping up the intensity with some VO2max...

Ramping up the intensity with some VO2max intervals this morning. "Rest" periods were short and not really rest. A tough set, but I like the idea of having to go hard after an incomplete recovery.
02-03-21, 12:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Day 3 of recovery, I'm hoping my legs will be...

Day 3 of recovery, I'm hoping my legs will be fresh tomorrow.
02-03-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 380,262
Posted By kensuf

Of course you found it in the last place you...

Of course you found it in the last place you looked. Why would you keep looking after you found it? :D
01-29-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,964
Posted By gsteinb

Iím having a surly gravel bike built up. I...

Iím having a surly gravel bike built up. I figured it would make a good campground bike. Itís got a rear rack that I can use for ice runs. But now that Iím riding more seriously again Iím thinking...
01-27-21, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Vaccinated

Vaccinated
01-27-21, 04:03 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I am also rocking the full Borat. Haven't shaved...

I am also rocking the full Borat. Haven't shaved my legs since uh, like May? Truly majestic. Let the wookie win, etc.

Oh right, bags.

I use an under seat micro bag for flat kit. I am not nearly...
01-26-21, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Doge

Shaving legs and bar bags are very close.

Shaving legs and bar bags are very close.
01-26-21, 12:07 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

Our older dog is almost 16. She has a huge fatty...

Our older dog is almost 16. She has a huge fatty growth on her side that’s the size of a basketball. When it started to form when she was 12 the vet said she was too old to risk surgery and she’d no...
01-25-21, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Hermes

All this Kj talk is giving me but yet another...

All this Kj talk is giving me but yet another metric to make me feel woefully inadequate.:eek:

I am rereading Faster by Hutchinson...
01-24-21, 04:05 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

165 TSS Zwift ride, 5700ft. I crushed my...

165 TSS Zwift ride, 5700ft.

I crushed my old 90min and 120min power on Zwift today. 240w for 90min and 235w for 120min. Rode Quatch Quest. Good route to warmup, do a solid 20ish min effort. ...
01-23-21, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Last day of skiing - 55k of vertical feet over 6...

Last day of skiing - 55k of vertical feet over 6 days. SpO2 this AM was 96%. Gym / recovery / travel day tomorrow and then on Monday an easy spin on the trainer. San Diego’s weather is looking...
01-21-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Hermes

3 days of skiing and 28k of vertical feet. My...

3 days of skiing and 28k of vertical feet. My legs are uncommitted this morning and refuse to forecast how much skiing they have in them. They are in their UPOD mode - under promise over deliver. ...
01-20-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Doge

I'm very excited and impatient. Been trying to...

I'm very excited and impatient.
Been trying to hire the best coder/architect I know of (in 35 years of hundreds of developers) for the last 2 years.
Got the hook set, now need to get him online. ...
01-17-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By TMonk

https://i.imgflip.com/4u5v7v.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/4u5v7v.jpg
01-12-21, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT Tuesday. What a great day for a time...

Fiesta TTT Tuesday. What a great day for a time trial - mid 60s, water was like glass and 8 person rowing teams on the water. 20K into Strava. Another chainless day.
01-12-21, 02:56 PM
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Posted By TMonk

More TT work this morning, really starting to...

More TT work this morning, really starting to enjoy these rides and the sensation of speed. 30' barely over z2 and then 15' at ~87%. It's nice out there on a cool and (relatively) windless morning...
01-12-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

My 9 y/o started riding (like we got him to ride...

My 9 y/o started riding (like we got him to ride without training wheels) in March and in April I got him a used road bike, which he begged me for (and of course the novelty wore off and he didn't...
01-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Bro tomorrow's our 1 year anniversary! Or was....

Bro tomorrow's our 1 year anniversary! Or was. We're def getting divorced now.
01-09-21, 11:11 AM
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Views: 994,293
Posted By gsteinb

If you were serious about your cycling that would...

If you were serious about your cycling that would be grounds for divorce.
01-07-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By TMonk

Also I think I've mentioned this b4, but your...

Also I think I've mentioned this b4, but your pictures reminded me that we have the same TCR. Here it is on the rack... finest bike I've ever owned IMO. My Venge is on the trainer right now and it...
01-07-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By gsteinb

Came home to a 10 watt bump on my 20 minute...

Came home to a 10 watt bump on my 20 minute power. Getting back into the range of where I used to be.
01-06-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By caloso

Ramp test. Blergh. Just felt a lot harder than I...

Ramp test. Blergh. Just felt a lot harder than I expected and I don't think there's any way I lost 20 watts in 4 weeks. I think I'm going to keep my current FTP for the time being. If the weather's...
01-05-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Def lucky! I have a pretty great vo2 hill a short...

Def lucky! I have a pretty great vo2 hill a short warmup from here but it is a bit stair steppy. In general I have lots of climbing around, but rarely steady or the perfect length.
01-04-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16,428
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Posted By burnthesheep

Good point. All I have to do is sit up and...

Good point.

All I have to do is sit up and hammer for that really high stuff.

I tried this last workout that had a mix and it worked out. I hammered the VO2 part sat up, then settled into...
01-01-21, 12:20 PM
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Views: 994,293
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Have you seen that Black Mirror episode 15...

Have you seen that Black Mirror episode 15 Million Merits? It be like that.
01-01-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16,428
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Already at the end of S6 of Deep Space 9, which...

Already at the end of S6 of Deep Space 9, which means I've got like 2 more weeks before I have to find a new show. Torn between Voyager and less nerdy stuff. Life is hard.

Trainer's not so bad....
12-26-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16,428
Views: 994,293
Posted By gsteinb

Driving intervals. Drove 800 miles today....

Driving intervals. Drove 800 miles today. Somewhere in NC. My brain is nothing but static.
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