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03-16-22, 04:02 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

New 1min PR - best ever by 30 watts!

New 1min PR - best ever by 30 watts!
01-09-22, 02:35 PM
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Posted By TMonk

2022 race stories thread

Looks like I'm first "to the punch" here. Must be the SoCal weather.

1/9/21 Fiesta Island time trial series (FITT), 20k men's P/1/2/3, 2nd place out of 2 starters in this category. I rode 27:54...
12-28-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Hopefully you should get there if it's not a cold...

Hopefully you should get there if it's not a cold and windy day!

FWIW, I usually get a 10 minute lap out of closer to 300w... which is 1/3 of the race. Sometimes faster, sometimes not. But that's...
10-07-21, 03:19 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Glad to hear it!

Glad to hear it!
10-04-21, 09:13 PM
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Posted By big john

Sounds like me when I used to buy and sell cars.

Sounds like me when I used to buy and sell cars.
10-04-21, 07:19 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Heal well. Don't push it. I read somewhere...

Heal well. Don't push it.

I read somewhere that when people screw things up they have an idea they're screwing things up. This was related to work (car stuff). I mentioned it to one of the techs I...
09-22-21, 12:02 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I had umbilical hernia surgery in 2009. It is...

I had umbilical hernia surgery in 2009. It is very unpleasant for a few days. You will walk hunched over for a week or so. It gets progressively less annoying over the course of like a month. I...
09-03-21, 03:16 PM
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Posted By mattm

Still running Terun Elite yeah, and Ill have...

Still running Terun Elite yeah, and Ill have yall know weve beaten Mikes a few times this year already!

I did a ton of solo training last year but generally still training the same, just...
08-06-21, 06:05 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Really disappointing weeknight worlds. I was...

Really disappointing weeknight worlds. I was feeling good and ready to roll. It was a solid group but the typical Cat 1/2 guys who just blow it up all the time weren't there. So it was going to be...
08-04-21, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Drove up to Carson Velodrome and did a track...

Drove up to Carson Velodrome and did a track workout. 4x2k team pursuits in 96 gear inches with a roll up start. There was one other racer with us who then left and we had the indoor velodrome to...
07-12-21, 05:51 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a...

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a few weeks ago) in a grey CAADX, I should have an Orange Dons kit one. More than likely I'm going to do it. You somewhat talked me into it!
07-07-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By himespau

So I was wearing this t shirt (well, sort of,...

So I was wearing this t shirt (well, sort of, mine's a different color) to physical therapy today, and the receptionist told me that she might have to steal my shirt. I was about ready to come back...
07-05-21, 07:42 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I told Trainingpeaks to shutup. Wife and kids...

I told Trainingpeaks to shutup. Wife and kids out of town I made best effort at most useful volume in a week I could do. So no 10 hour 100 watt days. Kept it Z2 and such. So lots of 90min to...
07-05-21, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Saturday 3xTorrey Pines threshold power climbing...

Saturday 3xTorrey Pines threshold power climbing efforts with the last one 16 watts higher than the first. Sunday, 4th, was a 2 hour a coffee ride along the coast.

The June gloom continues to...
06-23-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By Enthalpic

Thanks for pointing that out. I tried and...

Thanks for pointing that out.

I tried and like it.
06-21-21, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Lucky me. I scheduled a colonoscopy for Friday....

Lucky me. I scheduled a colonoscopy for Friday. This is my third one. I am going to upgrade myself to a Cat 1 for colonoscopy.:D
06-21-21, 08:14 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Double Z race morning, just finished the first...

Double Z race morning, just finished the first one, have about 10 total min of cooldown before the second.

12 laps crit city A race - 3rd/9 starters, although more like second...

Some dude rode...
06-21-21, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Yep

That's a hard day. Nice one.

That's a hard day. Nice one.
06-20-21, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Saturday - 2x20 km TTT with wife. She pulled the...

Saturday - 2x20 km TTT with wife. She pulled the first one and I pulled the second one. Legs felt good.

Sunday - 2 hour endurance ride along the coast most high z2 low z3 with some sweet spot....
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.
...
05-24-21, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Doge

I expect trail runners could beat this, but the...

I expect trail runners could beat this, but the fun part was they were cyclists.

Junior flew to SoCal Friday climb Mt Baldy (A well know SoCal mountain furiousferret ) fast with his LUX alum...
05-23-21, 01:52 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Win! Can't find a good side pic yet of...

Win!

Can't find a good side pic yet of riding on course, but had a good regional TT champ day. I won 4/5 and time was good for 8th fastest overall. A couple masters and a couple 1/2 guys really...
05-21-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should...

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should probably at least for the next few weeks only have 2 days over zone 2; if those end up being group rides so be it and if you need more intensity that...
05-20-21, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Doge

He was. I was the large guy walking around in...

He was. I was the large guy walking around in the red flannel lumberjack shirt with a video camera. Too busy this week working to edit the video.
When juniors the LUX kids would do a team thing...
05-20-21, 01:55 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Tied a 20' PR on Tuesday at Fiesta, 325w. This is...

Tied a 20' PR on Tuesday at Fiesta, 325w. This is the last time I will test until nearly 6 months from now when I want to establish a fitness baseline and monitor my progress through base training...
05-17-21, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Nice job wktmeow . I assume that was the elite...

Nice job wktmeow . I assume that was the elite 1/2. I would assume the vaccine was at best neutral and probably a downside. Pretty fast crit solid riding.
05-17-21, 09:06 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Didn't watch the whole thing but you were smooth...

Didn't watch the whole thing but you were smooth out there. A 29.4 average is crazy fast.
05-11-21, 09:18 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Set all kinds of PRs at Worlds, mainly because I...

Set all kinds of PRs at Worlds, mainly because I was able to stay with the group on the downhill. I suppose all that practice on the corners helped because I set my 2 fastest descents out of 350...
05-08-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the...

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the same numbers as 2 years ago. A hair under 4.7 w/kg and still a few watts under 300. Vegan Cyclist did our local hammerfest today, and at first I was...
05-07-21, 11:47 AM
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Posted By TMonk

wktmeow you were riding good and I saw you at the...

wktmeow you were riding good and I saw you at the front often! It's nice to see you getting back in the groove, even if you are wearing a different jersey now :)
05-06-21, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Doge

I don't think I have the sharpening thing figured...

I don't think I have the sharpening thing figured out. I might get some DMT steels or stones. My expectations are high and I like them a lot sharper than needed.
From a slicing session:...
05-05-21, 11:19 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

I’m a food snob and a vegetarian. While I...

I’m a food snob and a vegetarian. While I typically avoid the fake meats I have had some awesome dishes with it. Like most food, prep and knowing what to do with it is what matters most.
05-05-21, 09:56 AM
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Posted By cmh

My son is a vegan and his top choice is Beyond...

My son is a vegan and his top choice is Beyond Meat bratwurst for sausages, and Impossible Burgers for a burger substitute. I've tried many of them and in my opinion the options that don't try as...
05-05-21, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, give the sausages a try and see what you...

Yeah, give the sausages a try and see what you think. I can't remember if we tried the ground one or not. I've heard you need so spice the absolute heck out of it to make the plain stuff good.

And...
05-05-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I got the plain ground meat equivalent and cooked...

I got the plain ground meat equivalent and cooked it on the grill. I saw the bratwursts and sausages but chose the other. Maybe I have to try the other choices. What would be interesting is to get...
05-05-21, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Last night I tried some Beyond Meat. The reason...

Last night I tried some Beyond Meat. The reason is that I want to reduce the amount of meat I each each week (less environmental impact) and increase variety. I am allergic to seafood so I am stuck...
04-24-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Yep

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute...

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute climb today and instead went for a 7 minute one with some other stuff thrown in. Did 393w (shooting for 400w). I'm 72ish kg, and it was a power PR, so...
04-21-21, 08:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

A bit of a frustrating start to the morning...

A bit of a frustrating start to the morning training-wise. Was planning on riding the Tour of Watopia (Zwift) Stage on the Mountain 8 route, but had problems logging into Zwift. Turns out its not a...
04-20-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Hit a 320w 20 min this morning. 4.87 w/kg @ 145...

Hit a 320w 20 min this morning. 4.87 w/kg @ 145 lbs. 5 watts off a PB. I would have liked a few more watts, but I almost puked as soon as I stopped pedaling so I can't say that I'm unsatisfied with...
04-16-21, 02:27 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I felt like my arms were going to fall off during...

I felt like my arms were going to fall off during my last vo2 workout. Don't even get me started about my legs...
04-16-21, 12:00 PM
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Posted By cmh

4 minutes at 130% is PR territory for me so if I...

4 minutes at 130% is PR territory for me so if I started with that I wouldn't hit that on the next 3. Great you did that first interval and didn't feel like it was max.
04-07-21, 03:42 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday, Tuesday morning Fiesta ride, my fav...

Yesterday, Tuesday morning Fiesta ride, my fav ride in the county. Briefly, a paceline ride with local racers, but periodically a local coach tortures us by gassing it on an ebike to 30+ for a while....
04-03-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By cmh

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for...

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for several years. First time ever at 4.2W/kg for 20 minutes*. I'm stoked! Now its time to turn my focus to shorter durations.

*my real goal is a...
03-30-21, 05:27 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

When I train it, vo2 is by far the strongest part...

When I train it, vo2 is by far the strongest part of my power curve. I just prefer the mild nut tap that is an ftp workout to the full on kick in the groin that is vo2.
03-30-21, 02:03 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I am enjoying vo2. I mean I hate it while I'm...

I am enjoying vo2. I mean I hate it while I'm doing it, but I am happy I did it after completing a workout.
03-28-21, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Hermes

100 miles on Zwift aka, the trainer, is badass.

100 miles on Zwift aka, the trainer, is badass.
03-28-21, 11:26 AM
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Posted By TMonk

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride...

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride (nearly 6 hrs) on Zwift. 11 laps completed for the longest route badge on Zwift. I had a few other riders in my private meetup and we chatted on discord...
03-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,148
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Posted By Doge

I thought the "true audiophile" spend point was...

I thought the "true audiophile" spend point was when it was more costly than the bikes. Toss in travel and I'm not there yet. The group is mixed. Most have $10K-$20K invested and a few buy houses...
03-26-21, 09:34 AM
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Posted By TMonk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_urvud-Oi0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_urvud-Oi0

Also sampled by The Fugees (w/ Lauryn Hill), in "Zealots", I think.
03-20-21, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it...

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it was wet outside and did not see my shadow so opted for the trainer.
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