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09-01-11, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Could be worse--I've got grey nose hairs.

Could be worse--I've got grey nose hairs.
08-30-11, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
08-28-11, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Never had any issue on the trainer doing a 20...

Never had any issue on the trainer doing a 20 minute test. A lot of people have trouble achieving the same wattage indoor as they do outdoor, so keep that in mind if you do the bulk of your training...
08-28-11, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Good luck gsteinb. Hope the worst of it is past....

Good luck gsteinb. Hope the worst of it is past.

My dog killed me a rat today. Well, mauled it and left it for dead so I had to finish it off. Good dog, good sausage dog.
08-28-11, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

4:11 with a police car stopping the main group...

4:11 with a police car stopping the main group too. I spent the day at the pool.
08-26-11, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

And you think the result of a successful MCAT...

And you think the result of a successful MCAT will be any less difficult? Or the move to a med school across the country if that happens to be the one you get into and really like? If you get into...
08-26-11, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Brown Recluses are nasty. They are the only...

Brown Recluses are nasty. They are the only spider I kill immediately. All other spiders I let go (including my black widows). Brown Recluses? The only thing I release is the greasy patch that...
08-26-11, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

"Spiders aren't insects! This news couldn't...

"Spiders aren't insects!
This news couldn't wait!
Instead of six legs
Every spider has eight!"
--Tirsh Rabe from the book: On Beyond Bugs! All about Insects (Dr. Seuss).

I read that book a...
08-26-11, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

I remember seeing those for the first time in the...

I remember seeing those for the first time in the crawl space of my last house. I looked up and saw those things up there and instantly had a mental image of them swarming and devouring me much like...
08-26-11, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Two recent images sent to my mother-in-law. I...

Two recent images sent to my mother-in-law. I wonder why she won't talk to me sometimes.
08-26-11, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

I grew up in Indonesia. I remember one time right...

I grew up in Indonesia. I remember one time right as I crawled into bed looking up at the ceiling and seeing a massive hairy brown spider above my bed. Not a Banana spider, but something about the...
08-25-11, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

You are right. I was assuming that were...

You are right. I was assuming that were discussing an intermediate level or higher athlete.
08-25-11, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

I was just regurgitating something I read in Joe...

I was just regurgitating something I read in Joe Friel's blog:

http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2011/08/intervals-part-3.html

Ok, I stand corrected. He said: "For example, triathletes generally...
08-25-11, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Group ride last night. I hung in, it hurt. ...

Group ride last night. I hung in, it hurt. Seemed like cars were pulling out in front of us around every corner.

On the plus side, after the ride as was at 185 lbs and this morning at 188. ...
08-24-11, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Enjoying the commercials- Tom Danielson comparing...

Enjoying the commercials- Tom Danielson comparing LASIK to a good chamois, the Gander Mountain firearm commercials, and the official tour de France exercise bike.

I can't imagine wrecking on a...
08-24-11, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Watching USAPCC. Much disappointed by the quality...

Watching USAPCC. Much disappointed by the quality of the picture (I'm spoiled by the euro races). Hehe... The airplane had to go be de-iced.
08-24-11, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Something like this is discussed in Nurture Shock...

Something like this is discussed in Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (http://www.nurtureshock.com/). Basically when I was growing up it was all about the ego--praise, praise, praise...
08-24-11, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

I boarded the fail boat. Full fail ahead. My...

I boarded the fail boat. Full fail ahead. My 2012 goals...

Enter a race
Get FTP back up to 355+
Get weight back down to 170
380 watt 20 minute interval (which means I need an ftp ~ 360)...
08-23-11, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Forgot to set my alarm. It was, however, nice to...

Forgot to set my alarm. It was, however, nice to sleep in to 6:30.
08-19-11, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Then you are going to have a tough time at the...

Then you are going to have a tough time at the Grant Park Crit this weekend. You are doing it, aren't you? I only see three of your teammates signed up for the only in-town crit of the year.
08-19-11, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

190.0 this morning. Heading in the right...

190.0 this morning. Heading in the right direction, but still chubbers. I still have several sets of pants that don't fit.
08-19-11, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

2x20s @ 90% tonight. Had the heart rate up at...

2x20s @ 90% tonight. Had the heart rate up at 180 at the end of the last one. I am beginning to remember what suffering feels like. And I weighed 190.0 this morning. About to break that barrier.
08-18-11, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Ignore speed on the cyclometer when you are on...

Ignore speed on the cyclometer when you are on the trainer (I've . Trying to do a 1 hour LTHR test is painful (that is why we do estimates/approximations). Here is what I'd do (just me). Use the...
08-18-11, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

When I had my strongest season, during base I was...

When I had my strongest season, during base I was doing a 4-5 hour ride on the weekend, then 2x20's and Pacing workouts during the week. I don't think I ever had more than an 8 hour week with (I...
08-18-11, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

True. I just went pack and looked at the...

True.

I just went pack and looked at the article. It says: "need to increase the amount of time spent at or near FTP to 60-90 minutes." 60 minutes-doable but not fun, but to go beyond that you'd...
08-18-11, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Yes, that is why I'm asking. Has anybody here...

Yes, that is why I'm asking. Has anybody here done 3x30s at threshold?
08-18-11, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Back to the next level...Is it possible to do,...

Back to the next level...Is it possible to do, for example 3x30s at threshold provided you have 5-10 minutes rest between them (it hurts just to think about it)? I was regularly doing pacing...
08-17-11, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

I'm not to the point yet where I can do...

I'm not to the point yet where I can do back-to-back ftp workouts yet. That won't be for another couple months. Strong workout Monday, tried pacing intervals yesterday and threw the towel in...
08-15-11, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Garrr...I'm riding again. I've gotten the...

Garrr...I'm riding again. I've gotten the support again and I've been riding consistently since mid may after taking a seven month break (between not having time/energy to ride after work and...
06-13-11, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

God I'm fat. I've got 25 lbs I have to take off...

God I'm fat. I've got 25 lbs I have to take off in the next couple months. The first 20 will be easy.
11-05-10, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Gonna miss the first one this year. I've got a...

Gonna miss the first one this year. I've got a nasty virus that won't go away...I'm sitting on three weeks.

Just found out I have about 10 weeks of traveling starting in February. There goes...
10-14-10, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

My average hourly training before my accident was...

My average hourly training before my accident was 6.5-7.5 hours. Most of it was in the threshold range--pacing intervals, 2x20s at 95+%, SST. As long as I get one good long ride in a week, I can...
10-14-10, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Freaking eh. Just looked at costs for next year....

Freaking eh. Just looked at costs for next year. Because I'm going down to the club level, for one set of bib shorts, jersey, gloves and team dues it bumps $200. I'm looking at getting my masters...
10-14-10, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

I've had times I've left models running overnight...

I've had times I've left models running overnight to reach steady state or test for durability only to have come in the next day to have my computer restarted. I disabled the auto restart feature.
10-13-10, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Don't send her anything for a few days unless she...

Don't send her anything for a few days unless she gets back to you first.
10-13-10, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

I watched that movie the other day. It was still...

I watched that movie the other day. It was still fairly traumatic.
10-13-10, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

I don't like the phrase "Raise Taxes". A more...

I don't like the phrase "Raise Taxes". A more apt expression would be to "Increase Tax Revenue" and that can be done by strengthening the economy. How that is done is a matter of further...
10-13-10, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

I spend as little time up here as possible,...

I spend as little time up here as possible, especially with the weather about to go significantly south. I go back to Atlanta tomorrow.

Yeah, bringing up the oil sands was kinda like throwing...
10-12-10, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

When the F did P&R move into the 33? I guess...

When the F did P&R move into the 33? I guess when racing season ended.

I'm in my little 12'x8' room in camp in northern Alberta trying to keep from being bored and doom and gloom end of the world...
10-12-10, 12:19 PM
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So would I if I got the $2000 a day. I get the...

So would I if I got the $2000 a day. I get the regular paycheck and am away from my family.
10-12-10, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Ugh. Wrapping up my OTS (operator training...

Ugh. Wrapping up my OTS (operator training system) delivery today and I could have been going home tomorrow if the people I'm suppose to train could find an hour of their time. Unfortunately they...
10-11-10, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

I have a lot of Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty songs...

I have a lot of Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty songs in my head.
10-11-10, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

My Sunday Airport rides all use to be 320's. 70...

My Sunday Airport rides all use to be 320's. 70 or so miles on the bike. Those really helped improved my fitness. I'm going to try to get two of those in a month now.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,346
Posted By Apus^2

I agree with the lawyer. You are in bad enough...

I agree with the lawyer. You are in bad enough shape that you should have someone else do the legwork and deal with the insurance company.
10-09-10, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

I find it takes a while to get use to suffering. ...

I find it takes a while to get use to suffering. Once I've figured out that I can handle a certain level of perceived effort, I can usually always handle that level and begin to push beyond it. For...
10-08-10, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

At least twice a year, but no more than 5 times. ...

At least twice a year, but no more than 5 times. In the upper 20s we begin to think about eating each other to stay warm.
10-08-10, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

Keeps the flying fiery pumpkins from falling in...

Keeps the flying fiery pumpkins from falling in the river...
10-08-10, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Apus^2

+1 Especially in math since it is so much of your...

+1 Especially in math since it is so much of your base. Screw your pride.

Easiest way to fail as an engineer is to not know when to go and look for help. Eventually (hopefully) you may realize...
10-06-10, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Two of the docs there have done the majority of...

Two of the docs there have done the majority of the surgeries for our team--both very good. Dr. Karas was mine--he did an excellent job fixing my shoulder and my knee. I talked to a couple other...
10-06-10, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Apus^2

Where is your doctor? If you don't mind the...

Where is your doctor? If you don't mind the drive, I'd get up to emory sports medicine.
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