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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,361
Posted By TMonk

I tend to think of gravel bikes as more capable...

I tend to think of gravel bikes as more capable cyclocross bikes... wider tires, more relaxed geo, lower BB, more "beefy". Don't some real cross bikes not even have water bottle cage mounts? Don't...
02-21-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,125
Posted By TMonk

Yeah skidding has helped w that IME haha

Yeah skidding has helped w that IME haha
02-21-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,125
Posted By TMonk

psyche

psyche
02-21-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,125
Posted By TMonk

We've beaten this to death countless times as you...

We've beaten this to death countless times as you might image. It's a bit of a contentious issue, but I'm happy to report that we've actually unanimously decided to ride with brakes!!!
02-20-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

2 hrs this morning with 2x20's on Fiesta by feel,...

2 hrs this morning with 2x20's on Fiesta by feel, ended up at 92% and 98%... yeah my legs are a bit fatigued. HR pretty low on the first one, just hurt.

It's the lady's bday weekend and the...
02-20-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,344
Posted By TMonk

Yes, Liz and I are familiar with this specific...

Yes, Liz and I are familiar with this specific Youtube video... watching that left hand hammer out those octaves is pretty nuts indeed!
02-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

Legs pretty torqued today during my easy 1 hr...

Legs pretty torqued today during my easy 1 hr commute to work on the MTB, but felt a lot better and loosened up by the end. I'll spin them out a little more on my commute home soon.

Off...
02-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

bonkers!

bonkers!
02-11-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

I lost tons of time on black canyon. If you make...

I lost tons of time on black canyon. If you make it our here earlier Cypress I recommend sessioning it. You can climb it from Ramona, turnaround at the bottom of the descent, then do the descent +...
02-10-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

Also it's "sold out" (note the marked use of...

Also it's "sold out" (note the marked use of quotations). I'm sure if I tried I could weasel my way in... I know MMX personally as he used to ride with me and sponsor me when I was on Spy a while...
02-10-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

I'm probably going to pass on BWR this year b/c...

I'm probably going to pass on BWR this year b/c our sponsors aren't paying for us this year. Damn!
02-07-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 237,396
Posted By TMonk

I would second the FS choice. I ride a 650b...

I would second the FS choice. I ride a 650b (27.5) hardtail and I enjoy it for my solo riding - small, light, snappy, and I can throw it around with much more agility. But it's just slow compared...
02-04-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By TMonk

I'd second Hermes ' sentiment. The riding from...

I'd second Hermes ' sentiment. The riding from downtown itself is pretty poor, it will take you a while to get to open roads. I find going north to be much more scenic and you have access to...
02-03-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

Also it's forecasted to be THIRTY-SEVEN degrees...

Also it's forecasted to be THIRTY-SEVEN degrees tomorrow when I roll out for my FTP test. WTF San Diego!!!!
02-03-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

Opener ride today for a new block: 1x15' SST...

Opener ride today for a new block:

1x15' SST
1z10' FTP
1x3' VO2 max

on the TT bike. FTP test tomorrow, then harder workout on the TT bike again on Wednesday. Thursday easy, Friday 1x45' z3 in...
02-03-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By TMonk

subscribed

subscribed
02-03-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,344
Posted By TMonk

ehhh pretty dismal. I'm hoping to start gaining...

ehhh pretty dismal. I'm hoping to start gaining some steam soon but it's been hard with all of the wedding planning going on. I'm hoping to gain some momentum soon as I drop volume for intensity on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,335
Posted By TMonk

1 - 150 miles 2 - Not sure - maybe ~30 miles...

1 - 150 miles
2 - Not sure - maybe ~30 miles for road? I ride track and MTB too.
3 - 7 miles - if I'm commuting straight in or home from work. Typically one (or both) of the commute legs will be...
01-27-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

TheKillerPenguin where did you go on vacation? ...

TheKillerPenguin where did you go on vacation?

I'm coming down with a head cold myself, but rest week so good timing :)
Forum: Introductions
01-27-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By TMonk

welcome weight4it!

welcome weight4it!
Forum: Introductions
01-27-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Serguei! I would love to visit the south...

Welcome Serguei! I would love to visit the south of France!!!
Forum: Introductions
01-27-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Vintage Bicycle! We look forward to...

Welcome Vintage Bicycle! We look forward to hearing about your restorations.
01-23-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

After two lackluster two days of training, I got...

After two lackluster two days of training, I got up early and hit 3.25 hrs of zone 3 AP before work. I feel great! Tired, but good.

Commute home later,
off day tomorrow,
4-5 hrs with some group...
01-22-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,344
Posted By TMonk

Cool peace Hermes, thanks for sharing. As you...

Cool peace Hermes, thanks for sharing. As you might imagine, I was quite familiar with the famous Chopin Etude, the Czerny not as much. I instantly recognized the Chopin after listening to the...
Forum: Introductions
01-21-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to Bikeforums. I hope the roads are good...

Welcome to Bikeforums. I hope the roads are good in Istanbul.
Forum: Introductions
01-21-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Tharaka! 105 km's in a week is a lot if...

Welcome Tharaka! 105 km's in a week is a lot if you are just starting out!
01-20-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By TMonk

Maybe tell us a little more about yourself? ...

Maybe tell us a little more about yourself?

Age
Gender
Years racing
Disciplines races (ever)
Racing category in said disciplines
Racing goals long term

Would all help forum users assess...
01-16-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By TMonk

Thanks guys, TTT is a total blast and I can't...

Thanks guys, TTT is a total blast and I can't wait to defend our SCNCA title in late May, and go for the 40k Fiesta FITT course record in April. Those will be great achievements! Also, some day I...
01-15-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 2,005,027
Posted By TMonk

Started 2020 off with a course record in the...

Started 2020 off with a course record in the Men's 20k TTT at the Fiesta Island Time Trial (FITT) series. The four of us rode a 24:56 20k. To put that result into perspective, the course record for...
01-15-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By TMonk

2020 racing stories

Started 2020 off with a course record in the Men's 20k TTT at the Fiesta Island Time Trial (FITT) series. The four of us rode a 24:56 20k. To put that result into perspective, the course record for...
Forum: Introductions
01-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Gary, I think you will find plenty of...

Welcome Gary, I think you will find plenty of other overall cycling enthusiasts here (raises hand).
01-15-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

More TT work this morning, slow roll to Fiesta...

More TT work this morning, slow roll to Fiesta then 1x30' SST and 1x10' at my (road) FTP. Some z1/2 commuting around that and I'll be at ~2.5 hrs by the time I get home tonight.

Off tomorrow.
...
Forum: Introductions
01-13-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Drynald! I would suggest posting some...

Welcome Drynald! I would suggest posting some things about your frame in the Classic and Vintage subforum - you are likely to find good advice!
Forum: Introductions
01-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Masikup! I here Co is a great place to...

Welcome Masikup! I here Co is a great place to ride.
01-10-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,344
Posted By TMonk

I think so. We (my fiancee and I) are only ~30...

I think so. We (my fiancee and I) are only ~30 minutes away from them so we're fairly close. She's a member of the Fallbrook Chamber Orchestra, and if all goes well, we may perform it late in the...
01-09-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,344
Posted By TMonk

Primo, per my mother's choice.

Primo, per my mother's choice.
01-09-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

Cut my ride short yesterday and (only) ended up...

Cut my ride short yesterday and (only) ended up with ~6.5 hrs, 105 miles and a solid amount of climbing. Checked out High Valley road in Poway up to Ramona - very cool. Much better than Poway Road or...
01-09-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,344
Posted By TMonk

For Christmas I bought my mother two copies of...

For Christmas I bought my mother two copies of Schubert's Rondo in A major - a duet for four hands. She's familiar and has performed it before. I (a jazz player) am probably in way over my head......
Forum: Introductions
01-09-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By TMonk

Hello Collin, Welcome to bikeforums and to...

Hello Collin,

Welcome to bikeforums and to racing. I think you may have the potential to get to cat 1. How long have you been cycling? If the answer is under a couple years, for now the best...
Forum: Introductions
01-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By TMonk

welcome back Eric!

welcome back Eric!
Forum: Introductions
01-09-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Mark! Fellow San Diegan here. I...

Welcome Mark! Fellow San Diegan here. I actually didn't know about the Lake Miramar path, will have to check it out.
01-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off tomorrow, gonna put in what will...

Took the day off tomorrow, gonna put in what will likely be my biggest one all year outside of BWR. I'll probably accumulate more saddle time than I did during my entire rest week last week...
01-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 237,396
Posted By TMonk

Sometimes I think that I might have a good CdA in...

Sometimes I think that I might have a good CdA in my standard road, track and TT positions. Like, some of these guys are monstrously strong from a raw wattage perspective, but I can compete with them...
01-02-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 237,396
Posted By TMonk

Not a huge Strava guy, but I am stoked on this: ...

Not a huge Strava guy, but I am stoked on this:


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325,438 attempts (I'm David)
...
01-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By TMonk

Welcome StFleury! I think you'll find several LA...

Welcome StFleury! I think you'll find several LA users on bike forums, some in this sub-forum (SS/FG) and others in the regional forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/

I am in San...
12-31-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

I went on my ceremonial NYE mtb ride this...

I went on my ceremonial NYE mtb ride this morning, nothing crazy, bout 75 min with a couple short steep climbs at Mission Trails.
12-31-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

aaronmcd if/when you come back, I recommend...

aaronmcd if/when you come back, I recommend trying a different discipline as well for racing. Rising through the ranks and learning a new craft could be funner than returning to road and having the...
12-30-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

20 hours indoors is totally bonkers... I will...

20 hours indoors is totally bonkers... I will likely not even hit that high outdoors during my prep for 2020 road (Feb-May for me)
12-30-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14,319
Views: 791,947
Posted By TMonk

Training Status: Tired. Hit my hours for the week...

Training Status: Tired. Hit my hours for the week and ended things suuuuper tired yesterday and Saturday. On the flip side, my legs rose to the occasion again and again and I had more to give at the...
12-30-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By TMonk

I have had good experiences so far with my H+Son...

I have had good experiences so far with my H+Son TB14/Gran Compe wheels from Retrogression so far.
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