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10-14-21, 05:22 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On...

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On the MTB front, I'll be most likely heading to the "Mount Laguna Trail Fest" an annual SDMBA event. They book out two of the large group campsites and...
10-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the...

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the AM and then a jog at lunch. Today, 1.75 hrs AM with 35' in position as 1x20 (Z3) then 1x15 (Z4) on the TT bike, 30 min commute home later. Tomorrow...
10-06-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24,570
Views: 2,262,688
Posted By TMonk

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you...

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you weren't hit.
10-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test...

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test the knee with an extended moderate effort of ~4.0 w/kg. It was a bit harder than I expected, like not FTP test hard, but still. HRM not working so I had...
10-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm...

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm able to put in a decent ride pain free now. It's such relief to be able to keep my CTL from plummeting off a cliff since I developed the problem on 8/29....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By TMonk

^ I almost purchased one of those for my daily...

^
I almost purchased one of those for my daily driver training bike. Instead I bought a gently used 2013 TCR Advanced ISP frameset which is the finest bike I've ever owned. Still on it. I also have...
09-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some...

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some progress and optimism! I was able to ride for 3 hrs on Saturday with some solid climbing.

Spent the weekend with a buddy (his bday) up in Big Bear to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,173
Posted By TMonk

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic. Without...

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic.

Without having read through the whole thread, I think the returns on hydro discs are greater if you have access to more mountains and/or wet weather more...
09-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,595
Views: 425,614
Posted By TMonk

Yikes, yeah mine is not that bad, more like a...

Yikes, yeah mine is not that bad, more like a dull ache/pressure that develops 30-60 min into a ride. This started 3 weeks ago.

I've had quadriceps tendonitis in my right knee that was worse...
09-22-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6,595
Views: 425,614
Posted By TMonk

Sounds like injuries all around. I'm still...

Sounds like injuries all around. I'm still struggling with knee issues, patellofemoral stuff. I had a mini breakthrough yesterday on my ride when it started hurting 50 min in... I coasted a bit and...
09-20-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

The knee issue popped up before I had the new...

The knee issue popped up before I had the new bike built. Strangely enough, the short bouts of riding I've done on the new MTB have given me 0 issues; they have been from my two seasoned road bikes....
09-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,595
Views: 425,614
Posted By TMonk

Just look at the Join Dates from the last 10+...

Just look at the Join Dates from the last 10+ posts... We're all lifers from the mid 2000's.

At 34 (almost 35) I'm one of the younger posters in the 33 and will soon be able to say that I've been...
09-16-21, 02:26 PM
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Views: 425,614
Posted By TMonk

hey, I still post!!!

hey, I still post!!!
09-16-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Realizing I'm going to have to take it slow and...

Realizing I'm going to have to take it slow and low with my knee and return to riding and training at my previous level. Looks like I gave myself a classic case of "spring knee", but in September,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,159
Posted By TMonk

well that's not nice. doesn't exactly make me...

well that's not nice. doesn't exactly make me proud to be a specialized bike owner... in my defense, it was purchased at cost since it was a team bike - provided to the elite team by our sponsorship...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,023
Posted By TMonk

Ya, there is an element of that too, like maybe I...

Ya, there is an element of that too, like maybe I don't know what I'm missing? My daily average body weight is 145-150 (depending on time of year) and run around 90 most of the time, unless I'm on a...
09-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By TMonk

Jamis is a good brand, at that price point it...

Jamis is a good brand, at that price point it swoop it up in a heartbeat if it fits!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,023
Posted By TMonk

Having said that I do think Mavic UST should work...

Having said that I do think Mavic UST should work well, I just found a better deal on the Bonty wheels and liked the idea of more tire options, although (much) more so on road, it definitely matters...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,023
Posted By TMonk

There needs to be a universal standard for road...

There needs to be a universal standard for road tubeless given the tighter tolerances that are required vs MTB. I've done tubeless MTB for a long time.

Recently purchased some Bonty Aeolus TLR 3's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 168,583
Posted By TMonk

Once the gradient gets into the double digits, I...

Once the gradient gets into the double digits, I feel like even it's still crawling along even for the super fit.... And that just isn't fun IMO!

A low gradient climb with favorable wind (no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 168,583
Posted By TMonk

I don't particularly like climbing, even though...

I don't particularly like climbing, even though at 66 kg (145 lbs) I'm supposed to be good at it. I was good at it too, until I started racing P/1/2. When I'm going real good I can put out a 5.0 w/kg...
09-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By TMonk

wktmeow has good advice. I will also add stay...

wktmeow has good advice. I will also add stay in the drops when you are in close proximity with other riders - don't let your bars get hooked on anything. Stay loose, not stiff, otherwise you'll...
09-02-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

More knee testing this morning. At this point I...

More knee testing this morning. At this point I feel pretty good but I've had chronic issues in years past so I'm taking it seriously and I know better than to push it too much.

I did my standard...
09-01-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By TMonk

I patronize my LBS by paying a premium for parts...

I patronize my LBS by paying a premium for parts and having them do all my service. In exchange, they'll go out on a limb and help me out when I'm really in a pinch. The good service more than pays...
08-31-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Specialized "Chisel" - their new name for a...

Specialized "Chisel" - their new name for a smartweld 1,400 gram HT XC frame, 29er
Fox Factory 32 fork
Fox Factor dropper post
Shimano M8000 1x11 (chose 11 vs 12 since I have 3 other bikes that...
08-31-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

An hour of multitasking on the trainer this...

An hour of multitasking on the trainer this morning (Z1) and I didn't notice my knee which is good. I took a few ibuprofen anyway. Rather than go bigger tomorrow, I'm gonna spin easy for 20-30 min...
08-31-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,747
Posted By TMonk

Post more Matt! We need your no-nonsense NorCal...

Post more Matt! We need your no-nonsense NorCal elite content!

Who are you riding with? MIke's Bike's? Terun still a thing? Where's Chris Evans? Are you training any differently?
08-30-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

backpack trip went great, I'll update with some...

backpack trip went great, I'll update with some photos later once my buddy uploads.

I hit it decently hard on the TT bike on Saturday then on the road yesterday for 70 mi/4 hrs. My knee started...
08-29-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,747
Posted By TMonk

Congrats on the series overall!

Congrats on the series overall!
08-27-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By TMonk

Used dura ace 7800 brakes on Ebay FTW. But only...

Used dura ace 7800 brakes on Ebay FTW. But only if they're long enough
08-19-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Last stair workout (w loaded pack) yesterday. A...

Last stair workout (w loaded pack) yesterday. A bit of jogging first. Gotta say, compared to a month ago, it felt pretty easy. Especially the side-to-side stabilizing muscles around the knees, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,107
Posted By TMonk

I fancy myself in the top left. I'm an elite road...

I fancy myself in the top left. I'm an elite road racer and my team supplies me with my clothing and some of my other accessories if I race and volunteer enough during the season. No way I'm forking...
08-17-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

^ yikes. I rode the TT bike this morning...

^
yikes.

I rode the TT bike this morning and felt halfway decent. A couple days from our Mt. Baldy training hike and a light spin yesterday did the trick I guess. I just did 3x laps at SST on...
08-12-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Some time on the TT bike tomorrow morning...

Some time on the TT bike tomorrow morning (outside at Fiesta), then driving up to Manker Flats campground on Mt Baldy road. On Saturday we (our mountaineering party of 4) will day hike Mt Baldy with...
08-12-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,871
Posted By TMonk

back to my stable ~147.5 lbs. However - my...

back to my stable ~147.5 lbs. However - my composition is different, smaller legs, a little more upper body mass (fat and muscle) as I've been preparing for my backpacking trip. I did more jogging...
08-11-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,830
Posted By TMonk

I guess it kind of depends on your goals for the...

I guess it kind of depends on your goals for the ride. When I do group rides, my main goal is to just squeeze my legs a lot. This implies a lot of pulling through (potentially with light...
07-30-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,871
Posted By TMonk

Weight at around 148-149 last couple mornings....

Weight at around 148-149 last couple mornings. which is totally fine. Gotta say I thoroughly enjoyed those extra couple lbs!
...
07-28-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

20 min jog this morning and then some staircase...

20 min jog this morning and then some staircase reps up a pretty prodigious staircase in Tierrasanta by work, but with a loaded backpack. Three sets of 1x every step fast cadence, then 1x every-other...
07-28-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

bummer himespau. Focus on your recovery and...

bummer himespau. Focus on your recovery and don't sweat the power too much. Hopefully you can get back to riding the trainer and building again soon.
07-28-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,871
Posted By TMonk

150 lbs this morning, a bit portly. I guess it's...

150 lbs this morning, a bit portly. I guess it's sorta of TBE after a week off wining and dining in the PNW!
07-28-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24,570
Views: 2,262,688
Posted By TMonk

my bar tape jobs are usually pretty horrible lol

my bar tape jobs are usually pretty horrible lol
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By TMonk

I think it will be interesting and positive...

I think it will be interesting and positive whatever comes for him. He's a good kid too, not a brat like some of them (juniors) can be haha.

Also, mini update, he also won gold in the TP and...
07-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

A few hours this morning on zone 2. Pretty...

A few hours this morning on zone 2. Pretty tired, stiff and uncooperative legs after track last night and less sleep than ideal. Still, it was nice out and I got to work on my funny tan lines, so...
07-18-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,747
Posted By TMonk

Congrats ntnyln ! That is a great ride with a...

Congrats ntnyln ! That is a great ride with a fast time! Looks like you just hit your 53' goal too haha. Any pics of you in full flight during the race?
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By TMonk

Local junior takes nats IP

disclaimer - I cross posted this in Road Bike Racing and SS/FG. Just gotta share it!

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior 17-18 national IP! This makes me feel all sorts of things, but...
07-18-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24,570
Views: 2,262,688
Posted By TMonk

warning, cross posting this in a couple other...

warning, cross posting this in a couple other sub-forums, just gotta share it where I can:

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior 17-18 national IP! This makes me feel all sorts of things,...
07-18-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,595
Views: 425,614
Posted By TMonk

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior...

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior 17-18 national IP! This makes me feel all sorts of things, but mostly elated, and proud. He also got second in the points and third overall in the...
07-17-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Ya, that was hard. 4th overall (out of 22), 4th...

Ya, that was hard. 4th overall (out of 22), 4th out of 10 starting A's. 3.5 w/kg average for 2 hrs and change, harder on the climbs of course.

It split up right away on the the first climb, Epic...
07-16-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16,625
Views: 1,052,909
Posted By TMonk

Yikes, feel better soon FF. I'm only a...

Yikes, feel better soon FF.

I'm only a couple of weeks into off-season mode, and like usual, I feel like a million bucks when I ride. Prob the lack of fatigue + good fitness = some nice form. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By TMonk

I just switched to pedals (Favero Assioma Duo)...

I just switched to pedals (Favero Assioma Duo) after being a powertab hub user for about 10 years. Love 'em. I do highly recommend.

The ptap is a great product that met my needs for a long time....
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