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09-13-22, 08:47 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Still on the sidelines. I think my stomach is...

Still on the sidelines. I think my stomach is getting better though, but its still there. So Monday I'm going to give it a shot.

I'm up 12 pounds, which really means I'm at a good weight. I...
08-12-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By furiousferret

Sounds like we are a lot alike; cycling is really...

Sounds like we are a lot alike; cycling is really the only thing I've done consistently (18 years now) and even then there are gaps.

I've learned that when I get a few days away from my routine, I...
08-12-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17,134
Views: 1,204,547
Posted By furiousferret

Ack, that sounds awful, I hope you get back on...

Ack, that sounds awful, I hope you get back on the saddle soon. I also don't think this latest one is as bad as COVID Prime and Delta. Still sucks though.

I went to the doc a few days back, had...
07-21-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 511,799
Posted By furiousferret

Like burnthesheep said, I believe speed is safe,...

Like burnthesheep said, I believe speed is safe, the faster you go the safer. Some of my commutes I have to share the road with cars going over 70 mph, and the longer it takes them to overtake me...
07-20-22, 08:59 AM
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Views: 511,799
Posted By furiousferret

Past few years the Tour has been depressing for...

Past few years the Tour has been depressing for us Americans. Outside Sepp Kuss, there really hasn't been much to be excited about. This year we're not lighting up the stage, but Americans are...
07-20-22, 08:56 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm back to riding, basically a month off the...

I'm back to riding, basically a month off the bike. So far I've been taking it easy to make sure there are no side effects from COVID. Outside of z1 being a bit harder than it used to be, no...
06-30-22, 09:22 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm...

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm positive because I have a very minor sore throat but its nothing I'd think twice about if my wife wasn't sick. I take vitamin C, Spirulina, and a few...
06-15-22, 08:18 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 2nd in Worlds, which takes a bit of the...

I got 2nd in Worlds, which takes a bit of the sting off getting my tail kicked in this weekend. A 115 HS kid was pulling me up the hills and I barely kept on, and I would descend 'good enough' so he...
06-13-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By furiousferret

I saw you out there! One lap you were leading the...

I saw you out there! One lap you were leading the way. I wanted to stop by and say hi, but I had to park a mile a way so was pressed for time. If you heard someone yelling 'TMonk' that was me lol.
06-13-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By furiousferret

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th I know...

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th

I know technically it's a district, but it covers 26 million people, so I kinda feel the term 'district' underrates the quality.

36 miles over hilly terrain. I did a...
06-13-22, 08:56 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

burnthesheep My team is more lax no plans...

burnthesheep

My team is more lax no plans etc, just email communication, but no one talks. In all my 60+ races I've had a teammate 5-6 times, and there really wasn't any teamwork, we just kind...
06-07-22, 09:52 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm on the fence about the TT, it all depends on...

I'm on the fence about the TT, it all depends on what chance I feel I have to get a jersey. Really both are a long shot; there are some fast guys at the 50+ TT and if I do that I'm not going to be...
05-25-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't...

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't keep up with the 3 Redlands Classic kids (whose combined age is close to mine) and was between them and about 10 riders. Solo'ed for 2 laps, and was...
05-24-22, 09:36 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Solo on a break, that didn't work: ...

Solo on a break, that didn't work:

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1 lap later, I...
05-23-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By furiousferret

Did 2 crits this weekend. 1st one was a Cat 4,...

Did 2 crits this weekend. 1st one was a Cat 4, plan was to latch on to someone going for a break but halfway through the race the guy 3 bikes in front of me went down. I was able to brake and then...
05-18-22, 11:07 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every...

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every weekend to get my 3 upgrade. Yesterday I got 3rd in TNW's, which was a nice ego boost, especially since I've been getting my teeth kicked in at crits. ...
07-12-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17,134
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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!
07-12-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By furiousferret

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2...

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2 week run where I just felt flat, and power is way down right now. I took a 7 day rest period and I think it helped, we'll see tomorrow.

BWR is next...
07-12-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,997
Posted By furiousferret

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first...

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first podium. I asked the winner where the podium was and he just laughed, I was super bummed.

Anyway its a great course, I don't specifically think its...
06-16-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting...

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting printed and put up on my refrigerator door!

Since it was over 100 we only had 30 show, and no real 'hitters'. We usually have between 50-80. We...
06-11-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,652
Posted By furiousferret

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in...

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in weight loss solely lie on what others bring into the house. I can eat the same thing every day, Oatmeal, blueberries, and strawberries for breakfast...
06-10-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,944
Posted By furiousferret

Nice job Yep

Nice job Yep
06-09-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy...

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy week as everyone was recovering from Copperopolis and TdM. I probably should have done the same, since I didn't feel well but I hate missing the ride. ...
06-08-21, 07:41 AM
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Views: 511,799
Posted By furiousferret

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain...

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain (https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/waxing-your-chain)

I use that though its been said just regular parrafin is good as well.
06-06-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,944
Posted By furiousferret

Copperopolis Road Race My plan was tear...

Copperopolis Road Race

My plan was tear apart the field because really I thought that was the only chance I had. The hill was probably too small for me to do that, and 2 of us worked hard but it...
06-04-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,652
Posted By furiousferret

I had to invoke rule 5 but I was 135 this...

I had to invoke rule 5 but I was 135 this morning. If I'm teetering on the scale but it marks high, I just mark it down to the lower weight because there have been days I don't eat for 2 hours so I...
06-03-21, 11:58 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

IMO, usually not too much you can do if the...

IMO, usually not too much you can do if the ringers are vastly stronger and in club rides that's often the case. I think its important to try something though.

Tell your teammates they just have...
06-02-21, 10:34 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed...

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed with a slower group and just pulled them up the hill. When they started to pop, I'd slow down. At the end they were all genuinely thanking me which...
06-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,652
Posted By furiousferret

138 today so a bit heavier. I had a big weekend...

138 today so a bit heavier. I had a big weekend and put out 4300 kilojoules over the 3 days, and I have a lot of food sitting in my stomach. Ive learned being on a strict count during hard weeks...
05-31-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,944
Posted By furiousferret

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US...

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US in 2014, 2015 and that's not an exaggeration. I was outrageously bad for a few years. Probably the only reason I am still doing to is for some...
05-31-21, 03:25 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Team group ride up Oak Glen. I was feeling...

Team group ride up Oak Glen. I was feeling pretty good so I stayed with the leader and it was just us for most of the ride. He basically slowed down to help me up, like Sepp Kuss and Primoz. I...
05-25-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,743
Posted By furiousferret

Connex Quick Link to get the chain off easy ...

Connex Quick Link to get the chain off easy
Sonic Cleaner for 3 cycles (usually get the cogs too)
Dump in Crockpot
Clean off and let dry


Its a long procedure but it doesnt take a lot of...
05-25-21, 09:38 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

So remember last week when I complained about...

So remember last week when I complained about positioning at World?

I was perfect today, latching on the lead group of 5. Unfortunately, I was found wanting and couldn't hold on....I held 5 w/kg...
05-23-21, 08:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I had to back off on my diet. My hours have been...

I had to back off on my diet. My hours have been the same but with group rides on the menu now the intensity is up. Added about 200 calories a day, I'm real close to getting goal weight, I'm going...
05-21-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,447
Posted By furiousferret

Age is a big consideration, but in regards to...

Age is a big consideration, but in regards to training, the answer is always more. Don't confuse that with added intensity, especially for something that is essentially a pure endurance activity.
05-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,193
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...
05-19-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By furiousferret

Had a decent World's, was solidly in the second...

Had a decent World's, was solidly in the second group for the second week in a row and probably did about 30% of the work up the hill.

I just really have to work on my positioning; I haven't...
05-19-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,652
Posted By furiousferret

Right now I'm 5'7", 135 lbs. My goal is to drop...

Right now I'm 5'7", 135 lbs. My goal is to drop 3 more pounds. I'm more going off my fat measurements for a stopping point, and right now I have 9 mm of belly fat (which sounds like a lot but I'm...
05-17-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,944
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.
05-17-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By furiousferret

When I met you 2 years ago you looked like you...

When I met you 2 years ago you looked like you were in your 50's! Watch out though, my overweight coworker told me working out too much can be dangerous. As an aside he's in his 50's and looks 72.
05-11-21, 09:18 PM
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Views: 1,204,547
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...
05-10-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By furiousferret

Its sprinking out here, which in SoCal is...

Its sprinking out here, which in SoCal is basically the same crisis level as yours, so I will be Zwifting as well.
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...
05-01-21, 01:46 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Did the local hammer ride; decided to do the easy...

Did the local hammer ride; decided to do the easy route (B) group since I haven't actually finished a group ride this year and I needed a win albeit minor. Took a pull, then someone said, 'Left!' and...
04-28-21, 02:12 PM
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Views: 198,970
Posted By furiousferret

Whatever you rated Curry, its too low :)

Whatever you rated Curry, its too low :)
04-27-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,944
Posted By furiousferret

Great work TMonk! Part of me is kicking...

Great work TMonk!

Part of me is kicking myself for not doing it but a year off the road has taken its toll on my handles!
04-22-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17,134
Views: 1,204,547
Posted By furiousferret

I'll be doing the Zwift TOW Ride (A) at 5 pst...

I'll be doing the Zwift TOW Ride (A) at 5 pst today. EDIT: Got 8th out of 180, Antenna Hill on a 1x (50x28) was terrible. Also power was around were it should be so the FTP jump is legit, I just...
04-19-21, 08:22 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Having to up my FTP 10 points is pretty damn...

Having to up my FTP 10 points is pretty damn intimidating but I was able to power through a 3 hour trainer workout just fine.

Did a gravel group ride on Saturday; they've all been at it for years...
04-15-21, 08:19 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

v02s at lunch, then a Zwift race post work. Not...

v02s at lunch, then a Zwift race post work. Not expecting much but.....14 watts higher then my best 20 minutes indoors at almost my lowest weight....

So I guess I'm moving the bars up...300 seems...
04-15-21, 10:27 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I was working on my cornering on a descent; not...

I was working on my cornering on a descent; not so much the easy turns 2 off camber turns on Tuesday I've been going in too slow. I have to hit one at 25 and the other at 30; the one at 30 is the...
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