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08-12-22, 07:29 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I'm only 15 years in, but cycling certainly...

I'm only 15 years in, but cycling certainly highlights how much a creature of routine that I am. Of course, there has been some strain in my personal relationships because of it. Additionally one...
08-11-22, 10:14 AM
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Posted By procrit

I haven't been over 40 CTL since I got the 'vid...

I haven't been over 40 CTL since I got the 'vid like 18 months ago. I had major recovery issues even 6-8 months post covid, and couldn't get over 30 CTL without feeling terrible. My HR was also way...
08-09-22, 09:38 PM
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Posted By himespau

hope it's just a sprain and you heal quickly.

hope it's just a sprain and you heal quickly.
08-09-22, 12:19 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Get better soon FF. And yikes, crazy story...

Get better soon FF. And yikes, crazy story himespau.

No clue where my fitness is rn. Still doing weekly track (except tonite) and I seem to have some good fitness in the longer races, where I...
08-09-22, 11:34 AM
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Posted By himespau

Feel better. And take it easy with chest pains...

Feel better. And take it easy with chest pains on the bike. I just found out that a guy I used to ride on Zwift with sometimes a year or so back died in the middle of a Zwift race last week. ...
08-09-22, 11:06 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Doing pre-cross buildup. 3 weeks in a row of...

Doing pre-cross buildup. 3 weeks in a row of solid KJ's. Last week was likely an all time record in a week for KJ's. Yesterday at work I had to make sure I was alive from the Garmin watch resting...
08-09-22, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Sorry to hear that. Feel better fast.

Sorry to hear that. Feel better fast.
08-04-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Radish_legs

Video Reenactment, because you know, when your...

Video Reenactment, because you know, when your gorpro doesn't work, that sucks.

https://youtu.be/-VKFjMvRlWE
08-03-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Radish_legs

3/4 Crit yesterday 2 young fast favorites...

3/4 Crit yesterday
2 young fast favorites attacked. Another young fast guy attacked and was bridging. I bridged up to the bridging guy (only one who made it). And we started working together to get...
08-02-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By UmneyDurak

San Rafael E3/4. Start field was 100, although...

San Rafael E3/4. Start field was 100, although it's same like 10 people at the front. I got a good start on front row. Local club Alto Velo brought in a full squad and were active at the front,...
07-21-22, 06:47 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

I think some of it is related to the fact that a...

I think some of it is related to the fact that a big chunk of America got on bikes with their family over the pandemic.
07-21-22, 09:50 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Week three of off-season mode, more...

Week three of off-season mode, more hiking/jogging and strength work, starting to get reduced DOMS from that which bodes well for my backpack trip. Overall reduced TSS.

Gave it a couple go's in...
07-20-22, 02:27 PM
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Posted By big john

I've been riding in the L.A. area for nearly 40...

I've been riding in the L.A. area for nearly 40 years, but mostly in the suburbs and outlying areas. This is car central but it seems to me drivers are a lot more accommodating to us than they were,...
07-20-22, 12:24 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I...

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I guess it's a different development pipeline needed. Total random guess that the US pipeline is both smaller and just different.

I feel like a blind...
07-20-22, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Hermes

In Newport Beach for a couple of days training at...

In Newport Beach for a couple of days training at the indoor track.
07-18-22, 08:32 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

we got back from our CA vacation on Tuesday night...

we got back from our CA vacation on Tuesday night so this past week I've just been doing z2 to ease back into things. Here's my HR trend for the exact same 2hr z2 workout done in erg mode: 142, 135,...
07-18-22, 05:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

This past week was the first time since getting...

This past week was the first time since getting COVID that I completed all of my planned workouts.

They weren't all great, but I was at least able to do all of them. So, that is nice.
06-30-22, 01:56 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Talent! I've attended zoom talks while riding but...

Talent! I've attended zoom talks while riding but never worked on anything that requires active attention.
06-24-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By Hermes

SCNCA District Team Time Trial State...

SCNCA District Team Time Trial State Championship:
Two Rider Mixed Open Division: 1/1
Course: 23.5 mile rectangular course with 50% smooth pavement and the other rough with some ruts. The final...
06-16-22, 07:34 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, the other issue is the road group ride I've...

Yeah, the other issue is the road group ride I've mentioned many times is a long drive out of town for me. Then nobody stays after to chill for a bit. So I've driven 40min each way to hammer for...
06-15-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By Hermes

We did a fun workout at VSC on Sunday during...

We did a fun workout at VSC on Sunday during Madison training with our coach. Every Sunday, there is Madison training/practice instruction with our coach. Since we are training for the state TTT...
06-15-22, 07:21 AM
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Posted By himespau

I have to get back into a properly scheduled...

I have to get back into a properly scheduled training program. 2-3 Zwift races and 3-4 Z2 days with one day off a week and pretending it's an effective training strategy because I'm working on the...
06-14-22, 10:09 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Good Q. You gotta figure though with an effort...

Good Q. You gotta figure though with an effort that long, the rider had to have figured out that the displayed w/kg was in no way real or possible. Similar to your situation. So maybe the...
06-14-22, 09:44 AM
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Posted By himespau

Saturday, I did one race and hopped directly into...

Saturday, I did one race and hopped directly into another. Didn't feel like there was enough resistance so I started to do a spindown calibration in the pens. Realized that there was 55 seconds to...
06-14-22, 09:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

also im calling foul on that 7 minute FF reverse....

also im calling foul on that 7 minute FF reverse. My 9:39 was full aero at 4.6 w/kg
06-13-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By TMonk

Oh thanks haha. I heard lots of "go David!"'s...

Oh thanks haha. I heard lots of "go David!"'s but that's somewhat to be expected given that its local and a lot of the community knows me.

My race was the 35+/40+ combined, and it was a bit of a...
06-13-22, 09:51 AM
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Posted By TMonk

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think...

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think there is more talent and power than 35+.
06-07-22, 11:22 AM
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Posted By TMonk

FF I have once or twice, but its been a while. ...

FF I have once or twice, but its been a while. From what I remember, Rosena is a good comparison. Maybe slightly less windy. It's big ring all the way so I'd take the aero bike.
06-07-22, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Hermes

My wife and I are doing the two person, mixed,...

My wife and I are doing the two person, mixed, open TTT next weekend. The weather forecast looks better/more normal.
06-07-22, 09:22 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah I do not envy those racing the ITT this...

Yeah I do not envy those racing the ITT this weekend. I'm not going simply because its too much logistical hassle right now with our schedule at home. I am planning on the TTT next weekend. ...
06-07-22, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I was planning on doing the state TT this weekend...

I was planning on doing the state TT this weekend but the temps and wind on the course look excessive - 102 degree (projected record heat and not on the course per se) and 25-35 mph winds. 3 hour...
06-06-22, 06:27 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I was at home alone Thurs-today, so I went down...

I was at home alone Thurs-today, so I went down to my parents' house (for the riding, and to spend time with the folks too lol). Thurs I did 3x30 sweet spot on the usual 13mile loop, was awesome....
06-01-22, 12:52 PM
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Posted By caloso

We spent two weeks in Spain a few years ago, and...

We spent two weeks in Spain a few years ago, and it seemed like I was constantly eating but when I came home, I'd lost 3 lbs. Maybe it was all the walking. But man, I ate a lot of ham.
06-01-22, 06:22 AM
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Posted By TMonk

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night...

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night at the San Diego Velodrome! I think we rode the 50 laps in 19:30 ish. Previous record was around 20 minutes flat and had held since 2016. I was...
05-28-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By tobukog

So a bit of advice. There's an old adage, "When...

So a bit of advice. There's an old adage, "When in doubt, lead it out."
It's actually a great piece of advice IF it's executed properly. Too many racers, especially non-sprinters, take that to...
05-28-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By Yep

Ha brian44 , you stole my update! I too did a...

Ha brian44 , you stole my update! I too did a crit on Thursday, but it was a 2/3/4 (In the States it'd be like 2/3/4/5). There was a group of 2 who go up the road, and then 3 of us in a move trying...
05-27-22, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Tuesday track workout. Interesting Italian...

Tuesday track workout. Interesting Italian pursuit format with 3 other racers max flying one lap effort with an exchange.

Thursday, 30 on/30 off, Fiesta on time trial bike.
05-27-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By burnthesheep

Little 45min rain beater ride before work. Felt...

Little 45min rain beater ride before work. Felt terrible. Looked at some uphill pieces with and against the wind and frankly this Stages left meter on the road bike needs to go in the garbage.
...
05-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By brian44

Cat 3 Crit (45 min) - P4 First race since...

Cat 3 Crit (45 min) - P4

First race since coming back from injury.
Ι was able to sneak into an early break of five and lapped the field. I have a sprinter's physiology/power curve, so I...
05-25-22, 11:20 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

There's a big gap between the crit racers on my...

There's a big gap between the crit racers on my team and the triathlon/time trial/gravel racers about what constitutes "elevation" in a ride. Even though none of us are as small as you are.
...
05-24-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17,134
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Posted By Hermes

I have a 70+ age group at GMR so please do not...

I have a 70+ age group at GMR so please do not eliminate that. At Fiesta,our 70 group was the largest with 7 racers.
05-24-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,313
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Posted By burnthesheep

2021 regional TT, after 40k at the finish line. ...

2021 regional TT, after 40k at the finish line. Likely looking up road for the sight of relief of the finish line crossing. Credit, Jamie Loafman, wife of a teammate.

Waiting for the photos...
05-23-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By hubcyclist

got my 2nd top 10 in a row, I'm basically pro...

got my 2nd top 10 in a row, I'm basically pro now! placed 9th, which was great, I was outsprinted for 8th though lol. The longer story on that is that the 60+ field started a minute ahead of us,...
05-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,459
Posted By burnthesheep

It was too hot to wear both socks and the shoe...

It was too hot to wear both socks and the shoe covers today for the regional TT, if that says anything. That cost me an identical time to last year by a couple seconds lost, on about 10w less power....
05-20-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9,313
Views: 3,783,092
Posted By Kai Winters

1990 Killington State Race. Last day. Race...

1990 Killington State Race. Last day. Race finished at the top of the Killington road.
I'm in front of Francois Von Beck. A good friend and mentor. He was a retired pro from Belgium. His training...
05-19-22, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Hermes

20Km Fiesta ITT 3 of 7 Masters 70+ Great day...

20Km Fiesta ITT 3 of 7 Masters 70+

Great day to race. 14 second spread on the podium. I guess I did not suffer enough.

Pic courtesy of Fiesta Time Trials

...
05-19-22, 01:50 PM
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Posted By caloso

Trying to psych myself up for tonight's workout: ...

Trying to psych myself up for tonight's workout: 6x5' vo2max intervals. It's not the workout so much as the conditions:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 91. North northwest wind 18 to 21 mph,...
05-18-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17,134
Views: 1,204,547
Posted By TMonk

After racing my ass off in the heat twice on...

After racing my ass off in the heat twice on Saturday and the early morning TT Sunday, I felt like total crap so I decided to skip track last night. Technically this is week 1 of a new block.
...
05-18-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 511,799
Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep and furiousferret I think they made...

burnthesheep and furiousferret I think they made the new 12 speed AXS blip boxes backwards compatible w 11 speed with a recent firmware update. That was the big pinch point. A buddy one mine also...
05-18-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17,134
Views: 1,204,547
Posted By TMonk

Same, but with my 1. Would be really kewl to...

Same, but with my 1. Would be really kewl to have that on my license. I tried like hell to get a break going in the 2/3 and M35/45+ races this weekend at Barrio, but nothing materialized. I did...
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