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01-26-18, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

While in college I was learning the new high jump...

While in college I was learning the new high jump approach (Fosbury Flop) and severely sprained my left ankle. After spending time in the hospital and determining it wasn't broken, the next day I...
01-25-18, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Good to see you are back in the saddle Racer Ex! ...

Good to see you are back in the saddle Racer Ex!

We went back to Detroit on Tuesday for some indoor riding. We left late after one guy asked if we could leave 30' later than intended then he came...
01-25-18, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

My track sprint bike and pursuit bike both have...

My track sprint bike and pursuit bike both have 167.5 cranks. Both sets are Dura Ace and I have a Stages power meter on a crank arm that I switch between bikes. My road bike is set up with 172.5...
01-18-18, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

My sample size to compare it to is 0, so it's the...

My sample size to compare it to is 0, so it's the best indoor tack I've ever been in! That being said the track is under an inflatable roof and it is very quiet inside. It is a 166 meter lap track...
01-17-18, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kfkbhxy1s3h1xjo/2018-01-...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kfkbhxy1s3h1xjo/2018-01-16%2017.39.59-1.jpg?dl=0

Made it to Detroit last night. Rode 90 minutes of open riding then did 2/3rds of the structered training session. ...
01-17-18, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

The goal is to get stronger every week! Any...

The goal is to get stronger every week! Any improvement in strength should enable the oppurtunity to ride faster.
01-08-18, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Three rounds of the circuits of death followed...

Three rounds of the circuits of death followed with some ice fishing intervals tomorrow.
01-08-18, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I used to break in softball mitts by putting them...

I used to break in softball mitts by putting them in the oven for 30' at 300 degrees then mold onto my hand. Lucky you that your dad didn't put your feet and boots in the oven.:D
01-07-18, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Finished up with these yesterday as part of an...

Finished up with these yesterday as part of an indoor program I attend once a week. Highest HR I've seen for many years! I could of died!!! The task was ten seconds on and ten seconds off at 100+...
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I'm looking forwards to riding at the Lexus...

I'm looking forwards to riding at the Lexus Velodrome soon. Driving from the Cleveland area is doabale for a day on the track, for years senior citizens would make the commute to Detroit just to...
01-06-18, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Agreed. The last time I did Track Nats in the...

Agreed. The last time I did Track Nats in the 500TT I averaged 862 watts and didn't get a podium spot. I made the mistake of having a bike fit about a month prior to Nats and didn't make the...
01-06-18, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Ice Fishing intervals yesterday on Lake Erie. ...

Ice Fishing intervals yesterday on Lake Erie. Brutal sums up the day! High temp of 3 degrees coupled with 25-25 mph wind made it tougher for me than doing a TT. I was only able to fish from 8:00...
01-06-18, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

"These certainly aren't Kristina Vogel numbers,...

"These certainly aren't Kristina Vogel numbers, and I won't live long enough to see what she can do when she gets as old as I am - but I am doing okay, thank you very much!"


I like your...
01-03-18, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

That would be wishful thinking for me.:innocent:

That would be wishful thinking for me.:innocent:
01-02-18, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Happy New Year everyone! One of my...

Happy New Year everyone!

One of my resolutions will be to take one of my track bikes and make it a dedicated Pursuit Bike that includes a professional fitting. Resolution # 2 will be to get the...
01-02-18, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

On NYE I did 20 x 17" L7 intervals on 2 minutes...

On NYE I did 20 x 17" L7 intervals on 2 minutes with bike on the trainer to ring out the year. My soon to be 65 yr old body doesn't think it was fun two days later. Roller therapy today since we...
01-02-18, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Welcome back IBOHUNT! It's kinda like getting...

Welcome back IBOHUNT! It's kinda like getting the old band back together again, only for weekends.
12-19-17, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

My weekly Z3/4 group ride is tonight. Its going...

My weekly Z3/4 group ride is tonight. Its going to be a balmy 40 degrees, with light winds, and dark at the 6:00 PM start. This week's route is deemed "Le Tour Des Lumires". Should be fun watching...
12-12-17, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I don't live near any trophy wife enclaves or...

I don't live near any trophy wife enclaves or ex-wive neighborhood's of anger that I know of. When it snows in my area they just throw tons and tons of rock salt everywhere. Sometimes prior to any...
12-05-17, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Tonight's Tuesday night group ride was hard. It...

Tonight's Tuesday night group ride was hard. It was very windy with temps dropping from 39 to 33 during the 28 mile ride. Only three guys showed up leaving plenty of pulls for me to do! I survived...
12-04-17, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

50 degrees in our area today. Last night my son...

50 degrees in our area today. Last night my son and I decided to go to our cabin in PA for some emergency fishing. He is a school teacher and took a personal day. Big cold front coming through that...
12-01-17, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I agree that cross training helps cycling in many...

I agree that cross training helps cycling in many ways both physically and mentally. I began an off-season supplemental workout this fall and already am seeing dividends via the power-meter while on...
12-01-17, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

:D Now that I have two fused ankles I was able...

:D Now that I have two fused ankles I was able to do weight work that exceeded pedaling.
12-01-17, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Working on strength building for sprinting next...

Working on strength building for sprinting next year. Today was short grunt sprints both seated and OTS followed with sets of weighted walking lunges in the driveway. The off the bike work is now...
12-01-17, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Did it come with a harness, or is that an option...

Did it come with a harness, or is that an option you will get later?
11-26-17, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I get the fixed gear thing. I have my own that I...

I get the fixed gear thing. I have my own that I do training rides and and intervals on. Actually two, one a SS cyclocross Redline that I have wide tires on and use on longer gravel rides and a...
11-26-17, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

That is a lot of mile revchuck! Nice to hear you...

That is a lot of mile revchuck! Nice to hear you are back from an injury.
11-26-17, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Nice Sara, now heal up!

Nice Sara, now heal up!
11-23-17, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I've been coordinating a Tuesday night ride...

I've been coordinating a Tuesday night ride leaving from a local Smokehouse and Brew Pub for several years. The group has grown in numbers and quality of riders showing up each week. The guys and...
11-23-17, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Nice new stuff Hermes!

Nice new stuff Hermes!
11-07-17, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Congrats on the award Sara! Tonight was our...

Congrats on the award Sara!

Tonight was our first total darkness group ride of the season. The recent time change shut the door on starting out with daylight. Eight riders showed up today. 30...
11-06-17, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

That feeling you get when experiencing the...

That feeling you get when experiencing the training effect taking place while doing other activities.

Yeah!
11-06-17, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Since the races are fixed gear oriented my mind...

Since the races are fixed gear oriented my mind went to shorter distances with time in seconds and hundredths. I have a Redline SS cyclocross frame that I set up for my road fixie that is normally...
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

The seat post clamp on my Stradalli has two small...

The seat post clamp on my Stradalli has two small bolts with a U shaped clamp pulling towards the seat post. I weighed around 190 lbs when the system failed. Based on my experience with their reps,...
11-05-17, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Stayed indoors today to avoid the storms even...

Stayed indoors today to avoid the storms even though it's early November and 66 degrees. Did 4 sets of my circuit of misery. First set completed as a WU then 3 continuous circuits for the workout. ...
11-05-17, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I can't seem to figure the distances they are...

I can't seem to figure the distances they are racing. It's probably something that I would join.:D
11-03-17, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Damn auto correct! You guys make me feel like...

Damn auto correct! You guys make me feel like I'm back at work again! I am lounging tonight though.
11-03-17, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

45' on the rollers that included 5 x 1' OTS...

45' on the rollers that included 5 x 1' OTS intervals. Finished up the day with 3 sets of weighted walking lounges. Quad cramps took me out of he 3rd set about halfway through.
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Three years ago I purchased a Stradalli that...

Three years ago I purchased a Stradalli that looks identical to the unbranded china bike pictured. From day one I had issues with the seat dropping. I had to drop out of a scratch race once when the...
11-03-17, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Hermes, you never lost your 400 hurdle mojo...

Hermes, you never lost your 400 hurdle mojo either!

Participated in a hastily called urban group ride yesterday. We did 37 miles with 2,500' climbing and some pretty rough roads. A friend who...
11-01-17, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Our weekly group ride only had 4 riders last...

Our weekly group ride only had 4 riders last night. Possibly the 38 degrees at 6:00 PM turned some away. We meet year round every Tuesday at a smokehouse/brew pub located away from any city. The...
11-01-17, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Nine hours of sleep in one setting is impressive!...

Nine hours of sleep in one setting is impressive! you are disqualified from being old. I think most old people sleep in shifts that includes some during the daytime.
10-31-17, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

My heart is with you. I wish we could help out.:D

My heart is with you. I wish we could help out.:D
10-31-17, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Congrats Hermes on the hardware. Good thing your...

Congrats Hermes on the hardware. Good thing your dentist has carpentry/mechanical skills.

The flooring experience is just one of many similar in my life. For instance, last winter we discussed...
10-30-17, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I feel your pain EX ;)

I feel your pain EX ;)
10-30-17, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

I upgraded to the iPhone 6 several months ago. I...

I upgraded to the iPhone 6 several months ago. I don't want to be cutting edge to the point were my son's can't help resolve phone issues.:lol: The iPhone 5S I had worked well and had good battery...
10-30-17, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

45' on the rollers removing hurt and hate after...

45' on the rollers removing hurt and hate after receiving a text from my lower body.
10-30-17, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

That's some serious saddle time revchuck! ...

That's some serious saddle time revchuck!

Sara, reads like your team was dressed for success. Isn't the Hetch Hetchy the river that flows out of Yosemite National Park?
10-30-17, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Thanks for the offer Sara but I'll have to pass...

Thanks for the offer Sara but I'll have to pass this time. Most of my handyman work at home originates with "you better or when you get the chance...." Of course there is also the more subtle...
10-29-17, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Allegheny Jet

Three hours chasing my brother in law while...

Three hours chasing my brother in law while mountain biking today. He is a serial placer at the NUE 50+ races and was just riding for fun. I needed one of those bike connect bungee devices that...
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