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10-13-19, 09:19 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I did my teams CX race today (after working...

I did my teams CX race today (after working registration for 5 hours), probably got 30th out of 40 in 4/5.

Since it was California CX you have Cat 2 roadies and maybe a few Cat 1s lining up in the...
10-07-19, 02:58 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I've been stuck on the trainer for a few weeks;...

I've been stuck on the trainer for a few weeks; this was supposed to be the time of year that I'm doing yard work to catch up but tbh, 10 hours on the trainer is just as hard as 16 outdoors. Alot of...
09-30-19, 08:51 AM
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Views: 201,090
Posted By furiousferret

I haven't felt this good about American Cycling...

I haven't felt this good about American Cycling for a long time. Six medals including three gold, and the team was dominant in the Juniors races. The Junior Mens race was a clinic, at one point...
09-24-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

Its a good thing you're sponsored by a...

Its a good thing you're sponsored by a Chiropractor because it looks like you'll be needing one!
09-23-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,173
Posted By furiousferret

Cycling is a pretty diverse sport, and what works...

Cycling is a pretty diverse sport, and what works for 1 person won't work for others. I wouldn't tell a climber or TT'er to train like a sprinter or xc'er.

In 2014 -2016 I had a pretty solid...
09-19-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,173
Posted By furiousferret

This week I've just started lifting, if you can...

This week I've just started lifting, if you can call it that. Squats, Deadlifts, and Single Leg Press. 3x4 and 3x3 the next, for 3x a week. For weight conscious climbers that seems to be the best...
09-09-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,955
Posted By furiousferret

1) Consistently high CTL through the race season...

1) Consistently high CTL through the race season (90ish)
2) Get my sprint back (1200+ peak power) (Not even close, not going to happen at 60kg)
3) 300w over 20m (288)
4) 4.5 w/kg (4.81)
09-04-19, 04:40 PM
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Views: 201,090
Posted By furiousferret

I ordered a new bike; 2020 SuperSix Evo 105. I'll...

I ordered a new bike; 2020 SuperSix Evo 105. I'll have the components on my bike moved over and the 105 on my CX. I'm also getting some nice Kysrium SL's.

Descending on Oak Glen I heard a noise...
09-04-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,173
Posted By furiousferret

Its complicated and 'we' (the endurance...

Its complicated and 'we' (the endurance community) still do not have all the answers. I think its a net positive if you know what you're doing, but most of us don't. I also think the rules are...
09-03-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Most of this year my FTP has been 'funny math'. I...

Most of this year my FTP has been 'funny math'. I rarely test, Sunday rides we don't hit the climbs til 100+ TSS in, and TNW's are only 12/8/8 minute climbs. Since I was fresh I decided to do a 20...
08-28-19, 10:31 AM
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Views: 6,904
Posted By furiousferret

I know you (like Ygduf) are a high volume rider;...

I know you (like Ygduf) are a high volume rider; so your 'investment' in the sport is greater than most of us, and from my experience stalking racers locally and online only about 10% that put in...
08-27-19, 10:15 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Only one, maybe 2 of my Tuesday Night Worlds...

Only one, maybe 2 of my Tuesday Night Worlds 'dear diary' entries left this year :(

For the loop, 40 minutes is considered a elite time...and that's been my goal this year. I got 40:04 :( It felt...
08-25-19, 08:55 PM
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Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Went up Oak Glen, descended, and went up the...

Went up Oak Glen, descended, and went up the backside. About a 180 TSS ride on top of a 150 yesterday. Feel pretty good going into a rest week at 90 CTL.

Hopefully I can end my next block at 100+...
08-23-19, 11:44 AM
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Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

So I signed up for Trainerroad to help me get...

So I signed up for Trainerroad to help me get through the winter. When the group rides aren't going and its cold af (which = 70 around here) or raining I tend to get lost and end up with weeks with...
08-20-19, 11:38 PM
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Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Set all kinds of PR's at Worlds, power was def on...

Set all kinds of PR's at Worlds, power was def on point....and my power meter didn't read anything. Wouldn't be surprised if it was 5.3 for 5 but its just make believe :(
08-18-19, 03:13 PM
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Views: 392,809
Posted By furiousferret

Its new bike time and I was conflicted about Rim...

Its new bike time and I was conflicted about Rim v Disc. On one hand rim is lighter and I can swap the parts, on the other it'll all be worthless in 3 years (my assumption is no one will sell rim...
08-15-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

Cornering is alot like being a hit man; you...

Cornering is alot like being a hit man; you probably know how to do but you suck at it because something in your head tells you to stop. I have the same issue.

You're also more than likely bad in...
08-13-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

I just didn't have it tonight; not sure what was...

I just didn't have it tonight; not sure what was up....but I did end up in a group with teammate and a guy no one likes. So on the last lap I took off, he chased, I slowed til he got within a few...
08-09-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

It looks like my season is over; I have Hill...

It looks like my season is over; I have Hill Climb Worlds next month, but I'm not going to specifically train for it. Its only 22 weeks til next season and I don't want to spend 5 of those waking up...
08-05-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

Patterson Pass Road Race 4/5 45+ (2nd out of 21) ...

Patterson Pass Road Race 4/5 45+ (2nd out of 21)

When we preroad the course it looked concerning; high winds on the descents and with my small frame (and being a terrible descender) I was...
07-30-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Finally broke 5 w/kg (318w) and hit a new 1...

Finally broke 5 w/kg (318w) and hit a new 1 minute pr by 16 watts (493w). Going into the first hill I had a perfect wheel behind the course KOM holder and I just held as long as I could; fell back a...
07-22-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

330/215; My power under 2 minutes is atrocious. ...

330/215; My power under 2 minutes is atrocious. Despite trying to work on it that's never been a strong point; not sure if it ever will be. I'm also only 136 lbs, so anything I do average or below...
07-21-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Went up to Forest Falls...

Went up to Forest Falls (https://www.strava.com/segments/664656?filter=overall) today; paced it well but the 2nd half is 6% steady with about rollers between 10% and 17% which really isn't fun. Got...
07-16-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan...

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan of the broken bone :(

Also did you get to be on the team that swears all the time on youtube? Those guys are like the Cobra Kai of cycling.
07-09-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

In my best fitness I would do 2 weeks train / 1...

In my best fitness I would do 2 weeks train / 1 week recovery. I always thought this was suboptimal as it kept my TSS 70-80 so this year I changed it up. Last 2 cycles I did 4 /1 and 3/1 and I'm...
07-07-19, 09:13 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Group ride up Oak Glen, I decided to go all out...

Group ride up Oak Glen, I decided to go all out and was just short of the fastest 45+ time....No way I'm hitting some of these KOMs so I just go for fast old ppl times.

Sitting at 90 CTL, I may...
07-05-19, 11:31 PM
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Views: 392,809
Posted By furiousferret

Assioma's are great, never had a drop out, or any...

Assioma's are great, never had a drop out, or any issues with power. The 'only' issue I've had is twice one side died overnight; my only guess is the pedal was leaning against something which caused...
06-29-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

You did awesome this year, most sprinters would...

You did awesome this year, most sprinters would kill for your results!

That's probably going to be my play as well, my 5 second power hasn't broken 1000 watts in a few years and I may improve on...
06-28-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

I raced the local crit series, which is just a...

I raced the local crit series, which is just a loop in a parking lot. Its an open category race with some fast dudes and I wasn't expecting much, which is good because I didn't do much. Spending...
06-25-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Lots of volume and just enough intensity to...

Lots of volume and just enough intensity to justify it. Probably 2 hard days, 1 easy, 2 hard (if your body can handle it).
06-20-19, 05:46 PM
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Views: 392,809
Posted By furiousferret

Good, its not just me. The 160 lb thicc boys on...

Good, its not just me. The 160 lb thicc boys on my group rides are looking at me like I'm crazy.
06-17-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this...

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this would be a rest week, but 2 of those I had 3 days (Wed, Thur, Fri) or low TSS, so I may just go another.

Did a ton of climbing and almost got blown off...
06-16-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

Grats Heathpack! Way to kill it out there....

Grats Heathpack! Way to kill it out there. Racer_Ex needs to come back here, we're missing his expertise!
06-13-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Weight loss does not affect my threshold power at...

Weight loss does not affect my threshold power at all so I don't worry about losing power. My top end has suffered for other reasons so the plan is to hit the weights after the season (September);...
06-13-19, 09:09 AM
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Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

This is probably my best weight loss for a month....

This is probably my best weight loss for a month. To be fair, the numbers are fudged. The first day was just after getting back from French Polynesia, which I was up for 24 hours and at 6 meals...
06-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 184,077
Posted By furiousferret

Sorry TMonk, not going to happen. I have enough...

Sorry TMonk, not going to happen. I have enough bad songs that get stuck in my head. For some odd reason, a ton of them are the Bee Gees and Doobie Brothers songs, both of which I despise.



I...
06-09-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Congratulations TMonk! Good to see Sean and...

Congratulations TMonk! Good to see Sean and Hunter (who live 2 blocks from me) on the podium as well.
06-05-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Outside of the Fondo / Race...first effort in...

Outside of the Fondo / Race...first effort in about a month. Lots o volume, not much content. 8-12 watts under what I should do at Worlds, although my legs felt solid. I'm sure I'll get there.

...
06-02-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

First group ride this year (outside of worlds). I...

First group ride this year (outside of worlds). I really didn't want to break a collar bone pre vacation... Picked the Team Redlands (which I haven't done in 3 years) ride because its not too...
05-31-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 261,638
Posted By furiousferret

Real reason: ...

Real reason:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hJ1HDcMowk
05-31-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

I have what is called a 'sacral downslip' where...

I have what is called a 'sacral downslip' where my left pelvic bone slips down, out of place. This causes my femur to rub on my psoas and groin muscles. That day it was really tight and adding the...
05-30-19, 08:43 AM
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Views: 261,638
Posted By furiousferret

How did I miss this! Great work and congrats.

How did I miss this! Great work and congrats.
05-28-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,985
Posted By furiousferret

Whether people are saying it or not, you'll get...

Whether people are saying it or not, you'll get some resentment from some of the B's out there, especially if there's someone out thats never podiumed and was pushed off by 'sandbaggers'. We've had...
05-25-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

I'll take any excuse I can get. I booked a...

I'll take any excuse I can get.

I booked a ton of TSS (700) during that trip but none was structured so I completely understand what you means about it not helping.
05-24-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

My weight tally for 10 days of vacation is 10...

My weight tally for 10 days of vacation is 10 pounds. More than I expected but by next week it should be 5; that travel day was a lot of eating and not much sleeping.

Rode easy on the TT bike...
05-21-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Rest week, haven't taken one in 4 weeks...

Rest week, haven't taken one in 4 weeks (accidental, didn't predict I'd put in so much TSS on the cruise) so easy riding til the weekend.
...
05-21-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,507
Posted By furiousferret

La Ronde De Tahitenne 110k, 42 / 200+ I'm...

La Ronde De Tahitenne 110k, 42 / 200+

I'm not sure what this event is; its kind of a Fondo, but the pointy end has some real talent including at least one former TDF pro and was televised in...
04-23-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,313
Posted By furiousferret

Did pretty well tonight had some caffeine to...

Did pretty well tonight had some caffeine to counter the tiredness and it worked. Two of us were up the road about 10 seconds on everyone, then near the peak the group was about to catch us so I...
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