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06-17-19, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Endurance rides both days along the coast this...

Endurance rides both days along the coast this weekend. We are in our June gloom time of year so the sky was overcast and there was a mist on Sunday.
06-17-19, 05:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday...

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was about 2:15 at endurance pace and felt pretty good. Sunday was about 2:45 with more than two hours at L3 on the hottest day so...
06-16-19, 11:51 PM
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Posted By mattm

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the...

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the distance just under 100 to anger the Strava Freds. It's actually hard to "time" it just right so that you come in above 99 but under 100. My life goal is...
06-16-19, 02:05 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Tour of the hilltowns is 84 miles long and...

Tour of the hilltowns is 84 miles long and features 2x ascents of a 3.5mi @ 6% climb which always proves decisive, and many miles of windy heavily rolling terrain....
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Albuquerque, W50-54, 1st of 12

Won it by 14 seconds. Raced pretty well but I think I could have gone harder. I had some tough training rides earlier in the week in which I really was crushed by the altitude, and this led me to...
06-14-19, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Hermes

San Diego Velodrome - warmup, jumps and anaerobic...

San Diego Velodrome - warmup, jumps and anaerobic threshold work. Nice day at the track but windy toward the end of the session.
06-14-19, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Commuted this morning for the first time. It...

Commuted this morning for the first time.

It was nice. 33 minutes or so, 120 W average, which for me is decent, because I'm atrociously out of shape.

Felt better and more alert when I got to...
06-13-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By DrIsotope

The bike traffic on the 4th I went up (last...

The bike traffic on the 4th I went up (last year?) was unbelievable. More bikes than I think I've ever seen in one day. A big chunk of the descending riders are far more terrifying than cars on the...
06-13-19, 10:51 AM
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Posted By cmh

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14...

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14 racers:
This is a very short race - 5 x 1.3 mile laps with 140ft climb each lap, start/finish is 2/3 of the way up the climb. Despite being very short,...
06-11-19, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National...

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National Senior Games TTs. Today I did a mock 5K race effort.

Altitude (we’re at 5800 ft) is not my friend. We arrived Sat night and today, day 3 at...
06-11-19, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Hermes

We had light fog at Fiesta and heavier fog on the...

We had light fog at Fiesta and heavier fog on the coast and it was 68 degrees. Go figure.
06-11-19, 12:11 PM
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Posted By caloso

Oh boy, is that the truth. I was going to...

Oh boy, is that the truth.

I was going to recommend commuting if possible. I bet 75% of my training is on the way to or from work. If you're able to take it easy on the way in, you might be able...
06-11-19, 10:00 AM
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Posted By cmh

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the...

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the combined 40/50/60+ 123 field which had about 30 riders total (but scored separately). The course is a very non-technical 1km 'D' with 2 wide corners...
06-11-19, 08:35 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

There is too much success in this thread. Allow...

There is too much success in this thread. Allow me to bring it back to earth.

I raced on Sunday. The course is on an 11 mile circuit with pavement that is beat to hell and features a 2ish mile...
06-11-19, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a...

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a little, for fun?

My wife convinced me to take an hour one weekend morning and start going for a ride and she'd watch the kids (normally I get up...
06-09-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise...

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise this week, 14hrs on the bike. I went outdoor climbing for the first time yesterday and had a blast. Bunch of top rope routes and I tried a lead climb for...
06-09-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By revchuck

It's been a big week. Last Wednesday I wrote...

It's been a big week.

Last Wednesday I wrote that I'd probably end up doing CR intervals rather than make it to my climbing route, and that's what happened. Coach wanted 40 minutes total, so I...
06-09-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 06:19 PM
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Posted By nuxx

I really disliked (and was disappointed with)...

I really disliked (and was disappointed with) biking in Amsterdam... trekking across the Netherlands was alright but not really indicative - didnít experience Utrecht - but itís basically a large...
06-05-19, 10:48 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my...

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my teammate Kevin uploads his ride. Then I will be second :). 31.1 MPH for 4.1 miles, three-man effort. Fiesta is very windy, exposed and "slow" for a flat...
06-05-19, 10:40 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I "get" the idea of adaptation and fatigue. I...

I "get" the idea of adaptation and fatigue. I just don't know when to question numbers.

I haven't used my beet powder outside of really hard stuff or racing for a while in training.

I can't...
06-04-19, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s...

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s appointment (convenient.. hmmm) and got 115 miles of mixed terrain on the gravel bike. Almost 7 hours and I got to see some beautiful, isolated parts...
06-03-19, 06:13 PM
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Posted By mattm

I won a bike race. By "won" I mean survived....

I won a bike race.

By "won" I mean survived.

By "survived" I mean I didn't get dropped.

By "didn't get dropped" I mean I got dropped, but only on the last lap..

This was the Pescadero...
06-02-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus...

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus working almost full time covering for our mechanic who was off.

Memorial Day was a long ride, 82 miles/4:22 at endurance pace. Tuesday was off the...
06-02-19, 04:52 PM
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Posted By TMonk

An hour easy on the MTB this morning. Next week...

An hour easy on the MTB this morning. Next week will be my fifth consecutive week of < 600 TSS, which is low for me. Typically 90-100 CTL pre-season and in-season. But I'm hitting power and time...
06-02-19, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Hermes

4 hours of endurance this weekend riding along...

4 hours of endurance this weekend riding along the coast.
06-02-19, 03:18 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

big weekend, saturday 75miles, 235 TSS. Today...

big weekend, saturday 75miles, 235 TSS. Today 85miles, 207 TSS. Felt a little wrecked yesterday but recovered all day eating and sitting around, feel good today. Both rides were the longest rides of...
06-02-19, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

BOO YAH. Yesterday mock 5K TT and today mock...

BOO YAH.

Yesterday mock 5K TT and today mock 10K TT, both on the same flat-terrain course at 5100ft elevation up in the Lockwood Valley.

Landed like a feather both days on my exact-to-the-watt...
06-02-19, 01:28 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Did 3 hours of gravel today, thanks wife! ...

Did 3 hours of gravel today, thanks wife!

Either way, I'm at 680 TSS over 8 days. -19 on TSB, lol. I'll take Monday off then do some 3x10 on Tuesday.

It was a pretty good avg speed for curvy...
06-02-19, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Training isn't the right word, but I did ride my...

Training isn't the right word, but I did ride my bike for the first time in 2.5, almost 3 years. My excellent wife encouraged it. Trying to get me time to at least do one morning ride one weekend day...
05-31-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By TMonk

damn these long femurs!

damn these long femurs!
05-30-19, 11:14 AM
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Posted By TMonk

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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does this look fast?


Went to a...
05-30-19, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Radish_legs

B race, third. Two of my teammates attacked...

B race, third. Two of my teammates attacked repeatedly trying to initiate breaks. Finally one stuck. Two-man break. Bridging attempts failed. We got 2nd in the break. I won the field sprint. So 2nd...
05-29-19, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Hermes

In general, if the body weight or more...

In general, if the body weight or more conservatively, body mass goes down VO2 max goes up - (ml of O2 consumed)/ body weight/mass).
05-28-19, 06:37 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

5'6" I'm under 2 pounds per inch. We all eat...

5'6" I'm under 2 pounds per inch.

We all eat more than we need to. We just simply do. That doesn't make it fun, but it is doable. Eat wildly clean. Stop before you're full. Realize you have enough...
05-28-19, 10:56 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

KSR P/1/2 Stage 1 is a very fast but...

KSR P/1/2

Stage 1 is a very fast but unchallenging 18mi circuit featuring a fairly long draggy climb and wide open roads which we did 4x for 74 total miles. I pretty much aimed to pack surf to...
05-28-19, 10:20 AM
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Posted By rubiksoval

I always say race up. But, it doesn't matter. Do...

I always say race up. But, it doesn't matter. Do what you enjoy and have fun with it. It's not like you're riding off the front of a B race every time you line up. That's the type of thing that...
05-27-19, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Doge

He still rides. ...

He still rides.
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05-25-19, 10:59 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

State champ crit. Big downhill, one easy 90degree...

State champ crit. Big downhill, one easy 90degree corner after a punch of a climb, back downhill and a hard 200meter uphill drive to the finish line. Wind decided it wanted to show up today too.
...
05-25-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13,580
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Posted By revchuck

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool,...

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool, clear, windless; it would've been perfect were it not for the 95% humidity. It was still pretty nice.

Kind of a group ride today. I went out with...
05-25-19, 03:46 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Been taking it somewhat easy for a few weeks so I...

Been taking it somewhat easy for a few weeks so I wanted to hit the legs with a big training dose today without having to ride all day. Ended up with 4:05 (rolling) and 260 TSS, 78% Intensity...
05-24-19, 10:30 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Moron item #1...

Moron item #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for today: discovered that yesterday I had over tightened the Speedplay cleats. Instead of stopping when I...
05-24-19, 07:38 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Little big of a "sad trombone" sound for...

Little big of a "sad trombone" sound for yesterday. Took both the TT bike and roadie out. Planned to do some Chung virtual elevation testing before the group ride while getting in some tempo/SS.
...
05-23-19, 10:07 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went...

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went okay; the second was going okay until I convinced myself that I needed a break halfway, backed off and realized I didn't need that break and...
05-23-19, 08:18 AM
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Posted By caloso

Well, I didn’t break anything, just dinged my...

Well, I didn’t break anything, just dinged my knee when I washed out in a corner. Oh, and I won!:
...
05-21-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 254,426
Posted By mattm

I finally won again! ...

I finally won again!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X-rZMaSn8Nw
05-21-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,020
Posted By mattm

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in...

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in the books. Some ups, some downs, but that's racing.

Two weeks ago a teammate won his first p1/2 race, a big local one with a bunch of...
05-09-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13,580
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Posted By aaronmcd

4x6 w 2' RBI again after squats and Romanian...

4x6 w 2' RBI again after squats and Romanian deadlifts and barbell hack squats and Nordic curls. Power was almost the same as Tuesday but it wasn't quite as horrible.
05-09-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13,580
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Posted By revchuck

The rain's arrival got pushed back this morning,...

The rain's arrival got pushed back this morning, so I was on the road at 6 and done at 7:40. I got through the 7x3' VO2 max intervals with no problems, lots of effort though. ;) I backed off a...
05-09-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Tuesday night we got stormed out of our ride.....

Tuesday night we got stormed out of our ride.. hard. Made it 50 minutes in and the storm hit us like a hurricane. Bailed out to a teammates house and got a ride home. Went to the gym afterwards, but...
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