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04-26-22, 08:23 AM
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Posted By beng1

I had a heart attack and heart surgery a year...

I had a heart attack and heart surgery a year ago, so compared to then I am way, way ahead of the training game, I can beat the heck out of the me from a year ago in any physical contest.
04-25-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By hbc07

2nd race in the books. Cat 4/5 in the Crocket...

2nd race in the books. Cat 4/5 in the Crocket Classic Omnium in Crockett, TX which consisted of an 8-mile TT Saturday morning, 25 minute crit Saturday afternoon, and 52-mile road race Sunday. First...
04-23-22, 10:51 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Win. PR for first 5k. 22:06, 23.5mph,...

Win.

PR for first 5k. 22:06, 23.5mph, 22:46. Bike leg is off, on the way in there's a solid 1.5mi downhill I would normally rip in the 60/12 combo. The short course tri folks were on the way...
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is...

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is not something I'm willing to compromise on and the single family home thing is more than we want to spend right now in central San Diego, so it's a...
04-22-22, 11:19 AM
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Posted By TMonk

2.5 hrs on the Zwift this morning. 2x20' z3 on...

2.5 hrs on the Zwift this morning. 2x20' z3 on the TT bike in position, then more on the road bike with a 20' min Zwift race, got 4th (Crit City A).

This afternoon - headed up to Mt Laguna for...
04-19-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 76
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta Island Time Trial Men 70+ 1of2 33:18 ...

Fiesta Island Time Trial
Men 70+ 1of2 33:18
20Km on a 4.1 mile loop (no turn around) flat terrain.
Windy with 8 mph headwind on the front section. The back section which is usually windy and...
04-11-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,514
Posted By yaw

I surprised myself by making the top 0.02% in a...

I surprised myself by making the top 0.02% in a closed road mass event 80km amateur race last week. As a solo rider that was my first time dealing with such a mass of riders so close to me, but it...
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined:...

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined: 3/45 ish (my guess)

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04-10-22, 09:08 PM
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Posted By hbc07

First race ever (and first post ever): Had...

First race ever (and first post ever):

Had been riding around ~150 miles a week through the end of 2021. Tested positive for COVID Jan 1, and then got a new job at the end of Jan which meant I...
04-04-22, 08:15 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Tour de Murrieta Circuit Race, M 35+ open: 3/27,...

Tour de Murrieta Circuit Race, M 35+ open: 3/27, 8/50 (ish) total in the combined 35+/45+ field.

Short version: I screwed up the sprint but made the break and was a big contributor there. About...
03-27-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 76
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Posted By Yep

After the RR last week where I blew up a new (to...

After the RR last week where I blew up a new (to me) rear wheel in a big crash that ultimately black flagged the whole race, I got another start yesterday in a crit. This one was on a purpose built...
03-22-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,514
Posted By carpediemracing

Did a B race. Started with a neutral lap. I...

Did a B race. Started with a neutral lap. I figured I'd be good for the neutral lap. Although most people probably thought I was joking, I was serious.

At the end of the first real lap I realized...
03-14-22, 05:35 PM
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Posted By caloso

It's gotten worse actually. Every year, I say to...

It's gotten worse actually. Every year, I say to myself "Why didn't I bring my cross bike?"
03-14-22, 12:40 PM
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Posted By caloso

Bariani RR (60 miles (3 laps of 20)). Masters 50+...

Bariani RR (60 miles (3 laps of 20)). Masters 50+ 1/2/3. No teammates, which I thought might be fun to just freelance. The problem was that I missed the break, which got established on the narrowest...
03-08-22, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Andy Somnifac

This weekend went better than 2 weekends ago. No...

This weekend went better than 2 weekends ago. No crashing is a positive change. Just pack fodder finishes. I've been out of it for many years, so I need to learn to maintain better positioning so I'm...
03-08-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 76
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Posted By mattm

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary: ...

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary:

won some early season training crits
Tried to win our first NorCal crit, Cal Aggie, but failed and came in 3rd (that's the one Jeff crashed in, which...
03-07-22, 09:24 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

3hrs Friday with a Zwift race 4hrs Saturday...

3hrs Friday with a Zwift race
4hrs Saturday with a 10min FTP effort after 3k kj just to make sure I could do it
4hrs yesterday with a Zwift race timed so that the ending would come at 3k kj...
03-05-22, 08:02 PM
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Posted By bampilot06

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I...

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I crash. Finished 20 out of 87. Officially hooked.
02-28-22, 01:08 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Off today, hoooooray. Deserved. It isn't a ton...

Off today, hoooooray. Deserved. It isn't a ton of volume, but lots of tough stuff.

Yesterday, after the Saturday Rouvy Mitchell ride, I set the ftp to 290 on Zwift up from 285 week before and up...
02-28-22, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, a two hour endurance ride from Camp...

Yesterday, a two hour endurance ride from Camp Pendleton South Gate to San Clemente and returning. We set a Strava PR on the way back 6.6 miles @ 22.6 mph through the majority of the camp flat to...
02-26-22, 03:49 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Rouvy, sub 2hr Mt Mitchell climb. 262w hour,...

Rouvy, sub 2hr Mt Mitchell climb. 262w hour, 258w NP for 1:52. 254w AP for the 1:52. At 158lbs.

Like 187 TSS for entire ride of 2:15, lead up to climb is a few miles.

Knew I could. That...
02-26-22, 02:25 PM
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Posted By TMonk

4 hours today, first two indoors on Zwift with...

4 hours today, first two indoors on Zwift with 40' at SST, second two on the "Chili's" racey group ride. Good times were had all around.

Off the bike for the rest of the weekend to celebrate my...
02-24-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 76
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Posted By TMonk

Finally looked up the stage race results, 19th /...

Finally looked up the stage race results, 19th / 44 overall starters in the cat 2, 41 finishers. I let myself loose 30s in the crit on the last lap, but that would have put me only in 17th, so I...
02-20-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By TMonk

VoS mini update, cat 2. Behind on fitness due to...

VoS mini update, cat 2. Behind on fitness due to my injury and just getting into TT, so I wasn't expecting excellence, just getting some race chops back in the bank and having some fun.

TT -...
02-19-22, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Andy Somnifac

Woohoo, race season is here! Lined up for...

Woohoo, race season is here!

Lined up for me first race of the year, rolled out with the group for the neutral rollout, and then almost immediately had a pileup in front of me within maybe a half...
02-12-22, 07:53 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Just got back from ride #2 of the day, 50 min of...

Just got back from ride #2 of the day, 50 min of MTB up till twilight. It was quite nice. Earlier I rode for ~4 hrs with some buddies, including a group ride.

Lady is out of town, so it means...
02-11-22, 04:46 PM
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Posted By himespau

The other night on Zwift (easy short recovery...

The other night on Zwift (easy short recovery ride squeezed in after an unpleasant ride the day before), I was riding so fast (not really) that I actually took off and started flying.
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02-11-22, 04:35 PM
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Posted By caloso

I just dropped a ramp test into my schedule for...

I just dropped a ramp test into my schedule for today just to force it. I got a 2% bump in FTP. For what it's worth, it matches the eFTP that intervals.icu's algorithm gave me. I wonder how...
02-10-22, 07:47 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running...

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running about three years ago, FTP went from 260+ to 225. About two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer (multiple myeloma) and started chemo, power went down...
02-10-22, 05:22 PM
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Posted By merlinextraligh

Wages of sloth and gluttony. 7 years no trading...

Wages of sloth and gluttony. 7 years no trading or racing, , just riding around. Add on 6 weeks completely off the bike post surgery, adds up to a field test 100 watts below my best and coughing up...
02-08-22, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

This one hits hard. I know it's not meant to and...

This one hits hard. I know it's not meant to and I know our context here but it reminds me of a story - My mother who battled obesity her entire life (thanks for the genes mom) was enjoying finally...
02-08-22, 08:54 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Def. feeling fatigue rn. 950 TSS/19 hours last...

Def. feeling fatigue rn. 950 TSS/19 hours last week, stressed at work. I had a slight sore throat yesterday and this morning too, fortunately I tested negative on the rapid test.

I'm on the last...
02-04-22, 06:26 PM
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Posted By caloso

1 month later, and I have lost 1 pound. At this...

1 month later, and I have lost 1 pound. At this rate, I should be back down to race weight by May.
02-04-22, 07:56 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the morning off to do a "mini" team camp by...

Took the morning off to do a "mini" team camp by myself today before our larger road team camp this weekend, which I am co-leading. Long ride tomorrow with a split 1/3 in for the 1/2 and 4/5 group...
02-02-22, 06:56 PM
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Posted By caloso

30 sec on/offs. 2 sets of 20. The workout...

30 sec on/offs. 2 sets of 20. The workout called for 3 sets actually, but I was short on time, which was just as well because I'm not sure how far I would have gotten into the 3rd set before dying.
01-26-22, 10:20 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Bailed on my FTP test on Ven Top this morning,...

Bailed on my FTP test on Ven Top this morning, but hey, again I'm not stressin' it. I was at about the same power as last month half way in, and HR a bit jacked, I think that extra cup of coffee...
01-26-22, 10:18 AM
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Posted By TMonk

RE: hours. I thought about this a bit yesterday....

RE: hours. I thought about this a bit yesterday. I'm a regular "salary man", an O/T exempt scientist (chemist) who's like a 44 hr/week kinda guy, although that varies a bit. I'm married and...
01-26-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By brian44

Currently standing at 6' and 168 lbs; baseline...

Currently standing at 6' and 168 lbs; baseline measurement was taken at 178 lbs in October 2021. My old "racing" weight was around 160-165...dabbled at 155, but felt super weak. The focus for me...
01-25-22, 11:56 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Made the Zwifty break on Saturday. Failed at...

Made the Zwifty break on Saturday. Failed at sprinting and caboosed across the line. Fun workout though.

Vol + Tempo/Threshy Sunday. I basically do tempo up epic kom and threshy up to the radio...
01-25-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17,060
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Posted By caloso

Internet is down at the house, so no Zwift. I...

Internet is down at the house, so no Zwift. I suppose I could have run TR on my phone using data, but decided to just get dressed and ride laps around the park in the fog. Too dark to see my...
01-25-22, 12:10 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Separately, I went to a local coach's house last...

Separately, I went to a local coach's house last week to have him spend 90 minutes looking at my fit. He likes my saddle height, flat foot at the bottom, saddle tip 5 cm behind BB, no rocking of hips...
01-24-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 932
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Posted By TMonk

^ good luck haha. I pulled the plug on a used...

^
good luck haha. I pulled the plug on a used Zipp Super 9 11s clincher this morning... can't wait to get that thing. I have been riding a really old (REAAAALLY old) Zipp 950 that we filed down to...
01-24-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17,060
Views: 1,198,073
Posted By TMonk

Decided to skip my race yesterday. After cooking...

Decided to skip my race yesterday. After cooking dinner I was just feeling too fatigued on what is supposed to be a rest week, and with a big training day on MLK to cap off the last block, I wasn't...
01-22-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17,060
Views: 1,198,073
Posted By brian44

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from...

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from last measured value in October. Gotta love the exponential gains coming from poor fitness during baseline testing...
01-22-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,339
Posted By Enthalpic

I'm now using the smallest hole on my belt.

I'm now using the smallest hole on my belt.
01-22-22, 02:26 PM
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Posted By himespau

I'm not saying that the only reason I remember it...

I'm not saying that the only reason I remember it is because I filed it away for if I ever decide to drop the money on a smart trainer and decide I need a little more on my sprints to the line...;)
01-22-22, 01:33 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

did another 3x30 sweet spot session today, this...

did another 3x30 sweet spot session today, this one rated level 10 for trainer road, 90-92-90% across the intervals. felt good, although funny how just a 5w increase in the middle interval resulted...
01-22-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17,060
Views: 1,198,073
Posted By TMonk

In separate news, I finally tested my Favero...

In separate news, I finally tested my Favero pedals against my Saris H3 today with different garmins. Not sure why it took me so long. Fortunately, they were within a few watts of eachother based...
01-22-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Mini opener ride this morning, 30 min on the TT...

Mini opener ride this morning, 30 min on the TT bike for more time in position, then about 90 min outside, 40 or so with the first part of a race pace group ride. Race tomorrow.

My fitness is...
01-21-22, 08:36 AM
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Posted By brian44

That's a great question and thank you for asking....

That's a great question and thank you for asking.

The original plan was to spend most of the 2022 season on the track (mass-start events...most likely no TT/pursuit events) with the season...
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