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02-19-20, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Cypress

*cough* ...

*cough*


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...I also have an inside man feeding me data on Quinn. If he can...
02-19-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Felt like ass on the bike yesterday. Not totally...

Felt like ass on the bike yesterday. Not totally sure why, but if I had to guess I'd say it was the cold weather. Ride temp hovered around 45 and dipped to 41 at one point with frost still on the...
02-18-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

We are catching a weather break right now, so I...

We are catching a weather break right now, so I brought everything to the office to ride straight off the desk. It works out well, as there is only so much daylight, but my office is also right at...
02-17-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

I did some Strava stalking last summer and never...

I did some Strava stalking last summer and never made it out to this climb. It looked like it'd be low-hanging fruit due to the low-ish power the leader had put out (296W). He's a friend of mine and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,637
Posted By Cypress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey4WSb-BVDQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey4WSb-BVDQ
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Cypress

My coach had me doing it 2 times a week. ...

My coach had me doing it 2 times a week.

Monday: Off
Tuesday: SS work
Wednesday: Tempo work
Thursday: Z2 endurance
Friday: Off
Saturday: SS mixed into a long ride
Sunday: Z2 endurance
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,637
Posted By Cypress

Back in college I had one of the world's leading...

Back in college I had one of the world's leading economic geologists as the professor for a few lecture classes and for a 6-week long field class I took in the eastern Oregon high desert. This guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,041
Posted By Cypress

What hyper-specific combination of words brought...

What hyper-specific combination of words brought a 15-year old thread up as a top hit???
02-10-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Cypress

The plot thickens.... I mapped it out and it...

The plot thickens....

I mapped it out and it looks like a false flat followed by a huge steppy kick, followed by another false flat.
...
02-10-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

I'm fairly certain he'd let you in. Just tell him...

I'm fairly certain he'd let you in. Just tell him "Denny needs all the help and guidance he can get."

If you can't swing the race, I'll still be in town Tuesday-ish to start preriding the nastier...
02-10-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

730 TSS for last week. I was absolutely drained...

730 TSS for last week. I was absolutely drained on Saturday (probably lack of sleep) so I shorted the workout by almost 2 hours. I would have ridden longer yesterday, but I put a new set of tires on...
02-07-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Currently at 430 TSS for the week with a portly...

Currently at 430 TSS for the week with a portly weekend on the calendar. Glad today is an off day, as the dog was kind enough to vomit every 20 mins from 3am to 5am last night.
02-05-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

3 x 20 tempo tonight. I made it a point to go...

3 x 20 tempo tonight. I made it a point to go lower cadence (86-88 rpm) on the last interval to simulate final-hour climbing. Ended up having to dig kinda deep to complete the interval without going...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By Cypress

Imma need to see some pics of this bike....

Imma need to see some pics of this bike. For...reasons.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,689
Posted By Cypress

Tell that to my wife when I need $140 in new...

Tell that to my wife when I need $140 in new tires every two months, a new $250 cassette/chain/pulleys every 6 months, or why we spend $600/month on groceries for "two" people :lol:

If I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,420
Posted By Cypress

I get what you're saying, and I'm not saying...

I get what you're saying, and I'm not saying you're wrong, but I think it's a little off topic of the thread.

Maybe I didn't word my first post well enough. This isn't a thread for people to come...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,420
Posted By Cypress

The State of Road Cycling

I'd like to crowdsource the forum for a generalized idea of how road cycling is doing as an activity. This may be a great thread to rant in (or an absolute handful for mods, so keep it nice)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,689
Posted By Cypress

That's everything, man. I was looking at new...

That's everything, man. I was looking at new bikes a few months ago and the sticker shock hit me hard. I've been racing for so long that I haven't paid retail/anything for bike stuff in the better...
02-04-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Did an hour indoors last night because I ended up...

Did an hour indoors last night because I ended up with two missed rides last week. Mostly just Z2 with two little 1-minute pops at ~550W. This week is the first of two bigger weeks before a rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 34,725
Posted By Cypress

My 2020 ASL Disc ...

My 2020 ASL Disc

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01-28-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Totally agree. As long as the FTP keeps going up...

Totally agree. As long as the FTP keeps going up (or doesn't drop), I'll take any weight loss I can get.



Congrats!
01-27-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

First real outdoor ride of the year was on...

First real outdoor ride of the year was on Saturday. Caught a weather window and did about 45 mins of sweet spot work within a 3-hour Z2 ride. Rode the new bike on an unfamiliar gravel road for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By Cypress

I've never done the ride, but from looking at the...

I've never done the ride, but from looking at the elevation graph, you won't notice the downhill. Descending 400' over ~90 miles is not a downhill. What will kill you is the rollers or wind you have...
01-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

20-min test went as expected. Went too hard at...

20-min test went as expected. Went too hard at first, then settled in for about 8 mins, then power started to slightly decline, then the last 2 mins was a ramp into oblivion.

20-min power: 353W...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,348
Posted By Cypress

I use a Leatherman or any other rough-jawed...

I use a Leatherman or any other rough-jawed pliers. Put the quicklink at the top of a small loop, place the jaws of the pliers on the edges of the link diagonally (if that makes sense), then squeeze....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Cypress

I've talked with several promoters about this, as...

I've talked with several promoters about this, as it happens in CO, MT, WA, and OR as well. They all say the same thing: "Nobody shows up for summer races. They are already burnt out, taking a break...
01-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

FTP test tonight. Going with the standard 20-min...

FTP test tonight. Going with the standard 20-min test. I've been at this long enough to notice my "old man" power coming out. A ramp test 15 years ago would have been perfect, but my old(er) muscles...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Cypress

A cloudy and dry 35F or a sunny 30F is the point...

A cloudy and dry 35F or a sunny 30F is the point of diminishing returns for me. Below that, and the ride becomes more about staying warm and dry than getting a good ride in. If I have to stop for...
01-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Built and rode the new bike on rollers on...

Built and rode the new bike on rollers on Saturday, then caught a weather window and rode outside on Sunday. Both rides were mostly just to dial seat position in, as I'm hyper sensitive to that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,268
Posted By Cypress

That's a 130mm. I'm 5'10" and had a 56cm MadOne...

That's a 130mm. I'm 5'10" and had a 56cm MadOne with a 130 as well. With the 130, the Giant is still a little shorter in the reach department then the Trek, which is what I wanted for the race I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,268
Posted By Cypress

My new whip needs to be judged ...

My new whip needs to be judged

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,277
Posted By Cypress

:innocent:

:innocent:
01-17-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,449
Views: 236,206
Posted By Cypress

Big!

Big!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,221
Posted By Cypress

Quite the opposite, actually.

Quite the opposite, actually.
01-17-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Did a short sweet spot workout last night because...

Did a short sweet spot workout last night because it's a regen week. I forgot to edit the warmup on Training Peaks to include 10 mins of Z2 after the 5-min warmup. Because of this, it had me warm up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,837
Posted By Cypress

I've wondered that as well. The gravel racing...

I've wondered that as well. The gravel racing world is in the midst of a debate over 2X or 1X. I just don't understand why anyone would ever want the cadence jumps associated with a 10-42 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,268
Posted By Cypress

Not. Please address the following: -Bike is...

Not. Please address the following:

-Bike is dirty
-Crosschained
-Those pedals cannot be unseen
-Unless your saddlebag contains a litter of puppies, it is inexcusably large
-Your cable housing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,832
Posted By Cypress

I've been in unexpected contact with plenty of...

I've been in unexpected contact with plenty of cars as well, one requiring my right knee to go under the knife a few times. I figure it's just an unfortunate part of the sport. Additionally, I've...
01-16-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4,449
Views: 236,206
Posted By Cypress

Padre Greipel.

Padre Greipel.
01-16-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,449
Views: 236,206
Posted By Cypress

Tell me that isn't Andrť Greipel in second place...

Tell me that isn't Andrť Greipel in second place :wtf:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,832
Posted By Cypress

I was almost shot in high school. After that...

I was almost shot in high school. After that whole mess, I kept going back to school because I understand that the majority of days I spent at school, I was not shot at. I see the road the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Cypress

Sounds like a crash replacement or warranty?...

Sounds like a crash replacement or warranty? Probably why the price is so good.

Def upgrade the whole lot for that price.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,268
Posted By Cypress

At first glance, hot. The tail light kinda...

At first glance, hot.

The tail light kinda kills it, but maaaaan those pedals on that bike make me want to vomit.
01-14-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Will and I used to postulate that if a bike made...

Will and I used to postulate that if a bike made noise, the laws of energy conservation state that the noise is energy being leeched from the system. Enjoy your gains!
01-11-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

it was definitely junk down here. I felt frisky...

it was definitely junk down here. I felt frisky on Zwift and overshot my TSS for the day by 80.
01-11-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Man, itís hard for me to commit to outdoor rides...

Man, itís hard for me to commit to outdoor rides this time of the year. Iím always glad I did them afterwards, but the emotional effort it takes to get going when itís 40į and wet is just too much...
01-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Blow ye winds like the trumpet blows, but without...

Blow ye winds like the trumpet blows, but without that noise.

5.5 hours planned for this weekend. Zwift is a blessing and a curse.
...
01-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

I also got pulled around the desert for about an...

I also got pulled around the desert for about an hour two nights ago by a guy from China that was doing 5-5.4 W/kg that never went much over 260 watts. I looked at his account and it claimed he was...
01-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14,303
Views: 790,215
Posted By Cypress

Did a crisscross workout last night. I feel like...

Did a crisscross workout last night. I feel like it was too easy. The difference between tempo and sweet spot is only about 25 watts, which is just staying in the same gear but increasing cadence a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,541
Posted By Cypress

That's a handlebar impact. The clearcoat is...

That's a handlebar impact. The clearcoat is bulged up on top of the tube as well. It sucks to not have your new bike for a bit, but exchange the frame for an undamaged one.
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