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01-24-23, 11:57 AM
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Posted By TMonk

My race (road) bike and TT bike 11 sp rim brake....

My race (road) bike and TT bike 11 sp rim brake. I also have another franken bike equipped with 11sp 105 that is a trainer only bike. Gonna keep those three rolling as long as possible.

I recently...
01-20-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

Despite my relative success doing a TT workout...

Despite my relative success doing a TT workout indoors earlier in the week, I reaalllly wanted to venture out and get some real world time in at SST and then race pace. It didn't really work out, I...
01-20-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By TMonk

As a baby master, I look forward to when nats...

As a baby master, I look forward to when nats might be held in the western US.
01-20-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,223
Posted By TMonk

I think we're done here.

I think we're done here.
01-17-23, 10:38 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Easier than starting outside (~5:45 AM) in the...

Easier than starting outside (~5:45 AM) in the dark and wet!

Have good power again today, feeling great. 30 min left. Resting tomorrow, I should be poised to finish off the week strong before...
01-17-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TMonk

I also rode the trainer yesterday, 2x20' on the...

I also rode the trainer yesterday, 2x20' on the TT bike, in position. I actually had decent power on my second one, aimed for low z4 and felt good and hit 13 w over target.

Today, more trainer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,464
Posted By TMonk

oh oops, didn't pay attention to post date... ...

oh oops, didn't pay attention to post date...

gonna close this one down, ya'll can make your way over to Addiction :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,464
Posted By TMonk

LMaster what school do you attend? There are many...

LMaster what school do you attend? There are many popular collegiate cycling teams in Colorado, CU Boulder, Fort Collins etc, that are producing national-caliber riders.

I highly, highly recommend...
01-12-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TMonk

Took the morning off so I could get in some...

Took the morning off so I could get in some volume, ended up with about 4.75 hours. Trying to manage my fatigue so I put a cap on average power (low z2), and rode right up to it towards the end of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

been riding indoors way too much lately for the...

been riding indoors way too much lately for the best coast. looking fwd to spring!

last week I put in 14 or so hours, and only 1 ride was outside :(
01-10-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TMonk

raining in San Diego this morning (and dark at...

raining in San Diego this morning (and dark at 5:45 AM ride time....) so guess where I did my three hour endurance ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

can't disagree w that. I had a repulsive...

can't disagree w that. I had a repulsive reaction myself after reading much of this thread, and actually trying the MSW protocol. Too much work.

Is it better? Probably. Is it worth it? Not for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

Well, a good fraction of the posts are from...

Well, a good fraction of the posts are from naysayers that are trying to quell the enthusiasts.

I'm still of the opinion that waxing can be done with low cost and low labor. Solvent cleanings,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 44,449
Posted By TMonk

We just pay it off at the end of each month. ...

We just pay it off at the end of each month. When I was younger, I would pay it religiously, several times per week, which isn't necessary. Either way, if you float enough in your checking acct,...
01-06-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TMonk

I've come to watch/cheer on riders for a couple...

I've come to watch/cheer on riders for a couple local hour-record attempts at SDVA. The riders basically need to get peeled off their bikes afterwards. The Master's 35+ one at SDVA is ripe for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TMonk

It rained too much yesterday to ride my TT bike...

It rained too much yesterday to ride my TT bike outside, so I will put it on the hamster wheel instead, effectively adding zero miles to my 2023 tally to many of you :( :( :(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TMonk

I personally I enjoy ending long rides right in...

I personally I enjoy ending long rides right in the 95-99 mile mark. When people ask me about why I didn't complete the century, I say things like "look, I tried, OK???", or "I was tired."
01-05-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TMonk

It is indeed, and I suspect that my TT workout...

It is indeed, and I suspect that my TT workout might be done inside tomorrow :(. I have 4.5 hrs scheduled for Saturday, and I might just do it on the trainer even if it is dry, to say I did a whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TMonk

Zwift miles are faster than real miles for sure. ...

Zwift miles are faster than real miles for sure. Except - for my power I am faster IRL on a smooth flat course on my TT bike than in Zwift :D. Zwift has not done any aero optimization on my avatar...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TMonk

Somewhere in the range of 6-7,000 miles each...

Somewhere in the range of 6-7,000 miles each outdoor and indoor. I live in a part of the world where the climate demands some level on indoor training! ;).

OK I kid, but TBH I got more saddle time...
01-03-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

Despite some good feelings yesterday, I felt like...

Despite some good feelings yesterday, I felt like garbage today during my FTP test and bailed a bit over half-way in when I was struggling to hold the power from last time. HR was OK too, I just...
01-03-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 526,091
Posted By TMonk

Here at the San Diego Bicycle Club, we still...

Here at the San Diego Bicycle Club, we still promote racing in our community with bottom-up/grassroots advocacy and mentorship. I'm on our club (of ~1,000) BoD for the Men's 1/2/3 team director, and...
01-02-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TMonk

New block, 1.75 hour opener ride today on Zwift,...

New block, 1.75 hour opener ride today on Zwift, which includes a ~24 minute effort (SST), ~9.5 minute effort (z4/5) and 2 minute effort (z5/6), all in Watopia. I didn't feel super motivated but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By TMonk

lots of hamster wheel time, so not sure. a good...

lots of hamster wheel time, so not sure. a good chunk of outdoor time was spent road racing, track racing and training on my TT bike. those miles are pretty fast so maybe it was a decent amount
12-27-22, 05:30 PM
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Views: 526,091
Posted By TMonk

pretty rough by San Diego standards haha. It's...

pretty rough by San Diego standards haha. It's warmer this week, but it had been in the low 40's for a while in the AM. Brr!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,221
Posted By TMonk

My Zwift fraction has been pretty high since the...

My Zwift fraction has been pretty high since the early pandemic, so probably not much. I do ride with trainer difficulty at 100%, so I shift through the gears like I would outside, but my physical...
12-24-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 526,091
Posted By TMonk

looks like I picked a good week to be resting! ...

looks like I picked a good week to be resting! might be all on the trainer.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/743x363/rain_a34360abb45ccaa114bd51f269f0fd1b977b9a9f.png
12-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TMonk

All good. thanks for asking. Have been on a bit...

All good. thanks for asking. Have been on a bit of a tear since the 2019 pre-season, and a bit tired TBH. Planning a two-season peak in 2022 with a mid season break, and working with a coaching...
12-23-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off, and I am happy to report that I...

Took the day off, and I am happy to report that I am not feeling like an emaciated shell of a human being with depleted blood nutrients. I should be in good shape to do something about that over the...
12-23-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,813
Posted By TMonk

One day I'll own a proper Rhodes stage piano. A...

One day I'll own a proper Rhodes stage piano. A 77 to be exact. They're only going to get older and rare as the years roll by...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s80EJiaVdI
12-23-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

TKP resurfaces! How are things? You riding much?

TKP resurfaces! How are things? You riding much?
12-23-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

Are you using and software (training peaks,...

Are you using and software (training peaks, cycling analytics, strava premium etc) to track your training load and fatigue?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

I've tried MSW, and I have some that I may...

I've tried MSW, and I have some that I may reserve for my TT bike only, but the others seems to work just fine w parrafin after a few years
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

Paraffin may be most inexpensive chain lubricant...

Paraffin may be most inexpensive chain lubricant available. The crock pot is an expense, but that was a one-time purchase.
12-20-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

never heard of the metric. care to explain it?

never heard of the metric. care to explain it?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

Well I am a chemist, and this statement is at...

Well I am a chemist, and this statement is at least partially true, minus the arts and crats part :D. Maybe it's a proclivity for fiddling with instrumentation and other synthesis/processing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

I think it's kinda fun tbh. Feels like arts and...

I think it's kinda fun tbh. Feels like arts and crafts time. I don't do anything at all between waxes, so it's kinda nbd. I don't really track mileage between waxes, I just flip the pot switch "On"...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

​​​​​​​<3

​​​​​​​<3
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

im on the same block of paraffin that I bought on...

im on the same block of paraffin that I bought on ebay a few years ago. I think it was like 8 bucks. I don't do any of the fancy MSW stuff either.

Gonna go out on a limb and say that for those who...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

I tried the MSW protocol last time, and it was...

I tried the MSW protocol last time, and it was too much work for my taste. Previously, I soaked overnight in degreaser to remove packing grease, and did nothing between paraffin baths, Light, easy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

My solvent and ultrasonic baths comment was meant...

My solvent and ultrasonic baths comment was meant to be directed towards other wax users, sorry for not specifying. I'm still of the opinion that wax can be done lightly. If one prefers a clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

It's cleanliness. You mentioned it earlier in...

It's cleanliness. You mentioned it earlier in your post. Also, some riders here are going pretty hard on the solvent cleanings and ultrasonic baths, but non of that is really necessary IME to enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,903
Posted By TMonk

Cheers and a big +1

Cheers and a big +1
12-15-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,813
Posted By TMonk

I've been practicing more Xmas tunes than usual...

I've been practicing more Xmas tunes than usual with my jazz group. Our drummer was busy last night, but I polished things up with my guitar player for a holiday party that we will perform at this...
12-15-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off to go big, ended up with 6...

Took the day off to go big, ended up with 6 hours. It was cold AF for San Diego at the start (41 F), so I did a smaller 2.5 hour loop first through my old uptown neighborhoods, then looped through...
12-12-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,813
Posted By TMonk

Hermes I'll be playing the violin part, but on...

Hermes I'll be playing the violin part, but on the piano haha. And yes - it is very easy! Not a reach for me fortunately :)
12-12-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,813
Posted By TMonk

My mom asked me to practice the Violin line for...

My mom asked me to practice the Violin line for this so we can play it during Christmas with the extended family. Fortunately for me, this one will take about 20-30 minutes of practicing, versus that...
12-12-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,630
Posted By TMonk

Kicked off a big week (18 hr target) today with 2...

Kicked off a big week (18 hr target) today with 2 hrs on Zwift, split between road and TT bike. Yes, I'm actually stopping half way through and switching bikes on the trainer/IRL. I'll be doing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By TMonk

What really is racing, in your opinion? Asking as...

What really is racing, in your opinion? Asking as a zwift racer and outdoor racer of 14 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By TMonk

There is an inverse relationship between tire...

There is an inverse relationship between tire pressure and the ROI on tubeless tire setups. For me:

MTB - tubeless all the way (duh)
Road - tubed with latex. Don't really get many flats TBH...
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