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01-18-21, 11:13 AM
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Posted By cmh

Wylde06 - hope you are back to full health soon. ...

Wylde06 - hope you are back to full health soon. Sounds like a difficult time.
01-07-21, 03:02 PM
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Posted By cmh

Sounds terrible FF. Hope you heal quickly.

Sounds terrible FF. Hope you heal quickly.
01-03-21, 05:39 PM
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Posted By cmh

Thanks guys. Avalanches are definitely worthy of...

Thanks guys. Avalanches are definitely worthy of nightmares. I've been doing 'adventure sports' all of my adolescent and adult life including bike racing, mtn biking, backpacking, rock climbing,...
01-01-21, 07:30 PM
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Posted By cmh

I carried a beacon in the past when back country...

I carried a beacon in the past when back country skiing, but not in bounds in a ski area. The beacon I had is too old to be useful since technology has changed. The biggest lesson is that I...
01-01-21, 11:29 AM
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Posted By cmh

2020 tried one last time to get me. Skiing in...

2020 tried one last time to get me. Skiing in bounds (but double black area) on Mt Hood I triggered an avalanche that buried me to my forehead. I spent about 20 min trapped in the snow unable to...
12-29-20, 06:56 PM
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Posted By cmh

At least the supermarket had 100% compliance. ...

At least the supermarket had 100% compliance. Can't say the same for when we went to Idaho this summer where maybe 60-70% had masks on in the store despite the sign on the door asking people to wear...
12-20-20, 12:17 PM
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Posted By cmh

Pineapple express coming through Portland today,...

Pineapple express coming through Portland today, so its a day for a sweet spot workout on the trainier, and making a batch of kimchee. I haven't read the literature on this, but there is so much...
12-17-20, 09:01 AM
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Posted By cmh

FTP test on the trainer last night. Up 11 watts...

FTP test on the trainer last night. Up 11 watts from my last test 5 weeks ago. Still a long way to go to where I was last spring, but I'll take it. Today is sweet spot intervals.
12-16-20, 09:30 AM
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Posted By cmh

On the other hand my Windows PC decided to...

On the other hand my Windows PC decided to restart in the middle of my last FTP test. They are all a part of the great conspiracy to frustrate our workouts and make us slow!
12-16-20, 09:26 AM
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Posted By cmh

Here is an interesting video on high and low...

Here is an interesting video on high and low cadence training: Does Low Cadence Training Make You Faster? The Science - YouTube

I like Dylan Johnson's training videos since he tries to back up...
12-10-20, 02:23 PM
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Posted By cmh

Welcome back WR. Good to see you alive and well...

Welcome back WR. Good to see you alive and well and still putting out big watts.
11-27-20, 06:38 PM
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I'm going to train as if there will be racing...

I'm going to train as if there will be racing starting in April. For me that is 1 high intensity interval day per week, with as much sweet spot, LT intervals and longer rides as I can fit in without...
11-23-20, 11:21 AM
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Posted By cmh

It is nice that you have outdoor gyms and the...

It is nice that you have outdoor gyms and the climate to be able to use them.

I got out for the first xc ski of the winter. A fun and mellow 2.5 hrs with my wife.
11-21-20, 10:10 AM
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Posted By cmh

On the contrary, social media exposure is one...

On the contrary, social media exposure is one thing riders provide to sponsors. Riders just need to keep their social media presence smart and positive. Hope he has a good career in front of him.
11-20-20, 12:04 PM
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Posted By cmh

This kid is pretty darn fast. 36mph for 3km. ...

This kid is pretty darn fast. 36mph for 3km. Wow.

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/magnus-sheffield-crushes-world-junior-individual-pursuit-record/
11-20-20, 09:26 AM
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Posted By cmh

Thanks for the replies Caloso and hubcyclist.

Thanks for the replies Caloso and hubcyclist.
11-19-20, 04:58 PM
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Posted By cmh

What power level are the 5x12 and 3x15 as a...

What power level are the 5x12 and 3x15 as a percent of FTP? 90%? Just curious as I'm trying to figure out what sweet spot workouts I like. I mostly gravitate to 2x20 @90%, but did 3x20 @90% (which...
11-18-20, 10:04 AM
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Posted By cmh

A 27 Watt FTP gain in 6 weeks is huge even if you...

A 27 Watt FTP gain in 6 weeks is huge even if you were pretty out of shape at the start. Great work.
11-11-20, 01:52 PM
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Posted By cmh

I started a zwift FTP test last night and a few...

I started a zwift FTP test last night and a few minutes into the ride my PC said I needed to restart to complete an upgrade and asked to restart now, restart tonight, or schedule a restart. Not...
11-11-20, 01:29 PM
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Posted By cmh

Happy birthday Tmonk!

Happy birthday Tmonk!
11-09-20, 11:54 AM
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Posted By cmh

Hi Daney - welcome to the road bike racing forum...

Hi Daney - welcome to the road bike racing forum (aka the 33). You should stick around and post about your training and progress - there are several people here that have a lot of racing and training...
11-05-20, 03:58 PM
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Posted By cmh

It's not going to stick. You will be resetting...

It's not going to stick. You will be resetting your FTP up to 310W before you know it.
11-05-20, 03:56 PM
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Posted By cmh

This is awesome.

This is awesome.
11-05-20, 09:25 AM
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Posted By cmh

That is a good problem to have. Sounds like you...

That is a good problem to have. Sounds like you need another FTP test. Or I suppose you could just bump it up a bit and see how it feels to hit your new targets.
11-04-20, 06:10 PM
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Posted By cmh

I don't think you need to worry about losing...

I don't think you need to worry about losing fitness in a few days, and not even in a few weeks off. Stopping for a few months might be worrisome.
I backed off on training for ~2.5 months this...
11-03-20, 05:25 PM
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Posted By cmh

I don't really have a long term plan since I have...

I don't really have a long term plan since I have no idea when I'll be racing next. There is no CX here this fall/winter, so I'm hoping it will be on the road next spring. But, who knows? I may...
11-02-20, 06:54 PM
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Posted By cmh

Finished off a hard week on Saturday with a 332...

Finished off a hard week on Saturday with a 332 TSS ride, ramping my CTL up over the last several weeks to 61. That is the highest CTL I've had, but I haven't really tracked it carefully in the...
10-26-20, 09:47 AM
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Posted By cmh

Throw in opening and stirring a jar of natural...

Throw in opening and stirring a jar of natural peanut butter and you'll be a well rounded athlete!
10-17-20, 09:10 AM
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Posted By cmh

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice...

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice work Brandon!
10-13-20, 08:27 AM
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Posted By cmh

Did the same workout 2 days later with another...

Did the same workout 2 days later with another SST workout on the day between. I definitely didn't want to go harder on the 3rd day off SS, but didn't have a problem finishing the workout. I guess...
10-10-20, 07:43 PM
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Posted By cmh

90 minute SST zwift workout. Felt good. I...

90 minute SST zwift workout. Felt good. I wanted to go harder, but erg mode kept me in line.
10-09-20, 10:25 AM
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Posted By cmh

I'm now on zwift and did my first FTP test...

I'm now on zwift and did my first FTP test yesterday. I was a bit tired going into the test, but I paced it well and gave all I have, so now I have a bar set. I'll play around with individual...
10-09-20, 10:20 AM
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Posted By cmh

Don't overthink things too hard when you are...

Don't overthink things too hard when you are gaining 20W of FTP per month. When you level off and stop seeing gains, that is the time to overthink it.

Nice work, btw.
10-07-20, 04:50 PM
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Posted By cmh

Hope you guys heal quickly tmonk, and bigjohn. ...

Hope you guys heal quickly tmonk, and bigjohn. Careful out there!
10-07-20, 04:49 PM
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Posted By cmh

Yeah, yoga means different things to different...

Yeah, yoga means different things to different people. I generally go for more flexibility oriented yoga, and the strength stuff aimed more at the core rather than legs. So I consider the TSS to be...
10-05-20, 12:54 PM
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Posted By cmh

I track my Yoga sessions just to keep myself...

I track my Yoga sessions just to keep myself honest about how much/often I'm doing them, but keep it separate from cycling. I don't attribute any TSS to yoga as I think the impact on recovery and...
10-05-20, 09:08 AM
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Posted By cmh

ridethecliche - eating before a workout or not is...

ridethecliche - eating before a workout or not is individual. I generally feel better if I have something before a hard morning workout, but others do fine without it. Just try both and see what...
10-01-20, 04:29 PM
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Posted By cmh

Weight loss during a pandemic. I didn't know...

Weight loss during a pandemic. I didn't know that was possible. Nice job!
10-01-20, 02:38 PM
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Posted By cmh

I had a road racing bike (Miyata Pro) that I...

I had a road racing bike (Miyata Pro) that I raced as a junior through 1985. I didn't ride it more than 3 or 4 times from 1987 - 2004 (I only rode mtn bikes through that period), but, I hauled it...
10-01-20, 12:03 PM
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Posted By cmh

I won't decide if I'll participate (or let my son...

I won't decide if I'll participate (or let my son participate) in races next spring or summer until the time comes, but, I'm telling myself that I will be racing to keep myself motivated to train a...
09-30-20, 12:47 PM
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Posted By cmh

Nice work burnthesheep. 40k in an hour is an...

Nice work burnthesheep. 40k in an hour is an achievement, for sure.
09-26-20, 08:21 AM
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Posted By cmh

Congratulations Hermes!

Congratulations Hermes!
09-26-20, 08:14 AM
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Posted By cmh

It must be hard Psimet after putting your all...

It must be hard Psimet after putting your all into promoting races for years to have to cancel them. I hope we are all on next spring (and safely).
09-25-20, 10:57 AM
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Posted By cmh

As a junior in the mid 80's I was broke and...

As a junior in the mid 80's I was broke and tended to ride whatever teammates would sell me for cheap. It wasn't always a value, but it kept me rolling (and also they did sometimes give me old gear...
09-25-20, 09:47 AM
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Posted By cmh

I got a new Kickr Monday. Unfortunately I'm...

I got a new Kickr Monday. Unfortunately I'm still waiting for my promotions for a free month of Zwift, Sufferfest, Trainerroad, and other apps. In the meantime I did my first of what I assume will...
09-23-20, 03:10 PM
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Posted By cmh

What is a BTS cage? Is that a BurnTheSheep cage?

What is a BTS cage? Is that a BurnTheSheep cage?
09-13-20, 05:58 PM
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Posted By cmh

Terrible to hear about your friends and coworker...

Terrible to hear about your friends and coworker Cypress. Stay sane.
09-09-20, 09:15 AM
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Posted By cmh

Stay safe Cypress. I feel horrible for your...

Stay safe Cypress. I feel horrible for your friends and the many other people losing their homes. It must be devastating.

We are pretty clear up here in Portland this morning but I can see the...
09-07-20, 07:03 PM
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Posted By cmh

Congrats Cypress. Tough stuff.

Congrats Cypress. Tough stuff.
04-27-20, 07:55 PM
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Posted By cmh

The pinnacle of my bike racing career: ...

The pinnacle of my bike racing career: https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-bike-racing/547591-congrats-cmh.html
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