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01-09-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,830
Posted By oespinoza83

I have an 8 mile hilly TT coming up. No TT bike....

I have an 8 mile hilly TT coming up. No TT bike. Have deep wheels, shoe covers, skinsuit, TT helmet, and aero roadbars (PRO carbon version). Figure I have 2 options on how to tackle it.

1. Leave...
01-05-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By oespinoza83

Thanks for the input everyone. Cat 3. Not...

Thanks for the input everyone.

Cat 3. Not eligible for master's races. But looking at the calendar so far I see plenty of ways to get my ass handed to me by Cali guys.
01-04-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By oespinoza83

Cali help?

Yea, I could post this in the regional forum, but would probably get better answers here. I might be staying near Monterey in late April for a couple of weeks. Any good crits/RRs in that area? I am...
06-15-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,051
Posted By oespinoza83

I ride a CAAD12. I have the orange one (I believe...

I ride a CAAD12. I have the orange one (I believe it's the 105 model if you buy it full), but I simply bought the frame set and built it up with Ultegra Di2. I love this bike. Super stiff and I...
05-30-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By oespinoza83

Also, typically most Cat 5 RRs aren't long enough...

Also, typically most Cat 5 RRs aren't long enough to need feedzones. Back in my C5 days, worst case was a long hot summer race of 50 miles. 2 bottles on the bike and 1 in my jersey was enough for me.
04-20-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,796
Posted By oespinoza83

When I raced as a 4, my results only mattered...

When I raced as a 4, my results only mattered compared to other 4s. Meaning, if I was racing a 4/5 crit, I was only scored as if all of the 5s did not exist (for final ranking and field size to...
01-09-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By oespinoza83

Old post, but I have the same setup as you do. I...

Old post, but I have the same setup as you do. I used a BBInfinite adapter to get my Ultegra to work. Not a single problem or creak with it since install (early November). Only downside is removal...
12-13-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 693,170
Posted By oespinoza83

But what if you were in a crit and got a free lap...

But what if you were in a crit and got a free lap and eventually won? ;);)
12-13-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 693,170
Posted By oespinoza83

So racers on the non-WT level don't ever have PMs...

So racers on the non-WT level don't ever have PMs given to them, even if just for a season to use then return? I am not doubting that pros do not buy their own, I am saying that Pros opinions, and...
12-13-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 693,170
Posted By oespinoza83

Pros use what their sponsors give them. Sure,...

Pros use what their sponsors give them. Sure, their opinions are based on their experience with said devices, but they aren't testing all the devices just what is given to them.




Power...
12-12-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 201,932
Posted By oespinoza83

There are very few things in my life that bother...

There are very few things in my life that bother me, and really things only errk me if they directly impact my family or myself. With that being said, the fact that people can actually get upset,...
08-04-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,138
Posted By oespinoza83

As others have said, if you are still young (U23)...

As others have said, if you are still young (U23) do all you can to get to Europe and on a devo team. I am one of those that believes (especially with ATOC being upgraded to WT) that US cycling...
Forum: Southeast
04-30-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By oespinoza83

Six Gap + NW GA ideas?

Hey all. Teammate and I are heading to NW GA possibly in early June. Really wanted to get some miles in, so I think we are going to venture into riding Six Gap on our first day of riding. Are there...
10-20-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 40,414
Posted By oespinoza83

So I decided to smarten up and do some strength...

So I decided to smarten up and do some strength training (weights) into my offseason this year. I do not have access to a free/cheap/non-contract gym, so would really love for some training at home....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,454
Posted By oespinoza83

If you are a Cat 3 (or eligible to upgrade), you...

If you are a Cat 3 (or eligible to upgrade), you should know that it isn't about the bike. Unless we are talking TT bike vs road bike + clips and a few other scenarios, all of which are still...
09-09-14, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,361
Posted By oespinoza83

I have had my Stages paired with an Edge 500 for...

I have had my Stages paired with an Edge 500 for almost 1.5 years now and never a problem. Not sure it matters, but Stages customer service > Garmin customer service, but both make really good...
09-09-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,055
Posted By oespinoza83

You have to go slow before you can go fast.

You have to go slow before you can go fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By oespinoza83

I do them during a Build phase of my racing...

I do them during a Build phase of my racing training. Typically I do:

solid warmup
8 reps x 20" x 10" RI
4 min easy spin
8 reps x 20" x 10" RI
cooldown

The 2nd set of 8 reps is harder than...
06-10-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By oespinoza83

Story should still be told. I just clicked the...

Story should still be told. I just clicked the results section. They aren't listed. Mystery in-tact.
06-10-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By oespinoza83

I wanted to know more about the race since I knew...

I wanted to know more about the race since I knew very little about races in Mexico. Turns out the race has a webpage with a results section. Not exactly CIA-type stuff. I didn't sift through it,...
06-10-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By oespinoza83

Good read so far. As far as hiding the...

Good read so far.

As far as hiding the names, ehhh, you are aware that these results are all online correct?
06-04-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 693,170
Posted By oespinoza83

My Stages input regarding weather: I decided...

My Stages input regarding weather:

I decided to ride yesterday through a route I normally do near my house during the week. It flooded bad in Houston early last week and apparently some of the...
06-03-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 11,669
Posted By oespinoza83

I think it varies per location. For instance, I...

I think it varies per location. For instance, I was a Cat 5 last season here in Texas. I raced 4 road races (Cat 5), 4 crits (Cat 5), 2 crits (Cat 4/5), and 2 stage races (TT, Crit, RR) (Cat 5)....
06-03-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,312
Posted By oespinoza83

I was thinking Breakfast Club fist pump ...

I was thinking Breakfast Club fist pump

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06-03-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,312
Posted By oespinoza83

Never been on a podium, but I have never...

Never been on a podium, but I have never understood the whole arm raising thing. If I ever get on there, especially the 1 spot, I am doing something different/unique to celebrate my first win.
04-17-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,732
Posted By oespinoza83

Yep. Yes, it was raining, and yes, some guys had...

Yep. Yes, it was raining, and yes, some guys had on skin-tight rain jackets (see-thru). But this guy, even standing still the jacket was 5x too big for him. There are some other photos of him in b&w...
04-17-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,732
Posted By oespinoza83

I raced the Driveway Spring crit in Austin in...

I raced the Driveway Spring crit in Austin in March. Dude had a rain jacket on. He was off the back pretty quick.

http://jahicks.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v14/p492493071-3.jpg...
04-17-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,177
Posted By oespinoza83

“If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at...

“If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”
-J. Namath
04-14-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 693,170
Posted By oespinoza83

Yea, I have a testing protocol that I did earlier...

Yea, I have a testing protocol that I did earlier this season (during base) that I can do again. I just didn't know if people always use a formal testing when updating/checking their FTP or if they...
04-13-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 693,170
Posted By oespinoza83

I need to update my FTP. Does anyone actually...

I need to update my FTP. Does anyone actually just skip the formal test and just go off of MMPC 20' values?
04-13-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

IF .957, TSS 488.9 Guess I should up those...

IF .957, TSS 488.9

Guess I should up those FTP values then.
04-13-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

5.25 hr century ride @ Chappell Hill area. TSS of...

5.25 hr century ride @ Chappell Hill area. TSS of 489!!!!
04-11-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

Tabata blocks. grrrrrr

Tabata blocks. grrrrrr
04-08-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,211
Posted By oespinoza83

Yea, but how long is the ride long time ;) I...

Yea, but how long is the ride long time ;)

I would drive from Houston to the Driveway if I knew you were racing...ya know, just to catch a glimpse of the legend.
04-08-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

WRI today. With 20mph headwinds. 30+mph gusts....

WRI today. With 20mph headwinds. 30+mph gusts. But hey, at least it was clear skies with temps in the low 70s.
03-28-14, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

I did some Tabata intervals last night. 2 blocks...

I did some Tabata intervals last night. 2 blocks of 8x20"x10". Yea, I hate them :)
03-28-14, 05:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,767
Posted By oespinoza83

Riding: 23 Racing: 29 Currently: 30 (31 next...

Riding: 23
Racing: 29
Currently: 30 (31 next month)
03-27-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

I did some ZCI in my Build 1 Phase accompanied...

I did some ZCI in my Build 1 Phase accompanied with 2x20. Basically 2x20 on Tues, ZCI on Thur (the rest of the week was filled as well), for 3 weeks. I felt 2x20 was more mentally tough but both hurt...
03-26-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

WRI for the first time yesterday. Was tough with...

WRI for the first time yesterday. Was tough with the wind. Felt I could have gone harder, but was too damn distracted by a clicking noise the entire session. Turned out to be a brake that had...
03-17-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9,305
Views: 3,702,942
Posted By oespinoza83

369372 Fayetteville Stage Race. No idea who...

369372

Fayetteville Stage Race. No idea who the photag was, but it was posted on the FSR FB page as some of their official albums, so I am guessing it was one of their volunteers.
03-17-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 180,967
Posted By oespinoza83

Fayetteville Stage Race Cat 4/5 GC - 19/66 ...

Fayetteville Stage Race
Cat 4/5
GC - 19/66

Weather and alike were described in a few posts above. RR1 finished with the lead pack. TT I finished middle of the pack, but was already 2 min down....
03-13-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

Did 90' of z2 yesterday on TT clip-ons to get...

Did 90' of z2 yesterday on TT clip-ons to get more prep for this weekends stage race. was mighty tough with 20 mph winds.
03-12-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

Did some ZeCanons on the road yesterday. 1st...

Did some ZeCanons on the road yesterday. 1st interval I was all over the road (mucccchhhhhh different than on the trainer) due to the heavy winds. Settled into a rhythm by the 3rd interval. Intervals...
03-10-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9,305
Views: 3,702,942
Posted By oespinoza83

368118 Lester Multimedia Driveway Spring...

368118

Lester Multimedia
Driveway Spring Classic Crit (wearing last year's white kit)
03-10-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 180,967
Posted By oespinoza83

Driveway Spring Classic Crit Cat 4/5 9/62 ...

Driveway Spring Classic Crit
Cat 4/5
9/62

Cold and rainy entire race. Rode at the front for most of the race. Felt good. Cornering in the rain wasn't an issue considering the course. Finished...
03-07-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

Only raced once this year so far (Walburg)....

Only raced once this year so far (Walburg). Looking to peak in May. I am racing the Driveway crit in Austin on Sat (1/2 the team is headed there, the other 1/2 to the Beaumont TT). I went to Zube...
03-07-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

2x20 last night. Good pain.

2x20 last night. Good pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,517
Posted By oespinoza83

get some Boyds, or HEDs.

get some Boyds, or HEDs.
03-05-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

ZeCanon Intervals last night. 6x5x1. First 2...

ZeCanon Intervals last night. 6x5x1. First 2 intervals are always tough for me, but I think it is because I can't get a good pace going, cadence is all wanky, I am flipping through gears looking for...
02-28-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,109,581
Posted By oespinoza83

2x20 last night. arggggghhh it started to hurt,...

2x20 last night. arggggghhh it started to hurt, but was manageable.
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