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04-25-20, 02:06 PM
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Posted By mattm

Still training like a mofo - 20 hours last week,...

Still training like a mofo - 20 hours last week, shooting for 15+ this week.

All outdoors - I have a tacx but only use it when it's dark out.

Mostly lower zones since racing won't happen for a...
04-15-20, 11:47 PM
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Views: 888,139
Posted By mattm

I almost bought it but realized my Apple Watch...

I almost bought it but realized my Apple Watch already measures heart rate variability (and the "Health" app reports/graphs it). Whoop adds some better reporting around it (it seems like), but for a...
04-14-20, 12:21 AM
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Views: 888,139
Posted By mattm

took the day off, did a big ride today. 125...

took the day off, did a big ride today.

125 miles - up to half moon bay, down highway 1 to santa cruz, then up highway 9 back home.

needed a break from work (which has been super busy lately),...
03-23-20, 01:28 AM
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Views: 888,139
Posted By mattm

Yes, that. After I upgraded firmware on the Tacx...

Yes, that. After I upgraded firmware on the Tacx it lines up with the P2M perfectly! Go figure.
03-19-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,520
Posted By mattm

Yes, just not in groups. At least assuming it's...

Yes, just not in groups. At least assuming it's the same as the Bay Area's "shelter in place" order that we've been under since Monday.

Given that walking outside is allowed, I'd think cycling is...
03-15-20, 03:22 PM
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Posted By mattm

Got a Tacx Neo 2T a few weeks ago, what a game...

Got a Tacx Neo 2T a few weeks ago, what a game changer (coming from Kreitlers).

Obviously ERG mode is the **** (plus creating my own erg workouts!), but it's SO DAMN QUIET. My breathing is...
03-15-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By mattm

Won the Sky Express p1/2 crit last weekend! Nice...

Won the Sky Express p1/2 crit last weekend! Nice to get my general seasonal goal ("win something") out of the way so early in the season. Sky Express is the Red Kite race but rebranded - different...
03-15-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,520
Posted By mattm

At first I thought the local race rides would...

At first I thought the local race rides would turn in to the new racing scene; until my partner reminded me of the risks of getting snot rockets/spittle in your face from someone..

Also our local...
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Views: 9,827
Posted By mattm

Rest of the story can be found here...

Rest of the story can be found here (http://cyclinginseattle.blogspot.com/2008/06/seattle-randos-four-pass-600k-my-first.html).

I ended up being way slower than planned, had time for ~45 mins of...
09-20-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,908
Posted By mattm

Success. Having won races in in 2015, 2016, 2017,...

Success. Having won races in in 2015, 2016, 2017, then not winning **** in 2018 I was unsure if my "days were over."

But they aren't, or at least not yet.

This year I won the rainy Modesto...
08-25-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,207
Posted By mattm

the good news is youíre on the way to recovery! i...

the good news is youíre on the way to recovery! i remember thinking Iíd never get back to where I was fitness-wise, etc, but I always seem to come back stronger. Iím sure you will too.

good luck...
08-17-19, 12:27 PM
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Posted By mattm

after 4 weeks in a sling Iím back on the bike!...

after 4 weeks in a sling Iím back on the bike! cleared to ride, just not cleared to race/crash.

i asked how hard i can ride and the doc said ďlet pain be your guideĒ - as any racer can imagine...
08-15-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,232
Posted By mattm

Donít ask me! I never saw the front. Well I saw...

Donít ask me! I never saw the front. Well I saw it.. but I was never on it.

215w AP/230w NP in the pack - I was biding my time until the end, but then I got crashed out.
08-12-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,207
Posted By mattm

Damn. Helluva way to go out! Heal up.

Damn. Helluva way to go out!

Heal up.
08-05-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,207
Posted By mattm

**** yeah man!! Super happy to see this. ...

**** yeah man!! Super happy to see this.

Nice doggie too.
08-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,873
Posted By mattm

A LOT MORE. From someone who lived in...

A LOT MORE.

From someone who lived in Seattle, take my advice and avoid the PNW unless you want your Winter (October through about May there) to be full of 39F and light rain. It'll harden you,...
07-16-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,207
Posted By mattm

Did the Boise Twilight pro crit on Saturday!...

Did the Boise Twilight pro crit on Saturday! Well, most of it.. got crashed out with 20 minutes to go in the 90 minute race.

It's a four-corner crit with flat and super smooth/wide roads. Super...
06-16-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,139
Posted By mattm

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the...

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the distance just under 100 to anger the Strava Freds. It's actually hard to "time" it just right so that you come in above 99 but under 100. My life goal is...
06-03-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,207
Posted By mattm

I won a bike race. By "won" I mean survived....

I won a bike race.

By "won" I mean survived.

By "survived" I mean I didn't get dropped.

By "didn't get dropped" I mean I got dropped, but only on the last lap..

This was the Pescadero...
06-03-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,772
Posted By mattm

This. Was scrolling through just to make...

This.

Was scrolling through just to make sure it had been posted.

Another way to say it is "if you're not passing, you're being passed"

Get used to moving up IN the field, so you don't have...
05-21-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 299,266
Posted By mattm

I finally won again! ...

I finally won again!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X-rZMaSn8Nw
05-21-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,207
Posted By mattm

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in...

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in the books. Some ups, some downs, but that's racing.

Two weeks ago a teammate won his first p1/2 race, a big local one with a bunch of...
05-14-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,708
Posted By mattm

The times, the are a'changin. (in a good way!) ...

The times, the are a'changin. (in a good way!)

Older generations will struggle with the concepts, newer generations will wonder why it took so long. Same old story.
03-29-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,934
Posted By mattm

I raced on (mtn) SPDs last year, which was...

I raced on (mtn) SPDs last year, which was stupid. They creaked/gave at about 800 watts, didn't feel solid.

Now sprinting on speedplays I could break 1,000w much more easily.

Maybe my SPDs just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 402,311
Posted By mattm

Some great pics in this thread. Near the...

Some great pics in this thread.

Near the summit on i-90:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/3540704805_71c708062c.jpg?v=0

On Vantage highway, east of Ellensburg: (Rainier is back there in the...
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