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01-25-21, 10:04 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Opener ride this morning, 24' of moderate SST up...

Opener ride this morning, 24' of moderate SST up Epic KOM, then 10' (ish) of threshold-y on Fuego Flats reverse and then a big ring smash up the Zwift KOM. I got the last two segments/jerseys which...
01-25-21, 05:58 PM
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Posted By TMonk

what mattm said. We were getting along just fine...

what mattm said. We were getting along just fine without them. I routinely put in 5-6 hour rides with a 20+ degree temperature differential and I manage to carry enough food. The pockets are stuffed...
01-22-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah I was thinking about it on my ride, and it...

Yeah I was thinking about it on my ride, and it certainly does vary with fitness in addition to kg. So it gets complicated trying to normalize it by mass. But, having a work target for a specific...
01-22-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By TMonk

rubiksoval gotcha, that makes sense. I do think...

rubiksoval gotcha, that makes sense. I do think that work is entirely related to size, which is why it makes sense that my KJ target (at 65 kg/145 lbs) would be entirely lower than yours is. I wonder...
01-21-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By TMonk

What exactly is the point of a KJ target? Is it...

What exactly is the point of a KJ target? Is it to lose weight?
01-21-21, 01:25 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Another Thursday morning, with another 3 hrs on...

Another Thursday morning, with another 3 hrs on Zwift before work. Same 90 min "C" pace group ride as the past few weeks on Watopia's Waistband, then I head over to AdZ for some climbing to hit my...
01-21-21, 01:23 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Isn't tracking (or planning) TSS more objective...

Isn't tracking (or planning) TSS more objective than Joules? Like, that's gonna be easier for a bigger rider.
01-19-21, 12:46 PM
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Views: 160,607
Posted By TMonk

IIRC, I think only the bottom spacer has the...

IIRC, I think only the bottom spacer has the notches where the allen bolts go in, and the other ones are flat/flush. I guess I'll see in the next week or two when I plan on taking it apart again to...
01-19-21, 10:00 AM
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Posted By TMonk

rest week randomness, finishing up 30 min on the...

rest week randomness, finishing up 30 min on the trainer right now (Z1) and am heading out for a 15 min jog in a few minutes. you know, to get some impact. will spin out the legs for another 5-10...
01-19-21, 09:07 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I hope they work together... I have the same...

I hope they work together... I have the same style bars from Alibaba, "HB029". We'll see soonish.
...
01-17-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By TMonk

i'm about to go ride around in circles (Fiesta...

i'm about to go ride around in circles (Fiesta Island, San Diego) on my time trialey bike. lets get some speed!
01-17-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By TMonk

franswa that Soma is clutch and everything that...

franswa that Soma is clutch and everything that my (neglected) Wabi wishes it could be!!!
01-17-21, 10:42 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Finishing up my block today with another TT bike...

Finishing up my block today with another TT bike ride. I'm tryna do 2x/week. Before I start my next training block, I want to install the 15 degree tilt adaptors (aerocoach) and start messing with...
01-17-21, 10:03 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Gonna head out in a bit for another ~45 min of...

Gonna head out in a bit for another ~45 min of time in position (TT bike) at z3 or (low) z4. But this time, I'm wearing my SDBC speedsuit w/pocket, my race front wheel and specialized evade. I...
01-17-21, 10:01 AM
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Posted By TMonk

https://i.imgflip.com/4u5v7v.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/4u5v7v.jpg
01-16-21, 07:51 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Do you do Zwift or just TR? I do a 3 hr ride on...

Do you do Zwift or just TR? I do a 3 hr ride on Zwift almost every week and will do up to 4 voluntarily. More than that takes some motivation.
01-13-21, 06:28 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the day off today, and rode 99 mi with...

Took the day off today, and rode 99 mi with 4,300' elevation in a bit under 6 hrs. 3 hrs of zwifting on tap for tomorrow morning before work. I think I'll join this 90 minute "C" based group ride...
01-12-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By TMonk

Do it! Do you have a TT helmet/disc...

Do it!

Do you have a TT helmet/disc wheel/skinsuit and all the goodies???
01-12-21, 02:56 PM
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Posted By TMonk

More TT work this morning, really starting to...

More TT work this morning, really starting to enjoy these rides and the sensation of speed. 30' barely over z2 and then 15' at ~87%. It's nice out there on a cool and (relatively) windless morning...
01-10-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Doge nice, the short and long laps are currently...

Doge nice, the short and long laps are currently held by my teammate. I contributed to both efforts, but dropped off a bit before he finished the laps. We used to both own the long lap KOM to the...
01-09-21, 10:02 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Zwift racing is hard! Just a total slog. But...

Zwift racing is hard! Just a total slog. But fun when I'm fit.

What course/distance was it?
01-08-21, 10:40 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Good stuff Hermes ! Always good to be feeling 'in...

Good stuff Hermes ! Always good to be feeling 'in the groove'. TTT is very engaging and exciting and has been my favorite discipline the last couple seasons. After each break from TTT events, I'm...
01-08-21, 09:58 AM
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Views: 328
Posted By TMonk

moved to mechanics.

moved to mechanics.
01-07-21, 10:44 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Ya I figured you wouldn't have, based on what we...

Ya I figured you wouldn't have, based on what we know of you and what I've read about riding down there... sketchy. Honestly I think I would also stick to stationary.
01-07-21, 10:09 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Also I think I've mentioned this b4, but your...

Also I think I've mentioned this b4, but your pictures reminded me that we have the same TCR. Here it is on the rack... finest bike I've ever owned IMO. My Venge is on the trainer right now and it...
01-07-21, 10:05 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Did you do any road riding down there or just...

Did you do any road riding down there or just stick to the rollers?

Over here, I have about 45 min left of my 3 hr Zwift ride before work. Did a 90 min "C" pace ride (~3.0 w/kg) and now I'm...
01-06-21, 07:10 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the morning off so I could get some mid week...

Took the morning off so I could get some mid week volume, 4.5 hrs z2. I started feeling some fatigue about 3hrs in, but I got passed it and finished strong. On track for 17 hrs this week.
Forum: Introductions
01-05-21, 08:07 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Welcome! Another San Diegan here.

Welcome! Another San Diegan here.
Forum: Introductions
01-05-21, 08:06 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Welcome Vitma . I always enjoyed Santa Cruz. My...

Welcome Vitma . I always enjoyed Santa Cruz. My mother is an alumni at the UC and my father is from San Jose so I grew up visiting somewhat often. I also started racing (road) bikes...
Forum: Introductions
01-05-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Larry, and happy trails.

Welcome Larry, and happy trails.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 08:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Not sure, probably a lot less than previous years...

Not sure, probably a lot less than previous years due to me picking up a smart trainer in February. My time/TSS has been pretty consistent despite the lack of racing. Force of habit I suppose.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,747
Posted By TMonk

Not sure, I'd say probably slightly more, but...

Not sure, I'd say probably slightly more, but certainly less hammering due to the lack of racing. This includes routine Tuesday Night ATRA racing at the San Diego Veldorome.

I picked up a smart...
01-03-21, 01:36 AM
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Posted By TMonk

TT bike day, 30 min warmup on the trainer and...

TT bike day, 30 min warmup on the trainer and then 2 hr ride with about half on Fiesta Island. I did a 35' and then a 15' at a low SST and felt halfway decent for once. Like wanting to up the pace...
12-30-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By TMonk

Time to go for some TT segments! All the top...

Time to go for some TT segments! All the top times of the coveted Fiesta Island in San Diego (both long and short loops) are from TTT efforts mostly in racing. My squad has both rn.
12-30-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Stagnant FTP test this morning, and by that I...

Stagnant FTP test this morning, and by that I mean same as last month, 311w for the 20 min. Body weight at 145. But I sort of expected it as it was cold (for here ~40 F) and my motivation/confidence...
12-29-20, 10:25 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Cory could be a higher level road racer than...

Cory could be a higher level road racer than Justin, smaller but more importantly, leaner. I'd bet he has a notably higher w/kg than his bro at all durations over 5s. Becomes more exaggerated as...
12-27-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Gonna head out on the fixie (road) bike for a...

Gonna head out on the fixie (road) bike for a quick 45-60 min z1 spin to cap off this rest week. Lets are pretty sore from a ~9 mi hike with >2,000' elevation yesterday. I don't do that so often.
...
Forum: Introductions
12-23-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By TMonk

Welcome, fellow SoCal rider here.

Welcome, fellow SoCal rider here.
12-21-20, 11:28 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Glenn Gould is a total weirdo, in like a mad...

Glenn Gould is a total weirdo, in like a mad genius sort of way. Especially regarding his Bach work.

Over here, I'm much more simple minded/affectatious/new-school regarding my classical taste,...
12-21-20, 09:54 AM
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Posted By TMonk

18.5 hrs last week. Used some PTO to make it...

18.5 hrs last week. Used some PTO to make it happen. Now I'm tired and my legs hurt. But in a good way :) Taking it easy this week.

Not sure what January will bring. VoS was cancelled in...
12-18-20, 08:21 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Still working things out RE: the cockpit config. ...

Still working things out RE: the cockpit config.

Regarding the early AM: yes it has been way too cold. Typically stopping at the causeway dirt lot and taking off a vest and one or more other...
12-18-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15,860
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Posted By TMonk

Or early! I've been out there three times on my...

Or early! I've been out there three times on my TT bike in the last week and I've been home by 8:30 each time.
12-15-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15,860
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Posted By TMonk

Swapped my T and W workouts so I was also on the...

Swapped my T and W workouts so I was also on the TT bike out on Fiesta this morning. 2x20' of SST, just feeling it out more. Starting to feel a lot better and a lot more at home in position! I...
12-15-20, 11:42 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yikes, that sounds like no fun and just part of...

Yikes, that sounds like no fun and just part of life in one form or another. My parents are around ~70 but fortunately still in good health for now.
12-15-20, 11:41 AM
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Posted By TMonk

It does kinda sound like two first names ...

It does kinda sound like two first names

edit: Also sorry RTC, total geek status material haha
12-14-20, 10:28 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Here's what I'm up to this week: M (today) -...

Here's what I'm up to this week:

M (today) - off, abs workout
T - 3 hrs zwift z2
W - 2 hrs TT bike with ~45 min of SST on Fiesta Island
Th - 6 hrs road (PTO)
F - off, abs workout
7 hours...
12-14-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,442
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Posted By TMonk

Yes indeed. We went Agilent - 7800. They were...

Yes indeed. We went Agilent - 7800. They were at the highest price point but based on my market research there seems to be a reason for that. I've been most impressed with their tech sales rep and...
12-14-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,442
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Posted By TMonk

Just submitted a PO for $120k to purchase a new...

Just submitted a PO for $120k to purchase a new ICP-MS instrument. It's a critical QC technique here that my team use to characterize the concentration of many of our products and development...
12-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 160,607
Posted By TMonk

There was a user here back in the day Nate552 ...

There was a user here back in the day Nate552 that claimed to be able to do 40 kph on 200w in windless conditions. Pretty neat.
12-11-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,889
Posted By TMonk

Let's all agree to disagree and keep it on topic...

Let's all agree to disagree and keep it on topic if possible. Thanks in advance.
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