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05-29-20, 07:54 AM
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Posted By TMonk

The Alpina is a good, affordable product. I ride...

The Alpina is a good, affordable product. I ride an Alpina fork and post on my Dolan track bike in the Men's "A's" at SDVA (cat 2 roadie)
05-28-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 18,927
Posted By TMonk

UMD (Steve) once called an ambulance for me when...

UMD (Steve) once called an ambulance for me when I was knocked out unconscious from a wipeout down Old San Marcos road. I was interning at the Materials Lab at UCSB during college. Wanted to show him...
05-28-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 317
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Posted By TMonk

:50:

:50:
05-27-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Did a Zwift group ride today advertised as "A"...

Did a Zwift group ride today advertised as "A" pace (Tour of All). Ended up with ~55' at 3.8 w/kg AP, third out of a group of 5 and about 5' ahead of the rest who probably actually treated it as a...
05-26-20, 08:17 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Not sure, I haven't paid much attention myself...

Not sure, I haven't paid much attention myself either. By this point road is nearing the end of season in SoCal anyway. I would be stoked if they started up the local (non-USAC) track and TT series...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,188
Posted By TMonk

lol

lol
05-25-20, 04:04 PM
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Posted By TMonk

My really big ride wasn't in the books today, so...

My really big ride wasn't in the books today, so I settled for ~80 miles instead with some hammering here and there. I'm thinking I'll do my monster one at the end of this block (first weekend in...
05-25-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Not sure, haven't looked into it yet. RE:...

Not sure, haven't looked into it yet. RE: surges, yeah, I don't surge much and prefer to not really open it up unless there is a long open section. I take (petty) pleasure in people that fly by me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,756
Posted By TMonk

Don't pay for it, won't start now. I use Cycling...

Don't pay for it, won't start now. I use Cycling Analytics to track my training and power data, which is a great app.

I mainly use Strava just to check that no one has grabbed my Fiesta Island...
05-23-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Very cool! I'm in the same boat but a few weeks...

Very cool! I'm in the same boat but a few weeks ahead. Got the Sairs (H3) about a month ago from my LBS. So far I've just been free-riding Watopia and I've done a few group rides, which are much...
05-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14,925
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Posted By TMonk

Freakin' smashed today during my ride. Basically...

Freakin' smashed today during my ride. Basically raced everything I came across, which is just as sorry as it sounds. Lots of z4/5 time. I need some real racing! Felt fresh as a daisy ~70 mi into...
05-23-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14,925
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Posted By TMonk

his FTP is probably rapidly on the move rn. I'd...

his FTP is probably rapidly on the move rn. I'd bet it's set low
05-23-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14,925
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Posted By TMonk

Headed out now for ~4-4.5 hrs, cruising. Going...

Headed out now for ~4-4.5 hrs, cruising. Going big on Memorial Day - I've got a 125 mile route. It's been penciled in for a while now but mattm and Ttoc6 's (fairly) recent reports of rides that...
05-23-20, 08:20 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I can hop over things and navigate moderate...

I can hop over things and navigate moderate drops, but I'm straight up not doing big drops (> ~4 ft) or voluntarily taking big jumps. I'll hit the little tiny ones though and just do a little...
05-22-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By TMonk

Also another H3 user in San Diego here :). Rode...

Also another H3 user in San Diego here :). Rode it a couple times this week but i'll be outside this weekend.
05-22-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By TMonk

+1. Try it w/o ERG mode. I wouldn't use ERG for...

+1. Try it w/o ERG mode. I wouldn't use ERG for shorter stuff. It's controllable through the your interface app (rouvy/zwift/TR etc)
05-20-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

2 hrs this morning on Zwift, 2x24' up Epic KOM at...

2 hrs this morning on Zwift, 2x24' up Epic KOM at SST (~4.0 w/kg), which was good for top10 times on the live results. Warmup/cooldown on Fuego Flats - my favorite route.
05-20-20, 01:15 PM
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Views: 263,720
Posted By TMonk

I wish they still made most race bikes with...

I wish they still made most race bikes with regular threaded BB options :50:
05-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Rode outside again today, did my standard 2 hr...

Rode outside again today, did my standard 2 hr loop with 4x3' at ~125% surrounding 1x10' at 100% up (most of) Mt Soledad. Felt peppy.
05-18-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Did some dispersed camping and MTB riding at...

Did some dispersed camping and MTB riding at Mount Laguna last weekend, capping off a rest week. I hit up 1.75 hrs this morning on the TT bike, spending about 45 min or so of that in aero at SST. ...
05-15-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Man, reading that makes me realize that I have...

Man, reading that makes me realize that I have such a different perspective on this - I'm engaged (live with fiancee), no kids yet, still very gainfully employed as a chemist/scientist. In fact - my...
05-14-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Hmm, maybe some TR + TV could be good for actual...

Hmm, maybe some TR + TV could be good for actual workouts. Zwift seems fun and I'll stay subscribed for the social aspect or JRA - I can still get a "kick" (pun intended) out of going for the odd...
05-14-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Yeah - that def helps. Even outdoors, it's been...

Yeah - that def helps. Even outdoors, it's been hard to find the motivation for the weekday training sessions before work lately. CTL a bit down as well at like ~75, usually 90 ish around now with...
05-14-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

When I hear stories of gsteinb and the like...

When I hear stories of gsteinb and the like doing 3x20' at 100% indoors - how do I reach this level of indoor masochism? I'm sure years of practice doesn't hurt... The thought of doing that (or...
05-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

^ same here I tried my first workout on...

^
same here

I tried my first workout on Zwift today, 4x5'x5' alternating 97% and 90% at FTP - the 60 min SST one, whatever it was called. I pulled the plug at the start of the last set. My HR was...
05-13-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

3' at 140% :eek:. I mean it's doable on paper,...

3' at 140% :eek:. I mean it's doable on paper, certainly in a race-level effort, but in training! Good grief! I usually hit these at like ~125%, but in those workouts I'm typically looking to spend...
05-12-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Did a group ride today in Zwift - which was...

Did a group ride today in Zwift - which was pretty fun. I'd like to try a race sometime soon!

The group ride was interesting, and kind of like a race in a way. A front group established pretty...
05-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 117,926
Posted By TMonk

They're just the basic ones that came with the...

They're just the basic ones that came with the receiver:

Speakers: Yamaha NS-AP2600S(BL)
Sub: Yamaha YST-SW012

I think separately they'd retail for like a hundred or so each. If I was...
05-08-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,259
Posted By TMonk

That's plenty riding, and more than most! ...

That's plenty riding, and more than most!

Since shelter-in-place orders, I've been spending about 10-12 hours/week on the bike, which is about 20% down from normal. Still working full time (~44...
05-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,259
Posted By TMonk

On my SS bikes, I like: 42/15 or 42/17t road...

On my SS bikes, I like:

42/15 or 42/17t road
51/15t track (outdoor)

Even 48/16 is much higher than I'd want to go on the road. I'm also a 2019 (Ca) state champ in the TTT (team time trial) so...
05-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off work yesterday to go long, 97 mi...

Took the day off work yesterday to go long, 97 mi with about 5,100' elevation. I had originally penciled in 120 but got spooked due to a late start and a hot weather forecast. I should've done it! ...
05-05-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the pro tips, I look fwd to it!

Thanks for the pro tips, I look fwd to it!
05-05-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Thanks, maybe I will soonish. Any insider tips? ...

Thanks, maybe I will soonish. Any insider tips? I can read some generic articles online. I get that there's a fast start, and that they're typically an hour (or so). Any ideas on which event to...
05-05-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

1.75 hrs in Watopia this morning, 2x23' at SST up...

1.75 hrs in Watopia this morning, 2x23' at SST up the Epic KOM. Road down the backside and looped around versus turning around at the top. It was a good ride! I could see myself doing that as a...
05-02-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

I want to race a social distancing TT!!!! I think...

I want to race a social distancing TT!!!! I think I'll message the elders, who also put on the FITT series.

added in edit: Well, I guess Fiesta Island would have to open first, and I suspect that...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Stronglight56, and thanks for the story. ...

Welcome Stronglight56, and thanks for the story. Napa seems like I great place to ride. I have visited for wine, and always thought the gentle rolling roads were perfect for cycling - especially on...
04-30-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 117,926
Posted By TMonk

We do something similar, but still on laptop. ...

We do something similar, but still on laptop. Our receiver is somewhat modern (Yamaha HTR-3065) and takes HDMI though. Ours goes laptop to TV, TV (audio) to receiver w optical cable. Controls are...
04-30-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,687
Posted By TMonk

Saris H3 Win10 PC w ANT+ dongle Garmin,...

Saris H3
Win10 PC w ANT+ dongle
Garmin, dongle, cell phone w Zwift companion, towel, remote control for fan, wireless keyboard and mouse on an ironing board next to me
04-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Took the TT bike out for some SST today. Just...

Took the TT bike out for some SST today. Just for funsies I rode my race front wheel (hed jet 60, corsa speed, latex) and my team speedsuit from last year that has a pocket and my cloth track number...
04-29-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 830,014
Posted By TMonk

Crazy! Glad you didn't got shot!!!

Crazy! Glad you didn't got shot!!!
04-28-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 263,720
Posted By TMonk

I don't often Strava, but when I do... ...

I don't often Strava, but when I do...

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04-28-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 263,720
Posted By TMonk

I'm stoked on my Fiesta Island KOM - co-owned by...

I'm stoked on my Fiesta Island KOM - co-owned by teammate (in TTT) Kevin Festini. 31.2 MPH for 7:56 for 1 complete loop - 1st out of 300,000+ attempts from over 14,000 individuals!
...
04-28-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By TMonk

I look forward to more TT stuff as well - it was...

I look forward to more TT stuff as well - it was a lot of fun getting into it in 2019 and I look forward to trying more. Hoping I can make some gains with my position and equipment during this empty...
04-22-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By TMonk

send it!

send it!
04-22-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By TMonk

Maybe it depends on where you're living - tons of...

Maybe it depends on where you're living - tons of good trails with challenging terrain in San Diego city limits and the county at large.
04-22-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By TMonk

What's the fun in off road if you're not going to...

What's the fun in off road if you're not going to be navigating over big rocks, logs, drops etc - gotta coast over those. As a (sometimes) MTB'r, gravel riding at large strikes me as kinda dumb and...
Forum: Introductions
04-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By TMonk

Welcome! I had planned on honeymooning in and...

Welcome! I had planned on honeymooning in and around Madrid in about two weeks, but alas that has been postponed. I hope you're safe!
Forum: Introductions
04-22-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Doagner . What kind of bike(s) do you...

Welcome Doagner . What kind of bike(s) do you like to ride?
Forum: Introductions
04-22-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Sammy! I was looking at the Rush Hour a...

Welcome Sammy! I was looking at the Rush Hour a while back - nice bike.
04-21-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 18,927
Posted By TMonk

Fiesta still closed. I rode Florida Canyon on my...

Fiesta still closed. I rode Florida Canyon on my MTB this morning which was nice. I have a feeling for my TT ride on Thursday I'll be heading up to UCSD and back and just getting a few minutes at a...
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