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09-14-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Not a great week for me either. Weird fever...

Not a great week for me either. Weird fever thing during the night after lifting on Tuesday had me hesitant to push myself, felt fine after. AQI discouraged me from riding outdoors, but I also ran...
09-11-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Had a good 3 day weekend of riding for Labor day....

Had a good 3 day weekend of riding for Labor day. My vo2max work got pushed to Friday. Came in a little hot trying to hold 115%+ for 5x5. Ended up finishing 4 and a half roughly. Got a good long...
09-03-20, 06:02 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I tried 17/7 for a week or two, but the timing...

I tried 17/7 for a week or two, but the timing was bad as life was particularly stressful just then. It made me cranky and anxious.
08-31-20, 10:15 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Did a power test up Alpe du Zwift using Kolie...

Did a power test up Alpe du Zwift using Kolie Moore's protocol: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-physiology-of-ftp-and-new-testing-protocols/

Avg for the 49:30 minutes was only 10w under my...
08-19-20, 10:24 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

They got it last week! I think they're going for...

They got it last week! I think they're going for the short lap tomorrow
...
08-14-20, 11:06 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

What did he perceive as wrong about what you were...

What did he perceive as wrong about what you were wearing?
07-31-20, 04:22 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

That doesn't necessarily mean it is a *genetic*...

That doesn't necessarily mean it is a *genetic* difference, or at least an *entirely* genetic difference. Family lifestyle, nutrition, activity levels as a toddler, etc, can all cause those...
07-31-20, 12:29 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

This book makes a good argument against that: ...

This book makes a good argument against that:

https://www.amazon.com/Talent-Overrated-Separates-World-Class-Performers/dp/1591842948

I would say that this applies more to skill based pursuits...
07-26-20, 04:27 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Thats a lot of horsepower! (Which I believe is...

Thats a lot of horsepower! (Which I believe is pretty much the main factor in a zwift ttt?) Good luck!

Do you have to actually use a TT bike?
07-26-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

You're giving me some hope for today's workout. ...

You're giving me some hope for today's workout. Lifted weights a day late on Friday, rode 3 hours yesterday and then had some beers and a little bit of rum with the neighbors last night. 4 drinks...
07-23-20, 07:31 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I did 4x4 last night at the high cadence. It's a...

I did 4x4 last night at the high cadence. It's a new kind of suffering for sure. Power was relatively low by the end but the lung burn was real. My max heart rate seems to have dropped off a lot...
07-22-20, 02:02 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

My dad drove a cab, therefore he is a better...

My dad drove a cab, therefore he is a better driver than any amateur race car driver because they did not get paid for it.

Do you see how your logic is flawed?
07-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 215
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Posted By wktmeow

And a good taxi driver would likely beat an f1...

And a good taxi driver would likely beat an f1 driver through the city. Does that make the taxi driver a great racer?


If someone gets to cat 1 on 8 hours a week of training, it's possible that...
07-22-20, 11:03 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

You're not really making any lucid point. This...

You're not really making any lucid point. This is a road bike racing forum. Why are you here posting about messenger racing? Were you hoping for some kind of pat on the back for your achievements...
07-22-20, 11:00 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I don't think that's a fair conclusion. Many...

I don't think that's a fair conclusion. Many don't go pro because they already have jobs they like and cycling is a hobby.
07-22-20, 10:49 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I don't think it's being sold as such. The...

I don't think it's being sold as such. The takeaway for me was more that specifically Vo2max intervals can benefit from high cadence because studies showed that when doing maximal aerobic effort,...
07-22-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Anyone listen to the empirical cycling podcast? ...

Anyone listen to the empirical cycling podcast? They were making a pretty good case for high cadence during vo2 work, which coincidentally I have scheduled today. The suggestion is high cadence...
07-21-20, 03:20 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I doubt anyone here cares at all about urban...

I doubt anyone here cares at all about urban racing besides you, it's really odd of you to jump on this forum and start challenging people to something we don't have any interest in. I know...
07-19-20, 03:38 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

First week back to real training slightly...

First week back to real training slightly derailed by work emergency that had me up til 4am.

Still, got about 7 hours in. Skipped a weight session and a z2 session, moved my vo2max session to...
07-14-20, 10:33 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Wow! Eddy has gotten fast! Seems like just...

Wow! Eddy has gotten fast! Seems like just yesterday I raced in the 3s with him at Dana Point
07-11-20, 07:47 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Can't forget tires. I still remember feeling a...

Can't forget tires. I still remember feeling a very noticeable difference going from the stock tires (some lower end Vittorias, Rubino maybe?) on my first road bike to GP4000s.
07-11-20, 11:16 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I started from one of the entrances in my...

I started from one of the entrances in my neighborhood near the Genesee side and then went past the driving range and onto the other side to Balboa and back
07-10-20, 09:05 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Hard to pass up at that price! Got the kindle...

Hard to pass up at that price! Got the kindle edition, I'll check it out thanks!
07-09-20, 06:37 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Hah, I'm flattered :lol: I also find them fun on...

Hah, I'm flattered :lol: I also find them fun on flat roads, it feels like floating down the road somehow.

Got a pair of trail running shoes in today and went for a run through Tecalote, about 5...
07-08-20, 10:12 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I think I feel the same, some of the shorter z2...

I think I feel the same, some of the shorter z2 stuff seems to serve as a bridge to the next workout to prevent going stale more than anything. I try to get the most out of the shorter z2 stuff by...
07-08-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm starting to be more convinced that it is,...

I'm starting to be more convinced that it is, just from looking at other sports like rowing. The "get sorta quick fast" plan (the popular one I've seen for rowing is the Pete Plan) is a lot more...
07-04-20, 02:27 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Longest ride in a while for me yesterday, 60...

Longest ride in a while for me yesterday, 60 miler partially with friends. No power meter on the Venge yet but pace was laid back. No breakfast other than coffee, and a muffin 30 miles in with coffee...
06-28-20, 09:28 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Au contraire, we rolled from mission bay park...

Au contraire, we rolled from mission bay park around 8:05 and Carmel Mountain Road was where I spotted you maybe 45 mins later. Hope you had a nice ride, sorry I didn't get a positive ID in time to...
06-28-20, 07:47 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Oh sorry I meant today.

Oh sorry I meant today.
06-28-20, 03:30 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Did I see you two near Torrey Pines? I was in a...

Did I see you two near Torrey Pines? I was in a group of 4 heading down the hill towards bird rock coffee from the coast
06-23-20, 09:11 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Where's the 3rd? I heard about the one before the...

Where's the 3rd? I heard about the one before the exit off of the island and one at the long/ short lap split

I thought the off leash dog thing was always the case though
06-23-20, 09:01 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Hermes TMonk they added 2 stop signs on Fiesta...

Hermes TMonk they added 2 stop signs on Fiesta Island. Wtf.
06-08-20, 09:51 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I've been finding zoom calls with friends that...

I've been finding zoom calls with friends that are also riding with you helps the time pass much quicker as well.

Not that I have time for 2+ hour rides right now..
06-04-20, 08:59 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Photo by Richard Lee, me and TMonk doing some...

Photo by Richard Lee, me and TMonk doing some work at Murrieta last year...
05-27-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

My best ever FTP is only about 50-60 watts higher...

My best ever FTP is only about 50-60 watts higher than my first ever measured FTP so I don't think I have as much to lose :lol:

Curious to see how yours responds to adding the bike work back in. ...
05-27-20, 11:32 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm going to try to introduce some structure back...

I'm going to try to introduce some structure back into my 'training.' Subscribed to trainingpeaks for a year so I could use their calendar to plan my workouts.

So far the tentative plan is to keep...
05-10-20, 05:08 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

To be honest, if you have a genuine interest in...

To be honest, if you have a genuine interest in it you could probably surpass a lot of the folks I work with pretty quickly. I work with a number of engineers who don't seem to care to learn...
05-10-20, 09:30 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

What sort of speakers and sub? I just recently...

What sort of speakers and sub? I just recently started reading up (somewhat obsessively since I couldn't go around to test listen) and splurged a bit on home audio upgrades. Found a sweet...
05-10-20, 08:26 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Just wait til you have to worry about scaling,...

Just wait til you have to worry about scaling, reliability, performance and resilience of the site! That's where the real fun starts (and my line of work :D)
05-10-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I imagine it'd be somewhat similar to how I'm...

I imagine it'd be somewhat similar to how I'm feeling right now trying to learn the Colemak keyboard layout. My job is very typing heavy. I managed about 5 minutes of trying to do it Colemak-only...
04-22-20, 12:43 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I love TNG, Picard is a great role model and...

I love TNG, Picard is a great role model and Stewart is a great actor (especially noticeable during the 1st season while the others were still finding their stride). I also watched all of Voyager...
04-22-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,348
Posted By wktmeow

I was reading something about the drug used for...

I was reading something about the drug used for dog heartworm medication and for river blindness in Africa being a potential treatment that can minimize the severity/lethality of covid19. This gives...
04-21-20, 05:25 PM
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Views: 35,348
Posted By wktmeow

it does not. Mission bay park also still closed....

it does not. Mission bay park also still closed. Looks like its mostly just local neighborhood parks for now
04-18-20, 06:30 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I finally used the Wahoo desk I bought. ...

I finally used the Wahoo desk I bought. Yesterday I hopped on, loaded zwift on my phone, turned on a z2 erg mode workout, and started pedaling while working on my laptop. Being able to pull the...
04-17-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I can't remember if it was the 1st or 3rd strava...

I can't remember if it was the 1st or 3rd strava result but one of them was obviously weight doping. His photos showed that he was middle aged and of not very athletic looking build, definitely not...
04-16-20, 09:15 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

first place is an obvious cheat 2nd place...

first place is an obvious cheat

2nd place is interesting, international level lightweight rower that does a ton of volume and pushed I believe over 400w (and does so outside regularly as well)
04-12-20, 08:33 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Well thank you for that, at least. I love...

Well thank you for that, at least.

I love bike racing and all, but if not doing so will keep even 1 person from dying needlessly, cancel my **** for the whole decade fam.
04-09-20, 03:10 PM
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Views: 1,063
Posted By wktmeow

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. ...

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. Does the kickr core move side to side, or is it just the front end?
03-30-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,443
Posted By wktmeow

I'm not a fan of any of the worlds other than...

I'm not a fan of any of the worlds other than Wattopia tbh, I only join them if I want to roll with a friend that's already doing it. London's box and leith hills are OK but I get annoyed by the...
03-30-20, 03:51 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Did a 2k test on the rower yesterday, not very...

Did a 2k test on the rower yesterday, not very great result @ 7:41, or just shy of 230w. Yeesh. Lots of pain for such low watts. I'd love to get that down to 7:00 at some point. I'm probably...
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