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06-19-19, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Yep

I've been on my Giant Advanced for the last 11...

I've been on my Giant Advanced for the last 11 years, and it's been a good ride, but for that whole time I haven't had a backup bike. My old Giant can now be my training/backup bike and I'll finally...
06-17-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By furiousferret

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this...

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this would be a rest week, but 2 of those I had 3 days (Wed, Thur, Fri) or low TSS, so I may just go another.

Did a ton of climbing and almost got blown off...
06-16-19, 11:51 PM
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Views: 691,004
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...
06-16-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Women’s 50-54, 1st of 13, won by 50 seconds

My second of two races today and I felt really good. Won by a good margin, this was my fastest 10K time ever too.

We had a slight headwind uphill outbound leg and tailwind downhill return leg....
06-16-19, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Voile Straps! Skiers call them backcountry duct...

Voile Straps! Skiers call them backcountry duct tape because you can fix almost anything with them. Cheap, light, easy to find, easy to use and bomb proof.

https://www.voile.com/voile-straps.html
06-16-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By Ttoc6

NO water for 40k imo. you can deal with thirst...

NO water for 40k imo. you can deal with thirst for an hour. Just drink lots night before.

Speaking of 40k.. I had state TT champs yeterday. New position on TT Bike and I've only ridden that bike...
06-16-19, 08:16 AM
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Views: 125,748
Posted By Ttoc6

Raced my TT bike for the first time in a year...

Raced my TT bike for the first time in a year yesterday. Made a very drastic change to position two days before. Power was way low, but speed was high. THank goodness I don't have to comply with the...
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Albuquerque, W50-54, 1st of 12

Won it by 14 seconds. Raced pretty well but I think I could have gone harder. I had some tough training rides earlier in the week in which I really was crushed by the altitude, and this led me to...
06-14-19, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Hermes

After Bend, she won Salt Lake City and the...

After Bend, she won Salt Lake City and the Winston Salem, NC masters road nationals in back to back years.
06-14-19, 01:19 PM
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Views: 166,010
Posted By cmh

Flatballer don't forget to add up the miles you...

Flatballer don't forget to add up the miles you are keeping off your vehicle by commuting. $0.545 is the cost to drive each mile (per the IRS). It would be plain wrong to not spend that on bike...
06-13-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9,284
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Posted By caloso

But the best part was that my son finally cracked...

But the best part was that my son finally cracked the podium after coming 4th twice in a row.
...
06-13-19, 03:49 PM
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Posted By caloso

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled...

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled myself on all the rocky downhills, but boy that was fun. Next year I'm getting a mountain bike. (photo by She-Bixxel)
...
06-13-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By cmh

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14...

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14 racers:
This is a very short race - 5 x 1.3 mile laps with 140ft climb each lap, start/finish is 2/3 of the way up the climb. Despite being very short,...
06-12-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13,586
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Posted By Heathpack

Pretty anemic 10K race effort for me today out on...

Pretty anemic 10K race effort for me today out on the NSG TT course. Couldn’t get my head into it. Heat, wind, altitude, and short distance- all things that are not really in my wheelhouse. ...
06-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By cmh

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the...

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the combined 40/50/60+ 123 field which had about 30 riders total (but scored separately). The course is a very non-technical 1km 'D' with 2 wide corners...
06-11-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

There is too much success in this thread. Allow...

There is too much success in this thread. Allow me to bring it back to earth.

I raced on Sunday. The course is on an 11 mile circuit with pavement that is beat to hell and features a 2ish mile...
06-11-19, 07:36 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I think my best option is commuting, which I...

I think my best option is commuting, which I might try later this week. My drive is 20 minutes, but I could ride it in 30. It's mostly downhill to work and mostly uphill back.

So on a day I wanted...
06-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,605
Posted By Racer Ex

Leaving Wednesday, landing Thursday. Doing all 4...

Leaving Wednesday, landing Thursday. Doing all 4 events. Let's all get together for dinner. BostonGarden will be there as well.
06-09-19, 07:19 PM
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Views: 19,041
Posted By Doge

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Junior won CO Cat 1 State (crit, I think). I didn't know he was...
06-09-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By Ttoc6

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise...

Ended up with just under 18 hours of exercise this week, 14hrs on the bike. I went outdoor climbing for the first time yesterday and had a blast. Bunch of top rope routes and I tried a lead climb for...
06-09-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By Hermes

TMonk #TTTdynasty...

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06-09-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
06-06-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,605
Posted By Heathpack

Im there.

Im there.
06-06-19, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Cleave

Anyone else going to Albuquerque for the 2019...

Anyone else going to Albuquerque for the 2019 National Senior Games? I'm going. So is Racer Ex and Heathpack. I also have a teammate who is going and he is, unfortunately, in Racer Ex's age group....
06-06-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By robertorolfo

Hey everyone, new to this section of the forums...

Hey everyone, new to this section of the forums as I just had my first race on Tuesday. It was a Cat. 5 crit here in NYC, held on an old airfield (wide open, flat, fairly easy corners, super windy,...
06-05-19, 08:34 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Outside of the Fondo / Race...first effort in...

Outside of the Fondo / Race...first effort in about a month. Lots o volume, not much content. 8-12 watts under what I should do at Worlds, although my legs felt solid. I'm sure I'll get there.

...
06-05-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By TimmyT

I've been doing other riding this spring, so...

I've been doing other riding this spring, so haven't been racing since March. This is my first season and last night was my 5th race, so still learning. It's a dead flat course with 4 turns, 5 laps...
06-04-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13,586
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Posted By Ttoc6

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s...

Birthday Ride! Took the day off work for a dr.'s appointment (convenient.. hmmm) and got 115 miles of mixed terrain on the gravel bike. Almost 7 hours and I got to see some beautiful, isolated parts...
06-04-19, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Hanging in NorCal for a couple of days and rode...

Hanging in NorCal for a couple of days and rode the Canada TT course and the route to the fire station on Portola. It was windy and hotter than Hades. Doing it again tomorrow.
06-04-19, 10:36 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I'm not aero on my TT bike so naturally I'm going...

I'm not aero on my TT bike so naturally I'm going to do the nationals ITT in 2 weeks. Dumb idea is dumb, but I'll be down there feeding my teammates for the road race anyway.

Setup in front of a...
06-03-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 265
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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...
06-02-19, 04:45 PM
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Posted By UmneyDurak

Just did Cascade classic in 3/4. Was mostly there...

Just did Cascade classic in 3/4. Was mostly there to support teammates and have fun.

The RR was meh. Stayed near the front tried few attacks, and mostly made sure nothing got away. As expected...
06-02-19, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

BOO YAH. Yesterday mock 5K TT and today mock...

BOO YAH.

Yesterday mock 5K TT and today mock 10K TT, both on the same flat-terrain course at 5100ft elevation up in the Lockwood Valley.

Landed like a feather both days on my exact-to-the-watt...
06-02-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13,586
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Posted By Flatballer

Training isn't the right word, but I did ride my...

Training isn't the right word, but I did ride my bike for the first time in 2.5, almost 3 years. My excellent wife encouraged it. Trying to get me time to at least do one morning ride one weekend day...
06-02-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By Ttoc6

Raced the dead Swede hundo gravel race yesterday....

Raced the dead Swede hundo gravel race yesterday. Course profile was incredibly deceiving. It looked like there was 5 mid sized climbs and that was it. The damn course was never flat Haha. Rolling...
06-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By Heathpack

Through LA on Sunday morning is not bad at all. ...

Through LA on Sunday morning is not bad at all. Going home would be less fun. We have this exact paradigm when I race Fiesta. We leave a little before 4am and the drive with zero traffic is...
05-28-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

KSR P/1/2 Stage 1 is a very fast but...

KSR P/1/2

Stage 1 is a very fast but unchallenging 18mi circuit featuring a fairly long draggy climb and wide open roads which we did 4x for 74 total miles. I pretty much aimed to pack surf to...
05-25-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By Ttoc6

State champ crit. Big downhill, one easy 90degree...

State champ crit. Big downhill, one easy 90degree corner after a punch of a climb, back downhill and a hard 200meter uphill drive to the finish line. Wind decided it wanted to show up today too.
...
05-25-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By TMonk

Been taking it somewhat easy for a few weeks so I...

Been taking it somewhat easy for a few weeks so I wanted to hit the legs with a big training dose today without having to ride all day. Ended up with 4:05 (rolling) and 260 TSS, 78% Intensity...
05-24-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By furiousferret

My weight tally for 10 days of vacation is 10...

My weight tally for 10 days of vacation is 10 pounds. More than I expected but by next week it should be 5; that travel day was a lot of eating and not much sleeping.

Rode easy on the TT bike...
05-24-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By burnthesheep

Moron item #1...

Moron item #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for today: discovered that yesterday I had over tightened the Speedplay cleats. Instead of stopping when I...
05-23-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By Heathpack

My TT workout this morning was scheduled as an 8...

My TT workout this morning was scheduled as an 8 min interval at 112% or greater, then two 9 min intervals at 100%. Actually that was yesterday’s workout but had a stressful day at work on Tuesday...
05-23-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By TMonk

Fun evening on the bike planned. Leaving work at...

Fun evening on the bike planned. Leaving work at 4:30 to head to Fiesta Island so I can test out this TT bike I'm borrowing from 5-6. Then heading home to swap bikes, then to the track for a...
05-23-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By caloso

Well, I didn’t break anything, just dinged my...

Well, I didn’t break anything, just dinged my knee when I washed out in a corner. Oh, and I won!:
...
05-22-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By Radish_legs

Raced last night, B race (Cat 3/4) again. So last...

Raced last night, B race (Cat 3/4) again. So last 2 times I race it, I was 2nd. This time 1st. My first time to win a B crit. It was my season goal to win this B crit. Bunch finish. Probably only two...
05-21-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By furiousferret

Rest week, haven't taken one in 4 weeks...

Rest week, haven't taken one in 4 weeks (accidental, didn't predict I'd put in so much TSS on the cruise) so easy riding til the weekend.
...
05-21-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By furiousferret

La Ronde De Tahitenne 110k, 42 / 200+ I'm...

La Ronde De Tahitenne 110k, 42 / 200+

I'm not sure what this event is; its kind of a Fondo, but the pointy end has some real talent including at least one former TDF pro and was televised in...
05-21-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
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...
05-18-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,041
Posted By Ttoc6

Flat to rolling, but windy 64 mile road race in...

Flat to rolling, but windy 64 mile road race in the 123 today. Goal was work for team and finish the race. Teammate ended up 3rd and I worked hard t defend the break away. Super punchy start and...
05-17-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,004
Posted By Heathpack

furiousferret, Moorea was my favorite island in...

furiousferret, Moorea was my favorite island in French Polynesia.

Drove out to the Piru TT course today and did a single 18 min interval at 107%. Paced it really well.

Beautiful day, to the...
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