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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...
05-26-20, 09:47 PM
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Views: 262,400
Posted By Ttoc6

I took advantage of the crappy market and bought...

I took advantage of the crappy market and bought a house. Had been considering it but everything just lined up right for me. I got a good interest rate without much down. I'm going to be here in Utah...
05-26-20, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Whole lotta craziness in my training. Just...

Whole lotta craziness in my training. Just brought my training notebook up to date.. I haven't skipped a day since 2.29. Before that was end of january when I was sick. Whether it be skiing, climbing...
05-26-20, 05:58 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Last week was a rest week, but I did so much weed...

Last week was a rest week, but I did so much weed pulling I couldn't even close my hand, and my legs were sore from pulling them up.....so I don't think it was an effective one.

Probably easy...
05-26-20, 11:16 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

We have lots of white elephants at home. When I...

We have lots of white elephants at home. When I lived in the midwest, they'd do what was called a white elephant gift exchange. In new england we call it a yankee swap (not sure if the rules are the...
05-26-20, 01:05 AM
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Posted By aaronmcd

Unlike TMonk, 80 miles is still more than I'm fit...

Unlike TMonk, 80 miles is still more than I'm fit for.
Was aiming for more, but dirt is hella slow, and I'm slower than dirt. Rode to Fairfax, did some hard gravel climbs and some fun double track...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 05:12 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By indyfabz

Epic post, dude. I walked passed hundreds of...

Epic post, dude.

I walked passed hundreds of pedestrians today. Not one of them waved. But I did stop and talk with Marlene. She was watering plants outside the hardware store where she works. We...
05-25-20, 01:29 PM
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Posted By caloso

I got on my tt bike this morning and went out to...

I got on my tt bike this morning and went out to snag a flat out-and-back KOM. Because I am a vain and petty person.
05-24-20, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Doge

Another pic from today. Fury guy is my Lt Dan...

Another pic from today. Fury guy is my Lt Dan riding with Richard. Both LUX alum
I stopped to take the pic to avoid the level of embarrassment I'd have even as an old fat guy being passed at 2X my...
05-24-20, 04:36 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Second semester of grad school done! Finals...

Second semester of grad school done!

Finals are THE WORST I am going to sleep for a week.
05-24-20, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Doge

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,034
Posted By RChung

Sigh. 1. It's possible to check the accuracy...

Sigh.

1. It's possible to check the accuracy of a bathroom scale.
2. Whether consistency is all you need depends on what you're doing with the information.
3. My step dad was a butcher so I used...
05-23-20, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Doge

I believe I did see you... I was the big guy in...

I believe I did see you... I was the big guy in the USAFA (white and blue) kit on a silver tandem. I think we were going about 25 when you were coming up from the tunnel.
We left SC 9:45 AM.
05-23-20, 05:22 PM
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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, 04:20 PM
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Posted By aaronmcd

Went out or 2:50 today at 0.9 IF. I feel better...

Went out or 2:50 today at 0.9 IF. I feel better at higher watts subthreshold. But I did a 12 minute climb and only up 9 watts from 3 weeks ago. Was hoping for a bit more, we'll see how it goes this...
05-23-20, 08:22 AM
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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,460
Posted By rubiksoval

My cautionary tale of HR: When I was a...

My cautionary tale of HR:

When I was a massively over-eager junior I trained solely with hr (right before the first powertap came out, when the only other option was $2000 SRMs). It's hilarious...
05-22-20, 06:52 PM
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Posted By big john

I rode dirt bikes for 10 years and jumping is...

I rode dirt bikes for 10 years and jumping is sometimes required. I never got really good at it and I never had any formal instruction but I could manage the small stuff without faceplanting. I used...
05-22-20, 07:15 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

So, ditching tubular on the TT bike. The old...

So, ditching tubular on the TT bike. The old school thin HED 3c is up for sale and the old thin Renn disc also.

The "new to me" HED disc came in mail yesterday. Wow, dude never even looked like...
05-21-20, 12:03 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Rest week; sorta. In addition to recovery,...

Rest week; sorta.

In addition to recovery, I've been spending 2 hours a night pulling weeds, which is almost harder than cycling (def less enjoyable). Some of these roots go almost a foot deep,...
05-21-20, 11:00 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

CTL is back into the 40's (lol)

CTL is back into the 40's (lol)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,398
Posted By caloso

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this...

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this discussion. We put out a statement that we are following USAC and local health guidelines and will not be participating in group rides until it is...
05-21-20, 10:44 AM
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Views: 262,400
Posted By big john

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05-21-20, 10:29 AM
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Posted By big john

Went mountain biking Tuesday. An 8+ mile fire...

Went mountain biking Tuesday. An 8+ mile fire road climb followed by one if the best singletrack descents ever. This is from the fire road part way up.
...
05-21-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By procrit

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted...

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted Z2 rides and letting my TSB get some relief. Sleep is solid and I feel good overall. I'm definitely going to be ready to do some work on the next...
05-20-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By colnago62

Teaching is my profession (music). A good coach...

Teaching is my profession (music). A good coach is able to design programs that help maximize the potential of his clients, which tends to be a little different for everyone. One of the difficulties...
05-20-20, 08:27 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By Spesh

I miss racing. I miss being on the road.

This strange summer is starting to feel like what's normal for the last 10 years will not be here for at least one.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,034
Posted By RChung

One-legged drills make a lot of sense if you have...

One-legged drills make a lot of sense if you have only one leg.

The overall rule is one should pedal with as many legs as one has.
05-20-20, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Cypress

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05-20-20, 01:55 PM
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Posted By caloso

8' intervals this morning on a loop that I have a...

8' intervals this morning on a loop that I have a love/hate relationship. Love because it's flat and shady and has good pavement. It's in a park that's a 10 minute ride from my house and is a...
05-20-20, 01:20 PM
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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.
05-19-20, 01:29 PM
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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.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,034
Posted By RChung

There are lots of things you can do with a power...

There are lots of things you can do with a power meter and some require more accuracy, while others require less. Most (?) riders just use a PM for training FTP, and training FTP is one of the least...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,034
Posted By topflightpro

This is true, but the batteries last about 5...

This is true, but the batteries last about 5 years of regular use, so it's not a frequent requirement. Also, when they replace the batteries, they check the system and calibrate it, so you know your...
05-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,690
Posted By UmneyDurak

I kind of view my membership fee is going to...

I kind of view my membership fee is going to supporting it so it will be around next year.
Same way I am paying for membership to my climbing gym. It goes to support the staff, and hopefully gym...
05-19-20, 07:52 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

150 TSS in a day, run plus bike. Did AdZ last...

150 TSS in a day, run plus bike. Did AdZ last night on the 53/39 at 100% difficulty. LOL. I definitely see a bunch of folks on there utilize both their gearing and having their trainer difficulty...
05-18-20, 12:47 PM
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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. ...
05-18-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,690
Posted By furiousferret

Everyone is putting in big miles around here, no...

Everyone is putting in big miles around here, no real reason not to, weather is good, races may or may not happen.

Anything outside of the top 5 sports going to college is always the better...
05-18-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Racer Ex

Being good at something doesn't mean you'd be...

Being good at something doesn't mean you'd be good at teaching others how to do it. In the last few years I've ended up with more clients who have come from other coaches, vs. people new to the...
05-17-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14,914
Views: 828,492
Posted By Doge

Big thigh gap furry face dude in the middle is...

Big thigh gap furry face dude in the middle is mine. 20 + hour week.
...
05-17-20, 06:36 PM
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Posted By procrit

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer...

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer ride. 75 miles, 240 TSS. Ready for a rest week!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,092
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Show us on the doll where the mean arrogant...

Show us on the doll where the mean arrogant cyclist touched you
05-15-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 262,400
Posted By Flatballer

Both kids have appointments one after the other...

Both kids have appointments one after the other this week to get checkups and vaccines.

The 2 year old won't wear his mask. Not a sentence I ever thought I'd write. Not sure if he's technically...
05-15-20, 10:52 AM
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Views: 828,492
Posted By procrit

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of...

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of the training process, so maybe it's not so off topic? Either way, glad you are doing well work wise, it's always great to hear positive stories. And...
05-15-20, 09:34 AM
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Views: 828,492
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...
05-15-20, 08:40 AM
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Views: 828,492
Posted By procrit

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages,...

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages, family, IE lots of overhead, and this whole covid 19 thing has quadrupled my overall stress levels. Not from a "I'm afraid of the virus" standpoint...
05-13-20, 01:23 PM
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Views: 828,492
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, 07:40 PM
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Views: 828,492
Posted By furiousferret

Zwift Race (B's). Got in the first selection...

Zwift Race (B's). Got in the first selection group early, and we whittled it down from 15 to 4. One guy got away holding 5 w/kg for the last 10 minutes. We all came in together at the line and I...
05-12-20, 06:03 PM
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Views: 828,492
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...
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