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05-26-20, 09:47 PM
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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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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...
05-10-20, 06:17 PM
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Got a late call from a buddy asking to go for...

Got a late call from a buddy asking to go for some spring ski mountaineering action. Loaded up the backpack and away we went this morning. 5k feet of climbing, most of it in boots and crampons, not...
05-09-20, 09:59 PM
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Yep. Still feeling some soreness from it 5 days...

Yep. Still feeling some soreness from it 5 days later haha. https://www.strava.com/activities/3399740091

Wednesday rode the mtb at the bike park. Thursday the gym opened back up so I lifted some...
05-05-20, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Long, hard run yesterday. 15 miles, 4k feet of...

Long, hard run yesterday. 15 miles, 4k feet of elevation, almost all on dirt. Today was group ride.. but I missed the start. In my effort to catch up I took a detour.. which ran me rihght into a...
05-03-20, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Good rule of thumb.. A day easy for every day off...

Good rule of thumb.. A day easy for every day off / day you were sick.

Got my gravel bike from the shop this week. Pretty complicated build so I'm happy they got it back to me. Rode her Thursday...
04-27-20, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Wondering if I know you... I never even knew...

Wondering if I know you...

I never even knew Randall. Only after the fact did I learn how much we had in common. I almost went to OIT for undergrad... It's my Dad's Alma mater. Similar fields of...
04-26-20, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't...

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't win. I don't even remember the result. It's the context of the race that matters to me. I was a junior in college (2016) and was in charge of being...
04-26-20, 09:12 PM
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Trail run today. Ended up top 10 on a pretty...

Trail run today. Ended up top 10 on a pretty popular running segment (~2km with 1300ft of gain up to a waterfall) despite the trails being wet (snow melt) and busy.. Actually pretty proud of it. I'm...
04-25-20, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

bike racing is a beautiful sport.

bike racing is a beautiful sport.
04-25-20, 02:11 PM
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It's been warm and geeting warmer. Our snow pack...

It's been warm and geeting warmer. Our snow pack won't last long.

Today was an adventure! Solo adventure on one of the nicest days of the year so far. Rode from home to Snowbasin, skinned to the...
04-24-20, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it...

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it fast. Super windy! Felt good to ride tempo again

Today got up early and summitted and skied a mountain (Ben Lomond) with a buddy. Not quick. 2 miles...
04-24-20, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

holy ****. 13 year necro.

holy ****. 13 year necro.
04-21-20, 08:45 PM
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Zwift group ride. We decided to can it for the...

Zwift group ride. We decided to can it for the year. We weren't getting many locals and the weather is getting nice. Yeah, our full group ride hasn't started yet this year but we're all pretty burnt...
04-21-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 42,039
Posted By Ttoc6

Looking for contradictory opinions here.. After a...

Looking for contradictory opinions here.. After a long discussion with co workers, it seems to me that "flattening the curve" doesn't actually limit the number of people who get the disease, but...
04-18-20, 10:33 PM
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Congrats to you and your son. Great things to...

Congrats to you and your son. Great things to come, I'm sure.

Found this pic while scrolling through Instagram tonight.
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04-18-20, 07:55 PM
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125 miles, ~7000ft of climbing. Little less than...

125 miles, ~7000ft of climbing. Little less than 7hrs moving time. ~20 miles into a block 15mph headwind. Easily my biggest ride since September. Was surprised by my performance. Able to go pretty...
04-16-20, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Zwift is just a video game and reading the posts...

Zwift is just a video game and reading the posts on zwift racing / slowtwitch are funny as a kid who grew up playing "real" video games. You learn to ignore the cheaters / hackers / trash talkers and...
04-16-20, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

2.5 hours of ski touring today. 4000ft of gain....

2.5 hours of ski touring today. 4000ft of gain. Really fun snow up high. I found about a foot of fresh snow in some spots. Kept the uphill effort pretty easy. I'm supposed to have a big day on skis...
04-15-20, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Zwift race didn't go poorly. A Zpower guy on a tt...

Zwift race didn't go poorly. A Zpower guy on a tt bike hit the front right at the start and I couldn't hold the front group as it strung out. So i settled into the second group. Annual power PR's...
04-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 42,039
Posted By Ttoc6

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one...

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle...
04-15-20, 07:41 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

That was such a fun ride TMonk. I've been getting...

That was such a fun ride TMonk. I've been getting the flashback pics on google recently from that trip down there. Leg buster for sure though! I didn't take enough pictures during the ride to have...
04-15-20, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Run at lunch in some new shoes (Nike Pegasus 36)...

Run at lunch in some new shoes (Nike Pegasus 36) and then our tuesday groupride on zwift. Was a bit spicier than normal with something like 75 people showing up. Zwift is so hot right now.
04-09-20, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

While I think (in general) cycling creates a...

While I think (in general) cycling creates a really 1-dimensional athlete. To begin to be even remotely competitive in this sport (at any cat) you're already in the top single digit % of the general...
04-08-20, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

There ya go man. Ask yourself why you do any of...

There ya go man. Ask yourself why you do any of this in the first place. Competition and fun don't have to be exclusive. Just not much competition going on right now.

Remember, bike racing is...
04-08-20, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

This all really depends on what training method...

This all really depends on what training method you most subscribe too. Truly polarized training would say if you're doing anything in the "in between zone" it's all but useless. Periodized training...
04-08-20, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-08-20, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Here's an example in the crit plan from Trainer...

Here's an example in the crit plan from Trainer road.. High intensity, short rest. Long rest between sets

Tamarack is 3 sets of 3x3-minute 'Attack and Recover' intervals with very short, 1-minute...
04-07-20, 11:59 AM
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Views: 3,661
Posted By Ttoc6

I think I just really wanted an excuse to post...

I think I just really wanted an excuse to post the vid of the yellow jersey leading out the rainbow jersey again. Probably my all time favorite cycling moment. First TdF I ever watched any amount of.
04-06-20, 09:33 PM
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Views: 3,661
Posted By Ttoc6

Sometimes it's speed. Sometimes it's position....

Sometimes it's speed. Sometimes it's position. Depends on the day. Match sprints are a good way to judge this. Playing the games to win or just going for it.
...
04-06-20, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Run before lunch and a ramp test to re assess...

Run before lunch and a ramp test to re assess fitness this afternoon. Ways to go is the answer to that question.
04-05-20, 09:08 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Friday was an easy ski tour with some buddies....

Friday was an easy ski tour with some buddies. These guys aren't in great aerobic shape but are much better skiers than me. I'd skin up ahead and then wait. A good reminder that even when I'm out of...
03-30-20, 09:41 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Since racing is basically cancelled for 2020, and...

Since racing is basically cancelled for 2020, and I have a year to get in shape now. I submitted my upgrade for Cat 2 and got approved based on the new upgrade chart. Happy! That was a big goal for...
03-30-20, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Xc skiing users dedicated skis. For classic...

Xc skiing users dedicated skis. For classic you've got some sort of skin, scales or grip wax to keep you from sliding back as your feet stay parallel ( most of the time). There is another technique...
03-25-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 443
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Posted By Ttoc6

Read it somewhere else on the internet. "Chaos...

Read it somewhere else on the internet. "Chaos inspires efficiency." Maybe things have to die to improve. Or maybe not.
02-06-20, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Alpine skied yesterday, crappy snow, basically a...

Alpine skied yesterday, crappy snow, basically a leg workout. Today was squat day. 3x8 @235. Slow rebuild in strength. Climbed afterwards and flashed my first 5.11 on led, so I'm pretty stoked on...
02-02-20, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Awesome weekend of XC skiing up in Sun Valley....

Awesome weekend of XC skiing up in Sun Valley. Signed up to race months ago. January was awful for me so I had no expectations.

We got up there friday and did a test ski. Decided I wanted to wax a...
01-26-20, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Racing to survive can be fun. An expensive way to...

Racing to survive can be fun. An expensive way to gain fitness but way more fun. It's good to go back to the basics sometimes. It'll make you a better racer in July!

I'm Slowly but steadily...
01-25-20, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

What's a bike? I've seriously been lacking on...

What's a bike? I've seriously been lacking on bike training. Haven't ridden outside in months and doing 1 trainer ride a week. Lots of strength work and some skiing.

I've been sick on and off the...
11-18-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15,516
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Posted By Ttoc6

Went down to cedar City Utah (4 hour drive) to do...

Went down to cedar City Utah (4 hour drive) to do a gravel race. Fun short race but kicked my butt. I'm racing single speed this year and was way undergeared. Got 3rd, but it wasn't due to fitness...
11-10-19, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Trail work to get ready for xc ski season...

Trail work to get ready for xc ski season yesterday and a 2ish hour ride yesterday with a bit of climbing. I have no fitness right now, had to ride through snow and wait for a friend up one of the...
11-08-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,193
Posted By Ttoc6

No drafting effect, but the tt bikes are still...

No drafting effect, but the tt bikes are still the fastest bike in the game. see this link (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_dvNbBEKAztJwjX-2CDdWmVSR4jP92o-eiNCB7hl5IY/edit#gid=1812742034)
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11-07-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,887
Posted By Ttoc6

If I knew my grad school schedule I'd consider...

If I knew my grad school schedule I'd consider it. I need to figure all that stuff out first, then I can plan my race schedule :)
11-07-19, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

I'd like to do BWR some year. If I were doing it...

I'd like to do BWR some year. If I were doing it today.. I'd probably do it on my gravel bike with a 32c Gp5000 set up tubeless. Or maybe the really cool maxxis slick that comes in a 40. IDK
11-07-19, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

New 1rm for dead lift in the gym last at the end...

New 1rm for dead lift in the gym last at the end of the set. Fun stuff! So happy to be in the time of the year where I can lift heavy. Todays sweet spot workout was a bit tender on the hamstrings,...
11-05-19, 09:02 PM
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Views: 892,193
Posted By Ttoc6

Today was day 1 of 2020 training. Ramp test. 10%...

Today was day 1 of 2020 training. Ramp test. 10% drop in power, 10% increase in weight (but not in BF%). Long road ahead.
10-20-19, 09:03 AM
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Views: 892,193
Posted By Ttoc6

Bulking season is going well. Gaining weight...

Bulking season is going well. Gaining weight without too much fat gain as far as I can tell. I'm 15lbs heavier than when I raced lotoja 1.5 months ago.

Lots of lifting and rock climbing. A bit of...
10-20-19, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Ive got my app in for grad school. Waiting to...

Ive got my app in for grad school. Waiting to hear back!
09-28-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 226,143
Posted By Ttoc6

I saw Rufus Du Sol in concert last night. A 10$...

I saw Rufus Du Sol in concert last night. A 10$ ticket and a venue I could walk to from my apartment turned into quite an incredible show. The rain started to come down pretty hard with about half an...
09-27-19, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Ttoc6

Lots of mtbing recently. Got sick after the last...

Lots of mtbing recently. Got sick after the last cross race (was gonna win but flatted back to 3rd on the last lap). The new mtb is so much fun. It's slower uphill but getting to party downhill is...
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