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10-01-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Heathpack

Well, I havenít been riding much, Iím essentially...

Well, I havenít been riding much, Iím essentially recovered from the concussion and rib fracture but havenít got back to the bike with my typical gusto. Lol maybe I just learned sleeping past 4:30am...
09-16-19, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

Well done sarals! Congrats.

Well done sarals! Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

We have a gold every-year 2BR week 22 at High...

We have a gold every-year 2BR week 22 at High Sierra in Tahoe, which is 1880 points.

The purchase we just made is a platinum every-even-year 1BR week 18 at Highlands Inn in Carmel, which is 2000...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

We are going to our Disneyland timeshare...

We are going to our Disneyland timeshare tomorrow, just a single night, with two days in the themeparks. We tried to buy tickets through a well known non-Disney ticket agent, which would have saved...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

Honestly now is a pretty good time to buy a...

Honestly now is a pretty good time to buy a resale timeshare too. No one wants timeshares any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

Don't know, I don't remember the crash. Was...

Don't know, I don't remember the crash. Was riding with friends and they don't know either. We were just companionably chatting and then I went down. Based on the location, it was probably a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

Might as well. :lol:

Might as well. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

I’m back 99% from my crash and have been riding...

I’m back 99% from my crash and have been riding some. Fat and out of shape but not as bad as I’d expected.

The recovery was pretty interesting. Lots of time to think and rethink.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

Iíve ridden up Mt Rose Hwy from the Reno side. ...

Iíve ridden up Mt Rose Hwy from the Reno side. Thereís also a couple of great mtb trails that come off Mt Rose Hwy.

Glad youíre liking the place. Weíll be in Tahoe in a few weeks.

We bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

Me too. Where'd you go?

Me too.

Where'd you go?
08-10-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 34,264
Posted By Heathpack

Sweet,

Sweet,
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

The California peaches have been running at the...

The California peaches have been running at the Farmers Market the past few weeks. They are messy good. Even Puppy Love wants a bite.
08-05-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,459
Posted By Heathpack

Or maybe Strava is assigning TSS for my mtb rides...

Or maybe Strava is assigning TSS for my mtb rides on HR. I could see that being an underestimation because what’s really fatiguing for me on the mtb are the microbursts of power to say get over a...
08-05-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,459
Posted By Heathpack

See my later post, which I didnít clearly state...

See my later post, which I didnít clearly state but is re: WKO (which is all thatís relevant to me). WKO bases TSS on the total elapsed time for the ride (or so I read). So, autopause or not, if...
08-05-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,459
Posted By Heathpack

Looking this up, it appears TSS is based on total...

Looking this up, it appears TSS is based on total elapsed time of the .FIT file and what you have displayed on your Garmin is irrelevant. Which I suppose is why Coach’s instructions are to turn the...
08-05-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,459
Posted By Heathpack

Interesting, but definitely not compelling enough...

Interesting, but definitely not compelling enough reasons for me to discontinue the use of auto pause. Back in the days when Iíd manually pause my Garmin at mid-ride stops, Iíd forget semi-regularly...
08-04-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,459
Posted By Heathpack

Why? I use auto pause because the WKO...

Why?

I use auto pause because the WKO algorithm as I understand it continues to rack up TSS when you are stopped but not paused. If you do a long ride with multiple regroups and a coffee stop,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

Well whereís the ethics in that? The higher the...

Well whereís the ethics in that? The higher the bill, the higher my out of pocket cost, which in this case is not insubstantial ($7350) for a concussion and broken rib.

Pretty much all day long I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 130,970
Posted By Heathpack

Sorry Ive been trying to stay off screens, had a...

Sorry Ive been trying to stay off screens, had a crash last week and a concussion. Also: no alcohol which really blows.

Isnít Jackie a young cat?

Iím not the best person to ask about GP stuff...
07-24-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

I crashed on Sat, not sure what happened, I was...

I crashed on Sat, not sure what happened, I was just riding casually with some friends on our way out of town. I think it was a pavement issue. I don’t remember what happened, I hit my head pretty...
07-24-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

Hmm, no steep descents on RPI but as I understand...

Hmm, no steep descents on RPI but as I understand it, thereís a long slight downhill finish into a headwind. Didnít think of the dropper being a bonus for that...

As to the rest of it, see my next...
07-24-19, 10:57 PM
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Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

? What drops?

? What drops?
07-19-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

Ugh crazy work week and poor sleep kept me off...

Ugh crazy work week and poor sleep kept me off the bike 4 days this week and then today I couldnít quite muster the gumption to do an actual workout when I got on the bike. Gotta get myself doing...
07-19-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,459
Posted By Heathpack

For me, the Strava estimate of my FTP is usually...

For me, the Strava estimate of my FTP is usually quite good. I think it takes a fair bit of data for Strava to get it right, and maybe itís just that I ride a lot of TT efforts, but Iím impressed...
07-12-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 34,264
Posted By Heathpack

No, but Iíd be embarrassed if I won a UCI World...

No, but Iíd be embarrassed if I won a UCI World Championship by winning a fondo.

Oh wait, no I wouldnít.

:D
07-11-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,845
Posted By Heathpack

I am a 53 yr old woman and I aim for 2 grams per...

I am a 53 yr old woman and I aim for 2 grams per kg of ideal body weight per day. That’s a lot- 120 gm per day and I have to pay a lot of attention to what I eat to make sure I get enough protein in...
07-07-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13,951
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Posted By Heathpack

Rode a bunch this weekend- 40 mile gravel ride...

Rode a bunch this weekend- 40 mile gravel ride with friends on 4th of July, 30 mile group ride on Fri, solo 20 mile climbing ride on Sat. I was planning on an early morning mtb climb today prior to...
07-02-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,946
Posted By Heathpack

I keep things like this short and sweet. I’d...

I keep things like this short and sweet. I’d probably say something like “thanks for everything but I’m not going to continue with you past XXX date.” If he asked why, I’d tell him but I wouldn’t...
07-01-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,946
Posted By Heathpack

I agree with Flatballer, the coach-athlete...

I agree with Flatballer, the coach-athlete relationship is exactly that: a relationship. If you don’t feel like you have a relationship, you should probably move on. Your coach might work well for...
06-20-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

Found a really cool flowy trail system nearish to...

Found a really cool flowy trail system nearish to our Santa Fe rental house and rode there twice this week. Short rides but I’m feeling surprisingly tired this week. Took today off to noodle around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 117,182
Posted By Heathpack

#girlpower...

#girlpower (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=girlpower)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 117,182
Posted By Heathpack

She tried to kiss the 3rd place woman when I was...

She tried to kiss the 3rd place woman when I was distracted. #podiumgirl (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=podiumgirl)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 117,182
Posted By Heathpack

Hey all yíall. Iím here in New Mexico for the...

Hey all yíall. Iím here in New Mexico for the National Senior Games. I raced the 5K and 10K timetrials over the weekend and no one is more surprised than me to say I won them both. Good racing for...
06-16-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 129,144
Posted By Heathpack

Based on aerotesting last year at ERO Sport, Giro...

Based on aerotesting last year at ERO Sport, Giro Empires are demonstrably fast shoes. With the general concept being laced shoes are faster than boa shoes.

Ive done all my bike fits at ERO since...
06-16-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 34,264
Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Womenís 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....
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
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Views: 34,264
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...
06-12-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13,951
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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. ...
06-12-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

I essentially ride tests quite frequently, in...

I essentially ride tests quite frequently, in that I do regular 20K TTs and a fair number of long intervals. Iím also totally game for riding a test whenever, just rest up and do it, if for some...
06-11-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National...

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National Senior Games TTs. Today I did a mock 5K race effort.

Altitude (we’re at 5800 ft) is not my friend. We arrived Sat night and today, day 3 at...
06-10-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

Way to go TMonk!

Way to go TMonk!
06-06-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,793
Posted By Heathpack

Im there.

Im there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 117,182
Posted By Heathpack

Hey LesterOfPuppets, I’m in town for this...

Hey LesterOfPuppets, I’m in town for this conference and tomorrow evening mr h arrives with my bikes. Sat midday we leave for New Mexico.

Im thinking of riding around dawn for an hour on Sat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 117,182
Posted By Heathpack

Enjoy it while it lasts, TMonk

Enjoy it while it lasts, TMonk
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 117,182
Posted By Heathpack

Mini. The macros standards donít fit into...

Mini.

The macros standards donít fit into Earthdog tunnels.

Puppy Love discovered sticks when we were in Big Bear last. Here sheís encouraging me to throw the damn thing already.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 117,182
Posted By Heathpack

Puppy Love is only 11 pounds. Just sayin

Puppy Love is only 11 pounds. Just sayin
06-02-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
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...
06-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
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...
05-31-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

furiousferret, Iím confused about the comment...

furiousferret, Iím confused about the comment about FTP. By definition, shouldnít you be able to ride your FTP for a 40k TT? You should do the Piru series, really whatís 110 miles? Each way.

...
05-30-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

30 min of over/under intervals on the TT bike for...

30 min of over/under intervals on the TT bike for me today. 5 min each at 112%/90%. Felt easy at first and then it felt pretty hard.

:)
05-30-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,410
Posted By Heathpack

yes

yes
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