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09-15-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 307,581
Posted By Cypress

Heís doing great, all things considered. Probably...

Heís doing great, all things considered. Probably one of the most positive dudes I know. So far, everyone that I know thatís lost properties to these fire has a pretty positive outlook. The real...
09-14-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

All Oregon races for the rest of this year are...

All Oregon races for the rest of this year are canceled. I'm betting BWR San Diego will get canceled as well, and even if it somehow happens, I won't be there. Been nursing a week-long forest fire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,113
Posted By Cypress

For a 4-hour ride: 1.5-2 scoops of Hammer...

For a 4-hour ride:

1.5-2 scoops of Hammer Nutrition HEED per 26 oz bottle. Mandarin orange is my fav
1 Hammer Nutrition gel flask with 4 parts gel, 1 part water (to make it less viscous). If...
09-07-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

I capped a hard training week off on Saturday...

I capped a hard training week off on Saturday with a long-ish endurance ride that had one nasty effort in the middle. It's a climb about 40 miles from my place that's the hardest paved climb I've...
09-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,807
Posted By Cypress

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel...

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel race and won. Racing another gravel race this weekend and probably won't win. The promoter is expecting some sort of grand battle between Stafano...
07-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel...

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel race then tapered-ish for it only to have the promoter cancel the race 4 days before it was supposed to happen (covid protocols would be followed,...
06-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Hit a rest week just as work got nasty. We are...

Hit a rest week just as work got nasty. We are revamping an elementary school (our niche) and the massive kitchen needed the concrete slab sawcut to shreds. Unfortunately, the instability of the cut...
06-04-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Example of why heart rate is a dodgy way of...

Example of why heart rate is a dodgy way of training:

I did a 4x10 sweet spot at 320W last night and averaged 146 bpm during the efforts. Iím not sure if the low HR is due to yesterdayís 30:30...
06-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

8x30:30ís last night. Itís amazing what those do...

8x30:30ís last night. Itís amazing what those do to your body. I was riding around at 160W and 118 BPM afterwards while breathing like I was in the middle of a threshold workout.
05-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Iím waiting for it to hit 420

Iím waiting for it to hit 420
05-20-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Cypress

I live in Oregon now and 7% (7.5 minutes) of my...

I live in Oregon now and 7% (7.5 minutes) of my last ride was spend over 30 mph, most of it not coasting. On rolling terrain, do you have to coast down one side of a roller, then wait until you slow...
05-06-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

I've done well in honing my aero position on the...

I've done well in honing my aero position on the road bike. This one was a "stay small, hit the uphills hard, carry power over the top, try to retain speed into the next one, repeat." Aside from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By Cypress

I saw these guys (Holy Grail) open for Amon...

I saw these guys (Holy Grail) open for Amon Amarth back in the day and had no idea who they were other than they were the remnants of White Wizard (also good). Most metal shows have a "big" headliner...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By Cypress

On topic: This is my go-to pump up song, and...

On topic:

This is my go-to pump up song, and easily in my top-3 songs ever made:

https://youtu.be/V3ADK6gsDGg
05-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Used a segment that I've been hunting to dictate...

Used a segment that I've been hunting to dictate a ~14-min stochastic set, then another segment (that I already held) as a 6-min burner effort after the stochastic set. Ended up taking the first...
05-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Don't start in the B's...you'll demolish them....

Don't start in the B's...you'll demolish them. Get your Zwift Power account setup before you start racing, as your races won't "count" unless you have it already going (if you care). The starts are...
05-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Don't wait, just do one. The time will fly by and...

Don't wait, just do one. The time will fly by and you'll suddenly see your outdoor watts appear indoors. It's a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to stay in the "pack" without ending up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Cypress

Props on missing the entire point of my post and...

Props on missing the entire point of my post and only focusing on an incorrectly-interpreted fact.

Enjoy your oversized helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,097
Posted By Cypress

If it's a particularly stubborn tire, remove the...

If it's a particularly stubborn tire, remove the valve core of the presta valve and burn a CO2. I get my CO2 cartridges from Amazon for about a dollar a piece.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Cypress

No need to change the entire front end. All you'd...

No need to change the entire front end. All you'd need was a 36t chainring (if you want), a rear derailleur, a cassette, and a chain for the extra length. Everything else remains the same.
05-01-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Here's last night's TT. Mass-start rules, no TT...

Here's last night's TT. Mass-start rules, no TT bikes allowed etc. so this was on my TCR Advanced SL Disc. I started the TT 2 hours into my ride, so I wasn't expecting huge numbers, but I was...
05-01-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Did another stage of the Strava stage race I'm...

Did another stage of the Strava stage race I'm in. Getting bored with the ride down to the area that the stages are located.

Basically, I rode Z2 for 40 miles, did a 6 mile flat TT, then kept on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,915
Posted By Cypress

I do love a purple bike, but I'm not making the...

I do love a purple bike, but I'm not making the call until I see that spacer stack...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By Cypress

Mine too :) ...

Mine too :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,433
Posted By Cypress

The LOOK 585 was a legit superbike when it came...

The LOOK 585 was a legit superbike when it came out, and that color is titties. Post some pics when you hit 10 posts!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By Cypress

+1 for not caring about data unless it's for...

+1 for not caring about data unless it's for specific portions of a ride.

I believe you follow me on Strava, so you can analyze every aspect of my rides if you like. You'll notice that they are...
04-29-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

I went out into the dead-flat farmlands to do a...

I went out into the dead-flat farmlands to do a 4x10 Sweet Spot in my aero road tuck last night. I was just about done with my second interval when a bullet passed within 7' of my head... It had...
04-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 307,581
Posted By Cypress

Age of the beast! ...sorta.

Age of the beast! ...sorta.
04-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Rode down south to do Stage 1 of the Quarantine...

Rode down south to do Stage 1 of the Quarantine stage race we have on Strava. The stage consisted of a LOT of spikey 13-18% climbs, so the power was just all over the place.
...
04-27-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cypress

Randall was a good dude. It took me months to...

Randall was a good dude. It took me months to accept what happened to him. There's a ride I do east of Corvallis where I first rode with him, and every time I'm on that road I like to think he's with...
04-24-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 307,581
Posted By Cypress

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball
04-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,187
Posted By Cypress

I figured that it was because I wasn't registered...

I figured that it was because I wasn't registered with Zwiftpower at the time.
04-23-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,807
Posted By Cypress

Did a Zwift race last night, so figured I'd post...

Did a Zwift race last night, so figured I'd post here.

It was the 3R Volcano Flat Reverse 50k (A)

I had no clue what to expect for a race this long, and I'd only done one other B race that I...
04-22-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

I'm not sure where you are in it, but the last...

I'm not sure where you are in it, but the last episode of season 2 is a stinker. The writers strike and budgeting issues turned the season finale into a flashback episode. Highly suggest you skip it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,097
Posted By Cypress

Got my first road tubeless "flat" on my rear...

Got my first road tubeless "flat" on my rear tire. I assume it happened during my last outdoor ride on Sunday, but I only noticed it when I pumped the tires up to 94 psi (very high) for an indoor...
04-21-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

y i k e s

y i k e s
04-20-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

8:04 for me and a 428 TSS spread over three...

8:04 for me and a 428 TSS spread over three rides. Sort of a rest week.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,645
Posted By Cypress

Gotta see it in perspective. I see stuff that...

Gotta see it in perspective. I see stuff that upsets me just as much as OP may have upset you (who knows) that's still up and being discussed and agreed upon BY THE MODS, and any small disagreement...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,645
Posted By Cypress

No worse than the perpetual bashing of the...

No worse than the perpetual bashing of the current administration that doesn't get pruned because it goes with the forum majority.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,645
Posted By Cypress

OP took a tiny dig at democrats, mods pruned...

OP took a tiny dig at democrats, mods pruned thread. The usual.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,645
Posted By Cypress

I have to keep a lot of opinions (not related to...

I have to keep a lot of opinions (not related to cycling) to myself because it goes against the opinions of the forum majority. The moderators side with that majority, so if you can't accept the...
04-16-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

A bunch of guys from my old town are having a...

A bunch of guys from my old town are having a Tour de Quarantine via Strava. The prologue can be ridden now through Saturday, so I think I might ride the ~30 miles back to the old grounds as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Cypress

200W is recovery wattage. Props to that guy,...

200W is recovery wattage. Props to that guy, because 12 hours of recovery wattage on the trainer would absolutely destroy my gooch. Something about riding slow indoors is just awful. Maybe the slower...
04-16-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 307,581
Posted By Cypress

The physics engine in Zwift is an interesting...

The physics engine in Zwift is an interesting thing. I've had to "coach" one of my friends through the Zwift racing world, even though I only have one event under my belt. He's a smaller dude and got...
04-15-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Cypress

Oh, and the entire Macdonald Dunn Research forest...

Oh, and the entire Macdonald Dunn Research forest north of Corvallis, OR is closed.
04-15-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Cypress

Mary's Peak Road off of hwy 34 is closed at the...

Mary's Peak Road off of hwy 34 is closed at the first gate (Connors Camp). This is a little over halfway up the mountain, so you can still get a lot of climbing in before turning around.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
Posted By Cypress

Flexiest wheels I've ever ridden by a LONG shot....

Flexiest wheels I've ever ridden by a LONG shot. I demo'd a set and made it about a mile before handing them back and showing the rep the rubbed paint on my chainstays.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,097
Posted By Cypress

A lot of people (like me) aren't seeing any...

A lot of people (like me) aren't seeing any downsides to TL. I run GP5KTL's on Giant SLR-1 wheels and had no problem mounting them. Putting a tube in them in the field won't be a problem, and so far,...
04-13-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 891,842
Posted By Cypress

Had a friend do a ride Saturday morning then text...

Had a friend do a ride Saturday morning then text me that he "beat me" up a 4.5-min climb. That climb was already on my route for the day, so I took a dig at it about 70 miles into my ride. Ended up...
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