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10-15-19, 02:49 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Well, not to move back to the more modern...

Well, not to move back to the more modern impressionists/romantics, but I just cannot stop thinking of the lovely passapeid (Debussy). It's been stuck in my head all day, as certain melodies tend to...
10-14-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 34,322
Posted By TMonk

Congrats! I had a wedding Saturday so we took it...

Congrats! I had a wedding Saturday so we took it easy on Sunday morning, otherwise I would have shown up to race and volunteer.
10-13-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,475
Posted By TMonk

Another ~90 min ride today, TT bike this time. ...

Another ~90 min ride today, TT bike this time. Brought the saddle up about 1 cm and the bars up about 1 inch. Wow, what a difference. Was comfortable staying in position and putting it down for a...
Forum: Introductions
10-13-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Flaroc01! I am also a subscriber to the...

Welcome Flaroc01! I am also a subscriber to the n+1 rule as well, with 7 bike here, although I'm looking to give one away soon to a local charity.
Forum: Introductions
10-13-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to BF notgr. Sounds like you have quite...

Welcome to BF notgr. Sounds like you have quite the collection and I look forward to some pictures after the 10 post minimum!

-Tmonk, a forum moderator
10-12-19, 10:34 AM
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Posted By TMonk

90 min on the MTB this morning, basically TT'd my...

90 min on the MTB this morning, basically TT'd my canyon work commute (and back). SST (by heart rate) on the road and few open trail sections, spiky on the techy and hilly stuff.
10-11-19, 07:44 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Awesome, thank you!!!!

Awesome, thank you!!!!
10-10-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,070
Posted By TMonk

MTB, Track, Fixed (Road), TT, 2x Road ...

MTB,
Track,
Fixed (Road),
TT,
2x Road

For 6 bikes in total. A new MTB would be nice but not on the radar anytime soon; if I did I would turn the old one into a fully rigid SS.
10-10-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I did get a free aero "consultation" by a...

I did get a free aero "consultation" by a friend's coach (Semper Porro) and he said that same thing - I could stand to raise my saddle a bit. I had it set to the height on my road bike while measured...
10-10-19, 01:24 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Interesting. What kind of tools did you use? ...

Interesting. What kind of tools did you use? Are tolerances very important? I have a machine shop available to me at work so I might be interested in giving this a shot.
10-10-19, 12:41 PM
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Views: 740,475
Posted By TMonk

TT bike this morning, just up and down some long...

TT bike this morning, just up and down some long stretches of road in Clairemont/Kearney Mesa by work.

Pushed the saddle forward and tilted up just a tad and it did wonders for my position - I'm...
10-09-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13,951
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Posted By TMonk

Thanks, yeah I figured in addition to tweaking a...

Thanks, yeah I figured in addition to tweaking a couple things, I just need time. I think I might try some shorter cranks too based on the things that I've read online. Currently riding 170's, I do...
10-08-19, 02:40 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Couple more hot laps on the TT bike this AM,...

Couple more hot laps on the TT bike this AM, bracketing with a commute to work. I need to figure out a way to stop sliding so fwd on the saddle. Also my arms hurt. Will post some pics in the TT...
10-06-19, 03:30 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Yep, I'm tired now. But in a good way.

Yep, I'm tired now. But in a good way.
Forum: Introductions
10-05-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By TMonk

Welcome H2Orat, fellow SoCal road and MTB rider...

Welcome H2Orat, fellow SoCal road and MTB rider here! LMK if I can offer any advice as it pertains to road and track riding and racing in SoCal!
Forum: Introductions
10-05-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By TMonk

Welcome BicycleThesis! Cool way to get into...

Welcome BicycleThesis! Cool way to get into cycling IMO. Hopefully you can find lots of empirical information here to support your work :)
10-03-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 200,477
Posted By TMonk

Well that gives me some hope. I know they just...

Well that gives me some hope. I know they just acquired PT so hopefully they support the product somehow or otherwise make it right for me.
10-03-19, 02:59 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Naw no competitive running over here, just USAC...

Naw no competitive running over here, just USAC rules. I turn 33 in a bout 1 month so I'm close but still have a little ways to go for Master's cycling.

M35+ are typically the second fastest...
10-03-19, 02:57 PM
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Posted By TMonk

:lol: Cypress

:lol: Cypress
10-03-19, 10:06 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Hermes in 2020 my racing age will be 34, so I'll...

Hermes in 2020 my racing age will be 34, so I'll have a little to go before I can join the Master's ranks.
10-02-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,475
Posted By TMonk

OK, CTL at 60! If all goes according to plan,...

OK, CTL at 60! If all goes according to plan, this should be where I bottom out for the year. I'll spend the month riding the TT bike and MTB bike informally, slowly building things up a little more...
10-02-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,009
Posted By TMonk

Want me to close it??? :) Also, I watch...

Want me to close it??? :)

Also, I watch Terry's videos from time to time. They are quite entertaining, even though I typically feel like I'm about to have an anxiety attack at multiple points in...
10-01-19, 06:04 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the pro tip, while I am very...

Thanks for the pro tip, while I am very experienced with Fiesta, I'm not super familiar with the TT bike. Thanks again.
10-01-19, 03:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I also plan on touching base on Fiesta tomorrow...

I also plan on touching base on Fiesta tomorrow with the TT bike, but just for a couple laps in position. Won't focus on hitting it hard quite yet as I'm still so green to it and won't be training...
10-01-19, 03:15 PM
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Views: 200,477
Posted By TMonk

On a separate note, Quarq/Sram is sending me...

On a separate note, Quarq/Sram is sending me another RMA for my faulty Ptap hub after they didn't fix it the first time. Claims that the RMA was only for bearing service, when it does say...
10-01-19, 02:54 PM
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Views: 200,477
Posted By TMonk

For routine analysis the OES would totally do it...

For routine analysis the OES would totally do it for us. From time to time we have a need for the sensitivity of the MS, especially with projects involving injectable nanoparticle therapeutics where...
10-01-19, 08:22 AM
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Views: 3,580,832
Posted By TMonk

Also where is the course? South shore/Skyline I...

Also where is the course? South shore/Skyline I presume???
10-01-19, 08:19 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah, signal stability is much more important for...

Yeah, signal stability is much more important for us as well, since our products are tested at ppm or mg/mL level and diluted serially before testing. I haven't messed much with Arsenic, although...
09-30-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 200,477
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the replies guys. Cypress this is a...

Thanks for the replies guys. Cypress this is a training wheel so I'm running regular butyl tubes. Enthalpic I'm well aware of the non-perfect/non-zero nature of blanks.... Even for a...
09-30-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 200,477
Posted By TMonk

I'm having this annoying issue with my Ptap G3...

I'm having this annoying issue with my Ptap G3 where it reads non-zero (1-30 w) when coasting. I've tried all the obvious stuff (battery, pairing to different head units etc) to no avail. I've had...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums, and I'm glad cycling can...

Welcome to bikeforums, and I'm glad cycling can be such a positive force for you!!!
Forum: Introductions
09-30-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Mysterie!

Welcome Mysterie!
09-27-19, 11:26 AM
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Views: 987,868
Posted By TMonk

lol

lol
09-27-19, 08:03 AM
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Views: 470,720
Posted By TMonk

I bought my buddy's TT bike, a Felt DA2. Now...

I bought my buddy's TT bike, a Felt DA2. Now time to patiently hunt ebay or CL for a deal on a disc wheel...
Forum: Introductions
09-13-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By TMonk

Welcome techbud! I agree, maybe you can try one...

Welcome techbud! I agree, maybe you can try one yourself some day!!!
09-12-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,136
Posted By TMonk

No ****... bummer. I was looking forward to...

No ****... bummer. I was looking forward to trying Chico next year.
09-12-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 200,477
Posted By TMonk

Yikes himespau, I hope you've gone through the...

Yikes himespau, I hope you've gone through the worst of it.
Forum: Introductions
09-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By TMonk

Welcome! Glad to hear that you're enjoying...

Welcome! Glad to hear that you're enjoying cycling and it's positive impacts.
Forum: Introductions
09-11-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums Luke!

Welcome to bikeforums Luke!
09-10-19, 06:48 PM
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Views: 1,950,273
Posted By TMonk

Sounds expensive. How much was the ransom?

Sounds expensive. How much was the ransom?
09-09-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,933
Posted By TMonk

1) Got it, earned 28 points and upgraded. Lots of...

1) Got it, earned 28 points and upgraded. Lots of highs and lows and guts and glory! I had good times succeeding (and failing) in my quest to earn my points OTF.
2) Haven't done so much of it, but...
09-09-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 200,477
Posted By TMonk

Good luck Ttoc6! Remind me again what you're...

Good luck Ttoc6! Remind me again what you're studying??? Is it EE?
09-05-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,135
Posted By TMonk

If you're concerned about the most fundamental...

If you're concerned about the most fundamental metrics of performance on a bike - w/kg - I'd consider dropping down to 1 lower body day/week, unless you're target events are < 2 minutes (track...
09-04-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,135
Posted By TMonk

On a more serious note, I think there are...

On a more serious note, I think there are indirect benefits associated with being overall strong and healthy that help with stabilization and handling even for a primarily slow-twitch/endurance...
09-04-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,135
Posted By TMonk

It will also increase your sprint power by 50-100%

It will also increase your sprint power by 50-100%
09-03-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,950,273
Posted By TMonk

Sounds like recipe for some good fitness! Are...

Sounds like recipe for some good fitness! Are you able to stay on the gas continually in that Park loop? If so, you've found a pretty awesome training ground for interval workouts!
Forum: Introductions
09-03-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By TMonk

Welcome back Aliceprince! Crazy how big the...

Welcome back Aliceprince! Crazy how big the gears used to be on road bikes back then.
09-02-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 117,034
Posted By TMonk

How do you like it? Tool has always been my...

How do you like it? Tool has always been my favorite hard rock band. I love Maynard's vocals and the drummer's complicated rhythms - no surprise that he has a jazz background.

Admittedly I've...
09-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 117,034
Posted By TMonk

Very cool - thanks for sharing. This has a Hank...

Very cool - thanks for sharing. This has a Hank Williams era-sound and vibe to it, but it's a little but more "crust" and punk. The photo halfway through has total Rockabilly vibes with the...
08-30-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,475
Posted By TMonk

yikes FB, get well soon. It's been a few years...

yikes FB, get well soon. It's been a few years since my back problems have flared up (knock on wood)
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