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07-21-19, 08:13 AM
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Posted By TMonk

+1 sweet Rock socks!

+1 sweet Rock socks!
07-17-19, 03:18 PM
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Views: 706,440
Posted By TMonk

Freakin' smashed on the track last night and got...

Freakin' smashed on the track last night and got major props. Road is done and on paper I'm taking it easy (not forcing it), but I have so much fitness this year I'm finding myself continuing to...
07-13-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,440
Posted By TMonk

Did some sweet spot on Fiesta and Mt. Soledad...

Did some sweet spot on Fiesta and Mt. Soledad bracketed around the "Chili's" group ride, 4 hr total. Smashed on the ride. Then, I went to the mall to buy a new dress shirt and some basic button ups...
06-30-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,861
Posted By TMonk

My sprint power is decent, not the highest max...

My sprint power is decent, not the highest max (~1250), but have broken 1000 w for >15s many times. That's how I earned my 4 -> 3 upgrade points. But I'm just too much of a wuss in those final...
06-29-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,861
Posted By TMonk

I got plenty of results in crits this year and...

I got plenty of results in crits this year and I've become wary of bunch sprint finishes and the final couple laps. My solution was to attack. Wasn't easy, but I managed to make it work on more than...
06-26-19, 03:44 PM
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Views: 706,440
Posted By TMonk

This morning I stayed on the gas for a few hours,...

This morning I stayed on the gas for a few hours, ended up with 58 mi, 2:54 moving and 2,333 elevation. My speed was 19.9 MPH which should anger the Strava gods. Wish I could say I coasted down at...
06-26-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,122
Posted By TMonk

So, The longest, widest feathers on ravens...

So,

The longest, widest feathers on ravens and crows are called pinion feathers. Ravens have 7, and crows only have 6. So really, the difference between ravens and crows is just a matter of a...
06-25-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,406
Posted By TMonk

what about a bullet with butterfly wings?

what about a bullet with butterfly wings?
06-24-19, 07:17 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Ride long. as much as you think you can handle. ...

Ride long. as much as you think you can handle. if you feel good in the second half of the week, hit it hard on the climbs.
06-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13,721
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Posted By TMonk

I'm running 52/15 for everything right now. It's...

I'm running 52/15 for everything right now. It's a little spinny for sprint laps but I like it that way.
06-18-19, 11:37 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Had fun at the track tonight. Rolled a break of...

Had fun at the track tonight. Rolled a break of four for 4 out of 5 k in the scratch race, made it to the second half of the elimination race (I suck at these), then lapped the field with three...
06-12-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Well, looks like you learned that one! Do it...

Well, looks like you learned that one! Do it again next time! Just make sure that you're monitoring the gap, and back off slightly if you know you're going to get absorbed by the group and be ready...
06-09-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
06-09-19, 07:54 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
06-06-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By TMonk

It is indeed super taxing, and frankly a little...

It is indeed super taxing, and frankly a little bit scary, but that goes away when the pain starts setting in. I know and trust these guys very well so that helps.

Pulls for Kev will be 30-40...
06-05-19, 11:00 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Kevin Festini (FITT 40k record holder) and Cody...

Kevin Festini (FITT 40k record holder) and Cody Jung (team USA para athlete) were the other two riders :)
06-05-19, 10:48 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my...

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my teammate Kevin uploads his ride. Then I will be second :). 31.1 MPH for 4.1 miles, three-man effort. Fiesta is very windy, exposed and "slow" for a flat...
06-03-19, 01:17 PM
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Views: 3,776
Posted By TMonk

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's...

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's just getting back into the swing of things is taking a while. Do some more group rides and races!
06-02-19, 04:52 PM
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Posted By TMonk

An hour easy on the MTB this morning. Next week...

An hour easy on the MTB this morning. Next week will be my fifth consecutive week of < 600 TSS, which is low for me. Typically 90-100 CTL pre-season and in-season. But I'm hitting power and time...
05-31-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By TMonk

damn these long femurs!

damn these long femurs!
05-30-19, 02:19 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Bro I wanna get swole in the off season too....

Bro I wanna get swole in the off season too. Beats a gym membership or waiting to use rusted out equipment for free at the rec. centers.
05-30-19, 02:08 PM
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Posted By TMonk

It's wktmeow's place. That is a bed frame, and...

It's wktmeow's place. That is a bed frame, and that is a broken old civic hatch that he is slowly repairing over time. He put a new head gasket in there.
05-30-19, 02:06 PM
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Posted By TMonk

very cool!

very cool!
05-30-19, 11:14 AM
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Posted By TMonk

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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does this look fast?


Went to a...
05-25-19, 03:46 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Been taking it somewhat easy for a few weeks so I...

Been taking it somewhat easy for a few weeks so I wanted to hit the legs with a big training dose today without having to ride all day. Ended up with 4:05 (rolling) and 260 TSS, 78% Intensity...
05-23-19, 11:36 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Fun evening on the bike planned. Leaving work at...

Fun evening on the bike planned. Leaving work at 4:30 to head to Fiesta Island so I can test out this TT bike I'm borrowing from 5-6. Then heading home to swap bikes, then to the track for a...
05-23-19, 09:14 AM
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Views: 706,440
Posted By TMonk

sweet cape.

sweet cape.
05-22-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 30,977
Posted By TMonk

Bravo on the GT and Romic!!! I got new bars,...

Bravo on the GT and Romic!!! I got new bars, tape, wheels and tires (glued by me) for my track bike:


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05-16-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 110,855
Posted By TMonk

^ very difficult and obscure Prokofiev there....

^
very difficult and obscure Prokofiev there. Have you heard any Tiffany Poon? She can play some equally difficult Liszt and make it sound effortless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InKk1aowFZ4...
05-14-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,122
Posted By TMonk

Spent some time this evening tweaking the TT bike...

Spent some time this evening tweaking the TT bike position with the trainer and a mirror. Rode it around the 'hood for like 10 min in the position and now my neck hurts. About to start gluing...
05-13-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,122
Posted By TMonk

Dear David Garcia, The following request to...

Dear David Garcia,

The following request to change your USA/Road category has been approved and processed by USA Cycling:
tmonk - 2019-05-11 0:47
Member: David Garcia
License: USA Road
Request...
05-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,048
Posted By TMonk

Had this in my inbox this morning. I put in a...

Had this in my inbox this morning. I put in a lot of work this season and it hasn't been all roses. I feel so relieved to have met my goal, and to feel like I can relax with the training and racing...
05-06-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,048
Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I did the Canyon "Belgian Waffle Ride"...

Yesterday I did the Canyon "Belgian Waffle Ride" and I'm still trying to eat my way out of it today. I was riding it as a "team" with a few lower (racing) cat. teammates and just having fun. It...
05-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,440
Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I did the Canyon "Belgian Waffle Ride"...

Yesterday I did the Canyon "Belgian Waffle Ride" and I'm still trying to eat my way out of it today. I was riding it as a "team" with a few lower (racing) cat. teammates and just having fun. It...
05-02-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,139
Posted By TMonk

What if you manage to get in an accident with a...

What if you manage to get in an accident with a car and are deemed at fault b/c you didn't have a brake???? TimothyH's argument above is compelling IMO. **** happens and I've been re-compensated by...
05-02-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,139
Posted By TMonk

This is a very good argument for riding with a...

This is a very good argument for riding with a brake people!!!
05-01-19, 10:19 PM
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Views: 3,567,952
Posted By TMonk

a few from Barrio Logan GP last weekend: ...

a few from Barrio Logan GP last weekend:



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I'm third from the...
05-01-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,861
Posted By TMonk

2019 Barrio Logan GP Cat 3/4 - 4th/20+ Cat 3's,...

2019 Barrio Logan GP Cat 3/4 - 4th/20+ Cat 3's, 40-50 total.

Short Version:

I got 4th from the break I started. Frustrated that I sold myself short but happy that I made my goal: 2 more upgrade...
04-28-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,122
Posted By TMonk

I volunteered at the veloswap this morning, and...

I volunteered at the veloswap this morning, and picked up these carbon tubular track wheels for $200. Sweet!!!! I've been riding some alloy box section tubulars for years.
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