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11-13-19, 03:21 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

That's kinda a big point of contention for me;...

That's kinda a big point of contention for me; not that I race a ton, but we have people that don't race at all and have no interest to do so. They just show up for their free stuff and go. It...
11-11-19, 09:55 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I passed 10,000 miles on the year. Its been a...

I passed 10,000 miles on the year. Its been a goal of mine for a long time. I've gotten close many times but either injury or burnout usually keep me from it.
11-07-19, 02:43 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Yeah, that's the plan for me. The CX bike is...

Yeah, that's the plan for me. The CX bike is going to be pretty close to a road setup. TMonk did it so he should know the cost, I can't find it but I'm sure its well over $100.
11-07-19, 09:45 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'd use my CX bike for it; I'm not rich enough to...

I'd use my CX bike for it; I'm not rich enough to take my new carbon road bike on a course that would decimate it.

I'll probably swap out my 1x 46t crank for a 50/34 and put different tires on.
11-06-19, 05:54 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

The Belgian Waffle Ride is opening up for...

The Belgian Waffle Ride is opening up for registration on the 15th, and I'm on the fence about it. I'd hate to do it if its during the same week as the 1-3 road races here that I may be able win,...
10-24-19, 01:46 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm up to 140 right now; with my race weight at...

I'm up to 140 right now; with my race weight at 134 I don't want to get a hole where I have to lose 10+ lbs. That being said my belly bodyfat measurements are only about a millimeter more so there's...
10-24-19, 09:19 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Some of those guys can leverage their name for...

Some of those guys can leverage their name for $$$ (like Phil Gaimon) but even then I don't think they can turn 6 figures a year out of it; unless they get hired for a job they're qualified for...
10-20-19, 10:21 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Good luck! I really miss school tbh, I had a 3.4...

Good luck! I really miss school tbh, I had a 3.4 gpa and almost went to UCLA for my masters but that would have been a losing proposition financially unless I go into management (which I don't want...
10-20-19, 10:16 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

The first person to respond to my first post on...

The first person to respond to my first post on BF was TKP. Funny how I've 'known' some people here for over 10 years but not really.
10-19-19, 08:58 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I turn like a roadie!

I turn like a roadie!
10-13-19, 09:19 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I did my teams CX race today (after working...

I did my teams CX race today (after working registration for 5 hours), probably got 30th out of 40 in 4/5.

Since it was California CX you have Cat 2 roadies and maybe a few Cat 1s lining up in the...
10-07-19, 02:58 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I've been stuck on the trainer for a few weeks;...

I've been stuck on the trainer for a few weeks; this was supposed to be the time of year that I'm doing yard work to catch up but tbh, 10 hours on the trainer is just as hard as 16 outdoors. Alot of...
10-03-19, 09:56 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Our local CX race is dropping the A / B / C...

Our local CX race is dropping the A / B / C format and just going straight AG, so if you're new to CX and want to race Masters, its open. There is a 4/5 category, but with so many NICA racers that's...
09-30-19, 08:51 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I haven't felt this good about American Cycling...

I haven't felt this good about American Cycling for a long time. Six medals including three gold, and the team was dominant in the Juniors races. The Junior Mens race was a clinic, at one point...
09-27-19, 12:49 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'll have you know its 62 and drizzling right...

I'll have you know its 62 and drizzling right now. My Lightweight Polo Fleece Hoodie is soaking through.
09-24-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 35,517
Posted By furiousferret

Its a good thing you're sponsored by a...

Its a good thing you're sponsored by a Chiropractor because it looks like you'll be needing one!
09-23-19, 04:05 PM
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Views: 3,432
Posted By furiousferret

Cycling is a pretty diverse sport, and what works...

Cycling is a pretty diverse sport, and what works for 1 person won't work for others. I wouldn't tell a climber or TT'er to train like a sprinter or xc'er.

In 2014 -2016 I had a pretty solid...
09-19-19, 03:03 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

This week I've just started lifting, if you can...

This week I've just started lifting, if you can call it that. Squats, Deadlifts, and Single Leg Press. 3x4 and 3x3 the next, for 3x a week. For weight conscious climbers that seems to be the best...
09-18-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

New Bike Day (sorta) ...

New Bike Day (sorta)

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I was going to sell a bunch of stuff of and realized I...
09-17-19, 08:31 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I can't sleep on my right side either. My issue...

I can't sleep on my right side either. My issue is just cuts and bruises on the hip and shoulder so probably a few notches down the pain scale compared to your issue....
09-16-19, 03:03 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

https://www.strava.com/activities/2708445168

https://www.strava.com/activities/2708445168
09-15-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

The issue really isn't on the trail, its in the...

The issue really isn't on the trail, its in the riverbed. They'll migrate up to move stuff and now you see cars (yes, they drive cars into the riverbed now) on it but for the most part its in the...
09-14-19, 01:16 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Went down on the trail. There was a service truck...

Went down on the trail. There was a service truck so I went around it, but there was cut concrete on the other side and I didn't notice in time but was able lean back enough I didn't get seriously...
09-13-19, 08:28 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I took Oxy when I punctured my lung, it gave me...

I took Oxy when I punctured my lung, it gave me this drunk euphoric feel. Definitely didn't like and just dealt with the pain.
09-12-19, 04:39 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

With Antigravity (who hosted EC, Mt Whitney,...

With Antigravity (who hosted EC, Mt Whitney, Tuttle Creek, etc) MIA other promoters falling off, the road scene is on life support down here. We have UCLA, SDSR, SBRR, and San Luis Rey RR and that's...
09-09-19, 07:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Hillclimb Worlds was going to be my last race,...

Hillclimb Worlds was going to be my last race, and they rescheduled it....from Sept 21 to Oct 19. So I'm kinda pissed, its the last event of the season and in SoCal we start racing in January so...
09-09-19, 02:22 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

1) Consistently high CTL through the race season...

1) Consistently high CTL through the race season (90ish)
2) Get my sprint back (1200+ peak power) (Not even close, not going to happen at 60kg)
3) 300w over 20m (288)
4) 4.5 w/kg (4.81)
09-06-19, 04:02 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

My training partner and teammate is racing in the...

My training partner and teammate is racing in the 70.3 Ironman World Championships this weekend and hopes to win his age group. He's won his age group at Superfrog 70.3 and got a few overalls at...
09-06-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,432
Posted By furiousferret

Thanks, now I have to dump squats and do this! ...

Thanks, now I have to dump squats and do this!



I've read this a few times and I'm not sure if it applies to the low rep strength building model many endurance athletes use, at some point BDNF...
09-05-19, 10:30 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Failed my workout tonight; I knew when it had...

Failed my workout tonight; I knew when it had intervals adding up to 30 minutes over FTP it was going to be hard. I just can't do efforts like that; can stay at FTP all day but once over that...
09-04-19, 04:40 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I ordered a new bike; 2020 SuperSix Evo 105. I'll...

I ordered a new bike; 2020 SuperSix Evo 105. I'll have the components on my bike moved over and the 105 on my CX. I'm also getting some nice Kysrium SL's.

Descending on Oak Glen I heard a noise...
09-04-19, 04:30 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Its complicated and 'we' (the endurance...

Its complicated and 'we' (the endurance community) still do not have all the answers. I think its a net positive if you know what you're doing, but most of us don't. I also think the rules are...
09-03-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 35,517
Posted By furiousferret

Awesome job Hermes! So happy for you and your...

Awesome job Hermes! So happy for you and your wife. When she's not around do you try on one of those jerseys?


In regards to the testing; I would piss test the whole field (assuming low...
09-03-19, 10:44 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Most of this year my FTP has been 'funny math'. I...

Most of this year my FTP has been 'funny math'. I rarely test, Sunday rides we don't hit the climbs til 100+ TSS in, and TNW's are only 12/8/8 minute climbs. Since I was fresh I decided to do a 20...
08-30-19, 08:53 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Sometimes when I commute into work I'll ride on...

Sometimes when I commute into work I'll ride on an empty road that goes under the 10 which is a complete logjam. Would make an awesome drone shot.
08-30-19, 08:44 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Those are pretty solid all around numbers for an...

Those are pretty solid all around numbers for an amateur; since you have a good sprint that's going to get you on the podium more than the other strengths in your curve.

For 80% of the races...
08-30-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By furiousferret

I have a NEO 1. Its heavy (which I believe the...

I have a NEO 1. Its heavy (which I believe the NEO 2 is as well) but does fold up and is easy to store. Supposedly its the quietest direct drive (as of a year ago, things may have changed) since it...
08-29-19, 06:22 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Recovery week but I feel fine; ever since I...

Recovery week but I feel fine; ever since I started prioritizing my diet and sleep (going to bed at 9 instead of 10:30) I've rolled into recovery weeks feeling fresh. Used to be they were a necessity...
08-29-19, 01:38 PM
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Views: 35,517
Posted By furiousferret

Practicing cornering doesn't help if you don't...

Practicing cornering doesn't help if you don't know what your doing. Everyone thinks they corner like Sagan and just don't lean enough but often its deeper than that.

I'm also a bad cornerer and...
08-29-19, 09:11 AM
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Views: 35,517
Posted By furiousferret

The whole point of a tiered (category or letter...

The whole point of a tiered (category or letter races) system is you settle into a category where its a challenge. There are probably more than a few B racers who struggle at that level (like you...
08-28-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By furiousferret

I have an issue with my sit bones where they...

I have an issue with my sit bones where they don't align, so I've considered putting aligned ridges in my saddle to force alignment. 3d printing would probably help with that but I'm not sure how...
08-28-19, 11:43 AM
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Views: 35,517
Posted By furiousferret

I'm glad Jesus was able to help you out there.

I'm glad Jesus was able to help you out there.
08-28-19, 10:31 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I know you (like Ygduf) are a high volume rider;...

I know you (like Ygduf) are a high volume rider; so your 'investment' in the sport is greater than most of us, and from my experience stalking racers locally and online only about 10% that put in...
08-27-19, 10:15 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Only one, maybe 2 of my Tuesday Night Worlds...

Only one, maybe 2 of my Tuesday Night Worlds 'dear diary' entries left this year :(

For the loop, 40 minutes is considered a elite time...and that's been my goal this year. I got 40:04 :( It felt...
08-25-19, 10:17 PM
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Views: 2,078
Posted By furiousferret

IMO the Orange Blossom was a bit silly. Redlands...

IMO the Orange Blossom was a bit silly. Redlands has some of the best bike lanes in the area, and that trail had stops at streets every 5 minutes.
08-25-19, 08:55 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Went up Oak Glen, descended, and went up the...

Went up Oak Glen, descended, and went up the backside. About a 180 TSS ride on top of a 150 yesterday. Feel pretty good going into a rest week at 90 CTL.

Hopefully I can end my next block at 100+...
08-23-19, 05:09 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Make sure to sign up for the elevation challenge...

Make sure to sign up for the elevation challenge so you can get the TRON bike. It takes like 6 months but its the best looking bike and fastest in the game.
08-23-19, 12:18 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Unfortunately I know what you're going through...

Unfortunately I know what you're going through topflightpro. :(
08-23-19, 11:44 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So I signed up for Trainerroad to help me get...

So I signed up for Trainerroad to help me get through the winter. When the group rides aren't going and its cold af (which = 70 around here) or raining I tend to get lost and end up with weeks with...
08-20-19, 11:38 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Set all kinds of PR's at Worlds, power was def on...

Set all kinds of PR's at Worlds, power was def on point....and my power meter didn't read anything. Wouldn't be surprised if it was 5.3 for 5 but its just make believe :(
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