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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: 706,633
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...
07-17-19, 03:18 PM
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Views: 1,913,253
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...
Forum: Introductions
07-17-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Hi
Views: 320
Posted By TMonk

Hello Funcyclist! If you're used to a MTB,...

Hello Funcyclist!

If you're used to a MTB, it can take a while to get used to the speed of the road! As of now my only tip is more practice!!!

-Tmonk
Forum: Introductions
07-17-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Elks! I don't know of any specific...

Welcome Elks!

I don't know of any specific apps to help with dressing for cycling, but maybe others can chime in. I just check the weather on Google before heading out. Where are you riding?
...
Forum: Introductions
07-16-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Vladimir!!!

Welcome Vladimir!!!
07-13-19, 07:06 PM
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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...
07-13-19, 07:06 PM
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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...
07-12-19, 02:44 PM
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Posted By TMonk

niiiice

niiiice
07-12-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Rvdjc54,...

Welcome Rvdjc54, (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rvdjc54-501371.html)

I just want to echo the sentiments of other posters here. There are as many types of rider as there are bicycle...
07-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By TMonk

what's a bike tech? like a personal mechanic? ...

what's a bike tech? like a personal mechanic? what level are you racing at?
Forum: Introductions
07-09-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By TMonk

Welcome, and happy riding!!!

Welcome, and happy riding!!!
07-03-19, 07:29 AM
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Posted By TMonk

when life hands you lemons...

when life hands you lemons...
07-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By TMonk

I hope that guy is a big dude, b/c the power he...

I hope that guy is a big dude, b/c the power he is holding between the corners during his winning attack is huge!!! I'm having an inferiority complex rn. Not sure I can do that. He cracks 1300w...
Forum: Introductions
07-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By TMonk

Welcome back, and happy trails!

Welcome back, and happy trails!
07-02-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By TMonk

Nice, that's badass!

Nice, that's badass!
07-02-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By TMonk

Takes the right tool for the job! On that note,...

Takes the right tool for the job! On that note, there are times when I purposely choose to commute to work on my MTB, when my route is only about 50% trail, and all-road on the way back. It's just...
07-02-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By TMonk

I'd also like to add that MTB is so diverse. Hr1...

I'd also like to add that MTB is so diverse. Hr1 I think you are speaking out on full on downhill (DH) racing, which is pure nerves and skill. On the opposite end of the spectrum you have cross...
06-30-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 179,900
Posted By TMonk

Aha! I heard the heroic polonaise in there :)....

Aha! I heard the heroic polonaise in there :). Cool clip, will have to check out the movie with the lady at some point. Also, there's a simple (posthumous) waltz at the end of the clip that I enjoy...
06-30-19, 10:11 AM
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Posted By TMonk

^ nice!!!!

^
nice!!!!
06-30-19, 10:09 AM
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Views: 23,882
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: 23,882
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...
06-29-19, 08:29 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Kicked down 101 miles today with moderate...

Kicked down 101 miles today with moderate climbing. Started with the SDBC "A" ride (hammered the front), then broke off and did my own thing. I really wanted 99 miles to anger the Strava goons out of...
06-29-19, 08:28 PM
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Views: 706,633
Posted By TMonk

Kicked down 101 miles today with moderate...

Kicked down 101 miles today with moderate climbing. Started with the SDBC "A" ride (hammered the front), then broke off and did my own thing. I really wanted 99 miles (@mattm style) to anger the...
06-28-19, 05:45 PM
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Posted By TMonk

love that song haha. it's fun!

love that song haha. it's fun!
06-28-19, 12:07 PM
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Posted By TMonk

yep!

yep!
06-28-19, 07:36 AM
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Posted By TMonk

^ how's grad school doing? You almost...

^
how's grad school doing? You almost done/finished? Looking at industry jobs in Seattle?



I would say those three beers is a solid amount to drink. Any more then that and I'd consider myself...
06-28-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By TMonk

You're also going to have to take it slow to...

You're also going to have to take it slow to riding hard and/or a lot, unfortunately. Get serious about your recovery and maintain your same lifestyle - getting up early etc. But instead spend that...
Forum: Introductions
06-28-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Rick, and congrats on the imminent...

Welcome Rick, and congrats on the imminent retirement. Hopefully you find more time to ride!
06-27-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 31,052
Posted By TMonk

nice Bianchi AmahlAmahlAmahl! What are your race...

nice Bianchi AmahlAmahlAmahl! What are your race wheels? Please tell me you're not racing with those gators...
06-27-19, 08:13 AM
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Views: 706,633
Posted By TMonk

I actually have GP4000s on right now + buytl....

I actually have GP4000s on right now + buytl. Turbo cottons and latex on the race wheels. Reasonably fair fitting kit too. Maybe my PM was reading high? IDK. The morning air can be thick and soupy...
06-26-19, 03:44 PM
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Views: 706,633
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, 03:43 PM
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Views: 1,913,253
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 TimothyH style, 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...
06-26-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,253
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, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By TMonk

Same here, not super familiar. Check out the...

Same here, not super familiar. Check out the website FF listed for races and events, and PM me if you're interesting in coming to San Diego!
06-25-19, 09:40 PM
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Views: 706,633
Posted By TMonk

Sounds like you need to do some long rides!

Sounds like you need to do some long rides!
06-25-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
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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Views: 706,633
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.
06-24-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By TMonk

I think it really comes down to tire choice, and...

I think it really comes down to tire choice, and bike geometry to a lesser extent. But ya I dig what you're saying. I guess I ride them both often enough so that it doesn't really stand out to me...
06-24-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 31,052
Posted By TMonk

I have long-legged syndrome. Also it never gets...

I have long-legged syndrome. Also it never gets ridden for more than 50-100 laps at a time so it doesn't need to be too comfortable :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By TMonk

powertap hub. find a used wheel on ebay or...

powertap hub. find a used wheel on ebay or craigslist
06-20-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,253
Posted By TMonk

^ That's what I use. K-edge makes the combo...

^
That's what I use. K-edge makes the combo mount and an adapter that lets you mount many Niterider models.
06-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13,722
Views: 706,633
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.
06-19-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,253
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 other...
06-18-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13,722
Views: 706,633
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...
06-15-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,253
Posted By TMonk

nice bike! Thing is sick.

nice bike! Thing is sick.
06-13-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,126
Posted By TMonk

So you're 9 months in? You've got a few years of...

So you're 9 months in? You've got a few years of newbie gains before you will be limited by your equipment. Welcome to cycling, and keep riding!!!
06-13-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,126
Posted By TMonk

+1 to the above two comments. Study the used...

+1 to the above two comments. Study the used market, and if you think you can sell the bike later used without taking too much of a hit, then buying new could be a smarter decision.
06-13-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,126
Posted By TMonk

My thoughts are that you should pinch your...

My thoughts are that you should pinch your pennies and buy a cheap used bike on craigslist. How new are you to cycling? And then training and racing? I'll bet you have a ways to go by just training...
06-13-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By TMonk

I like Ritchey stuff, esp stems and posts. Nice...

I like Ritchey stuff, esp stems and posts. Nice stem!
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