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08-14-20, 08:02 AM
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Posted By TMonk

+1 I'm on the H3 which has been great!

+1 I'm on the H3 which has been great!
Forum: Introductions
08-12-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Sorg67 , you came to the right please! ...

Welcome Sorg67 , you came to the right please! Check out some sub forum(s) of interest to learn more.
Forum: Introductions
08-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Andyw396!

Welcome Andyw396!
08-07-20, 01:01 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Road surface is generally very good. There are a...

Road surface is generally very good. There are a few rough patches but you can get through them quickly and with minimal loss if you know the lines. Also, shutout to wktmeow for helping! Matt was...
08-07-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15,196
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Posted By TMonk

I went out again this morning and did 3x 3' VO2...

I went out again this morning and did 3x 3' VO2 efforts surrounding a longer threshold then SST one. I felt pretty good, and surprised myself with how good I felt during the VO2 ones. This will also...
08-07-20, 11:41 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Our KOM attempt at Fiesta yesterday (~4.2 mi) was...

Our KOM attempt at Fiesta yesterday (~4.2 mi) was interrupted by a car. This is three of us in full TT setup. Shortly before the car, my teammate and I almost crashed after a sloppy exchange which...
08-02-20, 07:35 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Overall volume down, but I have been riding 6-7...

Overall volume down, but I have been riding 6-7 days per week which is more than usual. A lot of times (like tomorrow) I've been hopping on the trainer for as little as 30 min of just z1/2 spinning....
08-02-20, 12:31 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Taking a stretch break near the end of the "Uber...

Taking a stretch break near the end of the "Uber Pretzel" route in Zwift. At the run-in to the final climb (Alpe de Huez replica), which won't be super fun. In total the ride will be good for a...
08-02-20, 07:57 AM
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Posted By TMonk

woohoo! nice work.

woohoo! nice work.
07-28-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Double Zwift race morning, about 20 and then 25...

Double Zwift race morning, about 20 and then 25 min on Crit City courses. AP about 95% on both, NP not a lot higher because it's Zwift. 2 hrs total. Finished about half way down in each race.
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07-27-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

or also maybe free O2 reaction mode :) the...

or also maybe free O2 reaction mode :)

the detector is already probably a it pissed from being at atmosphere this whole time, I expect to have to crank voltages higher once it gets back up. Sucks...
07-26-20, 10:32 PM
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Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

Yeah for sure it's loud. It wasn't opening freely...

Yeah for sure it's loud. It wasn't opening freely when we did manual control in the engineering mode, you could see it like buck out to the side a little bit and not full open. I vented the system by...
07-26-20, 04:52 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah it is a lot of horsepower! I use my...

Yeah it is a lot of horsepower!

I use my road (race) bike, the Venge. The drafting feature doesn't work at all in Zwift on the TT bike, so at least all the teams (us included) ride road bikes in...
07-26-20, 03:54 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Today was a couple hours of MTB with a friend...

Today was a couple hours of MTB with a friend today, mostly easy in areas surrounding PQ west. We actually backtracked quite a bit and checked out the Eucalyptus forest at UCSD, pretty fun in there....
07-26-20, 03:52 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Fun WTRL TTT last week. Not as stacked as we'd...

Fun WTRL TTT last week. Not as stacked as we'd been in previous weeks, started w 5, ended with 4 (minimum) and one of the riders was not having the best day and three of us had to wait up a couple...
07-25-20, 02:26 PM
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Posted By TMonk

He's referring to a turbomolecular pump. These...

He's referring to a turbomolecular pump. These are common on many scientific instruments that require a deep vacuum to operate.
07-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

Thanks, I remember now you posting something...

Thanks, I remember now you posting something similar a few years back about your speed3. Can you comment on it's reliability? I assume it is very good due to it being Japanese. My wife has a '08...
07-25-20, 08:48 AM
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Posted By TMonk

For the longest time I wanted to purchase a...

For the longest time I wanted to purchase a mid-level speedy little compact sedan with a turbo and stick shift. Preferably hatchback but not necessarily. I don't go on long drives often so I wanted...
07-24-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

Yeah it was a valve - slide valve the opens the...

Yeah it was a valve - slide valve the opens the door to the deep vacuum analyzer chamber. Every time the turbo is off I worry about it b/c it's a $20,000 part and it's been running almost constantly...
07-24-20, 03:28 PM
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Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

classic

classic
07-24-20, 09:43 AM
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Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

lol. Sorry that should have been Geek Status...

lol. Sorry that should have been Geek Status thread material.
07-24-20, 09:42 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I cut back my afternoon coffee a while back, no...

I cut back my afternoon coffee a while back, no real reason other than I thought it would be good for me. I do green tea now instead, and the once or so per week that I do have coffee in the PM it's...
07-24-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,736
Posted By TMonk

The bike skills discussion is interesting in the...

The bike skills discussion is interesting in the context of roadie racing. I'm just a cat 2 in SCNCA and even as a lighter rider (66 kg), my threshold w/kg numbers are nothing to write home about. I...
07-23-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,736
Posted By TMonk

I've been accused of that before, esp in the...

I've been accused of that before, esp in the college days, but still, I'm one of the guys who's willing to have a beer (or two) at training camp in January.

In college on the intercollegiate team,...
07-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,736
Posted By TMonk

Also an XC MTB'er here so accustomed to dodging...

Also an XC MTB'er here so accustomed to dodging obstacles and picking smooth lines on the fly. It's mainly the car stuff that is too scary for me.
07-23-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By TMonk

it's a jungle out there.... I train about 50% (or...

it's a jungle out there.... I train about 50% (or more) indoors these days for that reason. Sorry for your misfortune, I hope they catch him, press charges and that you get compensated appropriately....
07-23-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

There is something wrong with the turbo pump or...

There is something wrong with the turbo pump or vacuum system on our ICP-MS and now I have to go in to help my guys get it back up. Damn it. Hopefully it's just latter...
07-23-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 216,520
Posted By TMonk

Yeah, light and pleasant. I enjoy all the little...

Yeah, light and pleasant. I enjoy all the little trills written into the melody.
07-23-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 216,520
Posted By TMonk

Heard some Francois Couperin streaming KUSC this...

Heard some Francois Couperin streaming KUSC this morning, cute little piece called "Sister Monique", cute little piece. It caught my ear and distracted me while working from home so naturally I had...
07-23-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 863,848
Posted By TMonk

WTRL series TTT tonight. Our team/roster for this...

WTRL series TTT tonight. Our team/roster for this is pretty different every time which puts more or less work burden on me as one of the stronger ones, but I never know how it's going to go. Always...
07-23-20, 08:53 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Z race yesterday, Sand and Sequoias, 1 lap for...

Z race yesterday, Sand and Sequoias, 1 lap for about 30 min. 15/100 something starters, about 20 other "A's".

Kept a steady ~3.8 w/kg during the opening Fuego Flat stages, figured everyone was...
07-22-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,736
Posted By TMonk

RadDog you're not in the right subforum for...

RadDog you're not in the right subforum for challenging anyone to a messenger or alley-cat style race. Check out SS/FG, you'll find more risk takers over there. If you want to challenge someone to a...
07-21-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 863,848
Posted By TMonk

1 hr of zwifting this morning. This week I'm...

1 hr of zwifting this morning. This week I'm doing these ICP-MS webinars (Thermo) for work in the morning just as kind of a top-level refresher, they're not too technical. It's awesome to be billing...
07-21-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,736
Posted By TMonk

RadDog you may get more favorable responses in...

RadDog you may get more favorable responses in the Single Speed and Fixed Gear forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a lot of the modern (last ~15 years) fad for SS/FG riding is based around messenger...
07-21-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By TMonk

+1, go the same speed as the group through the...

+1, go the same speed as the group through the corners. Doing it slower or faster is unsafe. If you're worried about the safety of being in the pack, I suggest you attack early and often :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,253
Posted By TMonk

closing for a bit to cool off

closing for a bit to cool off
Forum: Introductions
07-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Vimal. What kind of bike(s) do you own?

Welcome Vimal. What kind of bike(s) do you own?
Forum: Introductions
07-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Mo, I hope you get some good support! ...

Welcome Mo, I hope you get some good support! Make sure to check out the Bicycle Mechanics subforum of course.
07-19-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 863,848
Posted By TMonk

Rode for a few hours this morning w some of my...

Rode for a few hours this morning w some of my non-racing buddies, ended up w 3 hrs. On my FG! Rode my Wabi Classic road fixed gear, 42/15, got some good hammering time in. I forgot how much of a...
07-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,801
Posted By TMonk

Dusted off my FG (Wabi) for the first time in...

Dusted off my FG (Wabi) for the first time in many months today and rode it four a solid ~3 hrs this morning, 50-something with some climbing. Hammered it pretty hard at points, I miss this bike!
...
07-18-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,434
Posted By TMonk

How do you mean? I do a Z race or two per week,...

How do you mean? I do a Z race or two per week, but don't care about my results that much honestly.

I race A's, but for me It really depends on how many "A+" riders show up, if there are a lot I...
07-16-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 863,848
Posted By TMonk

Yeah I hear ya, I probably get unnecessarily...

Yeah I hear ya, I probably get unnecessarily anxious about it. It does feel good to sleep in for once and I will take a couple 3-7 day trips off the bike though. I'm around ~85 CTL now, and last year...
07-16-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By TMonk

Surly?

Surly?
Forum: Introductions
07-15-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By TMonk

Welcome, NorCal is a geographically diverse area...

Welcome, NorCal is a geographically diverse area and I'm sure there is good trail riding in your area!
07-14-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

99% certain we are going to cancel our wedding,...

99% certain we are going to cancel our wedding, originally scheduled 5/9, postponed to 10/3/2020. We did the courthouse thing about a month ago and spent the rest of the week in Napa enjoying fine...
07-14-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 863,848
Posted By TMonk

Taking it easy this week, short ab workout and...

Taking it easy this week, short ab workout and jog last night, easy hour on Zwift this morning. Might hit up my TT bike on Fiesta tomorrow for a little time in position, then the Zwift TTT on...
07-14-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By TMonk

Depends on the time of the year for me. Average...

Depends on the time of the year for me. Average lets say 1.5. More in the winter and early season. I do a small number or road races each year that might top out at 4 hrs. Having said that, I...
Forum: Introductions
07-14-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By TMonk

welcome Pepperpoole, glad you're recovered enough...

welcome Pepperpoole, glad you're recovered enough to cycle!
Forum: Introductions
07-14-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to BF! Glad you finally decided to join...

Welcome to BF! Glad you finally decided to join the conversation :)
07-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By TMonk

we're going to do ours later today. I have my...

we're going to do ours later today. I have my withholding setup so its basically break even. I might owe a little more this time as I didn't have any student loan payment deductions. Paid those...
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