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08-03-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,671
Posted By mattm

late to the party but.. what's the answer?! ...

late to the party but.. what's the answer?!

am I pro??
05-24-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By mattm

word

word
04-25-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

Still training like a mofo - 20 hours last week,...

Still training like a mofo - 20 hours last week, shooting for 15+ this week.

All outdoors - I have a tacx but only use it when it's dark out.

Mostly lower zones since racing won't happen for a...
04-15-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

I almost bought it but realized my Apple Watch...

I almost bought it but realized my Apple Watch already measures heart rate variability (and the "Health" app reports/graphs it). Whoop adds some better reporting around it (it seems like), but for a...
04-14-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

took the day off, did a big ride today. 125...

took the day off, did a big ride today.

125 miles - up to half moon bay, down highway 1 to santa cruz, then up highway 9 back home.

needed a break from work (which has been super busy lately),...
04-13-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,234
Posted By mattm

This. In fact I'm not really sure this post is in...

This. In fact I'm not really sure this post is in the right sub-forum...

That said the answer is both; position and speed. But the OP forgot timing too.

This is how you win with an 1100w sprint...
03-23-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

Yes, that. After I upgraded firmware on the Tacx...

Yes, that. After I upgraded firmware on the Tacx it lines up with the P2M perfectly! Go figure.
03-19-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

And on that note I did a "ramp" test on the Tacx...

And on that note I did a "ramp" test on the Tacx earlier tonight.

One thing that confuses me is the Tacx reads about 25w lower than the Power2Max cranks.. so my FTP is either 262w or about 285w.....
03-19-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

Indeed. The feeling of accomplishment of...

Indeed. The feeling of accomplishment of finishing a hard workout or hard ride is cool. But as you know, the feeling of winning an actual race is next level ****.

For me at least, 90% of why I...
03-19-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,358
Posted By mattm

Yes, just not in groups. At least assuming it's...

Yes, just not in groups. At least assuming it's the same as the Bay Area's "shelter in place" order that we've been under since Monday.

Given that walking outside is allowed, I'd think cycling is...
03-15-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

Got a Tacx Neo 2T a few weeks ago, what a game...

Got a Tacx Neo 2T a few weeks ago, what a game changer (coming from Kreitlers).

Obviously ERG mode is the **** (plus creating my own erg workouts!), but it's SO DAMN QUIET. My breathing is...
03-15-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By mattm

I always wondered about this when I race in...

I always wondered about this when I race in Seattle.

In general it seems like people (racers & promoters) are antsy to get racing going by the time spring classics in Europe start, for whatever...
03-15-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,743
Posted By mattm

Won the Sky Express p1/2 crit last weekend! Nice...

Won the Sky Express p1/2 crit last weekend! Nice to get my general seasonal goal ("win something") out of the way so early in the season. Sky Express is the Red Kite race but rebranded - different...
03-15-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,358
Posted By mattm

At first I thought the local race rides would...

At first I thought the local race rides would turn in to the new racing scene; until my partner reminded me of the risks of getting snot rockets/spittle in your face from someone..

Also our local...
01-25-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 298,326
Posted By mattm

Awesome! Python is a good learning language,...

Awesome! Python is a good learning language, although I have to deal with a lot of the not-fun parts of it (unicode, 2/3 interop) at work. TypeScript is popular these days too.

A while ago I had a...
10-28-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 298,326
Posted By mattm

To that end, I actually wondered if Cav coming in...

To that end, I actually wondered if Cav coming in 2nd to Viviani in the points race(?) was set up somehow. Then he beat Viviani in the Madison later that night - the crowd went WILD, as you can...
10-27-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 298,326
Posted By mattm

Was in London for work the last week, got to go...

Was in London for work the last week, got to go see the London Six Day (https://sixday.com) - velodrome racing with some big names.

So rad to see Cav, Viviani, Ewan like 20 feet away from me going...
Replies: 38
Views: 9,781
Posted By mattm

Rest of the story can be found here...

Rest of the story can be found here (http://cyclinginseattle.blogspot.com/2008/06/seattle-randos-four-pass-600k-my-first.html).

I ended up being way slower than planned, had time for ~45 mins of...
09-20-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,839
Posted By mattm

Success. Having won races in in 2015, 2016, 2017,...

Success. Having won races in in 2015, 2016, 2017, then not winning **** in 2018 I was unsure if my "days were over."

But they aren't, or at least not yet.

This year I won the rainy Modesto...
08-25-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

the good news is youíre on the way to recovery! i...

the good news is youíre on the way to recovery! i remember thinking Iíd never get back to where I was fitness-wise, etc, but I always seem to come back stronger. Iím sure you will too.

good luck...
08-17-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

after 4 weeks in a sling Iím back on the bike!...

after 4 weeks in a sling Iím back on the bike! cleared to ride, just not cleared to race/crash.

i asked how hard i can ride and the doc said ďlet pain be your guideĒ - as any racer can imagine...
08-15-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,590
Posted By mattm

Donít ask me! I never saw the front. Well I saw...

Donít ask me! I never saw the front. Well I saw it.. but I was never on it.

215w AP/230w NP in the pack - I was biding my time until the end, but then I got crashed out.
08-12-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

Damn. Helluva way to go out! Heal up.

Damn. Helluva way to go out!

Heal up.
08-06-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 296,305
Posted By mattm

Oh yeah sorry - we were guest riding for Marc...

Oh yeah sorry - we were guest riding for Marc Pro, so I was in white & green, with white socks/shoes - I'm the poor fellow who rams the guy on the ground and lands on my shoulder/back.
08-05-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 296,305
Posted By mattm

I fell down y'all ...

I fell down y'all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KypC2CLlU8&t=291s
08-05-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

**** yeah man!! Super happy to see this. ...

**** yeah man!! Super happy to see this.

Nice doggie too.
08-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,849
Posted By mattm

A LOT MORE. From someone who lived in...

A LOT MORE.

From someone who lived in Seattle, take my advice and avoid the PNW unless you want your Winter (October through about May there) to be full of 39F and light rain. It'll harden you,...
08-03-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 298,326
Posted By mattm

For me: a couple of days for grand tour stages,...

For me: a couple of days for grand tour stages, since it's easy to get behind (if you watch full stages).

I think at least 24 hours if not 36 for one-day classics.

0 hours if you post in the...
08-02-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,590
Posted By mattm

Valley of the Sun pro/1 crit was 30.3 mph average...

Valley of the Sun pro/1 crit was 30.3 mph average in 2018 (and I'm sure every year). At the time it was the fastest race I'd done.

Boise Twilight this year was quite fast - it's a wide open...
08-02-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

San Rafael was part of the USA Crits series this...

San Rafael was part of the USA Crits series this year, so a lot of firepower was there. But even when it's just a local race it's the biggest local race.

The Boise Twilight crit was also USA Crits...
07-16-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

Wait I thought you hit your head at CBR, you...

Wait I thought you hit your head at CBR, you broke a bone too? Ugh.

Either way that sucks, we all need to heal the F up. I'm hoping I'll magically heal up and do the last few days of Intelli but...
07-16-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

Nah I appreciate that you like my story. One day...

Nah I appreciate that you like my story. One day I'll write a book, hopefully you'll buy it! (and like it)



Ha is that Chris Tolley/Elbowz? They weren't there. I love his videos though.

We...
07-16-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

Did the Boise Twilight pro crit on Saturday!...

Did the Boise Twilight pro crit on Saturday! Well, most of it.. got crashed out with 20 minutes to go in the 90 minute race.

It's a four-corner crit with flat and super smooth/wide roads. Super...
06-16-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,456
Posted By mattm

Look at the pro peloton, I think most riders are...

Look at the pro peloton, I think most riders are still on rim breaks.

Definitely in my pelotons, most riders are still on rim breaks.

I've only used them and lived to tell the tale!

You'll...
06-16-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,371
Posted By mattm

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the...

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the distance just under 100 to anger the Strava Freds. It's actually hard to "time" it just right so that you come in above 99 but under 100. My life goal is...
06-03-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

I won a bike race. By "won" I mean survived....

I won a bike race.

By "won" I mean survived.

By "survived" I mean I didn't get dropped.

By "didn't get dropped" I mean I got dropped, but only on the last lap..

This was the Pescadero...
06-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 129,717
Posted By mattm

There are VNC apps for Android you could in...

There are VNC apps for Android you could in theory use - as in open up the Camera app on the device then VNC to it.

It's also possible to do this on the cheap using something like a Raspberry Pi...
06-03-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,763
Posted By mattm

This. Was scrolling through just to make...

This.

Was scrolling through just to make sure it had been posted.

Another way to say it is "if you're not passing, you're being passed"

Get used to moving up IN the field, so you don't have...
05-31-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 296,305
Posted By mattm

Thank you. Going on the right was just a...

Thank you.

Going on the right was just a split-second decision, no real reason. I watched the clip again and saw that I was happened to be a little more to the right of their wheel when I decided...
05-28-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,145
Posted By mattm

Don't sandbag. HTFU and race the A's - if...

Don't sandbag.

HTFU and race the A's - if you don't want to challenge yourself quit racing and take up LARP.
05-27-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 441,358
Posted By mattm

how tall are you?

how tall are you?
05-24-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,673
Posted By mattm

How in the actual **** is new guys coming to race...

How in the actual **** is new guys coming to race evidence of "racing dying"?

That looks like new people coming in to the sport to me.
05-24-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,526
Posted By mattm

same

same
05-22-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 298,326
Posted By mattm

Yes I'll be there with some teammates! ...

Yes I'll be there with some teammates!

Definitely worth the trip, it's a great race series.
05-21-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

@furiousferret...

@furiousferret (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/furiousferret-45841.html) sounds like a crazy race/ride all around!!

But a great experience. I saw your pics of the sunny islands on Strava and...
05-21-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 296,305
Posted By mattm

I finally won again! ...

I finally won again!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X-rZMaSn8Nw
05-21-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in...

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in the books. Some ups, some downs, but that's racing.

Two weeks ago a teammate won his first p1/2 race, a big local one with a bunch of...
05-14-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,647
Posted By mattm

The times, the are a'changin. (in a good way!) ...

The times, the are a'changin. (in a good way!)

Older generations will struggle with the concepts, newer generations will wonder why it took so long. Same old story.
05-06-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,814
Posted By mattm

nice Heathpack!

nice Heathpack!
05-06-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,047
Posted By mattm

When I first started riding I was on 42cm bars. ...

When I first started riding I was on 42cm bars.

Last year I got Zipp aero bars and dropped down to 40 cm. Didn't really notice much of a difference.

This year I went to 38 cm Zipp (SL-70?) bars...
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