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03-14-12, 08:05 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

http://cozybeehive.blogspot.com/2007/12/lore-of-vi...

http://cozybeehive.blogspot.com/2007/12/lore-of-victory-salute.html
02-26-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,757
Posted By aicabsolut

It sucks when you do an 80mi ride and your Garmin...

It sucks when you do an 80mi ride and your Garmin thinks you're off course (trying new route) and fails to record any data other than time (no speed, cadence, power, or HR) for the first 25mi or so.
10-11-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,285
Posted By aicabsolut

First time racing all the way from February to...

First time racing all the way from February to the end of August. Overall, it was pretty mediocre.

I'm a Cat 3 who trains like a pretty lazy 3, and so it hurts when I race against the 1s and 2s,...
07-21-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By aicabsolut

Agreed. There may be reasons other than "I want...

Agreed. There may be reasons other than "I want to take out the guy behind me who told me he's there" that the front rider has to move laterally suddenly.
07-19-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,757
Posted By aicabsolut

Way too hot outside. I am opposed to riding the...

Way too hot outside. I am opposed to riding the trainer in summer....or, really, ever.
07-14-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,668
Posted By aicabsolut

I am not a large person, although I'm far from...

I am not a large person, although I'm far from the smallest in the women's fields. I spent my first year as a 3 getting moved off of wheels by the 1s and 2s and feeling like a pansy. This year, I've...
07-12-11, 08:01 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

I'm now just about in good criterium shape...and...

I'm now just about in good criterium shape...and it's now road racing season in MABRA. Sigh.
07-05-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,269
Posted By aicabsolut

I'm waiting to try the Defeet UnD-Ice....though...

I'm waiting to try the Defeet UnD-Ice....though I'm skeptical. IMO, UnderArmour "heat gear" compression isn't as breathable as some other baselayer materials. I've stopped wearing it.

I pour a...
06-26-11, 08:58 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

That crit was ****ing hard. That is all.

That crit was ****ing hard.

That is all.
06-17-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By aicabsolut

If your threshold is pretty much where it's going...

If your threshold is pretty much where it's going to stay, then I guess the lesson is 1) not to miss the break, 2) don't bridge up solo; catch a ride. Doing workouts at/near your FTP (such as the...
06-14-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By aicabsolut

It definitely sounds too big. I only wear men's...

It definitely sounds too big. I only wear men's (XS) (fits me better, the chamois is a non-issue), and if I were to have to buy women's, I'd probably go up a size (S). I can't see wearing a larger...
06-14-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By aicabsolut

My bridging sucks this year compared to normal,...

My bridging sucks this year compared to normal, but if I do that type of effort (whether I make it or fall back to the pack), I can recover very quickly and can quickly start contributing to the...
06-13-11, 08:07 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Hit a new PR for sprint speed on Sunday. This...

Hit a new PR for sprint speed on Sunday. This particular sprint spot has a decent downhill approach to work some leadout tactics without many people, but it flattens out over some bumpy pavement for...
06-08-11, 08:12 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Crit on Saturday. It was hot and windy. I wasn't...

Crit on Saturday. It was hot and windy. I wasn't feeling so hot. Helped bring back some breaks (didn't really have the energy to bridge, though I tried that a couple of times to one break that was...
06-04-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By aicabsolut

I'm liking being a cat 3 even though I am not...

I'm liking being a cat 3 even though I am not going to be winning any 1/2/3 sprints anytime soon (or probably ever). Even when I am feeling like crap (today) and know I am probably just shooting for...
06-01-11, 07:05 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

My crits are slow.

My crits are slow.
05-28-11, 12:35 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Fairly short solo ride today. Legs that felt...

Fairly short solo ride today. Legs that felt snappy last weekend when I thought I was going to stroke out from the head congestion had no power today. Slow Cat is slow.
05-27-11, 08:21 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Finally on the bike after a 2nd week of rest and...

Finally on the bike after a 2nd week of rest and Sudafed. Tempo ride cut short by epic thunderstorm. I was sure I'd be in for a tornado or hail but luckily missed those on my mad dash back home. Just...
05-25-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25,990
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Posted By aicabsolut

Just wait until you've been riding more. Then you...

Just wait until you've been riding more. Then you won't be able to wear sleeveless dresses to work because you'll horrify your coworkers with your tanlines :innocent:
05-25-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By aicabsolut

If it's cold, I go with neoprene (mine are...

If it's cold, I go with neoprene (mine are Specialized that don't exist anymore, but there are others...Castelli, Craft (I think)). Otherwise, wool Defeet Duragloves. I might double up the wool or...
05-22-11, 04:28 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

That looks painful. Why is it knobby?

That looks painful. Why is it knobby?
05-22-11, 02:38 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Oh, and I came home after some iffy shifting to...

Oh, and I came home after some iffy shifting to find my chain is now stretched out. I last measured it before my last race (my last ride before getting sick). Ok before the race. Not ok after.
...
05-22-11, 02:28 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Where did you get your foam roller? What kind? I...

Where did you get your foam roller? What kind? I need one of those harder black foam ones for my IT bands (not the white ones at the gym that form a permanent divot). My massage therapist says I...
05-21-11, 10:31 AM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Unintentional rest week. Rain plus nasty head...

Unintentional rest week. Rain plus nasty head cold. Boo.
05-20-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,481
Posted By aicabsolut

A couple of weeks ago, I was in a road race where...

A couple of weeks ago, I was in a road race where the right side of the road wasn't always stable. There was one section where, inside the white line, the road just dropped off a bit to the...
05-08-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,176
Posted By aicabsolut

Weaker? No. Only work with people who seem like...

Weaker? No. Only work with people who seem like they have enough to help get you there. If they are struggling worse than you, leave them. Don't worry about if they will outsprint you later.

For...
05-03-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,708
Posted By aicabsolut

Indeed. I've opted to not put wheels in the truck...

Indeed. I've opted to not put wheels in the truck because we were sharing a truck with the dudes' race that was starting at the same time. Eventually, over a rolling RR, most of the ladies ("most"...
05-02-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,708
Posted By aicabsolut

It probably wasn't him but one of the guys in the...

It probably wasn't him but one of the guys in the truck. Good etiquette is to return the wheel to the truck if you are given one that isn't yours. So, he didn't do anything wrong. This often does...
04-26-11, 08:21 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Too many gnats! Guess I got some extra protein...

Too many gnats! Guess I got some extra protein this evening.
04-26-11, 01:05 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

but pain free?

but pain free?
04-26-11, 01:05 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Finally got my base up to acceptable levels. Took...

Finally got my base up to acceptable levels. Took over a week off the bike for a bikeless beach vacation (and finals). First ride back last Thursday was a smooth 65ish miles with some friends. My...
04-26-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,832
Posted By aicabsolut

The rules say that you can never get a downgrade...

The rules say that you can never get a downgrade to Cat 5. So, if you took time off as a 4, you would return as a 4. If you took a break at any higher category (e.g., 3), you could request a...
04-21-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,176
Posted By aicabsolut

I can generally close a 10 sec. gap in ~1 lap of...

I can generally close a 10 sec. gap in ~1 lap of the average crit course. This is 100% effort. I agree with CDR that this is a gap size that can be closed solo most of the time.

I once got caught...
04-12-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By aicabsolut

That's not uncommon. Drinking more water and...

That's not uncommon. Drinking more water and using heat and compression can help.
04-10-11, 03:27 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

hah I don't know about fun on that road! It is...

hah I don't know about fun on that road! It is super steep. Also, despite what some movies featuring that road suggest, it is one way downhill.

I did about 75 miles and threw in some dirt. I...
04-10-11, 06:55 AM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Dusting off the cushy Specialized Roubaix and...

Dusting off the cushy Specialized Roubaix and riding for ~ 4 hrs in search of some unpaved surfaces (no cobbles around these parts except a couple of blocks of really poorly maintained cobbles around...
04-07-11, 07:58 PM
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Posted By aicabsolut

First attempt at a speed workout in a really long...

First attempt at a speed workout in a really long time, since pretty much all the races I was going to have done by now were canceled or postponed. No surprise that I can sustain a pretty high effort...
04-06-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,055
Posted By aicabsolut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b2IvgpgNk8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b2IvgpgNk8
04-05-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,051
Posted By aicabsolut

I think it has to do with their bike positioning....

I think it has to do with their bike positioning. They are stretching up taller with their upper bodies when hitting the tighter curves and shifting their weight back. So, this increases the reach a...
04-04-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,051
Posted By aicabsolut

How fast really depends on the corner. There are...

How fast really depends on the corner. There are some steep hairpin switchbacks that I've done where even if I'm entering the corner at 10mph, I am exiting at 32mph just because I had to let off the...
04-04-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By aicabsolut

+1 I am shocked it took 14 posts to get to...

+1

I am shocked it took 14 posts to get to this.
04-02-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,195,389
Posted By aicabsolut

Rest week over. And I do mean rest week. As in...

Rest week over. And I do mean rest week. As in doing nothing. Not any of those 'only 8 hours this week' rest weeks that I read about here. :rolleyes: Felt fantastic today. That is, until I hit a...
03-29-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,757
Posted By aicabsolut

I was going to get up and do some recovery...

I was going to get up and do some recovery spinning on the trainer today, but I slept in instead. My legs are feeling much better than yesterday from the rest. The remainder of the week will be full...
03-27-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,757
Posted By aicabsolut

128 tough miles between Fri and Sat. Today, I...

128 tough miles between Fri and Sat. Today, I should've just done a couple hours z1/2. Instead, I started out with a small group. Crawled up the first roller. Holding onto the back of the paceline at...
03-27-11, 11:46 AM
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Posted By aicabsolut

Solid 56mi on Friday. Tough 72mi Saturday. ...

Solid 56mi on Friday.
Tough 72mi Saturday.

It was supposed to snow last night. Slept in. Not sure if I'll ride today..
03-24-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,991
Posted By aicabsolut

I do 30-45min ideally. I try to spike my HR a few...

I do 30-45min ideally. I try to spike my HR a few times but not kill the legs. This is usually accomplished on the trainer at high RPMs. If possible, I wake up the legs on the course for a couple of...
03-23-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,058
Posted By aicabsolut

My stem is set at -16, but yeah, there are a...

My stem is set at -16, but yeah, there are a couple of spacers. :rolleyes: My neck was plenty cramped up the day after this race.
03-23-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,058
Posted By aicabsolut

One picture has surfaced of my finish. Nothing...

One picture has surfaced of my finish. Nothing from side view.

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200458_10150168185900016_609145015_8690835_3246288_n.jpg
03-22-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,195,389
Posted By aicabsolut

45min tempo Hill repeats. 4:12 (high...

45min tempo
Hill repeats.
4:12 (high cadence--I think, my sensor unit is on the fritz)
4:17 (muscle tension)
4:33 (high cadence)
feeling cramped. stop to stretch hamstrings
4:14 (muscle...
03-16-11, 02:50 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,757
Posted By aicabsolut

Headed out to do 2.5-3 hrs of steady tempo. 45...

Headed out to do 2.5-3 hrs of steady tempo. 45 minutes into the ride, it becomes apparent to me that my rear derailleur cable was hanging on by a thread. So, before I hit the hilly part of my...
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