Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: TMonk
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 3.20 seconds.
07-09-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

WTRL series TTT tonight on Zwift, Sand and...

WTRL series TTT tonight on Zwift, Sand and Sequoias route. Second one ever for me so hopefully I can find a way to make my power effective vs flailing around. Nothing like a real TTT but fun and...
07-08-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

3 hrs on Z this morning, Watopia "Pretzel" route...

3 hrs on Z this morning, Watopia "Pretzel" route plus a little extra warmup before logging on and then some extra sweet spot in Fuego Flats after. Good for 3 hrs of mid z2.

I like to ride the...
07-04-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Yeah the season has been a bit of a bust for...

Yeah the season has been a bit of a bust for most. I got some good racing in including Valley of the Sun and Tour de Murrieta, but those are 4+ months back at this point. Even the weekly track series...
07-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 211,855
Posted By TMonk

Had a later day at work on Monday and found...

Had a later day at work on Monday and found myself in the lab for a bit, so I played Sgt. Peppers and Magical Mystery Tour back to back on high volume while tending to something. I always preferred...
06-30-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

There's also an informal "A+" category as well...

There's also an informal "A+" category as well that you can't sign up for, but some riders are categorized as. Like pros and stuff.

I'm not the highest FTP style rider and so at my weight (145...
06-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

The speed in Z is mostly w/kg based. Not...

The speed in Z is mostly w/kg based. Not entirely sure how the speed is calculated but it's overly emphasized compared to real racing. Maybe something about their being too much variation in actual...
06-30-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Got dropped in my first Z race today. Wound up...

Got dropped in my first Z race today. Wound up in a group of three chasing behind the main pack. I settled into it and was kinda having some fun racing out of positions like 30-33 out of 40, but...
Forum: Introductions
06-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By TMonk

Welcome groovykincaid ! I also started cycling...

Welcome groovykincaid ! I also started cycling after repeated injures sustained from running in college.. That was near my bikeforums join date and I'm happy to report that I've been an active,...
Forum: Introductions
06-29-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to the community PatM9756 !!

Welcome to the community PatM9756 !!
Forum: Introductions
06-29-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By TMonk

Welcome fronm San Diego TampaBayBoater ! I hope...

Welcome fronm San Diego TampaBayBoater ! I hope the riding is good out there.
06-28-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

5.5 hrs yesterday w NP right at the edge of z3....

5.5 hrs yesterday w NP right at the edge of z3. Pretty cooked after and did a 2' at ~6.1 w/kg (130%) towards the end to catch up to a buddy I saw ahead of me up Presidio. I expected my legs to just...
06-26-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Ya. I took my (actual/real world) TT bike out...

Ya. I took my (actual/real world) TT bike out this morning to do a quick 1x25' on Fiesta Island at tempo, and felt a lot better than I expected to with a solid SST off feel. Was a bit haggard last...
06-26-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Did a Zwift TTT with some buddies from the San...

Did a Zwift TTT with some buddies from the San Diego Velodrome yesterday. It was interesting. Ended up with about 40' at about 4.3 w/kg. Hurt pretty bad towards the end.

It's so much harder to...
06-26-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 31,988
Posted By TMonk

SS/FG (application in parenthesis): Fuji...

SS/FG (application in parenthesis):

Fuji Royale SS converstion (townie)
KHS Flite 100 (~2003) FG (around town FG)
Cannondale Capo FG (road bike)
Wabi Classic FG (road bike)
Dolan Precursa...
06-24-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 275,647
Posted By TMonk

Darn, Fiesta is such a perfect place to do TT...

Darn, Fiesta is such a perfect place to do TT work... Gonna miss it!
06-23-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 275,647
Posted By TMonk

On a separate note... We got married!!! Last...

On a separate note... We got married!!! Last Wednesday. Took the rest of the week off to visit Napa valley and do some (socially distant) tasting and fine dining. Our original wedding date was...
06-23-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 275,647
Posted By TMonk

Stop signs on Fiesta??? WTF... I can't image that...

Stop signs on Fiesta??? WTF... I can't image that is going to go over well with the cycling community. Hermes were they out there during your TTT work recently?
06-23-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Did my 2hr 2x Epic KOM SST Zwift ride today. ...

Did my 2hr 2x Epic KOM SST Zwift ride today. First one at 85% then was feeling more peppy for the second and hit 91% which clocked in at 23' and a 30 day PR. I also got to wear the KOM jersey on...
06-19-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 145,100
Posted By TMonk

very cool!!!!

very cool!!!!
06-17-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Next four days off, we're going on a mini...

Next four days off, we're going on a mini honeymoon to Cerro Alto (central CA) to camp and then to Napa for wine tasting.
06-17-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Mega Pretzel route in Watopia this morning, good...

Mega Pretzel route in Watopia this morning, good for 3:45 with "66 miles" containing "5,000 ft elevation". Mid z2 AP, got some top 5's on some of the segments on the route. Did some emailing, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,277
Posted By TMonk

I've had sidewall slashes on a few GP4k's. In...

I've had sidewall slashes on a few GP4k's. In all other regards they're a decent tire so I'll buy them and risk it if they're heavily discounted. But otherwise no.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By TMonk

Yeah, it's probably a good idea to replace those....

Yeah, it's probably a good idea to replace those. Nobody I know does but that's just anecdotal
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By TMonk

The dirt all falls to the bottom, which of course...

The dirt all falls to the bottom, which of course is where the chain rests. So you do need to give it a wipe. I literally only give it a single wipe. I replace the wax when it gets hard to see the...
06-16-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

1.5 hrs w 2x20's by feel, road bike on Fiesta. ...

1.5 hrs w 2x20's by feel, road bike on Fiesta. Did the first at 95%, second at 102%... It probably helped that the Tuesday morning burnout paceline ride was starting up again so I wanted to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By TMonk

rubiksoval quick link is the way to go. You can...

rubiksoval quick link is the way to go. You can re-use them (shimano or KMC). No chain tool required on either end.



You do need to remove the factory grease the first time. I put it in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By TMonk

​​​​​​​It rurns red once you've hit that sweet...

​​​​​​​It rurns red once you've hit that sweet spot between further lubrication and compromising the longevity of the wax coat :).

Good question, I would probably try to see if I could weasel out...
06-15-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 145,100
Posted By TMonk

Would love to see more photos and detail of the...

Would love to see more photos and detail of the Bayonet fork/stem mounting plate thing. That's the part that (to me) sounds the most technical. Keep us posted!
06-13-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Did the Zwift race, ended up with around 8' at...

Did the Zwift race, ended up with around 8' at about 5.1 w/kg, which for me is 333 w. Very surge-y as well. That got me 12th/105. It was a mass start with all categories (one lap volcano), only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By TMonk

I've tried fancy wax products that I've been...

I've tried fancy wax products that I've been given to sample but I currently don't feel the need to buy anything too fancy. I'm on the same block of parrafin I bought on ebay for like $10 a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By TMonk

This has been hashed out many times but I'm going...

This has been hashed out many times but I'm going to share my opinion again for the heck of it. People like to hate on wax because of the perceived effort involved. It is more labor intensive per...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By TMonk

Hello Trobinson986 . Welcome to cycling and to...

Hello Trobinson986 . Welcome to cycling and to bikeforums. I would agree that what you are experiencing is an overuse problem. These problems can be insidious and frustrating. It will likely take...
06-12-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Going to be doing the "Virtual Friday Night...

Going to be doing the "Virtual Friday Night Racing" tonight on Zwift with other SD Velodrome members. They've been doing these every Friday night but typically I want to relax and hang out with the...
06-11-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 275,647
Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep can you provide more info about the...

burnthesheep can you provide more info about the stem adapter? I ride a Felt DA2 and also have the splined stem. I've been thinking about modernizing/upgrading my bar setup and am unsure of what to...
06-11-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Rest week continues, headed to Fiesta for the...

Rest week continues, headed to Fiesta for the second day in a row to spend a little more time in aero on the TT bike. Ended up with ~26 min min, two long laps and one short. I felt pretty powerful...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By TMonk

Welcome cantsleep! I remember when I earned my...

Welcome cantsleep! I remember when I earned my Merit Badge for cycling in the Scouts about 22 years ago :).

There are plenty of 100 mile routes in San Diego! Check Strava or RidewithGPS for...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to BF, happy to hear that you're finding...

Welcome to BF, happy to hear that you're finding some momentum with cycling again!!!
06-09-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Fiesta is great, ain't it? I found myself out...

Fiesta is great, ain't it? I found myself out there as well this evening, Very windy though.

Rest week randomness today, ~45 min on the MTB this morning and then about twice that much in the...
06-07-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Doing big miles indoors used to seem crazy to me,...

Doing big miles indoors used to seem crazy to me, but after doing a few 2-3 hr training rides indoors, I could totally see how I could just let my mind wander and tool around for a few hours. I...
06-07-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By TMonk

I've been using my racing bike for the trainer...

I've been using my racing bike for the trainer (Saris H3). Given that there are no USAC events right now I guess that counts as a dedicated bike
06-07-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

Nice. Did you start from downtown? What was...

Nice. Did you start from downtown? What was your warmup route? Straight up Ocean Blvd? I like to warmup through Fuego Flats first from downtown.
06-07-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 32,258
Posted By TMonk

Very slick Anchor ethet !!!

Very slick Anchor ethet !!!
06-07-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 847,659
Posted By TMonk

125 miles with 5,700 feet of elevation yesterday....

125 miles with 5,700 feet of elevation yesterday. Going to head out on the MTB for an hour and call it a week. Easy week up next.
06-07-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 25,507
Posted By TMonk

Road is usually mostly done in SCNA by now any...

Road is usually mostly done in SCNA by now any way. By this time last year I had fulfilled my racing and volunteering requirements and was just doing weekly track racing. I do miss that however.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,922
Posted By TMonk

I'm riding a 2013 TCR Advanced ISP (ultegra) as...

I'm riding a 2013 TCR Advanced ISP (ultegra) as my daily. It's a wonderful bike, probably the fanciest, nicest riding bike I've ever owned. I have 0 desire to swap it based on that criteria. I race...
06-05-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,630,472
Posted By TMonk

Looks like we got things pretty stretched out...

Looks like we got things pretty stretched out there! Good times.
Forum: Introductions
06-03-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Alex! Welcome to Bikeforums.

Welcome Alex! Welcome to Bikeforums.
Forum: Introductions
06-03-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By TMonk

The 10 post minimum rule is to prevent spam/porn...

The 10 post minimum rule is to prevent spam/porn as previously mentioned. Take some time to greet other users in the Introductions forum and it should go by fairly quickly :).

-Tmonk (a forum...
06-03-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By TMonk

"Singlespeed Sunday" has a nice ring to it. I'll...

"Singlespeed Sunday" has a nice ring to it. I'll have to try it! It's probably been 6+ months since I've ridden my Wabi.... Typically I'm racing my track bike every Tuesday night around now, but...
06-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 275,647
Posted By TMonk

scary times out there. be safe all!!!

scary times out there. be safe all!!!
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.