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04-05-20, 11:26 AM
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Posted By TMonk

5 hrs of (mostly) z2 yesterday, felt strong AF,...

5 hrs of (mostly) z2 yesterday, felt strong AF, had two separate 10' segments at >100% FTP 4 hrs into the ride. Too bad there are no races right now for me to use this fitness with! Had some random...
04-04-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

Yikes, stay healthy all.

Yikes, stay healthy all.
04-02-20, 07:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Easy day today on the TT bike, 90 min total. ...

Easy day today on the TT bike, 90 min total. Rolled down to E. Mission Bay Drive, and got in ~15 min of SST by basically doing two full laps from the Fiesta Island causeway to the next intersection...
04-02-20, 08:00 AM
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Posted By TMonk

The weather here is pretty tough to beat. Racing...

The weather here is pretty tough to beat. Racing wise things have been a bit slim compared to other parts of California though.
04-01-20, 04:10 PM
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Posted By TMonk

For me today did not feel so great! lol. ...

For me today did not feel so great! lol.

3.5 hrs of z2 before work - boss let me come in late. I'm in my third "on" week and the fatigue from yesterdays ride left my legs just torched, Ended up...
Forum: Introductions
04-01-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Kratebiker! Maybe you can find some...

Welcome Kratebiker! Maybe you can find some others in the Pacific Northwest subforum.

I'm a native San Diegan and back home where I'm from - but, I did live in Arcata while I was a HSU student...
03-31-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By TMonk

^ Can't tell if that was a serious or troll...

^
Can't tell if that was a serious or troll question, but you got me to bite either way.

Cyclocross is a high-intensity racing discipline featuring short (typically ~60 min) races with obstacles,...
03-31-20, 02:54 PM
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Views: 807,910
Posted By TMonk

2 hrs this morning with z1/2 bracketed around the...

2 hrs this morning with z1/2 bracketed around the following mostly VO2 efforts:

3' 123%
5' 113%
15' 87% (SST)
4' 115%
3' 120%

Interval 1 felt meh and intervals 2 and 3 were pretty difficult...
03-30-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

I'm happy to report we have bidets installed on...

I'm happy to report we have bidets installed on both toilets of our apartment. So next time you go to the store and see no TP, know it's not my fault!!!
03-30-20, 10:37 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I've never mustered the effort to try a real...

I've never mustered the effort to try a real Tabata workout like that... maybe I should give it a go sometime just to see what all the fuss is about!
03-30-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,019
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Posted By TMonk

On a separate note, I had this sonata stuck in my...

On a separate note, I had this sonata stuck in my head yesterday afternoon. The first few measures was used as an into into a radio program/intro on Classical KUSC (great station) and I had to...
03-30-20, 07:02 AM
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Posted By TMonk

big john some of my favorite jazz to listen to is...

big john some of my favorite jazz to listen to is from the In a Silent Way sessions, immediately preceding the more famous *****es Brew. So more or less the same band, McLaughlin guitar, DeJohnette...
Forum: Introductions
03-29-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Sirby! The folks in Classics and Vintage...

Welcome Sirby! The folks in Classics and Vintage are pretty good - hopefully you get responses soon! In the mean time, greeting other new users in Introductions is a great way to hit that 10 post...
03-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

Yeah I've head the 12-18 month vaccine...

Yeah I've head the 12-18 month vaccine development period as well. In interviews, Bill Gates is confident that in the future we should be able to develop and mfg. vaccines in as little as 6 months,...
03-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By TMonk

On that note, I'm preparing for a technical call...

On that note, I'm preparing for a technical call I'll have tomorrow at 7 AM so I don't have to do it after a longer ride later. Should take 60-90 min depending on how much time I spend here or on FB.
03-29-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By TMonk

It sort of depends on how fatigued you are as...

It sort of depends on how fatigued you are as well. When I'm in shape, doing 3-4 hours of z2 shouldn't ruin the rest of my day, if I'm well fueled and rested. But doing 6+, yeah, I can typically...
03-28-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

Sure, but if in autumn we have adequate testing...

Sure, but if in autumn we have adequate testing and treatment, things shouldn't need to be quite as tight at least. The NYC situation is scary. My sister, best friend and officiant is a network TV...
03-27-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By TMonk

+1. It's just a little out of your range but...

+1. It's just a little out of your range but much, much better value!
03-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

I'm super lucky to be cooped up with a partner...

I'm super lucky to be cooped up with a partner that I (mostly) get along with and to still be gainfully employed. If I was single and laid off right now, I'd be in a really, really bad way.
03-26-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14,536
Views: 807,910
Posted By TMonk

^ /Eating Status thread This morning was...

^
/Eating Status thread

This morning was easy so I decided to do a 1x15' easy in position on the TT bike (trainer) before and after a 45 min MTB spin. Random!
03-26-20, 03:48 PM
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Posted By TMonk

2.10 here. I'd actually never done that...

2.10 here. I'd actually never done that calculation. On the flip side I had to resort to a cliff bar, an apple and a few almonds I could scrounge from my desk for lunch - today was easy and tomorrow...
03-25-20, 06:55 AM
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Posted By TMonk

That was fun, reminds me of John Mclaughlin's...

That was fun, reminds me of John Mclaughlin's Mahavishu Orchestra. I'm a big jazz fusion fan, starting with Miles' *****es Brew and In a Silent Way bands, and the groups they all started separately...
03-24-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

Oh no worries. We're not sure what we're going...

Oh no worries. We're not sure what we're going to do there - if offices are open, we have discussed going down to the court on (or around) our date to get legally married anyway. We would still...
03-24-20, 02:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

7 sounds like a lot. I'm *always* between 145...

7 sounds like a lot. I'm *always* between 145 and 150 these days. If I see 150 I'll be worried I'm getting fat, and if I see 145 I'm stoked. But that doesn't often happen.
03-24-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

Yeah, like you mentioned (in some other thread?)...

Yeah, like you mentioned (in some other thread?) I think I'm going into base mode for now.
03-24-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

I wanted to ride my TT bike out there this...

I wanted to ride my TT bike out there this morning, but headed out on the road bike as I figured it would be closed, which it was. Did some work on Soledad instead. I figure doing solo intervals and...
03-23-20, 03:39 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Same here, I practiced twice over the last week...

Same here, I practiced twice over the last week which is great. Hoping to increase that, and hopefully keep a higher baseline of that once bars/restaurants/venues open and we start spending some...
03-20-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14,536
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Posted By TMonk

Moderate day today, started with 30' of TT bike...

Moderate day today, started with 30' of TT bike on the trainer, including a 15' SST effort in aero. I had the bike on there from yesterday (raining) so I just kept it there for the start of my ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By TMonk

Yeah, totally. I currently own 2 road bikes - a...

Yeah, totally. I currently own 2 road bikes - a (2016?) Specialized Venge Elite and a 2013 Giant TCR Advanced ICP. The Venge is decked out with all my "go fast" stuff, deep wheels, aero road bars,...
03-19-20, 10:34 PM
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Posted By TMonk

not weird at all! I love rolling a small group or...

not weird at all! I love rolling a small group or full on TTT - let's get some speed!
03-19-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/california-stay-at-...

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/california-stay-at-home-order-gavin-newsom-coronavirus-014232940.html

Can we still go on rides? It still says you can walk around outside at least...
03-19-20, 08:09 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Good luck man, hopefully it's not too messy and...

Good luck man, hopefully it's not too messy and hopefully you get taken care of.
03-19-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,672
Views: 507,089
Posted By TMonk

Did the driver stop? Did he/she have insurance? ...

Did the driver stop? Did he/she have insurance? If so you better milk the **** out of that! The damage to your teeth and property could be worth 5 figures IMO. You shouldn't post any information...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By TMonk

I think a "middle of the road" race bike like a...

I think a "middle of the road" race bike like a Giant TCR, Specialized Tarmac, Trek Emonda would be a good bet. So nothing overtly endurance/comfort or "aero". Handles well/quickly, light weight,...
03-19-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14,536
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Posted By TMonk

Agreed. I love the feeling of being fit, lean,...

Agreed. I love the feeling of being fit, lean, muscular and in touch with my body. I don't really plan on backing off on my training, for now at least. Should hit ~16h this week with some...
Forum: Introductions
03-18-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Hogwart! What form(s) of cycling do you...

Welcome Hogwart! What form(s) of cycling do you most enjoy?
03-18-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By TMonk

If you don't have one already, getting a road...

If you don't have one already, getting a road bike will facilitate putting on bigger miles and training in a more controlled fashion. There is no substitute for specificity of course so you will need...
03-17-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14,536
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Posted By TMonk

I am optimistic that things will resume in a...

I am optimistic that things will resume in a reasonable time frame to use some of our current fitness, however. We can't just stay isolated/quarantined forever and let the economies of the world...
03-17-20, 07:11 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Same here, boss was OK with me starting an hour...

Same here, boss was OK with me starting an hour later today so I could train more than usual. Which I did, I'm just not sure what for.
03-16-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

My wedding is (was?) scheduled or May 9, which is...

My wedding is (was?) scheduled or May 9, which is within the 8-week recommendation by the CDC. I'm sure we'll be able to re-schedule and/or re-fund deposits that we have in place with the venue, DJ,...
03-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By TMonk

bravo!

bravo!
03-15-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14,536
Views: 807,910
Posted By TMonk

Today I got 3.5 hrs of (mostly) z2 in with a SDBC...

Today I got 3.5 hrs of (mostly) z2 in with a SDBC teammate/buddy, up the coast from N. Park a bit and back home. Tomorrow I'll hit some over/unders on the TT bike on Fiesta and Tuesday should feature...
03-15-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14,536
Views: 807,910
Posted By TMonk

Hi Hermes that was me haha. It kind of seemed...

Hi Hermes that was me haha. It kind of seemed like you didn't recognize me, it's kind of funny how people can become unrecognizable if you are only used to seeing them in normal clothes vs cycling...
Forum: Introductions
03-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Moosefire66, and congrats on your...

Welcome Moosefire66, and congrats on your engagement.
Forum: Introductions
03-15-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By TMonk

Welcome renanreo. What type(s) of cycling are...

Welcome renanreo. What type(s) of cycling are you in to?
03-13-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14,536
Views: 807,910
Posted By TMonk

I bet they're swamped right now with cancellation...

I bet they're swamped right now with cancellation inquiries due to the outbreak, FWIW. Races just got cancelled for March, lucky I got Tour de Murrieta in at least.
03-13-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14,536
Views: 807,910
Posted By TMonk

Admittedly I haven't looked into it much yet, but...

Admittedly I haven't looked into it much yet, but last I did it was 5/30, unless they changed things. I hadn't heard anything about a course venue change.
03-13-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,113
Posted By TMonk

SCNCA races cancelled next four weeks

SCNCA races cancelled next four weeks
03-11-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14,536
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Posted By TMonk

In the midst of this impromptu easy week I...

In the midst of this impromptu easy week I decided to take the road bike out and slam the legs a few times so they don't go totally dormant before next week. I had a break in the weather this...
03-11-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,101
Posted By TMonk

let's drop the bickering please

let's drop the bickering please
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