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06-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 97
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Posted By Racer Ex

Leaving Wednesday, landing Thursday. Doing all 4...

Leaving Wednesday, landing Thursday. Doing all 4 events. Let's all get together for dinner. BostonGarden will be there as well.
12-09-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 648,332
Posted By Racer Ex

All the analytical software(s) out there are...

All the analytical software(s) out there are based on "one size fits all" algorithms. Two words: human variability. They also have a tremendous number of holes in them, where they fail to take...
10-25-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,950
Posted By Racer Ex

1) Stay in one piece 2) Stay in one piece 3)...

1) Stay in one piece
2) Stay in one piece
3) Stay in one pice
4) Win the team pursuit at worlds
10-17-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,963
Posted By Racer Ex

It's worth noting that track cyclists manage...

It's worth noting that track cyclists manage higher peak speeds over the same distances on a smaller gear than a 50/11.

The biggest advantage to running a 53 or 54 big ring, if you can spin, is...
10-16-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 38,979
Posted By Racer Ex

I fell off a ladder right before Masters Track...

I fell off a ladder right before Masters Track Worlds in September 2017, shattering my heal into a half dozen pieces. Surgery, and several months immobile before rehab where I couldn't walk without...
10-15-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 38,979
Posted By Racer Ex

Maybe. Maybe not ;)

Maybe. Maybe not ;)
09-25-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,877
Posted By Racer Ex

I generally don't stop exercising, at 45 you can...

I generally don't stop exercising, at 45 you can take a few weeks or a month off and you bounce back pretty quickly. 58 it's a different story.

My off season is a good time to go MTB'ing and enjoy...
09-25-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,073
Posted By Racer Ex

Awesome job YogaKat! 5k's are a kilometer...

Awesome job YogaKat!

5k's are a kilometer over the standard pursuit distance for track (4k), so you have a bit of a feel for the roundy round. The world record for this is 4:07...
08-28-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By Racer Ex

Altitude capacity is an individualized response....

Altitude capacity is an individualized response. If you can't train at altitude there are devices like AltoLab and altitude tents that provide some of the same training responses. Otherwise the rule...
05-31-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

Got a message I was mentioned here. Apologies for...

Got a message I was mentioned here. Apologies for being mostly absent but I've been incredibly busy of late. I may be able to come up for air soon and will post some updates.
04-27-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

And Cedar Fever is having it's way with the...

And Cedar Fever is having it's way with the allergy sufferers ;)
04-27-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,443
Views: 225,141
Posted By Racer Ex

Whoot whoot. First race since my injury in...

Whoot whoot.

First race since my injury in September, local TNW. Did not get dropped, though I tried to drop myself with a couple of big pulls. Forgot that I was missing 200w and 5 secs on my...
04-23-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

10 hours and 500 TSS this week. And my foot looks...

10 hours and 500 TSS this week. And my foot looks more foot like than Zeppelin. Back hanging in there. Cha cha cha...
04-23-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

On the bright side, people are healing and seeing...

On the bright side, people are healing and seeing the faint glimpse of light.

While the format here may seem somewhat out dated, the people and interactions aren't.
04-01-18, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

So. We're heading down to the Bay Area to...

So.

We're heading down to the Bay Area to visit family and pick up my niece for a trip to Disneyworld. An hour in I realize I left my wallet at the house. Discussion ensues. I have my passport so...
04-01-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

Two hour and 55km riding with my friends today....

Two hour and 55km riding with my friends today. Longest ride since..July!

Some after affect but the big picture is I think I'm out of the tunnel.

Maybe. See other thread.
03-28-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

And yesterday, I rode the trainer. Made a couple...

And yesterday, I rode the trainer. Made a couple of calls, watched the last 20k for both MSR and Ghent. Watching Nibali's move on the Poggio I heard this little voice say "remember when you would...
03-21-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By Racer Ex

5-10 minutes of the one minute efforts, 15-30...

5-10 minutes of the one minute efforts, 15-30 minutes of the 5 minute efforts. Figure just over anaerobic capacity for the high on the one minute, and a bit under FTP for the lower. A bit above...
03-21-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

So while I was recovering from the spine surgery...

So while I was recovering from the spine surgery and sleeping on a nail gun strip I figured I'd kill two birds with one recovery period, and had them yank the hardware out of my foot. End result:
...
03-21-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By Racer Ex

I'd suggest doing 1 and 5 minute over/unders. The...

I'd suggest doing 1 and 5 minute over/unders. The under should be hanging on by your teeth to recover. It's the second and third surges in a crit that kill people.
03-21-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,980
Posted By Racer Ex

Recovery...what's that?

Recovery...what's that?
03-15-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,980
Posted By Racer Ex

If you don't mind a bit of a drive: Welcome...

If you don't mind a bit of a drive:

Welcome to TBC Velo (http://tbcvelo.com/#portfolio)

There were a couple summer of weeknight series in Austin and in SA, but I've been out of touch with those...
03-14-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

So been off the grid for a bit. Had a great trip...

So been off the grid for a bit. Had a great trip to NYC couple of weeks ago. Got to hang with GStein and his wife one night, several good meals, and Mrs. Ex scored tickets to "Hamilton", which made...
03-14-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,980
Posted By Racer Ex

Tailwind and downhill sections, especially when...

Tailwind and downhill sections, especially when they are "max speed", can often make a big difference in elapsed time. I've run as big as a 56 front ring on some courses; Gila in particular was a...
03-13-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

I'm alive. More to follow.

I'm alive. More to follow.
03-13-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By Racer Ex

6 weeks is plenty to carve out some semblance of...

6 weeks is plenty to carve out some semblance of fitness. I'd suggest concentrating on crit specific efforts (think lots of on/off intervals in the 0-3 minute range), and some sprint workouts.
01-30-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

Hey Dalai, good to read you're out there in...

Hey Dalai, good to read you're out there in motion. Yep, fell off a ladder and blew my heel to bits. Four screws, two months completely off my feet. Slowly getting back with that. Currently sitting...
01-25-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

I'll be on time. Nice to read you're...

I'll be on time.

Nice to read you're getting some numbers! Comebacks are mentally trying. I had a good weight room session Tuesday; followed up with PT right after and we were all encouraged....
01-23-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,667
Posted By Racer Ex

Pretty true. And for most people riding higher...

Pretty true. And for most people riding higher cadence produces better efficiency and lessens fatigue. All my TT's come in around 100-101 RPM, I started out in the 90's and put in a lot of time self...
01-22-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

375 TSS week. Got some Zwifting, one strength...

375 TSS week. Got some Zwifting, one strength session, and two PT sessions. Up and down days but seeing progress.

And, on the chance I might get outside, I shaved the legs.

A girl can dream.
01-22-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,667
Posted By Racer Ex

I went to 165 arms on my TT bike several years...

I went to 165 arms on my TT bike several years ago. For most folks the trade-off of being able to get somewhat lower with the same hip angle generates more speed, especially true on longer TTs.
...
01-17-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

Whatcha think of the facility?

Whatcha think of the facility?
01-11-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nmDXBjj5qgo/T4c0IXNzCdI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nmDXBjj5qgo/T4c0IXNzCdI/AAAAAAAAGTs/iGgwlM9CBrk/s1600/pink%20eye%20panda.jpg
01-11-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

Any selectivity is pointed at being able to...

Any selectivity is pointed at being able to develop a good working relationship, and having people who lean towards being self starters. I've ended up with a pretty wide range of age and talent...
01-11-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

My favorite episode of Cops, which is pretty much...

My favorite episode of Cops, which is pretty much every episode:

"Is this your (purse/car/wallet/back pack)?"

"Yeah"

Cop finds drugs/stolen items/gun in purse/car/wallet/back pack.
...
01-11-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

Towards the end of last season I bought some new...

Towards the end of last season I bought some new "resort" skis; I had been skiing everything on my big back country boards with randonee bindings. Great in powder and crud, but like driving a pickup...
01-11-18, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

As a brick? Going to try to Zwift a bit...

As a brick?

Going to try to Zwift a bit tomorrow and perhaps do some strength work. Foot goes from swollen to really swollen depending on work load and time on it, so everything is a "wait and...
01-08-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

My BMX days were in jeans, Converse sneakers, and...

My BMX days were in jeans, Converse sneakers, and a rugby jersey. I didn't go back to cycling until they had modernized the gear.

I did DH ski in lace up leather boots and bear trap bindings....
01-04-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

I'll throw this out there for the pursuit set up:...

I'll throw this out there for the pursuit set up: you can get a bit more positionally aggressive for track pursuit in most cases vs. what would be a TT set up. It's worth playing with given the...
01-04-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

I read that the other day. The concept is sound....

I read that the other day. The concept is sound. The devil, like in all things, is in the details. Reading through the article reminded me that most of these case studies are based on kids doing...
12-27-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

Duraflame. Where BTU's go to die. Had a...

Duraflame. Where BTU's go to die.

Had a bobcat just head through the yard.

Walked without crutches for most of the day.

Random bits of ex.
Replies: 44
Views: 3,654
Posted By Racer Ex

Walk. Ride outside. Maybe race. Get Sara on...

Walk. Ride outside. Maybe race.

Get Sara on the podium at worlds.
12-18-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

Loyalton seems to swing a bit for fast/slow days....

Loyalton seems to swing a bit for fast/slow days. Or that just may be me ;)

I'm wondering how they surveyed Loyalton; with so many jogs and turns did they figure shortest distance in each lane?...
12-14-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 391,406
Posted By Racer Ex

I am fairly sure both wheels need to be 700c, and...

I am fairly sure both wheels need to be 700c, and they require front and rear brakes. Otherwise you'd be good to go with the Serrota. Fixed gear is fine.

Skinny round steel tubing is pretty...
12-14-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 365,879
Posted By Racer Ex

Progress. Walked a fair bit today without...

Progress. Walked a fair bit today without crutches (it wasn't pretty but I'll take it). Saw the doc who cleared me to ditch the protective boot and start being more aggressive with my rehab. I like a...
12-13-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 128,765
Posted By Racer Ex

I'm doing a remake of: "Up With People". ...

I'm doing a remake of: "Up With People".

With your eternal optimism and my utter lack of cynicism I think we need to collaborate.
12-13-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 128,765
Posted By Racer Ex

If they start charging by "busted dopers you have...

If they start charging by "busted dopers you have raced against" then I am going to be forking over a lot of dough.
12-13-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 128,765
Posted By Racer Ex

Given that 99% of races are P1/2, then C2's...

Given that 99% of races are P1/2, then C2's should be paying the surcharge as well if that's the rationale. And 3's should pony up in 1/2/3 races. But who knows what the rationale is, because USAC...
12-13-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 128,765
Posted By Racer Ex

If folks want testing, everyone should pay the...

If folks want testing, everyone should pay the same.
12-12-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 128,765
Posted By Racer Ex

Que Cera Cera.

Que Cera Cera.
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