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01-20-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By TMonk

Maybe tell us a little more about yourself? ...

Maybe tell us a little more about yourself?

Age
Gender
Years racing
Disciplines races (ever)
Racing category in said disciplines
Racing goals long term

Would all help forum users assess...
01-16-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By TMonk

Thanks guys, TTT is a total blast and I can't...

Thanks guys, TTT is a total blast and I can't wait to defend our SCNCA title in late May, and go for the 40k Fiesta FITT course record in April. Those will be great achievements! Also, some day I...
01-15-20, 02:58 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Started 2020 off with a course record in the...

Started 2020 off with a course record in the Men's 20k TTT at the Fiesta Island Time Trial (FITT) series. The four of us rode a 24:56 20k. To put that result into perspective, the course record for...
01-15-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By TMonk

2020 racing stories

Started 2020 off with a course record in the Men's 20k TTT at the Fiesta Island Time Trial (FITT) series. The four of us rode a 24:56 20k. To put that result into perspective, the course record for...
Forum: Introductions
01-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Gary, I think you will find plenty of...

Welcome Gary, I think you will find plenty of other overall cycling enthusiasts here (raises hand).
01-15-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14,192
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Posted By TMonk

More TT work this morning, slow roll to Fiesta...

More TT work this morning, slow roll to Fiesta then 1x30' SST and 1x10' at my (road) FTP. Some z1/2 commuting around that and I'll be at ~2.5 hrs by the time I get home tonight.

Off tomorrow.
...
Forum: Introductions
01-13-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Drynald! I would suggest posting some...

Welcome Drynald! I would suggest posting some things about your frame in the Classic and Vintage subforum - you are likely to find good advice!
Forum: Introductions
01-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Masikup! I here Co is a great place to...

Welcome Masikup! I here Co is a great place to ride.
01-10-20, 12:51 PM
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Views: 193,625
Posted By TMonk

I think so. We (my fiancee and I) are only ~30...

I think so. We (my fiancee and I) are only ~30 minutes away from them so we're fairly close. She's a member of the Fallbrook Chamber Orchestra, and if all goes well, we may perform it late in the...
01-09-20, 05:46 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Primo, per my mother's choice.

Primo, per my mother's choice.
01-09-20, 04:59 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Cut my ride short yesterday and (only) ended up...

Cut my ride short yesterday and (only) ended up with ~6.5 hrs, 105 miles and a solid amount of climbing. Checked out High Valley road in Poway up to Ramona - very cool. Much better than Poway Road or...
01-09-20, 04:52 PM
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Views: 193,625
Posted By TMonk

For Christmas I bought my mother two copies of...

For Christmas I bought my mother two copies of Schubert's Rondo in A major - a duet for four hands. She's familiar and has performed it before. I (a jazz player) am probably in way over my head......
Forum: Introductions
01-09-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By TMonk

Hello Collin, Welcome to bikeforums and to...

Hello Collin,

Welcome to bikeforums and to racing. I think you may have the potential to get to cat 1. How long have you been cycling? If the answer is under a couple years, for now the best...
Forum: Introductions
01-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By TMonk

welcome back Eric!

welcome back Eric!
Forum: Introductions
01-09-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Mark! Fellow San Diegan here. I...

Welcome Mark! Fellow San Diegan here. I actually didn't know about the Lake Miramar path, will have to check it out.
01-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off tomorrow, gonna put in what will...

Took the day off tomorrow, gonna put in what will likely be my biggest one all year outside of BWR. I'll probably accumulate more saddle time than I did during my entire rest week last week...
01-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 228,685
Posted By TMonk

Sometimes I think that I might have a good CdA in...

Sometimes I think that I might have a good CdA in my standard road, track and TT positions. Like, some of these guys are monstrously strong from a raw wattage perspective, but I can compete with them...
01-02-20, 03:16 PM
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Views: 228,685
Posted By TMonk

Not a huge Strava guy, but I am stoked on this: ...

Not a huge Strava guy, but I am stoked on this:


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1027x870/strava_1094e964a43eea1406253eb8f8ab1925b431da54.png
325,438 attempts (I'm David)
...
01-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By TMonk

Welcome StFleury! I think you'll find several LA...

Welcome StFleury! I think you'll find several LA users on bike forums, some in this sub-forum (SS/FG) and others in the regional forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/

I am in San...
12-31-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

I went on my ceremonial NYE mtb ride this...

I went on my ceremonial NYE mtb ride this morning, nothing crazy, bout 75 min with a couple short steep climbs at Mission Trails.
12-31-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14,192
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Posted By TMonk

aaronmcd if/when you come back, I recommend...

aaronmcd if/when you come back, I recommend trying a different discipline as well for racing. Rising through the ranks and learning a new craft could be funner than returning to road and having the...
12-30-19, 06:19 PM
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Posted By TMonk

20 hours indoors is totally bonkers... I will...

20 hours indoors is totally bonkers... I will likely not even hit that high outdoors during my prep for 2020 road (Feb-May for me)
12-30-19, 01:09 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Training Status: Tired. Hit my hours for the week...

Training Status: Tired. Hit my hours for the week and ended things suuuuper tired yesterday and Saturday. On the flip side, my legs rose to the occasion again and again and I had more to give at the...
12-30-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By TMonk

I have had good experiences so far with my H+Son...

I have had good experiences so far with my H+Son TB14/Gran Compe wheels from Retrogression so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,671
Posted By TMonk

road (high pressure, 23 or 25C): tubes MTB:...

road (high pressure, 23 or 25C): tubes
MTB: tubeless
track and TT: tubular
Forum: Introductions
12-29-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Chris! Fellow socal rider here. What...

Welcome Chris! Fellow socal rider here. What kind of MTB did you acquire? ​​​​​​
12-24-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

Happy holidays all! Crazy out there this morning...

Happy holidays all! Crazy out there this morning - not much traffic, but motorists (and pedestrians) seemed to have no regard for driveways/intersections and were frequently cutting each other off. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,456
Posted By TMonk

I'm in San Diego and I prefer a clean drivetrain,...

I'm in San Diego and I prefer a clean drivetrain, so I'm on team wax.
12-20-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14,192
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Posted By TMonk

Forecasted to be raining on and off all week next...

Forecasted to be raining on and off all week next week. WTF San Diego, I'm supposed to be putting in big volume! We'll see what happens - I suspect it will be a mix of trainer and some...
12-20-19, 04:59 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Well we certainly were in fast stuff and our...

Well we certainly were in fast stuff and our turns were about that hard. We planned on doing a full 40k mock TTT, but one of our guys flatted a tubular, so the rest of us (three) were like: "eff it,...
12-20-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

We plan to go for the 20k (and later) 40k TTT...

We plan to go for the 20k (and later) 40k TTT course records at Fiesta Island in 2020. According to Kevin (our strongest horse) the 20k will be easy, but the 40k... tough. We got the Fiesta Island...
12-19-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,988
Views: 193,625
Posted By TMonk

Had this melody (and version) stuck in my had the...

Had this melody (and version) stuck in my had the last day or so... Phillips' solo singing and the imminent harmonization at the onset are exquisite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M7gKZqgHn4
12-18-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

why not? (asking out of curiosity)

why not? (asking out of curiosity)
12-18-19, 03:55 PM
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Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

Indeed it was. What times were you out there? I...

Indeed it was. What times were you out there? I did a SST "hot lap" at around 9:00 and then again at ~11:15 or so.
12-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

Took a 1/2 day at work so I can kick down 4.5...

Took a 1/2 day at work so I can kick down 4.5 hrs, heading out now. It will be a bit disjointed -

3 hrs first (atm), ending at my LBS, right near my place.
1 hrs to work long
0.5 hrs home...
Forum: Introductions
12-18-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums and cycling bampilot06!

Welcome to bikeforums and cycling bampilot06!
Forum: Introductions
12-14-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Groundsloth! I make it out to Tucson...

Welcome Groundsloth! I make it out to Tucson semi-annually for family and riding, and Phoenix for the Valley of the Sun Stage Race. It is indeed a good place to ride!
Forum: Introductions
12-14-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By TMonk

welcome Mr. Stroker!

welcome Mr. Stroker!
12-13-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

Nice, I will be heading out there myself tomorrow...

Nice, I will be heading out there myself tomorrow for some TT bike work, regular kit and wheels though, Here's how my weekend is looking:

Today: 90 min extended MTB commute into work
Tomorrow: 2...
12-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

PTO day yesterday, rode 95 miles, did some chores...

PTO day yesterday, rode 95 miles, did some chores and prepped everything for steak and wine night so we were ready to get grilling (+salad) when the lady got home. If only every day was like that...
Forum: Introductions
12-11-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums robalong!

Welcome to bikeforums robalong!
Forum: Introductions
12-11-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By TMonk

Welcome kbohtx!!!

Welcome kbohtx!!!
12-06-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

More rest week stuff, screwing around on the TT...

More rest week stuff, screwing around on the TT bike for 75 min by feel. Will try to get 2-3 hours of unstructured road (or MTB) riding in tomorrow, off Sunday.

Monday opener for a new block, FTP...
12-06-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

30 w is a lot! But you're a bigger guy, right? ...

30 w is a lot! But you're a bigger guy, right? So maybe not as much as it would be for me as a %??? (145 lbs here)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,079
Posted By TMonk

I've been getting into TT as of late... so even...

I've been getting into TT as of late... so even though I'm an experienced (cat 2) racer, my average speed is now increasing significantly :).

For the record I generally agree with what has been...
12-04-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,988
Views: 193,625
Posted By TMonk

A very fun. very "Ahmad Jamal" (read: mostly...

A very fun. very "Ahmad Jamal" (read: mostly minimal) take on this old-school Jazz standard. Note the Tchaikovsky 1812 overture reference (or "All you need is Love") within the first 20s:
...
12-04-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

Good times Hermes. My fiancee had a sister who...

Good times Hermes. My fiancee had a sister who lived in Kaanapali for years and I loved the visit and the dynamic nature of the scenery on the islands on different sides. Kapalua is right on the...
12-04-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,991,176
Posted By TMonk

Taking it easy this week, this morning I did 15'...

Taking it easy this week, this morning I did 15' on the trainer (TT bike), then a 15' jog around the neighborhood, then a 7 mi. commute to work on the MTB.

Latter two in torrential rain! Felt...
Forum: Introductions
12-03-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums jadenfrancis! You could...

Welcome to bikeforums jadenfrancis! You could try looking up the Pacific Northwest subforum in bikeforums for starters. Also, have you tried the cycling and runnning app Strava? I think there is a...
12-02-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 778,961
Posted By TMonk

Rest week officially engaged. Capped things off...

Rest week officially engaged. Capped things off with about 400 TSS split between S and Su, big one yesterday. I'm tired.

Outside of bike commuting a few days (7-10 mi/trip), this week will...
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