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06-17-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Agree with all of the above. It is rare I feel...

Agree with all of the above. It is rare I feel disadvantaged by riding rim brakes (though there have been a couple of occasions), and if the stories my teammates have told me are to be believed the...
06-16-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,960
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Tour of the hilltowns is 84 miles long and...

Tour of the hilltowns is 84 miles long and features 2x ascents of a 3.5mi @ 6% climb which always proves decisive, and many miles of windy heavily rolling terrain....
06-11-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,960
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

There is too much success in this thread. Allow...

There is too much success in this thread. Allow me to bring it back to earth.

I raced on Sunday. The course is on an 11 mile circuit with pavement that is beat to hell and features a 2ish mile...
06-06-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Ha, I actually just did a max 4min test...

Ha, I actually just did a max 4min test yesterday. Tis the season...
06-06-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,564,568
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Did the petition actually work?!?! I was...

Did the petition actually work?!?! I was expecting FBF to be dead! This is awesome news.
06-05-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yep I've already got it setup this way, the main...

Yep I've already got it setup this way, the main issue is my wingspan is pretty large for my height and I'm also right on the 190cm morphological height limit, so an official could prob go either way...
06-04-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I'm not aero on my TT bike so naturally I'm going...

I'm not aero on my TT bike so naturally I'm going to do the nationals ITT in 2 weeks. Dumb idea is dumb, but I'll be down there feeding my teammates for the road race anyway.

Setup in front of a...
06-04-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

What he said! It took forever for it to click for...

What he said! It took forever for it to click for me but I'm finally starting to get the hang of it.

I turn it into a game sometimes, see how little I can hit the brakes. When others slow down I...
05-31-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 168,559
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Ha, I sort of felt the same way about the math as...

Ha, I sort of felt the same way about the math as you did about the verbal! The math I hadn't used since high school is all stuff I sorta forgot about and had to relearn over the past couple of...
05-31-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 168,559
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yep, two essays with 30 minutes to write each...

Yep, two essays with 30 minutes to write each one. I was able to get my quant and verbal scores immediately after finishing, the essays need to be scored by hand so that takes a couple of weeks.
05-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 168,559
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Took the GRE this morning. Verbal was fine, I'm...

Took the GRE this morning. Verbal was fine, I'm relatively unhappy with the math, but the scores are good enough for the programs I'm aiming at. 4 hours in a chair and it felt more intense than a...
05-30-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Ohhhhhhh. I know I am not particularly aero, but...

Ohhhhhhh. I know I am not particularly aero, but that was about to cause an existential crisis.
05-30-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Explain this witchcraft. 30+ on 285w?

Explain this witchcraft. 30+ on 285w?
05-28-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,960
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

KSR P/1/2 Stage 1 is a very fast but...

KSR P/1/2

Stage 1 is a very fast but unchallenging 18mi circuit featuring a fairly long draggy climb and wide open roads which we did 4x for 74 total miles. I pretty much aimed to pack surf to...
05-28-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yeah man I agree, if you have the opportunity to...

Yeah man I agree, if you have the opportunity to race 2x do both races, and coming into the A race kinda tired will help you focus on soft skills like pack surfing and not hitting your brakes and...
05-23-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,979
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

This area is a bit weird lately in that the p/1/2...

This area is a bit weird lately in that the p/1/2 field is tending to be larger than every other one except for maybe the cat 4's. More often than not the elite field is larger than the 3's even....
05-20-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,960
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Oh yep, that was me! Feel free to say hi next...

Oh yep, that was me! Feel free to say hi next time, maybe we'll bump into each other at Purgatory!
05-20-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,960
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I did the same race but in the 1/2 field and I...

I did the same race but in the 1/2 field and I honestly hate that climb. It has punchy sections that make me sad and overall the gradient is lowish and dumb. Then you "crest" the top and it turns...
05-20-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Do any of you know of an antihistamine that...

Do any of you know of an antihistamine that doesn't have bizarre low key side effects? This time of year there are times I have to take Allegra (non pseudo) because I get awful hay fever rash and...
05-17-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,979
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I mean it wasn't that long ago (maybe 2008 or...

I mean it wasn't that long ago (maybe 2008 or 2009?) that the Aussie Jr National Team signed up in my 3 field at Fitchburg and raked us over the coals. It wasn't more than 5 or 6 years ago when 100+ ...
05-17-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,979
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

It's because every car driven 40-50 years ago...

It's because every car driven 40-50 years ago leaked a quart of oil a day, and this oil lubricated the roads in such a way as to mitigate the effects of friction on skin and bone.
05-08-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I'll add I don't really use the IAB position all...

I'll add I don't really use the IAB position all that often, i mostly go between sphinx/drops and use IAB in cases where I'm taking a pull on a straightish not sketchy road. It's worth having the...
05-08-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

It's textured tape basically, and will let you...

It's textured tape basically, and will let you rest your forearms on the top of the bars without them slipping. I think 3m makes it? It's like maybe a couple of mm thick so aero penalty is somewhere...
05-07-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I wrap em to the bend and leave the top naked. I...

I wrap em to the bend and leave the top naked. I bought mine off a teammate and he had put some grip tape on top, which is awesome because my arms don't slip when I get sweaty.
05-03-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Did some sprints yesterday - so bad! I'm down...

Did some sprints yesterday - so bad! I'm down ~200w from my best. Hopefully will be most of the way there by the end of the month, I generally respond well to throwing 6-8 of them into a ride 1x/week.
04-30-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,715
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Dude I swear there is some sort of hex on me...

Dude I swear there is some sort of hex on me regarding the month of April. Kolie is a coach not a witch doctor, there's nothing he can do about it!
04-30-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I'm a bit sluggish and "off" from the sickness...

I'm a bit sluggish and "off" from the sickness downtime and am getting my legs back in order. Sunday was my first real thing in a week and my legs were generally unresponsive and my HR was low....
04-30-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

There is some benefit to be had by doing...

There is some benefit to be had by doing intervals in uncomfortably high heat - stimulates increases in blood plasma volume I guess? The soggy chammy life probably stimulates saddles sores too!
04-30-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,715
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

His partner in crime Kolie is my coach! The...

His partner in crime Kolie is my coach! The podcast is legit.
04-29-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Awww yiss TMonk that's awesome! Points...

Awww yiss TMonk that's awesome!

Points haven't expired for a while now, I am almost positive 2016 points should still count.
04-29-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 108,488
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Fun fact: Fulsang played one of the Toyota Supras...

Fun fact: Fulsang played one of the Toyota Supras in F&F Tokyo Drift
04-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Mannnnn got hit with a head cold. Took the past...

Mannnnn got hit with a head cold. Took the past couple of days off, sorta turning this into a little rest period while this goes away. Dunno where I even caught it! Maybe something gross flew into my...
04-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 108,488
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

lol that Amstel finish was an instant classic. So...

lol that Amstel finish was an instant classic. So rad!
04-21-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Raced yesterday. Pretty fun, teammate in the...

Raced yesterday. Pretty fun, teammate in the break. Rolled as we passed the women's p/1/2 field through a buncha corners but fair enough play.

3hrs of power today (excluding warmup/cooldown)....
04-21-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 108,488
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I might be jumping the gun here, but this Van der...

I might be jumping the gun here, but this Van der Poel kid might be pretty good at bikes.
04-19-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Dude that's legit sprint watts! I know like one...

Dude that's legit sprint watts! I know like one guy that can put out more than that, and he's a track specialist.
04-15-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,960
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Ah man, don't be discouraged. There are a ton of...

Ah man, don't be discouraged. There are a ton of variables to figure out in bike racing on top of needing to be fit enough to hang. Getting dropped is a part of the learning process. Treat it as an...
04-15-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Raced on Saturday, decent speed work and awful...

Raced on Saturday, decent speed work and awful fun though the field was too deep and the wind wasn't substantial enough to allow anything to roll, so it wound up as a bunch sprint. Such is life.
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04-10-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,006
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Not for nothing Aaron but if all of your PRs were...

Not for nothing Aaron but if all of your PRs were set in your first year of riding and you've been following your own plan, isn't that an argument in favor of being coached? If you ever choose to...
04-08-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Raced with stomach bug on Saturday. Totally empty...

Raced with stomach bug on Saturday. Totally empty from the start but it was surprisingly easy. I had some kick but no follow through if that makes sense, like I could punch it for a minute or two but...
04-05-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Thought I was over my little cold but woke up...

Thought I was over my little cold but woke up with some ungodly stomach issues. First race of the year is tomorrow and given I'm basically unable to eat today I think I have to miss it :(

Training...
04-01-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Snagged myself a mighty fine full body ache cold....

Snagged myself a mighty fine full body ache cold. Took much of the last week as a rest period but I still feel reallllly odd. I did hit proper numbers on Saturday testing out my new FTP number at...
03-28-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I'm pretty much in Heathpack's boat as far as...

I'm pretty much in Heathpack's boat as far as biffed workouts go, it depends on various factors and I generally approach each failed workout based on what has been going on beforehand and what is...
03-26-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

That link is awesome! Thanks for posting it.

That link is awesome! Thanks for posting it.
03-26-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Back at race weight and mftp is still at all time...

Back at race weight and mftp is still at all time high which pegs me at my best w/kg ever. Trying out ftp work at the mftp number tomorrow to confirm it's reasonably accurate.
03-26-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I think a lot of it relies on how much "aerobic...

I think a lot of it relies on how much "aerobic base" you have, like training miles in your legs. If you're faking aerobic fitness with a lot of anaerobic work you're going to feel that time off way...
03-19-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

My life is tempo. 14hrs the last 3 days and...

My life is tempo. 14hrs the last 3 days and 763tss. Today is 6hrs. I'm not quite sure what the worst part is, it's either going up and down stairs, or how much my jaw hurts from eating so much.
03-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I rode outside and my knee didn't explode i'm so...

I rode outside and my knee didn't explode i'm so happy woooooooooooo
03-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Did 2hrs with 3x20 @ 99% Thursday, 3hrs with 5x15...

Did 2hrs with 3x20 @ 99% Thursday, 3hrs with 5x15 @ 99% Friday, 3hrs 3x20 @99% and z2 between yesterday, and was aiming for 4hrs with 4x20 @ 99% today with z2/3 between and shat the bed 10min into my...
03-08-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 694,815
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

i am assuming I am within a handfull of watts...

i am assuming I am within a handfull of watts compared to outdoors, but I haven't ridden outside since November due to the knee thing. I find out soon though, I know it feels close enough that I...
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