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07-23-19, 12:27 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I feel you. My wife has 3 Christmas sets of...

I feel you. My wife has 3 Christmas sets of dishes. Only one year we've used a set, and unfortunately those aren't something she's willing to part with. We're making progress on the other stuff...
07-23-19, 12:00 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Definitely envious that you get to move out into...

Definitely envious that you get to move out into the woods and away from the city. We went to a smaller home and had to triage many of our belongings; after 40 you just accumulate so much...
07-23-19, 11:54 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Worlds is a big deal around here, and I'm sure...

Worlds is a big deal around here, and I'm sure other regions are the same.

This year we have 2 guys that broke the KOM's at Worlds; one is a relative no name (former runner) and another is a...
07-23-19, 08:46 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

The OC is a really big tech area, and has a...

The OC is a really big tech area, and has a really solid ecomony in general, so yeah, you're right.

I think it all comes down to crowds; Irvine is is the beginning of what I like to call the...
07-22-19, 08:28 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

330/215; My power under 2 minutes is atrocious. ...

330/215; My power under 2 minutes is atrocious. Despite trying to work on it that's never been a strong point; not sure if it ever will be. I'm also only 136 lbs, so anything I do average or below...
07-21-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Went up to Forest Falls...

Went up to Forest Falls (https://www.strava.com/segments/664656?filter=overall) today; paced it well but the 2nd half is 6% steady with about rollers between 10% and 17% which really isn't fun. Got...
07-19-19, 10:12 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Failed my trainer workout tonight. It was...

Failed my trainer workout tonight. It was 30/30's, which definitely isn't in my wheelhouse and the trainer was set to my outdoor FTP which made it too hard. I can probably do 10% more outside, so you...
07-17-19, 03:05 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Exactly. My first race and then just results...

Exactly. My first race and then just results from 2018 to present.
07-17-19, 02:11 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

A bunch of mine are missing as well.

A bunch of mine are missing as well.
07-17-19, 08:21 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

These guys (Butcherbox). Tolley's video's are...

These guys (Butcherbox). Tolley's video's are like some dude went on an all night bender at a frat party and then decided to narrate a youtube video.
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07-16-19, 09:35 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Finally had a good ride at Worlds; fastest time...

Finally had a good ride at Worlds; fastest time up Sunset, which is the first time this season, feels good, and FTP++

What feels bad is I'm pretty sure my steerer tube is cracked, so I took it...
07-16-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 328
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Posted By furiousferret

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan...

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan of the broken bone :(

Also did you get to be on the team that swears all the time on youtube? Those guys are like the Cobra Kai of cycling.
07-16-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 195
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Posted By furiousferret

Old people can have hopes and dreams too. Turning...

Old people can have hopes and dreams too. Turning 30 doesn't mean you just watch games shows and wait to die. Winning is just as important to Masters as it is for Juniors, and unfortunately some...
07-12-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,217
Posted By furiousferret

Yeah, many of which are in my general area,...

Yeah, many of which are in my general area, though he took that one at the Redlands Classic in '15.
07-11-19, 05:26 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Just passed 6000 miles on the year (350 hours)...

Just passed 6000 miles on the year (350 hours) and its that part of the year where I have to fight burnout. Listening to a podcast the other day I found even pro's have the same issue (which is...
07-11-19, 04:32 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

A lot of our KOMs are busted because of the...

A lot of our KOMs are busted because of the Redlands Classic. Up Oak Glen I can do 31 (4 w/kg), Gaimon has that at 20:40 @5.4 w/kg. The fastest people in our club that's not a pro or former pro can...
07-10-19, 08:11 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I've had a lot of results not record right; if I...

I've had a lot of results not record right; if I race Ontario same day registration its not going to post on my official results; and that's like 5-10 races I missed. I really haven't done anything...
07-09-19, 03:37 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

In my best fitness I would do 2 weeks train / 1...

In my best fitness I would do 2 weeks train / 1 week recovery. I always thought this was suboptimal as it kept my TSS 70-80 so this year I changed it up. Last 2 cycles I did 4 /1 and 3/1 and I'm...
07-09-19, 03:30 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

wktmeow unfortunate fall; looked 100% preventable...

wktmeow unfortunate fall; looked 100% preventable but that's bike racing. Its a mixed bag if you should race again. I took a long time to start racing after my lung puncture and I still really...
07-08-19, 08:51 AM
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Views: 3,765
Posted By furiousferret

I was significantly less than last year, still a...

I was significantly less than last year, still a decently sized group though. It seems like a large portion are on their first outdoor ride of the year; you don't need to swerve 5 feet in both...
07-07-19, 09:13 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Group ride up Oak Glen, I decided to go all out...

Group ride up Oak Glen, I decided to go all out and was just short of the fastest 45+ time....No way I'm hitting some of these KOMs so I just go for fast old ppl times.

Sitting at 90 CTL, I may...
07-06-19, 09:29 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I believe I hit a point in my diet where I have...

I believe I hit a point in my diet where I have to modify my eating habits to keep losing weight. I'm going to have go cold turkey on diet sodas (I drink 3-5 a day), sweetened almond milk, and cut...
07-06-19, 08:21 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Didn't feel either one. Was on Mt Baldy for the...

Didn't feel either one. Was on Mt Baldy for the first and on the road in Los Angeles for the second. The earthquakes are in the middle of nowhere, its kind of disrespectful that the media is...
07-05-19, 11:31 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Assioma's are great, never had a drop out, or any...

Assioma's are great, never had a drop out, or any issues with power. The 'only' issue I've had is twice one side died overnight; my only guess is the pedal was leaning against something which caused...
07-04-19, 04:48 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Yep! Went all the way to the ski lifts, but my...

Yep! Went all the way to the ski lifts, but my time was 10 minutes slower than last year :( That fog was thick. I'm actually surprised about the crashing; many of those riders didn't have very...
07-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,962
Posted By furiousferret

Eh, it happens to all of us, just probably not in...

Eh, it happens to all of us, just probably not in a race :(. I hit a car once staring at my garmin, luckily it was uphill and I was going slow!
07-03-19, 11:34 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

IMO this is all really dependent on the...

IMO this is all really dependent on the individual; its hard to evaluate how someone deals with stress or how difficult their workload and life is off the bike.

I only have a wife, work from home...
07-02-19, 10:53 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Not a good night on the bike. Felt great,...

Not a good night on the bike. Felt great, expected to break pr's but do to a mix of poor pack navigation and bad timing the opposite happened and by the end of it I wanted to toss my bike off a...
06-30-19, 07:47 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Had a solid week and everything seemed to go as...

Had a solid week and everything seemed to go as planned, outside of shortening my ride because I can't handle 15% climbs. Sitting at 88 ctl. Watts are still down, but if I ever start eating like a...
06-29-19, 10:41 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

You did awesome this year, most sprinters would...

You did awesome this year, most sprinters would kill for your results!

That's probably going to be my play as well, my 5 second power hasn't broken 1000 watts in a few years and I may improve on...
06-29-19, 05:30 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Not many. If I ever want to upgrade I'm going to...

Not many. If I ever want to upgrade I'm going to have to start getting results in crits, because there just aren't enough road races and with SCNCA attendance so low I don't think the pack fill...
06-28-19, 10:18 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I raced the local crit series, which is just a...

I raced the local crit series, which is just a loop in a parking lot. Its an open category race with some fast dudes and I wasn't expecting much, which is good because I didn't do much. Spending...
06-28-19, 08:05 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I believe mattm used to.

I believe mattm used to.
06-27-19, 07:19 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Out here its Team California. Sean Wilson has...

Out here its Team California. Sean Wilson has some affiliation with them, and we have a bunch of people riding on their Junior team and his development team. There's also this MTB High School...
06-27-19, 04:35 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

EF showed up to Dirty Kanza with a squad. Pretty...

EF showed up to Dirty Kanza with a squad. Pretty sure they're going to start sending full teams to cancer centuries next year. Grats on 2nd.
06-27-19, 04:26 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

A solid gym workout usually kills 2-3 days of...

A solid gym workout usually kills 2-3 days of good riding for me, so I'd like to find a middle ground. Everything I've researched say 3 to 4 sets for 3 just may be that. Low reps don't cause...
06-27-19, 03:46 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I don't know if that means the is in decline as a...

I don't know if that means the is in decline as a cycling nation or we have an outstanding crop of youth talent. I'll go with the latter.

Locally we have so many Juniors coming up they've...
06-26-19, 03:40 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Now that I'm relatively close (5 lbs?) to my...

Now that I'm relatively close (5 lbs?) to my weight goal, I'm a bit nervous about maintenance. All I've ever done was lose weight or gain weight, I've never really been able to maintain. Most of...
06-25-19, 09:46 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

www.socalcycling.com It should have a list...

www.socalcycling.com

It should have a list of group rides in the OC.
06-25-19, 09:49 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Lots of volume and just enough intensity to...

Lots of volume and just enough intensity to justify it. Probably 2 hard days, 1 easy, 2 hard (if your body can handle it).
06-23-19, 09:30 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Didn't sleep well last night but I did okay on...

Didn't sleep well last night but I did okay on the group ride being the 2nd one up the mountain. Wattage is way down, hopefully its from the lack of sleep (and not fueling my rides), we'll find out...
06-23-19, 06:34 PM
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Views: 380,237
Posted By furiousferret

So I finally finished editing the video of the...

So I finally finished editing the video of the wind. Took me awhile, this is kind of a practice run for my Tahiti Videos (which I want to look good).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9veQkKhzpMc
06-20-19, 05:46 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Good, its not just me. The 160 lb thicc boys on...

Good, its not just me. The 160 lb thicc boys on my group rides are looking at me like I'm crazy.
06-20-19, 09:08 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

For me, running Jet 4's (45mm) were fine until I...

For me, running Jet 4's (45mm) were fine until I got into the 140's. Granted, these are 2010 wheels so your conditions apply (def not oval). There are just too many windy descents in our area....
06-19-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

IMO, Triathlon (and Time Trialing) popularized it...

IMO, Triathlon (and Time Trialing) popularized it with the X amount of time of 40k, which really doesn't fit well into the discussion of road racing. That scenario only works for solo breakaways,...
06-19-19, 10:09 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Funny timing, my Jet 4's were making a clanking...

Funny timing, my Jet 4's were making a clanking noise descending. I almost called my wife to pick me up, but pressed on. The mechanic at the shop told me the front wheel is done, and I'll have to get...
06-19-19, 09:57 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm gassed. My training hasn't been good or...

I'm gassed. My training hasn't been good or consistent, but I put in some big TSS these past few days and my legs feel it. Nothing but recovery rides til at least Saturday, and I'll reevaluate.
...
06-17-19, 08:45 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this...

I've done 3 training weeks and normally this would be a rest week, but 2 of those I had 3 days (Wed, Thur, Fri) or low TSS, so I may just go another.

Did a ton of climbing and almost got blown off...
06-16-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I need to start looking at wheels for climbing. ...

I need to start looking at wheels for climbing. Once I hit under 145 even 45 deep wheels move me around on descents. Not nearly as bad as the 60's but bad enough I don't want to descend with em.
06-16-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,962
Posted By furiousferret

Grats Heathpack! Way to kill it out there....

Grats Heathpack! Way to kill it out there. Racer_Ex needs to come back here, we're missing his expertise!
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