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06-25-20, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Yep

Bums me out when I think I might have been faster...

Bums me out when I think I might have been faster in years gone by with a coach. What makes you think right away that it'll make you faster?
06-19-20, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Yep

I actually went through with it this week! I...

I actually went through with it this week! I ended up doing a long Sunday ride with a friend for his birthday with some groad thrown in, then went right on to 50 at 5:30am on Monday. All the rides...
06-09-20, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Yep

I have a group of riding friends back in Montana...

I have a group of riding friends back in Montana who put on a "Working Man's Training Camp" every May where they ride 50 miles a day on the same route at 5:30am each day for a week, in lieu of...
05-25-20, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Yep

Dang. That's a lot of time at 90%. Nice effort.

Dang. That's a lot of time at 90%. Nice effort.
05-17-20, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Yep

14 hours (including a really mellow 2 hour...

14 hours (including a really mellow 2 hour cruiser with one of the kids) and 612 TSS. I think I'll keep going until what would have been my A race in June and instead go after some KOMs. Plan is to...
05-10-20, 08:24 AM
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Views: 654
Posted By Yep

I raced tubular for a long time, and they roll...

I raced tubular for a long time, and they roll well and feel great in turns, but IMHO they're too much of a pain for the benefit. New race bike has tubeless ready wheels which I'm still running as...
04-20-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Yep

12.3 hours last week. I ended the week at 84 CTL...

12.3 hours last week. I ended the week at 84 CTL (Xert TL), which is pretty rarefied air for me. After COVID started I just continued on my plan, but I don't know if I'll have enough hours in the...
04-13-20, 01:51 AM
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Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

12 hours last week. I've left my June peak in for...

12 hours last week. I've left my June peak in for the hell of it and then I'll wind it back up for races in Sep/Oct (or just another peak for the hell of it).
04-13-20, 01:42 AM
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Posted By Yep

Hmm. According to Garmin, mine's 67, but I'm...

Hmm. According to Garmin, mine's 67, but I'm heavier than Cypress and my FTP (if I'm remembering previous posts right) is at least 20 or 30 watts lower. Plenty of headroom? I'm 44.
04-03-20, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Yep

Oh right. Yeah, that's impossible.

Oh right. Yeah, that's impossible.
04-03-20, 07:31 AM
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Views: 2,752
Posted By Yep

Maybe a junior? 99 lbs is ridiculously light, so...

Maybe a junior? 99 lbs is ridiculously light, so it's certainly an outlier if not something more nefarious.
04-02-20, 03:31 AM
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Posted By Yep

Man, the UK has been good for the energy around,...

Man, the UK has been good for the energy around, and volume of, amateur racing, but I can't imagine a better setting for racing and training than San Diego. (SF?)
04-02-20, 03:29 AM
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Posted By Yep

A funny side effect of this whole mess is that...

A funny side effect of this whole mess is that it's made me realize how much I really don't mind solo riding. I'll be missing Tuesday Worlds, races, and group rides, but I really am motivated by the...
03-12-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,795
Posted By Yep

I was just telling my wife I was surprised they...

I was just telling my wife I was surprised they hadn't yet cancelled my first race of the season (this weekend) and she reminded that my amateur bike race would not have any large crowds, except...
02-29-20, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Yep

My head just exploded.

My head just exploded.
02-22-20, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Yep

Yeah, have to agree with that one.

Yeah, have to agree with that one.
09-24-19, 02:06 PM
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Views: 57,077
Posted By Yep

Glenmarnock 3/4 RR - Last race of the season for...

Glenmarnock 3/4 RR - Last race of the season for me. 40 mile lumpy course (Scottish RRs tend to be shorter and multiple laps of a circuit). 60+ starters.

I did my best to animate throughout and...
08-26-19, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Yep

I'm impressed too. I'd win a lot of sh*t if I...

I'm impressed too. I'd win a lot of sh*t if I could do 1000w for 20 seconds with a jump of 1400.
07-16-19, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Yep

Same here. I got the dual sided Assioma's, and...

Same here. I got the dual sided Assioma's, and they seem rock solid. No weirdness at all.
07-10-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15,063
Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

When I first started racing I was in Sacramento,...

When I first started racing I was in Sacramento, and the Tuesday and Saturday rides were some of the first fast rides I did. At the time they seemed impossibly fast, and I couldn't always get around...
07-10-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 446
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Posted By Yep

Back home in the states (MT) for a month from...

Back home in the states (MT) for a month from Scotland. Jumped in the Tuesday race series last night and won from a 2up breakaway. We were away for most of the race and the finish was an uphill...
06-24-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,784
Posted By Yep

Do you have the right route? The "worlds" routes...

Do you have the right route? The "worlds" routes that I've done in various cities have always been designed so you ride out to a designated start point where it's full gas and then ride/race until a...
06-19-19, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Yep

I've been on my Giant Advanced for the last 11...

I've been on my Giant Advanced for the last 11 years, and it's been a good ride, but for that whole time I haven't had a backup bike. My old Giant can now be my training/backup bike and I'll finally...
06-10-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 57,077
Posted By Yep

Did you look at the rules whether residence is...

Did you look at the rules whether residence is based on your team? That doesn't sound right, but maybe it is.
06-04-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Yep

I've been in the UK (Scotland) now for coming on...

I've been in the UK (Scotland) now for coming on 3 years, and the amateur racing scene is ridiculous. Waiting lists for fields, loads or races, tons of junior participation, etc. Upgrade points are...
05-30-18, 09:50 AM
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Views: 44,543
Posted By Yep

Ugh, never crossed my mind that THC would be...

Ugh, never crossed my mind that THC would be banned. How long is the potential sanction?
05-30-18, 05:51 AM
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Views: 44,543
Posted By Yep

What's the story?

What's the story?
03-27-18, 02:54 PM
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Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

Yeah, really like that idea. I mostly keep my Vo2...

Yeah, really like that idea. I mostly keep my Vo2 to 4 minutes (usually a bit more intense) now because 5 minutes feels so much more mentally taxing. Maybe I miss out on some adaptation, but getting...
03-11-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15,063
Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

I've been doing eggs fried in olive oil with a...

I've been doing eggs fried in olive oil with a little ketchup (Ok, a lot) for the last 6 months. It's really yummy and is a good protein fix for me. Often I'll do 2 or 3 and not need anything else...
03-02-18, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Yep

Does the hammerfest all take place on an...

Does the hammerfest all take place on an interstate? At night? :twitchy:
02-28-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 288,313
Posted By Yep

That's a great vid; his positioning throughout is...

That's a great vid; his positioning throughout is stunning. That finish though! That's one that would haunt me for years.
12-07-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,432
Posted By Yep

UK Cat 2 (Got to 27 of 40 points this year) 1st...

UK Cat 2 (Got to 27 of 40 points this year)
1st place Scottish Vets Series (2nd last year)
Win a race
Get to 150lbs
Finish races stronger (haven't figured out how to tackle this one yet)
09-08-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 72,875
Posted By Yep

Auld Yins RR (8/27) finished 10th of 60ish. ...

Auld Yins RR (8/27) finished 10th of 60ish.

Open 40+ Vets (Masters) race and then last one of the Scottish Vets series. Somehow I was in 2nd place for the 5 race series. Race mostly stayed...
08-25-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Yep

Rob and Robert.

Rob and Robert.
08-21-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,630
Posted By Yep

This thread went on way longer than it needed to....

This thread went on way longer than it needed to. Chip timing is NOT used like Strava. They don't take your finish time minus your start time. They use the time you crossed the line to place riders....
08-17-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 72,875
Posted By Yep

9th at the Habbie Habble 3/4 RR. 4 laps of a...

9th at the Habbie Habble 3/4 RR. 4 laps of a hilly circuit. Positioning was good in a reduced bunch, but I'm lacking fitness after a mid-season break.

I've got 4 races left to nab my 2nd cat...
08-12-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By Yep

The FTP focus is a great point. After years of...

The FTP focus is a great point. After years of training with power, I find the only reason I spend time trying to figure out my FTP is to get more "accurate" CTL, TSB, and ATL. More and more, I think...
07-30-17, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,411
Posted By Yep

It's a good, honest question. I usually think I...

It's a good, honest question. I usually think I could have gone harder, and in some cases that's where looking at power after the race helps we determine if it was an off day/bad brain or I was just...
07-02-17, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 72,875
Posted By Yep

+1 on the bit about points. I've been going for...

+1 on the bit about points. I've been going for my UK cat 2 this year and I'm sure it's diminished my enjoyment and my chances at better placings in individual races. Because I've been concerned with...
06-21-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 241,736
Posted By Yep

I'm not a fan of this bull****...

I'm not a fan of this bull**** meritocracy/libertarian argument that purses have nothing to do with gender and everything to do with field sizes. It's just sexism.
06-18-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 72,875
Posted By Yep

+1

+1
04-30-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15,063
Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

Big time +1. I had a Tuesday Worlds where I...

Big time +1. I had a Tuesday Worlds where I struggled and then got dropped on the tough 5 min climb, where I was expecting to hang with the tough guys. It really put me in the...
04-30-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,447
Posted By Yep

Why did you leave Spy? There's a local Masters...

Why did you leave Spy? There's a local Masters guy here who won the Scottish Vets Champs last year and this year switched teams and has a brand new Venge Vias to ride. Some of my teammates questioned...
04-30-17, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 72,875
Posted By Yep

Peebles RR, UK 3/4 (US 2/3/4/5)

Two big laps of a 20 mile loop followed by 2.25 laps of 6 mile, and MUCH lumpier finishing circuit. 55 miles total.

Full field of 60ish and a fair number of teammates (maybe 7?), but not all of...
04-26-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15,063
Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

CTL is 78.1 today. -40 seems so incredibly low....

CTL is 78.1 today. -40 seems so incredibly low. I'll have to go back and see how close to that I've gotten...

EDIT: That didn't take long. -57 TSB the day after a training camp in Gran Canaria.
04-19-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15,063
Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

If time in the desired zone is the same (and I...

If time in the desired zone is the same (and I definitely have to fight at times not to be dropped) as what I might have done in an interval workout PLUS it's more specific and the efforts aren't...
04-19-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15,063
Views: 846,049
Posted By Yep

Funny, I was going to post a question about this...

Funny, I was going to post a question about this same thing. My Tuesday Worlds is a really, really tough ride, but the standard advice (which I've always blindly followed) seems to be that you need...
03-31-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 72,875
Posted By Yep

Is That My Knee or Your BB Vets (Masters) 40+...

Is That My Knee or Your BB Vets (Masters) 40+ Open, Fenwick Scotland, 7th of 50.

Race was last Saturday. It was essentially a bunch of laps between two roundabouts for a total of 36 miles. Kind of...
03-31-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 288,313
Posted By Yep

He does use a PM on some efforts but not on max...

He does use a PM on some efforts but not on max efforts? Why bother?
03-22-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 72,875
Posted By Yep

You summed up the way it usually goes for me in...

You summed up the way it usually goes for me in crits and technical RRs. It's not my bike handling, it's settling in to the course. Sometimes that takes too many laps and I get dropped, but more...
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