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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 780
Posted By TMonk

smooth pavement on the TT bike.

smooth pavement on the TT bike.
09-16-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

3R Zwift "San and Sequoias" race, about 30 min. ...

3R Zwift "San and Sequoias" race, about 30 min. About 4.2 w/kg for the duration, huge negative split due to the harder (undulating) nature of the second half of the course (Sequoias) with it's...
09-15-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

hehe yeah that's a fun one. I have a theory that...

hehe yeah that's a fun one. I have a theory that he actually does know how to play piano better than he lets on!
09-15-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

I got home early enough to do a second 0.5 hr MTB...

I got home early enough to do a second 0.5 hr MTB ride, ha!

Digging these off season vibes. Going with the flow and not "stressing it" are things that take some practice for me :). Gonna play...
09-15-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Cancelled my ride plans on Z, may try to sneak...

Cancelled my ride plans on Z, may try to sneak out for 30-45 min of quick MTB at the local open space park (Florida Cyn). Had some work to catch up on.
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Hmm, not sure, didn't even know that was a real...

Hmm, not sure, didn't even know that was a real place haha. It's a crecent-shaped < 10 km one way route with a turnaround. Almost no elevation.
...
09-14-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 297,971
Posted By TMonk

Geez, that's like apocalyptic... Hopefully things...

Geez, that's like apocalyptic... Hopefully things get under control soon.
09-14-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Yeah it's definitely different than a real bike...

Yeah it's definitely different than a real bike race, and usually more difficult, and less fun. But still kinda fun IMO at least. The first few minutes are always hard as the fastest ones will try...
09-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Couple Z races tomorrow morning, ~20k Tempus...

Couple Z races tomorrow morning, ~20k Tempus Fugit ITT at 7 AM, then a 30k race in Watopia on the Figure 8 route at 8 AM. Looking forward to it.
09-14-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Yep and caloso have you guys tried any races on...

Yep and caloso have you guys tried any races on Zwift? It makes it a lot more fun IMO. Still not the same as real cycling outdoors, but its so much better than the pre smart-trainer era IMO.
...
Forum: Introductions
09-13-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By TMonk

Welcome JOSHUASTJOHN ! Hopefully it's not too...

Welcome JOSHUASTJOHN ! Hopefully it's not too hot out there.
Forum: Introductions
09-13-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By TMonk

Welcome MrMoody7 ! Great intro.

Welcome MrMoody7 ! Great intro.
Forum: Introductions
09-13-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By TMonk

welcome Ken, fellow SoCal rider here.

welcome Ken, fellow SoCal rider here.
09-10-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,692
Posted By TMonk

ballin!

ballin!
09-10-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,812
Posted By TMonk

I take venmo, paypal or (mailed) check if you're...

I take venmo, paypal or (mailed) check if you're old school! Unless Arun kumar proves me wrong of course.
09-04-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 150,135
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the advice and equipment offer. The...

Thanks for the advice and equipment offer. The philosophy in frame sizing these days seems to be the base bar super low and then just adjust the aerobar height w the spacers between the base bar and...
09-04-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 150,135
Posted By TMonk

Super noob question here - when going from...

Super noob question here - when going from road/track to TT position on the same bike, do you go with a shorter stem, or longer?

I'm considering buying some open-source Chinese TT bars with the...
09-02-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 985
Posted By TMonk

Does your bike have a flip/flop hub? That's the...

Does your bike have a flip/flop hub? That's the best of both worlds.
Forum: Introductions
09-02-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to Bikeforums! Fellow so-cal rider here...

Welcome to Bikeforums! Fellow so-cal rider here (San Diego).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By TMonk

I ride whatever is free (racing sponsor) most...

I ride whatever is free (racing sponsor) most often which is generally mid to low end stuff. Pactimo last few years and for the foreseeable future. I purchase some extras and lately I've been...
08-31-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

nice dude! you got some serious dad watts coming...

nice dude! you got some serious dad watts coming through!!!
08-31-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,108
Posted By TMonk

42/17 - road easy 42/15 - road fast 52/15 -...

42/17 - road easy
42/15 - road fast
52/15 - (outdoor) track
Forum: Introductions
08-31-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By TMonk

Welcome MostlyClueless ! I am having a bit of...

Welcome MostlyClueless ! I am having a bit of Pandemic new bike fever myself :)
Forum: Introductions
08-31-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Iamsecond ! Make sure to check out some...

Welcome Iamsecond ! Make sure to check out some of the discussion in the Classic and Vintage subforum.
08-30-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 220,907
Posted By TMonk

On a related note, I've had this earworm in my...

On a related note, I've had this earworm in my heat a bit lately.... dat bassline tho. Let's call it an early-modern era Davis piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAMJy-PHzKE
08-30-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

6 hr ~107 mi ride yesterday with some climbing,...

6 hr ~107 mi ride yesterday with some climbing, 60 min Zwift group ride this morning and 45 min MTB jaunt this evening. Off season mode now engaged, including 5 days off the bike surrounding labor...
08-30-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,361
Posted By TMonk

Nice work CDR! You made it!!! I have yet to...

Nice work CDR! You made it!!! I have yet to climb Ventoux in Z.
08-28-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 297,971
Posted By TMonk

My wife has been a great advisor for me on that...

My wife has been a great advisor for me on that sort of stuff. Simple stuff like using CC's instead of debit cards and paying them off regularly, or parking my savings in an online account that...
08-27-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Yeah that last one is just about 4k for an IP/TP...

Yeah that last one is just about 4k for an IP/TP distance. Crazy to think that world class TP teams can do 60 KPH for that duration from a standing start :eek:. It's on an indoor wooden track, but...
08-27-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Do you have a TT bike? Lately we've taken some...

Do you have a TT bike? Lately we've taken some more prestigious Strava segments (Fiesta Island long and short) with our TTT squad. It's fun. A couple weeks ago we snabbed FI short lap (2.5 mi)...
Forum: Introductions
08-26-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By TMonk

Welcome all and thank you for posting meaningful...

Welcome all and thank you for posting meaningful content en route to fulfilling the 10-post rule. It's mainly to prevent spammers putting graphic images up on the forums. Please continue to greet...
Forum: Introductions
08-26-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By TMonk

Welcome zeljezno11 ! I've always wanted to visit...

Welcome zeljezno11 ! I've always wanted to visit since watching some mountain finishes in the Tour of Croatia.
08-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Z race this morning, tour de MAAP "A's" with 270...

Z race this morning, tour de MAAP "A's" with 270 starters, although about half were B's according to Zwift Power. Three sisters route featuring the Epic KOM (~20 min climb) which of course split...
08-24-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,361
Posted By TMonk

If you want to use ERG mode, than those all sound...

If you want to use ERG mode, than those all sound like good options.

One cool thing about doing intervals while "free riding" in Zwift is that it can be fun and interactive, almost like riding...
08-24-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,361
Posted By TMonk

I've done some workouts "free riding" in Zwift...

I've done some workouts "free riding" in Zwift with erg mode off that I can see myself repeating. For a while I was doing 2x rep's up Epic KOM with a full loop around and Fuego warmup, good for 2...
08-23-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,361
Posted By TMonk

+1 I agree. I actually enjoy riding indoors now...

+1 I agree. I actually enjoy riding indoors now and often times prefer it. I'm about 50% indoors these days.
08-22-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Variety is the spice of life they say, so I rode...

Variety is the spice of life they say, so I rode MTB (hot) this morning with a buddy and then a Zwift race in the early evening for 2 and 1 hrs, respectively. Z race was a bit under 30', 4 laps of...
08-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Would love to try me some TP on the track. Up...

Would love to try me some TP on the track. Up next on our list for 2021 (also assuming we have a season) is to repeat our district (SCNCA) TTT elite title, and to get the 40k TTT record at the...
08-20-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

We got it, 2.50 mi in 4:36 for 32.6 MPH. Full TT...

We got it, 2.50 mi in 4:36 for 32.6 MPH. Full TT setup of course, four riders. All top times are TT rides, the Thursday night "world champs" ride is 20s slower. But it's windier in the evening too,...
08-19-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Yep, as wktmeow mentioned we got it. Well, Kevin...

Yep, as wktmeow mentioned we got it. Well, Kevin got it :lol:. Cody and I got dropped before the finish of the lap, Cody lasted a little longer. Kev had to do the last minute solo and he got slowed...
08-18-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Big weekend last week, rode up to Vista (~45 mi)...

Big weekend last week, rode up to Vista (~45 mi) for the "VistaCrits" practice crit, lapped the field almost 2x with two other youngins before we attacked eachother and finished separately in the...
Forum: Introductions
08-17-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By TMonk

Welcome TLaurent !

Welcome TLaurent !
08-14-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

+1 I'm on the H3 which has been great!

+1 I'm on the H3 which has been great!
Forum: Introductions
08-12-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Sorg67 , you came to the right please! ...

Welcome Sorg67 , you came to the right please! Check out some sub forum(s) of interest to learn more.
Forum: Introductions
08-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By TMonk

Welcome Andyw396!

Welcome Andyw396!
08-07-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Road surface is generally very good. There are a...

Road surface is generally very good. There are a few rough patches but you can get through them quickly and with minimal loss if you know the lines. Also, shutout to wktmeow for helping! Matt was...
08-07-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

I went out again this morning and did 3x 3' VO2...

I went out again this morning and did 3x 3' VO2 efforts surrounding a longer threshold then SST one. I felt pretty good, and surprised myself with how good I felt during the VO2 ones. This will also...
08-07-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Our KOM attempt at Fiesta yesterday (~4.2 mi) was...

Our KOM attempt at Fiesta yesterday (~4.2 mi) was interrupted by a car. This is three of us in full TT setup. Shortly before the car, my teammate and I almost crashed after a sloppy exchange which...
08-02-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Overall volume down, but I have been riding 6-7...

Overall volume down, but I have been riding 6-7 days per week which is more than usual. A lot of times (like tomorrow) I've been hopping on the trainer for as little as 30 min of just z1/2 spinning....
08-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 876,972
Posted By TMonk

Taking a stretch break near the end of the "Uber...

Taking a stretch break near the end of the "Uber Pretzel" route in Zwift. At the run-in to the final climb (Alpe de Huez replica), which won't be super fun. In total the ride will be good for a...
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