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07-06-19, 07:23 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Specialized S-Works Turbo Tubeless-Ready Tires and 2Bliss Rim Strips

This is just to present a couple of data points about these products, Specialized S-Works Turbo Tubeless-Ready 700x28c road tires and Specialized 29"x23mm 2Bliss rim tape.

My retirement job is...
07-03-19, 06:54 PM
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Posted By revchuck

mzeffex - Ouch!

mzeffex - Ouch!
07-01-19, 05:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

ridethecliche - IIRC, I was running 25s on my...

ridethecliche - IIRC, I was running 25s on my CAAD9 until I sold it, and I ran Conti Gran Prix 28s too. That was with Open Pro rims, with wide rims you might run into issues with wide tires.
06-26-19, 11:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Sheesh. :)

Sheesh. :)
06-23-19, 06:38 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I went out this morning planning on ~2:40 on the...

I went out this morning planning on ~2:40 on the bike. Coach had wanted to end the week with my TSB between -12 and -20. It was -24 at the beginning of the ride. As I rode, my legs started really...
06-22-19, 07:53 PM
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Posted By revchuck

This was a strange week. For one thing, it was...

This was a strange week. For one thing, it was stupid hot, even for south Louisiana.

Wednesday was supposed to be my big climbing day. I got up at three and ate and got ready, did the two-hour...
06-17-19, 05:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday...

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was about 2:15 at endurance pace and felt pretty good. Sunday was about 2:45 with more than two hours at L3 on the hottest day so...
06-16-19, 05:38 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Heathpack and Racer Ex - HELL YEAH!!!!!!

Heathpack and Racer Ex - HELL YEAH!!!!!!
06-11-19, 08:05 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I'd go with a more recent Powertap hub, used. ...

I'd go with a more recent Powertap hub, used. IMHO, the single-sided pedal power meters depend too much on the assumption that your power is evenly divided between legs. Dual-sided pedals and...
06-11-19, 06:08 PM
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Posted By revchuck

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've...

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've done a "real" test. My coach adjusts my FTP based on how hard I feel my workouts are. I've recently been blowing right through the interval ranges...
06-11-19, 09:10 AM
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Posted By revchuck

A big +1 from me on this!

A big +1 from me on this!
06-11-19, 09:06 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. ...

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. I got through them no problem, had more left in me. I got home and was writing up my ride report in Training Peaks and noticed that my coach had just...
06-09-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By revchuck

It's been a big week. Last Wednesday I wrote...

It's been a big week.

Last Wednesday I wrote that I'd probably end up doing CR intervals rather than make it to my climbing route, and that's what happened. Coach wanted 40 minutes total, so I...
06-05-19, 05:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics! ...

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics!

Monday was off the bike, Tuesday was 2:16 at high endurance pace. Today's scheduled ride is 3-4 hours at my climbing route with ~40' total at...
06-02-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus...

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus working almost full time covering for our mechanic who was off.

Memorial Day was a long ride, 82 miles/4:22 at endurance pace. Tuesday was off the...
05-27-19, 05:37 PM
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Posted By revchuck

^^^^^Air Force hair. Sheesh. :)

^^^^^Air Force hair. Sheesh.



:)
05-26-19, 07:31 AM
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Posted By revchuck

burnthesheep - Your power sounds about right for...

burnthesheep - Your power sounds about right for that speed.

I long ago developed the habit of at least drinking on a schedule. That's partly, maybe mostly, due to living in the Deep South and...
05-25-19, 05:10 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool,...

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool, clear, windless; it would've been perfect were it not for the 95% humidity. It was still pretty nice.

Kind of a group ride today. I went out with...
05-23-19, 10:07 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went...

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went okay; the second was going okay until I convinced myself that I needed a break halfway, backed off and realized I didn't need that break and...
05-21-19, 10:40 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I found my super power - I can make headwinds...

I found my super power - I can make headwinds double in strength merely by upshifting! :p

Coach decided my TSB was positive enough to cut the last day of recovery, so today's ride was 2:41 at the...
05-20-19, 07:18 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Easy ride yesterday, even easier ride this...

Easy ride yesterday, even easier ride this morning. I might take tomorrow off or do another recovery ride. Nose returns to grindstone on Wednesday. CTL is 87, ATL is 71.

I'm usually okay with...
05-18-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Heathpack, that's a long-ass VO2 max interval! ...

Heathpack, that's a long-ass VO2 max interval!

Rest day off the bike yesterday. Today was the for-real last VO2 max workout of the build. Did 9x2' at 118-122%, 2' RBI. I'm getting more...
05-16-19, 09:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I did my last scheduled set of VO2 max intervals...

I did my last scheduled set of VO2 max intervals this morning, 5x3'. They went well, all of them 118-120%, and rather than limping home, I was back up to my normal endurance pace in a couple of...
05-15-19, 10:55 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The...

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The VO2 max intervals are affecting me more than expected; this morning's ride felt a good bit harder than it should have. I guess that means I needed...
05-14-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By revchuck

gsteinb - It might've been short, but it looked...

gsteinb - It might've been short, but it looked painful! Good job!
05-14-19, 05:51 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was planned to be off the bike, but the...

Yesterday was planned to be off the bike, but the weather was so awesome that I had to ride, did just under an hour at recovery pace.

Today was supposed to be 7x3' at VO2 max. It turned out to be...
05-11-19, 08:39 PM
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Posted By revchuck

The weatherman screwed up in the right direction...

The weatherman screwed up in the right direction again. It was supposed to rain last night and most of today, but it stopped about midnight and didn't start again until about lunch so I got in two...
05-10-19, 07:27 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Heavy thunderstorms were predicted for the entire...

Heavy thunderstorms were predicted for the entire day, so I planned to go hit the treadmill at the gym. I slept in - 6:00! - got up, made coffee and after a while looked outside. Cloudy and misty...
05-09-19, 07:35 PM
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Posted By revchuck

The rain's arrival got pushed back this morning,...

The rain's arrival got pushed back this morning, so I was on the road at 6 and done at 7:40. I got through the 7x3' VO2 max intervals with no problems, lots of effort though. ;) I backed off a...
05-08-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was 8x2' VO2 max, the first time I did...

Yesterday was 8x2' VO2 max, the first time I did them in quite a while. With an FTP of 250, I got through them okay - power was pretty steady, all between 303-308 watts, so just over 120%. I...
05-06-19, 07:28 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I took it fairly easy this past week. Coach told...

I took it fairly easy this past week. Coach told me to ride when/if I wanted to, as much/little as I wanted to. I did a fairly hard two-hour ride Thursday and 1-1/2 hours at endurance pace Friday....
05-03-19, 07:18 AM
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Posted By revchuck

After discussing it with my coach, I'm going to...

After discussing it with my coach, I'm going to be doing Gran Fondo Asheville (https://www.granfondonationalseries.com/gran-fondo-asheville) on July 21. I'm going to pause my twice a week runs until...
05-02-19, 10:58 AM
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Posted By revchuck

It's so flat where I live that I've done a...

It's so flat where I live that I've done a century with less than 100 feet of elevation gain. Cyclists around here whine about having to ascend the I-10 overpasses. I have to drive to get to hills,...
05-02-19, 10:40 AM
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Posted By revchuck

The first two timed sections were the two long...

The first two timed sections were the two long climbs. The last two were rolling. And those guys who beat me were skinnier than me. :( Here's what the timed sections looked like:
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05-02-19, 10:06 AM
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Posted By revchuck

The route I did was 103 miles. The timed...

The route I did was 103 miles. The timed sections were publicized in advance and the start and finish lines were given down to the tenth of a mile and marked by flags on the course. The concept is...
05-01-19, 06:37 PM
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Posted By revchuck

So...I did the Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo. I had...

So...I did the Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo. I had a good plan and I executed it well. My power numbers were among the best I've ever posted. My nutrition was spot-on. I pushed to a new level of...
05-01-19, 05:23 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Approaching the top of the second timed section...

Approaching the top of the second timed section at the Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo. Dammit, can't shrink the image!...
04-26-19, 02:38 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Wednesday I did just over an hour with a 30'...

Wednesday I did just over an hour with a 30' sweet spot interval, I was pretty comfortable during the interval. It's getting warmer here, so my heart rate was higher than last time but still had an...
04-25-19, 07:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

burnthesheep - Another possibility would be a...

burnthesheep - Another possibility would be a 12-25 cassette. Assuming it's 11-speed, it has a one-tooth jump from the 12 to the 19, then it's 21-23-25. The obvious downside is that you lose the...
04-23-19, 10:31 AM
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Posted By revchuck

55-minute recovery pace ride this morning. Felt...

55-minute recovery pace ride this morning. Felt good and pretty loose. Average HR was 97 - eat your hearts out, hummingbirds! :lol: Crossed into positive TSB today. Tomorrow will be about an hour...
04-23-19, 08:49 AM
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Views: 1,761
Posted By revchuck

In the context of the OP, I don't think this is a...

In the context of the OP, I don't think this is a relevant issue.
04-23-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By revchuck

NyoGoat - I'd go with a bike computer and a chest...

NyoGoat - I'd go with a bike computer and a chest strap heart rate monitor. If you already have a running watch like a Garmin Forerunner, just get the chest strap. I'm pretty sure you can find a...
04-21-19, 02:41 PM
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Posted By revchuck

The build is over, now I'm into taper territory. ...

The build is over, now I'm into taper territory. The hill repeats went well; coach wanted ~4k of climbing and I got 3940 feet, would've been more but it was the first day of a four-day weekend and...
04-21-19, 11:58 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Ya think? :)

Ya think? :)
04-17-19, 09:33 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Rest day yesterday. Did a two-hour ride this...

Rest day yesterday. Did a two-hour ride this morning with 2x30' SST. The first interval was at 92% and the second at 95%. I had a 5' RBI in there and I could've done without it. I felt pretty...
04-15-19, 07:29 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Stupid legs. Did a three-mile run for recovery...

Stupid legs. Did a three-mile run for recovery this morning. Instead of feeling like doo-doo like my last run, they felt great and I wanted to keep going. My legs are as dumb as a box o' rocks.
04-14-19, 04:19 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Windy ride today. I park at a rec center that's...

Windy ride today. I park at a rec center that's on a reservoir and there were whitecaps on the water and the deciduous trees were showing the underside of their leaves. I'm guessing it was blowing...
04-14-19, 03:50 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Dang, I've been retired for six years and it...

Dang, I've been retired for six years and it hasn't happened to me yet! Then again, we don't stop on group rides.
04-13-19, 07:40 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I need to stop doing drive-bys and post more...

I need to stop doing drive-bys and post more often again.

I didn't make it to 1000 TSS that week. The goal was 890; I cut back Sunday's ride by an hour and ended up at 907. Still a pretty big...
04-01-19, 03:32 PM
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Posted By revchuck

34 minute recovery run this afternoon. Legs felt...

34 minute recovery run this afternoon. Legs felt like wood at the start and heart was higher than normal.

I have four 200 TSS rides and another at 100 TSS this week, with another recovery run on...
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