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06-15-19, 07:15 AM
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Posted By TMonk

nice bike! Thing is sick.

nice bike! Thing is sick.
06-13-19, 04:22 PM
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Posted By TMonk

So you're 9 months in? You've got a few years of...

So you're 9 months in? You've got a few years of newbie gains before you will be limited by your equipment. Welcome to cycling, and keep riding!!!
06-13-19, 03:56 PM
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Views: 531
Posted By TMonk

+1 to the above two comments. Study the used...

+1 to the above two comments. Study the used market, and if you think you can sell the bike later used without taking too much of a hit, then buying new could be a smarter decision.
06-13-19, 03:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

My thoughts are that you should pinch your...

My thoughts are that you should pinch your pennies and buy a cheap used bike on craigslist. How new are you to cycling? And then training and racing? I'll bet you have a ways to go by just training...
06-13-19, 01:20 PM
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Views: 2,602
Posted By TMonk

I like Ritchey stuff, esp stems and posts. Nice...

I like Ritchey stuff, esp stems and posts. Nice stem!
06-13-19, 12:22 PM
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Posted By TMonk

You see some pretty interesting specimens out on...

You see some pretty interesting specimens out on Fiesta at times.
06-12-19, 01:52 PM
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Views: 165,235
Posted By TMonk

Holy crap FF, that is nuts! I used to work in...

Holy crap FF, that is nuts! I used to work in grocery stores growing up. Stater Bros was my first job! But not in San Bernardino haha.
06-12-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Well, looks like you learned that one! Do it...

Well, looks like you learned that one! Do it again next time! Just make sure that you're monitoring the gap, and back off slightly if you know you're going to get absorbed by the group and be ready...
06-12-19, 11:58 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I set out to do a 2x20' by feel at a solid Z4...

I set out to do a 2x20' by feel at a solid Z4 this morning, but saw a fast looking guy on a TT bike at the end of my first interval so I kept going. Nothing like some cat 6 racing! He sat up before I...
06-12-19, 11:55 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I think the key is just having a consistent...

I think the key is just having a consistent method that you can use to establish meaningful training zones. We are not going to get an accurate handle on your actual TP with any real world test -...
06-12-19, 11:53 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Most weeks (like this one) I drive in on Mondays...

Most weeks (like this one) I drive in on Mondays and Fridays. On Monday I bring clothes and some food for T/W/Th. A straight shot commute is only 7 miles, so I usually train before and/or after...
06-12-19, 11:51 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I've had "as long as your love me" by the...

I've had "as long as your love me" by the Backstreet Boys stuck in my head since Sunday afternoon. Honestly, I don't mind.I've had "as long as your love me" by the Backstreet Boys stuck in my head...
06-12-19, 11:51 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I've had "as long as your love me" by the...

I've had "as long as your love me" by the Backstreet Boys stuck in my head since Sunday afternoon. Honestly, I don't mind.
06-12-19, 11:43 AM
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Posted By TMonk

What happened? Was the start too fast? No...

What happened? Was the start too fast? No warmup? Missed a clip in?

A lot of times in crit races it can be imperative to close gaps down like stat, esp. if you aren't confident in your ability...
06-12-19, 11:38 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Nice, got some southern ATL representation right...

Nice, got some southern ATL representation right there! Plenty of nostalgia for me and Ludacris jams :)
06-11-19, 09:58 AM
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Posted By TMonk

can't argue with that haha.

can't argue with that haha.
06-11-19, 07:20 AM
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Posted By TMonk

FB are you able to get up early and train before...

FB are you able to get up early and train before work? Even indoors?
06-10-19, 06:27 PM
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Posted By TMonk

lol

lol
06-10-19, 09:31 AM
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Posted By TMonk

ride em cowboy! Make sure to report how it went....

ride em cowboy! Make sure to report how it went.

Also you race cross, right? I've never done it. I think there are parts that are more steady state, but there is a lot of off/on style pedaling...
Forum: Introductions
06-10-19, 07:36 AM
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Views: 646
Posted By TMonk

Hello bkesting, welcome to bikeforums, and to...

Hello bkesting, welcome to bikeforums, and to cycling!
06-09-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
06-09-19, 07:54 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
06-06-19, 01:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah I'd like to get into the IP and TP at the...

Yeah I'd like to get into the IP and TP at the track some time - I think I'd be good. Looks painful. But fun!
06-06-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By TMonk

It is indeed super taxing, and frankly a little...

It is indeed super taxing, and frankly a little bit scary, but that goes away when the pain starts setting in. I know and trust these guys very well so that helps.

Pulls for Kev will be 30-40...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,264
Posted By TMonk

Just doing what I can to make the world a better...

Just doing what I can to make the world a better place, one bikeforums.net thread at a time :). Like you I've been 'around the block' a few times here.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a cape and...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,264
Posted By TMonk

As StanSeven requested, please stay on topic....

As StanSeven requested, please stay on topic. Much of the content in this thread has been bantering between a small number of users. Please do your best to stay on topic and not dilute the...
06-06-19, 07:58 AM
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Posted By TMonk

sweet! Were a lot of other riders on fat bikes ...

sweet! Were a lot of other riders on fat bikes MAGAIVER? I want to dip my toes into some more mountain bike (XC) racing.
06-06-19, 07:52 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Thanks Broctoon! It felt nice getting selected...

Thanks Broctoon! It felt nice getting selected for the TTT team after my road upgrade - my first little taste of elite activity :). I know these guys well and I'm certainly the weak link, but it...
06-05-19, 05:36 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Totally. There is a huge amount of variation in...

Totally. There is a huge amount of variation in regular jersey and short combos, but if you look at any TT intro guides, the SS and helmet make the biggest difference, along with tires of course. ...
06-05-19, 11:56 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Geared, all three of us on a TT bike with a disc...

Geared, all three of us on a TT bike with a disc wheel, skinsuit and TT helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:49 AM
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Views: 76,291
Posted By TMonk

thanks guys!!!

thanks guys!!!
06-05-19, 11:00 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Kevin Festini (FITT 40k record holder) and Cody...

Kevin Festini (FITT 40k record holder) and Cody Jung (team USA para athlete) were the other two riders :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:56 AM
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Views: 76,291
Posted By TMonk

I don't share a lot (in the 41), nor do I tend to...

I don't share a lot (in the 41), nor do I tend to Strava obsess, but I got a KOM this morning and I'm happy :)

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my teammate Kevin uploads his ride. Then I...
06-05-19, 10:54 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my...

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my teammate Kevin uploads his ride. Then I will be second :). 31.1 MPH for 4.1 miles, three-man effort. Fiesta is very windy, exposed and "slow" for a flat...
06-05-19, 10:48 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my...

I have the KOM for Fiesta Island... Until my teammate Kevin uploads his ride. Then I will be second :). 31.1 MPH for 4.1 miles, three-man effort. Fiesta is very windy, exposed and "slow" for a flat...
06-05-19, 06:55 AM
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Posted By TMonk

yikes! hope the damage isn't too bad TimothyH,...

yikes! hope the damage isn't too bad TimothyH, PeopleAreIdiots and bonsai171
06-03-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By TMonk

You should also attack! You have some decent...

You should also attack! You have some decent power. At your height, a lot of it may be about focusing on being aero so you can maximize your speed. At your level you should already be able to...
06-03-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By TMonk

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's...

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's just getting back into the swing of things is taking a while. Do some more group rides and races!
06-03-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By TMonk

StodaD do you train with power? Do you know what...

StodaD do you train with power? Do you know what your w/kg is? Body weight? If it makes you fatigued to move up in a cat 3 crit, you need more fitness and/or skill. Riding on the very back of the...
06-03-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By TMonk

How long was your break from racing? How...

How long was your break from racing?

How long (and consistently) had you raced before?

Without knowing any more, my advice is to just do it more and re-acquaint yourself. It takes some nerve...
06-02-19, 04:52 PM
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Posted By TMonk

An hour easy on the MTB this morning. Next week...

An hour easy on the MTB this morning. Next week will be my fifth consecutive week of < 600 TSS, which is low for me. Typically 90-100 CTL pre-season and in-season. But I'm hitting power and time...
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Views: 619
Posted By TMonk

cool bike! moved to appraisals

cool bike! moved to appraisals
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26,478
Views: 16,203,113
Posted By TMonk

Welcome @VK Rides84. Continue to contribute to...

Welcome @VK Rides84. Continue to contribute to the forums, and post a picture when you get enough posts!
05-31-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 690,032
Posted By TMonk

yeah I know it has it's advantages, just makes...

yeah I know it has it's advantages, just makes bike fit weird sometimes. Many race bikes have short head tubes and a long top tube for my body.
05-31-19, 01:07 PM
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Views: 690,032
Posted By TMonk

Doubled up on my training yesterday, TTT work in...

Doubled up on my training yesterday, TTT work in the morning (2x16' at pace with some warmup and cooldown), then a 3x20' madison session at the track in the evening. First two tempo, last one hot...
05-31-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By TMonk

damn these long femurs!

damn these long femurs!
05-31-19, 11:53 AM
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Views: 690,032
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the pro tips. Will sliding the saddle...

Thanks for the pro tips. Will sliding the saddle forward open my hip angle a little bit?

Problem is, I can't really afford to get farther fwd without hitting my elbows with my knees. I have...
05-30-19, 05:32 PM
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Posted By TMonk

yeah, the 105 and ultegra will work together just...

yeah, the 105 and ultegra will work together just fine.
05-30-19, 04:07 PM
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Views: 690,032
Posted By TMonk

thekillerpenguin It was a TTT effort...

thekillerpenguin

It was a TTT effort featuring wktmeow, me, and another teammate
05-30-19, 02:19 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Bro I wanna get swole in the off season too....

Bro I wanna get swole in the off season too. Beats a gym membership or waiting to use rusted out equipment for free at the rec. centers.
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