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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-15-19, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Everyone is a Cat 5. That's where it starts.
Especially TT's It takes a special breed to eat that bowl of crap for an hour.
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This is the type of stuff that hangs in the shop that the power test was developed. Cogan went batty on him, saying it was crap, but it seems to work. Neal does a lot for Sufferfest, though I'm not sure how much of it is actually "his", as it were.

He's Rohan Dennis' coach. Word on the street is he's pretty speedy too.


Again, I'm only one workout in to it, but I think the approach makes a lot of sense. Looking back at some of my TR workouts, the goals were silly on short efforts - way too easy. Well, that's because it was only based on FTP and that's a relative weak spot for me. Actually, according to Sufferfest, FTP is THE weak spot for me.
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Old 11-15-19, 01:11 PM
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Lately I have been eating "Nature's Bakery" fig bars for my mid-ride fuel
You and my son. That's the emergency snack in his backpack. He's liking Apple Cinnamon right now.
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Who was it a couple years ago at TdF -- I think it was Tejay -- had to borrow a teammates bike during the middle of a stage and nearly died on a descent because he didn't realize the teammate had the front brake lever on the right.

That's what I worry about.

(Let's all ignore the fact that I'm not in the TdF, or in Europe, or any place with long descents, nor on a team, and rarely ride with other people, and have never actually been in a situation in which someone needed to ride my bike to finish a stage, or for any other reason.)

Totally valid!

You could be a fill in for others in half of my work meetings, particularly consulting engineers.
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Old 11-15-19, 01:22 PM
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Lately I have been eating "Nature's Bakery" fig bars for my mid-ride fuel, but I do like me some good stroopwafels. Will try to swing by Aldi's this weekend and try some.
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You and my son. That's the emergency snack in his backpack. He's liking Apple Cinnamon right now.
We were big in to NB bars for a while. Then my wife got a bad one and now she won't touch them - this was right before they had a recall, maybe a year ago. My son was asking about them the other day, though, so maybe I'll pick some up for him.
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Old 11-15-19, 01:29 PM
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Everyone is a Cat 5. That's where it starts.
Hell, I was a Cat IV 35 years ago. I should be pro by now!
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Old 11-15-19, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Especially TT's It takes a special breed to eat that bowl of crap for an hour.
When I was actually competing, I couldn't do it either.
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Old 11-15-19, 01:35 PM
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Man, PBK has 4iiii single sider PMs for $265. Tempted to pick one up for the Haanjo. I think that I have better stuff to spend the money on, though.... don't I?
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Old 11-15-19, 01:36 PM
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We were big in to NB bars for a while. Then my wife got a bad one and now she won't touch them - this was right before they had a recall, maybe a year ago. My son was asking about them the other day, though, so maybe I'll pick some up for him.
I like the blueberry ones of late.
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Man, PBK has 4iiii single sider PMs for $265. Tempted to pick one up for the Haanjo. I think that I have better stuff to spend the money on, though.... don't I?
No.
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Hell, I was a Cat IV 35 years ago. I should be pro by now!
I too was a Cat IV BITD, late 80's. We had a fun weekly training race around Lake Montebello in B'more.
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I did Nature's Bakery when they sponsored Ms. Patrick, but I went back to Nutri-Grain because of how NB handled their sponsorship commitment.
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I like the blueberry ones of late.
We would get the variety pack from Costco - way cheaper per. That also meant that mom and dad were stuck with the apple, which the kids didn't like. Apple were my least favorite, too, but still pretty decent.
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Lately I have been eating "Nature's Bakery" fig bars for my mid-ride fuel, but I do like me some good stroopwafels. Will try to swing by Aldi's this weekend and try some.
They are very special indeed.
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"Nutrigrain" "Nature's Bakery" How insidious!
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Especially TT's It takes a special breed to eat that bowl of crap for an hour.
I can't suffer enough to TT.
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Old 11-15-19, 02:07 PM
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An hour would suck big time. Hell, I'm not even used to 20 minutes. Maybe that's why my FTP sucks.
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We would get the variety pack from Costco - way cheaper per. That also meant that mom and dad were stuck with the apple, which the kids didn't like. Apple were my least favorite, too, but still pretty decent.
Costco until all the figgy flavored ones were uneaten. And I hated having that many in the house because it caused unnecessary snacking.
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Costco until all the figgy flavored ones were uneaten. And I hated having that many in the house because it caused unnecessary snacking.
If you had the steel will of a CAT V TTist, you could have resisted.
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If you had the steel will of a CAT V TTist, you could have resisted.
90 lbs of spring steel and rawhide, baby! I got nowhere to put fake food.
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If you had the steel will of a CAT V TTist, you could have resisted.
I bought some Monkey Shoulder blended scotch today. I had it at a party and it was good. Granted, it was during scotch tasting, so I might have been wrong. But I don't think so.

After the Monkey Shoulder comes unnecessary snacking.
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My 4th grade Y hoops team is playing at halftime of the CU men's basketball game next month. Playing another 4th grade Y team.

Kids got to pick their numbers this year. What number does my kid pick? 40. Willson Contreras. Brings a tear to my eye.
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I rode through rain thrice; once outbound and twice inbound. Time trialing would be my preferred form of racing.
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