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Old 06-30-19, 09:56 AM
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The end is near!!
Oh dear. My pre July tapering turned into at least a week of rest days. Gonna take a lot of pizza to gear up for tomorrow.

I did take a walk in the park with the little lady this morning. #crosstraining

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Mourning dove update: We nearly have a fully functional bird. There was another baby, dunno if it passed away or already flew the coop.

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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Thanks

Not trying to brag, but honestly I'm proud of what I've pulled off this year.
It's not bragging, when you can back it up!
Congratulations on the upgrade.
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Old 06-30-19, 11:03 AM
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It's not bragging, when you can back it up!
Congratulations on the upgrade.
¡Claro!
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Old 06-30-19, 03:54 PM
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Just saw the USA National RR live from Knoxville TN. I wonder if our long lost bear was there to see it in person.

No spoilers of course.
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I turned the Nats on twice but couldn't take the commentating.

#FingernailsOnTheBlackboard
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Old 06-30-19, 04:47 PM
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I turned the Nats on twice but couldn't take the commentating.

#FingernailsOnTheBlackboard
Agree they were idiots. Would be better to just turn the volume to zero.
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First 3 race in the books. Kept myself in the top 5 spots for most of the race. The race splintered pretty good, and was happy to be at the front. And then, with 1 lap to go, I wasn't. Mid-pack finish. Struggling with being okay with that and coming down off of an otherwise flawless season.

Also flatted 10 minutes prior to the start and my HR was 5 BPM higher than typical, with my normalized power 40w lower. Not my day I guess.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 06-30-19, 07:55 PM
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No, for my stomach. I believe I have NSAID-induced gastritis. From taking Ibuprofen for the shoulder. Do try to keep up.
My experience is you get a lot of warning before any real gastric damage occurs. Responding as you are to the pain you are experiencing will most likely prevent anything really serious from developing. One thing to consider in future is starting the omeprazole and antacid at the same time as you start the NSAID. Another approach is to use a topical NSAID like Voltaren or even the lidocaine patches. Even if the Voltaren does get into your system, the dosage needed for the surface of a small part of your body should be gentler on your stomach than a full on enteral dose.

Now for the disclaimer. My apologies if my advising a physician about this kind of thing seems presumptuous to you. It is just that I have had a lot of experience with GI maladies and with skirting the NSAID issues while suffering from a very sensitive stomach, esophagus and intestines. Just letting you know what has worked for me.

I hope you feel better soon.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
First 3 race in the books. Kept myself in the top 5 spots for most of the race. The race splintered pretty good, and was happy to be at the front. And then, with 1 lap to go, I wasn't. Mid-pack finish. Struggling with being okay with that and coming down off of an otherwise flawless season.

Also flatted 10 minutes prior to the start and my HR was 5 BPM higher than typical, with my normalized power 40w lower. Not my day I guess.
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Old 06-30-19, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
First 3 race in the books. Kept myself in the top 5 spots for most of the race. The race splintered pretty good, and was happy to be at the front. And then, with 1 lap to go, I wasn't. Mid-pack finish. Struggling with being okay with that and coming down off of an otherwise flawless season.

Also flatted 10 minutes prior to the start and my HR was 5 BPM higher than typical, with my normalized power 40w lower. Not my day I guess.
That corner caused enough issues to make one want to be where you were. Rolling with the youngsters made it tough, though we shelled a lot. I was top five into the last corner, and it was looking good, then someone decided to fall down two in front of me. Almost track stand, took off, but momentum was lost. Top ten after the prior two days is decent. Funny. This race, my NP was the highest that I've been tracking it. Optimistic.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Struggling with being okay with that and coming down off of an otherwise flawless season.
Nobody got to Cat 3 by finishing at the back of their races. Each one of them have won or podiumed more than once. You can still maintain the swagger you have, it just needs to be tempered by the facts. The fitness is a given, and you are likely very close most of them. The race savvy is what will need to be studied, and developed. You'll get there, but it doesn't get any easier.
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Rainy morning nixed the ride with Mrs. rjones28 into Cazenovistan. But, I did race around the lawns on the e-bike a bit in the afternoon.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That corner caused enough issues to make one want to be where you were. Rolling with the youngsters made it tough, though we shelled a lot. I was top five into the last corner, and it was looking good, then someone decided to fall down two in front of me. Almost track stand, took off, but momentum was lost. Top ten after the prior two days is decent. Funny. This race, my NP was the highest that I've been tracking it. Optimistic.
That corner did not look like a full on u-turn on the map... it was odd. There was a weird crash in that corner on my race but I easily got around it. It makes sense that NP would be high given the sprint every lap, but I don't know what went down. At Wheat Ridge for example, my average was 288, NP 320 (I went for both primes, as well as the sprint). Here, 237, 278, respectively. I'm not sure why I was hurting so much but I spent the bulk of that race bleeding out of my eyes.

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Nobody got to Cat 3 by finishing at the back of their races. Each one of them have won or podiumed more than once. You can still maintain the swagger you have, it just needs to be tempered by the facts. The fitness is a given, and you are likely very close most of them. The race savvy is what will need to be studied, and developed. You'll get there, but it doesn't get any easier.
Appreciate that.
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My experience is you get a lot of warning before any real gastric damage occurs. Responding as you are to the pain you are experiencing will most likely prevent anything really serious from developing. One thing to consider in future is starting the omeprazole and antacid at the same time as you start the NSAID. Another approach is to use a topical NSAID like Voltaren or even the lidocaine patches. Even if the Voltaren does get into your system, the dosage needed for the surface of a small part of your body should be gentler on your stomach than a full on enteral dose.

Now for the disclaimer. My apologies if my advising a physician about this kind of thing seems presumptuous to you. It is just that I have had a lot of experience with GI maladies and with skirting the NSAID issues while suffering from a very sensitive stomach, esophagus and intestines. Just letting you know what has worked for me.

I hope you feel better soon.
I stopped the NSAIDS and on on omeprazole. Already feel mostly better.

Hey, what happened to the end of the world??
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Wish my camera had more zoom.

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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Wish my camera had more zoom.

Far away enough that you were not ascared?
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This is as close to BF as @Velo Vol likes to get, these days.
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