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LAJ 01-29-22 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22391184)
Not on the bike, but we do that with our trainer after doing the big lifts. Either 30/30 or a tabata of some sort

I've been lifting immediately after the bike these past few weeks. I'm only at twice a week, so it makes it a long workout. It seems to be working well.

MoAlpha 01-29-22 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22391323)
We got enough snow to ruin weekend riding.

I am heading to the dungeon for fake miles with friends.

There will be no tabata, no erg, no intervals of any type. That would be too much torture.

I am going to hang with a Z2-ish 100k group ride for as long as I can bear it. :cry:

rjones28 01-29-22 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391312)
No commitment to possible customers.

We have a 54cm Tarmac on closeout. If you drive up and buy it, lunch is on me.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...294c6f1009.png

LAJ 01-29-22 08:37 AM

3:30

3x10' LT

rest 5' between

10' easy then 3x10' of 20" Seated Force Sprint/1'40" recovery. 5' easy between .

for the force sprints, choose a gear that allows about 75-80rpm in 20".

finish remainder of time easy endurance on feel@40rpm. alt 10'-20' standing/10' drops/10' tops.

LAJ 01-29-22 08:52 AM

Silly game.

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big john 01-29-22 08:54 AM

It's windy but not shaking the house like last Saturday. Some friends are out of town or not riding, some are doing a century and I'm not up for that. Club #1 has a 62 mile option that could be interesting, depending on who shows up. They have a place on the web page to click if you're coming on the ride but almost nobody uses it.
They have 6 rides posted and only 4 maybes on the 62 and 2 maybes on the 49. There are 6 on the century. Hard to tell who is really showing up.

The other club has a 45 mile thing which will be a lot more windy. On their page most of the attendees will use the "going" button. 2 guys I know will be there.

DougRNS 01-29-22 09:01 AM

Time to stop procrastinating and start working. Boo!

DougRNS 01-29-22 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22391336)
We have a 54cm Tarmac on closeout. If you drive up and buy it, lunch is on me.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...294c6f1009.png

love the color. My bike is that color. I wish I could ride it. Every day I see the bike in the garage and it makes me sad. I hate looking at it. Hopefully the latest witch doctor appointments will finally get me relief.

At work, I see the silver Comet trail out my window every day too. It's sucks.

Sorry for being a big cry baby.

rjones28 01-29-22 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22391380)
love the color. My bike is that color. I wish I could ride it. Every day I see the bike in the garage and it makes me sad. I hate looking at it. Hopefully the latest witch doctor appointments will finally get me relief.

At work, I see the silver Comet trail out my window every day too. It's sucks.

Sorry for being a big cry baby.

Fingers crossed.

big john 01-29-22 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22391380)
love the color. My bike is that color. I wish I could ride it. Every day I see the bike in the garage and it makes me sad. I hate looking at it. Hopefully the latest witch doctor appointments will finally get me relief.

At work, I see the silver Comet trail out my window every day too. It's sucks.

Sorry for being a big cry baby.

I understand this. When I injured my shoulder I looked at the bike every day because it was sitting in my 2 room house. Outside was my motorcycle, couldn't ride it either. My dumb ass gained 35 pounds in 6 months.

Velo Vol 01-29-22 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22391371)
Time to stop procrastinating and start working. Boo!

On what?

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22391336)
We have a 54cm Tarmac on closeout.

Last week you told me 54 is too big.

Velo Vol 01-29-22 09:28 AM

MOTD

29 January 22


rjones28 01-29-22 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391397)
On what?
Last week you told me 54 is too big.

IIRC, I told you 54cm was too small. Aren't you like 5'10"?

There's a 56cm Crux on closeout too. You could take up cyclocross.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c4367b25f2.png

indyfabz 01-29-22 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22391313)
Not too bad

6Ē so far. Itís going to stop in a couple of hours at most.

indyfabz 01-29-22 09:47 AM

Ultimate fake miles.

https://road.cc/content/news/mcdonal...WjNo8ldiWgJYqQ

BillyD 01-29-22 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391309)

Builds character.

BillyD 01-29-22 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22391328)
I've been lifting immediately after the bike these past few weeks. I'm only at twice a week, so it makes it a long workout. It seems to be working well.

I've been doing some dumbbell work since the beginning of January, waiting for the gyms to be safe (for me) again so I can get on the machines. I plan to put a hurtin' on a couple of rowing machines. :notamused:

BillyD 01-29-22 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22391336)
We have a 54cm Tarmac on closeout. If you drive up and buy it, lunch is on me.

But wait, that would mean he would have to leave Knoxville.

BillyD 01-29-22 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22391417)
6Ē so far. Itís going to stop in a couple of hours at most.

You got no wind. Mine is drifted.

LAJ 01-29-22 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22391429)
I've been doing some dumbbell work since the beginning of January, waiting for the gyms to be safe (for me) again so I can get on the machines. I plan to put a hurtin' on a couple of rowing machines. :notamused:

There you go. Dumbbells are great for so many things. Even those horrible lunges.

phrantic09 01-29-22 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22391328)
I've been lifting immediately after the bike these past few weeks. I'm only at twice a week, so it makes it a long workout. It seems to be working well.

We go Tuesday at 5PM and Wednesday at 8AM- usually ride In the morning and take it easy on Wednesday. 2 days a week is enough for me


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391329)
I am going to hang with a Z2-ish 100k group ride for as long as I can bear it. :cry:

I can only stand about 90 minutes. Supposed to do 2 hours of SS work today but donít know if Iíll have time. Tomorrow looks good enough to go outside in the afternoon though.

question for the mechanic savvyÖ my new shimano chain is 2 links shorter than whatís on the bike now, am I screwed?

WhyFi 01-29-22 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22391486)
question for the mechanic savvy… my new shimano chain is 2 links shorter than what’s on the bike now, am I screwed?

That depends on whether or not the current chain is the shortest length for your drivetrain. I'd take the current chain off and loop the new chain around the big-big combo (NOT going through the RD) and see if you have enough for the B-B +2 links. See this method at 4:05 -


phrantic09 01-29-22 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22391504)
That depends on whether or not the current chain is the shortest length for your drivetrain. I'd take the current chain off and loop the new chain around the big-big combo (NOT going through the RD) and see if you have enough for the B-B +2 links. See this method at 4:05 -

ttps://youtu.be/O0YibMDWBAw?t=245

Seems simple enough, I canít imagine that full chain length wouldnít fit, but I guess Iíll find out tomorrow.

phrantic09 01-29-22 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22391436)
You got no wind. Mine is drifted.

We barely have a dusting up here.

WhyFi 01-29-22 11:16 AM

Uf da, this build from my LBS -





https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a60814a1b.jpg

genejockey 01-29-22 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391325)
Youíre not supposed to like it!

Then it's definitely working properly.

DougRNS 01-29-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391400)

I have a couple of civil engineering friends in Pittsburgh who used to do bridge inspections. I should get their comments on the situation.

DougRNS 01-29-22 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22391514)
We barely have a dusting up here.

same

datlas 01-29-22 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391329)
I am going to hang with a Z2-ish 100k group ride for as long as I can bear it. :cry:

How was it? I ended up averaging about 70% of FTP for 2 hours, so thatís Z2 but there was plenty of harder efforts involved. I still got dropped by my friends. It used to bug me that I would not be able to stay with riders who I have no trouble staying with or even dropping IRL, but I now look at Zwift as a video game to keep my fitness up and am not a serious Zwifter. It makes it much more tolerable.

genejockey 01-29-22 11:48 AM

I'm waiting for my LBS to tell me the new BB he ordered for me came in. Who'd have thought a cartridge bottom bracket made at least 26 years ago might be a touch 'gravelly' after all these years? Still works, just not the glassy smoothness you want from a BB. I decided NOT to go the whole Phil Wood route, not being made of money and all.

I ended up sleeping 9 hours after last night's Zwifting. 2 hrs at an average of low Z3, I guess that's a lot! Because I was plumb tuckered out. I think I'm paying a hefty penalty on climbs, even in Zwift, for being 200 lbs. It's way better than 220 or 230! I'm curious about 190 or even 180 lbs, but it seems like a heavy lift to get that light.

I've dialed back the number of rides/week this month, though I think the length and intensity of the rides I am doing may be higher. I think what I'm gonna do is just do TdZ for inside rides Tuesday and Friday, and long ride Sunday, for the next week or so, and then start something a bit more structured. I'm trying to find some kind of guidance on training for free. Maybe Systm's free trial? I'm curious about their 4dp test, find out what my weaknesses are - "You're old, fat, and lazy!".


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