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rsbob 06-08-24 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23261240)
My easy loop today, 43 miles and only 4000' this week...normally it's a couple hundred feet higher on this loop.:foo: I focused on going faster on the flats and downhill on this ride for a more consistent power...ended up with an average of 16.8mph and a 200 watts. I also managed a somewhat early start, so only an average temp of 84.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...573abc0bc8.jpg

84 on the climbs - ooof! Hope there was a breeze.

Sierra_rider 06-08-24 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23263205)
84 on the climbs - ooof! Hope there was a breeze.

I'm mostly used to it, so not a huge deal...at/near triple digits are where I start to suffer. I can still handle those temps, I just have to adjust my power output down. Some of my best/more dominant race results have come on triple-digit race days. It's not like I don't feel it, it's just that I suffer a little bit less than most others.

Most of the climbing, on that route, is done on an 18 mile long segment, so the average speed is pretty fast on that climb(13+mph.) The ride I did yesterday was much worse...3 climbs, all an hour plus, all in the lower gears. The climb out of the desert was particularly brutal...9 miles long, 3200' gained, and the Garmin never registered a temp below 100 on the whole climb.



Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23263203)
32 miles, 1,880’ and 2 top 10s overall (one being a 3rd place podium). 80 something degrees and a bit humid - but not east coast humid.


Well done on the results...cool to see you grabbing some Strava cred against the youngins. :thumb:

diphthong 06-09-24 05:13 AM

coastal and overcast 20-spot.

WaveyGravey 06-09-24 10:29 AM

This morning did 30 mile early morning ride in the country.

macattack71 06-09-24 02:56 PM

25.8 miles. Should have left earlier in the day as it didn't rain farther north of me. Could have gotten in another 10 miles or so, still working back up the distances. Only ride #7 of the year, been taking 3 days off or so between rides, body is almost conditioned to it. Almost hit a possum, it walked slowly onto the road to eat something, missed it by a foot or so.

jaxgtr 06-09-24 09:17 PM

After a 8 day rest period, work induced I finally got some miles today. Brutal 101F temps and a dry hot wind made it a mandatory indoor ride after 6 hours of work. 41 miles and 1700 ft on Rouvy. Legs very much appreciated the layoff for the 8 days.

rsbob 06-09-24 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 23264049)
After a 8 day rest period, work induced I finally got some miles today. Brutal 101F temps and a dry hot wind made it a mandatory indoor ride after 6 hours of work. 41 miles and 1700 ft on Rouvy. Legs very much appreciated the layoff for the 8 days.

“work induced” has to be the worst. I would ride the trainer too with those kind of temps. Nice climbing 👍

jaxgtr 06-09-24 09:38 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23264052)
“work induced” has to be the worst. I would ride the trainer too with those kind of temps. Nice climbing 👍


Yea I avg 14 to 18 hrs a day for the last 14 days... today was only 6 because I said screw it, I need to decompress a bit. My plan this week, even if 18 hr day, is to still get in at least 10 to 15 miles, and keep the incline 5% or less. We are moving a process flow program over to a new server and there is so many manual segments that run outside the main program that we did not know about because they laid a bunch of people off, and this was part of their world. There are only 2 people left from that group and neither of them really used it and no one has any documentation on anything so we are having to reverse engineer. We discovered the 18 manual segments about a month ago and we have to be off the old server by the end of June. We are trying to run in tandem this week trying to find if we have plugged all the holes.

rsbob 06-09-24 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 23264066)
Yea I avg 14 to 18 hrs a day for the last 14 days... today was only 6 because I said screw it, I need to decompress a bit. My plan this week, even if 18 hr day, is to still get in at least 10 to 15 miles, and keep the incline 5% or less. We are moving a process flow program over to a new server and there is so many manual segments that run outside the main program that we did not know about because they laid a bunch of people off, and this was part of their world. There are only 2 people left from that group and neither of them really used it and no one has any documentation on anything so we are having to reverse engineer. We discovered the 18 manual segments about a month ago and we have to be off the old server by the end of June. We are trying to run in tandem this week trying to find if we have plugged all the holes.

What a perfect management, shoot them selves in the foot nightmare, you inherited. I have seen this happen several times and it falls on poor individuals like yourself have to clean up their mess. I would just love to see the developers and server managers give them the middle finger and walk away. Sorry it happened to you. I can’t tell you how much I despise that type of upper management. Can you tell that I’ve been victimized but upper management incompetence as well? Gawd how I hate them.

The Fortune 100 company I worked for actually blackmailed managers to be strike breakers (scabs) or be terminated. I severely injured my back and was unable to lift more than 30 lbs but was forced to be a scab. Unbelievable

BargainBiker 06-09-24 10:51 PM

So I finally managed to get 20 miles in. Unfortunately it is only my 4th ride of the year. I need to get some consistency going and get more saddle time than I have been. Between work and working on cars and the house i don't have as much time as I would like.

jaxgtr 06-10-24 05:20 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23264088)
What a perfect management, shoot them selves in the foot nightmare, you inherited. I have seen this happen several times and it falls on poor individuals like yourself have to clean up their mess. I would just love to see the developers and server managers give them the middle finger and walk away. Sorry it happened to you. I can’t tell you how much I despise that type of upper management. Can you tell that I’ve been victimized but upper management incompetence as well? Gawd how I hate them.

The Fortune 100 company I worked for actually blackmailed managers to be strike breakers (scabs) or be terminated. I severely injured my back and was unable to lift more than 30 lbs but was forced to be a scab. Unbelievable

Yea they cut our development team, but increased the project load. It seems to be all the rage this year.

Troul 06-10-24 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 23264195)
Yea they cut our development team, but increased the project load. It seems to be all the rage this year.

but that pizza party will make up for it all..... /s

Troul 06-10-24 11:05 AM

107 miles while enduring some annoying misty moiiistness.

Paul_P 06-10-24 12:42 PM

17 km, 55 minutes, third and longest ride in three days.
Considering I thought a running knee injuring a week and a half ago would prevent cycling for weeks if not longer, I'm in a very good mood.
Won't be running for a while, but I can live with that.

Jughed 06-10-24 06:05 PM

Rest/taper week - head to the Alps next week.

20 miles on my local MUP.

rsbob 06-10-24 08:18 PM

A wee bit of climbing
 
Most of the climbs were punchy climbs ranging from 7-14%. No long grades - but would sure enjoy one.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7304e85a9.jpeg

rsbob 06-10-24 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 23264466)
107 miles while enduring some annoying misty moiiistness.

That’s the spirit - another century in the bag! I wonder how many intersections you crossed to get it?

Sierra_rider 06-10-24 09:30 PM

29 miles and 4300' of climbing today. I took a day off the bike yesterday, but spent it riding one of my dirtbikes and cutting windfall timber out of the trails...so not the ideal rest day.

Today's loop was a variation of my local climbing loop I managed to grab a PR on the 6.25ish mile climb at 7.1%. I was already 2nd OA on it...and I'm still 2nd, the KOM is actually a legitimate climber, so that one's probably out of reach. However, the top 2 miles of the climb is its own segment...and is only a 5.5% grade, so more manageable for this beefcake...I grabbed the KOM on that segment, by a pretty handy margin.

I started out pretty slow on the longer segment, at one point had a 50 second deficit to my previous PR, but reversed it to demolish it by 2 minutes. I averaged 320 watts for about 45 minutes on the longer segment, this leaves me some room for improvement on this climb.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...21e09a793d.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...04e06330b2.jpg

Sierra_rider 06-10-24 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23264985)
Most of the climbs were punchy climbs ranging from 7-14%. No long grades - but would sure enjoy one.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7304e85a9.jpeg

Looks like a pretty healthy haul of some PRs.

diphthong 06-11-24 12:27 AM

21-spot. 4 pm start. mid-70's.

Troul 06-11-24 04:53 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23264987)
That’s the spirit - another century in the bag! I wonder how many intersections you crossed to get it?

no greenways were hurt in the miles making. Tubeless tires of 30 were used & for purposes kept unknown.

rsbob 06-11-24 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23265025)
Looks like a pretty healthy haul of some PRs.

looks more impressive than actuality. I have only ridden those roads twice, but will take the meager win. Now if I can get a KOM for age group or overall, then it will be something.

BUT, I did hit the climbs hard - no PRs on those - and my Garmin suggested taking a whopping 50 hours off. No way, Jose.

WaveyGravey 06-11-24 04:36 PM

Today I rode 26 miles.

rsbob 06-11-24 08:33 PM

13 flat lazy miles with the better half. Garmin still is disapproving and says I need a day or two off. Damn computers.

Sierra_rider 06-11-24 08:40 PM

55 miles, 7200' today, average speed 14.4mph, and average power of 207 watts...in the form of an out-n-back route on 2 very difficult climbs at high elevation...first time doing this pass in a few years, PR's across the board and even some fairly competitive times on a few segments. The first climb is the harder one, 9 miles at a 7% average grade, the 2nd climb is 9.5 miles at 5.5%. The average grade doesn't tell the whole story of either climb...the first one is the more steady of the 2, but both have a profile of an elevated saw blade. Plenty of times that I was looking down at my Garmin's elevation profile and seeing 10-15% grades.

I ended up getting rained on the final descent...amazingly enough, I set a PR on the downhill, in the rain and despite stopping for a mudslide that had occurred sometime in the gap of me going past it. If it wasn't for stopping, I may have been able to snag a top 10 Strava time on it. If I was on my rim brake bike, there was definitely 1 turn that I would've overshot...but I didn't really feel like I was taking too many risks on the descent. I was just freezing cold and not wasting any time getting off the mountain.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c06d3d8f3a.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37abdfaf4a.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3dcd477a61.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9a60e5a287.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...120e011d1f.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...38ac80a662.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4ee7384d15.jpg

diphthong 06-11-24 09:30 PM

47-spot in the out of town, coastal/semi-coastal, overcast. pch is still a thrill ride southbound to and through laguna beach during summer or on the weekends. some things don't change.

https://www.strava.com/activities/11630834085

Sierra_rider 06-11-24 10:01 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23265324)
looks more impressive than actuality. I have only ridden those roads twice, but will take the meager win. Now if I can get a KOM for age group or overall, then it will be something.

BUT, I did hit the climbs hard - no PRs on those - and my Garmin suggested taking a whopping 50 hours off. No way, Jose.

I don't put a lot of faith in the Garmin info...basically I track my heart rate variability and resting HR overnight on the connect app, but that's it. This is what mine said this morning, before I rode 2 HC climbs...if I trained to what the Garmin Connect app says, I'd be rolling around in zone 1 all the time and take 2 days off for every 1 day ridden. It even contradicts itself on some stuff..."poor training readiness" yet "optimal acute load.":foo:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a99ce845c.png

Jughed 06-12-24 04:02 AM

32 miles on the MUP with some friends.

Just a fun free ride - some slow bits, some fast bits, some messing around on the short steep climbs up the levee. No power meter, out on my old steel Lemond - just a fun free ride.

Just before the end of the trail we were passed by the local bike club paceline (it was the B+ group) going the other direction. My buddy challenged me to catch them so we could suck the draft back to our parking lot...

That lit my afterburners a bit - they had about 3/4 mile lead... I cranked it up to 24-25 mph and bridged the gap, dropped my buddy - then I figured I would just keep on going and dropped the paceline...

Finally - for the first time this year, I can actually feel the positive effects of my winter/spring training blocks.

Oh, and that old Lemond - it's a proper fast bike.

XxHaimBondxX 06-12-24 09:04 AM

Hauled my old beater to out of town business trip and put in a few miles before day started.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d5a4bf1c0c.jpg

HectorStorm 06-12-24 09:06 AM

Went to Bolsover and back, another ride with some steep climbs. This was a re-run of last Sunday, when I did the exact ride but totally bonked out on it, with an appallingly low average speed. I made the mistake of doing squats the day before, and my legs weren't recovered enough.
Today was much better given I ride a big heavy hybrid.

Distance: 20.63 miles
Moving Time: 1hr 31min 46 sec
Avg Speed: 13.5mph (better than the HORRIFIC number three days ago).
Max speed: 39.6mph


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