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12-03-21, 06:55 PM
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Posted By TMonk

That was a highly, highly enjoyable ride home. ...

That was a highly, highly enjoyable ride home. Just 30 min at a high z2 AP by feel, incl. a lot of coasting down towards mission valley.

It's chilly out but not cold, and my legs were loose, and...
12-03-21, 12:35 PM
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Posted By TMonk

50 min on the trainer this morning with a 20'...

50 min on the trainer this morning with a 20' then 15' at z3 in position (TT bike), then I hopped on the road bike and took the scenic route in. After I get home it will be about 2.5 hrs or so for...
12-01-21, 12:51 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Also dude this ride suuuuuucked. About 46 F at my...

Also dude this ride suuuuuucked. About 46 F at my parents house, a bit warmer towards the coast, but I quickly encountered a thick marine layer that followed me around for about 2.5 hrs of the ride....
12-01-21, 12:49 PM
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Posted By TMonk

which is interesting too, since they are...

which is interesting too, since they are purportedly one of the most accurate (on average)
12-01-21, 12:11 PM
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Posted By TMonk

yeah, I found it weird that the Assiomas read...

yeah, I found it weird that the Assiomas read lower too. Really it doesn't matter of course as a training tool, as long as it remains consistent.

I have yet to compare the Assiomas to my Saris...
12-01-21, 07:37 AM
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Posted By TMonk

FTP test yesterday, Fiesta Island. A whopping...

FTP test yesterday, Fiesta Island. A whopping 30w off my PB, but I had an injury extend my off-season by a bit, and this is my first time testing on my new meter (Favero Duo). When I rode with it...
11-29-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

Ya, you gotta be careful w those opiates. I've...

Ya, you gotta be careful w those opiates. I've used cyclobenzaprine before for back problems and I thought it helped. Hope you get well soon CDR.

Bummer about the trip Enthalpic. My wife and...
11-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 63,263
Posted By TMonk

The Fairdale and Nagasawa are liiiiiit. Would...

The Fairdale and Nagasawa are liiiiiit. Would ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By TMonk

Also - take another photo of your foot at the...

Also - take another photo of your foot at the bottom of the pedal stroke. A heel or a toe that's dropped could be a sign of a saddle that is too low or too high, respectively. I mean not always, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By TMonk

bonsai171 if you want us to assess the aero fit,...

bonsai171 if you want us to assess the aero fit, you should post photos of your actual riding position, not one where you are looking at the ground. If you tilt your head up to look up the road a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By TMonk

Well having the saddle more forward is going to...

Well having the saddle more forward is going to mess with your normal road position a bit, so there is some challenge there. Maybe a zero offset post and a saddle with a long nose would be the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By TMonk

+1 for strength and flexibility. But the...

+1 for strength and flexibility. But the position matters a lot. Do you want the aero bars/position as an all the time thing, or only for certain events? If the latter, I recommend a forward...
11-20-21, 12:57 PM
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Posted By TMonk

4 hrs into my 5 hr hamster wheel session... I'm...

4 hrs into my 5 hr hamster wheel session... I'm back. 2.5-3h tomorrow, maybe ill go outside for once. Next week I will go light on the bike, but up strength work and sleep. The following week, I'm...
11-17-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By TMonk

Also, start a new group! I'm also not a fan of...

Also, start a new group! I'm also not a fan of running lights etc, doesn't earn us any more respect from motorists. Surely there are others in the group that are like-minded. The challenge will be...
11-17-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By TMonk

dont do group rides if what you want is a...

dont do group rides if what you want is a controlled workout. they offer other advantages that are skills based and/or social, but you should be riding by yourself if you want to prioritize your...
11-15-21, 07:22 PM
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Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

Yeah same, especially lately since we're not...

Yeah same, especially lately since we're not fully "around the corner" from pandemic related closures and event cancellations. Hopefully I can find some reasons to put it on as things start to open...
11-15-21, 01:37 PM
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Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

My wife and I went suit shopping yesterday at...

My wife and I went suit shopping yesterday at Nordstrom. I've never owned one (don't laugh) and I thought our company party coming up would be a good excuse to. I mean I have dress shirts and...
11-13-21, 03:15 PM
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Posted By TMonk

4.5 hrs on the hamster wheel this morning, solid...

4.5 hrs on the hamster wheel this morning, solid z2. Started with the "Audax" for 100 km, then just stayed on course for another couple hours (Watopia's Waistband). Felt good.

Tomorrow, another...
11-11-21, 03:08 PM
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Posted By TMonk

90 min of trainer time this morning, splitting my...

90 min of trainer time this morning, splitting my screen between a Zwift session and an educational webinar for work (toxic metals on ICP-MS). That webinar was in excess of 8 for the day and 40 for...
11-11-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By TMonk

Deleted a bunch of argumentative posts that...

Deleted a bunch of argumentative posts that weren't really contributing to the conversation, which might be over, IDK. But we'll see.

Let's try to be nice
11-10-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,194
Posted By TMonk

looking lean and mean Hermes!

looking lean and mean Hermes!
11-06-21, 10:33 PM
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Views: 63,263
Posted By TMonk

liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. let's mob.

liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. let's mob.
11-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 278,795
Posted By TMonk

This chick rocks my socks off ...

This chick rocks my socks off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytl38FQ_2S0
10-31-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

RE: pilot stuff... yeah I'm a bit confused as to...

RE: pilot stuff... yeah I'm a bit confused as to how a geologist is on the shortlist to become an astronaut. I mean all that analysis can be done post-trip and it seems like an engineer or doctor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,205
Posted By TMonk

I have a bell on my daily driver bike (TCR). I...

I have a bell on my daily driver bike (TCR). I use it a lot.
10-27-21, 08:28 AM
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Posted By TMonk

EZ week randomness. I did 30 min on the trainer,...

EZ week randomness. I did 30 min on the trainer, most of which on the TT bike in position. Swapped it out for a road bike and now I'm going to tune into a 1 hour webinar from a major scientific...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,689
Posted By TMonk

Does your college have an intercollegiate cycling...

Does your college have an intercollegiate cycling team? If so, I recommend joining it!

I hurt myself constantly from running too much in college, and picked up a road bike and started racing...
10-26-21, 10:55 PM
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Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

Haha never leave us Doge! Glad to hear puppy...

Haha never leave us Doge! Glad to hear puppy doge is still doing endurance sports as time permits.
10-26-21, 05:58 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I will second both of those comments. The 33 has...

I will second both of those comments. The 33 has been a pretty high S/N ratio subforum. Relatively speaking, of course. It's a ****show in other parts of bf.net. The quality of this subforum is...
10-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16,681
Views: 1,072,379
Posted By TMonk

Just capped off a week with nearly 700 TSS,...

Just capped off a week with nearly 700 TSS, including some longer rides Saturday and Sunday. My knee pain has been non-existent or at least manageable for about 1 month now, which is great. Even...
Forum: Foo
10-25-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,780
Posted By TMonk

Let's let the "locker room" butt-grab...

Let's let the "locker room" butt-grab conversation circle towards the drain please; it makes some users uncomfortable, especially having been on the receiving end when it didn't go over so well. ...
10-23-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By TMonk

gotcha, makes sense

gotcha, makes sense
10-22-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By TMonk

Good question, and I can't answer that. I had...

Good question, and I can't answer that. I had assumed that a larger stem clamp diameter meant more bar stiffness, but maybe that's not the case?
10-22-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By TMonk

What's the diameter of your stem clamp? A modern...

What's the diameter of your stem clamp? A modern 31.8 mm alloy bar is going to be a lot stiffer than an old school one.
10-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,979
Posted By TMonk

Why did your teammate sit up? Also, I can't...

Why did your teammate sit up? Also, I can't imagine executing a sprint with that sort of precision in Zwift, let alone racing as a team! The speed benefit of the "blob" in Zwift is huge compared to...
10-18-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By TMonk

If its gonna stay below 60F ill use a LS jersey. ...

If its gonna stay below 60F ill use a LS jersey. If things are that bad/wet - I'd probably just stick to Zwift.
10-14-21, 06:59 PM
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Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

Thanks FB, we do.

Thanks FB, we do.
10-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On...

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On the MTB front, I'll be most likely heading to the "Mount Laguna Trail Fest" an annual SDMBA event. They book out two of the large group campsites and...
Forum: Introductions
10-10-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums! I do not know about...

Welcome to bikeforums! I do not know about cycling in Monterey, but I wish you luck!
10-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16,681
Views: 1,072,379
Posted By TMonk

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the...

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the AM and then a jog at lunch. Today, 1.75 hrs AM with 35' in position as 1x20 (Z3) then 1x15 (Z4) on the TT bike, 30 min commute home later. Tomorrow...
10-06-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24,570
Views: 2,284,043
Posted By TMonk

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you...

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you weren't hit.
10-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16,681
Views: 1,072,379
Posted By TMonk

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test...

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test the knee with an extended moderate effort of ~4.0 w/kg. It was a bit harder than I expected, like not FTP test hard, but still. HRM not working so I had...
10-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16,681
Views: 1,072,379
Posted By TMonk

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm...

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm able to put in a decent ride pain free now. It's such relief to be able to keep my CTL from plummeting off a cliff since I developed the problem on 8/29....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By TMonk

^ I almost purchased one of those for my daily...

^
I almost purchased one of those for my daily driver training bike. Instead I bought a gently used 2013 TCR Advanced ISP frameset which is the finest bike I've ever owned. Still on it. I also have...
09-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,396
Posted By TMonk

same, that was a nice/heart warming read

same, that was a nice/heart warming read
09-27-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By TMonk

Actually, it's you that are holding your own...

Actually, it's you that are holding your own against faster riders, not the bike! Over diverse terrain and wind conditions, the flexibility of a geared freehub/freewheel bike is generally faster. ...
09-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,943
Posted By TMonk

I havent seen a ton of this in the wild yet. ...

I havent seen a ton of this in the wild yet. MTB, for sure, but gravel not as much. For example there are many (MTB) races with SS only categories, that often carry a lot of prestige and/or cash...
09-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16,681
Views: 1,072,379
Posted By TMonk

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some...

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some progress and optimism! I was able to ride for 3 hrs on Saturday with some solid climbing.

Spent the weekend with a buddy (his bday) up in Big Bear to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,818
Posted By TMonk

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic. Without...

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic.

Without having read through the whole thread, I think the returns on hydro discs are greater if you have access to more mountains and/or wet weather more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,818
Posted By TMonk

I'm still on 11s, mechnical, clincher/tubular and...

I'm still on 11s, mechnical, clincher/tubular and rim brake on my two road bikes and TT bike. I feel my returns would be quite diminishing for my investment in any newer technology, at least for the...
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