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06-29-22, 08:05 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I'm always envious of people that can ride and...

I'm always envious of people that can ride and work at the same time. This happens to me on rare occasion, today is one of those days. 90 minutes z1/2 on the trainer, fairly mindless.

Dealing w...
06-26-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,658
Posted By TMonk

Sorry Hermes! We would have passed sooner if we...

Sorry Hermes! We would have passed sooner if we could ;). Our ride as the only team in the Men's Elite was rather sloppy. Two on our team (including me) were uncomfortable taking the four 90 degree...
06-26-22, 07:24 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Mostly EZ hour on the MTB today, just getting...

Mostly EZ hour on the MTB today, just getting some more sun. Nice out. Yesterday, I rode from my parents house to do my old club's ride out of Escondido (Ranchos cycling). It was a glorious route...
06-22-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By TMonk

Max effort wattage and repeatable interval...

Max effort wattage and repeatable interval wattage are not the same thing. A true max effort (even down to 1 minute) could (should???) put a big dent in your anaerobic work capacity and "red zone"...
06-15-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

I resemble that comment lol. just wanted the FF...

I resemble that comment lol. just wanted the FF reverse KOM! Always switch to the TT bike (virtual) but not the real bike before the segment haha. Just having fun

When I do ride the TT bike on...
06-15-22, 09:45 AM
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Posted By TMonk

No Zwift??? Blasphemy! I rode 90 min of low...

No Zwift??? Blasphemy!

I rode 90 min of low z2 on Zwift today, nice and easy day. Good social group. Tomorrow, another 60 min on Z in the AM and then the "Quick N Dirty" local MTB race series in...
06-15-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

I'll do intervals down to 3 min formally but not...

I'll do intervals down to 3 min formally but not much less than that. Too intense lol. I save that for racing and race-like rides. I do smash Zwift kOM from time to time which is usually a hair...
06-14-22, 10:09 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Good Q. You gotta figure though with an effort...

Good Q. You gotta figure though with an effort that long, the rider had to have figured out that the displayed w/kg was in no way real or possible. Similar to your situation. So maybe the...
06-14-22, 09:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

also im calling foul on that 7 minute FF reverse....

also im calling foul on that 7 minute FF reverse. My 9:39 was full aero at 4.6 w/kg
06-14-22, 09:26 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Did an interval free-ride in Watopia today,...

Did an interval free-ride in Watopia today, grabbed 2nd Epic KOM, then 1st on FF reverse, Zwift KOM and Titan's reverse. Sweet.
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06-13-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,658
Posted By TMonk

Oh thanks haha. I heard lots of "go David!"'s...

Oh thanks haha. I heard lots of "go David!"'s but that's somewhat to be expected given that its local and a lot of the community knows me.

My race was the 35+/40+ combined, and it was a bit of a...
06-13-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,658
Posted By TMonk

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think...

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think there is more talent and power than 35+.
06-08-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6,983
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Posted By TMonk

I have the Hunt "Race XC Wide" on my MTB and they...

I have the Hunt "Race XC Wide" on my MTB and they have been great. I've only had them for about a year, but no issues so far, very easy to setup tubeless. 24 mm internal.
06-07-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

FF I have once or twice, but its been a while. ...

FF I have once or twice, but its been a while. From what I remember, Rosena is a good comparison. Maybe slightly less windy. It's big ring all the way so I'd take the aero bike.
06-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah I do not envy those racing the ITT this...

Yeah I do not envy those racing the ITT this weekend. I'm not going simply because its too much logistical hassle right now with our schedule at home. I am planning on the TTT next weekend. ...
06-07-22, 08:48 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Hopefully you continue to feel better! I will be...

Hopefully you continue to feel better! I will be racing the 35/40 combined, aiming for a good place in the 35 field between me and my teammate Kevin, who is super strong. Hopefully we can do...
06-01-22, 06:22 AM
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Posted By TMonk

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night...

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night at the San Diego Velodrome! I think we rode the 50 laps in 19:30 ish. Previous record was around 20 minutes flat and had held since 2016. I was...
06-01-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6,983
Views: 498,104
Posted By TMonk

Geez, get well soon everybody and good luck. It...

Geez, get well soon everybody and good luck. It does seem to be making the round right now. Half of my team was out last week with it or due to being a CC.
05-28-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

3 hrs total, an hour and change on Zwift with...

3 hrs total, an hour and change on Zwift with ~25' SST, then the "Chili's" group ride. A couple kinda good guys but no other hitters on the ride so I spent a large chunk of the ride attacking OTF...
05-25-22, 09:38 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Pulled the plug on VO2 interval 3 (of 5) this...

Pulled the plug on VO2 interval 3 (of 5) this morning. Legs felt a bit heavy starting from stops on the way down to the island, and didn't come around.

Looking back, I had threshold/VO2 +...
05-25-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By TMonk

Do you have the same position and same...

Do you have the same position and same tires/tubes on each bike? That could be much more impactful
05-24-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

First Zwift ride in our new garage. 1.75 hrs...

First Zwift ride in our new garage. 1.75 hrs total, cruising w B pace bot to warmup for 30 min, then a 35 km Innsnrucking race. Got detached on leg snapper climb 2 of 4. Finished 11th/71 overall...
05-24-22, 09:23 AM
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Posted By TMonk

GL BTS, let us know how it went

GL BTS, let us know how it went
05-19-22, 09:55 PM
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Views: 498,104
Posted By TMonk

yikes. that's a lot of time in zone too. how'd...

yikes. that's a lot of time in zone too. how'd it go caloso?

double ride day for me. 1 hr MTB in the AM. After work, I rode home (~10 mi) then hopped on Zwift for about 70 minutes. I rode a...
05-18-22, 02:42 PM
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Posted By TMonk

After racing my ass off in the heat twice on...

After racing my ass off in the heat twice on Saturday and the early morning TT Sunday, I felt like total crap so I decided to skip track last night. Technically this is week 1 of a new block.
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05-18-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,983
Views: 498,104
Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep and furiousferret I think they made...

burnthesheep and furiousferret I think they made the new 12 speed AXS blip boxes backwards compatible w 11 speed with a recent firmware update. That was the big pinch point. A buddy one mine also...
05-18-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

Same, but with my 1. Would be really kewl to...

Same, but with my 1. Would be really kewl to have that on my license. I tried like hell to get a break going in the 2/3 and M35/45+ races this weekend at Barrio, but nothing materialized. I did...
05-11-22, 09:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Rest week vibes, not much besides commuting....

Rest week vibes, not much besides commuting. Today, 30' in position on the TT bike indoors, then I took the short route in (30'). Evening ride home was pleasant.

This weekend, it's my club's race,...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By TMonk

double post, closing

double post, closing
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,738
Posted By TMonk

^ we drank another Groundwork last night with...

^
we drank another Groundwork last night with dinner.

Of note recently, an aptly named "black slate" Priorat (hello minerals), and a great DOCG Chianti Reserva that they stock at our local Vons...
05-09-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6,983
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Posted By TMonk

its been slower than usual for the last couple of...

its been slower than usual for the last couple of years, but we still have some regular activity going
05-07-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17,036
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Posted By TMonk

Intended to go for ~6 hrs long, but I ran into...

Intended to go for ~6 hrs long, but I ran into some buddies on their way up to the SDBC ride and thought I might try to sit in for a while. Yeah, right, totally smashed it. So I cut it an hour...
05-05-22, 02:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Double-up day, moderate interval workout this...

Double-up day, moderate interval workout this morning with 1x5' @ 110%, 1x20' at 98%, 1x3' at 120%, plus commuting. Going to the track tonite to do a madison workout, which is a great over/under...
05-03-22, 10:35 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Why did you ride the front so much? Team orders?...

Why did you ride the front so much? Team orders? Might I suggest falling back, sprinting from 5-6 wheels back, settling into a VO2 max interval and then riding SST? If you don't have a gap 1...
Forum: Foo
05-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,738
Posted By TMonk

The Vacqueyras reds in southern Rhone also have a...

The Vacqueyras reds in southern Rhone also have a high grenache fraction, but tend to be big and savory vs overtly sweet, in our limited experience. We've only had a couple, but I'm always surprised...
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,738
Posted By TMonk

Good stuff! Always happy to see some K coming...

Good stuff! Always happy to see some K coming through.

Last night, 2017 Fallbrook Winery "Red Wine Blend". Always enjoy supporting local products. Not sure what's in it, but I'm guessing some...
04-27-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,129
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off so I could go long - 6 hrs. ...

Took the day off so I could go long - 6 hrs. Ended up dealing with some RD problems for a bit and feeling groggy, so I opted for 4 on Zwift, stringing together some B rides for a ~3 w/kg pace. ...
04-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,658
Posted By TMonk

congrats on your first omnium/stage race hbc07! ...

congrats on your first omnium/stage race hbc07! Great report.
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,983
Views: 498,104
Posted By TMonk

Also - to any wine nerds around here - we have a...

Also - to any wine nerds around here - we have a thread going on in Foo. come join us!

https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1247710-wine-thread-what-s-your-glass-4.html
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,983
Views: 498,104
Posted By TMonk

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is...

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is not something I'm willing to compromise on and the single family home thing is more than we want to spend right now in central San Diego, so it's a...
Forum: Foo
04-22-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,738
Posted By TMonk

Baby's first Brunello last week - Bunello Molino...

Baby's first Brunello last week - Bunello Molino del Piano 2015. Sangiovese may be creeping up towards my favorite wine grape even more now (versus Syrah). So much diversity in it's wine.

This...
Forum: Foo
04-22-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,738
Posted By TMonk

^ enjoyed a great Willamette Pinot yesterday,...

^
enjoyed a great Willamette Pinot yesterday, "Four Graces". A hair over $20 and great QPR. Very floral with typical rich red fruit. Full for a Pinot.

...
04-22-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,129
Posted By TMonk

2.5 hrs on the Zwift this morning. 2x20' z3 on...

2.5 hrs on the Zwift this morning. 2x20' z3 on the TT bike in position, then more on the road bike with a 20' min Zwift race, got 4th (Crit City A).

This afternoon - headed up to Mt Laguna for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,648
Posted By TMonk

to the OP: Bad Two combos (forget which...

to the OP: Bad

Two combos (forget which tire/rim) that didn't seat even with sealant and a CO2 shot. I did have one combo work a while back but it was too hard to install so I had the shop do it....
04-18-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,129
Posted By TMonk

oh gotcha hah

oh gotcha hah
04-18-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,129
Posted By TMonk

I don't get this. I took M and T off last week...

I don't get this. I took M and T off last week since I thought it was a good idea. Granted it was an easy week, but still.

Personally, I don't think a few CTL points in either direction is a...
04-18-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,129
Posted By TMonk

Slayed it on my VO2s this morning. I knew from...

Slayed it on my VO2s this morning. I knew from the first one that I had the legs for it, TSB highly positive too as I'm coming off a rest week. Thing is, I had a few to drink and less sleep than...
04-15-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,129
Posted By TMonk

Hermes yes! Signed up for M35+. The elite field...

Hermes yes! Signed up for M35+. The elite field (P1-3) is gonna be freakin' stacked... we have my TTT team captain (Kevin Festini, 40k ITT record holder), a pro (Sam Boardman), and Alex Gustin, 14th...
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,738
Posted By TMonk

Well, the Rhone valley has been my preferred...

Well, the Rhone valley has been my preferred french region. Love me some Syrah and Grenache. But I have been trying to drink (and learn) more Italian wine and my wine guy has been helping facilitate...
04-11-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 66,447
Posted By TMonk

nslckevin the circuit that goes up to McLaughlin...

nslckevin the circuit that goes up to McLaughlin and back? Killer race, did it a couple times in collegiate (WCCC) between 2006 and 2009.
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