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01-01-23, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Happy New Year. Looking forward to a great year...

Happy New Year. Looking forward to a great year of training and racing.
12-15-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,740
Posted By TMonk

I've been practicing more Xmas tunes than usual...

I've been practicing more Xmas tunes than usual with my jazz group. Our drummer was busy last night, but I polished things up with my guitar player for a holiday party that we will perform at this...
12-05-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By TMonk

Opener efforts today on Z, I make a 2 hr ride out...

Opener efforts today on Z, I make a 2 hr ride out of it with SST up Epic KOM (~24 min), threshold+ across Fuego Flats Reverse (~9.5 min), and a leg burner up Zwift KOM (~2 min). Felt like garbage...
11-28-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was my strongest endurance pace ride in...

Yesterday was my strongest endurance pace ride in a few years, three hours with an IF of .75. Okay, it was my first ride since before Thanksgiving, but it was still good. :) I felt strong...
11-23-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By revchuck

Well, I made it through the 20-minute test,...

Well, I made it through the 20-minute test, albeit not perfectly. The first five minutes went okay, then my breathing got hard and ragged. I psyched myself into stopping the effort at ten minutes,...
11-01-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By mollusk

I used to race but have not ridden much for the...

I used to race but have not ridden much for the last few years. Even after I quite racing at 60 I rode with a good friend that was a former domestic pro for years until he died from brain cancer....
10-14-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By caloso

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel...

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel and other life. But I’m going to try something new this fall. I’m doing a modified triathlon plan because I discovered there’s an off road tri in...
08-30-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By procrit

I did! Tons of rainbow trout and silver salmon,...

I did! Tons of rainbow trout and silver salmon, a few grayling, and some pink and chum salmon as well. One of the creeks we fished was loaded with spawning sockeyes and there were tons of grizzlies...
08-24-22, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Doge

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part...

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part of the largest pilot training group in the USA for the next 4 years.
He still rides....
07-03-22, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

New baby is here. In the NICU because she keeps...

New baby is here. In the NICU because she keeps not breathing and turning blue, but they don't seem super concerned and she's improving and doing it less frequently. She's hanging out with us at...
06-27-22, 10:49 AM
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Posted By caloso

Went up to the lake and got in a couple of nice...

Went up to the lake and got in a couple of nice long MTB rides. I need to do this more often, just ride and stop focusing on my garmin and instead focus on not crashing into a tree.
06-09-22, 08:46 AM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Talk to your doctor about when to get it. If...

Talk to your doctor about when to get it. If you've just had covid and you get it too soon, I'm pretty sure the immune reaction might yeet you. Besides, you likely have immunity for some time since...
05-24-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9,313
Views: 3,796,681
Posted By furiousferret

Solo on a break, that didn't work: ...

Solo on a break, that didn't work:

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1 lap later, I...
05-24-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,313
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Posted By burnthesheep

2021 regional TT, after 40k at the finish line. ...

2021 regional TT, after 40k at the finish line. Likely looking up road for the sight of relief of the finish line crossing. Credit, Jamie Loafman, wife of a teammate.

Waiting for the photos...
05-21-22, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

​​​​​​ For point 4, this is true of basically...

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For point 4, this is true of basically all professional athletes, and doubly true of individual sports, and triple true of sports where you have to enjoy suffering in order to be good.

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05-09-22, 09:55 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

No one really. Our (similar type chain)...

No one really. Our (similar type chain) competitors are worse. Hard to believe. I suppose maybe a different flavor company, like a privately owned company, but the more I think about it, the more I...
04-28-22, 05:12 PM
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Views: 202,231
Posted By Flatballer

Man, I thought someone was interested in my...

Man, I thought someone was interested in my reinforcement learning, but it's just a stupid bot.

Lame
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
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...
04-04-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,108
Posted By TMonk

Tour de Murrieta Circuit Race, M 35+ open: 3/27,...

Tour de Murrieta Circuit Race, M 35+ open: 3/27, 8/50 (ish) total in the combined 35+/45+ field.

Short version: I screwed up the sprint but made the break and was a big contributor there. About...
03-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

ATP/PC and anaerobic threshold work at San Diego...

ATP/PC and anaerobic threshold work at San Diego Velodrome 4 x 100 meter jumps (2 seated and 2 standing) and 4x flying 500 meter efforts in 92,94,96,96 gear inches. Great day and we had the track to...
03-18-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By burnthesheep

That's most likely it. I've built just enough...

That's most likely it. I've built just enough cross-training durability to be able to do pretty respectable 5k/10k runs routinely, but not enough volume for my body to really adapt to the stress.
...
03-17-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Yep

Got some new wheels today just in time for my...

Got some new wheels today just in time for my first race of the season on Saturday. Feeling pretty fit and as excited to start as I can remember. I think a big part of it is the warm, dry forecast....
03-17-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

lol. 689 - not huge but good number for me.

lol. 689 - not huge but good number for me.
03-16-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

New 1min PR - best ever by 30 watts!

New 1min PR - best ever by 30 watts!
03-14-22, 12:40 PM
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Views: 32,720
Posted By caloso

Bariani RR (60 miles (3 laps of 20)). Masters 50+...

Bariani RR (60 miles (3 laps of 20)). Masters 50+ 1/2/3. No teammates, which I thought might be fun to just freelance. The problem was that I missed the break, which got established on the narrowest...
03-10-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
Posted By himespau

My trainer (well the forkstand for my rollers)...

My trainer (well the forkstand for my rollers) broke beyond repair last night (and I'm definitely not stable enough to ride rollers without the stand on Zwift for workouts/races), so I finally took...
03-09-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7,038
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Posted By Flatballer

Kid's brains are so crazy. My daughter was doing...

Kid's brains are so crazy. My daughter was doing kinda ok starting to read for a while, she had most of the basic sounds and was starting to get a few sight words, but progress was relatively slow,...
03-08-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,108
Posted By mattm

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary: ...

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary:

won some early season training crits
Tried to win our first NorCal crit, Cal Aggie, but failed and came in 3rd (that's the one Jeff crashed in, which...
02-27-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7,038
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Posted By Doge

This is a snag from Junior doing a loop last...

This is a snag from Junior doing a loop last week. He's not doing fighters, but loves this plane.
His flying future is still unknown and cycling is still what he enjoys. I have no reason to post...
02-22-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,038
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Posted By caloso

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been...

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been dragging him to races since he was little, and he was always game, but never super in to it. He was doing pretty well with soccer up till high school. He...
02-08-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,202
Posted By Psimet2001

This one hits hard. I know it's not meant to and...

This one hits hard. I know it's not meant to and I know our context here but it reminds me of a story - My mother who battled obesity her entire life (thanks for the genes mom) was enjoying finally...
02-04-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,202
Posted By caloso

1 month later, and I have lost 1 pound. At this...

1 month later, and I have lost 1 pound. At this rate, I should be back down to race weight by May.
02-02-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,038
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Posted By cmh

I do think spending more time on a bike instead...

I do think spending more time on a bike instead of xc-skiing would make me faster on the bike. But, skiing is something I do with my wife and kids, and I think the core and upper body effort, (in...
02-02-22, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Hermes

4 billion years ago, mitochondria merged with...

4 billion years ago, mitochondria merged with species that ultimately because human. Hence, we consist of two organisms with different DNA. Mitochondria produces energy by converting oxygen and fuel...
02-02-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7,038
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Posted By burnthesheep

Personal thought experiment, guide me...

Personal thought experiment, guide me along..............

Isn't part of it that rowers and cross country skiers use more musculature when making power than a cyclist, so the application of VO2max...
01-29-22, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Hermes

When I lived in NorCal and raced almost every...

When I lived in NorCal and raced almost every week and had a coach, TSS / CLT was interesting but not determinate. Periodization was more important and prioritizing A, B and C races. Many of my...
01-28-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,740
Posted By TMonk

Sorry for the re-post, but this is like, peak...

Sorry for the re-post, but this is like, peak piano for me. It's more than excellence; it's perfection. What a genius. This has been heavy on my playlist for the last couple years.
...
01-28-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

US distributor is sending me one for free! Gotta...

US distributor is sending me one for free! Gotta love Elite.
01-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By hubcyclist

I've used my gen1 Hammer since 2017, and I do...

I've used my gen1 Hammer since 2017, and I do most of my riding inside, so maybe around 2500 hrs of use considering 10ish hrs/week for 5 years? I've wondered if I should do preventive maintenance at...
01-15-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
Posted By gsteinb

bird bird bird, bird is the word

bird bird bird, bird is the word
01-09-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,108
Posted By wktmeow

Same TT as TMonk - Merckx category. Venge, evade...

Same TT as TMonk - Merckx category. Venge, evade helmet, latex tubes, gp5k 25mm, velotoze shoe covers and eliel road suit. I did not break 25 mph, 24.6 at ~260w, unofficially just under 30 mins for...
01-09-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,108
Posted By TMonk

2022 race stories thread

Looks like I'm first "to the punch" here. Must be the SoCal weather.

1/9/21 Fiesta Island time trial series (FITT), 20k men's P/1/2/3, 2nd place out of 2 starters in this category. I rode 27:54...
01-07-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
Posted By gsteinb

My wife had a meeting with the chief medical...

My wife had a meeting with the chief medical officer of their hospital network the other day. He said that while their total hospitalizations are not what they were at their worst, their staffing...
01-06-22, 11:55 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Is it ok to crash your bike hard anywhere, ever?...

Is it ok to crash your bike hard anywhere, ever? Asking for a friend.



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01-05-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
Posted By ntnyln

I'm going to dip my toe in this one, but as we...

I'm going to dip my toe in this one, but as we move from pandemic to endemic, I don't believe that positivity rates are going to be the metric of choice for much longer. Digging into the numbers,...
01-03-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,827
Posted By asgelle

People know a lot about this and they know such a...

People know a lot about this and they know such a table can't exist, or at least exist accurately. For long efforts, the anaerobic contribution to average power will be negligible, but as the...
12-31-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
Posted By Flatballer

Happy New Year! Hope it's a good one for you and...

Happy New Year! Hope it's a good one for you and yours. Hopefully it at least doesn't get worse for the world at large.
12-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, we're still not handling things well,...

Yeah, we're still not handling things well, especially in regards to testing. At home tests are supposedly coming for free and in bulk in the new year.

I did get a test for today after lots of...
12-27-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By rivers

yep. 12 days in and he's still alive!

yep. 12 days in and he's still alive!
12-25-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,926
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, you guys all suck less than most people,...

Yeah, you guys all suck less than most people, Merry Christmas.
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