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01-20-23, 08:31 AM
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Posted By kensuf

Once in a blue moon.

Once in a blue moon.
01-19-23, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2 climbs up Mount Soledad via Soledad Mountain...

2 climbs up Mount Soledad via Soledad Mountain Road. It was cool but a great day.
01-17-23, 08:05 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Well, that 40' threshold ride made it to 23...

Well, that 40' threshold ride made it to 23 minutes. I kept pushing on the pedals and watching the numbers go down for a couple more minutes, then took a five-minute break and tried again, and got...
01-17-23, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Trainer warmup and the 3 sets of 15’ of (30”on 1’...

Trainer warmup and the 3 sets of 15’ of (30”on 1’ off) cadence > 90 rpm. Low set point z2 upper set point low z3. I will equate the workout to getting 3 cavities filled using laughing gas versus...
01-17-23, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Hermes

3hours on the trainer is total Beast Mode.

3hours on the trainer is total Beast Mode.
01-11-23, 07:01 PM
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Posted By caloso

Pretty solid VO2max workout on the trainer today....

Pretty solid VO2max workout on the trainer today. It was hard, but not so hard that I couldn't complete it, so good job TrainerRoad AI.
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01-10-23, 06:07 PM
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Posted By revchuck

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! ...

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din!

Things have been going well, though not perfectly. Sunday I had zero motivation, barely made it to the gym, and only did 2/3 of the workout. All I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,857
Posted By tomato coupe

There is a new thread on "the other forum"...

There is a new thread on "the other forum" started by someone that wants to try waxing for the first time, and is asking for advice on cleaning his chain. Several people described pretty lengthy...
01-10-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By BTinNYC

FTP test; 212, up from 209 eight weeks ago....

FTP test; 212, up from 209 eight weeks ago. Hoping for better, but only a 1.4% improvement.

My fitness seesaws between leg strength and cardio. This test my cardio was cooked during the last 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By Jughed

New guy here: Did about 4,350 last year. 80%...

New guy here:

Did about 4,350 last year. 80% road, 10% gravel, 10% on the indoor trainer.

Goal was 5,500 - but I had a bad wreck last March - broken collar bone, ribs, busted up knee.

I have...
01-09-23, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Start of ski week. At 7000’, slept okay but have...

Start of ski week. At 7000’, slept okay but have an altitude headache. SpO1 95%.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By BrazAd

63 y/o, work full time, 5th year of cycling... ...

63 y/o, work full time, 5th year of cycling...

Ended up with 7,203 after a riding accident on 12/13. Was riding dirt roads at night with friends (we do this every winter here in s/w Georgia) when...
01-08-23, 11:20 PM
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Posted By caloso

Gap in the line of storms, so was able to get out...

Gap in the line of storms, so was able to get out and do an actual workout. Been so long, I forgot what it was like.
01-08-23, 06:46 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Good. I wondered if half-assing a workout was...

Good. I wondered if half-assing a workout was better than skipping. This is better for recovery and avoiding over-training.

I looked at my plan on the laptop instead of the phone and next week is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 41,995
Posted By Bah Humbug

Yes. Live within your means. I used to pay them...

Yes. Live within your means. I used to pay them off every week after one case of forgetting; now I pay them off every paycheck, so twice a month. Spend less than you make. Take the free money.
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01-06-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk The hour record is just awful and riding...

TMonk The hour record is just awful and riding fixed gear for an hour at ANY reasonable constant power is dreadful. Like most things, it is all about practice and adaptation.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By scottfsmith

I win!!! 2,065 gallons: ...

I win!!!

2,065 gallons:

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01-06-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday was a track workout. Well, we all got...

Yesterday was a track workout. Well, we all got to ride 60 minutes non stop in the pursuit position. I have not ridden for 60 minutes, fixed gear in the aerobars. It was pretty awful. My left hip...
01-05-23, 11:02 AM
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Posted By revchuck

2:15 Z2 ride today. About halfway through my...

2:15 Z2 ride today. About halfway through my legs successfully lobbied for backing off a bit because they were feeling yesterday's intervals. :rolleyes: I still ended up with an IF of .72. I've...
01-05-23, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Hermes

The CA weather is lousy this week so we are in OC...

The CA weather is lousy this week so we are in OC training at the indoor velodrome. Tuesday was a track session that was about riding at z2 and we were videoed while we rode by coach as he rode with...
01-04-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

It does not surprise me that your legs are not...

It does not surprise me that your legs are not used to constant power at higher output. I have to practice something before I can execute. When I lived in NorCal, we had our benchmark climb OLH...
01-03-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,930
Posted By Psimet2001

"no one" races anymore. The numbers are so low...

"no one" races anymore. The numbers are so low it's gone far past depressing in to the realm of "why bother". Those that do still race no longer come out to a forum to learn anything. They have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By Nachoman

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Favorite ride was probably a little cycling vacation to Santa...
01-01-23, 07:35 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Any day staying off the trainer is a good day! :)...

Any day staying off the trainer is a good day! :)

Just had some good days. Friday was supposed to be a 30-minute sweet spot interval. I was a bit concerned about it because it's literally been...
01-01-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,930
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.
12-28-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

One question I ask myself is what can I do to...

One question I ask myself is what can I do to make a gain in cycling. The challenge is that I am pretty maxed out. Blood is hard to legally manipulate. Lung capacity is set although, it is possible...
12-25-22, 04:22 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I was pretty much over the respiratory virus I...

I was pretty much over the respiratory virus I had, so nose was reacquainted with grindstone. Monday was a rest day, Tuesday was gym, Wednesday and Thursday were ~ two-hour endurance pace rides...
12-25-22, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2 hour endurance Christmas ride along the coast.

2 hour endurance Christmas ride along the coast.
12-23-22, 04:54 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Howdy! All good here. I have a full time job and...

Howdy! All good here. I have a full time job and time is crazy limited, which is why I've been absent. Still riding lots (never as much as I'd like). Still, most hours since 2017.

All good on your...
12-23-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

It is a cool metric, but I would caution against...

It is a cool metric, but I would caution against leaning on the data too heavily. I easily break the W* algo when I give enough of a **** to go all out. You may be holding yourself back unnecessarily...
12-23-22, 08:18 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

I'm using both Strava premium and TP. I think...

I'm using both Strava premium and TP. I think yesterday's hurt was magnified by overdoing leg-strength training on Wed plus bad sleep.

My ATL is 60 today, expected to ramp up to 84 with the long...
12-23-22, 07:31 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Holy cow, this training has an addictive quality....

Holy cow, this training has an addictive quality.

I truly need the scheduled rest day today, last night I was totally wrung out; tired, leg aches, and almost pre-flu. Yet, this morning I want to...
12-20-22, 02:16 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

it's been a min but we've been training! 14hrs a...

it's been a min but we've been training! 14hrs a week, usually. some recent highlights

-did 1x90 @ 90% (266)
-did an 'ftp test' where I rode 35mins at 295w on zwift's time trial course, could...
12-20-22, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Saturday we did a 2 hour endurance ride through...

Saturday we did a 2 hour endurance ride through Camp Pendleton to San Clemente and back. Sunday, we went to the track and did 3x (z2/z3 TTT on pursuit bikes). It was a perfect day at San Diego...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,847
Posted By Zaskar

Going tubeless on gravel and mtn bikes is...

Going tubeless on gravel and mtn bikes is essential. I'll go as far as mandatory. If you're getting by with tubed tires off-road, you're not doing it right ;-)

Tubeless on the road is definitely...
12-20-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By BTinNYC

Finished the first 4 weeks of base training (4 of...

Finished the first 4 weeks of base training (4 of 8) and feeling optimistic about riding the Gran Fondo NY in May. I'm no racer - just over a year back on the bike - but I like it here because you...
12-16-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By Doge

Believe it, or not (I do), Christmas is about an...

Believe it, or not (I do), Christmas is about an event in history and while the weather is always a nice topic, I like the classic Christmas songs the best.

That said - we will be in cold and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,857
Posted By pallen

I am amazed at the strong opinions on this. I...

I am amazed at the strong opinions on this.
I do the wax dip on my commuter because the chain stays cleaner. I'll probably do the same on my road bike when it's time for a new chain because I like...
12-13-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,930
Posted By Hermes

Yerba Mate is powering World Cup Soccer players. ...

Yerba Mate is powering World Cup Soccer players. Argentina, according to the NYT, brought 1100 pounds with them to Qatar.
12-12-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By Hermes

TMonk Are you playing a violin or piano?:D The...

TMonk Are you playing a violin or piano?:D The violin part looks pretty easy - one hand and no odd syncopation. Even I could count 1and 2 and 3 and 4 and be on time.
12-12-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Yep

I'm just starting to try our Trainerroad, and so...

I'm just starting to try our Trainerroad, and so far I think AI FTP detection is amazing. Not so much for it's accuracy, although that seems to be good, but just as much for the promise of having a...
12-10-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

I did a 50-minute hike yesterday and a...

I did a 50-minute hike yesterday and a recovery-pace ride today, felt decent, not 100% yet. The snot faucet is about shut off and the fog from the meds is dissipating. I think I'll live. ;) If I can...
12-10-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By BTinNYC

Good 3 hr ride, 1st and 3rd hr at Z2,...

Good 3 hr ride, 1st and 3rd hr at Z2, sub-threshold intervals in the middle. HR back to normal.
12-09-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday Fiesta 20k TTT. We got the sweet spot...

Yesterday Fiesta 20k TTT. We got the sweet spot of the weather. It was warming up and light winds.
12-09-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

Well, shoot. I started to feel crummy last...

Well, shoot. I started to feel crummy last Saturday, skipped my strength workout. I felt worse Sunday and didn't do the scheduled ride, and haven't done anything else since. The symptoms were...
12-07-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By Hermes

Since I had to move my piano for the termite...

Since I had to move my piano for the termite work, when I moved it back, I rotated it 90 degrees so that the lid when open faced the room. What a difference in acoustics. I can hear the tiniest...
12-07-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Termite intervals day three. We put the place...

Termite intervals day three. We put the place back together.

Gym work today and tomorrow more TT work on Fiesta. Since I am a baby, I will go after it warms up a bit.:D
12-06-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

TMonk Back in the day of team structured workouts...

TMonk Back in the day of team structured workouts and coach sponsored training camps, there was always a discussion of what position and on what course does one test for FTP. And I do not remember...
12-06-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By himespau

That's how I do it. Usually my FTP test protocol...

That's how I do it. Usually my FTP test protocol is a hill climb race (when I'm usually on the lightest virtual bike I have - Cadex tri bike and disks if it's a flat TT), just because...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,052
Posted By ZeCanon

Hey the old login still works ;)

Hey the old login still works ;)
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