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03-06-23, 07:31 PM
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Posted By flangehead

I now qualify: ...

I now qualify:


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03-06-23, 05:05 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

So, I went back to the bike shop and spoke with...

So, I went back to the bike shop and spoke with the head honcho, and after much discussion I have decided to buy this bike instead.
...
03-03-23, 07:10 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just ordered one of these from my LBS. Had been...

Just ordered one of these from my LBS. Had been thinking about it for awhile, but now that I've just been diagnosed with a melanoma that went unnoticed for two months, I'm becoming more aware of my...
01-20-23, 03:55 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Despite my relative success doing a TT workout...

Despite my relative success doing a TT workout indoors earlier in the week, I reaalllly wanted to venture out and get some real world time in at SST and then race pace. It didn't really work out, I...
01-19-23, 08:11 PM
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Posted By canklecat

Technically arrived to this thread in November...

Technically arrived to this thread in November 2022 after turning 65. But I forgot how the internet works after 65.
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.
01-18-23, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Phatman

I totally thought this was a pregnancy test when...

I totally thought this was a pregnancy test when I first looked at it.

Id go easy if I were you, no need to unnecessarily f*ck yourself over, covid is no joke.
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, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Some winter days locally are so nice, you can see...

Some winter days locally are so nice, you can see the light and the joy of getting out on a bike. 60* last Saturday. 50* and dry yesterday.
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01-17-23, 10:38 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Easier than starting outside (~5:45 AM) in the...

Easier than starting outside (~5:45 AM) in the dark and wet!

Have good power again today, feeling great. 30 min left. Resting tomorrow, I should be poised to finish off the week strong before...
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.
01-17-23, 07:41 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I also rode the trainer yesterday, 2x20' on the...

I also rode the trainer yesterday, 2x20' on the TT bike, in position. I actually had decent power on my second one, aimed for low z4 and felt good and hit 13 w over target.

Today, more trainer,...
01-16-23, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Another z2 trainer ride - 2x20’. Meh

Another z2 trainer ride - 2x20’. Meh
01-12-23, 05:37 PM
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Posted By caloso

A break in the weather so the pool was open again...

A break in the weather so the pool was open again today. 2500 yds, mostly steady state, really focused on reaching and breathing.
01-12-23, 03:58 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the morning off so I could get in some...

Took the morning off so I could get in some volume, ended up with about 4.75 hours. Trying to manage my fatigue so I put a cap on average power (low z2), and rode right up to it towards the end of...
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.
...
01-11-23, 12:57 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

HAH! Memory and math need some workouts!...

HAH!
Memory and math need some workouts! Previous FTP was 201, not 209, so improvement was 5.4%....
01-10-23, 06:05 PM
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Posted By TMonk

raining in San Diego this morning (and dark at...

raining in San Diego this morning (and dark at 5:45 AM ride time....) so guess where I did my three hour endurance ride?
01-10-23, 11:06 AM
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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...
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%.
01-09-23, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Joe F

Turned 65 in August. Still tearing it up pretty...

Turned 65 in August. Still tearing it up pretty good out on the trails. My wife thinks I'm going to die out there eventually. I'm good with that. Hoping it's another 20+ years out though! ...
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...
01-08-23, 06:45 PM
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Posted By McBTC

myalgia??? Sheesh! May have already had...

myalgia???

Sheesh! May have already had Omicron and didn't know it...

https://www.kxan.com/news/coronavirus/sore-throat-runny-nose-no-longer-common-covid-symptoms/

Got the Omicron-specific...
01-06-23, 03:06 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I've come to watch/cheer on riders for a couple...

I've come to watch/cheer on riders for a couple local hour-record attempts at SDVA. The riders basically need to get peeled off their bikes afterwards. The Master's 35+ one at SDVA is ripe for the...
01-06-23, 02:56 PM
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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, 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...
01-03-23, 01:51 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Despite some good feelings yesterday, I felt like...

Despite some good feelings yesterday, I felt like garbage today during my FTP test and bailed a bit over half-way in when I was struggling to hold the power from last time. HR was OK too, I just...
01-02-23, 03:39 PM
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Posted By TMonk

New block, 1.75 hour opener ride today on Zwift,...

New block, 1.75 hour opener ride today on Zwift, which includes a ~24 minute effort (SST), ~9.5 minute effort (z4/5) and 2 minute effort (z5/6), all in Watopia. I didn't feel super motivated but...
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.
12-28-22, 02:17 PM
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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...
12-23-22, 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...
12-15-22, 09:20 AM
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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...
12-15-22, 09:08 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the day off to go big, ended up with 6...

Took the day off to go big, ended up with 6 hours. It was cold AF for San Diego at the start (41 F), so I did a smaller 2.5 hour loop first through my old uptown neighborhoods, then looped through...
12-13-22, 03:04 PM
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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, 02:29 PM
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Posted By TMonk

My mom asked me to practice the Violin line for...

My mom asked me to practice the Violin line for this so we can play it during Christmas with the extended family. Fortunately for me, this one will take about 20-30 minutes of practicing, versus that...
12-12-22, 01:38 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Kicked off a big week (18 hr target) today with 2...

Kicked off a big week (18 hr target) today with 2 hrs on Zwift, split between road and TT bike. Yes, I'm actually stopping half way through and switching bikes on the trainer/IRL. I'll be doing the...
12-09-22, 11:44 AM
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Posted By TMonk

In spite of my disgruntled TT ride on Wednesday,...

In spite of my disgruntled TT ride on Wednesday, I opted to go outside (vs the trainer) on it against today, with an even colder start of 41 F. This time, I did a 25' by feel and ended up at z4...
12-09-22, 09:14 AM
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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.
12-07-22, 04:39 PM
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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...
12-06-22, 10:05 AM
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Posted By TMonk

FTP test, second consecutive time indoors. We do...

FTP test, second consecutive time indoors. We do have Fiesta Island nearby, and my power is slightly higher outside, but I've been wanting to develop an indoor protocol for a while as it is more...
12-02-22, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to...

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to go outside so I set up the Smart Trainer and did a z2 workout. And it still feels like I am putting in 25 watts more than the trainer power meter is...
11-30-22, 10:50 PM
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Posted By caloso

My winter plan is to do a TRX workout plus...

My winter plan is to do a TRX workout plus burpees twice a week. So far so good. Today I put up the Xmas lights so my upper body workout was setting the ladder. Went for an unstructured ride...
11-30-22, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta 2x20km TTT in z2 with 10 mph headwind on...

Fiesta 2x20km TTT in z2 with 10 mph headwind on the back stretch. I guess we let the old people in because we planned 3x20km TTT and only did two. The wind just sucked the life out of us. So it...
11-28-22, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Saturday Fiesta 5 laps TTT. We were planning 6...

Saturday Fiesta 5 laps TTT. We were planning 6 but the wind was difficult and at the edge of blowing debris. Sunday was a track workout warmup and 4x 3km flying team pursuits. The problem with a...
11-28-22, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Houseboy522

Had one bad hip (arthritis) at 56. Doc said...

Had one bad hip (arthritis) at 56. Doc said whenever I'm tired of the pain/inconvenience, I'm a candidate for total hip.
I rode until the hip pain cause KNEE pain. Basically had to lay the bike down...
11-26-22, 06:48 PM
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Posted By caloso

Missed the start of the local ride but managed to...

Missed the start of the local ride but managed to get out for a 2x20’ sweet spot workout before settling in for an afternoon of football.

edit: Heh. Looks like I managed to get a KOM. Yay me!
11-26-22, 12:35 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Week 1 thoughts. The TrainingPeaks plan I...

Week 1 thoughts.
The TrainingPeaks plan I picked seems to be On The Money. The workouts so far have been doable, but really suck at the end. Today was Aerobic Endurance, 170 minutes at z2...and the...
11-24-22, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Beast mode.

Beast mode.
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