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09-14-22, 05:40 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Something in my gut, happened right after COVID...

Something in my gut, happened right after COVID so I think so but the doctors really aren't putting much effort into it.
09-13-22, 08:47 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Still on the sidelines. I think my stomach is...

Still on the sidelines. I think my stomach is getting better though, but its still there. So Monday I'm going to give it a shot.

I'm up 12 pounds, which really means I'm at a good weight. I...
08-12-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Sounds like we are a lot alike; cycling is really...

Sounds like we are a lot alike; cycling is really the only thing I've done consistently (18 years now) and even then there are gaps.

I've learned that when I get a few days away from my routine, I...
08-12-22, 06:32 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Ack, that sounds awful, I hope you get back on...

Ack, that sounds awful, I hope you get back on the saddle soon. I also don't think this latest one is as bad as COVID Prime and Delta. Still sucks though.

I went to the doc a few days back, had...
08-09-22, 11:54 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Ack, that sounds like something that would happen...

Ack, that sounds like something that would happen to a lot of us.
08-09-22, 09:46 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Off the bike indefinitely with chest pains,...

Off the bike indefinitely with chest pains, probably COVID related. (sadface)
07-28-22, 09:18 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Got sick for a day. Last 3 days I buried myself...

Got sick for a day. Last 3 days I buried myself to catch up; I'm up 6 pounds and wanted to drop some so I put in some big z2 rides running a -400 calorie deficit. Nothing out of the ordinary. The...
07-28-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,329
Posted By furiousferret

Ouch, get better soon. Its a dangerous sport, ...

Ouch, get better soon. Its a dangerous sport, I'm glad you're relatively okay. Having punctured a lung myself in a crash, it could have been worse.

Did they stab you on the side and put in a...
07-21-22, 03:56 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Like burnthesheep said, I believe speed is safe,...

Like burnthesheep said, I believe speed is safe, the faster you go the safer. Some of my commutes I have to share the road with cars going over 70 mph, and the longer it takes them to overtake me...
07-20-22, 08:59 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Past few years the Tour has been depressing for...

Past few years the Tour has been depressing for us Americans. Outside Sepp Kuss, there really hasn't been much to be excited about. This year we're not lighting up the stage, but Americans are...
07-20-22, 08:56 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm back to riding, basically a month off the...

I'm back to riding, basically a month off the bike. So far I've been taking it easy to make sure there are no side effects from COVID. Outside of z1 being a bit harder than it used to be, no...
07-12-22, 09:34 PM
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Views: 670
Posted By furiousferret

Just awful, I never met him but always loved his...

Just awful, I never met him but always loved his posts here and he seemed like a great guy.
07-09-22, 08:51 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I ended up catching COVID and Im still out with...

I ended up catching COVID and Im still out with it. My season is unfortunately done. 2nd year in a row something like this has happened, getting sick just before my A race.

I didn't really get...
07-01-22, 10:13 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So far so good with the COVID. My FIL has...

So far so good with the COVID. My FIL has checked out on life since his wife died so we're in that waiting game period unfortunately.

I'm about 70 miles from JTree, be careful and take water....
06-30-22, 09:22 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm...

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm positive because I have a very minor sore throat but its nothing I'd think twice about if my wife wasn't sick. I take vitamin C, Spirulina, and a few...
06-28-22, 05:11 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Back from Spain, so with a few races that fit the...

Back from Spain, so with a few races that fit the strengths I planned on a 20-hour week.....and my wife has COVID, which means I may have it and shouldn't do more than easy rides...
06-15-22, 08:18 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 2nd in Worlds, which takes a bit of the...

I got 2nd in Worlds, which takes a bit of the sting off getting my tail kicked in this weekend. A 115 HS kid was pulling me up the hills and I barely kept on, and I would descend 'good enough' so he...
06-13-22, 11:26 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I saw you out there! One lap you were leading the...

I saw you out there! One lap you were leading the way. I wanted to stop by and say hi, but I had to park a mile a way so was pressed for time. If you heard someone yelling 'TMonk' that was me lol.
06-13-22, 09:26 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th I know...

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th

I know technically it's a district, but it covers 26 million people, so I kinda feel the term 'district' underrates the quality.

36 miles over hilly terrain. I did a...
06-13-22, 08:56 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

burnthesheep My team is more lax no plans...

burnthesheep

My team is more lax no plans etc, just email communication, but no one talks. In all my 60+ races I've had a teammate 5-6 times, and there really wasn't any teamwork, we just kind...
06-07-22, 09:52 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm on the fence about the TT, it all depends on...

I'm on the fence about the TT, it all depends on what chance I feel I have to get a jersey. Really both are a long shot; there are some fast guys at the 50+ TT and if I do that I'm not going to be...
06-07-22, 08:46 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Last 2 weeks I've been ramping up for State...

Last 2 weeks I've been ramping up for State Champs, roughly 15 hours a week. The problem was my wife had family coming to visit, so in addition to that I probably put in about 20 hours of house...
06-01-22, 10:19 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm heading into the meat grinder of 'eating'...

I'm heading into the meat grinder of 'eating' events. I'm at 9% bodyfat right now and would like to be at 7% when we leave for Spain, because I'm going to eat whatever I want when I'm there :)...
06-01-22, 09:32 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

We have an outbreak at work, like 10% of the...

We have an outbreak at work, like 10% of the staff have it, and they're still having us come in despite working from home for 2 years. I have yet to 'technically' get it, but twice tested negative...
05-26-22, 09:00 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I suspect you're right, that just being there...

I suspect you're right, that just being there without great power but good FTP could keep me there for points. I've only tried it once (and I was too far back).

Going early is a tough thing to...
05-25-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't...

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't keep up with the 3 Redlands Classic kids (whose combined age is close to mine) and was between them and about 10 riders. Solo'ed for 2 laps, and was...
05-24-22, 02:24 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Of course, its a few weeks after my Spain trip so...

Of course, its a few weeks after my Spain trip so I don't know how I'll do. We have a Sprinter van now with seating and a fridge inside, so be sure to stop by!

I'm going to talk to the promoter...
05-24-22, 09:36 AM
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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...
05-23-22, 09:20 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Did 2 crits this weekend. 1st one was a Cat 4,...

Did 2 crits this weekend. 1st one was a Cat 4, plan was to latch on to someone going for a break but halfway through the race the guy 3 bikes in front of me went down. I was able to brake and then...
05-18-22, 11:07 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every...

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every weekend to get my 3 upgrade. Yesterday I got 3rd in TNW's, which was a nice ego boost, especially since I've been getting my teeth kicked in at crits. ...
05-18-22, 10:31 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I love my eTap 11, I have it on both my road...

I love my eTap 11, I have it on both my road bikes. As far as the batteries and other tech going bad in 10 years, thats a possibility, but tbh I would be fine charging it nightly if need be. The...
07-17-21, 07:07 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

One of them is Cipro, I'll keep that in mind. It...

One of them is Cipro, I'll keep that in mind. It also seems to have a laundry list of side effects, to the point you can't even go in the sun.
07-16-21, 09:30 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So the sting had nothing to do with my...

So the sting had nothing to do with my temperature, which topped out at 104. Its a kidney infection, so I'm on antibiotics and probably have to ride easy for the next few weeks, if at all. ...
07-14-21, 02:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Ugh I had a long response to the BWR stuff and...

Ugh I had a long response to the BWR stuff and lost it. I got stung in the mouth at World's last night and my temp is 101, so I think I'm going to get some sleep.
07-12-21, 05:51 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a...

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a few weeks ago) in a grey CAADX, I should have an Orange Dons kit one. More than likely I'm going to do it. You somewhat talked me into it!
07-12-21, 03:21 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Amazingly, I'm still 134 after upping my intake...

Amazingly, I'm still 134 after upping my intake from 1400 calories to 1650 and not really holding to it.
07-12-21, 03:20 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2...

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2 week run where I just felt flat, and power is way down right now. I took a 7 day rest period and I think it helped, we'll see tomorrow.

BWR is next...
07-12-21, 03:10 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first...

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first podium. I asked the winner where the podium was and he just laughed, I was super bummed.

Anyway its a great course, I don't specifically think its...
06-18-21, 09:47 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Our group rides are typically safe but things...

Our group rides are typically safe but things happen so we get a few crashes a year. I've learned if you crash no ones going to stop which is kind of sad. We had a guy (no one knew him) who was...
06-16-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting...

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting printed and put up on my refrigerator door!

Since it was over 100 we only had 30 show, and no real 'hitters'. We usually have between 50-80. We...
06-15-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Treadmill test with sensors on the chest, and a...

Treadmill test with sensors on the chest, and a breather over the mouth, blood tests x2, urine test. I've also almost argued with the doctor as to why it wasn't a heart issue (according to them, I...
06-15-21, 11:29 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So on my Saturday group ride I had some chest...

So on my Saturday group ride I had some chest pains and when I dropped my chain decided to call it off. I have these 'episodes' every once in awhile ever since passing out in a outhouse 8 miles...
06-15-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I agree, the problem is always we go out to eat...

I agree, the problem is always we go out to eat on Friday night, have some nice food, then someone calls on Saturday inviting us over to eat!
06-11-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By furiousferret

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in...

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in weight loss solely lie on what others bring into the house. I can eat the same thing every day, Oatmeal, blueberries, and strawberries for breakfast...
06-11-21, 09:05 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I used to have a boss that would leave after the...

I used to have a boss that would leave after the last person left (like 15 minutes after work?) and then send email on Outlook Webmail at 9 or 10 pm from home claiming she was still at work. I knew...
06-10-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,846
Posted By furiousferret

Nice job Yep

Nice job Yep
06-09-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy...

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy week as everyone was recovering from Copperopolis and TdM. I probably should have done the same, since I didn't feel well but I hate missing the ride. ...
06-08-21, 07:41 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain...

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain (https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/waxing-your-chain)

I use that though its been said just regular parrafin is good as well.
06-07-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,846
Posted By furiousferret

The rest of the course was bumpy but tolerable....

The rest of the course was bumpy but tolerable. Just that descent was terrible. My triceps have never been sore after a race, If I lived in Sacramento or nearby I could drive out and do a few runs,...
06-06-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,846
Posted By furiousferret

Copperopolis Road Race My plan was tear...

Copperopolis Road Race

My plan was tear apart the field because really I thought that was the only chance I had. The hill was probably too small for me to do that, and 2 of us worked hard but it...
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