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07-28-21, 09:34 PM
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Posted By TMonk

20 min jog this morning and then some staircase...

20 min jog this morning and then some staircase reps up a pretty prodigious staircase in Tierrasanta by work, but with a loaded backpack. Three sets of 1x every step fast cadence, then 1x every-other...
07-28-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16,530
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Posted By TMonk

bummer himespau. Focus on your recovery and...

bummer himespau. Focus on your recovery and don't sweat the power too much. Hopefully you can get back to riding the trainer and building again soon.
07-28-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By TMonk

150 lbs this morning, a bit portly. I guess it's...

150 lbs this morning, a bit portly. I guess it's sorta of TBE after a week off wining and dining in the PNW!
07-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

A few hours this morning on zone 2. Pretty...

A few hours this morning on zone 2. Pretty tired, stiff and uncooperative legs after track last night and less sleep than ideal. Still, it was nice out and I got to work on my funny tan lines, so...
07-18-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,348
Posted By TMonk

Congrats ntnyln ! That is a great ride with a...

Congrats ntnyln ! That is a great ride with a fast time! Looks like you just hit your 53' goal too haha. Any pics of you in full flight during the race?
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By TMonk

Local junior takes nats IP

disclaimer - I cross posted this in Road Bike Racing and SS/FG. Just gotta share it!

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior 17-18 national IP! This makes me feel all sorts of things, but...
07-18-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24,561
Views: 2,214,977
Posted By TMonk

warning, cross posting this in a couple other...

warning, cross posting this in a couple other sub-forums, just gotta share it where I can:

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior 17-18 national IP! This makes me feel all sorts of things,...
07-18-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By TMonk

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior...

Local phenom Antonio Rossi just won the Junior 17-18 national IP! This makes me feel all sorts of things, but mostly elated, and proud. He also got second in the points and third overall in the...
07-17-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Ya, that was hard. 4th overall (out of 22), 4th...

Ya, that was hard. 4th overall (out of 22), 4th out of 10 starting A's. 3.5 w/kg average for 2 hrs and change, harder on the climbs of course.

It split up right away on the the first climb, Epic...
07-16-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16,530
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Posted By TMonk

Yikes, feel better soon FF. I'm only a...

Yikes, feel better soon FF.

I'm only a couple of weeks into off-season mode, and like usual, I feel like a million bucks when I ride. Prob the lack of fatigue + good fitness = some nice form. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By TMonk

I just switched to pedals (Favero Assioma Duo)...

I just switched to pedals (Favero Assioma Duo) after being a powertab hub user for about 10 years. Love 'em. I do highly recommend.

The ptap is a great product that met my needs for a long time....
07-14-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By TMonk

Wout is my favorite road rider. Of the two...

Wout is my favorite road rider. Of the two cyclocross crossovers, Van Der Poel seems to be more spectacular, but I dig Wout's style. Plus he can do it all - sprint, TT and even climb! I was blown...
07-13-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Hey! I resembled that remark when I did BWR...

Hey!

I resembled that remark when I did BWR pre-pandemic (still do). I thought I'd be fine since I ride MTB and know the trails around hodges, but boy, was I wrong. I felt like a popcorn kernal...
07-09-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,348
Posted By TMonk

"Vista Crits" informal race series last night. ...

"Vista Crits" informal race series last night. Like 6th or so place. There were about 5 other hitters that showed up that finished on the same lap as me, most of the field was two or so laps down...
07-08-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By TMonk

hairnet comes out of the woodwork! I ride...

hairnet comes out of the woodwork!

I ride MTB and fixed (track only), but ya'll are crazy for trying to do that on the trail! Too many rocks on San Diego trails. Scared of pedal strikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,985
Posted By TMonk

So I bought some new wheels recently (Bontrager...

So I bought some new wheels recently (Bontrager Aeolus 3 TLR) for my daily driver Giant TCR. I thought I'd try tubeless since I just wanted to try something new. I do ride tubeless on my MTB, just...
07-07-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Decided to pull the plug on my second race last...

Decided to pull the plug on my second race last night, despite making the front group of 6 in the 48 lap scratch, and being one of three primary contributors to our pace. Other three were pulling up...
07-06-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By TMonk

2 lbs over race weight at 147 lbs this morning. ...

2 lbs over race weight at 147 lbs this morning. This is a good weight for me and where I most often measure. I had a lot to eat and drink over the weekend, but also a lot of riding, so maybe it...
07-06-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16,530
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Posted By TMonk

I remember speaking with a ranger at the fire...

I remember speaking with a ranger at the fire outlook on the slope of Mt Palomar (awesome view), that it really needs to get into October before it's cool enough to be consistently clear, all the...
07-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By TMonk

Just wanna second all this stuff as a road, track...

Just wanna second all this stuff as a road, track and TT racer. More specifically, tires and tubes are the most effective upgrades you can buy. Coincidentally they're also the least expensive. Speedy...
07-01-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Track night was fun this week. Highlight was the...

Track night was fun this week. Highlight was the 48 lap points race, where about halfway through, I made an attack that eventually seeded the winning break of 5, two of whom were pro cyclists and...
06-27-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,681
Posted By TMonk

I think it's easier than you're indicating. For...

I think it's easier than you're indicating. For example, I'm going to head out for 3.5 hours later with just a couple VO2 max level efforts on certain longer climbs. The climbs are long enough such...
06-27-21, 08:26 AM
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Views: 22,681
Posted By TMonk

I can chime in here as a competitive cyclist in...

I can chime in here as a competitive cyclist in this modern era: I train by power and time. This normalizes the effect of the bicycle that I'm choosing for a specific workout. When I warmup and find...
06-24-21, 09:22 PM
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Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Track was fun the other night, mostly because...

Track was fun the other night, mostly because there were 2-3 notable hitters that we missing. So in the 30 laps points race (sprints every 6), when a local TT ace (Greg) attacked after sprint number...
06-24-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 259,841
Posted By TMonk

Been a Scott Joplin kick recently, as a pianist...

Been a Scott Joplin kick recently, as a pianist often does. I enjoyed listening to my mother play the rags growing up, and I still do today. But more specifically, I've been into listening to them...
06-22-21, 07:01 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Typical Tuesday routine, ~10 mi road bike commute...

Typical Tuesday routine, ~10 mi road bike commute and now heading to the track. I think some of the rockstar juniors might be at road nats, and I think there is some pro thing also drawing away a...
06-21-21, 08:14 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Double Z race morning, just finished the first...

Double Z race morning, just finished the first one, have about 10 total min of cooldown before the second.

12 laps crit city A race - 3rd/9 starters, although more like second...

Some dude rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,868
Posted By TMonk

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this...

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this reason. Fortunately in San Diego we have Fiesta Island, a 4.1 mi loop with no stop signs. Also Zwift, don't have to stop there. Oh, and actual racing -...
06-14-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By TMonk

A healthy 147 this morning, 2 lbs over race...

A healthy 147 this morning, 2 lbs over race weight and 2-4 over what I've been used to seeing lately. This came as no surprise after a rest week and a camping trip with the lady then weekend...
06-09-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,348
Posted By TMonk

I also raced TdM this weekend! Didn't go exactly...

I also raced TdM this weekend! Didn't go exactly as planned, but still I'm happy to have raced it and had a good time overall.

Sat - M 35+/45+ 1-4: outside of top 10

I started the weekend...
06-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By TMonk

Honestly, I think I'd have fun doing one just...

Honestly, I think I'd have fun doing one just with a chill, scavenger hunt type mentality. Hang out and have a couple beers after sort of thing. I'm only 34 and a prospective parent, and still...
06-04-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By TMonk

Body weight a hair below race weight again this...

Body weight a hair below race weight again this morning. Based on how I feel when it gets any lower, and my racing goals for the weekend, I will not hesitate to snack today and otherwise make sure...
06-04-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,348
Posted By TMonk

Nice win cmh!!! Good stuff right there. ...

Nice win cmh!!! Good stuff right there.

Speaking of scratch races, we had the first TNR at the track on Tuesday since 2019! Good times. I have good fitness (for me), but as I often do, I found...
06-02-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By TMonk

That does sound like a blast! I'd have trouble...

That does sound like a blast! I'd have trouble with all the cars/traffic/intersections and associated legal and safety concerns, but it's fun to read about! If they closed the roads- I'm all over it
05-29-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

haha I was def clicking back to Z (fullscreen)...

haha I was def clicking back to Z (fullscreen) every 10s or so to make sure I hadn't missed a move
05-28-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By TMonk

I'd have just told her that I was going to...

I'd have just told her that I was going to contact her insurance. Letting her know is a nice gesture. But, I don't think anyone who is insured would want to pay out of pocket for all of that, barring...
05-27-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By TMonk

Screw that cop and screw that guy that hit you....

Screw that cop and screw that guy that hit you. And by the guy - I mean his insurance. He does have auto insurance right? If so, its not sweat off his back, milk it. Take your bike to the shop and...
05-27-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By TMonk

too lazy 4 brake-less

too lazy 4 brake-less
05-26-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By TMonk

So I learned recently that LA Legion and...

So I learned recently that LA Legion and KHS/Elevate A squads will not be at Tour de Murrieta next weekend. There is some big USA Crits Air Force/Armed Forces race that will draw away a lot of Pro...
05-26-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Chainless day on the bike today and I just felt...

Chainless day on the bike today and I just felt amazing and willing to pedal into anaerobic zones till the end. Was climbing at SST all day and it felt like Z2. Used some PTO so I could get some TSS,...
05-25-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By TMonk

I do it b/c I'm a neat freak. I hate having...

I do it b/c I'm a neat freak. I hate having dirty chain and drivetrain. Nice to be able to grab/service it on the side of the road without getting my hand dirty. I literally never clean my chains...
05-24-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By TMonk

I get less flats on latex. I run them with turbo...

I get less flats on latex. I run them with turbo cottons on 55 mm carbon wheels (Spesh Venge) and they are fast AF compared to my aluminum box rim clinchers with butyl tubes that I train on (Giant...
05-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Aiming for 40+ min of z4 today on Zwift. Couldn't...

Aiming for 40+ min of z4 today on Zwift. Couldn't decide between a SST Epic KOM warmup + 2 lap Innsbruck A race, or a longer London Classique race. I chose the latter, but forgot to tighten the quick...
05-21-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By TMonk

144 again this morning. Feeling a bit drained...

144 again this morning. Feeling a bit drained after constant attacking and pulling at Fiesta Worlds last night. I wonder if I didn't eat enough. I'd be fine with 146 or 147 if I had sufficiently...
05-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Tied a 20' PR on Tuesday at Fiesta, 325w. This is...

Tied a 20' PR on Tuesday at Fiesta, 325w. This is the last time I will test until nearly 6 months from now when I want to establish a fitness baseline and monitor my progress through base training...
05-19-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By TMonk

The thread of all threads! Easiest way to get...

The thread of all threads! Easiest way to get faster haha, provided you are already a trained athlete. We should also remember to post more in the Eating Status thread! That's a thread, right?

I...
05-17-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

Happy birthday Hermes ! I hope that I am still...

Happy birthday Hermes ! I hope that I am still riding well at your age.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,654
Posted By TMonk

ericcox good point about the Uno's, seems like...

ericcox good point about the Uno's, seems like better value, especially if the accuracy error in the Uno is a simple offset and not just a higher error bar on all readings. My anxiety is mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,654
Posted By TMonk

Enjoy! I am considering joining the pedal squad,...

Enjoy! I am considering joining the pedal squad, however I am looking at the Duo's. I have been (exclusively) a powertap hub user for the last 10 or so years.

On my (road) race bike I race on...
05-13-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By TMonk

I was a couple pounds under race weight this...

I was a couple pounds under race weight this morning, sweet. On a rest week so I think I'll be able to keep it off since I won't be super worried about staying fueled. I am camping this weekend...
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