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05-11-22, 09:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Rest week vibes, not much besides commuting....

Rest week vibes, not much besides commuting. Today, 30' in position on the TT bike indoors, then I took the short route in (30'). Evening ride home was pleasant.

This weekend, it's my club's race,...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By TMonk

double post, closing

double post, closing
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

^ we drank another Groundwork last night with...

^
we drank another Groundwork last night with dinner.

Of note recently, an aptly named "black slate" Priorat (hello minerals), and a great DOCG Chianti Reserva that they stock at our local Vons...
05-09-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6,920
Views: 485,962
Posted By TMonk

its been slower than usual for the last couple of...

its been slower than usual for the last couple of years, but we still have some regular activity going
05-07-22, 02:00 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Intended to go for ~6 hrs long, but I ran into...

Intended to go for ~6 hrs long, but I ran into some buddies on their way up to the SDBC ride and thought I might try to sit in for a while. Yeah, right, totally smashed it. So I cut it an hour...
05-05-22, 02:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Double-up day, moderate interval workout this...

Double-up day, moderate interval workout this morning with 1x5' @ 110%, 1x20' at 98%, 1x3' at 120%, plus commuting. Going to the track tonite to do a madison workout, which is a great over/under...
05-03-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16,971
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Posted By TMonk

Why did you ride the front so much? Team orders?...

Why did you ride the front so much? Team orders? Might I suggest falling back, sprinting from 5-6 wheels back, settling into a VO2 max interval and then riding SST? If you don't have a gap 1...
Forum: Foo
05-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

The Vacqueyras reds in southern Rhone also have a...

The Vacqueyras reds in southern Rhone also have a high grenache fraction, but tend to be big and savory vs overtly sweet, in our limited experience. We've only had a couple, but I'm always surprised...
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

Good stuff! Always happy to see some K coming...

Good stuff! Always happy to see some K coming through.

Last night, 2017 Fallbrook Winery "Red Wine Blend". Always enjoy supporting local products. Not sure what's in it, but I'm guessing some...
04-27-22, 10:45 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the day off so I could go long - 6 hrs. ...

Took the day off so I could go long - 6 hrs. Ended up dealing with some RD problems for a bit and feeling groggy, so I opted for 4 on Zwift, stringing together some B rides for a ~3 w/kg pace. ...
04-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,660
Posted By TMonk

congrats on your first omnium/stage race hbc07! ...

congrats on your first omnium/stage race hbc07! Great report.
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,920
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Posted By TMonk

Also - to any wine nerds around here - we have a...

Also - to any wine nerds around here - we have a thread going on in Foo. come join us!

https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1247710-wine-thread-what-s-your-glass-4.html
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,920
Views: 485,962
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...
Forum: Foo
04-22-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

Baby's first Brunello last week - Bunello Molino...

Baby's first Brunello last week - Bunello Molino del Piano 2015. Sangiovese may be creeping up towards my favorite wine grape even more now (versus Syrah). So much diversity in it's wine.

This...
Forum: Foo
04-22-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

^ enjoyed a great Willamette Pinot yesterday,...

^
enjoyed a great Willamette Pinot yesterday, "Four Graces". A hair over $20 and great QPR. Very floral with typical rich red fruit. Full for a Pinot.

...
04-22-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16,971
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Posted By TMonk

2.5 hrs on the Zwift this morning. 2x20' z3 on...

2.5 hrs on the Zwift this morning. 2x20' z3 on the TT bike in position, then more on the road bike with a 20' min Zwift race, got 4th (Crit City A).

This afternoon - headed up to Mt Laguna for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,324
Posted By TMonk

to the OP: Bad Two combos (forget which...

to the OP: Bad

Two combos (forget which tire/rim) that didn't seat even with sealant and a CO2 shot. I did have one combo work a while back but it was too hard to install so I had the shop do it....
04-18-22, 12:36 PM
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Posted By TMonk

oh gotcha hah

oh gotcha hah
04-18-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16,971
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Posted By TMonk

I don't get this. I took M and T off last week...

I don't get this. I took M and T off last week since I thought it was a good idea. Granted it was an easy week, but still.

Personally, I don't think a few CTL points in either direction is a...
04-18-22, 10:01 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Slayed it on my VO2s this morning. I knew from...

Slayed it on my VO2s this morning. I knew from the first one that I had the legs for it, TSB highly positive too as I'm coming off a rest week. Thing is, I had a few to drink and less sleep than...
04-15-22, 10:44 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Hermes yes! Signed up for M35+. The elite field...

Hermes yes! Signed up for M35+. The elite field (P1-3) is gonna be freakin' stacked... we have my TTT team captain (Kevin Festini, 40k ITT record holder), a pro (Sam Boardman), and Alex Gustin, 14th...
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

Well, the Rhone valley has been my preferred...

Well, the Rhone valley has been my preferred french region. Love me some Syrah and Grenache. But I have been trying to drink (and learn) more Italian wine and my wine guy has been helping facilitate...
04-11-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 64,092
Posted By TMonk

nslckevin the circuit that goes up to McLaughlin...

nslckevin the circuit that goes up to McLaughlin and back? Killer race, did it a couple times in collegiate (WCCC) between 2006 and 2009.
Forum: Foo
04-11-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

Last night. 2018 Le Fole Aglianico. Typical...

Last night. 2018 Le Fole Aglianico. Typical bold, high acidity and tannin from this Italian grape. This one has a bit of farmhouse funk and is very slightly effervescent which compliments the...
Forum: Foo
04-11-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

^ ooga booga we drank that same 2018 Crozes a...

^
ooga booga we drank that same 2018 Crozes a couple weeks ago - great wine, smoke, animal fat, brine, delicious. We also have the same 2019 Vacqueryas in our wine fridge. Not overtly spendy, but...
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,660
Posted By TMonk

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined:...

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined: 3/45 ish (my guess)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/2022_04_10_cbr_471702d5686d98c2a2b88c7d494db077ca79f3c4.jpg

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04-11-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,660
Posted By TMonk

keep at it hbc07. Even if you hadn't gotten...

keep at it hbc07. Even if you hadn't gotten COVID and taken a few months off - you'd still be getting faster and more adaptations just from being so new. Keep training and report back next time!
04-10-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,053
Posted By TMonk

Let's try to stay back on topic please. This is...

Let's try to stay back on topic please. This is gonna devolve into name-calling and personal attacks very quickly.

If two or more users wish to discuss things regarding themselves that don't...
04-05-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,432
Posted By TMonk

Closing for just a bit. While there was nothing...

Closing for just a bit. While there was nothing wrong with the original question, it's sort of understandable that this would devolve into a political line of underlying motives and secondary...
Forum: Foo
04-04-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

Last weekend, we visited N County Wine Company...

Last weekend, we visited N County Wine Company while visiting my parents, and picked up a Brunello, some local product (Fallbrook winery red blend), and a couple Priorats (hello minerality!). I love...
Forum: Foo
04-04-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

Tonight, Valiano Poggio Teo Chianti Classico 2017...

Tonight, Valiano Poggio Teo Chianti Classico 2017

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Forum: Foo
04-04-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

^ Qupe makes a good supermarket Syrah in the...

^
Qupe makes a good supermarket Syrah in the ~$15 range that is a good buy. I'd be intrigued to try a finer Syrah of theirs. Also - never had any wine from the Santa Cruz mountains, would love to...
04-04-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 64,092
Posted By TMonk

I think there are other benefits to being smaller...

I think there are other benefits to being smaller as well, like accelerations and possibly recovery from going into the red. It kinda makes sense that the less excess blood there is to circulate, the...
04-04-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,660
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,862
Posted By TMonk

bell

bell
Forum: Foo
03-30-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

last night, Crozes Domaine Jean Claude Marsanne,...

last night, Crozes Domaine Jean Claude Marsanne, 2017. Briny, olive-y, oily, tannic with black fruit. This is why I love Syrah
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,432
Posted By TMonk

I think I can get that vibe sometimes on my TCR -...

I think I can get that vibe sometimes on my TCR - the daily driver. It's quite comfortable and smooth. Snappy too. Great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,290
Posted By TMonk

latex tubes are faster than butyl TiHabanero. ...

latex tubes are faster than butyl TiHabanero. Plenty of data to support that.
03-21-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,920
Views: 485,962
Posted By TMonk

Yeah, this series is about 2 hrs away as well. I...

Yeah, this series is about 2 hrs away as well. I was pretty conflicted about it, but I think I made the right decision.
03-21-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,920
Views: 485,962
Posted By TMonk

So I skipped it again lol. Just too much going...

So I skipped it again lol. Just too much going on, work's busy/had some things to do before today, and Liz and I have a lot going on too, auto and real estate stuff. My legs felt great on the trainer...
Forum: Foo
03-21-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

We are excited to try a proper Brunello at some...

We are excited to try a proper Brunello at some point soon; we've never had one. I have been quite found of Sangiovese as a grape in all it's winemaking styles and regions, inside and outside of...
Forum: Foo
03-21-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

last night, 2019 Cuvee Kermit Lynch, Languedoc...

last night, 2019 Cuvee Kermit Lynch, Languedoc -Roussillon red, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsaut, Carignan. Fairly tannic with some nice gravel/graphite notes carrying the middle body through till the end....
03-18-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By TMonk

I think the extent of effort is a big part of it....

I think the extent of effort is a big part of it. I "lift" (mostly, but not completely body weight exercises) to be more healthy, well rounded, and for overuse injury prevention (muscle imbalances...
03-18-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By TMonk

I do strength work on my off days. Fairly light...

I do strength work on my off days. Fairly light stuff, but I try to hit upper, abs and legs a bit, between the two sessions.
03-18-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,920
Views: 485,962
Posted By TMonk

5th race of the season coming up on Sunday, CBR...

5th race of the season coming up on Sunday, CBR crit. My initial plan was to race the 2/3 field for points, and then the P/1/2 for training. The last race of the day is a 35+ 2-4 which is super...
03-18-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,920
Views: 485,962
Posted By TMonk

My daily is a 2013 Giant TCR Advanced with full...

My daily is a 2013 Giant TCR Advanced with full R8000 (rim brake). Bonty Aeolus 3 wheels, nice balance of light weight and slightly aero. Modern wide rim. I do thoroughly enjoy that bike, it's...
03-15-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,920
Views: 485,962
Posted By TMonk

don't worry burnthesheep we will still let you...

don't worry burnthesheep we will still let you post in the 33 whatever you decide.

but if you're not hurting for the cash - don't you prefer to be on a nice, aero and/or light rig for training...
03-15-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,323
Posted By TMonk

FYI guys we do have a 2022 thread started

FYI guys we do have a 2022 thread started
Forum: Foo
03-13-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,425
Posted By TMonk

2015 Chateau Belles Graves Bordeaux, 88% Merlot,...

2015 Chateau Belles Graves Bordeaux, 88% Merlot, balance cab franc. Deep rich/purple fruit aroma, and lots of minerality and gravel/graphite character in the middle that blends seamlessly into pretty...
Forum: Foo
03-13-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,907
Posted By TMonk

The old Nelson was a great beer - pre Alpine...

The old Nelson was a great beer - pre Alpine acquisition and related shenanigans. Only available on tap IIRC.
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