Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: TMonk
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.40 seconds.
09-24-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for all the pro tips everyone! I do...

Thanks for all the pro tips everyone! I do appreciate it! As a disclaimer - I want to mention that I will actually be getting some medical assistance soon both in network (Kaiser) and potentially...
09-24-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the tips - I will record and look up...

Thanks for the tips - I will record and look up those exercises.

One of the videos that I watched this morning had a glute activation routine that involved just sitting on your hands and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,686
Posted By TMonk

tights over regular bibs, but id probably most...

tights over regular bibs, but id probably most likely just be on zwift if it was that cold. it hardly gets sub 40 around here but I do start some rides in the 30-40F range every year, mostly just so...
09-23-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

Ya, I've had that sort of experience in the past...

Ya, I've had that sort of experience in the past too, esp. w Kaiser (which I'm still on). Convenient for routine stuff, not super helpful for specialists. Still, I intend on being proactive and...
09-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

Yikes, yeah mine is not that bad, more like a...

Yikes, yeah mine is not that bad, more like a dull ache/pressure that develops 30-60 min into a ride. This started 3 weeks ago.

I've had quadriceps tendonitis in my right knee that was worse...
09-22-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

Was this recently? Like within the last couple...

Was this recently? Like within the last couple of seasons?

Ya, I've also thought about bringing in some more strength work, just to keep things overall healthy and balanced. Maybe I'll do that.
09-22-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,184
Posted By TMonk

Congrats rivers , that sounds like a very...

Congrats rivers , that sounds like a very successfull first race!
09-22-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

Sounds like injuries all around. I'm still...

Sounds like injuries all around. I'm still struggling with knee issues, patellofemoral stuff. I had a mini breakthrough yesterday on my ride when it started hurting 50 min in... I coasted a bit and...
09-20-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

The knee issue popped up before I had the new...

The knee issue popped up before I had the new bike built. Strangely enough, the short bouts of riding I've done on the new MTB have given me 0 issues; they have been from my two seasoned road bikes....
09-20-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

lol

lol
09-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

Just look at the Join Dates from the last 10+...

Just look at the Join Dates from the last 10+ posts... We're all lifers from the mid 2000's.

At 34 (almost 35) I'm one of the younger posters in the 33 and will soon be able to say that I've been...
09-16-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,928
Posted By TMonk

hey, I still post!!!

hey, I still post!!!
09-16-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

Realizing I'm going to have to take it slow and...

Realizing I'm going to have to take it slow and low with my knee and return to riding and training at my previous level. Looks like I gave myself a classic case of "spring knee", but in September,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,645
Posted By TMonk

I always ask: "mind if I catch a lift?". almost...

I always ask: "mind if I catch a lift?". almost nobody does that to me though. I still usually don't mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,878
Posted By TMonk

well that's not nice. doesn't exactly make me...

well that's not nice. doesn't exactly make me proud to be a specialized bike owner... in my defense, it was purchased at cost since it was a team bike - provided to the elite team by our sponsorship...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,357
Posted By TMonk

aclinjury well, as I specified in my previous...

aclinjury well, as I specified in my previous posts, I don't! I thought I'd try it for funsies and ended up with a tire/rim combination that didn't work out, so I'm back on tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,357
Posted By TMonk

Ya, there is an element of that too, like maybe I...

Ya, there is an element of that too, like maybe I don't know what I'm missing? My daily average body weight is 145-150 (depending on time of year) and run around 90 most of the time, unless I'm on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,357
Posted By TMonk

jaxgtr thanks for the recommendation, when I...

jaxgtr thanks for the recommendation, when I wear through my current tires on the Bonty's, I may try Pirelli's or Bontrager R3 TLR tires if I find them on sale. It is annoying that you have to pay...
09-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By TMonk

Jamis is a good brand, at that price point it...

Jamis is a good brand, at that price point it swoop it up in a heartbeat if it fits!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,357
Posted By TMonk

Having said that I do think Mavic UST should work...

Having said that I do think Mavic UST should work well, I just found a better deal on the Bonty wheels and liked the idea of more tire options, although (much) more so on road, it definitely matters...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,357
Posted By TMonk

There needs to be a universal standard for road...

There needs to be a universal standard for road tubeless given the tighter tolerances that are required vs MTB. I've done tubeless MTB for a long time.

Recently purchased some Bonty Aeolus TLR 3's...
09-04-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 268,561
Posted By TMonk

On a separate note, we've been on a bit of a...

On a separate note, we've been on a bit of a modern (progressive) Country kick - a lot of Kacey Musgraves and Sturgill Simpson going through our home receiver lately.
09-04-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 268,561
Posted By TMonk

cute little simple track, from my signature's...

cute little simple track, from my signature's namesake. Also one of my favorite to play with the boys on jazz nite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC4kDdC70AM
09-03-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,184
Posted By TMonk

yeah, 20 lbs might make a bit of a difference...

yeah, 20 lbs might make a bit of a difference haha! Glad to hear things are good.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10,413
Views: 142,025
Posted By TMonk

Once the gradient gets into the double digits, I...

Once the gradient gets into the double digits, I feel like even it's still crawling along even for the super fit.... And that just isn't fun IMO!

A low gradient climb with favorable wind (no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10,413
Views: 142,025
Posted By TMonk

I don't particularly like climbing, even though...

I don't particularly like climbing, even though at 66 kg (145 lbs) I'm supposed to be good at it. I was good at it too, until I started racing P/1/2. When I'm going real good I can put out a 5.0 w/kg...
09-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By TMonk

wktmeow has good advice. I will also add stay...

wktmeow has good advice. I will also add stay in the drops when you are in close proximity with other riders - don't let your bars get hooked on anything. Stay loose, not stiff, otherwise you'll...
09-02-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

More knee testing this morning. At this point I...

More knee testing this morning. At this point I feel pretty good but I've had chronic issues in years past so I'm taking it seriously and I know better than to push it too much.

I did my standard...
09-01-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By TMonk

I patronize my LBS by paying a premium for parts...

I patronize my LBS by paying a premium for parts and having them do all my service. In exchange, they'll go out on a limb and help me out when I'm really in a pinch. The good service more than pays...
09-01-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

Ya, with that amount of travel + the bigger...

Ya, with that amount of travel + the bigger wheel, you'll be able to "monster truck" over so many things and it shouldn't be overly heavy or burdensome either.

For complete builds, I'd recommend...
08-31-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

Specialized "Chisel" - their new name for a...

Specialized "Chisel" - their new name for a smartweld 1,400 gram HT XC frame, 29er
Fox Factory 32 fork
Fox Factor dropper post
Shimano M8000 1x11 (chose 11 vs 12 since I have 3 other bikes that...
08-31-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

An hour of multitasking on the trainer this...

An hour of multitasking on the trainer this morning (Z1) and I didn't notice my knee which is good. I took a few ibuprofen anyway. Rather than go bigger tomorrow, I'm gonna spin easy for 20-30 min...
08-31-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,184
Posted By TMonk

Post more Matt! We need your no-nonsense NorCal...

Post more Matt! We need your no-nonsense NorCal elite content!

Who are you riding with? MIke's Bike's? Terun still a thing? Where's Chris Evans? Are you training any differently?
08-30-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

backpack trip went great, I'll update with some...

backpack trip went great, I'll update with some photos later once my buddy uploads.

I hit it decently hard on the TT bike on Saturday then on the road yesterday for 70 mi/4 hrs. My knee started...
08-29-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,184
Posted By TMonk

Congrats on the series overall!

Congrats on the series overall!
08-27-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By TMonk

Used dura ace 7800 brakes on Ebay FTW. But only...

Used dura ace 7800 brakes on Ebay FTW. But only if they're long enough
08-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,813
Posted By TMonk

I'm also a long time road and MTB rider, and have...

I'm also a long time road and MTB rider, and have yet to buy into the fad. Although at this point I think it's here to stay. I don't have anything against it either, and I think that it does make a...
08-19-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

Last stair workout (w loaded pack) yesterday. A...

Last stair workout (w loaded pack) yesterday. A bit of jogging first. Gotta say, compared to a month ago, it felt pretty easy. Especially the side-to-side stabilizing muscles around the knees, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,840
Posted By TMonk

I fancy myself in the top left. I'm an elite road...

I fancy myself in the top left. I'm an elite road racer and my team supplies me with my clothing and some of my other accessories if I race and volunteer enough during the season. No way I'm forking...
08-17-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

^ yikes. I rode the TT bike this morning...

^
yikes.

I rode the TT bike this morning and felt halfway decent. A couple days from our Mt. Baldy training hike and a light spin yesterday did the trick I guess. I just did 3x laps at SST on...
08-12-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By TMonk

Got pissed trying to find a full group, ended up...

Got pissed trying to find a full group, ended up just going w separate parts. So I'll lose a bit of value there but w/e. Buying the M8000 brakes used, will just add new pads. The rest will be new.
08-12-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

Some time on the TT bike tomorrow morning...

Some time on the TT bike tomorrow morning (outside at Fiesta), then driving up to Manker Flats campground on Mt Baldy road. On Saturday we (our mountaineering party of 4) will day hike Mt Baldy with...
08-12-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,349
Posted By TMonk

back to my stable ~147.5 lbs. However - my...

back to my stable ~147.5 lbs. However - my composition is different, smaller legs, a little more upper body mass (fat and muscle) as I've been preparing for my backpacking trip. I did more jogging...
08-11-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By TMonk

I'm attracted to the value of buying as a...

I'm attracted to the value of buying as a groupset, as it has lower pricing vs purchasing separately. Thanks for the suggestion though.

What's your opinion on the link above, or buying from China...
08-11-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,266
Posted By TMonk

I guess it kind of depends on your goals for the...

I guess it kind of depends on your goals for the ride. When I do group rides, my main goal is to just squeeze my legs a lot. This implies a lot of pulling through (potentially with light...
08-11-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By TMonk

MTB groupsets from China (ebay)

Hello,

I'm building a new MTB (for xc) and in the market for a groupset. It's a Specialized Chisel (HT 29" aluminum) with Fox Factory 32, Hunt wheels. I want to assemble it with M8000 XT...
08-05-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,266
Posted By TMonk

I try to explore it often. Difference is...

I try to explore it often.

Difference is now, with stacked LA L3gion and KHS Elevate teams at SCNCA races, I don't get quite as much daylight as I did when I was a cat 3/4/5, nor does it last as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By TMonk

In those circumstances, I would have just done my...

In those circumstances, I would have just done my ride on Zwift. This is a nice story though, glad it worked out and you didn't have to force the pace to stay dry!
07-30-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,349
Posted By TMonk

Weight at around 148-149 last couple mornings....

Weight at around 148-149 last couple mornings. which is totally fine. Gotta say I thoroughly enjoyed those extra couple lbs!
...
07-29-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,035
Posted By TMonk

Only mildly sore from my backpack loaded...

Only mildly sore from my backpack loaded staircase reps yesterday. not super noticeable. nice! It's only been 3 weeks of significantly reduced bike TSS (hiking and jogging) and I am already starting...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.