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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 754
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: 66
Views: 3,034
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!
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07-29-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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...
07-28-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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: 66
Views: 3,034
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!
07-28-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24,562
Views: 2,216,252
Posted By TMonk

my bar tape jobs are usually pretty horrible lol

my bar tape jobs are usually pretty horrible lol
07-28-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By TMonk

I've got a Wabi Classic that has gotten ridden a...

I've got a Wabi Classic that has gotten ridden a handful of times in the last several years, might go For Sale soon esp. considering the inflated used bike market. I still race FG at the San Diego...
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By TMonk

I think it will be interesting and positive...

I think it will be interesting and positive whatever comes for him. He's a good kid too, not a brat like some of them (juniors) can be haha.

Also, mini update, he also won gold in the TP and...
07-26-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24,562
Views: 2,216,252
Posted By TMonk

Much of the "old guard" is gone, but you'll still...

Much of the "old guard" is gone, but you'll still see a few of us kickin' around. Nice to see you active on BF, and glad you're still riding!
07-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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...
07-19-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,507
Posted By TMonk

nice, looks fast as hell.

nice, looks fast as hell.
07-18-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,507
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: 410
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: 24,562
Views: 2,216,252
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: 6,376
Views: 394,705
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: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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: 298
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: 66
Views: 3,034
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: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,507
Posted By TMonk

Doug "Dougie" Pomeranz. Great guy. Just turned 60...

Doug "Dougie" Pomeranz. Great guy. Just turned 60 too! Crazy that he can hang with the local studs. I hope that I'm just still riding at his age, let alone able to hang with local pros and elites.
07-09-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,507
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: 1,512
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: 9,023
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,707
Posted By TMonk

Who's decision is the tire choice? Is it the...

Who's decision is the tire choice? Is it the team mechanic, the riders or the sponsor? If the teams have multiple offerings within a single sponsor, why would they select one tire type over the...
07-07-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
Posted By TMonk

1000 TSS/week when you're on, man that's major. ...

1000 TSS/week when you're on, man that's major. I might hit that once or twice per year. I average about 800 or so during base months and 700 after that. In season I usually camp out at around 90...
07-07-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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: 66
Views: 3,034
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: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,921
Posted By TMonk

2 road, 1 track, 1 MTB, 1 TT, 1 fixie road bike

2 road, 1 track, 1 MTB, 1 TT, 1 fixie road bike
07-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
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...
07-02-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,705
Posted By TMonk

So, like many things, turns out I had to ride the...

So, like many things, turns out I had to ride the bike a bit to see if the tight tolerances on my brake job were working. Old TT brakes with poor adjustability and modern wide rims are not the best...
07-01-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,705
Posted By TMonk

swapped out some brake pads and re-adjusted my...

swapped out some brake pads and re-adjusted my brakes on the TT bike. yeah, that was not fun.
07-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
Posted By TMonk

Targeting 130% and z2 for the on and off portions...

Targeting 130% and z2 for the on and off portions respectively? Maybe I will!

Also, I accidentally edited your post with the line above (then deleted it), sorry about that.
07-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,705
Posted By TMonk

I can run my Novatech R5's (26 mm external) on my...

I can run my Novatech R5's (26 mm external) on my 2013 TCR Advanced ISP
07-01-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
Posted By TMonk

Oh yes, the proverbial June Gloom. What kind of...

Oh yes, the proverbial June Gloom. What kind of power do you target for the 1 min off? Do you try to hold z2 or anything or just cruise easy? I've been trying to find a TTT specific workout for a...
07-01-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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...
07-01-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,705
Posted By TMonk

We watched Coco last night, which was good for...

We watched Coco last night, which was good for some nice good natured cry (at the end). The last two movies we watches were Training Day and then Black Swan... yeah, it was time for something...
07-01-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,705
Posted By TMonk

I have some Novatech R5 as my race wheel and...

I have some Novatech R5 as my race wheel and they're great. Not a boutique brand but a nice, high value wheel. Several other racers around here (Masters guys) race them and like them too. They're...
06-27-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,790
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
Replies: 492
Views: 22,790
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...
06-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,507
Posted By TMonk

Yep did the teammate actually manage to come...

Yep did the teammate actually manage to come across solo, or was he pulling the field?
06-24-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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: 260,005
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
Posted By TMonk

Hermes I don't think so, don't remember seeing...

Hermes I don't think so, don't remember seeing you guys today. I did ride by the river path on Morena at like 7:30 or so before work, then up the I15 bike path later around 5:30.
06-22-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,011,964
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...
06-17-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,507
Posted By TMonk

sweet dude, nice SS

sweet dude, nice SS
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,896
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 -...
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