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10-27-21, 08:28 AM
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Posted By TMonk

EZ week randomness. I did 30 min on the trainer,...

EZ week randomness. I did 30 min on the trainer, most of which on the TT bike in position. Swapped it out for a road bike and now I'm going to tune into a 1 hour webinar from a major scientific...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,029
Posted By TMonk

Does your college have an intercollegiate cycling...

Does your college have an intercollegiate cycling team? If so, I recommend joining it!

I hurt myself constantly from running too much in college, and picked up a road bike and started racing...
10-26-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,274
Posted By TMonk

Haha never leave us Doge! Glad to hear puppy...

Haha never leave us Doge! Glad to hear puppy doge is still doing endurance sports as time permits.
10-26-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,274
Posted By TMonk

I will second both of those comments. The 33 has...

I will second both of those comments. The 33 has been a pretty high S/N ratio subforum. Relatively speaking, of course. It's a shitshow in other parts of bf.net. The quality of this subforum is...
10-25-21, 08:01 AM
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Views: 1,054,601
Posted By TMonk

Just capped off a week with nearly 700 TSS,...

Just capped off a week with nearly 700 TSS, including some longer rides Saturday and Sunday. My knee pain has been non-existent or at least manageable for about 1 month now, which is great. Even...
Forum: Foo
10-25-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,279
Posted By TMonk

Let's let the "locker room" butt-grab...

Let's let the "locker room" butt-grab conversation circle towards the drain please; it makes some users uncomfortable, especially having been on the receiving end when it didn't go over so well. ...
10-23-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By TMonk

gotcha, makes sense

gotcha, makes sense
10-22-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By TMonk

Good question, and I can't answer that. I had...

Good question, and I can't answer that. I had assumed that a larger stem clamp diameter meant more bar stiffness, but maybe that's not the case?
10-22-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By TMonk

What's the diameter of your stem clamp? A modern...

What's the diameter of your stem clamp? A modern 31.8 mm alloy bar is going to be a lot stiffer than an old school one.
10-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,196
Posted By TMonk

Why did your teammate sit up? Also, I can't...

Why did your teammate sit up? Also, I can't imagine executing a sprint with that sort of precision in Zwift, let alone racing as a team! The speed benefit of the "blob" in Zwift is huge compared to...
10-18-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By TMonk

If its gonna stay below 60F ill use a LS jersey. ...

If its gonna stay below 60F ill use a LS jersey. If things are that bad/wet - I'd probably just stick to Zwift.
10-14-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,274
Posted By TMonk

Thanks FB, we do.

Thanks FB, we do.
10-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,274
Posted By TMonk

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On...

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On the MTB front, I'll be most likely heading to the "Mount Laguna Trail Fest" an annual SDMBA event. They book out two of the large group campsites and...
Forum: Introductions
10-10-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums! I do not know about...

Welcome to bikeforums! I do not know about cycling in Monterey, but I wish you luck!
10-07-21, 11:00 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the...

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the AM and then a jog at lunch. Today, 1.75 hrs AM with 35' in position as 1x20 (Z3) then 1x15 (Z4) on the TT bike, 30 min commute home later. Tomorrow...
10-06-21, 08:27 PM
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Posted By TMonk

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you...

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you weren't hit.
10-05-21, 05:31 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test...

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test the knee with an extended moderate effort of ~4.0 w/kg. It was a bit harder than I expected, like not FTP test hard, but still. HRM not working so I had...
10-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16,629
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Posted By TMonk

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm...

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm able to put in a decent ride pain free now. It's such relief to be able to keep my CTL from plummeting off a cliff since I developed the problem on 8/29....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By TMonk

^ I almost purchased one of those for my daily...

^
I almost purchased one of those for my daily driver training bike. Instead I bought a gently used 2013 TCR Advanced ISP frameset which is the finest bike I've ever owned. Still on it. I also have...
09-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,274
Posted By TMonk

same, that was a nice/heart warming read

same, that was a nice/heart warming read
09-27-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By TMonk

Actually, it's you that are holding your own...

Actually, it's you that are holding your own against faster riders, not the bike! Over diverse terrain and wind conditions, the flexibility of a geared freehub/freewheel bike is generally faster. ...
09-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By TMonk

I havent seen a ton of this in the wild yet. ...

I havent seen a ton of this in the wild yet. MTB, for sure, but gravel not as much. For example there are many (MTB) races with SS only categories, that often carry a lot of prestige and/or cash...
09-27-21, 08:26 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some...

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some progress and optimism! I was able to ride for 3 hrs on Saturday with some solid climbing.

Spent the weekend with a buddy (his bday) up in Big Bear to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,239
Posted By TMonk

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic. Without...

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic.

Without having read through the whole thread, I think the returns on hydro discs are greater if you have access to more mountains and/or wet weather more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,239
Posted By TMonk

I'm still on 11s, mechnical, clincher/tubular and...

I'm still on 11s, mechnical, clincher/tubular and rim brake on my two road bikes and TT bike. I feel my returns would be quite diminishing for my investment in any newer technology, at least for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,239
Posted By TMonk

I read it as ridicule as well. I think that...

I read it as ridicule as well. I think that either are valid interpretations. For that reasons, my opinion is that it is not very nice and/or could have been worded differently.

Much of the...
09-24-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,274
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: 6,612
Views: 427,274
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: 1,961
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: 6,612
Views: 427,274
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
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Views: 427,274
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: 6,612
Views: 427,274
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: 149
Views: 14,196
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: 6,612
Views: 427,274
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: 16,629
Views: 1,054,601
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
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Posted By TMonk

lol

lol
09-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,274
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: 6,612
Views: 427,274
Posted By TMonk

hey, I still post!!!

hey, I still post!!!
09-16-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16,629
Views: 1,054,601
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: 224
Views: 8,724
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: 4,201
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: 152
Views: 8,512
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: 152
Views: 8,512
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: 152
Views: 8,512
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: 902
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: 152
Views: 8,512
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: 152
Views: 8,512
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: 272,904
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: 272,904
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: 149
Views: 14,196
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.
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