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06-30-22, 09:22 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm...

So far so good. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm positive because I have a very minor sore throat but its nothing I'd think twice about if my wife wasn't sick. I take vitamin C, Spirulina, and a few...
06-28-22, 05:11 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Back from Spain, so with a few races that fit the...

Back from Spain, so with a few races that fit the strengths I planned on a 20-hour week.....and my wife has COVID, which means I may have it and shouldn't do more than easy rides...
06-15-22, 08:18 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 2nd in Worlds, which takes a bit of the...

I got 2nd in Worlds, which takes a bit of the sting off getting my tail kicked in this weekend. A 115 HS kid was pulling me up the hills and I barely kept on, and I would descend 'good enough' so he...
06-13-22, 11:26 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I saw you out there! One lap you were leading the...

I saw you out there! One lap you were leading the way. I wanted to stop by and say hi, but I had to park a mile a way so was pressed for time. If you heard someone yelling 'TMonk' that was me lol.
06-13-22, 09:26 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th I know...

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th

I know technically it's a district, but it covers 26 million people, so I kinda feel the term 'district' underrates the quality.

36 miles over hilly terrain. I did a...
06-13-22, 08:56 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

burnthesheep My team is more lax no plans...

burnthesheep

My team is more lax no plans etc, just email communication, but no one talks. In all my 60+ races I've had a teammate 5-6 times, and there really wasn't any teamwork, we just kind...
06-07-22, 09:52 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm on the fence about the TT, it all depends on...

I'm on the fence about the TT, it all depends on what chance I feel I have to get a jersey. Really both are a long shot; there are some fast guys at the 50+ TT and if I do that I'm not going to be...
06-07-22, 08:46 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Last 2 weeks I've been ramping up for State...

Last 2 weeks I've been ramping up for State Champs, roughly 15 hours a week. The problem was my wife had family coming to visit, so in addition to that I probably put in about 20 hours of house...
06-01-22, 10:19 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm heading into the meat grinder of 'eating'...

I'm heading into the meat grinder of 'eating' events. I'm at 9% bodyfat right now and would like to be at 7% when we leave for Spain, because I'm going to eat whatever I want when I'm there :)...
06-01-22, 09:32 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

We have an outbreak at work, like 10% of the...

We have an outbreak at work, like 10% of the staff have it, and they're still having us come in despite working from home for 2 years. I have yet to 'technically' get it, but twice tested negative...
05-26-22, 09:00 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I suspect you're right, that just being there...

I suspect you're right, that just being there without great power but good FTP could keep me there for points. I've only tried it once (and I was too far back).

Going early is a tough thing to...
05-25-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't...

I probably had my best ride at Worlds. I couldn't keep up with the 3 Redlands Classic kids (whose combined age is close to mine) and was between them and about 10 riders. Solo'ed for 2 laps, and was...
05-24-22, 02:24 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Of course, its a few weeks after my Spain trip so...

Of course, its a few weeks after my Spain trip so I don't know how I'll do. We have a Sprinter van now with seating and a fridge inside, so be sure to stop by!

I'm going to talk to the promoter...
05-24-22, 09:36 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Solo on a break, that didn't work: ...

Solo on a break, that didn't work:

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1 lap later, I...
05-23-22, 09:20 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Did 2 crits this weekend. 1st one was a Cat 4,...

Did 2 crits this weekend. 1st one was a Cat 4, plan was to latch on to someone going for a break but halfway through the race the guy 3 bikes in front of me went down. I was able to brake and then...
05-18-22, 11:07 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every...

I'm still alive, I've been racing almost every weekend to get my 3 upgrade. Yesterday I got 3rd in TNW's, which was a nice ego boost, especially since I've been getting my teeth kicked in at crits. ...
05-18-22, 10:31 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I love my eTap 11, I have it on both my road...

I love my eTap 11, I have it on both my road bikes. As far as the batteries and other tech going bad in 10 years, that´s a possibility, but tbh I would be fine charging it nightly if need be. The...
07-17-21, 07:07 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

One of them is Cipro, I'll keep that in mind. It...

One of them is Cipro, I'll keep that in mind. It also seems to have a laundry list of side effects, to the point you can't even go in the sun.
07-16-21, 09:30 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So the sting had nothing to do with my...

So the sting had nothing to do with my temperature, which topped out at 104. Its a kidney infection, so I'm on antibiotics and probably have to ride easy for the next few weeks, if at all. ...
07-14-21, 02:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Ugh I had a long response to the BWR stuff and...

Ugh I had a long response to the BWR stuff and lost it. I got stung in the mouth at World's last night and my temp is 101, so I think I'm going to get some sleep.
07-12-21, 05:51 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a...

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a few weeks ago) in a grey CAADX, I should have an Orange Dons kit one. More than likely I'm going to do it. You somewhat talked me into it!
07-12-21, 03:21 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Amazingly, I'm still 134 after upping my intake...

Amazingly, I'm still 134 after upping my intake from 1400 calories to 1650 and not really holding to it.
07-12-21, 03:20 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2...

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2 week run where I just felt flat, and power is way down right now. I took a 7 day rest period and I think it helped, we'll see tomorrow.

BWR is next...
07-12-21, 03:10 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first...

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first podium. I asked the winner where the podium was and he just laughed, I was super bummed.

Anyway its a great course, I don't specifically think its...
06-18-21, 09:47 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Our group rides are typically safe but things...

Our group rides are typically safe but things happen so we get a few crashes a year. I've learned if you crash no ones going to stop which is kind of sad. We had a guy (no one knew him) who was...
06-16-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting...

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting printed and put up on my refrigerator door!

Since it was over 100 we only had 30 show, and no real 'hitters'. We usually have between 50-80. We...
06-15-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Treadmill test with sensors on the chest, and a...

Treadmill test with sensors on the chest, and a breather over the mouth, blood tests x2, urine test. I've also almost argued with the doctor as to why it wasn't a heart issue (according to them, I...
06-15-21, 11:29 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So on my Saturday group ride I had some chest...

So on my Saturday group ride I had some chest pains and when I dropped my chain decided to call it off. I have these 'episodes' every once in awhile ever since passing out in a outhouse 8 miles...
06-15-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I agree, the problem is always we go out to eat...

I agree, the problem is always we go out to eat on Friday night, have some nice food, then someone calls on Saturday inviting us over to eat!
06-11-21, 09:16 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in...

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in weight loss solely lie on what others bring into the house. I can eat the same thing every day, Oatmeal, blueberries, and strawberries for breakfast...
06-11-21, 09:05 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I used to have a boss that would leave after the...

I used to have a boss that would leave after the last person left (like 15 minutes after work?) and then send email on Outlook Webmail at 9 or 10 pm from home claiming she was still at work. I knew...
06-10-21, 08:20 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Nice job Yep

Nice job Yep
06-09-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy...

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy week as everyone was recovering from Copperopolis and TdM. I probably should have done the same, since I didn't feel well but I hate missing the ride. ...
06-08-21, 07:41 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain...

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain (https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/waxing-your-chain)

I use that though its been said just regular parrafin is good as well.
06-07-21, 11:45 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

The rest of the course was bumpy but tolerable....

The rest of the course was bumpy but tolerable. Just that descent was terrible. My triceps have never been sore after a race, If I lived in Sacramento or nearby I could drive out and do a few runs,...
06-06-21, 12:05 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Copperopolis Road Race My plan was tear...

Copperopolis Road Race

My plan was tear apart the field because really I thought that was the only chance I had. The hill was probably too small for me to do that, and 2 of us worked hard but it...
06-04-21, 12:58 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I had to invoke rule 5 but I was 135 this...

I had to invoke rule 5 but I was 135 this morning. If I'm teetering on the scale but it marks high, I just mark it down to the lower weight because there have been days I don't eat for 2 hours so I...
06-03-21, 11:58 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

IMO, usually not too much you can do if the...

IMO, usually not too much you can do if the ringers are vastly stronger and in club rides that's often the case. I think its important to try something though.

Tell your teammates they just have...
06-02-21, 10:34 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed...

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed with a slower group and just pulled them up the hill. When they started to pop, I'd slow down. At the end they were all genuinely thanking me which...
06-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,066
Posted By furiousferret

138 today so a bit heavier. I had a big weekend...

138 today so a bit heavier. I had a big weekend and put out 4300 kilojoules over the 3 days, and I have a lot of food sitting in my stomach. I´ve learned being on a strict count during hard weeks...
05-31-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,978
Posted By furiousferret

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US...

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US in 2014, 2015 and that's not an exaggeration. I was outrageously bad for a few years. Probably the only reason I am still doing to is for some...
05-31-21, 03:25 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Team group ride up Oak Glen. I was feeling...

Team group ride up Oak Glen. I was feeling pretty good so I stayed with the leader and it was just us for most of the ride. He basically slowed down to help me up, like Sepp Kuss and Primoz. I...
05-27-21, 08:56 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Went to Crit Practice for the first time in year...

Went to Crit Practice for the first time in year but only sat in for maybe a half a lap; pace was too much for me if I want to do well this weekend so I more or less just wanted to hit my calorie...
05-25-21, 10:55 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Connex Quick Link to get the chain off easy ...

Connex Quick Link to get the chain off easy
Sonic Cleaner for 3 cycles (usually get the cogs too)
Dump in Crockpot
Clean off and let dry


Its a long procedure but it doesnt take a lot of...
05-25-21, 09:38 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

So remember last week when I complained about...

So remember last week when I complained about positioning at World?

I was perfect today, latching on the lead group of 5. Unfortunately, I was found wanting and couldn't hold on....I held 5 w/kg...
05-23-21, 08:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I had to back off on my diet. My hours have been...

I had to back off on my diet. My hours have been the same but with group rides on the menu now the intensity is up. Added about 200 calories a day, I'm real close to getting goal weight, I'm going...
05-21-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,421
Posted By furiousferret

Age is a big consideration, but in regards to...

Age is a big consideration, but in regards to training, the answer is always more. Don't confuse that with added intensity, especially for something that is essentially a pure endurance activity.
05-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By furiousferret

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should...

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should probably at least for the next few weeks only have 2 days over zone 2; if those end up being group rides so be it and if you need more intensity that...
05-21-21, 09:01 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I went up in my climbing bike from a 50 to a 52...

I went up in my climbing bike from a 50 to a 52 because I was getting killed on descents and needed the bump. It wasn't so much about FTP range, more that spinning up to 120 in a 52-11 is far more...
05-20-21, 12:37 PM
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Views: 19,066
Posted By furiousferret

When I punctured my lung I lost my lats and a ton...

When I punctured my lung I lost my lats and a ton of upper body mass, and I coudn't get under 150. Granted, I don't think I lost 15 pounds of muscle, probably 10.
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