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11-17-22, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Yep

Tracks with what I've experienced. I do core...

Tracks with what I've experienced. I do core work, my back and general feel on the bike are great, then I take it for granted and stop until things start hurting again. Rinse and repeat.

I've...
10-07-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,207
Posted By Yep

I'm off to Mallorca at the end of next week and...

I'm off to Mallorca at the end of next week and I'm going to try and make time to push it up Sa Calobra and Puig Major. I really thought 30 minutes on Sa Calobra might be possible, but I don't think...
10-07-22, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Yep

I've definitely been fully converted to...

I've definitely been fully converted to "polarized". Even setting aside whatever scientific benefits there might be, I really like that I can do steady rides most of the week and just let myself off...
05-28-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,843
Posted By Yep

Ha brian44 , you stole my update! I too did a...

Ha brian44 , you stole my update! I too did a crit on Thursday, but it was a 2/3/4 (In the States it'd be like 2/3/4/5). There was a group of 2 who go up the road, and then 3 of us in a move trying...
05-23-22, 03:34 AM
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Views: 5,843
Posted By Yep

Did a midweek 2/3/4 crit last week (30 in the...

Did a midweek 2/3/4 crit last week (30 in the field). Lots of cat 2 hitters in there; all young guys too. There was some traffic after about 10 minutes that I didn't filter through and a separation...
05-18-22, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Yep

Good to hear from you FF! I'd really like to get...

Good to hear from you FF! I'd really like to get my 2 before I hang em up, so I either need to appreciate the success (modest) I've had and leave it alone, or commit to a lot more races either this...
05-16-22, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Yep

Last year I got 32 points toward the 40 I needed...

Last year I got 32 points toward the 40 I needed for a cat 2 upgrade and really just ran out of races, along with skipping some that I should had done; I got overconfident that I had it in the bag. I...
03-27-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,843
Posted By Yep

After the RR last week where I blew up a new (to...

After the RR last week where I blew up a new (to me) rear wheel in a big crash that ultimately black flagged the whole race, I got another start yesterday in a crit. This one was on a purpose built...
03-20-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,843
Posted By Yep

Ugh. First race of the season yesterday was a 3/4...

Ugh. First race of the season yesterday was a 3/4 RR. There was a huge crash maybe 6 minutes in and the race was cancelled when they had to bring an ambulance in (course is a circuit). I had a brand...
03-17-22, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Yep

Got some new wheels today just in time for my...

Got some new wheels today just in time for my first race of the season on Saturday. Feeling pretty fit and as excited to start as I can remember. I think a big part of it is the warm, dry forecast....
01-16-22, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Yep

One thing I think I've learned from training all...

One thing I think I've learned from training all these years is that training load is trumps everything else. If load goes up, I get fitter. Intensity sort of takes care of itself on the macro level,...
01-10-22, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Yep

Had a ramp rate of 7 CTL two weeks ago, so took...

Had a ramp rate of 7 CTL two weeks ago, so took it a little easier last week (-1.5). Weather looks good this week, so I think I'll shoot for 2. I'm angling for a 90ish CTL by early March for a race.
12-16-21, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Yep

5 hours and 55 minutes??

5 hours and 55 minutes??
08-23-21, 02:40 AM
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Posted By Yep

After my RR on the 7th of Aug, I wasn't able to...

After my RR on the 7th of Aug, I wasn't able to do our team RR and a crit I was up for was cancelled. It's looking dicey for my cat 2 upgrade at this point, but I'm going to try and set that aside....
08-10-21, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Yep

I'm starting to get nervous. I'm 8 points from my...

I'm starting to get nervous. I'm 8 points from my cat 2 upgrade (45 yr old master trying to get it done finally) and I sort of screwed the pooch on the RR I did this weekend. I've got one more 3/4 RR...
08-10-21, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Yep

Finally got to do a road race this weekend. It...

Finally got to do a road race this weekend. It was a 3/4 with about 65 starters, including 15 women of, I think, open cats. Mostly flat and non-technical loop of 4.3 miles that did 12 or 13 times (55...
07-29-21, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Yep

Meh. 7th and 8th in my crits tonight. Each a...

Meh. 7th and 8th in my crits tonight. Each a field of 15. I'm a lot older than most of the other guys, and anything top 10 is pretty hotly contested, but those are really just rationalisations. I'm...
07-23-21, 10:33 AM
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Views: 32,323
Posted By Yep

Did 2 more crits this Thursday, with 2 teammates...

Did 2 more crits this Thursday, with 2 teammates in each one. I was sort of active in the first, but nothing stuck. As we came into the finish, what was an ok position turned into swamp city in the...
07-21-21, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Yep

Yeah, I think that's right. If I've made the goal...

Yeah, I think that's right. If I've made the goal of getting an upgrade, I think that needs to trump any particular race.
07-16-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By Yep

Weekly crit series again last night. Got 10th and...

Weekly crit series again last night. Got 10th and 11th in the 2 races. The version they ran tonight had 2 basically 180s, so lots of sprinting, which is not my fave.

Iím sitting on 22 points (of...
07-08-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By Yep

Doubled up on 3/4 crits tonight. While it can get...

Doubled up on 3/4 crits tonight. While it can get a little boring, having a purpose-built bike racing circuit is pretty amazing. Bigger field in the first one and a group of 4 got away almost from...
06-25-21, 02:19 AM
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Posted By Yep

I raced another crit last night. Rainy, but not...

I raced another crit last night. Rainy, but not too cold. It's a purpose built circuit, so the camber is right and there's not oil or grit on the roads; you hardly notice it's wet.

It started...
06-21-21, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Yep

That's a hard day. Nice one.

That's a hard day. Nice one.
06-21-21, 02:49 AM
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Posted By Yep

Ben Forsyth Crit (3/4) on Saturday outside...

Ben Forsyth Crit (3/4) on Saturday outside Edinburgh. Came 7th in a field of 25, which was good for a few more upgrade points. I was really active again and felt like one of the strongest riders in...
06-18-21, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Yep

Came back this week and picked up a 4th in a...

Came back this week and picked up a 4th in a crit. Teammate and I really tried to make it hard after a lacklustre race last week. I only just missed the last solo move. I bridged to a group of 4,...
06-17-21, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Yep

We KOM'd our Tuesday Worlds route this week. At...

We KOM'd our Tuesday Worlds route this week. At first I shared the KOM, then a few more uploaded and I lost out by a few seconds.
06-15-21, 02:20 AM
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Posted By Yep

FWIW, I never pay attention to speed when I'm in...

FWIW, I never pay attention to speed when I'm in a race, and I don't look at it after the face either. You go the speed you go to hang in there. I think you'd be wasting time to focus on training at...
06-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By Yep

Or pack finish. Don't forgot pack finish. (that's...

Or pack finish. Don't forgot pack finish. (that's what happened this week)
06-09-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By Yep

Redeemed myself from getting dropped 4 laps into...

Redeemed myself from getting dropped 4 laps into a 3/4 Crit over the last couple of weeks and got 7th in the next two weeks. Points go 10 deep, so I was happy with that, but more relieved that my...
06-02-21, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Yep

Good Worlds last night. PR'd the full gas part of...

Good Worlds last night. PR'd the full gas part of the route on what turned out to be a smokin fast edition.

Last week I did too much leading up to, and into, the 5 minute climb which is about a...
06-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,200
Posted By Yep

I'd 2nd what furiousferret said about volume and...

I'd 2nd what furiousferret said about volume and intensity. If your group rides are as intense as intervals would be, use them as your interval days. That'll have the additional benefit of being very...
06-01-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By Yep

Iíll go out and do a race like itís my first,...

Iíll go out and do a race like itís my first, then do the next one like a passable cat 2. Even Worlds from one week to the next, Iíll get dropped then mix it the whole way on the next one. The other...
05-31-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 159
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Posted By Yep

I started a cat 3/4 crit last week (40 minutes,...

I started a cat 3/4 crit last week (40 minutes, cool dedicated closed circuit) and made 4 laps (!).

Basically we had a grid start and I was at the back. A couple of folks ahead of me couldn't clip...
05-20-21, 03:33 AM
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Posted By Yep

Sounds a lot like my Worlds. The other guys are...

Sounds a lot like my Worlds. The other guys are younger and real powerhouses on a course that's more rolling. There are two 4-5 minute climbs, but they're 4 to 5%, so aero and pure power count.
...
05-12-21, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Yep

Good sized group last night, and plenty fast. For...

Good sized group last night, and plenty fast. For as quick as we went around, and as hard as it felt, I'd have expected my power numbers to be higher. Digging in a little deeper, I think it's because...
05-11-21, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Yep

Tuesday Worlds tonight, and I think it might...

Tuesday Worlds tonight, and I think it might actually be a group bigger than 4, as restrictions have started to ease up (along with the weather). Some of my teammates and friends from other teams...
04-28-21, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Yep

I wanna read it.

I wanna read it.
04-27-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By Yep

This. I've never been the most talented, but what...

This. I've never been the most talented, but what you're describing definitely eats at me a bit. Self confidence in racing is a big deal.
04-24-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17,202
Views: 1,218,630
Posted By Yep

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute...

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute climb today and instead went for a 7 minute one with some other stuff thrown in. Did 393w (shooting for 400w). I'm 72ish kg, and it was a power PR, so...
04-19-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By Yep

Did our 9:30 Saturday Worlds this weekend. With...

Did our 9:30 Saturday Worlds this weekend. With all the craziness, it's sort of been split, where one of the local race clubs has started leaving about 20 minutes earlier. The group leaving at 9:30...
04-16-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By Yep

Iíve got a route like that with 5 climbs on it...

Iíve got a route like that with 5 climbs on it between 3 and 7 minutes and I do each one like an interval effort. Iíll usually do a big sprint between each climb as well. Rests are a little longer...
04-16-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By Yep

Great idea to set speed targets for turns on a...

Great idea to set speed targets for turns on a descent and then practice.
04-14-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17,202
Views: 1,218,630
Posted By Yep

Tuesday Worlds was 4 of us. Started out as me and...

Tuesday Worlds was 4 of us. Started out as me and 2 teammates and picked up another who thought he'd missed the group. Turned out to be a good workout because you never really get a break in a...
04-12-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,207
Posted By Yep

Totally. We should all get to go back and do the...

Totally. We should all get to go back and do the rides/races and climbs that kicked our asses when we started. In my memory, the Sac Tuesday Worlds was so fast, and so hard that I was over the moon...
04-11-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By Yep

Hoping to do Worlds next Tuesday, if the...

Hoping to do Worlds next Tuesday, if the weatherís ok.
04-06-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,207
Posted By Yep

Man, I lived in Sacramento from the time I...

Man, I lived in Sacramento from the time I started riding to doing fast rides (River Ride) and on into dipping my toe in racing. When I left I was probably still a 5, maybe just a 4. Even though that...
04-05-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,207
Posted By Yep

Surprised you think it would be harder up a...

Surprised you think it would be harder up a mountain. I guess the altitude would be an issue, but having the gradient to work against would really help me.
02-28-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,207
Posted By Yep

Just another random data point, but I think TT...

Just another random data point, but I think TT bikes have historically been a barrier to stage race participation for amateurs.
02-22-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7,023
Views: 518,183
Posted By Yep

If you're 30% indoors in San Diego, you'd be a...

If you're 30% indoors in San Diego, you'd be a 130% indoors in Scotland. Anyway, nice job.
02-22-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17,202
Views: 1,218,630
Posted By Yep

I'm 45 now, but the increased soreness is real...

I'm 45 now, but the increased soreness is real and I need more days between intensity. I would almost say I can hog on the endurance miles more than ever. Also, I haven't seen anything like the...
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