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06-20-22, 11:15 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Two weeks ago I took a rest week. Last weekend, I...

Two weeks ago I took a rest week. Last weekend, I set a 40min flat ground PR @ 4.8. Pretty stoked. I was pacing for 1hr via RPE but my lower back started aching, so I pulled the plug at a nice round...
06-13-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,843
Posted By TMonk

Oh thanks haha. I heard lots of "go David!"'s...

Oh thanks haha. I heard lots of "go David!"'s but that's somewhat to be expected given that its local and a lot of the community knows me.

My race was the 35+/40+ combined, and it was a bit of a...
06-13-22, 09:26 AM
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Views: 5,843
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...
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,843
Posted By TMonk

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined:...

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined: 3/45 ish (my guess)

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04-07-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By caloso

Was scheduled to do 6x5’ at 108% but just didn’t...

Was scheduled to do 6x5’ at 108% but just didn’t have it. Got 3 good ones, failed the 4th. Tried to rally on the 5th but got only halfway and had to call it. I’m blaming the heat: it was 88F and I’m...
04-05-22, 10:50 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

My first race of the season is Saturday, and it...

My first race of the season is Saturday, and it is looking like 50ish degrees and rain. May DNS if the weather forecast stays this way - it just sounds unpleasant. Of course if I do no show I will...
03-08-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,843
Posted By mattm

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary: ...

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary:

won some early season training crits
Tried to win our first NorCal crit, Cal Aggie, but failed and came in 3rd (that's the one Jeff crashed in, which...
03-01-22, 07:15 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

CTL hit 91 yesterday, up from 62 just before...

CTL hit 91 yesterday, up from 62 just before Christmas. TSB winds up neutral at about 86 CTL. I don't put a ton of stock into the PMC in general at this point, but I definitely have a lot more depth....
01-27-22, 06:44 PM
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Posted By TMonk

HBD hubcyclist !

HBD hubcyclist !
01-09-22, 02:35 PM
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Views: 5,843
Posted By TMonk

2022 race stories thread

Looks like I'm first "to the punch" here. Must be the SoCal weather.

1/9/21 Fiesta Island time trial series (FITT), 20k men's P/1/2/3, 2nd place out of 2 starters in this category. I rode 27:54...
01-09-22, 11:21 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

5 hours today too! Sleeping and eating well is...

5 hours today too! Sleeping and eating well is doing wonders. I did not realize how ******g stressed out I was in grad school (along with all the other life stuff that has gone on).

That said my...
12-24-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Grad school is DONE. After a few months of...

Grad school is DONE. After a few months of irregular 5-7hrs/night, I am sleeping again. RPE is way, way lower for efforts. It's like magic!
10-30-21, 11:53 PM
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Views: 1,218,630
Posted By caloso

As it turns out, I felt great today. Didn’t...

As it turns out, I felt great today. Didn’t crash, despite sketchy juniors divebombing corners. Didn’t flat. And most importantly, never felt I was in difficulty. Maybe some of it was racing on...
09-07-21, 03:45 PM
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Posted By caloso

A series of anaerobic intervals this morning....

A series of anaerobic intervals this morning. They get shorter and harder with decreasing rests. Is it weird that I love these kinds of workouts? I dread threshold work, but I always look forward...
09-02-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,165
Posted By wktmeow

Protect your front wheel. Surf it like you're...

Protect your front wheel. Surf it like you're driving in highway traffic. If you're not moving forward you're moving backward. If you feel someone's shoulder or elbow lean into it and not away. ...
08-22-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By caloso

River Ride yesterday. Second week in a row there...

River Ride yesterday. Second week in a row there was some sketchiness that is making me reconsider bringing my kid on the ride. Next week is a cross clinic so that should be somewhat safer.
...
08-10-21, 10:15 AM
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Posted By caloso

Trainer anaerobic on-offs this morning. ...

Trainer anaerobic on-offs this morning. #crossiscoming
07-19-21, 05:47 PM
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Posted By ntnyln

TMonk A couple of pics from the TT ...

TMonk A couple of pics from the TT
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Photos: Ted Morgan Photography ...
07-18-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By ntnyln

2 years later...A race report! We really haven't...

2 years later...A race report! We really haven't had much mass start racing here, I think yesterday was the first crit/circuit race we've had outside of the USA Crit series race down in Arlington. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Holding those watts for 5...

Holding those watts for 5 hours................yikes.

That's a super strong ride, congratulations!
06-10-21, 11:15 PM
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Posted By caloso

Did a ramp test earlier this week. 3 watts lower...

Did a ramp test earlier this week. 3 watts lower than before I got shingles so basically no fitness lost. Did a VO2max workout tonight (4x5’ @ 110%) and hit my targets. Hard but doable.
06-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,323
Posted By cmh

I won my first race of the season! It was a...

I won my first race of the season! It was a short circuit race, 50+, 5 laps 1.3 miles each with a 136' hill and the start/finish line half way up. ~20 starters. 1 team had 3 strong riders and they...
05-16-21, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Today was my birthday and I turned 72. Woohoo! It...

Today was my birthday and I turned 72. Woohoo! It was overcast with occasional mist and drizzle. We did a 28 mile coastal z2 ride and I got a flat tire BD present from the cycling gods. That seems...
05-10-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,526
Posted By caloso

The thing is, the riders who are legitimately...

The thing is, the riders who are legitimately fast are doing their work in a basement on a trainer or out on a country road at zero dark thirty. No one to see their clothes but I can guarantee you...
05-08-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By furiousferret

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the...

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the same numbers as 2 years ago. A hair under 4.7 w/kg and still a few watts under 300. Vegan Cyclist did our local hammerfest today, and at first I was...
04-26-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Raced the Driveway on Thursday night. First race...

Raced the Driveway on Thursday night. First race in about 8 years. Team orders were P/1/2/3, so off I went. This was the "Speed Loop" course, clockwise -- not many successful breaks on this course as...
04-20-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Hit a 320w 20 min this morning. 4.87 w/kg @ 145...

Hit a 320w 20 min this morning. 4.87 w/kg @ 145 lbs. 5 watts off a PB. I would have liked a few more watts, but I almost puked as soon as I stopped pedaling so I can't say that I'm unsatisfied with...
04-19-21, 08:22 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Having to up my FTP 10 points is pretty damn...

Having to up my FTP 10 points is pretty damn intimidating but I was able to power through a 3 hour trainer workout just fine.

Did a gravel group ride on Saturday; they've all been at it for years...
04-13-21, 03:33 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I set a 3min PR today. This is mostly nice...

I set a 3min PR today. This is mostly nice because my past PRs in this time range were set in September and October after the racing season was over. And Cavendish won twice in a row! It is the...
04-03-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By cmh

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for...

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for several years. First time ever at 4.2W/kg for 20 minutes*. I'm stoked! Now its time to turn my focus to shorter durations.

*my real goal is a...
03-31-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,000
Posted By seypat

I think not drafting others would burn more...

I think not drafting others would burn more calories and help you lose the weight/belly.
03-28-21, 06:54 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

62 miles on my usual outside course...first time...

62 miles on my usual outside course...first time in over a year. I forgot how much time you waste at stop signs, etc.

18 hours on the week, though I don't feel like it was an effective 18...
03-28-21, 11:26 AM
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Posted By TMonk

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride...

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride (nearly 6 hrs) on Zwift. 11 laps completed for the longest route badge on Zwift. I had a few other riders in my private meetup and we chatted on discord...
03-26-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By ridethecliche

I did a thing... Or a thing finally...

I did a thing...

Or a thing finally happened. This bike has been in the works in some way, shape, or form since november when I bought an alu tcx on fb marketplace that turned out to have a...
03-14-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By caloso

Went on a great 2 hour gravel ride with my kid....

Went on a great 2 hour gravel ride with my kid. On the way back I got a text from my wife to ride to the Salvation Army because they had surplus vaccines. Unfortunately, you had to register ahead of...
03-09-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By caloso

Did a ramp test last night and I am up a whole 6...

Did a ramp test last night and I am up a whole 6 watts. Yay me.
02-18-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,207
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I have heard only excellent things about the ass...

I have heard only excellent things about the ass pedals.
01-11-21, 11:16 AM
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Views: 1,218,630
Posted By Hermes

4 hours of endurance riding over the weekend. ...

4 hours of endurance riding over the weekend. Great weather.
01-09-21, 05:19 PM
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Views: 1,218,630
Posted By caloso

5x10’ @ 95-ish%. I usually do 2x20’s for...

5x10’ @ 95-ish%. I usually do 2x20’s for sweetspot, so this was an interesting change. That last one was tough. But it was a beautiful day and it was nice to actually ride my bike outside.
01-08-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,848
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm curious how much faster you could go with...

I'm curious how much faster you could go with adequate nutrition...:innocent:

In all honesty, I'd probably ride similar speeds if I were trying to ride without carbs.

Endurance performance...
01-08-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,848
Posted By rubiksoval

Thank you. This 100% proves my point. 2MJ in 6...

Thank you. This 100% proves my point. 2MJ in 6 hours means you were riding at a very low intensity.

To compare, my ride today was 1,600 KJ in an hour 45 minutes. Meaning I was putting out about 3x...
01-07-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17,202
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Posted By ridethecliche

Was scheduled to do the sufferfest 'full monty'...

Was scheduled to do the sufferfest 'full monty' test, but I'll be damned if I care about supra threshold power right now. Not planning on doing a ton of VO2 max or sprint style efforts for the next...
12-31-20, 07:16 AM
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Posted By rubiksoval

I had a 10 MJ week last week, doing 12.5 hours...

I had a 10 MJ week last week, doing 12.5 hours and 247 miles. It's the first time I've hit 10 MJ in one week since March of 2018, and it was mostly high Z2 work for the duration which left my legs...
12-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17,202
Views: 1,218,630
Posted By cmh

FTP test on the trainer last night. Up 11 watts...

FTP test on the trainer last night. Up 11 watts from my last test 5 weeks ago. Still a long way to go to where I was last spring, but I'll take it. Today is sweet spot intervals.
12-12-20, 12:46 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

1x15 + 1x20 Thursday. 2x40+ yesterday. Probably...

1x15 + 1x20 Thursday. 2x40+ yesterday. Probably 3x20+ today with accelerations? Then tomorrow mindless spinning. Progressing well.

All trainer which kinda sucks, but I am flying through Deep Space...
11-28-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17,202
Views: 1,218,630
Posted By caloso

FTP test today. Did the 5’ and 20’ just like the...

FTP test today. Did the 5’ and 20’ just like the book says. FTP increased 23 watts since September and best 5 minute power in 4 years. Pretty pleased.
11-17-20, 10:13 PM
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Views: 1,218,630
Posted By ridethecliche

Did another sufferfest test today in my training...

Did another sufferfest test today in my training plan. This was the half monty which is a ramp test followed by a 20 min effort at their calculated lthr.

FTP: 236 (+27 from starting program)...
10-30-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,669
Posted By Russ Roth

I seriously pissed off a "customer" who came in...

I seriously pissed off a "customer" who came in wanting a new bike for his wife. He was completely balking at 400.00, cause he'd bought her 6 bikes over the years from assorted box stores and she...
10-22-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17,202
Views: 1,218,630
Posted By ridethecliche

60 miles yesterday for my longest ride of the...

60 miles yesterday for my longest ride of the year.
144W AP, 174 NP, just a hair short of a 16mph average. 240 TSS. Everything after mile 50 was a huge drag and felt awful, but got 'er done.
Knee...
10-18-20, 08:36 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Felt good today so went out a bit hard on some...

Felt good today so went out a bit hard on some hills that I thought I could pr on.

Turns out I forgot to start the wahoo for 14 of my 32 miles. I got 2nd best times on the same climbs on the...
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