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01-23-22, 12:26 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I hate sprinting indoors. In the odd event that...

I hate sprinting indoors. In the odd event that I'm in the running to win a Zwift A race (happens sometimes), I usually like to take it up from the rear at like 0.5 to go and count on a moment or two...
01-22-22, 01:06 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I've heard that too. I wasn't even approaching...

I've heard that too. I wasn't even approaching those sorts of powers during my test this morning, and hardly ever do indoors. I do some zwift races for fun here and there as I get deeper into the...
01-22-22, 12:23 PM
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Posted By TMonk

In separate news, I finally tested my Favero...

In separate news, I finally tested my Favero pedals against my Saris H3 today with different garmins. Not sure why it took me so long. Fortunately, they were within a few watts of eachother based...
01-22-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Mini opener ride this morning, 30 min on the TT...

Mini opener ride this morning, 30 min on the TT bike for more time in position, then about 90 min outside, 40 or so with the first part of a race pace group ride. Race tomorrow.

My fitness is...
01-22-22, 12:06 PM
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Posted By TMonk

nice. I think it's a 2012 or 2013 DA2. I'm...

nice. I think it's a 2012 or 2013 DA2. I'm fairly certain the super 9 should clear, just a bit nervous about it.

did you ever take a minimum chainstay width measurement? I wonder if that sort...
01-22-22, 09:19 AM
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Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep, when you rode the Felt DA series...

burnthesheep, when you rode the Felt DA series bike, did you know the spacing in the rear dropout? I'm considering a new disc wheel, but I'm worried about the narrow spacing in the rear. I borrowed...
01-21-22, 11:40 AM
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Posted By TMonk

It sounds like you're on the right track. Keep...

It sounds like you're on the right track. Keep at it and let us know how the training and racing goes!
01-21-22, 10:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

For some context, I'm a 35 year old cat 2 in...

For some context, I'm a 35 year old cat 2 in SCNCA and my CTL has topped out at around 100 last few years towards the end of winter, and stayed in the 90-100 range through Spring, where it start...
01-21-22, 08:55 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Sounds good. Given that you are a mid-category...

Sounds good. Given that you are a mid-category racer and not target road races or other endurance events, I stand behind my statement that 92 is plenty. Moreover, I think it would for that to drop...
01-21-22, 08:21 AM
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Posted By TMonk

What are your racing goals?

What are your racing goals?
01-20-22, 11:52 PM
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Posted By TMonk

92 is a fine place to be

92 is a fine place to be
01-15-22, 01:49 PM
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Posted By TMonk

that's a nice specimen. I cruised within a few...

that's a nice specimen. I cruised within a few feet of a great Blue Heron this morning on the drizzly portion of my ride near the SD river slough. It ain't no eagle, but for some reason I really...
01-15-22, 11:19 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Despite the gloomy weather and my better...

Despite the gloomy weather and my better judgement, I headed out to start my 6 hour ride in light drizzle. 45 min later I'm soaking wet and just pissed. So I headed back, rinsed off in the shower and...
01-14-22, 06:17 PM
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Posted By TMonk

As I've aged, and been more desk bound at work,...

As I've aged, and been more desk bound at work, I've found the need for core and lower body strength/stabilization to avoid injury. You may have to scale back your time on the bike a little bit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 10:20 AM
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Posted By TMonk

TBH I'm not certain. I think I'm riding a very,...

TBH I'm not certain. I think I'm riding a very, very old gen HED Jet 6 with a 25 mm Corsa Speed and a latex tube. The tube and tire class are good choices, but the rest of it leaves something to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 09:03 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Time Trialist chiming in here, matching tire/rim...

Time Trialist chiming in here, matching tire/rim width is fairly well known and the watt savings are significant and outweigh rolling resistance differences between comparable race tires. The Zipp...
01-13-22, 12:52 PM
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Posted By TMonk

^ bummer. Over here, 1x30' in position at...

^
bummer.

Over here, 1x30' in position at Fiesta is SST, TT bike. With my commute wrapped around it I'll be at 2 hours for the day. Last couple days were 3.5 hrs each.

From this Tuesday...
01-12-22, 05:46 PM
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Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep is there a track nearby?

burnthesheep is there a track nearby?
01-12-22, 02:23 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I want an FTP frame for $250... My alu Dolan...

I want an FTP frame for $250... My alu Dolan isn't very exciting
01-11-22, 10:29 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Another shot of me in last place (2/2) in the...

Another shot of me in last place (2/2) in the elite division of the first Fiesta Island time trial. The kid on the podium is a stud and rode 30+ MPH for the 20k in cold conditions with dried sand and...
01-10-22, 11:05 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Body weight has been right at 145 lbs (race...

Body weight has been right at 145 lbs (race weight) last few days, even a hair under at times. Power is coming up too, sweet.
01-09-22, 02:35 PM
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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, 07:37 AM
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Posted By TMonk

naked weight here. moreover, I leave my naked...

naked weight here. moreover, I leave my naked race weight in there (145 lbs) even though the truth is that I'm often a couple pounds heavier. like himespau there is nothing on the line for me so I...
01-06-22, 06:10 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Nice, similar to TKP I haven't done much...

Nice, similar to TKP I haven't done much optimization myself (read: any). I know I have a long way to go with position and equipment, esp. the helmet. I have the bike configured the way I want (1x,...
01-06-22, 01:31 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Ya, doing power like that after some KJs "in the...

Ya, doing power like that after some KJs "in the bank" is good too since its race specific. Once or twice a season I'll do a workout where I bookend high z4 20' intervals around a race pace group...
01-05-22, 02:43 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I think I may copy your workout within the next...

I think I may copy your workout within the next few weeks ntnyln. Seems like a good way to build up lactate buffering and overall work capacity.
01-05-22, 08:17 AM
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Posted By TMonk

By 1' end do you mean only 1' rest interval??? ...

By 1' end do you mean only 1' rest interval??? ntnyln
01-04-22, 07:54 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I'm starting to feel some infrastructure in my...

I'm starting to feel some infrastructure in my legs now that I'm deep into base2. My legs felt great at the end of my 5.5 hr ride on NYE and again doing some climbing the following morning. Feeling...
01-04-22, 06:01 PM
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Posted By TMonk

you flexin' on me bro? for reals though,...

you flexin' on me bro?

for reals though, that last workout sounds killer. Also 2 hours w the Bowie bot sounds like it could get challenging. What course?
01-04-22, 04:08 PM
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Posted By TMonk

oh hey me too #twinsies

oh hey me too #twinsies
12-30-21, 05:54 PM
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Posted By TMonk

damn those look fancy. enjoy!!!

damn those look fancy. enjoy!!!
12-30-21, 11:41 AM
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Posted By TMonk

On a similar note, I tried my first FTP test...

On a similar note, I tried my first FTP test indoors on Tuesday, since Fiesta Island was cold and muddy from the rains. Longer term, I like the idea of moving towards doing them indoors, since it's...
12-30-21, 11:36 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I'm using Saris' top tier offering, the H3 or...

I'm using Saris' top tier offering, the H3 or "Hammer" 3. It's great and I love it. I have no experience using other Smart trainers but compared to an old wheel-on dumb trainer, the feel of it is...
12-28-21, 03:05 PM
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Posted By TMonk

that's rough FB, hope you and family get well...

that's rough FB, hope you and family get well soon.
12-28-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Hopefully you should get there if it's not a cold...

Hopefully you should get there if it's not a cold and windy day!

FWIW, I usually get a 10 minute lap out of closer to 300w... which is 1/3 of the race. Sometimes faster, sometimes not. But that's...
12-22-21, 05:44 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Woohoo! Nice. Track rules, have fun

Woohoo! Nice. Track rules, have fun
12-21-21, 08:32 AM
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Posted By TMonk

A modest 4.5 hrs on Sunday, last ride of the...

A modest 4.5 hrs on Sunday, last ride of the block. Finished the last hour pretty strongly in a group ride on the "big foot hills" route with lots of SST and some z4/5 stuff. I think I'm getting...
12-21-21, 08:29 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Personally I hate erg mode... I routinely do...

Personally I hate erg mode... I routinely do interval workouts in "Free ride" mode, shifting with the terrain like I would in real life and tracking the efforts on my garmin.
12-15-21, 10:26 AM
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Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep the pads are about 11 cm center to...

burnthesheep the pads are about 11 cm center to center. Is that reasonable? They are already in one of two pre-set positions, the narrower one. Thanks for advice RE: the POC. I think an ex...
12-15-21, 10:16 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Your comments hold a lot of clout Hermes! Depth...

Your comments hold a lot of clout Hermes! Depth of experience.

This is not the race suit, I have a NoPinz that I use, which could also be smaller, but is an improvement from this one. Maybe...
12-15-21, 07:37 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Cross post here from the TT positions Facebook...

Cross post here from the TT positions Facebook group... Sorry for some of the redundant info, you guys know me better and don't need as much background:

OK guys, let me have it...

Background:...
12-14-21, 09:28 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Admittedly it's a bad habit of mine, ending rides...

Admittedly it's a bad habit of mine, ending rides a little short, ending intervals 1-10s early etc. I know the mental fortitude is valuable in race situations but hey, lets say I do it in the...
12-14-21, 08:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Haha, means a lot coming from you TKP! ...

Haha, means a lot coming from you TKP!

Warming up now for another 2 with 2x light SST up Epic KOM in Watopia. But this time it's actually raining outside so I have an excuse.

EDIT: Tmrrw I...
12-12-21, 10:08 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Haha, going for 6 on the trainer is something of...

Haha, going for 6 on the trainer is something of a milestone for me over the last couple years. Despite having solid outside ride options, I kinda wanted to "check the box" of a monster trainer ride...
12-11-21, 03:10 PM
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Posted By TMonk

5:55 on the trainer. Time for a burrito and some...

5:55 on the trainer. Time for a burrito and some sedentary chores. The lady and I are doing steak (and salad and potatoes) and wine night later. Yum. We have three ribeyes open in the fridge...
12-08-21, 12:51 PM
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Posted By TMonk

great news from you east coasters! Congrats RTC,...

great news from you east coasters! Congrats RTC, CDR, TKP, FB!
12-03-21, 06:55 PM
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Posted By TMonk

That was a highly, highly enjoyable ride home. ...

That was a highly, highly enjoyable ride home. Just 30 min at a high z2 AP by feel, incl. a lot of coasting down towards mission valley.

It's chilly out but not cold, and my legs were loose, and...
12-03-21, 12:35 PM
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Posted By TMonk

50 min on the trainer this morning with a 20'...

50 min on the trainer this morning with a 20' then 15' at z3 in position (TT bike), then I hopped on the road bike and took the scenic route in. After I get home it will be about 2.5 hrs or so for...
12-01-21, 12:51 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Also dude this ride suuuuuucked. About 46 F at my...

Also dude this ride suuuuuucked. About 46 F at my parents house, a bit warmer towards the coast, but I quickly encountered a thick marine layer that followed me around for about 2.5 hrs of the ride....
12-01-21, 12:49 PM
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Posted By TMonk

which is interesting too, since they are...

which is interesting too, since they are purportedly one of the most accurate (on average)
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