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04-28-21, 10:18 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Thing Three is addicted to Rocket League. It's a...

Thing Three is addicted to Rocket League. It's a cool game. I haven't put in the time to learn it.

BTW: I recently moved to a new job, back into the games industry, working on NBA 2K as a director...
04-27-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By waterrockets

Nice one TMonk ! Looks like you got the rhythm of...

Nice one TMonk ! Looks like you got the rhythm of the field back with you.

Thanks for starting this thread -- after 8 years, I had no idea where race reports went (apologies for polluting...
04-26-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
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...
03-26-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Good stuff. We went to Beaver Creek for spring...

Good stuff. We went to Beaver Creek for spring break last week. Last day my daughter and I got 25,000 feet just ignoring all the other people in our group targeting steeps. Just stayed on black and...
03-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,520
Views: 414,262
Posted By waterrockets

Must be nice. I've never seen an SUV that can...

Must be nice. I've never seen an SUV that can take my bike upright on a fork mount. My current 58 is sitting at max post height, and it's hopeless for SUV fit. I should really be riding a 60, but...
03-11-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Actually, that seems to have subsided....

Actually, that seems to have subsided. Interesting. High volume start to the week too, and they feel fine
03-11-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,520
Views: 414,262
Posted By waterrockets

Just cleaned out my office. Starting new job in 1...

Just cleaned out my office. Starting new job in 1 wk. Moving from Defense software back to games.

Thing 3 (NICA Racer) outgrew his Med Rockhopper, which was a temporary "is he gonna become a bike...
03-10-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

~Two hours SST in the morning yesterday, then...

~Two hours SST in the morning yesterday, then coached MTB team for an off-road hour of race pace with 2x 2 minute intervals each ~2 mile lap. Was a tough day, but had fun starting mid-field and...
02-22-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Anyone else have chronically sore legs developing...

Anyone else have chronically sore legs developing around their 50th birthday. This is some bull***t. Been a thing for about four or five months. Took a week off the bike completely to enjoy the TX...
02-22-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By waterrockets

It's really no trouble if you have a round post....

It's really no trouble if you have a round post. It's only about $200 to get started with a good one. Cheaper than a nice aero handlebar. Super reliable.

I have one on my Trek Stache, and was kind...
02-22-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By waterrockets

We're all roadies here, but damn! The purity of...

We're all roadies here, but damn! The purity of your roadieness is epic. Congrats! :P
02-10-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Yesterday I did 36 miles of mid-tempo pre-dawn...

Yesterday I did 36 miles of mid-tempo pre-dawn with some friends and Thing 3. Then evening NICA team coaching MTB practice --> one lap Veloway threshold intervals (expected 8' - 10'). Decided to...
02-10-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 34,183
Posted By waterrockets

195 lbs. Power chart for all of 2020 shows me at...

195 lbs. Power chart for all of 2020 shows me at 300W avg for 38 minutes at some point last year. That workout was doing ZCIs (6x5x1), which takes 35 minutes ;) Interesting that the average is that...
01-28-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,959
Posted By waterrockets

Is there any info that overstuffed pockets are...

Is there any info that overstuffed pockets are more aero than bar bags? Seems negligible. I'll give you the 2oz weight difference. At any rate I am actually to the point that my 29F kit will not...
01-27-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,959
Posted By waterrockets

Talking about the Venge reminds me... I am going...

Talking about the Venge reminds me... I am going to race again next time there's a crit or RR w/in 2 hours...
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01-26-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Did 3x 10 threshold intervals with Thing 3...

Did 3x 10 threshold intervals with Thing 3 yesterday in the rain/dark at the Veloway. Trying to teach him how to keep power up in spite of turning/slowing (control speed with front brake and power...
01-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,959
Posted By waterrockets

This was it for me. I bought a bag two weeks ago....

This was it for me. I bought a bag two weeks ago. Got tired of heading out for 70-100 miles when it's 31F then trying to deal with clothes as it warms into the 60s. The damned new race jerseys are...
01-13-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Perfect. Great progress for him! I remember in...

Perfect. Great progress for him! I remember in April WR Jr was struggling to hold 15mph. It moves fast. Enjoy!
01-12-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Ramp test last night. ~328W FTP again, for the...

Ramp test last night. ~328W FTP again, for the third month. I think I may be able to kick the plateau by March when the warmer temps allow full effort intervals more easily. The cold weather clothing...
01-12-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,952
Posted By waterrockets

I may have to quit Strava. WR Jr. went and did...

I may have to quit Strava. WR Jr. went and did the hill behind our house 2s slower than my PR during his 1' test. Ugh.
01-05-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

I took Thing 3 out for a sprint workout today (he...

I took Thing 3 out for a sprint workout today (he started riding in April and has taken it pretty seriously -- he's to the point of needing some specificity for MTB and road racing). Anyway, it's...
01-04-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

I think you should consider abandoning the TT...

I think you should consider abandoning the TT position for VO2 workouts if you can't meet the demands. Or maybe set your FTP on a TT bike test position and work zones from there? Your training...
12-15-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Thanks -- good to see some of the same folks...

Thanks -- good to see some of the same folks around here too.



Interesting - do you think the previous was an off day for some reason, or head wasn't in it?
12-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, he's doing great. This morning was more of...

Yeah, he's doing great. This morning was more of a recovery JRA ride (e.g. we stopped at Donut Taco Palace for breakfast on a 1 hour ride). Funny thing: there's a morning loop I've been doing over...
12-10-20, 12:08 PM
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Views: 414,262
Posted By waterrockets

Shiny! Good looking frameset.

Shiny! Good looking frameset.
12-10-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

ZCI™s this morning. Averaged 330W (fits 328W FTP...

ZCI™s this morning. Averaged 330W (fits 328W FTP result from MAP test two weeks ago).

Clearly on a threshold plateau. Probably time to move to VO2Max and AWC intervals for a bit. If racing picks...
02-29-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, not to bad timewise. I'm riding with a...

Yeah, not to bad timewise. I'm riding with a group at 5am every morning during the week, and an hour later on the weekends. Maintaining a touch of fitness. Only intervals are threshold and Vo2max -...
02-28-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 1,039,115
Posted By waterrockets

'Sup?

'Sup?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 7,469
Posted By waterrockets

First off, the times I posted showed the Corvette...

First off, the times I posted showed the Corvette slower. 2nd, those were actual times, but it turned out the F1 had been de-tuned for safety reasons. 3rd, there are courses where your Acura would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 06:29 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 7,469
Posted By waterrockets

Note that I said "revolutionary" product. iPad's...

Note that I said "revolutionary" product. iPad's about as revolutionary as a McRib sandwich that gets re-released every year. Tablets are not new. Apple didn't even mention the iPhone at CES 2006,...
08-12-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,271,819
Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, I remember those days. Cool mornings and...

Yeah, I remember those days. Cool mornings and arm warmers in August.

I'll tell you though, with my bad knees and shoulders, the climate in Austin has be awesome. I was always in a lot of...
06-08-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 448,026
Posted By waterrockets

:lol: The odds... staggering...

:lol:

The odds... staggering...
06-02-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 448,026
Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, I integrated Bilbo's animations, designed...

Yeah, I integrated Bilbo's animations, designed and implemented the 3d collisions and physics, and did the whole mine-cart ride minigame.
11-13-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 448,026
Posted By waterrockets

I understand the excitement, but the results from...

I understand the excitement, but the results from these tests will be inconclusive, since there's no history at all. I'd rather not see you potentially disappoint yourself because you're not used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,323
Posted By waterrockets

For morning rides shorter than 50 miles, I eat...

For morning rides shorter than 50 miles, I eat nothing and head out the door with some pocket food.

For my lunch and dinner-time rides, I eat my last meal 3-3.5 hours before the ride. In the last...
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