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11-29-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,680
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Posted By TMonk

Ya, you gotta be careful w those opiates. I've...

Ya, you gotta be careful w those opiates. I've used cyclobenzaprine before for back problems and I thought it helped. Hope you get well soon CDR.

Bummer about the trip Enthalpic. My wife and...
11-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 62,745
Posted By TMonk

The Fairdale and Nagasawa are liiiiiit. Would...

The Fairdale and Nagasawa are liiiiiit. Would ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 926
Posted By TMonk

Also - take another photo of your foot at the...

Also - take another photo of your foot at the bottom of the pedal stroke. A heel or a toe that's dropped could be a sign of a saddle that is too low or too high, respectively. I mean not always, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 926
Posted By TMonk

bonsai171 if you want us to assess the aero fit,...

bonsai171 if you want us to assess the aero fit, you should post photos of your actual riding position, not one where you are looking at the ground. If you tilt your head up to look up the road a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 926
Posted By TMonk

Well having the saddle more forward is going to...

Well having the saddle more forward is going to mess with your normal road position a bit, so there is some challenge there. Maybe a zero offset post and a saddle with a long nose would be the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 926
Posted By TMonk

+1 for strength and flexibility. But the...

+1 for strength and flexibility. But the position matters a lot. Do you want the aero bars/position as an all the time thing, or only for certain events? If the latter, I recommend a forward...
11-20-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

4 hrs into my 5 hr hamster wheel session... I'm...

4 hrs into my 5 hr hamster wheel session... I'm back. 2.5-3h tomorrow, maybe ill go outside for once. Next week I will go light on the bike, but up strength work and sleep. The following week, I'm...
11-17-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By TMonk

Also, start a new group! I'm also not a fan of...

Also, start a new group! I'm also not a fan of running lights etc, doesn't earn us any more respect from motorists. Surely there are others in the group that are like-minded. The challenge will be...
11-17-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By TMonk

dont do group rides if what you want is a...

dont do group rides if what you want is a controlled workout. they offer other advantages that are skills based and/or social, but you should be riding by yourself if you want to prioritize your...
11-15-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Yeah same, especially lately since we're not...

Yeah same, especially lately since we're not fully "around the corner" from pandemic related closures and event cancellations. Hopefully I can find some reasons to put it on as things start to open...
11-15-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

My wife and I went suit shopping yesterday at...

My wife and I went suit shopping yesterday at Nordstrom. I've never owned one (don't laugh) and I thought our company party coming up would be a good excuse to. I mean I have dress shirts and...
11-13-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

4.5 hrs on the hamster wheel this morning, solid...

4.5 hrs on the hamster wheel this morning, solid z2. Started with the "Audax" for 100 km, then just stayed on course for another couple hours (Watopia's Waistband). Felt good.

Tomorrow, another...
11-11-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

90 min of trainer time this morning, splitting my...

90 min of trainer time this morning, splitting my screen between a Zwift session and an educational webinar for work (toxic metals on ICP-MS). That webinar was in excess of 8 for the day and 40 for...
11-11-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By TMonk

Deleted a bunch of argumentative posts that...

Deleted a bunch of argumentative posts that weren't really contributing to the conversation, which might be over, IDK. But we'll see.

Let's try to be nice
11-10-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,064
Posted By TMonk

looking lean and mean Hermes!

looking lean and mean Hermes!
11-06-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 62,745
Posted By TMonk

liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. let's mob.

liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. let's mob.
11-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 278,027
Posted By TMonk

This chick rocks my socks off ...

This chick rocks my socks off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytl38FQ_2S0
10-31-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

RE: pilot stuff... yeah I'm a bit confused as to...

RE: pilot stuff... yeah I'm a bit confused as to how a geologist is on the shortlist to become an astronaut. I mean all that analysis can be done post-trip and it seems like an engineer or doctor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,179
Posted By TMonk

I have a bell on my daily driver bike (TCR). I...

I have a bell on my daily driver bike (TCR). I use it a lot.
10-27-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

EZ week randomness. I did 30 min on the trainer,...

EZ week randomness. I did 30 min on the trainer, most of which on the TT bike in position. Swapped it out for a road bike and now I'm going to tune into a 1 hour webinar from a major scientific...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,664
Posted By TMonk

Does your college have an intercollegiate cycling...

Does your college have an intercollegiate cycling team? If so, I recommend joining it!

I hurt myself constantly from running too much in college, and picked up a road bike and started racing...
10-26-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Haha never leave us Doge! Glad to hear puppy...

Haha never leave us Doge! Glad to hear puppy doge is still doing endurance sports as time permits.
10-26-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

I will second both of those comments. The 33 has...

I will second both of those comments. The 33 has been a pretty high S/N ratio subforum. Relatively speaking, of course. It's a ****show in other parts of bf.net. The quality of this subforum is...
10-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

Just capped off a week with nearly 700 TSS,...

Just capped off a week with nearly 700 TSS, including some longer rides Saturday and Sunday. My knee pain has been non-existent or at least manageable for about 1 month now, which is great. Even...
Forum: Foo
10-25-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,720
Posted By TMonk

Let's let the "locker room" butt-grab...

Let's let the "locker room" butt-grab conversation circle towards the drain please; it makes some users uncomfortable, especially having been on the receiving end when it didn't go over so well. ...
10-23-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By TMonk

gotcha, makes sense

gotcha, makes sense
10-22-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By TMonk

Good question, and I can't answer that. I had...

Good question, and I can't answer that. I had assumed that a larger stem clamp diameter meant more bar stiffness, but maybe that's not the case?
10-22-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By TMonk

What's the diameter of your stem clamp? A modern...

What's the diameter of your stem clamp? A modern 31.8 mm alloy bar is going to be a lot stiffer than an old school one.
10-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,624
Posted By TMonk

Why did your teammate sit up? Also, I can't...

Why did your teammate sit up? Also, I can't imagine executing a sprint with that sort of precision in Zwift, let alone racing as a team! The speed benefit of the "blob" in Zwift is huge compared to...
10-18-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By TMonk

If its gonna stay below 60F ill use a LS jersey. ...

If its gonna stay below 60F ill use a LS jersey. If things are that bad/wet - I'd probably just stick to Zwift.
10-14-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Thanks FB, we do.

Thanks FB, we do.
10-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On...

Glad to hear the bike suggestion went well. On the MTB front, I'll be most likely heading to the "Mount Laguna Trail Fest" an annual SDMBA event. They book out two of the large group campsites and...
Forum: Introductions
10-10-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By TMonk

Welcome to bikeforums! I do not know about...

Welcome to bikeforums! I do not know about cycling in Monterey, but I wish you luck!
10-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the...

Yesterday, some lower body strength work in the AM and then a jog at lunch. Today, 1.75 hrs AM with 35' in position as 1x20 (Z3) then 1x15 (Z4) on the TT bike, 30 min commute home later. Tomorrow...
10-06-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24,570
Views: 2,281,284
Posted By TMonk

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you...

damn d00d that's sketchy. kids man. glad you weren't hit.
10-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test...

Rode a 1x15' by feel this morning just to test the knee with an extended moderate effort of ~4.0 w/kg. It was a bit harder than I expected, like not FTP test hard, but still. HRM not working so I had...
10-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm...

I'm making sure progress with my knee and I'm able to put in a decent ride pain free now. It's such relief to be able to keep my CTL from plummeting off a cliff since I developed the problem on 8/29....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By TMonk

^ I almost purchased one of those for my daily...

^
I almost purchased one of those for my daily driver training bike. Instead I bought a gently used 2013 TCR Advanced ISP frameset which is the finest bike I've ever owned. Still on it. I also have...
09-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

same, that was a nice/heart warming read

same, that was a nice/heart warming read
09-27-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By TMonk

Actually, it's you that are holding your own...

Actually, it's you that are holding your own against faster riders, not the bike! Over diverse terrain and wind conditions, the flexibility of a geared freehub/freewheel bike is generally faster. ...
09-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,804
Posted By TMonk

I havent seen a ton of this in the wild yet. ...

I havent seen a ton of this in the wild yet. MTB, for sure, but gravel not as much. For example there are many (MTB) races with SS only categories, that often carry a lot of prestige and/or cash...
09-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 1,070,264
Posted By TMonk

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some...

Quick update on my knee - I'm feeling some progress and optimism! I was able to ride for 3 hrs on Saturday with some solid climbing.

Spent the weekend with a buddy (his bday) up in Big Bear to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,763
Posted By TMonk

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic. Without...

Queue "Closing Time" by Semisonic.

Without having read through the whole thread, I think the returns on hydro discs are greater if you have access to more mountains and/or wet weather more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,763
Posted By TMonk

I'm still on 11s, mechnical, clincher/tubular and...

I'm still on 11s, mechnical, clincher/tubular and rim brake on my two road bikes and TT bike. I feel my returns would be quite diminishing for my investment in any newer technology, at least for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,763
Posted By TMonk

I read it as ridicule as well. I think that...

I read it as ridicule as well. I think that either are valid interpretations. For that reasons, my opinion is that it is not very nice and/or could have been worded differently.

Much of the...
09-24-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for all the pro tips everyone! I do...

Thanks for all the pro tips everyone! I do appreciate it! As a disclaimer - I want to mention that I will actually be getting some medical assistance soon both in network (Kaiser) and potentially...
09-24-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the tips - I will record and look up...

Thanks for the tips - I will record and look up those exercises.

One of the videos that I watched this morning had a glute activation routine that involved just sitting on your hands and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,045
Posted By TMonk

tights over regular bibs, but id probably most...

tights over regular bibs, but id probably most likely just be on zwift if it was that cold. it hardly gets sub 40 around here but I do start some rides in the 30-40F range every year, mostly just so...
09-23-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Ya, I've had that sort of experience in the past...

Ya, I've had that sort of experience in the past too, esp. w Kaiser (which I'm still on). Convenient for routine stuff, not super helpful for specialists. Still, I intend on being proactive and...
09-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,212
Posted By TMonk

Yikes, yeah mine is not that bad, more like a...

Yikes, yeah mine is not that bad, more like a dull ache/pressure that develops 30-60 min into a ride. This started 3 weeks ago.

I've had quadriceps tendonitis in my right knee that was worse...
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