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08-13-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By TMonk

Ain't nothing wrong with MTB. I do some XC and...

Ain't nothing wrong with MTB. I do some XC and endurance type mtb races every year. I usually ride it once a week.
08-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By TMonk

I'm only 15 years in, but cycling certainly...

I'm only 15 years in, but cycling certainly highlights how much a creature of routine that I am. Of course, there has been some strain in my personal relationships because of it. Additionally one...
08-12-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 308,520
Posted By TMonk

Been listening to Robert Glasper a lot, one of my...

Been listening to Robert Glasper a lot, one of my fav modern jazz pianists. Specifically, the "Canvas" album.

I like this one when I'm in an "up" mood:
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08-12-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep has good advice. Get involved in the...

burnthesheep has good advice. Get involved in the community and growing the sport.

Do you have a distinct off season phase with a few months of de-training and lower TSS? I am usually quite...
08-11-22, 01:19 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Indyfabz - challenging moderators - one week

Indyfabz - challenging moderators - one week
08-09-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Get better soon FF. And yikes, crazy story...

Get better soon FF. And yikes, crazy story himespau.

No clue where my fitness is rn. Still doing weekly track (except tonite) and I seem to have some good fitness in the longer races, where I...
Forum: Foo
08-05-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,073
Posted By TMonk

Turns out one of our favorite wine makers...

Turns out one of our favorite wine makers (Charles Smith, Washington USA) has a Costco product now. As with most things Kirkland - it's a high value/high QPR wine that does not disappoint. My wife...
08-04-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By TMonk

I think veganbikes meant that as "sign of the...

I think veganbikes meant that as "sign of the times" type statement, not a qualifying one. It's sort of a cliché thing to say when someone agrees with an overall trend in society. Another example...
08-03-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,657
Posted By TMonk

Nice results Radish_legs ! Upgrade coming soon?

Nice results Radish_legs ! Upgrade coming soon?
07-29-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,657
Posted By TMonk

Sorry to hear that GGDaddy, hope you heal up...

Sorry to hear that GGDaddy, hope you heal up soon. IME, racing tends to get smoother, faster and safer as you cat up. Still, in high-stakes P/1/2 races people will take risks in the corners on...
07-21-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Week three of off-season mode, more...

Week three of off-season mode, more hiking/jogging and strength work, starting to get reduced DOMS from that which bodes well for my backpack trip. Overall reduced TSS.

Gave it a couple go's in...
Forum: Foo
07-21-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,073
Posted By TMonk

forgot to mention - my sister lives in Portland,...

forgot to mention - my sister lives in Portland, so last summer my wife and I did a little PNW wine thing. We started in eastern Wa to visit Walla Walla and of course, K Vinters, then drove the...
Forum: Foo
07-20-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,073
Posted By TMonk

It's been a while since I posted in this thread,...

It's been a while since I posted in this thread, and yes of course there has been some fine wine. Most recently of note: 2018 "Kenny" Pinot by Fairsing in Willamette. Willamette pinot often has the...
07-13-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Smashed the (small) Z race yesterday, only 6...

Smashed the (small) Z race yesterday, only 6 starters in the A's, 1 minute ahead of a much larger B field on the 17 mile Watopia Waistband course. Our group turned to 3 real quick and we stayed away,...
07-12-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By TMonk

Oh my god.... awful news but thanks for sharing...

Oh my god.... awful news but thanks for sharing JLTD. Scott was a great guy and spent about a week with my wife and I a few years back after he extended a work trip to San Diego. We saw him...
07-12-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

bummer, hope you get over those residual symptoms...

bummer, hope you get over those residual symptoms soon Topflight.

I'm in off season mode and starting to bounce back from some big volume culminating from the weekend of the 4th. During the week...
07-12-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 308,520
Posted By TMonk

I've had the 2nd movement of Borodin's String...

I've had the 2nd movement of Borodin's String Quarter No 2 stuck in my head lately/ So lovely. Not sure if anyone has seen the (Disney/Pixar????) short to the classic tale of "The little match girl"....
07-12-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 308,520
Posted By TMonk

Fun track, didn't expect them to get into that...

Fun track, didn't expect them to get into that hard reggae vibe so quick. They have a more punk rock look.

Also nice to see you hammy56. You riding much?
07-07-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By TMonk

some empirical evidence would be to look at pro...

some empirical evidence would be to look at pro TT speeds. Flatter course = faster times over a given distance, on average
07-04-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By TMonk

Have a happy/safe fourth everyone, hope you can...

Have a happy/safe fourth everyone, hope you can all get a ride in.
07-02-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 308,520
Posted By TMonk

Well, my classical remains at a standstill......

Well, my classical remains at a standstill... working on our new home seems to be all the rage at the moment. At least I am still playing 2/month with my jazz group. My piano needs to get tuned, but...
06-29-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,014
Views: 509,029
Posted By TMonk

I'm always envious of people that can ride and...

I'm always envious of people that can ride and work at the same time. This happens to me on rare occasion, today is one of those days. 90 minutes z1/2 on the trainer, fairly mindless.

Dealing w...
06-26-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,657
Posted By TMonk

Sorry Hermes! We would have passed sooner if we...

Sorry Hermes! We would have passed sooner if we could ;). Our ride as the only team in the Men's Elite was rather sloppy. Two on our team (including me) were uncomfortable taking the four 90 degree...
06-26-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Mostly EZ hour on the MTB today, just getting...

Mostly EZ hour on the MTB today, just getting some more sun. Nice out. Yesterday, I rode from my parents house to do my old club's ride out of Escondido (Ranchos cycling). It was a glorious route...
06-22-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By TMonk

Max effort wattage and repeatable interval...

Max effort wattage and repeatable interval wattage are not the same thing. A true max effort (even down to 1 minute) could (should???) put a big dent in your anaerobic work capacity and "red zone"...
06-15-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

I resemble that comment lol. just wanted the FF...

I resemble that comment lol. just wanted the FF reverse KOM! Always switch to the TT bike (virtual) but not the real bike before the segment haha. Just having fun

When I do ride the TT bike on...
06-15-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

No Zwift??? Blasphemy! I rode 90 min of low...

No Zwift??? Blasphemy!

I rode 90 min of low z2 on Zwift today, nice and easy day. Good social group. Tomorrow, another 60 min on Z in the AM and then the "Quick N Dirty" local MTB race series in...
06-15-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

I'll do intervals down to 3 min formally but not...

I'll do intervals down to 3 min formally but not much less than that. Too intense lol. I save that for racing and race-like rides. I do smash Zwift kOM from time to time which is usually a hair...
06-14-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17,068
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Posted By TMonk

Good Q. You gotta figure though with an effort...

Good Q. You gotta figure though with an effort that long, the rider had to have figured out that the displayed w/kg was in no way real or possible. Similar to your situation. So maybe the...
06-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

also im calling foul on that 7 minute FF reverse....

also im calling foul on that 7 minute FF reverse. My 9:39 was full aero at 4.6 w/kg
06-14-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Did an interval free-ride in Watopia today,...

Did an interval free-ride in Watopia today, grabbed 2nd Epic KOM, then 1st on FF reverse, Zwift KOM and Titan's reverse. Sweet.
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06-13-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,657
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,657
Posted By TMonk

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think...

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think there is more talent and power than 35+.
06-08-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,014
Views: 509,029
Posted By TMonk

I have the Hunt "Race XC Wide" on my MTB and they...

I have the Hunt "Race XC Wide" on my MTB and they have been great. I've only had them for about a year, but no issues so far, very easy to setup tubeless. 24 mm internal.
06-07-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17,068
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Posted By TMonk

FF I have once or twice, but its been a while. ...

FF I have once or twice, but its been a while. From what I remember, Rosena is a good comparison. Maybe slightly less windy. It's big ring all the way so I'd take the aero bike.
06-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17,068
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah I do not envy those racing the ITT this...

Yeah I do not envy those racing the ITT this weekend. I'm not going simply because its too much logistical hassle right now with our schedule at home. I am planning on the TTT next weekend. ...
06-07-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17,068
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Posted By TMonk

Hopefully you continue to feel better! I will be...

Hopefully you continue to feel better! I will be racing the 35/40 combined, aiming for a good place in the 35 field between me and my teammate Kevin, who is super strong. Hopefully we can do...
06-01-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night...

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night at the San Diego Velodrome! I think we rode the 50 laps in 19:30 ish. Previous record was around 20 minutes flat and had held since 2016. I was...
06-01-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7,014
Views: 509,029
Posted By TMonk

Geez, get well soon everybody and good luck. It...

Geez, get well soon everybody and good luck. It does seem to be making the round right now. Half of my team was out last week with it or due to being a CC.
05-28-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

3 hrs total, an hour and change on Zwift with...

3 hrs total, an hour and change on Zwift with ~25' SST, then the "Chili's" group ride. A couple kinda good guys but no other hitters on the ride so I spent a large chunk of the ride attacking OTF...
05-25-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Pulled the plug on VO2 interval 3 (of 5) this...

Pulled the plug on VO2 interval 3 (of 5) this morning. Legs felt a bit heavy starting from stops on the way down to the island, and didn't come around.

Looking back, I had threshold/VO2 +...
05-25-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By TMonk

Do you have the same position and same...

Do you have the same position and same tires/tubes on each bike? That could be much more impactful
05-24-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

First Zwift ride in our new garage. 1.75 hrs...

First Zwift ride in our new garage. 1.75 hrs total, cruising w B pace bot to warmup for 30 min, then a 35 km Innsnrucking race. Got detached on leg snapper climb 2 of 4. Finished 11th/71 overall...
05-24-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

GL BTS, let us know how it went

GL BTS, let us know how it went
05-19-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,014
Views: 509,029
Posted By TMonk

yikes. that's a lot of time in zone too. how'd...

yikes. that's a lot of time in zone too. how'd it go caloso?

double ride day for me. 1 hr MTB in the AM. After work, I rode home (~10 mi) then hopped on Zwift for about 70 minutes. I rode a...
05-18-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

After racing my ass off in the heat twice on...

After racing my ass off in the heat twice on Saturday and the early morning TT Sunday, I felt like total crap so I decided to skip track last night. Technically this is week 1 of a new block.
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05-18-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7,014
Views: 509,029
Posted By TMonk

burnthesheep and furiousferret I think they made...

burnthesheep and furiousferret I think they made the new 12 speed AXS blip boxes backwards compatible w 11 speed with a recent firmware update. That was the big pinch point. A buddy one mine also...
05-18-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Same, but with my 1. Would be really kewl to...

Same, but with my 1. Would be really kewl to have that on my license. I tried like hell to get a break going in the 2/3 and M35/45+ races this weekend at Barrio, but nothing materialized. I did...
05-11-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,198,892
Posted By TMonk

Rest week vibes, not much besides commuting....

Rest week vibes, not much besides commuting. Today, 30' in position on the TT bike indoors, then I took the short route in (30'). Evening ride home was pleasant.

This weekend, it's my club's race,...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,189
Posted By TMonk

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