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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 10,286
Posted By TMonk

Having said that I did just try the whole molten...

Having said that I did just try the whole molten speed wax mineral spirits/alcohol dip with a new chain, since I'm building up a new bike. Kinda wanted to go a little extra and have everything super...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 10,286
Posted By TMonk

TBH its kinda fun. It feels like "arts and...

TBH its kinda fun. It feels like "arts and crafts time". I'm too lazy to be as dedicated with the new and inter-wax cleaning as some people. Turn on the pot, dip, dry and go.

I think a lot of...
09-21-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

For the record, I don't intentionally aim to ride...

For the record, I don't intentionally aim to ride at that intensity unless it is going to be 3-6 hours in length. Those are my endurance rides.
09-21-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

Most of my z2 rides are low-mid. I don't spend a...

Most of my z2 rides are low-mid. I don't spend a ton of time in high z2/z3 TBH. Riding above that zone is either done in intervals or races.

Sometimes, my z2 rides will end up at the higher...
09-20-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

Long weekend in Bellngham, Wa for a wedding. Lots...

Long weekend in Bellngham, Wa for a wedding. Lots of food and booze so I won't be too surprised if I see 150# on the scale (haven't checked yet, will do b4 my zwift ride). I did at least rent a MTB...
09-14-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

Double Zwift race day yesterday. 4-lap / ~50...

Double Zwift race day yesterday. 4-lap / ~50 minute Innsbruking A/B combined race in the AM, 1-lap / ~25 minute Sand and Sequoias race after work, A-only.

In the first, I got separated from the...
09-13-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

Good stuff procrit, hopefully you have some more...

Good stuff procrit, hopefully you have some more months of fitness gains ahead of you!
09-07-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By TMonk

Change of plans. After thinking about it, I...

Change of plans. After thinking about it, I decided to go more modern, or more specifically, disc. Gonna go 12 speed while I'm at it (Ultegra Di2 8170). I never swap wheels between my bikes...
09-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

Killer update Hermes, and congrats on the WR for...

Killer update Hermes, and congrats on the WR for your wife!!! Big news.

3 hrs for me today, first hour inside with the B paced bot on Zwift, last two with a local group ride. I took my TT bike out...
09-01-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,388
Posted By TMonk

closing this for a bit, a lot of cleanup needed,...

closing this for a bit, a lot of cleanup needed, mostly bickering at this point. please take it up over PM and stop diluting the content of the forums.

many thanks,
Tmonk
08-27-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 511,412
Posted By TMonk

very cool Doge

very cool Doge
08-25-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By TMonk

I test rode a Revolt a couple years ago at a...

I test rode a Revolt a couple years ago at a local MTB demo weekend. Great bike, would ride, although I've yet to jump into the gravel fad. I say that facetiously - I think gravel is here to stay and...
08-24-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By TMonk

Giant still makes a quick release, low clearance,...

Giant still makes a quick release, low clearance, rim brake top-level road frame. Maybe I should just get another one. My 2013 really is a great bike, lively, light, stiff, quick handling and...
08-24-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By TMonk

Yeah, trying to hold out for rim brake as long as...

Yeah, trying to hold out for rim brake as long as possible. We'll see how that goes I guess.
08-23-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By TMonk

Sorry for not being more clear. Venge stays, but...

Sorry for not being more clear. Venge stays, but want a new daily driver to replace to TCR.
08-22-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,306
Posted By TMonk

Is that Brody McDonald? He's from San Diego and...

Is that Brody McDonald? He's from San Diego and I've raced with him more than a few times during his development. Good kid. It's been a season (or two) so at this point I think I'd be quite scared...
08-21-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

sounds like all of those things would contribute...

sounds like all of those things would contribute to higher resting HR. I wouldn't worry about too much. Wait a while before stringing two big days back to back, and don't be afraid to see high z1...
08-20-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By TMonk

looking for a frameset only, not a complete. new...

looking for a frameset only, not a complete. new or used in good condition, whatever makes sense
08-20-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By TMonk

Hey guys, I'm considering getting a new road...

Hey guys,

I'm considering getting a new road bike (frame) before I start base training just to make things more exciting. I have a low tier venge with aero bits, so this bike will be used as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By TMonk

It does have some adjustability, I think my old...

It does have some adjustability, I think my old version has like 2 cm of spacers. I had them cut it in the middle of that stack so I can go up or down a bit
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By TMonk

Get the ISP! Problem solved. As long as you...

Get the ISP! Problem solved. As long as you don't care about resale value and want this as a "forever" bike, and don't need to lend it to others, just set it and forget it. I own a TCR advanced...
08-18-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
Posted By TMonk

Even within MTB, there is a huge spectrum of bike...

Even within MTB, there is a huge spectrum of bike capability and trail difficulties. MTB is probably the most diverse cycling discipline.

I went with a hardtail (29") when I built my new bike up...
08-13-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
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: 10
Views: 515
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: 2,159
Views: 308,964
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:
...
08-12-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
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
Replies: 1,061
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Views: 527,003
Posted By TMonk

Indyfabz - challenging moderators - one week

Indyfabz - challenging moderators - one week
08-09-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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...
08-04-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
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: 83
Views: 5,306
Posted By TMonk

Nice results Radish_legs ! Upgrade coming soon?

Nice results Radish_legs ! Upgrade coming soon?
07-29-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,306
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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...
07-13-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 657
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 2,159
Views: 308,964
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: 2,159
Views: 308,964
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: 607
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: 246
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: 2,159
Views: 308,964
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: 7,020
Views: 511,412
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: 83
Views: 5,306
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 599
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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: 17,122
Views: 1,203,557
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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