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Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 09:13 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I'd sport a Jolanda Neff hat for sure! Or even...

I'd sport a Jolanda Neff hat for sure! Or even better - a Kate Courtney one :love: (if those exist)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

you referring to Gaza? Crazy times. Not trying...

you referring to Gaza? Crazy times. Not trying to make this political, but with the Ukraine situation, there's only so much resources to go around at a time. a tough time in the global climate for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

just discovered a crack in my rear Bonty Aeolus...

just discovered a crack in my rear Bonty Aeolus pro TLR 3 rear rim, bummer. I've had it about a year, bought a used set from Pros Closet. Ive never crashed it or had a major blowout, and I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

^ same. Mrs. Tmonk is the financial and...

^
same. Mrs. Tmonk is the financial and accounting brain behind our operation here. When I have excessive funds, my inclination is to spend. I have an expensive hobby. Hers, to invest.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

What about surfaces that aren't muddy? It's wayyy...

What about surfaces that aren't muddy? It's wayyy better to walk in mtb shoes IM. Don't cross races often have staircase run ups and such? I've heard of using road shoes in gravel events, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Ya in a big group like that, I'll only hit the...

Ya in a big group like that, I'll only hit the power as needed to stay at the front and get over hills etc. But this was a 1 on 1 - only two registered in the A pen, staggered start. I didn't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

great photos t2p Another hour on the trainer...

great photos t2p

Another hour on the trainer today. Yesterday, TT bike z2, mostly in position.

Today, Z race, "railways and rooftops. 15 miles of 1 on 1. We were pretty evenly matched and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

great photo EricF . glad you liked the rack...

great photo EricF .

glad you liked the rack DougRNS. The picture you painted (wine on the couch after dinner) is perfect. The album "Hudson" has a lot of classic rock covers and is generally fun....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Bit of a late season heat wave we've having. ...

Bit of a late season heat wave we've having. Glad you were able to enjoy a ride in the morning before it got hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

datlas are you visiting somewhere?

datlas are you visiting somewhere?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Thanks t2p possibly, we'll see! We have a piano...

Thanks t2p possibly, we'll see! We have a piano in the home that she will hear somewhat regularly, so that's a logical first start. I can play a little bit of guitar (not much tbh). I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

as to my namesake: ...

as to my namesake:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD51O1j4NAg

as prolific as that album was, his best years and best band was spent with Charlie Rouse in the horn
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Pat Metheny slaps too. he has a very ethereal...

Pat Metheny slaps too. he has a very ethereal sound imo. ive listened to the Bright Sized Life album a few times in the last month or two
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

genejockey I'm guessing your account name is a...

genejockey I'm guessing your account name is a reference to your profession as a molecular biologist. I would have never guessed that if you hadn't mentioned it* tbh. A guy named Eugene with a horse...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Up for 2:30 AM diaper duty then feeding, Well,...

Up for 2:30 AM diaper duty then feeding, Well, the diaper duty party at least, given my lack of mammary glands and her preference for it (so far).

​​​​​phrantic09 30k/year? sheesh.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

fun vibey track DougRNS. been meaning to listen...

fun vibey track DougRNS. been meaning to listen to more Bill Frisell. As far as jazz guitar goes - I'm big on John Scofield and John McLaughlin. Listen to lots of Scofield.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

sweet bike mschwett. looks light and spry, even...

sweet bike mschwett. looks light and spry, even if you weren't feeling so yourself on the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

^ ha. tall people, can see those seatposts...

^
ha.

tall people, can see those seatposts for days.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

​​​​​ I work full time, train to be a...

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I work full time, train to be a competitive bike racer, volunteer for my local club (SDBC) and have a second hobby as well - music. So I disagree with your statement, at least the time on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

MIL visiting today. All wife has had to do is...

MIL visiting today. All wife has had to do is feed. I am usually on diaper duty and kitchen/meal prep. I've been able to relax all day and work on some chores and bike things at a lazy pace. Man...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

bampilot06 do you guys like the CX9? We sold my...

bampilot06 do you guys like the CX9? We sold my wife's old Mazda 3 about a year ago since I commute to work by bike and she would WFH when she was still working. Our single car is a white Prius. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

I think we're looking at the bottom of a garage...

I think we're looking at the bottom of a garage door, elevated into the open position. My guess is the car is a SUV or Van with a tall/square-ish back end, and it collided with the partially open...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

I seem to have misplaced my Di2 charging cable. ...

I seem to have misplaced my Di2 charging cable. Oh, the joys of technology.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

That sounds good to me. Yeah, I don't expect to...

That sounds good to me. Yeah, I don't expect to be doing much (any?) endurance riding for at least that long. I'll be happy to continue eking out 1 hour long trainer sessions between now and then,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

datlas and bampilot06 another advantage that I...

datlas and bampilot06 another advantage that I have is that I was a competitive cyclist before my wife and I started dating 10 years ago, so there is a precedent. I hear that those who get into...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

that's the goal! the tenorman in my jazz group...

that's the goal! the tenorman in my jazz group is also very good. he plays clarinet too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

we're trying haha. it's mostly the wife's doing!

we're trying haha. it's mostly the wife's doing!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

12? that's wild. Wife is youngest of 6. All...

12? that's wild. Wife is youngest of 6. All girls! Probably why she wants more. I'm good at getting to the population replacement level and stopping there. As for me, I'm between two sisters,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Oh yeah, I def. don't want to wait too much...

Oh yeah, I def. don't want to wait too much longer. I'd be happy to have the next one essentially ASAP, but a 2-3 year separation would be as much as I want really. Too big of a reset button. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Enjoy! It's always fun to start an event with...

Enjoy! It's always fun to start an event with hundred of riders, whatever your goals are for the ride. I read somewhere that the double XP is somewhat broken, in that if you quit the event before the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

On that note, I've been able to squeeze an hour...

On that note, I've been able to squeeze an hour in on the trainer most days since we've been home. Today I joined the Tour de Watopia stage 1, "Three Little Sisters" route. 14/284 total.

As...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Thanks for the kind words everyone! And TBH, I'm...

Thanks for the kind words everyone! And TBH, I'm kinda tired of training all the time. Now I'm ready for something else to consume my energy for a while. I've been on a pretty high level since the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Thanks! And yeah, she's our first. We'd both...

Thanks! And yeah, she's our first. We'd both like more. I'd be good with 1 more, but the wife may take some convincing to stop there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

Liliana was born on 9/27/23, after 6 hours of...

Liliana was born on 9/27/23, after 6 hours of unmedicated labor. Wife is a toughie.

I hear they are not good training plans for endurance athletes. Nonetheless, I am excited to raise her, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

awesome, thanks for sharing!

awesome, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

five....? ugh. that sucks. I only one and its...

five....? ugh. that sucks. I only one and its on my permanent zwift trainer bike (2013 TCR). My new TCR is also Ultegra but its Di2 12 speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

There are good trails to ride in DFW? What is...

There are good trails to ride in DFW? What is the open space/park/area called? I have in-laws in DFW (Keller - FW) and visit once per year or so and would love to rent a MTB one of these trips.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

lovely version of the classic Emperor Waltz done...

lovely version of the classic Emperor Waltz done by the Berlin Philharmonic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAVvBF7m260
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

bampilot06 what are you waking up at 3 am for? ...

bampilot06 what are you waking up at 3 am for? That's 2 hours before a reasonable time to wake up IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

My mom painted a big bird on the walls of our...

My mom painted a big bird on the walls of our second bedroom, which will be our incoming daughter's nursery. A cookie monster too, lol.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

watched "The Joy Luck Club" with my wife last...

watched "The Joy Luck Club" with my wife last night. I may have teared up a bit at the end, not gonna lie.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

sweet Heron BillyD. Great Blue's are my fav.

sweet Heron BillyD. Great Blue's are my fav.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

sweet. I tend to see them while mountain biking...

sweet. I tend to see them while mountain biking as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

I always liked the long billed water fowl. ...

I always liked the long billed water fowl. Herons, Egrets, Cranes. My favorite animals.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

LesterOfPuppets we have had some intermittent...

LesterOfPuppets we have had some intermittent humid summertime showers over the last couple of days. I heard on the news that it was headed your way. Good luck w that. I'm sure itll dry up in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

ive never had a stainless cage break like that. ...

ive never had a stainless cage break like that. I like them anytime I don't need a bottle to be held super securely. So on my MTB and "go fast" road bike, I use tighter gripping plastic cages...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSvNhxKJJyU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSvNhxKJJyU
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

my parents live in a semi-rural part of north San...

my parents live in a semi-rural part of north San Diego county. Lots of bird of prey to watch out there. One of my favorite past times has been dining or having a beer out on the front deck and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

on the edge of my seat reading these Vuelta...

on the edge of my seat reading these Vuelta updates. I may be refreshing the browser as much as I am actually working rn (shhhhh...)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,955
Posted By TMonk

carbon is also repairable. if you "know a guy"...

carbon is also repairable. if you "know a guy" or get referred to by someone in the community, it can be done fairly cheaply.
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