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07-23-21, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Yep

Did 2 more crits this Thursday, with 2 teammates...

Did 2 more crits this Thursday, with 2 teammates in each one. I was sort of active in the first, but nothing stuck. As we came into the finish, what was an ok position turned into swamp city in the...
07-21-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Yeah, I think that's right. If I've made the goal...

Yeah, I think that's right. If I've made the goal of getting an upgrade, I think that needs to trump any particular race.
07-16-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

Weekly crit series again last night. Got 10th and...

Weekly crit series again last night. Got 10th and 11th in the 2 races. The version they ran tonight had 2 basically 180s, so lots of sprinting, which is not my fave.

Iím sitting on 22 points (of...
07-08-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

Doubled up on 3/4 crits tonight. While it can get...

Doubled up on 3/4 crits tonight. While it can get a little boring, having a purpose-built bike racing circuit is pretty amazing. Bigger field in the first one and a group of 4 got away almost from...
06-25-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

I raced another crit last night. Rainy, but not...

I raced another crit last night. Rainy, but not too cold. It's a purpose built circuit, so the camber is right and there's not oil or grit on the roads; you hardly notice it's wet.

It started...
06-21-21, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Yep

That's a hard day. Nice one.

That's a hard day. Nice one.
06-21-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

Ben Forsyth Crit (3/4) on Saturday outside...

Ben Forsyth Crit (3/4) on Saturday outside Edinburgh. Came 7th in a field of 25, which was good for a few more upgrade points. I was really active again and felt like one of the strongest riders in...
06-18-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

Came back this week and picked up a 4th in a...

Came back this week and picked up a 4th in a crit. Teammate and I really tried to make it hard after a lacklustre race last week. I only just missed the last solo move. I bridged to a group of 4,...
06-17-21, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Yep

We KOM'd our Tuesday Worlds route this week. At...

We KOM'd our Tuesday Worlds route this week. At first I shared the KOM, then a few more uploaded and I lost out by a few seconds.
06-15-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,155
Posted By Yep

FWIW, I never pay attention to speed when I'm in...

FWIW, I never pay attention to speed when I'm in a race, and I don't look at it after the face either. You go the speed you go to hang in there. I think you'd be wasting time to focus on training at...
06-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

Or pack finish. Don't forgot pack finish. (that's...

Or pack finish. Don't forgot pack finish. (that's what happened this week)
06-09-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

Redeemed myself from getting dropped 4 laps into...

Redeemed myself from getting dropped 4 laps into a 3/4 Crit over the last couple of weeks and got 7th in the next two weeks. Points go 10 deep, so I was happy with that, but more relieved that my...
06-02-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Good Worlds last night. PR'd the full gas part of...

Good Worlds last night. PR'd the full gas part of the route on what turned out to be a smokin fast edition.

Last week I did too much leading up to, and into, the 5 minute climb which is about a...
06-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Yep

I'd 2nd what furiousferret said about volume and...

I'd 2nd what furiousferret said about volume and intensity. If your group rides are as intense as intervals would be, use them as your interval days. That'll have the additional benefit of being very...
06-01-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

Iíll go out and do a race like itís my first,...

Iíll go out and do a race like itís my first, then do the next one like a passable cat 2. Even Worlds from one week to the next, Iíll get dropped then mix it the whole way on the next one. The other...
05-31-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

I started a cat 3/4 crit last week (40 minutes,...

I started a cat 3/4 crit last week (40 minutes, cool dedicated closed circuit) and made 4 laps (!).

Basically we had a grid start and I was at the back. A couple of folks ahead of me couldn't clip...
05-20-21, 03:33 AM
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Posted By Yep

Sounds a lot like my Worlds. The other guys are...

Sounds a lot like my Worlds. The other guys are younger and real powerhouses on a course that's more rolling. There are two 4-5 minute climbs, but they're 4 to 5%, so aero and pure power count.
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05-12-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16,523
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Posted By Yep

Good sized group last night, and plenty fast. For...

Good sized group last night, and plenty fast. For as quick as we went around, and as hard as it felt, I'd have expected my power numbers to be higher. Digging in a little deeper, I think it's because...
05-11-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16,523
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Posted By Yep

Tuesday Worlds tonight, and I think it might...

Tuesday Worlds tonight, and I think it might actually be a group bigger than 4, as restrictions have started to ease up (along with the weather). Some of my teammates and friends from other teams...
04-28-21, 03:16 PM
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Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

I wanna read it.

I wanna read it.
04-27-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,226
Posted By Yep

This. I've never been the most talented, but what...

This. I've never been the most talented, but what you're describing definitely eats at me a bit. Self confidence in racing is a big deal.
04-24-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute...

Went out to do a hard effort on a 15-20 minute climb today and instead went for a 7 minute one with some other stuff thrown in. Did 393w (shooting for 400w). I'm 72ish kg, and it was a power PR, so...
04-19-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16,523
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Posted By Yep

Did our 9:30 Saturday Worlds this weekend. With...

Did our 9:30 Saturday Worlds this weekend. With all the craziness, it's sort of been split, where one of the local race clubs has started leaving about 20 minutes earlier. The group leaving at 9:30...
04-16-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16,523
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Posted By Yep

Iíve got a route like that with 5 climbs on it...

Iíve got a route like that with 5 climbs on it between 3 and 7 minutes and I do each one like an interval effort. Iíll usually do a big sprint between each climb as well. Rests are a little longer...
04-16-21, 12:21 PM
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Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Great idea to set speed targets for turns on a...

Great idea to set speed targets for turns on a descent and then practice.
04-14-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16,523
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Posted By Yep

Tuesday Worlds was 4 of us. Started out as me and...

Tuesday Worlds was 4 of us. Started out as me and 2 teammates and picked up another who thought he'd missed the group. Turned out to be a good workout because you never really get a break in a...
04-12-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,221
Posted By Yep

Totally. We should all get to go back and do the...

Totally. We should all get to go back and do the rides/races and climbs that kicked our asses when we started. In my memory, the Sac Tuesday Worlds was so fast, and so hard that I was over the moon...
04-11-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16,523
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Posted By Yep

Hoping to do Worlds next Tuesday, if the...

Hoping to do Worlds next Tuesday, if the weatherís ok.
04-06-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,221
Posted By Yep

Man, I lived in Sacramento from the time I...

Man, I lived in Sacramento from the time I started riding to doing fast rides (River Ride) and on into dipping my toe in racing. When I left I was probably still a 5, maybe just a 4. Even though that...
04-05-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,221
Posted By Yep

Surprised you think it would be harder up a...

Surprised you think it would be harder up a mountain. I guess the altitude would be an issue, but having the gradient to work against would really help me.
02-28-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,221
Posted By Yep

Just another random data point, but I think TT...

Just another random data point, but I think TT bikes have historically been a barrier to stage race participation for amateurs.
02-22-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,351
Views: 393,336
Posted By Yep

If you're 30% indoors in San Diego, you'd be a...

If you're 30% indoors in San Diego, you'd be a 130% indoors in Scotland. Anyway, nice job.
02-22-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

I'm 45 now, but the increased soreness is real...

I'm 45 now, but the increased soreness is real and I need more days between intensity. I would almost say I can hog on the endurance miles more than ever. Also, I haven't seen anything like the...
02-20-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

I felt the same way and then I did one of the...

I felt the same way and then I did one of the longer routes where you do all the big climbs, Four Horseman?, and really embraced the free ride. The effort of the climbs and catching people going up,...
02-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,221
Posted By Yep

Yeah, but youíre who you are. Not normal. ...

Yeah, but youíre who you are. Not normal.

EDIT: Reread and thought this sounded nasty. Not intended that way, just thought I would point out that youíre on a pretty special level.
02-19-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,221
Posted By Yep

Zwift ramp test just said 303 (at 72kg) and Xert...

Zwift ramp test just said 303 (at 72kg) and Xert tells me 327 most recently. I did Alpe du Zwift at 287 (felt like high tempo) for 48 minutes.

Iím 45 now and I was a cat 3 when I left the US for...
01-27-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16,523
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Posted By Yep

I feel that way about Zwift in general. I think...

I feel that way about Zwift in general. I think once I accepted it as it was, it was a lot better. I sort of enjoy the routes with multiple big climbs, even if they're longer.

I've still only done...
01-25-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

I've thought about using KJs for a while as well....

I've thought about using KJs for a while as well. What has always bugged me about TSS/CTL is that it's dependent on your FTP setting, which is very subjective, no matter what. You'll never have an up...
01-24-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Did another 3 hour Zwift ride today to finish up...

Did another 3 hour Zwift ride today to finish up a base week. Not exactly sure what Iím training for at this point. Maybe itíll be Tuesday Nights Worlds in summer, KOMs, or Zwift races.

I havenít...
11-01-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Finally got a gravel bike last week and got a...

Finally got a gravel bike last week and got a chance to take it out. I had a big smile on my face the whole time. Really looking forward to having a fun alternative to road rides.
10-12-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,975
Posted By Yep

Did my first UK hill climb yesterday. (top 10...

Did my first UK hill climb yesterday. (top 10 overall) They're a big deal (in a normal season) over here and mostly take place in September and October. This one was a 2:30 minute effort by the...
09-04-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Tried it. My experience was that if you've got...

Tried it. My experience was that if you've got pounds to lose, it's really good. Once I lost the more excess pounds I found that I was plateauing and I couldn't just eat whatever. I don't think my...
08-04-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

I've been way more polarized these last two...

I've been way more polarized these last two years, and I really enjoy the big, Z2 cruiser rides coupled with two FTP or higher days.
07-16-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,889
Posted By Yep

Lots of sources say there are certain adaptations...

Lots of sources say there are certain adaptations that only take place on long (4+) hour rides. I certainly respond well to longer rides and just hogging on the TSS in general (more riding, harder...
06-09-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

I have a group of riding friends back in Montana...

I have a group of riding friends back in Montana who put on a "Working Man's Training Camp" every May where they ride 50 miles a day on the same route at 5:30am each day for a week, in lieu of...
04-20-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

12.3 hours last week. I ended the week at 84 CTL...

12.3 hours last week. I ended the week at 84 CTL (Xert TL), which is pretty rarefied air for me. After COVID started I just continued on my plan, but I don't know if I'll have enough hours in the...
04-13-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Hmm. According to Garmin, mine's 67, but I'm...

Hmm. According to Garmin, mine's 67, but I'm heavier than Cypress and my FTP (if I'm remembering previous posts right) is at least 20 or 30 watts lower. Plenty of headroom? I'm 44.
03-12-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 69,030
Posted By Yep

I was just telling my wife I was surprised they...

I was just telling my wife I was surprised they hadn't yet cancelled my first race of the season (this weekend) and she reminded that my amateur bike race would not have any large crowds, except...
02-29-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

My head just exploded.

My head just exploded.
02-22-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 1,010,574
Posted By Yep

Yeah, have to agree with that one.

Yeah, have to agree with that one.
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