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02-29-24, 12:07 AM
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Posted By ridethecliche

That felt needlessly harsh

That felt needlessly harsh
02-24-24, 08:58 AM
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Views: 640,928
Posted By TMonk

Welcome back RTC. The subforum activity is quite...

Welcome back RTC. The subforum activity is quite slow, outside of Training Status which gets some posting. I have taken my idle chatter to the "Addiction" threads in road, but would not mind bringing...
02-23-24, 07:52 PM
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Views: 640,928
Posted By ridethecliche

Popping back in here because I just realized that...

Popping back in here because I just realized that y'all used to talk about masters racing when I first started posting here in like 2007....i just realized that my reading age would be 35 this year. ...
02-23-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,916
Posted By Hermes

procrit My weight loss was due to the cycling...

procrit My weight loss was due to the cycling accident / crash and hospital stay last year. I went into the hospital at 165 at 9.5% BF and came out at 146 with my muscles and neurology shredded. ...
02-15-24, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Velo Sports Center is Siberian pine wood and...

Velo Sports Center is Siberian pine wood and slippery. Normally, the pole lane is for fast efforts and the relief line for slower riding. In my case, I timed the effort and speed such that the blue...
01-20-24, 09:17 AM
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Posted By TMonk

My hernia post-op was moved up to yesterday. In...

My hernia post-op was moved up to yesterday. In short, things are going well with my recovery and I am cleared to start riding, sweet. Gonna start with the short Tour De Zwift stage later and build...
01-12-24, 11:38 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Today I am on day 3 post-operation (hernia repair...

Today I am on day 3 post-operation (hernia repair surgery). Feeling a lot better today, might be able to leave the oxy bottle unopened. Of course, the soreness develops throughout the day, but things...
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Views: 875
Posted By 2500W

Measuring the clearance between the outermost...

Measuring the clearance between the outermost pedal point of given bike and the floor is the easiest way to compare different bike settings from this perspective.

However, except crank length and...
11-20-23, 08:58 AM
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Posted By TMonk

This year, I had a consultation session with a...

This year, I had a consultation session with a coach in January, planning through two target stage races in Feb (VoS) and early April (Tour de Murrieta). He had me do base only leading up to VoS (w...
10-10-23, 01:36 PM
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Posted By himespau

I made the mistake of going out for long rides...

I made the mistake of going out for long rides when my youngest was just a baby and napping. Was gone longer than my wife was happy with when he woke early a couple times, and she felt like I was...
09-30-23, 07:55 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Liliana Garcia Durazo, born 9/27/23 at 6 lbs and...

Liliana Garcia Durazo, born 9/27/23 at 6 lbs and 11 oz. Wife wanted to do it unmedicated and she did after 6 hours of (what looked like) intense pain; she's a badass. It looked harder than any...
09-20-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By hbc07

Yeah, depressingly low is a good estimation. ...

Yeah, depressingly low is a good estimation. Just trying to hold 140w for 5 minutes is rough and my HR is quite a bit higher than it would have been previously at that power. I think taking two...
09-15-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By TMonk

Dropping some resources on a professional/coach...

Dropping some resources on a professional/coach fit can also expedite your journey into a fast position as well. That can also get spendy. I'm fortunate enough to be close to a local coach who set...
09-15-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By TMonk

TT is def. something that rewards dedication....

TT is def. something that rewards dedication. Like, an athlete with mediocre fitness can get pretty fast on a TT bike if they focus on position, race-specific training efforts, aero optimization and...
09-14-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By ljsense

We've had some "Merckx style" time trial events...

We've had some "Merckx style" time trial events around here that require a traditional drop bar road bike with no aero bars of any kind.

Maybe those events will gain traction. I hope they do --...
09-11-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,249
Posted By burnthesheep

10/20 first cross race of season. Coulda shoulda...

10/20 first cross race of season. Coulda shoulda woulda. I didn't even remotely contest the hole-shot because I crashed on pavement in the warmup pretty bad and was hurting and bleeding. The race...
09-11-23, 08:54 AM
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Views: 601
Posted By TMonk

also I think after a couple months/blocks of...

also I think after a couple months/blocks of that, you might have the CTL and infrastructure that you need to begin "training" again with a little more purpose and focus, even if the order is for...
09-11-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By TMonk

ok, so it's not like you're going into this cold....

ok, so it's not like you're going into this cold. I think you should be able to handle 6-7 hrs/week of mostly z1/z2 riding "out of the blue" or without any CTL. I'd do that for a month, and then...
09-10-23, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Radish_legs

I've crashed once. There's definitely risk. But...

I've crashed once. There's definitely risk. But it's not a demolition derby. Annecdotally, some of the worst crashes are road races.
09-10-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By TMonk

what's your background in cycling? how many...

what's your background in cycling? how many years do you have under your belt of consistent training?
09-10-23, 09:22 AM
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Views: 767
Posted By TMonk

I will second that. I've been racing elite/open...

I will second that. I've been racing elite/open for about 15 years and focusing on Master's racing more recently. There are less crashes in Master's racing b/c people don't take the same risks, and...
08-07-23, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Hermes

It is all about goal, structure and context....

It is all about goal, structure and context. Masters 50+ races the 500 m time trial versus the 1000 m (kilo) time trial. I have raced both. A max effort kilo from a standing start pretty much...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,782
Posted By SuperDaveFelt

I'm excited to report the first frames have...

I'm excited to report the first frames have completed all testing and are in Glasgow to be used for the first time in competition this week.

Been a crazy few months getting to this point!

-SD
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Views: 1,143
Posted By RobertPaulson

get yourself on the facebook page "Track cycling...

get yourself on the facebook page "Track cycling Buy, Sell or Swap UK (https://www.facebook.com/groups/373499156138729/) ". Lots of sh kit comes up all the time. if you know you are going to ride...
05-21-23, 04:04 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Gents, I really enjoyed hanging out here this...

Gents, I really enjoyed hanging out here this spring, sharing training ups and downs and getting great common sense advice. Today was the Gran Fondo I was training for and it went great. My goal was...
05-04-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,249
Posted By TMonk

Bit of a late reply here, but I got 3rd at the...

Bit of a late reply here, but I got 3rd at the master's SCNCA champ road race on April 8th, Not happy about it though. I dropped the ball mentally and somehow let a break of 5 get up the road. At...
05-04-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 640,928
Posted By TMonk

24 points earned so far this year, 1 point away...

24 points earned so far this year, 1 point away from my cat 1. I only plan on racing mass start road twice more this season, hopefully I can make it happen. I should be able to with some focus,...
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Posted By 700wheel

Boulder Valley Velodrome to Reopen

The BVV, located north of Denver, Colorado, has been purchased and will reopen soon.
Details at Boulder Valley Velodrome - Boulder Valley Velodrome...
04-06-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,249
Posted By TMonk

2023 Tour de Murrieta Criterium, Masters 35/45+...

2023 Tour de Murrieta Criterium, Masters 35/45+ combined 1-3: 1st place


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I...
03-11-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By merlinextraligh

I am the last person to engage in identity...

I am the last person to engage in identity politics, or get worked up about different groups being agreived.

But read what you wrote about the women’s Tour de France, and equating it to fat old...
03-10-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By merlinextraligh

This is the 21st century, and the women that race...

This is the 21st century, and the women that race professionally on World Tour level teams are talented, dedicated athletes. They deserve more venues to compete not fewer. Comparing them to slow...
03-07-23, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,585
Posted By Eric F

I have zero interest in seeing the best bike...

I have zero interest in seeing the best bike racers in the world race each other in the Tour, Paris-Roubaix, etc. on out-dated, low-quality equipment from decades past any more than I want to see...
03-06-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,585
Posted By asgelle

Who wants to be the first to break the news?

Who wants to be the first to break the news?
02-27-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 640,928
Posted By wanders

Iím 10 years overdue and getting my first next...

Iím 10 years overdue and getting my first next week. Hope yours went well.
02-25-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Eric F

As a lifetime resident of the Pasadena area, I...

As a lifetime resident of the Pasadena area, I can tell you that the smog issues of the past are pretty much gone. It can get damn hot in the summer, though.

There is are a lot of racers and other...
02-25-23, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Polaris OBark

First off, congratulations. If you are choosing...

First off, congratulations. If you are choosing between Cal Tech, Berkeley and Harvard/MIT, it is a nice problem to have. Many years ago, I also had that choice, and after a lot of anguish, wound up...
02-25-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,249
Posted By TMonk

Valley of the Sun Stage Race report, Men’s 35+...

Valley of the Sun Stage Race report, Men’s 35+ field, 3/33 overall GC

3/17 – 3/19/2023
...
02-24-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Hermes

I will apologize in advance for starting my...

I will apologize in advance for starting my response by answering a question you did not ask. I would choose the city with the best grad school that will grant you admission. The grad school and...
02-22-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17,819
Views: 1,461,521
Posted By TMonk

Ya I hear ya. I think it was mostly mental, like...

Ya I hear ya. I think it was mostly mental, like I didn't really want to and was lacking motivation. A day or two of taking it easy would have had be rearing (raring?) to go.

EDIT: I'm also just...
02-19-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 640,928
Posted By himespau

When I had my first (and only so far)...

When I had my first (and only so far) colonoscopy, they also said that they didn't want me eating any fiber the couple days before. Not sure why. I sort of thought it as they wanted my body to be...
02-18-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,249
Posted By TMonk

2023 Race Results Thread

Inaugural Fiesta Island Time Trial, 1/29/23

1st out of 7 in 35+ division, fourth fastest time on the day. I rode the 20k in 27:32. Slow day out there, pretty cold and windy. Nearest competition...
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Morelock

It's a good question, but not one you could guess...

It's a good question, but not one you could guess the right answer to. There is no doubt an optimal (aerodynamically) sweet spot... for everyone... but finding it would take a lot of testing and...
Replies: 2,806
Views: 525,840
Posted By RobertPaulson

Maybe just try and hit a solid season at the...

Maybe just try and hit a solid season at the track and leave the kit for a bit then, you'll get lots of opinions on what works for you or doesn't as the track time builds up. If you are sprint focus,...
01-04-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 640,928
Posted By merlinextraligh

and, get off my lawn.

and, get off my lawn.
10-12-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Broctoon

I entered my first crit race

This was last week, at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

All athletes at these games are at least 50 years old, so it's like a bunch of masters-only events. But they break it...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,471
Posted By sarals

I was there! The track was actually pretty...

I was there!

The track was actually pretty slow for the most part, although there were some new records.

The big news was COVID. Several came down with it, including me.

As for my...
10-04-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17,819
Views: 1,461,521
Posted By Hermes

Last week I competed in Masters Track Worlds in...

Last week I competed in Masters Track Worlds in Carson, CA.

I did team sprint, team pursuit and individual pursuit. My results were pretty pedestrian but I got to see a lot of my racing friends...
10-03-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17,819
Views: 1,461,521
Posted By procrit

Long weekend on two wheels... my five year old is...

Long weekend on two wheels... my five year old is getting REALLY fast in the woods and is almost ready to step up to a 20". He definitely has been bitten by the two-wheel bug...
09-15-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17,819
Views: 1,461,521
Posted By Hermes

I know my power numbers but I am always...

I know my power numbers but I am always suspicious of transient power reading due to poor power meter accuracy and slow head unit recording. SRM makes a track unit and the PC8 can record in 1/8...
09-07-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 194,769
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...
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