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07-17-21, 07:07 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

One of them is Cipro, I'll keep that in mind. It...

One of them is Cipro, I'll keep that in mind. It also seems to have a laundry list of side effects, to the point you can't even go in the sun.
07-16-21, 09:30 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So the sting had nothing to do with my...

So the sting had nothing to do with my temperature, which topped out at 104. Its a kidney infection, so I'm on antibiotics and probably have to ride easy for the next few weeks, if at all. ...
07-14-21, 02:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Ugh I had a long response to the BWR stuff and...

Ugh I had a long response to the BWR stuff and lost it. I got stung in the mouth at World's last night and my temp is 101, so I think I'm going to get some sleep.
07-12-21, 05:51 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a...

I'll actually be doing the wafer (I downgraded a few weeks ago) in a grey CAADX, I should have an Orange Dons kit one. More than likely I'm going to do it. You somewhat talked me into it!
07-12-21, 03:21 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Amazingly, I'm still 134 after upping my intake...

Amazingly, I'm still 134 after upping my intake from 1400 calories to 1650 and not really holding to it.
07-12-21, 03:20 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2...

Haven't posted in a while but I had about a 2 week run where I just felt flat, and power is way down right now. I took a 7 day rest period and I think it helped, we'll see tomorrow.

BWR is next...
07-12-21, 03:10 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first...

I did PIR a few years back, it was my first podium. I asked the winner where the podium was and he just laughed, I was super bummed.

Anyway its a great course, I don't specifically think its...
06-18-21, 09:47 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Our group rides are typically safe but things...

Our group rides are typically safe but things happen so we get a few crashes a year. I've learned if you crash no ones going to stop which is kind of sad. We had a guy (no one knew him) who was...
06-16-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting...

I got 3rd at Tuesday Night Worlds, that's getting printed and put up on my refrigerator door!

Since it was over 100 we only had 30 show, and no real 'hitters'. We usually have between 50-80. We...
06-15-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Treadmill test with sensors on the chest, and a...

Treadmill test with sensors on the chest, and a breather over the mouth, blood tests x2, urine test. I've also almost argued with the doctor as to why it wasn't a heart issue (according to them, I...
06-15-21, 11:29 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

So on my Saturday group ride I had some chest...

So on my Saturday group ride I had some chest pains and when I dropped my chain decided to call it off. I have these 'episodes' every once in awhile ever since passing out in a outhouse 8 miles...
06-15-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I agree, the problem is always we go out to eat...

I agree, the problem is always we go out to eat on Friday night, have some nice food, then someone calls on Saturday inviting us over to eat!
06-11-21, 09:16 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in...

This may sound like an excuse but my failings in weight loss solely lie on what others bring into the house. I can eat the same thing every day, Oatmeal, blueberries, and strawberries for breakfast...
06-11-21, 09:05 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I used to have a boss that would leave after the...

I used to have a boss that would leave after the last person left (like 15 minutes after work?) and then send email on Outlook Webmail at 9 or 10 pm from home claiming she was still at work. I knew...
06-10-21, 08:20 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Nice job Yep

Nice job Yep
06-09-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy...

Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy week as everyone was recovering from Copperopolis and TdM. I probably should have done the same, since I didn't feel well but I hate missing the ride. ...
06-08-21, 07:41 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain...

MSPEEDWAX | Molten Speed Wax - Waxing Your Chain (https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/waxing-your-chain)

I use that though its been said just regular parrafin is good as well.
06-07-21, 11:45 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

The rest of the course was bumpy but tolerable....

The rest of the course was bumpy but tolerable. Just that descent was terrible. My triceps have never been sore after a race, If I lived in Sacramento or nearby I could drive out and do a few runs,...
06-06-21, 12:05 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Copperopolis Road Race My plan was tear...

Copperopolis Road Race

My plan was tear apart the field because really I thought that was the only chance I had. The hill was probably too small for me to do that, and 2 of us worked hard but it...
06-04-21, 12:58 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I had to invoke rule 5 but I was 135 this...

I had to invoke rule 5 but I was 135 this morning. If I'm teetering on the scale but it marks high, I just mark it down to the lower weight because there have been days I don't eat for 2 hours so I...
06-03-21, 11:58 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

IMO, usually not too much you can do if the...

IMO, usually not too much you can do if the ringers are vastly stronger and in club rides that's often the case. I think its important to try something though.

Tell your teammates they just have...
06-02-21, 10:34 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed...

Took it easy for World's last night, I stayed with a slower group and just pulled them up the hill. When they started to pop, I'd slow down. At the end they were all genuinely thanking me which...
06-01-21, 09:25 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

138 today so a bit heavier. I had a big weekend...

138 today so a bit heavier. I had a big weekend and put out 4300 kilojoules over the 3 days, and I have a lot of food sitting in my stomach. Ive learned being on a strict count during hard weeks...
05-31-21, 05:22 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US...

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US in 2014, 2015 and that's not an exaggeration. I was outrageously bad for a few years. Probably the only reason I am still doing to is for some...
05-31-21, 03:25 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Team group ride up Oak Glen. I was feeling...

Team group ride up Oak Glen. I was feeling pretty good so I stayed with the leader and it was just us for most of the ride. He basically slowed down to help me up, like Sepp Kuss and Primoz. I...
05-27-21, 08:56 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Went to Crit Practice for the first time in year...

Went to Crit Practice for the first time in year but only sat in for maybe a half a lap; pace was too much for me if I want to do well this weekend so I more or less just wanted to hit my calorie...
05-25-21, 10:55 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Connex Quick Link to get the chain off easy ...

Connex Quick Link to get the chain off easy
Sonic Cleaner for 3 cycles (usually get the cogs too)
Dump in Crockpot
Clean off and let dry


Its a long procedure but it doesnt take a lot of...
05-25-21, 09:38 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

So remember last week when I complained about...

So remember last week when I complained about positioning at World?

I was perfect today, latching on the lead group of 5. Unfortunately, I was found wanting and couldn't hold on....I held 5 w/kg...
05-23-21, 08:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I had to back off on my diet. My hours have been...

I had to back off on my diet. My hours have been the same but with group rides on the menu now the intensity is up. Added about 200 calories a day, I'm real close to getting goal weight, I'm going...
05-21-21, 05:47 PM
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Views: 1,494
Posted By furiousferret

Age is a big consideration, but in regards to...

Age is a big consideration, but in regards to training, the answer is always more. Don't confuse that with added intensity, especially for something that is essentially a pure endurance activity.
05-21-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should...

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should probably at least for the next few weeks only have 2 days over zone 2; if those end up being group rides so be it and if you need more intensity that...
05-21-21, 09:01 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I went up in my climbing bike from a 50 to a 52...

I went up in my climbing bike from a 50 to a 52 because I was getting killed on descents and needed the bump. It wasn't so much about FTP range, more that spinning up to 120 in a 52-11 is far more...
05-20-21, 12:37 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

When I punctured my lung I lost my lats and a ton...

When I punctured my lung I lost my lats and a ton of upper body mass, and I coudn't get under 150. Granted, I don't think I lost 15 pounds of muscle, probably 10.
05-19-21, 05:03 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Had a decent World's, was solidly in the second...

Had a decent World's, was solidly in the second group for the second week in a row and probably did about 30% of the work up the hill.

I just really have to work on my positioning; I haven't...
05-19-21, 04:54 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Right now I'm 5'7", 135 lbs. My goal is to drop...

Right now I'm 5'7", 135 lbs. My goal is to drop 3 more pounds. I'm more going off my fat measurements for a stopping point, and right now I have 9 mm of belly fat (which sounds like a lot but I'm...
05-17-21, 09:06 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Didn't watch the whole thing but you were smooth...

Didn't watch the whole thing but you were smooth out there. A 29.4 average is crazy fast.
05-17-21, 08:33 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

When I met you 2 years ago you looked like you...

When I met you 2 years ago you looked like you were in your 50's! Watch out though, my overweight coworker told me working out too much can be dangerous. As an aside he's in his 50's and looks 72.
05-11-21, 09:18 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Set all kinds of PRs at Worlds, mainly because I...

Set all kinds of PRs at Worlds, mainly because I was able to stay with the group on the downhill. I suppose all that practice on the corners helped because I set my 2 fastest descents out of 350...
05-11-21, 03:07 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Today was the day every modern cyclist dreads;...

Today was the day every modern cyclist dreads; swapping out tubeless tires.

I only had to replace the rear (which was triggering because it was a different brand and now my tires don't match) and...
05-10-21, 12:52 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Its sprinking out here, which in SoCal is...

Its sprinking out here, which in SoCal is basically the same crisis level as yours, so I will be Zwifting as well.
05-08-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the...

So I tested today and I did almost exactly the same numbers as 2 years ago. A hair under 4.7 w/kg and still a few watts under 300. Vegan Cyclist did our local hammerfest today, and at first I was...
05-06-21, 05:36 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Another rest day, tomorrow or Saturday I may do a...

Another rest day, tomorrow or Saturday I may do a 20 minute test. I rarely do these and almost always something goes wrong. I somehow ripped off a derailleur on one and the test before that a car...
05-05-21, 11:11 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

Rest week, needed it both mentally and...

Rest week, needed it both mentally and physically. I've been getting my teeth kicked in since going back to group rides.
05-01-21, 06:59 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

He's been doing that ride for over 20 years, and...

He's been doing that ride for over 20 years, and feels like its his ride to dictate. Some of the guys that started riding during that era (at least around here) really like to yell at...
05-01-21, 01:46 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Did the local hammer ride; decided to do the easy...

Did the local hammer ride; decided to do the easy route (B) group since I haven't actually finished a group ride this year and I needed a win albeit minor. Took a pull, then someone said, 'Left!' and...
04-29-21, 12:54 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

First thing every morning I do my Spanish...

First thing every morning I do my Spanish flashcards (I'm going somewhere with this..) I have 11,000 total and do 75-150 a day. The days I get under 15% wrong, I'm locked in, but days when I get over...
04-28-21, 02:13 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

I wrote this long tirade about World's last night...

I wrote this long tirade about World's last night but ended up deleting it because it was more 'venting status' than training status.
04-28-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Whatever you rated Curry, its too low :)

Whatever you rated Curry, its too low :)
04-27-21, 10:19 AM
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Views: 415,165
Posted By furiousferret

As someone who recently lost 2 dogs, sorry to...

As someone who recently lost 2 dogs, sorry to hear that gsb.
04-27-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,207
Posted By furiousferret

Great work TMonk! Part of me is kicking...

Great work TMonk!

Part of me is kicking myself for not doing it but a year off the road has taken its toll on my handles!
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