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04-21-24, 01:03 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Just got in from a bit under 3 hrs on the road....

Just got in from a bit under 3 hrs on the road. Again, my legs felt good but I'm hacking and coughing a bit. Time to take it easy next week, no hard efforts or big TSS, except maybe a long MTB ride...
04-19-24, 08:53 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Riding with an upstart 50 year old with power...

Riding with an upstart 50 year old with power numbers a third greater than mine, pushed me to two KOMs for my age bracket on two climbs. Managed four PRs as well. Moral to the story: ride with...
04-19-24, 11:43 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Lol, this sound like you are stuck in erg mode -...

Lol, this sound like you are stuck in erg mode - but in real life!

I'd encourage you to try and be a little less reliant on the computer. You should be able to do these with current power,...
04-18-24, 08:46 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

it's all endurance and a continuum, it's just a...

it's all endurance and a continuum, it's just a grey area. other coaches I know advocate for riding "z2" easy and focus on time and not the exact power (if anyone follows Empirical Cycling, Kolie...
04-18-24, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Jughed

Some qualifications to my statements: -I am not...

Some qualifications to my statements:
-I am not a natural/born athlete
-I don't recover well and accumulate fatigue quickly
-I'm limited to a low carb diet, and only add carbs for intensity.

I...
04-17-24, 12:17 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Couple photos of last week's ITT. They put the...

Couple photos of last week's ITT. They put the photographer right near the S/F area which sucks because you need to leave aero a bit to navigate traffic. I promise I look better on other parts of...
04-17-24, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

I try to spend the majority of my time in zone 2,...

I try to spend the majority of my time in zone 2, as I'm doing 12-15 hours a week, with occasional weeks with much more than that. That being said, I live in the mountains and my "flattest" route is...
04-16-24, 05:02 PM
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Posted By bampilot06

Rode in Minnie yesterday with Whyfi. Really love...

Rode in Minnie yesterday with Whyfi. Really love that city. Wide bike lanes, virtually no traffic even at rush hour. He did most of the pulling my legs didnít want to cooperate. A lot of of...
04-16-24, 04:58 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Got some miles in this morning. Stayed mostly...

Got some miles in this morning. Stayed mostly coastal, so not much climbing. Sat in on the Tuesday morning Fiesta hammer ride for a few laps till it was more than what I wanted (I can't not pull...
04-16-24, 12:29 PM
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Posted By PeteHski

For me the fatigue really kicks in when I ride...

For me the fatigue really kicks in when I ride close to FTP or higher for a significant length of time eg a 1 hour Zwift race or a full gas mountain climb. Then I need much more recovery than the...
04-15-24, 10:39 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Lovely morning on the MTB, unstructured, mostly...

Lovely morning on the MTB, unstructured, mostly EZ. Felt lazy at first and just enjoyed being outside in the cool morning. I rode the techy bits in the middle quite nicely and even cleaned a tough...
04-14-24, 05:11 PM
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Posted By bampilot06

was planning on doing 3x20 threshold intervals...

was planning on doing 3x20 threshold intervals today, but the flight I wanted to take to work was full so I had to leave even earlier. Cut my riding time, would not have time to get to the road...
04-14-24, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Jughed

2 overall KOM’s and a second place today. Put a...

2 overall KOM’s and a second place today. Put a whoopin on dem young bucks today….
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 02:38 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Hmm, interesting. Never hard the...

Hmm, interesting. Never hard the spicy/bitter/sour nervous system theory before. IME and AKAIK, cramps are due to electrolytes, or just plain old fatigue. I think I recall someone telling me...
04-14-24, 02:33 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Light TT adaptation ride today, 1 hr of z2/3....

Light TT adaptation ride today, 1 hr of z2/3. Weather is nice, and it's a weekend (low traffic), so I thought this time that I'd venture out to a local frontage road near my place, instead of doing...
04-13-24, 11:44 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Fiesta Island time trial, 1st/2 in 35+ division,...

Fiesta Island time trial, 1st/2 in 35+ division, fourth fastest time overall. I rode a 27:26 on 275w, at 26.9 MPH.

Windy today, speed band was 25 - 30 MPH depending on location on the island....
04-13-24, 11:43 AM
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Posted By TMonk

bampilot06, following up on what Hermes said, I...

bampilot06, following up on what Hermes said, I took a look at the HR and agree, if it is dropping half way through, you might actually be dropping your power too. Maybe the pedals are correct.
04-13-24, 06:46 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Sounds like it might be the pedals. Did you see...

Sounds like it might be the pedals. Did you see anything weird with you HR?
04-12-24, 10:07 AM
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Posted By TMonk

How long have you been riding again? A 22 bump in...

How long have you been riding again? A 22 bump in FTP is freaking massive. I will probably never see 22+ watts on my current FTP, ever. And that's including being ~7-10 watts down on where I was last...
04-12-24, 09:01 AM
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Posted By TMonk

15 min warmup with the A-bot, then this race on...

15 min warmup with the A-bot, then this race on Glasgow Rev. Lordy that was hard! Basically we would smash the hilly part of the course and then coast in between. Effective power for the race was...
04-12-24, 03:01 AM
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Posted By bampilot06

So, that group ride, I treated it like a race,...

So, that group ride, I treated it like a race, since lord knows when I will get to race again. My best bud was there, so we kind of worked together. I have no top end, my sprint game is legendary in...
04-11-24, 09:32 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Weekend riding plans - about 3 hours total: ...

Weekend riding plans - about 3 hours total:

Tomorrow - 1 hr on Zwift, might do a race or two
Saturday - Club ITT
Sunday - Probably more TT bike time on the trainer, but lighter/endurance pace. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By PeteHski

Each mech has its own small battery, but you can...

Each mech has its own small battery, but you can swap them quickly. So say the rear mech battery fails you can swap over the front mech battery so that you can at least keep the rear mech working....
04-11-24, 06:50 PM
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Posted By bampilot06

Try training at 4 am everyday. Speaking of...

Try training at 4 am everyday. Speaking of which, wife finally let me go on a group ride. The group rides in my area switched from mornings to nights, no idea why. Anyways, I ride exclusively...
04-11-24, 06:40 PM
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Posted By cb400bill

I've had three vintage steel Treks including my...

I've had three vintage steel Treks including my great 1985 770. I currently have a Checkpoint gravel bike. I sleep well at night.

YMMV
04-10-24, 09:51 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Sweet Do they happen regularly? Day off the...

Sweet Do they happen regularly?

Day off the bike, just finished my strength work. Gonna do my weekly jog this afternoon. My club's second TT is this weekend, gonna race the 35+ 20k ITT.
04-10-24, 09:42 AM
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Posted By procrit

I was on the struggle bus Monday after doing 6...

I was on the struggle bus Monday after doing 6 hours between Saturday & Sunday, plus coaching a little league game Saturday, and doing 8 hours of yard work on Sunday. I honestly felt sick Monday, but...
04-10-24, 08:48 AM
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Views: 2,181
Posted By MoAlpha

There's no evidence that muscle force, per se, is...

There's no evidence that muscle force, per se, is bad for the knees. In fact, the available evidence supports the opposite conclusion, e.g., multiple studies show running prevents knee...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-24, 12:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,674
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Roval Rapide CL II ordered

Since my rides are not like walking to and from school back in the day -- you know, uphill both ways -- I ordered the deeper Roval Rapide CL II. I am really looking forward to upping my cruising...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,674
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I think you meant to recommend these as the "most...

I think you meant to recommend these as the "most funnest" wheels? :D



They are decent CF rim brake wheels, but I often wonder if the concave channel in the rim profile make these wheels more...
04-08-24, 09:36 AM
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Posted By RChung

You know, there's a connection between cadence,...

You know, there's a connection between cadence, pedal force, and power. When you increase your power, *both* cadence and pedal force tend to increase (though not equally): your cadence doesn't remain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-24, 08:42 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Here's a podium shot from TdM last year. One of...

Here's a podium shot from TdM last year. One of my proudest wins. This one will live rent-free in my head forever.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-24, 07:48 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Today is stage 1 (criterium) of the Tour de...

Today is stage 1 (criterium) of the Tour de Murrieta. Last year, I rode the TdM and won the 35+/45+ Cat 1-3 criterium, including current national and state champs, and former pros (Rahsaan Bahati). I...
04-05-24, 06:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

There are several apps that will give you...

There are several apps that will give you appropriate routines.

Volt is one. You tell it the equipment you have, your wieghtlifting history and it will give you a workout routine. (It has a...
04-03-24, 08:11 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Day off the bike, gonna head out for my weekly...

Day off the bike, gonna head out for my weekly jog in a minute. I had intended on this being a sunrise jog, but I got caught up looking at stuff I wanted for me new MTB :)

Strength workout later
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-24, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By TMonk

You should come post this question in the 33...

You should come post this question in the 33 subforum! We're starting to get some more activity, and one of the more frequent users these days us from Texas
04-02-24, 09:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

10th / 13 starters in Three Villages A race, man...

10th / 13 starters in Three Villages A race, man what a hard course. I wanted some steady hard pedaling but this was basically three 4-5' zone 5 / zone 6 climbs with coasting in the middle. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! It seems like every time one (or several) of...

LOL! It seems like every time one (or several) of our cycling friends from NYC come to Tucson we say "Hey, you're welcome to stay with us!" and without fail they all say "Thanks, but we're staying...
03-30-24, 02:15 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Zwift games 82 km "Epic" - DNF / 21 starters in...

Zwift games 82 km "Epic" - DNF / 21 starters in the A race. Got dropped.

Not much to say, but I came unattached after ~70 min on the climb out of the jungle. 9th person to get dropped I guess....
03-29-24, 10:33 AM
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Posted By TMonk

I just use the onboard power on the Saris H3. ...

I just use the onboard power on the Saris H3. Too lazy to put my power meter pedals on there. It does measure ~3% higher than my Faveros that I ride with outdoors, but that doesn't bother me too...
03-29-24, 08:45 AM
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Posted By TMonk

2nd on my segments so far. Seems like a prophecy...

2nd on my segments so far. Seems like a prophecy for me at this point, coming in second. Gonna find the A bot after a little cooldown and attack the group for another 15ish min. The bot is on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By big john

We rode up to 10K in the White Mountains and 9K+...

We rode up to 10K in the White Mountains and 9K+ a couple times in the Sierra and I didn't have trouble with the altitude. Didn't have any specific training goal in mind, though.
My friend Dave on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-24, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By big john

Bob Levin on that video is a friend, just rode...

Bob Levin on that video is a friend, just rode with him last Sunday. He lives out of the area now but was in town visiting his kid. Nice man and can climb with the younger goats when he's on his game.
03-28-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,537
Posted By rsbob

I pass people on e-bikes whom are out for a...

I pass people on e-bikes whom are out for a leisurely cruise all the time. I’m glad they are out moving their legs enjoying the outdoors. The only time I find myself (not them - me) upset is when I...
03-28-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By TMonk

Good stuff Radish_legs. My racing calendar will...

Good stuff Radish_legs. My racing calendar will be drastically reduced with a 6 month old at home, but I'll still get to at least a few local events. I'm excited about the TTT district champs in May...
03-27-24, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Radish_legs

2024 Race Results Thread

The 2nd Tuesday Night Crit went off last night in the Dallas, TX area. I raced Masters, B (Cat 3-4), and A (cat 1-3). In that order. Coming off an injury very little riding in the past month. Happy...
03-27-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By Smaug1

One thing that's not to be taken for granted is...

One thing that's not to be taken for granted is having a low enough low gear. My road bike (2023 Trek Domane AL3) has a 1:1 low gear and for the really steep, long hills, it's not low enough for my...
03-26-24, 06:32 PM
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Posted By TMonk

from this morning's (virtual) TT on "Triple Flat...

from this morning's (virtual) TT on "Triple Flat Loops". Was super low energy last night for some reason so I felt tentative about going hard today. Aimed for a reasonable target and ended up...
03-26-24, 05:25 PM
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Posted By TMonk

impressive watts procrit! 4:30 AM wake up...

impressive watts procrit!

4:30 AM wake up call for me tomorrow morning, gotta get the TT bike ready (and associated gear) for TTT practice at 6 AM on Fiesta Island. Hopefully we have a low key...
03-26-24, 01:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By MoAlpha

Start a thread. I'll post something patently...

Start a thread. I'll post something patently inflammatory and it'll bring 'em all out.
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