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      01-21-2010 08:36 PM #106
      Quote, originally posted by benjaminobscene »

      What's your routine for a zone test? I need to do one as well.

      I generally do 1 minute, 5 minute, and 20 minute critical power tests on the same day roughly ~6 weeks. Take your CP20 value and multiply it by 0.95 and you have your Functional Threshold Power.

      20 or so minute warm up hitting each zone briefly to get the blood flowing to the legs. I generally allow 5 minutes between each of the tests. then finish my ride plus a 20 minute cooldown.

      Back on topic, 3 hours on the trainer tonight ouch


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      01-21-2010 09:06 PM #107
      ^^^^ 3 hours on the turbo? WTF is wrong w/you man?
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      01-22-2010 09:11 AM #108
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »
      ^^^^ 3 hours on the turbo? WTF is wrong w/you man?

      Work and weather has been keeping me from getting outside for my long rides. it's not so bad if you have a structured workout, makes the time go way faster. just pedaling while sitting on the trainer is impossible.

    4. 01-22-2010 09:32 AM #109
      Quote, originally posted by pschmerg »

      it's not so bad if you have a structured workout, makes the time go way faster. just pedaling while sitting on the trainer is impossible.

      I discovered this last night during my virtual criterium DVD. It was only 40 minutes long but the constant action and structured attacks made it fly by. By the end I was dripping sweat and making loud breathing noises

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      01-22-2010 03:11 PM #110
      Quote, originally posted by pschmerg »

      Work and weather has been keeping me from getting outside for my long rides. it's not so bad if you have a structured workout, makes the time go way faster. just pedaling while sitting on the trainer is impossible.

      You're harder than me my friend!

      I did 90 minutes in the damp, windy 40 degree weather this morning. 1x20 @ 95 sucks when it starts with the tailwind and ends in the headwind!

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    6. 01-22-2010 04:57 PM #111
      weather in LA been crappy. havent been able to ride for a week or so on my actual bike =(.. had to settle for a stationary machine.

    7. 01-22-2010 05:27 PM #112
      weather has been crap here too.

      my week

      Sun - 5.25 mile run, .5 hour on core
      Monday - 1.0 hour on trainer 1.0 hour in cycle class
      Tuesday - " "
      Wed - 6.34 mile run, .5 hour on core
      Thurs 1.5 hour on trainer, 1.0 hour in cycle class

      Pray for Sun on Saturday, I don't think my sanity is going to last much longer indoors!!!!


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      01-22-2010 10:09 PM #113
      75 minutes at tempo

      Accidentally got some embrocation on my elbows


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      01-23-2010 06:33 AM #114
      1 hour spin class.

      3 miles on mountain bike with surfboard attached.

      Surfed

      3 miles back.

      4-5 mile late night cruise under the stars on the road bike.

      50 miles this weekend.


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      01-23-2010 01:31 PM #115
      45 minutes outside, temperature about 30 degrees, out to belle isle and back., probably 10 miles? would've been out longer but i need better socks, my toes were going numb. the toe covers i just got were an improvement, but still not enough.

      please keep in mind, i just do this for fun and an adequate level of fitness, i have no aspirations to race or get my fred on


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      01-23-2010 02:12 PM #116
      Two hours of AeT/Tempo work in the basement this morning. Looks like two data drops around the 60 min mark on the PowerTap again. Damn technology.

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      01-23-2010 05:05 PM #117
      Quote, originally posted by pschmerg »
      75 minutes at tempo

      Accidentally got some embrocation on my elbows

      Better than your nuts!
      http://velothreads.bigcartel.c...teeOh, feel free to buy something from the site too...it's my team...

      100km in 2:45 this morning. Started with 14, came home with 6. Lost the sprint @ 6" to a young whippersnapper...it won't happen again. Then I channeled my inner redneck and took #1 son to MONSTER JAM! It was quite fun!

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      01-23-2010 06:24 PM #118
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »

      Better than your nuts!
      http://velothreads.bigcartel.c...tee

      Amazing t-shirt.

      2.5 hour group ride this morning. Sitting in with the christmas stars until they blow up is my new hobby. Three weeks until the season starts


    14. 01-24-2010 06:03 PM #119
      Did 20 mi today lots of wind but dry streets.

    15. 01-24-2010 06:17 PM #120
      Break in the rain yesterday, so I went across the bay and back. No big climbs or anything, just an enjoyable ride to a place I've never ridden before, and taking much longer than an hour. I haven't done that in a while, and I miss it! (damn cyclocross... )

      I also stopped to take photos, which no doubt totally messed with my training.


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      01-24-2010 07:12 PM #121
      I actually rode today.

      Only did 6km (3.75 miles) on the river trail, but it was slushy and -4°c, -13 with the wind (24°f, 9 with the wind). It wasn't that far, but the slush was like riding through sand for a good chunk of the ride.



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      01-24-2010 08:10 PM #122
      60 and drizzly
      100 minutes on the cross bike
      Explored more than anything else, but found where I'm going to put on a cross race next winter!
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    18. 01-28-2010 02:03 PM #123
      Sat - 35 mile first outdoor tempo ride of the season, painful...

      Tuesday - 1 hour of hill interval work.

      Wednesday - 25 miles, 3 timed hill climbs for base line, felt good.


    19. 01-28-2010 05:05 PM #124
      Quote, originally posted by DanG »
      I actually rode today.

      Only did 6km (3.75 miles) on the river trail, but it was slushy and -4°c, -13 with the wind (24°f, 9 with the wind). It wasn't that far, but the slush was like riding through sand for a good chunk of the ride.

      Dude you're in JENS Factor 5 territory right there

      Quote, originally posted by cooleremail »
      Sat - 35 mile first outdoor tempo ride of the season, painful...

      Tuesday - 1 hour of hill interval work.

      Wednesday - 25 miles, 3 timed hill climbs for base line, felt good.

      LOL, it's January and you're doing intervals, hill intervals at that! Why?
      More damage than good at this point in the season. Base dude! Do you have a ATP?


      Modified by bassed2.0T at 5:58 PM 1-28-2010


    20. 01-29-2010 05:10 PM #125
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      LOL, it's January and you're doing intervals, hill intervals at that! Why?
      More damage than good at this point in the season. Base dude! Do you have a ATP?

      Season start here next month my friend


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      01-29-2010 05:44 PM #126
      Quote, originally posted by cooleremail »

      Season start here next month my friend

      Been doing intervals here all winter...

      Season starts in two weeks!

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      01-29-2010 07:55 PM #127
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »

      Been doing intervals here all winter...

      Season starts in two weeks!


      Same here, just haven't worked intervals in yet. Mostly base with tempo twice a week. Early races aren't important, my priority races are in april and june.

      Training crits start in two weeks


    23. 01-29-2010 09:36 PM #128
      Quote, originally posted by pschmerg »

      Same here, just haven't worked intervals in yet. Mostly base with tempo twice a week. Early races aren't important, my priority races are in april and june.

      Training crits start in two weeks

      Yeah, our schedule here is pretty funky, the beginning usually has the best day RR's followed by stage races (I don't do) then it's like barrage of CRITS every weekend for 3 months. So I get in some early work, get a nice lull for a month (work on more power intervals) or so then will be ready for CRIT season. Will see how it goes.


    24. 01-30-2010 02:44 PM #129
      1 hour trainer

    25. 01-30-2010 07:49 PM #130
      did another 40 min crit DVD tonight. damn snow...
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      01-30-2010 08:51 PM #131
      Two hours of tempo/threshold work on the stationary tonight(TSS 154.4, IF 0.863). Kept myself from getting bored by watching the action from 24h of Daytona.

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      01-30-2010 09:01 PM #132
      The ice and generally crap weather kept me in today, but one of my ride partners did 5:05 on his 29er...on the road! He's a special kind of crazy.
      It was 33 and ice drizzle BTW!
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      01-30-2010 11:26 PM #133
      Interesting "ride" today.

      I've been experiencing arch of foot pain/ discomfort, as well as some other issues, so decided after much research to go for a full bicycle fit.

      After over 4 hours of interview, measurements, "fine tuning" and riding a trainer I now have a full fit, and e-fit insoles and varus wedges.

      I hate riding a trainer, so the true test will be when I go on a real ride.

      On friday I rode into work while it was -8*F with wind chill the discomfort of that ride has temporarily ruined cold weather riding for me.


    29. 01-31-2010 12:11 AM #134
      http://grasshopperadventureseries.blogspot.com Event #1 today...

      I was already off the back before my friend crashed, resulting in us hobbling back to home base. 25 miles, but seriously unfulfilled! We'll do a make-up ride when the weather is nicer...

      My teammate came in 4th place though, behind Levi Leipheimer and two other guys (!).


    30. 01-31-2010 02:15 AM #135
      Did three Hunter's Camp loops today on the single speed. It was a short ride, but included about 3000 feet of climbing in the mud over ten miles. Tomorrow I'm go out to Annadel again.

      I had the opportunity to ride my friend's new titanium hardtail today. I do believe I see a titanium bike in my near future.


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      01-31-2010 08:47 AM #136
      Quote, originally posted by OriginalGTI »
      Did three Hunter's Camp loops today on the single speed. It was a short ride, but included about 3000 feet of climbing in the mud over ten miles. Tomorrow I'm go out to Annadel again.

      I had the opportunity to ride my friend's new titanium hardtail today. I do believe I see a titanium bike in my near future.

      http://www.bikesdirect.com/pro...9.htm

      http://www.bikesdirect.com/pro...0.htm

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    32. 01-31-2010 07:29 PM #137
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »

      http://www.bikesdirect.com/pro...9.htm

      http://www.bikesdirect.com/pro...0.htm

      Those are both bikes that I would be more than happy to ride. I have a M950 XTR group sitting at the shop though. When I have time, I need to look through out catalogs and check out EP pricing on frames. Even at my cost, though, I'm sure I'll be hard pressed to beat those Motobecanes. I'm also certain that my choices for new ti frames with V-brake bosses are going to be slim. My boss rides a stainless steel Rikulau, and he's very pleased with it. They have a ti hardtail available, so I'll look into that.

      Regarding the Motobecane 26er though, are carbon mountain cranks able to withstand impact? A few of the trails I ride frequently are riddled with rocks and boulders, and I strike my cranks pretty regularly climbing over them.

      Edit: Pics of my two mountain bikes. The Specialized is my main mountain bike and the Haro is what I've been riding all winter. The Specialized is what I'm looking to replace with a ti bike. Maybe the Haro later on if I like it that much.

      Oh, and on topic, I did 15 more miles of mud riding on the Haro today.




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      01-31-2010 09:00 PM #138
      I rode carbon cranks on my cross bike for two years and banged the crap out of them with no issues.
      Those ti Motos are basically bikes being sold below cost. You simply cannot even piece those together for less.

      Rode 1:45 this morning on the Salsa. 30 degrees when I left...34 when I rolled in. Giordana Roubaix bib tights are, in fact, the sh*t!

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      01-31-2010 10:47 PM #139
      Another 2 hours in the basement, the last day in a three day training block...actually looking forward to not riding tomorrow!!

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    35. 02-01-2010 12:19 AM #140
      Quote, originally posted by OriginalGTI »

      Oh, and on topic, I did 15 more miles of mud riding on the Haro today.


      Those were a fine 15 miles aside from my face contact with one burly rock. wet, messy and fun. oh and the burrito was good too.


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