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    1. 02-01-2010 12:35 AM #141
      Quote, originally posted by markj2k4 »

      wet, messy and fun. oh and the burrito was good too.

      I'll thank you to keep that to yourself, sir.


    2. 02-03-2010 12:13 PM #142
      Got my first win of the season last night in the weekly parking lot crits. Teammate gave me a quick leadout early in the race and I lapped the field. One guy bridged while I was on the attack but couldn't stay on. I've been wanting to try that for a while now

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      02-03-2010 01:09 PM #143
      haven't ridden in a bit over a week my knee has been tender lately so i'm trying to let it heal up. really sucks.

    4. 02-03-2010 03:28 PM #144
      Quote, originally posted by WilliamWestfall »
      Got my first win of the season last night in the weekly parking lot crits. Teammate gave me a quick leadout early in the race and I lapped the field. One guy bridged while I was on the attack but couldn't stay on. I've been wanting to try that for a while now

      Congrats on the win!

      I tried again for an outdoor ride yesterday. Made it about a mile... returned home and finished the ride on the trainer.


    5. 02-03-2010 03:36 PM #145
      its cold... very cold at night ben.

      you can't keep riding outside shirtless in the winter


    6. 02-03-2010 04:06 PM #146
      Temp was 36F. I had on bib-knickers, an under-armor shirt, and a windproof jacket plus gloves and hat. I'll try upping it to full legs and maybe another upper layer this weekend...

    7. 02-03-2010 04:16 PM #147
      hmm yah id say warm tights, then bibs, base layer + jacket (another layer if you need but prob not), warm socks, gloves, hat, and i run a bandanna to cover some face.

      havnt commutted the whole distance to work ina while... been lazy

      roller tonight, anyone have a good movie that i can play off of netflix for it?


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      02-04-2010 04:17 PM #148
      Quote, originally posted by audi666 »
      hmm yah id say warm tights, then bibs, base layer + jacket (another layer if you need but prob not), warm socks, gloves, hat, and i run a bandanna to cover some face.

      havnt commutted the whole distance to work ina while... been lazy

      roller tonight, anyone have a good movie that i can play off of netflix for it?

      The Kingdom...actually a very good movie!

      Rode outside in the 40 degrees and wet yesterday. The sun came out after I got home...b*stard!
      Night ride tonight...getting very over night rides. C'mon daylight savings!

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    9. 02-04-2010 06:33 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by benjaminobscene »
      Temp was 36F. I had on bib-knickers, an under-armor shirt, and a windproof jacket plus gloves and hat. I'll try upping it to full legs and maybe another upper layer this weekend...

      Knickers? WTF If I go to grab coffee and just roll up a pant leg that exposed skin in .25-.5 miles is screaming for coverage in 40* and no wind (we are all different though, but I myself have yet to go out and turn back on an outdoor winter ride)

      Here's my <40* assemble, which FWIW if over 30* has me a bit heated and sweaty after an hour (even with unzipping on climbs and airing out on descents).


      Base: Etxeondo Upper (only base you need - best purchase ever).
      Jacket: Assos Fugu (If you have the means or can find a uber deal like I did, do it if you plan on riding through winter outside)
      Bibs: Assos Airprotec
      Gloves/Mitts: Assos System sans liner (Dry) Castelli neoprene (Wet)
      Shoes: Northwave Fahrenheit Winter Road Shoe
      Booties: Sugoi
      Socks: Multiple brands, all are 100% wool


      When it's 40-45* I take a Castelli Wind/Water shell the clear and practically weighs nothing jacket and just put it on over my base layer, short sleeve Jersey and a Vest, or just a light early winter Specialized jacket I also have.

      I primarily only wear Assos now, buying summer bibs just cursed me Frankly if its not a handmade garment I doubt I'd buy it any longer. You truly get what you pay for and I must say in winter being comfortable and warm is worth paying for.


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      02-04-2010 07:03 PM #150
      Got in my standard 4-hour Thursday morning ride...Snapped the shift lever off my Rival shifter this morning and got stuck with a 2-speed for 1/2 the ride

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    11. 02-04-2010 07:23 PM #151
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      Got in my standard 4-hour Thursday morning ride...Snapped the shift lever off my Rival shifter this morning and got stuck with a 2-speed for 1/2 the ride

      -Jim.

      Sorry man! Let me know what the issue was exactly to make it snap, I'm curious.


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      02-04-2010 08:01 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by bassed2.0T »

      Knickers? WTF If I go to grab coffee and just roll up a pant leg that exposed skin in .25-.5 miles is screaming for coverage in 40* and no wind (we are all different though, but I myself have yet to go out and turn back on an outdoor winter ride)

      Here's my <40* assemble, which FWIW if over 30* has me a bit heated and sweaty after an hour (even with unzipping on climbs and airing out on descents).


      Base: Etxeondo Upper (only base you need - best purchase ever).
      Jacket: Assos Fugu (If you have the means or can find a uber deal like I did, do it if you plan on riding through winter outside)
      Bibs: Assos Airprotec
      Gloves/Mitts: Assos System sans liner (Dry) Castelli neoprene (Wet)
      Shoes: Northwave Fahrenheit Winter Road Shoe
      Booties: Sugoi
      Socks: Multiple brands, all are 100% wool


      When it's 40-45* I take a Castelli Wind/Water shell the clear and practically weighs nothing jacket and just put it on over my base layer, short sleeve Jersey and a Vest, or just a light early winter Specialized jacket I also have.

      I primarily only wear Assos now, buying summer bibs just cursed me Frankly if its not a handmade garment I doubt I'd buy it any longer. You truly get what you pay for and I must say in winter being comfortable and warm is worth paying for.

      You got some thin blood my brother!
      Above 32, it's :
      Roubaix bib knicks
      Verge baselayer
      Jersey
      Vest
      Armwarmers
      Defeet Slipstream shoecover
      MTB gloves

      Wore it tonight in 43 degrees and got hot! Nothing like coming home from a 90 minute ride in the dark and being locked out!

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      02-04-2010 08:19 PM #153
      ^ thin blood indeed. I've heard the Fugu jack is like wearing the sun during the summer.

      I'm good with leg warmers, bibs, baselayer, normal jersey, and sugoi rs jacket down to ~15° F

      Below that, that's when the knickers come out.


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      02-05-2010 08:09 AM #154
      Quote, originally posted by bassed2.0T »

      Sorry man! Let me know what the issue was exactly to make it snap, I'm curious.

      As unlikely as it sounds, I was just riding along

      Called Sram and they're gonna send me a set of the new '10 Force shifters to replace them, SWEET!!

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    15. 02-05-2010 09:06 AM #155
      Quote, originally posted by vegandub »

      As unlikely as it sounds, I was just riding along

      Called Sram and they're gonna send me a set of the new '10 Force shifters to replace them, SWEET!!

      -Jim.

      That's some A+ customer service there.

      Some of you guys must have lumberjack skin wearing so little in 40F!


    16. 02-05-2010 11:12 PM #156
      Did a faux 20k TT today. What a painful, miserable way to ride a bike. Valley of the Sun 3 day stage race starts next Friday(w/the same distance TT)!

    17. 02-06-2010 05:54 PM #157
      Increased my indoor ride to a 20min tempo and 40min virtual crit.


      Question for you heart rate gurus: Once I'm warmed up my HR hangs between 150-160. During intervals and virtual attacks I shoot up to around 180. During recovery pace I drop back down to 150. When I compare this to the guy in the video, his HR is ranging between 120 and 190. Am I doing something wrong to have such a small range?



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      02-06-2010 08:41 PM #158
      i finally had another day off (80+ hour work weeks ftl) so i did two rides. the first was a 25 mile road ride and the second was a 3 hour trail ride. i had really needed to get out on a bike and be away from everyone if only for a couple of hours. i am now ready for another 8 or 9 days until my next day off.

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      02-06-2010 09:14 PM #159
      Quote, originally posted by benjaminobscene »
      Increased my indoor ride to a 20min tempo and 40min virtual crit.


      Question for you heart rate gurus: Once I'm warmed up my HR hangs between 150-160. During intervals and virtual attacks I shoot up to around 180. During recovery pace I drop back down to 150. When I compare this to the guy in the video, his HR is ranging between 120 and 190. Am I doing something wrong to have such a small range?



      Do you have a fan on you? I find that my heart rate range is smaller when riding indoors, especially if i don't have a fan blowing on me. I overheat easily indoors.

      Everyone's different, heart rate is dependent on so many factors (genetic and fitness wise), don't sweat it too much.


    20. 02-06-2010 11:44 PM #160
      I had the ceiling fan on today which made a big improvement. I get what you're saying though. My HR was much higher when I froze trying to ride outside the other day.

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      02-07-2010 01:11 AM #161
      I didn't ride much today, but I did buy a new commuter bike...

      2009 Giant Transend...

      Gonna break her in tomorrow morning.

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      02-07-2010 02:46 AM #162
      I got about 50km in today on my new bike. It's maiden voyage. Al around Vancouver BC. It was too nice to not get out.



    23. 02-07-2010 12:05 PM #163
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      2.5 hours on the trainer

      I couldn't imagine being on the trainer that long lol My coach and I rather be out in the cold and rainy weather lol
      kudos to you


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      02-07-2010 01:06 PM #164
      Quote, originally posted by XxiCuBuSxX »

      I couldn't imagine being on the trainer that long lol My coach and I rather be out in the cold and rainy weather lol
      kudos to you


      Gotta put the work in this winter has been especially bad, so indoor training is the only option. Gonna be in San Diego for training camp in a couple weeks. Very excited about that

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      02-07-2010 03:12 PM #165
      A much colder outside ride than 2 weeks ago, -18f with the windchill this time, but because of the now solidly frozen river, I was able to get just under 8 miles in.

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      02-07-2010 04:04 PM #166
      3.5 hours
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      It sucked, but thinking about Franco Ballerini kept me going. I even hit a bunch of really wet dirt sections as an homage to one of the last, true, Hard Men of the North.
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      02-07-2010 08:33 PM #168
      Snowy group ride today...Conditions were perfect out there despite a fairly cold start...

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      02-08-2010 07:42 AM #170
      Love the fisher 29ers, I'm jealous I have a new fisher treat coming (hopefully) this week.

      Knee's finally feeling better, going to ride the trainer tonight hopefully.


    31. 02-08-2010 11:44 AM #171
      2.5 hrs on the trainer yesterday, some grinding thrown in for good measure. FYI, video games make the trainer time go by pretty quick.
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      02-08-2010 04:40 PM #172
      Went on a little 4.25 mile bike path ride along the coast in Santa Cruz yesterday. Probably childsplay compared to what most folks on here do, but I had a great time. I stopped at steamers lane and watched some surfing for a bit and then poked around light house field and stumbled upon a monarch butterfly preserve. By the time I got back to the truck a cool breeze had come in and the sun was just about to set.


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    33. 02-08-2010 04:50 PM #173
      weather is nice today in Sacramento... I wish I could ride but I threw in a 4hr workout of other stuff I needed to catch up

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      02-08-2010 05:49 PM #174
      Quote, originally posted by Salty VW »
      Went on a little 4.25 mile bike path ride along the coast in Santa Cruz yesterday. Probably childsplay compared to what most folks on here do, but I had a great time. I stopped at steamers lane and watched some surfing for a bit and then poked around light house field and stumbled upon a monarch butterfly preserve. By the time I got back to the truck a cool breeze had come in and the sun was just about to set.


      Modified by Salty VW at 1:41 PM 2-8-2010

      Short distance or not, that sounds like a nice ride, and a nice way to burn an afternoon!

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      02-09-2010 09:11 AM #175
      30 miles in the cold yesterday, I am hoping to get back out today before the snow storm hits today. If we get the snow they are talking about I will not be able to ride for a while.
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