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  1. Bailsibub

    2010 Tour de Korea

    I won it!!! Here I am on Stage 6. Before this day, on Stage 2, I had broken away with a former pro and multiple Tour de Korea winner, putting 45 seconds into the entire field. Stage 2 ended with a 20-km bridge that took us out to an island (with a crosswind that beat everyone down) and...
  2. Bailsibub

    Great Way to Start the Season! :)

    My first race of the year was this past Sunday. 250 riders. I got in a breakaway right at the start and it stuck. Then I won! :D Man, I hope the rest of the season continues to be this good!
  3. Bailsibub

    Cycling Wonderland

    Can't believe I'm just now finally getting around to doing this.... But this past spring, my team was invited to the national training center (in Korea) for a training camp. It was awesome. Here are some pictures: Nice big dorms....with a seedy character in front of them. :p This is...
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    Just found out I'm anemic. Not good.

    So my work had a 'health day' and a bunch of nurses came in to check everyone. Got my bloodwork back and it turns out I'm anemic, 12.7g/dl. In terms of performance, my FTP is still alright even though my training load has gone down, it's around 320 on 85 CTL. I've been a little lightheaded...
  5. Bailsibub

    Tour of Korea Recap

    As some of you know, I've been preparing for this 9-day stage race since the fall. Well, I did it. And here's the recap. It's a long one. Sorry. But it was 9 days of racing! Day 1 52 km. Windy. I attacked about 5 times that day. No one wanted to crank up the pace. Lots of inexperienced...
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    So much for planning....

    So I got an email from a teammate last night about the Tour de Korea. It turns out that although the race was scheduled and advertised in magazines as starting early June, it's going to start April 25. Of course, I had been ramping up my training to come into form in June. So much for that...
  7. Bailsibub

    Stage Race Planning

    I've mentioned it on here before, but my 'A' race this season is a ten-day stage race at the beginning of June (Tour of Korea). I've never done a ten-day stage race before (not many of us get a chance to do them this long...) but I'd appreciate your input on the training you've done leading up...
  8. Bailsibub

    TSB and Recovery Weeks

    I'm loving the WKO right now. Seems like this could make a difference in my training for the upcoming racing season. I've been trying to find info on here and by google searches about recovery weeks and their relation to TSB and haven't found really as much as I would have thought or hoped...
  9. Bailsibub

    How Many Kilojoules?

    I have a couple questions for you experienced powermeter guys: If I'm starting to lay the foundation for next year's racing (with my primary goal to make a serious showing at a 10-day stage race in May (primarily 3-hr. stages with generous amounts of climbing), what kind of kilojoules should I...
  10. Bailsibub

    Torque: Outdoors and on the Trainer

    So I've been fiddling around with the ride files from my new Powertap. After my team ride yesterday, I noticed a pretty big difference in the torque requirements for riding up mountains and riding on my Cycleops fluid at a similar cadence and power. Have a look at these two ride excerpts...
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    Bailsibub Likes the Powertap

    OK, after a lazy and unplanned 10 days completely off the bike, I've had a couple weeks to get used to riding with a powermeter. Geez, I've learned a lot. One important thing is my Cycleops Fluid Turbo. Before, I was doing my workouts with a speedo on the rear wheel. That's how I paced...
  12. Bailsibub

    Surprised myself a little....

    For me, this has been an abbreviated season. I had planned on racing in the Tour de Korea here this past June. I started preparations in January, and had some decent 20 min. power going over the winter. But in April, I came down with a respiratory infection. I went from doctor to doctor here...
  13. Bailsibub

    Sodium Phosphate Reloading

    All, I have a big event at the end of August (30th). Then I have another big event coming up on September 21. I've used So Phos in the past with good success and plan to use it again for these races. The thing is, I've never used it so close together in a season. Have any of you tried using...
  14. Bailsibub

    2x20 Question

    Hey guys, I'm about to embark on a month's block of 2x20 training. With the way work is, I'll be doing most of the workouts on the trainer in the mornings before I head to the office. I've never done a 20-minute interval on a trainer, preferring to keep them shorter. But after hearing so...
  15. Bailsibub

    Did my first race in 5 years today....

    Today was the beginning of a comeback to racing. I did a short road race. It was 21 miles. (Foreign country that's new to cycling so no one has told them that road races are longer!) Anyway, it started with a 600-ft. climb. It was raining, and the hill was so steep, my back wheel was...
  16. Bailsibub

    Low Confidence But Sucking It Up

    Greetings ya'll. In my other threads, I've posted about how I'm returning to racing after a long layoff. Well, I didn't touch my bike for about two years...got back to it this February. I've been training steadily and keeping the diet in check, especially for the last 2 or 3 months. I was...
  17. Bailsibub

    Training update

    Hey you all, This is an update on my training and observations. I posted a month or so ago about how I'm getting ready to start racing again. I thought my first race would be in September (a nine-day stage race!). But luckily, I'll have a couple tune up races before then in August, a short...
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    How Fast Can I Do This?

    Hello, I'm seeking advice/expertise on coming back to racing. I used to race MTB and road, semi-pro and Cat 2, respectively, but I stopped about 5 years ago at 31. I kept riding, actually trained to compete in the state TT championships in 2005, but ran into problems that led me to stop...