IN HONOUR OF RAPDADDYO - Great advice

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  1. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    I decided to show my appreciation of all the help RapDaddyo gave me in the 'Killing me' thread.
    Without his taking all the time he did to guide me to undreamt of power levels,
    I would probably have hung up my pedals by now.
    Each week I will post one of his quotes. In these quotes there's a mine of good advice, which if heeded will hopefully improve your cycling beyond your dreams.

    To start us off I have chosen a light-hearted quote. However, even this quote is full of wisdom.

     
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  2. bigwillie013

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    This is a great idea of yours Tyson! I'll be looking forward to any new post and will inhale as much as possible again (as I did when reading throught he entire "It's killing me..." thread). It's always good to be reminded of good things.

    What happened to him by the way?

    Take care,
    bigwillie013
     
  3. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    I've realised that I have so many quotes in my desktop file, that I'd better post 2 quotes a week or we'll be here forever. Tyson

    As for the whereabouts of RD - who knows!
     
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    Very nice.

    By the way what ever happened to the 'training manual' he was developing... :confused:
     
  5. Yojimbo_

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    Did anyone ever figure out what happened to him? Did he...you know....kick the bucket?

    I sent e-mails to an address he was using to communicate with me outside of the forums, and there is no response anymore. I sure hope he's okay.
     
  6. Alex Simmons

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    I certainly hope not.:eek:

    Can't someone just ring up CSI and track him down? :)

    AFAIK he was setting up a new club/venture at the start of 2007. A little CSI sleuthing of my own suggests it may have been a group sponsored by Pro Cyclery in Las Vegas but I'm only guessing. If there are any locals from the area - what say you?
     
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    When I was in Vegas (three time this year) doing Blue Diamond Loop and Mt Charleston I went by that shop and asked if they knew of anyone who goes on forums by Rapdaddyo. They had never heard of such a fellow.

    Now that I have this new piece of info about his club/venture maybe it will be more helpful. Did anyone get an idea of his age or his race? That could be helpful for my next trip or any other types of unique info?

    -js

     
  8. PaulMD

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    RAPDADDYO WE MISS YOU!!!!!

    Jsirabella do you think a picture will work?
     
  9. jsirabella

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    There is a picture of him?

    Ofcourse this could be very helpful. I may be going again to Vegas come the end of the year. Do tell.


     
  10. PaulMD

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    From an old post in my archive:

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  11. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    Here is an excerpt from an e-mail response I received from him back in Feb '07:

    Sounded like he was doing fine and still riding occasionally, but just too busy for internet discussions like we have here.

    Let the legend live on. :)
     
  12. Yojimbo_

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    In the e-mails I had from him, he called himself Paul Rachel. (At least, that's what I remember - I've deleted those emails now).
     
  13. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    Spot on. That's his name. ;)
     
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    Following on from the first post with regard to comparing your FTP with others.

    In answer to my worrying about plateauing:-

    Originally Posted by Sillyoldtwit
    I put my thrill factor at around 250/260W No, I tell a lie, 280W I think would give me a certain degree of satisfaction. For the mo my current power numbers are a bit depressing. I know it takes time, so I shall have to be patient.  Horrible thought: what if I plateau out around 230W say.


    RapDaddyo replied:

     
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    RapDaddyo on the importance of consistency.

    Note the absence of L2/L3.
     
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    With an authentic Harvard University jersey, of the previous generation. The current generation is white. I wonder if he's an alumnus. (I'm not but I see the HU kids all the time.)
     
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    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    Yes he is and he in fact got permission from the Uni to wear that top in the Mt Charleston race.
     
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    Structured training all nicely laid out.

     
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    That is a great quote I almost forgot what RD sounded like thanks for reposting it. It all sounds like good target durations except for:

    "BTW, if you think a 90min L4 effort (even at the bottom of the power range) is a piece of cake, think again. It's a bitch."

    I don't think that would be a repeatable workout if I did that I would need two days off.
     
  20. Sillyoldtwit

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    RapDaddyo on the real man's FTP test. :D


     
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