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10-24-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,040
Posted By MoAlpha

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Life is all about compromises and trade-offs. I...

Life is all about compromises and trade-offs. I love my group thrashes on the road and theyíre a risk Iím willing to take. The crash risk probably outweighs the risk of infection, anyway. A party...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Congrats and donít like that song or much by...

Congrats and donít like that song or much by them. Too clever and cool.

My lab folks got me to say yes to an outdoor happy hour, but LSS told me I was nuts. Sheís right; Iím not going.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By MoAlpha

Not to inject any more gloom into this...

Not to inject any more gloom into this conversation, but the prevalence of myocarditis (heart muscle inflammation) on cardiac MR after mild COVID-19 infection is high and while most cases are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Maybe he's trying make weight for a wrestling...

Maybe he's trying make weight for a wrestling match.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By MoAlpha

Thank you. I have things very much in hand here.

Thank you. I have things very much in hand here.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By MoAlpha

The future of everything except onanism at the...

The future of everything except onanism at the moment.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Good question. I also don’t know if they leave...

Good question. I also don’t know if they leave the dock with full batteries and if they have to charge them by hand that morning.

I’ve sailed on boats with electric winches and they do suck a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

None. You could store that energy too. Come...

None. You could store that energy too.

Come to think of it, cyclists should power their own gizmos.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Class rule on energy sources. All the operations...

Class rule on energy sources. All the operations are supposed to be human-powered, but energy can be stored. Makes sense to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By MoAlpha

Based on current FTP.

Based on current FTP.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

I, for one, following a bucket of steamers and...

I, for one, following a bucket of steamers and accompanied by a nice, cold, Muscadet, all preferably consumed on a picnic table overlooking a beautiful cove somewhere Downeast.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By MoAlpha

This sounds awful and so sorry it happened to...

This sounds awful and so sorry it happened to you.

You've very likely got injury and ongoing inflammation of your airways and the gas exchange surfaces in your lungs. This thing is no joke, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By MoAlpha

To deal with potential contamination, clean your...

To deal with potential contamination, clean your discs with clean cloth and a safe organic solvent, such as rubbing alcohol, and cook your pads in a gas flame for about 20 seconds. If they're still...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, crazy event, but much more entertaining...

Yeah, crazy event, but much more entertaining since they went to "arena" sailing with really fast, exciting, boats instead of ponderous and arcane goings on where only the rich could watch it live...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

This boat. ...

This boat.


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I saw them lose to Emirates in 2017. Still have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, yeah. Find some recent Americas Cup video....

Oh, yeah. Find some recent Americas Cup video. The boats are amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

When it's a rigid vertical wing. Soft sails will...

When it's a rigid vertical wing. Soft sails will always be required for distance racing, where sail area has to be easy to adjust for conditions.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm not certain, but they're probably this: ...

I'm not certain, but they're probably this: https://www.northsails.com/sailing/en/innovation/3di-technology
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, it might happen this time.

Hey, it might happen this time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

No, you can roll them and fold them. Carefully.

No, you can roll them and fold them. Carefully.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

What did you have to endure to get there, though?

What did you have to endure to get there, though?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

For that money I'd expect a little smoked salmon.

For that money I'd expect a little smoked salmon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Crabon, baby! They're light and hold a...

Crabon, baby!

They're light and hold a precise shape that's essentially molded into them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Filthy rich owner of Marion-Bermuda boat has...

Filthy rich owner of Marion-Bermuda boat has bought fast new sails and fixed a bunch of stuff. Here's the boat cruising in Maine, recently. Sure hope the pandemic has cooled off by June, but I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Just had a talk with her and and her man. The...

Just had a talk with her and and her man. The job is virtual until COVID-19 is over. They plan tentatively to move to the East Coast, for a time zone compatible with UCD and his Icelandic software...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 03:13 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Interesting point. Maybe that's one reason why...

Interesting point. Maybe that's one reason why the rider stayed put and had minimal skin damage. I literally saw no blood.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Probably not. If that were a crabon boat...

Probably not.

If that were a crabon boat they'd fix it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By MoAlpha

I always ask the healthy volunteers for our...

I always ask the healthy volunteers for our research studies if they've ever been abducted by aliens when I screen them. My favorite generic answer, is a thoughtful, "Well, not that I remember but,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By MoAlpha

I got a make on the license plate and they were...

I got a make on the license plate and they were from several suburbs away. The rationale I was given for not pressing charges was that I couldn't ID them positively, it being dark, and once they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

It's on Strava now, so... ...

It's on Strava now, so...


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By MoAlpha

Hit and run from behind with concussion. Luxury...

Hit and run from behind with concussion. Luxury SUV, according to witness. Big yawn from the cops. It was too sudden and there was too much anterograde amnesia to be terrifying at the time, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

There might indeed be problems, but she's got to...

There might indeed be problems, but she's got to wind up her doctorate first and right now she's off for a delightful North Atlantic cruise in this:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. Nice frame too....

Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. Nice frame too. His first words: "Well, that's going to be expensive."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

You mean the CBP or the uni? They may have to...

You mean the CBP or the uni? They may have to quarantine here for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

In much more positive news, daughter is going to...

In much more positive news, daughter is going to move back to the USA for the first time in 7 years. She's going to be at UC Davis, but that's still a lot better than Europe from our point of view.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

I'll post a photo at some point, but I don't feel...

I'll post a photo at some point, but I don't feel like exploiting the poor guy's misfortune any more than I have already.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Someone said "locked," but thinking about the...

Someone said "locked," but thinking about the event, it's more likely his brakes just failed to grab: carbon wheels in the wet. Again, discs win.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Wet ride today. Guy got in a squeeze on the...

Wet ride today. Guy got in a squeeze on the outside of another rider, locked up his brakes, clipped a sign post with his bars, and broke his top and down tubes near the steerer. Fortunately, he was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

So, maybe not optimal then.

So, maybe not optimal then.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,357
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, not a problem I've ever had. My back and...

Yeah, not a problem I've ever had. My back and hips provide the cantilever force to hold my trunk up and will fail ages before my arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

What the hell should I know about pull-ups? She...

What the hell should I know about pull-ups? She went most of the minute and we don't even know how many reps she beat the record by.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

And I look pretty fit! :lol:

And I look pretty fit! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Dense, wet, mist here this a.m. I didn't mind it,...

Dense, wet, mist here this a.m. I didn't mind it, but a buddy of mine slid out on a corner and crashed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

As someone with the upper body strength of a...

As someone with the upper body strength of a malnourished gerbil, I am impressed with anyone who can do more than very few pull-ups.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Big W/kg! :love::love::love:

Big W/kg! :love::love::love:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Famous child psychiatry researcher, Judy...

Famous child psychiatry researcher, Judy Rappoport, started giving it to neurotic dogs decades ago. Supposed to work pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Sure does. Reminds me, though, when daughter was...

Sure does. Reminds me, though, when daughter was little, there was no greater thrill for her than going for a pedal in a brightly colored, animal-shaped paddle boat!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 35,382
Posted By MoAlpha

God, that's depressing.

God, that's depressing.
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