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Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 01:53 PM
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Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

The end, if perhaps not "near," is close enough...

The end, if perhaps not "near," is close enough to enter into my decision making.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

I get 8 hrs per pay period, i.e., 26 days a year....

I get 8 hrs per pay period, i.e., 26 days a year. When I was in uniform, it was 30 days including any inside weekends. Fortunately, it's assumed I work nights and weekends, so informal time off is...
10-01-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By MoAlpha

Good luck, man! Onward and upward with the arts...

Good luck, man! Onward and upward with the arts and sciences.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Cold. At 45ºF, I'm wearing more than that, but...

Cold. At 45ºF, I'm wearing more than that, but my rides also end before 1500 hrs.
10-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By MoAlpha

Ah. I and, I think, most people, try to keep...

Ah. I and, I think, most people, try to keep power constant on long workouts and use the HR drift as an indicator of fitness and the overall stress of the ride. Can you refer me to anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Isn't inside the match book?

Isn't inside the match book?
10-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By MoAlpha

The HR response has a huge phase lag and the...

The HR response has a huge phase lag and the power/HR curve is logarithmic. Moreover, the power/HR ratio drifts downward throughout a workout, particularly indoors where it tends to be hot.

How...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Arm and knee warmers, mechanic's gloves, and a...

Arm and knee warmers, mechanic's gloves, and a base layer here, this a.m.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Not the ones I know, but it's a biased sample. ...

Not the ones I know, but it's a biased sample.

On another subject, I knew people with your last name when I was growing up: Franz and Charlotte. They had a nice place on Lake Wentworth in VT. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By MoAlpha

Very nice. Thats a Trömner, no? Do you have...

Very nice. Thats a Trömner, no?

Do you have a rumpled blazer, a food-stained tie, cheap shoes, and no social skills like me?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Who gets that?

Who gets that?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Dermatology does have that reputation. So does...

Dermatology does have that reputation. So does anesthesiology: in at 6 out at 2.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Not true. Elite med students get pulled in...

Not true. Elite med students get pulled in multiple directions depending on their motivations, which include humanitarian concerns and intellectual passions, in addition to money and prestige. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah and it's wrong.

Yeah and it's wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

I always have to know how **** works. I guess...

I always have to know how **** works. I guess it's what keeps me chained to this job.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm tho thor I can hardly walk.

I'm tho thor I can hardly walk.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By MoAlpha

I'll see all of you in the virtual parking lot!

I'll see all of you in the virtual parking lot!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Even scientists are capable of one-trial...

Even scientists are capable of one-trial learning, when the outcome is aversive enough. Take, for example, my FIRST thesis defense.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Me too, if it's on the other side. Perhaps it's...

Me too, if it's on the other side. Perhaps it's buttosis and you should see a buttologist (at a major academic center, of course).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

You gotta be!

You gotta be!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

In, like, 1979, between college and grad school,...

In, like, 1979, between college and grad school, I managed tenements in Manhattan for a few months. All had oil burners, as did the high-rise I grew up in. I remember the oil trucks very clearly.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Do you remember exactly how it worked? I guess...

Do you remember exactly how it worked? I guess the conveyor had to be a belt, which fed a screw, which lifted the coal to the rotating platen. Then the ash fell off the edge and somehow made it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Well, folks, the pandemic is over: The Commissary...

Well, folks, the pandemic is over: The Commissary has Lysol wipes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Could also be an irritated posterior branch of a...

Could also be an irritated posterior branch of a lumbar nerve root, related to the back issue.

#everythinglookslikeanail...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

I believe the stoker did have to be fed once or...

I believe the stoker did have to be fed once or twice a day depending on the temp, but I don't remember what that part looked like. I was pretty young at the time. Coal was delivered from a truck,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, now I understand your post. Never seen that.

Oh, now I understand your post. Never seen that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

How much does the resistance furnace have to run...

How much does the resistance furnace have to run in the winter, though? Our heat pump system struggled in anything below freezing and blew air at a truly aversive temperature until the resistance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

It is a closed system which runs hot water...

It is a closed system which runs hot water through radiators (1939 parts of house) and baseboard convectors (1970s addition) Hot feed and return pipes in the walls and floors also provide some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

We had steam heat and a coal furnace in the...

We had steam heat and a coal furnace in the ancestral country house with an electrical automatic stoker and ash handling system. It was a real mechanical wonder with a screw drive to move the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Reminds me, I have to schedule mine, now that...

Reminds me, I have to schedule mine, now that it's cool enough that I could stand to have them test it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 807
Posted By MoAlpha

Do they still use that black 3M product intended...

Do they still use that black 3M product intended for attaching weatherstripping on car doors or something? It was quite the thing, back in my sew-up days. Boy, that stuff was tenacious as hell and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

This was my first long cycling or running hiatus...

This was my first long cycling or running hiatus with real fitness numbers. It's pretty ugly on paper and my HR/power is definitely up, but I don't seem to feel that bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Those theories are not mutually exclusive.

Those theories are not mutually exclusive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Because the weather moving from west to east...

Because the weather moving from west to east comes in the form of air masses rotating counter-clockwise around areas of low pressure. The trailing halves of those big vortices contain cold air...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

****. Yes, devastating. Glad to hear it's a...

****. Yes, devastating. Glad to hear it's a little better.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Not good. I assume this is one of those blood...

Not good. I assume this is one of those blood vessel proliferation things in the retina. Sorry to hear and I hope things stabilize.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Mine was pretty reliable, but began to burn oil...

Mine was pretty reliable, but began to burn oil some time in the mid 90s and was supplanted by a V6 Accord as my wife’s commuter. I had been relegated to a Taurus wagon by this time because I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

...or you like pain, loss, and the approach of...

...or you like pain, loss, and the approach of death.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

I'd be tempted. I'll buy a liter off you if you...

I'd be tempted. I'll buy a liter off you if you do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Guys with autoimmune diseases on...

Guys with autoimmune diseases on immunosuppressive therapy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Of course, especially for guys like you. I’m...

Of course, especially for guys like you. I’m getting mine as soon as the line at the clinic at work shortens a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By MoAlpha

I haven’t studied the subject, but I am aware of...

I haven’t studied the subject, but I am aware of no data to suggest that complete pedaling symmetry is even desirable. Look at elite swimmers who all do free and back lopsided. As for the circles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By MoAlpha

Haha, Don't forget I'm ten years older than you...

Haha, Don't forget I'm ten years older than you are too.

How about, your genetics are associated with other, more real-world-fitness-promoting, traits and you'll dance on all of the fast peoples'...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Impressed you can look at a LCD screen.

Impressed you can look at a LCD screen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

I bought a GTI new in 1986. That was fun. Wife...

I bought a GTI new in 1986. That was fun. Wife had a TDI, also fun, and the “make nice” money and buyback were great.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By MoAlpha

This is a good point. Presumably, riders with two...

This is a good point. Presumably, riders with two legs would set progressive targets for the weak side and monitor progress.

Anecdotally, I’m a neurologist with a research background in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

:eek::eek::eek::eek::cry::cry::cry::cry:

:eek::eek::eek::eek::cry::cry::cry::cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By MoAlpha

May I be your friend? I love mine too. They are...

May I be your friend? I love mine too. They are Shimano compatible, multiply configurable (4 and 5 bolt) relatively cheap, and available.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,531
Posted By MoAlpha

Nice car. I used to lust after a German wagon,...

Nice car. I used to lust after a German wagon, back when I cared what I drove.
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