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09-30-19, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Are you telling me your son is a senior already? ...

Are you telling me your son is a senior already?

I'm older than I realized.
09-20-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip...

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip by a ground hornet once.

That was a fun week.
09-20-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Yep, this is what I did. I would tell them why I...

Yep, this is what I did. I would tell them why I was looking in that area.

At my old job when we interviewed, we'd often ask "so what do you know about [this area]" and if they said they didn't...
09-13-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Best of luck with your wife, that sounds...

Best of luck with your wife, that sounds terrifying to be perfectly honest, and I had no idea any of that was even a possibility. I'm learning a lot of things about scary injuries I didn't know...
09-12-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Damn. I didn't even know that was a thing, but it...

Damn. I didn't even know that was a thing, but it sounds scary. Hope it goes well and the PT is successful. I'm sure you'll put in the work necessary.
09-11-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

That sucks. I get it, for them they'd rather be...

That sucks. I get it, for them they'd rather be safe than you get pneumonia, but for you it's a big deal.

One of my employees has surgery in about a month, and they have to decide how much time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 651,210
Posted By Flatballer

You should be clear to buy a 530 by now (at least...

You should be clear to buy a 530 by now (at least as far as button problems go). They fixed that after the first few weeks of production I think.

As for other bugs, well, it's Garmin. I just...
09-01-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, they thought based on the xray and the...

Yeah, they thought based on the xray and the manual exam that the mri was unnecessary. Which is fine because I'm already concerned about the ridiculous amount of money I already probably spent.
...
08-31-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

Well, it got worse yesterday. Late in the day I...

Well, it got worse yesterday. Late in the day I still couldn't stand or walk or anything. Had concerns this wasn't a normal bad back episode. Ended up with an ambulance to the ER, xray and some exam,...
08-30-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

Well, I'm gonna be out of commission for another...

Well, I'm gonna be out of commission for another couple weeks at least.

Back went again this morning, just sitting in a chair trying to work. Sat back to stretch and it all went bad.

Can't...
08-29-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,632
Posted By Flatballer

Yep, that's exactly what I was saying. If the B...

Yep, that's exactly what I was saying. If the B is easy, sit in the field and practice cornering and bike handling in the B.
08-29-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,632
Posted By Flatballer

If you're consistently getting dropped a couple...

If you're consistently getting dropped a couple laps into a training crit though, I'm not sure that's a good use of one's time either.

Perhaps there really is a huge gap between A and B, but it...
08-29-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

Just from the description I knew that was a term...

Just from the description I knew that was a term I was just better off not knowing about.

Anything that's "like a degloving" is not something I care to see.

For me, training is just kind of...
08-28-19, 06:01 AM
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Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

That's kind of surprising that even for short...

That's kind of surprising that even for short durations, your indoor is better than outdoor.

I have way more trouble cooling myself inside than outside, unless it's over about 100 with humidity....
08-27-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 393,219
Posted By Flatballer

So I got the 1 month Strava trial a couple days...

So I got the 1 month Strava trial a couple days ago to try out the Analysis pack mostly, to get live segments, and see if I liked them.

So far I hate them. They're not actually working on my Edge...
08-26-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 393,219
Posted By Flatballer

Apparently I'm on the hook for return shipping....

Apparently I'm on the hook for return shipping. They neglected to mention that was part of the deal. Considering how unlikely this is to fix it, and how likely that I'll end up with a refurb with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,729
Posted By Flatballer

Taking pictures of lights and assessing their...

Taking pictures of lights and assessing their performance based on them is a fool's errand.
08-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,632
Posted By Flatballer

Interesting location. Too tight on the clamp for...

Interesting location. Too tight on the clamp for the lever? Or just where the defect was.
08-25-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Wasted a nice, cool Sunday morning. Got about 100...

Wasted a nice, cool Sunday morning. Got about 100 feet into my ride before I knew the only thing I was going to get from continuing was a sore back and messed up knees. The saddle is just too way too...
08-24-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Seriously, with the integrated seat mast again. ...

Seriously, with the integrated seat mast again.

Bought new saddle (Selle SMP dynamic) and the rail to saddle height is so much different than my Specialized Toupe, that even removing a large...
08-24-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 393,219
Posted By Flatballer

Garmin is replacing my Edge 530 due to continued...

Garmin is replacing my Edge 530 due to continued issues with phone connectivity. I get drops on basically every single ride I do.

We'll see if it helps, but I'm not holding my breath.
08-22-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,632
Posted By Flatballer

Yep, looks like they catch a pedal and slide,...

Yep, looks like they catch a pedal and slide, save it but the sudden grip high sides them. Almost rode it out thoug .
08-22-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

It's a hard call to make, but it's the necessary...

It's a hard call to make, but it's the necessary one, and the one that's best for them.
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, but people also rock because their core...

Yeah, but people also rock because their core strength isn't there, or they're pushing harder than usual, or need a shim on one foot, or any number of things. I'm just usually wary of amateur fitters...
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Views: 7,695
Posted By Flatballer

I'm not sure how much fitting advice I'd take...

I'm not sure how much fitting advice I'd take from a marshal after looking at you for 2 seconds on the wall, but glad you found a gear that's working better.
08-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

Been off the bike over a week now, on what...

Been off the bike over a week now, on what shouldn't have been a rest week, but family and life happened and I'm not really training anyway.

Been trying to keep up with the core though because...
08-18-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

I'd still be pretty darn proud of that. 15 mph on...

I'd still be pretty darn proud of that. 15 mph on gravel for that long with that much climbing still sounds pretty damn fast to me, especially since it's total time not moving average.
Replies: 5,652
Views: 512,636
Posted By Flatballer

I'm not surprised you couldn't find it. That site...

I'm not surprised you couldn't find it. That site is... challenging to navigate, shall we say.
08-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By Flatballer

Velo News Fast Talk Podcast

I've tried a few podcasts about cycling training recently, and this is the only one I've continued to consistently listen to.

They're very science based, which I like a lot. There's a ton of...
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Views: 512,636
Posted By Flatballer

Look-Keo ? Up! Up! Up! An introduction to track...

Look-Keo ? Up! Up! Up! An introduction to track sprint cycling (http://upupup.aboc.com.au/the-book/02-sprinters-are-different/equipment/pedals/look-keo)
08-14-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 393,219
Posted By Flatballer

So I think Garmin uses average speed over some...

So I think Garmin uses average speed over some recent duration to give you your turn directions at the appropriate time. However, it's very easy to get situations that break this.

Last ride I came...
08-14-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,213
Posted By Flatballer

Alpenrose isn't really "tiny." It's longer than a...

Alpenrose isn't really "tiny." It's longer than a normal Olympic velodrome (268.43 meters versus normal 250 meters). It does have weird dimensions though, so the turns are slightly steeper than you'd...
08-14-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,632
Posted By Flatballer

Wow. That's a lot of swelling!

Wow. That's a lot of swelling!
08-13-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

That looks pretty sweet. My main issue on the...

That looks pretty sweet. My main issue on the trainer is I get pains and numbness that I don't get outside just because I'm so locked in to one position. Looks like that solves a lot of that.
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08-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will...

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will find you.

I'm already feeling guilty about getting back into cycling and how much I've spent.
08-12-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Finding the right saddle has to be the most...

Finding the right saddle has to be the most frustrating bike part to buy. I need something new, mostly okay on the road, really numb on the trainer when I'm not moving around much. Current saddle...
08-12-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

I'm not sure I still understand the smart trainer...

I'm not sure I still understand the smart trainer thing. Is there a benefit over a dumb fluid trainer combined with a power meter? I'm assuming I'll try out some zwift this winter, but I just have a...
08-11-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

Aiming for 2 hours, ended up a few minutes shy....

Aiming for 2 hours, ended up a few minutes shy. Lots of climbing. 1750 feet and 24 miles. It was either up or down, not a lot of flat.

Ended up on a gravel path for a bit, but went with it even on...
08-10-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,632
Posted By Flatballer

I'm surprised you can even ride on the road and...

I'm surprised you can even ride on the road and be that good. The pure sprinters spend more time in the gym and it seems that miles in the legs are actually harmful from what I've read. Do you mix...
08-10-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Man, that's beautiful. My wife and I talked...

Man, that's beautiful.

My wife and I talked a bit about where we'd like to retire to eventually (in 35 years probably, if we're lucky, I have a lot of work ahead of me still).

I like to sail...
08-10-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,632
Posted By Flatballer

Umm, congrats I guess on the championship? ...

Umm, congrats I guess on the championship?

Didn't know you were a track sprinter. How do you manage to be so good at that and still good on the road?
08-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 741,936
Posted By Flatballer

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere...

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere around 185.

Went 183, 184, 187. So pretty spot on, probably could've gone slightly harder early. Not sure I could've done a 4th like ideally I...
08-09-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

Which one of you told me a Ridley Noah would be a...

Which one of you told me a Ridley Noah would be a good idea?

Trying to work on my fit a bit as I get back to riding, and moving the saddle height on the integrated mast is a 15 minute job with...
08-09-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 393,219
Posted By Flatballer

Perhaps it's a lag that I'm not used to coming...

Perhaps it's a lag that I'm not used to coming from my PT? Maybe that's faster, even at 3s smoothing.

I'm also just getting back into riding, so my legs aren't even close to calibrated yet.
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, they have strange ideas of bad words here...

Yeah, they have strange ideas of bad words here sometimes. For a while you couldn't say my username.

Flatballer. Edit :works now. For a while it was even censoring my name in quotes.
08-08-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,687
Posted By Flatballer

Sounds like big liver laceration. Seems the...

Sounds like big liver laceration. Seems the doctors were saying it was just bad luck, he crashed in an awkward way and got unlucky with his injuries. Ran into a concrete bridge over a ditch? I'm not...
08-07-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 393,219
Posted By Flatballer

Folks with Assioma pedals, which power do you...

Folks with Assioma pedals, which power do you look at on your head unit? The standard 3s average that I've used for 10 years including on powertap seems to be very slow to react now with Assioma Duo...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,729
Posted By Flatballer

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting...

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting dust and a bike I ride all the time, so that sounds good to me.
08-07-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,532
Posted By Flatballer

That's awesome. We're considering not using a...

That's awesome. We're considering not using a realtor when we sell our next one. They just take such a huge amount of money, and I can list stuff on all the major places and take pictures myself. I...
Replies: 5,652
Views: 512,636
Posted By Flatballer

Wow, $200 US.

Wow, $200 US.
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