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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Wow. Just like that!

Wow. Just like that!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Well, so is he.

Well, so is he.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Trsnrtr, did you ever race against a guy named,...

Trsnrtr, did you ever race against a guy named, Kim Bottles?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Yep. Awesome. What can I say?

Yep. Awesome. What can I say?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By MoAlpha

You come home in a water surfeit, accumulated...

You come home in a water surfeit, accumulated over your ride? Most people drink a lot and come home dehydrated.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By MoAlpha

Doesn't work that way. The respiratory...

Doesn't work that way. The respiratory epithelium, where gas exchange takes place, is saturated all the time or you're dead. So, only purely physical factors, such as humidity, respiratory rate, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Nerd immunity in my case.

Nerd immunity in my case.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes (!) and age is not really the deciding...

Yes (!) and age is not really the deciding factor. Pandemic flu, such as we had in 1918, was particularly deadly in young, healthy, people with strong immune systems, who died from the overwhelming...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I don't think I got halfway through Gödel Escher...

I don't think I got halfway through Gödel Escher Bach.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

We need a picture of this thing, you know. Just...

We need a picture of this thing, you know. Just to pique our envy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I might just end up in the hospital!

I might just end up in the hospital!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, Big Vaccine is creating artificial scarcity...

Yeah, Big Vaccine is creating artificial scarcity to please George Soros and the Velominati.

My wife had to wait well over the 6 mo limit for her second dose. When they called her in for it, she...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Done that too (and pissed and moaned about it...

Done that too (and pissed and moaned about it here). I really, really, don't want zoster and I've seen a case or two of varicella vasculopathy, which is simply terrifying.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Flu shot done.

Flu shot done.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Metro is a mile away on one end and a half a mile...

Metro is a mile away on one end and a half a mile on the other for a two stop ride and costs about 3 bucks each way. Single digits is tolerable for the 18 min I'm exposed to it. However, I expect...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

This was just a 4 mi commute! I wish I could...

This was just a 4 mi commute!

I wish I could ride to work on the trainer, but anything is preferable to driving. Aside from the overall suck, the drive home with my hands elevated on a cold...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I didn't mean permanently, just a temporary...

I didn't mean permanently, just a temporary measure to shift the strain to the extensors from the posterior chain.

I'm sure yours is good, but I've had bikes set up suboptimally for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Cold this a.m. and it's not even cold yet: long...

Cold this a.m. and it's not even cold yet: long tights, wool jacket, and vest. Just ordered a packable wind jacket from Pactimo.

#wintersucks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Try dropping your seat 3mm. I have had that and...

Try dropping your seat 3mm. I have had that and think the cause is related to extension. I think it’s a tendinopathy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I did a spin class once. There was a lot of...

I did a spin class once. There was a lot of yelling and I didn't like the music, but the worst part was that it appeared I was getting effectively smoked by some of the pathetic, soft, non-roadie,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

No one has ever asked me that.

No one has ever asked me that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

We have NOMOROBO, which worked for a while and...

We have NOMOROBO, which worked for a while and now only blocks unspoofed numbers. :( I would love to get rid of the land line, but it occasionally works in emergencies when the cellular networks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I warmed up the trainer on a Zwift ride last...

I warmed up the trainer on a Zwift ride last night and a random person gave me some sort of “thumbs up” or kudos. Me! I could get sucked in.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I don’t answer anything I don’t recognize and we...

I don’t answer anything I don’t recognize and we don’t even look at the caller ID on the land line, because about one in 87 calls is legit.

I only answer my office phone for inside calls. For a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Sometimes, I get angry enough to engage. They...

Sometimes, I get angry enough to engage. They will usually sit there while I “search” for my card all over the house and recite nonsense digits at the rate of one every 10 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s a great one too and it looks so horrible! ...

That’s a great one too and it looks so horrible!

Another satisfying one is a radial nerve palsy with a wrist drop, which prevents making a fist and mimics hand weakness unless the wrist is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Everyone’s favorite diagnosis to make. Good for...

Everyone’s favorite diagnosis to make. Good for you for sparing them an encounter with a neurologist and an MRI! Was there a thermal shock involved?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s a new one. Some machine left a message on...

That’s a new one. Some machine left a message on my voicemail this morning, warning me to call back before they had an arrest warrant issued, blah, blah, woof, woof, and ended, “Have a nice day.”
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Mechanical drive?

Mechanical drive?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Much appreciated.

Much appreciated.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Just make sure there's a seat on it when you do.

Just make sure there's a seat on it when you do.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,233
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks!! Oh, God, don't say that! It's...

Thanks!!



Oh, God, don't say that! It's like saying someone's fairly well made, competent, fast, efficient, aluminum bike with 105 components resembles a dept store bike with a kick stand....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,392
Posted By MoAlpha

65 psi with tubes and my 21mm internal dia. rims...

65 psi with tubes and my 21mm internal dia. rims and I are passionate about each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,171
Posted By MoAlpha

People with the right combination of insight,...

People with the right combination of insight, discipline, and courage can do a lot of the work themselves, but many need therapy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,171
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes and progressive exposure or whatever they...

Yes and progressive exposure or whatever they call it. They got my daughter over a serious fear of needles, a friend past his new issue driving over tall bridges, and one of my people at work over...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,171
Posted By MoAlpha

That sort of thing is probably the most tractable...

That sort of thing is probably the most tractable problem in clinical psychology, with effective, evidence-based, treatment widely available. Many therapists specialize in it and a good one should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,233
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

So do these folks, evidently: ...

So do these folks, evidently:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,337
Posted By MoAlpha

Sure, but you're going to have a hell of a time...

Sure, but you're going to have a hell of a time getting a fender on that front wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Will it be delivered in time for last weekend?...

Will it be delivered in time for last weekend? The hell with the bike, I want that truck!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,233
Posted By MoAlpha

Ever met a sailor who didn’t want to discuss...

Ever met a sailor who didn’t want to discuss their boat?

Dufour 40. All the important stuff is reassuringly over-spec’d, at least for a French production racer-cruiser.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Had a friend come down to the boat to crank me up...

Had a friend come down to the boat to crank me up the mast to see why my wind instrument isn’t making numbers, but there were dozens of wasps buzzing and crawling around the rig. No thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes. Wife preferred Rouvy because of the photo...

Yes. Wife preferred Rouvy because of the photo routes, plus it’s cheap and has multi-person subscriptions. I must say, as a member of a pre-online gaming generation, I found the Zwift graphics...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I would rather not see sexually transmitted...

I would rather not see sexually transmitted diseases in a professional or lay capacity.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Went out for a ride and encountered cold air,...

Went out for a ride and encountered cold air, nearly full-on weekday traffic, and no trace of a group ride. Fake miles and my Gandhi biography it is!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Re bannable words, I rather not look at anyone’s...

Re bannable words, I rather not look at anyone’s member, regardless of status.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Okay, coach.

Okay, coach.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

So, experts, why don’t cycling interval workouts...

So, experts, why don’t cycling interval workouts include “ladders” or “pyramids,” where the interval duration or intensity is varied progressively? I used to sort of like them when I was vainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

I call the one on the right a cutting spade. ...

I call the one on the right a cutting spade. Don’t know what the other one is called. Too bad about the tree. I was thinking about all the gin and tonics.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 17,944
Posted By MoAlpha

Them there is spades, not shovels, and I will be...

Them there is spades, not shovels, and I will be happy if I never have to use any of those tools again. However, I would love to have a lime tree.
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