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Old 01-23-20, 10:03 AM
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Melted berries? Sigh.

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1) PB & applesauce
2) PB & syrup
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4) Other
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A triple header post:

Warm weather video
Quality train content
A cautionary tale for cyclists (make sure you have enough power to climb the hill)

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I had a small bowl of steel-cut oats with whole milk and raisins. No added sweeteners.
I know steel is real and everything, but why do people always mention when their oars are steel cut? Would it make any difference if they were cut with aluminum, titanium or carbon fiber?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I had a small bowl of steel-cut oats with whole milk and raisins. No added sweeteners.
That's a fine breakfast, although maybe more carbs than ideal.

I should not talk, though. My default breakfast is a greek yogurt (lately 2% Chobani Strawberry-Banana) and a banana. May need to switch to something more nut-based to get lower carbs.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I know steel is real and everything, but why do people always mention when their oars are steel cut? Would it make any difference if they were cut with aluminum, titanium or carbon fiber?
The blade material leaves a characteristic cut surface, which affects the taste and texture. This is particularly related to how the cereal interacts with the salt.
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Old 01-23-20, 10:13 AM
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I did some fake miles in the basement today before I came into work. My stupid internet feed/signal dropped me 4 times in the hour, so for 4 times I had to dial it up to 300W for 20 seconds to get back with the group. I accept this technological snafu since I can't control or fix it, and consider it a random fartlek.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Melted berries? Sigh.

Pancake toppings, ranked:

1) PB & applesauce
2) PB & syrup
3) PB & banana
4) Other
No cheese?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I know steel is real and everything, but why do people always mention when their oars are steel cut? Would it make any difference if they were cut with aluminum, titanium or carbon fiber?
I prefer my oars uncut.
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Old 01-23-20, 10:18 AM
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Since I have idle time, I've begun hand-wringing on tires for the new year.

The new "souplesse" Schwalbe Pro1 that I've been eager to try?
The Conti 5k TL that's regarded as one of the best all-around choices?
Or Vittoria Corsa that promise a sweet ride but haven't seen much print?

​​​​​I've pretty much decided that I'll buy three of whichever - I've settled in to two rear tires for each front since I've been running tubeless. That'll probably cover my 4-5k miles for the year, too, and there's the rub - commitment to one means that I won't get to try the others til next year!
I would vote for Conti but all of them are viable.
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I prefer my oars uncut.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Melted berries? Sigh.

Pancake toppings, ranked:

1) PB & applesauce
2) PB & syrup
3) PB & banana
4) Other

​​I've never made the berry topping, just the pancakes.

You should see someone about your PB addiction, though I'll admit to occasionally indulging in a pancake PB&J sandwich.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That's a fine breakfast, although maybe more carbs than ideal.

I should not talk, though. My default breakfast is a greek yogurt (lately 2% Chobani Strawberry-Banana) and a banana. May need to switch to something more nut-based to get lower carbs.
Lots of absolute carbs, but there's also a fair amount of fiber to mitigate the glycemic load. I've experimented a bit and find that a small amount fills me up for a few hours. I eat greek yogurt too, mainly for dessert. I go plain and full fat for better taste, increased satiety, and lower carb load. I like a sprinkle of unsweetened muesli and a few prunes or raisins.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Lots of absolute carbs, but there's also a fair amount of fiber to mitigate the glycemic load. I've experimented a bit and find that a small amount fills me up for a few hours. I eat greek yogurt too, mainly for dessert. I go plain and full fat for better taste, increased satiety, and lower carb load. I like a sprinkle of unsweetened muesli and a few prunes or raisins.
Not bad. I am fighting this stupid insulin resistance gene as best I can with less carbs and more exercise....but some people would already have me taking Metformin since my A1C is 6. Sad!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Melted berries? Sigh.

Pancake toppings, ranked:

1) PB & applesauce
2) PB & syrup
3) PB & banana
4) Other
Maple syrup. No bananas, no berries, no peanut butter.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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How does a train "stall"?
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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I would vote for Conti but all of them are viable.
I imagine that Conti would be, far and away, the most popular answer online, specially on forums like BF and ST, and a healthy part of that seems to be outright fanboy-ism. That, along with the fact that I was never overawed by the GP4kII or Attack/Force leaves me lukewarm on them... but I still feel almost obligated to try them at some point. They feel like the safe, but not exciting answer.
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Not bad. I am fighting this stupid insulin resistance gene as best I can with less carbs and more exercise....but some people would already have me taking Metformin since my A1C is 6. Sad!

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Yeah, you mentioned that. I have the trait on both sides, but the a1c is good, so far.
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Speaking of the Conti GP5k (non-TL), pbk just sent out a flash sale email on 'em - $36 each for the next couple hours. That seems like a decent price at which to stock up.
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I did some fake miles in the basement today before I came into work. My stupid internet feed/signal dropped me 4 times in the hour, so for 4 times I had to dial it up to 300W for 20 seconds to get back with the group. I accept this technological snafu since I can't control or fix it, and consider it a random fartlek.
Did you give your ISP the look after dialing it up?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Yeah, you mentioned that. I have the trait on both sides, but the a1c is good, so far.
If your A1C and FBG are normal (<5.9% and <100, respectively), I suspect you won't ever have a major problem with it.
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How does a train "stall"?
Not enough friction between the polished track and wheels. I think they put sand down when this happens.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Melted berries? Sigh.

Pancake toppings, ranked:

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2) PB & syrup
3) PB & banana
4) Other
I'm intrigued by #1 . I can't stand overly sweet breakfast foods. Of which pancakes often are.
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Did you give your ISP the look after dialing it up?
I give Verizon a dirty look, but they don't care. Sad!
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How does a train "stall"?
No spoilers!

I wonder, though: does that guy routinely video trains going by? Or did he get an anonymous tip that something big might happen on that run?
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