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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-01-20, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Maybe 12 years ago I dated a woman who lived in Harrisburg. I can solemnly swear that there is nothing fun to do in the city itself, unless you like miniature golf. The coolest thing was the tour of the state capitol building, but I have to believe that’s shut down right now.
Sounds like Albany. Or Hartford.
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Old 05-01-20, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Nevermind
The nearest River Rd to me now is near the Agua Fria. I decided against riding on it today, as I didn't have time to plan a route. The closest route I have on hand is 51 miles and I didn't wanna do that in the heat!


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Old 05-01-20, 01:38 PM
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I have to go to a large hospital for a routine blood test. Sort of freaks me out.
serves you right for not studying
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Old 05-01-20, 01:42 PM
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I have been getting zero exercise since the nurse decided to punish me by making my left hand into a thumbed spatula. It had to be done, if the finger was to heal.
I've been intermittent fasting for about a month, with no definite schedule to it. So, this afternoon, getting up for breakfast, a few hours later than I should have, I suffered standing up too fast low blood pressure. And, subsequently couldn't sit up to eat. I have now finished, from the comfort of the hammock, and feel much better. I will begin a daily walking routine to prevent such in the future. And, who knows? Maybe I'll stick to a more regular eating schedule.
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Old 05-01-20, 01:46 PM
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It might be time for me to visit 50+. I believe they have a sub-category: 65-85
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Old 05-01-20, 01:49 PM
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Uh-oh. @datlas - approved Ti with pretty sweet wheels and Stages for only 800 bones! So tempting. at 52cm it's at the low end of my size range. I'd probably have to put a tall stack stem on there.

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Old 05-01-20, 01:56 PM
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Oh excellent. I've read through her first four posts and I'm really looking forward to working through this.
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Old 05-01-20, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Uh-oh. @datlas - approved Ti with pretty sweet wheels and Stages for only 800 bones! So tempting. at 52cm it's at the low end of my size range. I'd probably have to put a tall stack stem on there.
Wow. That's a fantastic deal.
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Old 05-01-20, 02:07 PM
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I don't have any bones to spare.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Uh-oh. @datlas - approved Ti with pretty sweet wheels and Stages for only 800 bones! So tempting. at 52cm it's at the low end of my size range. I'd probably have to put a tall stack stem on there.

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Wow. That's a fantastic deal.
To borrow a phrase from BD.com, it's the DEAL OF THE CENTURY!

p.s. saddle tilted too far forward, but that's an easy fix
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Maybe 12 years ago I dated a woman who lived in Harrisburg. I can solemnly swear that there is nothing fun to do in the city itself, unless you like miniature golf. The coolest thing was the tour of the state capitol building, but I have to believe that’s shut down right now.

this is the only overnight where the gym and pool are still open at the hotel. I think i will take advantage.
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Old 05-01-20, 02:19 PM
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Catching up:

1. We had 558’ of ascent on our 23.8 mi. tandem ride this afternoon.

2. Illinoisans consider Wisconsin to be an Illinois State Recreation Area.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Catching up:

1. We had 558’ of ascent on our 23.8 mi. tandem ride this afternoon.

2. Illinoisans consider Wisconsin to be an Illinois State Recreation Area.
I try to keep it under 10' a mile but didn't quite make it today. Hills hurt.

Clear, 85°F, Feels like 85°F, Humidity 12%, Wind 4mph from SE
  • Distance
    19.36 mi
  • Elev Gain
    196 ft
  • Time
    1h 21m
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I try to keep it under 10' a mile but didn't quite make it today. Hills hurt.

Clear, 85°F, Feels like 85°F, Humidity 12%, Wind 4mph from SE
  • Distance
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  • Elev Gain
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Nice
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Old 05-01-20, 02:38 PM
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Second flattest state, next to Florida. I have a lot of steep (12-20%) but short hills along the Illinois River but within a mile of the bluffs, it becomes pretty flat. When the settlers headed west, they actually bypassed this part of the country because they couldn't break the prairie grass sod with wooden plows. Also, because a lot of parts of Illinois are so flat, it tended to be somewhat swampy in places. After the steel plow came into being, the grass was destroyed and the soil was drained.
Delaware is pretty flat as well.
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Old 05-01-20, 02:42 PM
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Sounds like Albany. Or Hartford.
North of Albany isn’t bad once you get past the yummy mummy suburban hell that is Clifton Park.

Hartford is a definite dump though
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Who?

What other fried potatoes are there?
No Old Bay fries, poutine, parmesan and rosemary, salt and vinegar, etc...
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Calm down Forest
@Velo Vol in action.

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Originally Posted by ericy View Post
Delaware is pretty flat as well.
The flattest place that we’ve ever ridden was in Cambridge, MD. We did a 70+ mile ride around the area of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. IIRC, our elevation profile at the end had a vertical scale from 0 to 10’ (we were right at sea level) and our highest elevation was around 7’ when we crossed a little wooden humpback bridge.

I might try to find it on Garmin Connect.

Edit, I looked the ride up and it was only 64 miles with total ascent of of 68' or a little over 1' per mile.
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serves you right for not studying
I aced my test. INR was right in the middle of the therapeutic range.
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Delaware is pretty flat as well.
It has the country’s second lowest highest point. But there are also some killer hills. The White Clay Bicycle Club has a ride called The Savage Century.
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Speaking of, how are the new wheels?
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I aced my test. INR was right in the middle of the therapeutic range.
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Speaking of, how are the new wheels?
Only taken for a spin around the neighborhood but seem to be fine. The white finish will be quite dirty soon enough.
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