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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-24-20, 10:18 AM
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So one thing I used to do, post ride, is get a sense on how I did on a few segments. I am not that competitive, but a little. New Strava means that activity is less satisfying. But I don’t miss it enough to pay $60/year for it.
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Old 05-24-20, 10:46 AM
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It’s not going to last, but somehow I clawed my way onto the Addiction podium as of now.
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I've woken up with a sore throat, actually started before I went to bed last night. I'm going to chalk it up to allergies for now. Yeah, it's probably allergies.
@datlas We have free testing for everyone, symptoms or not, in my city but what's the point? My neighbors tested negative but could be positive next week. It just seems like a waste of resources to test everyone regardless of symptoms or exposure.
Agree. Testing a sample of the population to monitor disease activity is important from a public health perspective. But of minimal or no benefit to the individual. If a medical test does not change how you are treated (like this one) it’s value to YOU is dubious.
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Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?!
Oh?

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Double kudos
Why double?
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Why double?
High average speed.
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I've woken up with a sore throat, actually started before I went to bed last night. I'm going to chalk it up to allergies for now. Yeah, it's probably allergies.
@datlas We have free testing for everyone, symptoms or not, in my city but what's the point? My neighbors tested negative but could be positive next week. It just seems like a waste of resources to test everyone regardless of symptoms or exposure.
I got tested after being exposed at work, took a week to find out, no virus detected. Got an email, an app notice and a phone call, talk about using resources.
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That. Was. The. ******g. Best.



Consistently pushing the pedals harder makes you go faster! Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?!
It also feels absolutely awesome, doesn't it? That's why I spend so much time in high aerobic and barely enough in base.
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Old 05-24-20, 11:32 AM
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It also feels absolutely awesome, doesn't it? That's why I spend so much time in high aerobic and barely enough in base.
It does.
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Old 05-24-20, 11:47 AM
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It’s not going to last, but somehow I clawed my way onto the Addiction podium as of now.
I can't even sniff the podium, but then again, I'm only at ~144 miles (couldn't ride yesterday - it was a washout), so that's probably as it should be when among a group of serious cyclists.
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Oh?
Is there a tl;dw?
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It does.
That also gets to why I prefer the sprint-Oly distances in tri; you get all that same feeling instead of cruising along easy until you're exhausted.
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It’s not going to last, but somehow I clawed my way onto the Addiction podium as of now.
I should have ridden just a little bit more! You sneaked a podium spot from me by 5 miles!

Fun ride this morning. The first 50 was super nice with mostly overcast and very shaded roads. The last 20 were a bit tough, it got hot and exposed and I don't think I ate enough, but by that time I was starting to feel a bit nauseous so eating what I had was a no-go.

I also found a wall disguised as a road.

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Old 05-24-20, 02:22 PM
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I barely remember what it feels like to ride a bike. When I become pinless, on Friday(I hope), I'm gonna ask if it's ok. I'll by then have enough grip in the three recently released fingers, and I am hoping that without the pin the vibration won't cause so much pain.
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Neighbor has his power washer going. It’s effing loud. Like chainsaw loud. Sheesh.

Should I ask to borrow it to clean my bikes??
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Congrats on the #s whifi.
I shouldn't have covered my coworkers on call today. But he has covered a few of mine , a little good will.
Really looking forward to tomorrow. my legs are only a little sore from yesterday, which is weird. I thought I would be hella sore from spinning 1st gear the last 13 miles. Im hoping it means I'm starting to find some kind of fitness.. I gotta lose this weight and get back in shape. (Sigh) every year same song. I have little discipline.
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High average speed.
It is an enviable average speed. These days I'm around 16. Sad.
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Fun ride this morning.
Did you rescue the turtle?
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Remind me to watch tonight. Spoilers.

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/...watching-lance
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Remind me to watch tonight. Spoilers.

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/...watching-lance
Thanks for the reminder.

One of three races are on today, at least. They're racing in Charlotte tonight.
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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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Thanks for the reminder.
It wasn't a reminder; it was a request for you to remind me.
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It wasn't a reminder; it was a request for you to remind me.
Hey Vol, don’t forget the Lance special tonight.
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Also, what is the tool on top of the muffin tin? Rasp, file, microplane?
Chinese Cleaver (Sora level)
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Really? I'm more concerned about that drug scale. I know Les is a clean-cut guy, but I'd be concerned about what visitors think, especially considering Az is such a conservative place.
No drugs will ever touch that scale.

I guess I could bring it back out to the garage, but then the neighbors might see it
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I guess I could bring it back out to the garage, but then the neighbors might see it

They might start to wonder why I weigh bike parts before bolting them onto heavy bikes.
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That's an eclectic counter you have there, bacon grease, coffee maker, cast iron pan, adjustable wrench, and a triple beam scale.
Well the crescent wrench usually isn't there

And I got a rack to hang the cast iron collection from, but I need to do some mud, sanding, texture and paint on the soffit before installation.
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