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Old 06-28-20, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
These are 5-20 min efforts at levels around threshold. I have absolutely nothing in the sub-3 min. range.
Oh, okay. Yeah, I've been experimenting with some 90% rides - those were a lot of fun - but that's stopping/slowing as necessary for traffic and then getting back up to power. For 100%, uninterrupted for 5+ min? Man, I'd have to think about where I'd have a flat road that would accommodate. There aren't even any inclines in the area that could accommodate that.

Under 3 min is probably where I'm at my best.
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Old 06-28-20, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Better we should sort by elevation.

#HillsAreHard
I know I'm always sniveling about getting old but sometimes when I climb I feel pretty good as if I could get back to where I was years ago. Yesterday I did an out and back of 50ish miles with about 5000 feet of climbing. It was hard but I didn't feel like I couldn't make it and I didn't cramp or have stomach issues. In the past, the last time maybe 8 years ago, I've done a ride starting at the same place but 100 miles with 10,000 feet of climbing. I couldn't imagine doing that century now.

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Old 06-28-20, 08:23 PM
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Wait - what? Are you saying that they wanted you to enter a contract with them and then up your offer to match the appraisal? Or are you saying that you wouldn't have kicked in extra cash to meet the bank's LTV requirement if it came in low?
the latter, not that I don’t have it but don’t want to be upside down
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the latter, not that I don’t have it but don’t want to be upside down
Yeah, that's understandable and probably smart. Sounds like they weren't too confident in their value and decided to go with those that were more willing to speculate.
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Old 06-28-20, 09:15 PM
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Just a curiosity - anybody else notice that Strava's maps seem to have a thing for mobile home parks? Whenever I looking at a Strava map that's outside of a metro area, mobile home parks seem to get a lot of love.
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Old 06-28-20, 09:35 PM
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Thanks again, All! She's a doll, and Georgia-Mae is pretty OK with her already!

3 tries to land, tonight. Wind shear on the first two, so I got to witness some fighter pilot elevation gain in an Airbus 320

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Old 06-29-20, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Just a curiosity - anybody else notice that Strava's maps seem to have a thing for mobile home parks? Whenever I looking at a Strava map that's outside of a metro area, mobile home parks seem to get a lot of love.
Maybe it's a Minnesota thing.
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Old 06-29-20, 06:28 AM
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Thanks again, All! She's a doll, and Georgia-Mae is pretty OK with her already!

3 tries to land, tonight. Wind shear on the first two, so I got to witness some fighter pilot elevation gain in an Airbus 320
Sounds exciting. What did Lotus think?
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Old 06-29-20, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Thanks again, All! She's a doll, and Georgia-Mae is pretty OK with her already!

3 tries to land, tonight. Wind shear on the first two, so I got to witness some fighter pilot elevation gain in an Airbus 320
If only they could all be Airbus 320. Toward the end of my heavy flying period, I booked flights specifically for that aircraft. Aeromexico uses them a lot, out of Mexico City.
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I've put 2112 miles on my Trek since I bought it in early 2019. Nothing to really brag about, but it's an excuse to listen to this:

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Old 06-29-20, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Oh, okay. Yeah, I've been experimenting with some 90% rides - those were a lot of fun - but that's stopping/slowing as necessary for traffic and then getting back up to power. For 100%, uninterrupted for 5+ min? Man, I'd have to think about where I'd have a flat road that would accommodate. There aren't even any inclines in the area that could accommodate that.

Under 3 min is probably where I'm at my best.
I don’t need 30-second power, seeing as how I will never ride a crit again and I never had a sprint to begin with.

There are plenty of places here where I can do threshold intervals. Today was 7 on, 3 off because a 10 min base is easy on the blood-deprived brain. I guess if you’re really fast it’s like I used to tell the staff at the gym when they asked how my workout was: “This facility can no longer contain my immense fitness.”
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Old 06-29-20, 06:51 AM
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Temp in mid-90s today so I'm going to try a headwind ride. Wife is going to drop me off 30 miles from home on the way to her doc appointment.

May feel like a 30 mile interval

Maybe not, plan on just spinning along and it is going to be fairly flat.
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I've put 2112 miles on my Trek since I bought it in early 2019.
Your Trek plays music? Sweet!

Oh, wait, that's miles. My reading is not fundamental.
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I'm going to ride Mrs. rjones28's ebike to the bike shop today. Don't tell Velo Vol .
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I'm going to ride Mrs. rjones28's ebike to the bike shop today. Don't tell Velo Vol .
Are you going to do intervals?
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Based on WhyFi 's recommendation, I'm going to do my first ride on my newly mounted Schwalbe Pro1 Addix TLE tires. Looking forward to it.
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I'm going to ride Mrs. rjones28's ebike to the bike shop today. Don't tell Velo Vol .


Doesn’t count.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Maybe it's a Minnesota thing.
No, I've definitely seen it in other places. Did a quick search online, and it's been noted by others. Evidently has to do with the vendor that supplies the data - the mobile home parks are essentially displayed like they would a township, for whatever reason. Odd.
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3 tries to land, tonight. Wind shear on the first two, so I got to witness some fighter pilot elevation gain in an Airbus 320
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I never saw Trek fans called "Trekkies" before until a recent posting. I somehow never drew the connection between the bike brand and the Sci-Fi franchise.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Based on wifi 's recommendation, I'm going to do my first ride on my newly mounted Schwalbe Pro1 axxis TLE tires. Looking forward to it.
Look forward to hearing what you think of them.

....but this wifi person is going to eventually log in and wonder why people are tagging him/her.

Oh, and Addix. Axxis sounds a little... wrong side of WWII, if you know what I mean.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I don’t need 30-second power, seeing as how I will never ride a crit again and I never had a sprint to begin with.

There are plenty of places here where I can do threshold intervals. Today was 7 on, 3 off because a 10 min base is easy on the blood-deprived brain. I guess if you’re really fast it’s like I used to tell the staff at the gym when they asked how my workout was: “This facility can no longer contain my immense fitness.”
At one point earlier in the year, I had decided that I really wanted to train that peak power and crush the souls of my club mates on those town sign sprints. Then covid happened and I've somehow pivoted to focusing on a 170 mile ride that might never happen.
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At one point earlier in the year, I had decided that I really wanted to train that peak power and crush the souls of my club mates on those town sign sprints. Then covid happened and I've somehow pivoted to focusing on a 170 mile ride that might never happen.

Why wouldn’t the 170 mile ride happen?
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Why wouldn’t the 170 mile ride happen?
It's a one-way ride, so the wife would need to drive the kids and baggage and meet me at the destination. She's not terribly fond of driving, doubly so when she'd also need to manage the kids by herself.
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