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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-01-20, 12:38 PM
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I don’t think you could make me run a mile to save my life.
Fixed it for myself.
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Heading out for some damp and dreary, mid-30s F miles. This overcast and wet weather is really getting old. Florida is on the horizon, though.
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This overcast and wet weather is really getting old.
No kidding.
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I think I can live with this:




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I remember seeing a neck warmer type of contraption being recommended in the past, but can’t find it now (perhaps in a previous Addiction). Any recommendations?
Icebreaker or Smartwool flexi chute.
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I'm in awe, not so much of sprinters who no doubt put in their training hours, but of ultra marathoners. I'm more the sprinter type, (OK, I used to be). What I can't really fathom are those people who can run 250 miles right on through the night into the following day. One of the top ultra marathoners these days is a woman from Colorado, Courtey Dauwalter. The video is of a much shorter European event she won, finishing with a big smile.
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I think I can live with this:



Why the rack in the front rather than the back?
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Why the rack in the front rather than the back?
It's a lot easier to access things without having to get off the bike.

Also I like how it handles better. Although to be fair this bike is configured to be ridden with a front load.
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I'm in awe, not so much of sprinters who no doubt put in their training hours, but of ultra marathoners. I'm more the sprinter type, (OK, I used to be). What I can't really fathom are those people who can run 250 miles right on through the night into the following day. One of the top ultra marathoners these days is a woman from Colorado, Courtey Dauwalter. The video is of a much shorter European event she won, finishing with a big smile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8nm2QdpSUM
Yeah that's a whole different level of crazy. On the scope of running vs tri, one of the things that makes running appealing is that even for a marathon, if you're decently-trained, you're done in time for brunch. With a half-marathon, you're done in time for a late breakfast. Over in tri-land, with a 70.3 you're done in time for a late lunch at best, and it gets worse from there.

Overnight events are just way off the deep end of Bonkersville.
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I think I can live with this:




Oh mama!
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Got out for a few real miles and it went okay. My right side, from ribs to hip is awfully tight and it feels like the L4 root has decided to get involved. That said, I’m no more uncomfortable on the bike than I am just trying to sit. Will try for a longer ride tomorrow.

I’m also spooked each time a car passes.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I think I can live with this:




I can dig it.
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Old 02-01-20, 03:30 PM
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I stumbled into never never land. I went to see a friend of a friend to talk about maintaining his rental fleet. I came home with two wheel sets(105 hub on at least one and Mavic rims on all) and a complete bike. Currently set up for gravel; I will convert it to road for a friend coming down in a couple weeks.
In exchange I will go through part of the fleet for round one, and will have that job for as long as I want it.
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I think I can live with this:




That works! Fancy bike indeed.

Get a flap for your back wheel, and the Seattle Rando kids will let you ride with them! If I were to show up with the bike I did my series on, they would ban me from Washington forever.
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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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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Got out for a few real miles and it went okay. My right side, from ribs to hip is awfully tight and it feels like the L4 root has decided to get involved. That said, I’m no more uncomfortable on the bike than I am just trying to sit. Will try for a longer ride tomorrow.

I’m also spooked each time a car passes.
That bites, but it's also good you jumped back on.
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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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Not very aero.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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I think I can live with this:




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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Got out for a few real miles and it went okay. My right side, from ribs to hip is awfully tight and it feels like the L4 root has decided to get involved. That said, I’m no more uncomfortable on the bike than I am just trying to sit. Will try for a longer ride tomorrow.

I’m also spooked each time a car passes.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Well, I’m fat enough to act as my own parachute, so I’m not sure if I need an additional one.
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Icebreaker or Smartwool flexi chute.
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I’m wondering how much of today’s dismal performance I can attribute to my rubbing front brake .

It kept rubbing the whole ride, which I didn’t think much of, and not until coming home have I realized that it was enough to stop a mildly hand spun wheel in a revolution or so.
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I think I can live with this:




She’s a beauty, but is that seat angle for real?
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I think I can live with this:




Hot!
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I’m wondering how much of today’s dismal performance I can attribute to my rubbing front brake .

It kept rubbing the whole ride, which I didn’t think much of, and not until coming home have I realized that it was enough to stop a mildly hand spun wheel in a revolution or so.
All of it. Duh.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
She’s a beauty, but is that seat angle for real?
Brooks. That's how they swing
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