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Old 02-05-20, 08:52 AM
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So I did the zwifting last night. I hadn't done the NYC park perimeter loop in a while and forgot how good of a short course it is. Just enough grade to get your legs working without being a full on climb. However, it did get me looking at some of the segments on Strava and that whole thing is messed up. Some dude has the KOM on the sprint section at an average speed of 140 mph. And I thought real world segments and virtual segments were separate, but that same sprint section has some people in the top ten doing 40 mph that said they were on a sightseeing tour? Are there E-bike tours through central park where people are allowed to rock it at 40 mph?
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So I did the zwifting last night. I hadn't done the NYC park perimeter loop in a while and forgot how good of a short course it is. Just enough grade to get your legs working without being a full on climb. However, it did get me looking at some of the segments on Strava and that whole thing is messed up. Some dude has the KOM on the sprint section at an average speed of 140 mph. And I thought real world segments and virtual segments were separate, but that same sprint section has some people in the top ten doing 40 mph that said they were on a sightseeing tour? Are there E-bike tours through central park where people are allowed to rock it at 40 mph?

I think strava was messed up yesterday. A friend of mine did a 40 miler and when he posted it, it showed that he did 109 miles in the same amount of time. Average speed of 43.5 mph. He notified strava and it was corrected.
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So I did the zwifting last night. I hadn't done the NYC park perimeter loop in a while and forgot how good of a short course it is. Just enough grade to get your legs working without being a full on climb. However, it did get me looking at some of the segments on Strava and that whole thing is messed up. Some dude has the KOM on the sprint section at an average speed of 140 mph. And I thought real world segments and virtual segments were separate, but that same sprint section has some people in the top ten doing 40 mph that said they were on a sightseeing tour? Are there E-bike tours through central park where people are allowed to rock it at 40 mph?
Shoulda scheduled an ebike ride in Central Park, to grab some KOMs, while I was here.

#missedopportunities
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Stream it wcny.org. Saturday nights at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm Eastern.
I emailed WUOT program guy.

Send Velo Vol a chunk of the royalties.
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He's a GP, not a witch doctor. And I have low expectations even for the witch doctor I see in person (if I ever see him again and not a PA or nurse).
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Shoulda scheduled an ebike ride in Central Park, to grab some KOMs, while I was here.

#missedopportunities
Right? I'll have to add that to the list. Last time I rented a bike there I got a hybrid and used my own legs like a sucker.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I think strava was messed up yesterday. A friend of mine did a 40 miler and when he posted it, it showed that he did 109 miles in the same amount of time. Average speed of 43.5 mph. He notified strava and it was corrected.
Yeah, I didn't catch the date on the ride, but I did notice while the average speed was 140, his "max" was supposedly 30 something? Definitely a computer glitch. It happens.

I'm still curious about all these Japanese riders I see rocking it at 6-7 W/kg for the whole ride.
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Wow. Even at those relatively low speeds that looked like an incredibly dangerous and reckless maneuver with all those people around.
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We’ve got snow coming in early afternoon. It’s been a long time since I’ve been caught out riding in the snow accumulating with miles to go. Today may be the day!
And we've got rain coming. And much cooler weather. Wonder if it's the same storm?
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"The 'world's first post-car development' is being built in Arizona — here's what it will look like"

Related to the other car talk recently.
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I don't know about y'all, but I'm ready for winter to be over.


Tangier Island, VA
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I'm still waiting for winter to begin.
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I don't know about y'all, but I'm ready for winter to be over.


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i used to fly there all the time. The people there speak their own elizabethian language. Good seafood.
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i'm still waiting for winter to begin.
smh.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I'm still waiting for winter to begin.
Been mild here too. I just want some sunlight.
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i used to fly there all the time. The people there speak their own elizabethian language. Good seafood.
Interesting place, for sure and disappearing fast. There is a family from there with a unique genetic abnormality and "Tangier disease." I have met some of them through work.

We didn't feel like negotiating the channel between there and the Island to the north (whose name I forget) so we took the ferry from Reedville.
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i used to fly there all the time. The people there speak their own elizabethian language. Good seafood.
If I time traveled back two hundred years and talked to people in the tidewater area, would I think they sounded more like Virginians, or like British?
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If I time traveled back two hundred years and talked to people in the tidewater area, would I think they sounded more like Virginians, or like British?
British, but you'd recognize some of their words, like "kit," "mech," "chainset," and "tyre."
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I was poking around YouTube, catching up on my various channels that I haven't had a chance to watch in the last couple months, and saw the GCN vid on how long a novice, an enthusiast and a pro could each hold 440w (Wiggin's average power during his hour record). The novice, although a big guy, couldn't manage one minute. Ollie, as the enthusiast, managed a little under 4 minutes - not bad. Watching their pro in disguise was humbling - 46 friggin' minutes. Yow.
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I don't know about y'all, but I'm ready for winter to be over.


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For some reason, I imagined the boat you crew on to be bigger.
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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 was poking around YouTube, catching up on my various channels that I haven't had a chance to watch in the last couple months, and saw the GCN vid on how long a novice, an enthusiast and a pro could each hold 440w (Wiggin's average power during his hour record). The novice, although a big guy, couldn't manage one minute. Ollie, as the enthusiast, managed a little under 4 minutes - not bad. Watching their pro in disguise was humbling - 46 friggin' minutes. Yow.
Genetics, for the win.
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I'm still waiting for winter to begin.
I’m 6-7 miles from home as the crow flies and supposedly, it’s lightly snowing a few miles past there already. Debating about continuing on or chickening out and heading back. Hmmm...
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I was poking around YouTube, catching up on my various channels that I haven't had a chance to watch in the last couple months, and saw the GCN vid on how long a novice, an enthusiast and a pro could each hold 440w (Wiggin's average power during his hour record). The novice, although a big guy, couldn't manage one minute. Ollie, as the enthusiast, managed a little under 4 minutes - not bad. Watching their pro in disguise was humbling - 46 friggin' minutes. Yow.
440 W is about my 10 sec power.
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Interesting place, for sure and disappearing fast. There is a family from there with a unique genetic abnormality and "Tangier disease." I have met some of them through work.

We didn't feel like negotiating the channel between there and the Island to the north (whose name I forget) so we took the ferry from Reedville.
It been about 10 years since I landed there, but when I fly over the island now usually on way to salisbury, you can see how much the water has risen. Another 30 years it won’t be here.
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