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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-12-20, 12:44 PM
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I took the Ritchey out for a quick 21 miles this morning, and had one of those days when you feel like you could go all day. Unfortunately, I had to get home and look professional (or at least the Scientist equivalent) by 10 for a Zoom meeting. New stem/bar are working out well - felt comfortable on the hoods and in the drops, and I'm learning to ignore being able to see my front hub.

I don't know why, but the legs wanted to spin between 97 and 102, so that's what I did. I think it's the 7410 crankset - really low Q-factor, and the legs seem to like that. It was one of those rides where you find yourself so in love with the bike you're on that you wonder why you ever thought you needed any other bikes. Of course, then you ride one of them and "Oh, yeah! THAT'S why I have this one!"
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Old 08-12-20, 12:46 PM
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Just to make cleaning up after them more colorful?
A thinking man. I didn't consider that.
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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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Old 08-12-20, 12:51 PM
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This whole getting caught in the rain and being saturated thing is getting old. Before leaving, the forecast was cloudy but 0% chance of rain. It started raining about 30 minutes in to my ride and hadn't stopped by the time I got home, three hours or so later. Eesh.
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A thinking man. I didn't consider that.
Credit my wife. She thought dog food should contain an indigestible fluorescent dye, so you could find dog poop in the yard more easily.
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Old 08-12-20, 12:55 PM
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This whole getting caught in the rain and being saturated thing is getting old. Before leaving, the forecast was cloudy but 0% chance of rain. It started raining about 30 minutes in to my ride and hadn't stopped by the time I got home, three hours or so later. Eesh.
Need to drain your wheels again?
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With all of the MUP talk this morning, it was fitting that, at the outset of my ride, I (carefully) overtook a very attractive young lady rollerskating on the bike path. Well, roller-dancing is probably more apt - she was gyrating this way and that, limbs all over the place, making it difficult to pass. After the second time that I called out, she pulled an earbud out, flashed a gigawatt smile and said, "sorry! I was groovin'!" I assured her that it wasn't a problem, to which she replied, "well at least you got a free show out of it!" Indeed.

This video will make a fine addition to the MUP talks, I thought. It was 20 minutes later when I realized that I hadn't yet turned on my camera. Probably for the better.
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