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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-01-20, 06:44 PM
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I am afraid that will be the case, but will wait for official estimate before we go out and buy a new car. Most likely will get a Fit. You like yours, right?
AG likes hers, though it's the previous generation. My ex in Albany liked her first-gen (of the ones that hit the US) so much that she bought another after I moved.
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I am afraid that will be the case, but will wait for official estimate before we go out and buy a new car. Most likely will get a Fit. You like yours, right?

Are fits reliable? I know they are honda’s, but I almost never see one anymore. I see late 90s/ early 2000 civics more than Honda Fits driving around. Maybe it’s just my area.
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Old 08-01-20, 07:09 PM
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Are fits reliable? I know they are honda’s, but I almost never see one anymore. I see late 90s/ early 2000 civics more than Honda Fits driving around. Maybe it’s just my area.
Supposed to be very reliable. At least that’s the consensus from online resources.
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Talking box says we’re suppose to get hit by that storm monday and tuesday, followed by rain until the end of the week. Naturally, I am off during this times. SMH.

Guy I rode with today showed my a bunch of abandoned roads that made it easy to get to the colonial parkway. Had a pretty descent ride. He helped me keep the pace slower, at mile 50 I was really considering breaking 100. By mile 60 I wasn’t feeling it any more. Funny how that works.

Only got passed by one a hole. He thought he was pretty smart to lay on his horn while passing us for no apparent reason.
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No glaciers around here. That's crazy.
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A couple pics I got from another guy on the ride. Here is the early coastal part before we go up.

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The road we did most of the climbing on has been repaved and it was very nice.
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This is a little bit of the descent back to the coast. That's the Pacific out there in the haze.
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This is a little bit of the descent back to the coast. That's the Pacific out there in the haze.

love the views you have!
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love the views you have!
It's even better when it's all green.
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RIP. Autumn is here.


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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Guy I rode with today showed my a bunch of abandoned roads that made it easy to get to the colonial parkway. Had a pretty descent ride. He helped me keep the pace slower, at mile 50 I was really considering breaking 100. By mile 60 I wasn’t feeling it any more. Funny how that works.

Only got passed by one a hole. He thought he was pretty smart to lay on his horn while passing us for no apparent reason.
That's cool - looks like you're out of your box. I've ridden some stretches of 60, but haven't driven down it to NN for so long that I didn't realize it was rideable. Decent shoulder most of the way?

Falling off the cliff like that could just be conditioning, but it might also be something like hydration. It looks like you made one stop - assuming that was for a fill-up and that it was hot and you were sweating, that may not have been enough.
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If you look real close, you will see 2 stainless steel double wall tumblers. We consumed the beverage in those. It was good and so was the summertime vibe.
Double walled tumblers are for coffee.
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My bike is not shiny.
Is it matte?
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Is it matte?
Aged plastic.
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RIP. Autumn is here.


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Had a productive if tiring weekend. Went for a 10km hike yesterday followed by a belated 50th birthday party. This morning prepared and put in the dehydrator some roast pumpkin and several trays of kiwifruit. This afternoon was spent atop a ladder pruning my plum tree. A couple of hours with a pruning saw and hauling on branches is a good upper body workout. now just vegetating before bed.
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That's cool - looks like you're out of your box. I've ridden some stretches of 60, but haven't driven down it to NN for so long that I didn't realize it was rideable. Decent shoulder most of the way?

Falling off the cliff like that could just be conditioning, but it might also be something like hydration. It looks like you made one stop - assuming that was for a fill-up and that it was hot and you were sweating, that may not have been enough.

I had finished my water, and when we stopped I bought one of those body armour electrolytes waters. It was actually pretty amazing how much better I felt after drinking that. I never ate anything though, and maybe that was the problem? I had brought pb on bread, but just wasn’t hungry.

This particular route I would only do saturday or sunday morning. Colonial Parkway we prolly got passed 25 times but other than the one a hole it wasn’t bad. Coming back on 60, some areas there is not a shoulder. Traffic wasn’t bad yet, but any later in the day I would have came back on 143. I

My back I think is what broke me down mentally. It wasn’t pain, just out of no where It wasn’t comfortable anymore. I’m thinking In the future maybe every 90 mins stopping and stretching, that might help.


Recovery ride this morning.
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I want some kiwifruit.
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I had finished my water, and when we stopped I bought one of those body armour electrolytes waters. It was actually pretty amazing how much better I felt after drinking that. I never ate anything though, and maybe that was the problem? I had brought pb on bread, but just wasn’t hungry.

This particular route I would only do saturday or sunday morning. Colonial Parkway we prolly got passed 25 times but other than the one a hole it wasn’t bad. Coming back on 60, some areas there is not a shoulder. Traffic wasn’t bad yet, but any later in the day I would have came back on 143. I

My back I think is what broke me down mentally. It wasn’t pain, just out of no where It wasn’t comfortable anymore. I’m thinking In the future maybe every 90 mins stopping and stretching, that might help.


Recovery ride this morning.
Ditto for me this morning. And yeah, there's acclimation to riding for a certain duration, and there's a fit that needs fixing. It can be hard to tell the difference. I think I have both, but not going to go see a fitter for probably a while now, of course.
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I had finished my water, and when we stopped I bought one of those body armour electrolytes waters. It was actually pretty amazing how much better I felt after drinking that. I never ate anything though, and maybe that was the problem? I had brought pb on bread, but just wasn’t hungry.

This particular route I would only do saturday or sunday morning. Colonial Parkway we prolly got passed 25 times but other than the one a hole it wasn’t bad. Coming back on 60, some areas there is not a shoulder. Traffic wasn’t bad yet, but any later in the day I would have came back on 143. I

My back I think is what broke me down mentally. It wasn’t pain, just out of no where It wasn’t comfortable anymore. I’m thinking In the future maybe every 90 mins stopping and stretching, that might help.


Recovery ride this morning.
Just remember, hunger and thirst signals get suppressed during exercise and I would probably carry something to replenish Na+ on any ride longer than 2 hrs or so under those conditions.
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Thanks, Doug. Hot and parched as expected.
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Had a productive if tiring weekend. Went for a 10km hike yesterday followed by a belated 50th birthday party. This morning prepared and put in the dehydrator some roast pumpkin and several trays of kiwifruit. This afternoon was spent atop a ladder pruning my plum tree. A couple of hours with a pruning saw and hauling on branches is a good upper body workout. now just vegetating before bed.


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