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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-01-20, 03:54 PM
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On paper, it's a beautiful late winter day in MN - mid-40s and sunny. In reality, it's damp cold, windy and somewhat miserable.
It's a beautiful late winter day here too. On paper and in reality. Sun, mid-thirties, low wind. Unfortunately, I'm still a bit weak from my cold. So I'm confined to walks with Benson and IG pics of my cycling friends rides.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
A harp and double bass? wut

I've always inflated to 90-100, and I'm not going to stop now.
This. I'll sometimes go 80/90. But rarely. 90/100 is the norm
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I went on a very nice bicycle ride today. It was sunny and 55°, with fairly calm winds.

Especially nice was seeing the first red-winged blackbirds of the year

​​​​​​I also came across 5 common mergansers, I think 4 female and 1 male.

Lots of geese, too. Spring might finally be happening.

Also, Dura-Ace is nice

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Old 03-01-20, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
So cynical....
No one goes to a band concert to hear a harp. Don't be ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I've always inflated to 90-100, and I'm not going to stop now.
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This. I'll sometimes go 80/90. But rarely. 90/100 is the norm
To paraphrase the supremely smug and annoying, but much eulogized, William F. Buckley Jr., you two are standing athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.
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Old 03-01-20, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There's no strings in a proper band.

SMH.
There’s that word again - proper. lol
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There’s that word again - proper. lol
One of my bosses was taken aback the other day when I said I brought my own "proper coffee" from home.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Especially nice was seeing the first red-winged blackbirds of the year

​​​​​​I also came across 5 common mergansers, I think 4 female and 1 male.

Lots of geese, too. Spring might finally be happening.
I can ID very few birds.
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Local ice cream stand is open, I had a salted caramel sundae with caramel Oreo ice cream.
I did not take a picture, nor did I Strava it, does that mean it didn't happen?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I can ID very few birds.
Same. Waterfowl I know a lot better than passerine, from when I used to hunt with my dad.
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Old 03-01-20, 07:03 PM
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2.75 hours on the TT bike today. At exactly 2 hours and 11 minutes in, I was ready to be on a different bike.
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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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Those late 90s Rolf QR levers are probably the best QRs I've used as tire levers.

That's how my ride went today.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Since it’s a University with a music program I think you will get more traditional music.
I was talking in particular about the second(?) long piece. It seemed like a post-modern orchestra piece arranged for band.

Wouldn't traditional band music be Sousa and the like?
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To paraphrase the supremely smug and annoying, but much eulogized, William F. Buckley Jr., you two are standing athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.
If you kids what to slog around on mushy tyres, go right ahead.
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Never been to a velodrome but it strikes me as odd to see a fat bike there.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Never been to a velodrome but it strikes me as odd to see a fat bike there.
There is a small velodrome near here and they had a kind of "run what you brung" race and a friend came in second in the 60-70 year old group on his recumbent.
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I not that long ago self-identified as a birder. There was a time when I neither saw nor heard a bird I couldn't ID. Those days are now gone. I've lost interest for the most part

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Never been to a velodrome but it strikes me as odd to see a fat bike there.

https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/1234289705832730624
#notafatbike

That is weird to see a buncha MTBs on rollers there. Maybe there's an XC course outside, and those kids are warming up for a race on it.
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Just passed my E 145 requal training. Start flying again this week. The stress the last two weeks has been through the roof so relieved this part is over. Havnt been on here much due to studying my ass off. Head home tomorrow, hopefully get to ride some real miles.
Hope everyone else has been well.
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Those days are now gone. I've lost interest for the most part
Sad.

My favourite birds these days are the neighborhood crows. They caw back and forth when I'm walking. It amuses me.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No one goes to a band concert to hear a harp. Don't be ridiculous.
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Just passed my E 145 requal training. Start flying again this week. The stress the last two weeks has been through the roof so relieved this part is over. Havnt been on here much due to studying my ass off. Head home tomorrow, hopefully get to ride some real miles.
Hope everyone else has been well.
Kudos.

I have another question. What do you do in simulators? Routine flights? Or extreme situations? That seems like a lot of money to spend to sit there flying on autopilot.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Kudos.

I have another question. What do you do in simulators? Routine flights? Or extreme situations? That seems like a lot of money to spend to sit there flying on autopilot.
typically two check rides. The first one is known as maneuvers validation. 4 hours of engine fires failures, hydraulic failures and electrical problems. Low weather landings and missed approaches. The second checkride is a normal flight which consist of two legs point a to point b. Usually something minor goes wrong like weather change or a flight control malfunction.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Just passed my E 145 requal training. Start flying again this week. The stress the last two weeks has been through the roof so relieved this part is over. Havnt been on here much due to studying my ass off. Head home tomorrow, hopefully get to ride some real miles.
Hope everyone else has been well.
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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 datlas View Post
Some of my unenlightened club mates still pump up to 115 because that’s the number on the sidewall. Sad!

I would hope Velo Vol knows better and is just being obtuse.
I still keep it at about 110. I have 23 mm tires, the ride doesn’t bother me. The times I have ridden less than 90 were also my slowest rides. Maybe mental but it’s enough for me to keep them high for now.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I still keep it at about 110. I have 23 mm tires, the ride doesn’t bother me. The times I have ridden less than 90 were also my slowest rides. Maybe mental but it’s enough for me to keep them high for now.
It depends on your weight and road conditions, but even so I suggest you try dropping a little, maybe 90-95F and 95-100R?
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