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Old 02-23-21, 10:48 AM
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Boy, that sucks. Was there when I was a teen. Interesting town.
We're guessing it might have something to do with the state of things in Houston. It has never been an issue in the past.
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Oh, I can clean some clocks, baby!

Thanks for that, I feel much better.
But do they know you’re cleaning their clock?
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Second tubular and rim are glued. There is a service technician due within the hour so I'll wait. Then I can get out there and make up for all the calories I've wasted over the years.
As an aside, the front wheel I just built is the easiest one I've ever done. Extremely little truing necessary.
As another aside, the hubs, Campy Record, were gifted to me by our own @trainsnorter. Let's hear it for Trainsnorter!
This wheelset will get the corncob and will hopefully get mounted on the Trek 930.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Does yogurt and peanut butter count? If not then the answer is no.

Usually i’ll make hot oatmeal with whole milk and mix peanut butter in it. If I have honey i’ll add that. Yogurt on the side with a banana.
Whey protein, banana, milk
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You guys are going to give me a complex. My last FTP was 185.
Jealous.
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When I'm feeling lazy or weak-willed in the face of cheesecake, I will feel your withering, though-the-internets stares and accept them as motivational accountability.
Feel no shame, cheesecake is a formidable opponent.
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Whey protein, banana, milk
whey protein? No whey!
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Feel no shame, cheesecake is a formidable opponent.
And a negative calorie snack, iirc.
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Currently ftp is estimated @ 276 . I hate doing the test, I lose focus about .5 way through. Start playing games with the power numbers. Screw everything up.45 minutes in its not worth finishing cuz I jacked it up.
I might try a 20 minute version in a couple weeks, I might be able to complete that one

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
You got the job?
I passed the test I took last week, whew. Now I have to do a group video interview, then if that goes well there should be a job offer. Trying to get this job sure is a lot of work, but it would be about a 75% pay increase, and much better benefits so I'm rolling the dice.

At least Nike paid us and fed us when going through their 8-hour interview process
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I passed the test I took last week, whew. Now I have to do a group video interview, then if that goes well there should be a job offer. Trying to get this job sure is a lot of work, but it would be about a 75% pay increase, and much better benefits so I'm rolling the dice.

At least Nike paid us and fed us when going through their 8-hour interview process
In Washington the whole time? But you're staying anyway. Is the little lady with you?
Or is that none of my beeswax?
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Whey protein, banana, milk
Sardine salad sandwich, an apple, a pickle, and a coke.


Sardine?
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I worked on the house last night. So tonight is supposed to be riding with the goon squad.
last week things got so frustrating I ended my participation in the meet up while I was with the group. After several attempts to complete a pass were thwarted by inexplicable resistance on a 0% incline. It was like I was pulling a Buick with 4 flat tires. I then proceeded to go off the front and finished the hour 4 minutes ahead of the group. It served to solidify my impression that something is no bueno.
I don't care about a minor disadvantage, I can deal with that. It just makes me train harder. But when it is blatant, and insurmountable, I start looking for ways to repay the kindness.
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I passed the test I took last week, whew. Now I have to do a group video interview, then if that goes well there should be a job offer. Trying to get this job sure is a lot of work, but it would be about a 75% pay increase, and much better benefits so I'm rolling the dice.

At least Nike paid us and fed us when going through their 8-hour interview process
Break a leg!
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can you interpret a nuclear stress test summary? If you can, and are willing I can PM you. I think I'm ok but I have some concerns. TIA(thanks in advance not trans ischemic attack or whatever the medical TIA is)

my cardiologist follow up isn't until 3/17

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In Washington the whole time? But you're staying anyway. Is the little lady with you?
Oh no, I drove up for the skills test only. I got to Wenatchee the night before the test, and hit the road back home about a half hour after completing the test, made it to Pullman, WA (Go Cougs!) that night, next night in Twin Falls, ID, then a night in North Vegas.

I-84 over the Blue Mountains in Oregon had closures both days I wanted to travel on it, so I spent some quality time on US 95 in ID.

We plan on heading north before this summer hits whether this job happens or not, so I gotta get the van ready for that. I drove a new Jetta rental car up there for the test.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
You guys are going to give me a complex. My last FTP was 185.
The handsome man in the sunglasses surely had a much higher FTP and would have kicked my ass.
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Yeah, but I'm 94kg.
I'm close to that.
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That's about what Zwift estimates mine to be. You are NOT alone!
I did an indoor test a couple weeks ago and depending upon the program, I got numbers from 182 to 192. Training Peaks estimated 185 so I'm going with that.
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Given where you live, the amount of nutrition in your environment, and your earnest pretensions to fitness, I can't believe you haven't jumped on the smart trainer bandwagon yet!
Eh, it's just that the idea of it doesn't appeal to me. Ride simulation isn't something that interests me, so I see ERG mode to be the most compelling aspect of smart trainers... but that just seems wrong to me, too. Without shifting, I expect my power to go up and down respectively, with the increase or decrease of my cadence, but ERG mode ain't having that.
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My wife and I are going out with our old guys group. I'm sure it will be excruciating because my wife and I are the only ones who spent our Winter doing indoor. The rest of the old guys did not. I hope our average speed breaks 11 mph.
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My wife and I are going out with our old guys group. I'm sure it will be excruciating because my wife and I are the only ones who spent our Winter doing indoor. The rest of the old guys did not. I hope our average speed breaks 11 mph.
Clean some clocks.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I did an indoor test a couple weeks ago and depending upon the program, I got numbers from 182 to 192. Training Peaks estimated 185 so I'm going with that.
I signed up for Training Peaks free version, and now every time I finish a ride it sends me a new Threshold Notification, which is always way low. So I ignore them.
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can you interpret a nuclear stress test summary? If you can, and are willing I can PM you. I think I'm ok but I have some concerns. TIA(thanks in advance not trans ischemic attack or whatever the medical TIA is)

my cardiologist follow up isn't until 3/17
I am happy to look at it. These are sometimes hazy and subjective in their reading, but feel free to PM me the report and I can opine.
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