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Old 08-12-20, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Thank God it’s raining.
We got a little something here before my awakening but it doesn’t seem like anything helpful.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
As a retired highway engineer, I can say without hesitation that that is a surface failure.

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Velo Vol note road condition. This is a bit of an extreme example of our road decay, but it is not very hard to find this kind of stuff around here - I can think of at least three spots on my regular routes that are this bad or worse:


That looks comfy
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
We got a little something here before my awakening but it doesn’t seem like anything helpful.
Doesn’t take much to provide an excuse to rest my aching pins.
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Old 08-12-20, 06:25 AM
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On the topic of MUPs, there’s a decent one here that runs from Albany out west that’s about 40-45 miles long. It’s dense in a few spots but others are pretty empty. When I head south to do longer rides and more climbing I generally hop on it for 10ish miles on the way down.

There’s another MUP by my house that’s a complete **** show.
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Old 08-12-20, 06:26 AM
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It took until this morning, almost a week later, for the post-century bloat/ pump/ inflammation/ whatever to melt off and get back under 175.

Also, trying to get back to running is hard.
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That kind of road condition isn't hard to find around here, either. I wouldn't avoid that road though - there's still a smooth-enough line through.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post

Also, trying to get back to running is hard.

which is why I ride.
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Old 08-12-20, 06:29 AM
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How wide?
Already maxed out the R2 with 28s, so next step is 32s as you’re thinking. That gets back to frame decisions though; I need to get back to Cicli Barco. I’m sure some here understand how much a custom bike fires my anxiety.
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Old 08-12-20, 06:33 AM
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which is why I ride.
Riding is fun, but a good run is so much better. I also still hold out hope of getting back to tri at some point.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
On the topic of MUPs, there’s a decent one here that runs from Albany out west that’s about 40-45 miles long. It’s dense in a few spots but others are pretty empty. When I head south to do longer rides and more climbing I generally hop on it for 10ish miles on the way down.

There’s another MUP by my house that’s a complete **** show.
Most paths in my area are separated, or at least divided by lanes, for foot and bicycle traffic. In the more popular areas, like around some of the chains of lakes, they're still a **** show and you should expect that you'll need to slow to the 10mph limit pretty regularly to navigate traffic and not run over little kids, dogs, etc. In other, more remote sections, they're sometimes the best thoroughfares to get to more desirable roads.

Because the paths are pretty okay, 'specially at noodling speeds, I think that a lot of cyclists in the area never graduate from them and a lot of non-cyclists don't understand why you would want to venture off of them. A shame.
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Old 08-12-20, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It took until this morning, almost a week later, for the post-century bloat/ pump/ inflammation/ whatever to melt off and get back under 175.

Also, trying to get back to running is hard.
I tried running Monday and it was a disaster
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Already maxed out the R2 with 28s, so next step is 32s as you’re thinking. That gets back to frame decisions though; I need to get back to Cicli Barco. I’m sure some here understand how much a custom bike fires my anxiety.
There are starting to be more choices in 30mm. Of course, that's nominal and it's hard to say if they'd actually be any bigger than your nominal 28s. Regardless, it's nice that models like the new Pro One have smaller increments in that region (28, 30, 32) for people looking to squeeze in as much as they can.
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I got dropped this morning. The section I was in kept doing the yo yo. I also had mentioned before we started that today I wouldn’t increase the pace, I would hold it steady where the guy enfront of me had it. First time I take lead I stick to my word, and out of know where a guy in the back takes lead and cranks it up. SMH. The rest of the ride til I was dropped was constant many sprints instead of a steady pace.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Doesn’t take much to provide an excuse to rest my aching pins.
I took the excuse on Monday and it bothered me clean through to my ride yesterday. Still lingering, tbh.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I tried running Monday and it was a disaster
Running takes commitment. Months of consistency will start to make it feel good, but dabbling in it a couple of times a week is folly.
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I took the excuse on Monday and it bothered me clean through to my ride yesterday. Still lingering, tbh.
Had a light day planned anyway, in case the TT they didn’t run last week was scheduled for tomorrow (doesn’t seem to be) plus Mr. Simplex is back. I’ll probably do a few fake miles this pm and maybe look for a group thrash in the a.m.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Running takes commitment. Months of consistency will start to make it feel good, but dabbling in it a couple of times a week is folly.
It does.
I love to run, it’s my preferred activity, but I’m not anywhere nearly as consistent about it as I am cycling. Mostly it’s because of the amount of pain I get in my right hip.

I did intervals Monday and held at ~7 minutes but only made it 2 miles before I gave up.
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I hate packing. We’re trying to be proactive and get things packed away early, but it’s super hard not to end up disorganized and chaotic because of needing to keep stuff out. I have wall decor and family pictures mixed in with kids blankets and towels and boxes everywhere. It makes me itch.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
That MUPs stink, roads are deadly, and dirt is like manna.
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I have indeed.
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Running takes commitment. Months of consistency will start to make it feel good....
...for five weeks before the injuries set in. :þ
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I hate packing. We’re trying to be proactive and get things packed away early, but it’s super hard not to end up disorganized and chaotic because of needing to keep stuff out. I have wall decor and family pictures mixed in with kids blankets and towels and boxes everywhere. It makes me itch.

we’re starting next week. This move we’re doing a huge purge.
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we’re starting next week. This move we’re doing a huge purge.
Us too - We've already offloaded a ton of stuff.
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Second day working in the city since April. Returning to some semblance of normal life. Walked today because it's supposed to storm later. Boy did I get sweaty.
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we’re starting next week. This move we’re doing a huge purge.
We’re just making a policy of everything getting stored in Tupperware-style bind. The goal is that if we move again in a few years it’s just loading the into the truck.

Also, keeping very little other than bikes, clothes, and electronics.
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