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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-24-19, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
They require special cleats, don't they? What do I do when I want to ride my other bicycles?
Nope. Unless you consider Look Keo special.
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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 MoAlpha View Post
I seem to remember them coming over to look at me as I moaned and bled, though.
That's beside the point.
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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 LAJ View Post
Nope. Unless you consider Look Keo special.
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Old 10-24-19, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Nope. Unless you consider Look Keo special.
Mine came with commemorative socks and everything, so I'd say they are pretty darn special.
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Old 10-24-19, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Mine came with commemorative socks and everything, so I'd say they are pretty darn special.
Dang right. I was wondering who that guy was that bought 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 10-24-19, 11:43 AM
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Worth at least two watts each, those socks.
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Commemorative socks sound like funeral swag.
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I used to think Smashing Pumpkins' version of "Landslide" was the best Fleetwood Mac cover ever.

Until I heard this....worth a few minutes of your time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVLNB3d-2cA
Nice. Landslide is better. I was living in Chicago when the Pumpkins were killing it. Chicago loves Billy Corgan and Eddie Vedder.
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Old 10-24-19, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Nice. Landslide is better. I was living in Chicago when the Pumpkins were killing it. Chicago loves Billy Corgan and Eddie Vedder.
Does Chicago love D'Arcy?? She nuts.
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Looks like the Campagnolo Super Record in all its neoclassical glory!
Correct and it’s 40 years old and awesome.

I also have the Campagnolo offset wrench to fine tune the saddle position and levelness.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Nice fluted seatpost on the steel rig. Is it awesome?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Correct and it’s 40 years old and awesome.

I also have the Campagnolo offset wrench to fine tune the saddle position and levelness.
I have one of those somewhere too, but I donated all my Record stuff a few years ago. Actually, that's not quite correct, I still have a Campy seatpost binder bolt on my Peter Mooney.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Everything that I've read says that that kind of imbalance is nothing/normal and that, even if it were worse, evening it out wouldn't necessarily be beneficial. Unless you're nursing yourself back from something like a knee injury, balance is just a nice-to-know.

Oh, and handedness doesn't indicate dominant leg. One suggested way of finding your dominant leg is to put your feet together and have someone give you a push forward (without you knowing the exact timing) - the leg that you stick out to keep yourself from hitting the deck is your dominant leg.
Interesting stuff and yes, I do stick my left leg out or put it down first when stopped.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I used to think Smashing Pumpkins' version of "Landslide" was the best Fleetwood Mac cover ever.

Until I heard this....worth a few minutes of your time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVLNB3d-2cA
You have got to be kidding. That is atrocious. It is all about Stevie's voice. Without it, what's the point? Leather and Lace!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have one of those somewhere too, but I donated all my Record stuff a few years ago. Actually, that's not quite correct, I still have a Campy seatpost binder bolt on my Peter Mooney.

That is easy to take care of. Just give it one more 1/4 turn with the Allen key. It will break (they all do), and you can be Campy free.
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That is easy to take care of. Just give it one more 1/4 turn with the Allen key. It will break (they all do), and you can be Campy free.
I have lived in fear of that event for 40 years. If and when I pop it, there's another on on my wife's bike.
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You have got to be kidding. That is atrocious. It is all about Stevie's voice. Without it, what's the point? Leather and Lace!
I love Stevie as much as the next guy, but that cover is really good too.

If you are fixated on the original, that could mean you are old.
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I have lived in fear of that event for 40 years. If and when I pop it, there's another on on my wife's bike.
I bet I have broken 10 of them over the years.
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I love Stevie as much as the next guy, but that cover is really good too.

If you are fixated on the original, that could mean you are old.
Honestly, I was just pulling your chain. I am so ignorant about FM. Stevie is just about all I know except that there have been decades of FM recording and touring history both before and after her. Her voice just does something to me. And Bonnie Tyler. Oh man, Bonnie Tyler.

You aren't serious about me being old, right?
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Makes me more positive about a power measurement system for the road bike, but I'm still ambivalent and sticker shocked. Plus, I might get fit, enter a race, and hurt myself.
I have a Stages left modified Ultegra R8000 crank. As PMs go reasonably priced, and good enough for my needs. My need is actually to convince myself I'm making progress when it feels like I'm not - that's when I'm prone to start working way too hard and get myself injured. But the numbers don't lie, so chill, recover, and let time work its magic.

What do you use to measure HRV? I've been considering getting on the WHOOP bandwagon, again not so much to optimize my efforts as to make sure I get enough recovery. I can of course feel my pulse and tell roughly where I'm at, problem is I don't know how reliable that is.
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You have got to be kidding. That is atrocious. It is all about Stevie's voice. Without it, what's the point?
I saw the "Tusk" tour in '79. Nicks was stoned to the bejeebus belt.
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That is easy to take care of. Just give it one more 1/4 turn with the Allen key. It will break (they all do), and you can be Campy free.
Heh. That happened to me BITD. I had to ride some four miles out of the saddle. Fortunately it was on a flat M.U.P. Found a hardware store in the next town. Guy fitted the bike with a bolt and nut that got me home.
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OMG that Fomoco stock price drop! I haven't seen it move more than 3% in a day in years.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Honestly, I was just pulling your chain. I am so ignorant about FM. Stevie is just about all I know except that there have been decades of FM recording and touring history both before and after her. Her voice just does something to me. And Bonnie Tyler. Oh man, Bonnie Tyler.

You aren't serious about me being old, right?
I see what you did there. Bolded in case your eyesight is failing.
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Ah man, scraping and priming the front porch steps today, my back is devastated. This calls for an ibu 600.

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