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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-23-19, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I wouldn't mind getting rid of the saddle bag, but it's not unusual for me to go 80+ miles without stopping - I need pockets for food, phone/wallet, room to stash my vest, etc. Having a saddle bag just means more room for that other stuff and less remember when I head out the door.

Plus, I have a pretty sweet saddle bag (well, roll, technically).
...but not awesome. Nice try, an E for effort.
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Old 10-23-19, 07:58 PM
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Kinda freaky how they've mic'd the ump tonight and he often gets all descriptive "out and down"
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Old 10-23-19, 08:04 PM
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Heard you missed me. First ride post back surgery. I still got it, barely. 2 miles?
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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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Not even close.

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I also have a saddlebag for each bike. Long valve, short valve, extra long valve. Arundel is pretty sweet though not nearly as swish as the one WhyFi has.

https://www.thegeekycyclist.com/best...s/saddle-bags/
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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 10-23-19, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Not even close.

Unbelievable
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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 10-23-19, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Not even close.

That'll buff right out.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Being landlocked as you are you might have an unconscious aversion to the open seas.
I would use a lot of hand sanitizer.
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Old 10-23-19, 08:28 PM
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And I did grow up on the Persian Gulf.
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And I did grow up on the Persian Gulf.
Lots of old people there?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Lots of old people there?
Cradle of Civilization is pretty much right there..
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Ooooh, Dem Nats caught fire all of a sudden.
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Lots of old people there?
There were old people.
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Old 10-23-19, 09:03 PM
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Big problem for the Astros.
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I carry too much unnecessary stuff to not use a saddlebag. And I hate heavy pockets.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I carry too much unnecessary stuff to not use a saddlebag. And I hate heavy pockets.
Exactly.
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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 10-23-19, 09:30 PM
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Seat bags are way too aero.

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Old 10-24-19, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I also have a saddlebag for each bike. Long valve, short valve, extra long valve. Arundel is pretty sweet though not nearly as swish as the one WhyFi has.

https://www.thegeekycyclist.com/best...s/saddle-bags/
Woo hoo - I have the Best Premium Saddle Bag, which is surely better than merely awesome. Eat your heart out, @DougRNS
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Old 10-24-19, 06:20 AM
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In regards to saddle bags:




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Old 10-24-19, 06:29 AM
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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.

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Addiction is all about class.
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Old 10-24-19, 07:35 AM
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Not even close.
Saw something similar while riding to Brooklyn one year. Guy in N. Jersey hit a bridge on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Destroyed the top of the rental truck. IIRC, insurance doesn't cover top damage.

A few years ago in Philly some moron hit an abandoned overhead rail bridge and then drove for several miles through city streets with the peeled back top of the semi trailer dragging behind him. IIRC, some early morning jogger or dog walker called the police, who finally stopped him. I couldn't believe it when I saw the story on the morning news.
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Old 10-24-19, 07:38 AM
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I was playing around on the computer yesterday evening while the cat was making a ruckus downstairs. Went to the top of the stairs and saw he had deposited a mouse on the small rug at the bottom of the stairs. The thing didn't looked freshly killed. Then I remembered hearing noises downstairs at around 4 a.m. yesterday and thinking he was mousing. My guess is that he killed it then and this was follow up play. I'll spare you the photo.
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Old 10-24-19, 07:58 AM
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I'll spare you the photo.
But you took one (some).
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Old 10-24-19, 08:00 AM
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But you took one (some).
Of course. Stephen is a Facebook star. I had to give him some publicity. This is his second mouse that I know of.
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So, aside from simply liking to work out and compete, the main reason I have been a lifelong endurance sports geek is to treat pretty significant anxiety and depression, which is a lot worse in the winter. This fall, using the new smart trainer during the week and tracking a.m. heart rate variability, I think I've found a level of training stress that makes the blues go away and should be sustainable through most of a reasonable training cycle.

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.
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