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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-12-19, 08:16 AM
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Looks like everybody's already gone to work. I should do the same. One more morning with the chainsaw.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
On the same note, my lawyer ONLY uses public transportation.

#NoPretensions
I have been driving the one or two days/week when I have to work in my New Jersey office. Other than that, I ride, walk or take the bus to work and to most other places in the city unless I am picking up a lot of stuff like 35 lb. bags of kitty litter. My Subaru just went over 9,100 miles. It's just over 40 months old.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Nah. I last used the gizmo maybe 2 or 3 years ago. I wanted to see my max HR so I could set appropriate zones. I got up to 192 or so which is pretty high for my age. I did get slight tunnel vision due to the tachycardia-induced hypotension, this is the point where your blood pressure drops because your heart does not have enough time to fill between beats...but I am not worried about any imminent asplosion.
I joke. I push myself to the point of tunnel vision and a funny parasympathetic bowel and bladder feeling a few times a month with no ill effect. Sadly, I can’t get my HR over 168 or so, anymore. Used to go like a motor.

I once finished a college XC championship and collapsed with overwhelming vertigo and had to be helped out of the chute. I ended up holding onto the grass with both hands to keep from falling off the earth and crawling to the team van. Good times. I wish I’d had HR monitoring for those races.
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Old 11-12-19, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
On the same note, my lawyer ONLY uses public transportation.

#NoPretensions
If he/she had a car, I hope it would be a Saturn.
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If he/she had a car, I hope it would be a Saturn.
BTW the Saturn's annual inspection is due next month. I have my fingers crossed that any necessary repairs/maintenance will be low cost. Mrs datlas has made it clear that she does not want to sink too much money into a car that's worth only a few hundred bucks. Sad!
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Old 11-12-19, 09:10 AM
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Yeah it's raining here too. It's supposed to stop and then temps plummet. Timing is key, I am hopeful that there will be enough time for roads to dry so that ice is not a problem for tomorrow's planned ride. I don't care that the temps tomorrow will be 24, I DO care if the roads are icy.
No chance for things to dry out here, between the rain and the snowy deep-freeze.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 11-12-19, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Looks like everybody's already gone to work. I should do the same. One more morning with the chainsaw.
I've been on the move since 5:30. Just got back to my desk.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I've been on the move since 5:30.
My alarm cat went off at 5:30 again this morning.
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Old 11-12-19, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My alarm cat went off at 5:30 again this morning.
My alarm dogs still haven't adjusted to non-DST.
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Old 11-12-19, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And now a question for the metaphysicists.
While in the process of editing a post, is the original post still up, or not.
Shrodinger's cat
Of course.
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Old 11-12-19, 09:54 AM
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I joke. I push myself to the point of tunnel vision and a funny parasympathetic bowel and bladder feeling a few times a month with no ill effect. Sadly, I can’t get my HR over 168 or so, anymore. Used to go like a motor.

I once finished a college XC championship and collapsed with overwhelming vertigo and had to be helped out of the chute. I ended up holding onto the grass with both hands to keep from falling off the earth and crawling to the team van. Good times. I wish I’d had HR monitoring for those races.
XC sucks, it's the first thing you're pushed into whenever you join a track team (and don't have obvious blazing speed). I'll never forget hearing news of the JFK assassination while in the locker room following XC practice. One of those "where were you" moments. Fortunately I had enough speed to graduate to doing more enjoyable 200 and 400 yard events.
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Old 11-12-19, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And now a question for the metaphysicists.
While in the process of editing a post, is the original post still up, or not.
Shrodinger's cat
If a fred posts the 9,347th thread about whether to wear shorts with a chamois, does it make a sound?
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Old 11-12-19, 10:00 AM
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If a fred posts the 9,347th thread about whether to wear shorts with a chamois, does it make a sound?
Depends on whether they are not bibs shorts or bibs.
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Depends on whether they are not bibs shorts or bibs.
It's snowing in town.
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It's snowing in town.


A little bit here too.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I've been on the move since 5:30. Just got back to my desk.
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My alarm cat went off at 5:30 again this morning.
I slept in 'til 5:30 today. I have to get up at 0400 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Uggh.
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It's 5° in town.

edit: oh, wait - it warmed up to 11°

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BTW the Saturn's annual inspection is due next month. I have my fingers crossed that any necessary repairs/maintenance will be low cost. Mrs datlas has made it clear that she does not want to sink too much money into a car that's worth only a few hundred bucks. Sad!
Best of luck.
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Must be getting the snow we had yesterday. It's already gone and now we just have bitter cold.
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My alarm dogs still haven't adjusted to non-DST.
My pup's whining woke me at 3:15 due to an urgent diarrhea event this morning. I promptly got dressed to let her out of the crate and usher her outside, because no matter how early it is, getting up to let her out is WAY better than cleaning poop out of a crate.
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It's 5° in town.

edit: oh, wait - it warmed up to 11°

So are you riding??
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Depends on whether they are not bibs shorts or not shorts shorts.
Fixed.
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My pup's whining woke me at 3:15 due to an urgent diarrhea event this morning. I promptly got dressed to let her out of the crate and usher her outside, because no matter how early it is, getting up to let her out is WAY better than cleaning poop out of a crate.
Word. Socks don't even have to match....
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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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So are you riding??
It's too early in the season to be that desperate. I will probably get to the point where I need to get out and I'll happily go out if it's above the single digits, but that day has not yet arrived.
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It's too early in the season to be that desperate. I will probably get to the point where I need to get out and I'll happily go out if it's above the single digits, but that day has not yet arrived.
Plus, I already have the trainer set up.

Zwift intervals don't quite give me the post-ride analysis figures that TrainerRoad did (and now TR has gone much deeper, from what I gather, but I'd not be making much use of that, anyway), but that's really a secondary concern. The main thing is having decent workouts available and the metrics on-screen (I'm a simple man). In that regard, Zwift is good enough. The graphics/courses are occasionally a nice distraction, but it's really neither here nor there most of the time. Maybe I'll join a virtual group ride sometime, but if that never happens it's a-okay, too.
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