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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-24-20, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Time for a ride. Gonna do a destination ride out to one of the toughest climbs within 20 miles of here.
Go for it! Love riding in your part of the country. Should be a great day for an Everest-ing attempt.
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Old 06-24-20, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Go for it! Love riding in your part of the country. Should be a great day for an Everest-ing attempt.
Trying to get him to blow up and take himself out of the running for the week? Good thinkin'.
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Old 06-24-20, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
NICA is pretty big around here.

https://www.nationalmtb.org
This says a school I ride by has a "team." But I've never seen a MTB around there.
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Old 06-24-20, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
A 17 yo kid was hit and killed by a car over the weekend. He had recently graduated from high school and was the captain of his school’s MTB team. I’ve known his parents for a long time.

Yes. The overwhelming number of people wore masks. We had a police escort for the open road portion. The rest was on a four lane road that has been closed to cars since restrictions took effect. Plenty of room to spread out.
So he must've been riding when he was hit. Sad!
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Old 06-24-20, 05:31 AM
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I never heard of high schools competing in cycling. wut
My prep school had a cycling team my senior year. That was in ‘83.
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Old 06-24-20, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Why? Buy low, sell high, I guess
Poor price discovery.
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Oof.

Segway: End of the road for the much-hyped two-wheeler
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Old 06-24-20, 06:39 AM
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<<<< same
It was brutal here yesterday. I didn’t get to get out in the morning and was forced to wait until the storms cleared after work. The humidity was terrible.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This says a school I ride by has a "team." But I've never seen a MTB around there.
Hint: they don't ride on the roads.
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Old 06-24-20, 06:50 AM
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Just read that there will be another stimulus check.
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Old 06-24-20, 06:54 AM
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On my ride yesterday I saw a guy on what looked to be a Look KG171.

With a bright red Aerospoke-type wheel on the front and a black one on the back
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Just read that there will be another stimulus check.
Some of us are still awaiting the first one.
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Old 06-24-20, 07:06 AM
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Slow morning. Everybody must be out riding
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Hint: they don't ride on the roads.
Where do they ride?
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Old 06-24-20, 08:32 AM
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Everesting in the mainstream media!

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/24/88274...ting-challenge
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Slow morning. Everybody must be out riding
IN riding!

The Hammer is quieter and smoother than it ever was before, even brand new. Power still felt spot-on. Only weirdness was that the watch wasn't finding the sensors, so I had to manually upload the Rouvy file and then manually remove the fake miles recorded.

Still super happy to have the trainer back. And the Velofix guy is outside right now setting up the R2 with the R7000. I’m going to be set up beautifully.
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IN riding!

The Hammer is quieter and smoother than it ever was before, even brand new. Power still felt spot-on. Only weirdness was that the watch wasn't finding the sensors, so I had to manually upload the Rouvy file and then manually remove the fake miles recorded.

Still super happy to have the trainer back. And the Velofix guy is outside right now setting up the R2 with the R7000. I’m going to be set up beautifully.
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Old 06-24-20, 09:00 AM
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Some of us are still awaiting the first one.
Were these supposed to be worldwide?
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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 06-24-20, 09:03 AM
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Turned on my Wahoo at the start of the ride and it greeted me with a low battery warning and 1% charge. I know that I charged the thing on Monday morning and I've only taken two 1-hour rides since - it should have had enough juice for a century and more. Had to fall back on my Fitbit tracking (I don't think that the Strava app pairs with HRMs any more, and I at least wanted that data) and fly blind, like some kind of plebe.
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Were these supposed to be worldwide?
To US citizens, yes. I get social security, and my wife has a pers pension. Most of our banking is still there too.
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fly blind, like some kind of plebe.
The horror!



I actually had a similar thing happen yesterday. I've got a dumb computer I use primarily for heart rate but had switched stems and handlebars and never moved the computer mount over to the new cockpit. Brought my heart rate strap but didn't even think about the computer, so even if the mount was there I probably would have forgotten the computer anyways
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To US citizens, yes. I get social security, and my wife has a pers pension. Most of our banking is still there too.
Cool.

Refusing it would be a good option in your case I suppose.
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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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I actually had a similar thing happen yesterday. I've got a dumb computer I use primarily for heart rate but had switched stems and handlebars and never moved the computer mount over to the new cockpit. Brought my heart rate strap but didn't even think about the computer, so even if the mount was there I probably would have forgotten the computer anyways
Why even bother riding?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Turned on my Wahoo at the start of the ride and it greeted me with a low battery warning and 1% charge. I know that I charged the thing on Monday morning and I've only taken two 1-hour rides since - it should have had enough juice for a century and more. Had to fall back on my Fitbit tracking (I don't think that the Strava app pairs with HRMs any more, and I at least wanted that data) and fly blind, like some kind of plebe.
I don’t think it’s possible to ride a bike without a constellation of sensors.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why even bother riding?
My phone was recording my route so that it did in fact count.

Riding without real time heart rate data is one thing, not recording a ride and missing out on potential internet kudos is a whole different story.
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