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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-01-20, 05:13 PM
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So after another dismal year, I'm working to get back in the saddle. Been mixing up zwift with real rides as weather/time permits. It's been a lot of fun. I recently scored a power meter as well, so that's been interesting. So far, there seems to be a huge difference between real world power and zwift power. I guess that has to do with the gradient effect on zwift defaulting to 50%?
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Pfffft. Where were you last week?
i was here posting quality content.
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i was here posting quality content.
Instead of riding. Oh, and fify.
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Instead of riding. Oh, and fify.
well, i was working and got in ~100 miles. But; I didn't install any toilets so you've got me there.
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well, i was working and got in ~100 miles. But; I didn't install any toilets so you've got me there.
1 toilet = 20 miles, so that's like, 371 miles on the week for me.

Plus my sterling content.
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1 toilet = 20 miles, so that's like, 371 miles on the week for me.

Plus my sterling content.
...and you had to tolerate in laws. Ok you win.
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...and you had to tolerate in laws. Ok you win.
But I don't have an awesome a shovel like yours.
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But I don't have an awesome a shovel like yours.
That’s because you’d be shamed by Minnesotans if you whipped out that plastic shovel.
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Today, there was wind.
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I've been doing 3 sets of girls push ups after my trainer rides for a couple weeks now. I can now do a set of regular push ups for my first set of 10.
V.V. military press and pull downs on a curling bar machi e would help with your pull up regimen. Also do chin ups, easier.
I don't have machinery.

Even doing push ups is a bit awkward because it hurts my knees to kneel--making doing stuff on the floor a bit of a pain.

I haven't had issues since changing drugs last month, but before that my elbow was subject to inflammation, which made even lifting the 12 pound dumbbell no good some days.

Guess this all is how I've got where I am today.
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By and large, the '10s were a bad decade for sports.

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Today, there was wind.
You don't say...

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Did anyone eat black eyed peas today?
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Ugh. Just noticed that the VW is dripping oil... A day and a half before our trip back, halfway across the country. Will have to get it looked at tomorrow.

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Did anyone eat black eyed peas today?
Nope.
Breakfast: Pop Tarts, ginger Clif Blocks.
Linner: turkey, ricearoni, cranberry sauce.
​​​​​​Dessert: punkin pie.
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Did anyone eat black eyed peas today?
A corn muffin prior to my ride, and a pack of Bloks and two water bottles during my ride. One with Roctane, and the other with Go Far drink mix.
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Did anyone eat black eyed peas today?
no black eyed peas or collard greens. I did have kielbasi and kraut.

For lunch I had beef and barley soup with some leftover risotto added in for good measure.
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Did anyone eat black eyed peas today?
00's music FTW!
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Did anyone eat black eyed peas today?
Not me.
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I had perogies and chorizo for lunch.
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I had perogies and chorizo for lunch.
I had perogies and sour cream and grilled onions for dinner last night. Yum.
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A corn muffin prior to my ride, and a pack of Bloks and two water bottles during my ride. One with Roctane, and the other with Go Far drink mix.
Sounds like you're really packing it on for the holidays.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's not a true Southerner here, is there?
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Sounds like you're really packing it on for the holidays.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's not a true Southerner here, is there?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's not a true Southerner here, is there?
Born in Fla., partially raised in NC.
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