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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-09-20, 12:17 PM
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I got really dehydrated during only a 25 mile ride. It wasnít even hot yet. Iím really sick of the humidity, and itís going to get hotter and more humid starting tomorrow.

The only saving grace is that I saw a big Great Blue Herron and a ginormous snapping turtle in the canal.
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Old 08-09-20, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I got really dehydrated during only a 25 mile ride. It wasnít even hot yet. Iím really sick of the humidity, and itís going to get hotter and more humid starting tomorrow.

The only saving grace is that I saw a big Great Blue Herron and a ginormous snapping turtle in the canal.
I expect disapproval from @Velo Vol, but I am just happy you got back safely and saw 2 of nature's beautiful creatures. Kudos for you!
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Old 08-09-20, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What if you got a negative score?
That would be inconceivable.
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Old 08-09-20, 12:25 PM
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Busy day: ride, virtual church, lunch, hair cut and now a nap.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Unless MoAlpha goes out for another serving.
I could steal his third place easily but as far as I know, there is no prize money involved so I'm going to mow the lawn instead of going out for another 10 miles. When I told my wife there was no point in going back out, she said, "Yeah, it would just make you second loser instead of third loser."
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Old 08-09-20, 12:33 PM
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I got really dehydrated during only a 25 mile ride.
How?
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Old 08-09-20, 12:35 PM
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I expect disapproval from @Velo Vol, but I am just happy you got back safely and saw 2 of nature's beautiful creatures.
Speaking of:

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I could steal his third place easily but as far as I know, there is no prize money involved so I'm going to mow the lawn instead of going out for another 10 miles. When I told my wife there was no point in going back out, she said, "Yeah, it would just make you second loser instead of third loser."
Tough week when 200 miles would get fifth. Last week that would have been second.
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A friend/neighbor is a geologist for our county, basically working outdoors. He got bitten by a tick, which had him develop an allergy for mammalsí meat. If he has a single bite, he breaks in hives and puffs up.
Heard of this.
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Old 08-09-20, 12:47 PM
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Heard of this.
Yeah that's on my list of minor nightmares.
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Old 08-09-20, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Did you read the post? Do try to keep up
Did you read my quote of his post? I hit "reply" prior to it being edited. Worry about my posts less and your digits more.
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Old 08-09-20, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I could steal his third place easily but as far as I know, there is no prize money involved so I'm going to mow the lawn instead of going out for another 10 miles. When I told my wife there was no point in going back out, she said, "Yeah, it would just make you second loser instead of third loser."
Oh, I was talking about the elevation lead. I think that you (and I) would need to travel another state to threaten his lead for the week.
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Old 08-09-20, 01:03 PM
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Had a real smooth four day trip. Everything was on time, no broken planes, weather wasnít bad. Last leg, it always goes to ****. Never fails. Luckily my connection home isnít tight so I wonít miss my flight atleast.

You guys killed it this week. I wonder what miles I could get in if my job didnít keep me away from my bike.
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Old 08-09-20, 01:04 PM
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that's creepy.
At least they didn't say anything.
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Old 08-09-20, 01:07 PM
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Went out for a leisurely 2 hour spin and got hammered in a downpour for about 40 minutes. Sheets of rain, big and deep puddles. I was mildly concerned about the possibility of a driver hitting me because of the poor visibility, but I was even more concerned that they'd hit a deep puddle and that the wave would knock me off of the bike and/or road. Made it home without issue, thankfully.

My nice, new Zipps, on the other hand, are sloshing something fierce. I'll have to see if there's a drain hole, otherwise I'll have to at least unseat the tire and remove the valve stem, I think.
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Old 08-09-20, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I could steal his third place easily but as far as I know, there is no prize money involved so I'm going to mow the lawn instead of going out for another 10 miles. When I told my wife there was no point in going back out, she said, "Yeah, it would just make you second loser instead of third loser."
Harsh! But accurate.
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Went out for a leisurely 2 hour spin and got hammered in a downpour for about 40 minutes. Sheets of rain, big and deep puddles. I was mildly concerned about the possibility of a driver hitting me because of the poor visibility, but I was even more concerned that they'd hit a deep puddle and that the wave would knock me off of the bike and/or road. Made it home without issue, thankfully.

My nice, new Zipps, on the other hand, are sloshing something fierce. I'll have to see if there's a drain hole, otherwise I'll have to at least unseat the tire and remove the valve stem, I think.
That sounds slow.
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Had a real smooth four day trip. Everything was on time, no broken planes, weather wasnít bad. Last leg, it always goes to ****. Never fails. Luckily my connection home isnít tight so I wonít miss my flight atleast.
Do you carry this on flights?


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I went for 2.5 hours and the drivers were bad. You know how sometimes drivers seem a lot more dangerous than normal? It was like that today. Plus, I had a rare double flat and only carry one tube so I had to patch one. I found some shade in a Taco Bell parking lot, luckily.
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That sounds slow.
At least I didn't have to worry about overheating.

For a while, my jersey was billowing just enough to not make much contact with my skin (I'd unzipped a little earlier in the ride) and then I'd slow down and it'd collapse. The resulting smack of cold would result in a sharp, involuntary inhalation.

That and my brakes sounded as if were trying to imitate Vol's musical talents.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I could steal his third place easily but as far as I know, there is no prize money involved so I'm going to mow the lawn instead of going out for another 10 miles. When I told my wife there was no point in going back out, she said, "Yeah, it would just make you second loser instead of third loser."
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Oh, I was talking about the elevation lead. I think that you (and I) would need to travel another state to threaten his lead for the week.
Finding some hills would be the first requirement.
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Watching drag racing from Indianapolis and it's sunny and warm there.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
A friend/neighbor is a geologist for our county, basically working outdoors. He got bitten by a tick, which had him develop an allergy for mammalsí meat. If he has a single bite, he breaks in hives and puffs up.
Itís called alpha-gal syndrome. Itís a thing. Not to be confused with alpha male syndrome.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I got really dehydrated during only a 25 mile ride. It wasnít even hot yet. Iím really sick of the humidity, and itís going to get hotter and more humid starting tomorrow.

The only saving grace is that I saw a big Great Blue Herron and a ginormous snapping turtle in the canal.
Super high humidity/dew point this morning. I am not surprised. I took it easy on my recovery ride but still got saturated jersey and went through 2 bottles in just 40 miles.

Itís true what they say: itís not the heat, itís the humidity.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Finding some hills would be the first requirement.
This made me think about the ridiculous number of repeats that I'd need to do to. Maybe one of these weeks I'll give it a whirl. Start small with 10k feet or something...
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