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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-25-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Had a nice ride this morning, except when I pull the ol' forget you're on a fixie, try to coast, but get bucked off your bike instead trick.

Went for a swim on the well chlorinated pool in order to clean my wounds. Hope that works.
Ouch!

I tend to forget that I'm riding a fixed gear probably every other ride on it, but thankfully it's never a catastrophic mistake.
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Old 05-25-20, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
100 miles. And 1 run in with my favorite P.D. clay twp.
And you lived to tell the tale. Kudos.
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I've been walking to and from the clinic the last few times. Seems like a little over two miles. It wears me out.
Strava?
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Ouch!

I tend to forget that I'm riding a fixed gear probably every other ride on it, but thankfully it's never a catastrophic mistake.
Yeah this is the first one that debiked me. I've had two others that seriously disrupted my line, one that yanked my foot out of a toeclip.

One brake lever, brake housing and my handlebar got some road rash. I got some on one hand, shoulder, elbow and knee. Looks like I got a shave and a light laceration from a rotor, that pales in comparison to the gash that I'm guessing came from the end of the front axle.
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Don't have the actual elevation numbers but say my 1.2 mile office park loop has 30 feet of climbing. How many times would I need to do it to Everest?
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Old 05-25-20, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Don't have the actual elevation numbers but say my 1.2 mile office park loop has 40 feet of climbing. How many times would I need to do it to Everest?
0. Loops are not allowed for Everesting - up and down the same route.
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Yep.

But I have good news. Do it OAB repeat style and you're looking at fewer than 750 iterations (just using round numbers)
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Yep.

But I have good news. Do it OAB repeat style and you're looking at fewer than 750 iterations (just using round numbers)
Wait, I thought you said 40'.

Welp, less than 1000. Easy-peasy
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0. Loops are not allowed for Everesting - up and down the same route.
Well, that's not practical at all.
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You’ve never checked the banned users thread?

never heard of it.

speaking of which what ever happened to Mo
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wait, I thought you said 40'.
I'm not a good guesser of distances/height.

I did several repeats starting 10.6 miles here, but Strava gives varying elevation readings for the same point.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3501088218
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So I was just told that I posted a link to porn images in a thread where I apparently posted a photo of my panniers. Trying to find out from the admins what this is all about. Certainly was not intentional, but if I get banned....stay safe.
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Yeah this is the first one that debiked me. I've had two others that seriously disrupted my line, one that yanked my foot out of a toeclip.

One brake lever, brake housing and my handlebar got some road rash. I got some on one hand, shoulder, elbow and knee. Looks like I got a shave and a light laceration from a rotor, that pales in comparison to the gash that I'm guessing came from the end of the front axle.
Ouch too!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
never heard of it.

speaking of which what ever happened to Mo
https://www.bikeforums.net/news-anno...ned-users.html
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Old 05-25-20, 06:36 PM
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speaking of which what ever happened to Mo
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0. Loops are not allowed for Everesting - up and down the same route.
Sounds like still looping from one side of the road to the other.
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"So other than them not making money, what evidence do you have Strava is bad at business?"
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
"So other than them not making money, what evidence do you have Strava is bad at business?"
Oh boy.
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Old 05-25-20, 07:25 PM
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It was like a trip back through time. UMD KUf. Razor, botto, velo gator. Whooshie face,, All the hits.
Then I stumbled upon this jewel.
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Peter Sagan - 3 weeks - flagrant elbow.

Lol
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
"So other than them not making money, what evidence do you have Strava is bad at business?"
what other evidence would one need?
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Jeez LOP, do be more careful please
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Then I stumbled upon this jewel.
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Peter Sagan - 3 weeks - flagrant elbow.

Lol
I literally laughed out loud at that when I first saw it. Jewel indeed.
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The 30 for 30 about Lance is worth watching.
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"So other than them not making money, what evidence do you have Strava is bad at business?"
I see it this way - they had this vision of Strava turning into more of a social network than anything else. Facebook for athletes. And if they got tons of people to sign up, they would have tons of data to sell to 3rd parties, and the venture capital people could cash out with a huge return.

But it didn't work - people didn't want another social network site. If I wanted Facebook, I would have signed up for it. Really people just wanted to keep track of their workouts, but the venture capital people aren't interested in that because it doesn't lead to the explosive growth that they need in order to cash out.
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I literally laughed out loud at that when I first saw it. Jewel indeed.
I usually think of moderating as being a thankless job. And in some ways it is, I guess, but it is fun to see stuff like this.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Strava?
I gave up Strava long ago. I was doing RideWithGPS for awhile after that. A far superior platform. I don't even use a computer anymore. Platform pedals. Athletic shoes. Shorts with pockets. Etc. Fred
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