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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-10-19, 08:00 AM
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Mrs datlas bought a new cycling gadget that has kitchen use.
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Received a new IceBreaker merino wool base layer from Amazon. I had hoped that it would be a less expensive alternative to the Rapha bases, but man, does the fit suck. Arms are fine, but it's really long (even for someone with a long-ish torso, like me) and it's not tailored around the armpits at all, so it ends up looking like some sugar glider skin flaps when you raise your arms. How is this supposed to fit under other layers? I guess it might work fine casually, but not with anything athletic/slim fitting. Will have to return it. Bummer.
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Old 11-10-19, 08:25 AM
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The weather is so nice, now through March, that I would be a fool not to ride everyday. My knees have other ideas. I'm doing guad stretches ever morning--just two sets-- and it helps some. I could start doing more sets, and more throughout the day. Any other ideas from the peanut gallery? Something that works for you, or someone you know? I don't ride hard or fast, or (unfortunately)very far most of the time. So I just need a maintenance kind of program.
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Old 11-10-19, 08:32 AM
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Received a new IceBreaker merino wool base layer from Amazon. I had hoped that it would be a less expensive alternative to the Rapha bases, but man, does the fit suck. Arms are fine, but it's really long (even for someone with a long-ish torso, like me) and it's not tailored around the armpits at all, so it ends up looking like some sugar glider skin flaps when you raise your arms. How is this supposed to fit under other layers? I guess it might work fine casually, but not with anything athletic/slim fitting. Will have to return it. Bummer.
When I bought mine from Amazon last year, I read all those reviews which said the fit was horrible. I went ahead and ordered my normal size--XL--and it fits well. I wore it daily during my Spring tour, always under a loose fitting jersey and frequently a rain jacket too. I likely had a base layer under it too. I have nothing but good things to say about it. It is Amazon's own brand. Vneck, I believe. Oh, I see you bought a base layer; I just bought a sweater.
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Old 11-10-19, 09:59 AM
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Cold where you are? It could be worse. Logan Pass in Glacier N.P.

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Old 11-10-19, 10:38 AM
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Received a new IceBreaker merino wool base layer from Amazon. I had hoped that it would be a less expensive alternative to the Rapha bases, but man, does the fit suck. Arms are fine, but it's really long (even for someone with a long-ish torso, like me) and it's not tailored around the armpits at all, so it ends up looking like some sugar glider skin flaps when you raise your arms. How is this supposed to fit under other layers? I guess it might work fine casually, but not with anything athletic/slim fitting. Will have to return it. Bummer.
Baselayers are pot luck I've found when shopping online.
Tempted by this one for winter usage, but wondering for cycling fit whether to size down.
https://www.sierra.com/mammut-klamat...mmut~b~3201%2F
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Old 11-10-19, 10:42 AM
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Cold where you are? It could be worse. Logan Pass in Glacier N.P.

Ill pass.
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Received a new IceBreaker merino wool base layer from Amazon. I had hoped that it would be a less expensive alternative to the Rapha bases, but man, does the fit suck. Arms are fine, but it's really long (even for someone with a long-ish torso, like me) and it's not tailored around the armpits at all, so it ends up looking like some sugar glider skin flaps when you raise your arms. How is this supposed to fit under other layers? I guess it might work fine casually, but not with anything athletic/slim fitting. Will have to return it. Bummer.
Too bad. I have one of those and its one of my best fitting ones and its seen me down from 155 to 140 lbs. I hate too long and too short shirts.
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Got my knobbly old ass handed to me on the gravels today. My only hope of staying with these mokes is hills and there were none.
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Old 11-10-19, 11:36 AM
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Received a new IceBreaker merino wool base layer from Amazon.
I like the Patagonia Capilene. I use them for cycling and snowboarding. Different weights for the application.

Used one this morning on the mountain bike. Started out at 37 degrees and was 64 when I got home. Stuff works well.
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Old 11-10-19, 01:10 PM
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I'm an UA fan. Their compression heat and cold gear are the hot ticket for me.
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Tops made of anything but wool get too stinky, after even brief use, to hang in an office. Synthetic is fine otherwise, as far as I’m concerned, costs less and lasts much longer.

Just found this https://stravatsscalculator.com. It says I’m burning my puny candle at both ends.

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Tops made of anything but wool get too stinky, after even brief use, to hang in an office. Synthetic is fine otherwise, as far as Im concerned, costs less and lasts much longer.

Just found this Strava TSS Calculator. It says Im burning my puny candle at both ends.
Puny candle? Because it was cold??
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Puny candle? Because it was cold??
At least I could still find it when I needed it half way through.
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Had a stroopwafel with my mid-morning tasse kaffee. Ok, I had four.
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Best player on my 4th grade hoops team leaned in, drew the foul, and layed in it. Hit the free throw on a 10 ft rim. Unbelievable for a 10 year old. He's got older brothers and they come to cheer him on.

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In other news, after today’s ride I removed the Reynolds wheels from the Habanero. The regular road season is officially over.

I was waiting until now so I would not jinx myself, but I had latex tubes for the whole season (May through November) and GP4000s tires, got roughly 3k miles on them and zero flats.
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Mrs datlas bought a new kitchen gadget that has cycling use. Potentially dangerous.

The rjones28 Weights and Measures Department equipment is pressed into service for bike part weight verification, coffee dosing, and meal preparation.
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Puny candle? Because it was cold??
I see what you did there, Jerry.
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I was waiting until now so I would not jinx myself, but I had latex tubes for the whole season (May through November) and GP4000s tires, got roughly 3k miles on them and zero flats.
What the hell man, how is Big Tubular supposed to make a living, pay the bills?
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What the hell man, how is Big Tubular supposed to make a living, pay the bills?
Is that a thing?
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Is that a thing?
Totally tubular, man.
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Is that a thing?
Well, I hate to brag...
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Dumb random food question...

I generally like the taste of Brie cheese, it starts out tasting good...but somehow always has a metallic finish/aftertaste. Am I doing something wrong? Is it an acquired taste??
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