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Old 01-11-20, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Metallifan33 View Post
I just came here to say I like your username
Hey, we have a new participant! Welcome!

In other news, is the "go to quoted post" [>] not working for anyone else?
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Old 01-11-20, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Hey, we have a new participant! Welcome!

In other news, is the "go to quoted post" [>] not working for anyone else?
Thanks for that report, I also share the problem. It happens when the quoted post is on a previous page, and only to some people. The others I suspect are asleep at the wheel.

Anyone else? The more complaints the faster it will get fixed.
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Old 01-11-20, 09:28 AM
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The tree branches are starting to sway back and forth.

Uh oh.
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Old 01-11-20, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Thanks for that report, I also share the problem. It happens when the quoted post is on a previous page, and only to some people. The others I suspect are asleep at the wheel.

Anyone else? The more complaints the faster it will get fixed.
It seems intermittent; it didn't work when I tried to use it on the post that quoted Metallifan33's first post on the thread. It did work when I clicked the one in my first post on this page of the thread, which went back to a previous page.
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Old 01-11-20, 09:39 AM
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All my friends are boasting how they will ride in just shorts today. IMO that’s crazy talk. I like knees covered unless it’s well above 60F.
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Good for you guys. We had 50s the last couple days and I got one ride in but I couldn’t do it yesterday despite being calm, albeit damp. Still fighting a head cold and I’m in that every other day suffering mode which seems to come near the end (I hope).

Have a most excellent ride.
I rode last night after work ending about an hour and a half after sunset in light drizzle and 38°. Embarrased to say that it took me so long to get my first ride of the year in.

I got a new mount for my light that attaches directly to the front rack in front of my handlebar bag, and it worked wonderfully! My light finally doesn't slowly creep downwards

No riding today though. Winds 020° 23kt G31kt per the Rockford METAR. Freezing drizzle with obvious ice on the trees so I assume on the roads as well.

1-3 inches of snow and continued strong gusty winds for the rest of the day. Lovely.
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Old 01-11-20, 09:41 AM
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Yep, fake miles today.

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Old 01-11-20, 09:56 AM
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Kids had some fun before they realized it was cold.

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Old 01-11-20, 10:17 AM
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Fake miles for me, too. When I don't know what the hell else to do, I revert to over/unders. It's amazing how you can look forward to relaxing a bit at 95% FTP.

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Yep, fake the next two or three months.
Fixed to reflect my situation.
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Old 01-11-20, 10:22 AM
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Man, going on the road/vacation just throws your diet out of wack.

Despite logging my biggest mileage week evar, I came back from VA about 5 lbs heavier than expected... and since then I've steadily dropped weight, close to a pound each day, so that I'm back to where I'd expected to be. Maybe the salt content of prepared food had me retaining excess water? Maybe it was just foods with high uh, "residuals," as they say? Dunno, but glad to see that I didn't actually go backwards over that stretch.
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Real miles for me this morning, but running. Maybe real miles on the bike tomorrow. We'll see.
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It's supposed to stay cloudy but still get to 40+ degrees American. I expect much of the snow will be off the roads, but will unfortunately ice over tonight. It's then supposed to get to a high of almost 60 tomorrow, so I'm hoping I can get a ride in then.
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Old 01-11-20, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I rode last night after work ending about an hour and a half after sunset in light drizzle and 38°. Embarrased to say that it took me so long to get my first ride of the year in.

1-3 inches of snow and continued strong gusty winds for the rest of the day. Lovely.
I’ve managed 5 rides so far, could have had a couple more if I didn’t have a nagging cold. Being retired, I can pick the best weather of the day to ride.

Like you, we’re getting winds and rain which is soon supposed to become ice and then the 1-3”. Heading for the trainer soon.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Yep, fake miles today.

Wow! I didn’t know that Denton got snow. I knew you guys got ice. Is snow common?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Thanks for that report, I also share the problem. It happens when the quoted post is on a previous page, and only to some people. The others I suspect are asleep at the wheel.

Anyone else? The more complaints the faster it will get fixed.
It's actually working ok here.
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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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DK Metcalf is going sleeveless in Green Bay tonight.
Cold day in Frisco, TX today. A good portion of the James Madison crew is sporting sleeves or arm warmers, while the NoDak boys are mostly bare armed, thinking, hey this is like a nice spring day.
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Old 01-11-20, 11:50 AM
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Where's that?

see above
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Cold day in Frisco, TX today. A good portion of the James Madison crew is sporting sleeves or arm warmers, while the NoDak boys are mostly bare armed, thinking, hey this is like a nice spring day.
not as much armwear for JMU defense.
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see above
1. How often do you cross the Chatahoochee?
2. Do you sing the song every time you cross?
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If you want to bend your mind sometime, look up the Cherokee alphabet. Good times.
Fun fact: I have cycled past the birthplace of the birther of said alphabet.

Home | Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
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see above
So you waited 47 years, moved to NW Metro Atl., and then bought a snow shovel?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Cold day in Frisco, TX today. A good portion of the James Madison crew is sporting sleeves or arm warmers, while the NoDak boys are mostly bare armed, thinking, hey this is like a nice spring day.
Wait, you're in Frisco? I was just about to drive over there. So you guys didn't get this snow like we did?
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The tree branches are starting to sway back and forth.

Uh oh.
UPDATE


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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Wow! I didn’t know that Denton got snow. I knew you guys got ice. Is snow common?
Not at all common. If this was a weekday, schools and such would shut down. I see a good snow like this maybe once every 2-4 years.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Cold day in Frisco, TX today. A good portion of the James Madison crew is sporting sleeves or arm warmers, while the NoDak boys are mostly bare armed, thinking, hey this is like a nice spring day.
I was about to ask if anyone else was watching that game. Loved the fake FG. NDSU is just fun.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Yep, fake miles today.

Wait, this is Texas?

It's supposed to be 50F+ all next week here.
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