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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-22-20, 09:22 AM
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If you have time and can swing it, the part near Dulles is amazing. Maybe swing out on the way home? https://airandspace.si.edu/
Yep.
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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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Old 01-22-20, 09:46 AM
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Ah yes. The evil plan is working like a charm.

Thumbs up!
Thanks, Coach.
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June 13th flight to Missoula booked!
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June 13th flight to Missoula booked!
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
not so good, no one showed up for their shift.
If they keep that sort of thing up, they'll go out of business.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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It takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’.
I wore a Timex for many years.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Heat down stair is officially broken. It’s 56 degrees downstairs. Crazy the one time we go out of town this happens. Checked out the holocaust museum, and natural history museum yesterday. Gunna hit up the air and space museum today and head home.

So the wife and I saw something that was a little crazy to us.
Temperature was around 30 degrees last night around 6 pm, wind chill was 27 ish, This lady rides her bike by with a baby in the front seat. The baby had no hat on, was just in pajamas and her cheeks were bright red. I know Im a wimp in the cold but that seemed extreme. My cheeks hurt and I didn’t have the extra windchill affect of being on a moving bike.

Happy hump day everybody.
Baby on a tandem? Don't see that every day.
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I wore a Timex for many years.
Timex is making a comeback - they've got some interesting hand-wound and automatic watches coming to market. I'm tempted to get a Marlin auto with either Snoopy or Charlie Brown on the dial.
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My legs are stiff and achy and I’m schlepping around and moaning like a nursing home occupant, but my FTP is up > 7% from the end of November. Back to the gym tomorrow.
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Ah yes. The evil plan is working like a charm.

Thumbs up!
So is there a general plan I could look at online? I live close to a city rec center with a decent gym.
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The stir-crazies are setting in - I need to get out on a ride.
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Did a tougher ride on the Zwifting last night. Some good climbing. The jungle section, to put it bluntly, pisses me off though. I went and got a gravel specific frame/wheelset so I could switch bikes once I got to those roads and it's still like pedaling in dry sand. Your power and cadence stay the same, but suddenly you're doing 12 mph instead of 18 or so. Grossly over exaggerated in my opinion. That was a fairly recent update from them to add more realism, but I think they need to go back to the drawing board on that one. I think I'll just avoid that section for now.

On the good side, I've lost a solid 8 or so pounds since I started back on the bike in mid December. Quite a bit more to go, but at least that's in the right direction.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Timex is making a comeback - they've got some interesting hand-wound and automatic watches coming to market. I'm tempted to get a Marlin auto with either Snoopy or Charlie Brown on the dial.
I am waiting for Casio to reintroduce the calculator watch.
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Old 01-22-20, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I am waiting for Casio to reintroduce the calculator watch.
Go nuts. I don't know if Databanks were ever not available - https://www.casio.com/products/watches/databank
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Old 01-22-20, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Did a tougher ride on the Zwifting last night. Some good climbing. The jungle section, to put it bluntly, pisses me off though. I went and got a gravel specific frame/wheelset so I could switch bikes once I got to those roads and it's still like pedaling in dry sand. Your power and cadence stay the same, but suddenly you're doing 12 mph instead of 18 or so. Grossly over exaggerated in my opinion. That was a fairly recent update from them to add more realism, but I think they need to go back to the drawing board on that one. I think I'll just avoid that section for now.
Is there fake elevation involved or just a surface change?
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I wore a Timex for many years.
I'm wearing one right now.

It's set on daylight saving time. Current reading 13:20.
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Hey bampilot06 - did you say that you've got a regular group ride? If so: what day? where? do they welcome riders with questionable skills and modest abilities?
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If you have time and can swing it, the part near Dulles is amazing. Maybe swing out on the way home? https://airandspace.si.edu/
So is this. (not in D.C.)

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm wearing one right now.

It's set on daylight saving time. Current reading 13:20.
My watches have all been analog.
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Except the ones I've had for running.
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So not all of them.
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The ones that count.
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The ones that count.
Digital watches actually count. Analogue ones just move their arms.
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Digital watches actually count. Analogue ones just move their arms.
Analog watches with complications count.
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