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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-02-20, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
The last two weeks, the quads are pretty tight and sore to touch after rides (fake or otherwise), and actually achy/hurty during rides. Time to invest in a foam roller?
I like mine, but there is no objective support for it. You can also try a tennis ball or a rolling pin.

Have you upped the miles or intensity, or is this out of the blue?
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Old 02-02-20, 07:10 AM
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The Tiger Tail works well for me, my daughter has a Stick that is more aggressive.
YMMV
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Another weekend day with wet conditions and overnight lows around freezing. I had to cancel yesterday’s ride due to ice. Trying for a 1 hour delay today to salvage a ride.

Time to move south?
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Old 02-02-20, 07:18 AM
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Understood. Sometimes you find yourself in a group, sometimes for survivals sake, other times, because it just happens.

My Rando bike.

I will admit to a big seat wedge so I could fit 3 tubes, and extra Co2 cartridges.

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Old 02-02-20, 07:26 AM
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Another weekend day with wet conditions and overnight lows around freezing. I had to cancel yesterday’s ride due to ice. Trying for a 1 hour delay today to salvage a ride.

Time to move south?
60 degrees today, and 70 degrees tomorrow.

YES
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Old 02-02-20, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sounds like a great topic for the 41 to get wrapped up in . . . . coming soon to a thread near you.
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Old 02-02-20, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Another weekend day with wet conditions and overnight lows around freezing. I had to cancel yesterday’s ride due to ice. Trying for a 1 hour delay today to salvage a ride.

Time to move south?
Better you than me.
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Old 02-02-20, 07:37 AM
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Ah. I had a couple of Brooks saddles (maybe others in the distant past, come to think about it), but had to sell them (for a surprising amount) when they were still uncomfortable after more than two years. I certainly never developed any “catenary” in the sling. My father had one on his Rudge Sports and believed one must not ride anything else.
I had an Ideale leather saddle when I lived in Portland, OR. Since I rode every day without fenders and stored the bike in a damp basement. Also being a car-free, one-bike youngster who enjoyed the nightlife, sometimes forgoing the formality of putting a plastic bag on the saddle while hitting the clubs/galleries/theaters, I often grew mold on the saddle, totally sagged it out and ran the tensioner to it's limit and gave it away after 6 years with it.

I have a Brooks B17 knockoff on the Raleigh single speed that I only ride occasionally down here in PHX, AZ. It took a while to break in but works well now. Will definitely avoid that bike on rain days.
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Old 02-02-20, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
60 degrees today, and 70 degrees tomorrow.

YES
It got up to 78° here yesterday, and there's a slight possibility of snow Mon- Wed. 36° expected Tues night at the airport!

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Time to move somewhere with more consistent weather. Thinking Canary Islands.
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Better you than me.
Well, if daughter 2 takes the free ride offer, the move may come soon!

Andalucía is on the top of the list.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I like mine, but there is no objective support for it. You can also try a tennis ball or a rolling pin.

Have you upped the miles or intensity, or is this out of the blue?
Minor increase to intensity but I’m not sure if it is enough to justify the increase in the discomfort. What would I need to re-evaluate against the probability that it is not mileage/intensity related?
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Old 02-02-20, 08:29 AM
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Apparently it's about math.
I don't know math from a hole in the ground.
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I did an easy pace ride yesterday morning (intentionally going slow is actually harder than just plain sucking) and it was right at freezing at 8 a.m. I plan on a longer ride this afternoon where it should be about 75 degrees.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We need cycling shoes like this.
I was just watching a cycling shoe review on youtube (because I'm a dork) and the guy said, "The problem with all of these new shoes is that none of them come with any extra watts."
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I was just watching a cycling shoe review on youtube (because I'm a dork) and the guy said, "The problem with all of these new shoes is that none of them come with any extra watts."
that’s what red paint and stickers are for.
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first cold of the season, or maybe I got infected. Either way I can’t breath.
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Another weekend day with wet conditions and overnight lows around freezing. I had to cancel yesterday’s ride due to ice. Trying for a 1 hour delay today to salvage a ride.

Time to move south?
Duh.
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...and snakes!!!!!
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Minor increase to intensity but I’m not sure if it is enough to justify the increase in the discomfort. What would I need to re-evaluate against the probability that it is not mileage/intensity related?
datlas may roll his eyes at this, but are you on a statin?
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Crash on today’s ride. Sad! Rider is ok but broken clavicle.
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