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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-19-20, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
As I suspected. New grinder on the way. I had been using my blender up until now, if you can believe that.
All this grinder talk has made me hungry for a grinder.
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Old 05-19-20, 07:49 AM
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I can't fathom repeatedly going anaerobic with a face mask on.
No way. A friend gave me a nice mask with an N95 filter. I wore it to Target (they had TP!) and it fits snugly. I crossed the store pushing the cart at high enough watts to raise my breathing a bit and it felt restrictive. I think if I tried to climb hills with it on I would get claustrophobic.
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Old 05-19-20, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Lance, 30 for 30. I wonder if they make him look likable.

https://youtu.be/YUsakV8RzZo
I'll watch it.
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was checking out pmc last night to and I saw handle bar power meters. Way cheaper than the cranks for obvious reasons, but is the information provided any good? 200 dollars sounds a lot better than 1200.
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was checking out pmc last night to and I saw handle bar power meters. Way cheaper than the cranks for obvious reasons, but is the information provided any good? 200 dollars sounds a lot better than 1200.
Stop that.
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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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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
was checking out pmc last night to and I saw handle bar power meters. Way cheaper than the cranks for obvious reasons, but is the information provided any good? 200 dollars sounds a lot better than 1200.
I can think of a number of bike crap things that I'd rather spend that $200 on; first and foremost would be putting it towards a left crank arm power meter (if you didn't want to stretch to $500-600 for something like a P2M). I think they're starting at $300 these days and I was seeing some slightly over $200 a month or so ago.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:10 AM
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Maybe I'm doing it wrong but my steering usually does't require much power.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
was checking out pmc last night to and I saw handle bar power meters. Way cheaper than the cranks for obvious reasons, but is the information provided any good? 200 dollars sounds a lot better than 1200.
So it's a pitot tube for your bike?

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Stop that.


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I can think of a number of bike crap things that I'd rather spend that $200 on; first and foremost would be putting it towards a left crank arm power meter (if you didn't want to stretch to $500-600 for something like a P2M). I think they're starting at $300 these days and I was seeing some slightly over $200 a month or so ago.
Those 4IIII R7000 arms really seem quite reasonable, so long as they aren't total junk.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
On the positive side, it might kill all the raspberries.
So violent.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
So it's a pitot tube for your bike?
That's what PowerPod/AeroPod use. I think that it would be cool in conjunction with a direct force power meter, so that you could geek out over various resistances, but I wouldn't touch one in lieu of a power meter.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Stop that.
Ill take that idea, put it in this box and throw it away.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
So violent.
He has a lot of raspberry red in his ledger.
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Two of the women I ride mountain bikes with thought we could do a social distancing ride today. I haven't ridden with anyone for weeks so I agreed. They picked a spot in the mountains 50 miles north of here where it's going to be 55 degrees with wind gusts to 30mph. I suggested a different ride where it's predicted to be 67 degrees and no wind. They voted for wind. These are the same two who convinced me to cross into closed terrain a couple years ago when we all got tickets.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
All this grinder talk has made me hungry for a grinder.
And just so you know, around these parts, a grinder is not a grinder unless it's baked in an over. If not, it's a hoagie.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Two of the women I ride mountain bikes with thought we could do a social distancing ride today. I haven't ridden with anyone for weeks so I agreed. They picked a spot in the mountains 50 miles north of here where it's going to be 55 degrees with wind gusts to 30mph. I suggested a different ride where it's predicted to be 67 degrees and no wind. They voted for wind. These are the same two who convinced me to cross into closed terrain a couple years ago when we all got tickets.
Next thing you know, they'll want to go skinny-dipping.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:36 AM
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Uh-oh. Coffee carafe broke. Gonna have to make cowboy coffee this morning.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Next thing you know, they'll want to go skinny-dipping.
If they do it probably won't involve me.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Two of the women I ride mountain bikes with thought we could do a social distancing ride today. I haven't ridden with anyone for weeks so I agreed. They picked a spot in the mountains 50 miles north of here where it's going to be 55 degrees with wind gusts to 30mph. I suggested a different ride where it's predicted to be 67 degrees and no wind. They voted for wind. These are the same two who convinced me to cross into closed terrain a couple years ago when we all got tickets.
You're riding buddies with Thelma and Louise?

Kudos.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You're riding buddies with Thelma and Louise?

Kudos.
Close. They're a couple of pranksters but they can ride road or mountain bikes. Done centuries with them, epic mtb rides, and shuttle downhill mtb rides.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
On the positive side, it might kill all the raspberries.
Up in Vancouver I would often ride La Framboise Rd and when the berries were ripening it smelled so good! Sometimes I'd have a nice Framboise Lambic for a post ride refresher.

For some reason I only like blackberries and Marion berries (of that berry genre) now, maybe I over did it on the raspberry rides.
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That's what PowerPod/AeroPod use. I think that it would be cool in conjunction with a direct force power meter, so that you could geek out over various resistances, but I wouldn't touch one in lieu of a power meter.
I wonder if there would be a way to calculate your drag coefficient using one.

You would some strict control over environmental conditions, but maybe if you had access to an indoor velodrome it could work?
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I wonder if there would be a way to calculate your drag coefficient using one.

You would some strict control over environmental conditions, but maybe if you had access to an indoor velodrome it could work?

best coast body angle when you are completely zonked out.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Uh-oh. Coffee carafe broke. Gonna have to make cowboy coffee this morning.
I hate it when that happens. Ours broke recently, you may recall.
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I can't fathom repeatedly going anaerobic with a face mask on.
I can’t even imagine aerobic with a mask.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I wonder if there would be a way to calculate your drag coefficient using one.

You would some strict control over environmental conditions, but maybe if you had access to an indoor velodrome it could work?
@Heathpack did a lot of aerotesting using that exact method. Well... The indoor velodrome method, anyway. Constant repeatable power, using a real power meter, and an aero/fit expert.
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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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