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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-20-20, 05:12 PM
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What do you see, now?
Fancy Hill!
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Gah! You ruined my provocation bait.
I can delete my post if you wish.

edit: done. Your turn.
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We had a patch of stone in our front yard - it was something that was put in years and years ago. My wife wanted it gone - too many weeds. Yes, there was a barrier, but it was old and holey, and the weeds were finding a way through.
Seems like weed cloth is only good for 5 years here, after that you gotta break out the poison or the fire a couple times a year.
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Old 05-20-20, 05:21 PM
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Got it. Interesting. Do you have hills like that in your neck of the woods? I like hills although I prefer 4-10%, the longer the better.
Most of the hills in my area are in the river valleys. Because of how they were shaped, they tend not terribly high, though some can be steep. I couldn't guesstimate grades - I'd have to look.

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Old 05-20-20, 05:28 PM
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I can delete my post if you wish.

edit: done. Your turn.
Ha - I don't have high hopes, but figured it was worth a try.
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Old 05-20-20, 05:42 PM
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Ha - I don't have high hopes, but figured it was worth a try.
We shall see. I donít even know if @ notifications are working.
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We shall see. I donít even know if @ notifications are working.
Either way, they can easily be ignored.


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We shall see. I donít even know if @ notifications are working.
I seem to get them sporadically, though only iJen got emails.
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My legs were threatening to cramp towards the end of my ride. I wonder if MoAlpha could advise on the proper electrolyte intake to avoid this in the future.
How dare you!? Reported!
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We shall see. I donít even know if @ notifications are working.
Nope, I never got the last mention. Stumbled on it totally coincidentally.
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Old 05-20-20, 06:11 PM
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I'm in the zero setback seatpost camp. Well, with a ~73į STA. The Domane was a little steeper so I went with a mild setback (1cm).
I have long femurs, so I'm always stuck with a setback post. 20mm minimum with most saddles.

New position felt okay, kind of wanted a bit more stem extension and a touch narrower saddle. Tonight was up there with my quickest rides on that particular bike, so either I was just motivated or coming forward helps me out a bit to make more power. Whether that position is sustainable over longer rides I don't know, but it kind of needs to since that's why I built the thing.
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Got it. Interesting. Do you have hills like that in your neck of the woods? I like hills although I prefer 4-10%, the longer the better.
I wonder why.
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I seem to get them sporadically, though only iJen got emails.
I seem to recall that we all had to go and turn them off when TPTB suddenly decided that was a good idea.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I wonder why.
IKR

Last good hill I did was Whiteface. 8 miles at 8%. 100% fun, too bad itís not closer.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I have long femurs, so I'm always stuck with a setback post. 20mm minimum with most saddles.

New position felt okay, kind of wanted a bit more stem extension and a touch narrower saddle. Tonight was up there with my quickest rides on that particular bike, so either I was just motivated or coming forward helps me out a bit to make more power. Whether that position is sustainable over longer rides I don't know, but it kind of needs to since that's why I built the thing.
A lot of people like to 'ride the rivet' at times. I often do for efforts over threshold. Bah Humbug could prolly explain hip angles and whatnot that's involved.
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100% fun, too bad it’s not closer.
You're never going to fatten with this mindset.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
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Last good hill I did was Whiteface. 8 miles at 8%. 100% fun, too bad itís not closer.
Yeah, that's prolly a hill that I would avoid. As my w/kg had improved, I've sought hills just for the opportunity for a steady effort, but I am not and never will be a climber.
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Either way, they can easily be ignored.


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Last good hill I did was Whiteface. 8 miles at 8%. 100% fun, too bad itís not closer.
That's a nope from me. I'd just give up and coast back down long before I reached the top.
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A lot of people like to 'ride the rivet' at times. I often do for efforts over threshold. Bah Humbug could prolly explain hip angles and whatnot that's involved.
Yep, when attempting to get into part of a more-TT position (in the drops), you want it to be mirrored in the hips to maintain the same hip angle, yes. If you keep your same spot on your saddle and move from the hoods to the drops, your hips will close and you'll (probably) lose power. It also puts more weight on the front wheel and through your hands, so you generally don't want it to be your default without... aerobars and arm cups. It's fine for short efforts though.
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My ideal would probably be an infinite 1% incline. With a swim before and run after.

No second laps filled with mountain bikes, either.
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Yep, when attempting to get into part of a more-TT position (in the drops), you want it to be mirrored in the hips to maintain the same hip angle, yes. If you keep your same spot on your saddle and move from the hoods to the drops, your hips will close and you'll (probably) lose power. It also puts more weight on the front wheel and through your hands, so you generally don't want it to be your default without... aerobars and arm cups. It's fine for short efforts though.
Yeah, this is also a bit of an investigation into what position I would like to favor and whether or not I like my handlebars.

One benefit to a big ol' handlebar bag is it makes it really easy to control the bike and maintain the "invisible aerobar" position Helped out a lot tonight grinding in to a 15mph headwind.

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My ideal would probably be an infinite 1% incline.
I had an ~8 mile stretch like that today. I got tired of that ****. In fairness, though, I was well in to my ride and starting to get fatigued.
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Mr. Brown and White is hard at it. #Fat
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Of course it would.
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