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Old 07-05-20, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I saw you guys talking about this before. Does wahoo do the same thing? I find it strange that it would know. I guess if you live in PHX than you are always at 100 percent?

Does it do the same thing for cold weather riding?
There is no acclimatization for cold weather. You just lose your hot weather acclimatization.
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I need to wash the Fatboy.
That just reads wrong on all levels
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Any Smoke on the Water?

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That's not smoke , its steam.
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BITD (Early/mid 70's) my mom called the starter Herman.
#TheMoreYouKnow
You may have missed it, I said a few days ago that serious sourdough bakers name their starter. Mine is nameless so far but open to suggestions.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Figured as much, though havnt really had any issues until this point.
Still donít have full use of my left hand, but decided I would suck it up until tuesday. I start a four day trip, if itís not better by the time I get home then off to a doctor.
yeah, that's probably not good. I mean you being a pilot and all... Most likely too much pressure on the bars , irritates the nerves that run through the hands. Being uncomfortable in the saddle we look for ways to sit that takes pressure of our ass. leading to discomfort elsewhere. Find a saddle that fits and go from there.
Edit: don't forget the longer you are in the saddle the more things will change. A saddle thats ok for 40 miles might be torture for 80. Also 1 or 2 degrees of tilt can be the difference between heaven and hell.

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Old 07-05-20, 03:27 PM
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yeah, that's probably not good. I mean you being a pilot and all... Most likely too much pressure on the bars , irritates the nerves that run through the hands. Being uncomfortable in the saddle we look for ways to sit that takes pressure of our ass. leading to discomfort elsewhere. Find a saddle that fits and go from there.
Edit: don't forget the longer you are in the saddle the more things will change. A saddle thats ok for 40 miles might be torture for 80. Also 1 or 2 degrees of tilt can be the difference between heaven and hell.

bah humbug may be sending me a saddle soon, it would be sweet if that fixed the problem. I havnt thought about changing the tilt yet. Thought I would try the new one, and if that didnít help then off to get fit. I donít know of any good fitters in the area. I was just gunna head over to trek, I think itís roughly 75 bucks for a fit.
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yes.
Symple Symon?
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I looked through a box of stuff and I actually have a Halo II headband I ordered in 2012(!) but never opened. I guess I should try it out, eh?

Also found some bar tape that can be used. In worse shape are the brifter covers. I guess eBay is the place to go for that? (ancient 6600s)
check Amazon too, sometimes the herd mentality drives eBay prices off the chart
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You may have missed it, I said a few days ago that serious sourdough bakers name their starter. Mine is nameless so far but open to suggestions.
Seems you didn't appreciate the inflammatory humour of my IL-6 suggestion. Sad.
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You may have missed it, I said a few days ago that serious sourdough bakers name their starter. Mine is nameless so far but open to suggestions.
Name it Audrey, aka Little Shop of Horrors, feed me!
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You may have missed it, I said a few days ago that serious sourdough bakers name their starter. Mine is nameless so far but open to suggestions.
Jackie in honor of your cat.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
bah humbug may be sending me a saddle soon, it would be sweet if that fixed the problem. I havnt thought about changing the tilt yet. Thought I would try the new one, and if that didnít help then off to get fit. I donít know of any good fitters in the area. I was just gunna head over to trek, I think itís roughly 75 bucks for a fit.
thats a good starting point.
1st measure you sit bones so you know what width ssddle you need.
I use 2 layers of cardboard. I place the cardboard on the porch sit down on it and lift my feet slightly to put pressure on the cardboard. Get up. Take a crayon or chalk and rub it on the flat over the cardboard to reveal the dimples left by you sit bones . measure center to center, add 1 centemeter to that number. That's your sit bone width.
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You may have missed it, I said a few days ago that serious sourdough bakers name their starter. Mine is nameless so far but open to suggestions.
name it Oscar after ijens old bike
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Seems you didn't appreciate the inflammatory humour of my IL-6 suggestion. Sad.
Correct. It's more of a multiplier than an inflamer. Sorry. Try again. Try harder.

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Name it Audrey, aka Little Shop of Horrors, feed me!
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Uh... slacker.
Remember when I was uncomfortable riding outside at all?
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Correct. It's more of a multiplier than an inflamer. Sorry. Try again. Try harder.
I thought it's what puffs the bread up, in lieu of yeast?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I thought it's what puffs the bread up, in lieu of yeast?
Yes, but it's a living thing.

Apparently it contains natural "wild" yeast plus lactobacilli. The combination ferments the dough and the fermentation gives the bubbles that make it rise.
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I guess I could name it "Bubbles."
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So Friday we were doing 80 miler. I started off ok. It got hot fast. I had problems holding 22 mph in the line and couldn't pull at all. I noticed my heart rate was way low for me. And I couldn't really get over 115 bpm. I was extremely distressed. By the last 20 miles I couldn't even rotate through, I stayed in the back and sucked wheels.
I think now I know what may have happened. I woke up with the onset of heart burn. I get it frequently and medicate for it. The problem is I am a creature of habit. Instead of only taking my Omeprazole, I took all of my meds. Blood pressure cholesterol and aspirin. I also took them the previous evening , pretty much doubling my dosage.
I took yesterday off the bike. Today I was back to normally 150, 160 bpm no problem.
​​​​​best part, no meds since Friday. 117 over 67 bp today after my ride
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So Friday we were doing 80 miler. I started off ok. It got hot fast. I had problems holding 22 mph in the line and couldn't pull at all. I noticed my heart rate was way low for me. And I couldn't really get over 115 bpm. I was extremely distressed. By the last 20 miles I couldn't even rotate through, I stayed in the back and sucked wheels.
I think now I know what may have happened. I woke up with the onset of heart burn. I get it frequently and medicate for it. The problem is I am a creature of habit. Instead of only taking my Omeprazole, I took all of my meds. Blood pressure cholesterol and aspirin. I also took them the previous evening , pretty much doubling my dosage.
I took yesterday off the bike. Today I was back to normally 150, 160 bpm no problem.
​​​​​best part, no meds since Friday. 117 over 67 bp today after my ride
If one of your BP meds is a beta blocker or a certain type of calcium channel blocker (non-dihydropyridine class) then that is almost certainly the bad actor.

I sometimes joke that the best way to dope your way towards winning a race is to put a beta blocker in your opponent's water bottle.

It's a JOKE but it would work, prolly.
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So blood pressure medicine prevents your heart from beating faster?
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That just reads wrong on all levels
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The second thing.
Flat tires. Thursday I cut the sidewall on a rear tire on my Camaro. Good year run flats. They were getting on in years so I wasn't crushed. (They rode like poo, very harsh, I was ready to move on) after shopping around I found a new tire shop. Hes getting me some Firestone 500's , $820.00.
Better than the $1300.00 that I was quoted by Belle tire.
So home and put on the stripper shoes. (Spare set)
Oil change, fix door locks, realign pas window. Drive it to mom and dads for dinner. Time to go home. Left front blows out. Don't know why. Call my brother. Come get me! Home. Get the other ,spare pair from the firebird. Get the Camaro home. Order 2 Nitto's to replace front stripper shoes.
Today. Wake up. Get to ride and..... get a flat.on the bike this time.
Rubber is no match for MI. Roads.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Remember when I was uncomfortable riding outside at all?
Look at you go.
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If one of your BP meds is a beta blocker or a certain type of calcium channel blocker (non-dihydropyridine class) then that is almost certainly the bad actor.

I sometimes joke that the best way to dope your way towards winning a race is to put a beta blocker in your opponent's water bottle.

It's a JOKE but it would work, prolly.
Yeah, its the only thing I can think of. I've done the back to back with the meds before but never before a ride with a gaggle of hamers heads. I felt ok just unable to do,, if that makes sense..
meds are Atorvastatin , Atenelol, asprin and omeprazole
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