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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-04-20, 06:58 PM
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Making coffee is like the third thing I do in the morning.
Do I want to know the first two things?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Do I want to know the first two things?
1. Walk Benson
2. Feed Benson
3. Make Coffee

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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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Is the water from a drip bottle?
You think these are available in a size that fits a bike bottle holder?


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Old 07-04-20, 07:04 PM
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You must be new here.
Here or hear?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Here or hear?
Eh?
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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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We had a nice ride, just 2 of us. My friend got a new used bike, a Domane, and she's happy with it but had a little trouble on the (many) climbs. She blamed the heat but it didn't seem too bad to me. I did take a nap after the ride.

She also sold 2 of her bikes and her granddaughter's bike for asking price and quickly.
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Old 07-04-20, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Do I want to know the first two things?
Well, if making coffee is the third thing, it's the fourth and fifth that are pretty easy guesses.
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Well, if making coffee is the third thing, it's the fourth and fifth that are pretty easy guesses.
4. Check email.
5. Update database of economic indicators.
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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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Old 07-04-20, 07:23 PM
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A question for the group. Google let me down. I have a cheapo two burner hotplate. One burner is fine, but the other burns with a yellow flame, and so can't be used. I'm pretty sure I'm using butane. Do I want to let more outside air in, or less?
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4. Check email.
5. Update database of economic indicators.
Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinkin'.
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Old 07-04-20, 07:28 PM
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Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinkin'.
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5. Update database of economic indicators.
Be more specific.
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...but had a little trouble on the (many) climbs...
This reminded me that I wanted to check on my stats from a little hill the other day. With the climbing talk, I decided to just sit and spin as up said hill to see how it would go. Well, the numbers are in...

Climbing blows, man - y'all are cracked.

The hill averaged 8%, fairly steady. I spun at ~90rpm in my lowest ratio (34/25) and ~120% of ftp got me a whopping 9mph, so not too much of a cooling breeze on a hot day. Changing out my gearing could obviously get me under ftp and spare my knees, but then I'd be moving even more slowly, which is the bit that bugs me the most. Yeah, that hill that datlas talked about - 8% for 8 miles - no, I wouldn't have so much fun grinding away at that for an hour. Yeesh.
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Eh, I guess I can live with this:

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Eh, I guess I can live with this:


did you bring your bike?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Be more specific.
The specifics vary from day to day.
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Old 07-04-20, 07:53 PM
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This reminded me that I wanted to check on my stats from a little hill the other day. With the climbing talk, I decided to just sit and spin as up said hill to see how it would go. Well, the numbers are in...

Climbing blows, man - y'all are cracked.

The hill averaged 8%, fairly steady. I spun at ~90rpm in my lowest ratio (34/25) and ~120% of ftp got me a whopping 9mph, so not too much of a cooling breeze on a hot day. Changing out my gearing could obviously get me under ftp and spare my knees, but then I'd be moving even more slowly, which is the bit that bugs me the most. Yeah, that hill that datlas talked about - 8% for 8 miles - no, I wouldn't have so much fun grinding away at that for an hour. Yeesh.
While I was working I generally did about 300,000 feet per year in roughly 6000 miles. Not that much compared to some of my friends.

The worst is a hot climb with a slight tailwind. You just bake.
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4. Check email.
5. Update database of economic indicators.
leading economic indicators?
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The specifics vary from day to day.
What will you update on Monday?
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While I was working I generally did about 300,000 feet per year in roughly 6000 miles. Not that much compared to some of my friends.

The worst is a hot climb with a slight tailwind. You just bake.
my mind is baffled by this. Does the tail wind help you up the hill at all?
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leading economic indicators?
I track many series.
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What will you update on Monday?
Pretty quiet on Monday. Non-manufacturing index from the Institute for Supply Management and the daily TSA daily traveler number.
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Also, I work at the bike shop on Monday.
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Pretty quiet on Monday. Non-manufacturing index from the Institute for Supply Management and the daily TSA daily traveler number.
seems to be stuck right around 600,000....
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my mind is baffled by this. Does the tail wind help you up the hill at all?
It might a little, but when it makes your apparent wind 0 kts on a hot day, it's just brutal.
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