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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-08-20, 09:10 AM
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If I'm going to ride I'd better get up and go. Only supposed to be 89 today, have to enjoy it while it lasts.
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Old 07-08-20, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Sounds like someone thought they had that card, but found out they brought a knife to a.......
Sure, but it cuts both ways. Cyclists likely wouldn't have stood around yapping long enough for it to get to that point if they're not packing. As a card-carrying hot-head, I think that cooler heads need to prevail and that's doesn't happen with an armed mentality.
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Old 07-08-20, 09:12 AM
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I think it says people be crazy.
I certainly don't disagree.
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Old 07-08-20, 09:13 AM
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TT bike?
Me? No, I was on the R2.
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Not for nuthin', but I think that this says less about driver/cyclist attitude and more about an absurd willingness to escalate because you think that you're holding the trump card in your pocket/holster.
This. I mean, what's the point if you never use it?
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Soupy and 81-84* here. Got out shortly after six and knocked out 42.75 miles in just under 2:15. That’s 19.0mph for those who don’t like math...




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Old 07-08-20, 09:36 AM
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Maybe one day we can actually ride together.
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Maybe one day we can actually ride together.
All we have to do is find a time and a place where I'm not boiling and you're not freezing.
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Old 07-08-20, 09:48 AM
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Stopped at a grocery store for a bottle of wine. Woman in front of me pulls down her mask, wipes her nose with her fingers then puts those fingers on the counter. Gross.
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Old 07-08-20, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
not quite dry, but it's not monsoon season yet(26% humidity). Today will hit 107F, but Saturday it'll reach 114F
Hot
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Hot
Sunday could hit 117F
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Sunday could hit 117F
That's getting downright Venusian!

Did hill reps in the local atmosphere this a.m. Didn't feel too bad, but the amount of sweat I shed while going slow and working hard in 77ş and 100% relative humidity is spectacular.

Found a Camelbak WB with the fancy valve.

Oh, and residential AC equipment is gobbich. We are at 8 years and looking at 2500 for a new coil. They tried to sell me on a whole new system because everything is about to asplode.
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Old 07-08-20, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Soupy and 81-84* here. Got out shortly after six and knocked out 42.75 miles in just under 2:15. That’s 19.0mph for those who don’t like math... including lights (which were favorable but still). New 90’ HR record (156bpm) and 25’ total above 300w. And chased down and mercilessly dropped the Felt IA with 404s that got me at point.

Now excuse me while I go pass out.

I don’t see it on my strava feed. Doesn’t count.
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Old 07-08-20, 12:53 PM
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^ this counts.
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Old 07-08-20, 12:56 PM
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buffalo is HAF. Only reason I bid this trip was to go north and get away from the heat. I found a bike shop to rent a bike. It would be a 54 diverge. 50 dollars for 3 hours, and I didn’t bring my helmet so throw in another 10 for that.

I offered 25 for 2 hours, they didn’t bite.
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Ride today was good but SO humid. At rest stop, one of the riders was not looking so good. I asked her how much water she drank so far. She said 2/3 of a bottle. I had gone through both my bottles by that time. I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.

The total ride was just under 3.5 hours and I ended up drinking over 4 bottles of water.
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Ride today was good but SO humid. At rest stop, one of the riders was not looking so good. I asked her how much water she drank so far. She said 2/3 of a bottle. I had gone through both my bottles by that time. I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.

The total ride was just under 3.5 hours and I ended up drinking over 4 bottles of water.

If you looked up while you were out, I flew over you.
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Old 07-08-20, 12:59 PM
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I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.
Bad diagnosis, probably.
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Ride today was good but SO humid. At rest stop, one of the riders was not looking so good. I asked her how much water she drank so far. She said 2/3 of a bottle. I had gone through both my bottles by that time. I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.

The total ride was just under 3.5 hours and I ended up drinking over 4 bottles of water.
Geeze. I rode a couple of miles to the Reading Terminal this morning. By the time I got home I was asweatin’ like crazy.
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If you looked up while you were out, I flew over you.
What if he didn't look up?
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Major school axes rowing. Sad.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

It seems they may be axing classes too.... At least physical ones.
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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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So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I can’t quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

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I don’t see it on my strava feed. Doesn’t count.
Y’all keep it up and I’ll get back on Strava for the summer just to wreck someones’ days on the podium and just delete again after the weather turns again.

And then this thread will be rueing once again.
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I rode a bike today
Uptown, for a bike tire. I had a spring in my step upon returning
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