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Old 08-02-20, 06:54 AM
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Had a productive if tiring weekend. Went for a 10km hike yesterday followed by a belated 50th birthday party. This morning prepared and put in the dehydrator some roast pumpkin and several trays of kiwifruit. This afternoon was spent atop a ladder pruning my plum tree. A couple of hours with a pruning saw and hauling on branches is a good upper body workout. now just vegetating before bed.
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Just remember, hunger and thirst signals get suppressed during exercise and I would probably carry something to replenish Na+ on any ride longer than 2 hrs or so under those conditions.
52 miles yesterday. No food or water consumed. Self-kudos.
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Ditto for me this morning. And yeah, there's acclimation to riding for a certain duration, and there's a fit that needs fixing. It can be hard to tell the difference. I think I have both, but not going to go see a fitter for probably a while now, of course.

Just found a good bike fitter. Hes about 90 mins away and charges 125. But he is suppose to be really good, so hopefully sometime in the future I will see this fitter.
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Old 08-02-20, 08:22 AM
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I really hate technology sometimes. Haven’t had phone service since Friday afternoon. Error message tells me a software update failed. Followed the instructions to update my software through my iMac. Said update was successful, yet I still cannot make or receive calls.
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Old 08-02-20, 08:32 AM
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Wow it’s incredibly humid out. My gloves and jersey became fully saturated within the first 45 minutes of my ride. I don’t know if wet sqiushy gloves are better than slippery wet hands. Prolly.
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Oh, about 80 miles into yesterday’s ride I started to get the dreaded cramps. I pulled over and took a break. I feasted on wild raspberries that grow like weeds in these parts. They were really good, and after a few minutes I was able to finish my ride without cramps.

I don’t know if it was the rest or the berries, but I am thinking the berries helped the most. Sadly they will be all finished for the season in a few days.
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Wow it’s incredibly humid out. My gloves and jersey became fully saturated within the first 45 minutes of my ride. I don’t know if wet sqiushy gloves are better than slippery wet hands. Prolly.
Were you wearing a base layer?

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Were you wearing a base layer?



No, should I have? They say the dew point is 73F. That’s moist.
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Tomorrow is mrs datlas but we are going to celebrate today. Hannah is coming over and I am getting carry out sushi for her.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I really hate technology sometimes. Haven’t had phone service since Friday afternoon. Error message tells me a software update failed. Followed the instructions to update my software through my iMac. Said update was successful, yet I still cannot make or receive calls.
When mine started to go, the instructions to update through desktop only bought a bit of time.
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Wow it’s incredibly humid out. My gloves and jersey became fully saturated within the first 45 minutes of my ride. I don’t know if wet sqiushy gloves are better than slippery wet hands. Prolly.
I miss wearing leather gloves with crochet backs on rides like that. Come home, peel em off and dry in front of the fan til they're nice and crispy.
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I had finished my water, and when we stopped I bought one of those body armour electrolytes waters. It was actually pretty amazing how much better I felt after drinking that. I never ate anything though, and maybe that was the problem? I had brought pb on bread, but just wasn’t hungry.

This particular route I would only do saturday or sunday morning. Colonial Parkway we prolly got passed 25 times but other than the one a hole it wasn’t bad. Coming back on 60, some areas there is not a shoulder. Traffic wasn’t bad yet, but any later in the day I would have came back on 143. I

My back I think is what broke me down mentally. It wasn’t pain, just out of no where It wasn’t comfortable anymore. I’m thinking In the future maybe every 90 mins stopping and stretching, that might help.


Recovery ride this morning.
Stretch breaks can help.

​​​​​​Core exercises help too. https://www.healthline.com/health/be...cises#beginner

I also like to do some of these:

Pull ups
Hanging knee lift
Dumbbell shoulder shrug
Dumbbell shoulder press
Lateral raise
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I am thinking the berries helped the most
Nope.
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Today's activity was a hike in the wildlife area (no Strava).

Part of it was on a gravel road. Saw cyclists and fat bikes. Dumb.
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Went to the bank, yesterday, to withdraw 27,000 pesos to pay the health insurance bill. Couldn't do it without my passport. This morning I returned with passport. Couldn't do it without a copy, and he knew full well no copy places open today. Whew! That was close. But he didn't know I had a copy at home. Return with copy, and spend the next hour and a half trying to devise an excuse as to why it can't be done. The ultimate answer? A digital copy is not acceptable. And on top of that, the passport itself is not acceptable.
At thispoint I ask if there is a limit above which it becomes more difficult to do, because all their literature says unlimited withdrawals. Yes 5000.is the ultimate limit. But we're not going to tell you that. We're gonna dance around it, sweating bullets for an hour an a half, implicating workmates, with their fingerprints, so that I can't be held accountable by myself, in case I can't worm out.
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Today's activity was a hike in the wildlife area (no Strava).

Part of it was on a gravel road. Saw cyclists and fat bikes. Dumb.

which part was dumb?


I learned today that even in a recovery ride I do not want to be in the back of the pack. Mr. and Mrs Roubiax didn’t want to be behind me, so an unofficial race followed. Not sure if I won, the group stopped and I kept going.

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I am afraid that will be the case, but will wait for official estimate before we go out and buy a new car. Most likely will get a Fit. You like yours, right?
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Talking box says we’re suppose to get hit by that storm monday and tuesday, followed by rain until the end of the week. Naturally, I am off during this times. SMH.

Guy I rode with today showed my a bunch of abandoned roads that made it easy to get to the colonial parkway. Had a pretty descent ride. He helped me keep the pace slower, at mile 50 I was really considering breaking 100. By mile 60 I wasn’t feeling it any more. Funny how that works.

Only got passed by one a hole. He thought he was pretty smart to lay on his horn while passing us for no apparent reason.
Back in my century days, I always felt fresh at 50 miles. Always. At 80 I was wondering what had gotten into me. Yet again.
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Storm's rolling in. Glad it waited. Next week is clear, though, and hot. #summerstillon
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Supposed to be very reliable. At least that’s the consensus from online resources.
They are very low priced. So low, I hear tell, that the dealership makes very little profit. Thus they are not actively sold. Here, they don't even have them in the showroom. If you want a Fit, you have to ask for it. It will not be offered.
Ours is 2017, Mexican version. So no rear view camera option, no sunroof option. Prolly other stuff. Rear drum brakes, front disc. Bridgestone tires.
We had a wiper motor replaced on warranty, so far. 20,000 km to go with the warranty. No complaints.
And to top it off, two 60 cm roadbikes fit inside with both wheels on. Back seats folded down.
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I want some kiwifruit.
Dried
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Oh, about 80 miles into yesterday’s ride I started to get the dreaded cramps. I pulled over and took a break. I feasted on wild raspberries that grow like weeds in these parts. They were really good, and after a few minutes I was able to finish my ride without cramps.

I don’t know if it was the rest or the berries, but I am thinking the berries helped the most. Sadly they will be all finished for the season in a few days.
I hear yellow mustard us good against cramps, gramps
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