Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXIX

Notices
Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-04-20, 07:09 AM
  #376  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 48,423

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 163 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7973 Post(s)
Liked 797 Times in 518 Posts
Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
No bikey today

Same
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 07:10 AM
  #377  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 27,798

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 295 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7833 Post(s)
Liked 1,288 Times in 736 Posts
Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I cut one of my lawns then trimmed back more bushes. 3 more to go up front then I have to cut back my daisy's on the NW side of the house. It never ends.

Next house will be a smaller, flat yard with minimal landscaping. I'm not getting any younger.
I feel the same way, and yet I’m having trouble picturing an existence without the peace and quiet and privacy of a backyard. :sigh:
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 07:11 AM
  #378  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 48,423

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 163 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7973 Post(s)
Liked 797 Times in 518 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Same
I mean, I was going to ride the ebike. So, no bikey either way.

But, thunderstorms when I woke up and the rain is supposed to last all day.
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 07:12 AM
  #379  
phrantic09
Road Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Saratoga, NY
Posts: 738

Bikes: Felt Z4, Felt F75, Cervelo R3

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 509 Post(s)
Liked 353 Times in 148 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Indeed, you are. Do you know what you're transitioning to?

The F/F is pretty interesting, but it sure isn't gospel. My Wed Night Ride last week wrecked me for days and F/F was tellin' me to GO GO GO before I was ready. Prolly the different stress types - I'd been doing lots of sub/threshold-ish stuff, but the WNR was punchy as all get-out. It felt great, but the legs and diaphragm needed some R&R.



Doesn't the idea of beating yourself up based on math that you don't understand sound fun? You should totally get a PM next.
Tomorrow is looking like a good day, so long as I can get out of bed early enough I could get 40-50 in.

I guess I’m transitioning to being a fat slug?
phrantic09 is online now  
Likes For phrantic09:
Old 08-04-20, 07:18 AM
  #380  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 2,128

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1981 Trek 716, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1602 Post(s)
Liked 965 Times in 440 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Doesn't the idea of beating yourself up based on math that you don't understand sound fun?
Not really, there's a reason that I started college as a biology major but graduated with a BA in philosophy
abshipp is online now  
Likes For abshipp:
Old 08-04-20, 07:30 AM
  #381  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 37,354

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 663 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14278 Post(s)
Liked 502 Times in 350 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Please elaborate.
You don't have to do a lot of walking around if everything is properly grouped together.
__________________
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 07:38 AM
  #382  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 14,082

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6337 Post(s)
Liked 587 Times in 390 Posts
I clearly od-ed on the coffee experimentation this morning. But now I know how to do it next month. Wow! Tripping.
__________________
Well look what the cat dragged in. Such a fine addition to the thread





seedsbelize is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 07:50 AM
  #383  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 37,354

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 663 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14278 Post(s)
Liked 502 Times in 350 Posts
My sister is here this weekend and I (again) asked her why she isn't on Strava.

She said it's for people who need a pat on the back.

Some people just don't get it.
__________________
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 07:56 AM
  #384  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 6,272

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4262 Post(s)
Liked 1,561 Times in 863 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I do miss my blackberry.
They were quite cool when they came out, but I don't really miss them.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:02 AM
  #385  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 14,082

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6337 Post(s)
Liked 587 Times in 390 Posts
The way the workday works here, for manual labor anyway, is you come to work at 8, and get started. Then the low man goes out and buys breakfast for the group. They get a half hour for breakfast and then go back to work. However, if there is no supervisor present, that half hour can get extended. Understandably. My supervisor quit, last week, over a disagreement with me, so now I am the supervisor. So I cannot leave for a bike ride until after breakfast, at 9 It is frequently too hot to begin a ride, after 10. It can be ok if you're already out there.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 08:02 AM
  #386  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 37,354

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 663 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14278 Post(s)
Liked 502 Times in 350 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
They were quite cool when they came out, but I don't really miss them.
Sailing today?
__________________
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:05 AM
  #387  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 14,082

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6337 Post(s)
Liked 587 Times in 390 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sailing today?
Slow morning. Must be Saturday
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 08:06 AM
  #388  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 14,082

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6337 Post(s)
Liked 587 Times in 390 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
My sister is here this weekend and I (again) asked her why she isn't on Strava.

She said it's for people who need a pat on the back.

Some people just don't get it.
Your sister is correct, of course.
__________________
Well look what the cat dragged in. Such a fine addition to the thread





seedsbelize is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 08:09 AM
  #389  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 14,082

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6337 Post(s)
Liked 587 Times in 390 Posts
I never had a Blackberry.
__________________
Well look what the cat dragged in. Such a fine addition to the thread





seedsbelize is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 08:09 AM
  #390  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 6,272

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4262 Post(s)
Liked 1,561 Times in 863 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sailing today?
Went to the boat early in the a.m. to obsess over the dock lines a bit. It was moderately snotty out there. Wind has shifted and hopefully this thing blows out of here fast.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:15 AM
  #391  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 6,272

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4262 Post(s)
Liked 1,561 Times in 863 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
My Fitness/Freshness slave-driver said that I needed to stop lollygagging, so I took my recovery loop at a NOT recovery pace. The result was the highest NP that I've had on a ride, so I got that goin' fer me, which is nice.
Careful, old man.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:17 AM
  #392  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 37,354

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 663 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14278 Post(s)
Liked 502 Times in 350 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Went to the boat early in the a.m. to obsess over the dock lines a bit. It was moderately snotty out there. Wind has shifted and hopefully this thing blows out of here fast.
Are there KOMs in sailing? King of the Seas? Good time to set one.
__________________
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:28 AM
  #393  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 30,651

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 338 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13596 Post(s)
Liked 2,874 Times in 1,539 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Careful, old man.
ikr.

I just have to hit that arbitrary 100 Fitness and then I can slack off a bit.
WhyFi is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:30 AM
  #394  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 14,385
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1497 Post(s)
Liked 957 Times in 582 Posts
Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post

I guess I’m transitioning to being a fat slug?
Don't knock it 'till you try it.
big john is online now  
Likes For big john:
Old 08-04-20, 08:30 AM
  #395  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 6,272

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4262 Post(s)
Liked 1,561 Times in 863 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Are there KOMs in sailing? King of the Seas? Good time to set one.
There are many records for races, ocean crossings, etc., but competition for them is an arms race for billionaires and huge syndicates. When Moneybags and his or her crew of pros go out to set a record, they have the entire operation sitting at the start for days or weeks, ready to go at a few hours notice, and wait for their shore-based weather router to say "go." (S)he picks a conveyor belt of low pressure systems for them to get on. They want consistent winds in the 20-40 kt range, not a tropical storm which blows 70+, switches direction within a few miles or minutes, and then flies off to Labrador.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:37 AM
  #396  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 30,651

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 338 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13596 Post(s)
Liked 2,874 Times in 1,539 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
There are many records for races, ocean crossings, etc., but competition for them is an arms race for billionaires and huge syndicates. When Moneybags and his or her crew of pros go out to set a record, they have the entire operation sitting at the start for days or weeks, ready to go at a few hours notice, and wait for their shore-based weather router to say "go." (S)he picks a conveyor belt of low pressure systems for them to get on. They want consistent winds in the 20-40 kt range, not a tropical storm which blows 70+, switches direction within a few miles or minutes, and then flies off to Labrador.
Ah, so they're slightly more sophisticated than the average Strava KOM hunter.
WhyFi is online now  
Likes For WhyFi:
Old 08-04-20, 08:48 AM
  #397  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 16,419

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6051 Post(s)
Liked 1,663 Times in 889 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That's what I am thinking. Only concern is that means we will be much closer to our neighbors. Which we can't necessarily choose.
Deep moats and high curtain walls make good neighbors.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-04-20, 08:50 AM
  #398  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 14,385
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1497 Post(s)
Liked 957 Times in 582 Posts
I saw an old friend while riding in the coastal mountains Saturday and he invited me to ride in the higher inland mountains tomorrow. I invited a faster friend and he invited another, even faster one. I must resist the urge to turn a nostalgia based friendly cruise into a bleeding-out-of-the-eyes-chase-at-red-line event.

Also, I should not blow up with a grueling climb today. Better get going before it gets any hotter.
big john is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:53 AM
  #399  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 27,485
Mentioned: 194 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11720 Post(s)
Liked 3,557 Times in 1,893 Posts
Started raining lions and wolves just as I was parking after running errands.
indyfabz is online now  
Old 08-04-20, 08:55 AM
  #400  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 30,651

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 338 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13596 Post(s)
Liked 2,874 Times in 1,539 Posts
I was hoping to get in decent ride tomorrow, but that may be in jeopardy.

My wife typically has Wed off, but they're on the cusp of an all-hands-on-deck situation. Just a few moments ago, my wife popped out of the office to complain about a peer that just sent an email indicating that he was going to be taking the next two days off because his internet was down. This means more work on my wife's plate.

"Hmmm. I wonder what the story is there..." I mused.
"What do you mean?"
"Well, you don't just **** off for two days at a time like this. Not if you expect to be with the company long-term."
"Do you think he's interviewing for another job?!"
"Of course not... I think that he already has one lined up and just hasn't given notice."

I hope I'm wrong, but something's not right.
WhyFi is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.