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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-31-20, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
January snowfall = "T"
Y-T-D = 2.0"

#GoldenSnowballUpdate
We're two and a half feet behind schedule on snowfall this season.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Merlin is always mentioned. I've never tried them, but prices seem good.

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-118524.html
I bought a frameset from Merlin a little over a year ago and all went well.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
We're two and a half feet behind schedule on snowfall this season.
Same. Except 1.5 inches.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Same. Except 1.5 inches.
Sad
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Sad
Correct. A deficit of 3.5" would be better, but some days you just got to HTFU.
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we havnt had any snow here, which is weird. We usually get the one big snow of about 12 inches and then two smaller snows of about 3 inches.
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No snow here either, this year
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I just had to cancel today’s club ride due to icy roads. Stupid winter is stupid.
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I just had to cancel today’s club ride due to icy roads. Stupid winter is stupid.
its wet and soupy here.
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Old 02-01-20, 07:15 AM
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Almost as surprising is the fact that we've had no snow as well.
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January is over. It’s February, and winter is still lollygagging. A pretend winter. Fake winter.

Pffft

Sucks!
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January is over. It’s February, and winter is still lollygagging. A pretend winter. Fake winter.

Pffft

Sucks!
In one of my former lives, Feb. was maple syrup month. Start tapping around the 10th, and ending when the days and nights are too warm for the sap to flow. Nice way to end the winter.
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In those days I did no riding in the winter. Nor indoor training. I was a farmer, with plenty of work to do, and no energy left for cycling, had there been interest.
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Slow morning. Must be Saturday
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PHX snow total: 0' 0"
LOP Friday chin up report: one set of 4, one set of 3
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We’ve had 20” which is +5” but I still beat my January mileage average.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Slow morning. Must be Saturday
I’m still in bed but nature is telling me it’s time to get up.
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Here it is....


Salut !
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
PHX snow total: 0' 0"
LOP Friday chin up report: one set of 4, one set of 3

Are you doing assisted at all to try an increase this amount? Typically I’ll do unassisted the first two sets to see where I am at. I will then set a goal for the day like 25 or 30 and do them assisted until I reach that goal.

You can use a chair for assisted, I bought a band at liddle for 4 dollars that I tie around the bar and helps with assisting.
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But yeah, other than the big trips, I put like 6k miles a year on the car. Even with them it's like 10k.
I average less than 1k a month, perfect for leasing.
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Are you doing assisted at all to try an increase this amount? Typically I’ll do unassisted the first two sets to see where I am at. I will then set a goal for the day like 25 or 30 and do them assisted until I reach that goal.

You can use a chair for assisted, I bought a band at liddle for 4 dollars that I tie around the bar and helps with assisting.
No assist, but that was at the park near work that has the nice bent bar. Hands in the sweet spot on that really helps. On the flat bar in the park near home I'm only good for 2+2 on a good day.

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Just saw the weather. Monday through Thursday sunny and 65......

I think this summer weather will get revenge.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
PHX snow total: 0' 0"
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Kudos
Kudos

Still no pull ups for Velo Vol .
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I think this summer weather will get revenge.
It will be cold?
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