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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-25-20, 12:40 PM
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Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever found otherwise. I'll try to give some more deets later.

https://strava.app.link/fPDkVLMJx3

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Mexico takes its buses seriously. More folks travel by by bus than by private car. They are luxurious and on time..
What's a luxurious bus?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Someone recommended DD to me for a bagel. Said they were great. They were not.
That’s cause a lot of upstate folks have never had a good bagel. The bagels they consider delicious actually suck.

Same goes for pizza, they’ve never had really good pizza.
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Old 01-25-20, 12:51 PM
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That sounds like a wonderful opportunity to have pancakes with butter and maple syrup as a side dish.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever found otherwise. I'll try to give some more deets later.

https://strava.app.link/fPDkVLMJx3



Bike looks cleaner than I would have expected. And that HR graph is impressive.
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Old 01-25-20, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That sounds like a wonderful opportunity to have pancakes with butter and maple syrup as a side dish.
No pancakes.
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That’s cause a lot of upstate folks have never had a good bagel.
Because such a thing does not exist.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ew.

Bagel Hole - that's the name of the place in Park Slope (I think). They only make and sell fresh bagels and, as such, will scoff and refuse if you ask for your bagel to be toasted.
I don't get over to Park Slope very often. But, there are a couple of places out here in the wilderness that make a reasonable bagel.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post


Bike looks cleaner than I would have expected. And that HR graph is impressive.
Oh man, I hadn't even looked at the HR graph until you said that. I had my Garmin for turn notifications, but tried to ignore the numbers. When I did look it was basically "HR too high, power unsustainable, not enough speed."
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
That place in Park Slope was/is the shizz. They are not the bready monstrosities that pass for bagels in much of the US.
Modern NYC bagels are an improvement, if anything.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever found otherwise. I'll try to give some more deets later.

https://strava.app.link/fPDkVLMJx3

Impressive numbers!
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever found otherwise. I'll try to give some more deets later.

https://strava.app.link/fPDkVLMJx3

nice looking crockett
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever found otherwise. I'll try to give some more deets later.

https://strava.app.link/fPDkVLMJx3

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Reminder: Pavement good, gravel bad.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever found otherwise. I'll try to give some more deets later.

https://strava.app.link/fPDkVLMJx3

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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever found otherwise. I'll try to give some more deets later.

https://strava.app.link/fPDkVLMJx3
Nice work! I'm jealous
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how many miles does the typical road tire last?
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That’s cause a lot of upstate folks have never had a good bagel. The bagels they consider delicious actually suck.

Same goes for pizza, they’ve never had really good pizza.
We're doing the best we can without the benefits of civilization.
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how many miles does the typical road tire last?
You should start a poll in the 41.
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We're doing the best we can without the benefits of civilization.
You're so far out in the sticks I bet you don't even have air conditioning.
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Reminder: Pavement good, gravel bad.
Live a little....
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You're so far out in the sticks I bet you don't even have air conditioning.
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Reminder: Pavement good, gravel bad.
What about none of the above?

https://theadirondacktrailride.com/
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
how many miles does the typical road tire last?
Actually, I've been wondering this as well. Besides a tear, how do you know when to change it? (with the understanding that road conditions, weight, mu factor, all play a part)
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