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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-04-20, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
It might a little, but when it makes your apparent wind 0 kts on a hot day, it's just brutal.

bag of nopes, I’ll take my sea level.
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Old 07-04-20, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Pretty quiet on Monday. Non-manufacturing index from the Institute for Supply Management and the daily TSA daily traveler number.
No COVID tracking?
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Old 07-04-20, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
my mind is baffled by this. Does the tail wind help you up the hill at all?
Not if you can't feel it. You bake because you don't get any airflow across your skin. A light headwind would be preferable. Today we had nice breeze on most of the climbs.
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Old 07-04-20, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
seems to be stuck right around 600,000....
Better than mid-April though.
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Old 07-04-20, 08:43 PM
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No COVID tracking?
Nope
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Old 07-05-20, 12:56 AM
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I track many series.
...including sales of Awesome Marigold Jackets?
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Old 07-05-20, 02:34 AM
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That is so funny, I do, too. I make sure everything is ready to go. When I get up, I turn on the espresso machine to heat up before I do anything else.
It's third for me. Second is feeding the cat.
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Went for a nice hike today. From sea level to the top of a mountain. 17.7km and just under 1,000m of height gain.


Despite the mild day the wind was very brisk at the summit.
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Old 07-05-20, 03:28 AM
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Went for a nice hike today. From sea level to the top of a mountain. 17.7km and just under 1,000m of height gain.


Despite the mild day the wind was very brisk at the summit.
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On yesterday’s ride I got buzzed by a passing SmartCar, you know those micro-cars? First time ever buzzed by one.

The car may be smart but the driver was not.
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Nope
I don't know how to break this to you, but I'm pretty sure a number of people already do this.
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Went for a nice hike today. From sea level to the top of a mountain. 17.7km and just under 1,000m of height gain.
Strava?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Strava?
of course.
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of course.
You're not in the group.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/592910/members
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Time to sweat ride.
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Eh, I guess I can live with this:

But what's it like in February?
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Old 07-05-20, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Time to sweat ride.
I'll keep checking Strava while I'm out so that i know how far I have to ride.

Remember, I'm old and don't do well in the heat so a nice short ride would be good. You wouldn't want to feel bad if I got heat stroke or something.
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I have to enjoy it for the minutes that it lasts.

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Old 07-05-20, 05:56 AM
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That is so funny, I do, too. I make sure everything is ready to go. When I get up, I turn on the espresso machine to heat up before I do anything else.
For the past year since getting the pup the first thing is letting her out to relieve herself. The coffee starts soon as we get back.

However she’s old enough now that I could at least start the coffee before taking her out.
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Old 07-05-20, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
While I was working I generally did about 300,000 feet per year in roughly 6000 miles. Not that much compared to some of my friends.

The worst is a hot climb with a slight tailwind. You just bake.
I think this was part of my problem yesterday, it was so hot with no wind that I just roasted.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
1. Walk Benson
2. Feed Benson
3. Make Coffee

Nah, Venus eats after I start my coffee. Priorities.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post

I have to enjoy it for the minutes that it lasts.
I can top that, maybe...
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
my mind is baffled by this. Does the tail wind help you up the hill at all?
No, on a hot day it actually accentuates the heat, much like the convection setting on your oven. lol
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The best solution is a prescription.
Nice
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