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Old 01-31-21, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
That's how I understand best practices.
Must be a core competency.
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Old 01-31-21, 05:31 PM
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Some nice cars out today! there was an Alfa Romeo 4C, a Lotus 7, an ORIGINAL Mini Cooper (good god! They were so SMALL!!!)
Yes they were. It was basically the smallest space you could fit four adults and a drivetrain. Very clever packaging. Of course they were originally very basic, slow and wouldn't get close to passing a modern crash test. The new (fake) mini is not a patch on the original, but probably is a better car.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Shift cable housings are going to wear the paint off the headtube like that, unless you've got some helicopter tape on there.

Of course paint is just unnecessary weight, so...

Comme ça.
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Old 01-31-21, 05:35 PM
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To be clear, I did not participate in that dry January nonsense.
Same. I know how to moderate my intake in November and December so that I don't need to dry out in January.

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So, the answer is - Yes, the brake cable fixing bolts were tight enough. What I hadn't noticed is how sloppy the shifting had become, because now it's really crisp! A couple times I wasn't even sure it had shifted because it was so instant and quiet.

Finally managed to do an actual Z1/Z2 ride. Usually I find myself chasing someone down for the hell of it, or something that puts me in Z3 or higher.


Today, I just reveled in being outside. Lots of other riders. One reminded me why I wear bib shorts, while another reminded me why you throw your bibs away when the start getting thin in the back. I wonder if it was the guy who posted about 'perfectly serviceable bibs' that had become translucent.....

Some nice cars out today! The usual proliferation of Porsches, of course, but there was an Alfa Romeo 4C, a Lotus 7, an ORIGINAL Mini Cooper (good god! They were so SMALL!!!), and a Citroen 2CV.
Just a comment: If you are fit, as I’m sure you are, HR Z2 is going to have you in power zone Z3 a significant amount of the time, at least until your HR drifts up. Check it on the trainer.

Not much you can do about it outdoors.
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Not really. Time in the saddle is all it takes. It still pays off today, to be honest. I can jump on the bike at any time and crack off a 200 or 300k, and not really think about it.

What do you think about?
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This is pretty old fashioned. I mean that's a 45 year old snow blower.

I have the same Ariens in my garage I think
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So we had about a whopping two inches of snow at 9 am, by 10 am it started to rain and the snow started to disappear. I went driving at 2 and these two neighbors were using brooms to sweep snow out of their drive way. We’re talking like half and inch that is melting before your eyes.

People are strange.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What do you think about?
Funny you say that. We do our own Christmas Cards every year, and my best ones, or the ones I like the best, are from long rides. Rearranging the garage, remodeling stuff, Stuff. Usually, good stuff. Zone 2 beat down rides, I think about what an ******* John is. He happens to be my friend, and also my coach.

I learned how to get along with myself on the bike, and that helped a lot.
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That's just another bogeyman you socio-economically less-advantaged angry old white dudes like to harp on about, as you lament the fact that you are no longer kings with your HS diplomas and stay-at-home wives.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Not really. Time in the saddle is all it takes.
Incorrect. I can't even stay awake for 24 hours.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Incorrect. I can't even stay awake for 24 hours.
You'd be surprised.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Incorrect. I can't even stay awake for 24 hours.
I worked 27 hours once. Took a couple half hour naps during second and third lunch breaks.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Incorrect. I can't even stay awake for 24 hours.
Yet Everesting is simply enduring the tedium. Interesting.
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trying to get back home from a trip I stayed up 24 hours once. That sucked.
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I worked 27 hours once. Took a couple half hour naps during second and third lunch breaks.
I have worked for 32 hrs straight with only a few accidental naps, many times. I don’t recommend it.
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I just turned down a ride for this

https://transatlanticrace.com

in 2023,

followed by this: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/en/

Too cold and scary, but boy oh boy, what an experience it would be!

Could still change my mind...
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Yet Everesting is simply enduring the tedium. Interesting.
It doesn't take 24 hours to Everst.
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I just turned down a ride for this

https://transatlanticrace.com

in 2023,
You schedule bicycle rides two years in advance?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I just turned down a ride for this

https://transatlanticrace.com

in 2023,

followed by this: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/en/

Too cold and scary, but boy oh boy, what an experience it would be!

Could still change my mind...

Bucket list?

What's stopping you?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It doesn't take 24 hours to Everst.
I'm thinking it would.
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Bucket list?

What's stopping you?
Mainly fear of being continuously cold for two or three weeks.
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My first ever frittata. Asparagus, shallots, mushrooms, tarragon and a blend of Italian cheeses. Quite good, but some roasted peppers would have been nice


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You schedule bicycle rides two years in advance?
Only the 3000 mi. ones.
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My first ever frittata. Asparagus, shallots, mushrooms, tarragon and a blend of Italian cheeses. Quite good, but some roasted peppers would have been nice


Very nice!
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I'm thinking it would.
Someone who's in good shape.

The guy in my church did it in 17:22.
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