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Old 01-10-20, 04:42 PM
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Ah, okay - I thought that you were around 80 or lower for some reason.
My coach keeps trying to get me to get down there. I'm not convinced.
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RIP Neil Peart
What? Bummer.
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Old 01-10-20, 05:12 PM
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Woo hoo - USPS says my bars will be here in the next couple hours.

Side query: when did USPS tracking stop sucking so hard? They used to be the worst, but the last few shipments that I've had through them have been solid.
Now you’ve done it. Surely you know better than to queer the deal.
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Old 01-10-20, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Concider it hard. See what I did there?
Oh, that is really good.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
"Clear the carriageway! The constable is coming through!"
“Mind the gap.” A family favorite.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Hmm, distracted driving? People looking at the river? I sometimes do.
Who knows? That’s as good a reason as any, I suppose.
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Scored a Sram red compact crank with rings today for half what I have into the quark crank. Lighter, cheaper, mmmmmm..... just need to sell off the quark ones now.

I've been doing some of the GCN workout videos on you tube. Friken hurty. Suddenly I cant spin past 110 rpm without bouncing all over the place. Cant figure it out. And it's a real female dog to get and hold 120. Something isn't right with my fit or ?.....
There's probably nothing wrong with your fit. 120rpm is hard to hold.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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I think that was me. At least, it may have been me. A few years ago, during the first royal wedding, I expressed frustration that Americans were obsessing over the marriage of a family that my ancestors fought and died to throw off the yoke of, and that's not the last time I said something like that. The French princess in The King said it best: "All monarchy is illegitimate".

Now, British people are often lovely.
If I had my way, the British royal family would trade their English and Scottish lands to Protestant residents of Northern Ireland resettling them in Britain and donate the Northern Ireland properties back to the Republic of Ireland, thereby reconstituting Ireland at only their own expense. Good plan, no?
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Ride in the center of the opposing lane. You will clearly see every car approaching you (no need for a Fredly mirror or fancy radar), and you won't hold up anyone behind you, encouraging risky close passes.

It's a win-win.
Brilliant!
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
I wouldn't even know where to go to buy rock salt in North Texas. Not sure Lowes or Home Depot would even stock it here.
Closest you can come is water softener salt.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
An athletic feat I know people here can appreciate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KnUJ-ZpbfQ
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A guy in the club is always doing the supertuck. As I outweigh him by a fair bit, still, I can usually keep up with a conventional tuck, though.

Or maybe I should credit my wider rims/tires and tubeless for some ultra-low rolling resistance?

I've been know to super tuck on longer decents, make a fat guy feel fast.
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Old 01-10-20, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
IRL I'm equipped with neither bicycle horn, nor bicycle bell, so I have no advantage over any of the other band members.

What if the music calls for a bicycle horn?
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
IRL I'm equipped with neither bicycle horn, nor bicycle bell, so I have no advantage over any of the other band members.
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Anything below @ 50rpm make my knees angry for days. I naturally ride @ 87 rpm now, when doing a mix of endurance, tempo and threshold.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Is making ice cream still a thing? That's primarily where I saw it used.
Folks probably use kosher salt from the supermarket for ice cream assuming they don’t have a an ice cream freezer bowl that they pre-freeze in their refrigerator freezer.
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Knocking on wood here. My low cadence stuff is in the 40's and sometime's 30's, with 2x40' scheduled for tomorrow. It sometimes gets the legs and knees "achy", but never has it been painful.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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If I had my way, the British royal family would trade their English and Scottish lands to Protestant residents of Northern Ireland resettling them in Britain and donate the Northern Ireland properties back to the Republic of Ireland, thereby reconstituting Ireland at only their own expense. Good plan, no?
More charitable than mine, though I'd rather not contribute to religious segregation either. But I think my proposals would cross a few lines for this forum.
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Knocking on wood here. My low cadence stuff is in the 40's and sometime's 30's, with 2x40' scheduled for tomorrow. It sometimes gets the legs and knees "achy", but never has it been painful.
See the funny thing for me is it doesn't hurt my knees (at least in the volume I've done), it just leaves my quads unusable.
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Right now I'm doing mostly high zone 2 with some 2x15 sweet spot once in a while. I'm just trying to get my endurance back, but man is it a slow process.
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Endurance never really completely leaves you, but that top 10% that you would depend on, does leave a big hole
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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See the funny thing for me is it doesn't hurt my knees (at least in the volume I've done), it just leaves my quads unusable.
Never done low cadence intervals, but squats certainly do exactly that to me and don't hurt my knees (at least at the tiny weights I'm able to lift). I always figured they come back stronger, though...when they come back.
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I would think that a longer glove going even past the elbow would be a lot safer. The claws where almost at the end of the glove at first.

Billy - is that an eagle? frigging big !!
Yeah thats a big dude, from Europe or Asia would be my guess. Or maybe Latin America or something.
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It's the end of an off week, so only the commute (TSS ~ 40, total), and I just got an email that the group is on for tomorrow, so I will likely skip the squats and just do upper body and core, including a few deadlifts. Traveling next weekend, so I can really flog myself during the week.

Started squats on Monday and immediately put on a pound from the inflammation.
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What if the music calls for a bicycle horn?
This came up last year. I don't know if someone brought a horn to the concert or not. Much of that stuff is directly behind me and I don't know what's going on whilst I'm playing
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