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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-05-20, 01:45 PM
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My solution so sweat in the eyes is losing steerer spacers.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:46 PM
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Who's Symon? Is that gnome?
yes.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
You need a HUD in the vanquish.

of course the vanquish would have been MUCH better if it was the Aston Martin kind...
Both of those are obviously true.

Or even the HED Vanquish.
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That'd get you the last spot on the podium at this point.
Two of you obviously need to focus on the more important things in life.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Two of you obviously need to focus on the more important things in life.


And that wouldn't have gotten you on the podium last week.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:52 PM
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Looks like Trainsnorter gets the top spot.

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Old 07-05-20, 01:59 PM
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I got three Strava notifications while I was out on a ride today, all of them to tell me that I'd lost KOMs. Now, keep in mind that I'm a big boy, so the only KOMs I'm getting are short, high output kinds of affairs. Yeah, no - no one just beat me in a flying half mile by 11 seconds. Not anyone around here, at least. Likewise, no one beat my time on a flat, 1.2 mile stretch by 55 seconds. Damn people and their phones that they forget to pause.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
My solution so sweat in the eyes is losing steerer spacers.
Working on it. 15 more millimeters to go.
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Both of those are obviously true.

Or even the HED Vanquish.
That too!

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I got three Strava notifications while I was out on a ride today, all of them to tell me that I'd lost KOMs. Now, keep in mind that I'm a big boy, so the only KOMs I'm getting are short, high output kinds of affairs. Yeah, no - no one just beat me in a flying half mile by 11 seconds. Not anyone around here, at least. Likewise, no one beat my time on a flat, 1.2 mile stretch by 55 seconds. Damn people and their phones that they forget to pause.
May I suggest you make a thread about it?
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Old 07-05-20, 02:09 PM
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May I suggest you make a thread about it?
Only if it'll bring out the Strava pitchforks.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:10 PM
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Only if it'll bring out the Strava pitchforks.
I’ll bring the first one!
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Old 07-05-20, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
The canal does not go thru Cazenovistan. Pay attention.
Cazenovistan need not be on the canal to be in the canal trade zone. It's certainly not getting its goods from the St. Lawrence River.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:16 PM
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This morning ride went better than the last time I rode after a long ride. Legs had power, and my body didn’t feel fatigued. My arse was just killing me, I had to keep standing up to take the pressure off of it. I was wearing my worst pair of bibs, but it’s never hurt that bad.
My pinky and ring finger in my left hand have become useless. I couldn’t open my sun glasses or get my phone out of my pocket while ai was riding. It’s not like I am left handed or anything.


Y’all wizards got any magic to combat this or do I need to HTFU and learn how to write with my right hand?
yep you need the right saddle and a professional bike fitting
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Old 07-05-20, 02:18 PM
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I performed at Montreux, BITD. We did not burn the place to the ground.
I bought the single when it came out BITD. It was the first recorded music purchase I ever made. Was kind of pissed that the b side was the live version even though I liked the live version better.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:21 PM
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Fresh out of the oven:


BITD (Early/mid 70's) my mom called the starter Herman.
#TheMoreYouKnow
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Old 07-05-20, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
yep you need the right saddle and a professional bike fitting
Figured as much, though havnt really had any issues until this point.
Still don’t have full use of my left hand, but decided I would suck it up until tuesday. I start a four day trip, if it’s not better by the time I get home then off to a doctor.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:22 PM
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Had a good visit with the parents, now heading home. I am still going to try to get in an easy Z2 ride later despite high heat and humidity. Also gotta get another batch of sourdough ready to be baked tomorrow.

A safe and happy 4th to all who celebrate it.
and same to you and yours.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Im assuming it’s a combination of heart rate, power temp etc??

which Garmin?

I actually like the heat when my route is relatively flat, but I couldn’t take it yesterday. One of the hills hit 18% for a decent stretch (4-500 feet) and I actually had to stop. Can’t remember the last time I had to stop on a climb.
My 1030 and my wife's 830 both have it. After today's 63 miler that ended at 95ş, my Garmin says that I'm 100% acclimated.
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Looks like Trainsnorter gets the top spot.

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The day is still young!
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I wish there were more options for all-carbon wheels like the Trispoke. Spoke tension gives me the willies.
spontan crabon assplosion gives me the willies
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So 211 real miles this week. How many people are glad I ditched Strava?
Uh... slacker.
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The day is still young!

trying to get permission for another ride as we speak. Negotiations aren’t going in my favor.
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I don't think so. The Halo is for people who get sweat in their eyes. In your case the bandana may be adequate.
I looked through a box of stuff and I actually have a Halo II headband I ordered in 2012(!) but never opened. I guess I should try it out, eh?

Also found some bar tape that can be used. In worse shape are the brifter covers. I guess eBay is the place to go for that? (ancient 6600s)
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Done. All yours now, if you wish. Recall I got ripped off by about 6 miles yesterday so you may want some insurance miles.

Good ride today but HOT.
I wanted to do a metric if I didn't overheat first, so I kept my heart rate low and ignored every thing else. I had a low average but I hate cramping so I resisted the urge to work harder. As it was, the metric was a piece of cake despite being 90s. Disclaimer: It was FLAT.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
yep you need the right saddle and a professional bike fitting
That saddle angle makes my gonads hurt.
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That saddle angle makes my gonads hurt.

on my bike?
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