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Old 05-03-20, 05:27 PM
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Today I realized that I need to get new bottles.
I was in my shop this morning and looked over at a shelf full of bottles and realized that I need to throw out some old bottles.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Yardwork is dumber than running.
Encountered a guy on an ElliptiGo on today's ride.
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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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No pre-hydration. Rookie mistake.

My emergency water was not needed today. I thought about stopping at Melton Hill Dam restrooms for a drink, but the park was "closed." Well, it was for most people, but not Velo Vol. I snuck around the gate and kept riding. I didn't bother stopping to see if the bathrooms were locked. Hydration was the least of my problems.
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Originally Posted by ericy View Post
I have gradually added various "Smart Home" things to the house. Lights that come on/off automatically, that kind of thing. But I also added some water sensors - I had placed one adjacent to the washing machine many months ago, and a second one next to the water heater. Then one day I was sitting in my office, and I get an alert that there is water next to the washer - I went to check it out, and sure enough the washer hoses were starting to go bad.

After that episode, I got more of the things - one under each sink, and one under the dishwasher.
I like it, and good idea. Thanks.
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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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I went for a walk today during a study break. It is absolutely gorgeous here this weekend. Some of this band's songs came up on my playlist (they've been around for some time but I just discovered them this past December), and it reminded me that this was supposed to be the last weekend of Jazz Fest. So here, thought I'd share.

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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Blackberry is bad enough, but corn in ice cream?

Do you cut kernels off the cobb directly into the mixer?

How about no.
There is an ice cream place near us that has corn ice cream. It is really pretty good. But the thing they are more famous for is bacon ice cream. I only tried it once - it wasn't bad.
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Old 05-03-20, 06:50 PM
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Some of this band's songs came up on my playlist (they've been around for some time but I just discovered them this past December)
I've seen a few of their videos. Nice washboard.
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There is an ice cream place near us that has corn ice cream. It is really pretty good. But the thing they are more famous for is bacon ice cream. I only tried it once - it wasn't bad.
Why ruin ice cream? It doesn't make sense.
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Got the seat height and position dialed in today. Had a pretty great ride, my pace seemed to be back to what I am used to, and I didn’t feel like I was over working. It was the hottest day that I have ridden in so far this year, so not having water was kind of dumb on my part. 85 and sunny.
I’m looking gunna pick up water cages this week. The LBS trek store carries Bontrager Elite cages that come in orange and will match my bike.

So right before I sold the CAAD, I started to notice on some rides that I would get pain in my left foot. It is specifically on the bottom of my left foot, in the area before my big toe begins. It wasn’t every ride, but it seemed like it was beginning to happen more frequently.

Today I got the same pain, near the end of my ride. It wasn’t as sharp as before, but I am sure if I had continued going it would have gotten worse.

Any thoughts? I’m assuming this would be a shoe/ pedal adjustment?

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Old 05-03-20, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why ruin ice cream? It doesn't make sense.
So I shouldn't put you down for a pint of lobster ice cream? It's a thing in Maine.
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Old 05-03-20, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Encountered a guy on an ElliptiGo on today's ride.
I need to email them to see if they'll sell me a pair of SUB pedals.

#biggerisbetter
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Old 05-03-20, 07:20 PM
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This gorgeous house is in Sharon WI:
My sister, fittingly named Sharon, was born in Sharon, PA.

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Say hi to la chica if you see her.
I looked and saw that I had three or four flybys. One of them "Amanda."

Her rides must be protected as I couldn't dig up more info.
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Why ruin ice cream? It doesn't make sense.
For the tourists. People line up for the stuff.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I went for a walk today during a study break. It is absolutely gorgeous here this weekend. Some of this band's songs came up on my playlist (they've been around for some time but I just discovered them this past December), and it reminded me that this was supposed to be the last weekend of Jazz Fest. So here, thought I'd share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VaD1yFarm0
Now that video puts me right on Jackson Square.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So I shouldn't put you down for a pint of lobster ice cream? It's a thing in Maine.
I don't believe a word of it.
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Old 05-04-20, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Got the seat height and position dialed in today. Had a pretty great ride, my pace seemed to be back to what I am used to, and I didn’t feel like I was over working. It was the hottest day that I have ridden in so far this year, so not having water was kind of dumb on my part. 85 and sunny.
I’m looking gunna pick up water cages this week. The LBS trek store carries Bontrager Elite cages that come in orange and will match my bike.

So right before I sold the CAAD, I started to notice on some rides that I would get pain in my left foot. It is specifically on the bottom of my left foot, in the area before my big toe begins. It wasn’t every ride, but it seemed like it was beginning to happen more frequently.

Today I got the same pain, near the end of my ride. It wasn’t as sharp as before, but I am sure if I had continued going it would have gotten worse.

Any thoughts? I’m assuming this would be a shoe/ pedal adjustment?
Hard to say. What kind of pain is it? Could be as simple as hot foot to the wrong shoe. Try some different footbeds.. I use Specialized foot beds, they work for me.
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Hard to say. What kind of pain is it? Could be as simple as hot foot to the wrong shoe. Try some different footbeds.. I use Specialized foot beds, they work for me.
Pain gets progressively worse when this does happen. I find myself trying to rotate my foot inside my shoe to take the pressure off of it. Sometimes it will hurt to walk afterwards for an hour or two.
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I don't believe a word of it.
https://www.mic.com/articles/181498/...ster-ice-cream
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I have been more of a Star Trek guy, but that said, happy Star Wars Day to all.
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This morning's weigh in shows NO WEIGHT GAIN. WTF? I have been eating like a pig.

Maybe I should ride less?
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She agrees - that's why you're doing it.
Nah - in fairness, she does a lot of work on the garden. She had a landscape designer put together a plan for her years ago and she's been working on it, since. I'm just happy that I've finally convinced her that I'm a complementary piece - she used to try to get me to help her do things like plant bulbs or tufts of decorative grasses. **** that, that's not the kind of thing that I enjoy doing and it's something that she's more than capable of doing herself. Instead, have me remove shrubs, point me at a hole that needs to be dug for a new tree or have me move tons of material - I don't mind leaning in to labor like that.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Got the seat height and position dialed in today. Had a pretty great ride, my pace seemed to be back to what I am used to, and I didn’t feel like I was over working. It was the hottest day that I have ridden in so far this year, so not having water was kind of dumb on my part. 85 and sunny.
I’m looking gunna pick up water cages this week. (The LBS trek store carries Bontrager Elite cages that come in orange and will match my bike.)

So right before I sold the CAAD, I started to notice on some rides that I would get pain in my left foot. It is specifically on the bottom of my left foot, in the area before my big toe begins. It wasn’t every ride, but it seemed like it was beginning to happen more frequently.

Today I got the same pain, near the end of my ride. It wasn’t as sharp as before, but I am sure if I had continued going it would have gotten worse.

Any thoughts? I’m assuming this would be a shoe/ pedal adjustment?
I don't believe we've seen a close-up photo shoot of your new bike yet. I didn't even know it was orange. My favorite bike color, after black.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Pain gets progressively worse when this does happen. I find myself trying to rotate my foot inside my shoe to take the pressure off of it. Sometimes it will hurt to walk afterwards for an hour or two.
Hot foot is really tough to get a handle on. It's almost like saddles - that something works for one person is no guarantee that it'll work for another. As ls01 mentioned, footbeds may help. Or maybe you need to reexamine cleat position. Inadequate width was a big problem for me, too, but I don't think that would manifest at the big toe...
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I have been more of a Star Trek guy, but that said, happy Star Wars Day to all.
Today is the 64th birthday of my first real sweetheart. The first one with whom I could have made a go of it, had I not been so young and immature. She's planning a visit, when the plague allows it. We last saw each other in the late 80s
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