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Old 07-05-20, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I think this was part of my problem yesterday, it was so hot with no wind that I just roasted.
My garmin has that feature that tells you whether you're acclimated to the heat. How the Hell it knows that is beyond me. Anyway, I had a hard time on Thursday and it reported 92% acclimatization, 80% on Friday, and back to 92% yesterday. My body says that it lies.
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Old 07-05-20, 06:25 AM
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The best solution is a prescription.
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...including sales of Awesome Marigold Jackets?
It's buried in there somewhere.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't know how to break this to you, but I'm pretty sure a number of people already do this.
I know, but I don't.
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I can top that, maybe...

I wanted 50 but slept through my alarm.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My garmin has that feature that tells you whether you're acclimated to the heat. How the Hell it knows that is beyond me. Anyway, I had a hard time on Thursday and it reported 92% acclimatization, 80% on Friday, and back to 92% yesterday. My body says that it lies.

I saw you guys talking about this before. Does wahoo do the same thing? I find it strange that it would know. I guess if you live in PHX than you are always at 100 percent?

Does it do the same thing for cold weather riding?
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I wanted 50 but slept through my alarm.
I had all intentions of getting up and doing a metric before the temps hit 90s but I’m moving slowly. Heading out soon and planning on low intensity and turn around when I feel like I’ve had enough and still get home, guessing 30 or so.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I saw you guys talking about this before. Does wahoo do the same thing? I find it strange that it would know. I guess if you live in PHX than you are always at 100 percent?

Does it do the same thing for cold weather riding?
Who knows? It’s a relatively new feature.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I had all intentions of getting up and doing a metric before the temps hit 90s but I’m moving slowly. Heading out soon and planning on low intensity and turn around when I feel like I’ve had enough and still get home, guessing 30 or so.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I track many series.
does the data confirm our consensus opinion of @Velo Vol?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My garmin has that feature that tells you whether you're acclimated to the heat. How the Hell it knows that is beyond me. Anyway, I had a hard time on Thursday and it reported 92% acclimatization, 80% on Friday, and back to 92% yesterday. My body says that it lies.
I'm guessing that it looks at power vs HR or something like that. I know that I suffer through the hot rides early in the season and my power is just **** for the perceived effort.

Seems like I'm starting to get acclimated to the warmth. Not suffering quite as much as I was before. I'll see later today, though - not getting out until 9am and should be out through 1pm or so; forecast calls for low 90s again.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's buried in there somewhere.
naturally.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Who knows? It’s a relatively new feature.
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.
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Raised veg bed update - it looks like I will be getting a good number of Thai hot peppers this year. The habanero isn't looking nearly as productive.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
does the data confirm our consensus opinion of @Velo Vol?
Folks pay real money for that sort of information.
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Raised veg bed update - it looks like I will be getting a good number of Thai hot peppers this year. The habanero isn't looking nearly as productive.

Whats wrong with the habanero.
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Whats wrong with the habanero.
Dunno. I haven't looked at it too closely, but it's just not thriving as much - hasn't grown as tall, didn't/doesn't have many flowers. It also already had one pepper on it when we got it, so maybe it thinks it's good for the season.
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Dunno. I haven't looked at it too closely, but it's just not thriving as much - hasn't grown as tall, didn't/doesn't have many flowers. It also already had one pepper on it when we got it, so maybe it thinks it's good for the season.

This is what happens when we let our food think.
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It might a little, but when it makes your apparent wind 0 kts on a hot day, it's just brutal.
Indeed. The headwind is preferred in very hot weather.
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Dunno. I haven't looked at it too closely, but it's just not thriving as much - hasn't grown as tall, didn't/doesn't have many flowers. It also already had one pepper on it when we got it, so maybe it thinks it's good for the season.
One year, when I was still gardening for market, I still had 50 lbs. of habaneros on the plants when the first frost hit. I recommend mushroom compost, if you can get it. Worm compost if you can't.
With either of these, you can't use too much. It's always nice to have a little soil in the mix, for structure.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I saw you guys talking about this before. Does wahoo do the same thing? I find it strange that it would know. I guess if you live in PHX than you are always at 100 percent?

Does it do the same thing for cold weather riding?
It's part of FirstBeat's algorithms, which I think Wahoo doesn't license and now Garmin just bought.

They're good, better than a lot of stuff, but still need a lot of work. I wouldn't (don't) focus overmuch on them.
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So 211 real miles this week. How many people are glad I ditched Strava?
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Raised veg bed update - it looks like I will be getting a good number of Thai hot peppers this year. The habanero isn't looking nearly as productive.
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4. Check email.
5. Update database of economic indicators.
Maybe add more fiber to your diet.
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