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Old 07-05-20, 04:14 PM
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Look at you go.
He's a big boy now!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So blood pressure medicine prevents your heart from beating faster?
Certain ones do, most don't.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So blood pressure medicine prevents your heart from beating faster?
I'm guessing, not a dr. Just a victim.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So blood pressure medicine prevents your heart from beating faster?
Beta Blockers, yes. Other types not so much.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Yeah, its the only thing I can think of. I've done the back to back with the meds before but never before a ride with a gaggle of hamers heads. I felt ok just unable to do,, if that makes sense..
meds are Atorvastatin , Atenelol, asprin and omeprazole
It's the Atenolol. That's a beta blocker. It does SEVERAL things but slowing down your HR is one of them.

Talk to your doctor and ask if it's REALLY necessary to be on that class of medicine, or could they switch you to a different one that won't drop your HR.

It's possible you could go faster if that's allowed, but don't do it on your own.
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It's the Atenolol. That's a beta blocker. It does SEVERAL things but slowing down your HR is one of them.

Talk to your doctor and ask if it's REALLY necessary to be on that class of medicine, or could they switch you to a different one that won't drop your HR.

It's possible you could go faster if that's allowed, but don't do it on your own.
awesome. I see him in August. I'll ask him he is very supportive of my athletic endeavors. And amazed by my seasonal weight fluctuation .lol
I love the double take when he reads my chart, its comical.
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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.
I doubt I have ever come within the top 100 for a segment around here. Too many very fast people.
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I doubt I have ever come within the top 100 for a segment around here. Too many very fast people.
If it's over 3 minutes and a pretty well travelled segment, top 5-10% is probably the best that I can expect - between group rides and a handful of guys hammering segments on tri rigs, it's tough sledding. If it's a drag race, my odds are a little better.
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on my bike?
Yes. My saddle doesn’t hurt my testicles.
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Name it Audrey, aka Little Shop of Horrors, feed me!
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On today's ride, one of the cyclists I know has that fancy new Specialized saddle that is 3-D printed. It looks like it's made from some type of flexible crabon fiber lattice.

He did say it's comfy. If you have to ask the price, it's too much but I think it's $450.
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You may have missed it, I said a few days ago that serious sourdough bakers name their starter. Mine is nameless so far but open to suggestions.
Ged?
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Old 07-05-20, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
On today's ride, one of the cyclists I know has that fancy new Specialized saddle that is 3-D printed. It looks like it's made from some type of flexible crabon fiber lattice.

He did say it's comfy. If you have to ask the price, it's too much but I think it's $450.
I think it’s the highest high end Power saddle. The basic model, which I ride can be had for under $100 from scam bay. It’s one of those saddles performs the best with a 1-2 degree downward angle.
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Ged?
My boy has a stuffed animal named Ged; I got him in to Le Guin's Earthsea series.
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On today's ride, one of the cyclists I know has that fancy new Specialized saddle that is 3-D printed. It looks like it's made from some type of flexible crabon fiber lattice.

He did say it's comfy. If you have to ask the price, it's too much but I think it's $450.
S-Works Power with Mirror. Very fancy.
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The guy with the fancy S-Works Power Mirror saddle (I checked, that's it) is actually a fairly nice guy and quite mellow. But he did have an IT company that he founded many years ago and apparently sold it to Wall Street a few years ago and now is more-or-less retired, serves on a few boards, plays golf, and rides bikes. He has some fancy new Porsche that is all-electric that he is getting later this month. He also passed me once on some fancy MacLaren convertible that looked sporty.

So he does okay. My younger daughter wants him to adopt her so he can help with USC tuition. Not gonna happen.
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A close friend tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, and today he lost taste/smell.

We did a few rides together last week, and had beers after(outside). I'm not freaking out, but I'm self-quarantining until next Friday..
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Hot! I want that mug! Correction, I NEEEEEEEEEEED that mug.
There's a bunch of knockoffs out there now, don't know where my wife got mine. Just google 'prescription coffee mug'.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
my mind is baffled by this. Does the tail wind help you up the hill at all?
sure a little

but the effect of being miserably hot trumps the help from the tail wind

I actually prefer headwind (within reason) climbing ‘cause I hate to be hot
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
bag of nopes, I’ll take my sea level.
although sucking it up and just doing the climbing does put you in a state of mind where you wonder “what’s the fuss?” re: an 8 mile 8% climb
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That just reads wrong on all levels
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He's a big boy now!
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Friday wee MTB ride with a friend

Sat dog Nosework session. In which Baby Ash did very well but was completely taken aback by a curious mini donkey. Hard to concentrate near something like that.

Today climbing ride with a friend.

Now watermelon margarita on the veranda while dinner finishes cooking. Homemade shake n bake style chicken, roasted carrots and broccoli. Cooking the giblets and back for the Dogz and roasting the breast to slice for sandwiches for the Yosemite trip.


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