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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-06-20, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Mind you, it's possible you only THINK it is.
I solve problems all day to the satisfaction of internal and external customers. If I was "off" I would have known by 9 AM Monday morning.
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Old 08-06-20, 09:01 PM
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Mental acuity is stellar so I am suffering no after effects from the incident.
Uh huh.
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Old 08-06-20, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I solve problems all day to the satisfaction of internal and external customers. If I was "off" I would have known by 9 AM Monday morning.
I mention that, because once an old boss of mine was being deposed in a patent lawsuit, and they asked the standard question, "Do you have any mental or physical condition that would prevent you from answering honestly?", to which he replied, "How would I know?"

Which seems a completely reasonable answer.
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Old 08-07-20, 04:37 AM
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Aaand it’s raining.
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Aaand it’s raining.
Oh well, at least tomorrow's Friday.
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Old 08-07-20, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Might want to get someone knowledgeable to look at your foot/ankle/pedal mechanics and possibly recommend some shimming somewhere.

Alternatively, you could post on the 41...
In all seriousness, there’s a fitter here that’s supposed to be great at just this, he’s just not taking on fittings yet.
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Old 08-07-20, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh well, at least tomorrow's Friday.
Already?
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Old 08-07-20, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh well, at least tomorrow's Friday.
I’m confused
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Old 08-07-20, 05:37 AM
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And here's where I'm jealous of WhyFi's physique - my weight explodes after big days. Like I said, I didn't dare to check the scale yesterday, and today I'm at 179. It'll take me a few days to peel off whatever that all is. Time to go hit the Veloway.
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Old 08-07-20, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh well, at least tomorrow's Friday.
Friday has a feel.
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Addiction is all about class.
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Old 08-07-20, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And here's where I'm jealous of WhyFi's physique - my weight explodes after big days. Like I said, I didn't dare to check the scale yesterday, and today I'm at 179. It'll take me a few days to peel off whatever that all is. Time to go hit the Veloway.
I don't get it. I have to eat eat EAT and still am around 138-140 these days.
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Old 08-07-20, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Was it a walk? Strava?
No Strava. Are you saying our date didn't count? Has this all been a lie?
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Old 08-07-20, 06:15 AM
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I don't get it. I have to eat eat EAT and still am around 138-140 these days.
137-143 for me, depending on fluid balance. Trying like hell to keep some muscle on the upper body.

Intervals told me my estimated FTP broke 200 today, putting me at about the median for the 60-69 age group.
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Old 08-07-20, 06:28 AM
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Mind you, it's possible you only THINK it is.
"Possible"? You must be new around here. "Likely," is the word you're looking for, when it comes to Mr Awesome Shovel.
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Old 08-07-20, 06:28 AM
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Our cars are twins
My two cars have almost identical license plates. One has three letters and two numbers and the other is the same with an extra letter but people don't seem to notice the extra letter so I often get asked how we got the same plate twice.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And here's where I'm jealous of WhyFi's physique - my weight explodes after big days. Like I said, I didn't dare to check the scale yesterday, and today I'm at 179. It'll take me a few days to peel off whatever that all is. Time to go hit the Veloway.


179 is the "three pounds light" that I weighed in at yesterday.
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Old 08-07-20, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And here's where I'm jealous of WhyFi's physique - my weight explodes after big days. Like I said, I didn't dare to check the scale yesterday, and today I'm at 179. It'll take me a few days to peel off whatever that all is. Time to go hit the Veloway.
Same here. I've always wondered if it's water retention in the muscles like in tears or something.
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Same here. I've always wondered if it's water retention in the muscles like in tears or something.
That does happen when there’s enough inflammation. The swelling is also visible. Don’t we gym bros call that looking “pumped” or something?
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That does happen when there’s enough inflammation. The swelling is also visible. Don’t we gym bros call that looking “pumped” or something?
Yeah, I read it somewhere once. Anyway, seems to goes away in a day or two as does the surprise weight gain.
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I have the same thing, I jump from 179-180ish to 185 after big days.
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Already?
The week is flying by.
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Finally getting flying cars?
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Saw this on Facebook. Quite clever.


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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
That does happen when there’s enough inflammation. The swelling is also visible. Don’t we gym bros call that looking “pumped” or something?
Weird. I'm certainly familiar with getting my pump on, from days when I was lifting as a yute, but I'm trying to think of weight bumps after hard days on the bike. I know that I've come across a few head-scratchers where my weight went in the opposite direction than I'd thought it would, but I never keyed in on a pattern. LSDs almost always result in a dip in weight for me, but now I'm wondering if more punchy rides are the ones that see a bump. Maybe I'll have a look over the numbers.
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