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indyfabz 07-04-20 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21569475)
Making coffee is like the third thing I do in the morning.

Do I want to know the first two things?

rjones28 07-04-20 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21569554)
Do I want to know the first two things?

1. Walk Benson
2. Feed Benson
3. Make Coffee

:D

Velo Vol 07-04-20 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21569534)
Is the water from a drip bottle?

You think these are available in a size that fits a bike bottle holder?


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c058c94e7c.jpg

big john 07-04-20 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21569531)
You must be new here.

Here or hear?

rjones28 07-04-20 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21569562)
Here or hear?

Eh?

big john 07-04-20 07:14 PM

We had a nice ride, just 2 of us. My friend got a new used bike, a Domane, and she's happy with it but had a little trouble on the (many) climbs. She blamed the heat but it didn't seem too bad to me. I did take a nap after the ride.

She also sold 2 of her bikes and her granddaughter's bike for asking price and quickly.

WhyFi 07-04-20 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21569554)
Do I want to know the first two things?

Well, if making coffee is the third thing, it's the fourth and fifth that are pretty easy guesses.

rjones28 07-04-20 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21569585)
Well, if making coffee is the third thing, it's the fourth and fifth that are pretty easy guesses.

4. Check email.
5. Update database of economic indicators.

seedsbelize 07-04-20 07:23 PM

A question for the group. Google let me down. I have a cheapo two burner hotplate. One burner is fine, but the other burns with a yellow flame, and so can't be used. I'm pretty sure I'm using butane. Do I want to let more outside air in, or less?

WhyFi 07-04-20 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21569591)
4. Check email.
5. Update database of economic indicators.

Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinkin'.

rjones28 07-04-20 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21569597)
Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinkin'.

;)

Velo Vol 07-04-20 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21569591)
5. Update database of economic indicators.

Be more specific.

WhyFi 07-04-20 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21569575)
...but had a little trouble on the (many) climbs...

This reminded me that I wanted to check on my stats from a little hill the other day. With the climbing talk, I decided to just sit and spin as up said hill to see how it would go. Well, the numbers are in...

Climbing blows, man - y'all are cracked.

The hill averaged 8%, fairly steady. I spun at ~90rpm in my lowest ratio (34/25) and ~120% of ftp got me a whopping 9mph, so not too much of a cooling breeze on a hot day. Changing out my gearing could obviously get me under ftp and spare my knees, but then I'd be moving even more slowly, which is the bit that bugs me the most. Yeah, that hill that datlas talked about - 8% for 8 miles - no, I wouldn't have so much fun grinding away at that for an hour. Yeesh.

abshipp 07-04-20 07:45 PM

Eh, I guess I can live with this:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3c82dcd5ca.jpg

bampilot06 07-04-20 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21569632)


did you bring your bike?

rjones28 07-04-20 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21569619)
Be more specific.

The specifics vary from day to day.

big john 07-04-20 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21569621)
This reminded me that I wanted to check on my stats from a little hill the other day. With the climbing talk, I decided to just sit and spin as up said hill to see how it would go. Well, the numbers are in...

Climbing blows, man - y'all are cracked.

The hill averaged 8%, fairly steady. I spun at ~90rpm in my lowest ratio (34/25) and ~120% of ftp got me a whopping 9mph, so not too much of a cooling breeze on a hot day. Changing out my gearing could obviously get me under ftp and spare my knees, but then I'd be moving even more slowly, which is the bit that bugs me the most. Yeah, that hill that datlas talked about - 8% for 8 miles - no, I wouldn't have so much fun grinding away at that for an hour. Yeesh.

While I was working I generally did about 300,000 feet per year in roughly 6000 miles. Not that much compared to some of my friends.

The worst is a hot climb with a slight tailwind. You just bake.

DougRNS 07-04-20 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21569591)
4. Check email.
5. Update database of economic indicators.

leading economic indicators?

Velo Vol 07-04-20 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21569636)
The specifics vary from day to day.

What will you update on Monday?

bampilot06 07-04-20 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21569637)
While I was working I generally did about 300,000 feet per year in roughly 6000 miles. Not that much compared to some of my friends.

The worst is a hot climb with a slight tailwind. You just bake.

my mind is baffled by this. Does the tail wind help you up the hill at all?

rjones28 07-04-20 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21569638)
leading economic indicators?

I track many series.

rjones28 07-04-20 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21569639)
What will you update on Monday?

Pretty quiet on Monday. Non-manufacturing index from the Institute for Supply Management and the daily TSA daily traveler number.

rjones28 07-04-20 08:07 PM

Also, I work at the bike shop on Monday.

bampilot06 07-04-20 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21569653)
Pretty quiet on Monday. Non-manufacturing index from the Institute for Supply Management and the daily TSA daily traveler number.

seems to be stuck right around 600,000....

LesterOfPuppets 07-04-20 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21569644)
my mind is baffled by this. Does the tail wind help you up the hill at all?

It might a little, but when it makes your apparent wind 0 kts on a hot day, it's just brutal.


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