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rjones28 12-22-21 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348321)
The first time in six months. :bday:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...570251e59d.png

The length of a day is 24 hours.

rjones28 12-22-21 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348438)
Incorrect, it lasts until April. But at least tomorrow will be a brighter day.

Incorrect.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...24551c3870.png

Velo Vol 12-22-21 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22348442)
The length of a day is 24 hours.

Not the cycling day.

DougRNS 12-22-21 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22347755)
Various coworkers are attemting to kill me with chocolate.

reminds me of this.

genejockey 12-22-21 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22348213)
Saw this walking to work. Thinking of making it my new look.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...943a36364.jpeg

"Whaddya mean, my socks don't match? I got another pair just like them at home!?"

DougRNS 12-22-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348311)
I talk just fine.

you have that Sharpsville accent though...

rjones28 12-22-21 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348455)
Not the cycling day.

We've had electric light since 1879.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e821f2fa55.png

DougRNS 12-22-21 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348147)
How many women of Sharpsville do you imagine will make overtures at DougRNS this week?

they will have to long for me from afar since I'm in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area. To answer your question, I imagine it is a large number. Naturally.

DougRNS 12-22-21 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22348299)
Same reason that I don't go to Tennessee.

;)

that's the only reason?:foo:

DougRNS 12-22-21 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348406)
You're not going to poop on my party. The tide has turned, darkness has been beaten back.

I'm savouring my four seconds right now.

just one victory and we're on are way
#ToddRundgren

DougRNS 12-22-21 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22348479)
We've had electric light since 1879.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e821f2fa55.png


indyfabz 12-22-21 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348438)
But at least tomorrow will be a brighter day.

I know how much you like videos.



LAJ 12-22-21 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22348485)
just one victory and we're on are way
#ToddRundgren

And then are we going to just bang on the drum all day?

rjones28 12-22-21 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22348482)
that's the only reason?:foo:

Maybe

indyfabz 12-22-21 12:34 PM

*sigh* Staunch anti-vaxxer in our NJ office, who lives with his mom, who also works in our NJ office, attends a baby shower for another employee yesterday in a crowded conference room and tests positive today. Mom attended the shower and is now feeling ill.

I was originally scheduled to be in the NJ office yesterday but ended up working from home.

phrantic09 12-22-21 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22348345)
Group ride + surprise ice = bad.

Luckily all injuries were mild.

It was nasty icey up here today. I ate **** walking outside to start my car.

phrantic09 12-22-21 12:42 PM

On day 6 of hives and allergic skin reaction to god knows what. Super good time!

called my pcp and the advice was to change from Benadryl to Claritin 2x daily along with finishing my roids and taking Pepcid every day. If itís not better by January I should go inÖ

genejockey 12-22-21 01:01 PM

Last night I got on Zwift, did my warmup and spindown calibration, then started looking on the Companion App for Events. I found a race I hadn't done - "3R Tempus Fugit Flat Race", which is 2 laps of Tempus Fugit, a really flat route in Watopia. 23 miles. I wasn't sure whether I felt like racing, or should have just gone for an easy spin, but I thought, "What the hell? I can always just let myself fall off the back if I don't feel up to it."

Most other races only allow you to see the racers in your own category, but in this one EVERYONE was visible. So, after the usual fast start, where I restrained myself from chasing down all the Ds who'd gone off the front of our group, I settled intoa group of about 10 racers, some Ds and some Cs, and we soon swept them up. Then we stayed together for the rest of the race, much as you can see in this pic, where I'm the big guy in blue, in the second row.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...90ad9c699f.jpg

I spent the whole race concentrating on never being first wheel, but also never getting gapped off the group. It was basically an hour of tempo with occasional minor match-burnings. When we got to the last mile, the pace picked up and the group strung out, but I'd already decided which other riders to mark. That guy flagged above "Mikey P", especially, since I'd lost to him in the final sprint of another race. Well, I gave the final sprint everything I had left, so much so that I had to stop pedalling half a second before I crossed the line, but it didn't matter, since I lost to Mikey P by 1 second but beat the guy in 3rd by 1 second. So, 2nd, in a race with at least 8 other riders in D. Not too shabby!

I thought a couple times about trying to do a breakaway, but every time someone else did, they always got reeled in. Seemed pointless. I just wish I'd had more sprint left - Mikey P had a 12W/kg sprint still in him at the end but I only just managed 6W/kg. I guess that's what I need to work on - still having a good sprint left after an hour of tempo.

Anyway, it was fun, it was hard work, and it burned off some of the chocolate I'd eaten.

MoAlpha 12-22-21 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22348345)
Group ride + surprise ice = bad.

Luckily all injuries were mild.

Ugh. Turned down a gravel ride today on account of work and big breeze.

Trsnrtr 12-22-21 01:32 PM

So, I thought I'd try a bigger cassette on my Propel today which is also currently on my Kickr. I dug a brand new 11 speed cassette out of inventory and installed it on the Kickr. Quick check of the chain shows >0.75. Oops. wonder when I last replaced my chain :foo: It turns out that the chain has been on there since some time in 2019 so I get a new chain out of storage and install it on my Propel. New chain and new cassette - good to go. A quick test and there is a rumble in bottom half of the gears that I can feel through the pedals. I check the crank (16,000 miles) and sure enough, the teeth are shot on both the big and small rings. Back to inventory and find some used but decent looking rings and install them. Now, it's time to ride, 2 hours later and a couple sc***** knuckles. :thumb:

genejockey 12-22-21 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22348585)
So, I thought I'd try a bigger cassette on my Propel today which is also currently on my Kickr. I dug a brand new 11 speed cassette out of inventory and installed it on the Kickr. Quick check of the chain shows >0.75. Oops. wonder when I last replaced my chain :foo: It turns out that the chain has been on there since some time in 2019 so I get a new chain out of storage and install it on my Propel. New chain and new cassette - good to go. A quick test and there is a rumble in bottom half of the gears that I can feel through the pedals. I check the crank (16,000 miles) and sure enough, the teeth are shot on both the big and small rings. Back to inventory and find some used but decent looking rings and install them. Now, it's time to ride, 2 hours later and a couple sc***** knuckles. :thumb:

I just checked the longest-serving chains - the Canyon and Bianchi, and they're both fine Everything else is <1000 miles.

rjones28 12-22-21 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22348488)

Surprised it took over 90 years for the Electric Light Orchestra to appear.

genejockey 12-22-21 02:56 PM

Okay, OCD sufferers - if the logos on the top cap of your stem are bilaterally symmetrical, do you place them at 12:00 and 6:00 or 3:00 and 9:00?

gnome 12-22-21 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348240)
It's tempting. They talk weird, though.

you'll fit in then.

gnome 12-22-21 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22348260)
They do. When the Prime Minister of New Zealand speaks, I want to jamb ice picks in my ears. I know it's not Oz, but it's not 'merika, so it's all the same, right?

no. no it's not. their accent is worse.


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