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LAJ 12-19-21 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22345417)
So you're saying you DON'T just keep pedaling at the same rate around the curves and let the algorithm take care of not crashing?

Bingo. Clipping a pedal is an art.

genejockey 12-19-21 05:46 PM

Today's ride was so much fun that I almost forgot about the two false starts.

False start #1: Dressed up for the cold, got everything set up, and rolled out. Halfway down the first long block of Alameda de las Pulgas, I realize I'm not seeing cadence because I didn't put a cadence sensor on the Ritchey. Or a speed sensor, but the GPS takes care of that. Since I'd gone less than a block, I headed back home and got them.

False Start #2: I had put on the $60 bibs from The Black Bibs, underneath tights, thinking that the tights would keep me from sliding around on the saddle, like the slick fabric of the Black Bibs makes me do. I got 3 blocks down the Alameda before I sez to my self, "Self, this just ain't workin'. 55 miles of this s*** will be pure hell." So I headed home AGAIN, swapped The Black Slick Bibs for one of my old standby Louis Garneaus, added knee warmers, and headed out again.

I ALMOST turned around when I found that my front STI was getting uncooperative - sometimes it would drop from the big ring to the small and sometimes the lever just did nothing. Luckily, this bike has a 53/39 ad 12-30, so I don't have to shift the front as often as if it were the Bianchi with 50/34, but it was annoying. I guess it's time for the WD40 blast treatment.

rjones28 12-19-21 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22345423)
Bingo. Clipping a pedal is an art.

I was working a road race course for our local club once. As the Cat 5 group approached my location, on a flat straight bit of road, they fell in a heap for no apparent reason.

Velo Vol 12-19-21 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22345421)
Boycotting Big Pharma, obv.

Maybe you have problems that aren't being treated?

rjones28 12-19-21 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22345433)
Maybe you have problems that aren't being treated?

That's what the whisky is for.

indyfabz 12-19-21 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22345360)
looks good :thumb:

I've mentioned before that my grandparents raised rabbits and a lot of other critters. Sunday was fried chicken and rabbit day. :)

I also ate a few rabbit meals in Mallorca. They are pretty big on rabbit.

Rabbit saddle is the best piece of meat on the planet.

The best meal I had while touring southern Spain was a half a grilled rabbit in onion sauce with roasted potatoes in a small, mountain town.

When a group of us went to the Italian Cycling Center in 2013 there was a rabbit farm in the big city near our village. Free range and kept in by a high fence. I had it for dinner at least twice during the nearly two weeks we were there. I also had horse, but thatís a different story.

MoAlpha 12-19-21 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22345412)
I figure I got a pretty good roll of the genetic dice, compared to my brother, who ended up with lousy lipid metabolism. He had a mild MI at 61 and is now on statins. He said something about the statins pushing him into type 2 diabetes, which surprised me. I guess if it's not one thing, it's two things.

Itís not a huge effect, but statins can do that.

I have eluded the family bugbears so far, but only by dint of large amounts of exercise since college and a careful diet over the last few years. I put on some weight and got borderline hypertensive for a while in my 50s, when career, kid, and dwindling parents piled up on me and exercise decreased.

Velo Vol 12-19-21 06:12 PM

Discuss.


genejockey 12-19-21 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22345449)
Itís not a huge effect, but statins can do that.

I have eluded the family bugbears so far, but only by dint of large amounts of exercise since college and a careful diet over the last few years. I put on some weight and got borderline hypertensive for a while in my 50s, when career, kid, and dwindling parents piled up on me and exercise decreased.

My sister who had the collapse back in August was put on Lipitor - among other things - and had extreme muscle wasting. She's managed, over the last 3 months, to work her way back up to walking as far as 1.9 miles, but it's been a slog. I don't know why she was put on lipitor, but I suspect it's a case of too many cooks spoiling the brouhaha.

genejockey 12-19-21 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22345456)

Is the past's vision of the future REALLY 'futuristic'?

Velo Vol 12-19-21 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22345459)
Is the past's vision of the future REALLY 'futuristic'?

That suggestion might be bad, but current models are ugly.

genejockey 12-19-21 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22345468)
That suggestion might be bad, but current models are ugly.

'Strue. They make me think, "This is how Communists would build the Worker's Bike".

I think the road bike or gravel bikes ones look pretty spiffy, but for the Great Unwashed, the standard ugly provide the upright position they're either used to or think they want. I do worry that they're so heavy, and so badly designed for speed that riders taking them down hill might get in over their heads.

rjones28 12-19-21 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22345468)
That suggestion might be bad, but current models are ugly.

This one has rugged good looks.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ef3dcc1238.png

genejockey 12-19-21 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22345498)

And won't get chain grease on your trousers.

datlas 12-19-21 07:08 PM

One of my cycling friends just hit 16k for the year. That’s crazy.

Velo Vol 12-19-21 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22345498)

Marginally better than these


rjones28 12-19-21 07:18 PM

The ensemble Mrs. rjones28 played with tonight also included a piccolo trumpet.

Velo Vol 12-19-21 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22345524)
The ensemble Mrs. rjones28 played with tonight also included a piccolo trumpet.

Link?

rjones28 12-19-21 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22345537)
Link?

No video of today's event, AFAIK.

Home | scholacantorum (scholasyracuse.com)

Velo Vol 12-19-21 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22345546)
No video of today's event, AFAIK.

Home | scholacantorum (scholasyracuse.com)

Next time inquire if you can make one.

rjones28 12-19-21 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22345551)
Next time inquire if you can make one.

No

MoAlpha 12-19-21 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22345458)
My sister who had the collapse back in August was put on Lipitor - among other things - and had extreme muscle wasting. She's managed, over the last 3 months, to work her way back up to walking as far as 1.9 miles, but it's been a slog. I don't know why she was put on lipitor, but I suspect it's a case of too many cooks spoiling the brouhaha.

Statins are essentially the default at this point and thereís always a reason.

I refer to mine, snarkily, to my painfully sincere and conscientious PCP, as the ďimmortality pill.Ē I was on atorvastatin for a while and had lots of post-exercise discomfort. The water soluble ones, such as pravastatin, donít enter muscle cells as readily and have milder side effects.

Velo Vol 12-19-21 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22345558)
No

Wow, no appreciation of Schola Cantorum.

MoAlpha 12-19-21 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22345514)
One of my cycling friends just hit 16k for the year. Thatís crazy.

Boy howdy!

This summer I rode with a guy who is now over 21,240 for the year and rode them fast. Heís retired and recently lost his son to a hematological malignancy, poor man, so that explains some of it.

Velo Vol 12-19-21 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22345566)
Wow, no appreciation of Schola Cantorum.

They do have this recording from five years and one day ago.

No piccolo trumpet.



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