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Velo Vol 06-03-20 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21513699)
I'm used to putting in efforts at 50-60į. I've gone through this in years past, where I would have strong solo rides in the cool mornings but end up sucking wind during the hot, evening group rides, and at efforts that would be relatively easy in the mornings. It usually doesn't take more than a few rides to acclimate, and once I do, I'm fine for hard efforts in all of the heat that MN can offer. Until I do, though, it's not fun.

wut is an "effort"?

Velo Vol 06-03-20 05:28 PM

Funny no one has mentioned what today is.

indyfabz 06-03-20 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21513785)
Funny no one has mentioned what today is.

Itís Sunday.

WhyFi 06-03-20 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21513783)
wut is an "effort"?

Riding hard. Just as foreign as being hot at 72*, eh? :D

indyfabz 06-03-20 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21513428)
Our WiFi , cable tv, and internet and even cell phones have been wonky all afternoon They work for a minute or two and then crap out. Kind of an unusual thing for us. I just lost a call a couple minutes ago and canít reconnect. :foo:

Skynet is becoming self-aware. Anyone not wearing 2,000,000 sunblock is gonna have a really bad day.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...743f64f54.jpeg

DougRNS 06-03-20 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21513543)
Really need to see about doing a mid-week cycling activity in GSMNP this summer.

Smokies to hold vehicle-free Wednesdays in Cades Cove this summer

:bday:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62147dadd3.jpg

Too bad summer is canceled.
#ThatsAShame

Bah Humbug 06-03-20 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21513687)
hows it broken?

I was getting database errors viewing any thread for a bit.

bampilot06 06-03-20 07:02 PM

So If I am on the large chain ring and on the 5 to 7 cog from right, the RD makes a loud mechanical whining sound when I pedal. Once I get to the 4th and lower it doesnít make that sound any more.

The sound is similiar to that when you pedal backwards.

rjones28 06-03-20 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21513005)
Snapped a quick link this morning. One of the pins separated from the side plate. Had to make the call of shame.

Bummer

Bah Humbug 06-03-20 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21513699)
I'm used to putting in efforts at 50-60į. I've gone through this in years past, where I would have strong solo rides in the cool mornings but end up sucking wind during the hot, evening group rides, and at efforts that would be relatively easy in the mornings. It usually doesn't take more than a few rides to acclimate, and once I do, I'm fine for hard efforts in all of the heat that MN can offer. Until I do, though, it's not fun.

Under 60* has me concerned for my fingers.

rjones28 06-03-20 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21513069)
I drained my 70oz Camelbak and 2 large bottles in a 4 hour ride yesterday and was still dehydrated.

Early in the ride I cut through a neighborhood and see a woman fall on the ground next to a wheelchair. I stopped and asked if I could help and she said no. I asked again and stuck around for a minute but it was clear she didn't want me there. I said "ok tough guy" which got a little chuckle out of her.

Later, a car buzzed me pretty close and I shouted a f-bomb involuntarily while the open window was right next to me. A while after that I cut off a car at an intersection, totally my fault, and the young man driving went into a rage, flipping me off and screaming at his closed windows. I tried to say "sorry" but he wasn't having it. I wondered if he was going to get out of his car ahead of me since we were going the same direction, but he just raged ahead.

A fun day.

I had a close pass on my commute this morning. Good times.

big john 06-03-20 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21513939)
I had a close pass on my commute this morning. Good times.

Maybe if everyone was forced to ride a bike in traffic before they get their license they wouldn't disregard our safety. naahh

Velo Vol 06-03-20 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21513843)
Itís Sunday.

Nope.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21513849)
Riding hard. Just as foreign as being hot at 72*, eh? :D

How do I know when I've done an effort? Is it a unit of measure?

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21513901)
Too bad summer is canceled.
#ThatsAShame

Good point. The park defines it as mid-June through September.

Velo Vol 06-03-20 07:28 PM

I regret to inform that Strava cheated me out of 1.2 miles today. The road doesn't suddenly drop 80 feet.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...100db61046.png

WhyFi 06-03-20 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21513955)
How do I know when I've done an effort? Is it a unit of measure?

It's no less than 30 odd foot of grunts.

LesterOfPuppets 06-03-20 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21513956)
I regret to inform that Strava cheated me out of 1.2 miles today. The road doesn't suddenly drop 80 feet.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...100db61046.png

Downhill too? Think of the damage to your avg speed!!!

rjones28 06-03-20 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21513102)
I did that a year or so ago, but I was lucky I was in town. I honestly don't know how it happened, but it separated, and I lost one side. My multi-tool has a chain breaker on it, so I was able to get it back together, but I was a mess. Luckily, I was near a shop that's well known on the web as a Sprinter Guru. I know my way around a shop, so I had no issue clicking on in there in my spandex, and asking if I could use their shop sink to degrease. Of course, I show him my hands, and he directs me to the employee bathroom. Holy crap... Before going in, I was looking for the medical station so I could get my immunization shot. The shop itself was bad, and the bathroom was worse. I'm thinking wtf did I get myself into? I have to come out with clean hands, because I sure don't want to insult the fellows that were kind enough to infect let me use their place. I was able to spy some soap, and was able to turn on the cold water, and knock most of the T-9 off my paws. I thanked the gentlemen profusely, they asked how far I had to go, I said only 25-30 more miles, "we don't even drive that far here" (har har har), finished up, and took a long shower.

Not all mechanics believe in cleanliness.

Velo Vol 06-03-20 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21513968)
Downhill too? Think of the damage to your avg speed!!!

[MENTION=306836]strava[/MENTION] is never going to make me a premium member with these kind of outrages.

LesterOfPuppets 06-03-20 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21513988)
Not all mechanics believe in cleanliness.

They need to start drawing straws for bathroom cleaning duty.

rjones28 06-03-20 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21513154)
Iím getting just the most northern edge of that system, amounting to just sprinkles.

Same. And it waited until I got to the shop, so I didn't get wet.

bampilot06 06-03-20 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21513956)
I regret to inform that Strava cheated me out of 1.2 miles today. The road doesn't suddenly drop 80 feet.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...100db61046.png


seems technology doesnít like you.

rjones28 06-03-20 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21514005)
They need to start drawing straws for bathroom cleaning duty.

That's what the junior summer help is for.

#allegedly

Velo Vol 06-03-20 07:52 PM

I just requested to follow a guy on a local group solely because he's been posting ridiculous mileage and I have to see what's up. Calls himself "Solitary Man."

indyfabz 06-03-20 07:55 PM

I will never again make fun of someone who says the storm sounded like a freight train.

indyfabz 06-03-20 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by velo vol (Post 21513955)
nope.

t.g.i.f.?


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