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WhyFi 04-07-22 11:05 AM

Took the old upper cabinets down yesterday, putting up the new ones (well, all but one) today. Jezuz H - there are enough waves in the walls, of this old house, to hang ten.

WhyFi 04-07-22 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22464655)
Quoted. Gotta keep the good stuff around forever.

:p

big john 04-07-22 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22464652)
You're not Tiger ******g Woods. You're a newly-minted CAT5.

In my years of club riding there have been some riders who will not come out unless they feel they are at full speed. Like if they have an injury or forced time off they will train to get back to speed before they come to the club.

I have done my best to encourage this behavior by taunting faster riders when they are forced to ride the climbs with me.

Velo Vol 04-07-22 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22464637)
just had a huge sneeze while chewing a mouthful of carrots. What an orange mess!!

covid?

genejockey 04-07-22 11:10 AM

I tried a TT on Zwift Tuesday night, but what that highlighted was that I shouldn't choose a race on a whim, waiting till I'm on the trainer. I had done no investigation of the course, so I didn't know what bike to choose, so I figured TT bike with Zipp 808s. I should have done a more focused warmup, and I should have managed my power better, and I should have H'd TFU, but as it turns out, right after I dropped out, the route entered a 2.1km 6% gradient, where I'd have been dragging an anchor uphill.

Lessons learned:
1. A recovery ride on Mondays is probably a good idea.
2. A focused warmup, rather than just dicking around on the bike, is probably a good idea.
3. LOOK UP THE COURSE before I'm on it.
4. Stop stopping. Even dragging my ass across the line last is probably better than a DNF.

One thing I'm curious about is whether it would have been better to reduce or even eliminate Trainer Difficulty. I don't have too much difficulty putting out consistent subthreshold power on AdZ for over an hour, but I struggled here on a much shorter course. Ah, well. Must experiment!

Velo Vol 04-07-22 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464638)
Athletes play. They don't stay home because they feel suboptimal.

Yep. There have been days where I didn't feel like riding/running/walking/mowing, but I HTFU and did it anyway.

Mojo31 04-07-22 11:24 AM

Winners play. Losers make excuses. 😜

WhyFi 04-07-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22464669)
Yep. There have been days where I didn't feel like riding/running/walking/mowing, but I HTFU and did it anyway.

A shining example to us all. :love:

Velo Vol 04-07-22 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22464679)
A shining example to us all. :love:

Indeed. In fact it's time to mow right now. Physically, I'm pretty good, but there's a chilly quasi-winter breeze. Gonna have to HTFU once again.

bampilot06 04-07-22 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22464652)
You're not Tiger ******g Woods. You're a newly-minted CAT5.

Noted.

genejockey 04-07-22 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464677)
Winners play. Losers make excuses. 😜

Why are my ears burning?

LAJ 04-07-22 11:59 AM

I get to mow tomorrow too. Dangit. I guess that means I need to consider firing up the sprinklers.

datlas 04-07-22 12:18 PM

lplo

datlas 04-07-22 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22464664)
covid?

Unlikely. More likely I am allergic to work.

datlas 04-07-22 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464677)
Winners play. Losers make excuses. 😜

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

ls01 04-07-22 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22464364)
How many miles, roughly? My eTap bike has over 10,000 miles and is 4 years old.

Edit: Changed battery this morning and the battery cover shows marks so I've obviously changed the battery before. Oh, well, better safe than sorry.

I doubt if it has 1000 miles on it. I have this underlying resentment towards it because of it weight. It's a great bike but it's heavy. I ride the other bike more because it's lighter. 3 lbs. Lighter. There's just something about that bike that is unsatisfying. I'm really excited about the cable actuated bike I just upgraded. Maybe I finally stripped my gears, I dunno :foo:

ls01 04-07-22 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22464433)
Among other things, the handlebars don't match. :wtf:

Once a Volunteer, always a Volunteer.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fbf6448a32.png

not if you have to force him.

seedsbelize2 04-07-22 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22464746)
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Ok Dad

ls01 04-07-22 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22464471)
Have you ever heard of a cyclist being killed by a train?

yes. It happened here a few years ago. But I can't remember exactly how. People walking get hit too.

LesterOfPuppets 04-07-22 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22464433)
Among other things, the handlebars don't match. :wtf:

Heterochromatic bar tape is the Next Big Thing.

bampilot06 04-07-22 12:38 PM

Mojo, trek bikes north arlington just sent me an email, apparently if you go in the store you can spin to win free prizes. I would fly down if I wasn’t sick.

genejockey 04-07-22 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22464752)
yes. It happened here a few years ago. But I can't remember exactly how. People walking get hit too.

As I understand it, people often misjudge the closing speed of trains. That, and they take a mile to stop from 60 mph.

Years ago when The Older Boy was really into trains, especially steam engines, CalTrain (the local commuter line) ran a Christmas excursion with a newly restored steam engine. As we waited for it at the station, one guy who I guess wanted to get a different angle, was standing on the opposite side of the track. I was videotaping the arrival, and in the video you can see him look up and walk quickly back to the 'boarding' side of the track, and in less than a second, the train goes by. He literally missed being killed, in front of a bunch of kids, by less than one second. You can hear me on the tape, saying, "JFC!"

Mojo31 04-07-22 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22464722)
I get to mow tomorrow too. Dangit. I guess that means I need to consider firing up the sprinklers.

Mowed last night. Even chopped off a sprinkler head. Didn't quit though or make excuses - got right back out there, dug it up, and changed the head. Felt good to cross that finish line.

datlas 04-07-22 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22464764)
Mojo, trek bikes north arlington just sent me an email, apparently if you go in the store you can spin to win free prizes. I would fly down if I wasn’t sick.

Is the spinner a converted rear wheel? I hope you can spin it by turning the crank on a bike.

bampilot06 04-07-22 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22464768)
Is the spinner a converted rear wheel? I hope you can spin it by turning the crank on a bike.


details weren’t provided. Maybe Mojo can win for us all.


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