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rjones28 06-17-20 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21539674)
Hmmm. I was a paid member. Maybe it ran out.
I do use an ad-blocking browser. Maybe this one slipped through.
Either way, it seems odd that we would advertise for an entity whose name we are forbidden to mention.

The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.

datlas 06-17-20 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21539690)
He's not talking about ads - he's talking about social media links for the site.

Ok. I donít see anything like that, thankfully.

datlas 06-17-20 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21539774)
Ok. I don’t see anything like that, thankfully.

Ooh, now I see them. Very small icons at the top and bottom of the page. When did those sneak in??

abshipp 06-17-20 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21539296)
so basically I need to ride ALL the miles by sunday and I might possibility be number one.

IKR?

In the words of McCroskey:

I picked a bad week to make a try for the podium


In reality, I have a vacation coming up in 3 weeks so my wife and I are trying to shed some weight and I'm just riding as much as my body can take.

seedsbelize 06-17-20 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21539007)
Was this in question?

Yes. I spent the last two months in the hammock, with one hand bandaged up and in deep healing mode. Toward the end I did the occasional walk into town. Today, for the first time since April 11, I feel like myself.

Velo Vol 06-17-20 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21539696)
I didn't realize that's what they are.

I didn't notice them until now.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21539788)
Today, for the first time since April 11, I feel like myself.

Kudos.

Velo Vol 06-17-20 07:45 PM

I don't know who he is IRL, but I finally got to see Solitary Man's feed, first ride and he sets a KOM.

Not sure if others can see the segment. Is this good?

https://www.strava.com/activities/36...70463388173311

LesterOfPuppets 06-17-20 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21539835)
I don't know who he is IRL, but I finally got to see Solitary Man's feed, first ride and he sets a KOM.

I believe his name is Neil Diamond

Velo Vol 06-17-20 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21531951)
MN-7.

You're welcome.

I see this was ignored. Sad.

LesterOfPuppets 06-17-20 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21539835)
Not sure if others can see the segment. Is this good?

If he could keep that pace up for a little over 9 repeats of that OAB, then his Everesting time would be a little over 15 hours by my calculation. Not even close to the record. :)

Velo Vol 06-17-20 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21539913)
If he could keep that pace up for a little over 9 repeats of that OAB, then his Everesting time would be a little over 15 hours by my calculation. Not even close to the record. :)

The power stuff is lost on me, but in the comments he says "My normalized power for the out and back was over 300 Watts (4.1 W/kg)."

WhyFi 06-17-20 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21539835)
I don't know who he is IRL, but I finally got to see Solitary Man's feed, first ride and he sets a KOM.

Not sure if others can see the segment. Is this good?

https://www.strava.com/activities/36...70463388173311

How do you know of this person?

Averaging ~250 for almost 4 hours is nothing to sneeze at. Also, if he's not lying about his weight, he's tiny - he's in the under-124lbs category. That would be a rather impressive 4.4w/kg for the ride.

Velo Vol 06-17-20 09:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21539938)
How do you know of this person?

Many weeks lately he's been at the top of this local "club" and I wanted to see what he's doing to get that kind of mileage.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/bike-zoo

wut

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b336fd25f9.png

LesterOfPuppets 06-17-20 10:57 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21539340)
Thar wasn't my experience in Wyoming. We stayed in Medicine Bow at the hotel and the menu was limited. One of our riders was vegan and didn't want anything on the menu. They told us to go to the store and get whatever we wanted and they would cook it for us. I was very good. Then we stayed in Rock Springs and all the restaurants were Chinese. It was good, too.
The food didn't get bad until the south. Not all of it but they seemed more geared toward quantity instead of quality.

The Virginian? Food wasn't bad there, not great, but I'd eat their open face hot roast beef sandwich again, and again.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7d565eebb5.jpg

We also tried the bar a couple blocks west, but their food wasn't as good. They did have some odd art on the ceiling, so worth it to drop in for a drink or two and look up for a while. :)

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...65a4c06902.jpg


Rock Springs did have a LOT of OK Chinese joints. And three good Mexican joints that we ate at a lot.

One of the "Chinese" places also made other Asian foods. I guess because there was no Thai or Vietnamese restaurants in town. Their non-Chinese offerings were meh.

Anong's in Cheyenne was really good Thai, and they also have Rawlins and Laramie locations.

Bah Humbug 06-18-20 04:35 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21539778)
Ooh, now I see them. Very small icons at the top and bottom of the page. When did those sneak in??

I only noticed them yesterday, shortly before they were mentioned.

seedsbelize 06-18-20 05:51 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21539938)
How do you know of this person?

Averaging ~250 for almost 4 hours is nothing to sneeze at. Also, if he's not lying about his weight, he's tiny - he's in the under-124lbs category. That would be a rather impressive 4.4w/kg for the ride.

Maybe he's a ute

mvnsnd 06-18-20 06:02 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21539938)
How do you know of this person?

Averaging ~250 for almost 4 hours is nothing to sneeze at. Also, if he's not lying about his weight, he's tiny - he's in the under-124lbs category. That would be a rather impressive 4.4w/kg for the ride.

Actually, his statement was only for a portion of the ride: "My normalized power for the out and back was over 300 Watts (4.1 W/kg)". That equates to about 161 lbs

WhyFi 06-18-20 06:13 AM


Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 21540239)
Actually, his statement was only for a portion of the ride: "My normalized power for the out and back was over 300 Watts (4.1 W/kg)". That equates to about 161 lbs

I posted before seeing that from Vol; I was going by his ride average (248w) and his indicated weight class on the segment leader board, which must be outdated or just plain wrong -

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8f9ae3acaa.jpg

WhyFi 06-18-20 06:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21539964)
Many weeks lately he's been at the top of this local "club" and I wanted to see what he's doing to get that kind of mileage.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/bike-zoo

wut

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b336fd25f9.png

That's a ****load. 20 hours per week is a part-time job - either he's got no job, or this is his job or he's got a job but no life outside of working and riding. He's got (for me) two years worth of mileage in less than 6 months. I mean, I realize that we're all a little outside of the norm, but that's cray-cray.

MoAlpha 06-18-20 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21540258)
That's a ****load. 20 hours per week is a part-time job - either he's got no job, or this is his job or he's got a job but no life outside of working and riding. He's got (for me) two years worth of mileage in less than 6 months. I mean, I realize that we're all a little outside of the norm, but that's cray-cray.

Guy looks kind of like a dog too. What an existence!

rjones28 06-18-20 06:42 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21539964)
Many weeks lately he's been at the top of this local "club" and I wanted to see what he's doing to get that kind of mileage.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/bike-zoo

wut

Riding his bike?

rjones28 06-18-20 06:45 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21540271)
Guy looks kind of like a dog too. What an existence!

Being stalked by a bear. He'd better watch out.

MoAlpha 06-18-20 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21540292)
Being stalked by a bear. He'd better watch out.

That occurred to me immediately after I posted.

In other news, my shoes are in local USPS limbo and a day late, UPS having washed their hands of them.

indyfabz 06-18-20 07:05 AM

This would have been today's planned segment:

"The Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway continues to remain impassable to through traffic due to significant snow remaining at higher elevations. Beaverhead County officials are monitoring the snow depth and predict that they should be able to plow open the Pioneer Scenic Byway near mid-June. " Until the Byway is opened, travelers in the area are advised to be cautious of changing road conditions and respect the road closures. To become stuck in a snowbank puts you and someone that might be willing to help you at risk for personal injuries as well as damage to your vehicle."

The weather is actually not that bad at lower elevations, but the Byway's summit is just under 8,000'. Heading north from there it's a great 26 mile, net elevation loss to town of Wise River.

There are two guys racing south on the Great Divide route. One is between Butte and Wise River. Wonder if he'll push on up the hill as far as he can or hang out in town.

datlas 06-18-20 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21540311)
This would have been today's planned segment:

"The Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway continues to remain impassable to through traffic due to significant snow remaining at higher elevations. Beaverhead County officials are monitoring the snow depth and predict that they should be able to plow open the Pioneer Scenic Byway near mid-June. " Until the Byway is opened, travelers in the area are advised to be cautious of changing road conditions and respect the road closures. To become stuck in a snowbank puts you and someone that might be willing to help you at risk for personal injuries as well as damage to your vehicle."

The weather is actually not that bad at lower elevations, but the Byway's summit is just under 8,000'. Heading north from there it's a great 26 mile, net elevation loss to town of Wise River.

There are two guys racing south on the Great Divide route. One is between Butte and Wise River. Wonder if he'll push on up the hill as far as he can or hang out in town.

Do you have a bike trip planned for this summer??


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