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Velo Vol 10-21-21 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22277364)
Showdown. My money is on Bam and the Cervelo.

He won't win if he gets hit/crashes in the 5 p.m. traffic.

MoAlpha 10-21-21 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22277551)
Hey man, 8% can be the difference between thrasher and thrashee. :p

...in a Fitbit contest.

Velo Vol 10-21-21 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22277562)
He won't win if he gets hit/crashes in the 5 p.m. traffic.

Also, how would he respond to seeing his first ever real hill? #HomeFieldAdvantage

WhyFi 10-21-21 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22277563)
...in a Fitbit contest.

You say that likes it's a bad thing.

Velo Vol 10-21-21 07:34 AM

Morning activity. I have to go to a new place because the nurse at the witch doctor's office quit. :rolleyes:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...523637a2a3.jpg

WhyFi 10-21-21 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22277572)
Also, how would he respond to seeing his first ever real hill? #HomeFieldAdvantage

Minor point in your favor. Your ride elevation profiles aren't exactly intimidating, but if you could sucker him in to taking the lead and pacing it wrong (likely), he would gas himself.

But, if he follows your lead, he wouldn't have a problem...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6b026e1ac8.gif

bampilot06 10-21-21 07:56 AM

Vo2 increased to 53!

BOOM!


I thought Velo was doing the pulling.

Velo Vol 10-21-21 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22277602)
Minor point in your favor.

Look at the Christian Climb. If you don't know how to pace yourself, you can crash and burn!

https://www.strava.com/activities/61...48081888066342

bampilot06 10-21-21 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22277562)
He won't win if he gets hit/crashes in the 5 p.m. traffic.

wait a second. Knoxville has traffic?

Interesting.

WhyFi 10-21-21 08:17 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22277620)
Look at the Christian Climb. If you don't know how to pace yourself, you can crash and burn!

https://www.strava.com/activities/61...48081888066342

I take it all back. Scary.

genejockey 10-21-21 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22277231)
Sure, I post some graph action and everyone else is going to copy me.
#Trendsetter

Everyone loves a little X on Y action.

genejockey 10-21-21 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22277591)
Morning activity. I have to go to a new place because the nurse at the witch doctor's office quit. :rolleyes:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...523637a2a3.jpg

She saw that you were coming in?

genejockey 10-21-21 09:06 AM

I've been monitoring my BP for the last few weeks, to see how well-controlled it is. Short answer - could be better. Also could be worse! But also reading up on more current thinking on hypertension. For example, caffeine. When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, caffeine was considered a No-No. Now? Mayo Clinic and others say "See if it makes any difference", so I did. Been drinking coffee the last half hour. BP still the same. Having done this several times, I'm reasonably confident of the results. The other thing is that when I got the home BP monitor, the recommendation was not to take repeated measurements for some reason, but now I read you should take several measurements each time you measure.

bampilot06 10-21-21 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22277682)
I've been monitoring my BP for the last few weeks, to see how well-controlled it is. Short answer - could be better. Also could be worse! But also reading up on more current thinking on hypertension. For example, caffeine. When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, caffeine was considered a No-No. Now? Mayo Clinic and others say "See if it makes any difference", so I did. Been drinking coffee the last half hour. BP still the same. Having done this several times, I'm reasonably confident of the results. The other thing is that when I got the home BP monitor, the recommendation was not to take repeated measurements for some reason, but now I read you should take several measurements each time you measure.


Its interesting when you see the old charts vs today charts. What was considered boarderline terrible 30 years ago, Is almost considered normal today.

I wonder if that is because American as a whole has gotten unhealthy. So the bar moved?

Jack Tone 10-21-21 09:20 AM

Back in my youth (late 20's) I was in my best condition ever. I would ride my bike 3 days a week to a workout class at the junior college, then run a 5K, workout, and ride home. The ride was from sea level to the top of a hill in Redwood City up a very steep street. My highest heart rate was maybe 172. Later in life as a mailman, I walked well over 50,000 miles, and my resting heart rate was in low 40's, sometimes high 30's. Then a cardiologist found that my heart stopped for up to 4 seconds at a time while resting and put me on a pacemaker. After a while I convinced them to raise my max ceiling up to 150 to aid in riding my bike. A couple of days ago I did the Kilo track race in my Wahoo Systm trial and my heart got to 156.

DougRNS 10-21-21 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22277497)
Mustard pickle sandwiches?

and a thin slice of ham, highly processed of course. I need to lose weight that I gained since my time off the bike.

bampilot06 10-21-21 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22277702)
Back in my youth (late 20's) I was in my best condition ever. I would ride my bike 3 days a week to a workout class at the junior college, then run a 5K, workout, and ride home. The ride was from sea level to the top of a hill in Redwood City up a very steep street. My highest heart rate was maybe 172. Later in life as a mailman, I walked well over 50,000 miles, and my resting heart rate was in low 40's, sometimes high 30's. Then a cardiologist found that my heart stopped for up to 4 seconds at a time while resting and put me on a pacemaker. After a while I convinced them to raise my max ceiling up to 150 to aid in riding my bike. A couple of days ago I did the Kilo track race in my Wahoo Systm trial and my heart got to 156.


were you passing out when your heart stopped?

DougRNS 10-21-21 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22277613)
Vo2 increased to 53!

BOOM!


I thought Velo was doing the pulling.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c73dcee569.jpg
:foo:

bampilot06 10-21-21 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22277783)

it works wonders. You should try it.

datlas 10-21-21 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22277682)
I've been monitoring my BP for the last few weeks, to see how well-controlled it is. Short answer - could be better. Also could be worse! But also reading up on more current thinking on hypertension. For example, caffeine. When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, caffeine was considered a No-No. Now? Mayo Clinic and others say "See if it makes any difference", so I did. Been drinking coffee the last half hour. BP still the same. Having done this several times, I'm reasonably confident of the results. The other thing is that when I got the home BP monitor, the recommendation was not to take repeated measurements for some reason, but now I read you should take several measurements each time you measure.

It's only a big increase in caffeine that will raise your BP. If you have x cups of Joe daily it should not affect your BP. If you usually have x cups/day and one day have >>x then you may see an increase.

As always, YMMV.

datlas 10-21-21 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22277783)

OOOH! Alberto!

LesterOfPuppets 10-21-21 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22277783)

You could've photoshopped a little Contador in there.

DougRNS 10-21-21 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22277822)
You could've photoshopped a little Contador in there.

of course I could, given my tech skills.
#TechSavvy

Jack Tone 10-21-21 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22277771)
were you passing out when your heart stopped?

No. I never would have noticed except one Christmas, my daughter was laying with her head on my chest and exclaimed "you're heart is stopping!". That's when I went to see the doctor. I feel like the pacemaker has totally screwed up my conditioning, but then again, maybe I'm alive because of it?

Mojo31 10-21-21 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22277808)
it works wonders. You should try it.

Aero hair gel for those who ride aero bikes.


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