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bampilot06 05-07-20 06:58 PM

Just went KOM hunting, was feeling pretty loose and thought I could bag a couple. Not even close, one of them I got a top 5 finish. But the KOM has 20 seconds on my effort. In my defense I have slight brake rub and I feel a little bit bloated, but Strava shows this guy doing 35 mph across flat ground.
I donít see how this is physically possible.

Bah Humbug 05-07-20 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21461950)
Just went KOM hunting, was feeling pretty loose and thought I could bag a couple. Not even close, one of them I got a top 5 finish. But the KOM has 20 seconds on my effort. In my defense I have slight brake rub and I feel a little bit bloated, but Strava shows this guy doing 35 mph across flat ground.
I donít see how this is physically possible.

It's possible like the guys clobbering WRs on the KOMs around Town Lake here. I gave up on flagging them.

bampilot06 05-07-20 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21461968)
It's possible like the guys clobbering WRs on the KOMs around Town Lake here. I gave up on flagging them.


One of the segments I can see it. Your on a quarter mile straightaway before the segment starts. But the other one you have to make a pretty sharp turn before it starts. And itís a stop sign, where cars are almost always present. No way you could make that turn at that speed imo.

LesterOfPuppets 05-07-20 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21461950)
Just went KOM hunting, was feeling pretty loose and thought I could bag a couple. Not even close, one of them I got a top 5 finish. But the KOM has 20 seconds on my effort. In my defense I have slight brake rub and I feel a little bit bloated, but Strava shows this guy doing 35 mph across flat ground.
I donít see how this is physically possible.

Could be meteorological doping.

Velo Vol 05-07-20 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21461546)
Youíre all invited to my next cookout.

Maybe if you have these, which undoubtedly you do.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...726b637b7f.jpg

Velo Vol 05-07-20 07:49 PM

This afternoon I was again bundled up on the tractor, contemplating the mysteries of life.

A terrifying thought hit me: What if 2020 is another year without a summer?

I mean, why not--everything else bad is happening. Add this to all the other plagues.

You people must have really upset the gods.

ls01 05-07-20 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21461392)
Zoom meetings.

We have to now list our temperature before coming to work.

I've been doing that for 3 weeks. At least now I only have to do it once a day. Well technically twice in the a.m. and then twice in the afternoon. We were doing it twice a day for the first 2 weeks. The co. Even bought me a thermometer. Now its just twice in the morning.
There's a whole online questionnaire I have to fill out every morning, and list both of my morning temp readings.

LesterOfPuppets 05-07-20 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462022)
This afternoon I was again bundled up on the tractor, contemplating the mysteries of life.

A terrifying thought hit me: What if 2020 is another year without a summer?

I mean, why not--everything else bad is happening. Add this to all the other plagues.

You people must have really upset the gods.

I'm practically done with summer already and it hasn't even started. Pool is already getting too warm. Perfect for night swimming, but too warm to refresh during the day.

Looks like Mexico, Maine is expecting a dusting of snow this weekend...

SAT
MAY 9 AM Snow Showers 42į31į 30% NW 18 mph

ls01 05-07-20 07:58 PM

no ride today. Weather kinda turned on me. 20ų mph winds and Temps dropping. I decided to wax another chain. And cook dinner instead.


Oh...and bought another Stratocaster body....

Hello, my names Joe and I am a guitaraholic...

rjones28 05-07-20 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462022)
This afternoon I was again bundled up on the tractor, contemplating the mysteries of life.

A terrifying thought hit me: What if 2020 is another year without a summer?

I mean, why not--everything else bad is happening. Add this to all the other plagues.

You people must have really upset the gods.

Don't know what you're talking about. Everything's fine here.

WhyFi 05-07-20 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21461950)
Just went KOM hunting, was feeling pretty loose and thought I could bag a couple. Not even close, one of them I got a top 5 finish. But the KOM has 20 seconds on my effort. In my defense I have slight brake rub and I feel a little bit bloated, but Strava shows this guy doing 35 mph across flat ground.
I donít see how this is physically possible.

35mph over what distance? Over a short distance, it's doable, 'specially with help. Anyway, you can see their KOM runs - click on their time on the leaderboard and take a look at their ride. On the unrealistic ones, you'll often see someone noodling around and then turning in to a megabeast for the second half of the ride, a sure sign that they forgot to stop their ride on Strava. Flag 'em and be done with it.

WhyFi 05-07-20 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21461977)
One of the segments I can see it. Your on a quarter mile straightaway before the segment starts. But the other one you have to make a pretty sharp turn before it starts. And itís a stop sign, where cars are almost always present. No way you could make that turn at that speed imo.

I looked - the KOM on Marina is legit. The guy's got power, HR, etc. He averaged 580w for the segment, with a peak of 1100w. Also, he wasn't taking the sharp right turn like you - he took a left though the 3-way intersection.

Velo Vol 05-07-20 08:13 PM

Wake up and look at your calendars, people. The gods are angry.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58db5b267d.png

Jadesfire 05-07-20 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462022)
This afternoon I was again bundled up on the tractor, contemplating the mysteries of life.

A terrifying thought hit me: What if 2020 is another year without a summer?

I mean, why not--everything else bad is happening. Add this to all the other plagues.

You people must have really upset the gods.

It was 81A and sunny down here today. Perfect for the already weekly mowing of the yards and a cold beer. It's been the most beautiful spring in years (except for this pesky pandemic thingy).

I guess I shouldn't tempt fate and tease you too much more, though. Hurricane season is right around the corner.

WhyFi 05-07-20 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21461977)
One of the segments I can see it. Your on a quarter mile straightaway before the segment starts. But the other one you have to make a pretty sharp turn before it starts. And itís a stop sign, where cars are almost always present. No way you could make that turn at that speed imo.

Colony Sprint is legit, too. No power, but he had HR, cadence, etc. Guy was just riding a small loop and doing sprint intervals.

Time for you to work on that short term power if you're going to go after those. :p

Velo Vol 05-07-20 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21462086)
It's been the most beautiful spring in years (except for this pesky pandemic thingy).

It was OK through the first week of April. The last month has blown donkey balls. There was literally a whole week in January that was warmer than tomorrow will be. :rolleyes:

LAJ 05-07-20 08:33 PM

Noah just stole my KOM. 40 mph tailwind... Lordy. I didn't even know I had it, and I set it back in 2012. I must have been fast that day.

Velo Vol 05-07-20 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21462054)
Don't know what you're talking about. Everything's fine here.


LesterOfPuppets 05-07-20 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462128)

I would be ecstatic if I woke up to freezing temps Saturday morning.

Jadesfire 05-07-20 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462106)
The last month has blown donkey balls.

Yes, that does sound unpleasant.

rjones28 05-07-20 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462085)
Wake up and look at your calendars, people. The gods are angry.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58db5b267d.png

Maybe it's just you.

rjones28 05-07-20 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462128)

We're still about three feet behind our normal snowfall total.

seedsbelize 05-07-20 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21461947)
Found this on today's ride.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...81da0f5bc2.jpg
Not sure Who left it here. :p

I'n on my phone. Is that a blue police box?

rjones28 05-07-20 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21462143)
I would be ecstatic if I woke up to freezing temps Saturday morning.

We often get frost in May. There was frost yesterday morning.

Velo Vol 05-07-20 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21462172)
Maybe it's just you.

I've been good. Except I still don't have a mask.

Reminds me. Today I saw a cyclist (not road, though he was riding on the road) with a mask. He had on a yellow jacket and a green helmet, like an Oregon Duck.


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