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genejockey 10-25-21 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22282636)
I blame it on muscle heat build-up. I can't get enough cooling.

Yeah, this. On warmer days, even the two fans on high don't do enough. Of course, partly it's because what we call "the shop" in my garage has one standard sized door, no windows, and no exhaust fan, plus the garage door has been weatherstripped so there's no air coming in there. I end up raising the temp and humidity of that room pretty effectively.

DougRNS 10-25-21 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22282729)
No.

I was just wondering, "Has DougRNS ironed his clothes for next week?" Good to know!

No check mark but I have a shirt picked out. It's paisly.

In fact here's me modeling it at my Mom's house several years ago.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...05c5320c6f.jpg

bampilot06 10-25-21 11:11 AM

shifted 193 times this morning.

Velo Vol 10-25-21 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22282711)
that's too far to officiate. I won't ride, obv.

Not obvious. Did your witch doctor tell you not to ride?

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22282718)
looking at the painting makes me happy. Mission accomplished. :thumb:

What makes you think that was her mission?

mvnsnd 10-25-21 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22282628)
Man, trainer rides != outdoor rides

After futzing around with pairing this and that, I have my trainer set up to receive, re-broadcast and use my the power meter data as the reference. Even so, my performance is dramatically down vs outdoor rides; power/duration efforts that would be easy outside are pretty damn uncomfortable inside. I don't know if it's fatigue or a lack of cooling or if I'm just sucking all of the oxygen out of my small room, but damn - if I were this out of shape on the road, I'd be disheartened.

It's not uncommon to have a different power indoors. I always feel riding the trainer is harder than outdoors too. Some of it might be cooling, but I think for me, some of it is the loss of sense of moving relative to the road.

Velo Vol 10-25-21 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22282772)
shifted 193 times this morning.

You went old school, like datlas and I?


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a736221be.jpg

ls01 10-25-21 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22282039)
Wut?

You could just say you don't like it - Beauty in the eye of the beholder, and all that - rather than assuming the role of arbiter of what constitutes acceptable art.


new guy?

ls01 10-25-21 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22282425)
That's a lot of hair.

shaved his back?

big john 10-25-21 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22282566)
OMG, whoever takes the car in should politely ask "Could you take your spit cup with you please?"

If they did that then they would have to ask customers to remove dirty diapers, rotting food, cockroaches, and all the other bio hazards they drive around with. I mean, where do you draw the line?

genejockey 10-25-21 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 22282791)
It's not uncommon to have a different power indoors. I always feel riding the trainer is harder than outdoors too. Some of it might be cooling, but I think for me, some of it is the loss of sense of moving relative to the road.

For me, when riding a trainer without a distraction that makes me feel like I'm going somewhere I have great difficulty keeping my heart rate up. It takes a level of concentration which I find mentally exhausting. Then I tried "riding through" some ride videos a local cyclist had shot, and since they were roads I ride a lot, I know when the hard parts were, so on my dumb trainer I could replicate the difficulty by shifting to harder gears. Then I tried Zwift and a smart trainer, and I find that even better, at least in part because the shifting to easier gears when it gets harder is more intuitive. But there's also the thrill of the chase. When I was riding the Zwift Academy Finish Line ride yesterday, part of my motivation on the two climbs was catching and passing other riders. Same with the workouts - concentrating on catching and passing other riders made it easier to suffer.

genejockey 10-25-21 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22282837)
If they did that then they would have to ask customers to remove dirty diapers, rotting food, cockroaches, and all the other bio hazards they drive around with. I mean, where do you draw the line?

Ew.

EDIT: I dunno. Maybe it's because I'm an Old, but the idea of turning my car over to the mechanics without it being at least presentable is just Not What You Do. It's like flying - you dress neatly. Doesn't have to be fancy, but it's not PJ pants, for cripes sake. And you don't take your shoes off and wander the aisles in bare feet!

LAJ 10-25-21 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22282837)
If they did that then they would have to ask customers to remove dirty diapers, rotting food, cockroaches, and all the other bio hazards they drive around with. I mean, where do you draw the line?

I always thought it was kind for customers to leave snacks for us. Nothing says love like a half-eaten Big Mac and some scattered fries under the seat.

LAJ 10-25-21 12:08 PM

I watch TV whilst on the trainer. Trainer Road is up on the monitor above the TV so I can keep an eye on power without missing my program.....

genejockey 10-25-21 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22282859)
I always thought it was kind for customers to leave snacks for us. Nothing says love like a half-eaten Big Mac and some scattered fries under the seat.

Top Gear, back in the Jeremy/Richard/James days, had a team of forensics experts go through a trio of used cars the boys had bought, all of which looked pretty clean.

They weren't. Ew. Just, ew.

Mind you, this may speak more to just how dirty the world is generally, more than those particular owners.

sshakari 10-25-21 12:18 PM

Been having issues with my real tubeless on my bike where they would not hold air for more than 2 days. I took the tire off and resealed it, changed to the orange sealant, but that did not help.
After that, I replaced the presta valve core a $5 item and BAM it worked like a charm. Was going to ride today, but its raining.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fd4c6e6796.jpg

datlas 10-25-21 12:20 PM

Are the California reservoirs back up to full yet?

Mojo31 10-25-21 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22282885)
Top Gear, back in the Jeremy/Richard/James days, had a team of forensics experts go through a trio of used cars the boys had bought, all of which looked pretty clean.

They weren't. Ew. Just, ew.

Mind you, this may speak more to just how dirty the world is generally, more than those particular owners.

As you might or might not imagine, my car is pretty much spotless virtually all of the time. No one eats in my car, and I won't let my wife bring anything on board except bottled water.

genejockey 10-25-21 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22282893)
Are the California reservoirs back up to full yet?

Maybe if we had half a dozen more of what we got yesterday.

big john 10-25-21 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22282893)
Are the California reservoirs back up to full yet?

I doubt this one storm made much of a dent in the drought. A lot of SoCal water comes from snow pack in the Sierra. Too early for anything meaningful up there.

bampilot06 10-25-21 12:33 PM

wife wants me to bring the trainer with me to texas. Iím not opposed but I was really hoping she would use it. She keeps going through diet exercise cycles, and I hoped that having her bike set up on the trainer would help motivate her and also help set up a healthy schedule. She doesnít make time for herself at all.

Trainer in texas would be nice. I donít know how I feel about riding around unfamiliar roads and I could hop on it after different times. Iíll have to think about it.

big john 10-25-21 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22282853)
Ew.

EDIT: I dunno. Maybe it's because I'm an Old, but the idea of turning my car over to the mechanics without it being at least presentable is just Not What You Do. It's like flying - you dress neatly. Doesn't have to be fancy, but it's not PJ pants, for cripes sake. And you don't take your shoes off and wander the aisles in bare feet!

I don't know how people get that way but I'm pretty sure age has nothing to do with it.
Sometimes it's just rudeness and sometimes it's mental illness.

You probably wouldn't take your bike in to a shop if it was caked with mud?

genejockey 10-25-21 12:38 PM

Apparently, historic drought years interspersed with historic wet years will be the new norm, at least for NorCal. Not so sure about SoCal.

datlas 10-25-21 12:39 PM

At the wedding I met my nephew's new FiL, he looked pretty lanky so I asked if he was a cyclist. He said he rides an aluminum Trek Emonda several days a week, there is apparently a lake outside Dallas (I think it's Dallas but could have been Houston) he rides around it and says it's a 20 mile loop. I gave him kudos, so to speak.

big john 10-25-21 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22282905)
As you might or might not imagine, my car is pretty much spotless virtually all of the time. No one eats in my car, and I won't let my wife bring anything on board except bottled water.

I eat snacks in my car sometimes but I always remove any trash and brush out any crumbs when I get home. I hate getting into a car that stinks.
My father had strict rules, none of us ate or drank in his cars, ever. No food or dirty dishes were left around the house, either.

LAJ 10-25-21 12:47 PM

The only snacks I eat in my truck are BeetUms and Cliff Bloks.


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