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rjones28 01-29-22 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22391432)
But wait, that would mean he would have to leave Knoxville.

I'm not worried about lunch expenses. ;)

Velo Vol 01-29-22 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391309)
#SunWithNoWarmth :(

To state it scientifically, the sun no larger emits radiation with longer than 700nm wavelengths.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6f5fc0ac92.jpg

MoAlpha 01-29-22 01:34 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22391486)
We go Tuesday at 5PM and Wednesday at 8AM- usually ride In the morning and take it easy on Wednesday. 2 days a week is enough for me



I can only stand about 90 minutes. Supposed to do 2 hours of SS work today but donít know if Iíll have time. Tomorrow looks good enough to go outside in the afternoon though.

question for the mechanic savvyÖ my new shimano chain is 2 links shorter than whatís on the bike now, am I screwed?

Depends how long the present chain is. Youíre welcome.

MoAlpha 01-29-22 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22391590)
I did sign up for intervals.icu, but I'm not sure what to make of the data. Is this atypical?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...71c050ab0d.jpg

Itís a steep curve, but not abnormal in any sense.

Mojo31 01-29-22 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391698)
Depends how long the present chain is. Youíre welcome.

Scientific response there.

MoAlpha 01-29-22 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22391551)
How was it? I ended up averaging about 70% of FTP for 2 hours, so that’s Z2 but there was plenty of harder efforts involved. I still got dropped by my friends. It used to bug me that I would not be able to stay with riders who I have no trouble staying with or even dropping IRL, but I now look at Zwift as a video game to keep my fitness up and am not a serious Zwifter. It makes it much more tolerable.

I did Z2-3 for 2.5 hrs in a steadily shrinking bunch off the front of a big group ride. We held a nice steady pace and shared the work. It wasn’t too bad. I had good music and leered at the female avatars. Now my legs are nice and dead and I’ll have Raynauds for hours.

rjones28 01-29-22 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391589)
You do not recall correctly. To the contrary, I feel too stretched out reaching the hoods.

I leave Knoxville every time I go home from work, etc.

Is that what you do? Civil engineer?

Sorry, no 52cm bikes on clearance.

genejockey 01-29-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391702)
Itís a steep curve, but not abnormal in any sense.

That's good to know! I'd hate to be abnormal.....

genejockey 01-29-22 02:38 PM

My morning activity.....
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7c48c0ac7.jpg

Velo Vol 01-29-22 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22391691)
I'm not worried about lunch expenses. ;)

You should worry about your suspect bike-fitting skills.

genejockey 01-29-22 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391772)
You should worry about your suspect bike-fitting skills.

The bike is fine. It's you that's too small.

rjones28 01-29-22 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391772)
You should worry about your suspect bike-fitting skills.

Fictional characters don't count.

genejockey 01-29-22 02:42 PM

I'd be interested to see a histogram of numbers of bikes of each size. It seems like there are WAY MORE 56s and 54s than 58s. Sometimes it seems like there are more 60s than 58s, but I doubt this is true. OTOH, the paucity of 58s is probably a good thing for my wallet. And marriage.

datlas 01-29-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391713)
I did Z2-3 for 2.5 hrs in a steadily shrinking bunch off the front of a big group ride. We held a nice steady pace and shared the work. It wasnít too bad. I had good music and leered at the female avatars. Now my legs are nice and dead and Iíll have Raynauds for hours.

Kudos

phrantic09 01-29-22 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391698)
Depends how long the present chain is. Youíre welcome.


Im hoping I didnít waste a chain, Iím guessing itíll be fine.

MoAlpha 01-29-22 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22391791)
Im hoping I didnít waste a chain, Iím guessing itíll be fine.

You can always add links back with the little pins if you over-shortened it.

DougRNS 01-29-22 02:58 PM

Work is done. Got about an hour of household administrative work done as well.
Nap time!

phrantic09 01-29-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391794)
You can always add links back with the little pins if you over-shortened it.

This is factory length, new straight out of the box Ultegra chain

MoAlpha 01-29-22 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22391797)
This is factory length, new straight out of the box Ultegra chain

Öand you donít have a box of cut off ends?

DougRNS 01-29-22 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22391697)
To state it scientifically, the sun no larger emits radiation with longer than 700nm wavelengths.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6f5fc0ac92.jpg

Things are looking up!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...161fbc5b0c.jpg
You're welcome.

phrantic09 01-29-22 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22391799)
Öand you donít have a box of cut off ends?

negative

DougRNS 01-29-22 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22391779)
Fictional characters don't count.

:foo:
I've met him. He's real but not spectacular.

LAJ 01-29-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22391770)

NOT too fat for the sport.

MoAlpha 01-29-22 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22391815)
NOT too fat for the sport.

Really. I bet my ass looks kinda like that.

genejockey 01-29-22 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22391815)
NOT too fat for the sport.

At 12 1/2, he's at least 10# over his racing weight 0f 65#.

It's really amazing, when they come right off the track, just how much they are nothing but muscle and bone, and enough skin to cover it if stretched taut. In fact they have so little extra skin that their eyes often don't close when they sleep, which is real damn creepy sometimes.

EDIT: One vet tried to tell me he was overweight, because he was taught to base that on their loins. But Greyhounds tend to have much more muscular loins because they have long, flexible spines and they use those muscles A LOT in running.


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