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seedsbelize 04-28-20 07:03 PM

First real rain of the season. We have left the really hot weather behind, and entered into late afternoon high wind gusts and the occasional shower. Yesterday we got just a taste; today it's the real thing. A nice change.

seedsbelize 04-28-20 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21444573)
Well, I really screwed up royally today. Messed up the takeout order for our 35th official anniversary dinner. I gave up my entree and got a few pieces.

We celebrate 29 in a few weeks. I'll see if I can do a better job. But I imagine we'll eat in. Not much carry-out food here in Mayberry.

MoAlpha 04-28-20 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21444593)
I'll see if I can do a better job.

Not a very high bar, but I'm sure you have enough in the account to survive a medium-size fail.

kissTheApex 04-28-20 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21444573)
Well, I really screwed up royally today. Messed up the takeout order for our 35th official anniversary dinner. I gave up my entree and got a few pieces.

Happy anniversary!

Velo Vol 04-28-20 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21444524)
I haven't had a good soaking like that in a while.​​​​​​Got caught in two heavy rain showers - the first was kind of fun, the second kind of stung :notamused:

I got soaked on my walk Saturday. It was not fun. And guess what Strava did with my activity?

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21444479)
Did not see any roadkill

I saw another dead opossum on the way home. RIP

Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21444590)
First real rain of the season.

When did the season start?

Velo Vol 04-28-20 08:03 PM

Addiction After Dark is low-energy. No stamina. Sad.

rjones28 04-28-20 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by velo vol (Post 21444699)
addiction after dark is low-energy. No stamina. Sad.

:50:

abshipp 04-28-20 08:31 PM

I really like this picture from today:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a997b2e013.jpg

Velo Vol 04-28-20 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21444744)
I really like this picture from today:

That's one flat field. The farmer must have learned from the Belizians to leave it fallow.

seedsbelize 04-28-20 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21444641)
I got soaked on my walk Saturday. It was not fun. And guess what Strava did with my activity?

I saw another dead opossum on the way home. RIP

When did the season start?

A couple days ago

LesterOfPuppets 04-28-20 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21444699)
Addiction After Dark is low-energy. No stamina. Sad.

We just had dinner. Swedish meatballs on noodles, boiled cabbage and beets.

LesterOfPuppets 04-28-20 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21444808)
We just had dinner. Swedish meatballs on noodles, boiled cabbage and beets.

This afternoon I was feeling kinda beat after 34 miles in the heat. But now I'm fully charged!

Velo Vol 04-28-20 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21444798)
A couple days ago

Does not comport with the calendar seasons. Then again, we're still trying to break the bonds of winter.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21444808)
We just had dinner. Swedish meatballs on noodles, boiled cabbage and beets.

*beetroot

LesterOfPuppets 04-28-20 09:39 PM

Oooh, it's about to get serious around here. 103į tomorrow.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THURSDAY

Velo Vol 04-28-20 09:46 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21444839)
Oooh, it's about to get serious around here. 103į tomorrow.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THURSDAY

:rolleyes:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...60ff97edf5.png

sfrider 04-28-20 11:14 PM

Great ride today, temps in the 80s except in the city which was 70s. No possums, dead or alive. No snakes. The helicopter tape on the chainstay is doing its job.

The wildflowers are out in force! 65 miles around the hills, great ride.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37f2c65c80.jpg

justonwo 04-28-20 11:51 PM


Originally Posted by sfrider (Post 21444898)
Great ride today, temps in the 80s except in the city which was 70s. No possums, dead or alive. No snakes. The helicopter tape on the chainstay is doing its job.

The wildflowers are out in force! 65 miles around the hills, great ride.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37f2c65c80.jpg

Gorgeous photo. The weather here has been outstanding. Is that in the north bay? Or somewhere on the peninsula?

sfrider 04-28-20 11:59 PM


Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 21444909)
Gorgeous photo. The weather here has been outstanding. Is that in the north bay? Or somewhere on the peninsula?

Thanks! It's up on Ridgecrest Blvd in Mt Tamalpais State Park, in Marin. Absolutely gorgeous today. And the SP is closed to cars, so it's like cycling paradise up there!

justonwo 04-29-20 12:57 AM


Originally Posted by sfrider (Post 21444916)
Thanks! It's up on Ridgecrest Blvd in Mt Tamalpais State Park, in Marin. Absolutely gorgeous today. And the SP is closed to cars, so it's like cycling paradise up there!

Fantastic. I need to get over there. I usually ride in the East Bay hills. Tam is a favorite, though. Thanks for the photo!

datlas 04-29-20 04:11 AM


Originally Posted by sfrider (Post 21444898)
Great ride today, temps in the 80s except in the city which was 70s. No possums, dead or alive. No snakes. The helicopter tape on the chainstay is doing its job.

The wildflowers are out in force! 65 miles around the hills, great ride.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37f2c65c80.jpg

Kudos

Bah Humbug 04-29-20 04:53 AM

Woke up to thunder, lightning, and pouring rain. Good day to have already not had a run on the schedule.

MoAlpha 04-29-20 04:58 AM

Real miles today, work permitting.

datlas 04-29-20 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21445009)
Real miles today, work permitting.

Me too.

I still donít work on Wednesdays because cycling.

bampilot06 04-29-20 05:24 AM


Originally Posted by sfrider (Post 21444898)
Great ride today, temps in the 80s except in the city which was 70s. No possums, dead or alive. No snakes. The helicopter tape on the chainstay is doing its job.

The wildflowers are out in force! 65 miles around the hills, great ride.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37f2c65c80.jpg


I like your bike sir.

bampilot06 04-29-20 05:27 AM

Got 18 miles in this morning. Still getting used to the bike. I still canít seem to get the seat where I want it. I moved it back 2 mm this morning and that got the resistance I was feeling in my legs to go away, but I still donít feel like I am distributing my energy In an efficient manner. I still feel like I am working a lot harder and not going any where.

LAJ 04-29-20 05:27 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21444573)
Well, I really screwed up royally today. Messed up the takeout order for our 35th official anniversary dinner. I gave up my entree and got a few pieces.

Happy Anniversary! I'm sorry the meal was not what you hoped, but that's small potatoes, in the grand scheme.

datlas 04-29-20 05:30 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21445027)
I like your bike sir.

Me too.

Are those buttercups?? Does the bike like butter??

WhyFi 04-29-20 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21445029)
Got 18 miles in this morning. Still getting used to the bike. I still canít seem to get the seat where I want it. I moved it back 2 mm this morning and that got the resistance I was feeling in my legs to go away, but I still donít feel like I am distributing my energy In an efficient manner. I still feel like I am working a lot harder and not going any where.

I've been thinking about what you've been describing, but I'm still not understanding what the issue might be and how it might differ from the garden variety resistances (air, rolling, etc) that we face on every ride.

MoAlpha 04-29-20 06:08 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21445029)
Got 18 miles in this morning. Still getting used to the bike. I still canít seem to get the seat where I want it. I moved it back 2 mm this morning and that got the resistance I was feeling in my legs to go away, but I still donít feel like I am distributing my energy In an efficient manner. I still feel like I am working a lot harder and not going any where.

Any change in position will entail an initial loss in efficiency until the neuromuscular system learns the new output pattern and settles into a groove. Can you get us a pic of you on the bike?

bampilot06 04-29-20 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21445055)
I've been thinking about what you've been describing, but I'm still not understanding what the issue might be and how it might differ from the garden variety resistances (air, rolling, etc) that we face on every ride.

I donít know really how to describe it, once I have my bike computer up that might help me to get a little bit more information. My heart rate is noticeably higher, I almost feel like I am pedaling and going no where.
Im sure it will take some time to get used too.


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