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DougRNS 07-04-20 09:31 AM

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Hot and sweaty ride done. Now time to cut one of the lawns. Lather, rinse, repeat.

#YearOfNoSummer

Velo Vol 07-04-20 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21568683)
Hot and sweaty ride done. Now time to cut one of the lawns. Lather, rinse, repeat.

#YearOfNoSummer

Maybe do an entire ride, mow the entire lawn, and then shower?

#Efficiency

LesterOfPuppets 07-04-20 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21568714)
Maybe do an entire ride, mow the entire lawn, and then shower?

#Efficiency

I slept in 'til 7:30, ate cereal, turned on the NW lawn sprinklers, mowed the back lawn, weeded some around the pool. Too hot for riding already. :(

seedsbelize 07-04-20 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568612)
Covid-19 will likely be the catalyst that forced the big change, but the seeds were being sown for years. The "standard" price of a good tri bike doubled or more in a decade. Ironman hoovered up all the attention and people did focused plans for them that wiped out the ability to support local races. The sport became (or appeared to become) too expensive for the relatively-poor next generation, who wandered into running or CrossFit or Spartan races. The 40-somethings absolutely dominate now, and cluck their tongues at the poor moral fiber of the young'uns for not having the discipline for Ironman, nevermind the difficulty of doing it these days without parental backing or the kind of career that's hard to come by in your 20s (and nevermind that you need nearly a week off to do the races now).

Triathlon (via Ironman) priced out newcomers (both in equipment and the death of local races), and the ageing of their core customers is a death knell for the sport's relevancy.

Make no mistake, it's not going to die out completely. It has been contracting, and will continue to contract, and will likely become a sport for rich old white men doing Ironman and local races in certain metro areas.

Youth hockey

seedsbelize 07-04-20 10:00 AM

There used to be a video herre. maybe you can see it, but I cannot

LesterOfPuppets 07-04-20 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568671)
Ha ha no. It's not even close to "but it's a dry heat", at least not the way CO and AZ are. In CO I could do a race and put my old-school iPhone up the leg of my tri shorts after the race. I did that once in TX and bought myself a new phone.

I think only the western 200 miles or so of TX get any kinda dry heat :)

seedsbelize 07-04-20 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568667)
Waco is ****. There are much better places in Texas I'd be happy to recommend.

Harlingen or Del Rio, for example. If I ever get deported....

seedsbelize 07-04-20 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21568731)
I slept in 'til 7:30, ate cereal, Too hot for riding already. :(

Same. Except I slept in til only 7:10 and have yet to eat.

seedsbelize 07-04-20 10:23 AM

I made and drank my first cup of home-brewed coffee since I stopped being addicted. I gave away 2 kilos, but still have 2 kilos around. My wife tells me it's a slippery slope, but my take is that if I don't drink it til ten. it's hardly an addiction. I've been drinking late morning instant coffee throughout. I'm also making the sacrifice of drinking it filtered. No way to get addicted, as filtering takes out all the flavor. Who knows, I may not ever rinse and repeat.
I ground it with the Victoria Mill I earlier recommended to trainsnorter.
On the subject of drink, I have recently been grating Belizean full fat cacao into my vanilla protein smoothies, for a much improved flavor

Velo Vol 07-04-20 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21568755)
Well look what the cat dragged in. Such a fine addition to the thread.
Keeping the memory alive

wut did the cat drag in?

bampilot06 07-04-20 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21568762)
I made and drank my first cup of home-brewed coffee since I stopped being addicted. I gave away 2 kilos, but still have 2 kilos around. My wife tells me it's a slippery slope, but my take is that if I don't drink it til ten. it's hardly an addiction. I've been drinking late morning instant coffee throughout. I'm also making the sacrifice of drinking it filtered. No way to get addicted, as filtering takes out all the flavor. Who knows, I may not ever rinse and repeat.
I ground it with the Victoria Mill I earlier recommended to trainsnorter.
On the subject of drink, I have recently been grating Belizean full fat cacao into my vanilla protein smoothies, for a much improved flavor

thatís a lot of coffee. I like caffeine but not that much.

phrantic09 07-04-20 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568470)
FYI, phrantic09 has been provisionally added to the group/leaderboard with the understanding that if he regularly exceeds my weekly mileage or average speed, he will be promptly booted.

:beer:

Thats totally reasonable

Velo Vol 07-04-20 11:02 AM

Sports are back.


phrantic09 07-04-20 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568626)
Speaking of summer and moving to Waco, my wife has been watching a lot of Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna, yadda yadda) and keeps saying that we should move to Waco. I've been constantly reminded her that a) Waco and b) she's been miserable with the low-90's temps that we've had recently and Waco isn't going to be any more comfortable for her.

We drove there for a day after our Austin trip at the end of February. I was amazed at what a dump it was. The coolest thing about it is the Waco Mammoth site.

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 11:09 AM

Been wanting to take this one for a while. Still want to take a better one, and maybe earlier. Still a beautiful morning.

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Velo Vol 07-04-20 11:14 AM

Me when I hear people talking about Waco:


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WhyFi 07-04-20 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568664)
Assuming you mean Ironman, I think a half is $375 and a full is $750. The kicker is then you have (often) the flight, the bike transport, minimum 5-night hotel stay, and so on. You're lucky to get out of the weekend for only $3k, and that's before the price of everything like the wetsuit and the P5X and the Roka Maverick Pro and Nike 4%s and so on. While you can compete (and do fairly well) on much lesser equipment (as I did for years), the gear-obsessive culture creates the impression that you're in for $10k or more to just do your local sprint. Then you see that you can roll out of bed and drive to a 5k/ 10k/ marathon/ CrossFit gym/ whatever, and you don't even have to pretend to learn how to swim.

Ouch. I didn't realize that entry fees were that steep.

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568841)
Ouch. I didn't realize that entry fees were that steep.

They slowly ramped it up over the years, in excess of inflation. Their core market of men born before 1980 kept being able to pay it, so it didn't hurt yet. But there's a reason that after owning and milking it for years, Providence Equity Group sold it to Wanda a few years ago, and Wanda then sold it to Advance a few months ago PEG sold it when it was at its peak and knew that the growth was over.

datlas 07-04-20 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568470)
FYI, phrantic09 has been provisionally added to the group/leaderboard with the understanding that if he regularly exceeds my weekly mileage or average speed, he will be promptly booted.

:beer:

Trainsnorter kicked me off the top. I am home from parental visit and busy making my sourdough but if I htfu and brave the heat/humidity later I think I have a shot of retaking it.

Trsnrtr 07-04-20 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21568878)
Trainsnorter kicked me off the top. I am home from parental visit and busy making my sourdough but if I htfu and brave the heat/humidity later I think I have a shot of retaking it.

Send me a loaf of sourdough and I won't upload a ride for at least a week. :D

datlas 07-04-20 11:48 AM

Oh, I noticed the past few rides that my rear wheel makes a quiet but audible pinging sound under load. Silent when coasting or pedaling at Z2 or less.It sounds like the spokes are shifting slightly where they overlap, and I can reproduce a similar sound if I manually move the spokes where they cross.

The tension and trueness of the wheel is indeed off a bit, so my best guess is that's WHY the sounds are happening. I suppose I should put a tiny drop of oil at each junction for now.

Comments??

datlas 07-04-20 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21568883)
Send me a loaf of sourdough and I won't upload a ride for at least a week. :D

I would consider this but since my bread consists solely of flour, water, and a pinch of salt (plus the living/breathing sourdough starter, I still have not yet named it), it only has a shelf life of 3 days so by the time you get it, it would not even be worthy of your consumption.

datlas 07-04-20 11:51 AM

Apparently serious sourdough bakers have names for their starter.

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21568906)
Apparently serious sourdough bakers have names for their starter.

Do serious cyclists have names for their bikes?

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568959)
Do serious cyclists have names for their bikes?

I do, of course, though I never bother to use them.


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