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indyfabz 07-18-20 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21594211)
smfh.

Weíre the dominant species on the planet because weíre such a holes I guess. I think the planet might be ready for a meteor and a reset.

My sentiments exactly. The owner is coming tonight. Heís a very muscular, former lacrosse player. I suspect people will behave better.

LesterOfPuppets 07-18-20 03:58 PM

Oooh, looks like we're due for 3 days in double digits. I hope it happens!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6a1eee685c.png

LAJ 07-18-20 04:00 PM

Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

abshipp 07-18-20 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21594216)
Not only does it makes sense, but itís absolutely brilliant! :eek:

I honestly wouldnít have thought about that. But now that you opened my eyes... :innocent:

I sure appreciate it :thumb: I just like doing weird ****, in all of my hobbies!

Unfortunately it looks like the problem is the amp :( I've tried 4 different pedals, a different amp, a different power supply, a known good set of cables, and trying all of the ground lift switches I can find - something's all weird on the loop send. I'm hoping to find a combination of variables that works but I'm running out of options ATM.

MoAlpha 07-18-20 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

:thumb::thumb::thumb: Great achievement, especially for a man in his...uh...middle years! How hilly, how windy, and how did you train for it?

Trsnrtr 07-18-20 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...54d0921d46.jpg

kissTheApex 07-18-20 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21594440)
I sure appreciate it :thumb: I just like doing weird ****, in all of my hobbies!

Unfortunately it looks like the problem is the amp :( I've tried 4 different pedals, a different amp, a different power supply, a known good set of cables, and trying all of the ground lift switches I can find - something's all weird on the loop send. I'm hoping to find a combination of variables that works but I'm running out of options ATM.

shoot! Is it still under warranty?

LAJ 07-18-20 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21594443)
:thumb::thumb::thumb: Great achievement, especially for a man in his...uh...middle years! How hilly, how windy, and how did you train for it?

Thank you!

No hills, cross-head going out, but that's when I made some time. It's a T shape type deal, so we got all 4 compass points. 98.5 average temp.... But it's a dry heat! With the new position, I expected to lose some watts, so the aero thing is true. Get aero, the speed takes care of itself. I wasn't nearly as acclimated as I needed to be, but something had to change. With Covid, we didn't know this was coming up til about 3 weeks ago, so that's when I got back on the TT bike. Then, I didn't do anything but. 4x10' LT, 2x20' LT, then I would do stuff like 3x3' VO2 max after those. Of course, his favorite is 4x6' Vo2 max, and 40" on/20" easy for 10 minutes, times 4. You haven't lived until you've done that on a TT bike... Going to 7-Eleven? You better be on the TT bike... I had been doing plenty LT stuff prior, so that part wasn't as daunting, but on the TT bike, it was harder, of course.

LAJ 07-18-20 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21594448)

Thank you sir :)

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21594211)
smfh.

Weíre the dominant species on the planet because weíre such a holes I guess. I think the planet might be ready for a meteor and a reset.

It's not that I want the world to end, but if I looked up and saw this ballyhooed meteor, I'd be like, ok.

LAJ 07-18-20 04:46 PM

Now I'm shopping for real gear. A deep front wheel, and a disc in the rear.... Dangit, he says.

LAJ 07-18-20 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594477)
It's not that I want the world to end, but if I looked up and saw this ballyhooed meteor, I'd be like, ok.


No doubt. Sometimes I think I'm OK being old, so I may not have to witness what's coming down the pike.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

Awesome!

LAJ 07-18-20 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594485)
Awesome!

Thank you!

kissTheApex 07-18-20 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594477)
It's not that I want the world to end, but if I looked up and saw this ballyhooed meteor, I'd be like, ok.

I know what you mean.

datlas 07-18-20 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21594448)

I like this avatar best of all.

Velo Vol 07-18-20 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

Kudos, but what's wrong with riding like a brick?

Velo Vol 07-18-20 05:25 PM

DougRNS when was the last time you rode up nearby Brasstown Bald?


WhyFi 07-18-20 05:49 PM

I think that there should be a law that you need to explicitly disclose the inclusion of raisins in any baked goods. Whilst out on our day of family fun, I got a peach crisp only to find friggin' raisins mixed in with the peaches. Damn savages.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21594448)

Actually, if I looked up and saw a meteor, I might just raise a glass of champagne to it.

abshipp 07-18-20 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21594469)
shoot! Is it still under warranty?

Nope, bought it used like 5 years ago.

I've decided to just use the P2 as my preamp and put the dirt effects before it and the time effects after, bypassing the Valveking preamp and going straight in to the effects loop return. Sounds okay, the clean channel is pretty bland but the distortion still sounds good as ever :thumb:

It would be better if I lived somewhere that I could drive the EL84 power amp a little bit ;)

phrantic09 07-18-20 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594203)
Like running 50mpw to train for a 5k. To do it right, anyway.

At what time? You can do 18s on 30 a week.

phrantic09 07-18-20 06:09 PM

offer is in, multiple offers have to be in by Monday at 5, so now we wait but Iím pretty sure we outbid everyone.

Mrs. H and I got a 2L growler of a nice strawberry rhubarb sour tonight from our local brewery, itís incredible.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21594597)
At what time? You can do 18s on 30 a week.

Maybe you can. I need 40-something to be in the 18s, and only once flirted with sub-18. Regardless, I meant 50+ to do the best 5k you can, as opposed to jogging one out in 24:00. And if you can do 18s on 30mpw, you're leaving a hell of a great run on the table.

kissTheApex 07-18-20 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21594585)
Nope, bought it used like 5 years ago.

I've decided to just use the P2 as my preamp and put the dirt effects before it and the time effects after, bypassing the Valveking preamp and going straight in to the effects loop return. Sounds okay, the clean channel is pretty bland but the distortion still sounds good as ever :thumb:

It would be better if I lived somewhere that I could drive the EL84 power amp a little bit ;)

Speaking of the power amp, do you have a way to test the tubes? One of them might be on its way out..

phrantic09 07-18-20 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594605)
Maybe you can. I need 40-something to be in the 18s, and only once flirted with sub-18. Regardless, I meant 50+ to do the best 5k you can, as opposed to jogging one out in 24:00. And if you can do 18s on 30mpw, you're leaving a hell of a great run on the table.

I canít even sniff sub 20 since I had my hip surgery. 7:30 pace is all I got.

5k was my preferred distance. Best half was 1:35 and best full was 3:40

big john 07-18-20 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21594249)
I learned about this during my infusions (for some reason doctor offices love HGTV). It's called fixer-upper. You buy a house for $70,000, then spend $150,000 fixing it. All the cool kids are doing it these days.

Here is a listing near my 'hood and one of the cheapest houses in the area.
https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-75092?view=qv

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21594612)
I canít even sniff sub 20 since I had my hip surgery. 7:30 pace is all I got.

5k was my preferred distance. Best half was 1:35 and best full was 3:40

Interesting; you're better at 5k than me but worse at longer, and usually I'm in your position. I've gone sub-1:28 on hilly halves and 3:17 on a meltdown in Dallas most here saw when my quads locked and knees failed at mile 22.

LAJ 07-18-20 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21594526)
Kudos, but what's wrong with riding like a brick?

Thank you. I didn't say it was bad, I just don't think it's as fast.

abshipp 07-18-20 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21594602)
offer is in, multiple offers have to be in by Monday at 5, so now we wait but Iím pretty sure we outbid everyone.

Mrs. H and I got a 2L growler of a nice strawberry rhubarb sour tonight from our local brewery, itís incredible.

Fingers crossed!


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