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MoAlpha 07-01-20 07:42 PM

Nobody knows the trouble I have seeing
Nobody knows but Jesus.

datlas 07-01-20 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21564482)

I suggest you call her iJen and leave it at that.

Velo Vol 07-01-20 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21564420)
@Velo Vol
Year of no summer?:foo:

Today I was reminded of this. Back when cycling was cycling and we had the season formerly known as summer.



I was out riding when we set the all-time record. Oh yes. As I recall I did a 20-25 mile ride. No water consumed.

big john 07-01-20 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21564453)
Well Iím gunna have to get my eyes checked. They have been bothering me for a while but tonight proved it. I rode by a house that was for sale and I couldnít read the numbers on the mail box. Wanted to get the address to look it up.
I can see fine but reading letters and numbers are very hard to make out more than 100 feet away.

Anybody else have this issue?

Don't pilots have mandatory eye checks?

DougRNS 07-01-20 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21564484)
Yes.

your issues are legion.

WhyFi 07-01-20 07:57 PM

Taking a short family trip. Visited a state park along the north shore, including a hike to the top of a cliff overlooking the lake. The fog hiding the drop did nothing to ease the amount of 'nope' that I was feeling.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...319df28a33.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2c25a005cb.jpg

bampilot06 07-01-20 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21564503)
Don't pilots have mandatory eye checks?


yes. i just had my eyes check in april. It has gotten progressively harder for me to read the rows of letters on the chart. Our eye sight also doesnít have to be perfect to fly airplanes and my eye sight is acceptable but on a personal level I donít like that I am having trouble reading and seeing detail at distance if that makes sense.

BillyD 07-01-20 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21564407)
@BillyD

Is the end near?

Thanks for both reminder and data.

big john 07-01-20 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21564531)
yes. i just had my eyes check in april. It has gotten progressively harder for me to read the rows of letters on the chart. Our eye sight also doesnít have to be perfect to fly airplanes and my eye sight is acceptable but on a personal level I donít like that I am having trouble reading and seeing detail at distance if that makes sense.

I started having issues in my 40s after having great vision before that. It started with the TV looking a little weird but I wasn't sure if it was my eyes. Then it got harder to read in low light. Now I wear bifocals.:mad: I've been wearing 1.75 reading sunglasses on the bike and it works. The eye doc said if it works, fine.

rjones28 07-01-20 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563780)
Bought two expensive cheap bottles from my LBS via curbside service. Some guy dropped off a pair of fancy Sidis while I was there. Was he getting his ratchets serviced? His cleats replaced? Getting them shined?

Maybe all three.

rjones28 07-01-20 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563891)
The old ones aren't clean either, but who cares how they look on the inside.

Mrs. rjones28 throws out my water bottles, when they get furry inside.

rjones28 07-01-20 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21564474)
The end is here.

Is everyone still alive?

Sort of.

Velo Vol 07-01-20 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21564498)
I suggest you call her iJen and leave it at that.

It would be perfectly rational if she formally renounced the Gators. Commendable, even.


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21564536)
Well I'm glad Velo Vol is back. As of today my attempted sleep time will be 8PM til 4AM. I missed it badly today. If I keep on getting up at 4, it will quickly resolve itself. In Belize, it was more like 7-3, but it got dark at 6:30 and it was so damned hot during the day, it was nice to have a few hours if pleasant weather in the morning. And we were out in the jungle. It was just natural to go to sleep with the chickens.

What did you do at 3 a.m.?

gnome 07-01-20 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21564632)
It would be perfectly rational if she formally renounced the Gators. Commendable, even.

Do they regularly beat your Vols?

Velo Vol 07-01-20 09:54 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 21564643)
Do they regularly beat your Vols?

Nope.

datlas 07-02-20 05:15 AM

The end has passed. This is post-apocalypse. Sad!

bampilot06 07-02-20 06:20 AM

Failed to unclip at a stop sign this morning. Hurt my ego and screwed up my bar tape. Also lost my bar end.
Thankfully fell non drive side and I donít see any scratches or bent things on the bike.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1e6397146.jpeg

MoAlpha 07-02-20 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21564985)
Failed to unclip at a stop sign this morning. Hurt my ego and screwed up my bar tape. Also lost my bar end.
Thankfully fell non drive side and I donít see any scratches or bent things on the bike.

Ouch!

MoAlpha 07-02-20 06:25 AM

Well, guess what? 39 seconds faster than slow is still slow. Gotta get more Strava-kaze with the intersections.

Trsnrtr 07-02-20 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21564987)
Ouch!

Double ouch.

Trsnrtr 07-02-20 06:34 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21564990)
Well, guess what? 39 seconds faster than slow is still slow. Gotta get more Strava-kaze with the intersections.

OK, but be safe and wear a mask.

datlas 07-02-20 06:52 AM

I was talking to mrs datlas about the Garmin Varia radar and how a lot of cyclists I know are using it. She actually suggested I go ahead and get one. :bday:

Only question is do I get the RTL510 for $150 or the RTL515 for $200. DCRainmaker says the main benefits are the newer device has bluetooth and maybe a couple extra modes but really not much of a difference so I am inclined to get the 510.

Should I start a thread? With a poll???

phrantic09 07-02-20 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21564068)
Honestly, I'm not even sure what gearing combo I'd need - I can't even think of an 8% that I'm familiar with. We do have some hills in the area that are ~11%, but they're so short that they're done in a couple minutes, which is good, because I don't think that I could spin under FTP in my lowest ratio, which is 34/25.

On that note, since I'm not in a hurry to get back to group rides, I've been thinking that I might revisit a wider range cassette... But then again, that'd only be worth it if I went someplace with sustained climbs...

Iím sure you could. Granted most of the ďbigĒ climbs I do are only 20-30 minutes long, I alternate between a slow mash and spinning, the mashing is well below FTP and the spinning a little bit over. YMMV. I think weíre about the same size (Iím 176#)


One one of the things I like about living here is that we have tons of terrain and hills that get steep, most are over in 4-5 minutes but there are others that take a while. Itís not hard to find a short hill that gets over 10%.

MoAlpha 07-02-20 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21565001)
OK, but be safe and wear a mask.

Mask on the clean underwear principle?

phrantic09 07-02-20 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21564453)
Well Iím gunna have to get my eyes checked. They have been bothering me for a while but tonight proved it. I rode by a house that was for sale and I couldnít read the numbers on the mail box. Wanted to get the address to look it up.
I can see fine but reading letters and numbers are very hard to make out more than 100 feet away.

Anybody else have this issue?

No contacts or anything currently?


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