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seedsbelize2 07-20-22 07:05 PM

I can do either mustard or pickle juice. But I don't cramp until after the ride.

Bah Humbug 07-20-22 07:06 PM

What's a cramp?

Just kidding. I think I had one like, once. Maybe twice.

MoAlpha 07-20-22 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22581712)
Take Town Mountain road to the Blue Ridge parkway. Take BRP either direction. If you take it south, have a headlight for the tunnels.

:thumb:

MoAlpha 07-20-22 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22581406)
One of my club mates swears by mustard packets for cramps. I am willing to try almost anything.

I never understood this. Does one take it before or after one starts to cramp?

gnome 07-20-22 07:33 PM

Got a good workout on the way to work today. A 40kmh headwind gusting to 61kmh. with added cold rain. :notamused: everyone sensible was in their car driving to work. At least it should be a quicker ride home.

big john 07-20-22 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22581323)
Except for when I was descending and a yellow jacket latched on to my sock and started stinging me. Naturally at the second fastest but most technical part of the descent.

Years ago 3 of us went on a 5 day tour to Julian in the hills above San Diego. I think it was the fourth day and we were following a canyon road back to the coast. There was a gravel facility of some kind up there so there were gravel trucks buzzing us all the way. It was truly terrifying. In a right curve there was a truck inches away on my left using his Jake brake and a mountain on the right. A damn bee chose that moment to sting me on my forearm. I couldn't even reach over to flick it away until there was a turnout after the curve.

It was one of my longest days on a bike, about 11 hours. When we reached the coast it was almost dinner time and we had 40 miles to go into a stiff headwind. Part way through this ordeal I was following my friend and I realized he was trying to catch guys out on their evening rides while we were on loaded touring bikes.He got us close but couldn't close the deal so I went around to finish the bridge up. I couldn't do that now.

DougRNS 07-20-22 07:45 PM

This is pretty good if you like rootsy country. I dig the harmonies.

big john 07-20-22 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22581771)
I never understood this. Does one take it before or after one starts to cramp?

When cramps start. Some people say the tumeric helps, some say it's the vinegar, some say it's bs.

genejockey 07-20-22 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22581759)
I can do either mustard or pickle juice. But I don't cramp until after the ride.

Then what you need is a big sandwich with mustard and pickles after you ride.

genejockey 07-20-22 08:15 PM

Hmmm. Same route as last night. Same temps as last night. Same bike as last night, apart from the wheels/tires (Mrs. Peel, this time with tubs). Same time as last night - only 13 seconds faster over 22 miles.

Okay, so, not the tires. Which leaves the bike, and the motor.

Funny thing is, the last two days I've just felt uncomfortable on this bike. I couldn't get comfy, and I've never had that problem with this bike for all that it's 40 years old. I also don't remember it being so hard-riding, either.

I think I'll take the Litespeed tomorrow, and see how THAT feels.

rjones28 07-20-22 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22581661)
Shoes off. Like the sock tan lines?


coasting would be appalled.

#rip

t2p 07-20-22 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22581748)
Pickle juice.

my kid and a few other kids on his football team were cramping ; August practices and hot early season games could especially be brutal

some blamed the cramping on creatine (?)

one older kid's father was an NFL coach and recommended pickle juice

one kid was consuming chia seeds (?) to prevent cramping ... ? ...

t2p 07-20-22 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22581239)
I'm more of a dog guy, but this cat is pretty good. That said, our young German Shepherd has found out that cats are not to be messed with.
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...gg&oe=62DE06FC

sweet vintage receiver

my kids have a vintage Kenwood and vintage Sansui

LesterOfPuppets 07-20-22 11:12 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22581799)
This is pretty good if you like rootsy country. I dig the harmonies.
https://youtu.be/j4CME51Ig5s

I tried to go to a country show after work tonight but I forgot to bring cash. When are the clubs gonna have a little Square machine up front to pay cover charge with?

indyfabz 07-21-22 03:36 AM

Something out of nothing.

Wordle 397 4/6

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seedsbelize2 07-21-22 04:36 AM

Wordle. 3/6

seedsbelize2 07-21-22 04:40 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22581822)
Then what you need is a big sandwich with mustard and pickles after you ride.

It's such a rare thing. I don't ride hard anymore. Can't imagine cramping anymore.

Bah Humbug 07-21-22 04:52 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22581991)
Something out of nothing.

Wordle 397 4/6

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I offed up. Should have gone with my older first shot.

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ls01 07-21-22 05:23 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22581566)
New shoes or better yet, new bike. Naturally.

The answer was right in front of me the whole time! Silly of me...

ls01 07-21-22 05:26 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22581753)
I love mustard, all kinds. Spicy brown, regular yellow, even the hot Chinese mustard.

Sure, me too, on a burger, or a sandwich. Not straight out of a packet during a bike ride.

ls01 07-21-22 05:28 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22581771)
I never understood this. Does one take it before or after one starts to cramp?

after.

datlas 07-21-22 05:41 AM

Yes the mustard is to be taken after a cramp starts. It possibly tickles the nervous system in a way that, in some people, relieves a cramp. My friend swears by it.

YMMV

p.s. there is an expensive product called "HotShot" that likely works the same way.

indyfabz 07-21-22 06:05 AM

:bday:, Carlos Santana!

datlas 07-21-22 06:06 AM

I am on a Wordle roll...3/6 3 days in a row.

#lucky

indyfabz 07-21-22 06:07 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22582037)
Sure, me too, on a burger, or a sandwich. Not straight out of a packet during a bike ride.

One summer during my high school years I worked in a hotdog cart. Hotdogs with mustard and relish were my favorite.


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