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LAJ 05-03-20 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21452654)
So some of my lovely family is going up to that cottage. "Just for day trips", as if the virus only transmits during sleep.

Everyone knows that. The party wouldn't be on at Wally World, and every home improvement borg in the USA, otherwise.

datlas 05-03-20 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21452666)
I truly hope there will be nothing to report.

In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.

Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.

LAJ 05-03-20 10:22 AM

Speaking of the borg, I was getting ready to ride yesterday, and I all of a sudden heard water running. My acute sense of hearing and diagnostic prowess soon discovered the water heater **** the bed. Last time it crapped out, it was a hurried, replacement, and pure luck I grabbed one that was the right diameter to shove into the space it was in. That time, it was at night, and I made it to the borg about a half an hour before closing time. A wing and a prayer, and it worked for 13 years.

This time, it was re-plummed, re-floored, and a thing of beauty. Of course, my ride was postponed, and today I have a combo of all things hard. It's worth it, because I can't imagine the mess had it failed 30 minutes later.

Bah Humbug 05-03-20 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21452674)
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.

Yeah, I tried setting a new 5s power today and succeeded, and that was only 766w.

datlas 05-03-20 10:35 AM

Apple crostata:


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...397321508.jpeg

kissTheApex 05-03-20 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21452716)
Apple crostata:


Droool.

WhyFi 05-03-20 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21452699)
Yeah, I tried setting a new 5s power today and succeeded, and that was only 766w.

Wow. We have vastly different power curves. You threshold is significantly higher than mine, but my short term is much better.

WhyFi 05-03-20 11:51 AM

Happy to be able to squeeze in a metric this morning. Really windy, though - one of those days that served as a constant reminder to stay low. Now I need to pump up the tire in the wheelbarrow and get my pitchfork ready - the wife is having 8 cubic yards of mulch delivered and you can prolly guess who gets to be the beast of burden.

ericy 05-03-20 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21452716)
Apple crostata:

Recipe?

ericy 05-03-20 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21452692)
Speaking of the borg, I was getting ready to ride yesterday, and I all of a sudden heard water running. My acute sense of hearing and diagnostic prowess soon discovered the water heater **** the bed. Last time it crapped out, it was a hurried, replacement, and pure luck I grabbed one that was the right diameter to shove into the space it was in. That time, it was at night, and I made it to the borg about a half an hour before closing time. A wing and a prayer, and it worked for 13 years.

This time, it was re-plummed, re-floored, and a thing of beauty. Of course, my ride was postponed, and today I have a combo of all things hard. It's worth it, because I can't imagine the mess had it failed 30 minutes later.

I have gradually added various "Smart Home" things to the house. Lights that come on/off automatically, that kind of thing. But I also added some water sensors - I had placed one adjacent to the washing machine many months ago, and a second one next to the water heater. Then one day I was sitting in my office, and I get an alert that there is water next to the washer - I went to check it out, and sure enough the washer hoses were starting to go bad.

After that episode, I got more of the things - one under each sink, and one under the dishwasher.

Bah Humbug 05-03-20 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21452828)
Wow. We have vastly different power curves. You threshold is significantly higher than mine, but my short term is much better.

Yeah, if you look at my Garmin load I am just barely at the bottom of its ideal anaerobic volume, just barely at the bottom of its ideal base volume... and way completely off the far end of its ideal high aerobic volume, by like double. And now I took the effort to include it.

Now in fairness, if I hadn't been treating AG like a fence and just sprinting uphill to her wheel, I could probably have gone a little higher and definitely longer. But yes, if we did a ride together, you'd be treating me like a draft horse for 59 miles and then ripping past me to the parking lot.

Everyone likes a tri geek when it's windy out.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fc9eee6f6c.png

datlas 05-03-20 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by ericy (Post 21452874)
Recipe?

Barefoot Contessa:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f0ddb263.jpeg

abshipp 05-03-20 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21452832)
Happy to be able to squeeze in a metric this morning. Really windy, though - one of those days that served as a constant reminder to stay low. Now I need to pump up the tire in the wheelbarrow and get my pitchfork ready - the wife is having 8 cubic yards of much delivered and you can prolly guess who gets to be the beast of burden.

Looks like it was the weekend for metrics.

Mine was pretty windy too. Probably bit off a bit more than I should have, I was pretty shelled at the end.

abshipp 05-03-20 01:26 PM

This gorgeous house is in Sharon WI:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...47ca6ed1d7.jpg

Velo Vol 05-03-20 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21452918)
Looks like it was the weekend for metrics.

Nope. I had entertained the idea of a metric, but within 10 miles I was starting to question the entire ride. On fumes by the end of a shorter ride. Not a great experience.

Trsnrtr 05-03-20 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21452674)
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.

Heck, 400 is nothing. I do that leaving a stop sign.

Trsnrtr 05-03-20 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21452959)
This gorgeous house is in Sharon WI:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...47ca6ed1d7.jpg

:thumb:

datlas 05-03-20 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21452965)
Nope. I had entertained the idea of a metric, but within 10 miles I was starting to question the entire ride. On fumes by the end of a shorter ride. Not a great experience.

Poor little mousie.

Bah Humbug 05-03-20 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21452674)
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.

In fairness, 400w for you is a whole different w/kg than it is for, say, me.

datlas 05-03-20 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21453119)
In fairness, 400w for you is a whole different w/kg than it is for, say, me.

Probably. But saying I dialed it up to 6.5 w/Kg does not have the same ring.

BillyD 05-03-20 03:06 PM

Slow afternoon, everybody must be out riding their bikes. :bday:

Velo Vol 05-03-20 03:08 PM

No surprise that the knees and ankle were bothersome, but also I had little power and my heart seemed to be working noticeably harder than "normal." Not a great combo when facing hills and headwinds.

Even now my resting heart rate is about 70. Not great

Heathpack 05-03-20 03:38 PM

Hey [MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION]

Yesterday I learned Total Wine delivers

Today: La Pinela


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Heathpack 05-03-20 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21453127)
Slow afternoon, everybody must be out riding their bikes. :bday:

Ive got some (soon-to-be-pulled) pork in the smoker.

Several days ago, I ordered heavy cream as a pantry item from a local restaurant. Half gallon, $6. The idea was to make buttermilk panna cotta.

The exp date on the cream is Wednesday of next week, so Ive been on an ice cream making kick.

Sweet corn with blackberry swirl
Vanilla bean
Strawberry buttermilk- tastes like strawberry cheesecake

We are going to a friends house Tuesday night for socially distant tacos in their backyard. Cinco de Mayo and their anniversary.

Were bringing dessert

Heathpack 05-03-20 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21452400)
I have just a faint recollection..

Now I don't even remember what our vacation policy was because I always made sure to take all of mine.

me too

even though I make less money if I do

totally necessary


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