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Bah Humbug 05-11-20 08:12 AM

New 90’ power record this morning - 257w.

We have our semiannual planning meetings 8-4 over the next two days, so I wanted to get in what I could this morning since those two will be short.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21468089)
The crows and grackles around here don't care about the state of the lawns.

How do you know? Did you conduct a user survey?

WhyFi 05-11-20 08:12 AM

Ha. Whenever I feel good about my RHR and HRV, relative to the couch-sitters of the world, I can click on to Phil Gaimon's IG and see his whoop stats, indicating a 33bpm RHR and 250+ HRV. :eek:

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 08:13 AM

We were in Ireland many years ago and I was astonished seeing a lot of pea gravel front yards, good sized, too. Basically, the whole front yard was parking space and/or decoration and the pea gravel looked like it was raked and rolled daily. :foo:

rjones28 05-11-20 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468108)
How do you know? Did you conduct a user survey?

I get regular feedback.

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21467990)
Our Acura gets about 20 HWY, the Passat gets about 33 highway and about 8 city the way I beat it up.

We have maybe put on 10k total miles for both cars in the past 12 months.

Premium in the Acura?

indyfabz 05-11-20 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21467955)
Which car tire inflator is best??

:innocent:

The ones at Wawa.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21468111)
We were in Ireland many years ago and I was astonished seeing a lot of pea gravel front yards, good sized, too. Basically, the whole front yard was parking space and/or decoration and the pea gravel looked like it was raked and rolled daily. :foo:

I'm surprised grass even grows there.

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468131)
I'm surprised grass even grows there.

Surprised? It is called the Emerald Isle, you know.

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 08:26 AM

I’m not saying what I ate for breakfast. Let’s just say datlas would be very disappointed and disgusted.

WhyFi 05-11-20 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21468107)
New 90í power record this morning - 257w.

On the trainer, I take it? Nice. Were you shooting for high, steady power or was the record just a nice byproduct of the workout?

I was doing a little Strava stalking, checking out some of the folks that have ridden a previously mentioned loop that's used as a yardstick for whatever reason. One of the guys with a power meter finished in ~50 min with an average of 338w. No indication that he's a racer or anything and this is on metro area roads, including a couple dead stops (one for 90+ seconds) and various slowdowns. Humbling - with all of the starting and stopping, I'd have to fight to average above 220w on rides with similar conditions.

datlas 05-11-20 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

I have a greek yogurt (lately Chobani 2% strawberry-banana) and a banana pretty much every morning. But you may need to try different options and see what works for you.

datlas 05-11-20 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21468141)
Iím not saying what I ate for breakfast. Letís just say datlas would be very disappointed and disgusted.

Scrapple?!?

Velo Vol 05-11-20 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21468137)
Surprised? It is called the Emerald Isle, you know.

Talk about a place without summer--does it even get to 70F there?

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468155)
Talk about a place without summer--does it even get to 70F there?

When I was there in 2006, they were in the middle of a heat wave, low to mid 80s. Anyway, I saw a lot of vegetation. Beautiful.

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21468147)
Scrapple?!?

Iím not saying. :innocent:

phrantic09 05-11-20 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21468125)
Premium in the Acura?

Yah-93 ethanol free in both.

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21468170)
Yah-93 ethanol free in both.

My wife has had a couple.;)

rjones28 05-11-20 08:39 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21468137)
Surprised? It is called the Emerald Isle, you know.

Velo Vol thinks they only have clover.

Maybe.

LAJ 05-11-20 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21468022)
Turns out my Cycliq is good for film aholes and for dishwasher troubleshooting -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjI2lFewjbI

Pebble in the swing joint, is my guess. Not a lot of suds there.

BillyD 05-11-20 08:40 AM

A lot of breakfast feedback, thank you. Yes, yogurt is a healthy alternative I can get with, I'll have to trial and see if it meets the energy requirements of a robust, energetic retiree. :innocent:

The shredded chicken sounds good, too. Must be prepared some way to keep it moist. Recipe?

This morning I went with 2 made-from-scratch pancakes leftover from yesterday and a hard boiled egg. Tasty, but if I make it a routine I would have to do away with the hi-cal syrup and reduce the hi-fat butter on the pancakes . . . that's asking an awful lot.

BillyD 05-11-20 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468035)
Cereals (raisin bran, rice krispies, frosted shredded wheat) or sometimes oat meal or cream of wheat, toast + banana, nuts, orange/apple/or grapes.

I was considering the raisin bran and cheerios also. Since they're processed carbs instead of whole grain they'll be easier to digest and less taxing on the G.I.


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21468044)
Today is a honeycrisp apple and creamy peanut butter.


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21468075)
I'm having coffee and a brownie this morning.

​​​​​​​Yeah, these two ain't gonna do it. :lol:

phrantic09 05-11-20 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21468177)
My wife has had a couple.;)

Theyíre great vehicles. Our MDX is a 16, we have over 100k on it and it runs as good as the day it was new, the paint is still perfect and itís a ton of fun to drive as far as an SUV goes.

Iíd consider another, but having no car payment is pretty nice

WhyFi 05-11-20 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21468184)
Pebble in the swing joint, is my guess. Not a lot of suds there.

Couldn't find any obstructions in there. I did another run with the upper assembly removed entirely, just to see the volume coming out at the junction - I'm not sure that there's enough volume/pressure there, so I'll look for blockages in that area. Also not sure of the pump arrangement - I would assume one pump running both upper and lower jets, but the pressure on the lower seems fine and steady, whereas the pressure on the upper isn't as high and it's pulsing rather than steady. :foo:

Bah Humbug 05-11-20 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21468144)
On the trainer, I take it? Nice. Were you shooting for high, steady power or was the record just a nice byproduct of the workout?

I was doing a little Strava stalking, checking out some of the folks that have ridden a previously mentioned loop that's used as a yardstick for whatever reason. One of the guys with a power meter finished in ~50 min with an average of 338w. No indication that he's a racer or anything and this is on metro area roads, including a couple dead stops (one for 90+ seconds) and various slowdowns. Humbling - with all of the starting and stopping, I'd have to fight to average above 220w on rides with similar conditions.

Trainer, yes. The only place around here Iíd be able and willing to put out that wattage is up north enough Iíd need to be comfortable with public restrooms again to ride.

It was a Rouvy course sim that consistently drags painfully high effort out of me, but I wasnít targeting any specific power or record from it. It was just a nice surprise at the end in my pandemic quest for more power.

Now over 300w for the better part of an hour - thatís awesome. Maybe one day. Right now Iíd settle for 220w for 150í and 8:00 pace for 13.1 afterwards.


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