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rsbob 06-15-23 10:54 AM

Off the bike while I heal from surgery removing a cyst. Gawd am I bored.
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Troul 06-17-23 11:30 AM

55 miles.

jaxgtr 06-17-23 06:07 PM

Very crappy weather here today. I wanted to go out and try the new stem length, but I hate leaving in the rain, I don't care if I get caught in it, but hate being wet immediately. When the sun did come out, the humidity was oppressive, so I decided to stay inside in the AC. Got in 27 and 1800 ft of climbing. Going to try and get out tomorrow, supposed to be fairly dry tomorrow.

Happy fathers day to all the dads.

OldTryGuy 06-17-23 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22926744)
Very crappy weather here today. I wanted to go out and try the new stem length, but I hate leaving in the rain, I don't care if I get caught in it, but hate being wet immediately. When the sun did come out, the humidity was oppressive, so I decided to stay inside in the AC. Got in 27 and 1800 ft of climbing. Going to try and get out tomorrow, supposed to be fairly dry tomorrow.

Happy fathers day to all the dads.

" Very crappy weather ... " this morning here in SW FL. At 12:51AM Temperature 83℉, Humidity 83%, Felt like 91℉ and after a slow 25.52 miles I had to jump in the pool to get dry.

jaxgtr 06-17-23 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by OldTryGuy (Post 22926765)
" Very crappy weather ... " this morning here in SW FL. At 12:51AM Temperature 83℉, Humidity 83%, Felt like 91℉ and after a slow 25.52 miles I had to jump in the pool to get dry.

Very similar here is North Florida. I just took the dog for a walk before it starts raining again and I need a shower.

Troul 06-17-23 07:52 PM

i agree; I'll deal with moiiistness if it happens, but not put my self in it front the start.

Todays ride had very thiccc fog.

rsbob 06-17-23 08:04 PM

Did my first post op ride of a whopping 26 miles with 1500’ of climbing. The doc told me to back off if my finger started throbbing, but it was fine. The temperature was a whopping 59* with a bit of sprinkles. When done had a Smore cookie and petted a puppy. Life was good. (Yesterday was spent at the ER with my wife who had severe back problems. Always amazing what a time suck a trip to the hospital takes. By the time we had her meds it was 4.5 hours, but the place was slammed. She is much better today but has a way to go.). And yes, a cycling glove was sacrificed for the ride.


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Troul 06-17-23 08:15 PM

no kidding about the time suck & medical facilities. Many years ago I had a severe back pain event crop up. Went to the ER, sat for a few hours in pain since as long as I could evidently be mobile under my own power & "talk" in between the cold sweats, I was deemed not urgent. After the long night, some pokes with jabs, a scan the result was that I was giving birth to stones.

Now when that pain crops up, I wait it out in the discomfort of my own home. Costs less, I can check in or out when ever, & the coffee is much better. Staff could be better at times..... :D

wishing her a speedy recovery!

rsbob 06-17-23 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22926830)
no kidding about the time suck & medical facilities. Many years ago I had a severe back pain event crop up. Went to the ER, sat for a few hours in pain since as long as I could evidently be mobile under my own power & "talk" in between the cold sweats, I was deemed not urgent. After the long night, some pokes with jabs, a scan the result was that I was giving birth to stones.

Now when that pain crops up, I wait it out in the discomfort of my own home. Costs less, I can check in or out when ever, & the coffee is much better. Staff could be better at times..... :D

wishing her a speedy recovery!

Kidney stones are the worst. I was slugging down smoothies with beat powder and spinach with blueberries and banana for a few weeks and then climbing on the indoor trainer and dehydrating no matter how much I drank. Within two weeks I had my first two bouts of kidney stones out of nowhere with zero warning. I didnít go to the ER but got shocky with a cold sweat, unreal pain and felt like hurling. Didnít quite know what was happening except it hurt like f. The first episode passed in an hour and I hurt a bit for the next 24. The second passed in about fifteen minutes. After reading the interwebs, I found out the spinach and beet root extract are both high in oxalates which can cause stones. Have cut way back on both with no recurrence

Saw my PCP and he order blood tests, an X-ray and later a MRI and all were good.

Troul 06-18-23 08:34 AM

Passing one while out riding is not ever pleasant.

59 miles.

Troul 06-19-23 09:49 AM

71 miles.

jadmt 06-19-23 01:53 PM

81.9 miles windy and cool and a few sprinkles. One flat at 33 miles so had a soft rear tire for 49 miles..funny thing while fixing the flat on the side of the road several bikes passed by all kitted out and not one of them even slowed down. Only person to stop was an old guy in a beat up truck stopped and asked me if I was ok and if I had tools. Told him I was good but thanked him for checking.

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rsbob 06-19-23 08:01 PM

Saw the surgeon today and no more bandages, so am good to go, so got going. Since had limited today along with rain, climbed the back hill 2X.

11 miles and 1800í climbing. Max grade 17% making the 10% ones feel easy. Got 4th fastest overall on the climb (out of 5 people total :lol:). Now I will have to get 3rd.

Sierra_rider 06-21-23 10:11 PM

My week so far... I don't get to ride outdoors for a few days because of work, so I tried to get the most out my time at home. The KOM isn't on a highly contested segment, so not ultra excited about that one.

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rsbob 06-21-23 10:31 PM

A quick flat 18 @ 18 MPH.

I don’t have a Watt meter on the bike, but two days ago, Strava has been showing watts on segments and average watts. Anyone else noticed this?

SpeedyBlueBiker 06-21-23 11:08 PM

44 miles today on the first day of summer!

Sierra_rider 06-21-23 11:41 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22930746)
A quick flat 18 @ 18 MPH.

I donít have a Watt meter on the bike, but two days ago, Strava has been showing watts on segments and average watts. Anyone else noticed this?

They've been doing that for awhile on mine. I do have a power meter on my road bike, but not on my gravel bike or either of my mtbs. As can be expected, Strava's estimation is pretty meaningless.

rsbob 06-22-23 10:24 PM

Climbing day. 4100’ and 52 miles. Lots of different views. Two are from the summit of Newcastle with a 17% climb over 1/4 mile to get there.


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Bellevue and Lk Washington
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Seattle, looking over Mercer Island, Lk Wa and Salish Sea
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Lake Sammamish
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White things
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More white things

Troul 06-23-23 07:14 AM

19 miles. Wet, very very wet miles. Dipping the chain for a hawt wax job, after I clean everything up.

rsbob 06-23-23 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22931986)
19 miles. Wet, very very wet miles. Dipping the chain for a hawt wax job, after I clean everything up.

How wet was it? 😂

Troul 06-23-23 02:07 PM

rooster tailing it, making me look like a seedude.

The Chemist 06-23-23 05:05 PM

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Set my personal best for 40k and got a new best VO2 max.

SpeedyBlueBiker 06-23-23 10:27 PM

45 miles on a sunny 80F day in the PNW

jaxgtr 06-24-23 01:31 PM

We have been hammered by rain over the last 2 weeks and getting outside for a ride has been a pain. So over the last week, I got in 175 inside, but I snuck outside between storm cells today for a quick 15 miles.

Broctoon 06-24-23 06:49 PM

34 miles in paradise. (Jackson Hole/Grand Teton National Park)

Weather was perfect, and the whole ride was my idea of cycling bliss.


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