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datlas 05-01-20 11:13 AM

Tomorrow looks like 50F to start and 70F to end. I think I will need leg warmers and arm warmers and a vest in order to handle the temperature changes.

#springtimeforcyclists

indyfabz 05-01-20 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449045)
A few times I went to the hospital for lab work. Even with an appointment I had to wait. I had to go through hoopla as if I was being admitted as a patient. :wtf:

Avoid.

This one specific test goes off smoothly every time. Same nurse. Same place. Usually the same time once or twice/month. It really is a rarity in medicine. Going to the main lab for one-off blood work is a nightmare. Register on the machine like I have registered a dozen times before. Wait to get called. Go see a person at one desk. Wait some more. If I am lucky I don't have to go see another person at a second desk.

bampilot06 05-01-20 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449136)
Tomorrow looks like 50F to start and 70F to end. I think I will need leg warmers and arm warmers and a vest in order to handle the temperature changes.

#springtimeforcyclists


above 50 I over heat with arm and leg warmers on. But I’m not as “gaunt” as you.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449095)
She will have none of it, and has taken it upon herself to "fatten me up" as her project.

Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8


indyfabz 05-01-20 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21449110)
From Oregon, to Virginia, through pit bulls in KY, self supported, in 19 days.

:eek:

A couple of times in Montana I crossed paths with guys (and one gal) riding the Great Divide MTB Route race. The crazy thing was that someone had already won after only 13 days of riding. The finish is at Antelope Wells, NM, or the border with Mexico. Still, I don't think I could ever do it even at a snail's pace.

indyfabz 05-01-20 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by velo vol (Post 21449148)
good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936

2,3,8

datlas 05-01-20 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21449143)
above 50 I over heat with arm and leg warmers on. But I’m not as “gaunt” as you.

I may actually skip the arm warmers. But many old guys like me like to keep our knees covered if it's below 60F.

:50:

datlas 05-01-20 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449148)
Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936

I am ok with all except the cheese fries.

rjones28 05-01-20 11:28 AM

Not much variation on that list.

rjones28 05-01-20 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21449155)
:eek:

A couple of times in Montana I crossed paths with guys (and one gal) riding the Great Divide MTB Route race. The crazy thing was that someone had already won after only 13 days of riding. The finish is at Antelope Wells, NM, or the border with Mexico. Still, I don't think I could ever do it even at a snail's pace.

There's a local guy that has done Tour Divide. He took longer than 13 days.

rjones28 05-01-20 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449159)
I may actually skip the arm warmers. But many old guys like me like to keep our knees covered if it's below 60F.

:50:

50F is my cut off for knee coverage. Usually.

Bah Humbug 05-01-20 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449095)
Mrs datlas has noticed that I am looking more gaunt than usual. I am down to about 138 which is a few pounds below my baseline of 142-ish.

I tried to explain that this is the normal cycle (sic) as I increase my riding this time of year.

She will have none of it, and has taken it upon herself to "fatten me up" as her project.

Stay tuned.

Pizza and ice cream?

WhyFi 05-01-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449148)
Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936

#2 by a country mile, followed by #8 and then #3 for a little variety.


....but I would scarf down 'em all.

WhyFi 05-01-20 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449136)
Tomorrow looks like 50F to start and 70F to end. I think I will need leg warmers and arm warmers and a vest in order to handle the temperature changes.

#springtimeforcyclists

I don't need no stinkin' leg warmers at 50°.

Well, unless it's a damp 50°.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449095)
Mrs datlas has noticed that I am looking more gaunt than usual. I am down to about 138 which is a few pounds below my baseline of 142-ish.

I tried to explain that this is the normal cycle (sic) as I increase my riding this time of year.

She will have none of it, and has taken it upon herself to "fatten me up" as her project.

Stay tuned.

Is she gonna make banana milkshakes for you every day?

Velo Vol 05-01-20 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21449110)
From Oregon, to Virginia, through pit bulls in KY, self supported, in 19 days. She's in our club, and she's fast forever. If you were to read her blog, you would truly get the meaning of self supported, and sometimes, it ain't pretty.

Who?

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21449163)
Not much variation on that list.

What other fried potatoes are there?

abshipp 05-01-20 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21448948)
One of the rides that I'd like to do this year would be to ride to Prescott, down the WI side and cross back over to MN at Red Wing. Starting from home, that'd prolly be a good 120 miles.

Scoped out some roads on Google Maps. That's seriously pretty out there.


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21448971)
This is the one I've ridden most. I should go hit the local one today, I think I can incorporate it into a 25 miler.

And it's even got a bike path :bday:


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21448995)
Nice riding that is hilly but not difficult and similar to where Datlas rides, maybe slightly gentler, is further east in the Kettle Moraine area, like LaGrange, WI. Think cheese and dairy.

Ooh I had forgotten that there's a 70 mile route through Kettle Moraine South that I've always wanted to do. Thanks for the reminder :thumb:

Last year I did a 200k that went mostly north/south through central/central-east WI. Best route I've ever ridden.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449148)
Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936


11 and 13 for me.

They call #13 JoJos in Oregon, so be prepared for that.

abshipp 05-01-20 11:59 AM

bampilot06 there's like 20 United jets parked on the ramp at KRFD.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21449231)
11 and 13 for me.

They call #13 JoJos in Oregon, so be prepared for that.

The numbers are 1 - 9.

WhyFi 05-01-20 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21449231)
11 and 13 for me.

They call #13 JoJos in Oregon, so be prepared for that.

Oh, ****! I only looked at Vol's post and didn't see that there were options beyond #9 .

Yeah, wedges are great. Steak/Belgian/Chips are similar enough to me that I feel like it's splitting hairs to mention them separately.

Sweet potato don't belong on the list, though. I mean, I like 'em, but they don't belong.

WhyFi 05-01-20 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449240)
The numbers are 1 - 9.

Bzzzt - wrong.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fa857e9683.jpg

WhyFi 05-01-20 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21449228)
Scoped out some roads on Google Maps. That's seriously pretty out there.

It's the land of Laura Ingalls. Well, in her Little House in the Big Woods days. It's a great area but suuuper purty with nice fall color.

Some of the climbs will kick my fat ass, though. :o

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21448998)
Is that the Salt River?

That's the mighty Willamette just south of Portland, Oregon.

Actually if Lower River Road counts, that's the River Road I've ridden the most.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2af6532a51.png

bampilot06 05-01-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21449233)
bampilot06 there's like 20 United jets parked on the ramp at KRFD.


bunch in Akron and over by Velo too.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21449252)
Bzzzt - wrong.

Oof. I forgot from when I completed the test yesterday. Yes, I'll be hungry after pedaling to OR and wedges are OK if above choices not available.

bampilot06 05-01-20 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21449252)


I’ll take a number 5 with a side of 12. Supersize me.

datlas 05-01-20 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21449172)
Pizza and ice cream?

Prolly.


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21449217)
Is she gonna make banana milkshakes for you every day?

Maybe.

indyfabz 05-01-20 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21449105)
I know those that have.

I did Seattle-Bar Harbor-Philly-Ocean City, NJ-Philly. Self-contained. Before the trip a friend gave me a smiley face T-shirt a la Forest Gump. One of two off-bike shirts I wore for nearly four months.

LAJ 05-01-20 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449220)
Who?

https://www.coeursports.com/blogs/la...nterview-janie

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