Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   Addiction LXXVIII (https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1197210)

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 01:07 PM

Looking at those chili cheese fries almost had me on my way to Sonic for some, but we're in the heat of the day so I'm just gonna make some chili cheese hash browns here at home.

indyfabz 05-01-20 01:08 PM

Maybe 12 years ago I dated a woman who lived in Harrisburg. I can solemnly swear that there is nothing fun to do in the city itself, unless you like miniature golf. The coolest thing was the tour of the state capitol building, but I have to believe that’s shut down right now.

seedsbelize 05-01-20 01:27 PM


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

Nevermind

ls01 05-01-20 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21448261)
Incorrect.

I'm walking the property, picking up a million sticks from the last rainstorm, I come around a corner and see a guy mowing the softball field.

wut

I went over and talk to him and he's from the tenant church that uses our facilities. Turns out they're planning to have an outdoor service this weekend since the church building is "closed."

Anyway, after toiling for weeks in obscurity, at last my mowing finally counts. Someone will be there to appreciate the finely trimmed lawn. :bday:

Calm down Forest

ls01 05-01-20 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21448340)
I have no wisdom to spare.

Ffc

Bah Humbug 05-01-20 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21449394)
Maybe 12 years ago I dated a woman who lived in Harrisburg. I can solemnly swear that there is nothing fun to do in the city itself, unless you like miniature golf. The coolest thing was the tour of the state capitol building, but I have to believe that’s shut down right now.

Sounds like Albany. Or Hartford.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21449422)
Nevermind

The nearest River Rd to me now is near the Agua Fria. I decided against riding on it today, as I didn't have time to plan a route. The closest route I have on hand is 51 miles and I didn't wanna do that in the heat!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1877e4f280.jpg

ls01 05-01-20 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21448532)
I have to go to a large hospital for a routine blood test. Sort of freaks me out.

serves you right for not studying

seedsbelize 05-01-20 01:42 PM

I have been getting zero exercise since the nurse decided to punish me by making my left hand into a thumbed spatula. It had to be done, if the finger was to heal.
I've been intermittent fasting for about a month, with no definite schedule to it. So, this afternoon, getting up for breakfast, a few hours later than I should have, I suffered standing up too fast low blood pressure. And, subsequently couldn't sit up to eat. I have now finished, from the comfort of the hammock, and feel much better. I will begin a daily walking routine to prevent such in the future. And, who knows? Maybe I'll stick to a more regular eating schedule.

seedsbelize 05-01-20 01:46 PM

It might be time for me to visit 50+. I believe they have a sub-category: 65-85

seedsbelize 05-01-20 01:49 PM


LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 01:53 PM

Uh-oh. [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION] - approved Ti with pretty sweet wheels and Stages for only 800 bones! So tempting. at 52cm it's at the low end of my size range. I'd probably have to put a tall stack stem on there.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...86c390650b.jpg

abshipp 05-01-20 01:56 PM

Oh excellent. I've read through her first four posts and I'm really looking forward to working through this.

abshipp 05-01-20 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21449476)
Uh-oh. [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION] - approved Ti with pretty sweet wheels and Stages for only 800 bones! So tempting. at 52cm it's at the low end of my size range. I'd probably have to put a tall stack stem on there.

Wow. That's a fantastic deal.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 02:07 PM

I don't have any bones to spare.

datlas 05-01-20 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21449476)
Uh-oh. [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION] - approved Ti with pretty sweet wheels and Stages for only 800 bones! So tempting. at 52cm it's at the low end of my size range. I'd probably have to put a tall stack stem on there.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...86c390650b.jpg


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21449491)
Wow. That's a fantastic deal.

To borrow a phrase from BD.com, it's the DEAL OF THE CENTURY!

p.s. saddle tilted too far forward, but that's an easy fix

bampilot06 05-01-20 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21449394)
Maybe 12 years ago I dated a woman who lived in Harrisburg. I can solemnly swear that there is nothing fun to do in the city itself, unless you like miniature golf. The coolest thing was the tour of the state capitol building, but I have to believe that’s shut down right now.


this is the only overnight where the gym and pool are still open at the hotel. I think i will take advantage.

Trsnrtr 05-01-20 02:19 PM

Catching up:

1. We had 558’ of ascent on our 23.8 mi. tandem ride this afternoon.

2. Illinoisans consider Wisconsin to be an Illinois State Recreation Area.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21449514)
Catching up:

1. We had 558’ of ascent on our 23.8 mi. tandem ride this afternoon.

2. Illinoisans consider Wisconsin to be an Illinois State Recreation Area.

I try to keep it under 10' a mile but didn't quite make it today. Hills hurt. :)

Clear, 85°F, Feels like 85°F, Humidity 12%, Wind 4mph from SE
  • Distance
    19.36 mi
  • Elev Gain
    196 ft
  • Time
    1h 21m

bampilot06 05-01-20 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21449538)
I try to keep it under 10' a mile but didn't quite make it today. Hills hurt. :)

Clear, 85°F, Feels like 85°F, Humidity 12%, Wind 4mph from SE
  • Distance
    19.36 mi
  • Elev Gain
    196 ft
  • Time
    1h 21m


Nice

ericy 05-01-20 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21448779)
Second flattest state, next to Florida. I have a lot of steep (12-20%) but short hills along the Illinois River but within a mile of the bluffs, it becomes pretty flat. When the settlers headed west, they actually bypassed this part of the country because they couldn't break the prairie grass sod with wooden plows. Also, because a lot of parts of Illinois are so flat, it tended to be somewhat swampy in places. After the steel plow came into being, the grass was destroyed and the soil was drained.

Delaware is pretty flat as well.

phrantic09 05-01-20 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21449438)
Sounds like Albany. Or Hartford.

North of Albany isn’t bad once you get past the yummy mummy suburban hell that is Clifton Park.

Hartford is a definite dump though

rjones28 05-01-20 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21449220)
Who?

What other fried potatoes are there?

No Old Bay fries, poutine, parmesan and rosemary, salt and vinegar, etc...

rjones28 05-01-20 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21449426)
Calm down Forest

[MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] in action.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e5430ce889.gif

Trsnrtr 05-01-20 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by ericy (Post 21449545)
Delaware is pretty flat as well.

The flattest place that we’ve ever ridden was in Cambridge, MD. We did a 70+ mile ride around the area of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. IIRC, our elevation profile at the end had a vertical scale from 0 to 10’ (we were right at sea level) and our highest elevation was around 7’ when we crossed a little wooden humpback bridge. :D

I might try to find it on Garmin Connect.

Edit, I looked the ride up and it was only 64 miles with total ascent of of 68' or a little over 1' per mile. :)

indyfabz 05-01-20 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21449443)
serves you right for not studying

I aced my test. INR was right in the middle of the therapeutic range.

indyfabz 05-01-20 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by ericy (Post 21449545)
Delaware is pretty flat as well.

It has the country’s second lowest highest point. But there are also some killer hills. The White Clay Bicycle Club has a ride called The Savage Century.

abshipp 05-01-20 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449509)
BD.com

Speaking of, how are the new wheels?

datlas 05-01-20 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21449614)
I aced my test. INR was right in the middle of the therapeutic range.

:bday:

datlas 05-01-20 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21449634)
Speaking of, how are the new wheels?

Only taken for a spin around the neighborhood but seem to be fine. The white finish will be quite dirty soon enough.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:00 AM.


Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.