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WhyFi 07-23-22 01:45 PM

Oh, and no spoilers, but pros riding TTs? A magnificent thing to behold. 50+ kph? Absurd. Insane. Bonkers.

Trsnrtr 07-23-22 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22585014)
A 300 mile week is pretty rare air for the group. Maybe if bam had an entire week off, and enough leash, he'd be in that territory. Even if I have all the time that I want, I don't often have the desire to go much beyond 200, not unless I have a specific target in mind, for whatever reason.

Our 7 day tour netted 340+ miles, Sunday through today. I’m exhausted

We we’re planning a short tandem ride, tomorrow, but it’s looking like rain. May have to just clean bikes instead.

Trsnrtr 07-23-22 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22585015)
If I had a whole week off and good weather, I think I would possibly ride 400 miles. But I am not normal, obv.

Or, 71 years old and 50# overweight. :lol:

WhyFi 07-23-22 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22585054)
Our 7 day tour netted 340+ miles, Sunday through today. Iím exhausted

We weíre planning a short tandem ride, tomorrow, but itís looking like rain. May have to just clean bikes instead.

Yeah, that's awesome. :beer: If I had an SO that was also a cyclist, I could imagine that kind of mileage on a vacation together.

Or, if my family were away for a week, and I had nothing better to do, I might even shoot for 500 miles, just for gits and shiggles... but otherwise, 300 miles is a lot of time to be away from wife and kids.

WhyFi 07-23-22 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22585088)
Or, if my family were away for a week, and I had nothing better to do, I might even shoot for 500 miles, just for gits and shiggles...

Now I'm trying to figure out a way to convince the family to go on a trip without me. :innocent: :roflmao2:

genejockey 07-23-22 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22585006)
I find myself irrationally excited about the rice cooker that I ordered yesterday, and which should arrive tomorrow. I only tell you this because Addiction is, supposedly, the thread of self-importance... but then again, how self-important can I be if I'm excited about a rice cooker. Now I'm confused. :foo:

Mrs. GJ and I are still using the rice cooker we bought around the time The Younger Boy was born. Still works a treat.

genejockey 07-23-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22585050)
Iím feeling it, too.

No good deed goes unpunished.

Mojo31 07-23-22 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22585089)
Now I'm trying to figure out a way to convince the family to go on a trip without me. :innocent: :roflmao2:

They may be thinking about how they could convince you to take a trip without them. :innocent:

WhyFi 07-23-22 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22585107)
They may be thinking about how they could convince you to take a trip without them. :innocent:

Gods, I wish!

seedsbelize2 07-23-22 03:32 PM

Our rice cooker is a pan on the stovetop; sometimes it's a pressure cooker.

BillyD 07-23-22 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22584914)
Most of the guys were getting hot by the end, so I reckon 70 miles was good enough.

70 miles in this heat is more than enough.

We had a game scheduled for Thursday but mercifully it was canceled. It would look really bad in the papers if we lost a couple of guys in the heat,

BillyD 07-23-22 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22585014)
Even if I have all the time that I want, I don't often have the desire to go much beyond 200

Me neither.

genejockey 07-23-22 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22585021)
Here is ours. It does a good job, but I have no idea how it rates in the hierarchy. It could be Tiagra or even Microshift for all I know


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7428637ef.jpeg

Cripes, by that measure, ours is whatever crap they put on Bike Boom bikes.

Bah Humbug 07-23-22 06:02 PM

Seem to do better later in the day. But that's no fun.

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LesterOfPuppets 07-23-22 06:16 PM

Tre day here too. I did mine about 0530 though.

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big john 07-23-22 06:23 PM

Today I went to the club ride start and went with the fast people mostly because my friend was going and he always watches out for me. On the 3 mile climb out of the valley my friend had to turn back, seems he bruised some ribs when he fell hiking. Ended up with 11 riders and after some sniveling I did better than I thought I would.

It helped that some of the others were struggling and the fast riders waited or got caught at red lights. It's been a while since I rode with them. I noticed when we were cruising along they would put the hammer down before a climb started so they were clear of the main group when they hit the climb and then they rocketed away.

Only 65ish miles and topped out about 95 degrees but some of them were hurting toward the end. One of the faster guys told me I did well. I'm not sure compared to what but I'll take it.

datlas 07-23-22 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22585221)
70 miles in this heat is more than enough.

We had a game scheduled for Thursday but mercifully it was canceled. It would look really bad in the papers if we lost a couple of guys in the heat,

I might be a mutant. I really donít mind riding long and hard in the heat. Todayís ride was fine, but I would have preferred a century. I took one for the team by making the ride shorter.

big john 07-23-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22585338)
I might be a mutant. I really donít mind riding long and hard in the heat. Todayís ride was fine, but I would have preferred a century. I took one for the team by making the ride shorter.

I usually do ok in the heat, too. Today 95 near the end didn't bother me, but 95 really isn't hot for us. When it is hot the climbing becomes the biggest factor. Cruising along on flat ground @100+ is tolerable but if there is a bunch of climbing it's a different story. And water, I have to have lots of water.

Mojo31 07-23-22 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22585136)
Gods, I wish!

When we got married, my wife complained a lot that i was playing golf 4 or 5 days a week. Her mom told her to stop complaining because there would become a time when she would want me to do that.

big john 07-23-22 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22585389)
When we got married, my wife complained a lot that i was playing golf 4 or 5 days a week. Her mom told her to stop complaining because there would become a time when she would want me to do that.

Back when I did long rides every Saturday Mrs John would complain if I came home earlier than usual. "This is my time" or some such.

Trsnrtr 07-23-22 08:06 PM

When I started in '82, I wouldn't get home from rides till late afternoon on weekends. By Fall of'82, my wife said that's enough of this and made me buy her a decent bike and the rest was history. Couldn't get rid of her.

2manybikes 07-23-22 09:06 PM

WTF ?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/946973...h/52236809123/

bampilot06 07-24-22 03:07 AM

My work schedule has been messing me up lately. Did the red eye out of sacramento, landing at 6 am yesterday, then had to drive 5 hours to get the mini van back home. The drive was painful, and the rest of the day was a wash out.

This morning I still feel like absolute garbage.

datlas 07-24-22 05:04 AM

Looks to be another hot and humid day. Time to get ready to ride and sweat. Definitely a two bottle day.

BillyD 07-24-22 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22585338)
I might be a mutant. I really donít mind riding long and hard in the heat. Todayís ride was fine, but I would have preferred a century. I took one for the team by making the ride shorter.

Phoenix might be the retirement spot for you, plenty of heat yet the COL is not as insane as Cali.

bampilot06 07-24-22 06:13 AM

the amount of sweat my body can produce is disgusting.


After that ride I shouldnít have anything less to sweat. Loading the car to go to the obx and I am drenched again.

Trsnrtr 07-24-22 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22585531)
This morning I still feel like absolute garbage.

I'll bet. I'd be comatose.

Trsnrtr 07-24-22 06:38 AM

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seedsbelize2 07-24-22 07:07 AM

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Bah Humbug 07-24-22 07:07 AM

A nice 60* here right now. Absolutely lovely.


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