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WhyFi 05-21-20 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21488338)
Not really. The worst of it is coming back from Brodhead after you've already got 60 in your legs. The first and last 20 is all bike path, but it's annoyingly an ever so slight climb most of the way back.

You couldn't cut it at W St Lawrence at Mile ~40 and head straight east? That looks like it would cut off about 33 miles if you decided that you weren't feeling it, and would still leave you with a metric.

2manybikes 05-21-20 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21485592)
Work really sucked. I've always hated close-talkers, but now multiply that 10x.

Customers not wearing masks. WTF is wrong with these people?

Same thing here. It's crazy.

LAJ 05-21-20 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21488371)
Yeah, 30 miles of those kinds of rollers would annoy me.

That 70 miler looks like a nice ride, at least from the pics.

We have a 300k that has 10K elevation gain, and one of the roads is called Roller Coaster Road. Pure rollers, and it's hard.

WhyFi 05-21-20 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21488408)
We have a 300k that has 10K elevation gain, and one of the roads is called Roller Coaster Road. Pure rollers, and it's hard.

I'd have problems with a 300k with half that elevation.

I was thinking about going for my first 200k yesterday, but it wasn't the time. Some time this year, though.

And I still want to see if I can convince the wife drive the kids and meet me in Duluth, which would be close to 300k. No telling if I'd be in the mood to pad the ride at the end to crawl over that 300k line, though.

Trsnrtr 05-21-20 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21488201)
datlas: So for my lunch break, I get to waste time on the phone arguing for a stupid MRI scan that I don't even think is needed at this time, and for which I won't get paid a dime for my time. What are YOU going to do for your lunch??

mrs datlas: Not listen to you complaining.

She is pretty good with a quick comeback. :heart:

She must be an alumnus from the same school for wives as my wife.

kissTheApex 05-21-20 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21488158)
Mine has been going off before 5 lately. A couple of days ago it was around 4. I am going to confiscate his watch.

yeah, mine too. :notamused:.

one of them is quiet as a church mouse! Itís the alarm calico that weíre having trouble with.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21488229)
I was a pretty big Phil Collins fan in the very early eighties. I was living on my first farm and was just beginning my 'back to the land' phase. I listened to my cassette player, and 'The Reds' on the transistor radio while clearing the land for the small orchard. I could have really used a mountain bike but they didn't yet exist, except in California.

I donít know if your library has a digital option, but read his autobiography ďnot dead yetĒ if you can. Makes for an interesting reading.

Bah Humbug 05-21-20 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21487642)
I'd certainly get a workout with one of those.

Garmin auto-identifies my use of one as cycling, presumably because of hand position and little vibrations with moderately elevated HR.

kissTheApex 05-21-20 09:39 AM

In other news, hurt/tweaked my back yesterday, getting out of the couch of all things. I knew “couch” is bad for but sheesh, didn’t expect the effects to be this quick.

im hoping it’s just muscle spasms and would go away with a day or two of rest. :injured:

abshipp 05-21-20 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21488394)
You couldn't cut it at W St Lawrence at Mile ~40 and head straight east? That looks like it would cut off about 33 miles if you decided that you weren't feeling it, and would still leave you with a metric.

That could work. Only issue using that as a bailout is having the foresight to know that continuing on to Brodhead would be a bad idea :lol:

Bah Humbug 05-21-20 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21487793)
I decided that I needed more food. I really wanted a burrito bowl from Chipotle, but they were going to be closed before I could get there, so I picked up some "Mexican" "food" from Taco Hell.

Eat your heart out, LAJ

Thatís another option for stabilizing your deep wheels.

Bah Humbug 05-21-20 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21487823)
80 degrees today in Mobile Alabama.

If Alabama is mobile, why does it always just sit there in the same place?

Bah Humbug 05-21-20 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21488434)
She must be an alumnus from the same school for wives as my wife.

Alumna.

#latinpedant

WhyFi 05-21-20 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21488466)
If Alabama is mobile, why does it always just sit there in the same place?

State BMI figures indicate that is quite sedentary. :innocent:

big john 05-21-20 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21488359)
It is here. 2400 ft is in the middle 60 miles.

I can leave my house and have 2700 feet in about 8 miles. Then I get to come back down.

WhyFi 05-21-20 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21488461)
That could work. Only issue using that as a bailout is having the foresight to know that continuing on to Brodhead would be a bad idea :lol:

Man, you must be young if your body isn't giving you nudges one way or the other after 40 miles.

abshipp 05-21-20 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21488508)
Man, you must be young if your body isn't giving you nudges one way or the other after 40 miles.

It's not a question of whether the nudges are there, it's a question of whether I heed them or not :rolleyes:

WhyFi 05-21-20 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21488525)
It's not a question of whether the nudges are there, it's a question of whether I heed them or not :rolleyes:

Ha. I remember being in my mid-30's and finally having a light go on - "ohhhh! THAT'S what dehydration feels like? Well, hell, I guess I've been dehydrated half my life - I thought that **** was normal."

Trsnrtr 05-21-20 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21488484)
Alumna.

#latinpedant

Duly chastised and I'm not going to go back and correct it so my lack of knowledge will be exposed for all time.

BillyD 05-21-20 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21488156)
You just reminded me of a incident a few years ago. I was on tour and riding through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area when I came upon a fawn at the edge of the road. It laid down flat on the pavement like a pancake. Mom came out of the woods and stood over it to protect it. I really wanted to take a photo, but I was so worried that they would get hit by a car that I kept moving to remove the threat.

Pennsylvania has plenty enough deer to go around where they wouldn't miss them two at all.

Bah Humbug 05-21-20 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21488533)
Ha. I remember being in my mid-30's and finally having a light go on - "ohhhh! THAT'S what dehydration feels like? Well, hell, I guess I've been dehydrated half my life - I thought that **** was normal."

Like when I did an Oly tri in Texas in July with just a bottle of Gatorade in transition and the cages removed from my bike?

LAJ 05-21-20 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21487793)
I decided that I needed more food. I really wanted a burrito bowl from Chipotle, but they were going to be closed before I could get there, so I picked up some "Mexican" "food" from Taco Hell.

Eat your heart out, LAJ

How the hell did I miss this? My admiration is deep.

Velo Vol 05-21-20 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21487793)
I decided that I needed more food. I really wanted a burrito bowl from Chipotle, but they were going to be closed before I could get there, so I picked up some "Mexican" "food" from Taco Hell.

Should have gone for one of these:


LAJ 05-21-20 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21488616)

At least that's closer to the "meat" than Taco Bell installs in their tacos.

datlas 05-21-20 10:51 AM

So I spent my lunch break on the phone doing "peer to peer" for my patient's MRI. The first "peer" was a nurse who had to get all the history, etc. from me, then I was put on hold and spoke with presumably a real doctor, who reviewed everything with me. I did my best to lobby for the MRI (severe pain, abnormal Xray, no relief with 10 days of medical care) but of course they denied the MRI.

I expect my patient will write up a bad review for me on Yelp.

Long ago, when online reviewed FIRST started to become a thing, I made a vow to NEVER EVER NEVER look at my online reviews. I don't need my ego brushed up by positives, and I don't want to feel bad about negatives. This is a vow that I have kept. I advise any younger physicians to follow my lead.

Velo Vol 05-21-20 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21488631)
The first "peer" was a nurse

Nurses count too.

LOL


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