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LAJ 03-07-22 03:39 PM

I tried Vafel waffles, and I'm sold. One before a ride, and then a pack of Bloks in there somewhere, and I have enough to not suffer on a 4 hour/230-250 TSS ride. I do have one bottle with Tailwind in it too, along with a big and little bottle filled with Roctane.

WhyFi 03-07-22 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22431568)
A fellow cyclist introduced me to Nature's Bakery Fig bars a few years back. I am sold. They taste way better than usual "energy" bars.

Yeah, we used to get those - I liked 'em, but the wife got a nasty one that put her off. She won't look at them after that, so I don't buy any more. Sad.


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22431569)
It is just maple syrup after all. I do the same- if I know I need to top off water I generally bring less good.

Yeah, that's the kind of thing I'd save for a long, more fast-paced event, just for the jolt of sugar. Otherwise, my stomach appreciates real-ish snacks.

Eric F 03-07-22 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22431551)
No, but it's not like I'm not injecting money in to that industry, too. :roflmao2:

I got my hands on a Milwaukee pin nailer (I got a reconditioned one, but I need to exchange it this week - it's not working up to spec) and electric screw driver (handy little thing) the other day. Might also pick up an oscillating multi-tool; Makita has a promo going - buy a "starter kit" (battery and charger) and you get to choose one of an handful of tools to receive free. The starter kit is on sale for $120 and the multitool normally goes for $130 - seems like a reasonable deal.

Sounds like a great deal!

I've got eyes on a bench-top drill press and a cordless jigsaw, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. This past weekend, I got some corner squares and clamps, and the feet and wheels for a small work/outfeed table. We put floor-to-ceiling pegboard on one wall of our shop area, painted it black, and now it's getting a spray paint art treatment from my daughter before we start hanging stuff on it.

WhyFi 03-07-22 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22431575)
I tried Vafel waffles, and I'm sold. One before a ride, and then a pack of Bloks in there somewhere, and I have enough to not suffer on a 4 hour/230-250 TSS ride. I do have one bottle with Tailwind in it too, along with a big and little bottle filled with Roctane.

I still wish I'd stumble across some of those Belgian Boys snacks that (I think) you'd posted before. :love:

edit: Target supposedly has some stuff in stock. I'll look tomorrow.

rjones28 03-07-22 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22431458)
A lot of times they are. I should have specified only to do that for legit email lists you're subscribed to. I enter a lot of contests that require signing up for an email list, so I have to have an Unsubscribe party every year or two.

Reminds me that I should unsubscribe from the Jeep-related things I have, since there is no longer a Jeep vehicle in the rjones28 motorpool.

WhyFi 03-07-22 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22431578)
Sounds like a great deal!

I've got eyes on a bench-top drill press and a cordless jigsaw, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. This past weekend, I got some corner squares and clamps, and the feet and wheels for a small work/outfeed table. We put floor-to-ceiling pegboard on one wall of our shop area, painted it black, and now it's getting a spray paint art treatment from my daughter before we start hanging stuff on it.

WEN has some pretty decent and inexpensive bench-top drill presses. No complaints about the one that I have (making a proper table/fence for it is on my shortlist - maybe this weekend...).

I've never warmed to jigsaws, but that's probably because the one that I have sucks. Would love to add a bandsaw to the works sooner rather than later, though; I'd like to do some template work, and removing the bulk of the material with the bandsaw would help a lot.

genejockey 03-07-22 03:59 PM

I take along a package of Shot Bloks and a Clif Bar on Sunday rides, but I only eat the Shot Bloks, usually at the halfway point (where I took the pics I posted yesterday), unless I really feel empty during the last half of the ride. So the Clif Bar is really just there for backup. I do tend to eat them if I go for the 65 mile version of the ride.

I have a fairly light lunch usually ( a simple sandwich and apple with a coke), so often when I get home and get ready to Zwift, I'm kinda running on empty, so I tend to suck down a single gel, mostly for easy digestion and a fast carb hit.

Mojo31 03-07-22 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22431581)
Reminds me that I should unsubscribe from the Jeep-related things I have, since there is no longer a Jeep vehicle in the rjones28 motorpool.

Once a Jeeper, always a Jeeper.

seedsbelize2 03-07-22 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22431578)
Sounds like a great deal!

I've got eyes on a bench-top drill press and a cordless jigsaw, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. This past weekend, I got some corner squares and clamps, and the feet and wheels for a small work/outfeed table. We put floor-to-ceiling pegboard on one wall of our shop area, painted it black, and now it's getting a spray paint art treatment from my daughter before we start hanging stuff on it.

It's not always easy being a train of thought guy. My wife, for example, doesn't think much of it.

Mojo31 03-07-22 04:30 PM

Oreos.

Eric F 03-07-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22431591)
WEN has some pretty decent and inexpensive bench-top drill presses. No complaints about the one that I have (making a proper table/fence for it is on my shortlist - maybe this weekend...).

I've never warmed to jigsaws, but that's probably because the one that I have sucks. Would love to add a bandsaw to the works sooner rather than later, though; I'd like to do some template work, and removing the bulk of the material with the bandsaw would help a lot.

The WEN 4212T is the one on my list. Glad to hear you like yours. I've seen quite a few good reviews online, but I know a lot of those tend to be sponsored. I have a 40-year-old jigsaw that I've had since I was kid. It gets used from time to time, including recently to notch out edges of the pegboard to fit around outlets, etc. I also want to pick up a brad nailer.

I've got all the materials I need to put together the router table insert for my table saw. I'll get that done before I start on my table project.

rjones28 03-07-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22431656)
Once a Jeeper, always a Jeeper.

Maybe

indyfabz 03-07-22 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22431701)
Mo hasn't been around either. Maybe he and V V have something goin on.


bampilot06 03-07-22 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22431609)
I take along a package of Shot Bloks and a Clif Bar on Sunday rides, but I only eat the Shot Bloks, usually at the halfway point (where I took the pics I posted yesterday), unless I really feel empty during the last half of the ride. So the Clif Bar is really just there for backup. I do tend to eat them if I go for the 65 mile version of the ride.

I have a fairly light lunch usually ( a simple sandwich and apple with a coke), so often when I get home and get ready to Zwift, I'm kinda running on empty, so I tend to suck down a single gel, mostly for easy digestion and a fast carb hit.


had my first shot bloks today. Those things are awesome. Definitely need to get some in the future.

Century done. Started off super strong was looking like I might be able to do it sub 5 hours but the wind. got worse and worse the closer we got to richmond. On the way back we stopped at Charles City for a break. Both of us felt worse after that. The last 10 miles were hard, but I did surprise both of us by holding 20 mph for the last stretch. 100 miles were completed at 5 hours and 31 mins, I think thatís my fastest yet. Next time hopefully I will try when I am fresh.


Velo is alive and well.

bampilot06 03-07-22 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22431189)
It's a first world problem, but I still feel slightly annoyed, enough to gripe about it.

My personal email started getting too much spam about 1 year ago, so I set the filter to "exclusive/contacts only" but still did my best to eyeball the "spam" filter as rarely, like 1 in 100, of those emails in junk/spam were actually something useful.

However, in the past year the number of junk/spam emails has easily tripled, and life is too short for me to scan through several hundred junk emails daily, looking for a needle in a haystack.

:50:

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Im pretty positive 25,850 of those emails are scam.

big john 03-07-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22431557)
Clif Bars just sit a little heavy in my stomach. I like them for camping, but not so much otherwise. For rides, I'd rather have a regular granola bar or Pearson's Nut Roll or some such.

I'd rather have a slice of pizza than 2 Clif bars, or 2 gels. 1 I can handle. I do fine with a banana and a Nature Valley bar. Or a PB&J.

2 Clif bars on a ride makes me want to hurl.

genejockey 03-07-22 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22431789)
I'd rather have a slice of pizza than 2 Clif bars, or 2 gels. 1 I can handle. I do fine with a banana and a Nature Valley bar. Or a PB&J.

2 Clif bars on a ride makes me want to hurl.

I've never had a problem with Clif Bars - apart from occasional thunderous farting hours later - but the thought of pizza during a ride makes me queasy. Different riders, different GI tracts! This is why they say not to try something new before or during an important ride/race!

Mojo31 03-07-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22431762)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...776c3f7c33.png



Im pretty positive 25,850 of those emails are scam.

So, youíre one of those.

big john 03-07-22 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22431805)
I've never had a problem with Clif Bars - apart from occasional thunderous farting hours later - but the thought of pizza during a ride makes me queasy. Different riders, different GI tracts! This is why they say not to try something new before or during an important ride/race!

My stomach has been weird since my drinking days. In the middle of a long ride I like to have a sandwich, if possible, but when we used to go into the mountains I would sometimes take a store bought banana nut muffin. 500 calories and my stomach likes them. One of my friends used to bring those pretzel squares that are stuffed with peanut butter, they work, too.
I've had good luck with the Shot Blocks and Hammer products like Heed and Perpetuem, but I usually don't bother.

seedsbelize2 03-07-22 07:01 PM

I can't remember the last time I rode far enough to need any of it. I do well with bananas though.

big john 03-07-22 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22431656)
Once a Jeeper, always a Jeeper.

I had a Grand Wagoneer when I lived in the mountains. I got it for $1100 where I worked and I had to work on it a little. It was lifted 4 inches and had huge tires and got the worst mileage of anything I ever had, (well, one of my trucks was as bad). It had 2:73 gears and with the big tires it would cruise at freeway speed in second gear. The other side of that is I had to put the transfer case in low to drive the steep hills where I lived.

I had fun with it and hauled firewood, trash, and tree trimmings like it was a truck. My ex and I took it on picnic drives up Lockwood Creek and I'm lucky it never got stuck. It probably looked like this when it was new.
https://ccmarketplace.azureedge.net/...goneer-std.jpg

Bah Humbug 03-07-22 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22431205)
Indy is single. He doesn't get it. :rolleyes:

I'm not. It's true for some.

Bah Humbug 03-07-22 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22431391)
I sometimes believe that "unsubscribe" really means, "let's verify your email address."

I go on a massive unsubscribe spree every Black Friday-ish. This year I did so much that after a few days I woke up to zero emails and wondered if the email machine even still worked.

DougRNS 03-07-22 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22431756)
had my first shot bloks today. Those things are awesome. Definitely need to get some in the future.

Century done. Started off super strong was looking like I might be able to do it sub 5 hours but the wind. got worse and worse the closer we got to richmond. On the way back we stopped at Charles City for a break. Both of us felt worse after that. The last 10 miles were hard, but I did surprise both of us by holding 20 mph for the last stretch. 100 miles were completed at 5 hours and 31 mins, I think thatís my fastest yet. Next time hopefully I will try when I am fresh.



Velo is alive and well.

Jacque Brell is alive and well, Seymour Glick is alive but sick.
#70s

LesterOfPuppets 03-07-22 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22431762)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...776c3f7c33.png



Im pretty positive 25,850 of those emails are scam.

Those are rookie numbers

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