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rjones28 08-28-21 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22204697)
The premise to this quiz is that bears are dangerous. No.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1431666608053817344

You should mingle with your kin.

LesterOfPuppets 08-28-21 01:02 PM

Trainsnorter's Illini might win this one...

Bah Humbug 08-28-21 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22204839)
Trainsnorter's Illini might win this one...

Also AG's, not that she's really a fan as such.

rjones28 08-28-21 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22204775)
Cameras are everywhere, best cross your Ts and dot your eyes.

Come to a full stop, dismount, salute the nearest flag, then resume your travels.

Should be SOP.

rjones28 08-28-21 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22204776)
Strava doesn't know what colour the traffic lights are.

Are you sure?

Bah Humbug 08-28-21 01:11 PM

Rodgers must be awfully pleased right now.

Velo Vol 08-28-21 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22204813)
I didn't Strava though, because of the crime spree

???

Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22204824)
Stop lights are computer controlled. Everytime they change, a little trail of 1s and 0s records the event. Hard to do much of anything these days without leaving a digital trail.

Just because a machine switches the lights doesn't mean it keeps a log. Many of the lights around here are decades old.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22204847)
Are you sure?

Yes.

BillyD 08-28-21 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22204750)
I never said that.

I did (do).

BillyD 08-28-21 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22204828)
On the other hand, getting those systems to talk to each other is also hard. Ask me how I know.

Yeah, that's the *****. :lol:

datlas 08-28-21 02:00 PM

I think i mentioned a few weeks ago we have a new rider in our group. She is from Texas. Looks like she visited home and rode the Hotter N Hell century. Hot.

Trsnrtr 08-28-21 02:03 PM

Our 45 mile club ride had zero traffic lights, nor did the 100 or the 65 mile routes.

#boondocks

Trsnrtr 08-28-21 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22204904)
I think i mentioned a few weeks ago we have a new rider in our group. She is from Texas. Looks like she visited home and rode the Hotter N Hell century. Hot.

#Stalker

Mojo31 08-28-21 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22204904)
I think i mentioned a few weeks ago we have a new rider in our group. She is from Texas. Looks like she visited home and rode the Hotter N Hell century. Hot.

Yep, it’s this weekend. Temp is low 90s today, so not living up to its reputation this year.

MoAlpha 08-28-21 02:41 PM

Just learned that older athletes experience less thirst during dehydration. That would be me on the last two Saturday rides.

seedsbelize 08-28-21 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22204699)
And to go further, this is one of my frustrations with companies (hi Shimano!) trying to weather the storm with their elaborate supply chains "until things get back to normal" instead of adapting and streamlining.

Also employers like mine wanting to draw a line under this and get back to acting like it's 2019.

Costco was running full bore today. Not checking whether 2 members of one family were going in. Not checking id at all on the way in. Not sanitizing the carts. Just like old times. Thankfully I was driving away as the midday rush was streaming in.

DougRNS 08-28-21 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22204942)
Just learned that older athletes experience less thirst during dehydration. That would be me on the last two Saturday rides.

I'll have to keep that in mind when I get old.

indyfabz 08-28-21 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22204794)
Presumably between "Not Really New York City" and "Not Really Philadelphia"?

Cumberland County in the south is one example, if you know the right roads. I’ve led a 65 mile club ride down there many times. Very few places where you have to stop.

datlas 08-28-21 02:50 PM

For a century, the ideal stops for me are approximately at 40 and 80 miles, to fill bottles/eat, but tomorrow’s event is wacky. They have a rest stop at mile 7, which is ridiculous, then mile 20, but next one not until mile 54. I think this is to accommodate rides of various lengths like 25/50/64/100. I expect a super quick stop at 20 and a real stop at 54. There are a few rest stops beyond 54, of which I will likely pick one more.

LAJ 08-28-21 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22204942)
Just learned that older athletes experience less thirst during dehydration. That would be me on the last two Saturday rides.

Interesting. Is there a reason behind it?

seedsbelize 08-28-21 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22204953)
For a century, the ideal stops for me are approximately at 40 and 80 miles, to fill bottles/eat, but tomorrow’s event is wacky. They have a rest stop at mile 7, which is ridiculous, then mile 20, but next one not until mile 54. I think this is to accommodate rides of various lengths like 25/50/64/100. I expect a super quick stop at 20 and a real stop at 54. There are a few rest stops beyond 54, of which I will likely pick one more.

On one of my early organized centuries, the final rest stop was at mile 60. Odd.

seedsbelize 08-28-21 03:04 PM

I got up to make my afternoon protein smoothie, and while stepping over a dog my knee twisted, apparently, and sent a sharp, shooting pain behind my kneecap, from the outside. I hobbled a bit, after that, but by now all is well. Apparently.

datlas 08-28-21 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22204907)
#Stalker

Possibly. I do follow her on Strava but I already have her number because she asked some questions about the Wednesday ride.

She is a pretty strong rider, but she does not know the best techniques for climbing, maybe because she is from Texas? Once she learns, she will be dropping my sorry ass in the climbs. Sad.

Mojo31 08-28-21 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22204942)
Just learned that older athletes experience less thirst during dehydration. That would be me on the last two Saturday rides.

Must be a 65 thing, because I still get real thirsty when on my way to dehydration.

MoAlpha 08-28-21 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22204944)
I'll have to keep that in mind when I get old.

You mean “if,” hotshot.

datlas 08-28-21 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22204965)
Interesting. Is there a reason behind it?

I will take a stab at it. I know the body's ability to release aldosterone decreases with age. This vasoactive peptide/hormone is one of the main stimulators of the thirst center in the brain.


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