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indyfabz 04-13-22 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471176)
First warm ride of the year. I dont think I am acclimated to the heat yet, there were a few times I felt on the verge of puking. Still, a fine ride.

Yeah. I am nervous about low 80s tomorrow. Going to wear my full-zip Rapha jersey. Definitely going to make sure my CamelBak is completely full.

Mojo31 04-13-22 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22471190)
I like 77, bump it down to 74 if I have to do any work in the house, maybe 72 if it's hard work

79 is only OK if your sitting under the ceiling fan with a cold drink.

Ours is set to 66-68 at night, but that is only for our bedroom. 72 during the day for the first floor. 78 upstairs 24X7 unless someone is up there.

phrantic09 04-13-22 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22471187)
Mid-70s ≠ "heat"

It does when youre used to riding in the 30s

WhyFi 04-13-22 12:01 PM

Man, you know it's bad when a Minnesotan thinks that y'all are babies when it comes to your AC setting. :p

WhyFi 04-13-22 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22471205)
It does when youre used to riding in the 30s

Yup, even though it's not stifling, it still takes some time to acclimate to hard efforts in conditions significantly warmer than you're used to.

genejockey 04-13-22 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471176)
First warm ride of the year. I dont think I am acclimated to the heat yet, there were a few times I felt on the verge of puking. Still, a fine ride.

I get that sometimes. It's happened on days that were not all that warm, maybe low 80s, but they were the first day that temp all year, after a winter mostly off.

One year, I started the Old La Honda climb (7.5%, 3.1 miles), but halfway up I felt like crap. Lightheaded, nauseous, sweating like a river. I had to stop and cool down, and then ride back down, and gently rode the 81 miles home. Next week, same temperature if not warmer, and I had no problem at all. Passed the place where I'd stopped 1 minute ahead of my time the previous wee,.

Mojo31 04-13-22 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471207)
Man, you know it's bad when a Minnesotan thinks that y'all are babies when it comes to your AC setting. :p

Come visit in July. I'd bet you that within 6 hours you'd be on the next flight north. :innocent:

WhyFi 04-13-22 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22471231)
Come visit in July. I'd bet you that within 6 hours you'd be on the next flight north. :innocent:

You'd lose that bet.

genejockey 04-13-22 12:21 PM

Last night I did a workout on Wahoo's Systm, which I signed up for just to try a longer plan. It was provocatively titled "A Very Dark Place", and consisted of 5 blocks of 4 minutes, between 100 and 115% of FTP, with two of the segments also including 10 second sprints. It was hard, but not as bad as all that.

Then, when I went to bed about 5 hours later, as I lay there I felt an odd kind of 'flutter' in my chest. I checked my pulse at the wrist, and it was... irregular. Not too fast or to slow. More like syncopated, averaging around 50-60 bpm, but at irregular intervals, like beat - pause - beat beat - beat - beat - beat beat - beat - beat - pause - beat, beat. Like that. No other symptoms, but of course my anxiety shot up. I couldn't get back to sleep for 3 hours, during which every time I checked, my pulse was steady. I spent a while looking it up online, remembering that I had been diagnosed a few years back with a murmur involving my mitral valve, and that can apparently cause mild occasional arrythmia.

Contacted my PCP this morning, who basically said, Don't Panic, come by for an EKG sometime this week. Maybe don't ride today, and go at reduced effort tomorrow. So, now I'm feeling betrayed by my body, and wondering what it all means.

Mojo31 04-13-22 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22471239)
Last night I did a workout on Wahoo's Systm, which I signed up for just to try a longer plan. It was provocatively titled "A Very Dark Place", and consisted of 5 blocks of 4 minutes, between 100 and 115% of FTP, with two of the segments also including 10 second sprints. It was hard, but not as bad as all that.

Then, when I went to bed about 5 hours later, as I lay there I felt an odd kind of 'flutter' in my chest. I checked my pulse at the wrist, and it was... irregular. Not too fast or to slow. More like syncopated, averaging around 50-60 bpm, but at irregular intervals, like beat - pause - beat beat - beat - beat - beat beat - beat - beat - pause - beat, beat. Like that. No other symptoms, but of course my anxiety shot up. I couldn't get back to sleep for 3 hours, during which every time I checked, my pulse was steady. I spent a while looking it up online, remembering that I had been diagnosed a few years back with a murmur involving my mitral valve, and that can apparently cause mild occasional arrythmia.

Contacted my PCP this morning, who basically said, Don't Panic, come by for an EKG sometime this week. Maybe don't ride today, and go at reduced effort tomorrow. So, now I'm feeling betrayed by my body, and wondering what it all means.

Means you are over 60.

It sucks.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471104)

A radio tuner to two decimal points. Fancy.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471162)
I have two. But they are no paper editions.

Chittenango has two dailies?

Velo Vol 04-13-22 12:31 PM

I remember when Knoxville had the News-Sentinel in the a.m and the Journal in the p.m. #Old

Now we don't even have one proper paper.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471170)
Endless options. Wind levels in East Tennessee or why it rains on Tuesdays in East Tennessee.

I've tried these and people here don't get it. YMMV

WhyFi 04-13-22 12:36 PM

Trying to decide about riding... It had looked like today was going to be a wash, and it was assumed that the Wed night group ride was off... but now it looks like it's not going to rain in the evening... but it's 37, overcast, still damp from the overnight/morning rain, and windy - just ******g miserable, IOW.

Take the day off? Squeeze out for a short solo ride under the assumption that the group ride is off? Reach out to others in the group and possibly get roped in to a miserable evening? Decisions, decisions.

Bah Humbug 04-13-22 01:02 PM

Mojo31 , AVDP is a Sufferfest workout and their name. They liked dramatic names.

AC temperature is dependent on a number of things. The harder it works to get down to the target, the better it feels. Setting it for 74 on a day that’s 76 and humid can be tough. Setting it for 82 on a day that’s 102 outside is fine.

phrantic09 04-13-22 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471259)
Trying to decide about riding... It had looked like today was going to be a wash, and it was assumed that the Wed night group ride was off... but now it looks like it's not going to rain in the evening... but it's 37, overcast, still damp from the overnight/morning rain, and windy - just ******g miserable, IOW.

Take the day off? Squeeze out for a short solo ride under the assumption that the group ride is off? Reach out to others in the group and possibly get roped in to a miserable evening? Decisions, decisions.

If its not raining, it wont be miserable IMO

bampilot06 04-13-22 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471259)
Trying to decide about riding... It had looked like today was going to be a wash, and it was assumed that the Wed night group ride was off... but now it looks like it's not going to rain in the evening... but it's 37, overcast, still damp from the overnight/morning rain, and windy - just ******g miserable, IOW.

Take the day off? Squeeze out for a short solo ride under the assumption that the group ride is off? Reach out to others in the group and possibly get roped in to a miserable evening? Decisions, decisions.


Theres always zwift.











oh wait. nvm.

WhyFi 04-13-22 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22471318)
If its not raining, it wont be miserable IMO

Cold, damp air is miserable. I'd rather ride at dry 30 than a damp 37.

WhyFi 04-13-22 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22471326)
Theres always zwift.











oh wait. nvm.

Yeah, not that desperate.

phrantic09 04-13-22 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471339)
Cold, damp air is miserable. I'd rather ride at dry 30 than a damp 37.

Id still go- but Im slightly stupid sometimes

WhyFi 04-13-22 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22471342)
Id still go- but Im slightly stupid sometimes

I've at least ridden the last four days and, tbh, it's the whole trifecta - damp, cold and windy. I've dealt with two out of the three the last few rides - they were necessary rides, but I wouldn't have called them fun - but all three? Ugh.

bampilot06 04-13-22 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471341)
Yeah, not that desperate.


I agree with you. Its better than being on the trainer and watching a wall, but not much better.

phrantic09 04-13-22 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471348)
I've at least ridden the last four days and, tbh, it's the whole trifecta - damp, cold and windy. I've dealt with two out of the three the last few rides - they were necessary rides, but I wouldn't have called them fun - but all three? Ugh.

That seems fair, Id go in a thunderstorm right now since Im going to miss all of next week.

Bah Humbug 04-13-22 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471339)
Cold, damp air is miserable. I'd rather ride at dry 30 than a damp 37.

Thats the Boulder effect - 40, sunny, and dry is nice. The same temp in Albany but damp and leaden-skied is horrible.

bampilot06 04-13-22 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22471351)
That seems fair, Id go in a thunderstorm right now since Im going to miss all of next week.


You can still use my cervelo. I wont be in town though.


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