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genejockey 09-15-21 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22231077)

I suspect my ride today will look similar, but in the opposite direction.

datlas 09-15-21 11:12 AM

Hey Bah Humbug I am pretty sure the tri gang at ST has this figured out, but a Google search did not help me.

It’s clear that tighter hip angles make you slightly less powerful but still are faster because aero, but once you go slower (eg climbs) the extra watts from sitting up a bit help more because of the slower speed. I am looking for some good useful data to find optimal hip angle based on effective speed. Maybe this is proprietary info but any ideas?

LesterOfPuppets 09-15-21 11:19 AM

This starts out all nice, "Awww look the deer saved the rabbit from the hawk."

But then it turns out that deer has a real problem with hawks.


datlas 09-15-21 11:20 AM

Jackie is enjoying a nap in the sun.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6442abd7.jpeg

BillyD 09-15-21 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22230909)

Broadcast? Streaming?

BillyD 09-15-21 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22231082)
I wouldn't go down that road. There is a ball of fire behind the trees up ahead.

But he stayed at a Holiday Inn last night, heíll be aaiiight.

Eric F 09-15-21 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22231199)
Jackie is enjoying a nap in the sun.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6442abd7.jpeg

It's a little-known fact that some animals are solar powered, and need to sleep in the sun to recharge.

DougRNS 09-15-21 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22231211)
Broadcast? Streaming?

watch it on your computer for free on MLB.TV. :bday:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...34352ea0d6.jpg

genejockey 09-15-21 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22231199)
Jackie is enjoying a nap in the sun.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6442abd7.jpeg

Feline content - a phrase that works whether you say it as "Feline CONtent", or "Feline conTENT".

WhyFi 09-15-21 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22231077)

Imagine how much better this photo would be if it were Madone handlebars poking in to the corner of the frame, instead.

WhyFi 09-15-21 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22231107)
which trainer would you get?

They don’t seem to have the biggest selection.

Was hoping I could grab a bolt on sale but I was too late.


Next time be faster on the heads up.


sheesh.

I'm guessing that a lot of stuff has sold out.

I'm primarily looking at the Elite Suito... or possibly the Direto XR.

They also have the Tacx Flux S, which would come in under $500 shipped, with stacked discounts, but I think that I'd like to be able to move the trainer about a little more easily.

genejockey 09-15-21 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22231247)
I'm guessing that a lot of stuff has sold out.

I'm primarily looking at the Elite Suito... or possibly the Direto XR.

They also have the Tacx Flux S, which would come in under $500 shipped, with stacked discounts, but I think that I'd like to be able to move the trainer about a little more easily.

I thought about picking up one of the Wahoo Kickr's that popped up on Craigslist for >$300 off of list price, but that's still $800 and it's cheaper to buy another bike.....

ls01 09-15-21 12:03 PM

I hate being on call. It's just beautiful outside today, I mean glorious. It could also be due to the end of the season being nigh. I could go for a nice long ride today if I wasn't on call. But we've had some odd things happening in the city. I don't know if anyone has caught our reverse sink hole on the news. That kept me out until 3am Monday to Tuesday .

Apparently a super large pile of an unknown substance (iron ore maybe? something heavy) 3 or 4 stories tall, In a scrap yard. Shifted. The theory is; a water main was leaking causing the earth to become saturated to the point of liquidity. Causing all the ground around it to heave upwards as the giant pile shifted and sank. The rear parking area of the 2 story building next door rose up, I would estimate 20 feet. The building , a weed store, had its rear lifted up so that the entire building is pitched forward like something from a earthquake. The storefront is pitched forward 8 to 10 feet at the top.
. It's just bizarre. I wish I could post pics. Anyway all the moving ground broke a 16 inch main. Which we had to isolate so that a temporary bypass could be installed until repairs could be made.
Never seen anything like it.

Velo Vol 09-15-21 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22231171)
I suspect my ride today will look similar, but in the opposite direction.

Minus the living vegetation.

Eric F 09-15-21 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22231277)
I hate being on call. It's just beautiful outside today, I mean glorious. It could also be due to the end of the season being nigh. I could go for a nice long ride today if I wasn't on call. But we've had some odd things happening in the city. I don't know if anyone has caught our reverse sink hole on the news. That kept me out until 3am Monday to Tuesday .

Apparently a super large pile of an unknown substance (iron ore maybe? something heavy) 3 or 4 stories tall, In a scrap yard. Shifted. The theory is; a water main was leaking causing the earth to become saturated to the point of liquidity. Causing all the ground around it to heave upwards as the giant pile shifted and sank. The rear parking area of the 2 story building next door rose up, I would estimate 20 feet. The building , a weed store, had its rear lifted up so that the entire building is pitched forward like something from a earthquake. The storefront is pitched forward 8 to 10 feet at the top.
. It's just bizarre. I wish I could post pics. Anyway all the moving ground broke a 16 inch main. Which we had to isolate so that a temporary bypass could be installed until repairs could be made.
Never seen anything like it.

Wow. That's crazy.

bampilot06 09-15-21 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22231247)
I'm guessing that a lot of stuff has sold out.

I'm primarily looking at the Elite Suito... or possibly the Direto XR.

They also have the Tacx Flux S, which would come in under $500 shipped, with stacked discounts, but I think that I'd like to be able to move the trainer about a little more easily.


Havnt heard much about the elite suite, or the direct xr, whatís special about those?

bampilot06 09-15-21 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22231246)
Imagine how much better this photo would be if it were Madone handlebars poking in to the corner of the frame, instead.


all I could think about the whole ride. But I donít think I would take the madone on that road though.

Velo Vol 09-15-21 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22231277)
I wish I could post pics.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...98a9cdb648.png

WhyFi 09-15-21 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22231296)
Havnt heard much about the elite suite, or the direct xr, whatís special about those?

Pffft - like I can concisely answer that.

Here's the link to the DCR grand 2021 trainer summary - https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/11/...e-winter.html/

There should be links to both of the full reviews.

Oh, and FWIW, I just pulled the trigger - $605 shipped. I figure that, if I were to have gotten a Kickr CORE, even with my 20% discount, I'd be spending almost $200 more.

genejockey 09-15-21 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231279)
Minus the living vegetation.

No, there are plenty of living trees and shrubs in the direction I'd be facing. Our flora is (are?) tough, not like the wimpy Eastern stuff that needs to be constantly watered.

genejockey 09-15-21 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22231277)
I hate being on call. It's just beautiful outside today, I mean glorious. It could also be due to the end of the season being nigh. I could go for a nice long ride today if I wasn't on call. But we've had some odd things happening in the city. I don't know if anyone has caught our reverse sink hole on the news. That kept me out until 3am Monday to Tuesday .

Apparently a super large pile of an unknown substance (iron ore maybe? something heavy) 3 or 4 stories tall, In a scrap yard. Shifted. The theory is; a water main was leaking causing the earth to become saturated to the point of liquidity. Causing all the ground around it to heave upwards as the giant pile shifted and sank. The rear parking area of the 2 story building next door rose up, I would estimate 20 feet. The building , a weed store, had its rear lifted up so that the entire building is pitched forward like something from a earthquake. The storefront is pitched forward 8 to 10 feet at the top.
. It's just bizarre. I wish I could post pics. Anyway all the moving ground broke a 16 inch main. Which we had to isolate so that a temporary bypass could be installed until repairs could be made.
Never seen anything like it.

I'm trying to picture this and failing.

LesterOfPuppets 09-15-21 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22231211)
Broadcast? Streaming?

Stream on Amazon prime video as well as the MLB.TV stream Doug mentioned

indyfabz 09-15-21 12:53 PM

Only 38 miles today, but they were challenging. Warm and extremely humid. Got to camp shortly before the current thunderstorms started. Hanging out under a big tent attached to the building with bathrooms and showers. Might as well get clean.

Heard two talkative owls and a loud coyote last night. Heard two loons while riding this morning.

The short, bumpy section of the D&H Trail I rode today. Sucks.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6487a7bc7.jpeg

indyfabz 09-15-21 12:56 PM

Stephen is a rock star, and he knows it.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...604768cf4.jpeg

LAJ 09-15-21 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22231318)
Pffft - like I can concisely answer that.

Here's the link to the DCR grand 2021 trainer summary - https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/11/...e-winter.html/

There should be links to both of the full reviews.

Oh, and FWIW, I just pulled the trigger - $605 shipped. I figure that, if I were to have gotten a Kickr CORE, even with my 20% discount, I'd be spending almost $200 more.

Doing it right.


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