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seedsbelize 06-23-20 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21550064)
Huge turnout for tonightís memorial ride, despite the heat index. Hundreds of people, and a police escort for the open road portion.

Who/what is being remembered?
Many masks in evidence?

datlas 06-23-20 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21550064)
Huge turnout for tonightís memorial ride, despite the heat index. Hundreds of people, and a police escort for the open road portion.

Social distancing, kinda?

LesterOfPuppets 06-23-20 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21550047)
I can't believe that you guys made me go to the shop and pull this off the peg board. It's a little-used Lapize with the red "pull" end. You can tell a "serious" cyclist used it because of the twist in the bottom of the strap. Lapize was a lower quality but an old traditional company.

BTW, I'm trying to eschew my C&V status but you guys keep exposing it. :D

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0fd901d90e.jpg

Running straps without a twist under the pedal is the worst.

rjones28 06-23-20 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21550084)
Running straps without a twist under the pedal is the worst.

werd

Ramona_W 06-23-20 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21550039)
Slacker. I'm still getting warnings from my watch in the middle of the night every time I stay below 40 bpm for over 10 minutes at a stretch - sometimes 4-5x per night.

I've never used a watch to monitor my sleep but I'm very curious since I'm taking a multivitamin but still wake up tired every morning and LoP does too. I briefly wore a fairly cheap FitBit knock-off but that was before I was on blood-pressure medication and I was reaching the cardio range during family disputes on holidays. What kind are you wearing and was it crazy expensive?

Ramona_W 06-23-20 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21549869)
Itís hot in the house. I just got home. The only cool spot is the basement so Jackie and I are relaxing here.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dc6eaeff8.jpeg

So jelly. I've never had that kind of relationship with a cat. Dogs? Yes, but my cats have always preferred whichever old lady was in the house and they've all loved my dad.

Trsnrtr 06-23-20 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by Ramona_W (Post 21550154)
I've never used a watch to monitor my sleep but I'm very curious since I'm taking a multivitamin but still wake up tired every morning and LoP does too. I briefly wore a fairly cheap FitBit knock-off but that was before I was on blood-pressure medication and I was reaching the cardio range during family disputes on holidays. What kind are you wearing and was it crazy expensive?

Apple watch. I don’t know which program it’s running that decides to buzz my wrist when my HR goes below 40 for > 10’.

Anyway, I’ve been all checked out by my cardiologist and he says I’m fine. :thumb:

Ramona_W 06-23-20 07:07 PM

Regarding the earlier discussion about step-through bikes, I have seen men who had balance issues that made it hard to stand on one foot or joint issues that made it difficult to swing their leg over and they still insisted they didn't want a "girl's bike". Clearly, there is no dignity issue in some other countries because the son in the movie "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" - highly recommended by the way - has a step-through bike. Not sure if it was cheaper but it seems a lot more convenient since he makes many stops to buy fish and vegetables and has to carry them all on the bike.

Ramona_W 06-23-20 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21550179)
Apple watch. I donít know which program itís running that decides to buzz my wrist when my HR goes below 40 for > 10í.

Anyway, Iíve been all checked out by my cardiologist and he says Iím fine. :thumb:

Always good when the cardiologist says you're fine. Mine was much happier after I'd been on the BP meds for a month. I think I scared him the first time cuz he was in a big hurry to write the prescription. I wonder if the yoga I'm doing this semester is also helping.

rjones28 06-23-20 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by Ramona_W (Post 21550187)
Regarding the earlier discussion about step-through bikes, I have seen men who had balance issues that made it hard to stand on one foot or joint issues that made it difficult to swing their leg over and they still insisted they didn't want a "girl's bike". Clearly, there is no dignity issue in some other countries because the son in the movie "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" - highly recommended by the way - has a step-through bike. Not sure if it was cheaper but it seems a lot more convenient since he makes many stops to buy fish and vegetables and has to carry them all on the bike.

I do what I can to disabuse folks of the notion that step-thru bikes are girls' bikes. Quite a few happy male customers are still riding because I put them on a step-thru bike.

MoAlpha 06-23-20 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by Ramona_W (Post 21550154)
I've never used a watch to monitor my sleep but I'm very curious since I'm taking a multivitamin but still wake up tired every morning and LoP does too. I briefly wore a fairly cheap FitBit knock-off but that was before I was on blood-pressure medication and I was reaching the cardio range during family disputes on holidays. What kind are you wearing and was it crazy expensive?

If you're really waking up tired, you might consider talking to someone about the possibility of sleep apnea.

Velo Vol 06-23-20 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21550027)
i went for a walk, and people drive crazy here. Iím sure there are some good back roads to ride but from what I have seen, I would be worried about getting hit by a car. This is my second day here and I havnt seen one cyclist in the area that I am.

Sounds familiar.

Velo Vol 06-23-20 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21550215)
I do what I can to disabuse folks of the notion that step-thru bikes are girls' bikes.

Do you ride one?

LesterOfPuppets 06-23-20 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21550253)
Do you ride one?

I had a '75 Schwinn Breeze briefly. Quadrupled my money on it

datlas 06-23-20 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21550179)
Apple watch. I donít know which program itís running that decides to buzz my wrist when my HR goes below 40 for > 10í.

Anyway, Iíve been all checked out by my cardiologist and he says Iím fine. :thumb:

Of course thatís fine in a cyclist. See if you can change the parameter from <40 to <30.

rjones28 06-23-20 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21550253)
Do you ride one?

From time-to-time.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d2115ad893.jpg

Velo Vol 06-23-20 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21550275)
Quadrupled my money on it

Why?

indyfabz 06-23-20 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21550077)
Who/what is being remembered?
Many masks in evidence?

A 17 yo kid was hit and killed by a car over the weekend. He had recently graduated from high school and was the captain of his schoolís MTB team. Iíve known his parents for a long time.

Yes. The overwhelming number of people wore masks. We had a police escort for the open road portion. The rest was on a four lane road that has been closed to cars since restrictions took effect. Plenty of room to spread out.

indyfabz 06-23-20 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21550083)
Social distancing, kinda?

Better than a lot of grocery stores Iíve been in. I was in Whole Foods earlier today. Two employees on break were sitting about two feet next to each other without masks.

Velo Vol 06-23-20 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21550305)
A 17 yo kid was hit and killed by a car over the weekend. He had recently graduated from high school and was the captain of his schoolís MTB team. Iíve known his parents for a long time.

I never heard of high schools competing in cycling. wut

LesterOfPuppets 06-23-20 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21550328)
I never heard of high schools competing in cycling. wut

NICA is pretty big around here.

https://www.nationalmtb.org

LesterOfPuppets 06-23-20 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21550293)
Why?

Why? Buy low, sell high, I guess :)

rjones28 06-23-20 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21550344)
NICA is pretty big around here.

https://www.nationalmtb.org

We have NICA around here too. One of our summer kids, at the shop, is a NICA racer.

datlas 06-24-20 04:58 AM

Time for a ride. Gonna do a destination ride out to one of the toughest climbs within 20 miles of here.

Trsnrtr 06-24-20 04:59 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21550276)
Of course thatís fine in a cyclist. See if you can change the parameter from <40 to <30.

That's what I told my family doctor when she wanted me to go to the cardiologist. I relented when she pointed out that I hadn't seen him for 4 years and I do have this niggly benign arrhythmia, whatever the Hell that is.


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