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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

It is? Even employees? I was in a very...

It is? Even employees? I was in a very adversarial House Officers’ Association when I was a res and we nearly went on strike once.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Oy!

Oy!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

So not worth it. I think I have well over 4...

So not worth it. I think I have well over 4 million unspent points.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Not to mention the unwearable pattern and the...

Not to mention the unwearable pattern and the “just wrong on so many levels” pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

I totally understand that. LSS has 45-profile...

I totally understand that. LSS has 45-profile tires on her car, but she’s pretty good at parking by back-up camera and has only garfed up one wheel in the five years she’s owned it.
11-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,499
Posted By MoAlpha

Spent a couple of weeks visiting a German...

Spent a couple of weeks visiting a German hospital which was so big that the transport service rode bikes indoors. They were heavy work bikes in the purest clinical white.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Almost the same thing, but slower.

Almost the same thing, but slower.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks for that visual. Love the idea, but not...

Thanks for that visual. Love the idea, but not safe for offshore sailing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

I'll put spacers in my earlobes first, buddy boy,...

I'll put spacers in my earlobes first, buddy boy, although I might encourage LSS to replace her aging desktop Mac.:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, genejockey , Zwift is better on a computer,...

Hey, genejockey , Zwift is better on a computer, as you said. Marginally, but enough to be worth carrying the laptop to the basement.
11-29-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,901
Posted By MoAlpha

Neuromuscular efficiency is a function of muscle...

Neuromuscular efficiency is a function of muscle contraction force and velocity (cadence), each of which have their own optima in every rider and which trade off over their ranges. Yes, you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Paternal grandparents never owned a car as far as...

Paternal grandparents never owned a car as far as I know, although he may have been able to drive. Maternal set had cars and may have known how to drive them, but had people to do that for them.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

College football is even worse.

College football is even worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

I can’t sell my bike because it’s my commute and...

I can’t sell my bike because it’s my commute and weekday workout ride, but I might move the road tires to the better wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

I know what you mean. My main issue is lack...

I know what you mean.

My main issue is lack of raw horsepower on that high-attrition surface. I have only ridden with these guys on a flat tow path where my weight doesn’t count, and might do...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

If I weren't such an abject weakling, I'd go...

If I weren't such an abject weakling, I'd go graveling.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

My homies are driving to gravel this a.m. Me ‘n...

My homies are driving to gravel this a.m. Me ‘n another guy is waiting for warmth and will venture forth on the pavement at 1200.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

As long as it’s all DC he should be okay.

As long as it’s all DC he should be okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

There are no words to describe my lack of desire...

There are no words to describe my lack of desire to ride a bike outdoors today.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

So true. I have my poor family terrorized. ...

So true. I have my poor family terrorized. Everyone expects obsessive, arbitrary, and dictatorial policies and procedures on a boat, not so much in your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Never knew those were edible.

Never knew those were edible.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

And here I was, about to propose!

And here I was, about to propose!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Why is a clean kitchen such an alien concept to...

Why is a clean kitchen such an alien concept to so many people?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

I sympathize. Only daughter moved overseas right...

I sympathize. Only daughter moved overseas right after college in 2013 and returned this summer… to Seattle. :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Monster front with gale warnings = fake miles.

Monster front with gale warnings = fake miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Smoked would be an improvement. So would a nice...

Smoked would be an improvement. So would a nice turkey sandwich on rye with good mustard, coleslaw, and a few garlic pickles.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Have had to admit that I like the holiday, but I...

Have had to admit that I like the holiday, but I don’t like the food.
11-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,901
Posted By MoAlpha

Having cadence determined by the mechanical...

Having cadence determined by the mechanical system rather than the rider is the key to neuromuscular efficiency, which is why nearly everyone rides fixed on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Knowing very little more than you, I’d probably...

Knowing very little more than you, I’d probably go with the nerve block, which seems to be the more conservative option and has a chance of helping. Seems to me this situation has dragged on far too...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

I shave every day with an electric shaver when...

I shave every day with an electric shaver when cruising and racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Pecan pie is a lovely thing and, sadly, off the...

Pecan pie is a lovely thing and, sadly, off the menu in this puritanical house. Instead, we are having a Pavlova, which, I am given to understand, is a meringuey sort of thing with lemon curd and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s very sweet and I think we have the same...

That’s very sweet and I think we have the same fridge.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Just had my first martini in at least six months...

Just had my first martini in at least six months and lordy was it good!

Anyone cooking anything interesting tomorrow?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, if it’s Moderna and the effects are...

Yeah, if it’s Moderna and the effects are addictive, that could make you pretty sick. Can’t think of any immunological reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Bad news.

Bad news.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

No alcohol after a flu shot is a new one for me!

No alcohol after a flu shot is a new one for me!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

I was warned not to.

I was warned not to.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Awww, that sucks and everyone does it...

Awww, that sucks and everyone does it occasionally. I’ll bet they’re okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

It has happened before, as in the wholesale...

It has happened before, as in the wholesale abandonment of Classical empiricism for a thousand years during the Middle Ages in Europe. People dont like facts that clash with belief and “higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

We certainly have the opportunity.

We certainly have the opportunity.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

True and there are other examples from...

True and there are other examples from anthropology where the apparent urge to be different had terrible costs. I’m glad I’m on the side that doesn’t have to reject rationality entirely.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

The anti-vax, anti-mask thing and some of the...

The anti-vax, anti-mask thing and some of the ridiculousness on “our” side make me think about schismogenesis, the social principle named by the anthropologist Gregory Bateson, whereby neighboring...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

We used to have to check in every time we...

We used to have to check in every time we traveled out of state, but the system smart to the point where they know it's really me when I get off a plane and buy a cup of coffee in Frankfurt. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

And the uncontrolled sprawl, the huge crop of...

And the uncontrolled sprawl, the huge crop of uninteresting restaurants and shops, the generic, moneyed, neo-urban types patronizing them...

Still love the green spaces and the Hill Country.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Yep. Austin used to be kind of cool.

Yep. Austin used to be kind of cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

That breeze is just going to build all day. When...

That breeze is just going to build all day. When I do stuff that's impossible in the traffic and hills, I feel like less of a wuss.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Fake 3 min Z5 intervals for me today. The old...

Fake 3 min Z5 intervals for me today. The old man's friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, would have had to be stolen from or by an...

Yeah, would have had to be stolen from or by an online retailer then, right?

We've never had an issue getting fraud covered.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By MoAlpha

They fraud detection AI the credit card companies...

They fraud detection AI the credit card companies use keeps getting better and better, but it’s creepy how much they must know about us. Our card was used for some small, innocuous, stuff last night...
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