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05-24-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 735
Posted By MoAlpha

I once paid a visit to the AFMESA facility at Ft....

I once paid a visit to the AFMESA facility at Ft. Detrick to look at their cool portable hospitals, back in the post 9/11 counterterrorism heyday (long story). They gave me a single-use osmotic...
05-23-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 735
Posted By MoAlpha

Nice. Ever try the solar still thing? I once...

Nice. Ever try the solar still thing?

I once raced from the East Coast to Bermuda on a ****** old boat with a leaky water line that the cheap slob of an owner didn't know about. We lost most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Mid 70s in the sea breeze out on the Bay. Hot as...

Mid 70s in the sea breeze out on the Bay. Hot as balls on shore.
05-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By MoAlpha

As a neurologist, I protest!

As a neurologist, I protest!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

My only comment is, “Aha, yet another thing I...

My only comment is, “Aha, yet another thing I know nothing about!” The clinical head of our neurosurgery branch does a lot of pain intervention stuff. I’ll ask him what he knows about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

This is BF after all. Actually sounds like...

This is BF after all. Actually sounds like you’re doing it mostly right.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

In that situation, carbs are all you can use. ...

In that situation, carbs are all you can use. Protein takes forever to digest into amino acids and then those have to be converted to glucose before they can do you any good and you’re not going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes it is. They regroup 2 or 3 x in 25 mi. It's...

Yes it is. They regroup 2 or 3 x in 25 mi. It's very friendly and fun, but over my head, especially on days like today when faster guys show up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Youngest guy too? Once I'm off the back, I...

Youngest guy too?

Once I'm off the back, I just try to keep the power steady and ≥ Z4 and get my pathetic little workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

:D indeed.

:D indeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

And you're older than I am, aren't you, you poor...

And you're older than I am, aren't you, you poor bastard!

In the interest of disclosure, I should note that my clock is routinely cleaned by a couple of much stronger guys my age.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Got humiliated on this a.m.'s group thrash as...

Got humiliated on this a.m.'s group thrash as usual, but I did hang on the hills and HR went > 180 a couple of time so I was doing my best. I just poop out on the long rolling sections. Oldest guy on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Never understood the thing with the shopping...

Never understood the thing with the shopping carts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm waiting for autonomous scooters so I can look...

I'm waiting for autonomous scooters so I can look at my phone (more) on the way home from happy hour.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

They're always in the way and never there when...

They're always in the way and never there when you want one. This is one of the great paradoxes of modern life.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

I have only tried the electric version, but they...

I have only tried the electric version, but they have plenty of power. Speed seems to be governed at around 20 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Those things are fun, at least at my age. I wish...

Those things are fun, at least at my age. I wish there were more of the share ones around my neighborhood.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Na+ loss is slow. She’s just fast.

Na+ loss is slow. She’s just fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s a lot of salt, especially for a woman! ...

That’s a lot of salt, especially for a woman! She heat acclimated this season?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s the difference between you and me.

That’s the difference between you and me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Congrats! I am doing most of my weekday...

Congrats!

I am doing most of my weekday workouts on the flats now, as part of trying to get a tiny bit serious about metabolic fitness and instituting an 80:20 schedule.

#old
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

I could be a good chicane.

I could be a good chicane.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Bad behavior on the friends’ part, bad judgment...

Bad behavior on the friends’ part, bad judgment on the birthday boy’s, but taking it personally would only lead to unhappiness.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

I would engage him in a respectful conversation...

I would engage him in a respectful conversation on Joseph Smith and his revelations. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, nothing optical gives accurate HRV data...

Yeah, nothing optical gives accurate HRV data while moving yet. For anyone who can tolerate a chest strap, Marco Altini's companion app for HRV4T, HRV Logger, can do some interesting stuff,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By MoAlpha

The cancer thing is known as the “Warburg...

The cancer thing is known as the “Warburg Hypothesis” and it’s been part of the canon for close to 100 years. It’s a fascinating read at a minimum. Good luck and enjoy whatever you decide to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By MoAlpha

FWIW, Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel prize for...

FWIW, Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel prize for discovering a critical chunk of the biochemical pathway for aerobic respiration, also showed that tumor cells rely primarily on glycolysis and tend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, wearable HRV has not been perfected and...

Yeah, wearable HRV has not been perfected and Whoop may the worst of the bunch. Oura is supposedly better, if you don’t mind the aesthetically questionable and potentially dangerous ring. I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, right.

Oh, right.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

If she’s ready to buy a fancy new bike she’s...

If she’s ready to buy a fancy new bike she’s doing great. Balance is highly trainable and should not be a big problem for active people.

Yeah, the bones. I’m doing one solid day a week of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s great! I remember when she was feeling all...

That’s great! I remember when she was feeling all snake-bit and shaky after that fall. Really happy to hear!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

I’m overpaid by by most standards.

I’m overpaid by by most standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Frustrating! Can you see which side is rubbing...

Frustrating! Can you see which side is rubbing when you stand? You could insert a shim on that side when you set the caliper, inducing a bias which should correct when you load it. If you can't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

This. There should be enough clearance in the...

This. There should be enough clearance in the caliper and enough range in the positioning to fix anything but bad rotor runout.

Have you taken a plastic tire lever and pressed your pistons in and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Exactly, but Bike24 quoted me about 33 € and 19+...

Exactly, but Bike24 quoted me about 33 € and 19+ € shipping for a total of some 87 € or $92 and change.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

33 ea is certainly awesome, but I couldn't get...

33 ea is certainly awesome, but I couldn't get the site to quote me $ and the price in Euros was a couple of bucks over Backcountry's price with free shipping on a pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Nice! Thank you!

Nice! Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

This is a long and interesting read about a fake...

This is a long and interesting read about a fake Strava KOM, which leads to a fake former pro cyclist and from there to layer after layer of strangeness.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, I need to order some tires for the road bike...

Hey, I need to order some tires for the road bike in the next few weeks. What should I get if I can’t find GP5Ks at a good price?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By MoAlpha

Very hooah!

Very hooah!
05-02-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,534
Posted By MoAlpha

Hope it passes completely and uneventfully!

Hope it passes completely and uneventfully!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

This why I never graduated beyond the weekday...

This why I never graduated beyond the weekday night club scene.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Sorry. Still... I think I had at least come...

Sorry. Still... I think I had at least come close to crashing and got yelled at a lot by my second club crit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

That's a very positive first race report. ...

That's a very positive first race report. Congratulations!
05-01-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,027
Posted By MoAlpha

So long ago, but I’m pretty sure I’ve broken...

So long ago, but I’m pretty sure I’ve broken cables on downtube shifters after years of gross neglect. I certainly remember replacing them. Wire hates tight radii.
05-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,027
Posted By MoAlpha

Once a season on my 6800 and 5800 shifters. ...

Once a season on my 6800 and 5800 shifters. Never-ish on my old 7800 ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

Totally badass. When you rent a car in...

Totally badass.

When you rent a car in Iceland, they warn you not to open the doors with the wind astern.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

So, how bad is a single steel chainring bolt on a...

So, how bad is a single steel chainring bolt on a fancy black crankset on an all-black bike? I had cracked one of the $20/set Praxis nuts and a good mech traced a subtle click to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

My brother did that to the brand new Subaru my...

My brother did that to the brand new Subaru my parents bought him when he graduated from college. It went something over 50k before seizing up. No claims made.

His immature avoidance, rooted in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6,208
Views: 75,582
Posted By MoAlpha

"It's in," as the young man said to his...

"It's in," as the young man said to his sweetheart, and we've actually been sailing. We have all new transducers and are waiting for the no-good electrician, who says we're his last project before...
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