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Old 03-25-21, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Epidural steroid injection done. At work resting comfortably. Pain is manageable. In 2 days I might be human again.
Fingers crossed.
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Doesn't the big ring have a pin where it lines up with the crankarm?
Yes, it does. Makes indexing, and then re-indexing easy. I moved both rings last night, but it will be a few days before I can try it out.
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Ew. I tried saving rendered bacon fat, but found that I didn't use it for anything other than to cook some eggs to go along with the bacon, so I stopped saving it.
Make cornbread with it - but not the sugary kind. Fry potatoes in it.
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I've noticed the urge to eat creeping up, too. I've kept in check, more or less, but it's definitely there, lingering.
for me, it's actually diminishing. Winter is the worst. I just want to eat donuts, pizza, and burgers.
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In hindsight that's a field I would have really enjoyed. I love nature, I love science, I love water and I love diving. I might even have had to learn to swim along the way.
I've always wondered if I should have pursued botany.

I find plant biology incredibly interesting, plus they're generally cleaner and more docile than animals

Might be moot since I still don't know if I could have made it through organic chemistry, which seemed to be designed as a weed-out class for science majors at my school
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Yes, it does. Makes indexing, and then re-indexing easy. I moved both rings last night, but it will be a few days before I can try it out.
I meant the pin that protrudes toward the crankarm to prevent the chain from going in there.
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Old 03-25-21, 09:12 AM
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There used to be a cafe in the San Gabriel mountains where we would stop for chili on a cold day. It had a small horseshoe bar and was run by a family, some of them lived there. I first went there on a ride in 1989, the building was there close to 100 years and it burned down in 2009 during the Station fire.
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It sounds horrible, but... It. Is. The. Best. If I was okay with dying prematurely, I'd use it as a butter substitute.

Then again, butter is something like 80% fat, so maybe not too far off.... hmmmmm...
mmmh, nope, I just get stuck at the “it sounds horrible”, and I’m not picky, I would even change Mo’s quote of “no insects and no recognizable organs” to “no insects”, I eat most things that come within a foot of my pie hole...

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Just had what LAJ might call a “bag of nopes” moment watching a video on how to replace the drum bearings on our clothes washer. Gonna be expensive.
probably going to be as expensive as a new washer. I took apart our washers several years back to replace a broken drum shaft (replaced the bearings while at it), and I can truly say it is not a short, nor simple job. Not difficult, and relatively straightforward, but takes a huge amount of time, and definitely mush easier to do with two at times.

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I've noticed the urge to eat creeping up, too. I've kept in check, more or less, but it's definitely there, lingering.
I’ve completely failed at that the last 5 days. My regular 1800 calorie days are shot to h***.
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Ha. There a local cyclist that I've bumped in to and chatted with a few times on the road, and I've been following her on Strava for a few years. She puts in a good amount of mileage, but never struck me as being terribly strong (even relative to weight). Seeing her trainer workout this morning, though, I might have to rethink that - she might put a hurtin' on some of y'all . For reference, these are 3 min on, 3 min off and, if I were to guess, I'd say that she's in her mid-50s and ~135-140lbs.

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Fingers crossed.
This premise is based on me being human in the first place.
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Looks like fun to me and it's very quantitative, so she'll always have a job doing something.

When she was tiny, before she could swim, she would jump into a swimming pool and just sink. I'd pull her up all coughing and blowing nasty chlorine water out of her nose and she'd just jump in again. Then there was snorkeling, swim team, Sea Scouts, Dive Master, sailing instructor, the coursework, the big research ships, sonar surveys, the models, the papers, and the whole academic game. It's been all about being able to live and work on the water and saving the fish and the people who depend on them.

Sorry to go on and on, I just love this girl.

Oh, and she's getting married next month, but we won't be there, which is a great way to save a bundle.
Not a darn thing wrong with that. Continue on to your hearts content.
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You guys need to start incorporating mass quantities of filler salad into your diets.
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That cafe had a family of polydactyl cats. The last one lived to 25. Here is a picture of me holding him about 15 years ago.

There was another cafe in the Santa Monica mountains which had excellent chili made with tri-tip. Man, a bowl of that chili after several hours of climbing made the cruise home nicer. Sadly, that place also burned down during the Woolsey fire in 2018.
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Old 03-25-21, 09:23 AM
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Ha. There a local cyclist that I've bumped in to and chatted with a few times on the road, and I've been following her on Strava for a few years. She puts in a good amount of mileage, but never struck me as being terribly strong (even relative to weight). Seeing her trainer workout this morning, though, I might have to rethink that - she might put a hurtin' on some of y'all . For reference, these are 3 min on, 3 min off and, if I were to guess, I'd say that she's in her mid-50s and ~135-140lbs.

At 135lbs, that makes her 220maxW almost 3.6 w/kg. Those intervals look like they're pretty close to that. For me, that's 293W, which is pretty rough to repeat that many times. I like how her efforts trend up as the session progressed.

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At 135lbs, that makes her 220maxHR almost 3.6 w/kg. Those intervals look like they're pretty close to that. For me, that's 293W, which is pretty rough to repeat that many times. I like how her efforts trend up as the session progressed.
She knows her training. Beginning of the training year with these, I would inevitably be backward, and clawing at the cliffs to hang on to 300 watts.
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There used to be a cafe in the San Gabriel mountains where we would stop for chili on a cold day. It had a small horseshoe bar and was run by a family, some of them lived there. I first went there on a ride in 1989, the building was there close to 100 years and it burned down in 2009 during the Station fire.
Is that the place on Angeles Forest Hwy? At first I thought it was Newcomb's Ranch, but I see they are still operating, according to their FB page..
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I also like the fact that it wasn't complete rest. She pedaled between, excepting the dead stop gasping for air as she ended some of them. That's excusable.
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I need fenders and a jacket.
The Roll doesn't currently have fenders, so my messenger bag was a bit gritty. But, it can handle it.
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for me, it's actually diminishing. Winter is the worst. I just want to eat donuts, pizza, and burgers.
I had all of those things yesterday. Is that wrong?
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This premise is based on me being human in the first place.
Are you a man or a mouse?
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Second ride on the Circuit. 23.5 miles. I'd raised the saddle about 1.2 cm, and tilted the nose decree more nose down, as well as turning the handlebars down just a little. This made the brake levers reachable from the drops. Even though the saddle was a little higher, I felt less....interference...with my nethers. I also ran into the limitations of late 80s road bike gearing - 42 x 24 as a low gear? Suffice to say that I will definitely not be using this bike as my Mountain Goat. The brakes? Well, they sure aren't disks! But they will eventually stop the bike.
On my Yokota build, I didn't want to drill the frame, so I put the original Shimano Exage single pivot brakes back on. The pads were old and hard and hinted at slowing the bike down. I replaced them with these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , cheap from Amazon. What a difference. I could literally lock the front wheel up if I wanted. Slight bit of noise when going slow.
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Are you a man or a mouse?

speaking of mouse, is his detention not over yet?
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Are you a man or a mouse?
that guy is on self imposed hiatus. He'll be back, he loves the quality content I deliver.
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speaking of mouse, is his detention not over yet?
see post 10748
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see post 10748

its almost like you knew I was going to ask. creepy.
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