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Old 11-18-22, 11:37 AM
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Wow.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Throw on a 15lb weight vest for a climb, and I'll bet the next one without would be easier
I've been thinking about getting a weight vest for doing squats, maybe I should wear it for hill repeats too...
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Old 11-18-22, 11:54 AM
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Man, I dunno what I'm doing down here in PHX, when perfect cycling conditions are available in Wyoming.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I bonked today bad. Squats are fine as long as I stayed in zone 2, but I met up with some guys and we pushed it. After I broke off I went to do another 20 miles in zone 2 and blew up. Also cycling all geared up feels like i’m pedaling through water. Maybe it’s the combination of cold air and all gear up. Anyways I was putting around at 116 watts trying to get home and my heart rate was chilling at the 150 bpm. If I went any slower I would have been going back wards.
Air density. Colder air is more dense than warm. It makes a difference.
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Old 11-18-22, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wow.

Why? I would just use a stitcher.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I'm 5' 11.5" and weigh 185. Climbing is not easier.
It's easier at 200 than it was at > 230, I can tell you that! I've still got considerable body fat at this weight, so I think if I can reduce that without losing lean muscle mass that would be good. I don't see going lighter than 190, though, even if I was once 170 at this height.

I think I'll probably find the next 10 lbs to be harder than the first 30, though.
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With all this talk, I remember my sister gave me half a Xanax once, and I was shocked by its properties. She was on a three. a day regimen, which I found to be unbelievable.
The day after my divorce was final, my ex showed up at the house.(she was taken from the court and hospitalized over night for observation) At the end she downed a bottle of zanex, threw the bottle at me, empty, and drove away. I reported it. Because she was driving. They found her at the dallon she used to work at , out of her skull wreched.
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You guys are way too fat for this sport.
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Old 11-18-22, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wow.

Sadly, it's come to that. I recently bought and installed some Velox rim tape. It's a shadow of it's old self.
It's been a long time since I've successfully patched a tube the first try. Maybe I should try a different glue. Of course these days I have Gatorskins on both bikes, so it's become less of an issue.

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I have an appointment this afternoon, to get the brakes checked. I doubt it will cost even $10. I always make a point of giving this guy a nice tip.
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Old 11-18-22, 01:06 PM
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You guys are way too fat for this sport.
I learned this years ago.
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Old 11-18-22, 01:18 PM
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The awful winds have stopped for now and it's just beautiful out. I cruised around and through the parks just now. Lots of branches down and a few big trees, too. One is about a 50 foot eucalyptus. Sad to see a tree that old go down. Eucalyptus were planted here years ago by farmers/ranchers to help block the wind. Most of them are gone now.

When I was a ute there were orchards of citrus trees all over the area and groves of olive trees. One of the parks near home was once a VA hospital but it was leveled in the 1971 earthquake. There is a section of road there which is lined with olive trees. They end up making a mess on the road.

Where I lived with my parents was adjacent to fields of cabbage and on a warm night the house was inundated with the aroma. It's all filled with houses now
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Old 11-18-22, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
The day after my divorce was final, my ex showed up at the house.(she was taken from the court and hospitalized over night for observation) At the end she downed a bottle of zanex, threw the bottle at me, empty, and drove away. I reported it. Because she was driving. They found her at the dallon she used to work at , out of her skull wreched.
She sounds crazier than my ex, or any of my exes.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
You guys are way too fat for this sport.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
The awful winds have stopped for now and it's just beautiful out. I cruised around and through the parks just now. Lots of branches down and a few big trees, too. One is about a 50 foot eucalyptus. Sad to see a tree that old go down. Eucalyptus were planted here years ago by farmers/ranchers to help block the wind. Most of them are gone now.
I think they all moved here.
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I’m not that brave.


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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Sadly, it's come to that. I recently bought and installed some Velox rim tape. It's a shadow of it's old self.
It's been a long time since I've successfully patched a tube the first try. Maybe I should try a different glue. Of course these days I have Gatorskins on both bikes, so it's become less of an issue.
I haven't patched a tube for so long that I couldn't begin to count the years. Given that, I rounded up every patch kit that I could find in my shop to bring with me to Arizona because I worried about having multiple flats. Shouldn't have worried because the roads have been pretty clean. However, I did pick up a construction staple a few days ago and was bored this morning and decided that I would patch it. The first 5 kits, none had been opened before, all had dried up glue. The 6th kit had glue that was thick but I decided to try it anyway. Spread the glue and it never got tacky. Gave up and threw the tube away.
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I don't talk about fat.

My wife and I were in a shop this morning and my wife was trying on jerseys and the shop owner asked if I would like to try on one. I just laughed.
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I’m not that brave.


$55 for a haircut??! Where are you??!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
You guys are way too fat for this sport.
It's not fat, it's an integral weight vest.
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Wow.

lester, does that leapord print belong to pants you are wearing?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I don't talk about fat.

My wife and I were in a shop this morning and my wife was trying on jerseys and the shop owner asked if I would like to try on one. I just laughed.

was is a castelli Xtra large? “No no no sir, I need a xxxxlarge in castelli.”
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Wife and I were at a promotional event, and got some hot laps with a pro driver in a Panamera Turbo S (the biggest dawg). Dayum!

The hotel we stayed at in ATL over looked the porsche track. Sitting high in my room, I could tell they were all “doing it wrong”. I wouldn’t have stayed on the track, and a porsche would be sitting in my drive way.
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Took my daughter to the Harry Potter Enchanted forest in Leesburg a couple of nights ago. It was pretty amazing, but super cold. I was feeling sick before we got there, and got progressively worse. Today the sinus blockage plus headache was insane. Nothing I did would clear my head. So I officially missed one day of squats. Not sure If I should make it up by doing 200 tomorrow or just add a day to this event. I am hoping I feel well enough to ride tomorrow. 66 miles gets me to 9k.






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