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Old 05-03-21, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
They've already put up a couple of 100s in the forecast but we managed to dodge those bullets. Looks like we've got another:

we've been in the 100s all of April. 104 today. So far. Our high tends to come around 4..
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I rode 8 miles in something like that once. I gambled that I could get home before the clouds I saw on the horizon. I lost. It was the hardest rain I'd ever seen. I couldn't see more than 50 yards ahead, and it kept up that way the whole 8 miles home.
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Asking for my wife. She fell and badly sprained her wrist five weeks ago. It's being treated by a local massage therapist. Just this week she's experiencing numbness in her fingertips, and is wondering if she should be concerned.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Nice, other than the road.
That road allowed me to avoid 8 miles of shoulderless highway that passed by an aggregates facility that was sending out trucks. Safety first.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Asking for my wife. She fell and badly sprained her wrist five weeks ago. It's being treated by a local massage therapist. Just this week she's experiencing numbness in her fingertips, and is wondering if she should be concerned.
Yes, in a general way Which fingertips?
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Dirt.

I raced Koppenberg finally. It has a few miles of dirt with a pesky 17% dirt hill tossed in for fun. I pre-rode it the day before, because there's also a screaming downhill section that's also dirt, that they were kind enough to grade. That turned it into loose gravel-ish type stuff, and I wanted to see how bad it was. Climbing that hill, I learned I better not stand up, because I definitely spun the back wheel, and tipped over like the trike on Laugh-In. If that happened in the race, there's no getting back on, so climbing while sitting was my only option. The gravel road was as promised, as well. A little trail of hard pack, but if you needed to pass someone, it was hang on, and get in the loose stuff. I learned what not to do, and will be better next year. 13th, and I'm pretty OK with that.

The day before was a crit. I just wasn't feeling it. Legs were slow, and just had to work my can off to stay in the pack. I couldn't position myself well, was getting caught behind slow cornering people, and just not as much fun as usual. 10th.

A little taste of said hill.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Yes, in a general way Which fingertips?
All four. And not really numbness, but tingling. Welcome back, Mo. When she types, her tactile senses are off.
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120 years ago the velocipede pioneers worked tirelessly to have roads paved for proper riding. And now, a century later, people are pretending it never happened.

Sad.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Dirt.

I raced Koppenberg finally. It has a few miles of dirt with a pesky 17% dirt hill tossed in for fun. I pre-rode it the day before, because there's also a screaming downhill section that's also dirt, that they were kind enough to grade. That turned it into loose gravel-ish type stuff, and I wanted to see how bad it was. Climbing that hill, I learned I better not stand up, because I definitely spun the back wheel, and tipped over like the trike on Laugh-In. If that happened in the race, there's no getting back on, so climbing while sitting was my only option. The gravel road was as promised, as well. A little trail of hard pack, but if you needed to pass someone, it was hang on, and get in the loose stuff. I learned what not to do, and will be better next year. 13th, and I'm pretty OK with that.

The day before was a crit. I just wasn't feeling it. Legs were slow, and just had to work my can off to stay in the pack. I couldn't position myself well, was getting caught behind slow cornering people, and just not as much fun as usual. 10th.

A little taste of said hill.

That looks like what riding with sciatica feels like.
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Old 05-03-21, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
120 years ago the velocipede pioneers worked tirelessly to have roads paved for proper riding. And now, a century later, people are pretending it never happened.

Sad.
Indeed
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That looks like what riding with sciatica feels like.
Yes indeed.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
They're burying millions of pounds of surplus potatoes. Sad.

https://twitter.com/BusinessInsider/...21138471981070
Sad.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
All four. And not really numbness, but tingling. Welcome back, Mo. When she types, her tactile senses are off.
Is she sure it’s all 4? If so, it’s probably not a nerve in the wrist.
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After feeling increasingly detached from work over the last month or more, I decided to look up "Pandemic Burnout". Danged if they weren't describing ME!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
They're burying millions of pounds of surplus potatoes. Sad.

https://twitter.com/BusinessInsider/...21138471981070
why bury them, they'll just grow back and multiply?
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why bury them, they'll just grow back and multiply?
After all, isn't that how they were grown in the first place?
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After feeling increasingly detached from work over the last month or more, I decided to look up "Pandemic Burnout". Danged if they weren't describing ME!
Same.
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Yesterday I took the mountain bike out for a couple hours on some local hills. I was bouncing my way up a steep, rocky grade and some young hikers were coming down toward me. Seeing me flail about they got off the trail and started cheering me on. One of the girls said something about being impressed and a guy said " he has the gears for it". Then another guy said "he has the mustache for it". I said "gotta have a mustache" and they all laughed.
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"meatspace"
They're Made Out Of Meat
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We'll get that in the afternoon. Gonna pack rain gear for the ride home.
Light rain on the ride home. I didn't bother with the rain jacket.
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I snuck in my ride for the day.
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Might need to bail.
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Light rain on the ride home. I didn't bother with the rain jacket.
So, what you're saying is; no jacket required.
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So, what you're saying is; no jacket required.
Like eating at a nice restaurant in California.
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