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Old 07-16-21, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I think it's great - I don't need pockets for my keys anymore.
You still have keys?

The only key I need anymore is the one for the bike rack locks. Seems Kuat can't get with the program.
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Old 07-16-21, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh. SS is building a nice bike system, and there's that massive system in NYS. It's cold, but I've dealt with that before. Would definitely need a full-bore trainer system. Mainly just the addition of a big rocker plate.
You can use that system, what, 3 months of the year?
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Old 07-16-21, 11:44 AM
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Yeah, maybe if they took the microchip out of the vaccine and gave free tinfoil hats with each shot, they would have more success.
Man, in the politics forum of another site there sure is a lot of fussing about the vaccine. One poster is even a doctor, allegedly.

Sadly I can't prove that the vaccine won't cause people to grow antlers five years from now.
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I don't have details on that, but by report the vast majority of those hospitalized are un-vaxxed.
That was my understanding as well. As with the Yankees and the Seychelles, the vaccines (even the less-effective ones) are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, but you can still be an asymptomatic carrier or get flu-like symptoms. It doesn't mean the vaccine didn't work or help.

Winter is coming.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
You still have keys?
My vaccine microchip doesn't seem to be communicating with the smart lock on my front door, so I'll have continue sticking my keys to my forehead, at least until I get another shot with a fully functional 5g chip.
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Old 07-16-21, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Man, in the politics forum of another site there sure is a lot of fussing about the vaccine. One poster is even a doctor, allegedly.

Sadly I can't prove that the vaccine won't cause people to grow antlers five years from now.
There is one thing for sure - if you're dead you won't ever grow antlers.
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Winter is coming.
Man, it's too bad that Season 8 never got made to wrap up the GoT.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I don't have details on that, but by report the vast majority of those hospitalized are un-vaxxed.
In LA County, it's apparently ALL hospitalized patients are unvaccinated.
https://abc7.com/unvaccinated-covid1...ions/10887037/
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
My vaccine microchip doesn't seem to be communicating with the smart lock on my front door, so I'll have continue sticking my keys to my forehead, at least until I get another shot with a fully functional 5g chip.
Hope you don't get a defective one and start growing antlers.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
A lot of west coasters moving there thinking it's "cheap."
When your 1600 sq ft postwar ranch house on 1/3 of an acre is worth >1.5 million, everything else seems cheap.
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Old 07-16-21, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh. SS is building a nice bike system, and there's that massive system in NYS. It's cold, but I've dealt with that before. Would definitely need a full-bore trainer system. Mainly just the addition of a big rocker plate.
We do have a pretty nice bike trail system. I hit part of it occasionally and it's pretty quiet.
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Old 07-16-21, 01:03 PM
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When your 1600 sq ft postwar ranch house on 1/3 of an acre is worth >1.5 million, everything else seems cheap.
We were considering Austin once the kids move to college, but after looking at the real estate prices decided maybe to check out other cities. We still have the house in Marblehead that we'll unload when we move for a good penny, but I'm not really interested in paying a million bucks for a house in the city that's 900SF.
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Old 07-16-21, 01:05 PM
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We were considering Austin once the kids move to college, but after looking at the real estate prices decided maybe to check out other cities. We still have the house in Marblehead that we'll unload when we move for a good penny, but I'm not really interested in paying a million bucks for a house in the city that's 900SF.
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Old 07-16-21, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
That is not the correct answer.

Then I would only be down to one bike, which is absurd, and when I got another bike I would only be at 2 bikes.


Creaky BB is a problem with the BB not the bike right? Really sad if my china wheels lived longer than my cervelo frame, just saying.
Creaky BB is probably just grease needed

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In light of the winter storm aftermath, and other things that can’t be discussed here, currently seems more likely than not that we’ll be leaving the nation of Texas next year. Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.
SS is great, as you know.
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Set a new 5 s power number this morning, sprinting from a traffic signal. It’s pitifully puny, but it’s nice to know some things can still improve in the senium.
Kudos!

On the opposite end, I set a new 20 min mark for myself this morning. Sadly, it's below my FTP estimate; it'd be nice be closer to more open roads and have fewer interruptions to efforts.
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I still don’t really understand the Strava privacy hand-wringing. Voting and real estate records make your name and address public already.
Same with people smudging out license plates in photos. I never understood the privacy worry when we drive around with our plates in plain sight.
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When your 1600 sq ft postwar ranch house on 1/3 of an acre is worth >1.5 million, everything else seems cheap.
A cycling buddy of mine lives in Menlo Park. I looked at Zillow and the price you state is about right. That's nuts.
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I signed up for this the other day, looks like it's going to be a good time:

https://www.peachamfallfondo.com/

also have a 66 miler with 6K on 8/15, it's something like 90% gravel. Better replace those gravel kings soon
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I signed up for this the other day, looks like it's going to be a good time:

https://www.peachamfallfondo.com/

also have a 66 miler with 6K on 8/15, it's something like 90% gravel. Better replace those gravel kings soon
Hilly gravel hurts me, if I were to do something like that, I'd probably replace my 50/34 with a 46/30, but it does look fun.
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That's what I understood.

Might need some cataclysmic event to get the anti-vaxxers off their stupid platform. I know plenty, and their reasons just don't make sense.

Of course, nobody likes to be magnetized.
I saw a meme today that went something like, “You’ve been eating processed food all your life but you won’t get the vaccine because you don’t know what’s in it?”
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there is a huge chip shortage at the moment. You may have to wait for a while.
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Kudos!

On the opposite end, I set a new 20 min mark for myself this morning. Sadly, it's below my FTP estimate; it'd be nice be closer to more open roads and have fewer interruptions to efforts.
It's very hard to put down a 20 min max effort in the real world.

Interestingly, my eFTP is stuck where it was in early Spring and significantly lower than last year, but I'm also faster than last year, i.e. probably more efficient in some way.
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It's very hard to put down a 20 min max effort in the real world.

Interestingly, my eFTP is stuck where it was in early Spring and significantly lower than last year, but I'm also faster than last year, i.e. probably more efficient in some way.
What's your mix of solo/group looking like compared to last year? Maybe you're better at surfin' wheels? Or maybe you're just more aero?

I'm finally starting to feel like I'm approaching the shape that I was in last year. Like you, my eFTP is about where it was in the Spring, but I've been feeling much better during hard efforts and it may just be that I haven't had the opportunity to really uncork it for an uninterrupted 3+ minutes.
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