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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-04-20, 06:49 AM
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I looked and saw that I had three or four flybys. One of them "Amanda."

Her rides must be protected as I couldn't dig up more info.
I wonder why.
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Old 05-04-20, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Encountered a guy on an ElliptiGo on today's ride.
Same here, on my ride yesterday.
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WhyFi my rear MTB tire is flat
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Old 05-04-20, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.
Our head if IT infrastructure has an FTP of 400, every time I look at his rides in Strava it makes me sick
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Old 05-04-20, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Our head if IT infrastructure has an FTP of 400, every time I look at his rides in Strava it makes me sick
If it makes you feel any better, my FTP is around 185. Sad.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
If it makes you feel any better, my FTP is around 185. Sad.
A few years ago he did the B to VT ride (starts at Harpoon in Boston, ends at their other Brewery in VT) which is about 150 miles with 8k of climbing at a 26 average pace.
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Old 05-04-20, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
WhyFi my rear MTB tire is flat

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
This morning's weigh in shows NO WEIGHT GAIN. WTF? I have been eating like a pig.

Maybe I should ride less?
Tape worm?
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Old 05-04-20, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Our head if IT infrastructure has an FTP of 400, every time I look at his rides in Strava it makes me sick
If that's the case, he's a genetic freak; I wouldn't let it bother you.
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Old 05-04-20, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
If that's the case, he's a genetic freak; I wouldn't let it bother you.
He’s a former pro, was on the Armenian national team at one point as well.

It doesn’t bother me- I’m perfectly happy being fat and slow
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Old 05-04-20, 07:35 AM
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I stand corrected but sad.
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It's tubeless already. The Stans has failed me, apparently.
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Old 05-04-20, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
This morning's weigh in shows NO WEIGHT GAIN. WTF? I have been eating like a pig.

Maybe I should ride less?
I’ve got 20# I could lend you.
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Old 05-04-20, 07:43 AM
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Genetics always win out. When you have racers that weigh less than datlas, and easily double his ftp, that stuff can't be "trained into".
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
This morning's weigh in shows NO WEIGHT GAIN. WTF? I have been eating like a pig.

Maybe I should ride less?
No way. People definitely need two hours of exercise a day.
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Old 05-04-20, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
This morning's weigh in shows NO WEIGHT GAIN. WTF? I have been eating like a pig.

Maybe I should ride less?
I have a few I could loan you.
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Old 05-04-20, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I’ve got 20# I could lend you.
Oh hey. My team jersey zipped up, no problem, yesterday.

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
It's tubeless already. The Stans has failed me, apparently.
How big of a cut? Stan's seems to work pretty poorly at road pressure, but I thought that MTB was easy peasy. Maybe you need one of their new plug kits or maybe you just need more sparkle in your life.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I’ve got 20# I could lend you.
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I have a few I could loan you.
Fine print says body weight is "non-transferable" kinda like frequent flier miles.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Genetics always win out. When you have racers that weigh less than datlas, and easily double his ftp, that stuff can't be "trained into".
Agree. This guy is gifted, so he probably has couch fitness that could whoop most of our collective butt.
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It's also Kent State Day.
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My sister, fittingly named Sharon, was born in Sharon, PA.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
How big of a cut? Stan's seems to work pretty poorly at road pressure, but I thought that MTB was easy peasy. Maybe you need one of their new plug kits or maybe you just need more sparkle in your life.
No clue, I was considering taking my bike to work to hit the trails afterwards but went into the garage last night, saw it was totally flat, and said "future abshipp can deal with that crap"

I've never heard of any complaints with Stans at MTB pressures, either.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
It's also Kent State Day.
One of the least intelligent marketing ploys I remember seeing.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...kent-state-swe
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