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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-24-20, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The November guys had a blog about it. I can dig up the link this evening if people are interested.
No for me.
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I don't harbor any realistic hopes of being on top; I'll probably end up somewhere around 200, weather and family permitting. I had hoped to get out for a longer ride today, but a drive-through zoo visit in the late morning threw a wrench in the works.
Intervals tomorrow, then 50-ish on Fri and done for the week if the weekend looks sail-able. If not, I'll go shorter on Fri and take a long ride this weekend. Could make it to 180, but that's a lot of miles for me.
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Old 06-24-20, 02:49 PM
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strava. There's a password and secret handshake involved.
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Old 06-24-20, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is your early to bed?
At he moment I'm shooting for 9;00. That's the hard part. The early to rise is easy.
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Old 06-24-20, 03:01 PM
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I had to evict a squatter.

The wife was tending to the raised garden bed when she stopped in her tracks and asked if I'd put some grass clippings in there for some reason. "Uh, no. Guess I'd better check it out, eh?"

Yeah, something had burrowed under the overhanging rail and then brought in a couple good handfuls of grass for bedding. No babies, thankfully, but we'll have to keep an eye out so that they don't try again.
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Old 06-24-20, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
At he moment I'm shooting for 9;00. That's the hard part. The early to rise is easy.
Stay up all night.
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I have tonight through Saturday to make a dent in some miles. I will prolly only get 100.
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Old 06-24-20, 03:51 PM
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stoopid enough
I'm thinking about throwing caution to the wind and doing a flat 200k on Saturday.

What could possibly go wrong?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Stay up all night.
What I failed to mention is that I then have to drive 3.5 hours back home.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Turned on my Wahoo at the start of the ride and it greeted me with a low battery warning and 1% charge. I know that I charged the thing on Monday morning and I've only taken two 1-hour rides since - it should have had enough juice for a century and more. Had to fall back on my Fitbit tracking (I don't think that the Strava app pairs with HRMs any more, and I at least wanted that data) and fly blind, like some kind of plebe.
RWGPS iOS app connects to BT sensors and the new BT Varia. Not sure about the Android though.

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I don’t think it’s possible to ride a bike without a constellation of sensors.
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Old 06-24-20, 04:19 PM
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Regarding riding, my Garmin says that I need rest and my legs say they agree.
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Old 06-24-20, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Regarding riding, my Garmin says that I need rest and my legs say they agree.
My whole body agrees, and I have no sensors. What I've realized is I need to eat better. A 15 mile ride (granted it was hot and humid) wiped me out for the day. I felt like I'd ridden 100. Those planks and bridges and leg lifts are taking their toll as well.
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Old 06-24-20, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
interested
Well, for those interested, here it is.

https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/b...-zipp-and-enve

Honestly, their blog posts are usually very interesting.
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Regarding riding, my Garmin says that I need rest and my legs say they agree.
Yesterday my friend and I did a mountain bike ride which included a descent of 6 tenths of a mile with mostly walking, if you could call it walking. It's a rutted out drop with loose rocks and exposed roots and is quite challenging to get down it even without a bike. I haven't done it in months and my friend had never done it. She was a trooper and handled it without complaint, which is better than some guys I have taken there.

Anyway after that there is a six mile granny gear climb before you can get out of there. So, yeah, my legs are sore today.
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Slow morning. Everybody must be out riding
I was riding....
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I was riding....
… to the bike shop.
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Where do they ride?
Mountains. Duh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well, for those interested, here it is.

https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/b...-zipp-and-enve

Honestly, their blog posts are usually very interesting.

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I'm not riding unless it counts.
My commute counted.
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My commute counted.

Were you able to look at fly bys 5 hours later?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Y

Anyway after that there is a six mile granny gear climb before you can get out of there. So, yeah, my legs are sore today.
Yep, that would do it.
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A guy who goes to my church Everested. wut

https://www.strava.com/activities/3646570893
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Were you able to look at fly bys 5 hours later?
No need. I know the rider I pass on my commute. She does not use Strava.
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