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Old 06-12-23, 07:29 PM
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Nuggets are at home trying to eliminate the Miami Heat but the Heat are looking good so far.
Denver can't seem to find the basket.
In other news that nobody here cares about Justin Ashley set a speed record at Bristol yesterday.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Velocity includes speed and time. You cannot have velocity without both speed and time direction.
From Encyclopedia Britannica: "Speed is the time rate at which an object is moving along a path, while velocity is the rate and direction of an object’s movement"

Note: <expletive> engineers...
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Originally Posted by big john
Nuggets are at home trying to eliminate the Miami Heat but the Heat are looking good so far.
Denver can't seem to find the basket.
In other news that nobody here cares about Justin Ashley set a speed record at Bristol yesterday.
Justin Ashley goes back-to-back with win in Bristol - YouTube
Velo Vol's neck of the woods, wonder if he was there...
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Old 06-12-23, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Velo Vol's neck of the woods, wonder if he was there...
Thunder Valley, famous for the echo.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Velo Vol's neck of the woods, wonder if he was there...
Nope. Nor was I at any previous event there.
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first unfixable (by me) tubeless flat today. shard of glass, approx a 3/16” triangle. nice clean slice. won’t hold more than 20psi. added sealant, just squirts out past 20. tried to jam one of those Stan’s darts in there, absolutely hopeless. no way that thing is going in there!

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wow Butler at the end cringe

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Old 06-12-23, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
From Encyclopedia Britannica: "Speed is the time rate at which an object is moving along a path, while velocity is the rate and direction of an object’s movement"

Note: <expletive> engineers...
Im a liberal arts guy.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope. Nor was I at any previous event there.
You should avail yourself of your state's amenities.
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Originally Posted by t2p
wow Butler at the end cringe
Sloppy play and sloppy officiating. Denver missed like 10 free throws? And 18 3 pointers?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
You should avail yourself of your state's amenities.
I'm not a NASCAR fan but I would go to a race at Bristol, at least once. I've seen a bit of it on tv and it looks fun.
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Slow night. Everyone must be snoozing.

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Old 06-12-23, 11:38 PM
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I’ve been thinking about my bike fit a lot recently. I don’t have any discomfort but I am wondering if I am too stretched out. This based on looking at the other riders. I noticed last time I rode with the group that most of the riders arms were perpendicular to the ground elbows slightly bent, while on the hoods. Also seemed like their heads were directly over the bars.

My amends are are more forward elbows slightly bent or if aero my forearms are parallel to the ground.

Makes me wonder if my stems are too long, however when I am aero my elbows over lap my knees and if I had a shorter stem the over lap would be even greater, possibly even in the way. I like narrow bars.

While watching Tour De France unchained I noticed a lot of the riders were more similar to the way I ride, but when they were aero, their backs were round.

My back is always straight when aero.

I have an extremely short torso and long arms.
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Old 06-12-23, 11:42 PM
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I guess my back is round.

Always looks like my bikes are too small. I’m too fat for this sport.
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Old 06-13-23, 05:27 AM
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Granted, not all the issues listed in my transmission to the witch doctor are immediately urgent, but the first one (allegedly all area Walmart pharmacies are out of MTX ) deserves a prompt response.

SMH.
You are barking up the wrong tree. There are LOTS of spotty drug shortages and tough for a doctor's office to keep track of this. I suggest you call around other non-WalMart Pharmacies (including both chains like CVS/RiteAid/Walgreens) but also grocery store pharmacies and/or independents. I suspect you can find a source. If there are utterly NO sources then you call the witch doctor to discuss alternative short-term (and possibly long term) options.

This is a huge headache for our office and we sympathize with our patients but you gotta check around.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I’ve been thinking about my bike fit a lot recently. I don’t have any discomfort but I am wondering if I am too stretched out. This based on looking at the other riders. I noticed last time I rode with the group that most of the riders arms were perpendicular to the ground elbows slightly bent, while on the hoods. Also seemed like their heads were directly over the bars.

My amends are are more forward elbows slightly bent or if aero my forearms are parallel to the ground.

Makes me wonder if my stems are too long, however when I am aero my elbows over lap my knees and if I had a shorter stem the over lap would be even greater, possibly even in the way. I like narrow bars.

While watching Tour De France unchained I noticed a lot of the riders were more similar to the way I ride, but when they were aero, their backs were round.

My back is always straight when aero.

I have an extremely short torso and long arms.
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I guess my back is round.

Always looks like my bikes are too small. I’m too fat for this sport.
Fit actually looks reasonable to me, especially if you are comfortable, I would not mess much with it.

If you really want to get even more aero, try to bend more at the hips (and/or rotate forward) to get your body more parallel to the ground and thus more aero....but it may cause you some back and/or neck pain so I would leave good enough alone.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Fit actually looks reasonable to me, especially if you are comfortable, I would not mess much with it.

If you really want to get even more aero, try to bend more at the hips (and/or rotate forward) to get your body more parallel to the ground and thus more aero....but it may cause you some back and/or neck pain so I would leave good enough alone.

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Ive gained 15 pounds since Simon was born. The only change in my routine. My mileage dropped about 50 miles a week. Diet and sleep have stayed the same.



Been battling something now for three weeks. Nose is randomly super congested through out the day, but not all day. I always have a lot of mucus in the back of my throat, and for whatever reason has left me with super weak legs. Really hope tomorrow my legs are back to normal. Race Thursday if I can even fit in my team kit.
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86A at 6 AM. Heading for a high of 106. Over 100 everyday this week.
The weather man is saying temps will rise to 45 P. Temps unknown in these parts, until this year.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
first unfixable (by me) tubeless flat today. shard of glass, approx a 3/16” triangle. nice clean slice. won’t hold more than 20psi. added sealant, just squirts out past 20. tried to jam one of those Stan’s darts in there, absolutely hopeless. no way that thing is going in there!

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The worst gash that I had that wouldn't seal still got me home at 40 PSI. Like yours, couldn't plug it and wouldn't seal above that. Other than the mess, I could have booted and tubed it but 10 miles at 40 PSI was ok with me. Anyway, I've only had the one that wouldn't seal since 2015 and maybe 40k miles.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow night. Everyone must be snoozing.

https://twitter.com/Vol_Baseball/sta...82531652452353
I was asleep at 8
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Originally Posted by t2p
You, as a ute?
Edit: looks kinda like that center for Denver.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Appreciate it.


Ive gained 15 pounds since Simon was born. The only change in my routine. My mileage dropped about 50 miles a week. Diet and sleep have stayed the same.



Been battling something now for three weeks. Nose is randomly super congested through out the day, but not all day. I always have a lot of mucus in the back of my throat, and for whatever reason has left me with super weak legs. Really hope tomorrow my legs are back to normal. Race Thursday if I can even fit in my team kit.
Arábica coffee gives me those sinus/throat issues. Robusta and instant don't. The acids that give arábica it's body are the culprits.
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Standing in line waiting for the bus into the city. For the last time until August, in case I decide on another semester.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I can't remember the last time anyone in the real world said I was bossy.
That’s just it, people can say things online which they wouldn’t think of saying in person, even though they might be thinking it.

These forums are exhibit A . . . I’d wager that 98% of the arguments that go on around here wouldn’t occur if people were face-to-face. Anonymity … and distance… gives you courage.

On the other hand, it’s marvelous how argument-free this thread remains. I’d love to think it’s because the regular folks here respect one another, but you can’t rule out the sobering influence of there usually being a sheriff around, even the jolly fun-loving ones we’re blessed with.
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