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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 11-14-21, 09:30 AM
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I'm having one of those mornings where I'm dragging and I can't decide if that means that I should take a day off of the trainer or if it means that I should definitely hit the trainer.

Maybe another latte will bring more insight.
Lately when I feel like that I go to the bike path in the neighboring valley. I don't have to climb anything and there are no cars. I also don't have to chase anyone but sometimes the primal urge is too great to resist.

I'll probably go there this morning.
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Old 11-14-21, 09:37 AM
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It's not Winter yet.
Yes it is.

I wish I could run. I would do it right now.
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Old 11-14-21, 09:51 AM
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A bottle launcher? I couldn't use one because I frequently hang my butt off the back of the saddle. I tried a handle bar bag for extra bottles but didn't like the added weight on the bar, plus the loss of hand position with the bag I have. I tried carrying a bottle in my pocket but it's annoying even when empty. To me, the best compromise if I need extra water is a 70 oz Camelbak. I don't use it often these days and many roadies scoff but it works.
Yep. I tried in the jersey too, and I don't like it. I have a Camelback that turned into a commuter backpack because it just caused me to sweat too much, and I don't perspire a ton. We'll see how these go.
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Old 11-14-21, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yes it is.
Supposed to be 92 here today but it may get down into the mid 70s next week. Winter is canceled.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Supposed to be 92 here today but it may get down into the mid 70s next week. Winter is canceled.
I'll trade.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

Builds character.
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Old 11-14-21, 11:00 AM
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Oof, I uncovered a check dated 05/07 that I had not deposited. Just did so. What's going to happen?

(1) It will clear

(2) It will not clear
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Harsh. P&R, but it doesn't appear from afar that they do much to promote bears, either. Do bears even live there?
No bears. But they do not do much to discourage sexual assaults.

Not P&R, just facts
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Old 11-14-21, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by velo vol View Post
oof, i uncovered a check dated 05/07 that i had not deposited. Just did so. What's going to happen?

(1) it will clear

(2) it will not clear
(2)
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Purdy ride day.

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Not P&R, just facts
I haven't paid attention to what's happening there. Similar to the allegations against Liberty U?

Either way, there's a bigger discussion that could be had about larger Christian institutions these days, and some of it's not good.
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I haven't paid attention to what's happening there. Similar to the allegations against Liberty U?

Either way, there's a bigger discussion that could be had about larger Christian institutions these days, and some of it's not good.
Agreed.

Google "Pepper Hamilton" and "Baylor."
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Old 11-14-21, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Supposed to be 92 here today but it may get down into the mid 70s next week. Winter is canceled.
it's friken snowing here today. The suck is real.
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We had a good ride. Start temps right around freezing but warmed up to 40-ish for most of the ride. The pace and company were perfect. Beats the trainer (or running) by lots.
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adjusted cleats, raised the seat 3 mm. Seemed like that took the pressure off the front of my knee.

Rode about 7 miles and stopped. Discomfort was present, but it wasn’t the pain that was there before. Going to try really hard and not touch my bike for 2 days.


Was able to figure out my legs in the sim. No pain at all today, and it was engine failure day so legs were used a lot.
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Old 11-14-21, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'll trade.

That's not how it works. If you want to be hot most of the year you're going to have to move.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oof, I uncovered a check dated 05/07 that I had not deposited. Just did so. What's going to happen?

(1) It will clear

(2) It will not clear
if May 2007 it won't clear. If 5/7/2021 it will probably clear.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
That's not how it works. If you want to be hot most of the year you're going to have to move.
Guadalajara will do.
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Old 11-14-21, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Guadalajara will do.
Probably cheaper than here.
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Probably cheaper than here.
he has temperature dysphoria as far as I can tell.
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We've had snow on the ground (well, the grassy, earthen bits, anyway) for the last 24 hours.
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After a few days of intermittent problems with Zwift, I did a little bit of lookin' online and decided that it might be best to fix my Bluetooth issues with the PC rather than complicate things with the continued Band-Aid approach with the Companion App. I updated this, downloaded drivers for that and.... everything worked smoothly for the fake ride. So I got that goin' fer me, which is nice.
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Oh, and the NYC maps must be the dumbest in all of Zwiftlandia. I mean, flying taxis and soaring glass skyways for the exclusive use of cyclists and runners? And said skyways routinely see grades of 15%+? Dumb. NYC could be interesting enough without the poorly executed sci-fi landscape.
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he has temperature dysphoria as far as I can tell.
Temperature dysmorphic disorder?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
he has temperature dysphoria as far as I can tell.
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Is that like dysthymia? I've seen that charted before.
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