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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-22-20, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Do a lot of mountaineering?


Except I climbed from Asheville(ish) and you just rode up the top.
how far was the ride and what is the elevation of Asheville?
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Old 08-22-20, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I thought that Fitness was just an average training load? If that's the case, having a too-low FTP would make it easier to have a high Fitness, but I don't see how having a 100+ Fitness would necessarily be indicative of too low of an FTP. Two hour rides at 60-70% every day would handily get that done, no?
It is, but if your average training load is that high it will likely push your FTP up. It's not that 100+ fitness means your FTP is low, exactly, but after some moderate duration of that your FTP will perforce increase. That's the point, right? That's why you started riding with more intensity earlier this year?

I may be phrasing this poorly.
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Old 08-22-20, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How do you puncture your frame?

My carbon bike topped out at 6,684 feet, the altitude of nearby Mount Mitchell.


Curiously, there is no bike to be seen
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Old 08-22-20, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I guess that answers the question "Why don't we do it in the road?"
https://youtu.be/p4E6KtQg_z0

Quality music for @Velo Vol
I was hoping someone would pick on the reference.
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Old 08-22-20, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Youtube is really kickin' out the jams for me after Why Don't We Do It In the Road. Couple hot James Gang tracks, then this sweet Boz Skaggs cut that totally reminds me of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" at times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RTh5t8yEqI
Desert Island music. This might be my alltime fave.
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Old 08-22-20, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Is that axle bent?
Nope.

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I guess you were running a fixed gear? Seems like maybe the lock ring wasn't tight enough or didn't have enough thread "bite". When I had a freewheel hub on an old mtb I used to keep an extra axle at home because I bent them so often. The last time it broke the chainstay.
Yes, running it fixed. Not enough meat on the lockring threads, and I think just a poorly designed hub. I posted about it over in C&V.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It is, but if your average training load is that high it will likely push your FTP up. It's not that 100+ fitness means your FTP is low, exactly, but after some moderate duration of that your FTP will perforce increase.
Ah, okay.

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That's the point, right? That's why you started riding with more intensity earlier this year?
You give me too much credit by assuming I had a plan.
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Old 08-22-20, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Of course, if I had gone out, I would have been squalled on.
That's certainly the way it works for me.
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Old 08-22-20, 12:51 PM
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Man, some big rides in Addiction today! I feel left out.
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me too.
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Me three.
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It’s my birthday too, yeah, and my boat racing buddy Tim’s and the Winklevoss twins’ and Princess Margaret’s.
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Old 08-22-20, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Do you really call it the Willis Tower?

wife and I went up to the top the day we got married, awesome views.
I do now. It would be rude not to.
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Old 08-22-20, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How do you puncture your frame?
I punctured a carbon recumbent frame. Rock flew up and put a small triangular hole in the frame. A carbon frame company assisted me on the repair. Easy-peasey.


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I punctured a carbon recumbent frame. Rock flew up and put a small triangular hole in the frame. A carbon frame company assisted me on the repair. Easy-peasey.



that looks like something from outer space.
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Went out for a ride, just over an hour in while descending a 9% grade the thunder started and rains came. New carbon rime have been christened by the downpour. 😇 Continued a modified route to avoid a decent with two 12% sections, didn't feel like taking that chance today.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
negative but I will have it sitting next to me in the cockpit.
Have you looked into truly folding bikes? Like Bike Friday? They tend to look odd but their road bikes are fully functional road bikes. I believe they fold up smaller than coupled bikes and no cable couplers to deal with. When I got my coupled bike, I did it after extensively researching BikeFriday, and went with the couplers as the least expensive option.
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Me. Your bike has way more carbon in it than this one, and this is over double the altitude.
Kudos.
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how far was the ride and what is the elevation of Asheville?
From the Folk Art Centre on the BRP to the top.

Basically this: https://www.strava.com/segments/2273711

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Man, some big rides in Addiction today! I feel left out.
And a big walk on the MUP! (no Strava)
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Wut?

You have a Scottish restaurant near you?
well Scottish cafe/bakery. They do breakfasts and lunches. the full fry up was good. It contained black pudding, haggis, bacon, some sort of meat patty, eggs, some sort of griddle scone and tomatoes. washed down with coffee.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
From the Folk Art Centre on the BRP to the top.
Basically this: https://www.strava.com/segments/2273711
It's in metres SMH. Can you send it in a foreign language too?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Have you looked into truly folding bikes? Like Bike Friday? They tend to look odd but their road bikes are fully functional road bikes. I believe they fold up smaller than coupled bikes and no cable couplers to deal with. When I got my coupled bike, I did it after extensively researching BikeFriday, and went with the couplers as the least expensive option.

I have looked at them. They aren’t that much cheaper, and I would prefer the coupled.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Cutting grass is almost as stupid as hitting your head against the wall.
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It's in metres SMH. Can you send it in a foreign language too?
Change your Strava settings.
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
well Scottish cafe/bakery. They do breakfasts and lunches. the full fry up was good. It contained black pudding, haggis, bacon, some sort of meat patty, eggs, some sort of griddle scone and tomatoes. washed down with coffee.
That's another thing, I didn't get my coffee today. SMFH.
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pretty close but it needs to be interspersed with me SMFH.
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