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Old 10-20-21, 03:44 PM
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At 70, I still see 165-166 about once a week but anything over 155 makes me feel uncomfortable. Now, if we start talking LHR, I have most people beat.
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Oh cool, that’s where my mother always threatened to knock me.
Same here. There and into the middle of next week.
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My threat was always, "Quit crying or I'll give you something to cry about."

I never understand that.
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want. of course by the time it was shipped here it would cost triple that. And then there is the inspections and costs to get it road legal here. you only need one kidney right?
You can sell part of your liver also. It'll grow back. Repeat over and over for a sustainable income supply.
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You can sell part of your liver also. It'll grow back. Repeat over and over for a sustainable income supply.
The Promethean approach to wealth acquisition.
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At your age, 200 should be doable. Do a nice set of 3 min suprathreshold intervals and take the last one up to Z7 until you lose bowel and bladder control.
Yeah, F that noise. Only time I’ve seen guys throw up is on the first or second day of basketball tryouts. Involuntarily. Baseball players wouldn’t even dream of it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Same here. There and into the middle of next week.
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My threat was always, "Quit crying or I'll give you something to cry about."

I never understand that.
Yes, I’ve heard both of those.
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Got in a second ride with the previously mentioned, and recently mounted, Pirelli P-Zeros. They're not the most supple tires in the world, even when running them slightly lower than I used to run the Michelin or Schwalbe, but holy schnikes are they grippy as stink. It's the most glued-to-the-road feeling I've ever experienced. I almost feel like I could slam on the rear brake and go over the bars before locking up the tire.
Hmmm...I'm with you on the lack of suppleness, but I haven't felt the grippy factor. Are they holding air for you? I'm having trouble with mine again, and can't find the source of the leak. 80psi down to nothing overnight, but I can't hear anything leaking. I added another 20ml of Orange juice, and swished/shook/spun it around, but it didn't make a difference. Next step if to submerge it in the bathtub, I guess. I'm getting pretty irritated with it. Zero issues like this with the Contis. Grrr....
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Re:tires, I have used exclusively conti GP (finishing up hoarded 4000s) for the past decade. I am not adventurous enough to try anything else. Will be premiering 5000s soon.

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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
In my prime (early 30s), 207bpm was commonly seen at the end of a race sprint, and I could do extended climbs at 192. Today, I max at 189.
I've learned here that is called cardiac drift.
Heart rate stays high throughout but power decreases.

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Old 10-20-21, 05:12 PM
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If you want to test things, I think you need a structured workout. I never seem to hit big numbers on group rides, no matter how hard.
that's because the group is slowing you down. Ride with Cat1/pro only.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Located in Cheyenne, WY so you could see the country as you drive it home.
Go to WY this time of year? Hard pass.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Go to WY this time of year? Hard pass.
Cheyenne is just barely in Wyoming. You can think of it as being Nebraska or Colorado if you prefer.
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Yeah, F that noise. Only time I’ve seen guys throw up is on the first or second day of basketball tryouts. Involuntarily. Baseball players wouldn’t even dream of it.
They'll never get to first base of they don't run fast enough to puke!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Cheyenne is just barely in Wyoming. You can think of it as being Nebraska or Colorado if you prefer.
There's only a three month window to safely travel anywhere out there : June - August.
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There's only a three month window to safely travel anywhere out there : June - August.
We got snow in Rock Springs in June and July also. The July snow didn't really stick though.
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Cheyenne is home to the world's greatest gigantic cowboy boot,

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Minnetonka report:

It's a beautiful evening out there. Boating season sure is short up thataway!

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They'll never get to first base of they don't run fast enough to puke!
Baseball players are very good at what they do, but I really don't think they're anywhere near a basketball player in regards to athleticism.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Hmmm...I'm with you on the lack of suppleness, but I haven't felt the grippy factor. Are they holding air for you? I'm having trouble with mine again, and can't find the source of the leak. 80psi down to nothing overnight, but I can't hear anything leaking. I added another 20ml of Orange juice, and swished/shook/spun it around, but it didn't make a difference. Next step if to submerge it in the bathtub, I guess. I'm getting pretty irritated with it. Zero issues like this with the Contis. Grrr....
Huh, weird that you don't find them grippy; I haven't ridden the 5k TLs, but I've ridden various Black Chili Contis and they didn't stand out much in that regard. The tackiness and softness has me wondering if I can expect to get ****** mileage out of them. I guess we'll see.

And yeah, they've held air well. They dropped a little, maybe 10psi, the night after they were installed (I didn't ride/spin them extensively after installing), but I actually had to let air out this morning because they didn't drop as much as I'd wanted them to.
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Velo, next Wed, I will be stopping by Knoxville on my way to Dallas. Not sure what time I’ll be arriving or what hotel I will be at yet, but I will have my Cervelo in the back of the mini van.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My threat was always, "Quit crying or I'll give you something to cry about."

I never understand that.
Also got that one.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Yeah, F that noise. Only time I’ve seen guys throw up is on the first or second day of basketball tryouts. Involuntarily. Baseball players wouldn’t even dream of it.
Neither do members of the band. 😉
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
We got snow in Rock Springs in June and July also. The July snow didn't really stick though.
Gross.
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Velo, next Wed, I will be stopping by Knoxville on my way to Dallas. Not sure what time I’ll be arriving or what hotel I will be at yet, but I will have my Cervelo in the back of the mini van.
Oh? Are you going to be here long enough to ride?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Gross.

Oh? Are you going to be here long enough to ride?

Im hoping to get in by like 5 pm ish. If you would be down I will ride. I’ll be heading out in the morning. Little rock will be the next stop.
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