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Old 10-21-21, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Showdown. My money is on Bam and the Cervelo.
He won't win if he gets hit/crashes in the 5 p.m. traffic.
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Hey man, 8% can be the difference between thrasher and thrashee.
...in a Fitbit contest.
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Old 10-21-21, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
He won't win if he gets hit/crashes in the 5 p.m. traffic.
Also, how would he respond to seeing his first ever real hill? #HomeFieldAdvantage
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...in a Fitbit contest.
You say that likes it's a bad thing.
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Old 10-21-21, 07:34 AM
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Morning activity. I have to go to a new place because the nurse at the witch doctor's office quit.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Also, how would he respond to seeing his first ever real hill? #HomeFieldAdvantage
Minor point in your favor. Your ride elevation profiles aren't exactly intimidating, but if you could sucker him in to taking the lead and pacing it wrong (likely), he would gas himself.

But, if he follows your lead, he wouldn't have a problem...

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Vo2 increased to 53!

BOOM!


I thought Velo was doing the pulling.
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Old 10-21-21, 08:00 AM
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Minor point in your favor.
Look at the Christian Climb. If you don't know how to pace yourself, you can crash and burn!

https://www.strava.com/activities/61...48081888066342
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
He won't win if he gets hit/crashes in the 5 p.m. traffic.
wait a second. Knoxville has traffic?

Interesting.
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Old 10-21-21, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Look at the Christian Climb. If you don't know how to pace yourself, you can crash and burn!

https://www.strava.com/activities/61...48081888066342
I take it all back. Scary.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Sure, I post some graph action and everyone else is going to copy me.
#Trendsetter
Everyone loves a little X on Y action.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Morning activity. I have to go to a new place because the nurse at the witch doctor's office quit.


She saw that you were coming in?
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I've been monitoring my BP for the last few weeks, to see how well-controlled it is. Short answer - could be better. Also could be worse! But also reading up on more current thinking on hypertension. For example, caffeine. When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, caffeine was considered a No-No. Now? Mayo Clinic and others say "See if it makes any difference", so I did. Been drinking coffee the last half hour. BP still the same. Having done this several times, I'm reasonably confident of the results. The other thing is that when I got the home BP monitor, the recommendation was not to take repeated measurements for some reason, but now I read you should take several measurements each time you measure.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I've been monitoring my BP for the last few weeks, to see how well-controlled it is. Short answer - could be better. Also could be worse! But also reading up on more current thinking on hypertension. For example, caffeine. When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, caffeine was considered a No-No. Now? Mayo Clinic and others say "See if it makes any difference", so I did. Been drinking coffee the last half hour. BP still the same. Having done this several times, I'm reasonably confident of the results. The other thing is that when I got the home BP monitor, the recommendation was not to take repeated measurements for some reason, but now I read you should take several measurements each time you measure.

Its interesting when you see the old charts vs today charts. What was considered boarderline terrible 30 years ago, Is almost considered normal today.

I wonder if that is because American as a whole has gotten unhealthy. So the bar moved?
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Back in my youth (late 20's) I was in my best condition ever. I would ride my bike 3 days a week to a workout class at the junior college, then run a 5K, workout, and ride home. The ride was from sea level to the top of a hill in Redwood City up a very steep street. My highest heart rate was maybe 172. Later in life as a mailman, I walked well over 50,000 miles, and my resting heart rate was in low 40's, sometimes high 30's. Then a cardiologist found that my heart stopped for up to 4 seconds at a time while resting and put me on a pacemaker. After a while I convinced them to raise my max ceiling up to 150 to aid in riding my bike. A couple of days ago I did the Kilo track race in my Wahoo Systm trial and my heart got to 156.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Mustard pickle sandwiches?
and a thin slice of ham, highly processed of course. I need to lose weight that I gained since my time off the bike.
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Back in my youth (late 20's) I was in my best condition ever. I would ride my bike 3 days a week to a workout class at the junior college, then run a 5K, workout, and ride home. The ride was from sea level to the top of a hill in Redwood City up a very steep street. My highest heart rate was maybe 172. Later in life as a mailman, I walked well over 50,000 miles, and my resting heart rate was in low 40's, sometimes high 30's. Then a cardiologist found that my heart stopped for up to 4 seconds at a time while resting and put me on a pacemaker. After a while I convinced them to raise my max ceiling up to 150 to aid in riding my bike. A couple of days ago I did the Kilo track race in my Wahoo Systm trial and my heart got to 156.

were you passing out when your heart stopped?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Vo2 increased to 53!

BOOM!


I thought Velo was doing the pulling.

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it works wonders. You should try it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I've been monitoring my BP for the last few weeks, to see how well-controlled it is. Short answer - could be better. Also could be worse! But also reading up on more current thinking on hypertension. For example, caffeine. When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, caffeine was considered a No-No. Now? Mayo Clinic and others say "See if it makes any difference", so I did. Been drinking coffee the last half hour. BP still the same. Having done this several times, I'm reasonably confident of the results. The other thing is that when I got the home BP monitor, the recommendation was not to take repeated measurements for some reason, but now I read you should take several measurements each time you measure.
It's only a big increase in caffeine that will raise your BP. If you have x cups of Joe daily it should not affect your BP. If you usually have x cups/day and one day have >>x then you may see an increase.

As always, YMMV.
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OOOH! Alberto!
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You could've photoshopped a little Contador in there.
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You could've photoshopped a little Contador in there.
of course I could, given my tech skills.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
were you passing out when your heart stopped?
No. I never would have noticed except one Christmas, my daughter was laying with her head on my chest and exclaimed "you're heart is stopping!". That's when I went to see the doctor. I feel like the pacemaker has totally screwed up my conditioning, but then again, maybe I'm alive because of it?
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it works wonders. You should try it.
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