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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-19-20, 06:30 PM
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Definitely.
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Old 07-19-20, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
What about TSS? That gives credit for elevation and wind, and doesn't reward endless straight-line distance.
324 TSS today. 9000 feet elevation.
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Old 07-19-20, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
324 TSS today. 9000 feet elevation.
Looking at it makes me wish I still lived there.
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Old 07-19-20, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Sounds about right but if you have surprise gravel, are you getting pinch flats? That's why I push my PSI a smidge higher.

On yesterday's ride we had 1 mile of surprise gravel and another rider had a pinch flat. Sad!
I missed a turn and had a gravel surprise a week ago Saturday, but turned around rather than rattle my old bones for a mile. I have, however, hit some pretty deep and sharp-edged holes at speed with no hint of bottoming out.
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Old 07-19-20, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I think my strava is broken. It’s showing whyfi on top of the podium. This can’t be right.
No podia for me until the mornings are a little cooler.
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TSS favors duration over intensity.
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Old 07-19-20, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I think my strava is broken. It’s showing whyfi on top of the podium. This can’t be right.
Yeah, but it took him 10 rides to do it.
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I am the leader (distance and elevation) of those with a maximum of one ride.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I was at 7228 kj for the week. That seems like a decent amount for a schlub.
I didn’t break 4,000 kJ for the week but I’m a frail old man...
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Old 07-19-20, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by moalpha View Post
tss favors duration over intensity.
twss.
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Old 07-19-20, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I think my strava is broken. It’s showing whyfi on top of the podium. This can’t be right.
Read it and weep, my little Fredly.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Terrible news!

Taco Bell plans to retire the Seven Layer Burrito. Sad!!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/19/busin...rnd/index.html
Literally all of the best veggie options

A sad day that will be.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Terrible news!

Taco Bell plans to retire the Seven Layer Burrito. Sad!!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/19/busin...rnd/index.html
A vegetarian staple. And the potato soft taco.

I feel targeted.
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Read it and weep, my little Fredly.

Until tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-20, 08:07 PM
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Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Until tomorrow.
Looks like I'm taking a rest day tomorrow - the wife just threw a load of towels in to the wash and I'm out of kits to wear tomorrow. Unless I wait up for another hour and a half...
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I am the leader (distance and elevation) of those with a maximum of one ride.
I also remind all that the leader board does not show activities that do not count.

To wit, my jaunt this evening into Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area to see the sunflowers.


I also saw goldfinch(?) and other small birds. #Flowers #Birding #Walking

For those keeping score that's two activities today with zero naps. And I'm still going strong!
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Old 07-19-20, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That's a lot of traffic. I don't see that much in a week.
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Old 07-19-20, 08:16 PM
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I did absolutely no riding during the weekend. I did walk about 33km over the weekend. With an overnight pack on.
This was the sunrise at our campsite though.


We may have also crossed some lovely semi frozen streams.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I don't see that much in a week.
wut
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Looks like I'm taking a rest day tomorrow - the wife just threw a load of towels in to the wash and I'm out of kits to wear tomorrow. Unless I wait up for another hour and a half...

Hand wash in the sink, hang to dry in front of the fan. Good to go.
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Ferrari parade.
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Looks like I'm taking a rest day tomorrow - the wife just threw a load of towels in to the wash and I'm out of kits to wear tomorrow. Unless I wait up for another hour and a half...
You need more kit.

#prolly
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Hand wash in the sink, hang to dry in front of the fan. Good to go.
That works too.
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Old 07-20-20, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
TSS favors duration over intensity.
So does kJ though, yes?
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