Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXVII

Notices
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

Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-28-20, 10:09 AM
  #11026  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 41,978

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 733 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19094 Post(s)
Liked 887 Times in 614 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Recent performance of Mrs. rjones28's percussion work. Featuring brake drum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KXj...ature=youtu.be
Don't take this the wrong way but everyone seemed to lose interest and left.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 10:14 AM
  #11027  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,161

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6658 Post(s)
Liked 2,019 Times in 1,088 Posts
I can run again! Sort of.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Likes For Bah Humbug:
Old 03-28-20, 10:21 AM
  #11028  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,285

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 495 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15039 Post(s)
Liked 3,175 Times in 1,612 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I can run again! Sort of.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 10:22 AM
  #11029  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 34,799

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 344 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16865 Post(s)
Liked 5,573 Times in 2,889 Posts
Short ride through a low-traffic city followed by chocolate chip brioche (Aldi, natch) French toast. Hey, I've gotta do something with all of the eggs, milk and bread that we've stockpiled in the bunker.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 10:27 AM
  #11030  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 10,730

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1383 Post(s)
Liked 893 Times in 522 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I survived another day of telemedicine. A few visits had technical problems and I had to downgrade to phone visits. Phone visits are not as good because you can’t see the patient (one of them had ankle pain and I could not isolate the cause or source without seeing it), but also the reimbursement for phone visits is peanuts, I think about $8 for a 15 minute visit.

After work I went for a solo ride. It’s sunny and mid 60’s, a beautiful spring day. I was doing hill repeats up the closest real hill, when a fancy orange convertible came beside me. It was one of my cycling friends! I told him he should be riding his bike.

I did not recognize what car it was, so after the ride I texted him to ask. He said it’s a Mclaren 720S Spyder. I told him it’s ok, but not quite a Saturn.
What is?
ls01 is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 10:36 AM
  #11031  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,161

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6658 Post(s)
Liked 2,019 Times in 1,088 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Problem with the minimizers and deniers is that if they are young and healthy, they will almost certainly be fine, thus “proving” they were right. They will point to the huge numbers of sick (and sadly, dead) as “fake news” or “sick old people who would have died this year anyway.”

Sad.
In my sphere, it's the older people who minimize, mock, deny, and refuse to be smart. Even AG has to call her mother every few days and give a sitcom-esque generation-reversed "it's for your own good young lady" talk.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 10:51 AM
  #11032  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 34,799

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 344 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16865 Post(s)
Liked 5,573 Times in 2,889 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
In my sphere, it's the older people who minimize, mock, deny, and refuse to be smart. Even AG has to call her mother every few days and give a sitcom-esque generation-reversed "it's for your own good young lady" talk.
My parents seem to be taking it seriously. My mother in law in VA, though? Ugh. I mean, she doesn't get out of the house much, as it is, but she's not terribly robust and my wife has been hammering on her to minimize her exposure.

...aaaaand then we find out that my MIL thought it was a good idea to keep her annual check-up appointment and that my Kool-aid drinkin' brother in law didn't see an issue so he ******g drove her to the big-ass hospital. I say again - ugh.
WhyFi is offline  
Likes For WhyFi:
Old 03-28-20, 10:54 AM
  #11033  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 10,730

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1383 Post(s)
Liked 893 Times in 522 Posts
@ work we are down to a skeleton crew, everyone else is on stand by @ home. 2 weeks on 2-4 weeks off depending on job. One of our senior guys, who is a huge dennier. Wouldnt wear a mask, gloves. Got a call on friday, wife and another occupant @his home woke up with flue like symptoms and fever. 2 week quarantine. Bye bye...
ls01 is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:01 AM
  #11034  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,285

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 495 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15039 Post(s)
Liked 3,175 Times in 1,612 Posts
Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
what is?
ikr
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:01 AM
  #11035  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 10,730

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1383 Post(s)
Liked 893 Times in 522 Posts
Warning; Actual bike content; warning
I have a kinetic smart trainer and wahoo Element I am trying to control my trainer through my wahoo. Should the resistance be @100% or lower? Intensity was only factory set @3 I bumped that to 5.
I want to do a 20 min ftp test, but I would like it to be as correct as I can make it.
ls01 is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:19 AM
  #11036  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,175

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9800 Post(s)
Liked 1,730 Times in 1,072 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Don't take this the wrong way but everyone seemed to lose interest and left.
The final movement of the piece is called "abandonment".
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:20 AM
  #11037  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,175

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9800 Post(s)
Liked 1,730 Times in 1,072 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I can run again! Sort of.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:28 AM
  #11038  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,161

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6658 Post(s)
Liked 2,019 Times in 1,088 Posts
Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Warning; Actual bike content; warning
I have a kinetic smart trainer and wahoo Element I am trying to control my trainer through my wahoo. Should the resistance be 100% or lower? Intensity was only factory set @3 I bumped that to 5.
I want to do a 20 min ftp test, but I would like it to be as correct as I can make it.
I think that only affects resistance relative to speed. If you control it through direct wattage that won't matter. This is to move your cadence-for-wattage up and down the gearing for slope mode.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Likes For Bah Humbug:
Old 03-28-20, 11:30 AM
  #11039  
MoAlpha
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 8,452

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6581 Post(s)
Liked 3,074 Times in 1,679 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Having a denier as a supervisor, has it's own challenges. His wife has lupus, among other things, and I think he should be locked down as a courtesy to her. Of course, he doesn't want to be there, and lobbied hard to his supervisor to include us in the essential pool. That included tossing in the fact that we (I) could find the electrical issue in his Subaru.
As I frequently say, science is easy; people are hard.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:33 AM
  #11040  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 34,799

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 344 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16865 Post(s)
Liked 5,573 Times in 2,889 Posts
BTW, we should have been arriving in VA right about now, with me rarin' to go riding in short sleeves and delivering a bro-deal Domane to bampilot06 . Damn pandemic.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:37 AM
  #11041  
sbxx1985
Senior Member
 
sbxx1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12,684
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1725 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 151 Times in 98 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Problem with the minimizers and deniers is that if they are young and healthy, they will almost certainly be fine, thus “proving” they were right. They will point to the huge numbers of sick (and sadly, dead) as “fake news” or “sick old people who would have died this year anyway.”

Sad.
Sad.
sbxx1985 is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:37 AM
  #11042  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 34,799

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 344 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16865 Post(s)
Liked 5,573 Times in 2,889 Posts
All of this staying home and cooking has me itching to buy another Japanese knife. I blame Bah Humbug.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:43 AM
  #11043  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,161

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6658 Post(s)
Liked 2,019 Times in 1,088 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
All of this staying home and cooking has me itching to buy another Japanese knife. I blame Bah Humbug.
STIMULATE that economy!

Me I basically won't buy anything now.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:49 AM
  #11044  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 19,251

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8774 Post(s)
Liked 2,555 Times in 1,471 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
As I frequently say, science is easy; people are hard.
Indeed. I would have a wonderful job if it weren't for the people and their cars.
__________________
Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
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.




LAJ is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:53 AM
  #11045  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 34,799

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 344 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16865 Post(s)
Liked 5,573 Times in 2,889 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
STIMULATE that economy!

Me I basically won't buy anything now.
Stimulate that Japanese economy?

I'll hold off. I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.

This goes for the bike crap, too. I did order some Rapha bibs/jersey and Swiftwick socks yesterday, though (and they'll both arrive within the next 48 hours ); they were running decent sales on stuff that's not often discounted and I think others will be following suit.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:53 AM
  #11046  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,175

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9800 Post(s)
Liked 1,730 Times in 1,072 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
STIMULATE that economy!

Me I basically won't buy anything now.
It's just gas, groceries, and occasional take-out here.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 11:56 AM
  #11047  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,161

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6658 Post(s)
Liked 2,019 Times in 1,088 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Stimulate that Japanese economy?

I'll hold off. I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.

This goes for the bike crap, too. I did order some Rapha bibs/jersey and Swiftwick socks yesterday, though (and they'll both arrive within the next 48 hours ); they were running sales decent on stuff that's not often discounted and I think others will be following suit.
There'll be deals on everything. I just bought two pairs of shorts from De Soto at full whack because one of my pairs is almost dead (six years old) and I've been using them a lot of late. Other than that... not even buying a damn Lego kit.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 12:00 PM
  #11048  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,285

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 495 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15039 Post(s)
Liked 3,175 Times in 1,612 Posts
I am not buying either, although I admit I did click on the advert for Assos Mille shorts NOT BIBS for $58 from Excel.

Must resist. MUST RESIST!
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 12:04 PM
  #11049  
kissTheApex
Senior Member
 
kissTheApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,439

Bikes: Yes please

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 536 Post(s)
Liked 308 Times in 199 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
All of this staying home and cooking has me itching to buy another Japanese knife. I blame Bah Humbug.
Perhaps postponing the eye doctor appointment was not such a good idea. I read that as wife! I was like
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.
.
Not with the US$ doing right now. Something of interest overseas jumped $200 in two days because of the exchange rate. And since covid Johnson closed the U.K. economy there’s nothing I can do but watch the price change as I watch the market in free fall.
kissTheApex is offline  
Old 03-28-20, 12:10 PM
  #11050  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 10,730

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1383 Post(s)
Liked 893 Times in 522 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I think that only affects resistance relative to speed. If you control it through direct wattage that won't matter. This is to move your cadence-for-wattage up and down the gearing for slope mode.
ty
ls01 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.