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Dudelsack 07-20-12 07:24 PM

That which does kill you...
 
I'm wondering if I'm a better, stronger person for riding 60 miles (with a really high average speed) in 100 degree weather.

Dan Burkhart 07-20-12 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 14509003)
I'm wondering if I'm a better, stronger person for riding 60 miles (with a really high average speed) in 100 degree weather.

Well, it makes you better and stronger than me, that's for sure.

jmccain 07-20-12 07:26 PM

Maybe

Dudelsack 07-20-12 07:28 PM

Hey mod, could you fix the title for me? I'm still in a weakened condition from the ride and wasn't thinking clearly.

Daveag 07-20-12 07:44 PM

I struggle with weather in the low 90's mixed with humidity. It takes me a while to adapt to that and seriously doubt 100 degree rides are in my future, never mind 60 miles. Are you stronger? Don't know but you are definitely a survivor.

miss kenton 07-20-12 08:14 PM

That which doesn't kill you...
is something you might be able to try again.

OldsCOOL 07-20-12 08:25 PM

I can handle the heat, it's the sun beating down on me that saps the strength and causes core temps to go skyward. Today it was just 82deg and my pulse and exhaustion was up there. And it was only a hilly 30miler. Oh, and headwinds. I hate headwinds.

StephenH 07-20-12 09:16 PM

If it doesn't actually make you stronger, it does help you learn to deal with it.

DX-MAN 07-20-12 09:21 PM

I checked "other" -- because THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL YOU IS A FAILURE AS AN ASSASSIN.

THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL YOU WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME (for it!).

THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL YOU HAS UNDERESTIMATED YOUR LIFE FORCE.

Gonzo Bob 07-21-12 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 14509024)
Hey mod, could you fix the title for me?

I thought it was a "Family Guy" reference - http://www.tvfanatic.com/quotes/im-m...-experiencing/

skye 07-21-12 05:05 AM

Just the other week did 75 miles, it was 85F plus the whole time. For bonus fun, the last 8 miles were uphill out of a river valley, in the blazing sun, no wind, and the temperature on my computer was 98F. That was pretty much enough fun for one day, I thought.

10 Wheels 07-21-12 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 14509003)
I'm wondering if I'm a better, stronger person for riding 60 miles (with a really high average speed) in 100 degree weather.

No.....

phread59 07-21-12 07:14 AM

stronger,maybe, stranger,definatly.

Mark Shuman

eja_ bottecchia 07-21-12 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 14509003)
I'm wondering if I'm a better, stronger person for riding 60 miles (with a really high average speed) in 100 degree weather.

Congrats...now go have a cold beer!

Bikey Mikey 07-21-12 07:34 AM

60 miles in 100F and a fast clip makes you need a shower.

JanMM 07-21-12 08:07 AM

Rode 42 miles a couple of weeks ago on the day it hit 105F. We finished before it reached that temp. I was able to approach a personal best average and felt like a piece of extra crispy fried chicken afterwards.

mprelaw 07-21-12 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by StephenH (Post 14509333)
If it doesn't actually make you stronger, it does help you learn to deal with it.

Or as they would say in the 41, it makes you HTFU.

drmweaver2 07-21-12 08:29 AM

while I checked "is a tactical mistake", I assumed you mistyped and meant "made a tactical mistake".

Dudelsack 07-21-12 08:36 AM

The point of the thread, so far as any of my threads have any point at all, is this: do we benefit from death marches? Will I undergo adaptation of some sort that will make the next ride easier? Or is the only true adaptation the wisdom gained from knowing if you do that again you might not be so lucky?

Just wondering.

Retro Grouch 07-21-12 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by drmweaver2 (Post 14510166)
while I checked "is a tactical mistake", I assumed you mistyped and meant "made a tactical mistake".

It works both ways. That's why I picked that one.

CrankyFranky 07-21-12 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 14510175)
The point of the thread, so far as any of my threads have any point at all, is this: do we benefit from death marches? Will I undergo adaptation of some sort that will make the next ride easier? Or is the only true adaptation the wisdom gained from knowing if you do that again you might not be so lucky?
Just wondering.

I dunno - but my Uncle who spent some years in one of Rommel's concentration camps in Africa, passed on before most of his older sibs even though he was the youngest.
Not that your 60 miles in hot weather can be equated...

Condorita 07-21-12 07:07 PM

Read my sig line.

Yumadons 07-21-12 08:45 PM

I can see it if you were riding fast to get home before it got up to 110

leob1 07-21-12 10:31 PM

Now I really want some fried chicken, thanks.

bruce19 07-22-12 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 14509024)
Hey mod, could you fix the title for me? I'm still in a weakened condition from the ride and wasn't thinking clearly.

Apparently the answer is "maybe not." :)


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