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  • Makes you stronger

    21 33.87%
  • Delays the inevitable

    12 19.35%
  • Is a tactical mistake

    6 9.68%
  • Makes you stranger

    2 3.23%
  • Do you like fried chicken?

    8 12.90%
  • wut

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    A might bewildered... Dudelsack's Avatar
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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.
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    Maybe

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

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    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.

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

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    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.
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    If it doesn't actually make you stronger, it does help you learn to deal with it.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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/

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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.....
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    stronger,maybe, stranger,definatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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!
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    60 miles in 100F and a fast clip makes you need a shower.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    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.

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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmweaver2 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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...

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    Read my sig line.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
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    I can see it if you were riding fast to get home before it got up to 110

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    Now I really want some fried chicken, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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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