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Old 11-01-18, 07:47 AM
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Carbo Loading XLIV

Time flies, Halloween to the end of Daylight Savings time, to Thanksgiving here in the US. Keep riding!
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Old 11-01-18, 08:17 AM
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Jim, shouldn't we be XLIII?
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Jim, shouldn't we be XLIII?
a) Who cares
b) We were XLIII last month
c) It doesn't really matter anyway
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a) Who cares
b) We were XLIII last month
c) It doesn't really matter anyway
b) last month we were XLII not III

c) that's the type of thinking that uses the wrong bolts to attach the engine to the plane
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i started a new thread about midnight...oh well mods can delete that one if they like
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I see what happened - jsigone went rogue.

But back to who cares, we can be any number we want! And we can use any restroom we want!
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@jsigone started Carbo Loading III thread for November. I didn't realize it and started IV as well. LETS USE Carbo Loading III for November, then we can switch to IV for December and all will be right with the world.

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I see what happened - jsigone went rogue.
Yup, that's what happened. I saw his thread and just added one.

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But back to who cares, we can be any number we want! And we can use any restroom we want!
At least it's not Carbon Loading again!

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Ok everyone, lets switch to this Carbo-loading thread now and well be in sequence. I see lots of carbs coming the last part of the month!
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I wish I could match up to a certain unnamed party and their Zwift-cheivements, but I can't seem to coax 21mph averages out of 160W out here in the physical world. I think I do okay.

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Another 2 or 3 months of this, and my neck and back might be used to the aerobars. I had to look it up, but the tensor fasciae latae... there's a muscle I'm not used to using. Boy howdy did I use it today.
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I don't know if it should make me sad, as I like video games as much as the next guy, but it makes me sad... a little.

The new Strava report shows 36 million athletes from 195 countries worldwide logged 6.67 billion miles from September 2017 through August 2018.

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Hey, @tunavic , this one's for you-- between the Mill Creek Ranger Station and the Power House, the shoulder is now 18-24" wide pretty much the whole way. As you well remember there used to be basically nothing, and then they put in those idiotic rumble cuts, and we had less than nothing. Now it's smooth, and mostly fits a bicycle.



Below the Ranger Station, they're going full mental. My worry is that they've made the shoulder so wide that someone will just think it's a whole lane. If I see the guys out there paint the spacer stripes and then a bike lane, I may have a fainting spell.



On the way up, it's fantastic. The shoulder rarely drops below 6' wide. Oh, and those rumble cuts they spent like 2 months putting in last year? Where Valley of the Falls splits off from the 38 is roughly where the new pave ends, so there's about 15 feet of those cuts left. Tax dollars at work!!

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Hey, @tunavic , this one's for you-- between the Mill Creek Ranger Station and the Power House, the shoulder is now 18-24" wide pretty much the whole way. As you well remember there used to be basically nothing, and then they put in those idiotic rumble cuts, and we had less than nothing. Now it's smooth, and mostly fits a bicycle.



Below the Ranger Station, they're going full mental. My worry is that they've made the shoulder so wide that someone will just think it's a whole lane. If I see the guys out there paint the spacer stripes and then a bike lane, I may have a fainting spell.



On the way up, it's fantastic. The shoulder rarely drops below 6' wide. Oh, and those rumble cuts they spent like 2 months putting in last year? Where Valley of the Falls splits off from the 38 is roughly where the new pave ends, so there's about 15 feet of those cuts left. Tax dollars at work!!

Very nice!! When did all this happen?

I haven't been that way in a few months but now I'm thinking another ride to Onyx should happen soon. Maybe it's too cold already but on the right day I would go.
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Those pics are all from this morning-- I had to wait in the queue for the pilot car to get back down Mill Creek.

I was in the 40s in Forest Falls @ 6000ft, but felt warmer because there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Damnation Alley was hot as ever, I sweat through everything. Then as soon as I crossed the bridge into Forest Falls, I moved into the shade and the temperature dropped 15.

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Anyone else get their "near end of the year" report from Strava? I overshot most of my targets... again. Probably why it's raining outside, trying to keep me off the bike. It's kinda working. Yesterday in the rain was enough for one week. My hands were still cold 2 hours after the ride.

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meh not as impressive as yours, but I'm happy to make it over 3k miles. I went into a lazy aka no long ride funk in the summer time.

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Not sure how you get it into an image like that, did you do a screen cap and then crop? Or maybe in the app?

Anyway, I'm at 6,388 miles and 280,642'. Last year I totaled 6,747 and 300,771'. My goal this year was to match last year. So I'm close, might fall a bit short on climbing between weather, work, holidays and not riding during this week and last to give my leg a rest from some pain I've been having.
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Not sure how you get it into an image like that, did you do a screen cap and then crop? Or maybe in the app?

Anyway, I'm at 6,388 miles and 280,642'. Last year I totaled 6,747 and 300,771'. My goal this year was to match last year. So I'm close, might fall a bit short on climbing between weather, work, holidays and not riding during this week and last to give my leg a rest from some pain I've been having.
Well.

This includes trainer time, both on the recumbent I had for a while and then on a trainer bike when I could do it ; I was non-weightbearing until mid-Feb. My outside mileage is rather lower, and this may include some non-cycling activities..



Mileage-wise, the fact that I've only flown 40-50k work miles this year has definitely helped:



That, though, is /just/ on-the bike outside time.

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Not sure how you get it into an image like that, did you do a screen cap and then crop? Or maybe in the app?

Anyway, I'm at 6,388 miles and 280,642'. Last year I totaled 6,747 and 300,771'. My goal this year was to match last year. So I'm close, might fall a bit short on climbing between weather, work, holidays and not riding during this week and last to give my leg a rest from some pain I've been having.
in strava on the PC, top of screen > training > Training Calendar
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Windows Snipping Tool - I had to dig to find it on my system, did not know about it. Thanks!

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I wish I could match up to a certain unnamed party and their Zwift-cheivements, but I can't seem to coax 21mph averages out of 160W out here in the physical world.
Don't be a hater... and by the way, they introduced something called DOUBLE DRAFT that group rides can choose to use. Works just like you'd think. It was "on" for that 68 mile ride I did the other day, not to mention there are no roads near you or me that are anywhere near that flat.
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last night was packet pick up and last min registration for the MTB race tomorrow. Weather should give trail one to dry off before some muddy fun
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Don't be a hater... and by the way, they introduced something called DOUBLE DRAFT that group rides can choose to use. Works just like you'd think. It was "on" for that 68 mile ride I did the other day, not to mention there are no roads near you or me that are anywhere near that flat.
The DOUBLE DRAFT, you say? Sounds like Zwift's new IPA, available at your favorite virtual online microbrewery! Enjoy a virtual cold one after your virtual ride!
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The DOUBLE DRAFT, you say? Sounds like Zwift's new IPA, available at your favorite virtual online microbrewery! Enjoy a virtual cold one after your virtual ride!
Its less filling!
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