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Old 07-15-07, 08:39 AM
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Huge drawback to cycling

One of the many things I've found cycling does is increase my energy level significantly. While this might sound like a blessing, it's like those other things that sound cool that really aren't like 24 hrs sun per day or requiring much less sleep than everyone else.

The problem I constantly bump into is that although my wife is younger than me, I have much more energy. So last night, I wind up drinking a pitcher of margaritas by myself plus a beer while she can barely hold her eyes open. She still hasn't woken up. I'm about to ride a quick 90-100 miles and then paint the trim on the house (powerwashed the house yesterday and did some other outside work)

Sometimes, it's just good to need the same things as everyone else if only to fit in. I still will keep riding though.
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Old 07-15-07, 08:49 AM
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lol good for you
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Old 07-15-07, 10:04 AM
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Yeah too much energy is a bad thing....

...people at work dread the days I come in fully rested, wide eyed and bushy tailed. It's akin to sending a small legion of ninjas into the place....I will pretty much find something, tear it entirely apaprt, and rebuild it into new condition or to my specs during the first hour of my day, then it gets far worse.

It's not just speed, it's attention to detail....I prefer being half-tired since it keeps my perfectionist nature in check...too tired to give more than half a crap. ....let's put it this way, I took apart an $80 cordless screwdriver and altered the gearing for more torque, then proceeded to clean all teh gears of the old lubricant and put teflon based lube in the gearbox to make it last longer. That still wasn't enough so I re-wound the motor in it for more torque. This is now a handheld cordless driver that can rip the heads off of rackmount screws.

....Yeah, I scare myself when I'm awake...the more tired, the better.
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Ok:
I'm sending out my hit squad to take care of this problem, you all need to take a break.
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I was dating this guy in the late fall/early winter and I encountered a similar problem with energy discrepancy.
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Old 07-15-07, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by donnamb
I was dating this guy in the late fall/early winter and I encountered a similar problem with energy discrepancy.
provide some incentive for them to stay ahead of you rather than lag behind

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Originally Posted by banerjek
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I'm about to ride a quick 90-100 miles
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kind of like a quick round of golf?
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Originally Posted by vpiuva


kind of like a quick round of golf?
Yeah -- left around 8 am, returned about 3:30 pm (rides almost always involve stopping for lunch or anything else I want like a beer when I'm getting close to the end). The painting was barely done by 9pm. Wound up cleaning the floors too, but that's only because I sliced my foot open with the ladder and managed to get blood and turpentine all over the floor. I fell asleep just about instantly at bedtime...
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