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Old 11-18-22, 02:36 AM
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22 Ephh degrees, 31 miles. fml.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Did my second group ride at my ideal pace. Hung with about 10 others, mostly Canadians, for the hour. Will start doing the Thursday ride regularly starting in Dec............................
Nice pedaling

Did a 20.02 mile group ride with me, myself and I this morning starting at 1:20AM. Super cohesive group.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
Nice pedaling

Did a 20.02 mile group ride with me, myself and I this morning starting at 1:20AM. Super cohesive group.
Can’t go wrong riding with the “Royal We”. But at 1:20AM? We need to talk.
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Started a new performance builder app today called Pillar per another poster’s recommendation. I took my Strava, Zwift and Garmin data for the last month, analyzed it and said today is a rest day. Who was I to argue with the almighty AI? In fact it said, my performance was negative since I have been pushing it. Can only go up from here.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Started a new performance builder app today called Pillar per another poster’s recommendation. I took my Strava, Zwift and Garmin data for the last month, analyzed it and said today is a rest day. Who was I to argue with the almighty AI? In fact it said, my performance was negative since I have been pushing it. Can only go up from here.
that there sounds like a challenge in its self!
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Can’t go wrong riding with the “Royal We”. But at 1:20AM? We need to talk.
Don't think any amount of TALKING is gonna help cause I was out voted by me and myself and WE went out at 1AM this morning for 23.32 windy miles.
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Originally Posted by Troul
that there sounds like a challenge in its self!

AI might be pseudo-smart but it wasn’t smart enough to know that I cannot tolerate a 2 hour stretch at a time day after day on a trainer. My bum would never recover. An hour to 1.5 is my limit. We’ll see what the HELP facility provides since I cannot change it myself. Stay tuned. And another rest day. Maybe I will make it from negative numbers to a big zero on the fitness scale today.
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A warm 46 F. Nice and sunny. Road 28 easy road miles.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
AI might be pseudo-smart but it wasn’t smart enough to know that I cannot tolerate a 2 hour stretch at a time day after day on a trainer. My bum would never recover. An hour to 1.5 is my limit. We’ll see what the HELP facility provides since I cannot change it myself. Stay tuned. And another rest day. Maybe I will make it from negative numbers to a big zero on the fitness scale today.
idk if it'll be a helpful suggestion, butt when i am stuck using the trainer, I'll wear the way too thick padded cycling jhorts.for those longer cycling times. I dont wear them out on the road, doesn't pair well with my cheeks.
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idk if it'll be a helpful suggestion, butt when i am stuck using the trainer, I'll wear the way too thick padded cycling jhorts.for those longer cycling times. I dont wear them out on the road, doesn't pair well with my cheeks.
Yeah, my posterior node does not appreciate hour long rides on the trainer. Been through 5 saddles and bought a couple of pairs of recommended shorts, butt no love. Have to stand up from time to time for a bit of relief. Appreciate the tip - just need to find those ultra padded shorts.

Now for How Fur….. 26 verrrrrrry slow miles keeping the HR under 110. Rather boring but it is a ‘rest day’.
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Nice crisp 35 degrees and 23 miles out in the woods, waiting for some snow.
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Getting into group riding, so have stripped all the superfluous stuff off my bike (rack, fenders, trunk bag, headlights, kickstand) for a savings of nearly 4kg (15kg down to just over 11kg) so I can go faster. Bike definitely felt quicker today.

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Originally Posted by rsbob
AI might be pseudo-smart but it wasn’t smart enough to know that I cannot tolerate a 2 hour stretch at a time day after day on a trainer. My bum would never recover. An hour to 1.5 is my limit. We’ll see what the HELP facility provides since I cannot change it myself. Stay tuned. And another rest day. Maybe I will make it from negative numbers to a big zero on the fitness scale today.
Fully agreed on this. I was stuck on my trainer for several weeks during lockdown earlier this year and I hated it. I've pretty much had all the trainer riding I'll need for a lifetime by this point. I'll ride in the rain before I ride on the trainer, to be honest.
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Proved how pathetic I really am by doing a ramp test. Only lasted about 23 minutes. FTP at least didn’t slip but remained at 227. Rather discouraging to only get through half the test and have the heart rate red-lining ( 188 ) while gasping for breath. But am still able to do it. Will start a structured training program this winter (for the very first time) and will see if I can improve it.
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kicked off the ride with calm winds @ 35F, then the temps took a dive @ 17F. So, all I could chatter was 45 miles. was not an accurate forecast.
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24 Miles.

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Much warmer day. 59 miles.
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38 miles... back to the cold mashing of cogs.
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24 Miles.

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So first ride on my Emonda since I replaced my 11 speed Shimano Ultegra with SRAM eTap AXS. Weather was sketchy, heavy clouds, but not nearly as humid as it was Friday. I did not see rain on the radar, so I decided to chance it as the temps, while not low; all the same, I just assume not get rained on. What started out to be a nice ride with the new drive train, about mile 40 miles as I turned into a nasty headwind, my knee started to really bother me. I could not understand why, this bike has been setup since 2015 and I have not touched it, and it has been gloriously comfortable. Then it dawned on me, I got shorter crank arms on the SRAM than I had with the Shimano and I did not adjust my seat post to account for it. So I started reducing the miles back to the house although I did have to crawl over a bridge that is usually a non issue, but I hobbled back into the garage 58.1 miles. Knee is really painful tonight, so I'm having some additional ice cream to go with my Tylenol. Based on how things go this week, this might end up my birthday age ride as I turn 58 on Thursday. Weather is suppose to suck all week except for a couple of day, so will probably rest it for a day and hit the trainer to see how things are.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Can’t go wrong riding with the “Royal We”. But at 1:20AM? We need to talk.
When my wife worked at the hospital and had to be at work at 6, and my kids were really young and in bed by 8 or 9, the only time I had to ride during the week was at night. I would generally leave once my wife hit the bed which was about 10 pm, so I might be out for a couple of hours or sometimes more. One night I was about 10 miles from home, it was well after midnight, and I got a flat, no big deal, break out the kit, oh jebus...I left it on my work bench when I was working on the bike. I walked home versus deal with the rath of my wife. About 5 miles into my walk, a cop that I would see a lot rolled by, he gave me a ride home.

Later in life, when I was commuting into the office, my hours were typically 2 to generally 2...it was a suck job, but you do what you have to do. My commutes in was at 2 am took about 25 mins.
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So first ride on my Emonda since I replaced my 11 speed Shimano Ultegra with SRAM eTap AXS. Weather was sketchy, heavy clouds, but not nearly as humid as it was Friday. I did not see rain on the radar, so I decided to chance it as the temps, while not low; all the same, I just assume not get rained on. What started out to be a nice ride with the new drive train, about mile 40 miles as I turned into a nasty headwind, my knee started to really bother me. I could not understand why, this bike has been setup since 2015 and I have not touched it, and it has been gloriously comfortable. Then it dawned on me, I got shorter crank arms on the SRAM than I had with the Shimano and I did not adjust my seat post to account for it. So I started reducing the miles back to the house although I did have to crawl over a bridge that is usually a non issue, but I hobbled back into the garage 58.1 miles. Knee is really painful tonight, so I'm having some additional ice cream to go with my Tylenol. Based on how things go this week, this might end up my birthday age ride as I turn 58 on Thursday. Weather is suppose to suck all week except for a couple of day, so will probably rest it for a day and hit the trainer to see how things are.
Bummer. Heal before you go out again.
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What are you looking at? Just keep riding you Lycra/spandex primadonna.


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I went out this morning (Monday) and rode 40 kilometers at Nong Bon park in eastern Bangkok. A warm morning at 27C (80F) with 90% humidity.

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The ride started at a cool 39* F but by the end, warmed up to a balmy 40*. Considering the multi-layers, I had to unzip to keep from overheating.


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