Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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We had two young-uns on today’s ride, collegiate racers home from college. One from RPI and one from Bucknell. They were both strong riders but respected the overall vibe and pace of the ride.


That's my alma mater. And where AG's dad is a perfesser.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Just use the same answer, regardless of the question.

Mother's maiden name?
Lance Armstrong

Favorite pet?
Lance Armstrong

First car?
Lance Armstrong

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We prevent that.
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So I had a good week for overall ride time, got in a bit over 11 hours and about 190 miles. I came here to gloat about being on top of the Addiction leaderboard, but some guy named Jeff in NY is ahead of me by a few miles. Damn. The good news is I'm down about 11 pounds from February/March and apparently am putting out enough power that I pulled a spoke through the hub flange on my FRONT wheel today while getting out of the saddle to sprint around my buddy. Took the easy route home at a reduced pace. Oh well, those Vueltas had a good 7 year run.
It's not too late to ride to the coffee shop...
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So in a continuation from yesterday's discussion, and to help out this biker chic person, Strava will allow you to map your route and track speed, distance, climbing and all that regular stuff, right? These regular features aren't battery hogs, are they? The "beacon" feature is probably what chews up all the battery life, am I right?
Is it possible for her to do a test? The beacon will hurt the battery a lot more because of needing to transmit location data through the cell network, but I have the notion that the recording (especially constantly running the GPS) hurts some too.
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Hi All!
I've signed myself up to do the 400 mile Erie Canal Ride and I'm interested in recording and sharing the ride. I know there are GPS bike computers, but I'm not interested in elevation, pace and heart rate and all that. Just the route interests me. Is there a basic bike GPS that records, saves and shares this? Also, I don't want to spend a ton of money.
If you have an old phone without cell service, you can still run apps on it and get a GPS signal. This way, you could run Strava on the old phone for a couple days until the battery dies. If you shut off the old phone when not riding, it may last many days.

​​​​​When you get to your destination, charge the old phone again and then use wifi to upload the ride.
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We prevent that.
I never tried it but I was wondering if it was allowed.
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Ugh. I think if I put my knees in an inflammation dehydrater I could remove a water bottle's worth of "fluid" today.

I'm exaggerating, probably. Anyway, slow plodding with no power.
I guess this is an even-steven Seinfeld thing because DougRNS is back to hard efforts. I dipped my toe back into the world of anaerobic, lactic acid riding with mixed results.
1) I did not die - good
2) I haven't had to take an nap - yet
3) I can't sustain much power but I did 4 passes at segments that I created and was able to do well on 2 out of 4 the other 2 were pretty bad.
4) Initially, before seeing the data on Garmin I was pretty defeated but I think there is hope for my 30 mile August 11th benchmark fitness test when I go up north. I have 5 weeks to follow the @Velo Vol mantra and HTFU. Thankfully the trip North was pushed back because of work by three weeks.

I think I am officially off the DL!
Get better VV, I don't want any excuses when I come up to your backyard in September. I am at a 30 pound weight disadvantage but only 10 of that is my ego.

edited to add:
I also set a new HR max of 184 then I did 185. What's up with that? Lack of fitness?

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So I could talk about my race this morning. Getting third OA on the old S1 is not bad (and sixth-fastest bike split). Especially not on a day I wasn't intending to kill the bike anyway and was riding to my 70.3 power and running a 6:55 pace 10k for the third-fastest run split on a day when the sun came out on the humidity and I'm pretty sure */% numbers would be argument-inducing.

Or I could just say than AG won the dman thing. And then said "...but my power wasn't that high". As if power is the primary concern on the bike, let alone a tri, as opposed to winning the whole dman thing by 8 minutes on a 2:20 effort.

I am an underachiever.
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Oh and THEN she went and ran another three miles because that's what her coach had said.
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Congrats @Bah Humbug but you should explain your terminology to us non triathletes. What is OA?

Congrats to AG.

Hey that @f4rrest guy is always thinking

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Whoops forgot the pic
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Just use the same answer, regardless of the question.

Mother's maiden name?
Lance Armstrong

Favorite pet?
Lance Armstrong

First car?
Lance Armstrong

...
some people advocate the following:
1) name
2) pet
3) car
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Congrats @Bah Humbug but you should explain your terminology to us non triathletes. What is OA?
Overall
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Overall
hahaha in my world itís osteoarthritis

but that didnít make any sense
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4) Initially, before seeing the data on Garmin I was pretty defeated but I think there is hope for my 30 mile August 11th benchmark fitness test when I go up north.
What is the benchmark?
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Whoops forgot the pic
Yum.

Tuna sandwich here.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is the benchmark?
30 miles, pancake flat ride near PA-OH border. Not too far from your boyhood home of Sharpsville, PA.

shave 1:40 off of my time from last year to match my time from 2010.
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The year of Jones is half over, what can we expect in the second half?
Better not tell you now.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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We prevent that.
Because Lance?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Ugh. I think if I put my knees in an inflammation dehydrater I could remove a water bottle's worth of "fluid" today.

I'm exaggerating, probably. Anyway, slow plodding with no power.
Probably dehydrated.
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some hackers always try the following:
1) name
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fify
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Congrats @Bah Humbug but you should explain your terminology to us non triathletes. What is OA?

Congrats to AG.
OA is overall. Because of the age group thing, we have situations like 10th overall, 9th male, 2nd masters', first in age group. Or whatever. The really detailed results will list all of that by all five timed segments, as well. It makes for a very wide and complicated results page when they do that.

And thanks!
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Whoops forgot the pic
That's just not fair.
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I guess this is an even-steven Seinfeld thing because DougRNS is back to hard efforts. I dipped my toe back into the world of anaerobic, lactic acid riding with mixed results.
1) I did not die - good
2) I haven't had to take an nap - yet
3) I can't sustain much power but I did 4 passes at segments that I created and was able to do well on 2 out of 4 the other 2 were pretty bad.
4) Initially, before seeing the data on Garmin I was pretty defeated but I think there is hope for my 30 mile August 11th benchmark fitness test when I go up north. I have 5 weeks to follow the @Velo Vol mantra and HTFU. Thankfully the trip North was pushed back because of work by three weeks.

I think I am officially off the DL!
Get better VV, I don't want any excuses when I come up to your backyard in September. I am at a 30 pound weight disadvantage but only 10 of that is my ego.

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I also set a new HR max of 184 then I did 185. What's up with that? Lack of fitness?
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So I could talk about my race this morning. Getting third OA on the old S1 is not bad (and sixth-fastest bike split). Especially not on a day I wasn't intending to kill the bike anyway and was riding to my 70.3 power and running a 6:55 pace 10k for the third-fastest run split on a day when the sun came out on the humidity and I'm pretty sure */% numbers would be argument-inducing.

Or I could just say than AG won the dman thing. And then said "...but my power wasn't that high". As if power is the primary concern on the bike, let alone a tri, as opposed to winning the whole dman thing by 8 minutes on a 2:20 effort.

I am an underachiever.
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