Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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It is getting harder and harder for me to look in here with any frequency. I am riding a little but not very much. More walking with Mrs. rpen.

Re: that diet we started early in December, I have broken through the 10 lbs lost mark. Started at 175. Just registered 164.7 this morning. Mrs. rpen is likewise seeing good results. The main feature of this diet is to count calories by reading them off the back of a box of frozen entree like Lean Cusine. So it is a lot like one of the supplied food diet plans except much cheaper. Just pick up a stack of 250-300 kcal meals at the grocery and good to go. They are only about $2.50 each. Breakfast is easy to cook myself and still know how many calories, say 300-350. Then the frozen meals for lunch and dinner. If 1,200 kcal is the goal, there should be about 300 cal left over for a small afternoon snack, a 4oz glass of dry wine, and a 1/2 cup portion of low-fat ice cream. All in all not too painful. When we go to a restaurant, we observe some portion control, do some splitting, but mostly forget about the diet.

I can hear the groans from the anti-processed foodies out there, but I have to go with what is working. As for taste, well it’s pretty darn good all things considered. What I find most interesting is how balanced the meals are. Low sodium, low fat, always some carbs, small lean meat portions. These meals really are instructive about how we should be eating. They are worthwhile for that function alone.

One thing has occurred to me. If meals this healthy, this good, and this cheap are so readily available, why aren’t hospitals, airlines, Meals-on-Wheels, etc. using them? I mean those organizations have no business doing meal prep. The results are horrendous. Why aren’t hospitals just contracting with Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisine? Surely it costs them more than $2.50 to produce a main course plate, and that is retail. Their wholesale, contract cost would have to be stupid low. I don’t get it.
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Now you know better than to take that bait.
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I knew. I pull people’s fingers too.

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I pamper my wife. Nothing too good for her.
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I'm not myself today, I am befuddled by a dilemma.
What, whether to preemptively get a real shovel or wait till it snows and you only have the “magic” shovel?
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Been out due to travel on Thursday and work all day Friday, but I did my IRL Zwift ride in central park just about an hour ago. It was cold. Especially for a native Texan. Layered up in street clothes and did my best. Felt good until I stopped and got off the bike and couldn't feel my legs. I was just wearing khaki pants.


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I'm actually really glad I got to ride it in winter. It was bad enough dodging tourists in this weather. I'm sure it's way worse in the spring and summer.
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@Rowan. My wife has a Catrike 700 on rollers but trike riding isn’t really her passion. Her back hurts too much for her upright so I haven’t even mounted it on the trainer.

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you must have an awesome Marigold jacket to ride in those savage conditions.
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2 1/4 hrs out there was all I could take today.

#Deathmarch
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2 1/4 hrs out there was all I could take today.

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We were out for a little over 3 hours. Pace was modest but steady. 12 riders. 100% fun!
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It is getting harder and harder for me to look in here with any frequency.
Too busy for us, huh?

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We were out for a little over 3 hours. Pace was modest but steady. 12 riders. 100% fun!


I was alone, as usual, and had to ride harder than I had intended, just to keep my core temp up and a trickle of blood going to the extremities. Should have added a layer. I belong down there in the tropics with seedy.
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I was alone, as usual, and had to ride harder than I had intended, just to keep my core temp up and a trickle of blood going to the extremities. Should have added a layer. I belong down there in the tropics with seedy.
Agree winter sucks harder the older you get. Somehow the comraderie and fun of today’s ride lifted my spirits and warmed my soul.

Ready for some snow?
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Agree winter sucks harder the older you get. Somehow the comraderie and fun of today’s ride lifted my spirits and warmed my soul.

Ready for some snow?
Ready? Yes. Bought food, brought in firewood, no need to go anywhere tomorrow. Happy? This here ain’t Aspen.

You?

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Who are you?
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It’s cold and dark, but the flesh must be mortified and it’s not snowing. Perhaps the scenic and gravelly MUP by the river...
I was crisp and clear this morning. I got up early and went down to the bike shop and led the Saturday morning interval workout session. Not scenic.
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Been out due to travel on Thursday and work all day Friday, but I did my IRL Zwift ride in central park just about an hour ago. It was cold. Especially for a native Texan. Layered up in street clothes and did my best. Felt good until I stopped and got off the bike and couldn't feel my legs. I was just wearing khaki pants.


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Agree winter sucks harder the older you get. Somehow the comraderie and fun of today’s ride lifted my spirits and warmed my soul.

Ready for some snow?
The woman I sold this to today is...

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Who are you?
This was yesterday, try to keep.

Who, who, who are you!
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No bike ride today but I went to an 11:30 a.m. movie with Mrs. Dougrns then lunch at a local BBQ joint that does it right. Slow cooked and smoked outside for hours. I had chopped chicken, fries, slaw and garlic toast. The Mrs. had a brisket sandwich and fries. I was stuffed.
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Got a great deal on some 6870 shifters. Since they're compatible with 10 speed too, I think I'll just go 10 speed on the new sled, until something fouls up. Once that happens, everything on that will work on 11. Sometimes being a hoarder is A-OK, since this is going to be inexpensive, yet light.
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Got a great deal on some 6870 shifters. Since they're compatible with 10 speed too, I think I'll just go 10 speed on the new sled, until something fouls up. Once that happens, everything on that will work on 11. Sometimes being a hoarder is A-OK, since this is going to be inexpensive, yet light.

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Inexpensive and light.
Tightwads like me the world over rejoice.
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Puupy Love on the podium today at her Dachshund Field Trial. The weather was uber gnarly. Cold and rainy. I am wearing my foul weather gear.

She got 5th place, which doesn’t earn any points towards a field trial championship. But pretty ok since she still has very little idea what we’re trying to do.


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