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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Old 01-02-19, 06:57 PM
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Has @datlas realized that it is now the year of Datlas?
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Has @datlas realized that it is now the year of Datlas?
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I was not aware. Maybe it can be the year of all the Dougs?
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I was not aware. Maybe it can be the year of all the Dougs?
Negatory. You are the only reliable Doug. Sad!
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I have strong opinions about shovels.

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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Well, Box Hill on Zwift kicked me in the face pretty good for at least 20 minutes and now Strava is showing an estimated FTP of 159. Seems close to the right amount of bad.

And on that note: my watts/kg is kind of sad as well, but that is highly correlated to me weighing 111 kgs at the present moment.
That's not far from where I am - those extra kg really slow you down. The only time they worked to my advantage was descending from the radio tower where I nearly hit 70mph - that got me 6th overall (tied with a boatload of people) in a Strava segment.
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I guess I'm not totally re-Phoenicized yet. Tights and long sleeve shirt were just a hair too warm.

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Where ya been?
I left PHX in 92, for Portland, Vancouver, and Rock Springs.
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I left PHX in 92, for Portland, Vancouver, and Rock Springs.
you've been everywhere man.
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RIP Bob Einstein
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TT?

Rainy time trial does sound fun. Well at least more fun than pretty much any other kinda rainy bike race.
A Team TT is one of the least fun things I've ever done in the rain.
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A Team TT is one of the least fun things I've ever done in the rain.
Oh yes, TTT would be very bad. Any kind of bike race where you're likely to be within 20' of another cyclist or riding through mud is bad news in the rain.

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I just had the opportunity to use my new Crank Bros Speedier Lever and I'm pleased with the results. Of course I had to use a spritz of soapy water along with it. I don't tend to carry soapy water as part of my on board tool array. The re-seating of the second bead is like butter. Only minor thumb action required.
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you've been everywhere man.
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Oh yes, TTT would be very bad. Any kind of bike race where you're likely to be within 20' of another cyclist or riding through mud is bad new in the rain.
I was in a circuit road race back in the 80s where it drizzled all day. On one section that we rode 4x, a farmer was hauling manure and it was all over the wet road. I got a serious lung infection that kept me off of the bike for 6 weeks. Really serious.
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Eh, it’s in my genes and it’s all I’ve ever known, My little academic bubble is actually in a protected corner of the federal government, so it’s a little different.

What road did you take? Hudson Valley sounds like Big Blue.
No, not big blue, but the other goliath, AT&T. After things got really unpleasant while working on my dissertation, I took a break and found a real job paying real salaries and, although I had originally intended to go back and finish my degree on the side, that became less and less attractive as time went on and thus fell by the wayside. Just as well, because I was really enjoying what I was doing in IS at NY Telephone. In fact just yesterday I read a line that perfectly described the euphoria my colleagues and I experienced in 1983 when we got our hands on the Lisa, a prototype and predecessor to Apple's Macintosh computer. The line reads "You felt as if you were part of this tiny group of people who had seen the light", that light being the graphical user interface for personal computers.

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And nowhere man
Making all my nowhere plans...
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I've lost track of the days of the week. Is today Thursday? Or Friday?
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I've lost track of the days of the week. Is today Thursday? Or Friday?
I spent all day on the first telling myself that it was really Tuesday and not Sunday. I'm still not convinced.
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No, not big blue, but the other goliath, AT&T. After things got really unpleasant while working on my dissertation, I took a break and found a real job paying real salaries and, although I had originally intended to go back and finish my degree on the side, that became less and less attractive as time went on and thus fell by the wayside. Just as well, because I was really enjoying what I was doing in IS at NY Telephone. In fact just yesterday I read a line that perfectly described the euphoria my colleagues and I experienced in 1983 when we got our hands on the Lisa, a prototype and predecessor to Apple's Macintosh computer. The line reads "You felt as if you were part of this tiny group of people who had seen the light", that light being the graphical user interface for personal computers.

Exciting times.
Similarly, I had a semester to go for my bachelor's, took a job in a new restaurant, to pay the bills. Unfortunately, the owners hired only one crew to work two shifts. I never made it back to school and, as things happened, a year later I had dropped out in the Timothy Leary sense and had begun my new life as a rolling stone.
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No, not big blue, but the other goliath, AT&T. After things got really unpleasant while working on my dissertation, I took a break and found a real job paying real salaries and, although I had originally intended to go back and finish my degree on the side, that became less and less attractive as time went on and thus fell by the wayside. Just as well, because I was really enjoying what I was doing in IS at NY Telephone. In fact just yesterday I read a line that perfectly described the euphoria my colleagues and I experienced in 1983 when we got our hands on the Lisa, a prototype and predecessor to Apple's Macintosh computer. The line reads "You felt as if you were part of this tiny group of people who had seen the light", that light being the graphical user interface for personal computers.

Exciting times.
Yeah, the career pathways are a lot more diverse in that field.

My wife was a grad student at MIT during late 70s and early 80s and I remember her writing early drafts of her thesis in her apartment on a VT100 with a 1200 baud modem. It was pretty exciting when she bought a Mac in about 1984, just before finishing up. When I was in grad school, we had some kind of desktop computer in the lab, but it only spoke machine language and controlled rat experiments. I left it the hell alone and used a typewriter.
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I've lost track of the days of the week. Is today Thursday? Or Friday?
Who knows...
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