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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-03-20, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
So some of my lovely family is going up to that cottage. "Just for day trips", as if the virus only transmits during sleep.
Everyone knows that. The party wouldn't be on at Wally World, and every home improvement borg in the USA, otherwise.
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Old 05-03-20, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I truly hope there will be nothing to report.

In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.
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Speaking of the borg, I was getting ready to ride yesterday, and I all of a sudden heard water running. My acute sense of hearing and diagnostic prowess soon discovered the water heater **** the bed. Last time it crapped out, it was a hurried, replacement, and pure luck I grabbed one that was the right diameter to shove into the space it was in. That time, it was at night, and I made it to the borg about a half an hour before closing time. A wing and a prayer, and it worked for 13 years.

This time, it was re-plummed, re-floored, and a thing of beauty. Of course, my ride was postponed, and today I have a combo of all things hard. It's worth it, because I can't imagine the mess had it failed 30 minutes later.
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Old 05-03-20, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.
Yeah, I tried setting a new 5s power today and succeeded, and that was only 766w.
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Old 05-03-20, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Yeah, I tried setting a new 5s power today and succeeded, and that was only 766w.
Wow. We have vastly different power curves. You threshold is significantly higher than mine, but my short term is much better.
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Happy to be able to squeeze in a metric this morning. Really windy, though - one of those days that served as a constant reminder to stay low. Now I need to pump up the tire in the wheelbarrow and get my pitchfork ready - the wife is having 8 cubic yards of mulch delivered and you can prolly guess who gets to be the beast of burden.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Speaking of the borg, I was getting ready to ride yesterday, and I all of a sudden heard water running. My acute sense of hearing and diagnostic prowess soon discovered the water heater **** the bed. Last time it crapped out, it was a hurried, replacement, and pure luck I grabbed one that was the right diameter to shove into the space it was in. That time, it was at night, and I made it to the borg about a half an hour before closing time. A wing and a prayer, and it worked for 13 years.

This time, it was re-plummed, re-floored, and a thing of beauty. Of course, my ride was postponed, and today I have a combo of all things hard. It's worth it, because I can't imagine the mess had it failed 30 minutes later.
I have gradually added various "Smart Home" things to the house. Lights that come on/off automatically, that kind of thing. But I also added some water sensors - I had placed one adjacent to the washing machine many months ago, and a second one next to the water heater. Then one day I was sitting in my office, and I get an alert that there is water next to the washer - I went to check it out, and sure enough the washer hoses were starting to go bad.

After that episode, I got more of the things - one under each sink, and one under the dishwasher.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Wow. We have vastly different power curves. You threshold is significantly higher than mine, but my short term is much better.
Yeah, if you look at my Garmin load I am just barely at the bottom of its ideal anaerobic volume, just barely at the bottom of its ideal base volume... and way completely off the far end of its ideal high aerobic volume, by like double. And now I took the effort to include it.

Now in fairness, if I hadn't been treating AG like a fence and just sprinting uphill to her wheel, I could probably have gone a little higher and definitely longer. But yes, if we did a ride together, you'd be treating me like a draft horse for 59 miles and then ripping past me to the parking lot.

Everyone likes a tri geek when it's windy out.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Happy to be able to squeeze in a metric this morning. Really windy, though - one of those days that served as a constant reminder to stay low. Now I need to pump up the tire in the wheelbarrow and get my pitchfork ready - the wife is having 8 cubic yards of much delivered and you can prolly guess who gets to be the beast of burden.
Looks like it was the weekend for metrics.

Mine was pretty windy too. Probably bit off a bit more than I should have, I was pretty shelled at the end.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Looks like it was the weekend for metrics.
Nope. I had entertained the idea of a metric, but within 10 miles I was starting to question the entire ride. On fumes by the end of a shorter ride. Not a great experience.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.
Heck, 400 is nothing. I do that leaving a stop sign.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope. I had entertained the idea of a metric, but within 10 miles I was starting to question the entire ride. On fumes by the end of a shorter ride. Not a great experience.
Poor little mousie.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah, even I can dial it up to 400w. But not for very long.
In fairness, 400w for you is a whole different w/kg than it is for, say, me.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
In fairness, 400w for you is a whole different w/kg than it is for, say, me.
Probably. But saying I dialed it up to 6.5 w/Kg does not have the same ring.
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Slow afternoon, everybody must be out riding their bikes.
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No surprise that the knees and ankle were bothersome, but also I had little power and my heart seemed to be working noticeably harder than "normal." Not a great combo when facing hills and headwinds.

Even now my resting heart rate is about 70. Not great
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Hey [MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION]

Yesterday I learned Total Wine delivers

Today: La Pinela




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Slow afternoon, everybody must be out riding their bikes.
Ive got some (soon-to-be-pulled) pork in the smoker.

Several days ago, I ordered heavy cream as a pantry item from a local restaurant. Half gallon, $6. The idea was to make buttermilk panna cotta.

The exp date on the cream is Wednesday of next week, so I’ve been on an ice cream making kick.

Sweet corn with blackberry swirl
Vanilla bean
Strawberry buttermilk- tastes like strawberry cheesecake

We are going to a friends house Tuesday night for socially distant tacos in their backyard. Cinco de Mayo and their anniversary.

We’re bringing dessert
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I have just a faint recollection..

Now I don't even remember what our vacation policy was because I always made sure to take all of mine.
me too

even though I make less money if I do

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