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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-04-20, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It hit 99 on my ride today. Average temperature was 98. It was worse than I actually thought it would be. I stuck to the shade but the heat zapped my energy pretty quickly. I kept down shifting to keep my cadence up and I cadence kept slowing down. At a certain point i just htfu and kept meshing at around 80 rpm usually I am at 98 to 105. I don’t think I’ll ride during the day when it’s that hot again.

Oh and more things to add to my ever growing amazon list.
Another bontrager cage
bottle that is actually insulated
white helmet.

My current helmet is black and at one point I think I could feel my head cooking.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I hear bent-up anger can lead to high blood pressure or worse.

Just an FYI.
nah, just a rumor. If it was true I would have sploded long ago
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That dude from the bike trail, touching that little girl needs to get the ever loving chit kicked out of him. I hope they string him up when they catch him.
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Originally Posted by datlas
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Reminds me--where I was mowing there was a Saturn parked. I do not know the model.
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Bam, it takes a while to aclimate to riding in heat like that. I love riding in heat but you must hydrate like a Camel. There comes a point when its just not a good idea. So break your ride into 2 parts. Morning and evening. Or just do short rides until acclimated.
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Old 06-04-20, 07:32 PM
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So my whyfi router sharted the bed a few days ago. I just installed the new one and set it up. I managed to burn through all of my mobile data, that was how I figured out to look at my settings.
It frustrated me because it was a setting. The router still worked but something changed all my log in information to my security. I couldn't get back in even through the admin back door. Frigging netgear....
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Originally Posted by ls01
Bam, it takes a while to aclimate to riding in heat like that. I love riding in heat but you must hydrate like a Camel. There comes a point when its just not a good idea. So break your ride into 2 parts. Morning and evening. Or just do short rides until acclimated.
I usually ride first thing in the morning. Was tired this morning so decided to sleep in. Won’t make that mistake again. Traffic was also pretty bad which I am not used to. It seemed like almost every intersection I had to wait for a car, which isn’t a big deal, but it is annoying. I also didn’t pre hydrate all that well, and I need to get some kind of electrolytes to bring with me.
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Yes
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I usually ride first thing in the morning. Was tired this morning so decided to sleep in. Won’t make that mistake again. Traffic was also pretty bad which I am not used to. It seemed like almost every intersection I had to wait for a car, which isn’t a big deal, but it is annoying. I also didn’t pre hydrate all that well, and I need to get some kind of electrolytes to bring with me.
I'm a big believer in water. Most of us have too much salt intake as it is. If I'm out in the heat and get salt stains I'll have a Gatorade. Otherwise I stick to water. Its just going to turn to sweat....
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Old 06-04-20, 08:25 PM
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I hate to keep harping on this, but I have never experienced rain like this. Scheduled to to continue raining cats and dogs at least through tomorrow night

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Old 06-04-20, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
Bam, it takes a while to aclimate to riding in heat like that. I love riding in heat but you must hydrate like a Camel. There comes a point when its just not a good idea. So break your ride into 2 parts. Morning and evening. Or just do short rides until acclimated.
I always worked outside and over hot engines a lot so I acclimated to the heat pretty well but toward the end I could be exhausted when the weekend came. Now that I'm retired I have to be more careful but not being wiped out, stressed out, and beat up from a week of work is a huge plus.

I rarely have trouble with the heat if there isn't a lot of climbing. I sweat so much when it's cool out that a hot climb demands lots of water.
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Old 06-04-20, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I hear bent-up anger can lead to high blood pressure or worse.

Just an FYI.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
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maybe he was angry he bent his recumbent?. Then it would be bent up anger
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I hate to keep harping on this, but I have never experienced rain like this. Scheduled to to continue raining cats and dogs at least through tomorrow night
remember. Arks are traditionally built using the cubit as a unit of measurement. You can find plans on the intertubes
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Originally Posted by ls01
remember. Arks are traditionally built using the cubit as a unit of measurement. You can find plans on the intertubes

Oh... make sure you have a male and a female of each animal.... that mistake can be so embarasing...
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Gutty effort on the lawn today. For the first time in three months, the church will congregate this weekend. But not in the building. Instead on said lawn. Those in attendance will have a quality cut lawn to admire during the service.

In a mysterious departure from 2020, I was sweating a lot today. Also got sunburned.

I did not sufficiently pre-hydrate. Had to hit the water hose twice instead of once. Sad.
No pics?

I got a 4-zone sprinkler controller wired up yesterday!

Tomorrow hopefully I can get the 6-zone set up and life will be easy. Well except for a little popcorn ceiling removal and a LOT of painting...
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Check out this ham on my friend's back porch!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Check out this ham on my friend's back porch!

Owls are my favorite.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I hate to keep harping on this, but I have never experienced rain like this. Scheduled to to continue raining cats and dogs at least through tomorrow night
Got a boat?
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Originally Posted by ls01
maybe he was angry he bent his recumbent?. Then it would be bent up anger
Today's ride down to the bike shop with be on a bent trike.
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Scheduled to to continue raining cats and dogs at least through tomorrow night
Hey, free pets.
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Well that was odd. Put my trash out on the curb and heard this constant beeping. Thought it was my car, which is right outside my house. Wasn't the cause. Finally discovered it was coming from one of my neighbor's trash bags. Knocked on the door. Wife came out. Turns out they had thrown out an old smoke detector.
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