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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

Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-16-20, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I work with people that have never seen those movies, or almost anything released before 2000.

The Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, Tombstone. They've never seen them.

Same here. I felt compelled to lend a young co-worker North by Northwest. She had never heard of it. I saw Scarface on the big screen. If you like to read, Godfather is a great book. Among other things, it explains the backstory of Sonnyís involvement with the woman he gets it on with upstairs during Connieís wedding.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Straight Outta Compton is a really good film. OíSheaís son is terrific, and a dead ringer.

My favorite N.W.A track.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY
That flick was a good one!

BITD, I wore out 2 copies of Straight Outta Compton on cassette, finally wound up getting it on CD when they released the remaster shortly after the turn of the century.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Niche maybe?

It's not quite Spielberg or Lucas or Marvel.
My team at work a few years ago in Halloween.

Iím the black knight.

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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I see they don't like 12 speed either.
I was chuckling recently about someone wondering when (OR IF !!!) 12 speed was gonna hit for road bikes.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Functional Threshold Power. It's what every workout is based upon. You train around it, on it, under it, near it, and especially over it.
Thanks. I donít train. Maybe because I work in the industry.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I see they don't like 12 speed either.
Even before that other thread, I'm putting off any new bike stuff (other than the R7000 I need to get on the R2) until the new DA drops and we know the future compatibility situation. If they have a new freehub standard, pull ratio, Di2, or anything else (which they certainly will) I want to know before I go trying to get a gravel/ all-road bike.

Gives lots of time to work on the engine anyway.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Thanks. I donít train. Maybe because I work in the industry.
I can never tell if people are serious and so opted to just duck the question. It's the number most-obsessed-over by tri geeks due to its applicability to long steady-state intervals.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
That flick was a good one!.
I almost never watch the Oscars, but I did watch Chris Rockís opening the year he hosted. At one point he joked about Paul Giamatti being his favorite actor. Why? ďBecause he went from whipping Lupita in Twelve Years a Slave to crying at Eazy-Eís funeral. Thatís range!Ē
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Even before that other thread, I'm putting off any new bike stuff (other than the R7000 I need to get on the R2) until the new DA drops and we know the future compatibility situation. If they have a new freehub standard, pull ratio, Di2, or anything else (which they certainly will) I want to know before I go trying to get a gravel/ all-road bike.
My new mountain bike is 1x12, but I have no interest in 12 speed for a road bike, and I have no need/desire for a gravel bike.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
File Transfer Protocol.
fuel tank pressure (sensor)
Or, for George Lopez "F*** that Puto"
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Originally Posted by big john
fuel tank pressure (sensor)
Or, for George Lopez "F*** that Puto"
Fight the Power!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Great workout this morning, overcast, felt hugely powerful. And despite that, Garmin came back and said "... yeah but I think your FTP is 285 instead of 290". Everyone's a critic.

I suspect its reasoning was the higher-than-normal HR, which easily exceeds anything I've done outdoors on the bike, ever.
My estimated FTP has been falling since January when I did my last 20 min test on the trainer, but I have been getting faster on the road the whole time. I think this is because I stopped training for that stupid 20 min test.
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Dexamethasone in the news.

What's the difference between that and prednisone (for joint inflammation)?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I can never tell if people are serious and so opted to just duck the question. It's the number most-obsessed-over by tri geeks due to its applicability to long steady-state intervals.
I donít keep track of stuff like that. If I have something hard coming up I I try to do hard rides to get in some sort of shape.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Dexamethasone in the news.

What's the difference between that and prednisone (for joint inflammation)?
The major difference is that dex is about 10x stronger and can be given once a day. I was on it briefly for a spinal cord injury and hoo boy!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The major difference is that dex is about 10x stronger and can be given once a day. I was on it briefly for a spinal cord injury and hoo boy!
I googled and see it has a longer "half life." Not sure how that works. It may be too complicated to easily summarize for a lay mouse.

Given I have to take them constantly for the foreseeable future, that doesn't necessarily sound like a bad thing.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I can never tell if people are serious and so opted to just duck the question. It's the number most-obsessed-over by tri geeks due to its applicability to long steady-state intervals.

strava tells me mine is 181. But then I updated my weight because I lost another 10 pounds, and now it says 171. I would imagine Iím stronger even with the weight loss, and not really sure how they come up with this number.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I googled and see it has a longer "half life." Not sure how that works. It may be too complicated to easily summarize for a lay mouse.

Given I have to take them constantly for the foreseeable future, that doesn't necessarily sound like a bad thing.
Half life means the time to clear half of a given concentration of drug in, for example, serum.

Dexamethasone can get inconvenient because you can get down into fractional milligram dosages and people are often converted to methylprednisolone when they taper. It is rarely if ever used in rheumatological disorders for this and, perhaps, other reasons beyond my meager understanding. @datlas might be aware of minor differences in action or side effects.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Gone with the Wind?

#P&R
I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe they're not very good?
See post 9664.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
strava tells me mine is 181. But then I updated my weight because I lost another 10 pounds, and now it says 171. I would imagine Iím stronger even with the weight loss, and not really sure how they come up with this number.
It's a stack of assumptions and guesses. I'm fairly certain that they're just looking at your best 20-min power (probably within 6 weeks) and then taking 95% of that. If you don't have a power meter or a location suitable for that type of steady output (7+ mile stretch that's relatively uninterrupted), they're FTP estimate isn't going to be very good.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy.
Thinking of GWTW will make you crazy? Or thinking about how many people haven't seen GWTW will make you crazy?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Per Google he edges me by eight minutes. Bummer. Still on the podium, though.
When I lived in Michigan this was one of the great things, close to the western edge of the time zone and north meant late evenings. Not sure of exact sundown, but was still biking and kayaking past 9pm w/visibility.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
strava tells me mine is 181. But then I updated my weight because I lost another 10 pounds, and now it says 171. I would imagine Iím stronger even with the weight loss, and not really sure how they come up with this number.
I have no idea for Strava; WhyFi is probably right though. TPKS updates when you do a new 20-minute high-end effort. Garmin does its own thing based on FirstBeat, which seems to actually track what power you actually hold at whatever it determines is your threshold HR. Itís not far off from what my last 20-minute test said, but itís a bit annoying to have a great workout and then be told youíre down 2-5w, consistently.

Garminís metrics in general weigh HR very heavily, and penalizes those of us with relatively high HRs. It really likes people like AGs with slow HRs. Itíll get confused enough with things like body battery that itíll tell me that Iím bottomed out before noon when I fee fine.
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