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Old 06-17-20, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Hmmm. I was a paid member. Maybe it ran out.
I do use an ad-blocking browser. Maybe this one slipped through.
Either way, it seems odd that we would advertise for an entity whose name we are forbidden to mention.
The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.
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Old 06-17-20, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
He's not talking about ads - he's talking about social media links for the site.
Ok. I don’t see anything like that, thankfully.
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Old 06-17-20, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ok. I don’t see anything like that, thankfully.
Ooh, now I see them. Very small icons at the top and bottom of the page. When did those sneak in??
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
so basically I need to ride ALL the miles by sunday and I might possibility be number one.
IKR?

In the words of McCroskey:
I picked a bad week to make a try for the podium


In reality, I have a vacation coming up in 3 weeks so my wife and I are trying to shed some weight and I'm just riding as much as my body can take.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Was this in question?
Yes. I spent the last two months in the hammock, with one hand bandaged up and in deep healing mode. Toward the end I did the occasional walk into town. Today, for the first time since April 11, I feel like myself.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I didn't realize that's what they are.
I didn't notice them until now.
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Today, for the first time since April 11, I feel like myself.
Kudos.
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I don't know who he is IRL, but I finally got to see Solitary Man's feed, first ride and he sets a KOM.

Not sure if others can see the segment. Is this good?

https://www.strava.com/activities/36...70463388173311
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't know who he is IRL, but I finally got to see Solitary Man's feed, first ride and he sets a KOM.
I believe his name is Neil Diamond
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
MN-7.

You're welcome.
I see this was ignored. Sad.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not sure if others can see the segment. Is this good?
If he could keep that pace up for a little over 9 repeats of that OAB, then his Everesting time would be a little over 15 hours by my calculation. Not even close to the record.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If he could keep that pace up for a little over 9 repeats of that OAB, then his Everesting time would be a little over 15 hours by my calculation. Not even close to the record.
The power stuff is lost on me, but in the comments he says "My normalized power for the out and back was over 300 Watts (4.1 W/kg)."
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't know who he is IRL, but I finally got to see Solitary Man's feed, first ride and he sets a KOM.

Not sure if others can see the segment. Is this good?

https://www.strava.com/activities/36...70463388173311
How do you know of this person?

Averaging ~250 for almost 4 hours is nothing to sneeze at. Also, if he's not lying about his weight, he's tiny - he's in the under-124lbs category. That would be a rather impressive 4.4w/kg for the ride.
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Old 06-17-20, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
How do you know of this person?
Many weeks lately he's been at the top of this local "club" and I wanted to see what he's doing to get that kind of mileage.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/bike-zoo

wut

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Originally Posted by big john
Thar wasn't my experience in Wyoming. We stayed in Medicine Bow at the hotel and the menu was limited. One of our riders was vegan and didn't want anything on the menu. They told us to go to the store and get whatever we wanted and they would cook it for us. I was very good. Then we stayed in Rock Springs and all the restaurants were Chinese. It was good, too.
The food didn't get bad until the south. Not all of it but they seemed more geared toward quantity instead of quality.
The Virginian? Food wasn't bad there, not great, but I'd eat their open face hot roast beef sandwich again, and again.


We also tried the bar a couple blocks west, but their food wasn't as good. They did have some odd art on the ceiling, so worth it to drop in for a drink or two and look up for a while.




Rock Springs did have a LOT of OK Chinese joints. And three good Mexican joints that we ate at a lot.

One of the "Chinese" places also made other Asian foods. I guess because there was no Thai or Vietnamese restaurants in town. Their non-Chinese offerings were meh.

Anong's in Cheyenne was really good Thai, and they also have Rawlins and Laramie locations.

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Old 06-18-20, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ooh, now I see them. Very small icons at the top and bottom of the page. When did those sneak in??
I only noticed them yesterday, shortly before they were mentioned.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
How do you know of this person?

Averaging ~250 for almost 4 hours is nothing to sneeze at. Also, if he's not lying about his weight, he's tiny - he's in the under-124lbs category. That would be a rather impressive 4.4w/kg for the ride.
Maybe he's a ute
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
How do you know of this person?

Averaging ~250 for almost 4 hours is nothing to sneeze at. Also, if he's not lying about his weight, he's tiny - he's in the under-124lbs category. That would be a rather impressive 4.4w/kg for the ride.
Actually, his statement was only for a portion of the ride: "My normalized power for the out and back was over 300 Watts (4.1 W/kg)". That equates to about 161 lbs
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd
Actually, his statement was only for a portion of the ride: "My normalized power for the out and back was over 300 Watts (4.1 W/kg)". That equates to about 161 lbs
I posted before seeing that from Vol; I was going by his ride average (248w) and his indicated weight class on the segment leader board, which must be outdated or just plain wrong -

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Many weeks lately he's been at the top of this local "club" and I wanted to see what he's doing to get that kind of mileage.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/bike-zoo

wut

That's a ****load. 20 hours per week is a part-time job - either he's got no job, or this is his job or he's got a job but no life outside of working and riding. He's got (for me) two years worth of mileage in less than 6 months. I mean, I realize that we're all a little outside of the norm, but that's cray-cray.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That's a ****load. 20 hours per week is a part-time job - either he's got no job, or this is his job or he's got a job but no life outside of working and riding. He's got (for me) two years worth of mileage in less than 6 months. I mean, I realize that we're all a little outside of the norm, but that's cray-cray.
Guy looks kind of like a dog too. What an existence!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Many weeks lately he's been at the top of this local "club" and I wanted to see what he's doing to get that kind of mileage.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/bike-zoo

wut
Riding his bike?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Guy looks kind of like a dog too. What an existence!
Being stalked by a bear. He'd better watch out.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Being stalked by a bear. He'd better watch out.
That occurred to me immediately after I posted.

In other news, my shoes are in local USPS limbo and a day late, UPS having washed their hands of them.
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This would have been today's planned segment:

"The Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway continues to remain impassable to through traffic due to significant snow remaining at higher elevations. Beaverhead County officials are monitoring the snow depth and predict that they should be able to plow open the Pioneer Scenic Byway near mid-June. " Until the Byway is opened, travelers in the area are advised to be cautious of changing road conditions and respect the road closures. To become stuck in a snowbank puts you and someone that might be willing to help you at risk for personal injuries as well as damage to your vehicle."

The weather is actually not that bad at lower elevations, but the Byway's summit is just under 8,000'. Heading north from there it's a great 26 mile, net elevation loss to town of Wise River.

There are two guys racing south on the Great Divide route. One is between Butte and Wise River. Wonder if he'll push on up the hill as far as he can or hang out in town.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This would have been today's planned segment:

"The Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway continues to remain impassable to through traffic due to significant snow remaining at higher elevations. Beaverhead County officials are monitoring the snow depth and predict that they should be able to plow open the Pioneer Scenic Byway near mid-June. " Until the Byway is opened, travelers in the area are advised to be cautious of changing road conditions and respect the road closures. To become stuck in a snowbank puts you and someone that might be willing to help you at risk for personal injuries as well as damage to your vehicle."

The weather is actually not that bad at lower elevations, but the Byway's summit is just under 8,000'. Heading north from there it's a great 26 mile, net elevation loss to town of Wise River.

There are two guys racing south on the Great Divide route. One is between Butte and Wise River. Wonder if he'll push on up the hill as far as he can or hang out in town.
Do you have a bike trip planned for this summer??
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