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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-18-20, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
gel or non gel?
It's a lowly ball point pen. Pen snobs such as rjones28 wouldn't even bother with it. However it works and may come handy in the car sometime.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The robins like it when I mow. They enjoy hopping around on the freshly-cut lawn.

Today I found a blue pen and $10 bill whilst mowing.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's a lowly ball point pen. Pen snobs such as rjones28 wouldn't even bother with it. However it works and may come handy in the car sometime.
I have a Bic in the glovebox of the Jeep.
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Anyone got any sure fire time-trialling tips? We're talking a fairly hilly 20 mi. Training? Strategy? I'm working on HTFU.
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Wow. IT's only money. Whew!

https://bikerumor.com/2020/06/16/abs...ax-chain-lube/
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Anyone got any sure fire time-trialling tips? We're talking a fairly hilly 20 mi. Training? Strategy? I'm working on HTFU.
I learned in the Addiction time trial that you've got to pace yourself.

You're welcome.
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Old 06-18-20, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Anyone got any sure fire time-trialling tips? We're talking a fairly hilly 20 mi. Training? Strategy? I'm working on HTFU.
It pays to get your rest where you can
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
It pays to get your rest where you can
Why are you seedsbelize, and not seedsmexico?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Anyone got any sure fire time-trialling tips? We're talking a fairly hilly 20 mi. Training? Strategy? I'm working on HTFU.
How much time do you have to train?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why are you seedsbelize, and not seedsmexico?
why are you Velo vol and not Velo dog?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
why are you Velo vol and not Velo dog?
Why are you DougRNS?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why are you DougRNS?
Simple.
To deliver awesomeness one quality post at a time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why are you seedsbelize, and not seedsmexico?
I joined bf before I changed my call sign. My email address is seedsmex
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Originally Posted by LAJ
How much time do you have to train?
I am currently getting 9-11 hrs for about 450-700 TSS. That seems like plenty for my age. I’ve had to cut back lately for sailing, but the good weather is about to end.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Anyone got any sure fire time-trialling tips? We're talking a fairly hilly 20 mi. Training? Strategy? I'm working on HTFU.
TT bike or road bike? Pacing, always - it'll feel too slow out of the gate. For training, the high aerobic area is most immediately helpful, if you don't have time to do a sequence of blocks.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
TT bike or road bike? Pacing, always - it'll feel too slow out of the gate. For training, the high aerobic area is most immediately helpful, if you don't have time to do a sequence of blocks.
Road bike, so no big positioning issues. I’ve done two this season and I’m pretty happy with my pacing. I’m just slow. I have been trying to polarize with lots of Z2 and two days (including the TT) of threshold and subthreshold, respectively. No idea what’s right at age 64, though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's a lowly ball point pen. Pen snobs such as rjones28 wouldn't even bother with it. However it works and may come handy in the car sometime.
I think the real pen snob in Addiction has pen man in his user name. Amiright??
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
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Speaking of BB sounds, I have a "click" in my BB that has been there for several months and I can't isolate it nor get rid of it.

But it has a personality, it ONLY shows up under significant torque/power, I would estimate it shows up whenever I go over my FTP. Routine cruising even at tempo is quiet.

So I have learned to accept it and consider it my poor-man's power meter.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Anyone got any sure fire time-trialling tips? We're talking a fairly hilly 20 mi. Training? Strategy? I'm working on HTFU.
I'm a dumb noob, but a few ideas have crystallized recently:
  • it's easier to lose time than to make up time, so make up time when you can
  • 90% is resting, with very little physiological cost (over this kind of duration, at least)
  • "rest" downhill - it's free money that adds up (see points 1 & 2)
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's a lowly ball point pen. Pen snobs such as rjones28 wouldn't even bother with it. However it works and may come handy in the car sometime.
Just clipped a Paper Mate into the tool pocket of my work jeans.
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BTW, I'm super jonesing for the Zipp 303S wheelset. If I could have found them in stock someplace yesterday, I prolly would have pulled the trigger.
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Originally Posted by datlas
i think the real pen snob in addiction has pen man in his user name. Amiright??
rip
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I feel muscle groups this morning. Must be getting ripped.
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