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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 07-05-20, 01:45 PM
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My solution so sweat in the eyes is losing steerer spacers.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Who's Symon? Is that gnome?
yes.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
You need a HUD in the vanquish.

of course the vanquish would have been MUCH better if it was the Aston Martin kind...
Both of those are obviously true.

Or even the HED Vanquish.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That'd get you the last spot on the podium at this point.
Two of you obviously need to focus on the more important things in life.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Two of you obviously need to focus on the more important things in life.


And that wouldn't have gotten you on the podium last week.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:52 PM
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Looks like Trainsnorter gets the top spot.

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I got three Strava notifications while I was out on a ride today, all of them to tell me that I'd lost KOMs. Now, keep in mind that I'm a big boy, so the only KOMs I'm getting are short, high output kinds of affairs. Yeah, no - no one just beat me in a flying half mile by 11 seconds. Not anyone around here, at least. Likewise, no one beat my time on a flat, 1.2 mile stretch by 55 seconds. Damn people and their phones that they forget to pause.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
My solution so sweat in the eyes is losing steerer spacers.
Working on it. 15 more millimeters to go.
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Both of those are obviously true.

Or even the HED Vanquish.
That too!

Originally Posted by WhyFi
I got three Strava notifications while I was out on a ride today, all of them to tell me that I'd lost KOMs. Now, keep in mind that I'm a big boy, so the only KOMs I'm getting are short, high output kinds of affairs. Yeah, no - no one just beat me in a flying half mile by 11 seconds. Not anyone around here, at least. Likewise, no one beat my time on a flat, 1.2 mile stretch by 55 seconds. Damn people and their phones that they forget to pause.
May I suggest you make a thread about it?
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Old 07-05-20, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
May I suggest you make a thread about it?
Only if it'll bring out the Strava pitchforks.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Only if it'll bring out the Strava pitchforks.
Iíll bring the first one!
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Old 07-05-20, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The canal does not go thru Cazenovistan. Pay attention.
Cazenovistan need not be on the canal to be in the canal trade zone. It's certainly not getting its goods from the St. Lawrence River.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
This morning ride went better than the last time I rode after a long ride. Legs had power, and my body didnít feel fatigued. My arse was just killing me, I had to keep standing up to take the pressure off of it. I was wearing my worst pair of bibs, but itís never hurt that bad.
My pinky and ring finger in my left hand have become useless. I couldnít open my sun glasses or get my phone out of my pocket while ai was riding. Itís not like I am left handed or anything.


Yíall wizards got any magic to combat this or do I need to HTFU and learn how to write with my right hand?
yep you need the right saddle and a professional bike fitting
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Old 07-05-20, 02:18 PM
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I performed at Montreux, BITD. We did not burn the place to the ground.
I bought the single when it came out BITD. It was the first recorded music purchase I ever made. Was kind of pissed that the b side was the live version even though I liked the live version better.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Fresh out of the oven:


BITD (Early/mid 70's) my mom called the starter Herman.
#TheMoreYouKnow
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Old 07-05-20, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
yep you need the right saddle and a professional bike fitting
Figured as much, though havnt really had any issues until this point.
Still donít have full use of my left hand, but decided I would suck it up until tuesday. I start a four day trip, if itís not better by the time I get home then off to a doctor.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Had a good visit with the parents, now heading home. I am still going to try to get in an easy Z2 ride later despite high heat and humidity. Also gotta get another batch of sourdough ready to be baked tomorrow.

A safe and happy 4th to all who celebrate it.
and same to you and yours.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Im assuming itís a combination of heart rate, power temp etc??

which Garmin?

I actually like the heat when my route is relatively flat, but I couldnít take it yesterday. One of the hills hit 18% for a decent stretch (4-500 feet) and I actually had to stop. Canít remember the last time I had to stop on a climb.
My 1030 and my wife's 830 both have it. After today's 63 miler that ended at 95ļ, my Garmin says that I'm 100% acclimated.
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Old 07-05-20, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Looks like Trainsnorter gets the top spot.

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The day is still young!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I wish there were more options for all-carbon wheels like the Trispoke. Spoke tension gives me the willies.
spontan crabon assplosion gives me the willies
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
So 211 real miles this week. How many people are glad I ditched Strava?
Uh... slacker.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The day is still young!

trying to get permission for another ride as we speak. Negotiations arenít going in my favor.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I don't think so. The Halo is for people who get sweat in their eyes. In your case the bandana may be adequate.
I looked through a box of stuff and I actually have a Halo II headband I ordered in 2012(!) but never opened. I guess I should try it out, eh?

Also found some bar tape that can be used. In worse shape are the brifter covers. I guess eBay is the place to go for that? (ancient 6600s)
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Originally Posted by datlas
Done. All yours now, if you wish. Recall I got ripped off by about 6 miles yesterday so you may want some insurance miles.

Good ride today but HOT.
I wanted to do a metric if I didn't overheat first, so I kept my heart rate low and ignored every thing else. I had a low average but I hate cramping so I resisted the urge to work harder. As it was, the metric was a piece of cake despite being 90s. Disclaimer: It was FLAT.
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Originally Posted by ls01
yep you need the right saddle and a professional bike fitting
That saddle angle makes my gonads hurt.
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That saddle angle makes my gonads hurt.

on my bike?
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