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Old 10-25-20, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
The group's end-of-year ride, last night, could have went better.

A group irregular, a guy with a reputation for being squirrelly at times, drifted in to another guy and may or may not have gotten his drops hooked on the other guy's straight bars. Regardless, the end result was that he went down and took out one other guy that was behind him. The squirrelly guy was the only one injured, but he got banged up pretty good - broken clavicle and concussion.

His girlfriend was not happy when she got the call and came to pick him up and blamed our "drinking game," though the tumble took place early in the ride and no one was even remotely intoxicated (nevermind that there wasn't enough drinking during the entirety of the ride to get anyone drunk). Trying to explain to the gf that he was at fault wasn't a bridge that anyone wanted to cross, though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut is all this gobbledygook?
The complete picture of my fitness or lack thereof. As the mystics say, those who know know.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
My body tells me when I am fatigued. Weird, eh?
Your hips don't lie?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
My body tells me when I am fatigued. Weird, eh?
The numbers have taught me that my body is a liar.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The complete picture of my fitness or lack thereof. As the mystics say, those who know know.
I've had no interest in looking at my F/F since daily morning rides became impractical - it would just depress me. Until the spring, I'm just going to concentrate on not getting too fat and out of shape. Still considering strength training, too, though I need to get a feel for how that could be practically integrated in to the routine.
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Who am I going to trust: the chart or my lying legs?
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I've had no interest in looking at my F/F since daily morning rides became impractical - it would just depress me. Until the spring, I'm just going to concentrate on not getting too fat and out of shape. Still considering strength training, too, though I need to get a feel for how that could be practically integrated in to the routine.
I understand.

I am learning that old age isnt so much a barrier to performance (at my level) as a drag on increasing fitness. Therefore, if I want to improve next season, that is, move from fourth to third quartile among the guys Im riding with, I am going to have to carry a reasonably high load all winter.

I desperately need strength training, but I will have to wait until the gym at work reopens. Its the only place I would consider safe under current conditions. Until then, its core and resistance bands in the basement.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I understand.

I am learning that old age isnt so much a barrier to performance (at my level) as a drag on increasing fitness. Therefore, if I want to improve next season, that is, move from fourth to third quartile among the guys Im riding with, I am going to have to carry a reasonably high load all winter.

I desperately need strength training, but I will have to wait until the gym at work reopens. Its the only place I would consider safe under current conditions. Until then, its core and resistance bands in the basement.
With my birthday around the corner, I was thinking about this, too, when considering the goals that I should set for myself. Yeah, I'm getting further and further away from being 22 years old, but it's not like I've ever trained optimally, or even close to it, so I feel like I should be able to get stronger every year, for a few years, at least.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
With my birthday around the corner, I was thinking about this, too, when considering the goals that I should set for myself. Yeah, I'm getting further and further away from being 22 years old, but it's not like I've ever trained optimally, or even close to it, so I feel like I should be able to get stronger every year, for a few years, at least.
Absolutely! Thats only a problem for people who actually maxed out their potential at some point. I know I never did.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The numbers have taught me that my body is a liar.
You tell patients this?
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That blows. Does this ever (often?) mean additional nights on the road?

Before I went out for a year so back in 2017, more times then not I couldnt get home. I started driving it.
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Before I went out for a year so back in 2017, more times then not I couldnt get home. I started driving it.
Yow. How long of a drive are you talking?
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Yow. How long of a drive are you talking?

New Bern to Roanoke was 9 hours. Did that for a year. Then we moved to charlotte, charlotte to roanoke was about 4 hours. Williamsburg to Charlotte 4.5 hours.
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New Bern to Roanoke was 9 hours. Did that for a year. Then we moved to charlotte, charlotte to roanoke was about 4 hours. Williamsburg to Charlotte 4.5 hours.
Got it - so that'd be like me driving to Madison, WI. That would suck. How frequent would the drive be? Weekly or so?
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Yes, it's the American pastime.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Or, I could walk less than a mile to the nearby high school and see much the same thing, probably.
Harsh.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Got it - so that'd be like me driving to Madison, WI. That would suck. How frequent would the drive be? Weekly or so?
back then twice a week.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
That may turn out to be a temporary victory. I'd be willing to wager the euphoria they experienced from that victory will be more harmful than goodful.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You tell patients this?
I never discuss my body with patients. You can lose your license for that.
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Today’s ride was a full 20F colder than yesterday’s. Still was a good ride. I am atop the leaderboard but not confident I will stay there.
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Don't watch the NFL. Can't provide a meaningful response.

I can tell you that the awesome shovel is securely stored in an undisclosed location in Northwest Metro Atlanta. I can also tell you that it is still awesome.
Only the one? Not a serious shoveler.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't know what this means but two problem areas I've noticed lately are when I'm just starting the ride, and when I resume after I stopped it (using the stop button) for a while. That's what happened on the map above. I'm leaving the office and I went north on the smaller road and then east on the bigger one.
Make sure the Strava app has acquired GPS before clipping in (It says so in a green band at top of screen on the Android version.)

I dunno much about how adaptive battery works either, but it's there...(in the version of Android my phone runs)

ETA:. I never press stop til I'm done riding for the day. Mainly because I always forget to press go again.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Day 5, and all the flights home are full. Looks like commuting stress is back in full swing. SMH.
But you're the pilot, not a passenger.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
New Bern to Roanoke was 9 hours. Did that for a year. Then we moved to charlotte, charlotte to roanoke was about 4 hours. Williamsburg to Charlotte 4.5 hours.
Oh, I see.
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