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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 11-26-20, 08:00 AM
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I need a power meter.
Yes, but pick up an HRM yesterday.
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The Buckeyes ARE 4 and 0 though.
The I-75 bridge at Cincinnati is 0-1 against burning trucks.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
First time I am hearing of this book. What other secrets do you hold?
Oh, eternal life and how to make perfect boiled eggs, to name a couple.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yes, but pick up an HRM yesterday.
Yes. A forearm optical unit.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yes. A forearm optical unit.

This over a chest strap? I had picked out the wahoo ticker.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
This over a chest strap? I had picked out the wahoo ticker.
Electrical chest strap monitors are good if you need precise interval data for some reason, e.g., HRV, but they otherwise obsolete, awkward, uncomfortable, and give many people (me) dermatitis. For HR, optical is ideal and it’s what I use on the bike.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Electrical chest strap monitors are good if you need precise interval data for some reason, e.g., HRV, but they otherwise obsolete, awkward, uncomfortable, and give many people (me) dermatitis. For HR, optical is ideal and it’s what I use on the bike.
I believe that it was Voltaire who said, "ideal is the enemy of good, for those with analysis paralysis."
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I think that every retailer and manufacturer, that I've ever given my email address, has sent me an email this morning.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Electrical chest strap monitors are good if you need precise interval data for some reason, e.g., HRV, but they otherwise obsolete, awkward, uncomfortable, and give many people (me) dermatitis. For HR, optical is ideal and it’s what I use on the bike.
Recommendation?
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A GSO I bought over 30 years ago and never was able to play well. I appreciate music but can’t make it, apparently.
Forget about all that macho **** and learn how to play guitar - Abraham Mellencamp
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Recommendation?
https://www.scosche.com/consumer-tec..._rate_monitors

I have the Rhythm24 because it has recording capability and I intended to use it at the gym as a freestanding device. However, there are many other highly respectable brands, e,g., Wahoo and Polar.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Update:

Ohio = dumb

Using a tablet = dumb
you shouldn't be in Ohio in the first place so own the dumbness. Crazy neighbor DougRNS is worried about you.

I can attest that Ohio is dumb having lived there for about 14 years in 2 different stints.
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Originally Posted by big john
There are a few downed trees.


This guy had the smallest tires but he was the fastest on the climbs. Nice bike.
those are some nice pics. If I am going to work that hard I want to experience a high rate of speed.
#NeedForSpeed
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
those are some nice pics. If I am going to work that hard I want to experience a high rate of speed.
#NeedForSpeed
We did have some eye watering descents! That's where a big mountain bike is an advantage.
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Went out for a ride in the wet on the MUP. We have some homemade brownies that I packed for the rest stop. I was really getting hungry by mile 40 and stopped at a water fountain in Valley Forge to get water and fuel up.

Of course, the Turkey of the day was me as I left the brownies at home. It was still a fine ride, for which I am thankful. But I did miss the brownies.
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Anyone have any experience with Whoop and would like to share thoughts about it? I am thinking it could help with overall health data like restful sleep and catch heart irregularities since it is worn 24/7/365
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
https://www.scosche.com/consumer-tec..._rate_monitors

I have the Rhythm24 because it has recording capability and I intended to use it at the gym as a freestanding device. However, there are many other highly respectable brands, e,g., Wahoo and Polar.

does that connect to strava?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
To a web QA/ developer that is an unacceptable answer.
To a driveability technician it's a way of life.
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One more. Another fast guy on another nice bike.
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Originally Posted by big john
One more. Another fast guy on another nice bike.

Shoulda brought the chainsaw!
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Happy Thanksgiving to all including Trsnrtr
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
does that connect to strava?
The phone app? Dunno, but I’ve used it with the Yahoo workout app, Zwift, ROUVY, and my bike computer, all of which upload to Strava.

Youll have to record on a computer anyway to get the readout.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Recommendation?
Wahoo. Much more durable than Garmin, and better battery life.

The Garmin Run Dynamics are better, but not like anyone here needs that.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Wahoo. Much more durable than Garmin, and better battery life.

The Garmin Run Dynamics are better, but not like anyone here needs that.
Note that I did not recommend Garmin.
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Haven’t run in 50 years. Unless someone was chasing me. Not going to start now.
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