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Old 02-12-21, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Does it work?
Might try it on a freezing walk shortly.

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But, I've done 80-100 miles rides on water, and it's entirely doable. That also includes not eating pre-ride, other than coffee.
That's what I'm saying!
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Smart bikes came out a lot earlier than I thought.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
You can adapt your body to not eat itself alive, and instead, survive on the fat stores. As far as the bike, it's a lot of long rides without calories. Of course, the nonsense Velo Vol preaches about not drinking, is just that. But, I've done 80-100 miles rides on water, and it's entirely doable. That also includes not eating pre-ride, other than coffee. There are limits, you know, and coffee is not up for discussion.
I have to eat breakfast, cereal, and have coffee, but I can do 50 or 60 miles on water. Don't really want to, however. If I had the discipline to do that then I would be able to moderate my diet daily, which, of course, I cannot.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
WhyFi I'm curious - would you ride across the frozen lakes without studs if there was some snow cover?
Depends - not all snow-covered ice is the same. Sometimes it's really slick ice with loose snow sitting on top - it would be really easy to take a spill on that. If it's ice with crusty snow really adhered to it? Sure.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Eating is gross/a tax on the system, and drinking on the bike is a nuisance. Simplify.
Eating is one of life's pleasures and drinking on the bike is necessary to survive.
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I used to wonder how some members racked up so many posts, and then I read some of this thread....
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Originally Posted by big john
I have to eat breakfast, cereal, and have coffee, but I can do 50 or 60 miles on water. Don't really want to, however. If I had the discipline to do that then I would be able to moderate my diet daily, which, of course, I cannot.
I will usually do up to a metric with only water, after the morning coffee, but on an otherwise empty stomach - my energy stores are usually more than enough to get through that (then again, this is in much flatter terrain than you'd be accustomed to), and I really don't ever really feel famished with that kind of effort. That wasn't always the case, though - I remember feeling like I had to pack snacks and stop for water refills on 30 mile rides.

"Fat adaptation" may or may not be related to this - I really don't know. I have made of point of riding early and on an empty stomach for a few years now, and the end result is that I'm not at all uncomfortable doing it, but the mechanics are beyond me.
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I used to wonder how some members racked up so many posts, and then I read some of this thread....
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
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I used to wonder how some members racked up so many posts, and then I read some of this thread....
856 posts? Get with it, man!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Eating is gross/a tax on the system, and drinking on the bike is a nuisance. Simplify.
Hands-free hydration awaits.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Might try it on a freezing walk shortly.


That's what I'm saying!
I went light on the freezing walks today. Strained a muscle doing something dumb yesterday. Sad.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Hands-free hydration awaits.

Take it to the MTB forum, ya pothead.
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Received my second vaccine dose yesterday, so today I'm experiencing a smidgen of nausea this morning, low grade fever and chills, but high grade fatigue. Well worth the price of admission, though.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Received my second vaccine dose yesterday, so today I'm experiencing a smidgen of nausea this morning, low grade fever and chills, but high grade fatigue. Well worth the price of admission, though.

Good deal, and I hope you don't get knocked down too hard.

I have an appt on Thursday. Once the Director found out we're dealing with the public, driving their junk, and otherwise mingling with the great unwashed, he gave us a link to set an appointment. Plus, age and some of that damn COPD, sort of put me in there.

I almost think I may have had it, in hindsight. I had a slight cold, but no other symptom. No fever, no loss of senses, none of that, other than a sore back. The sore back I attributed to weights, and didn't think twice. Lately though, my breathing is a little worse for wear, and I don't like that. I wouldn't think twice other than the fact that it came on almost overnight, so who knows.
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Old 02-12-21, 06:16 PM
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It was cold in dayton.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Good deal, and I hope you don't get knocked down too hard.

I have an appt on Thursday. Once the Director found out we're dealing with the public, driving their junk, and otherwise mingling with the great unwashed, he gave us a link to set an appointment. Plus, age and some of that damn COPD, sort of put me in there.

I almost think I may have had it, in hindsight. I had a slight cold, but no other symptom. No fever, no loss of senses, none of that, other than a sore back. The sore back I attributed to weights, and didn't think twice. Lately though, my breathing is a little worse for wear, and I don't like that. I wouldn't think twice other than the fact that it came on almost overnight, so who knows.
I mentioned here that most of the techs and parts men at the dealer where I used to work tested positive and a couple of them got pretty sick.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Hands-free hydration awaits.
No.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Might try it on a freezing walk shortly.
I did. Despite a 30-hour hunger strike and 10-degrees below normal temperature, I willed my way through it. Quasi-slow jog temp. On the MUP I saw a quasi-fat tandem bicycle. wut Its tyres were obese, but not fully fat.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It was cold in dayton.
Same. Did you give a shout out to Velo Vol's sister?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I did. Despite a 30-hour hunger strike and 10-degrees below normal temperature, I willed my way through it. Quasi-slow jog temp. On the MUP I saw a quasi-fat tandem bicycle. wut Its tyres were obese, but not fully fat.
You're a jogger now?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Same. Did you give a shout out to Velo Vol's sister?

I did, but I don’t think she heard it.
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Since when does Velo Vol refer to himself in the third person?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I did. Despite a 30-hour hunger strike and 10-degrees below normal temperature, I willed my way through it. Quasi-slow jog temp. On the MUP I saw a quasi-fat tandem bicycle. wut Its tyres were obese, but not fully fat.
doesn’t count.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Received my second vaccine dose yesterday, so today I'm experiencing a smidgen of nausea this morning, low grade fever and chills, but high grade fatigue. Well worth the price of admission, though.
I just found out my mom, brothers and a sister and their spouses jumped on some extra vaccines that were available through my sisters workplace. Sounds sketchy but I'm not complaining.
Right place right time. Apologies to Dr. John. RIP.
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Same. Did you give a shout out to Velo Vol's sister?
Sharon from Dayton. Is she younger than you? Meaning sub 50.
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