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Old 03-07-21, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
As it pertains to training load.



Now that I think about it, though, I'm not sure why I'm so far negative. If Form is supposed to be Fitness minus Fatigue, I should be at -44.
Mine hasn’t made sense to me before either.
I was slow and felt terrible this morning. Wasn’t trying to set any records, take a look at my heart rate zones for this ride. It’s all zone 3,4,5,6. I guess that’s what happens when you ride super dehydrated.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
As it pertains to training load.



Now that I think about it, though, I'm not sure why I'm so far negative. If Form is supposed to be Fitness minus Fatigue, I should be at -44.
You have it set up as a percentage. That’s a choice under “options.”
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Thanks doc, but I’d like to elaborate further. It’s not a single individual, it was teachers who slapped his wrist. It is always a group decision, we routinely get the opinion of at least two others. This is to eliminate any possibility of the infraction being personally motivated. Probably something most folks don’t realize, but it’s firm policy.

Unfortunately the “messenger” will always get the blame. We put on our big boy pants and suck it up.

god help whatever forum he ended up on while sitting out his punishment.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Thanks doc, but I’d like to elaborate further. It’s not a single individual, it was teachers who slapped his wrist. It is always a group decision, we routinely get the opinion of at least two others. This is to eliminate any possibility of the infraction being personally motivated. Probably something most folks don’t realize, but it’s firm policy.

Unfortunately the “messenger” will always get the blame. We put on our big boy pants and suck it up.
I stand corrected. Thanks for clarifying.
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So it's been announced that the vaccination folks are coming to Tixkokob this week. 60 and over. We're to await a phone call telling us when to show up. Just for yucks, we call each other, to make sure the phones work. Sure enough, neither of them rings. My genius wife goes online and scores a code. It was set to zero rings on both phones. How does that happen by itself? She set hers to five rings, and I set mine to 15. They both ring five times. More importantly, they both ring . Every time.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I could make a case for riding inside in VA in the summer - heat and humidity.
That's when I think about riding inside. I might actually finish my roller project this year
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Or she smoked him and left him for dead.
Perhaps he is working at getting the kids back in school, now that they're likely opening soon.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Ended up doing pads and rotors on my wife's car today.

Any guesses on how long it took? Bonus points for the difference between the first side and the second

I'm somewhat handy with a wrench but working on cars is a pretty rare occurrence for me, so although it was a bit of a PITA at times generally I enjoyed myself. Helped that I could have the garage open and enjoy the nice sunny weather.
Disc brakes are a joy, relative to drum brakes. You could almost do it with your eyes closed. I did it once at a rest area in the rain. Quick.
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A la Trainsnorter, I'm talking to myself here.
I'll pop into C&V. See what's kickin over there.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
You have it set up as a percentage. That’s a choice under “options.”
Ooooh. Durrr. I never even noticed the percentage sign. I take it that's the default? I've certainly never intentionally changed that.

edit: yeah, looking back, it's always been set to a percentage for me, I just never noticed.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I just guessed at how long it would take me, and subtracted 30%.

Did you bleed them well when done?
No bleeding. From anyone or anything
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Disc brakes are a joy, relative to drum brakes. You could almost do it with your eyes closed. I did it once at a rest area in the rain. Quick.
The rear has drums but I'm not touching them unless I have to.
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24 degrees. Time to ride. This will be short.
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As I have often said...

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Ooooh. Durrr. I never even noticed the percentage sign. I take it that's the default? I've certainly never intentionally changed that.

edit: yeah, looking back, it's always been set to a percentage for me, I just never noticed.
Yes, I think it’s the default and makes a bit more sense. The model has obvious problems at the extremes.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
As it pertains to training load.



Now that I think about it, though, I'm not sure why I'm so far negative. If Form is supposed to be Fitness minus Fatigue, I should be at -44.
That's what I think, too. Their math is faulty.
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You have it set up as a percentage. That’s a choice under “options.”
Ah,,, Datlas to the rescue.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
A la Trainsnorter, I'm talking to myself here.
I'll pop into C&V. See what's kickin over there.
As I started reading this, I thought you were going to say you needed stitches.
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Hope I don’t have the “vid”. Been feeling weak these past couple of days on and off the bike. Seems like my heart rate is higher than usual to but don’t have a way to monitor it all day. Yesterday I was dehydrated which didn’t help but hydration is not an issue. No fever or lack of senses just feel weak.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Agree. My cycling friends who are from Europe are shocked about how prudish Americans are about taking a leak discreetly. It should be a non-issue.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Hope I don’t have the “vid”. Been feeling weak these past couple of days on and off the bike. Seems like my heart rate is higher than usual to but don’t have a way to monitor it all day. Yesterday I was dehydrated which didn’t help but hydration is not an issue. No fever or lack of senses just feel weak.
Must be gettin' old.

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A former club member and irregular group ride guest showed up for the ride yesterday. It's always good to see him - he's a strong rider, a steady wheel to follow and just a really good guy. Anyway, he works next to the LBS and is in really tight with those guys. Yesterday, he gave us a warning "if you guys need bike stuff, you'd better get it sooner rather than later. If you ordered a Shimano chain at the Catfish today, do you know when you'd get it? They're saying November...."

Yikes. My chains aren't in need of replacement yet, but they may be some time this summer, so I checked the local shops that show inventory availability online. Yeeeaah, notsomuch.

I was already feeling a little anxious about popping the new tires on so early in the year, and only having one on-hand in back-up, so I've been thinking about ordering next year's tires, just in case. Welp, this put me over the edge, so I just ordered next year's tires and two new chains for whenever I need them.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Must be gettin' old.


Could I still be hurting from my awesome ride on Thursday? Doesn’t seem possible to me, but if I am not sick than that’s the only other thing I can think of.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
A former club member and irregular group ride guest showed up for the ride yesterday. It's always good to see him - he's a strong rider, a steady wheel to follow and just a really good guy. Anyway, he works next to the LBS and is in really tight with those guys. Yesterday, he gave us a warning "if you guys need bike stuff, you'd better get it sooner rather than later. If you ordered a Shimano chain at the Catfish today, do you know when you'd get it? They're saying November...."

Yikes. My chains aren't in need of replacement yet, but they may be some time this summer, so I checked the local shops that show inventory availability online. Yeeeaah, notsomuch.

I was already feeling a little anxious about popping the new tires on so early in the year, and only having one on-hand in back-up, so I've been thinking about ordering next year's tires, just in case. Welp, this put me over the edge, so I just ordered next year's tires and two new chains for whenever I need them.

No bueno. Spent all my funds on that ritchey. Luckily I have gators for back ups, plenty of tubes and I still have that to short chain, but if needed I can make that work. Only thing I can think that might need replacing by summer is the cables on my Cervelo. I have a feeling once I get the Ritchey up I won’t be riding the cervelo all that much for a while.
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