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Old 03-28-21, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
It's looking like the rain won't be a problem today, so I should get in a ride. It's not looking like it's going to be great, by any means - mid 40s and partly sunny - but that's better than high 30s and non-stop rain.
Is it windy out there for you too?

We're forecast to have 20-30mph all day, it's already blowing like crazy.
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Old 03-28-21, 08:50 AM
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73 degrees here....... Just saying.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Looks about right to me. Maybe missing a recumbent for when you throw your back out.
Like from lifting the Battaglin up onto the hooks, or trying to pull the Bianchi down from its place against the wall without moving the bikes in front of it?
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Old 03-28-21, 09:21 AM
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. I don't live in Asheville?
Close doesn’t count, obv.
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Old 03-28-21, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Like from lifting the Battaglin up onto the hooks, or trying to pull the Bianchi down from its place against the wall without moving the bikes in front of it?
Yeah. Or maybe that dread condition O.L.D.
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Fake ride done with Zoom chat. It was advertised as a social/recovery ride, which for me is around 1.6-2 W/Kg. The pace was faster than that, with much of the ride at around 2.2-2.5, which may be recovery for some but after a hard ride yesterday it was not easy. I still hung in there and as usual, fake miles are better than none.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Is it windy out there for you too?

We're forecast to have 20-30mph all day, it's already blowing like crazy.
I'm going to hit the trail late afternoon with a low trike. No way am I going to head out on the Prairie today.
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Old 03-28-21, 09:55 AM
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First road ride since Feb. 25 is in the books. The knee winced once or twice, and I am so far walking normally. I thought of another knee exercise I can do to help strengthen it. The Brooks was mostly more comfortable than expected, and shows promise after complete break-in. It was nice to get out there again.
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Old 03-28-21, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Is it windy out there for you too?

We're forecast to have 20-30mph all day, it's already blowing like crazy.
Another super windy Spring day. I made sure to hold the car door open for Mrs. rjones28, when we went to brunch.
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You know, guys, for a bit there, I was concerned that I'd gone too far, that I just have too many bikes. But now I can see that's not the case.....
No, of course not.
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Now that I have mastered the French Press, I am frustrated by the 5-6 minute wait just to boil the water on the stove. What’s the word on electric teakettle or equivalent? Is it demonstrably better or faster than a stove-top pot?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Now that I have mastered the French Press, I am frustrated by the 5-6 minute wait just to boil the water on the stove. What’s the word on electric teakettle or equivalent? Is it demonstrably better or faster than a stove-top pot?
I suggest moving to a much higher elevation.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I suggest moving to a much higher elevation.
Yep. The bread isn't as good, but the coffee is ready lickity split. There's also the added benefit of hypoxia.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah. Or maybe that dread condition O.L.D.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Now that I have mastered the French Press, I am frustrated by the 5-6 minute wait just to boil the water on the stove. What’s the word on electric teakettle or equivalent? Is it demonstrably better or faster than a stove-top pot?
Not only do those things boil water wicked pissa fast, you can get one that’s thermostatically controlled for 200° water, which is superior for coffee. I drink very expensive green tea and like my brewing water at 165°. Hard to do on the stove.
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Not only do those things boil water wicked pissa fast, you can get one that’s thermostatically controlled for 200° water, which is superior for coffee. I drink very expensive green tea and like my brewing water at 165°. Hard to do on the stove.
Will investigate.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Now that I have mastered the French Press, I am frustrated by the 5-6 minute wait just to boil the water on the stove. What’s the word on electric teakettle or equivalent? Is it demonstrably better or faster than a stove-top pot?
Dude. Slow down and smell the roses.
#FirstWorldProblem

Use the time to stretch your hammies or lube your chain.
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Good news now the rain forecasted is no longer forecasted. Bad news winds are now gusting 25 mph. Is that going to stop this guy? Nope becuase I HTFU, unless my wife says otherwise.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Dude. Slow down and smell the roses.
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Use the time to stretch your hammies or lube your chain.
But is that enough time to clean the chain before lubing the chain?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I'm going to hit the trail late afternoon with a low trike. No way am I going to head out on the Prairie today.
I always imagine that wind would be less demoralizing on a trike, is there any truth in that idea?

Originally Posted by rjones28
Another super windy Spring day. I made sure to hold the car door open for Mrs. rjones28, when we went to brunch.
I'm sure she appreciates it

I miss going out to eat, what did you have?
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The Wind is Still the Wind no matter how Low or high one might be.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I always imagine that wind would be less demoralizing on a trike, is there any truth in that idea?
Yes, and they don't come any lower than mine. Still not all that fast but a lot less effort in the wind.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I always imagine that wind would be less demoralizing on a trike, is there any truth in that idea?



I'm sure she appreciates it

I miss going out to eat, what did you have?
This is our only regular outing this past year. SkyTop Coffee Company- Organic, Fair Trade, Specialty Coffee Roaster

I had a mixed berry crepe and a latte. Mrs. rjones28 had spiced oatmeal and an iced chai latte.
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