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Old 01-17-21, 05:26 AM
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No one cares about the NFL playoffs, now that the Football Team is out.
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Temps are great today, but the wind is blowing 13 w/ gusts to 25 and it’s only going to pick up.

was going to HTFU, but doing Zwift instead

it’s also snowing on half of my route

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It’s windy here too but at 33F I am going to ride. I am hopeful my skipping chain problems are solved, will find out shortly.
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Temps are great today,
You're in Florida?
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It’s windy here too but at 33F I am going to ride. I am hopeful my skipping chain problems are solved, will find out shortly.
If not for the snow, I would be
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Not sure if anyone here follows Phil Gaimon. He just posted a “teaser” video about his latest Everesting attempt but does not say if he broke the record. Truth to come in a few days.

Needless to say, Everesting is stupid. I thought about trying it when I first heard about it. But not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.
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Not sure if anyone here follows Phil Gaimon. He just posted a “teaser” video about his latest Everesting attempt but does not say if he broke the record. Truth to come in a few days.

Needless to say, Everesting is stupid. I thought about trying it when I first heard about it. But not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.
Yup. Saw that last night. I don't think that he'd be teasing it if he didn't get it, but I guess we'll find out soon enough.
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Came home and caught up on the America's Cup challenger series racing. American Magic had a spectacularly bad day. Luckily all the sailors are ok. Their boat, not so much. At least it is still afloat, just.
Pretty wild crash. Mericans now 0-4 which doesn’t look so good.

These boats are incredibly cool from a tech perspective. Would love a ride as going fast is always fun. But, the racing is not that interesting. Pick a side and go fast. I miss the tacking duels and other tactical things that were involved in conventional monohull racing.
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Needless to say, Everesting is stupid. I thought about trying it when I first heard about it. But not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.
You said you like to climb.
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No one cares about the NFL playoffs, now that the Football Team is out.
The what now?
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Yup. Saw that last night. I don't think that he'd be teasing it if he didn't get it, but I guess we'll find out soon enough.
The bike fitting on the video is a lot more high tech than the one I got for sizing back in the day.
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Try to keep up.
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Pretty wild crash. Mericans now 0-4 which doesn’t look so good.

These boats are incredibly cool from a tech perspective. Would love a ride as going fast is always fun. But, the racing is not that interesting. Pick a side and go fast. I miss the tacking duels and other tactical things that were involved in conventional monohull racing.
Agree, but I think it’s only because I can identify better with slow.

As they say here, it asploded.

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It’s windy here too but at 33F I am going to ride. I am hopeful my skipping chain problems are solved, will find out shortly.

Conditions were the same here this morning. I, however, was not expecting wind nor did I enjoy it.
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The new America's Cup boats are fugly. I admit to being an old geezer but I'll explain my view which is nor bases on "older is better'. Newport harbor has half a dozen or more 12 meter boats still in service. Those boats were built to Loyds standards thus strong and durable. One or two of them were built of wood back in the 1950's I believe. Ted Turner bought one during his racing days and turned it into an ocean racer he campaigned successfully for several years. Those boats worked but were also gracefull and look elegant even today.

I don't believe cup boat designs should have been stopped and never progress beyond the 12 meter class. But the new boats are designed to attract sponsors and their million$. In the meantime they are not useful beyond the year they are built. They will beyond doubt be on the scrap heap in months. We don't need more trash in the world.
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Not sure if anyone here follows Phil Gaimon. He just posted a “teaser” video about his latest Everesting attempt but does not say if he broke the record. Truth to come in a few days.

Needless to say, Everesting is stupid. I thought about trying it when I first heard about it. But not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.
True but cycling is stupid, so wuts yer point?
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As they say here, it asploded.
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So zwifters, I have a question.
2 group rides in a row, at the conclusion of the ride zwift says congratulations you raised your ftp and set a new average wattage this last time was 242 watts ave. But, then I look at strava 220 watts. I dont get it. Watts going on here?
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In amateur motor sports there is a thought that one can have more fun in a slower car that you can push to the limit than a faster car that never lets you get to the limit.
A friend used to race the local circle tracks and even figure eights. He spent all his money building cars and engines. One day he discovered 4 cylinder claiming races. He said it was the most fun ever because you could hold the throttle wide open all the time and you couldn't spend a lot on the car because if you won somebody could claim it.
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Im assuming It has been like that sense the crash, and just have not noticed. If that’s the case I have put over a hundred miles on it and it’s been fine. Worst case I break a spoke tomorrow.
I've had a broken spoke on the rear of my town bike for a month now. I'm still waiting for it to go out of true
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I've had a broken spoke on the rear of my town bike for a month now. I'm still waiting for it to go out of true
How's construction going?
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Had a good but chilly ride.

My drivetrain skipping problem persists. I discovered after paying more attention that the skipping chain is on the FRONT chainring. It might be worn, it likely has 35K miles on it. I do have a spare new chainring on the pegboard, and if that does not solve the problem I may have to throw in the towel and take it to a real mechanic.
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You said you like to climb.
I like to eat. That doesn't mean I am going to enter the Nathan's hot dog eating contest.
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So zwifters, I have a question.
2 group rides in a row, at the conclusion of the ride zwift says congratulations you raised your ftp and set a new average wattage this last time was 242 watts ave. But, then I look at strava 220 watts. I dont get it. Watts going on here?
Your FTP is calculated by the game. It’s NOT the same as your average power for the ride.
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You said you like to climb.
As indicated above, too much of a good thing may not be good.
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In amateur motor sports there is a thought that one can have more fun in a slower car that you can push to the limit than a faster car that never lets you get to the limit.
Limit of speed or safety? I don’t have fun when I’m scared.
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