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Old 02-22-23, 07:53 AM
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Man Zwift is really frustrating me. 3 group/ meet up rides. 1st one no communications, companion didn't work but I was allowed to ride with the group. 2nd ride kicked me off completely. 3rd one no communication again, I was allowed to ride with them but was not linked with them in the ride. If I fall off I had to do the work to stay with them.
I bought the Tickr X heart monitor so I could still do this group ride stuff through companion app. Then last night the snap came off the strap. The old strap from the original doesn't really work with the X , heart rates are way off. So now I get to do a warranty claim. Yea..
Effin effers!
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Originally Posted by ls01
Fixed your spelling, and punctuation.
Not quite. The first part is still an incomplete sentence.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06



For those of you that live in these affected cities.

How has dodging human feces improved your bike handling skills?
Discuss?
Don't ride on the sidewalks.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Thanks, english is my first language.
Mine is a mixture of English and French...probably more French than English though....
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Not quite. The first part is still an incomplete sentence.
lol. Just the important part then.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
What in the wide wide world of sports is going on here?

https://goo.gl/maps/nSARkDCDq5Ne5kUi9
Someone dug theyself a hole in a dry lake bed and piled the dredge spoil next to it. The tongues on the hole and the pile are ramps for equipment.
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Originally Posted by ls01
Mine is a mixture of English and French...probably more French than English though....

touche.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Someone dug theyself a hole in a dry lake bed and piled the dredge spoil next to it. The tongues on the hole and the pile are ramps for equipment.
So that's not the Mellinium Falcon? You're sure?....



Damnit....
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Originally Posted by ls01
Man Zwift is really frustrating me. 3 group/ meet up rides. 1st one no communications, companion didn't work but I was allowed to ride with the group. 2nd ride kicked me off completely. 3rd one no communication again, I was allowed to ride with them but was not linked with them in the ride. If I fall off I had to do the work to stay with them.
I bought the Tickr X heart monitor so I could still do this group ride stuff through companion app. Then last night the snap came off the strap. The old strap from the original doesn't really work with the X , heart rates are way off. So now I get to do a warranty claim. Yea..
Effin effers!
I had a Wahoo HRM that was erratic and unpredictable. I bit the bullet and bought a Garmin and itís been great so far. I put that one in the swim bag and bought another one to keep with the bikes in the basement.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
We are in an all day rain pattern. Thunder and lightning overnight which is always a treat in February.
We only had a little bit of thunder, lightning, and rain this morning, but it sure has been windy. Might have to scout out some tailwind Strava segments to ride today
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I drove up to NH last night. Have to leave tomorrow afternoon, but thereís supposed to be a storm that rolls through this afternoon and sticks overnight. Tomorrow should be interesting.
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Speaking of HRM.

I have what ever Moalpha told me to buy 3 years ago. I forgot the brand, goes on the arm.
Itís been great really no issues, sometimes It will start showing numbers that donít make sense but itís few and rare.

Today, it decided to do that. I was doing long intervals, 5 mins at threshold heart rate.

The first 4 sets were fine. Maybe once or twice did is show my heart rate starting to go down when I am pretty sure it wasnít. Example. Trying to maintain 165. Itís showing 165 and then all of a sudden drops to 156 155 154 and then jumps back up to 167.

Last set it took way too long getting my heart rate above threshold. I dialed it up and my HR was at 120 to start. I cranked it hard for about a half a mile, and it did this slow climb 120 121 122 123 124 124 125. and so on. I could tell I was in the 160s but I didnít want to start the interval til it was registering that I was indeed at threshold. It climbed to about 145 and stopped. At that point I started the interval. I knew it was wrong, but I only had so much road left to complete the interval. It did eventually register threshold. I just donít know what took so long.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
For those of you that live in these affected cities.

How has dodging human feces improved your bike handling skills?
Discuss?

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Originally Posted by ls01
Man Zwift is really frustrating me. 3 group/ meet up rides. 1st one no communications, companion didn't work but I was allowed to ride with the group. 2nd ride kicked me off completely. 3rd one no communication again, I was allowed to ride with them but was not linked with them in the ride. If I fall off I had to do the work to stay with them.
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Effin effers!
Every Wahoo strap I have had has had the strap break
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Old 02-22-23, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Every Wahoo strap I have had has had the strap break
I tried one of theirs and went back to Garmin, yes.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Don't ride on the sidewalks.
This is better than talking about cars, right?
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Guy from Saturday posted a couple pics. Here is the group who did the whole route in front of Westlake, a man made recreational lake for those who can afford it, with some random guy cruising by.
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Originally Posted by big john
This is better than talking about cars, right?
I'm happy discussing anything. My issue is that catering to complaints of too much car talk when the complainers don't post much that starts a conversation seems pretty much like "give every kid a trophy even if not earned."

Frankly, I'd rather have car, boat, camera, cat, dog, snakes, varmin, vacation, TV, music, diet, ride, race, and poop talk than all the whining about physical ailments, leaf raking, etc., but i don't complain and dont have a problem with anyone posting whatever they want. Conversations tend to follow their courses, and change as interests change. If one is feeling left out, they should post something that evokes comment and starts a conversation. If no conversation occurs, then we move on.

But, not my website so not my rules. And, I'm a relative newcomer so it is what it is, and I'm not going to ask anyone to change.
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Originally Posted by big john
Guy from Saturday posted a couple pics. Here is the group who did the whole route in front of Westlake, a man made recreational lake for those who can afford it, with some random guy cruising by.
Random guy and Sellerz may get along.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'm happy discussing anything. My issue is that catering to complaints of too much car talk when the complainers don't post much that starts a conversation seems pretty much like "give every kid a trophy even if not earned."

Frankly, I'd rather have car, boat, camera, cat, dog, snakes, varmin, vacation, TV, music, diet, ride, race, and poop talk than all the whining about physical ailments, leaf raking, etc., but i don't complain and dont have a problem with anyone posting whatever they want. Conversations tend to follow their courses, and change as interests change. If one is feeling left out, they should post something that evokes comment and starts a conversation. If no conversation occurs, then we move on.

But, not my website so not my rules. And, I'm a relative newcomer so it is what it is, and I'm not going to ask anyone to change.
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Silversun Pickups are in our area tomorrow evening

tempted to attend

they have some S Pumpkins in some of their stuff ... ‘shoe gaze’

Butch Vig apparently assisted or produced their most recent album ; Vig worked with Nirvana and the S Pumpkins in the past



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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'm happy discussing anything. My issue is that catering to complaints of too much car talk when the complainers don't post much that starts a conversation seems pretty much like "give every kid a trophy even if not earned."

Frankly, I'd rather have car, boat, camera, cat, dog, snakes, varmin, vacation, TV, music, diet, ride, race, and poop talk than all the whining about physical ailments, leaf raking, etc., but i don't complain and dont have a problem with anyone posting whatever they want. Conversations tend to follow their courses, and change as interests change. If one is feeling left out, they should post something that evokes comment and starts a conversation. If no conversation occurs, then we move on.

But, not my website so not my rules. And, I'm a relative newcomer so it is what it is, and I'm not going to ask anyone to change.
Amen.

Though adjacent to leaf-raking, the gloves worked a charm this morning. The Gobi gloves + my normal gloves let me shovel everything without issue, whereas with just HotHands + normal gloves I'd frequently have to pull my fingers into the palms to prevent the attacks. Still not pleasant, but it's an absolute game-changer.

Meanwhile, of course, it's summer back home.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Meanwhile, of course, it's summer back home.
If what's passing through here is headed west, err east I mean, they're gonna have a little break from summer pretty soon

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If what's passing through here is headed west, err east I mean, they're gonna have a little break from summer pretty soon
Forecast has lows just into the 40s, and highs mostly around 80. It looks like the very end of the 10-day might cool off a little, but that far out is a guess anyway.
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