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Old 01-18-23, 02:07 PM
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No one seems to remember, but Zwift was originally free. All we had was a crappy, pixely looking Watopia. I don’t remember how long it was free, but at least two years, maybe three. I dropped it when they started charging.
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I am quite happy with RideWithGPS, for recording my rides.
I had one of those rides, today, that felt like it should have been much longer. Stops for adjustments along with fighting the wind most of the way home. I was only a minute slower than my slowest, non-wind ride on that route. And a first. A 2 km stretch of crosswind that manifested as tailwind in both directions.
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Friday evening I tried to put a library book on hold and noticed my card expired. Filled out the form and now the countdown is on to see if I'm reactivated within the promised 48 hours! #Suspense

I just now got the renewal email.

Someone good at math: did that take longer than 48 hours?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I am quite happy with RideWithGPS, for recording my rides.
I had one of those rides, today, that felt like it should have been much longer. Stops for adjustments along with fighting the wind most of the way home. I was only a minute slower than my slowest, non-wind ride on that route. And a first. A 2 km stretch of crosswind that manifested as tailwind in both directions.
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I record bicycle rides in RideWithGPS phone app and have it synced to Strava, so they show up in Strava. I record all other activities with the Strava phone app.

+1 in pulling for Indy!
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Who has 100+ photos worth scrolling through on Strava?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Who has 100+ photos worth scrolling through on Strava?
Strava is record of rides and since a picture is worth a thousand wordsÖ

Todayís upload:


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
For paying Strava users, do you get to see more than 100 photos?

I had a paid account for a year, but that was before I had 100 photos on Strava.
My account is showing exactly 100 photos. I know more than that have been posted to my activities.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Well they're in Marblehead, which I suspect has less.
Does he work in the city? Thereís a bus that you can link to the Blue Line with, but thatís about it. We do most of our flying out of Logan (since Albany sucks) and have never had trouble getting an Uber.

Itís walkable if you live in or close to old town. We walk to most places unless itís extremely cold. 9 times out of 10 the car doesnít leave the driveway until we go home.
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Not from Strava, but from Google photos, maybe I'll go add it to the ride pics on the Strava page

6 years ago today:

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Where I live, I'm never in any danger of scoring a KOM, and I don't really compare myself with other riders, so it's not a problem. But I'm a professional data junkie, so I find their accumulation of data, and the small amount of analysis available to be useful. And compared to other things I pay for, it's relatively cheap.
Iíve lost a couple due to people driving home from the MUP near my house and having their rode still recording. Itís annoying
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My goal is 80. Both my parents made it to 92, and they were both heavily medicated for their last dozen years or so. I am highly resistant to daily pill popping.
Mom died at 89, and I'd say her last maybe 2 years weren't great physically, but she was still reasonably "with it". Dad lived to over 100, but I don't think he got that much out of the last, say 4 years, because of dementia, which seemed to hold off till Mom died when he was 92. Like he was holding on, to take care of her. Popping pills doesn't bother me. I've been taking two pills for hypertension for at least 10 years. Of course, that's not the handful of pills Mom was taking toward the end. There were at least 5, with different frequencies, with/without food, etc. I did wonder whether any one doctor knew all the pills she was on. My grandmother was on coumadin for years, and probably shouldn't have been for as long as she was. So, I'd like to avoid the dementia he went through, and the ever-increasing debilitation of congestive heart failure she went through.

Then there was the doctor, new guy at the Home where my other grandmother was. He looked at her meds and cut one, I forget which one, that had a narcotic effect, and some level of physical dependency. Withdrawals were unpleasant for her, according to my Mom. She said he'd cut it, because "she wasn't as active as he'd like." I said, "How active should she be? She's 96. Most people her age have been dead for 20 years."
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My mom died at 81 and my dad at 68 but they both had complications from smoking. If not for stage 4 metastases in my lymph nodes from prostate cancer, I’d probably outlive my mom’s 81 years easily and maybe I will yet with the drugs available today.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Iíve lost a couple due to people driving home from the MUP near my house and having their rode still recording. Itís annoying
If there were the remotest possibility of me scoring one, then losing it to a cheater would bug me. But, just as an example, my BEST time on a 0.92 mile segment is 4:38. KOM is 2:38. My PR is 2271 out of 13872 efforts on that segment. Hence, why I'll never score a KOM.
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Bath day for the Bridgestone and Lemond. Think I might take the Bridgestone out to some blue trails tomorrow, just to remind myself what arm pump is.

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Noted on todays ride that the RD would not shift to the 3 smallest cogs.

Of course, it’s the dreaded frayed shift cable. I don’t track cable life, but estimate 2500 miles on this one which is both typical for me and effing ridiculous.

I had to struggle a bit to extricate the old cable and a couple snafus replacing it, including dropping the RD cable fixing bolt and searching for it for 10 minutes before I found it. The whole process seemed to take forever but in reality took maybe 90 minutes.

Epic, right?
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Mrs datlas made an “egg caserole” from a Tic-Toc video she saw.

It’s actually quite good. We get our eggs from a nearby farm, and they have not raised their prices despite what we hear about grocery store eggs.
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One of the schools Mrs John worked at had a small farm on campus and they had chickens. All she had to do was bring egg cartons to work and they would fill 'em up for her.
A house near me had a sign out front advertising fresh eggs but I noticed this Sunday the sign was gone.
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Added a couple of drinks to my hydration spreadsheet. #drinkresponsibly

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Today I went to the bike path to spin for a couple hours and there was a sheriff deputy on an electric motorcycle cruising around. Never seen that before and it made me wonder WTF?
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Originally Posted by datlas
We get our eggs from a nearby farm, and they have not raised their prices despite what we hear about grocery store eggs.
Doesn't sound very thrifty.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My mom died at 81 and my dad at 68 but they both had complications from smoking. If not for stage 4 metastases in my lymph nodes from prostate cancer, Iíd probably outlive my momís 81 years easily and maybe I will yet with the drugs available today.
I'll put my money on you that you can beat it.
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Today I went to the bike path to spin for a couple hours and there was a sheriff deputy on an electric motorcycle cruising around. Never seen that before and it made me wonder WTF?
We need an e-bike cops show, a 21st Century CHiPs. Think I should pitch it to Hulu??
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Doesn't sound very thrifty.

My hydration spreadsheet. SMH


You drink that stuff? Gross. Your name isn't Bear.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Doesn't sound very thrifty.
We tend to splurge on high quality food. The taste of farm fresh eggs is worth it.

Mrs datlas is known as the neighborhood egg lady. She goes to the farm every 1-2 weeks and gets eggs not only for us, but for several people in our neighborhood.
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