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Old 10-08-23, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Hard to resist the NFL’s latest temptation . . . morning games. With the first game starting at 9:30, now your entire Sunday can be spent in front of the tv.
That is of course the point.

Dolphins to cover. Back to the normal Giants.
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Had a fun group ride today. There were easily 50-60 riders but all well behaved.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dang, 0630 is a little early for Buffalo wings and beers!
Sez you.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That is of course the point.

Dolphins to cover. Back to the normal Giants.
It happens all the time for those who want to see a 1:00 east coast game.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
It happens all the time for those who want to see a 1:00 east coast game.
Well on the west coast, sure. I always watched those, but 11am is later than I want the games to start. In Austin the London game days were perfect.

Also, need a better split between the early and late game counts.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Is it possible that my Emonda is faster than my Domane? They are virtually the same spec -

Emonda 1pound lighter
Domane 12 speed Ultegra Di2 vs. Emonda 12 speed 105 Di2
Both have Trek carbon wheels with comparable depths
Emonda has 5000 TLS 25mm tires vs. Pirelli Race TLR SL in 28mm
Domane has ceramic BB while Emonda is stock

Sometimes it just feels faster, but I don’t have any imperial data. Might be that sometimes I just feel faster, and just coincidentally I’m on the Emonda. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Yes it is possible.

Edit: If I rode your Domane it would be faster than your emonda.
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Going to busch gardens after going to disney, is like driving a porsche and then getting back into my grand caravan.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Is it possible that my Emonda is faster than my Domane? They are virtually the same spec -

Emonda 1pound lighter
Domane 12 speed Ultegra Di2 vs. Emonda 12 speed 105 Di2
Both have Trek carbon wheels with comparable depths
Emonda has 5000 TLS 25mm tires vs. Pirelli Race TLR SL in 28mm
Domane has ceramic BB while Emonda is stock

Sometimes it just feels faster, but I don’t have any imperial data. Might be that sometimes I just feel faster, and just coincidentally I’m on the Emonda. 🤷🏻‍♂️
It certainly should be. Domane, as I recall, is rather upright and chunky. Is the fit the same on both? Not just "both fit you" but same body position.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Beautiful day in Gallup today. I felt good for the entire 22 miles, which is kinda rare for me, I'm usually feeling pretty beat after about 12 miles in. Could be I felt good because I was riding too damn slow, all 4 repeat Strava segments were slower than the last time I rode here

Feeling good > strava
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
And for jtaylor996, if the reason some traffic signals are horizontal is because of wind, then I'd say they all need to change when replaced. It is really not good to have safety items like that be non-standard.
Well, it's one reason. Also better clearance for trucks, and more modular. In TX they put an actual horizontal member above the lights to add lift in wind, and I think it has a label on it so rescue heli's can tell where they are without GPS. They put all sorts of interesting things on the poles around here. It's quite the rabbit hole.

There's a saying though: "The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from!". There is a US standard for lights, and it allows both configurations, just to back that quote up.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
That was the beauty of living on the west coast, before cable and the general modernization of the world. Start watching the games at ten and be done at four, with some day left over.
Of course now I watch no tv at all, of any stripe, at any time if the day. Can I say bliss twice in the same morning?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It certainly should be. Domane, as I recall, is rather upright and chunky. Is the fit the same on both? Not just "both fit you" but same body position.
My Paramount just naturally cuts through head, and crosswinds better. No idea why, but it does, and it is just a hair faster than the others.
I see I quoted the wrong post again. I was back-scrolling, from the bottom. Maybe Mojo will see it in passing.

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I don't get it. Like, I'm for sure low on overall training load and sleep (both quantity and quality), but somehow I'm still hitting objectively solid power numbers on the trainer, for me at least. I think it's bc I have this bank of fitness and no fatigue. We'll see how long this lasts.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Yes it is possible.

Edit: If I rode your Domane it would be faster than your emonda.
Nah, crashing is slow.

But, you are half my age which means I'm 100% older. Therefore, you should be 100% faster than I am regardless of bike. 😜
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Originally Posted by datlas
Had a fun group ride today. There were easily 50-60 riders but all well behaved.
LaGrange?
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LaGrange?
Yup. Supposedly their Sunday Nichols Canyon ride is legendary. It was a fine ride.
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Mrs datlas is a culture vulture so we are taking the Expo line to The Broad, a museum of contemporary art in downtown LA. Then some Udon at a place in Little Tokyo she really likes. Meeting daughter (and possibly her friends) there.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Nah, crashing is slow.

But, you are half my age which means I'm 100% older. Therefore, you should be 100% faster than I am regardless of bike. 😜

Your logic, minus the crashing part, is sound.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I don't get it. Like, I'm for sure low on overall training load and sleep (both quantity and quality), but somehow I'm still hitting objectively solid power numbers on the trainer, for me at least. I think it's bc I have this bank of fitness and no fatigue. We'll see how long this lasts.

Yea, one day you will feel awful. It will come out of no where, and you will be confused as to why. You may just never be the same. Like me!
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Yea, one day you will feel awful. It will come out of no where, and you will be confused as to why. You may just never be the same. Like me!
Are you me?
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Had a fun group ride today. There were easily 50-60 riders but all well behaved.
Are you still in Cali?
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Are you me?
No, I’m just a guy that wakes up way too early to ride. Prolly should take a week or 2 off but refuses, then wonders why my numbers don’t improve.
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Are you still in Cali?
Yes. And still dreaming.
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