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Old 11-25-23, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
It appears that way in Georgia at least. I'm not sure what happens in the bay area with its micro climates.
In my area, the real feel temp drops substantially after 2:30. I try to end my winter rides by 3:00.
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back in SF after a couple beautiful days in NYC.

the e-bike vibe is OK so far, did 25 miles at 90-95BPM, kept my output around 130-150 and let the bike put in around 50. a little more on some hills.

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Originally Posted by mschwett
back in SF after a couple beautiful days in NYC.

the e-bike vibe is OK so far, did 25 miles at 90-95BPM, kept my output around 130-150 and let the bike put in around 50. a little more on some hills.

Kudos, That's awesome!

Also, the looks of eBikes sure have come a long way in a few short years.
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Wonder how much it costs to ship a Saab 9-5 hearse from the UK to the USofA.

It's my new dream car and this one sold for only 600 pounds sterling.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Wind this morning was absolutely ridiculous. I didn’t even know it was supposed to be windy.

Anyways, zone 2 on the checkpoint. The last 10 miles was straight into the wind, most of that 10 miles was in zone 4 just keep moving forward. At 250 watts my speed was only 8 miles per hour. At 170 watts I wouldn’t be moving.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
It appears that way in Georgia at least. I'm not sure what happens in the bay area with its micro climates.
That's the point. Where that weather station is sited, the temperature dropped almost 10 degrees F between 3:30 and 4. Why? Well, it's wooded, and our trees mostly don't drop their leaves, so it's shaded, especially when the sun is at a low angle as it is in Fall and Winter. In addition, its at the base of a line of 1500-2000ft mountains that run Southeast to Northwest, so when the sun falls behind the hills, the area at the base of the hills loses light first.

So, despite it being GENERALLY true that it doesn't cool off in most places until after 4, the fact is that where I was riding, it cooled off very noticeably before 4. A generalization is an average, and almost no distributions are single vertical lines at the average. I would note that where I parked my car was in a flat area, not at all wooded, and indeed it cooled off significantly LESS during my ride.
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Well, THERE'S your PROBLEM!!!
Yeah, I know, I know....
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Kudos, That's awesome!

Also, the looks of eBikes sure have come a long way in a few short years.
One rider whom I dropped repeatedly over a series of stop lights grumbled something suggesting he thought the Canyon was an e-bike. Indeed, the down tube is not much smaller than that one.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Did you try quickly shifting to a smaller gear? That has worked for me. It gives you a chance to get back up to the right wattage while the trainer adjusts to the cadence.
yeah, it's over once it starts to solidify. It's really hard on the equipment. I just gotta htfu and stay in it till things stabilize. It's just frustrating sitting there waiting for things to stop so it will unlock and I can pedal again. Was my first time doing that workout. 345 watts for 10 seconds, followed by 225 watts for 3 minutes. For an hour. It's a tough one.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I weighed in at 147 lbs this morning. The horror. Too much pecan pie? IDK.

A couple days of healthier eating and hydration and I should be back down a couple lbs.
I have almost 100 lbs on you. You got nothing to worry about...
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To beat this dead horse some more, it also depends on where in your time zone you are. If you are at the western most area of the zone you will have a later sunset. Trsnrtr is in the eastern area of his central time zone and it probably is as dark at 4:30 as it is at 5:30 in my neck of the woods.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
To beat this dead horse some more, it also depends on where in your time zone you are. If you are at the western most area of the zone you will have a later sunset. Trsnrtr is in the eastern area of his central time zone and it probably is as dark at 4:30 as it is at 5:30 in my neck of the woods.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
To beat this dead horse some more, it also depends on where in your time zone you are. If you are at the western most area of the zone you will have a later sunset. Trsnrtr is in the eastern area of his central time zone and it probably is as dark at 4:30 as it is at 5:30 in my neck of the woods.

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I had an interesting experience the last time I toured in western MT and eastern ID. Spent the first night in MT not all that far from the ID border, which is where you go from mountain time to pacific time. Camped the next night in ID, which meant different sunset and sunrise times by basically one hour. The third day I rode back into MT and then into ID again. No net time change, but there were couple of hours where I had to adjust. If the bike computer read 2 pm I had to remember that it was only 1 pm where I would end up.

At the I-90 rest area of Lookout Pass, which sits on the border, a maintenance worker pointed out the tree the time zone line passes through, and he told me they keep their clocks on ID time.
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Looks like Marfa, TX is place to be if you like late afternoon sun in January
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We should eliminate time zones.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We should eliminate time zones.
What time is it?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We should eliminate time zones.
I move that we kill time.

Warning: cycling content

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Unfortunately that video wasn't shot in Marfa, rather Sealy, TX, pretty much the east coast.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
What time is it?
Time to eliminate time zones.

22:15


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Time to eliminate time zones.

22:15


There are two ways to do that. One would be to go back how it was till Standard Time was instituted, so noon is whenever the sun is at its zenith wherever you are, so it wouldn't even be the same time all the way across a large city. Or we could all go to GMT, in which case we'd lose all cultural referents to time of day, so things like a "9 to 5 job" would become meaningless.

Put me down as a no vote for either.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
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Originally Posted by genejockey
There are two ways to do that. One would be to go back how it was till Standard Time was instituted, so noon is whenever the sun is at its zenith wherever you are, so it wouldn't even be the same time all the way across a large city. Or we could all go to GMT, in which case we'd lose all cultural referents to time of day, so things like a "9 to 5 job" would become meaningless.

Put me down as a no vote for either.
I think I could handle Zulu Time all the time.
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