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Old 12-19-23, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Did everyone crash this year?
I did, but not heavily enough to require repair to bike or body. Slow-speed MTB tumbles.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I am feeling somewhat fatigued. Lilly had a tough night last night, trouble sleeping. Fortunately for me, I have the day off from work on leave, so I can probably still get one of my hard days in on the trainer. Otherwise I'd for sure need to skip that. Was able to sleep in a bit. Gonna wake her and mom in a few min.
You sound like a bike racer. Oh...yeah...

I need some days off. It's been since March since I took off any days where my time wasn't being demanded for something besides my own enjoyment.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We have no idea, itís an isolated fracture not near any joints. Based on research we did, the location of the fracture is exceedingly rare, most intersect with the SI joint. Our guess is just bad luck and running related, but we really donít know.
Another example supporting my conclusion that running is bad for you

I hope your wife heals quickly and is able to get back to the activities she enjoys.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Did everyone crash this year?

I'm sorry to hear of the difficulties, phrantic09 I hope it all heals well.
I crashed in mud at 2mph- does that count?

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Sounds painful. Hope she mends quickly!
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She's a runner? Hope for a speedy recovery.
thanks- no pain now unless she runs

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Is she taking daily prednisone?
no

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best wishes for a speedy recovery for your wife phrantic09. Hope she enjoys the trainer! Which model? Sounds like she is an endurance athlete. Does she have a history with cycling?
Iím going to grab her a Kickr core or something similar. I donít want her booking her bike to her old Kinetic trainer on a frequent basis. She used to be a triathlete and has a beautiful Guru road bike from 2015. Pre-pandemic we used to ride together a lot.
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Rained a little here last night and they are predicting rain the rest of the week. Tuesday ride was cancelled but no rain for the last 2 hours. I should go spin around a bit. Hope I didn't just sit out the dry window. Done that before. Dry until I start riding, then wet.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You sound like a bike racer. Oh...yeah...

I need some days off. It's been since March since I took off any days where my time wasn't being demanded for something besides my own enjoyment.
haha, ya for sure. Fortunately I was able to sleep in a bit. Otherwise, no way I'd get up at the alarm and push through the workout before work. I'm too old for that now! Maybe in my 20s.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I did, but not heavily enough to require repair to bike or body. Slow-speed MTB tumbles.
MTB crash a lot.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I crashed in mud at 2mph- does that count?
Slow speed crashes can hurt.
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I was going to ride today, even had a day off planned. Instead, because Iím a great boss, Iím pitching in on a massive data project for a consulting group so that nobody on my team has to cancel days off next week to hit our deadline.
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On that note, Lilly seems like a happy baby so far today. Hopefully I didn't just jynx that. On Sunday night. she slept all the way till 6 am..... You win some, you lose some. Overall she is a great sleeper, even though there are some regression nights (like last night). The trend is going in the right direction.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
MTB crash a lot.
I'm really trying not to, but stuff happens.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
The ultegra 8100 hoods are taking some getting used too. Itís interesting that shimano decided to go back to being tiny compared to R7000. The hoods feel more comparable to Ultegra 5800, super small. Not sure how I feel about it at the moment.

Madone is super smooth, and accelerates quickly. The front wheel appears off center. I need to talk to trek about that. When I look down while riding, I can see more of the left side of the front wheel then the right side of the front wheel. If I look at the wheel from the front it appears centered too the fork.
Close your right eye and look again.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Slow speed crashes can hurt.
It was very soft, type 2 fun and nothing hurt but pride.

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Originally Posted by TMonk
On that note, Lilly seems like a happy baby so far today. Hopefully I didn't just jynx that. On Sunday night. she slept all the way till 6 am..... You win some, you lose some. Overall she is a great sleeper, even though there are some regression nights (like last night). The trend is going in the right direction.
I hope it stays that way for you. Good luck. Enjoy the journey.
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I regret not ever seeing them in concert BITD.
You know, they toured as the warmup act for The Knack at one point.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Another example supporting my conclusion that running is bad for you

I hope your wife heals quickly and is able to get back to the activities she enjoys.
it is more mentally painful for her than anything else. I think this is a good opportunity for her to rebuild her bike fitness
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
It was very soft, type 2 fun and nothing hurt but pride.

How do you like the Tufo Thunderos? Last night I mounted a set of Tufos on my gravel bike - Thundero rear, Swampero front. I've come to really appreciate a front tire with a little more bite for sure-footed handling in loose conditions.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I always see more of one wheel than another- based on my dominant eye
I used to shoot bows'n'arras. One of the first things you do is determine which eye is dominant, so you know which one to put the arrow under.

The test is really simple: Put your hands together at arms length so that it leaves a hole between them. Pick an object in the distance, and look at it through the hole. Now pull your hands back to your face while maintaining your focus on that object. You'll have pulled the hole back to your dominant eye.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Did everyone crash this year?

I'm sorry to hear of the difficulties, phrantic09 I hope it all heals well.
Well, I did fall over at a stop sign when I got distracted and the bike leaned toward the clipped-in foot. That was embarassing, because what I was distracted by was a pair of women cyclists.
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What kind of an idiot would go to a big shopping mall the week before Xmas?
Nobody goes to the mall the week before Christmas. It's too crowded.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
It was very soft, type 2 fun and nothing hurt but pride.

Filthy bikes are beautiful!

I'm not looking forward to washing the Ellsworth as she has a perfect pattern of mudspray on right now. But it's time for new cables and I'm not about to run new cables on such a dirty bike...

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Nobody goes to the mall the week before Christmas. It's too crowded.
Datlas is.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Well, I did fall over at a stop sign when I got distracted and the bike leaned toward the clipped-in foot. That was embarassing, because what I was distracted by was a pair of women cyclists.
I can understand that!
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Originally Posted by Eric F
How do you like the Tufo Thunderos? Last night I mounted a set of Tufos on my gravel bike - Thundero rear, Swampero front. I've come to really appreciate a front tire with a little more bite for sure-footed handling in loose conditions.
Theyíre great. I only really lost traction in mud that was 6-7 inches deep. I mostly ride dirt roads and jeep trails so YMMV.

One thing for sure is that theyíre really fast for a gravel tire
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Well, I did fall over at a stop sign when I got distracted and the bike leaned toward the clipped-in foot. That was embarassing, because what I was distracted by was a pair of women cyclists.
That'll happen

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