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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-31-23, 09:12 PM
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Poor Chargers, they look awful. Rams managed to squeak by the Giants because of blunders by NY.

Ravens look very good going into the post season.
Yup.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Time is an illusion.
is it a grand illusion?
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****szu (sp.) Won best of show. German Shepherd was runner up. We're going to need some pics to disqualify the ****szu.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I don't do resolutions. I am on a continuous improvement type of guy.
Did you continuously improve in 2023?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Did you continuously improve in 2023?
it's a way of life. Despite many challenges I did improve in some areas. Interpersonal relationships were a focus and I'd say I accomplished my goals. i made strides in getting back on the bike but i was derailed with my surgery. I hope i can resume weightlifting to improve my bone density as well as get back to pedaling. Stay tuned.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
My resolution is to ride 100 miles that day. After that, I'm with you. Try to do and get better.
I'm gonna shoot for 100 km. Might do a bonus km

#underpromiseoverdeliver
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's a way of life. Despite many challenges I did improve in some areas. Interpersonal relationships were a focus and I'd say I accomplished my goals. i made strides in getting back on the bike but i was derailed with my surgery. I hope i can resume weightlifting to improve my bone density as well as get back to pedaling. Stay tuned.
My New Year's resolution is to get back to a respectable level of cycling in 2024.* Join me DougRNS !


*subject to controlling chronic inflammation
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Hey, guess who's gonna make it to 0000 hours!

Like the Hoarse Whisperer says, you know what that means... Wordle time!
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I was lights out by 9. Iím just glad I didnít hear fire works at midnight. I wonder how many times I will get passed this morning.
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Happy new year to all that don't observe.
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Happy New Year All!
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LAJ, yea solid Zone 2 kicked my ass. Made it a little over 3 hours. Tried not to let my power spike, or dip below. Target was 175 w, maintained 183 through out the whole work out. For whatever reason 183 was easier to hold than 175. I was surprised how low my hr was. Most of the ride it was 120 or below, which didnít seem right. Checked it against my fitbit and apple watch, both verified.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Time is an illusion.
pretty damn realistic one....
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
LAJ, yea solid Zone 2 kicked my ass. Made it a little over 3 hours. Tried not to let my power spike, or dip below. Target was 175 w, maintained 183 through out the whole work out. For whatever reason 183 was easier to hold than 175. I was surprised how low my hr was. Most of the ride it was 120 or below, which didnít seem right. Checked it against my fitbit and apple watch, both verified.
Aerobic. Your legs are doing the work. At the start, I don't feel like I can do 4 hours of that. Middle, I'm OK with it. The last hour sucks. Depends where I am in the block too.

If 71% is 175, there is no reason to go harder. Keep that in mind. You don't win races in Zone 2, all you're doing is setting the base, and burning calories. And teaching your mind to obey your body.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was lights out by 9. Iím just glad I didnít hear fire works at midnight. I wonder how many times I will get passed this morning.
So you didn't have to initiate plan B?

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Aerobic. Your legs are doing the work. At the start, I don't feel like I can do 4 hours of that. Middle, I'm OK with it. The last hour sucks. Depends where I am in the block too.

If 71% is 175, there is no reason to go harder. Keep that in mind. You don't win races in Zone 2, all you're doing is setting the base, and burning calories. And teaching your mind to obey your body.
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So you didn't have to initiate plan B?

https://twitter.com/rez_devil/status...30141351665930

Nope.
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Seeds, this came up on my Spotify Playlist and I thought of you (NTTAWWT)
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Happy New Year All!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hey, guess who's gonna make it to 0000 hours!

Like the Hoarse Whisperer says, you know what that means... Wordle time!
was he whispering because he was hoarse?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Aerobic. Your legs are doing the work. At the start, I don't feel like I can do 4 hours of that. Middle, I'm OK with it. The last hour sucks. Depends where I am in the block too.

If 71% is 175, there is no reason to go harder. Keep that in mind. You don't win races in Zone 2, all you're doing is setting the base, and burning calories. And teaching your mind to obey your body.
My body tells my mind to eat cookies and cheeseburgers. It hates me. Bastid.
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Happy new year you animals.
does that include filthy animals? Asking for a friend.
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In other news, I was up and working at 6. I'm done now and can spend the rest of the day figuring out how Michigan and Alabama can both lose today. Possibly mix in belly rubs for Roscoe.
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****szu (sp.) Won best of show. German Shepherd was runner up. We're going to need some pics to disqualify the ****szu.
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Happy New Year all ya’ll!
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