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Old 05-11-24, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's been a long time, but I don't recall a hammock being particularly comfortable.

There's a step counter available on iPhone.

According to my watch, 8,000 steps a day is a good target for being fit.

You should probably know this as a doctor.
My iPhone says 12 000 steps so far today. I suppose more is better, but whether the goal should be 5000 or 10000 or more probably depends on the person. A one-size-fits-all goal is usually foolish IMO.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

According to my watch, 8,000 steps a day is a good target for being
Not hitting 5 digits?

Not a serious walker.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Fun fact: we are supposed to say STI not STD. Sexually Transmitted INFECTION as “disease” is thought to be pejorative and/or judgmental.

Of course on BF STI means brifters so that could be confusing.
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If you see my Strava you will see pic of store called Erewhon. I have never been inside, but I am told it makes Whole Foods look like a proletariat place in comparison.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol;[url=tel:23237606
23237606[/url]]It's been a long time, but I don't recall a hammock being particularly comfortable.

There's a step counter available on iPhone.

According to my watch, 8,000 steps a day is a good target for being fit.

You should probably know this as a doctor.
I turned off the fitness app on my iPhone. It consistently told me I wasn’t moving, even as I rode 22 miles daily. It knows how to count steps but not pedal strokes. Idiotic. I now have my RWGPS feeding into the fitness app, though it’s still turned off.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Not hitting 5 digits?

Not a serious walker.
I was cutting back roses and other bushes at 7 AM today. Then I cut the grass and GTFO at 10:45 just in time for an 11AM showing. Went to the new house with Roscoe and crashed. Took my first shower at the new place.

My step count has been above normal lately.
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Originally Posted by datlas
If you see my Strava you will see pic of store called Erewhon. I have never been inside, but I am told it makes Whole Foods look like a proletariat place in comparison.
I was just at an Aldi so that must be serf level grocery.
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Went to college graduation for one of my grandson’s today. Did lunch afterwards but it was a quick one because he had to bolt to work.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Not hitting 5 digits?

Not a serious walker.
But with two feet, that's 10 digits.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
But with two feet, that's 10 digits.
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5 days of zwift. My feelings towards it have not changed. I have been wanting to ride outside, but the heat down here is crazy, and when it’s not hot it’s windy. Havnt been able to meet up with mojo yet.
Thought you were going to VA this weekend?

It's not hot yet, not even close. Windy - yes.

Come ride that charity ride with me next Saturday. 42/1800 for us old guys or you can do 62/25006 with the young guys. The women are doing 20 miles. 8 am start. Lunch after.
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This COVID **** is for the birds. I finished up the new Circuit, with new bars, stem, and hoods, so I was anxious to get out and put it through its paces. But I just didn't have the snap in the legs, and my HR seemed about 10 bpm too high for the effort, which felt too high for the speed. I was worried that the bike was the problem. So last night, after a 14 mile ride that felt like it had been 20 miles, I finally looked up the effects of COVID on exercise, and found that "Post-COVID exercise intolerance" is a common effect.

So, I decided to stop beating myself up or doubting the bike. And treat the next month as Zone 2 only. No stomping up hills, no chasing other riders.

Today, SwimmerMike and I did a make-up ride for last week's rained out C&V ride. We went fairly gently, but at the 10 mile stop, I decided we'd cut 8 miles of the ride, so we did 20 miles and avoided the 2 climbs each on Arastradero and Sand Hill. And I felt MUCH better after the ride than I've felt since COVID.

Unfortunately, we're already 4 months into the year, and I've only got 1704 miles in, so getting to > 6000 will be a chore.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
But did you get an STD?
No symptoms...
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Originally Posted by datlas
We walked all the way to Culver City and there was a serious car show going on. Lots of classic cars but not a single Saturn.
Trying to get the Boomers all hot and bothered?

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My iPhone says 12 000 steps so far today. I suppose more is better, but whether the goal should be 5000 or 10000 or more probably depends on the person. A one-size-fits-all goal is usually foolish IMO.
My watch default is 8,000. I assume they based that on the latest medical research.

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I was cutting back roses and other bushes at 7 AM today.
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Oh, and after moving the saddle one last notch nose-up, the Schwinn feels DIALED!!!! No scooching back every so often, just felt planted. And for some reason, once I stop having keep adjusting my position on the saddle, the bars and hoods are now about the perfect height and distance away! Once I'm all recovered, I gotta take this bike for a long hard ride!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Seeing something only with longer exposure seems like cheating. I thought there might have been a slightly greenish hue to the east, but otherwise didn't see anything unusual to even focus on with the phone. Saw a few stars.
Heh, do you know how often I'm unsure of the contents of my photos until I get home and download them to the computer? Sometimes it feels like Christmas morning.

There were more cars out at 00:30 that I thought there would be. They probably were wondering what I was doing out walking in the middle of the night.
You do realize that many people take a special liking to Friday night activities. The old expression "wine, women & song" comes to mind.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Oh, and after moving the saddle one last notch nose-up, the Schwinn feels DIALED!!!! No scooching back every so often, just felt planted. And for some reason, once I stop having keep adjusting my position on the saddle, the bars and hoods are now about the perfect height and distance away! Once I'm all recovered, I gotta take this bike for a long hard ride!

Super nice.
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22 wasn't difficult for me. 57 through now has sucked. I imagine it gets more difficult from here on out.
Maybe I should ask our senior members like Billy, Dennis, Seeds or Big John. apologies if i forgot any others in 70+ cohort.
The road gets bumpier brother. That's all I have to say about that.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
This COVID **** is for the birds. I finished up the new Circuit, with new bars, stem, and hoods, so I was anxious to get out and put it through its paces. But I just didn't have the snap in the legs, and my HR seemed about 10 bpm too high for the effort, which felt too high for the speed. I was worried that the bike was the problem. So last night, after a 14 mile ride that felt like it had been 20 miles, I finally looked up the effects of COVID on exercise, and found that "Post-COVID exercise intolerance" is a common effect.

So, I decided to stop beating myself up or doubting the bike. And treat the next month as Zone 2 only. No stomping up hills, no chasing other riders.
Smart. Based on what some of my buddies have said, coming back after COVID calls for a slow ramping up of volume and intensity. And lots of recovery time.
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The road gets bumpier brother. That's all I have to say about that.
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Good ride today and I felt better on the climbs than I have for some time. 65 miles with around 4K feet in the middle, including a climb which has been blocked by a washout for a few months. There is a narrow footpath around the washout and then about 4 miles of climbing with no cars.

8 riders started but one friend's back was hurting so bad he had to turn back and another went with him. So 6 experienced, competent riders with no drama, no whining, and no anxiety. Nice to just enjoy the ride without the craziness. Stopped for snacks at 40 miles at an outdoor patio thing with different shops. Had a couple spring rolls.

Old pic of the washout where there was once a road.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I was cutting back roses and other bushes at 7 AM today. Then I cut the grass and GTFO at 10:45 just in time for an 11AM showing.
The house next door here sold earlier in the spring there was no one obsessing about the size of the roses. To the contrary it had been poorly maintained for years and had squirrels (flying, not brown) living in the attic.

Yet the new people are happy to buy the house and move there. Maybe they recognize the quality of their neighbour?
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The house next door here sold earlier in the spring there was no one obsessing about the size of the roses. To the contrary it had been poorly maintained for years and had squirrels (flying, not brown) living in the attic.

Yet the new people are happy to buy the house and move there. Maybe they recognize the quality of their neighbour?
How can your neighboUrs not like you after using a gratuitous "u" in the word describing them. And yoU too!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The house next door here sold earlier in the spring there was no one obsessing about the size of the roses. To the contrary it had been poorly maintained for years and had squirrels (flying, not brown) living in the attic.

Yet the new people are happy to buy the house and move there. Maybe they recognize the quality of their neighbour?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The house next door here sold earlier in the spring there was no one obsessing about the size of the roses. To the contrary it had been poorly maintained for years and had squirrels (flying, not brown) living in the attic.

Yet the new people are happy to buy the house and move there. Maybe they recognize the quality of their neighbour?
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