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Old 04-12-24, 09:59 AM
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Looks like a ton of my SDBC teammates registered for the 40k ITT tomorrow, and I'm stuck in the 35+ 20k, dang. I've never actually raced a full 40k ITT... sounds miserable. But, I think it would be fun to see how I stacked up against all the other guys! Maybe next time.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
More whining. Do you post when you go in there? Post one of your full page results charts in there and see who responds. Let people get to know you there because Addiction is neither a racing or training thread or forum.
he might be a slow learner. NTTAWWT
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Also, my ~6 month old daughter waved goodbye to me for the first time today before I left for work! Man what a nice send off.

Every weekday morning, when I'm done working out and cleaned up, I wake baby, take her to the front door to show her outside, change her diaper and then drop her back off with mommy. Then Liz will wave goodbye and grab Lilly's arm to mimic her movement. Today Lilly didn't need any help waving goodbye! Awesome!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!
I don't observe.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Man, did you put your cranky pants on today. I have posted there in the past, and no one responded. Easier to get a response here, even though this is addiction. Which IMO covers everything. From cars to bikes, and your shovel.
Clarification: Only awesome shovels.
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Last night's ride was a lot of fun. It was warm, not TOO windy, sunny. A couple places I gave it the beans, and while it wasn't Cycling God level, I still had lots of power when needed. That's when it's fun. Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the Litespeed. Have I mentioned that before?

Anyhow - one time there was this guy I caught up with. From a distance I'd have sworn he was out of the saddle, and really working it, too! Whole body moving side to side, up and down with each pedal stroke. But as I got up close, I could see is ass was ON THE SADDLE! Which must have been INCHES too high for him, because he was doing all that just to reach the pedal at the bottom of each stroke. It was so bizarre, over time I began to doubt I'd actually seen what I thought I saw.

Last night, I was about to pull out to drive home, and I see a cyclist in the side mirror, so I wait for him to pass. It was That Guy. Oh. My. God. It was even worse than I remembered! He was pedaling like somebody out of the saddle trying to climb a sudden 10% pitch, but he was IN THE SADDLE the whole time! I cannot imagine how much chafing he must get!

Anyway, before anyone asks, no, it wasn't Larry.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I don't observe.
I celebrated early, last Sunday postride.
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Trainsnorter. Hitch took 30 mins to install and total was 286.00 I did not have lights added.


Ill ask whyfi about his coffee.
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Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!
Thanks! I just got in from a ride and one will go down nicely. And! There’s Swiss cheese in the house.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Might have to go that route. Maybe rig up a shelf for it so I can preserve my precious floor space, this is the second smallest apartment I've seen in my life after all.
You need to rig up a Murphy bed in there. And maybe a Murphy dining table too. If you could manage to sleep in a Yucatán type hammock, you could hang it on the wall everyday. And it is much cooler than a bed in the hot months. And much more comfortable!

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Originally Posted by TMonk
Looks like a ton of my SDBC teammates registered for the 40k ITT tomorrow, and I'm stuck in the 35+ 20k, dang. I've never actually raced a full 40k ITT... sounds miserable. But, I think it would be fun to see how I stacked up against all the other guys! Maybe next time.

The first 20 minutes are hard as hell. The second 20 minutes are hard as hell. The last bit (it better not be 20 minutes, or you're doing it wrong) is even harder.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
The first 20 minutes are hard as hell. The second 20 minutes are hard as hell. The last bit (it better not be 20 minutes, or you're doing it wrong) is even harder.
I think I'd be very tentative with the pacing and aim for a solid negative split. With a 20k, you can almost go out to hard and screw it up and still hold on to a decent time. Not happenin' in a 40k, if you find yourself hurting after 10k and needing to back off, you're screwed
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mood:


I think I've listened this like 10 times in the last couple days while chugging away at my desk. Such a vibe.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Trainsnorter. Hitch took 30 mins to install and total was 286.00 I did not have lights added.


Ill ask whyfi about his coffee.
Mine doesn't have the wiring harness either. Not needed for bikes.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Also, my ~6 month old daughter waved goodbye to me for the first time today before I left for work! Man what a nice send off.

Every weekday morning, when I'm done working out and cleaned up, I wake baby, take her to the front door to show her outside, change her diaper and then drop her back off with mommy. Then Liz will wave goodbye and grab Lilly's arm to mimic her movement. Today Lilly didn't need any help waving goodbye! Awesome!
are you sure she wasn't saying; and stay gone this time.
#Harsh
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
are you sure she wasn't saying; and stay gone this time.
#Harsh
yikes, I hope not haha.

Coming home has been fun. When she sees me, she smiles and starts swinging her arms around.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I think I'd be very tentative with the pacing and aim for a solid negative split. With a 20k, you can almost go out to hard and screw it up and still hold on to a decent time. Not happenin' in a 40k, if you find yourself hurting after 10k and needing to back off, you're screwed
Absolutely. There is no reason to go out too hard. You've been doing enough intervals to know what you should be doing, and where you should be at in relation. Very few coaches will have you do a true one hour FTP test, but even if they do, a 40K TT is a whole different animal. Staying aero for almost an hour is a feat in itself.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Absolutely. There is no reason to go out too hard. You've been doing enough intervals to know what you should be doing, and where you should be at in relation. Very few coaches will have you do a true one hour FTP test, but even if they do, a 40K TT is a whole different animal. Staying aero for almost an hour is a feat in itself.
I've done more than a few 40k TTT's but that is a very different beast than a ITT, physically, tactically, mentally. I can get out of aero briefly when on the back of the train to stretch my neck and shoulders.
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Got some titanium baby bike bolts for the All City.

ooooohhh.... shiny...... monkey like shiny......
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Nope, it’s about cars and boats and stuff.
...and dogs.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
yikes, I hope not haha.

Coming home has been fun. When she sees me, she smiles and starts swinging her arms around.
It's going to stay fun for a while. Then, they get to middle school...
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but they're torx bolts! whyyyyyyy rjones28.
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Addiction Pills and Ills: My metastatic prostate cancer in my lymph nodes has shown growth over the last year especially since Christmas. Starting Xtandi soon but I have to go to class and get eddicated first. I’ve never heard of anyone having to go to class before starting a pill.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
but they're torx bolts! whyyyyyyy rjones28.
Why not?
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Since I had to get a new grill, it made sense that I had to get some new BBQ knives. Got this set off Amazon for not a whole lot of money, and quite frankly am impressed by their sharpness, finish, zebra wood handles, and feel in the hand. My main desire was to have a decent brisket slicer and boning knife.

Even comes with a nice little roll so i can pretend to be one of the cool kids.

These are likely not WhyFi level, but they will be working outdoors over fire a lot so if they get dropped and banged up they can be easily replaced.


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