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Old 04-05-24, 01:06 PM
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So I went for a ride. It’s not terribly hot today. I feel much better.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets;[url=tel:23205994
23205994[/url]]Close one in Meaux, France today. Good thing those are rear engine

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My dad’s best friend during his time at Camp Polk, Louisiana, was named Rodney Meaux. After the war and after Korea, we took a family trip to visit.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Chanteur said the increased number of crashes was in part due to an increasing amount of "street furniture" but was caused principally by the "increasingly avant-garde" materials used in making the bikes.

"Carbon is light and very rigid, so there's no room for error," he said. "Wheels and tyres are nothing like those used in the past. Drama can happen at any moment.

"Disc brakes in racing are too dangerous. The same applies to the gear ratios used. Today, we use 56x10. They're going 80 km/h downhill, even though they're almost naked. When there's a fall, you have no way of escaping."
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I knew it! It's those devilish manufacturers, making bikes that are fast and nimble, forcing pros to go ever faster.

But seriously, didn't there used to be a "patron of the peloton", who would scold riders when they went too fast for the conditions?
Big Bike and their avant-garde materials.

I don't know about a "patron".
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
So I went for a ride. It’s not terribly hot today. I feel much better.
I gave up and did housework. Hoping I didn't fry the expensive vacuum cleaner. It got full and automatically shut off. Now waiting for a "cool down" period of 45 minutes to see if it will revive. If not, I am in deep do-do.
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Originally Posted by big john;[url=tel:23206155
23206155]I gave up and did housework. Hoping I didn't fry the expensive vacuum cleaner. It got full and automatically shut off. Now waiting for a "cool down" period of 45 minutes to see if it will revive. If not, I am in deep do-do.
Hey, you gave it the college try!

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The New Madrid Fault is overdue…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Seismic_Zone
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Just kidding. 😄
Not really.
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Perfect day for being on the bike. But.

The company delivering the grill sent a message this morning saying they would be here between 11:00 and 2:00. That closed off the morning for a meaningful ride. Just got the call that they are on the way, so that closes out the afternoon.
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Originally Posted by big john
I don't know about a "patron".
The patron is "the boss" who maintains order and safety.

In praise of the patron
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Originally Posted by TMonk
it's a severity vs frequency tradeoff. if you deal with fire - it's major and a huge threat. but everyone on the east coast deals with crap weather, that includes hot/humid summers too. the other threats you mentioned are infrequent and pale in comparison to fire.
Speaking of fire, for the first time our insurance company gave our California home a wildfire risk score. We scored a zero:


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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Speaking of fire, for the first time our insurance company gave our California home a wildfire risk score. We scored a zero:


I suspect our risk dropped considerably when the neighbors across the creek cut down that damned eucalyptus.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Hey, you gave it the college try!
After the 45 minute cooling off it has roared back to life. Whew! When she moved in she didn't like the vacuum I had and eventually bought the Shark. I tried to talk her out of it but it's her money. I was reluctant to use it for a while but it's a nice machine, I have to admit. Just glad I didn't break it.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
For sure zone 5. 5' at zone 6 is not really physiologically doable, certainly not repeatable. When I do these I am for like 115% FTP.

Also my coach told me to aim for 20' of time in zone when doing VO2 workouts - but I was also doing them twice per week which is taxing. 25' is doable, but tough.

Spot on. These are going to be just like the 6x4', just 1 minute longer per interval. In a couple it will be 6x5', 5 minutes rest in between. That's about tops.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I remember that dark day.

You may be thinking of the race I broke my hip, Bill. That was another ****show, where they moved the railing into the course about ten feet on a downhill, blind, 90 degree corner. That was to provide seating for the restaurants along the course. Come to find out, the Fire Chief showed up and asked what in heavens name is going on. They were running short of ambulances.
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NGD!




They need to come back though since they forgot some parts and broke the rotisserie knob.
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Either I'm feeling a very mild tremor right now (at 6:01pm) or I'm overdue for my evening shot of bourbon. The dog DID look up for a couple of seconds but I saw nothing else shaking or swinging.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I can confirm, there are palm trees in Detroit that are alive and well.
Nothing in Detroit is live and well
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Originally Posted by datlas
Not as much as you'd think...
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Broken clavicle and ribs. Left in a stretcher.
Pshhh, flesh wound...
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You think they need an alert? They probably know....from the shaking I'm betting..
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Originally Posted by LAJ
That is my major *****, and the reason I decided to stop racing. My last race was a total ****show.

We were alerted to the fact that we weren't in our own race but were starting with the 40+3 and Cat 3 racers, at the start/staging area. As a rule, the 60+ field is thinned by attacks, and though that field was certainly depleted, there were enough kids in the pack that it was still too many for a two-lane road with a yellow line rule. Had anyone alerted us to the fact prior, I know there were enough cars and people to provide a follow car for the various groups.

They knew my bell was rung, I knew my collarbone was broken, yet I was still allowed to drive 100 miles home. The broken ribs and the need for a chest tube were discovered later. At least USAC event insurance covered a good portion of the deductible.
ooffa! No bueno! Especially the chest tube. I managed to avoid that with my incident. Thank God.
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After a week (?) Off of running I have returned. I am starting all over from scratch. But at least the groin was ok. When I was younger and ran, I felt light and springy, now I feel heavy and plodding. That sucks. My neighbor must think I'm out of my gourd. Wheezing and gasping as I plod by. As long as I don't have a heart attack. Beats dying on the couch eating ice cream.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Either I'm feeling a very mild tremor right now (at 6:01pm) or I'm overdue for my evening shot of bourbon. The dog DID look up for a couple of seconds but I saw nothing else shaking or swinging.
Nah, Ive resumed running.
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Originally Posted by ls01
After a week (?) Off of running I have returned. I am starting all over from scratch. But at least the groin was ok. When I was younger and ran, I felt light and springy, now I feel heavy and plodding. That sucks. My neighbor must think I'm out of my gourd. Wheezing and gasping as I plod by. As long as I don't have a heart attack. Beats dying on the couch eating ice cream.
Does it, though?
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Despite the map misrepresentation, we didn’t feel squat in Albany!
There was some rumbling at the rjones28 location.
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