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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 08:22 AM
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Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

I know what you mean. My main issue is lack...

I know what you mean.

My main issue is lack of raw horsepower on that high-attrition surface. I have only ridden with these guys on a flat tow path where my weight doesnít count, and might do...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

If I weren't such an abject weakling, I'd go...

If I weren't such an abject weakling, I'd go graveling.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

My homies are driving to gravel this a.m. Me Ďn...

My homies are driving to gravel this a.m. Me Ďn another guy is waiting for warmth and will venture forth on the pavement at 1200.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

As long as itís all DC he should be okay.

As long as itís all DC he should be okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

There are no words to describe my lack of desire...

There are no words to describe my lack of desire to ride a bike outdoors today.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

So true. I have my poor family terrorized. ...

So true. I have my poor family terrorized. Everyone expects obsessive, arbitrary, and dictatorial policies and procedures on a boat, not so much in your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Never knew those were edible.

Never knew those were edible.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

And here I was, about to propose!

And here I was, about to propose!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Why is a clean kitchen such an alien concept to...

Why is a clean kitchen such an alien concept to so many people?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

I sympathize. Only daughter moved overseas right...

I sympathize. Only daughter moved overseas right after college in 2013 and returned this summerÖ to Seattle. :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Monster front with gale warnings = fake miles.

Monster front with gale warnings = fake miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Smoked would be an improvement. So would a nice...

Smoked would be an improvement. So would a nice turkey sandwich on rye with good mustard, coleslaw, and a few garlic pickles.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Have had to admit that I like the holiday, but I...

Have had to admit that I like the holiday, but I don’t like the food.
11-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,509
Posted By MoAlpha

Having cadence determined by the mechanical...

Having cadence determined by the mechanical system rather than the rider is the key to neuromuscular efficiency, which is why nearly everyone rides fixed on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Knowing very little more than you, Iíd probably...

Knowing very little more than you, Iíd probably go with the nerve block, which seems to be the more conservative option and has a chance of helping. Seems to me this situation has dragged on far too...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

I shave every day with an electric shaver when...

I shave every day with an electric shaver when cruising and racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Pecan pie is a lovely thing and, sadly, off the...

Pecan pie is a lovely thing and, sadly, off the menu in this puritanical house. Instead, we are having a Pavlova, which, I am given to understand, is a meringuey sort of thing with lemon curd and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Thatís very sweet and I think we have the same...

Thatís very sweet and I think we have the same fridge.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Just had my first martini in at least six months...

Just had my first martini in at least six months and lordy was it good!

Anyone cooking anything interesting tomorrow?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, if it’s Moderna and the effects are...

Yeah, if it’s Moderna and the effects are addictive, that could make you pretty sick. Can’t think of any immunological reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Bad news.

Bad news.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

No alcohol after a flu shot is a new one for me!

No alcohol after a flu shot is a new one for me!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

I was warned not to.

I was warned not to.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Awww, that sucks and everyone does it...

Awww, that sucks and everyone does it occasionally. Iíll bet theyíre okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

It has happened before, as in the wholesale...

It has happened before, as in the wholesale abandonment of Classical empiricism for a thousand years during the Middle Ages in Europe. People dont like facts that clash with belief and ďhigher...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

We certainly have the opportunity.

We certainly have the opportunity.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

True and there are other examples from...

True and there are other examples from anthropology where the apparent urge to be different had terrible costs. I’m glad I’m on the side that doesn’t have to reject rationality entirely.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

The anti-vax, anti-mask thing and some of the...

The anti-vax, anti-mask thing and some of the ridiculousness on ďourĒ side make me think about schismogenesis, the social principle named by the anthropologist Gregory Bateson, whereby neighboring...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

We used to have to check in every time we...

We used to have to check in every time we traveled out of state, but the system smart to the point where they know it's really me when I get off a plane and buy a cup of coffee in Frankfurt. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

And the uncontrolled sprawl, the huge crop of...

And the uncontrolled sprawl, the huge crop of uninteresting restaurants and shops, the generic, moneyed, neo-urban types patronizing them...

Still love the green spaces and the Hill Country.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Yep. Austin used to be kind of cool.

Yep. Austin used to be kind of cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

That breeze is just going to build all day. When...

That breeze is just going to build all day. When I do stuff that's impossible in the traffic and hills, I feel like less of a wuss.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Fake 3 min Z5 intervals for me today. The old...

Fake 3 min Z5 intervals for me today. The old man's friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, would have had to be stolen from or by an...

Yeah, would have had to be stolen from or by an online retailer then, right?

We've never had an issue getting fraud covered.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

They fraud detection AI the credit card companies...

They fraud detection AI the credit card companies use keeps getting better and better, but it’s creepy how much they must know about us. Our card was used for some small, innocuous, stuff last night...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Had a terrible Volvo wagon, which I bought (very...

Had a terrible Volvo wagon, which I bought (very used) just for the headlight wipers. They didn’t work very well and neither did the headlight schpritzers.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Ah, just so. I had that with a more recent time...

Ah, just so. I had that with a more recent time stamp in my failing memory.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Remind me.

Remind me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Only which ever one Tom was. Ray didn’t work at...

Only which ever one Tom was. Ray didn’t work at the garage. LSS went to grad school at MIT and it was within walking distance from her office. This was before they went national and their show on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

I had one for a year or so in the 80s. It was my...

I had one for a year or so in the 80s. It was my internship year and I had no time or energy to shop around so I bought the cheapest thing in the classifieds. God, what a dog! I took it to Tom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Better digging that thing than sandhogging in a...

Better digging that thing than sandhogging in a pressurized caisson under a big-ass river. I find all of this stuff fascinating and heroic.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Iíve got two 11s and Iím trying a possibly...

Iíve got two 11s and Iím trying a possibly counterfeit KMC on the commuter/gravelator this week so I can save them for the road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

I thought you were happy with over-mitts. ...

I thought you were happy with over-mitts.

This is my most difficult winter cycling issue and I have a few thoughts, but they’re not that helpful. First, I am sure heat losses are most significant...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

My thoughts exactly, plus old age and bad genes.

My thoughts exactly, plus old age and bad genes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Sounds very pleasant. Much lip service is paid to...

Sounds very pleasant. Much lip service is paid to ďtaking it easyĒ this time of year and yesterday we actually dialed it back for a rider recovering from a disc herniation, but thatís a rare thing....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

I need to join some rides where you can go easy...

I need to join some rides where you can go easy enough to chat.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Gravel. 36mm on great wheels. Perfect tread for...

Gravel. 36mm on great wheels. Perfect tread for that surface, but probably a bit wide for my weight. Left the fenders on, but canít blame them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

Went for a ride with some nice old guys and just...

Went for a ride with some nice old guys and just couldnít hang. It was like driving a Citroen deux cheveaux on the Highway, but less comfortable and a lot quieter.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 98,017
Posted By MoAlpha

The combination of flat and gravel is my slowest...

The combination of flat and gravel is my slowest condition. I just lack the power. Today was humiliating.
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