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01-27-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,233
Posted By MinnMan

Add me to the list. I've had. it in my left...

Add me to the list.

I've had. it in my left ear for nearly 40 years, from standing to close to a pistol being fired (at a target, not a person) without ear protection. Fortunately, I'm only aware...
01-26-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 595
Posted By MinnMan

GC hasn't really happened yet. It's all about...

GC hasn't really happened yet. It's all about the sprinters so far.
01-26-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By MinnMan

He denies it, but he's running out of time. ...

He denies it, but he's running out of time. We'll know soon, I guess.
01-26-23, 04:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 595
Posted By MinnMan

bzzzzt

bzzzzt
01-25-23, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 595
Posted By MinnMan

I'm not sure I'd like the explanation behind his...

I'm not sure I'd like the explanation behind his "horizontal peace sign" though. I'll root for Simmons for.a bunch of reasons, including that I like seeing all these young Americans doing so well. ...
01-25-23, 01:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 595
Posted By MinnMan

That was pretty exciting. I've been enjoying...

That was pretty exciting.
I've been enjoying the battles royale in CX land, but still, it's good to see some road racing again.
01-21-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By MinnMan

No mention of N+1? I call BS.

No mention of N+1? I call BS.
01-21-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,309
Posted By MinnMan

Wow. By that yardstick, bicycles sound...

Wow. By that yardstick, bicycles sound comparatively safe!

I'm not questioning anybody else's choices, but I'm glad that I've never had a hankering for a motorcycle.
01-19-23, 12:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,309
Posted By MinnMan

I've kept my eye out, but haven't seen anything. ...

I've kept my eye out, but haven't seen anything. A shame.
01-17-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By MinnMan

Astana. For real this time ...

Astana. For real this time

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mark-cavendish-signs-for-astana-qazaqstan/
01-15-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,309
Posted By MinnMan

True that. That's also the black lining to the...

True that. That's also the black lining to the silver cloud reward of living to an extended age. When my mother died at 91, pretty much her entire world except for her children had predeceased her....
01-10-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By MinnMan

Like Carbonfiberboy 's partner, my wife has...

Like Carbonfiberboy 's partner, my wife has similar experiences. She has bouts of vertigo and the Epley maneuver cures it. I help her get the positions right. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries...
01-09-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By MinnMan

The money comes from Elsevier. With their giant...

The money comes from Elsevier. With their giant profit margins...
01-09-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By MinnMan

The financial arrangements at Elsevier journals...

The financial arrangements at Elsevier journals vary a great deal from one journal to another. The journal I was associated with paid editors $150 for each paper they handled, whether the paper went...
01-09-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By MinnMan

I spent a brief period of time on the editorial...

I spent a brief period of time on the editorial board of an Elsevier journal. I took part in two annual meetings, both in London. I recall the first one, when our handler asked our restaurant...
01-09-23, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By MinnMan

yup

yup
01-08-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By MinnMan

Oh yeah, the big "E". We all hate them, but in...

Oh yeah, the big "E". We all hate them, but in truth I send most of my papers to them.
01-08-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By MinnMan

Agreed. They invite me to contribute papers/edit...

Agreed. They invite me to contribute papers/edit special volumes on a regular basis. Those in the business understand their role in the scientific publishing ecosystem, but others may not.
01-08-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Wow - you've really had a tough time of it. I'm...

Wow - you've really had a tough time of it. I'm sorry about all that.

Well the aging is hitting all of us. I'm 61 and though I haven't experienced large losses in strength and endurance, I...
01-07-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By MinnMan

You can reach 190 BPM at 60? Good for you!

You can reach 190 BPM at 60? Good for you!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By MinnMan

When I first got my 56 mm rims, I felt like I was...

When I first got my 56 mm rims, I felt like I was being blown around and that I needed extra attention to maintain control. But I'm used to them now and they don't give me any problems or cause for...
01-07-23, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By MinnMan

Welcome to BF

Welcome to BF
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By MinnMan

I'd be disappointed in my year if there was one...

I'd be disappointed in my year if there was one particular ride that was easily identifiable as the best.
01-06-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By MinnMan

You mean, 10,000 km defined (originally) as the...

You mean, 10,000 km defined (originally) as the distance from the equator to the pole doesn't quite resonate for you?
01-06-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah. And when I teach Intro Earth Science and...

Yeah. And when I teach Intro Earth Science and talk about temperature (for example, the putative 1.5 C "tipping point"), I always have to point out the Fahrenheit equivalent.
01-06-23, 02:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

sense of smell is only partially back. It's a...

sense of smell is only partially back. It's a surprisingly annoying effect. Am hoping it won't last too much longer.

Still antigen positive, though the "T" line on the lateral flow test has...
01-05-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

I went for a short ride today - 12 miles. I took...

I went for a short ride today - 12 miles. I took it nice and easy and kept the HR low.

I was on the lookout for high HR, fatigue, and muscle cramps or spasms. None of the above.

So call it.a...
01-05-23, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By MinnMan

I'm surprised by this. Like many cyclists, I...

I'm surprised by this. Like many cyclists, I early-on discovered that sunscreen above the eyes made for intolerable eye irritation when the sweating begins. So no sunscreen above the eyes for me.
...
01-04-23, 06:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,309
Posted By MinnMan

This thread has taken some turns that are quite...

This thread has taken some turns that are quite different from where it began, but so be it.

I'm not sure that there is a better way to die. I understand how miserable and sad it is to fade away...
01-02-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,159
Posted By MinnMan

Oh, pardon me. Car5car.

Oh, pardon me.

Car5car.
01-02-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Well, I was about to declare myself symptom-free,...

Well, I was about to declare myself symptom-free, as I no longer have a running nose. But tonight at dinner I realized that I've lost my sense of smell. This wasn't true yesterday.

So I'm...
01-02-23, 03:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,159
Posted By MinnMan

Welcome, CarScar. There are plenty of people...

Welcome, CarScar.

There are plenty of people here who initially came off wrong -appearing maybe like a troll when really they were just. little over-enthusiastic when expressing their opinions. ...
01-01-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, thanks for the reminder More here...

Yeah, thanks for the reminder

More here...
01-01-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Interesting. So after the 101F diminished to...

Interesting. So after the 101F diminished to something less, you were back on the bike right away? I think I'll be more conservative than that.

Best of luck for your imminent return to 100%
...
01-01-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Fever is gone. Just a drippy nose, and otherwise...

Fever is gone. Just a drippy nose, and otherwise not feeling fatigued. So I"m going to go to Spain on Tuesday (2 more days from now), will pick up the rented bike on Wednesday, but I will likely...
01-01-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By MinnMan

Glad that you caught it in time. best of luck...

Glad that you caught it in time. best of luck with the recovery and thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By MinnMan

People say that training seriously means counting...

People say that training seriously means counting hours, not distance.

In practice, counting hours/week is a pretty useful metric, but I haven't seen people post their annual hours.

It's...
12-31-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Very interesting. And sobering. I'm very...

Very interesting. And sobering. I'm very early into this, and saying that I have only mild effects is perhaps premature.
If I feel fine, then after the nominal time-off, I'll get on the bike and...
12-31-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Of course, I could still take a turn for the...

Of course, I could still take a turn for the worse, but it looks like I'm having a much less extreme experience than that.

Here's the part I didn't mention in the OP. In less than a week I'm...
12-31-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Five, including the bivalent booster in...

Five, including the bivalent booster in September.
Thanks for the perspective.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By MinnMan

391,000 ft climbed. Some of those are fake zwift...

391,000 ft climbed. Some of those are fake zwift feet, but not too many. Unlike last year when I did a lot of zwift climbing to get the tron bike
12-31-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By MinnMan

srsly? And somehow they still manage to...

srsly?

And somehow they still manage to make billions of dollars.
12-31-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By MinnMan

Experiences returning to training after mild Covid?

I've got it now. I had a day and a half of fever (up to 101F) and some very mild respiratory symptoms - mostly just a slightly drippy nose. I'm on day 3 after symptom onset and the fever is down...
12-31-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By MinnMan

BTUs? You jest? The only place I've seen BTUs...

BTUs? You jest? The only place I've seen BTUs in the last half-century is in the US HVAC world.
I do remember my Jr. High School intro to physics, where we did everything in foot-pounds. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By MinnMan

No miles are worthless

No miles are worthless
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By MinnMan

For the second year in a row, I have't...

For the second year in a row, I have't differentiated Zwift and outdoor miles. I used to keep detailed spreadsheets about every ride, but somehow a couple of years ago I just stopped. Also, Zwift...
12-30-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By MinnMan

'' Of course, the correct answer is to...

''

Of course, the correct answer is to follow this sub-forum religiously.

But yeah, I miss Steephill.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,186
Posted By MinnMan

I'm not sure why Contis are so hard to mount -...

I'm not sure why Contis are so hard to mount - particularly GP5000s, which have such thin sidewalls. Generally, tires with thicker stiffer sidewalls are more difficult. i.e., GatorSkins. But the...
12-28-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,417
Posted By MinnMan

I'm sure that this is totally unrelated, but it...

I'm sure that this is totally unrelated, but it is just weird

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/alberto-contador-has-100-tumours-removed

I mean, I have ONE lipoma on my rib - a little ugly,...
12-24-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,309
Posted By MinnMan

I am NOT Silvio Berlusconi. And now we've...

I am NOT Silvio Berlusconi.

And now we've taken a somber and serious thread and turned it light-hearted. That's a feature, not a bug.
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