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08-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

I'm not sure what's going on in FL. We were...

I'm not sure what's going on in FL. We were knocking out 10-15,000 new cases a day for a while and now we've had 3 days in a row back under 5,000. The percentage of new positives isn't falling, but...
Forum: Southeast
08-13-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Podagrower

Bike 5 Cities Orlando

https://bikewalkcentralflorida.org/bike5cities/

For riders of any age, experience or ability level.
08-11-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,230
Posted By Podagrower

I've always referred to the people who play biker...

I've always referred to the people who play biker as Hardly Riders.
A couple of years ago I was on I10 in Florida headed east on the first day of Daytona bike week. There was a group of 4 or 5...
07-30-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

I guess Floridaman is feeling bad for TX. ...

I guess Floridaman is feeling bad for TX. Testing will be paused Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday do to tropical storm Isaisaaissiisshishaa (I think that's how it's pronounced). It's a game of Pin...
07-24-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

Here's a pretty good round up of our problems. ...

Here's a pretty good round up of our problems. Looks like it will take FL 2 weeks to pass NY, fortunately our Governor has said we've reached a plateau :notamused:. ...
07-22-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

Pretty awesome, the NOAA article is 2 months old...

Pretty awesome, the NOAA article is 2 months old and only has 1 name crossed off. Today we finished crossing out the entire first column with Gonzalo. I'm guessing we're gonna need to whip out the...
07-20-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

Whoa, whoa partner. Them there's fightin words. ...

Whoa, whoa partner. Them there's fightin words. Floridaman has been banging out over 10,000 new cases per day 10 out of the last 11 days. Over the last 14 days our daily average is almost 11,000...
07-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

Friday the 17th in the afternoon. Texas is down...

Friday the 17th in the afternoon. Texas is down 19,000 cases to Florida, you guys have got some serious work ahead of you. I think FL might just be eyeballing California for the next challenge.
07-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,257
Posted By Podagrower

Floridaman is seeking a lead early on this one. ...

Floridaman is seeking a lead early on this one. School isn't in session and my county has 13 elementary students and 4 staff members in quarantine after an elementary school student in a summer...
07-13-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

And everybody thinks FL is flat.

And everybody thinks FL is flat.
07-12-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

The highest single day total of new cases in any...

The highest single day total of new cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic. FloridaMan, stand up and take a bow. There will be an asterisk next to the number, as the number of test...
07-09-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

What are you doing in Texas? You must be holding...

What are you doing in Texas? You must be holding back test results to make FL look bad. There's no way people in TX can be less responsible than people in FL; Floridaman is going to have to work...
Forum: Southeast
07-08-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Podagrower

There are parts of the WOT (and almost all of our...

There are parts of the WOT (and almost all of our trails) that I love and I hate. I enjoy riding from Apopka at a leisurely pace and having lunch in Winter Garden on the way back. I'm really...
07-07-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Podagrower

Thanks for starting this, hopefully we won't all...

Thanks for starting this, hopefully we won't all have a story to contribute.
07-06-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,604
Posted By Podagrower

In lieu of my club's traditional 4th of July...

In lieu of my club's traditional 4th of July picnic, I led my first group ride since March. I purposely chose one of my favorite unpaved trails, where I can typically ride 16 miles and see fewer...
07-06-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,748
Posted By Podagrower

Weeks of hard work in FL appear to be paying off....

Weeks of hard work in FL appear to be paying off. Johns Hopkins says we've got more infections, a higher rate of infection, and a higher case-fatality ratio than TX. Floridaman: Snatching defeat...
06-26-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,604
Posted By Podagrower

Florida man is working hard not to be outdone. ...

Florida man is working hard not to be outdone. Only 1 day in the last 14 had fewer than 2,000 new cases (during lockdown it was closer to 500-750 per day). We've set 7 new record highs over those...
Forum: Southeast
06-18-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 387,433
Posted By Podagrower

Yesterday's ride was noteworthy. I made a list...

Yesterday's ride was noteworthy. I made a list of projects to work on when I got laid off due to the Rona shutdown-but apparently I'm essential so I never got laid off and just had a massive project...
06-15-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,890
Posted By Podagrower

I know everybody thinks that FL is flat when it...

I know everybody thinks that FL is flat when it comes to riding, but we've got some nice rises in Covid numbers. The last week of lockdown, everybody was pretty much over it and there were as many...
Forum: Southeast
06-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Podagrower

I saw the post title and immediately thought of...

I saw the post title and immediately thought of the Lake Apopka trail. If you want to see gators, that is the place to go.
So far, every gator I've seen out there (laying across the trail,...
06-02-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,890
Posted By Podagrower

I read this thread yesterday before my club's BOD...

I read this thread yesterday before my club's BOD meeting where we discussed and voted to resume club rides in spite of 1/2 the BOD having high risk factors (myself included). I think there's enough...
03-16-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Podagrower

And in light of the current Covid 19 situation,...

And in light of the current Covid 19 situation, Safari has been cancelled. Wash your hands and be safe.
02-25-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,381
Posted By Podagrower

Yep, you are right, it went up $50. In the...

Yep, you are right, it went up $50. In the interest of over analyzing, I went back and looked at 2019 numbers near this point. 9 of the top 10 Family and Friend teams from 2019 are in the top 10...
02-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Podagrower

Well, at least it rolls. Currently the Condor...

Well, at least it rolls.
Currently the Condor is on my wife's trainer, which makes tweaks a lot easier than doing it on the road. I had planned to reuse the Suntour Cyclone derailleurs but the rear...
02-13-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,381
Posted By Podagrower

Tour de Cure fundraising minimum

Tour de Cure was my first organized cycling event and finding discussion of it here is why I signed up for it. This year, somebody decided that it was time to raise the fundraising minimum by $75.00...
02-10-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,482
Posted By Podagrower

^This is how it was explained by a lawyer to our...

^This is how it was explained by a lawyer to our group. If you don't have uninsured motorist, your health insurance will cover the healthcare portion, but health insurance will not cover lost wages,...
02-07-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Podagrower

Wowsers. With 2 months to go until the event, it...

Wowsers. With 2 months to go until the event, it feels strange to say but if you are thinking of going, you better sign up soon. This year will be sold out.
02-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Podagrower

Sunday, I didn't take pictures, but I unlaced a...

Sunday, I didn't take pictures, but I unlaced a 32 hole 10 speed 105 hub I had and laced the wheel to the Campy hub I bought. The flange offsets and diameters were so close that spoke length was...
02-03-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Podagrower

Saturday morning one of our local bike shops held...

Saturday morning one of our local bike shops held their annual garage sale, for $15 you can rent a table and sell your whatever. There are great bargains to be had, and deals to avoid. I figured...
02-03-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Podagrower

There's plenty of little things left to do, some...

There's plenty of little things left to do, some of the cable housings are too long, cables need to be trimmed, brakes need adjusting. But it's getting closer....
02-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Podagrower

Indecision, the desire to not disapoint, and a...

Indecision, the desire to not disapoint, and a need to be fiscally responsible-all detrimental to building a bike up. I finally pulled the trigger on direction. I wanted (not needed) to go with 10...
Forum: Introductions
02-03-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Podagrower

Rain and a high of 60 on Saturday, I'm not sure...

Rain and a high of 60 on Saturday, I'm not sure it made it to 60 yesterday, and today it will be back to the mid 70's. This isn't weather.
12-31-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Podagrower

The 40th Florida Bicycle Safari April 18-23, 2020

Registration opens soon for 3 or 6 days of the best cycling, food and friends to be found.
https://www.floridabicyclesafari.com/
Forum: Southeast
12-31-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Podagrower

About 12 hours left until registration opens. ...

About 12 hours left until registration opens. And yes, some people do register at midnight.
12-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 53,601
Posted By Podagrower

Incremental improvements, that's what it's all...

Incremental improvements, that's what it's all about right? My first Zwift attempt resulted in the death of my laptop (it was a mercy killing). So I went looking for a way more powerful laptop to...
Forum: Southeast
12-04-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Podagrower

The 40th Florida Bicycle Safari April 18-23, 2020

https://www.floridabicyclesafari.com/

Registration opens January 1 for 3 days or 6 days of amazing cycling, food and friends in North Florida.
Forum: Southeast
11-20-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Podagrower

https://www.routearrows.com/routearrows/ ...

https://www.routearrows.com/routearrows/

They are getting pretty popular for the rides I do. As long as you sweep/blow off the road and it doesn't rain and they don't get run over too much they...
11-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Podagrower

Build direction chosen, reassembly has begun. I...

Build direction chosen, reassembly has begun. I wanted to keep as many of the parts that were on the bike as I could, but it still has to be something that my wife can and will ride-that means the...
Forum: Southeast
11-18-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Podagrower

For the first time since 2015, I did not ride. ...

For the first time since 2015, I did not ride. I'm still trying to get rid of the last of a 4 week old cold, and 50 degree riding would have been a bad idea. I worked registration and got to meet a...
11-04-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,425
Posted By Podagrower

Sometimes, you want something different. When...

Sometimes, you want something different. When you figure out the correct baking time, you get potato with enough firmness to not turn into mashed potato in your jersey, but soft enough it's an easy...
11-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,425
Posted By Podagrower

Low carb options. Justin's peanut butter...

Low carb options. Justin's peanut butter individuals are good, they have some palm oil, but no added sugar. Beef jerky (but almost has to be home made to prevent sugar). Any kind of nuts.
...
Forum: Southeast
11-01-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Podagrower

I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a...

I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a 45 mile unofficial grocery run that takes you to rest stop 1, then to the top of Sugarloaf the back way, then to the rest stop in Mascotte before...
Forum: Southeast
10-29-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Podagrower

About 5,500 of elevation, so about 1/2 of 6 Gap. ...

About 5,500 of elevation, so about 1/2 of 6 Gap. But it will show you that Florida isn't all flat.
10-23-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Podagrower

And now I know why I struggled so hard on Sunday....

And now I know why I struggled so hard on Sunday. Some MFer gave me a cold. Started with a sore throat Monday afternoon, went home early yesterday and slept about 12 hours. Always a good sign when...
10-21-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Podagrower

And this year's third century is in the books. I...

And this year's third century is in the books. I made a lot of mistakes yesterday-it was overcast early so I didn't drink, when it did get hot, my hydration was problematic. Helping a (faster)...
Forum: Southeast
10-17-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Podagrower

The 40th Horrible Hundred Nov 17 Clermont, FL

FORTY YEARS!!! Sugarloaf is repaved (the old pavement was probably older than the ride). The SAGs are off the chain. One month till we roll!
https://horrible-hundred.com/
Forum: Southeast
10-17-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 387,433
Posted By Podagrower

I had noticed my saddle was a little loose on my...

I had noticed my saddle was a little loose on my Miyata for a couple of rides (you know, the cussing of starting a ride and remembering something needs tweaking). Finally remembered to look at it...
10-07-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Podagrower

I have a pair of 3X leg warmers from Aerotech. ...

I have a pair of 3X leg warmers from Aerotech. They are actually too big, which is not a common problem for me. I also have their Endura (I think) jacket, and it's plenty toasty.
10-07-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Podagrower

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1290/suntrail_c2c_statusmap_20190724_11x17_c3b3dc6abf7b059feb884e71b66af6dd5e319a96.jpg


Absolutely! The State has a grand plan for a...
10-07-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Podagrower

Solo Century

Nothing on the club list caught my interest for Saturday, so I decided to ride solo. I decided I wold retrace last weekend's 70 mile ride and turn around when I got tired since the wind was supposed...
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