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Old 07-11-2013, 06:42 AM   #29821
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This.

And chicken wings. Can't pass by a good wing joint.
That stuff will kill you.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:56 AM   #29822
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:02 AM   #29823
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That stuff will kill you.

Got to die of something.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:03 AM   #29824
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That is an amazing ride. Beat it like a rented mule.

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Here we go. 7.5 months of training comes down to one day, this coming Saturday.
Here we go. Screw Cancer. Ride Bikes. Tina's still here and so am I. I will conquer Death Ride just like she conquered Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:18 AM   #29825
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #29826
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When I left work last night a small storm cell was moving in off the ocean. As I swung my leg over the big Adventure the sprinkles had begun to fall.

"Oh no not the Sprinkles"!

Not enough of them to land on my face shield, so not that wet.

Yet.

Traffic was a mess, I was leaving late again. I was splitting from just past Imperial, (LBS) to the next exit.
Up the hill and home to find my wife home with the old cat. The cat had an issue the night before and had spent the day with the doc under going tests. She is old, deaf and blind. Now she has high blood pressure.
Maybe sleeping 23 hours a day can be stressful. You know worrying about where the sunny spot will move and if you can get there before the other cats. Rough life.
Her issue the night before was not good, which meant the house was pushed up into piles so the carpet cleaners could make it nice again.
We get test results today. We know that there will come a point where we have to make the hard decision. She has been around for about 20 years and a good cat. She used to watch basketball with me, but only when MJ was in the game. When he sat, she got up and left.
Da Bulls!
She also used to eat chips and salsa with me. And not get sick. Now she eats uber expensive cat food, mostly tuna, and licks fresh cooked egg yolk and melted rocky road ice cream. And don't try and give here any of that low calorie crap. She paws the rug trying to cover that stuff up.

Anyway freshly cleaned carpets means they are still drying, meaning I can't begin the work I was planning, or just sit on my ass on the couch and watch the recorded TDF.

On the bright side, I can ride longer.

Gear up and I'm out the door and gone.

That storm cell from the beach? Yeah, it had followed me home. Now, I had a good sized wind. Stiff enough to blow me down the hill at 50 mph!
I headed east past all the barely rolling cars who jumped off the freeway trying to get back on to also head east. The cause of the mess I was to see was about a mile east. All I saw was a truck and car and one CHP. I was easily making better time than these folks.
I normally spin semi-lightly with the wind at my back out to the stop sign then see how my legs feel on the short little jump up to the parking area, and then recover from that on the descent to the trailer park entrance, and try to spin, crunch my way up to the Jack in the Box Stop sign, actually one turn prior to that for my usual turn around.
By that time I'm good and warmed up for the long ride into the wind back west.

Last night as I got just to the eastern end of Featherly Park a fit looking woman came by at a pretty good clip. I'd been only spinning about 16 mph so put a little more into it once she was about a hundred yards ahead. I caught up just about the time we got to the slight rise past the construction. She was slowing but not enough I could just zip by.
About this time a guy came by, and headed up the road very quick.
As we got to the construction site I stood on my pedals to make the last short climb past the eastern ramp and dropped the woman. After I topped the rise I was shifting up and up and off in the distance maybe a quarter mile was the fast guy who came by. I put my head down and spun the gears up to as much as I could handle at that point just to see if I could catch.
That dog chasing the car thing I guess.
I caught him just after the end of the trail at bottom of the stop sign to parking area hill. We both attacked the hill. I stood on the pedals and drove hard. and beat him up that rise, then decided to keep it turning over past the parking and down the hill to the last climb to that JitB stop sign climb. He re-passed me on that since I had not recovered on the descent. But, he turned off to the building parking lot there and I spun around and headed back west, into a big wind.
At one point I recall seeing 12 mph on the computer and needing to shift down a gear.
I got to spinning pretty good in spite of the wind. the climb back up to the construction was not as bad as I would have thought. All that harder effort than usual had warmed me up very well.

The fast guy re-passed me about a mile west of the bridge, I was trudging along at about 16 mph and he goes by like I'm painted on the fence. But, I notice after the trail straightens out, he is just hanging out up there about 300 yards or so. I'm back up to spinning at 17-ish so I decided to see if I can move up a bit.
I caught him at the coffee shop and passed him going up the next short climb. Held a good gear off the top then down the hill to the river and rolling past the park he caught up. We talked a bit both commenting how much fun it is to ride like that with others. he kicked it up a gear and left, I was comfortable at 17 to 18 and he was doing closer to 20.
The blustery conditions kept trail traffic down, maybe. It sis smell and look a little like rain. I hate riding motorcycles in the pouring rain, but don't mind walking running or riding a bicycle in it. Though warm rain. Cold bone numbing wet weather just makes for good fires in the hearth and a cup of cocoa.
This was better once I got over to the curves and out of that wind. I had decided I'd make my turn at 6:15 which would give me plenty of day light to climb back up the hill in. At about 6:30 the wind nearly died, then shifted and became swirling along the whole ride home. About a mile east of my turning around the woman I'd passed back at the beginning of my ride came by headed west. I guess she had ridden farther east.
I'd get to going then get a gust off my right front or right rear. But, held some good pace in places and climbed back up to the road from the river in pretty good fashion. Not my best, but it didn't hurt and I could recover a bit quicker.
The "On The Move" exercise thing here at work ends the third of August so I may delay lots of hill training until I'm past that. Though Saturday I'm toying with a longer ride. We'll see how I feel and what the weather is like by then.

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I figure when I begin to get more 20 mph sections strung together it's time I go ride streets and leave the path to others. I make sure to slow down and move way over around groups. Last night I stopped for the ducks, who were sitting in my path so me stopped allowed the oncoming cyclist to pass with plenty of room from the ducks. Then I could use the far side to also keep clear of them. I'll have to grab a picture of them some time, they are quite unique to me and colorful. They waddle around like an old married couple never very far from each others side.
When I climbed the last climb last night my legs felt fine. Like I could go climb some more.
So I didn't. I went home and cleaned up. Did some laundry and we had dinner in the backyard, Chinese take out, then a beer after the sun set. We just sat around and talked too late into the evening. I'd planned on getting to bed early, but it was closing on 11 when I rolled into bed.

It sure is good sleeping after a light rain.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #29827
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EPO



I've herd thats very popular!
Who carries it??
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #29828
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Kids stuff... Bell's two-hearted ale FTW!
I plan on trying 'em all!!!!!!

Can't get it in CT!

Three Philosophers FTW!!!
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #29829
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Ok give up the secret stuff you use or your favorite

I want brand names and why you like it

Hydration, protiens, carbs etc

I use nitric oxcides when i go to the gym occasionally
but thats about it, now i'm starting to cycle i need the low down

Good luck kbasa
I take a multivitamin every day and am always concious of my hydration levels.

Food:

Night before a big ride is usually a double serving of pasta with meat sauce or sausages or something.

Morning of the ride, I eat more than an hour before rollout and have hash browns, 2 strips bacon and 2 scrambled eggs with coffee.

Water, of course, the whole way. I want my urine to be flowing clearly and copiously.

During the ride, I'll eat peanut butter sandwiches, bananas, oranges, pretzels, chips, or whatever they've got in the SAG stops. I also bring along Honey Stinger Waffles because they're easy to eat and pack about 190 calories each. I also carry bars, but I like bars like Kind or some of the all natural ones that are easy to digest. No Clif bars, PowerBars or other types of extruded glop. No GU gels or similar, though I like Orange Stinger energy drops.

Fluids:

I carry two 25oz. Camelbak insulated bottles. Insulated because testing shows that consuming chilled fluids during a workout results in 10% better performance.

I carry one with Nuun and the other with CytoMax. I like the CytoMax because it contains both electrolytes and potassium. This combination helps fuel get to my muscles so I don't cramp or bonk, as long as I'm eating enough.

At a SAG, I may consume a small Coke if it's later in the event, but consuming too much caffeine early makes my HR too high, which makes it harder for me to endure over the course of the day.

Lunch during a longer ride is always an issue, but in general, I try not to consume a large amount as it makes me sluggish. In general, I've found that something about the size of a 6 inch Subway sub will work best.

My general goal for caloric intake is right about 4 to 500 calories per hour of ride time. Bottles should last about 2 hours or so, maybe less if it's hot or we have a big gnarly climb.

I hope that's helpful.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #29830
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Before when i cycled water maybe cytomax
and that was it....i was alot younger.

Have not heard of nuun so i will look into that

Thanks

So far...
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #29831
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Nuun's great. It's a little tube of tablets you add to your waterbottle.

They're kind of effervescent, which can be nice when you've been drinking stuff that tastes like fruit flavored anti-freeze all day.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #29832
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Nuun's great. It's a little tube of tablets you add to your waterbottle.

They're kind of effervescent, which can be nice when you've been drinking stuff that tastes like fruit flavored anti-freeze all day.
I thought of your upcoming ordeal in the mountains as I was on my trainer tonight. 20 minutes of pedaling with my heart rate in Zone 4, and I'm beat.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #29833
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I thought of your upcoming ordeal in the mountains as I was on my trainer tonight. 20 minutes of pedaling with my heart rate in Zone 4, and I'm beat.
Take a drill into the Suffer Score tab on this one.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:18 PM   #29834
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Took about two weeks off from cycling due to a conference followed immediately by a week long visit from my in-laws. Back to commuting and I don't seem to be much slower but I feel like I have lead in my legs.

The wife and I (and our "team") have RAGBRAI in a little over a week now. Had a friend drag us put for a few miles tonight but I still haven't done any rides as long as one day of RAGBRAI I'm going to take the faster Klein road bike but the gearing is too high for me when I'm tired. Seems like most rides find me in my lowest gear combo and trying to downshift I just got that Long Haul Trucker and love the wide range gearing on that but I thought I had the Klein better set up. Now I'm thinking of putting my road pedals on the Surly and riding that, but I'll probably man up and take the Klein.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #29835
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Well, the FR70 came in the mail today, so I wired myself up and went out for a ride.
Getting everything hooked up to the computer and talking was a bit fiddly. Mostly thanks to my POS Dell. Man I hate the thing.

Anyway I maxed at 167 and averaged 135 for around an hour fifty. I don't feel too bad. I never dropped to the granny even.
I'll edit the Strava stuff in here later, I'm iPadding so can't embed the code from Strava.
I suck at typing anyway.
No big happenings along the ride I did have another asshole run the red light at the cross walk. I swear I'm going to buy a goPro just for those butteads. He was probably doing about 65 in the 45 there so yeah he had the level pushed to the full douche setting. Of course the first one charged the red/yellow and this bag of hair comes from way, way back everybody else was stopped. We don't have any town cops anymore thanks to our crack city council, they contracted with the county for sheriff coverage. I've seen two out here in the months since that move.

Anyway, down off my soap box for now. I did manage 16.5 mph average so I was moving right along. only about a 7 mph wind that moved around. Humid and overcast, made for cool running. Though there was sweat dripping off me as I rode. I am beginning to feel I'm going in the right direction. Not a lot of weight is leaving the building but I'm getting stronger and my pants and belt are looser at the waist. The thighs are getting tight now.

I recall back when I was racing and training hard, I bought an interviewing suit. the guy at the shop was amazed. He had to get a 34 waist to fit over my thighs.
That was cool. What wasn't so cool is fifteen years later growing out of that waist.

Hence the return to the pedals.

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