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Offline wens

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2011, 08:21:25 PM »
I can't think of anything less representative of anything other than time allotted than Strava cumulative leaderboards.


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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2011, 08:30:33 PM »

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He's saying all that the leaderboard shows is who has the most time to ride...
Vicelord: if I stay in the right position I could win any of the races I've been in
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Vicelord: Stop being dicks to me.
ls01: then man up
Herbie53: ok, but vaginas tend to attract a lot of dicks

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011, 09:19:38 PM »
Most of my riding happens between 4 and 10 PM usually.




I think he is just jealous I need to ride a century and a half to break 4K of elevation.     :lol:

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2011, 09:40:11 PM »
And?
Vicelord: if I stay in the right position I could win any of the races I've been in
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Vicelord: Stop being dicks to me.
ls01: then man up
Herbie53: ok, but vaginas tend to attract a lot of dicks

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2011, 11:14:48 AM »
I'm not jealous of anything (other than being able to ride pain-free, right now). I'm saying don't worry about Strava leaderboards. They are dominated by part-time job guys, retirees, and UMD.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2011, 11:21:50 AM »
Without saving a link to the SC leaderboard you have to click past the full membership one.  I noticed I was on top and told everyone before it disappeared.  It did, to Evan Huffman, and as the week progressed I kept landing up top.  Logging the few miles I put in on Sunday would have gave me second.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2011, 01:52:23 PM »
Without saving a link to the SC leaderboard you have to click past the full membership one.  I noticed I was on top and told everyone before it disappeared.  It did, to Evan Huffman, and as the week progressed I kept landing up top.  Logging the few miles I put in on Sunday would have gave me second.

http://app.strava.com/rides/1936135
Vicelord: if I stay in the right position I could win any of the races I've been in
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Vicelord: Stop being dicks to me.
ls01: then man up
Herbie53: ok, but vaginas tend to attract a lot of dicks

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2011, 04:55:43 PM »

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2011, 01:54:00 PM »
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what's training?

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2011, 07:59:17 PM »
Farking A.  First time i didn't ride on either day since probably end of July.  I haven't realized just how much i'm used to riding at least one day on the weekend, and I'm now all grumpy and groggy.  Effing snow really sucked, and they didn't re-open the GWB until 5pm this evening.  Looks like i'll have to get a long work out in tomorrow morning.  I just hope there won't be any frozen snow on the ground...
 

oh, and my weight ain't budging either...  Fark Fark Fark!

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2011, 07:14:17 PM »
I really like 60 F and 40 mph headwinds.  2 solid days of playing with the mighty oak left me unable to extract joy from this situation this morning.  Even worse, the third day left me unable to break every posted speed on the way back with an equally strong tailwind.  The only plus was actually passing a few cars at random points.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2011, 09:58:55 PM »
I failed to ride today.  5 of 7 days for the week.  This week I'm gunning for 6.  Maybe.  We'll see.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2011, 11:53:50 AM »
went to ride today and noticed my headset was super super loose. i tried to adjust it but i'm a terrible mechanic so i'm just going to bring it to the shop. no ride. sigh, kind of a disappointing end to a big 2 weeks of riding.
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2011, 12:09:39 PM »
Your finals are over. Now is a great time to learn some basic maintenance. All you need to know is on the Park Tool site. Every possible thing an average Joe would need to do is illustrated in excruciating detail. Take the time to learn it.

Threadless headset:

You'll normally need 4mm and 5mm hex keys.
Loosen the 5mm bolt in the center cap. Just loosen it, don't take it out.
Loosen the two 4mm bolts on either side of the stem steerer clamp. Leave the bar clamp alone.
Push down on the stem to take any play out of the system.
Line up the stem so that the bars are straight.
Slowly tighten the center cap bolt until you feel resistance, then give it 1/8 turn more.
Check the bar alignment again. Line them up, then tighten the stem steerer clamp bolts the same way that you did the center cap.
Hold your front brake full on and with your hands on the drops try and rock the bike back and forth. There should be no play in the headset.
Pick the front wheel off of the ground by the bars and swing it back and forth from right to left and feel for any tightness. It should swing freely. If it doesn't, start over and give the center cap bolt 1/16 turn instead.
No rock, no play, no tighness, bars lined up? Tighten the stem steerer clamp bolts to spec. If you don't have a torque wrench, tighten them snug with a standard key. Try and give the center cap bolt another 1/16 turn, but it should be snug already.

That's about 100 too many words for an operation that takes about 60 seconds.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2011, 12:53:00 PM »
what shovel said.  it's not hard at all
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