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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2011, 01:09:50 PM »
Cliff Notes Version:
Loosen bolts.  Tighten top cap bolt, then stem bolts. 

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2011, 01:24:40 PM »
I've done it before and haven't had a problem but it was weird. felt like in order to get the play out the steering got tight, there was no middle ground. It didn't help that I was still a little confused from last night and honestly shouldn't have ridden anyway. I'm going to put in some big hours over winter break, so I'm not really worried.
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2011, 01:59:20 PM »
Yeah the center cap bolt does not need to be tight at all, better safe then sorry
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2011, 02:06:34 PM »
I haven't ridden my bike in 3 weeks.  The trainer is calling, but I am not listening.  Working on a bunch of crap all weekend, so I'm missing the only non-trainer times to ride.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2011, 07:52:15 PM »
Grrr, in theory it should require next to no mechanical finesse.  My stock expander plug had some personality though.  I'm sure this was exaggerated by the wide swing in temperatures and humidity this Summer.  In brief, establishing a connection between plug and inner wall of the steerer tube meant acquiring fine mechanical skills through a time consuming diagnosis of both the relationship and condition of all parts involved.  Sitting on the side of the road is the definition of a training fail.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2012, 07:24:14 PM »
I ended up taking over a month off due to various illnesses and was just starting to get back into riding.  Saturday I was playing in a woodpile and unknowingly got bit 3 times by a black widow, again.  Last time it was on my hand which swelled up to great effect.  This time it was what I thought was just a poke from a stick over my belly button.  Sunday and Monday were racked with various pains and stiffness leaving me nearly sleepless.  I managed 20 miles today without dying which upgraded me to active fail in my eyes.  Going to eat some supper and rest then maybe go for a midnight ride since it will be nearly 40 still.  Fun fun.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2012, 08:19:10 PM »
That sucks!!

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2012, 08:34:15 PM »
rando, rule of thumb


black widow spider bite = trip to hospital

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2012, 10:15:22 PM »
Note to self: don't move wherever Rando lives.

I rode back to back days Dec31 and Jan 1, but didn't do anything at all the week before or since.  Finally finished my move tonight, so I should have no more excuses.  I might do a nice double workout tomorrow to celebrate.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2012, 10:32:34 AM »
Note to self: don't move wherever Rando lives.




No doubt. I will take my thin air, no humidity, and no great big ol bugs, over anywhere else. Not saying we don't have spiders, but they don't come out till spring, it seems.


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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2012, 01:29:41 PM »
Black Widows are one of the noxious critters we do have in NorCal.  But they are easy to avoid- wear gloves, don't stick your hands where you can't see, and turn over the log and chase the spiders and scorpions away before you pick it up.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2012, 03:07:03 PM »
Dayum rando, be careful bro.


I freaking hate spiders.
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2012, 07:14:46 PM »
Who expects that crap in January when you had to kick the frozen logs out of the ground.  I was very close to taking the expensive trip in to a doc but the local version of public healthcare has a less than stellar record.  It amazes me how many private clinics and hospitals are around here.  Anyways, I got through the unexpected fright and only lost a few days.   

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2012, 02:33:53 PM »
Got pretty bad side stitch at the end of my 4th VO2 interval, finished around 323W. Recovered for a few min and tried for a 5th but it was pretty clear I was shot and aborted it. Did a half-hearted 6th at 312W right on the edge of cramping.
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2012, 03:09:55 PM »
I hate those. I usually get them when I'm working hard on the trainer too soon after a meal.