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Old 08-23-2014, 08:52 AM   #34996
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Most of those are complete fails. Just concept bikes, but it's amazing how unfunctional they can be. A top tube height that looks higher than your saddle height? Yikes!

The Farady Porteur is kinda close, and it did win an award at the Oregon Manifest, but if you want modern class for a porteur I would look to a Pereira. The wooden framed BSG... 35lb plywood bike? Umm, how about a Renovo? Christ, even a university kid I know here in Madison built a wooden frame that is darn near as good looking as a Renovo. I've been trying to get him to make me one but he's too busy chasing girls.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:43 PM   #34997
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My work schedule will allow me to come home for the next few weekends so this morning I got ready for an easy 20ish mile ride. Pushed the button on Mapmyride, heard that familiar voice say "begin workout" and pushed off. Felt pretty good and I know I set two PRs and had good times on two other segments.
When I got home I jumped on the computer to convert from MMR to Strava to see how I did. 0.0miles recorded @ 0.0MPH.
Didn't even show my starting point.

Oh well, had a good workout anyway.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:56 PM   #34998
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Why not just use Strava direct?
I tried MMR once irritated me, so I ave up on it.

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My work schedule will allow me to come home for the next few weekends so this morning I got ready for an easy 20ish mile ride. Pushed the button on Mapmyride, heard that familiar voice say "begin workout" and pushed off. Felt pretty good and I know I set two PRs and had good times on two other segments.
When I got home I jumped on the computer to convert from MMR to Strava to see how I did. 0.0miles recorded @ 0.0MPH.
Didn't even show my starting point.

Oh well, had a good workout anyway.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:13 PM   #34999
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Great update! Nothing like a camp and pub. Very cool.

I got out for an early morning run in the low clouds and humidity. Then Down to the beach for some breakfast, a walk along the big waves. A storm a few hundred miles south is stirring up big bashing waves.

The last mile of the my run is up the hill. I had to walk a bit, and some after I turned into the hood.
Man, that kicked me good. Sore muscles, but I'll roll back into it.
I was still a little wobbly when we got to breakfast at the beach. Walking down the steep concrete to the beach was not what my thighs had in mind for a good time.
The goal is to be down to 10 minutes miles and running for an hour.
I'm not set on when that will happen, but I think I can pull it off before next summer.
Tomorrow a ride.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:35 PM   #35000
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Terrible days ahead

This morning I heard dire warnings on the weather channel that the Heat Index would be well into the triple digits. Undeterred, I decided to ride anyway. It was a decision I'd come to regret. At the halfway point, I'd already begun to feel much more fatigued than usual. Downing large volumes of cold water and a gel packet did nothing to alleviate the feeling. On the return ride, my thoughts were more about basking in the air conditioned comfort of my car than trying to make up for my lackluster performance earlier. Then, on the final two mile stretch, some dude passed me on the trail. No way was I going to sit still for that. I overtook him at the bottom of the final climb and just poured it on, trying to maintain a pace I could sustain for the next two miles. I glanced over my shoulder as I turned into the parking lot. No sign of him. Just as well, because I felt ready to by that point. Tomorrow is supposed to be just as bad, so it looks like I'll either have to ride the trainer, or pump iron at the gym and swim a few laps. I'm thinking it's going to be the latter.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:56 PM   #35001
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Why not just use Strava direct?
I tried MMR once irritated me, so I ave up on it.

I tried Strava direct once irritated me, so I gave up on it.

Seriously, I have tried that but I like some of MMRs features better and I had just as high of a "failure to record" rate using Strava.

MMR has a better user interface while on the bike (for me anyway) but Strava is much better at compiling the data and has segments and competitions. Using both lets me have the best features of both apps.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:10 PM   #35002
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We got out today for a relatively flat route, after last weeks hillfest. Legs felt pretty good.

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Old 08-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #35003
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That isn't too flat though. Yikes!
Fun ride?

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We got out today for a relatively flat route, after last weeks hillfest. Legs felt pretty good.

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Old 08-23-2014, 05:26 PM   #35004
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That isn't too flat though. Yikes!
Fun ride?
It was fun. We passed a stocky guy at a light on rte 1, and thought we had left him behind, but when I looked back after a mile or so, he was right on my wheel. So I put the hammer down on the Causeway, and he must've run out of gas! The next challenge was on this long steep hill, when we saw this guy up ahead. So Tim chased him down and passed him before the crest. It took me a bit longer, but I managed to get by before our turn. It's fun when you have the strength to catch and drop people! I'm usually the droppee!
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:25 PM   #35005
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I'm a slacker - no bike/swim/run/climb today. Just housework and cooking.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #35006
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Mailman just delivered this trick little piece of kit. I bought it to take out some of the hit on the new Warbird. Getting prepped for next year's DK200 already...
Looks interesting, looking forward to hearing what you think of it.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:38 PM   #35007
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I'm a slacker - no bike/swim/run/climb today. Just housework and cooking.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #35008
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Rain, rain, and more rain. Finally ended up stopping raining just in time to go for a trail run in my new Pearl trail shoes.

Mmmmm good.

Main trails were still hard packed and firm. Stayed off the side trails that usually get sloppy.

Going out tomorrow to do some 3-lap CX races at my local park.

After 3+ days of headache, its nice to get out and do something again.

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Old 08-23-2014, 09:29 PM   #35009
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no cycling for me today, however the fiancée decided to show me up by doing her first metric century.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:52 PM   #35010
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Get my first ride in in a few weeks. 16 miles. Seems my fatigue levels are off of the charts and my sleep schedule has been turned six ways from Sunday.

This is why:


Mona was born a little over a week ago and the MIL was visiting from Japan for two weeks.

Only two full nights of sleep since baby girl's arrival but she is pretty awesome.
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