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Rode 123 miles today and now I'm wide awake at 1:30 am shitposting on /lit/
I rode 26 miles around the lake. I saved a Turtle and saw a heron. It was pretty fun. Almost didn't go but once I was out there it was good to go.
STOP WITH THE GOD DAMN FUCKING STAPLES IN THE ROADJUSTFUCKINGSTOPTHIS IS THE 3RD FLAT IVE GOTTEN BECAUSE OF STAPLES.>>1359451>Finally time to get out on the bike and test the saddle I got>Though of a really good 45m loop while on duty>Really looking forward to it>Get out on bike>Saddle feels amazing>20m into my 45m ride>Going through intersection>Bike suddenly feels weird>Pull over>Sure enough a puncture in the rear tire>ITS A FUCKING STAPLE A G A I N>Get it patched>Get a new tube in (only carry one in saddle bag becasue 80mm presta)>Use one CO2 cylinder>Tire doesn't feel like it should>Use a second CO2 cylinder>Somehow the tube I had in my bag also had a puncture or maybe I punctured it while installing it>Have to call an uber>Tip the guy $10 on a $10 ride becasue not only did he also bike but he didn't have any issues with me putting my bike in his, what looked to be brand new, 3 series.
>>1360093Stop using tires thinner than condoms then?
83 km before work
>>1360099I use Conti 5k's. The staples look like those industrial wood staples.
>>1360105>I use Conti 5k's>using race tires as everyday tires
>>1360111You're thinking of Attack/Force, 5ks are the new 4k's that everyone used.
>>1360093Poncture proof is widespread on my shithole country where our main method of transporting goods are trucks. Usually these staples and thick wires come from trucks with bad tires or poorly secured cargo. The tape put in some 50g plus in each tire but are worth the weight mostly>>1360029Careful anonI signed myself to a small audax of 125km that will happen next saturday, the most i ever rode on a single day was 110km in about 4:30 hours on a single speed so i figured now is the time to increase the mileage with the benefit of gears. I'm in doubt about my setup tho, installed two water bottle holders with one 500ml and another 750ml bottle plus a mini pump and went for a short 10km ride to see if everything holds in place and the weight is noticeable. It wasn't really and everything was tight but i'm still not sure about the 1.25 liters of water, can anyone more experienced tell me if that's all really necessary for 125km? That's less than a century, it will be around 20c to 28c on the day of the ride and height gain will be 2500m. No support car or hydration stops.
Absolutely brutal westerly wind blowing all weekend. Winter in oz and the windchill is freezing... Still managed to do a casual 15km loop of the city. Checked out a new River Recreation Precinct and saw the moon rise. Cinematic.
>>1360160justme,,butyou needmore water!,,,july4,,dirtrack,,solarlens happens,,spell,fit,attack,spasms,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,dirtface,,Nohelmet inbush,,biteme sandishot!,,,itsnotsobad,,unique angle,,,ants,,or,antshowsup,,Hithere,,standback,,Giant needswater,,wooWoozy,,flopandget!,,sweetSweet Water!,,,,hardweek recoveryrides,,todaysok.
>go for a nice z2 ride>70 km in>get out of the saddle to adjust position slightly>loud POP!>rubbing noises>broken spoke>wheel so much out of true it rubs chainstay>can't call anyone to pick me up because literally everyone I know have left somewhere else for a vacation>have to call a taxiReally weird how it broke since the wheel was straight as an arrow and it's not like I was putting out massive power through it. Gotta find a shop that can replace the spoke and true that wheel, which is supposedly notoriously hard to true unless the mechanic is familiar with how to do it. And I've got no Campy shops near me. fml.
>>1360607> meme spoke pattern> pretending to be straight pull > non standard spoke oooh thats gonna cost you if you go to a shop. I would seriously consider just trying to buy the spoke online and doing it yourself. If the wheel was straight as an arrow it should not be that hard to retension just that one spoke.
>>1360671It's also got meme nipples that are somehow mounted using a magnet. Luckily it happened over 50 km from home so I can claim it all on my travel insurance, including the taxi ride back home.I was thinking about selling the wheelset and buying chink carbon one so I don't have to change brake pads and adjust brakes when changing wheelsets. This just reinforces that thought. The wheels itself have been great and haven't had any problems with them for the ~20 000 km I've ridden them but it's just so much hassle to have wheels that require different brake pads and brake widths. Ironically enough this was my first time riding them after I got new wheels few months earlier.
>>1359451>>1360093>Finally got to properly test out new saddle>Felt like I was going slow>Actually going faster than I usually do>Finally hit goal of 200w average (as calcuated by strava)>Avg speed increased by 1mphIt's not much but I've been really trying to hit 200w avg for 20mi and I finally fucking did it. Granted it's not accurate but until I get a PM it's good enough for me.I did have a good bit of hand pain during my ride, nothing unbearable, so I don't know if my saddle tilt is to far forward or my hands aren't using to staying in the same position since I was always shuffling around trying to get comfortable.I'm fucking stoked though.
>>1360739>until I get a $700 set of pedals it's good enough for me.IKR
>>1360740>30miles>184 feet elevationGod no.How boring.
>>1360747>pedal PMI use Time pedals, this is the PM I plan to eventually buy.
>>1360758Don't bully. After living and cycling in Hawaii these flats are pretty nice.
>>1360740>184ft in 28.7 milesI am slightly impressed that this is even possible. I thought I was a flatlander, but holy fuck...Are you riding on a salt-flat??
>>1360767Florida. This is pretty close to my average ride in Hawaii. Trust me, it gets old after awhile.
>>1360769That's pretty close to my average ride in Minnesota.Trust me, that is not an appreciable amount of climbing and no it never gets old.
>>1360775[spoiler] I actually really miss hawaii and plan to try and get stationed there again after here. it's funny too, when I was there all I could think about was how I couldn't wait to leave and now all I can think about is going back [/spoiler]
>>1360799You don't know what you have until you lose it
>>1359941came here after the shitstorm in /lit/ caused by the carhate thread kek
>>1360759>>1360739I have rotor 3D24 cranks with p2m spindle sitting unused. Will sell at a good price to anon in need of a power meter. Located in Finland but shipping within Europe shouldn't be a problem.
>>1360828>when she claims she's 39 at the bar but then you get her pants off
(1/4) Went on a comfy ride Sunday with some friends. It was about 60 miles.
(2/4) While I was taking the previous photo, the law rolled up and thought I was going to jump off the ledge (I was sitting the the ledge).
(3/4) The path was very comfy. 60% road 40% Gravel.
(4/4) The the ride home was pretty comfy, we stopped by the local restaurant on the path and stuffed out faces.
(Bonus Photo) I'm glad I fell for the gravel/all road meme, its mega comfy
>>1361010this is a really nice photo
>>1360769That's wild I assumed Hawaii would be a lot more mountainous, that looks like what I have around me in the Piedmont
>>1361011I dislike this oneit's just sterile and boring kinda like what an ai might think art was
>>1360739>Granted it's not accurate but until I get a PM it's good enough for me.That "calculated" power isn't accurate at all. My avg varies 5kmh on the identical route with identical power, just from wind influence.Just forget that power estimate and get a cadence sensor + a heart rate chest strap. Much more training value in these measures. It's also a lot cheaper than an actual PM.
not too much concrete where i live these days, also i try to avoid it like the plague after living 40 years in a huge chaotic city.50km relaxed ride to my favorite napping spot by the river. in the way there's this family of techno hippies living in a geodome and organic farming, great people.arriving home under an ominous sunset.last day had to change a disk brake that i've smashed jumping a log, and still couldn't find the way to stop the new one to make hissing noises.
>>1361075reflection off the tracks is mega comfy
>>1361018>rule of thirds>b&w>light and shadowagreed
>at the cabin to ride bikes>reindeers everywhere>probably the most retarded animal in existence>semi domesticated so not even properly scared of people>like to run on the road instead of fucking off to the forest>can't properly enjoy the descents because gotta be alert for these retards>rode behind mommy reindeer and her calf for 10 minutes up a hill and then down the other side>as if they tried to taunt me by gently jogging on the uphill and launching into a full on gallop on the downhill>can't reach them on the uphill>not brave enough to try passing a wild animal trying to protect it's calf at +60 km/h>at least they are decently fast runners>don't know how to create webms with phone so have to link https://streamable.com/0dofx
>>1361024I already have that, what I've been doing is trying to keep my HR in upper Z3 since even when I'm moving along it likes to border on Z2/3.
>>1361341Have you tested your FTHR
>>1361342>FTHRNo, I think that's something I would have to do and get tested like at a sports clinic right?
>Went to LBS (Official Trek dealer) yesterday to get another patch kit>They say they don't carry them>????????>Went to different LBS>Ask for patch kit>After talking to guy at counter says tire boots would suit me better>Walk out with two packs and a few other thingsWhat kind of fucking bike shop doesn't carry a god damn patch kit?
>>1361343No you do not need anything that accurate. After warming up just do a 20 minute all-out effort and subtract 5% from your average heart rate of that 20 minute interval. That is your FTHR. Testing FTHR is easier than FTP, pacing is still important but not quite as important and you will still get usable HR results even if you go out a little too hard and your power starts dropping.
>>1361213yeeeeah. i know is kind of corny, but i always go for that effect
>>1361249that's lovely.unless you happen to crash into one of them.
>>1361564>>1361567They're cute and a nice change as long as you're on a flat/uphill. Annoying in downhills. Also the ones who are alone or in groups without calves are fine. It's the ones with calves that tend to be the most retarded ones.
>>1361344you must look retarded or something. every bike shop has patch kits. they just wanted to take your money.
Debating about replacing my Element Bolt with the 830. I can get the bundle 10% off at the local LBS or I can get it online for 20% off but have to wait a few days to get it.Nothing is wrong with my bolt but quite a few features of the 830 really appeal to me such as the route creation on device, the eating reminders, the heat acclimation and the actual navigation.
>>1361768Please, share this debate with us.
>>1362578>>1362613nvm bought it anyway. First ride with it will be Saturday. Brought it home with the intention of taking it out straight away but the battery was 6% out of the box.Initial impressions from updating it is that the screen is nice, the device looks much better on my bike than the element and that's about it.You can download different apps which is cool, I primarily use RwGPS for my routing and you have to go in a select and download your routes which is nice as opposed to it auto syncing.Will report more after I ride with it.
Test report of the gray Pug- Survived a trip to the beach - Left it outside while I get a coffe and nobody stole it - Changes the gear when it feels like it - incomprehensible clicking - Bent rear axle giving it a "heartbeat" - It moves when I pedal - I don't even know or want to know the absolute state of the BB It's perfect, just what I wanted for short trips to have a coffee with my friends.
>>1363191she's a handsome old girl that's for sure
6 miles from home with a flat. Recently got a new bike and forgot I only carry 29er mtb tubes as spares. Long walk after a 12 hour shift.
>>1363569Didn't think of that good idea.
>>1363567lol panaracer strikes again. If you had road tubes you could have used those too btw. it's like how you can fit a condom on a pumpkin
>>1363191good job. now it's time to wrap your bars in a classic color to accent your frame or seat.
>>1360111>Conti 5k's>race tires????????????????
>>1363636I race on GP4ks and have podiumed on them, I think GP5ks would be just as capable.
>>1360111i've worn through 2 chains on my gp5k and haven't gotten a single flat if you aint riding supple an comfy then you're a chump
Bacon tribute.Burned my calf on the hot disc after a long descend.
>driving home from duty thinking about what sort of ride I wanna do>haha wouldn't it be crazy if I just made a quick route and did a metric>surewhynot>create route>scouting looks good>got home a around 0730>on the bike by 0800>get half way>route took me to a road that was fenced off for a school or some shit>try and reroute>highway that looked good for riding has signs everywhere saying no bikes>cancel route>try to create another route on the fly with RwGPS>huuurrr use our app>app doesn't allow me to edit the route>app doesn't allow me to create new routes nor does stravas app>try the desktop version of RwGPS>it's being a real cunt>finally get fed up, check google maps>finish ride with no nav in an area I'm completely unfamiliar with>only had a gel, a stroopwaffel and a smoothie with added BCAAs at some smoothing shop inside a gym>not even a mile from home and get a puncture>fix tire and finish the ride>trekz lasted nearly my entire ride>had zero issues with cars beeping or bad roadsAll in all I had a fucking blast, had to order a new tire though since the hole is pretty large. No idea what the fuck caused it. I was gonna go to the LBS but they said $80 for one fucking tire that I could order on Amazon and get tomorrow
>>1363693>Hi ho Tentanus, away!
>>1363887>>1363888>>1363889>>1363890what up pig fucker?
>>1363888hannah and her horse, the kinky later years
>>1363868After the fun I had on this ride I think it's finally time to do a century.Gonna shoot for Saturday, on the bike by 0630.As long as I remember to actually stop and fucking eat I should have no issues.
>>1360093is the m here for meter, mile, or minute? probably not meter...
I'm fucking dead
>>1364523i assumed it was mile>>1364632chapeau, fre/n/
>>1364447Are you in the Strava group? You should join.
This wasn't a bad idea, but it got pretty close to becoming one.
>>1364719What Strava group
Went for a 4 hour meander on the rigid mtb early this morning. Lots of sticky spots under trees from aphid pee. Weather is going to be around 30C all week, so it will be early rides or late rides. Early is better, less traffic and less insects.I wanted to take a dump before heading out since it had been a few days, but no go. Last few km on the way back I definitely felt the need to go. Since its blueberry season and I ate a 2 lb clamshell of them since Friday my shit was nice and green. I should go buy some more today.
>>1364719>want to join the Strava group and post rides for anons to see>paranoid about publishing rides as is
>>1364871It's a good group I've met a lot of nice people there
>>1364942this was a 99c store. burned down yesterday, probably becase they kept their supply of broken, oil/grease soaked broken dried out pallets in the back with their dumpsters of rotting produce and whatever 99c stores also throw away. Still tho, they had the most lit prices in town
>see cyclist way off in the distance>try to catch up to him but he's to far ahead>catch up to him at a long light>realize it's a guy I tried to "race" before and go my ass beat>doesn't realize I'm behind him>light chances and we cross into the bike lane>both glance at each other and without speaking a word or a nod we start to race >putting down the "power">get what I think is a good distance ahead>can see his shadow behind me>know he's drafting close to me>he matches my pace, glances at me quick and passes me with no effort>keeps his distance ahead of me>hit end point of my ride and pull off into my apartment complexIf you're on here Cannondale and wired headphone bro I won't lose againt. Aeroroad/Pink Rapha Jersey guy with the no show shocks
>>1365045Fuck bros. This has made me realize how much work I still have to do. My rides have just been plodding along at 20mph happy and content. Slowing down when my heart beats a little fast or my legs hurt a bit but no fucking more (maybe). I really need to start pushing myself and quit worrying about "saving energy for my ride and not burning out" when I'm only doing 20-40 fucking miles.I need to go faster, I need to do better and quit being afraid of pushing through a little bit of fucking pain.I won't lose again.
>>1365097Or maybe you should start doing interval training and start actually gitting gud. Do some fast group rides too.
>>1365099I've never done any sort of interval training. How should I start, training peaks with the workouts imported to my garmin would be the best bet no?
>>1365002Yeah I am the same, I probably started into racing solely because of that group. It’s how I have the most fun on a bike and it’s how I’ve met lots of friends.
>>1365102It doesn’t even have to be that complicated. If all you’re doing is 4x8 threshold intervals with 3 minutes rest just set up your lap screen to show power, HR, cadence, and lap time and average power on the laps. Simple dimple. I honestly don’t like the exported workouts from TP when I’m doing intervals outdoors.
>>1365106I lost my train of thought but just hit the lap button at the end of each interval. It doesn’t have to be complicated it’s just sustaining a level of effort for an amount of time with rest in between.
>>1365106I don't have a power meter yet, should I still do intervals?
>>1365109If you have a HRM you can do tempo and threshold intervals just fine. Heart rate lag makes vo2 max intervals a little more difficult to judge.
>>1365112And since you seem like you’re just starting out you’ll benefit a lot from longer lower intensity intervals. I am a very big fan of sweet spot but that’s such a narrow power window that I just do those on the trainer in the winter.
>>1359887Saw some horses riding down the street while riding my two wheeled metal horse. This city is /n/ as fuck with the trains, planes, boats, bikes, and horses
I'm going to have to add at least one crew neck cycling jersey to my collection (if I can find one). The tan line on my neck is getting out of hand and I don't spend enough non-cycling time in the sun to even it out. Might have to settle for a running shirt and live without the pockets.
Any of you guys take pre-workout before riding? I'm half tempted to try it but I feel like cardio + preworkout would be a bad combo
>>1365602I've got helmet strap tan lines on my face. Though I'm at a point where I simply don't care anymore.
>>1365772thats why you gotta do no helmet wednesdays
>>1365613The pre-workout of riding is riding
>>1365613Preworkouts are mostly caffeine, at least the ones not considered PEDs. Just drink coffee.
>>1365795>caffeine>not a PEDIt happened onceIt can happen again
>>1365796>UCIFound the problem. Really just a bunch of control freaks. Caffeine isn't even close to the effects of what PEDs feel like. I don't race or get tested for work so I've played with PEDs and caffeine doesn't even come close. I do see the point of banned substances, as in sportsmanship it's the struggle that matters but banning caffeine is a little too far.
>>1365795>>1365799What are PEDS? Summer to EPO?
>>1365846Performance enhancing drugs, damn I'm dumb.
>>1365796Is that real or from some kind of parody newsletter? I don't follow "race culture" because it's infested with cage lovers and racists, that screenshot is godwin's law at it's finest
>>1365848It's real, it was lifted, and then they thought of banning it again in 2017
>>1365865they should probably ban ephedra and taurine if they haven't already though
>>1365799>>1365848read the article date you rubes
>>1365919I did notice the date, I couldn't believe how recent it was. Maybe if it happened during more ignorant and subversive times like the 90s I'd understand
>>1365937you still didn't notice the relevant part of the date.the year is irrelevant.
>>1366069No, the year is relevant too.It got banned in 2004, I should check better next time.
Got caught in a thunderstorm on the way back home. Urban heat island pushed the worst of it north and south of the city. Big wind gusts at the start, then mostly a steady rain, lots of lightning. Figured I should avoid the MUP since it has a lot of open spots. The rain was nice and warm. I do wish I had more of a fender than the PDW origami as my feet were drenched once water starting pooling.
>>1366020damnit, baconrider. does it ever rain in your country? every pic you post is sunny with beautiful clouds.
>>13663975 inches a year in the town where I think he isdry as a bone
>>1366573> The distinct treaded / bald parallel tracks of the Bacon. They will find (You)
>Rode Monday>Pouring Tuesday>Pouring Wednesday>Had duty yesterday, of course it's fucking nice out>Got new socks and chain in today>Peek outside>Fucking raining again>Learned my lesson about riding in the rain after nearly being hit struggling to control my bike in strong wind with rainI just want to ride man, I'm gonna have to significantly cut my riding due to being out to sea near constantly come September and we got told today there's a good chance we need to be "deployment ready" by Feb as opposed to being ready late 20 early 21 which means we'll be lucky to even get Christmas off much less an entire weekend.
>>1366921RIP, glad I got out years ago. How do you like to kill time while on duty? My shifts were 48h so that meant a weekend of shoving myself into the lives of junior enlisted and playing fuck fuck games with boots.Also, rain riding is fun
>>1366944Since our ship is in the yards I just take my laptop and chill in our space once everyone is gone. it's pretty nice, once we move back aboard though our space we work out of is a class space so no electronics.Then it's just youtube or training.
I took 2 weeks off and ended up losing 6kg (some combination of Adderall and depressive starvation, I stopped counting calories), now I'm at the lower bound of what a climber should weigh for my height. Doing the local "climb" today and a guy riding next to me says "this is your territory, eh?". I set a PB so I definitely climb faster but my muscular endurance feels fucked. Pic related>>1365613See above
>>1366921>Wake up>Decide to go out>Peek outside>Cloudy but looks good to go out>Try some preworkout >>1365613>Put on brightness jersey I have (La Vuelta Costa Blanca from Santini)>One of the pairs of socks I just got just happens to match it perfectly>Open door to roll bike outside>Starts fucking pouring>Not today cunt, not fucking today>Go out anyway>Pouring nearly entire ride>Had a blast>Felt like a bad ass flying through the rain>Sky clears as soon as I get homeLeast it was better than the last ride I did in the rain where it was thundering and had really strong cross winds.
dodgeingrain,,,dropsize 1quart (2pints forUros).,,,like asteroids,only wetter.,,thenabarage overwelme,,WHAPWHAPSSSLAP!,,,themsbigrains!,,,stoputon jacket??,,Nooooooo.,,,,,,openmouth.
Did an early 90 km this morning before it got stupid hot. A cemetery on the other side of the city has a pond and some geese that aren't Canada geese (they had those too).Cooler tomorrow but a 50 gusting to 70 km/h wind starting at 9 am. So another early ride.
>>1367004sounds chill, youtube and movies is like how everyone kills downtime in the military. Kinda miss it, kinda don't.>>1367164>Sky clears as soon as I get homefuuuck that happens to me EVERY TIME
>>1359887>be me>somewhat of a big guy, been lifting for 5 years now>have done fasted cardio maybe 2-3 times in my life>can comfortable ride an hour at decent pace>decide to give fasted cardio another go, afterall it cant be as bad as I remember right ?>decide to go for a route with quite a few meters of elevation>instantregret.jpg>after 10min I am already fucking dying on the bike>to make up time descend like a madman only do continue dying on the next climb>this goes on for 45min and I am not that much slower than my usual pace but the effort seems so much more to do that>get home and feel like I am about to puke, no food in my stomach so I guess thats somethingAre some people just not made for fasted cardio ? Every time I do it my performance seems cut in half and I am suffering even 10min into doing it, and I mean actual suffering here that I would usually only have after riding hard for 45-60min or going on longer rides where I push it. I did drink quite a bit of water before starting the ride so dehydration shouldnt be the problem but going for a ride an hour or so after waking up on an empty stomach is fucking torture for me.
>>1367553don't fast you fucking moron...
>>1367555It is supposed to be better for fat loss though to do it on an empty stomach...
>>1367559just eat a little bithave like 1 slice of bread and a piece of fruit you'll feel a lot better If you do a lot of endurance riding your body will eventually be able to work hard for shorter distances off just glycogen and fat stores, but it's likely not capable of doing that now, so starving yourself will just mean that you don't have any energy to get the exercise in.
How long would it take for a casual bike rider to ride 40 miles? Something like 3-4 hours?
>>1367584It depends on the bike, the terrain, and the wind conditions
>>1367584on a road bike and not brutal hills? probably a bit less
>>136758410-12 mph is a good rule of thumb assuming occasional stops, traffic lights, etc.
>>1367559just don't come home and hulk smash a giant fucking pizza, despite what your brain is telling you. Eat about 25% of the calories you are going to burn during a ride before the ride.2 slices of bread no butter and an apple is 295 calories and about 25% of what you will burn in a 90 minute ride.
>plan century last night>it'll be my first ever>figure I'll get up at 0600, do some last minute things and head out>laying in bed trying to think about what I ate that day>realized I only ate some rice and eggs and a bit of ice cream>ate about the same the day before>get some feeling deep down that I shouldn't go>somehow had an image of me 50 some miles from home completely burned out and unable to go on even though I stopped and ate>follow my gut and decide to not go and do it another dayI hope I made the right choice
>>1367595>just don't come home and hulk smash a giant fucking pizzaThat made me laugh
>>1367611harden up anon and just fucking do itthe suffering is inevitable
>>1367611drink some juice and get out there bitch
>>1367595>just don't come home and hulk smash a giant fucking pizzastory of my fucking life>>1367611htfu, stop thinking and more doing. Never gonna git gud if you keep thinking like that, sailor. JUST DO IT.
>>1359887Went to check out a craigslist bike with a friend yesterday. He has joined the foldy boi commuter squad.
>>1367861Ride ride back to Manhattan was comfy, we stopped by Rapha and chatted with the manager about the tour. After that we headed home.
>>1367611docentury,,,,infront yard,,tinylittle laps,,,,,,stay within glideingrange.,
>second time trying pre-workout>read elsewhere that you want to keep your cadence above 90>always under the impression that your cadence should be between 85-90>always shifted gears when cadence hit between 95-100>decide to spin my ass off this ride>heart rate stayed in the zone I wanted it to>speed increased in most segments>legs didn't burn as much when I got out of the saddle>set a bunch of PR's>not nearly as tired late/after ride>felt fucking amazing the entire rideI...I think I've been cycling wrong this entire time bros.
>>1367935>continue taking pre-workouts loaded with Chinese research chemicals and lethal doses of caffeine>heart explodes>set a new PR anywayworth it
>>1367935>he needs preworkout supplementation for 1 hour efforts>he follows heart rate guides and spin to win philosophy religiouslysmugface.jpg
>>1367962>heart explodes while out cycling>I finally get to die>Don't have to do it myself>Family gets payout from military>Family can probably sue>Good chance of getting isekai'dHonestly I can think of no better scenario.
>>1367970If my time in the military taught me anything, it's that VA will do anything and everything to avoid paying out whenever they can. Maybe it's because the Marine Corps is broke as fuck compared to the Navy and other branches but don't think it'll be ez pz life insurance payout for your family. They'll probably find out you're putting unnecessary stress on your heart by taking all those supplements after doing a post mortem blood test and then ruling your death as something you caused to yourself and non work related. The government is fucked up and you of all people should know how fucked up it is since you're still in. At least, that's my beef regarding my experience during the days of military cut backs as an Obama era Marine.
went for a nice evening ride to a lake about 13kms from my place today, it was very nice and pretty. strava says it took me an hour and 8mins so i’m still pretty slow but i’m workin on it i promise
>>1360740what is this application?
me>>1367584Today I did 48 KM / 30 mile ride with the average speed of 19.46 KM/H / 12.1 MP/H. Took me 2 hours and 30 minutes.At least 20-25% of ride was gravel. Not a lot of high climbing but there were couple.How good does this seem for an out of shape beginner who started cycling 3-4 weeks ago?Also, what I
>>1368281Strava~>Went out for ride>Take my longer loop>Heavier traffic than usual>Few two lane roads, same direction, with no shoulder or bike lane due to construction>Traffic backed up pretty far to light>Lane split the traffic for the first time ever>Weaved between quite a few cars>Decided to cycle to base>Rode past a bunch of cars waiting >One of the MA's (Navy police) yelled at me to wait in line like everybody else>Civilian cop though this was funny and was laughing and said not to worry about it>Had a great fucking timeI don't know what it is but the past few rides I've gotten so much more enjoyment than I usually do.
>be fat shit>go ride bikes on my 36-16 singlespeed>15 miles, about an hour in totalfuck i'm gonna night ride more
I just watched Icarus and now I wanna get on gear
I rode 5 km of easements behind houses yesterday as part of a larger ride. They are difficult to spot on satellite imagery due to trees at the back of every lot so I kept missing some while trying to ride everything rideable in the city. The city posted some aerial imagery online taken in the spring before the leaves opened which made it much easier to find the paths.About 1 more month to go before I reach 100,000 km of logged rides. Coming up on 80,000 km of Strava rides, another year and a half before I have 100,000 km of those. I was thinking how long it would take to get to 1 million km, but I don't think I'm still going to be riding 15k a year when I'm over 100.
>>1368636>36-16God, that must be boring
>>1368711go to an 'anti-aging' clinic. Everyone magically ends up needing an Rx for testosterone patches.
>>1368560damn Bacon, that's quite a harvest
>>1367271>like asteroids only wetter kek
>>1368734The only solution is to increase yearly mileage. Also do you have any other fucking plans for retirement? Buy a small house from some French/Spanish/Italian village that is filled with retirees and ride bikes all day every day.
>>1368734As is the case with cars, the only metric that matters is whether or not it has gone the distance from the Earth to the moon.In non freedom units that is 384,400 km.
>>1368762All those juiced up boomers are going to suffer for fucking with God's endocrine systems. Joe Rogan, for instance. Shortening your lifespan for boners and muscle is pathetic
>>1365045>start out on ride>spot rival on street I'm about to get onto>promised myself I wouldn't lose again>start spinning my ass off>catch up to him>pass him>start spinning even harder>waiting for him to pass me like he always does>he doesn't>get stopped at light>he maneuvers through the red >light turns green and continue on>catch up and pass him again>pass me at another red>catch up again>I ride behind him for a bit since it's not safe to pass>eventually turn offI didn't fucking lose bros, it even looked like he was on a new bike.>take a road that splits my route in half with the intention of looping around again>heavy traffic>no bike lane or shoulder>remember why i never went this way>have to lane split>passing so close to cars we're basically touching>going down side road I usually go down>see cop out of his car running laser>I look at him and he looks pissed>car flys by me (more on this below)>waiting at light at end of road>cop pulls up next to me>"hey you know I couldn't get my only speeder becasue you were there">shit my bad>"I clocked you going 20 btw">mention something about effort>tells me to be-careful on that road and wishes me a good one before pulling awayInteresting interactionGreat fucking ride though, maybe one of my best.
>>1365045>t. Aeroroad/Pink Rapha Jersey guy>commuter racer cat6 tryhard fagpfffffftttahahahahahah
>>1368994You've become a caricature of yourselfYou're the character people picture when thinking of an insufferable cyclist
>>1369001What because I enjoy riding and enjoying have a fun competition with another cyclist who also enjoys riding?
>>1369016i just want you to know i rigorously read your blogs and watch your progress and try to measure my own against it while using a bike a thousand times shitter than yoursbut i like youkeep it
>>1368752stock ratio for SSCX, which is what that bike is.
rode to farmers market and back, pretty good.I bought some white rice and lemonade from a stand along the street on the way back.
>>1359887did 45km in 2 hours today, first few rides on my new bike and realizing the gearing is really not great for hills, gonna have to make some adjustments. was fun ride tho
I took this old bastard for a spin again, I had to come back sooner than I wanted to because the "you better fuck off" alarm went off in the barometer casio just as the wind started to pick up.I'm not in the mood for a wet ride today.
picked the bike up from the shop, then went to rapha for coffee and sandwich. snagged the last two olive drab bottles they had and a new cap. quick spin up the riverside on the way home.
I was out for a ride today. When I got to 2 hours in it was time for the snack I brought. But I figured I was heading back home so I didn't bother eating it. I ended up riding for another 2 hours. I wasn't pushing too hard but I definitely felt my legs starting to fade near the end and my HR had shifted up.
>>1369323How much fucking dough to you drop at Rapha, holy christ.
>>1369438bottles were $10 each, cap $20. so not that much.>>1369439have sex, then ride your bike.
>>1369556Rapha is top fred prove me wrong
>>1369642okay....any water bottle is $10. done
>>1369642stay salty bby
>>1359887>first flat tire on my new road bike>inspect tire for objects stuck in it>seemsfine.jpg>replace tube>put air in again>everthing seems good>next day want to go for a ride>roll it out of the door>before even getting on the goddamn bike another flat in the front tiregod fucking damn it... well I went for a quick run instead but I fucking hate running with a passion.
Photo dump from my commute this week. On Monday I got held up due to the bridge opening for a boat.
>>1369706This is the boat that passed through.
Additional picture I took while waiting. #VAPENATION
Instead of doing my laundry like a good little boi, I woke up at 10pm, went to a generic fast fashion store and got some clothes. I rode through central park, 8/10 comfy.
>>1369647>>1369670Neither of these proved me wrong rapha is still fredcore
>>1369715Who cares if its fred zone, they have some nice comfy shit.
>>1367559Do what >>1367566is sayingYour body isn't trained to work well on an empty tank. It gets better when your endurance is stronger but right now it's still too untrained.
>>1369715lets see your bike and attire. you should probably post your last ride, too.
>>1369759this is your brain on rapha smdh
>>1369760stay mad poorfag. i'm going to assume you don't ride until proven otherwise. kindly fuck out of the daily ride thread. nothing for you here.
>>1369766>lol u mad>lol u poorand you still pretend not to be the biggest of freds?also>i'm going to assume you don't ride>"picked the bike up from the shop, then went to rapha for coffee and sandwich"that's some nice """"""""""riding""""""""""" freddie boy
>>1369679>gets a flat>doesn't find the cause>"oh it's totally fine"what a dummy
>>1369556>have sex, then ride your bike,,,,,,backwards.
>>1369812stay obsessed lmao
>>1369813I've had flats more than once where I didn't know the cause, that's been fine after I've patched it.I once had a puncture on the inside circumference of the tube, while the bike was parked. Yes, I did check the rim and rim tape thouroughly, without finding anything.I patched it and it's been fine ever since.It was a new tube so I can only assume it was a production fault.
>>1369903>have sex backwardsThe couch at the rapha store will never be the same, bacon
>>1369556Yeah but that's a $40 visit that one day. Your posts indicate you visit Rapha multiple times a week, surely that adds up.>>1369642Rapha has great products and great customer service, unless you're a broke critical mass hobo it's pretty much as normie as it gets. I still don't see the need to make it a stop on every ride but hey maybe that guy is trying to hit on one of the staff or something.
>>1370028I can tell you this about living in a cramped city: sometimes places become your refuge because even if you are rich A.F. you're loft isn't more than 2000 square feet. You just kind of gravitate there. I can't talk shit, my go-to place to hide out in Manhattan is the Dartmouth Club and I'm a broke mofo. (best place to get a cheap hotel room too)
>>1370042>2000 square feet is smallMaybe that's why you're broke. Ever consider somewhere that you can afford the McMansion you obviously need?
>>1370043I live in a house in a city far away from NYC. I put my time in there. You either live in a small, cute apartment and spend your spare time in bars and cafes or you live in a large loft and never go out in the street (Splendid Isolation).Look, I appreciate you trying to shit up the thread, I really do. But this is /n/, not /b/ or /pol/ the most we do is tease Zishan a bit for 'polishing his bike'.If you put the thumbscrews on /n/'s bikebois you'd find many of us spend 40 bucks a week on shit for our bikes we don't need. I don't drink at bars anymore, 40 bucks a week for my favorite hobby is literally nothing. And like I said, I'm relatively broke.
>>1370051Oh yeah and to keep it on topic:25 miles in the dreaded suburbs of my planned neighborhood around the lake a few times. I live taking a day off during the week. 9am weekday rides are so comfy.
>>1370028>i still don't see the need to make it a stop on every ridesomeone on /n/ thinks the way i live my life is wrong, i should probably think about this and make a change, lmfaofor real though, why are you concerned about my budget?you really trying to shit on mid-ride coffee in a cyclist-friendly atmosphere, where you can chat with chill people who ride? i feel badly that this is something you can't enjoy for yourself.
>>1370080It's just stupid. For the price of a few ripoff coffees and cabinet food you could buy a sack of rice and some beans and eat like a king for a week. You can take them with you in ziplock bags and eat them in the park if you want a nice place to stop. That doesn't cost anything.
>start regularly riding for an hour in the evenings>this in addition to my daily commute>get runners high towards the end of each ride>feel amazing afterwards, dem endorphins>depression and anger melt away>start feeling miserable and angry if I go more than one day without a proper ride>still don't feel motivated to actually go for a ride and have to force myself each timeWtf is wrong with me
>>1370086Not op but damn I’m glad I’m not poor
>>1359887yo nice bike grey/silver/chrome is my thingim doing approx 60-100 km today :) on my secondary mtb pic related. my main is a roadie/hybrid/gravel but it has a flat
>>1370088You have literal clinical depression. Seek medical assistance.
>>1370101>Seek medical assistance>lol just take pills that give you heart palpitations and make you suicidal bro>lol just get told to be happy by a shyster with a framed certificate
>>1370113These are the solutions sadly. Therapists help imo. When you're depressed you come off like a dick (like now) and treat everything with pessimism. Tons of people seek help and find solutions. You aren't some special snowflake that can't be helped.
>>1370113Someone else here. The riding thing and runners high happens to me too. And this week has been especially bad.A good doctor will try different meds until you click with the one that makes you feel safe/relaxed.First weeks may be hard, but once you find the correct shit it's great.As for therapy, depends on the doc again, and I was a total asshole to the doc at first, but then it clicked too and it's more like a coach that asks helps you guide yourself without telling you dumb things like non-professionals do.
>>1370113>a framed certificatethatshow,,iview the 4chan headerimage!,,,,come/n/,,getold,ridesandpaper,,,goride,, eatbug,,weardust,,,,,,Live.
>>1370088Exercise endorphin addiction / withdrawal. I feel like crap if I don't ride for a few days in row. During cold snaps in the winter I'm forced to run on the treadmill when its too miserable to ride.
>>1370281I set personal records on strava all the time. All you need to do is ride a new segment twice.
>>1370295>405 effortsthis is a proud moment for anon please clap
>>1370295It's a segment on my commute, it's the first time I beat the for me magic 300W threshold on a segment so I'm happy with this progress
>>1370281I hardly see any sort of Strava achievement anymore unless I'm going down a road I don't normal ride. Any segment I regularly pass, I've run numerous times with 50 km/h tailwinds. The most times I've run a segment is 328.I created a new segment the other day since I was curious if anyone else had been over an under construction flyover that will be the biggest climb in the city. So far I'm the only one. Wednesday was the first time I was able ride it without interruption. Twice during the winter one of the 3 bridges was tented for concrete work so I had to circumvent the bridge by going down and up and embankment. Then in the spring I took another go at it but one of the bridges was 3 feet higher than the road leading up to it which required stopping to hoist the bike.
>>1370309>I hardly see any sort of Strava achievement anymore unless I'm going down a road I don't normal ride.Same here, sometimes a group ride will get one when most of the strong guys are riding like they hate their bikes, but that's been happening a lot more frequently in recent years. I think indoor trainers have been helping keep everyone in pretty good shape over the winter after everyone does their holiday break so everyone is just stronger now in general.
Flat tire while I was out today. At home while I was patching that tube I decided to pull the tube from my front tire which had a super slow leak. Would take 2 days to go from 30 to 10 psi so I had been ignoring it. Was a very small hole that I needed to use water in the sink to find.Yesterday I finally got around to installing the proper width 73mm bottom bracket on the mountain bike. Having a 68 in there didn't cause any problems until I switched cranksets during the winter.Also discovered why I couldn't shift to my smallest cog. B tension screw needed adjustment to keep derailleur wheel from hitting the 11t on the cassette.
>>1370088I'm the same way. I love being out on the bike but actually getting out is the hard part. All I think about is how much I don't want to go and I just want it all to be over. Soon as I push off though and start peddling it all melts away.When I'm at home I just have a constant feeling of despair and don't want to do anything. The thing with cycling has plagued me for years and has caused me many months off the bike. It's the same with all my hobbies, even a video game I enjoy playing I can't be fucked to start it up.The despair thing is new though, I guess it's the next step in the chain of whatever.
>>1370086>eating rice and beans out of a bag in publichoooorreeeeee shhheeeeiittttoohhhhhhhmuhgggggawwdddddso poor, jesus.
80km ride today at the end of a 16 hour fast, I still managed 3 PBs by a decent margin at the start. For a Friday evening it was weirdly empty in the park, I ended up going kind of easy because of the fast but it also feels like less of a ride without all the Cat6ing that usually happens.>>1370086>rice and beans>like a kinglove rice and beans but lol. Also terrible food for a ride. Most people living in nyc wouldn't be there if they cared about being smart with their money, let anon enjoy his coffee.
>>1370430based sack o' rice & beans poster trolling everyone. probably looks down at the fat cats eating lentils out of a bag in the park
>>1370113>lol just do nothing
>Another ride in the wet>Not looking forward to cleaning all that road grit from my bike/drive train>Remember I have an air compressor (used for cleaning my computer)>Can just blow the grit off everything>Task made 100% easierYet again this air compressor has proved itself more than valuable Only wish i had bought one with a tank larger than a gallon.
>>1370569>he does not know the way of fenders
>>1370569>Cleaning bike>Notice rear derailleur hanger is so lose it's about to fall offH...How long has it been like that and how the fuck does it even come lose
>>1370430>Most people living in nyc wouldn't be there if they cared about being smart with their moneyWrong on so many levels, the cost of living may be higher in some parts but, the salaries compensate (assuming you have a half decent job). Also, anyone with half a brain who makes below $75K lives outside of Manhattan where the cost of living is way cheaper. Just my two cents t. Manhattan Scum
>>1370581Blue loctite on the little tiny bolts and check it every time you change der cables. Werks for me should werk for you
>>1370086Teach me how to feed myself off $6 a week plz
>>1370575>getting this triggered about anime on 4chan
>>13705876 McChickens. 1 a day with a multivitamin/mineral and fast on Sunday.
>>1369715imagine being this triggered over someones preference in coffee shop/ cycling clothing. wew
>>1370851Good to see your still packing protection Bacon. Never know when one of those horses you visit is going to turn mean and get ya.
>>1370587oatsoil onions carrotscabbage ricesteal some sugar packetssteal some salt packetspulses like lentils or beans flourmix oil + oats + sugar and bake on a tray until goldenscrape em up oat clustersvery calorie dense there's your snack and breakfast mix carrots with oil and salt and roast until golden saute onions and cook with pulses, add tin tomato and garlic/ginger if you're rich saute fine cabbage with onions cut wedges of cabbage and roast with oil until nutty and brown those are your dinners with rice you can make unleavened flatbreads with just water + flour, look up spring onion pancake technique for how to roll and fold layers into them with brushed oil for something delicious. If it's flatbread, fill them with fine carrots and cabbage and any cooked pulses you have. add fried eggs on rice into your diet, and you can fry leftover rice with eggs too, if you're rich.
>unable to sleep at night due to restless legs>soon as I lay day, not even a hour later, feel like I drank an energy drink and wide awakeI JUST WANT TO FUCKING SLEEP
>>1370880Go for a quick nightrideThey're amazing
>>1370851>>1370870i just hope to god the plastic bottle was filled with moonshine
>>1370880You should try some quad and or calf compression sleeves.
>>1370880just do a bong rip of some hemp and relax my friend
Today's ride puts me over 9000 km for the year. Assuming we don't have a shitty fall like last year, I should be able to reach 16,000 km for the first time.
Went for a rapha ride with my foldy boi.
76 miles today. I got a new jersey and new bibs. The jersey is pink. I took an alternate route through a rather rough part of town and cars kept pulling up alongside, stopping for a minute, realizing I'm a dude, and then zooming off, no doubt in a state of homophobic panic.Spending $150 on bibs was a good decision. This never happened with my grody nashbar stuff where I looked like I was wearing a diaper.
>>1370587whole milk is the cheapest calorie per $ food item. So you're looking at two gallons of milk if you can find them on sale. Then you just have to ration it out and you're set. I usually fill my water bottles with milk and I'm pretty much Cat 3 tier at this point if I felt like competing
>>1363191I had a peugeot in a fair bit worse condition than yours that also had a wierd clicking noise, mine changed based on bike speed so probably something with axle or spokes. That was the bike I first completely took apart, BB and bearings and all. It was a lot of fun but the frame was too big for me so I sold it. :'( Still on the lookout for something similar in my size to replace it.
>>1371227jesus christ whenever i drink any quantity of milk these days i feel a sick slow bloated messif your a skeletor in ketosis it maybe could work but not for any average guy on /n/ let alone the melanin enriched...
Getting ready for a night ride down the unopened motorway. Understandable they've been booting people off it whenever they see them, since various sub-contractors are out there 7 days a week all day long. Lately there have been a lot of top soil side dump trailers to back fill the shoulders as the project nears completion. But after dark the security people aren't around.Supposedly some good aurora that I missed last night. So maybe I'll catch some while I'm out.
>>1359887Recognised Brisbane instantly in that picture. I was out there yesterday. Rode from Hendra to Kenmore via the city, hadn't been out there in a while, was pretty nice, the weather is keeping up well for Winter and my bike is mostly working.
>>1371227>whole milk is the cheapest calorie per $ food itemNot even close, try rice, pasta, or oats.>>1371740>whenever i drink any quantity of milk these days i feel a sick slow bloated messThat's probably because you went through a period of drinking none, and you now get mild IBS when you drink it.Eat one pro-biotic yogurt each day for a couple of weeks, or mix it in to any dairy you consume.
>>1360285Come home. We are regrouping.
>>1371740buy 'lactase enzyme pills' aka Lactaid. they are 15 cents apiece if you buy the big bottle.
>>1371802>Not even close, try rice, pasta, or oats.Rice is second. Believe it or not the cheapest 'food' per calorie is Lard. White rice is second. Granulated sugar is third. Pancake mix and Peanut butter make the top 10. https://www.upstart.com/blog/lowest-cost-per-calorie-foods
ridenoon,,maxsun,,,,,Sprinklers!!,,,,socool,,,farout but ok cause i got water,,dryoff,heatup,,,,stop fordrink,,??,ouch!,,waterbottle ishot!!nononono.,,,splashot water,,,Ridefast,,5seconds,,brrrrrrchilly!
>>1371762No northern lights while I was out, but a low setting crescent moon was present. Some heat miraging out on the dark highway made some industrial lights in the distance very bright to the point I thought there were multiple vehicles coming my way.I noticed on Dinotte's website that they just released a new version of the XML-3 headlight. The one I bought in 2012 was a 1000 lumen, last year I got the 2018 version which jumped to 2100 lumen, and the new one is 2500 lumen. I'm hoping that huge increase in LED efficiency translates into Schmidt releasing a new version of the edelux twice as bright as the current one. The edelux ii is a bit under powered, but when riding beside another person who has one the light is quite good. I suspect what they might do it add a second LED that is aimed higher that can be turned on/off separately. German regulations were modified recently to permit high beams on bicycle lights.
>>1372049hello horsefellowsrode 30 miles dropped a 4:45 mile running rode 30 miles homecrashed a trivia question at trailhouse after taking a leak on the way backgot slowed by some red lights...back in town I said hello to soccerfriends (missed practice)flatted for the first time after almost a year of riding this pair of thickslicks less than a half mile from home
>gotta stay at work slightly longer>decide to do a comfy z2 ride on my way back instead of going home and changing bikes>catch up to a boomer>overtake>he gets on my wheel>rides there for ~1 hour>overtakes and takes a pull in the front>both turn to quieter road>get on his side>chat for a while about bikes and life>eventually part ways slightly before I get homePretty comfy desu.
Its raining, jap nrg synth on headphones. Pretty comfy.
>>1372478Is that a UFO?
>>1372189>crashed a trivia question at trailhouse after taking a leak on the way backwhat does this mean?
Took my new bike out today for a ride. It was drizzling with rain when I left. Turned into proper full on rain about half an hour later. Riding in the rain sucks but I also don't want to stop once I'm soaked. Just makes it worse. Anyway, the bike is really nice. Desperately needs an upgrade in the brakes department though. Fuck single lever arm mechanical disc brakes
August is a great time to do night rides. Still pretty warm and the sun is setting earlier. Night highway riding can be a bit boring though, long straight with little visual reference. A lot of heat mirage just after dark last night too. In the distance the faint post sun set red sky was reflecting off the road.
>>1371227>I'm pretty much Cat 3 tier at this point if I felt like competingdoubt.jpgIf you’re looking at that w/kg chart and thinking that’s accurate in any way shape or form I have terrible news for you anon.
>2 seconds off of PRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANOW I HAVE TO GO AGAIN
>>1372972Not>Yes! Now I get to go again!Doesn't sound like you're doing this for the right reasons.
>>1372976Nah, I'm jokingThat segment isn't even worth it, it's a suggestion of a turn (yes, the whole thing) with some small hills and the surroundings are boring.
>>1372977PBs aren't really worth much anyway. You're always gonna have one and if you run a segment enough times you know the PB is going to be under unusually favourable conditions and not be representative of your expected level.
>>1372985I also have a global "top 10" with the same time as other 50 or so "top 10"s, This year that time gets me 3rd IIRCThere's a funny story about that top 10, I got this years record on that segment and the next day a friend of mine that I had no contact with for over 10 years stole it from me.
>>1372993I must addFor nowI don't compete professionally and I'm just fucking around, so it's bound to fall lower
It's fucking hot out there bros.
>>1373039so some times it rains where you live, bacon.
Today I met a fellow cyclist with no brakes. No; he was not a fixiefag skid-stopping through the skatepark. No; I'm not saying he had inadequate coaster brakes or something. He had an OTS with canties, but both literally did not have any pads or cables installed. Neither did either of the derailleurs. Cables: who needs 'em anyways? Now to be fair: this was a cracked-out homeless person we're talking about, but the last I saw of him he was booking it across a downtown avenue in heavy traffic in a somewhat hilly area. Do you think he will die in a c/o/llision, or will he OD first?
Ordered another 6 cell battery for my headlight so I won't have to be as sparing about running it on high. Mmm 20,000 mah of 7.4v goodness between those 2 and my 4 cell one.Got pelted by small insects for my entire ride this evening. They get particularly bad for about the first 20 minutes after sunset.
>>1373115thats'Patch,ranch dog,thinks i need tobe off the nobite list.,,,,'Bandit,splitear on barbwire as a colt.
>>1373176He probably meant to ask what the white disk looking thing is.
>>1373339that?,,ooooya,,bigass dishantena.,,,,house haseventeen rooms,,indoorpool,,,,full battlebasment.,,,many otherantenas,,,mostly folded.
just hit a personal best in nj of 71 miles
>>1373412>71 miles>1hr 39 minutesSomething doesn't seem right
>Decide to ride earlier than usual>95F out with 65% humidity, feels like 107>Sweating so hard you would think it was raining>Been trying to find the name of a song for years so i could listen to it again>It starts playing during my ride so I know I still have it (don't bother stopping to see the name)>Nearing end of ride>Starts raining decently hard>https://youtu.be/De3Cjo23dOs?t=13 is playing as it's still raining but the sun is also out>Happen to be crossing over a waterway at the same point in time>Flooded with emotion as the rain was just the thing I needed and at that moment everything was perfect
Rode in the afternoon today rather than waiting until the evening because of thunderstorms in the forecast. Garmin read 35C most of the ride.
When I was out on Sunday I saw a guy in a white cowboy hat riding a one of those big 3 wheel upright trikes.
>Go out for ride>Trying out a new route>Scouting via google maps looks good>Everything going great>Get to unfamilar part of town>Signs saying traffic pattern change and construction ahead>Already know I'm about to be in some shit>In shit I was>No bike lane>Bumper to bumper traffic for what seems like miles>3 lanes of traffic really close together>Decide to lane split instead of getting on the sidewalk like a cuck>Road is fucking covered in reflectors>Jumping between two lanes, trying to dodge all these fucking reflectors, praying to god nobody decided to jump over (traffic was heavy they wouldn't have been able to anyway)>Traffic so close in some spots I have to maneuver super tight as to not clip someones mirror>Pass by cop>There's nothing he can even fucking do>Finally make it out of the traffic>Rest of ride goes off with out a hitchFucking hell bros maneuvering through that traffic was probably one of the scariest things I've ever done. By the time I realized just how bad it was there was no way out. There wasn't even any real reason for it to be so backed up either.
wew lads, is was fucking out there todayPretty disappointed with my numbers but considering the weather I'll not beat myself up to much.
>>1373977those road reflectors are the tools of satan
Did a cat6 climb on my way to a friend's house but he kindly lent me his shower and we drank till 5.
it's funny how random your luck is on the bike>be riding home from work at 6pm, going down the city's steepest hill which happens to be a one lane ""avenue"">fuckhead bus driver took the wrong turns at the middle of the descent and locked the whole traffic>didn't noticed that and got up to speed, see cars stoped side by side (on a one lane way with parked cars), probably at 50kmh>me options are either crash in the back of a suv and die or crash the back of a gm celta and possibly die, both are less than 10m away and closing in>at the last minute gorilla grip back brake and make terrific skid noise, bike goes straight in the corridor of cars (less than a meter wide, luck my bars are 380mm)>bus still in the middle of the avenue, back brake again and rear wheel passes by scraping cars by the side>honking and loud yellingi commute daily through heavy traffic both on downtown and on highways, that was the one situation i honestly accepted i would just crash and get fuckedhowever, more recently>going to work late as usual, sort of in a hurry>take the first sharp corner to exit a roundabout, cars passing by the side>too close for my taste, goes more to the right of the lane to have more space, front wheel gets stuck on the gutter (height difference of 2cm from the pavement and 4 cm from the sidewalk)>forgot what happened next, only remember to arrive at home almost passing out, not sure how>lost memory of the entire day and some hours before it>couldn't even recognize at first sight my father car (he got it this month so i'm just not used to it really, still)>arm has nasty road rash, actually burned>doctor says i have to do a tomography, helmet got badly compressed on impact zone>everything seems ok up there, he tells me to avoid riding until the headache stops, says something about brain damage being cumulative (not my first time there)wear your helmet and pray to god and la madonna del ghisallo for safe and sound riding lads
Post after work gains.
>>1375228I crashed this weekend after a long ride in a fucking empty parking lot of all things because I was trying to get a picture of a pyramid shaped building. Smashed into the curb, went over handlebars and my Oakley Sutros smushed into my face.So I had a Sutro shaped red mark all across my forehead and cheeks. Had to put on makeup for the last three days to get rid of the giant fucking glasses strawberry. I am stupid.
>>1375875Postpic!,,,mmmm 4sides.,,,,and makeanew thread.
>>1375962Behold the power of pyramids, bacon. This was featured in a cky video they went down the side. 90s kids remember.Photo taken 1 second before crash
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