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  1. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Feb 15, 2023

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    When I’m not working out with the DUNKIN’ BOX O’ JOE or the MWO book, I’m [recreationally] working out on one of my bikes…pictured below is my beloved 2010 Schwinn Sprint fixed gear which used to be my fixed gear time trialing bike back when I raced. The bike is heavily modified with Dura-Ace track drive train components…and I continue to ride it recreationally configured like this…like today where I did a 1:28:05 solo ride with some hillpeats. Also, you may notice our masters team sticker on the chain stay that’s placarded Collin “WAD” Wayne. I was nicknamed “WAD” by my masters teammates because during long road races and/or crits, I would usually blow my “WAD” fairly early in the race and be totally useless. :D

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  2. SC1 Feb 15, 2023

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    What rear hub are you running -- is that a Phil?

    Addendum - bicycles are the best invention mankind has ever achieved. Fun, healthy, amazingly efficient -- and in my case, saved my life.
     
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  3. the_drunk_dial Feb 15, 2023

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    High intensity interval training (hiit) and lots of walking. Wish I cared enough to stretch more.

    Give a listen to Mind Pump podcast. Lots of good advice on nutrition and exercise.
     
  4. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Feb 15, 2023

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    Not a Phil Wood…aft hub is a Dura-Ace high flange track hub.
     
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  5. SC1 Feb 15, 2023

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    Solid choice.
    I've still got a set of NOS DA hubs somewhere in a bin for a project that'll probably never happen but...

    'Nother q... is that a Waterford Schwinn?
     
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  6. M'Bob Feb 15, 2023

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    Fixed or die. After riding one, I could never go back to my geared bikes. The feeling is…sublime.
     
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  7. SC1 Feb 15, 2023

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    Fixed or SS? Big diff.

    Love SS but fixies scare the shit out of me, and my knees.
     
  8. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Feb 15, 2023

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    Absolutely. And there’s no using up watts thinking about what gear to pick. The downhills are challenging on team or group rides due to rpm limitations, however.
     
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  9. M'Bob Feb 15, 2023

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    Fixed. Single speed is like one gear of a geared bike, no?
     
  10. SC1 Feb 15, 2023

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    Braver mofo's than me... fixed is not on fleek for me.

    With the abuse my body took in my earlier life as a Fat Boi being locked into downhill RPM'S is worse than having to hang with my mother-in-law for the weekend.
    SS though, yes please.
     
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  11. SC1 Feb 15, 2023

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    Yes, one set chainring and one rear cog... but unlike fixed -- you have a freewheel so you aren't spinning unless you elect to.
     
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  12. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Feb 15, 2023

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    My fixed gear is not a Waterford Schwinn…but it does have Reynolds 853 track tubing as well as track geometry…BUT it’s not a true track bike.

    I have one Waterford Schwinn Paramount [see below] that I purchased new in 1989 at a local San Diego Schwinn dealer when I was on mil active duty. Raced it one time in a Merckx class TT a few years ago…I didn’t do so hot in that TT but at least I can say it’s been raced…

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  13. SC1 Feb 15, 2023

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    Quads for days! Respect.

    Yeah I was asking because back in my pre-planning/course of attack on getting smaller and not dying I got completely nerded out on framebuilders and featured a bunch of them on a blog I had.
    As a result of that was really delving into customs and who was building what for whom -- Schwinn, Sachs, Rivendell, etc.
     
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  14. Dsloan Feb 15, 2023

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    You guys' velocipedes are much prettier than my lifting dungeon spiderhole.

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  15. Walrus Feb 15, 2023

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    I’m guessing you’re talking about adderall or something similar. At least that’s one of the more prescribed ones in the US (amphetamine based) what’s scary as hell is the street methamphetimine. We get guys coming in trying to kick that they will sleep for days. We need to check pulses it really looks like the sleep of the dead. Then after 48-72 bouts of sleep the eating binges begin. They could eat a restaurant buffet themselves and then stumble back to bed. That can continue for a scary amount of time and they pack on the pounds. Fortunately we don’t see it that much it’s more prominent in the west but it looks horribly painful along with the depression. It’s of course the extreme of what you mention but there really doesn’t seem to be many detox meds for the meth heads probably why it has one of the lowest recovery rates.

    Coming back to earth and talking about regular prescribed meds with weight gain side effects I guess it comes down to quality of life. If the benefits outweigh the side effects and it improves your functioning you deal with it. I know I could qualify for some ADHD medication as I got a three ring circus in my head at any given time. The doc gave me a script to try and I couldn’t believe the amount of paperwork I was able to burn through but one dose kept me up for 2 days I guess I can’t tolerate it. So for me the quality of life thing wasn’t a good trade but the ability to focus was quite noticeable. There’s a nice thread derailment you’re welcome.
     
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  16. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Feb 15, 2023

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    Have you seen @styggpyggeno1 ’s vintage racing bike porn? If not, it’s over in the “It’s a great day to ride a bike” thread [I believe that’s the title of the thread]. His vintage racing bike collection is pretty amazing!
     
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  17. SC1 Feb 15, 2023

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    On that note, and rather unfortunately at that, we've recently found out through repeated visits by the local police, EMT and Fire that our next door neighbor is a Meth addict.
    Currently in limbo deciding between relocating to a different neighborhood or (as blunt as it is to type out) an OD or jail sentence while waiting it out.
    6 feet 3 inches, appx 350 pounds, of super intimidating humanity that so far has stayed in his house or yard while blasted out of his skull but it hasn't been pleasant for us.
     
  18. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2023

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    Dexamphetamine aka dexadrine in the US which is similar to adderall.

    The description of the meth binge is a larger scale version of the same problem yea. You feel hungry to the extent that even when you’re full to the point that you feel unwell or have a stomach ache from overeating you want to go back for one more slice or one more bowl of chips.

    Then the next day you take it again and have to force yourself to eat at meal times because food seems like an inconvenience, until it isn’t again.
     
  19. Aroxx Sets his watch Feb 15, 2023

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    What, no 10 pound bumper plates? Iron plates on concrete... love it.
     
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  20. Dsloan Feb 15, 2023

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    It's to keep any friends who come over from trying to bounce their deadlifts :D.

    I've never understood people's reliance on bumpers. There were a couple generations of people who lifted before bumpers were a thing. You just put the plates down gently and you're fine.
     
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