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schmalz's log 2013 part 13

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:52pm by schmalz

Hello and greetings from my athletic imprisonment in the basement of my home. As of late, temperatures have plummeted the point where my hands and toes would surely turn to glass and shatter within their neoprene casings if I were to venture outdoors for the briefest of forays into Northern New Jersey. This means that I have retreated to my subterranean cyclo-bunker in order to incubate my mightiness for the coming year's pretend bike racing season. The situation is not ideal.

Like any detainee, I am trying to make the best of my situation. I am afforded a small television that I can watch recorded programs on, but I am rapidly working my way through the backlog of archived Bravo content. I can sometimes supplement my entertainment options with a smuggled iPad, but access can be sporadic. Oftentimes, I am reduced to (shudder) live midday programming. These are among the darkest of my days in the bunker.

On a brighter note, my toiling is coming along well. I am now about to withstand upwards of 90 minutes of voluntary forced exertion at a time. I am optimistic that these efforts along with good dietary behavior will strengthen my mightiness upon my release back into the world. I am cautiously optimistic.

I am very much looking forward to the date of my release. I long to feel the sunshine upon my knees again. I know in my heart that if I apply myself, I will be a better pretend bike racer when I am finally able to return to the outside world. It's these thoughts that get me through my time in the basement. I will stay strong.

Roman's Beer Corner

We are occasionally allowed non-spirit based intoxicants here, and Roman send me recommendations to make of the commissary. This week's recommendation is Great Divide's Yeti Imperial Stout, with a near spirit 9.5% alcohol percentage, which really helps to make the days in the bunker go faster.
 

 

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Axel O-Ring to Roman's beer
By: Axel O-Ring
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 6:22pm

Axel O-Ring to Roman's beer corner

Adds..
By: Kevin Helmet
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 9:00pm

Yeah looks like , thanks man .

Are they up now?
By: schmalz
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 7:43pm

Are they up now?

Adds...
By: Kevin Helmet
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 6:50pm

Hey Dan, classifieds adds are not working well I guess, no new adds posted and all is old ads stuff, I posted twice some stuff I have for sale and nothing coming out, I appreciate your help on it thanks.

Take your burpee talk
By: schmalz
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 6:33pm

Take your burpee talk elsewhere!

Crossfit
By: Jeff King
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 5:37pm

Not trying to sell you on crossfit. Crossfit is all wrong for cycling. I just meant that the rollers will mess up your head. You could get outside and do something. You have to be able to move your body, even when you aren't sitting on a bike!

Bravo content
By: Thibaut Rim
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 3:18pm

Schmalz is a man?

Schmalz is the man!
By: Anthony Saddlesore
Tue, 01/29/2013 - 3:18pm

Schmalz is the man!

Strava needs to stop being so
By: schmalz
Tue, 01/29/2013 - 1:01am

Strava needs to stop being so JUDGY!

Trainer
By: Notorius
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 8:47pm

My cats make full use of the cat box while I'm on my trainer. This makes for excellent practice for maintaining my focus. . .

no achievements
By: Quentin Internal Routing
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 8:47pm

Strava tells everyone that you did not achieve anything in your deep down and dark man cave basement training camp, Dan. Peddle harder!

I GUESS YEAH..
By: Loic Stiff
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:02am

LOOKS LIKE IT IS YEAH, THANKS. :) i need to post some stuff actually also thats why, thanks again.

Chris Carmichael Training
By: Gaetan Pulley
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:38am

Chris Carmichael Training Systems would be sweet

HOW 'BOUT NOW? BETTER?
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:26am

HOW 'BOUT NOW? BETTER?

CLASSIFIEDS ADS ...
By: Loic Stiff
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 1:45am

HEY DAN AND ANDY, IS POSSSIBLE TO GET REAL NEW ADS ON THE CLASSIFIEDS SECTION ????, EVERYTHING IS OLD FROM LAST YEAR, SEEMS LIKE IS NOT UP-LOADING THE NEW ADS OR ITEMS FOR SALE, THANKS...

85 bones?~
By: take dat
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 7:17pm

no thanks

I've signed up for the b-kill
By: schmalz
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 4:30pm

I've signed up for the b-kill fondo.

i sort of thought gran
By: Fred Nitche
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 3:50pm

i sort of thought gran fondos, unless they cover some truly amazing terrain, appealed primarily because they give "normal" people the chance to ride the same roads as the pro's. BK GF would be much more attractive if you could finish your 60km ride and then watch the pro's do their finish (or better yet, several finishing circuits) while cramming pancakes in your face at a nearby eatery. i do hope this works out for dieter so that he will stay in the game and try to promote big RACES, but the draw of a GF attached to an amateur race is unclear to me.

by the way, i'm really not sure what the contador/schleck/armstrong CAPTCHA distinction is meant to be at this point. i just say "armstrong" because he's lance.

The Tour of the Battenkill
By: Dieter
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 12:48am

The Tour of the Battenkill Challenge gran fondo online registration is now open.

https://www.bikereg.com/Net/18150

No USA Cycling
No licenses
No waiting

Thanks,
Dieter Drake
Anthem Sports
www.greatamericancycling.com

I'm not going to say that
By: schmalz
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:04pm

I'm not going to say that butt shaving doesn't appeal to me.

You would make a good body
By: Mathias Clamp
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:34pm

You would make a good body builder

Don't try to lure me into
By: schmalz
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:11pm

Don't try to lure me into your cross fit cult Jeff.

Cross Training
By: Jeff King
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 7:56pm

Dan my man. I think you need to start cross training somehow. Can't you go for a hike? Or lift something? Plyos? 90 minute training sessions will end a season before you even hit the road.

gonna be positively tropical
By: Wylie Brazeon
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 2:47pm

gonna be positively tropical next week, around 40-45 degrees.

90 minutes for the last 3
By: schmalz
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:22pm

90 minutes for the last 3 days in a row, I'm entering into a dark place.

Solid beer pick, Thumbs
By: Axel O-Ring
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:15pm

Solid beer pick, Thumbs up

You rode stationary for 90 minutes? I'm remembering my days in the 80's listening to "Pop Will Eat Itself" on rollers in the garage, the rain pouring down outside. 45 minutes was pushing it.

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