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Two Wheels (Read 1587 times)

    Today this happened.

     

    Biking Bad


    finnegan begin again

      Looks like you left yours stones in there as well. Clown

      "... the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value..."  Thomas Paine Dec 23, 1776 The Crisis 

       

      Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron


      Needs more cowbell!

        Evil Tree is evil.

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          Today's two wheel installment is spinning.

           

          If I've got extra time, I'll do the spinning class when I go to the gym to swim. Today the instructor was MIA. After the manager came in to cancel the class and lots of complaints and excuses were heard and offered I said screw it and led it myself. Lots of grateful folks, better music, and sweat.


          Needs more cowbell!

            Lucky class! You could always do a Sufferfest workout!

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


            jules2

              Today's two wheel installment is spinning.

               

              If I've got extra time, I'll do the spinning class when I go to the gym to swim. Today the instructor was MIA. After the manager came in to cancel the class and lots of complaints and excuses were heard and offered I said screw it and led it myself. Lots of grateful folks, better music, and sweat.

               

              When my brother was recovering from a motorcycle accident he went to the local pool for sessions with disabled people ( mental and physical) and they just swam up and down and did a few exersises. One night the instructor went AWOL and after a few laps of the pool my brother organised a water polo match, next week there was a mutiny about the boring sessions the instructor ran and my brother got the blame and was banned from the pool.

              Old age is when you move from illegal to prescribed drugs.

                Jules, you must be mighty proud of your brother!

                 

                Not wanting to use my own music I sourced a playlist from the group. The woman next to me offered up this sophisticated and sublime ambient/electronic/techno/something playlist. No lyrics whatsoever. Others were commenting on how much better it was than the usual katy perry/beach boys crap. I just wish I was cool enough to have known what any of it was and regret not asking.


                Needs more cowbell!

                  The woman next to me offered up this sophisticated and sublime ambient/electronic/techno/something playlist. No lyrics whatsoever. Others were commenting on how much better it was than the usual katy perry/beach boys crap. I just wish I was cool enough to have known what any of it was and regret not asking.

                   

                  Do you have Pandora?  If you can find the artist for even one song, plug that in and start taking notes--it will automatically play similar stuff.  I've found a lot of cool new stuff on Pandora.

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                    Do you have Pandora?  If you can find the artist for even one song, plug that in and start taking notes--it will automatically play similar stuff.  I've found a lot of cool new stuff on Pandora.

                    Yes but I don't know the artist(s) at all. We were originally going to go with Pandora but she offered up something better to avoid the random commercial.

                     

                    After I got out of the pool the maintenance guys wanted to kick everyone out for some sort or work. Obviously they didn't get the memo not to cross the old ladies out for their daily swim. I can report that the pool wasn't closed.


                    Tomorrow will be worse

                      Try Bonobo and Aphex Twin - some of it can be a bit weird, but they each have a couple albums are are nice, electronic beats - great chilling music, and great for long runs

                       

                      Oh, and Gotan Project and Thievery Corporation are good too

                       

                      if you want harder/faster stuff start with DJ Tiesto

                       

                      ...I prefer my background music to be lyric-free, since it occupies the part of my mind that tends to wander, but leaves the rest of me free to concentrate on the task at hand


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        Yes but I don't know the artist(s) at all. We were originally going to go with Pandora but she offered up something better to avoid the random commercial.

                         

                        Ahhh...I have Pandora One.  $3/month for unlimited commercial free streaming.  I listen to it pretty much as long as I'm awake.

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          Try Bonobo and Aphex Twin - some of it can be a bit weird, but they each have a couple albums are are nice, electronic beats - great chilling music, and great for long runs

                           

                          Oh, and Gotan Project and Thievery Corporation are good too

                           

                          if you want harder/faster stuff start with DJ Tiesto

                           

                          I'd recommend The Crystal Method and Daft Punk, too.

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                            Ahhh...I have Pandora One.  $3/month for unlimited commercial free streaming.  I listen to it pretty much as long as I'm awake.

                             

                            Apparently they are bad at advertising that service because neither I or my wife knew about it and we use Pandora every day. I'll probably end up getting it. I'm happy to pay away adds for services I use daily if the price is fair. I use the cyclingnews app which in a recent update added iAd. I emailed them an offer to pay them if they make it go away for me. Haven't heard back from them on my offer to give them money for the old version of their app.

                             

                            Good suggestions. I was familiar with some (Tiesto, Thievery, Daft, Crystal) but will re-check them and check the others.


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              A really good TCM track on iTunes is called Drive.  They actually used part of that on the short-lived FOX series by the same name.  It's one of those Nike/iTune workouts.  45 minutes in length...starts slow, builds to a fast tempo, then cools down.

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)