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Well, that was successful... 🏆

Congrats! 🎉 I failed miserably at only 170km, but I knew I would, so who cares...

On starting the year off right, I wanted to do Alpe du Zwift (1:1 correct replica of alpe d‘huez) in under 60 minutes (because achievement?). In the end i managed to be quite a lot quicker at 53:05min at an average 322W 🥴 ofc I was wearing the traditional New Years top hat 🤣
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Any goals for 2021 regarding cycling anyone? I’ve set my strava goal for 5000 km - let’s see where that gets me.
 

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Jeez 500 kms in one week is ridiculous... especially since most of those days are spent eating and digesting

My goal for last year was 2500 (which is about 5 times as much as last year) and I ended up going over 3k. That’s not bad, considering I spent 2 months unable to ride, so think 5k is doable. A stretch, but doable.
 

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I need to get back on the bike, TBH. The basket where I throw stuff (...as in purse) broke and I've been too busy to fix it even though the parts came in. I keep considering a lil' trainer stand thing to pop up the bike and hamster-wheel-out some boredom when it's too dark to ride around, but they're pretty pricey and that hasn't happened, either.

Also, I keep wanting to sticker-bomb the frame since I have so many random stickers around the house? Seems like it'd get shredded to hell, though.
 

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I keep considering a lil' trainer stand thing to pop up the bike and hamster-wheel-out some boredom when it's too dark to ride around, but they're pretty pricey and that hasn't happened, either.
I actually started out my indoor phase with a 50€ dumb trainer from Aldi. Without the additional features of Zwift + smarts the boredom was still an issue though. You’d have to very consciously make an effort to mix up the resistance and cadence and such... so I Never spent more than 30 minutes on the thing (better than nothing, fair enough).
 

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Supposedly the Aldi one was pretty good! There's a video Bicycling did of a pro rider beating the crap out of it, haha. I keep looking out for that one, but apparently it's a seasonal thing and folks inflated the price way high on eBay. The stationary bikes were one of my go-to things at the gym back when going to gyms was a thing (sigh), hence the interest.
 

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I used to use those things when I broke my shoulder, and the only way to break the monotony was to install it in front of the tv or put a tablet on the steering wheel to watch a show.
 

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Yeah, TV definitely helps. Even with Zwift i usually have YouTube or at least some podcast running at the same time.

Supposedly the Aldi one was pretty good!
Tbh for 50€ it is bloody brilliant! I’d happily give you mine, but I think shipping to the US may not be a financially sensible thing to do 🤷‍♂️
 

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Ha, yeah. There was one where the current bid was $5.........in the UK. I think eBay's shipping quote was like $124. Haha.
 

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Also, ninja, have you thought about where place your massive balls while cycling? Wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself and/or destroy your house in the process.

Dangling balls can be a real hazard you know
 

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Also, ninja, have you thought about where place your massive balls while cycling? Wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself and/or destroy your house in the process.

Dangling balls can be a real hazard you know
They don't even fit in my house...or on my neighborhood......or on this teeny tiny planet, really. I'm fine.
 

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I did some 1800 km or so on the bikes last year.... funny, I thought it would be more. But the only really bike-heavy months were June and July.
 
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