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    I now know why I'm a member of this group.

    Did a club training ride this morning - hill repeats. Was a total slug, got dropped by the second lap. Each lap was a struggle. I was down in the granny gear, which I haven't used in months. When I got back home I found the front brake was locked on the wheel after I remounted it the other day.

    No wonder it was such a struggle. Maybe I discovered a new training technique.

    Doh!

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    AAADD!!!

    I'm about as bad.
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    I bet that won't happen again. But then we forget our shoes or hemets. I think I have three "oops" so far this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    I bet that won't happen again. But then we forget our shoes or hemets. I think I have three "oops" so far this year.
    I forgot my shoes the other day.
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    Oh well.....them's the brakes!!!!

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    It's called resistance training

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    Yes, this is certainly proof of belong. The under-50 children, wonderful as they are with their bright young eyes and high hopes, would have flat given up on the first climb.
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    Didn't Lance use that as a reason for the one time he bonked on a serious climb in the TDF? You're in good company, which seems to have no age boundary.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    I did about 10 miles on a club ride once with my rear tire jammed up against the chain stay - I must have ranked the wheel on the first climb. I wondered why I was having trouble keeping up. Oh well - you got the better workout!
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

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    I thought I had done that today, but alas, it was just a lack of energy. Starting work at 1:00am for the last week and not being able to sleep during the day (I'm definitely solar powered) seems to be taking it's toll.
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    Been there. Done that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
    Yes, this is certainly proof of belong. The under-50 children, wonderful as they are with their bright young eyes and high hopes, would have flat given up on the first climb.
    Or more likely noticed the wheel wasn't turning freely before they even started.

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