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Old 01-09-12, 05:16 PM   #3751
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"Non" it means "it is so good" and "mon cul me fait mal"
It's called Positive Thinking in california talk.
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Old 01-09-12, 06:09 PM   #3752
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On my next ride I will sing in french and see if I hurt less!
How about "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" I'm pretty sure that means "I think I'm gonna hurl"

This gives me a great idea for my April Fools blogpost coming up.

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Old 01-09-12, 09:07 PM   #3753
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68 mi. from Concord to Fairfield and back.Got some time in the wind on rough roads.Very nice day for early Jan., rode most the time in just jersey & UnderArmor base layer.
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Old 01-09-12, 09:50 PM   #3754
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I rode in circles on Sunday. Literally, around Dumbarton Circle.

Got demolished by the 4's and held my own in the junior's race.

Not a very proud day when you step out of a 40minute race with 5 to go.

Nah, it's all good. Hope to show there myself in a few weeks - you doing the EB RR?
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Just got to say I am still lovin' BikeForums. Twitter, Facebook, Strava all have their place and also have all hurt BF traffic a bit I suspect. Just these last 10 entries or so on this thread show why I love this place. Sharing the rides and the love of cycling with the people I have met here. To think that over the last couple years I have ridden with Gpelpel, Beaker, Cccorlew, Bikingshearer, MarcoPolo,Princess Zippy, DiabloScott, Red Rider and Joel S. and here they all are gathered in one place sharing rides and tales.

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Yes, this. Bike love to you, LO, for your inspirational posts & rides and unstoppable ambition.
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Old 01-10-12, 02:14 AM   #3756
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68 mi. from Concord to Fairfield and back.Got some time in the wind on rough roads.Very nice day for early Jan., rode most the time in just jersey & UnderArmor base layer.
Yep...Goodyear Rd on the East of 680 just hurts!
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Old 01-10-12, 09:18 AM   #3757
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Nah, it's all good. Hope to show there myself in a few weeks - you doing the EB RR?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I will. I'm far more built for a road race than a criterium.
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To think that over the last couple years I have ridden with Gpelpel, Beaker, Cccorlew, Bikingshearer, MarcoPolo,Princess Zippy, DiabloScott, Red Rider and Joel S.

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Old 01-10-12, 11:52 AM   #3759
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Just got to say I am still lovin' BikeForums. Twitter, Facebook, Strava all have their place and also have all hurt BF traffic a bit I suspect. Just these last 10 entries or so on this thread show why I love this place. Sharing the rides and the love of cycling with the people I have met here. To think that over the last couple years I have ridden with Gpelpel, Beaker, Cccorlew, Bikingshearer, MarcoPolo,Princess Zippy, DiabloScott, Red Rider and Joel S. and here they all are gathered in one place sharing rides and tales.

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Don't worry, John. Lance was just trying not to insult you by lumping you in with such plebian company. We all know you are in a class by yourself.
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Don't worry, John. Lance was just trying not to insult you by lumping you in with such plebian company. We all know you are in a class by yourself.
Looked like a snub to me.
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Old 01-10-12, 04:25 PM   #3761
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No offense intended Bigbossman.
I was just referring to the people who posted the last few posts of the thread as I was reading it that day.

If the list was of the coolest of the cool, I would have had to flip a coin for where to rank you.
You or Taxi777 would have to be near the top of that list. Either #1 or #2 depending on the coin.
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Old 01-10-12, 06:11 PM   #3762
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I took an afternoon off to extend the weekend, and had a good brief ride.
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Old 01-10-12, 07:43 PM   #3763
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No offense intended Bigbossman.
I was just referring to the people who posted the last few posts of the thread as I was reading it that day.

If the list was of the coolest of the cool, I would have had to flip a coin for where to rank you.
You or Taxi777 would have to be near the top of that list. Either #1 or #2 depending on the coin.
And now you've got the rest of us asking: "What am I, chopped liver?" Especially MarkoPolo. We all know what a delicate flower he is.

Grasshopper, you must learn the First Law of Holes: When you find yourself in one, stop digging.
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@Midland: What route did you take from Concord? I've been thinking about doing a ride from Concord to Sacramento. I have the route for the second leg, Fairfield to Sacramento, but I am curious about the route you took from Concord to Fairfield.
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And now you've got the rest of us asking: "What am I, chopped liver?" Especially MarkoPolo. We all know what a delicate flower he is.

Grasshopper, you must learn the First Law of Holes: When you find yourself in one, stop digging.
^^^^^

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Old 01-11-12, 09:21 PM   #3766
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Sigh.
Aw, maaaan, you almost make me feel bad for being a sh#t-disturber (or, as bigbossman so charmingly calls it, a "brown-arm" - think about it for a second ).


Notice I said "almost."
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Aw, maaaan, you almost make me feel bad for being a sh#t-disturber (or, as bigbossman so charmingly calls it, a "brown-arm" - think about it for a second ).


Notice I said "almost."
I get it. Even the "almost."

Still, I read the original post and that was my first thought (having grown up with Catholic/Jewish influences in South Jersey) -- and nobody wants to be chopped livah.

Although I'm willing to give Lanceoldstrong the benefit of the doubt; caught up in the moment, he hit "Post" before he proof-read his post. And I haven't been much of a presence on BF lately (I blame work and bike riding for that) and can't blame anyone for overlooking me.

But I don't have to like it.
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Old 01-12-12, 08:48 AM   #3768
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From the 5th grade teacher:

It's not important whether someone else thinks you're "cool". Do you think you're cool?

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Old 01-12-12, 01:17 PM   #3769
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From the 5th grade teacher:

It's not important whether someone else thinks you're "cool". Do you think you're cool?

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To send this thread even farther of the rails, one of the most memorable exchanges I had about 15 years ago with one of my pre-teen sons...

Son, "Dad, how come you're not cool?"
My wife in an attempt to defend my honor, "Your dad used be really cool."
Son, "Really, what happened?"

BTW, now that the aforementioned son is in his mid-20's, I'm a little higher on his "coolness meter" - mostly because I introduced him to some of the great rock'n'roll of my youth that he loves.
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Cool? On my morning rides, I've been fecking freezing.
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Old 01-12-12, 05:31 PM   #3771
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. . . (having grown up with Catholic/Jewish influences in South Jersey) . . .
Catholic? And Jewish? And South Jersey? Wow, talk about the guilt-trip tripple-whammy. Not to mention a serious side order of "go perform an anatomically impossible act on yourself."
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sac_rob, here is the Concord to Fairfield route on strava http://app.strava.com/rides/3198380.
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Old 01-15-12, 10:51 AM   #3773
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Took a ride from Colfax to Gold Run yesterday with my new GoPro "Chesty" chest strap mount. As the first 3:18 of the video shows, it's probably not the best mount for a road ride. Either that, or it's not the best mount for a female cyclist.

The rest of the footage is from the ContourHD on the helmet mount. It would have been a shame to have all that beautiful scenery cut off by the lower POV of the chest mount. It's also a little less shaky.

Somehow the chain catcher got knocked out of position and I didn't notice it, and as a result I dropped my chain when I shifted from the middle to the small chainring. Of course that was caught on video!

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/141890803

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0aiKIc5Sas

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A windy ride with some BF crew through the Delta. A few photos and short writeup.
http://ccorlew.blogspot.com/2012/01/...ugh-delta.html
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Yeah, first ride of 2012. The Delta Wind Fest by LanceOldStrong and Co.

Advertised as a 60 miler (accurate), easy 500' of ascent (Garmin shows 612', ok not far), and advertised as a social, "not training environment" ride.

Social, for sure it was. Very friendly bunch, super nice lunch stop, old bridges and quaint scenery. Oh those early miles were so sweet, rolling with ease, frolicking along the canals and marinas, some nice bird sightings, even a couple ferry crossings. The second half was of a different order though, we were not that fast early on, the wind was just that strong behind us. Lance and Steve had actually planned the best practice run in advance of their Death Valley Double in a few weeks: long straight aways and unrelenting head winds. I spent most of this time in no man's land, between small groups, so I really had to fight my way back to the start. The goal was to keep the speedometer above the 10mph mark, that was tough at times but a good motivator.

Thanks all and a special mention to the good samaritan who offered us the chance for a 40' respite 4 miles from the end.
Yes, that's what it took for Superman to cover an extra 10 miles against the wind!

For sure it was a great way to start my 2012 rolling adventures. Wind or not I would do it again.
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