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    Klaatu..Verata..Necktie? genejockey's Avatar
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    Where Did They Go?

    I always tell people that the great thing about riding in the Bay Area is that there's always somebody faster, and somebody slower; somebody skinnier, and somebody fatter; somebody younger, and somebody older. Makes you feel good, but keeps you humble.

    The last two weeks, all I'm seeing is faster, skinnier, younger folks. I used to pass a fair number of other cyclists, but not this month!

    Maybe it's me. Maybe I've become everyone else's slower, fatter, older guy?
    "Don’t take life so serious—it ain’t nohow permanent."

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    It seems like everyone gets faster this time of year, maybe they are peaking in training?

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    Definately faster this time of the year. It taken us this long to burn off the turkey from last Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Rest your fears because the Autum chill will slow them down, then comes the holiday eating binge........
    "Difference between a well dressed cyclist riding a two wheeled bicycle and a badly dressed cyclist riding a Recumbent is only a-tire"
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    GeneJockey! Where have you been?

    Everyone does seem faster. They must be getting more riding hours or something.

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    Klaatu..Verata..Necktie? genejockey's Avatar
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    Same old place, just not riding or posting as much. Life got weird, but then it got back to normal. Or weird became the new normal...

    I'll tell you, though - the legs don't take kindly to long layoffs.
    "Don’t take life so serious—it ain’t nohow permanent."

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    You didn't see me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    GeneJockey! Where have you been?

    Everyone does seem faster. They must be getting more riding hours or something.
    High unemployment rate would seem to do the trick.

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    You are just riding in the wrong place. Im extremely slow since Id been off the bike for a year. Been back to riding 10 days now. The nice thing is I can see and feel the improvement daily. I still pass plenty of folks on flat roads, but when it turns up at al my legs think it nap time.

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    Welcome back Sean, it's been quite a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
    Welcome back Sean, it's been quite a while.
    Yes it has been a while, and thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSean View Post
    You are just riding in the wrong place. Im extremely slow since Id been off the bike for a year. Been back to riding 10 days now. The nice thing is I can see and feel the improvement daily. I still pass plenty of folks on flat roads, but when it turns up at al my legs think it nap time.
    Geez, what happened to cause you to not ride? You were going great guns training, last I heard from you.

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    Now if we can only get taxi777 to appear ... holding my breath!
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    BigSean AND SesameCrunch? What do we need another Tandem Rally to get everyone out of lurk mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    Geez, what happened to cause you to not ride? You were going great guns training, last I heard from you.
    Hip and back injuries kept me off the bike. Not sure how it happened. Ill be doing the Spectrum ride tomorrow, well for a few minutes anyway. LOL

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    Klaatu..Verata..Necktie? genejockey's Avatar
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    I Found Them!

    I figured out why I only saw faster people the last two weeks. I was starting too late. This Sunday I headed out at 10, and there they were - plenty of people slower than I am.

    All is right with the world again.
    "Don’t take life so serious—it ain’t nohow permanent."

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    Quote Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
    I figured out why I only saw faster people the last two weeks. I was starting too late. This Sunday I headed out at 10, and there they were - plenty of people slower than I am.

    All is right with the world again.
    Crap. I thought i was hot stuff.. looks like I can get my humility back just by getting my lazy back-end out the door earlier.

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