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Old 01-07-14, 05:10 PM   #726
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Yeah, kinda like "I hit my thumb with a hammer just to see what it would feel like".
And it feels so much better when I stop. Course, I've ridden in that type environment, and though doable, it's not fun.
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Glad to hear that the bike's okay, but you know that you're opening yourself to a bunch of "tri-geeks can't handle" ridicule. Let's add a ground squirrel and evasive actions, at least.
Plenty of tri geeks can handle bikes. Those are the ones I run past at the end of the race. I just can't bicycle.
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Have we mentioned how dumb running is this year?
Why would the year matter? Running is and will always be dumb, reguardless of what year it is.
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Plenty of tri geeks can handle bikes. Those are the ones I run past at the end of the race. I just can't bicycle.
Getting better though. Able to spend way more time in aero than I used to, even with wind. In summer I should be much better.
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Plenty of tri geeks can handle bikes..
Lol....just lol!.....
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Bike handling is more than unloading and loading it from the car without dropping it.
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Quiz put me in Newark/Patterson NJ which is pretty close.
I'm from Jersey, you from Jersey?
Yea, what exit? 172 East Orange
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I've ridden in that type environment, and though doable, it's not fun.
My point exactly. For me it stops being fun at 50. Other people's mileage varies, obviously.

I don't need the bike to stay in shape, for me I'll find other, less aversive ways to stay in shape. Eff that suffering on a bike bs!
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Old 01-07-14, 06:00 PM   #734
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28°F is when paranoia passes fun for me. At that temp, every wet patch could be ice, and I start fearing ass over teacup episodes.

Just got done running on the treadmill, an I have now run more miles than I have ridden this year. 26 on foot, 25.2 wheeled. Sad.
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Bike handling is more than unloading and loading it from the car without dropping it.
But that helps.
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Old 01-07-14, 06:20 PM   #736
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Why would the year matter? Running is and will always be dumb, reguardless of what year it is.
this.
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I will NOT! stand for this blatant anti-running bigotry!
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Yeah, kinda like "I hit my thumb with a hammer just to see what it would feel like".
I hate when that happens.
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I will NOT! stand for this blatant anti-running bigotry!
It's not bigotry. It is the absolute truth. Only idiots run for fun. running is only allowed when your other option is death. Now go practice your bike riding skills.
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I will NOT! stand for this blatant anti-running bigotry!
Did tri girl make you say that, or has she not fully completed the Marionette™Process yet?
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Did tri girl make you say that, or has she not fully completed the Marionette™Process yet?
The what now?
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Then listen to it from a comfy chair... maybe with a beer and some cheddar popcorn.
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The process by which your mouth moves, and her words come out: the Marionette™ Process. You can help fight it by saying, "I'm not a puppet, I'm a little boy", but the whale will still most likely eat you.

Luckily, I'm a squirt gun that shoots jelly, and trapped in a whole different movie.
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Have we mentioned how dumb running is this year?
i thought i did after doing a 5K while hung over.

maybe that was last year.

it's so long ago now i can't remember.
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30 seconds over Tokyouch aka Doolittle intervals.
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i thought i did after doing a 5K while hung over.

maybe that was last year.

it's so long ago now i can't remember.
I think that was this year, and clearly shows that running is













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TS, my youngest mentioned you when I took the sock monkey ornament off the tree this year. Not you by name, but he asked about the sock monkey on rollers video, and wondered if it was on YouTube.
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My point exactly. For me it stops being fun at 50. Other people's mileage varies, obviously.
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Not riding under 50 is pretty wussy-like, though.
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