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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-02-14, 09:50 PM   #226
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...I've made them, and I don't think you can make a successful gluten free version.
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...how does he get both his hands up in there ? Or has that already been covered ?

no you dumbass. rubbing the abdomen along the route of the colon. it is so good if you have any GI issues. it is now part of my pre-ride routine. try it.
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I have broken free of Clydesdale status this past week. At last. We joined a really excellent gym recently, and the swimming and aerobic workouts seem to be doing justice to the cost.

I might have to start shopping for a new wardrobe soon, however.

About to set off for our first 100km ride in several years. It's a recce for a nouveau type of event in a couple of weeks, just to see if we can make the required minimum average time. It's a pretty part of the world and Machka should be stopping often for pictures.

don't get too excited and keep your big clothes. i've been there and back and there and back and there and back...you get the picture.
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no you dumbass. rubbing the abdomen along the route of the colon. it is so good if you have any GI issues. it is now part of my pre-ride routine. try it.
...I massage my colon as part of my riding by concentrating on my muscle use and focusing on the stuff in front (abdominal groups).

It works for me, but I also do some 15 or 20 minutes of yoga stretching at the turnaround.

A lot of people don't use the core abdominals effectively as part of their pedaling stroke.
For those guys, much of what is doing the work is the gluteals and the lower back muscles groups,
and it's not good for you as a steady diet.
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Not even a 1/4" of new snow atm.
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Old 03-02-14, 11:07 PM   #231
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MTB shenanigans again.
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I'm just going to leave this here:



Very creative.
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Thank God this stupid snow storm fizzled here in North Jersey/SE NY.
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Very creative.
Seems to support the logic I see used in the comment section of every news story written when a cyclist is hit and badly hurt or killed.

"I have seen them running red lights and stop signs. He/she deserved to get hit/die."

: picardinfinity :
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Very creative.
That bike obviously doesn't fit him.
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Seems to support the logic I see used in the comment section of every news story written when a cyclist is hit and badly hurt or killed.

"I have seen them running red lights and stop signs. He/she deserved to get hit/die."

: picardinfinity :
I thought they were saying that cyclists are colour blind.
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Thank God this stupid snow storm fizzled here in North Jersey/SE NY.
Tell me about it.
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Not even enough to shovel.
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We got a few inches of snow yesterday. I did not measure it.
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We got a few inches of snow yesterday. I did not measure it.
we got about an inch. it was in the single digits yesterday, yet the sun was warm enough to cause some melting that filled in a bunch of spots i'd chipped clear. it promptly froze. ****. i'm beginning to understand why the other tenant gave up maintaining it.
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Long day in Cresskill NJ helping to move my 90 year old terminally ill Dad and my 85 year old stepmother back into their home. The house was crushed by a falling tree last October, they have been staying in a nearby one bedroom apartment since then, in the meantime my Dad was diagnosed with two inoperable cancers, so the stress of being out of their home has only compounded the nightmare. My Dad has only weeks left (we figure he's down from 180 to about 110 lbs) but he is not in pain, and the move back made him so happy (and of course my stepmother). He was quite alert after dinner and we got to spend some quality time together as a family, probably the last time we'll all be able to do that (most of us were there, two of my three stepbrother and their wives, my brother Graham's two grown kids Scott and David). We really all pulled together to support them over the past couple of months, all made efforts to get them back into their home my March 1 (which involved some pushing and prodding of contractors and town officials). We were there breaking up and moving frozen solid snow from the driveway, reassembling shattered bedrooms, etc. But in the end the house looked better than ever (it's a very modest 60+ year old postwar colonial that badly needed the new interior paint and carpets that this mini-disaster wound up providing).

Reminded me of why I love my extended family and how much it has all meant to us over the 40 years they have been married. I was 16 when they married, I wound up with three stepbrothers, Graham who is 5 years older, Keith a year older and Greg a year younger. And we have stayed close as an extended family for four decades through thick and thin. It was great. My Dad is so happy to be home, he said to somebody today: 'Now I can die' - in other words he feels at home, and that's how it should be.

Hard for the family emotionally, still it was a good day for all of us today. We all love him so much. But he's dying with much love and support around him. Most 90 year olds die alone, and thinking of that makes me sad. I'm sorrowful about my Dad but happy that he feels so loved. Only if you're lucky now, as in the Ryan Adams song, which seems to be about getting old, feeling strange, and breaking hearts.


I'm sorry to read that, Pete. Still it's nice to hear how much love there is. Kind thoughts for you and your family.
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one good thing about the weather seesawing back and forth between decent and snow...here in DC all the seagulls that just came back to town are now flying around lost as f*ck in the snow...d*mn rats with wings...
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I think I witnessed two hawks mating while on my ride today.
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I think I witnessed two hawks mating while on my ride today.
We have a code red eagle situation here. Two of them are stuck together



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Damn weather. Sunday: sunny with NE winds and 26**C. Monday: Overcast with patches of heavy rain. 15C. Today: Gale force south-westerlies, heavy rain and a high of 10C. It's supposed to be summer dammit.
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No riding for me for nearly a week. Likelyhood of riding in the next week. slim.
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