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    May not be the perfect solution in everyone's view, but hey, you can never please everybody.
    Of course you can. I am very upset about your comment. Sniff sniff.
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    I am somewhat reassessing my plan for the 8 day ride.

    Initially, my goal was to circle the whole state, less "Downstate". My estimation was 1200 miles. I came to the conclusion that I should break it down to an 800 mile ride. I prefer slightly unreasonable goals to totally unreasonable. I figured that that 800 miles would cover the majority of what I wanted to cover anyway.

    Now that I am into detail planning, I am finding my "800 mile" route is in actuality 988 miles, so my initial 1200 estimate for the whole state is way short. So I am now wrestling with the "is 988 too much?", as it is 8 back to back 120 mile days. Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.

    With hiking and cycling, I like to set unreasonable goals that I am not guaranteed to meet. I hit 85-90% of them, but push hard to do. So if something is too easy, I don't do it, but unreachably hard I give up on. So I have to find that balance.

    Thoughts, oh mighty Addiction thinkers?
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    Better you than me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.
    Nothing close to this sounds fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    The semi-secret women's forum had been the subject of much speculation in the past among idle minds. However we were clued in by she who shall not be named that the reality is pretty dull.
    And then she got banned from that forum.

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    I live my life as a practice drill for local rescue organizations.
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    Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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    Who does seven centuries on a single speed? Crazy people.

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    This weather is de-motivating. Hard to think I would even say that, but the it's really taking the wind out of my sails.
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    Not to be argumentative

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    Who does seven centuries on a single speed? Crazy people.
    I agree with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    Who does seven centuries on a single speed? Crazy people.
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    I agree with that.
    OK, so it sounds like if even the reduced version solicits that reaction, the planned 8 120's is a totally ridiculous plan. Is that a proper deduction on my part?
    Quote Originally Posted by Man in Black
    Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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    Distance is enjoyable, don't get me wrong. But, that just sounds like it will turn into a death march at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    This weather is de-motivating. Hard to think I would even say that, but the it's really taking the wind out of my sails.
    Totally agree. I got 43, windy, and about to rain. Hard to motivate.

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    Anyone see the Baum Corretto with the gulf oil paint? It's hot.

    I might be a sucker for that color scheme. Bosberg, gulf oil CAAD10.

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    Yep. I may take this opportunity to swap pads and wheels, and go mess around on Candelas. Once I see what the weather decides to do, that is. The rain is certainly a possibility.

    Does K have Candelas on his radar?
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    Not sure.

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    If it's worthy to carry the Gulf paint job, it's an automatic hot in my book. ts' Felt, that Baum, and the rest you mentioned, certainly are.

    Watching Sebring as we speak.
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    Moose back in the post-divorce days in a cramped apartment.

    Cramped or no, you see I wasn't about to dispose of my Continental.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    If it's worthy to carry the Gulf paint job, it's an automatic hot in my book. ts' Felt, that Baum, and the rest you mentioned, certainly are.

    Watching Sebring as we speak.
    have you heard about the live streaming thing DMG started? fanschoice.tv

    daytona 200 is today. the superbike race is on now, and it's pretty good. nice to see an actual race instead of someone running away with the lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Fun fact: When she wasn't shredding possibly incriminating documents, Fawn Hall, secretary of Oliver North, sped around DC in a red Ford Fiero with the vanity plate "FAWN".
    No she wasn't.

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    That Baum frameset is $8k. That's crazy talk.

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    Moose sized crate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    There was a time when the place was so overrun with immature idiots that women had a difficult time with improper and unwanted overtures and crude remarks. So to provide them with a place where they could discuss anything in comfort a passcode-protected women's forum was created. Women who didn't feel the need for it didn't use it, those who did, did.

    May not be the perfect solution in everyone's view, but hey, you can never please everybody.
    most of the sausagefest forums i've been on have a ladies only area for this reason. they're not always hidden, but the ones that are usually end up with slightly more personal discussions. i don't think they're necessary, but i don't mind that they exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I am somewhat reassessing my plan for the 8 day ride.

    Initially, my goal was to circle the whole state, less "Downstate". My estimation was 1200 miles. I came to the conclusion that I should break it down to an 800 mile ride. I prefer slightly unreasonable goals to totally unreasonable. I figured that that 800 miles would cover the majority of what I wanted to cover anyway.

    Now that I am into detail planning, I am finding my "800 mile" route is in actuality 988 miles, so my initial 1200 estimate for the whole state is way short. So I am now wrestling with the "is 988 too much?", as it is 8 back to back 120 mile days. Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.

    With hiking and cycling, I like to set unreasonable goals that I am not guaranteed to meet. I hit 85-90% of them, but push hard to do. So if something is too easy, I don't do it, but unreachably hard I give up on. So I have to find that balance.

    Thoughts, oh mighty Addiction thinkers?
    nuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I am somewhat reassessing my plan for the 8 day ride.

    Initially, my goal was to circle the whole state, less "Downstate". My estimation was 1200 miles. I came to the conclusion that I should break it down to an 800 mile ride. I prefer slightly unreasonable goals to totally unreasonable. I figured that that 800 miles would cover the majority of what I wanted to cover anyway.

    Now that I am into detail planning, I am finding my "800 mile" route is in actuality 988 miles, so my initial 1200 estimate for the whole state is way short. So I am now wrestling with the "is 988 too much?", as it is 8 back to back 120 mile days. Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.

    With hiking and cycling, I like to set unreasonable goals that I am not guaranteed to meet. I hit 85-90% of them, but push hard to do. So if something is too easy, I don't do it, but unreachably hard I give up on. So I have to find that balance.

    Thoughts, oh mighty Addiction thinkers?
    Longer vacation.

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