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  1. I know lots of fit and fast guys that thought...

    I know lots of fit and fast guys that thought that racing was going to be easy. And it wasn't. An early Elvis Costello lyric sums it up:

    Why don't you tell me about the mystery dance
    I want to...
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    It is Cat 5 racing. Winning doesn't matter, but...

    It is Cat 5 racing. Winning doesn't matter, but if you do win that is cool. The most important thing is to learn how to ride in a race. Finish 10 of them and don't cause crashes.
  3. Thread: Racing Quotes

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    Eat off the other guys plate before you eat off...

    Eat off the other guys plate before you eat off your own.

    Or something close to that from "The Rider".
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    One commuter bike with a set of wheels. Really...

    One commuter bike with a set of wheels. Really cheap and heavy.

    One old steel Serotta with a second set of old-school tubulars from way back then. The second set used to be on my commuter (1986...
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    Went out this morning with my former pro friend...

    Went out this morning with my former pro friend and hooked up with some former team mates (1 Cat 1, 1 Cat 2, 1 lifer Cat 4 and his nephew that is strong but doesn't know how to ride. He will figure...
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    Tested my resting heart rate this morning before...

    Tested my resting heart rate this morning before having coffee. It was 38 bpm and I am old (61 years old) and not training for racing but riding about 8 hours per week mostly in Zone 2 but sometimes...
  7. Thread: Chainring size

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    One of the best sprinters I know is a Cat 2 that...

    One of the best sprinters I know is a Cat 2 that raced on Bikes Direct bike because that is what he could afford. It came with a compact set of chain rings. He could easily go over 40 mph without a...
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    Being freaking old I trained on tubulars back in...

    Being freaking old I trained on tubulars back in the 1980's because there was no clincher option that was even close.

    Times have changed.

    Between then and last year (I am now retired) I have...
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    PeeWee is like my paternal grandfather. He is...

    PeeWee is like my paternal grandfather. He is way too ornery to die. My grandpa lived to be 102 years old and my bird is even crustier than he was.
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    Almost 12 years ago we adopted a Humane Society...

    Almost 12 years ago we adopted a Humane Society dog. At the time it was against what I wanted to do because we had not long before had to put down a dog we had for a long time and she was great. I...
  11. Thread: Eating status

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    It is freaking hot today even for Gainesville,...

    It is freaking hot today even for Gainesville, FL, in the summer. Looking for a "cool" dinner.

    I made a chilled tomato soup this afternoon (lots of ripe tomatoes, low fat and low sodium chicken...
  12. Thread: My geek thread

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    They threw in a $100 gift card. I don't think I...

    They threw in a $100 gift card. I don't think I am that scary, but my wife is the account holder and a lawyer so ...
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    No longer training for racing but still going out...

    No longer training for racing but still going out 4 times per week for Zone 2 kind of rides at 2 hours per ride. Tested my resting heart rate this afternoon sitting at my desk: 48 bmp at 61 years...
  14. Thread: My geek thread

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    I managed to get it for less than nothing down...

    I managed to get it for less than nothing down and no activation fee, but with a continuation of my current two-year contract so I am pleased. It helped that a Verizon rep was there and it was clear...
  15. Thread: My geek thread

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    Looking for some advice here. I have not been...

    Looking for some advice here. I have not been regular for a while, but there are some very tech savvy folks that frequent this thread.

    My very old HTC Incredible is getting very long in the tooth...
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    So you got a report of Tom L and I mixing it up...

    So you got a report of Tom L and I mixing it up with the old team on Angle Road recently? That was fun and not too hard. Nice to know that I can still do it. I backed off as the Micanopy sprint...
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    What a Gerbil. ;^)

    What a Gerbil. ;^)
  18. Thread: Music Status?

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    Courtney Barnett is great.

    Courtney Barnett is great.
  19. Thread: Eating status

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    The old-school quote is to "Take two of these and...

    The old-school quote is to "Take two of these and call me in the morning."
  20. Thread: Eating status

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    I am making a squid salad and miso soup. The...

    I am making a squid salad and miso soup. The squid salad (squid, red onion, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, celery, flat leaf parsley, garlic, olive oil, salt pepper) is chilling in the frig. It...
  21. Thread: My geek thread

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    Windows just assumes that all wireless devices...

    Windows just assumes that all wireless devices behave in the way that they wish that they would. This turns off a windows "feature".

    My experience with most wireless routers for home use is that...
  22. Thread: My geek thread

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    I am the geek hero at home today. My wife's...

    I am the geek hero at home today.

    My wife's ancient desktop that had a "near death" experience from lightning many years ago doesn't have a working ethernet card and relies on USB wireless. And...
  23. Thread: Eating status

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    Smoked some chickens. Caramelized lots of red...

    Smoked some chickens. Caramelized lots of red onion as a side, got the boiled potatoes to get done right on time for making mashed...

    Thank goodness the Carolina slaw could go in frig early in...
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    Two hours today with two good friends that didn't...

    Two hours today with two good friends that didn't know each other before but now they do. One used to race in support of John Lieswyn and the other did some racing in support of Robbie McEwan.
    ...
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    Are you marked as either a sprinter or a 1 km...

    Are you marked as either a sprinter or a 1 km attack guy? If so, then good luck with getting willing break partners unless your team is so strong that they can dictate everything for every race. ...
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