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Old 06-13-10, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
my hosts - including loose bricks that tend to bounce/jump up +/- 10cm when you ride over them.

they like to keep things interesting on their courses.
Hence the better cyclist.

How many years before Ex-Pat status kicks in. You gotta be close.

For the record I'm envious.
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Old 06-13-10, 02:59 PM
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i'm relieved to discover that after 40+ laps on roads covered in this, my fillings are still in place.
This weekend I race missing a filling that cracked and fell out. It will require a root canal. I decided to race this weekend before the procedure. Tomorrow I will call in and schedule it. Maybe I will get it after next Sunday because that is the last road race for the early season down here.

They say that late-June to well after Labor Day is too hot to race down here. I say that today was too hot. It is currently 99 F at the Ocala NWS station. That is even hotter than the 97 F with Florida humidity during yesterday's time trial.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
Good to hear your form is coming back. Do you have some target races coming up?
State TT's. I'm going to still just ride for fun this month. I'll spend 60% of my time on the TT bike in July. I'll be up in Dallas next weekend to have Ex set me up with his set up.

Nice work getting a PR in this heat today. It's brutal state wide, high 90's with lots of humidity.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:27 PM
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I know I'm supposed to talk about poop, but my pee is dark brown.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:32 PM
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Met Hammy yesterday. Nice people. Wound up giving Mollusks teammate some water on the last lap. I really just wanted to retch from the heat with 3 miles to go.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:33 PM
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Old 06-13-10, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
I know I'm supposed to talk about poop, but my pee is dark brown.
That's kinda like poop.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
State TT's. I'm going to still just ride for fun this month. I'll spend 60% of my time on the TT bike in July. I'll be up in Dallas next weekend to have Ex set me up with his set up.

Nice work getting a PR in this heat today. It's brutal state wide, high 90's with lots of humidity.

Good good. I will definitely see you at state TT's.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:38 PM
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I know I'm supposed to talk about poop, but my pee is dark brown.
Perfect color for an obsessed cyclist. But your doc will be concerned about the stress your putting on your liver.
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Yeah, that's about the color of the pee. And that's after 48 ounces of water, 2x20 ounce bottles of gatorade, and a chocolate frosty. I'm about to go drink a beer and then go to sleep.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:46 PM
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How's a thread about chasing down and grabbing someone's kids get locked?
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Old 06-13-10, 03:48 PM
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i think the OP was a priest.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
I know I'm supposed to talk about poop, but my pee is dark brown.
Soften TFU, you aren't supposed to exercise so hard you get rhabdo. Drink lots of water to wash away the myoglobin, it's bad for your kidneys.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
Met Hammy yesterday. Nice people. Wound up giving Mollusks teammate some water on the last lap. I really just wanted to retch from the heat with 3 miles to go.
I am so glad that I decided to do the 55+ instead of the Cat 4/5 race today. I can't imagine racing in that heat and humidity on a very challenging course during the middle of the day
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In my race the selection that killed me was through the feed zone. Sometimes $h1t happens. It ended up killing my race, but the course was 180-degrees from being suitable from me, so I was just tickled to finish. Of course if I was closer to the front at that time...







I would have been shelled later.
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Old 06-13-10, 04:19 PM
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According to weather.com, the heat index is STILL 101F right now.
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Old 06-13-10, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
How's a thread about chasing down and grabbing someone's kids get locked?
Same old... your IM thread has legs though.
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Old 06-13-10, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
According to weather.com, the heat index is STILL 101F right now.
105 here right now. Actual temp is 95.1. Time to train in the early mornings.
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Old 06-13-10, 04:52 PM
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Same old... your IM thread has legs though.
That thread brought out some real idiocy and some stupid emotion.
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Old 06-13-10, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
How's a thread about chasing down and grabbing someone's kids get locked?
You could site the Hitler reference or just the fact that people actually think that what is posted here has meaning. Really...90% of the nonsense I read on the internet is just that. The debates on the WSJ are no better than BF.

But there will always be those who "think" they have the the right answer...Mods included.
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Old 06-13-10, 05:00 PM
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From yesterday - glimpses of before and after the peak of an oceanside climb.

Before


After


More pics and vid here.
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At my first Brazilian soccer match, Cruzeiro vs NE Revolution. Great energy
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Same old... your IM thread has legs though.
I'm liking that one. I especially like the argument that because they do triathlons, they have to be in shape.
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Riding west along PCH through Malibu yesterday, I began to pass a long line of cyclists coming at me heading east. Some kind of large group ride because they all had number tags hanging from their top tubes. I began to notice many of them had adorned their helmets with any number of decorations. I saw pig and pony tails of various lengths and colors, Roman gladiator style, rainbow afro wig helmets, CindyLou Who antennas, Spock ears, young Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer stub antlers, whirly top beanie helmets, Arsenio Hall/Kid 'N Play flat tops, Jack-in-the-box, pencil holder, glow sticks, arrow-thru-helmet... you name it. Some went all out with a costume ensemble. For example:



Hundreds upon hundreds of them went past me. I shook my head and laughed out loud plenty at what I saw. I finally was able to inquire at a stop light who, what... Turns out it was the 2500 strong AIDS/Lifecycle ride, a 6 day event from San Fran to LA. It was their last day.
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Kidd, that's hilarious, not sure how I would have kept from laughing.


Has anyone ever done the attleboro, ma crit in july? Me and a couple of other juniors from bf are doing it, just trying to figure out what the course is like, etc.
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
Met Hammy yesterday. Nice people. Wound up giving Mollusks teammate some water on the last lap. I really just wanted to retch from the heat with 3 miles to go.
Sorry I didn't drive up to watch but famly stuff.....

The heat has been brutal and I'm a native who usually doesn't pay much attention to it.
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