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View Poll Results: What did you do on Thanksgiving?
Went for a bike ride
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Went for a bike ride and ate a big dinner
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34.25%
Just ate dinner with family
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42.47%
Wanted to go for a ride, but family frowned on it
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What did you do on Thanksgiving day?

Old 11-22-07, 05:46 PM
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What did you do on Thanksgiving day?

Ok, what did you do today?
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Old 11-22-07, 05:52 PM
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Where's the option for cooked & cleaned all day before eating with the family?
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Old 11-22-07, 05:53 PM
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None of the above.

Temp was 13F this am with a wind chill of 9F, so I went for a 3 mile walk instead of a ride.
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I ate a big dinner, waited an hour, then went on my first cool weather ride of the season. 36F when I left. I was warm in my new jacket, tights, gloves and shoe covers.
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Old 11-22-07, 05:59 PM
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Ate too much great food and spent the afternoon with the family at my parents' house.

Hard ride tomorrow.
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Old 11-22-07, 06:33 PM
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I did a morning MTB ride (70 degrees and beautiful), skidded off a rock and crashed into a tree, then came home and had a delicious dinner sans turkey with my neighbor. And two pieces of pumpkin pie, since I worked hard on my bike ride.
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Our kids' schedules and the prep. cooking and cleaning precluded a ride. I went for a 2.5 mi. run, then later we walked the dogs a mile or so. Still waiting on #1 child to commit to joining us; otherwise we've cooked far too much food and will eat ourselves into a food coma.

Hard ride tomorrow, indeed!
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Obviously, some of us opted for the "hard ride tomorrow" as some sort of repentance for the sin of not riding today. But, family ties, etc. will have their way. I rode hard yesterday thinking to justify today as a "recovery" day.....but then, I'll need to ride long tomorrow to recover from the gut growning indulgences of today.
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Old 11-22-07, 07:05 PM
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Velodiva and I, along with about 100 others, raced (on singles) the Mount Hamilton Low Key hill climb - 19 miles 4,400 of vertical. We popped a turkey breast in the crock pot and left for the race. It was a beautiful day at Mount Hamilton - temperature at the start 50 finishing at 66 degrees. When we got back we had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner to Rachmaninoff's Sonatta in G Major.
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Obviously, some of us opted for the "hard ride tomorrow" as some sort of repentance for the sin of not riding today. But, family ties, etc. will have their way. I rode hard yesterday thinking to justify today as a "recovery" day.....but then, I'll need to ride long tomorrow to recover from the gut growning indulgences of today.
...Your not going out for the early Black Friday sales....
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Old 11-22-07, 07:19 PM
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Obviously, some of us opted for the "hard ride tomorrow" as some sort of repentance for the sin of not riding today. But, family ties, etc. will have their way. I rode hard yesterday thinking to justify today as a "recovery" day.....but then, I'll need to ride long tomorrow to recover from the gut growning indulgences of today.
Some of us ate lightly but will be riding tomorrow anyway
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...Your not going out for the early Black Friday sales....
I'll be safer out on J-14 with the cattle trucks and teenage pick-up drivers roaring by!
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Old 11-22-07, 07:20 PM
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A poll about what one did on Thanksgiving that doesn't include an option for having watched football???
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...Your not going out for the early Black Friday sales....
Never I'm not overly fond of shopping especially in crowded stores. Of course I could spend hours in the bike shop
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Old 11-22-07, 07:31 PM
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Gave Thanks!

Helped prepare the feast, opened our home to all the family members in the area, gave thanks for more blessings than can be comprehended, enjoyed all the family members gathered over a dinner table of smoked turkey with all the fixings, watched the Cowboy game while visiting with family, relaxed and enjoyed the fire in the fireplace. Tomorrow, I’ll bundle up and enjoy a nice morning ride to work of today’s gluttony, then watch the Longhorn game in the afternoon. Hook ‘em Horns!

Ride on!
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Never I'm not overly fond of shopping especially in crowded stores. Of course I could spend hours in the bike shop
You and I are together on this......My wife can travel alone tomorrow. There is nothing more dangerous in the world than a school of land sharks whipped into a buying frenzy by the chum of low priced I pods.
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Old 11-22-07, 08:03 PM
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...Your not going out for the early Black Friday sales....
Fortunately I have to work tomorrow, and the Public Library isn't very high on anyone's list for Black Friday, so I'm sure it'll be a slow day.
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Old 11-22-07, 08:05 PM
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I was going to ride the 32 miles R/T to my parents' for dinner, but thought better of it since suburban drivers around here have difficulties with sharing the road on a good day, and it's snowing and they'll have had drink and whatever that anesthesia is that's found naturally in turkey.

But I did have to test ride after mounting the studded snow tires, and I'd promised myself that today I'd roll over 4,000 miles on the year and 800 miles on the new bike, so I went out for a shade under nine miles around lunchtime.

The snow tires look very butch on the new bike, BTW. On the hybrid I rode last year, they just looked normal. Pics when there's decent accumulation.

In any event, it was snowing steadily, not quite cold enough for it to stick to the pavement, but I got a good feel for how the new bike handles with the snow tires. (Which is to say, very well, and I'm glad I sprung for the 16-27 cassette.)

Passing through downtown I came across two urban ninja wrong-way cyclists, and on the Riverway MUP, two other old guys in hi-viz (like me) out for a ride in the snow. We pointed and laughed at each other shouting, "Look at the stupid people on bikes!"

Dad picked me up in the Buick for dinner, and I'm home now with plenty of pie. It's all "bonus" miles from here to New Years.
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About 20 of us went for a ride in the local mountains, I ended with 35 miles and 3500 feet of gain. There were several other BF members there, including vertical bob, valleygirl, JustMe, pailrider, jpconrad, Cassave, and urbanknight. A beautiful day, and home to a feast cooked up by my girlfriend, who doesn't ride bikes.
Work tomorrow, yuck.
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"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."
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A cold front blasted in with mixed sleet and snow, so I settled for family, food, and football.
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I went to a Best Buy on Black Friday about 3 years ago ... never again. I had to wait in line for 2 hours to check out.
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Originally Posted by CrossChain View Post
Obviously, some of us opted for the "hard ride tomorrow" as some sort of repentance for the sin of not riding today. But, family ties, etc. will have their way. I rode hard yesterday thinking to justify today as a "recovery" day.....but then, I'll need to ride long tomorrow to recover from the gut growning indulgences of today.
Tomorrow's hard ride has nothing to do with repentance and everything to do with recovery.
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Old 11-23-07, 01:24 AM
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I had to work on Thanksgiving, off on Friday and Saturday . . .

Ate too much good food at a work feed, so later today (Friday) it's a cold, hard ride for me to make up . . . But it will feel good . . .

As for the Black Friday sales, I would rather be horsewhipped than to go out into that sea of humanity . . .
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