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 06-30-15, 09:10 PM
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The ultimate in hipster?

Bicycle that lets you to play records on its wheels

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I'm a gonna ride my bike in the morning. On the road. However I want.

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I'm a gonna ride my bike in the morning. On the road. However I want.

Woohoo!

I just want to compliment you again on your double century. Absolutely outstanding!
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I may or may not ride my bike in the morning.

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Trsnstr said:

I've got your back.

Hmmm.... I would have thought elbow was a better bet right now.

Speaking of which, how is it healing?
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I rode my bike on the road, and the first 3 of the scheduled 4x10' were in the rain. Between the third and fourth set, this happened.

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Woohoo!

I just want to compliment you again on your double century. Absolutely outstanding!
Thanks! It was really fun.

Little by little I am figuring this cycling thing out. Each of these rides is a huge learning experience for me.

I've just been really lucky. I moved to a town which happens to be cycling Nirvana, just a great community of people and great infrastructure, terrain and weather. I have gotten some really good advice and mentoring on Bike Forums, specifically in Addiction. And also from the circle of people I ride with. I stumbled into getting good stuff. I have an awesome coach who I 100% respect. And the most supportive cycling spouse imaginable who encourages it all- the time on the bike, the seemingly unending expenses, the weekends away for big rides, whatever I want to do. *And* he will SAG anything.

I mostly know though that I came to cycling late. People my age are more likely to have health issues, aside from the typical cycling ailments and injuries. There's all kinds of things life is going to eventually throw at me, I won't always be able to ride like this. But for now I can and I just want to make the most of it while the opportunity is here, because my window may be short. If I did anything less, it would be a shame, like squandering your good fortune.

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I rode my bike on the road, and the first 3 of the scheduled 4x10' were in the rain. Between the third and fourth set, this happened.

Haha, I just posted this whole thing about good cycling luck. Now punctuated by @LAJ's double rainbow.
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I may or may not ride my bike in the morning.


Jones' NY has the 100% opposite weather to Heathpack's California.
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Hi!

What's this thread about?
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What's this thread about?
Rain & rainbows.
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I may or may not ride my bike in the morning.

Why would a little water prevent you from riding?
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I'm a gonna ride my bike in the morning. On the road. However I want.

I feel a chest cold coming on. I'm going to ride short and easy, just like I like my women.
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I've got your back.

Hmmm.... I would have thought elbow was a better bet right now.

Speaking of which, how is it healing?

Stitches come out today! 3:45 PM CDST. One stitch couldn't wait so I'm down to 13.
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Jones' NY has the 100% opposite weather to Heathpack's California.
That picture is of a street in Syracuse. Fortunately, we live on a hill.
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I rode my bike on the road, and the first 3 of the scheduled 4x10' were in the rain. Between the third and fourth set, this happened.

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Don't forget to re-lube.
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Can't believe it's already July. Thought it was still June 20th or so.

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