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Old 07-02-16, 07:02 PM
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A fire in the fireplace in July? That'll be fun.
If his temps are lower than mine, which would be normally true, a fire wouldn't be out of line.
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I thought we were supposed to not post spoilers.

It was a pretty wild sprint. I guess that is to be expected when you have ten or so riders looking for the win, all of them with 8+ riders supporting them. And that was without Bouhani there to headbutt people.
It's not a spoiler if it is public knkwledge.
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It's not a spoiler if it is public knkwledge.
Literally spoiled it for me. The rebroadacst only started at 8:30pm here...
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So...

For the first time in his TdF career, Cav gets to wear the Yellow Jersey tomorrow.

Discuss.
Spoiler. Reported.
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Spoiler. Reported.
Kidding. Was quite impressive to watch. Afraid he will loose it to Sagan tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996 View Post
Literally spoiled it for me. The rebroadacst only started at 8:30pm here...
Try to keep up.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
I thought we were supposed to not post spoilers.

It was a pretty wild sprint. I guess that is to be expected when you have ten or so riders looking for the win, all of them with 8+ riders supporting them. And that was without Bouhani there to headbutt people.
Or smack them in the teeth.
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In other non-cycling news, I could not ride this morning (even though the weather is perfect, and one of my clubmates is leading a 100 mile ride through Lancaster and Chester Counties, PA) because I drew the short straw to work the holiday weekend. I went for a short run and am now in the office.

Sigh.
I put in a few extra hours at the bike shop today. No ride for me either.
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Uff da - best wishes to the Addiction dads, who seem to be having a rough go.
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No. Officiating Olympic Trials is by invitation. USA Swimming takes a very careful look at officials and makes the selection, then extends invitations to those officials.
Didn't pass the background check, huh?
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it. Attention Addictionites. Front brifters are OUT. Shimano is OUT. Unload your crap while you still can. Read all about it on the 41.
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Great ride today with two friends, 30ish miles with 3000ish ft climbing. These are some of my casual cycling friends but we've done some pretty epic stuff together. I was feeling pretty good and climbing well and one of my friends has lost a little fitness and gained a little weight and was doing fine but today was not his day. I stopped to take a pic and had to work a little to catch the boys near the top of the climb and by the time I caught them, I was stepping lively. So I just kept going and blew past them.

Quote of the day from my struggling friend was "F-you, Heathpack". Lol.

Here is a pic from whence we came. From my house I can ride here, into Angeles National Forest, up to (fire) Camp 9 or we can take a different route and ride over Dillon Divide and then down into the San Fernando Valley. Just really lucky to have this at my doorstep.

Also saw a bunch of people I knew, they were coming up as we were descending, two different groups. Nice to be home and hear "Hi Heathpack" just riding around. Then coming home through our final canyon, I saw one of my Nightcrawler friends. Had to hump it to catch him so that we could get him to come to coffee with us, which was the cherry on the top of a kind of perfect morning.


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Why? Will you melt?
Don't you remember what happened when that girl, Dorothy, threw water on his grandmother?
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Rode downtown to get coffee even though I hadn't done my homework. Probably did about three miles because I got lost. Rode across the bike/pedestrian bridge and only ran into the fencing along the sides of it once each way. (Don't look where you don't want to go. LOL) Rode through the pedestrian/bike tunnel like a champ and even made it partway up the hill on the other side but it was kind of twisty and I didn't have enough momentum. Next time. Finally, arrived at the bike shop/coffee shop just in time to see a woman walking back to her truck. Unbelievably, they are closed today. It boggles my mind that a bike shop would be closed the Saturday of a three-day weekend.

On the way home, I encountered two of my co-workers and expressed my incredulity. They said "Yeah. You probably won't find hardly anything open in town. It's a three-day weekend." I said "Yes, but they could be selling bikes!" "They don't care. They want to be drinking beer like everybody else." I shouldn't have been surprised, I guess, since they closed a lot of the city buildings on Good Friday and many others took a half day so they could start Easter weekend early. How can you run a town or a business if everybody just wants to close up and drink beer?

And now I should make coffee here at home and actually do my assignment. At least, I got a few miles in and some sunshine. Plus I rode through a tunnel-type thing.
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I wonder if the MOF will let me buy this. I can get a great deal on one.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us...specifications
I don't see why not.
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So...

For the first time in his TdF career, Cav gets to wear the Yellow Jersey tomorrow.

Discuss.
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Time to start a fire in the fireplace.

Clown 1 and Clown 2 want S'mores.
I can't believe I missed s'mores.
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It's not a spoiler if it is public knkwledge.
I must not be a member of the public.
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I believe in his midsection (I'm no doctor).
I was curious because I have one that kind of sticks out just above my bellybutton and I was trying to picture where there would be room for four more. (One of the guys in Produce used to worry every time I moved very heavy things and kept saying he hoped it didn't rupture and cause a trip to the ER.) Crossing my fingers he gets better soon.
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Originally Posted by Doug28450 View Post
So...

For the first time in his TdF career, Cav gets to wear the Yellow Jersey tomorrow.

Discuss.
Omigod! I can't believe you posted that! LoP hasn't even had time to download the stage let alone us having a chance to watch it. I hadn't checked Cycling News on my phone today. Wow. *smdh*
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
I thought we were supposed to not post spoilers.

It was a pretty wild sprint. I guess that is to be expected when you have ten or so riders looking for the win, all of them with 8+ riders supporting them. And that was without Bouhani there to headbutt people.
And now you're continuing to decrease the suspense. Shame!
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We can't all be @Heathpack.
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I was watching the DVR and scanning FB at the same time and there it was right in front of me by about 10 people who put it out there.

I fast forwarded to the end because it had been ruined for me.
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We can't all be @Heathpack.
It's not a contest.

Enjoy your cycling life in whatever manner floats your boat.
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So when does it become not a spoiler? How long do you have to wait for folks to watch reruns before you can talk about the stage? Seriously.
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