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Addiction LXV

Old 04-03-17, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Calling then cities is very generous, towns would be more accurate.
Where did you learn how to spell, FB?
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Quite a few years ago when entertaining customers in Las Vegas off the beaten track . . . what a pleasure that was
Family forum, buster.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Where did you learn how to spell, FB?
Some people have more to do than to double-check every single keystroke. Besides, I was just one key off.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Face it Robert, our ... I mean your era is old school. Bogart et al was our ... I mean your parent's era.
Lots of Saturday movie marathons when I was a kid. Captain Blood and such.
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Some people have more to do than to double-check every single keystroke. Besides, I was just one key off.
Weak sauce.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Face it Robert, our ... I mean your era is old school. Bogart et al was our ... I mean your parent's era.
All that talking ruined cinema!

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It's official, the jacket ruined flanders:

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
The roads on the lower-right part of the map don't connect to the roads on the rest of the map. So the Pac-Man/ Ms Pac-Man ghosts wouldn't be able to get there.
I finally saw what the Pac-Man thing is about.

Looks pretty dumb.
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There's a bicycle rodeo on the calendar, whatever that is.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I finally saw what the Pac-Man thing is about.

Looks pretty dumb.
Ms. PacMan!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Ms. PacMan!
She was hottie!
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Someone at Google has to be pretty bored to come up with the idea of turning a map into a Ms. Pac-Man game.
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Is there a standardized, official route for this record?

British athlete in bid to cycle around the world in 80 days
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
It's official, the jacket ruined flanders:

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Well then I guess that proves that cycling fans are the worst fans in the world.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Well then I guess that proves that cycling fans are the worst fans in the world.
First off, I'm a huge Sagan fan and I want to make that perfectly clear. But...

He missed the crucial split and then had to take chances to get to the lead group and one of those chances was to try to ride the leeward gutter.

He had a whole road to ride in and he took a chance and lost. Cycling fans have been causing wrecks for decades and he is well aware of it, I'm sure.
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I raced my bicycle this weekend.

First was the 8 mile Team Time Trial. Our team consisted of me of course, another Cat4 that is about as fast as me, and another kid who was on his first race ever. We dropped the latter about one mile in. My other teammate is out of shape so I did 90% of the work and even had to slow down a few times to make sure he wasn't droped. All in all a pretty unimpressive performance. I think we finished sixth ouf of eight.

Road race a couple hours later. All flat except for a small climb to the start finish line, four laps for a total of ~40 miles. First lap was pretty chill. At the end of the first lap/beginning of the second things started to get a bit heated. I went hard on the final uphill trying to create some sort of split. Split did happen soon after and a break formed, although I managed to not end in it somehow. Oops. Four riders broke away and I got stuck in the group following. Between a few riders blocking and the others not wanting to work and/or not knowing what to do, there were only three of us chasing. The chase soon became hopeless and the group settled into a pretty slow rhythm. I beat the pack in the final uphill sprint to finish fifth. Or at least that's what I think happened, didn't wait to check the results and they haven't been posted yet. After that we ate some fast food and did the five hour drive back home.

That was Saturday, on Sunday I raced a 50 minute crit. The course was really nice, with a ~10% short hill and a couple of tight corners. Took about three laps for the field to break apart. Two riders attacked and were otf, I was in a chase group of aboue eight. Some other attacks went and I unfortunately let a gap open and get droped, ended in the third group with two other riders. Second to last lap one of them almost crashes in the last corner so two of us went together to the last lap. I droped the hammer on the hill but the other rider was on my tail so I droped the hammer again right after the hill and left him in the dust. After the two corners I looked behind and saw a pretty good gap so I just cruised to the finish line. Well, he sprinted and overtook me a meter from the line. Oops. I didn't check results and they haven't been posted, but I think I finished in the top ten.

All in all, a fun weekend of racing. Next weekend is the State Championship RR which I really look forward to (really tough course) on Saturday and a crit where I'm bound to get droped on Sunday. Quite busy March and April but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much going the rest of the year apart from a boring crit here and there. Wish I could go to the Wisconsin collegiate race in two weeks but I have a stupid conference that weekend. Oh well.
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And as I typed that the Purdue results were posted. 5/26 in the RR, no TTT results yet.
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Originally Posted by PepeM
All in all a pretty unimpressive performance.
Kudos.
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I have run the numbers through Velo Vol analytics and concluded that 18,000 miles in 80 days isn't going to happen.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
There's a bicycle rodeo on the calendar, whatever that is.
A good one is fun. The folks from The Bike Gallery, who provide mechanical support during Cycle Oregon, stage one every year during the event. One event is roping, where they use tubes instead of ropes to pull each other off the bikes. There is also a limbo contest. Some of those guys can get very low with one foot on the pedal of a BMX bike.
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Originally Posted by PepeM
And as I typed that the Purdue results were posted. 5/26 in the RR, no TTT results yet.

Pretty nice placement in the RR, kudos.


The TTT sounds... fun?





I had a 20K ITT yesterday and it went really well. Its 3 laps of a flat course and my plan was to ride it at 107% threshold. And that's exactly what I did. Last lap was at 109% and my ave HR actually went down 1 bpm. I came in second and PR'ed the course by 20 seconds. Sweet.


The woman who took 2nd place to my 3rd in the State Championship TT last year raced in a different category. I was 7 seconds behind her today vs 54 seconds back in the State TT last year. Feeling pretty in tune on the TT bike lately. Six weeks until the SoCal State TT.
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Nemesis has 35 points in our race series and I have 30 points. Next woman back has 4 points, lol.


We have one race left. If I won (which I won't, its a really hard course for me) and she did not make the podium, I'd get 5 points, she'd get zero and we'd have a tie for the series.


Not sure then who would be called the "SoCal TT Champion," I can't figure that out from the published rules.


Otherwise, my hat is off to Nemesis, I think she's won this series for 4-5 years straight now. She's pretty fast.
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