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 05-03-18, 12:59 PM
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We know better, though - this thread would be way more active at 4am, otherwise.
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Dunno. Someone pounding down a bunch of sugared up Cokes may be active then too.
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Can you taste the difference?
Yes. Definitely smoother.
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Working in some lovely looking dirt roads into my route down Vermont.
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Not that we needed a reminder, but today highlights just how dumb winter really is.
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You're just asking for Vol to diagnose you with iron deficiency anemia.
Interesting you mention that. Earlier this week I stopped taking the iron supplement I was on because lately I've had lower GI issues. I hope that's the reason, otherwise something is messed up.
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We know better, though - this thread would be way more active at 4am, otherwise.
Maybe I need to try coke on a more regular basis. I usually have one when I'm nearing the end of a long, hot ride, and need the extra kick to get home. Mexican coke is tastier, in general, the NOB coke. Why, I don't know.
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Waiting for @BillyD to weigh in on the nutritional value of soda pop drinks.
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I definitely don't eat enough of the good stuff for my activity level. It is very hot and humid here, and difficult to spend the kitchen time necessary to remedy that. I'm thinking of taking up eggs again, if only I could find clean ones. Might have to raise my own.
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Funny patient story of the day.

About 15 years ago, I had a relatively new patient who was about 75 years old. She had a diagnosis of a benign small cyst in her head, I think it was an arachnoid cyst but that does not matter. She had seen a neurosurgeon several years earlier who saw her yearly and told her it was not growing but she MUST get an annual MRI. This had been going on for many years and the cyst was not growing or changing.

She saw me and I told her that since she had so many annual MRI's and this cyst had not changed for YEARS that getting an annual MRI going forward was really not necessary.

She was INCENSED! How dare I contradict the mandate from the neurosurgeon. She needs an MRI EVERY YEAR!

She chose to find another doctor, and probably told all her friends what a bad doctor Dr datlas is.

Sigh.
She's obviously grown to like all the clanging and noise of the test, makes her feel fulfilled.
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Dunno. Someone pounding down a bunch of sugared up Cokes may be active then too.
That's what makes them good on road trips.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not that we needed a reminder, but today highlights just how dumb winter really is.
It's Springtime.
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I have no issue with the upgrades per se, but when it takes a week to de-bug, it might tend to drive some away.
It's not the upgrade, I noticed it before the upgrade.
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It's Springtime.
Posed to be 90 here in the city of bruverly luv. But there is a nice breeze. But that will make my post ride around the river hard on the way out. Speaking of out, it's time to get out of here.
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I'm thinking of taking up eggs again, if only I could find clean ones.
???

Most people don't eat the shells.
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Working in some lovely looking dirt roads into my route down Vermont.
Don't you know, those are called gravel roads these days. Try to keep up.
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Waiting for @BillyD to weigh in on the nutritional value of soda pop drinks.
No need to be cruel, I could tell those posts were tinged with guilt.

Nowadays it's the smokers who really get my sympathy, that is one nasty monkey to have on your back.
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???

Most people don't eat the shells.
He means grass-fed, cage-free or free-range chicken eggs, where they aren't grown on unnecessary hormones and antibiotics.
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Don't you know, those are called gravel roads these days. Try to keep up.
I tried to keep up and got an earful for my efforts. So it's back to "unpaved."
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It's 91° today just like it was yesterday.

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He means grass-fed, cage-free or free-range chicken eggs, where they aren't grown on unnecessary hormones and antibiotics.
Huge marketing gimmick with regard to hormones as poultry may not legally be given hormones. Read the faint, fine print the next time you see one of those TV ads. Federal regs say you can't say "No hormones" unless you also say "federal regs prohibit the use of hormones."
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yes. Definitely smoother.
Can you get the sugar coke at any grocery store or do you have to find it special??
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I decided that I really wanted to keep my Speedplays so I stopped waiting and went with a Power2Max/Rotor crankset. It cost 5 bucks more than the Assioma Duo would have at 20% off.
Thanks. I was originally looking at the Power2Max NGECO but since the prices have fallen on the pedals plus their portability makes them a little more attractive to me.
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Nowadays it's the smokers who really get my sympathy, that is one nasty monkey to have on your back.
I consider kicking a three pack a day habit as my #1 life achievement.
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No need to be cruel, I could tell those posts were tinged with guilt.
I've got guilt but not for this. No soda in many weeks.

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Huge marketing gimmick with regard to hormones as poultry may not legally be given hormones.
Might be different in Mexico.
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