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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I mean. I would never do that. But, still....
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<===Can't parallel park
<===Can parallel park.
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Why is everyone so tall?
I am not tall.
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I am even more of a freak.
How was the driving test?
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My new cozy little (1700 SF) house to spend my twilight years in:

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Raise your hands if you're under six feet tall.
:raises hand:
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According to Google, the average American adult male is 5' 9.5" tall.
I am an average American male.
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kudos

But does it have a basement??
Yes, it does.
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I am an average American male.
Kudos.
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The shoulder is 90%, doesn't hurt me much on the bicycle, only when I'm lying on it in bed, and that's getting better every week. June 1 is six months since the rotator cuff repair, I would be surprised if I'm not 100% pain free by July 1, or 7 months. I've been consistently hearing that this surgery often hurts for up to a year post-op, so that's pretty good I suppose. My sinking forkball/splitter is down to 93 mph (I was hoping to get it back to its original 96 mph) but I'll finish my career as a screwballer.
That's a change?
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It's worrisome going down a hill that fast on a TT bike. The brakes are on those other bars, and they are just so far away.
You get used to it and it doesn't bother you. If you have to stop that fast the time it takes to reach the brakes won't matter. Bicycle brakes are good for nothing @ speeds over 30 mph anyway.
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I hope you all realize that I am now 60 years old, so you are all expected to accord me the respect, deference and affection senior velo citizens deserve. Half you idiots have been calling me 'old man' since I was 47 years old for crissake.
The demographic has shifted.
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Get off my lawn, you whippersnapper!!!
See?
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It's worrisome going down a hill that fast on a TT bike. The brakes are on those other bars, and they are just so far away.
Meh, brakes just slow you down.

#aeroiseverything
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Hmmm, this might explain my package delay.

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You get used to it and it doesn't bother you. If you have to stop that fast the time it takes to reach the brakes won't matter. Bicycle brakes are good for nothing @ speeds over 30 mph anyway.
I don't know if I'll ever get used to it, to be honest, because just I don't like the lack of control. That said, it didn't stop me a few weekends ago. It had a 50 mph hill, and the pucker factor is real.
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I don't know if I'll ever get used to it, to be honest, because just I don't like the lack of control. That said, it didn't stop me a few weekends ago. It had a 50 mph hill, and the pucker factor is real.
On a TT bike. You, sir have steel cojones the size of basketballs. I've done 80kmh on a regular road bike downhill and that requires your full attention and provides quite the shot of adrenaline.
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On a TT bike. You, sir have steel cojones the size of basketballs. I've done 80kmh on a regular road bike downhill and that requires your full attention and provides quite the shot of adrenaline.
It was explained to me that those bikes are made to do that, and that's where they're happiest. I believed it, and still do. That said, full attention is an understatement!
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Properly staged
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It looks like someone added a little house onto the garage. Priorities correct.
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How was the driving test?
As predicted.
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I was considering a Habanero, but didn't want to wait for a custom.

Please post a photo of your freak-cycle.

Not an ideal pic, but you get the idea. It actually should have a slightly longer HT but that would make finding a fork much harder because it would need an unusually long steer tube. Life is full of compromises.
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My new cozy little (1700 SF) house to spend my twilight years in:

Well deserved! A solid choice. Enjoy it for a long, long time.
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What’s wrong with me. I have lost my BFness. I tried to contribute to the does a wider rim matter thread and just finally dropped off. Meh! Who cares?
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