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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But the wind stopped as soon as it started raining cats and dogs. Incessant thunder but it's keeping it down to a low roar (rumble).
Could have used a shower here:

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The only field of normal consequence to people is 10s average power. It has 3s, which is quite variable for those of us who aren't TT studs. You will probably survive.
Really on the 10s ave power? Never would I display that or care about it or encourage anyone to care about it. I actually wondered why they have it as an option. You personally use 10s ave power?
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So tonight Mrs BD and the tour group will be overnighting in Syracuse, NY. It marks roughly the half way point in their trip. Tomorrow's destination is Rome.

She's doing great. I fear she will be significantly stronger than me for the rest of the season with all these miles under her belt. WTH, she earned it, and the trash talk will be coming. lol

Tonight's band is playing Jefferson Airplane music, which is fitting for the average age group of the riders. I was surprised so many senior folks were going on the ride.

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I made a Zipp 404 Error not found joke in another thread. I don’t think it was appreciated. Wasting my good material. Sigh.
These people got no sense of humor man, I don’t know how the forum got stuck in this rut. These people . . . .
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PB&J. Pie is a recovery food.
We split a piece of pie at lunch.


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I had berries for dessert tonight.
Dessert will be s’mores upgraded with fresh raspberries.

The resort gave us a survey to fill out and the reward was a s’mores kit. The raspberries I got at the farmers market today. Braved the rain to get them.
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We split a piece of pie at lunch.


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We have 7-11s here. More expensive than the much more common Oxxo chain. I had squash blossom soup, with rice and poch. I'll likely have another bowl. No dessert, sadly.
Hey Seeds welcome back.

Just to catch you up: we are on vacation in Park City and the mountain biking is very fine here.
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....the mountain biking is very fine here.

And so is the pie.
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Hey Seeds welcome back.

Just to catch you up: we are on vacation in Park City and the mountain biking is very fine here.
Thanks. I was never able to get into mountain biking.
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And so is the pie.
Pie, on the other hand.....
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Hear ye hear ye.

We’re gonna pull a @rpenmanparker and buy a week at this timeshare. It’s that swell.

Not as simple as just buying it because we’ll want an every-other-year ownership rather than an annual ownership. We won’t buy from Marriott so we have to find a seller with what we want. Then we have to get them to accept what the week is realistically worth (not much) rather than what they think it’s worth (probably a lot). We’re in no hurry although we did find a broker here in Park City who has a listing for exactly what we want, priced within striking range of what we’d pay. So we could conceivably make an offer as soon as she clarifies some details with the seller.

Then we just sell our Marriott Timeshare in Hilton Head for about the same price an voila! We have a mountain biking timeshare instead of a body surfing timeshare.



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Hear ye hear ye.

We’re gonna pull a @rpenmanparker and buy a week at this timeshare. It’s that swell.

Not as simple as just buying it because we’ll want an every-other-year ownership rather than an annual ownership. We won’t buy from Marriott so we have to find a seller with what we want. Then we have to get them to accept what the week is realistically worth (not much) rather than what they think it’s worth (probably a lot). We’re in no hurry although we did find a broker here in Park City who has a listing for exactly what we want, priced within striking range of what we’d pay. So we could conceivably make an offer as soon as she clarifies some details with the seller.

Then we just sell our Marriott Timeshare in Hilton Head for about the same price an voila! We have a mountain biking timeshare instead of a body surfing timeshare.

Hilton Head is an awfully long drive, after all.
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Could have used a shower here:
Dang, that is one flammable roof.
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Dang, that is one flammable roof.
and also inflammable.
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My grandparents lived near Dixie Highway in South Florida back in the day and it didn't look anything like that.
I just wanna ride the brick and sand parts, primarily.
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I had a Saturn Aura(?) ahead of me at the stop light this afternoon.

That is all.
There's a Vue for sale in Laramie for $2200. I don't think those are long enough for the tandem, though.

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Hilton Head is an awfully long drive, after all.
Exactly. One of the principles of sensible timeshare ownership is to try to own within driving distance whenever possible. The whole timeshare thing is just a travel hack, a way to keep costs down. Mandatory annual airfare can put the kibosh on the cost savings big time.

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Oh yeah and I forgot to mention: this timeshare has a small 14 seat movie theater and they show 4 movies a day with free popcorn, it’s part of the included activities. Lots of family fare but today we saw The Shape of Water, which I had missed when it was in the theater. Hey that was a good movie!

Tomorrow we’re planning on seeing Kubo and the Two Strings, which I had never heard of but Mr H saw on the schedule and said we should see it. Japanese amination.

Anyway, I’m kind of impressed by the movie offerings. Besides the 4 movies per day in the theater, they show another one for free each night at 9pm. You watch that one on the TV in your condo.
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Hear ye hear ye.

We’re gonna pull a @rpenmanparker and buy a week at this timeshare. It’s that swell.

Not as simple as just buying it because we’ll want an every-other-year ownership rather than an annual ownership. We won’t buy from Marriott so we have to find a seller with what we want. Then we have to get them to accept what the week is realistically worth (not much) rather than what they think it’s worth (probably a lot). We’re in no hurry although we did find a broker here in Park City who has a listing for exactly what we want, priced within striking range of what we’d pay. So we could conceivably make an offer as soon as she clarifies some details with the seller.

Then we just sell our Marriott Timeshare in Hilton Head for about the same price an voila! We have a mountain biking timeshare instead of a body surfing timeshare.




You go, girl! Is that the Marriott right at the end of the main street? We saw it last summer when we visited the area. I think you are doing the right thing. My older daughter and SIL stayed there after we left and bought into the full Marriott points program. That turned out not to be such a good deal. Too much fine print and red tape. But the one timeshare alternating week sounds like a sweet deal. I hope it goes through for you.
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There's a Vue for sale in Laramie for $2200. I don't think those are long enough for the tandem, though.

You have it backwards. You carry the Vue on the tandem.
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There's a Vue for sale in Laramie for $2200. I don't think those are long enough for the tandem, though.

My tandem is 92”. That doesn’t look like a 92” long cargo.
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And I got paid to hang around a bike shop all day wrenching and talking about bikes.
It doesn't get much better than that. As long as you can find time to ride. One problem I used to have was buying bike stuff instead of getting paid. I think this is a pretty
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