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 03-10-19, 05:13 PM
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Just got in from what I call a Commando Ride, not because I ride naked but because it involves back city streets and other roads generally not suitable for riding on. Lots of potholes, cinders, cracks, etc. Why, you ask? Because it was windy and I was tired!

Anyway, sometimes these rides are enjoyable despite the traffic and other stuff.
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Old 03-10-19, 05:21 PM
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Was this one of those times? We await your answer with great anticipation.
Not really.
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Too bad. It appears putting the suicide help line at the bottom was a spoiler?

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/l...aged-23-410045
A reminder that almost anyone could be in a mortal state of suffering.
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As part of my stepped-up anti-cough campaign, I'm taking doses of vitamin C.

I don't know if it will help, but at least I won't get scurvy.

Jägermeister*always worked for me.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Just got in from what I call a Commando Ride, not because I ride naked but because it involves back city streets and other roads generally not suitable for riding on. Lots of potholes, cinders, cracks, etc. Why, you ask? Because it was windy and I was tired!

Anyway, sometimes these rides are enjoyable despite the traffic and other stuff.
I just got back from a ride out on some desert double track and burro trails. Kneed my stem HARD and also got a piece of buckhorn cholla stuck in my leg. I cried all the way back to the van. Anyway, sometimes these rides are enjoyable despite the blood and bruising.

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I'm sure she's happy too.
She'd better be!
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I know we aren't supposed to talk about other threads, but somewhere on BF there is one about a winter jacket. I am exercising monumental restraint by refraining from posting about the awesome Marigold jacket.
#AwesomeJacketIsAwesome
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Kneed my stem HARD and also got a piece of buckhorn cholla stuck in my leg. I cried all the way back to the van. Anyway, sometimes these rides are enjoyable despite the blood and bruising.
I bet.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I just got back from a ride out on some desert double track and burro trails. Kneed my stem HARD and also got a piece of buckhorn cholla stuck in my leg. I cried all the way back to the van. Anyway, sometimes these rides are enjoyable despite the blood and bruising.

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Old 03-10-19, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Was this one of those times? We await your answer with great anticipation.
Yes.

But I'm never riding flat pedals again.

NEVER!!!!
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Just had recovery jalapeno cornbread and milk. Now on to stage two recovery - smoked salmon and a nice Gewürztraminer.
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Sometimes posts here are interesting, sometimes not.
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Sometimes posts here are interesting, sometimes not.
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Was this one of those times? We await your answer with great anticipation.
^^^
No, it was not.
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Just had recovery jalapeno cornbread and milk. Now on to stage two recovery - smoked salmon and a nice Gewürztraminer.
Perfect
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Old 03-10-19, 08:10 PM
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Gas? Convection??
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Show Sears some love.
Sunshine. Step outside and it feels like stepping into an oven.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post

Jägermeister*always worked for me.

Against scurvy?
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Against scurvy?
Mostly for a cough, but I've also remained remarkably scurvy free.
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If @Dan333SP's Strava photos are anything to go by, I should definitely bring my bike to VA in a few weeks, 'specially considering what I see outside of my windows.

Also, if @Dan333SP's Strava photos are anything to go by, I'm not going to pony up for ass-crack-tastic, semi-transparent Rapha bibs.
I think we (knock on wood) are in the clear from any further winter crap, weather forecast for the next couple of weeks looks pretty great. When are you coming to VA?
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Jägermeister*always worked for me.

As liquid dress remover?
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Hey, I've forgotten the joke number for the one about the elderly gent who's waiting to make a left at a busy intersection, leaves room on the right for straight and right-turn traffic, and the BMW ****bag tries to make a left right on top of him from the right.

Always gets a laugh in the exercise yard.
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I think we (knock on wood) are in the clear from any further winter crap, weather forecast for the next couple of weeks looks pretty great. When are you coming to VA?
End of the month. I think that we arrive on the 30th, which might give me the 31st (Sunday) as the only full weekend day there.
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Hey, I've forgotten the joke number for the one about the elderly gent who's waiting to make a left at a busy intersection, leaves room on the right for straight and right-turn traffic, and the BMW ****bag tries to make a left right on top of him from the right.

Always gets a laugh in the exercise yard.
wut
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Highs in the mid 90s all week. Not a cloud in the sky. It was a fun winter. One has to hope a new one will return, come November.
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