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 03-26-19, 05:23 PM
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Hope she recovers well.
Same feeling here.
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Slackerism on full display. SMFH
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I'm busy.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 03-26-19, 08:26 PM
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A likely story.
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Old 03-26-19, 08:38 PM
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Alright. I'm busy anymore, but I was earlier.
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Old 03-26-19, 08:46 PM
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I'm busy.
I'm apathetic.
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I'm apathetic.
There's still snow on the ground here.
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There's still snow on the ground here.
I have an awesome shovel you can borrow .
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Slackerism on full display. SMFH
I was busy playing with my granddaughter! Much more entertaining!
#justsayin
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Such language out of you young man! Your mother should wash your mouth out with soap.

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There's still snow on the ground here.
Roads are all dry here. All of a sudden, bikes everywhere. I went to the bike path, just to see what it was like. Now I remember why I stay away from there most of the time. Traffic jams at all the intersections. Pedal - coast pedal- coast......
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Hi! What’s this thread about?
playing with your grandchildren
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Hope she recovers well.
Thanks.

Got another email telling me that the dog bolted through a gate despite an alleged electric fence. Police and animal control showed up and got all the pertinent info.
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Being an owner of dogs who are quite difficult to keep inside the fence, I can relate. We have stone walls, which they simply climb over, lined, inside, with woven wire fence and barbwire above, and they still get out. We've begun closing the three of them inside the house when we both leave.
Hoping for a good outcome on all fronts.
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And there is something about dogs and bicycles. I have lots of experience from both viewpoints.
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I have an awesome shovel you can borrow .
Bring it by.
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Slackers
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Roads are all dry here. All of a sudden, bikes everywhere. I went to the bike path, just to see what it was like. Now I remember why I stay away from there most of the time. Traffic jams at all the intersections. Pedal - coast pedal- coast......
No snow left on the roads. Still too cold for the casual crowd, but they're dusting off their bikes and bringing them to the shop for service.
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Old 03-27-19, 07:23 AM
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The last few rides, my Propel has been creaking continuously. Subtly, but continuous. I hear it whether I'm pedaling or coasting. I stopped yesterday and checked the frame for cracks and could find nothing. Totally perplexed.

I get home from the ride and walk into the house with my helmet on and I noticed that I could still hear it. Wut? It turns out my Giro Synthe is creaking with even the slightest movement.

Since it has never been crashed, I assume that riding through the cold and rain has washed out any natural oils or, the styrofoam is breaking down. I have another identical Giro in a different color of the same age and it doesn't make the creaking noises.

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Should I buy a race bike and high ankle socks?
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Should I buy a race bike and high ankle socks?
Do you even need to ask?
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Do you even need to ask?
Not if he's a keen cyclist.
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I am oddly drawn to this.
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Should I buy a race bike and high ankle socks?
But of course!
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