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 01-28-19, 08:17 PM
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Obscene content. Reported!
I wish I had a dirtier mind.
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Nope. I did know that 2019 is the (Chinese) year of the pig.
The pig symbolizes wealth. Who's ready to get rich???
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The pig symbolizes wealth. Who's ready to get rich???
No thanks. You can have the mantle.
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My brakes (breaks) arrived. They may as well be Planet X, to be honest.

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That looks cold.
You have picked up the fish hook shape, haven't you?
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Arctic Vortex.
It's not here yet. My knee was puffy, but I HTFU and rode on the last day of life as we know it. It was odd to see the truck brining the roads as I was pedaling along in shorts.

I still have not prepared for the snowstorm. Oops.
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Only about 4 mi.
Even 15 minutes in single digits can't be good.
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Chipmunks are burrowing animals that live and breed in burrows:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipmunk

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She would love to kill a chipmunk. Really a lot.
They do look tasty.
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My brakes (breaks) arrived. They may as well be Planet X, to be honest.

OMG, they make oil slick rotors!



Seems like it would be tough to see signs that they've overheated.
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They do look tasty.
Are you an owl?
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My brakes (breaks) arrived. They may as well be Planet X, to be honest.

Nice. Where did you get them?
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Bailey ate a small, still fresh road kill small possum. He ate it whole, one piece, like s snake does. Amazing.
Daayum!
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My brakes (breaks) arrived. They may as well be Planet X, to be honest.

Hot!
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Wonder why weight weenie seatpost markings never caught on. Who gives a damn about the cm, it's all about the g.

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At 3 a.m. it was 48F. Now there's a layer of snow on the ground.

Dumb.
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My brakes (breaks) arrived. They may as well be Planet X, to be honest.

So we should expect the grand reveal in hotter or notter?
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At 3 a.m.

Dumb.
Correct.
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Old 01-29-19, 06:55 AM
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Looks like my weekly Weds club ride will be a scratch this week.

Sad.
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Speaking of scratch, I was mentioning to a friend how I am looking for a new drink mix and he gave me 3 little packets of Skratch to try. I think it's lemon-lime.

Should I do a review after I try it?
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Speaking of scratch, I was mentioning to a friend how I am looking for a new drink mix and he gave me 3 little packets of Skratch to try. I think it's lemon-lime.

Should I do a review after I try it?
In true 41ier form, I would encourage you to tell us everything that's wrong with it before trying it.
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Speaking of scratch, I was mentioning to a friend how I am looking for a new drink mix and he gave me 3 little packets of Skratch to try. I think it's lemon-lime.

Should I do a review after I try it?
We need some baseline measures first.
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In true 41ier form, I would encourage you to tell us everything that's wrong with it before trying it.
Alternatively, I could go out and buy it and then ask if I got a good deal.
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My brakes (breaks) arrived. They may as well be Planet X, to be honest.

The red part is the quick release? At least you can find it in an emergency.

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15°P. Up from a low of 13. Bright sunshine. No snow on the ground. I'm beginning to long for those 30° mornings. Soon enough. Oddly, I perform better on the bike in the heat, than in the cool. I found a copy of the book Heathpack recommended---Endure. A fun read.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wonder why weight weenie seatpost markings never caught on. Who gives a damn about the cm, it's all about the g.

Negative Gs!
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