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Old 01-03-19, 03:01 PM
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"Real miles" is now a BF meme. I like it.
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"Real miles" is now a BF meme. I like it.
I blame Zwift.
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Old 01-03-19, 03:43 PM
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Rode along side this machine for a few blocks, today:

BTW, this guy was a serious cyclist. I know because he had a Cateye computer on the bike.


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"Real miles" is now a BF meme. I like it.
What's the opposite of real miles? Fake miles? Alternative miles?? Sad.
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Fake miles!
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What's the opposite of real miles? Fake miles? Alternative miles?? Sad.
Indoor. You know that.
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Fake miles!
I know that trainer miles may indeed help your fitness and require some effort, but in the mileage scheme they are indeed fake miles.
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What's the opposite of real miles? Fake miles? Alternative miles?? Sad.
Kilometers
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What's the opposite of real miles? Fake miles? Alternative miles?? Sad.

Y'all couldn't handle my fake miles!

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I know that trainer miles may indeed help your fitness and require some effort, but in the mileage scheme they are indeed fake miles.
Couldn’t agree more.
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I have a friend that yelled at me Monday as I rode by his house. The guy is a Zwift addict and has been for several years. He’s also a triathlete and time trialer and indoor was made for him.

So, Monday, he yelled, “I do that in my basement.”

My reply was, “The difference is you’re training; I’m just out for a bicycle ride.”

I beleve that, too. He has a purpose he can address on a trainer in nice conditions. I was out riding my bike because I like riding a bike. Works for both of us.
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I have a friend who walked in on my wife and me as we were copulating and yelled, “I do that with a computer in my basement.” I responded that the difference was that he was training while we were just having a quickie.

A time and a place for everything.
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I have a friend who walked in on my wife and me as we were copulating and yelled, “I do that with a computer in my basement.” I responded that the difference was that he was training while we were just having a quickie.

A time and a place for everything.
Fake sex. Sad!
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I don't remember ever writing a paper in college.
I don't remember much of college. Might be the same reason.
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I'm independent enough to ride as much as I want, and I doubt I'll ever see 10k in a year. Things invariably come up, injuries and illnesses happen. Travel, other interests. If you have that single focus, it could be done. I don't.
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I'm independent enough to ride as much as I want, and I doubt I'll ever see 10k in a year. Things invariably come up, injuries and illnesses happen. Travel, other interests. If you have that single focus, it could be done. I don't.
Yup. Too many other interesting things to do, plus sheer burnout. I think I had some 6 or 7k years at my peak, when it was also a big social thing.
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I'm independent enough to ride as much as I want, and I doubt I'll ever see 10k in a year. Things invariably come up, injuries and illnesses happen. Travel, other interests. If you have that single focus, it could be done. I don't.
So true.
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I had an IBM Selectric at home, I don't remember how we acquired that pricey bad boy. Churned out lots of undergrad and grad papers for me, all you needed was a little correction tape.
I learned to type on a Selectric, down at the community college.
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I did my stuff up in crayon. The sharpener in the 64 pack came in very handy.
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24 real miles today on another above average temp day in corn country. 43º


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Old carriage house.
Good thing there is a wreath and a bow to show that it's Winter.
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Rode along side this machine for a few blocks, today:

BTW, this guy was a serious cyclist. I know because he had a Cateye computer on the bike.


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The fuzzy dice are a nice touch.
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Good thing there is a wreath and a bow to show that it's Winter.
Yep. I’m the guy that bought the new snow blower, too. Our long range forecast is for dry and above normal temps. Instead of mid 20s, we’re looking at 50s the next few days.
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The fuzzy dice are a nice touch.
Yeah, the guy said he just got those this week.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I have a friend that yelled at me Monday as I rode by his house. The guy is a Zwift addict and has been for several years. He’s also a triathlete and time trialer and indoor was made for him.

So, Monday, he yelled, “I do that in my basement.”

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I beleve that, too. He has a purpose he can address on a trainer in nice conditions. I was out riding my bike because I like riding a bike. Works for both of us.
I like riding a trainer.

Outdoors.

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We are back home in Houston after our New Year's eatathon in the city of our birth, NOLA. The diet resumes. Actually not a whole lot of damage done. Stayed active while we were there and gorged sensibly.

I will relate that Lilette restaurant on Magazine has become a favorite. A real, old time Frenchy bistro in a very pretty room. Outstanding steak frites based on a hanger steak that has just the perfect amount of texture for a satisfying chew and wonderful flavor.

One thing to like about NOLA is that essentially every restaurant will cork your own wine for you. The cost for corkage ranges from zilch to absurd, but it is usually a good deal. Contrast that to Houston where corkage is unknown except in a very few places that don't have liquor licenses. I think here in Texas it is the law. Either the liquor license or BYOB, but you can't have both. That is really a shame.
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