Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-28-19, 02:04 PM
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I'm a punctual person. Count on me being there early. I cannot stand the current culture of lateness.

In other news, the Big $ For a Jersey thread could be fun.

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Your appointment is at 2:15 sharp. If you're late, we'll reschedule you when you get here.
And we'll still bill you for missing the original one. Our time is valuable even if yours isnt.
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Your appointment is at 2:15 sharp. If you're late, we'll reschedule you when you get here.
My doctor wants you to check in at least 15 minutes before the appointed time.
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I prefer to be the first appointment of the day, when I go to my mechanic and plan to wait at the shop.
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Vodka

Oh wait wrong thread.

Well, maybe not.
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I hate doctor appointments.
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Vodka

Oh wait wrong thread.

Well, maybe not.
I have nothing against vodka.
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I hate doctor appointments.
Doctors are pricey.
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Doctors are pricey.
Wish they were after five pm or on the weekend more.
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I finally got out of Dulles airport, and made it all the way to Dallas. 13 hours later. Back on the shuttle at 04:30. I could have made it all the way to Cancun tonight, but my bikes were already in Dallas and couldn't leave the country without me. So it goes. It's a good thing I will be buying no more forever.
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The shuttle driver, from the airport, did a great Forrest Gump impersonation, listing all the things one could get at various places in the city.
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Vodka

Oh wait wrong thread.

Well, maybe not.
Vodka is good. Whiskey is better.
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Car battery is deader than dead. Think I left one of the inside lights on on Sunday. Assistance will be here within 1 hr. Good excuse to work in the city today.
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Doctors are pricey.
Have you seen what some vodkas costs these days?
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Copying my Facebook post.

Itís been a while, time for another update. I havenít really been losing much weight since I started riding but I have been getting stronger and I think Iíve been losing some fat and gaining muscle. For the time being Iím okay with that. Once the temps start falling I will concentrate more on the weight loss. Right now Iím making sure I eat enough to ride bikes and Iím just enjoying myself.

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My biggest goal was to get back on a bicycle which I have done. My first ride was on 3/23/19. On 4/13/19 I celebrated three weeks on the bike by riding 60 miles. Then on 5/25/19 I celebrated two months on the bike by riding 100 miles. So far I have ridden 1,102 miles since I started back.




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In other earth shattering news, I have never paid BIG $ for a jersey.

Our club has a deal with Voler, if you buy a jersey you automatically have a membership. So these are the only ones I have.
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Copying my Facebook post.

Itís been a while, time for another update. I havenít really been losing much weight since I started riding but I have been getting stronger and I think Iíve been losing some fat and gaining muscle. For the time being Iím okay with that. Once the temps start falling I will concentrate more on the weight loss. Right now Iím making sure I eat enough to ride bikes and Iím just enjoying myself.

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Have you seen what some vodkas costs these days?
Nearly as much as a doctor visit.
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Avalanche strands cyclists riding Going to the Sun Road:

https://kpax.com/news/flathead-count...he-speaks-out/

This time of year, much of the west side is open to bikes but not motor vehicles. Sometimes things go wrong. As the story points out, their mistake was not riding earlier in the day. Avalanche threat increases as the day warms up.
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Excuse my French, but my effin' alternator is not charging the battery, which explains why my battery was dead. Damn thing needs to be towed to NJ. At least it's still under warranty (barely). This is the third major problem I have had with my Forester in less than 3 years and 7,500 miles. Yes. 7,500 miles.
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less than 3 years and 7,500 miles. Yes. 7,500 miles.
I didn't know that you were a little old lady.

j/k - I'm somewhat envious.
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I didn't know that you were a little old lady.

j/k - I'm somewhat envious.
Mileage would be lower but for having to make appearances at our NJ office a couple of times/week.

My previous car, which was the first one I ever bought, had just over 108,000 miles on it when some D.B. kid hit it and totaled it while it was parked. It was just over 18 years old, and those miles were put on by three different drivers.
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In other earth shattering news, I have never paid BIG $ for a jersey.
Why am I not surprised?
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