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 04-07-19, 06:38 PM
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I’m missing the reference, but yes.
Could you get it out of second gear
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I have not owned a Rambler.
Have you heard about the midnight rambler?

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Googled it. That thing couldn’t outpace enthusiastic dogs, let alone traffic.
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Googled it. That thing couldn’t outpace enthusiastic dogs, let alone traffic.
Super slow. 30mpg though!!!
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Is it yours?
Yes. It was my dad's.
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Ronde van Vlaanderen came on at 4:00 AM CDT this morning. Still 111 km to go and I need a nap.
Did you witness this magic moment?

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Did you witness this magic moment?

No, I don't understand. Why was he being interviewed? He didn't even finish the race.
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First. Another busy day ahead. Retirement is tough.
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Your first car was a new car? Well, latte da.
I am not a believer in letting someone else have the good miles so I can get the crap. Tried it once. Never again. I worked from age 14 in order to bUy it and an engagement ring when I was 20. The add-on Sears air conditioner was a significant fraction of the total cost.
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Speaking of Mrs. rpen’s ‘60 Rambler, I neglected to mention that it had fully reclining front seats. I can’t imagine what the intended purpose of that was, but two teens certainly improvised a use for it, if you know what I mean.
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Speaking of Mrs. rpen’s ‘60 Rambler, I neglected to mention that it had fully reclining front seats. I can’t imagine what the intended purpose of that was, but two teens certainly improvised a use for it, if you know what I mean.
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Funny thing is, that's exactly the year (57?) of Cadillac and exactly the color my roommate got when the Nash died, although, I think his was a coupe.
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I am not a believer in letting someone else have the good miles so I can get the crap. Tried it once. Never again. I worked from age 14 in order to by it and an engagement ring when I was 20. The add-on Sears air conditioner was a significant fraction of the total cost.
An air conditioned ring? Oh la la.
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Just did my first post-"vacation" weigh-in - same as the last weigh-in, pre-vacation. There's always a little bit of variability, so I still could be up or down a pound, but I'll take it as a win.

The days on the road, in particular, were challenging - almost completely sedentary for the whole day, the constant urge to snack, if only out of boredom, and the regular need for caffeinated drinks (with the accompanying calories). It's easy to see why people that drive a lot for work can have their health get out of hand pretty quickly.
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Show some respect! This is the birthplace of America!


Speaking of, last ride pics from the VA trip. The in-laws live pretty close to Jamestown Island, so it's a nice little ride down there and back (~28 milles) -


(I forgot my water bottle again )
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Speaking of, last ride pics from the VA trip. The in-laws live pretty close to Jamestown Island, so it's a nice little ride down there and back (~28 milles) -


(I forgot my water bottle again )
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Cute one.
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(I forgot my water bottle again )
@Velo Vol would approve.
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Nice to have nice weather for riding to work. Could hit 80 this afternoon.

Yesterday was perfect. Took a ride up through "Valley Green." Good number of people fishing for trout. (Yes. This is within the city limits.)

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Cute one.
I happened to have my phone out and camera app open when I came across that fella just standing in the middle of the road. None of the photos looks particularly close, what with the wide angle view and all, but I had to brake out of concern for a collision.
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Hey @MoAlpha, I do have a sailing question. One of my friends (who tends to dream BIG) has bought a 45 foot sailboat and plans to sail it from Maryland to Spain this summer. Alone.

Is that realistic? Safe??
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Hey @MoAlpha, I do have a sailing question. One of my friends (who tends to dream BIG) has bought a 45 foot sailboat and plans to sail it from Maryland to Spain this summer. Alone.

Is that realistic? Safe??
Lots of people do it, including some spectacularly unqualified ones, and almost all of them do fine. I assume your friend has the chops and the boat can do the job. Solo voyages, are not for me, however. I like company and require too much sleep.

I'd love to hear more.
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Hey @MoAlpha, I do have a sailing question. One of my friends (who tends to dream BIG) has bought a 45 foot sailboat and plans to sail it from Maryland to Spain this summer. Alone.

Is that realistic? Safe??
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Lots of people do it, including some spectacularly unqualified ones, and almost all of them do fine. I assume your friend has the chops and the boat can do the job. Solo voyages, are not for me, however. I like company and require too much sleep.

I'd love to hear more.
All that I know about sailing was learned in one of those little bathtub boats, but something like a solo crossing really appeals to me.
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