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 04-24-19, 09:07 PM
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Lawdy. Some guy on the local FB cycling group is complaining about someone (a "boomer" wannabe racer, according to him) passing him on the MUP as a sprawling group of oncoming cyclists approached, making for a close call. Further inquiries reveal that the OP was motoring along at 23 mph, according to him, that he didn't signal the oncoming hazard and didn't slow his pace, despite the oncoming riders crossing in to his lane, until he was forced to slam on his brakes so that the passer wouldn't get into a collision. As if *he* weren't just as guilty of MUP racing as the other guy. Goodness.
Boomers. Pfft.

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Old 04-24-19, 09:10 PM
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Hope you went with LEDs. So much hotter.
I thought LEDs were cooler.
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Old 04-24-19, 09:15 PM
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Road a rode bike today for the first time in a long time. 32 miles - half paved/half canal gravel.

25mm deep aluminum rims and a freshly oiled chain. No one could hear me at all.

23mm tyres are ideal for canal gravel around here, it's so smooth, straight, and flat.


Phoenix is pretty much like Venice, canals everywhere.
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LOLWTFBBQ. A little earlier, I called out that guy on FB about the hypocrisy of his MUP racing antics. I just checked again, his response: delete the FB thread and change privacy settings on Strava.

Got him!!!
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Old 04-24-19, 09:21 PM
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That is pure awesome
Not just that, but the whole story. Top job, WhyFi.
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Old 04-24-19, 09:36 PM
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Lunch at Laguna Rajacolta, 4,270m


On top of our highest pass, 5,000 and a bit meters.


On the final pass.

Some photos without any cycling content from my recent holiday. It only took three days to sort through the approx 1,600 photos I took.
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Old 04-25-19, 03:50 AM
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Way too early to be at work. I'm not supposed to be here for another hour. Not being able to sleep sucks. Sucks even more when the cpap machine keeps me awake. On the plus side, I stopped at Donut Connection and got me a cookie on the way to work. Screw this diet!!!

Oh, for my first month back on the bike I got 515 miles. I don't think that's a bad start.
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Old 04-25-19, 05:13 AM
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Have you considered a dremel and a steady hand?
Not sure if this is a joke? A dremel strikes me as way overkill. the logo that was on the other side of the bike is now completely gone as I removed it with a scotchbrite pad.
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Old 04-25-19, 05:43 AM
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Not sure if this is a joke? A dremel strikes me as way overkill. the logo that was on the other side of the bike is now completely gone as I removed it with a scotchbrite pad.
Yes. Joke
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Old 04-25-19, 05:49 AM
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Just stunning, @gnome!
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Just stunning, @gnome!
Agree!
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Old 04-25-19, 06:17 AM
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Just stunning, @gnome!
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Agree!
Double Agree!
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Old 04-25-19, 07:02 AM
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Agreed on the pics.
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Agreed on the pics.
But no like?? Sad.
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I notice you can unlike something you liked but you can’t dislike.
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LOLWTFBBQ. A little earlier, I called out that guy on FB about the hypocrisy of his MUP racing antics. I just checked again, his response: delete the FB thread and change privacy settings on Strava.
Perfect.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Phoenix is pretty much like Venice, canals everywhere.
I was just about to ask if you were in Venice.
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Great pics @gnome
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Way too early to be at work. I'm not supposed to be here for another hour. Not being able to sleep sucks. Sucks even more when the cpap machine keeps me awake. On the plus side, I stopped at Donut Connection and got me a cookie on the way to work. Screw this diet!!!

Oh, for my first month back on the bike I got 515 miles. I don't think that's a bad start.
That'll do.
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But no like?? Sad.
This isn't Facebook.
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This isn't Facebook.
Don't tell the admins! They have plans.
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Sweet, I want one.
Me too.

edit - where can I get one?

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This isn't Facebook.
With apologies to David Byrne.

This ain't no FaceBook. This ain't no Twitter. This ain't no foolin' around....
No time for dislikes. No time for tagging. I ain't got time for that now....

#LifeDuringBF
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With apologies to David Byrne.

This ain't no FaceBook. This ain't no Twitter. This ain't no foolin' around....
No time for dislikes. No time for tagging. I ain't got time for that now....

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A mere 35 years ago.

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Thirty five years ago? I remember it like it was yesterday.

Man, I feel old.

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