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 04-30-19, 07:33 PM
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I went with the CycleOps H2.
Reasonable choice for a direct drive trainer. Let us know how you like it. I wanted a smart trainer but (as you know by now) I am always on a budget so I got a KICKR Snap, which I figured was one of the best entry-level smart trainers.
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I just now learned the LBS downtown has shop dogs!!! Must go visit soon.

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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I like my Magnum trainer.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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Old 05-01-19, 04:53 AM
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I like my Magnum trainer.
I hate my trainer. But it does its job well.
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Old 05-01-19, 05:59 AM
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Awwww. That pit reminds me of my Lucy, but not quite as purty. I still miss that dumb dog.
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Old 05-01-19, 06:00 AM
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I just now learned the LBS downtown has shop dogs!!! Must go visit soon.
Before the LBS dies out.

Happy May!

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We know someone who got kind of messed up by adderall. He checked himself into rehab to get off of it.
Definite dependency potential. It is "speed," after all.
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I like my Magnum trainer.
Are you trying to tell us something?
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Old 05-01-19, 07:38 AM
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Are you trying to tell us something?
Compensating
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The steel wheel on my trainer has a groove worn into it.
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The steel wheel on my trainer has a groove worn into it.
You're too rough on your toys.
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You're too rough on your toys.
IKR?

It just tells you that Gatorskins are so hard, they throw up sparks.
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IKR?

It just tells you that Gatorskins are so hard, they throw up sparks.
Hahaha.
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My Kickr is resting in its shipping box.
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In other tire talk, I put the lightest tires i have on the Basso last night. KOMs gonna be dropping like flies y'all!!!





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I'm tired today.
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I'll be retired in a few years.
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Had a good club ride this morning, now waiting for Indian lunch. I am the only non-Indian person in the place, so I figure that means the food will be authentic.

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I'll be retired in a few years.
I want to be semi-retired ASAP. Working on it.
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I want to be semi-retired ASAP. Working on it.
Yeah, I'm planning to try to work 1/2 time, or thereabouts, in order to keep my brain active. Problem is my lack of marketable skills.
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Yeah, I'm planning to try to work 1/2 time, or thereabouts, in order to keep my brain active. Problem is my lack of marketable skills.
I did that for a few years until I resented the time restraints being placed on my retirement. It’s funny how I thought I needed to continue to stay in the loop until I decided my new loop was doing what I wanted. I think we let our jobs/careers define ourselves and it’s hard to break free. Anyway, it took me a good 4 years to divorce myself from my work and another 2 years to give up a charity job but I finally got over it.
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Seated for The Avengers. Wish I would have brought the catheter.
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Seated for The Avengers. Wish I would have brought the catheter.
Maybe discreetly use the beverage cup??
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I did that for a few years until I resented the time restraints being placed on my retirement. It’s funny how I thought I needed to continue to stay in the loop until I decided my new loop was doing what I wanted. I think we let our jobs/careers define ourselves and it’s hard to break free. Anyway, it took me a good 4 years to divorce myself from my work and another 2 years to give up a charity job but I finally got over it.
A few years sounds right. It will take me at least that long to figure out how to live without working.
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