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Old 07-03-19, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Well. I stayed with the fast bois.
Yay!

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Then I cracked my bike, my wheel, my glasses, and I'm in the ER awaiting stitches.
Ouch. Heal up!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have a saddle sore. Should I
  1. Use Chamois Butt'r?
  2. Burn my shorts and wash my entire body with hexachlorophene daily until it goes away?
  3. See a crotchologist about a biopsy?
  4. HTFU?
  5. STFU?
POIDH?

Wait, wait, wait! That was the wrong BF auto-reply.
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Running doctors are stupid:

https://sports.yahoo.com/70-yearold-...044141778.html
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Old 07-03-19, 08:32 AM
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Such obvious cheating is just dumb and I love/loathe the fact that there are communities of devoted cheater hunters.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Well. I stayed with the fast bois.

Then I cracked my bike, my wheel, my glasses, and I'm in the ER awaiting stitches.
Sorry to hear about the wheels.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have a saddle sore. Should I
  1. Use Chamois Butt'r?
  2. Burn my shorts and wash my entire body with hexachlorophene daily until it goes away?
  3. See a crotchologist about a biopsy?
  4. HTFU?
  5. STFU?
set up a camera
Poke with a needle
Squeeze
Post on YouTube
Let us know how many views it gets
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Old 07-03-19, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Makel View Post
set up a camera
Poke with a needle
Squeeze
Post on YouTube
Let us know how many views it gets
First constructive suggestion!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Such obvious cheating is just dumb and I love/loathe the fact that there are communities of devoted cheater hunters.
Are you old enough to Remember Rosie Ruiz? Suspected of cheating in both the NYC and Boston marathons (she was originally declared the winner of the latter) in the same year. IIRC, she was believed to have taken the subway to the finish of the former.
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Old 07-03-19, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Are you old enough to Remember Rosie Ruiz? Suspected of cheating in both the NYC and Boston marathons (she was originally declared the winner of the latter) in the same year. IIRC, she was believed to have taken the subway to the finish of the former.
I'm familiar with the story, but it wasn't something that was within my bubble of awareness at the time (assuming that I was alive and aware at the time).
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set up a camera
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Squeeze
Post on YouTube
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First constructive suggestion!
You should do pretty well if you can get the algorithm to throw you in to the 'botfly larvae' suggestion pool
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Old 07-03-19, 10:11 AM
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Feels like today is going to be some armpit weather. This reminds me that @Dan333SP should be looking to be up here building company bridges with the locals.
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Oh, and on the M&M front, I have discovered Dark Chocolate Peanut - dangerous. I'd take them over the nut paste M&Ms any day of the week.
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Update after a more cognizant exam of my bike.

Frame is okay.

Fork is cracked in many, many ways.

My shifters don't look pretty and my saddle looks worse than my body.

Front Zipp 303 has a ton of paint on it from my fork, but I think it is somehow OK.

Assuming I can source a replacement fork, it could have been worse.

I'm missing skin on basically every part of the front of my body and had to get 7 stitches on my right elbow, but my helmet and face escaped scratch free.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Update after a more cognizant exam of my bike.

Frame is okay.

Fork is cracked in many, many ways.

My shifters don't look pretty and my saddle looks worse than my body.

Front Zipp 303 has a ton of paint on it from my fork, but I think it is somehow OK.

Assuming I can source a replacement fork, it could have been worse.

I'm missing skin on basically every part of the front of my body and had to get 7 stitches on my right elbow, but my helmet and face escaped scratch free.
Serious business. Good the head is okay!
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Old 07-03-19, 10:40 AM
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We ate what my mom made or we didn't eat. That's the way things went down BITD on a limited budget.
This. I spent a week with my DIL coddling and enabling my grandson to be a monster in the future. All I could do was SMFH . . . . and frequent facepalms.
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Serious business. Good the head is okay!
Big time. I just wish I didn't forget gloves. I always race with gloves, except you know, last night.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Big time. I just wish I didn't forget gloves. I always race with gloves, except you know, last night.
Skinned palms are inconvenient. Fortunately, I have never really hurt my hands on the bike, but I have blistered them badly by doing stupid things without gloves on sailboats. At least burns don't arrive full of road.
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Oh, and on the M&M front, I have discovered Dark Chocolate Peanut - dangerous. I'd take them over the nut paste M&Ms any day of the week.
I've not seen these.
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I'm familiar with the story, but it wasn't something that was within my bubble of awareness at the time (assuming that I was alive and aware at the time).
It happened in 1980. I was in high school in Western Massachusetts, so the Boston Marathon cheating scandal was all over the news. Ruiz later served probation for an unrelated embezzlement charge. She had another stint on probation stemming from her involvement in a cocaine deal.

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I got an appointment with the cardiologist late this afternoon. No matter how it goes, my days of ultra hard efforts, for no good reason, are over. I'm already scouting shorter, more relaxing rides. I did one, to the business of an associate, in the next village over, and it was quite pleasant. I celebrate 67 years two weeks from today. Good a time as any to scale back some. If I haven't reached cat 3 by now, I'm unlikely to get there.
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I got an appointment with the cardiologist late this afternoon. No matter how it goes, my days of ultra hard efforts, for no good reason, are over. I'm already scouting shorter, more relaxing rides. I did one, to the business of an associate, in the next village over, and it was quite pleasant. I celebrate 67 years two weeks from today. Good a time as any to scale back some. If I haven't reached cat 3 by now, I'm unlikely to get there.
Well a 70-year-old did just run a sub 3-hour marathon...
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In other news, after a rough start and a bit of tweaking, the latest addition, the 88 Centurion Ironman has become the bike i reach for first, because it's new. Still a tight race between it and the Trek 930 for sheer comfort.
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I got an appointment with the cardiologist late this afternoon. No matter how it goes, my days of ultra hard efforts, for no good reason, are over. I'm already scouting shorter, more relaxing rides. I did one, to the business of an associate, in the next village over, and it was quite pleasant. I celebrate 67 years two weeks from today. Good a time as any to scale back some. If I haven't reached cat 3 by now, I'm unlikely to get there.
I can tell you like "forever" statements by the one in your sig line, but don't permanently foreswear the pleasure of really putting a hurt on yourself just yet.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Big time. I just wish I didn't forget gloves. I always race with gloves, except you know, last night.
This sucks! Was this the Pearl one? Hope it all heals well.
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This sucks! Was this the Pearl one? Hope it all heals well.
Nah. City Streets in fort collins
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