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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

Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-16-20, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
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I'm 6'2" 185lbs, and I want to drop 5-10lbs.
Iím embarrassed to to say, Iím shorter and fatter .
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Old 06-16-20, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I guess the other two didn't get the memo.
And they had no idea where the cover sheets were
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Old 06-16-20, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I guess the other two didn't get the memo.
Originally Posted by kissTheApex
And they had no idea where the cover sheets were
just for the young ones

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Old 06-16-20, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Uh huh.

I've never been to Phoenix. Per that map it looks like there's city and suddenly it stops.
I'd have to check the annexation maps, but I think that's actually Peoria. The CAP canal kept house construction to the north of the canal at bay for a while, but it has begun.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
And they had no idea where the cover sheets were
If only they had a stapler.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I started with quill stems, downtube shifters, and toe clips. I do not have nostalgia for them.
Nor for freewheels, ****ty rims, non-anatomical saddles, hairnets, wool shorts with real chamois, leather soles with nailed-on cleats...
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
This reminds me--I think I'm just doing the bare minimum to be a road cyclist. Sad.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
Iím embarrassed to to say, Iím shorter and fatter .
Iím the same height and Iím bigger-boned.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Nor for freewheels, ****ty rims, non-anatomical saddles, hairnets, wool shorts with real chamois, leather soles with nailed-on cleats...
wut
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Old 06-16-20, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
10 miles from home, and Iíve never seen that.
I just found out about it yesterday. Figured I had to go check it out ASAP.
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Old 06-16-20, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I see.

Understanding the irony re: music from yesterday, I quite like the cycling technology from when I started. Ten speeds on the back, English threading, rim brakes, and everything simple. Except of course, I'd have those feelings about quill stems and nine speeds if I'd started a few years sooner, or pressfit bottom brackets if I'd started a few years later. It's all an illusion.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut
They fell out of favour because you could never catch a bald man with a hairnet on.

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Old 06-16-20, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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Hairnet refers to the leather “helmets” of yesteryear.
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Old 06-16-20, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
They fell out of favour because you could never catch a bald man with a hairnet on.

Ö or spinaci bars.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Hairnet refers to the leather ďhelmetsĒ of yesteryear.
Specialized also makes an Airnet helmet, with a nod to the hairnet design of yesteryear. Actually looks like a good helmet and good value.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I started with quill stems, downtube shifters, and toe clips. I do not have nostalgia for them.
Same and nor do I.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
Iím embarrassed to to say, Iím shorter and fatter .
Yep.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Nor for freewheels, ****ty rims, non-anatomical saddles, hairnets, wool shorts with real chamois, leather soles with nailed-on cleats...
Now, you’re just rubbing it in.
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Old 06-16-20, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I started with quill stems, downtube shifters, and toe clips. I do not have nostalgia for them.
I can deal with the stems and shifters but toe-clips are evil foot torture devices.
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My first year racing kit:

Hairnet - check
Wool Jersey - check
Cleated shoes - check
Crochet back leather gloves - check


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Originally Posted by rjones28
I started with quill stems, downtube shifters, and toe clips. I do not have nostalgia for them.
I still love quill stems and DT shifters.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This reminds me--I think I'm just doing the bare minimum to be a road cyclist. Sad.
Youíre a road cyclist?? This whole time I thought you were just a walker.
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Couldnt ride today due to water leaking from the sky, so I did the only other logical thing I could think of. I set this bad boy up for my offspring. She loves aquariums, and at two years old she calls the movie finding nemo ďanemoneĒ, so this should bring her some joy.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hahaha! I've thought about riding out there from Flag.

But nope. Vistancia. https://goo.gl/maps/rcaXQvErMju9AmaR6

I got pulled over in flag when driving from Va beach to bull head. I was doing 120 down the mountain and a cop was sitting in the medium. I saw a flash of blue and instantly slammed on the brakes and pulled over. He was this good ole boy cop, bout to retire. He laughed at me and said that he never saw anyone pull over so fast. He wasnít even going to chase me, he just turned his lights on to scare me. All I got was a warning, it was a pretty cool experience. And blink says nobody likes you when your 23.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My first year racing kit:
You people are old.

Originally Posted by bampilot06
Youíre a road cyclist?? This whole time I thought you were just a walker.
I'm a Strava user without an activity.
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