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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 01-01-21, 07:37 PM
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This woman kept answering her phone while riding. That's me just ahead of her.
That's just weird.
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I opted to do the coastal ride today. Beautiful day and a fun ride. I stole a couple pictures from one of the ladies.


I speak for @Velo Vol in saying that looks very much like not winter. He's from the quasi-north.
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In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I'm going to assume I'm being good.
careful...
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I should talk, I was the one that triggered the filter by writing maizehole.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
This woman kept answering her phone while riding. That's me just ahead of her.
#SeriousCycling
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This woman kept answering her phone while riding. That's me just ahead of her.
I don't have to worry about that I have [insert name of sexy actress here] blocked on my cellphone.
#CantBeBothered
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Winter Cycling


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Not a frozen lake.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Isn't one nope sufficient?

Sometimes it is, but in the above case study multiple are required.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Sometimes it is, but in the above case study multiple are required.
It goes a little something like this:
(note the wind gust)


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Winter Cycling


I miss that shiny orb in the sky.
#RainSucks
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I miss that shiny orb in the sky.
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whiner. You sound like @Velo Vol
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Yesterday I was pedaling along during my year-end extravaganza, and, as I accelerated going downhill, I felt a ripple on my headscarf. wut

So I reached up to feel what was going on and it was not until that moment, seven miles into the ride, that I realized I didn't have my helmet on.
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Management should consider this a formal complaint regarding the thread title.
#Tradition
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yesterday I was pedaling along during my year-end extravaganza, and, as I accelerated going downhill, I felt a ripple on my headscarf. wut

So I reached up to feel what was going on and it was not until that moment, seven miles into the ride, that I realized I didn't have my helmet on.
I've never done that.
#NoCognitiveDecline
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yesterday I was pedaling along during my year-end extravaganza, and, as I accelerated going downhill, I felt a ripple on my headscarf. wut

So I reached up to feel what was going on and it was not until that moment, seven miles into the ride, that I realized I didn't have my helmet on.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yesterday I was pedaling along during my year-end extravaganza, and, as I accelerated going downhill, I felt a ripple on my headscarf. wut

So I reached up to feel what was going on and it was not until that moment, seven miles into the ride, that I realized I didn't have my helmet on.
Ive done that twice now. Both times I continued and both times I felt a crash was imminent.
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Last night for the lights.
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Last night for the lights.

Says HOA?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Says HOA?
Says tradition.

New Years Day evening is the last night for the year at the LAJ house.
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We're entering the digital age.
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Last night for the lights.
Don't pull the plug(s)! You can hold out until at least the Super Bowl.
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Don't pull the plug(s)! You can hold out until at least the Super Bowl.
Negatory Ghost Rider
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That's just weird.
I thought so, too. The first time she did it we were in a line at pretty good speed and I was right behind her. Suddenly she sat up and started digging in her pocket for the phone.I was thinking someone would say something, at least tease her about it.
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I usually do the Mount Wilson climb on NYD. Today I wasn't sure if anyone was going who I could ride with. Plus, I didn't feel like dealing with the wind and the freezing descent. This guy was on the group gravel ride I posted before Thanksgiving.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yesterday I was pedaling along during my year-end extravaganza, and, as I accelerated going downhill, I felt a ripple on my headscarf. wut

So I reached up to feel what was going on and it was not until that moment, seven miles into the ride, that I realized I didn't have my helmet on.
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