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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 10-08-21, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Interesting that Janet Louise Yellen's introduction in her email mirrors wikipedia.


Exactly. I edited it to mirror my letter. Secretary of the Treasury deserves the highest compliment, and that would be imitation.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I remember having a creak that the LBS traced to aluminum seatpost clamp and titanium rails. Applied some goo and the creaking went away.

I get so used to bikes making some noise or other that riding Deadman yesterday was eerily quiet. The only sounds were wheels on pavement, my breathing, and of course my tinnitus.
I’ve had a rail clamp creak too. Took months to figure out.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
We did that and candy bars (World's Finest!) when I was a kid, but I would guess that a lot of the people donating wouldn't want a coupon book, anyway.
Why not? They've got lots of coupons. Something for everyone.
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I remember as a yute mowing lawns in Oregon we mowed lawns rain or shine, as long as the lawns didn't get super muddy.
You didn't mow while it was raining. Come on.
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He looks guilty in the included photo. #P&R

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Reuter's tweeter must have had cycling in mind.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You didn't mow while it was raining. Come on.
All the time. Remember that in the Portland Metro Area it is almost always drizzling. So if you don't work when it rains you don't really work that much.
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Old 10-08-21, 06:46 PM
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We painted houses if it wasn't raining too hard and it wasn't too windy also.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
All the time. Remember that in the Portland Metro Area it is almost always drizzling. So if you don't work when it rains you don't really work that much.
drizzling ≠ rain
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
drizzling ≠ rain
​​​​​You still mow when it's more than a drizzle too. You keep going until it gets muddy, cuz at that point you're damaging the lawn. Nice sandy soil lawns you can mow almost any day. Clay soil ones you can get in trouble after just a little rain.
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oof. I need to do more cycling. went to get coffee at a not so local cafe. had a moderate headwind there. took a slight detour home and even with the tailwind most of the way home I still feel knackered. at least the coffee, and the peanut butter cup was good.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
​​​​​You still mow when it's more than a drizzle too. You keep going until it gets muddy, cuz at that point you're damaging the lawn. Nice sandy soil lawns you can mow almost any day. Clay soil ones you can get in trouble after just a little rain.
I might finish something in the rain if there's not much left. But no for longer periods. It's pretty miserable, and the grass gets slippery. And on the rider, it can tear damage the lawn.
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Stand by for an important post.
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Did a couple of laps on a course I hadn't previously driven on the racing sim today - Bilster Berg. That is one crazy roller coaster of a track!!!

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Are we supposed to insert our own mileage on the east-west spreadsheet?
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eh calling for rain tomorrow. I don’t have a proper rain kit. My wind breakers are all water proof, but they trap heat.

Bugga, I don’t have anything to cover my shoes with either. Winter booties it is.

This is a lot of unfortunates for a short ride.
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took the wife test driving new cars today.



I learned that basically any brand car is going to cost me 10 thousand more than I wanted to spend.

And the used car version is going to cost even more.

Wife is not happy at the moment.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Did a couple of laps on a course I hadn't previously driven on the racing sim today - Bilster Berg. That is one crazy roller coaster of a track!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7KR0Wlk0Ys

more impressive if shifting was involved……
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Are we supposed to insert our own mileage on the east-west spreadsheet?

that depends, who is currently winning?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Are we supposed to insert our own mileage on the east-west spreadsheet?
See post #1262
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I really appreciate it. At least BBs are relatively cheap.

if it makes you feel better, I replaced my bb a couple months back and it’s already started creaking again when I climb hills.

edit: it can only go downhill from here…..
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Thank you for the announcement. I did not have mustard-pickle sandwiches for lunch. A plain chicken fil a sandwich was a special treat. Resumption of the mustard -pickle sandwich begins tomorrow.
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Thank you for the announcement. I did not have mustard-pickle sandwiches for lunch. A plain chicken fil a sandwich was a special treat. Resumption of the mustard -pickle sandwich begins tomorrow.
I am sure your taste buds thanked you.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I am sure your taste buds thanked you.
What everyone doesn't understand is I enjoy the mustard-pickle sandwich. It's been easy and no cramping!
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I have updated the standings going into the weekend, and the East Coasters have a solid lead.

543 - 307

gnome may have another 76 miles for the latter, but I couldn't see his activities to check for fake miles.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
...it’s already started creaking again when I climb hills.
So how'd you find out about that, then?






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