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Old 08-05-22, 04:33 PM
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sigh...so many opportunities to make snarky comments...but bored so moving on...
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Old 08-05-22, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
... they kept dropping me then pulling off of the main road to do a hill or something ...
I think there might be a message there ...
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Old 08-05-22, 06:21 PM
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Riding bicycles is not as serious as all of you make it out to be. Quite the opposite in fact. If you can't even ride with the group why are you going with them?
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Old 08-05-22, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
Did you try dialing it up to 400 watts?
lol. Now that’s a blast from the past. He should try yelling at them too.
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Old 08-05-22, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Jesus, how long do you spend trying to come up w/ the most trollish threads possible?
I just post about how my day went
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Old 08-05-22, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
So you solo chased a fast group on Cañada, Portola, then downhill on Alpine, and you almost caught them?

Sure you did, Walter Mitty.

An old ride buddy, now retired and moved away, used to train by intentionally riding 50 meters behind the Noon Ride. He was very fast. Give it a try, Walter.
I almost caught them on alpine, canada wasn't that close but i did gain time at points, and on portola I wasn't chasing just got straight up passed and dropped. Canada and Alpine were solo chases
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Old 08-05-22, 06:32 PM
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Damn group bicycle riding is srs business. Least you won, right?
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Old 08-05-22, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
**** I crashed super hard today after hitting bump in a road that was being worked on, it got 6 people with flats but im the only one who went down. I was behind the group chasing at my limit and hit it at at least 25 mph.
Geez, dude! Where was this?
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Old 08-05-22, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Geez, dude! Where was this?
Kings mountain and 84, they were resurfacing the roads and left a 2 inch lip temporarily that got a bunch of us. Kinda embarrassed that I crashed I think I was too loose on the handlebars, cost of doing business. Moved a sign in the middle of the street to where the bump is with the blessing of two workers so hopefully nobody else crashes. Honestly not really sure how I crashed but it was a pretty gnarly bump, was in the red chasing which didn't help

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Old 08-05-22, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I just post about how my day went
Sorry you crashed. Heal fast.
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Old 08-05-22, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Kings mountain and 84, they were resurfacing the roads and left a 2 inch lip temporarily that got a bunch of us. Kinda embarrassed that I crashed I think I was too loose on the handlebars, cost of doing business. Moved a sign in the middle of the street to where the bump is with the blessing of two workers so hopefully nobody else crashes. Honestly not really sure how I crashed but it was a pretty gnarly bump, was in the red chasing which didn't help
YIKES!!

Sorry about the wreck, looks like some nasty roadrash. You okay otherwise? Nothing broken?

I assume they were doing Kings Mountain? I wondered what the detour signs were all about, when I was riding through Woodside. They did Manzanita on Tuesday/Wednesday and I think Miramontes yesterday.
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Old 08-05-22, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
YIKES!!

Sorry about the wreck, looks like some nasty roadrash. You okay otherwise? Nothing broken?

I assume they were doing Kings Mountain? I wondered what the detour signs were all about, when I was riding through Woodside. They did Manzanita on Tuesday/Wednesday and I think Miramontes yesterday.
Yeah im fine, was very lucky. manzanita looks magnificent after the rework so I hope kings is nice too, that crew does good work. Just wish they put up a sign when they paused work and the road was ****ed.
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Old 08-05-22, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Kings mountain and 84, they were resurfacing the roads and left a 2 inch lip temporarily that got a bunch of us.
Did you mean Tripp Rd. and 84? That’s the intersection that was reported on a local mailing list. Lots of punctures reported.

Update: Yes, it was Tripp Rd-84 intersection. I rode there today (7 Aug, 2022), and there is no longer a bump hazard.
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Old 08-05-22, 08:25 PM
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[QUOTE=terrymorse;22600255]Did you mean Tripp Rd. and 84? That’s the intersection that was reported on a local mailing list. Lots of punctures reported.[yeah /QUOTE]
yeah IDK a facebook post said it was tripp and 84 but as far as I know tripp doesn't intersect 84. It probably does and im just being silly. I think it was kings mountain but maybe it was tripp.
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Old 08-05-22, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
they kept dropping me then pulling off of the main road to do a hill or something
We all want to know what the mysterious all something is so we will share the secret advice for keeping up...

Flip your stem.

After you do this you'll need to install a mirror to make sure they aren't too far behind.
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Old 08-05-22, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Jesus, how long do you spend trying to come up w/ the most trollish threads possible?
I believe this is what he works on while sitting on the crapper.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Did you mean Tripp Rd. and 84? That’s the intersection that was reported on a local mailing list. Lots of punctures reported.
yeah it was tripp im bad with road names
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I just post about how my day went
No Larry, that's not what you do.
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Spenco Second Skin for the large open rash...
Cover with Tegaderm.
not sticking to every thing you lay on or wear...
Don;t forget to clean with Betadine...
do it right the 1st time and you'll heal in 1/2 the time, with less of the pain...
take it from me, I've left more skin on the road than what cover your entire bulky frame...
crashing is the very sucky part of road riding... heal quickly...
Ride On
Yuri
EDIT - wear a shirt, keeping the sun off helps shorten the healing time. even when it's covered with bandages
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I gained time on the group chasing them on canada and going down alpine but it wasn't enough to close the gap and catch the draft. On canada I was on the side of the road smoking weed and had to put my stuff away and on alpine they were up the road and I chased a long time, I thought I was going to catch them for a bit there
Got any pictures of Canãda, Alpine rd or Portola rd?

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Ouch.

I still think you are a knucklehead, but I hope you heal up ASAP.
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Dude has some sweet golden locks! Not Thor like. More like the hair George Custer is shown as having. Take care and don't mess around with those wounds.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
**** I crashed super hard today after hitting bump in a road that was being worked on, it got 6 people with flats but im the only one who went down. I was behind the group chasing at my limit and hit it at at least 25 mph.
Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I gained time on the group chasing them on canada and going down alpine but it wasn't enough to close the gap and catch the draft. On canada I was on the side of the road smoking weed and had to put my stuff away and on alpine they were up the road and I chased a long time, I thought I was going to catch them for a bit there

I may have stumbled upon your problem. Well, one of your problems, anyway.

PS: Anyone know how to get that nipple shot erased from my memory?

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Ouch is right.

Hope you heal up fast with no issues.

When I raced I shaved my legs, for reasons explained by your pictures.

Lighter wheels might help with getting dropped, but heavier ones give a better workout.
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Old 08-06-22, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Jesus, how long do you spend trying to come up w/ the most trollish threads possible?
The scary thing would be if he is not trolling.
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