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Old 01-20-23, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
yíall are slacking this week.
I'm not (but of course they're all fake miles). Leaning full back into trainer mode to build fitness though, and it's working wonders.
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Old 01-20-23, 04:12 PM
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My best friend went on a mountain bike trip on Chilie. He used to ride a lot (road) a few years ago but hasnít ridden much at all the last couple of years. Heís met me on the cap trail and has done 20 miles or so but this was like twice.

They told he he would need full suspension but all he has is a vitus hard tail (supposed to sell it to me)

He logged one ride and hasnít posted anything else. I reached out to his wife and apparently he blew his knee out while trying to MTB up a mountain.

Hope itís nothing serious, and the bike is okay.


Hope he is okay too.
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I wanted to ride the mountain bike around the neighborhood but it had a rear flat. It's a pain because the tire is very difficult break the bead. Got it done and went out and got a front flat. Slow enough leak so I just pumped it up 3 times to get home. I should go tubeless or avoid thorns and glass.
It was very clear and chilly. There is a flood control dam up there and they are releasing water so some of my routes are wet.

I usually go under that bridge but there is way too much water. I've done that sort of thing but when it's warmer.

Nobody was flying at the model airport.

I stopped at this park to pump up the tire again.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I'm not (but of course they're all fake miles). Leaning full back into trainer mode to build fitness though, and it's working wonders.

My fitness is not where I want it to be, but iím working on not over training this year. last year was all about miles and I was in the red a lot from Sept to the end of the year. Def did more harm than good, but I reached my goal and I can scratch that off my list. This year is all about what my coach has deemed my A race. I think itís in July but itís a road race in Franklin. He said not to worry about the other races, use them for experience and knock the Franklin race out of the park.

Training will be interesting. My MiL has been living with us since Simon was born, which has allowed me to go back to riding mornings, but sheís leaving next week and I donít know when I will ride. When I take my daughter to school should work, but thatís three days a week. Otherwise my wife said afternoon, but her idea of a ride and my idea are two different things. I want at a Minimum 90 mins, thatís bare. Her idea is 30-60.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Cable talk reminds me that I’ve never broken a cable on my tandem with Ultegra 10 speed at 5435 miles. Damn, I’ve probably jinxed myself.
I've never broken a cable. And I left some on until they were rusting.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
yíall are slacking this week.
Im still sick. Just woke up from a nap.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I, on the other hand, am the sort who will get nauseated if someone lights a cigarette across the street.

Literally.
Same.
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Old 01-20-23, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Im still sick. Just woke up from a nap.

SMH. you have time to sleep when you are dead. NOW RIDE!



joking of course.
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Old 01-20-23, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I've never broken a cable. And I left some on until they were rusting.

11,200 miles on the cervelo never replaced the cables, or flushed the brakes.

500 miles on the emonda and I might have to replace a cable.


What do we learn from this.
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Old 01-20-23, 04:21 PM
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Where are people seeing each others activities? Iíve only rode 33 fake miles this week, but am planning a 16-17mi Zwift date night with my wife when we put the spawn down. The dogs will come down to the basement, bark at us on the bikes for a few minutes, then fight each other for toys for 10-15 minutes before being too tired from the hard lives they lead.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My best friend went on a mountain bike trip on Chilie. He used to ride a lot (road) a few years ago but hasnít ridden much at all the last couple of years. Heís met me on the cap trail and has done 20 miles or so but this was like twice.

They told he he would need full suspension but all he has is a vitus hard tail (supposed to sell it to me)

He logged one ride and hasnít posted anything else. I reached out to his wife and apparently he blew his knee out while trying to MTB up a mountain.

Hope itís nothing serious, and the bike is okay.


Hope he is okay too.
When our son went to Trieste, Italy to study abroad in 2019, one of his friends went mountain biking their first week there. The kid was/is a very experienced rider. On one ride, he crashed and fractured two vertebra pretty badly, to the point they were afraid he would have paralysis. His dad had to fly over and then flew his kid back in a hospital plane. Kids now okay, and has been back in the saddle for a while.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
SMH. you have time to sleep when you are dead. NOW RIDE!



joking of course.
My wife would rather I work. I live in the world of billable hours, and I think I billed 2 hours this week. Have had a sore throat for 8 days, congestion, and now cough. Was totally hoarse yesterday. Fell asleep for several hours at my desk the other day. Left early another day, and came home to go to bed.

Had to cancel dinner with a client this evening. Hoping we’ll before Tuesday because we are going to dinner and the rodeo with my banker and a mutual client.

I remain Covid free however.

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Old 01-20-23, 04:33 PM
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Current Strava activity.

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y’all are slacking this week.
I rode up to SBUX, took the long way back, but didn't Strava it. Had plans for afternoon ride, but think I'll pop some popcorn and watch a movie. Finally took the Xmas tree to the dump this morning, still bushed from that

Our local pro RAN 4 miles today

And he's gotta fly to Spain, then do this on the 25th:

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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Where are people seeing each others activities? Iíve only rode 33 fake miles this week, but am planning a 16-17mi Zwift date night with my wife when we put the spawn down. The dogs will come down to the basement, bark at us on the bikes for a few minutes, then fight each other for toys for 10-15 minutes before being too tired from the hard lives they lead.
Addiction club on Strava. Who gives out the secret password to join? Maybe WhyFi ?? I forget.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've never broken a cable. And I left some on until they were rusting.
I broke one on my Propel several years ago. I have no idea how many miles it had on it. I could check my records if I were so inclined which Iím not.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What do we learn from this.
Sadly many here don't learn anything.
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Finally took the Xmas tree to the dump this morning
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I've broken front and rear cables on Campagnolo, bunch of rear cables on Shimano, broke the rear on bar-end friction on tour when in Kentucky somewhere.
Don't remember breaking one on a mountain bike. Been with others when they break stuff, too. I once pulled a cable into the big cog and tied it off to the seatstay for a guy after watching the ATOC go by.
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Please remind me to stay out of General. No good comes of it.
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Daughter's wedding video. I got best supporting actor. Featured at 4:30.

https://films.yoderand.co/amandacharlie
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Just voted on a ****** thread


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Daughter's wedding video. I got best supporting actor. Featured at 4:30.

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There has to be 4K+ miles on my Marvel and my 6800 cables are just fine. I live in a hilly area so thereís a fair amount of shifting. Interesting.

Today I realized most of my bibs and jerseys are Castelli and Pearl Izumi. Iíve gotta diversify beyond the 2 or 3 other brands that are in the closet, but I get this stuff on sale and it fits well. Thatís not counting the jacket my wife lost. To get anything else, Iíd have to spend money and get rid of existing gear and I have no desire to do either.
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Please remind me to stay out of General. No good comes of it.
I'm getting the same vibe. I posted a lot in some of the troll threads. Some of the stuff is interesting but some pig-headed people show up. Some are just looking to argue. I'm fine with a good argument but an idiot will just bring you down to their level and beat you with their greater experience.
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