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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

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Old 01-25-23, 06:44 PM
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Awww, bad news for our local pro in the Trofeo Calvia

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You are out of control.
I only ride like that now when I'm wearing my old shop's kit
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
By all means get a CFRP bike, but not one that godawful ugly!
That's a pretty good deal though, put some fresh bar tape on there and I might get used to it. Some Wiliers and Pinarellos are acquired tastes
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Originally Posted by Eric F
How you treat service people says a lot about your character.
How about how you treat a know-it-all in General? Seems he got a little butt hurt by some responses to his stuff.
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Old 01-25-23, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hmmmm, only $850 for this Willier, maybe it's time to get a crabon road bike. I usually need a stubby stem to ride 55s but not THAT stubby, and then it has those garden hose tyres on it, and unfortunately no tre colore graphics...
Iíd rock that - Iíd have to change out the seat and the bar tape, but I would love to own one.

Originally Posted by genejockey
Last night I got home just in time to get kitted up for Zwifting at about 6 minutes before 6. I've been doing the Tour de Zwift rides, and I saw that one was about to start at 6, and that the Long ride was 21 miles. That suited what I wanted to do, so I signed up. Once I was going I realized it was in "New York", and I was reminded why I HATE riding in "New York" - too many ups and downs in too short a distance, plus in the imaginary flyover segments, there are steep pitches of 15% or so. Bleah. I missed getting into the top 100 out of 208, but I did manage NOT to get into the BOTTOM 100. That was a tiring hour!
I hate all of the NY rides on Zwift. I invariably end up doing one of them when they come up in cue, but I hate them all for the reasons you listed.
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The profit margin on whatever they're doing there is likely enough to keep the Saturn chugging for many more years.
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Old 01-25-23, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Law enforcement should be directing its efforts against the real menaces to society.
Traveled around the Syracuse Metro Area this evening. At no point was I detained by law enforcement. I stopped at all stop signs and red traffic lights.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Traveled around the Syracuse Metro Area this evening.
Where'd you go?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Had a very rare Puerto Rico license plate sighting on my walk/jog activity.

The last four or five times I've walked from the office I've seen a guy playing a guitar in a storage shed. Granted, they've all roughly been at the same time of day, but it does make one wonder how much time he spends there?

Along the MUP there was two bikes leaning against a tree. No one anywhere nearby. Maybe the police should patrol there more instead of setting up stop sign traps?
Is it illegal to lean your bike against a tree?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Only time I have received a moving violation was on my bicycle.

Granted I did blow through a stop sign with absolutely zero intentions of slowing down, but in my defense it was a four way stop with very clear sight lines in all directions and no other traffic.
You and Vol can be in the same outlaw gang.
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Originally Posted by big john
How about how you treat a know-it-all in General? Seems he got a little butt hurt by some responses to his stuff.
Yeah, you can be too much of a push over. Who would have thought that BF would become a contact sport.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Is it illegal to lean your bike against a tree?
Where were the people? They might have been abducted.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've gotten a verbal "warning" while riding, too. Not pulled over, strictly speaking, but I had pulled off the road and the police stopped next to me and told me I needed to stop at the sign.
Serial stop sign runner.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Where'd you go?
North Syracuse
Near West Side
Lincoln Hill
Fayetteville
Manlius
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Originally Posted by big john
How about how you treat a know-it-all in General? Seems he got a little butt hurt by some responses to his stuff.
"**** 'em if they can't take a joke."
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Serial stop sign runner.
Likely habitual
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Where were the people? They might have been abducted.
Probably by aliens.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Yeah, you can be too much of a push over. Who would have thought that BF would become a contact sport.
I thought about suggesting he tone it down a bit, his arrogance and 'tude, but I'd better stay out of it.
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Carson Pass bathroom snow report. It's in there somewhere



The road looks good though

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hmmmm, only $850 for this Willier, maybe it's time to get a crabon road bike. I usually need a stubby stem to ride 55s but not THAT stubby, and then it has those garden hose tyres on it, and unfortunately no tre colore graphics...

do it.


One day I too will own a wilier.
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4 am, 50 degrees, windy. Time to ride.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I'm doing the trainer, 2-4 nights a week. I would not ride around here in the dark, even with lights. Too many Eejits.

lol Yosemite Sam reference. Doh! Ya eejit raybutt!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
4 am, 50 degrees, windy. Time to ride.
6:35, salty roads, 31 degrees with 2 kids that need to go to school.

I have not yet been back on the bike- going to hit the trainer today and see how it goes. Itís been a week so I imagine itíll be fine, but I have this irrational fear that I will have zero fitness and it will make me not want to ride
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've gotten a verbal "warning" while riding, too. Not pulled over, strictly speaking, but I had pulled off the road and the police stopped next to me and told me I needed to stop at the sign.
Iíve been pulled over for speeding on a bike doing 45 in a 30. Was not ticketed and the sheriff was amazed that a bicycle could go that fast (even if it was downhill).
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
6:35, salty roads, 31 degrees with 2 kids that need to go to school.

I have not yet been back on the bike- going to hit the trainer today and see how it goes. Itís been a week so I imagine itíll be fine, but I have this irrational fear that I will have zero fitness and it will make me not want to ride
Pro tip. Get out early enough so you are back by 630am to help get the kids ready for school.
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