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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

Addiction 2023.1

Old 01-26-23, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Pro tip. Get out early enough so you are back by 630am to help get the kids ready for school.
my oldest gets up at 5:45. Her bus comes at 6:50.

she can get ready on her own, but they’re not here every day and I don’t want them to sit alone at breakfast. Wife and I take turns in the AM who gets to workout while the other stays with the kids. Today is her day to work out.
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Old 01-26-23, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
my oldest gets up at 5:45. Her bus comes at 6:50.

she can get ready on her own, but they’re not here every day and I don’t want them to sit alone at breakfast. Wife and I take turns in the AM who gets to workout while the other stays with the kids. Today is her day to work out.

Noted.
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Old 01-26-23, 07:07 AM
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Slow morning. Everyone must be getting their kids ready for school.
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Y’all are boring today so I made the life mistake of checking out general.


things can’t be unseen.
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Old 01-26-23, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Y’all are boring today so I made the life mistake of checking out general.


things can’t be unseen.
Stay out of there.
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Old 01-26-23, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Slow morning. Everyone must be getting their kids ready for school.
Not me. I might be getting ready to be schooled though. One never knows.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I’ve 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).
I had a cop running radar in a 30 mph zone on a downhill shake his finger at me once when I was doing 35-40. Didn't chase me. though.
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Old 01-26-23, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Slow morning. Everyone must be getting their kids ready for school.
Nope, I've been sleeping.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I had a cop running radar in a 30 mph zone on a downhill shake his finger at me once when I was doing 35-40. Didn't chase me. though.

He knew he wouldn’t be able to catch you on the break away.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Stay out of there.

Dude, there are like three people that are straight ridiculous. It’s amazing how someone can just fire from the hip and when they miss, they keep firing. Narcissist I presume.



I realized that I am not a real enough cyclist so my humble opinion bears no weight in the General Forum. Kudos to Gene and Eric for trying. Man, they are persistent.
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Old 01-26-23, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Not me. I might be getting ready to be schooled though. One never knows.

If you ever need a number 2. I failed miserably at debate team, but I got your back.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope, I've been sleeping.

Productive.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
If you ever need a number 2. I failed miserably at debate team, but I got your back.
Lol, so did I.

And yet here we are.
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Old 01-26-23, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Productive.
Did you ever wonder what a day in the life of a velo vol is really like?

Does it work or have a job?

What does it do when not raking leaves?

As spring turns to summer, what goes through its mind?

When a tree falls, and the velo vol hears it, who does it tell?

Is the Twitter hard wired to it for instant feed, or does it have to manually connect?

Does it sing bedtime lullabies to the little mousies?

Is its real name "Mickey"?

The questions are endless.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Where were the people? They might have been abducted.
My first thought was they were making hanky panky a short distance off trail
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Slow morning. Everyone must be getting their kids ready for school.
Walking the dog.
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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. It’s been a week so I imagine it’ll be fine, but I have this irrational fear that I will have zero fitness and it will make me not want to ride
Covid will do that. Be prepared for it
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope, I've been sleeping.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
My first thought was they were making hanky panky a short distance off trail
Jealous if so.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Lol, so did I.

And yet here we are.
I was not on the debate team.
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And yet another first. I removed a link from the chain on the Trek 930 this morning, and the pin would only push out from one side. I found myself wishing for one of those nice chain tools I saw in the video the other day. I will keep an eye out for one, even if I only use it occasionally. I have never regretted buying quick link pliers. The other tool I have coveted for awhile now is a fourth hand.
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Old 01-26-23, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I’ve 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).
Over in general there is a guy building a bike with a 70x11 high gear to go 56 mph on the flats.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Productive.
Yes, in maintaining my health.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
My first thought was they were making hanky panky a short distance off trail
Presumably, BUT

(1) with all the leaves down one can see a ways into the woods, and I didn't see anyone

(2) it had rained earlier, and everything in that area was muddy/yucky. Why would anyone go slop around in that? Then again, with the gravel/dirt miscreants here, maybe this is the wrong crowd to discuss that rationally.
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Old 01-26-23, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
Over in general there is a guy building a bike with a 70x11 high gear to go 56 mph on the flats.

Quadzilla.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Dude, there are like three people that are straight ridiculous. It’s amazing how someone can just fire from the hip and when they miss, they keep firing. Narcissist I presume.



I realized that I am not a real enough cyclist so my humble opinion bears no weight in the General Forum. Kudos to Gene and Eric for trying. Man, they are persistent.
Eric is too nice for that place, although he did have a pretty good zinger yesterday. Genejocky hits 'em with facts and won't back down, even from the guy who knows all things about all things.
But, yeah, it's quite a cast of characters. Even guys who seem to like the abuse they get.
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