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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 01-03-23, 07:04 PM
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When you are flattened by the car, I claim the cervelo.
There's a 98% chance that it'll be flattened with me, but I'll see what I can do.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
There's a 98% chance that it'll be flattened with me, but I'll see what I can do.

When you see the headlights coming your way, Bail!

I would do it for you.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I tuned in late and didn't see the hit. They never replayed it again while I was watching, and I stayed tuned for over an hour until the league finally postponed the game and the fans filed out. It was such an eerie scene to tune in, see the stands totally filled with fans, but there's no cheering going on and the field is totally empty.
There wasn't even a hit you'd notice. It looked like a normal, if not even mild tackle. Then he gets up, takes a step, and crumples.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yup I am grateful for that, despite being left in the dark.
Being understanding in the dark is counting for a lot, though you may not find it out directly for a long time.
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Well, the fact that Simon is coming into this world tomorrow at 9 am, I’m not sure when I will ever get to ride this bike. Maybe, that’s the catch? She loves to watch me shake with anticipation.


She’s reading this over my shoulder and reminded me that she still wants her upgraded diamond ring.

That might be the catch.
Do you have your push present ready?









I thought not.
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There is a ritchey in Jacksonville Florida in my size for only 750.00. I have been eye balling for a couple of weeks. If it wasn’t 9 hour drive I would consider it. But other than that I’m content.









Velo, I would rather wake up early and ride on a day where I know everyone else is hung over and asleep than stay up late the night before.



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Dont you have a Ritchey?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
When you are married, "was asleep by 9:30" does not necessarily mean you were asleep.
In bed is different from asleep.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Dont you have a Ritchey?

One can never have too many Ritchey’s.
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I did just kick $20 into his foundation. It's well over $5mn now.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Your wife keeps you up with her complaining, too, eh? Same.
They do seem to have a shared playbook.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
They do seem to have a shared playbook.

It was given to them when they were born.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:39 PM
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I'm content with the number and variety of bikes I have. Now, it's about fine-tuning the parts. Assuming all is well with my rear hub, my road bike is where I want...unless I spend big for Dura Ace Di2 complete kit, which would also require rebuilding the rear wheel with a Shimano-compatible hub, and a different power meter device. Those changes would be more than I paid for the bike. Not gonna happen. My gravel bike is very close...CF wheels, maybe. My MTB needs a power meter, but is otherwise pretty close to perfect. My trainer bike needs new bar tape (I have it, I just need to put it on. I can do it all by myself ).
I’m kind of in the same boat. My Marvel is my daily and I love it, but I want to upgrade from 6800 to electronic shifting. My 60.1 is Campy Super Record and I’d love to convert my Marvel to EPS but then I’d need a new rear wheel and at that point I’m a couple thousand over what I paid for the bike new.

Maybe I’ll just stick with the newer Ultegra 12sp Di2. I do want to get the Speedplay power meters regardless at some point.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:41 PM
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And?
There was some discussion about not being able to find saddles from the past. I thought some of those saddles might be included in this list.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
One can never have too many Ritchey’s.
Tom on the far right talking to my friend Ron.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Tom on the far right talking to my friend Ron.
What's the flower girl's jersey say? Monterey?
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Tom on the far right talking to my friend Ron.

pretty dope.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:52 PM
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Hope it all goes well tomorrow for Bampilot06, Mrs. Bam, and the little bambino!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
bampilot06

Hope it all goes well tomorrow for Bampilot06, Mrs. Bam, and the little bambino!

Thanks Mojo!

Much appreciated.
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The New Madone looks absolutely amazing in person btw.
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The New Madone looks absolutely amazing in person btw.
Sure does. Not sure why you went with Emonda. 😜
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It's January and the Food Holidays are past, and I have... well, let's just say some pounds to lose. I need to stop The Older Boy buying ice cream at Safeway.

On a related note - those of you who do a lot of structured training: Do you have to barely get through a workout? Or is it enough to just wish you could stop?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
What's the flower girl's jersey say? Monterey?
Maybe. The race is in Pacific Grove which is in Monterey county. Her name is Liz say the guys who knew.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The Lemond has a fork that'll clear 30mm tires no problem, but I'd like a new fork, don't really care about tyre clearance.

Torn between going lighter with a Columbus Minimal or going heavier (but sexier) with a Soma Corsa.



I vote for the Columbus.
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Originally Posted by big john
Maybe. The race is in Pacific Grove which is in Monterey county. Her name is Liz say the guys who knew.
I could be happy living in Pacific Grove.

Always try to hit the seafood restaurant on the corner and across from the park.
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