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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 01-29-23, 08:08 PM
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Oh, THIS is a game.
especially after that fumble!!!!
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While some of y'all were watching growed mens kicken a punkin around the pasture I went out and rode the fat bike for an hour. First ride in two months. It is good to be able to ride again!
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
While some of y'all were watching growed mens kicken a punkin around the pasture I went out and rode for an hour. First ride in two months. It is good to be able to ride again!
Kudos!

I got on the Legnano and rode through halftime and most of the second half of the Niners game
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
While some of y'all were watching growed mens kicken a punkin around the pasture I went out and rode the fat bike for an hour. First ride in two months. It is good to be able to ride again!

Stoked for you! Did you get into the Danger Zone!
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Speaking of the Niners game, what was the deal with those Dave Grohl commercials?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Speaking of the Niners game, what was the deal with those Dave Grohl commercials?
Are Foo Fighters doing the Super Bowl?
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
While some of y'all were watching growed mens kicken a punkin around the pasture I went out and rode the fat bike for an hour. First ride in two months. It is good to be able to ride again!
Kudos
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Stoked for you! Did you get into the Danger Zone!
Thats the place to be.

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Didnít even know foot ball was on. We were watching Napoli kick some teams ass in Foot ball as well.


Isnít the super bowl sometime soon?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31

I was thinking more along the lines of Archer and tactical turtle necks but that works too.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was thinking more along the lines of Archer and tactical turtle necks but that works too.
Come to think of it, I wonder where my tactical turtle neck went?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We packed Benson and some provisions into the Jeep and drove from here to Arizona and back once.


That doesnít look very Arizonaish in the background.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That doesnít look very Arizonaish in the background.
I-70, somewhere in the Midwest
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Stoked for you! Did you get into the Danger Zone!
Nothing too far out. Mostly packed trails. But it was a real bike ride after two months off.

I had the surgeon's ok to ride, so Mrs. Dan gave her ok. I was not very fast, but it is amazing how much effort is needed to make a bicycle move in subzero F temperatures.

It is SRAM GX 12 speed, so not the best but not too bad. Amazing that it shifted at today's temperature of -4.

I have the cold weather gear, and since I rode about double my commute I am ready to stop being driven to work.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
It doesn't seem to be helping.
It certainly doesn't make it less dreary or warmer outside. No added sunlight.

It may or not provide a marginal boost to my immune system and bone strength. datlas
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Didnít even know foot ball was on. We were watching Napoli kick some teams ass in Foot ball as well.


Isnít the super bowl sometime soon?
2 weeks.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Where to?

The longest trip I ever did in a bus was when I was a ute and the ute group went to Colorado. Not exactly the same as being trapped in a Greyhound, but the same idea.
I rode the bus from southern Belize to Columbus Ohio. Interesting trip. I made it to Laredo in 48 hours, and was crippled when I exited the bus. Thankfully there was a four hour layover.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I rode the bus from southern Belize to Columbus Ohio.
<ding ding> We have a "winner."
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Forgot to mention. The quadzilla I rode with this morning brought me a pair of brand new GP4000 for The Lance. Super nice of him, I havnt been riding it because I donít trust the R3 tires that I had on it, and I didnít want to ride in my neighborhood unless I had too.

Now I just need another set of pedals. Preferably a power meter but regular pedals will do. I donít like constantly pulling pedals off bikes. I know it should be fine, but still gives me the jeebs
I might be selling my dual sided Garmin V3 with Look and SPD mountain bike pedal bodies in the near future.
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This morning I rode around the neighborhood and went to the model airport. A guy drove in with 2 planes in his truck and I chatted with him a bit. It was windy and he said he would fly his foam based plane because it's easier to repair than the wood framed one. He said the wind at ground level could be different than higher up, especially with the runway being shielded.
He said most of the people who fly there are using electric but there are a few still using gas. One day I rode by there and there was a jet flying and the sound it made had me thinking it was electric. He said there are people flying electric jets, too.

Anyway I watched him fly for a few minutes and it was impressive.
electric jet = ducted fan.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Went to my PIL house for dinner tonight. Forgot my daughters book bag of toys. So who got to spend 60 dollars on pokťmon action figure and poke balls.

This guy.


Why the F are toys so expensive now.
because you'll pay for them.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Might sound shocking, but I never got into this. I wasnít into standing model airplanes either. I had, still have a large collection of model airplanes that people kept buying me when I was a kid, still in box, never built.

I do not have patience.

The RC planes always seemed silly since I was flying real airplanes. Think I told this story before, but when I first started dating my wife, there was a guy at our work that liked her. One day while hitting on her, he started telling her he was a pilot and flew airplanes. She replied thatís cool, you might know my boy friend he flies airplanes too. He recently took me down to the obx. He kind of stammered, he flies real airplanes? Shes like yes. He says something about RC planes and walks away.

Now that I am older and way more mature, I actually wouldnít mind giving it ago. But like someone else mention itís a money pit. And after my drone demonstration skills I would prolly destroy it.
Different people, different interests. When I was active in my r/c club we had several full scale pilots. One was a wwII pilot. Also was instructor pilot/ owner. The costs have come down considerably with the electric / foam models. Almost no building time. Much cheaper radio equipment too. I used to spend 3-500 on a smaller airplane. Each. I had 5 or 6. Then I started getting into "pattern". Trippled my airframe cost per plane. Due to size and performance requirements. So, like they say. It's not a matter of if you will crash, it's a matter of when. I priced myself right out of things. It's a great hobby, full of great people. Lots of rabbit holes to go down.
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I am no longer a GCN fanboy but I still sometimes watch their videos.

There is a recent one where Si rides a couple courses with his 10-year old bike and his current one, and in both cases he was about 3KPH faster on the newer bike.

As a retrogrouch, I like to think it's 99% the engine, and I reconcile the moderate difference in the video based on sample error, placebo effect, more aggressive (aero) body position, and possibly aero wheels.

Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am no longer a GCN fanboy but I still sometimes watch their videos.

There is a recent one where Si rides a couple courses with his 10-year old bike and his current one, and in both cases he was about 3KPH faster on the newer bike.

As a retrogrouch, I like to think it's 99% the engine, and I reconcile the moderate difference in the video based on sample error, placebo effect, more aggressive (aero) body position, and possibly aero wheels.

Any thoughts?
Something to think about.
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