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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 03-01-23, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
My daughter and her Vinci mitt in action a couple of years ago. I miss watching this kid play ball.
https://youtu.be/0hcM2f0qKrI
I like !!!

she is tough - and has an arm !

I miss it also
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Originally Posted by t2p
I like !!!

she is tough - and has an arm !
Hell of a ball player. Crushes with a bat, too. She had the skills to play Div. 1 college ball, and had interest from college coaches, but decided to hang it up after her last summer of 18U travel ball. Being a college athlete wasn't the lifestyle she wanted, and that was the right choice for her. Some kids are wired for the dedication, determination, and regimentation that is necessary to be an athlete at that level. My kid isn't. I'm glad we figured that out before she went that direction and ended up miserable (I know some that did). I sure miss watching her play, however.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Good that you got in a ride. We've got wind now, too. At about 12:30, it looked like it was snowing again on the hills above me.
Supposed to be over 60 this Saturday.
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Originally Posted by big john
Supposed to be over 60 this Saturday.
Sweet!
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Dagnabbit, I was in the middle of moving the trailer hitch from minivan#1 to minivan #2 but got rained out. Maybe if I rearrange the garage for a couple of hours I can back the van into the garage to complete the install...

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PAOTD: (cycling content warning)

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Originally Posted by t2p





we get skunks - too often

they like our yard - farm grass basically - with an abundance of grubs etc

two years ago - late winter - my neighbor spotted what appeared to be bear tracks in the snow near his house ; later confirmed to be bear tracks
There are always a few road kill skunks on my country road routes. Can make for a very unpleasant mile or so until the stink dissipates.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
wut There are lines on an MUP when to pass or not pass?
Originally Posted by DougRNS
Nope, gain 20 pounds and let's talk.
More like 50.
Originally Posted by gnome
You're a day late.
According to the atomic clock website, my computer clock is only 0.25 seconds slow.
Originally Posted by Eric F
We've got wind now, too.
I battled more wind today than anyone else, probably.
Originally Posted by t2p
Iíve seen a bobcat in the wild one time
I've never seen one. I've only seen a coyote around here once (in recent memory).
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Bears are known to swim in people's pools not far away from me.

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wut
Left-handed people are weird.
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Quite a few skunks around here that appear mostly on summer evenings. Not sure where they're hiding the rest of the year.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol


Left-handed people are weird.
I'm used to the abuse.

#right-handedworld
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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Not getting suckered in.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut There are lines on an MUP when to pass or not pass?
We are a civilized sort down here. Lots of rule abiding.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I'm used to the abuse.

#right-handedworld

you canít be left handed, I am left handed.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We are a civilized sort down here. Lots of rule abiding.

HA! mojo said a funny.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We are a civilized sort down here. Lots of rule abiding.
To the extent we have MUPs (not much to speak of), we certainly don't have lines on them. It's a free-for-all!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Ahheem - 75" bruv.
The room itís in is probably half the size of yours.

You following the Ocean Race?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
3/23/23 would be my dad's 100th. He made it to 92. One of those numbers that's the same backward and forward. What's that called?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
you canít be left handed, I am left handed.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
you canít be left handed, I am left handed.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
44 and breezy here, also. But there's only blue sky. Hooray for that!

It's supposed to reach a balmy 50 by this afternoon. I am so there for that.
just got back from a quick 32, a bit cool but really not bad except for the hateful wind. canít complain compare to the rain!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
To the extent we have MUPs (not much to speak of), we certainly don't have lines on them. It's a free-for-all!
All of ours have lines.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The room itís in is probably half the size of yours.

You following the Ocean Race?
Doubt it. How big is your room?

Have not been following. Anything good happening?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
you canít be left handed, I am left handed.
Thank gawd I'm not!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
3/23/23 would be my dad's 100th. He made it to 92. One of those numbers that's the same backward and forward. What's that called?
Palindrome, like, "Madam, I'm Adam", or "Bob".
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