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Old 03-05-23, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dang, shoulda went to NorCal for the gravel race today.

If there's one thing better than gravel, it's gravel and snow!!!

Great pic, but no.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
How can I trust these guys? The still use Skype.
So does my work.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
New stem is sweet. I was worried it was going to be super aggressive and uncomfortable.

Only took me about 2 mins to get used to it. Didnít mind my nose dragging my front wheel at all. Might get one for the emonda.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
How can I trust these guys? The still use Skype.
Not always.


I've been watching more health videos lately. Interesting stuff, for those who want to be healthy.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
So does my work.
Splains things.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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I posted a picture with my race report. It didnít look that bad.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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Has a nice ring to it.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
So does my work.
But all the cool kids are on Zoom.

#allegedly
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Splains things.
Eh, it works. We also use Webex instead of Zoom.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
But all the cool kids are on Zoom.

#allegedly
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Eh, it works. We also use Webex instead of Zoom.
Timing.
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Old 03-05-23, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
no.
Dude's got a pretty sweet stache though!
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Deciding where to ride today and it started raining. Guess I'll wait a while because I'm not going out in 43 degrees while it's raining.
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More snow content:

Sugar Bowl is closed today, citing "extreme conditions". The wimps.



Drought status has been lifted for the Central Sierra Nevada.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The analog clock face has the advantage of being instantly readable without doing math.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
But all the cool kids are on Zoom.

#allegedly
Zoom is Old And Busted. Teams is The New Hotness.

EDIT: My siblings and I use Zoom, but it should be pointed out that the YOUNGEST of us was born before manned spaceflight.
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Originally Posted by big john
Deciding where to ride today and it started raining. Guess I'll wait a while because I'm not going out in 43 degrees while it's raining.
Cold. Wet. Windy. Pick any two.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
New stem is sweet. I was worried it was going to be super aggressive and uncomfortable.

Only took me about 2 mins to get used to it. Didnít mind my nose dragging my front wheel at all. Might get one for the emonda.
How long can you ride aero hoods on it before some muscle group or other body part tells you to stop?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
How long can you ride aero hoods on it before some muscle group or other body part tells you to stop?

Not sure. Rode it for the first time this morning, and about 4 miles in I realized my left hood was at a weird angle. Turns out it was loose. I must have death gripped it in the race yesterday that I caused it to loosen. So once I realized that, I stayed off the hoods for the rest of todays ride, I was worried about it slidding down wards and ruining the tape.

It didnít feel bad at all in the drops or while I was aero on the hoods.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Usually Trainsnorter awaits my race report.


Today was blah. I didnít crash, nor did I win. The wind was crazy, and the riders were super strong. I couldnít seem to get in the zone.


Cat 3/4 was first. Field was lapped within the first 5 laps. Race was over. Group of 6 broke away and no one chased them.

Next up, masters 35/45. Group broke away in the first 5 laps. Race was over.


I felt better in the masters than I did the 3/4. The 3/4 had way too much surging, and a couple of squirly guys must have liked the way I smelled or something. No matter what I did these two were always around me, waiting to take me out.


I was supposed to do 4/5 but the womanís masters had a really bad accident at the finish. Took out one of our team mates, the other female was unresponsive. I did not see what led up to the crash but I did watch it happen. Literally at the finish line the other team woman went over her bars and landed head first. It was pretty scary. Ambulances had to come which pushed the race schedule. Honeslty I was too tired to do another race. So 4/5 went after I went home and that one had multiple crashes and a team mate broke a collar bone. Glad I didnít stay.

Raced the El Diablo. Means killer chicken. no skipping or chain brakeage. So all good there.

Put the new stem on tonight, excited to try it out tomorrow.
I'm surprised the Cat 4/5 race was so late in the day. I was under the impression most crits did the Cat 4/5s first.

Mind you, I only have experience setting up/marshalling/tearing down ONE race - the now-defunct Burlingame Criterium. Used to be the Big Event of each year for PenVelo.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh, when I was out walking this morning I saw a group of a dozen or so on tri bikes, drafting, with many in aero.
Does that quicken the pulse, make you wish you were among them? It does for me.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Not sure. Rode it for the first time this morning, and about 4 miles in I realized my left hood was at a weird angle. Turns out it was loose. I must have death gripped it in the race yesterday that I caused it to loosen. So once I realized that, I stayed off the hoods for the rest of todays ride, I was worried about it slidding down wards and ruining the tape.

It didnít feel bad at all in the drops or while I was aero on the hoods.
My Schwinn is a 22" frame (55-56cm), and I usually ride 58-59. Back when it was still a bike, it had about 1 cm more drop than any of my other bikes. When I was riding it, I could do drops, almost as comfortably as my other bikes. But when I took it out for a 60 mile ride, I got lower back spasms the two days afterwards. Not definitive, but it did convince me to get/make the 23" (57-58) version.
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Californians complaining about the weather is something.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
So we're in agreement.
Cause for celebration, a model for other BF citizens.
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