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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 03-05-23, 12:44 PM
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I wonder what she thinks of the BF filter.
She would be fine with it. Like me, she doesn’t like to see curse words in print on social media which BF is in my opinion.
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Old 03-05-23, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Had a bit of that yesterday. I was fine until the climbing, then the sweat starts flowing and I get soaked. That's ok if there isn't a long descent coming.
are you using natural / cotton base layers - or man-made base layers that are hydrophobic ?
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Originally Posted by datlas
For telemedicine my preferred application is FaceTime. I believe they waived HIPAA for it, hope that can continue. Even grandma knows how to FaceTime.
I've never FaceTimed.
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Slow afternoon, everyone must be thinking up ways to beat the new anti-shift rules instituted by MLB this year.

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Old 03-05-23, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
The problem I have with layers is what to do with them. I ain't some gravel-riding dude with suitcases tied to his bars and top tube.
I would sometimes shed layers on long rides that began in the morning

a few times I brought a plastic bag and place the shed layer / shell in the bag and would tie it to a tree branch or whatever ... then later retrieve the bag / clothing

obviously that can be a PITA ... requires a drive back to the area ... and might not be there when you return (***)
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've never FaceTimed.
FaceTime a distant relative and report back with your findings.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Slow afternoon, everyone must be thinking up ways to beat the new anti-shift rules instituted by MLB this year.
Never heard of them. I thought the Owls played today.
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Old 03-05-23, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
She would be fine with it. Like me, she doesn’t like to see curse words in print on social media which BF is in my opinion.
Colorful language should be heard, not seen?? I am ok with that, but BF is print-only as of now.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've never FaceTimed.
Somehow, I am not shocked to hear that.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Does that quicken the pulse, make you wish you were among them? It does for me.
I barely liked groups rides with drop bars. On the tri bike it'd be a non-starter.

Having my fitness all back would be nice...
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Old 03-05-23, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Pfftt. It's gotta be 93° before I go out in the rain. It essentially has to serve as a substitute for a dip in the pool.
The worst is going out for a summer ride in the morning and then the heavens open up. Then the rain stops and because it’s a summer, you’re riding in a sauna for some period of time.

I’ll take that over year round Zwifting though.
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Old 03-05-23, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by t2p
are you using natural / cotton base layers - or man-made base layers that are hydrophobic ?
No cotton. Cotton kills. Problem yesterday was being overdressed for part of the ride. Sometimes it's hard to shed layers when the group is moving fast. Actually I was fine after the climbing and descending was finished.

I sweat a lot when I climb, regardless of the weather. Like a lot. Like one friend said they have to mop the street after I ride by so other cyclists don't slip in it.

I also like to be able to carry any layer I have which generally means back pockets. When on the mtb I normally have a large Camebak which will hold a big jacket if needed.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Me too, but this year if I didn't ride in the wet, I'd have had to skip a month of Sundays. And counting - currently rain is falling here. We'll see what's up after I take The Older Boy to work, but it could be another Sunday dodging raindrops.
it was raining down there this morning!? it rained hard in the middle of the night, but was completely clear when i headed out at 8-9am. roads dried off by 10, was pretty perfect actually. i guess i'd prefer 10 degrees warmer, but no complaints today.

current weather



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Old 03-05-23, 03:46 PM
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Unintentional rain ride this morning. I thought I had a window where it would be dry, but halfway in - after being delayed by a flat - the rain started. I was with a group where I was the weakest rider, but the pace was steady and civil, and I had zero issues staying with the group. I was dressed warmly enough, but really disliked being wet. I survived, but don’t want to do that again any time soon.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Unintentional rain ride this morning. I thought I had a window where it would be dry, but halfway in - after being delayed by a flat - the rain started. I was with a group where I was the weakest rider, but the pace was steady and civil, and I had zero issues staying with the group. I was dressed warmly enough, but really disliked being wet. I survived, but don’t want to do that again any time soon.
It stopped raining here before I went out and I rode around for 2 hours near home. Was pretty chilly but it's a lot easier to stop and add or remove layers when solo.
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MTB ride in Pisgah NF today.

Overall I had a good time, but the trails out there are a bit rougher and more technical than my skill set allows. I can enjoy some challenging features but when the penalty for messing up involves slamming down on rocks it just becomes more stressful than enjoyable.

I did end up going over the bars at one point, thankfully landing on dirt. As I was on my way to the ground the only thought in my mind was “I’m so glad I’m wearing a helmet”

Not looking forward to how sore I will be tomorrow.





Absolutely beautiful day though.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
it was raining down there this morning!? it rained hard in the middle of the night, but was completely clear when i headed out at 8-9am. roads dried off by 10, was pretty perfect actually. i guess i'd prefer 10 degrees warmer, but no complaints today.

current weather


I haven't actually been in San Francisco since the late 70s/early 80s. Doesn't look all that much different. A pretty city; unfortunate that is so cold.

Edit: I was there for an agriculture conference in 1993. The venue was under the golden gate bridge

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Old 03-05-23, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I haven't actually been in San Francisco since the late 70s/early 80s. Doesn't look all that much different. A pretty city; unfortunate that is so cold.
It’s the air-conditioned city!
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garmin pedal power meter battery died this morning. Of course it’s the one battery not one store has in stock. Smh.
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You live in a beautiful spot.
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I’m in Spartanburg on Friday Abship.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
The worst is going out for a summer ride in the morning and then the heavens open up. Then the rain stops and because it’s a summer, you’re riding in a sauna for some period of time.

I’ll take that over year round Zwifting though.
Happened to me at my final half-iron. Just in time for the run to be savage.
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Old 03-05-23, 05:08 PM
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garmin pedal power meter battery died this morning. Of course it’s the one battery not one store has in stock. Smh.
I do not love those pedals for that exact reason.
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