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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 01-01-23, 07:07 PM
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Friend took some snaps when we were in the farming area. The building on the hill is part of the Reagan library. An Air Force One is up there, part of it anyway.

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[QUOTE=big john;22755228]
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. Both of the tris Iíve signed up for have 600ft+ of climbing, [QUOTE/]


The ride I posted pics from last Wednesday has 2000 feet in the first 5 miles.
Im dropped just reading this. 😜
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I had the brakes on the ritchey dialed in for the super teams. Put the mavics on didnít change anything but the pads. Today I put the superteams back on and they were all out of wack. Had to open the clamp all the way up on both the front and rear break in order to get the wheels to spin freely. This was after I had the barrel adjusted all the way in. Strange.
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Old 01-01-23, 07:25 PM
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[quote=Mojo31;22755271]
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Im dropped just reading this. 😜

But just think about all of that coasting you could do on the other side. So much Coasting!

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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
So this just showed up in my YouTube feed. Coincidence? You decide.

https://youtu.be/06cEcfRUD9g
You finding a good video (such as this) is like a blind squirrel finding an acorn.
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Old 01-01-23, 07:34 PM
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[QUOTE=Mojo31;22755271]
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Im dropped just reading this. 😜
It's nice and quiet up there.
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This is what winter should be like (minus the mountain bikes).
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Old 01-01-23, 07:40 PM
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I know a couple people who have Teledyne bikes. Today a friend of a friend put up a pic of one he just restored.

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I know a couple people who have Teledyne bikes. Today a friend of a friend put up a pic of one he just restored.

I like it.
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The building on the hill is part of the Reagan library.
Have you been there?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You finding a good video (such as this) is like a blind squirrel finding an acorn.
Let's call it a Christmas miracle.
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I know a couple people who have Teledyne bikes. Today a friend of a friend put up a pic of one he just restored.

36 pound frame? ..and they're bragging about it.
#Ouch
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I know a couple people who have Teledyne bikes. Today a friend of a friend put up a pic of one he just restored.

or do they mean 36£?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Friend took some snaps when we were in the farming area. The building on the hill is part of the Reagan library. An Air Force One is up there, part of it anyway.

Gorgeous.
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YouTube find of the day.

I hadn't seen this . . . until now. It's OK. I'm sure it seemed much cooler in the '80s.

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Relatable


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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
36 pound frame? ..and they're bragging about it.
#Ouch
Call your optometrist.
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Call your optometrist.
Don't vision shame me.
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You're missing the point.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
YouTube find of the day.

I hadn't seen this . . . until now. It's OK. I'm sure it seemed much cooler in the '80s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daakSZt62ik
Wow, that's a lot of years to go without watching AF. Care for some Euro action? Make it a double feature!

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Care for some Euro action? Make it a double feature!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxBTVU9JDrA
The first 2+ minutes is just a guy working on a bike.

Not a promising start.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The first 2+ minutes is just a guy working on a bike.

Not a promising start.
Now you know how to replace brake pads on mid-70s Campagnolo though!
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I've never seen Quicksilver in its entirety. Maybe someday...

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Have you been there?
We rode our bikes up there several times but I never did the tour. There are things to see outside on the grounds like a bullet proof presidential limo and a pretty good bronze sculpture of Ronnie.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
36 pound frame? ..and they're bragging about it.
#Ouch
3point6 pounds, or a bit heavier than ti frames are now. The Teledyne frames were commercially pure titanium and they were very prone to cracking.
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