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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 03-27-23, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'll bet you thought you died and went to heaven when you had that first Cherry Coke.

I know I did.
Cherry Coke is gross. I was the weirdo who liked Vanilla Coke...
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I never saw an egg cream with an actual egg, but that name must have come from somewhere.
One hypothesis is that it comes from France - 'chocolat et creme'. BTW, there's also no cream in it. It's just thin, fizzy chocolate milk.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I don't remember. I do remember that at the other end of town, at Swayze's Philips 66 station they had one of those coke machines with the glass bottles, where you'd put in your nickel and pull the bottle you wanted.
When I was 13-16 I hung out in the canyon where I ended up living in 2000-2016. There was a small grocery store run by a man and his wife. It was all wood shingles with a wooden floor. They had meat, liquor, and there was nothing near there like it. They had a red Coca Cola case out front which you just opened and grabbed a bottle of your choice and carried it into the store to pay.

One night in about 1969 or 70 some *******s kicked the door down at night and stole all the liquor and cigarettes they could carry. The store closed after that. He was really upset and felt betrayed. We all knew who did it but nothing happened to them.

People are living in the building now and I took a picture of it last year when I rode by.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
One hypothesis is that it comes from France - 'chocolat et creme'. BTW, there's also no cream in it. It's just thin, fizzy chocolate milk.
Yes, also known as a chocolate soda, kin to the nickel cherry and the two-cent plain.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Everything I have ever read about Egg Creams always starts with, "Despite the name, there's no egg in Egg Creams"
Clearly my local guy didnt get the memo. *sigh*
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It was yesterday also.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
But carbonated.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
The sugar/calcium ratio doesn't look good for someone in your condition.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The sugar/calcium ratio doesn't look good for someone in your condition.


I just got done with my weight training. Ate yogurt with lunch, had some greens in my salad with dinner. Need to get my calcium sources figured out. Getting old sucks.
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47 grams. That’s enough sugar to kill a horse.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I just got done with my weight training. Ate yogurt with lunch, had some greens in my salad with dinner. Need to get my calcium sources figured out. Getting old sucks.
I take calcium supplements. One or two a day. #PillPopper
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Somy cycling cleats are just about dead. I am having painful hot spots on both feet and my feet just feel blah after short rides (which is all I do in the winters). My current shoes are 10+ year old Mavics with two Velcro straps in the front and mid-foot and a ratcheting style lock-in near the ankle.

I want to get new shoes and am focusing on speed of getting them on and off in transition zones during triathlons and am looking at Sidis with the Boa tie downs. Does anyone have them? Feedback? Thoughts/comments/consternations??
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Somy cycling cleats are just about dead. I am having painful hot spots on both feet and my feet just feel blah after short rides (which is all I do in the winters). My current shoes are 10+ year old Mavics with two Velcro straps in the front and mid-foot and a ratcheting style lock-in near the ankle.

I want to get new shoes and am focusing on speed of getting them on and off in transition zones during triathlons and am looking at Sidis with the Boa tie downs. Does anyone have them? Feedback? Thoughts/comments/consternations??
I don't have Sidis but I have Boas. Best thing ever, IMO. But I've never even pretended to do a transition with 'em.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
NYC bagels rule. Period. All others are competing for 2nd place.
One bagel place claimed that they shipped in NYC water so that they could make bagels.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Somy cycling cleats are just about dead. I am having painful hot spots on both feet and my feet just feel blah after short rides (which is all I do in the winters). My current shoes are 10+ year old Mavics with two Velcro straps in the front and mid-foot and a ratcheting style lock-in near the ankle.

I want to get new shoes and am focusing on speed of getting them on and off in transition zones during triathlons and am looking at Sidis with the Boa tie downs. Does anyone have them? Feedback? Thoughts/comments/consternations??
My wife uses Sidi tri specific shoes with Velcro that work really well. She hasnt tried a boa
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Somy cycling cleats are just about dead. I am having painful hot spots on both feet and my feet just feel blah after short rides (which is all I do in the winters). My current shoes are 10+ year old Mavics with two Velcro straps in the front and mid-foot and a ratcheting style lock-in near the ankle.

I want to get new shoes and am focusing on speed of getting them on and off in transition zones during triathlons and am looking at Sidis with the Boa tie downs. Does anyone have them? Feedback? Thoughts/comments/consternations??
My only feedback is that shoe fit is SO PERSONAL that it's one item I think it's worth trying/buying at a LBS rather than save a few bucks getting mail-order.
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One other issue, the Sidi "Boa" is not really a boa but a boa-knockoff. I know some people like them but some do not. I am still using older generation Sidi Genius with two velcro straps in front and a ratchet/buckle closer to the back. I am fine with that system TBH.
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Originally Posted by ummed
One bagel place claimed that they shipped in NYC water so that they could make bagels.
NYC has always had great water. But Im loathe to even comment on the topic, so many places are having water problems lately.
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Originally Posted by datlas
My only feedback is that shoe fit is SO PERSONAL that it's one item I think it's worth trying/buying at a LBS rather than save a few bucks getting mail-order.
I agree, but the 3 LBSs nearby have limited shoe inventory. Unless I want Specialized or some others, Im either driving an hour or stuck with buying and returning.

I was looking at the new Sidi Genius too, but it doesnt have the Boa tie downs.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I agree, but the 3 LBSs nearby have limited shoe inventory. Unless I want Specialized or some others, Im either driving an hour or stuck with buying and returning.

I was looking at the new Sidi Genius too, but it doesnt have the Boa tie downs.
Understood, but in that case be sure you buy from a place that has a good return/exchange policy.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
NYC has always had great water. But Im loathe to even comment on the topic, so many places are having water problems lately.
Philly usually has ok water, but not this week.

The house I grew up in had a deep well (I forget how deep but a few hundred feet) and the water was amazingly good and cold, so refreshing on a hot day.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Thoughts/comments/consternations??
I have a number of consternations, but they are unrelated to cycling shoes.
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I walked to my witch doctor (nurse) appointment this a.m. Thirty minutes (no Strava).

I lost a few pounds since the last weigh-in. Back in the 140s.
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