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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 03-28-23, 04:04 PM
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Anyone bored can have had my day of work.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Which would you rather eat at: a or b?

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c. The old two-storey McDs in downtown Portland
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I am so bored.
I'm thinking that is a good sign?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Good that nothing got broken on your bike. Now that the important stuff is out of the way....

Are you okay?
I am fine. I didnít go down. Just soured my already foul attitude. Iíve been in a funk lately. A lot of anger, trying to deal with it the best I can. Kind of why I havnt been posting much on here. Was taught, if you donít have anything nice to say, then donít say anything.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I am fine. I didnít go down. Just soured my already foul attitude. Iíve been in a funk lately. A lot of anger, trying to deal with it the best I can. Kind of why I havnt been posting much on here. Was taught, if you donít have anything nice to say, then donít say anything.
You probably need some yoga in your life.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I am fine. I didnít go down. Just soured my already foul attitude. Iíve been in a funk lately. A lot of anger, trying to deal with it the best I can. Kind of why I havnt been posting much on here. Was taught, if you donít have anything nice to say, then donít say anything.
Glad you're okay. I hope you get out of whatever it is that's got you down.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
c. The old two-storey McDs in downtown Portland
I was ogling the Pantheon in Rome several years ago and needed a restroom. I walked out the front of this ancient majestic engineering marvel and directly across the way was a McDonalds.
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I hate looking for shoes. I have big feet and a weird bone thing which causes pain if the heel is too high. Also have neuroma/forefoot pain. The last time I bought work shoes it was an ordeal. I haven't bought sneakers in many years because the ones I have don't hurt.

The last time I looked for road bike shoes was when Performance Bike still had stores here. I went into a huge Performance store and they didn't have a single pair of road or mtb shoes at any price that would fit me. I expect that. The previous pair of road shoes were found at a store miles from here that advertised a sale on huge shoes. They were pretty trashed by the time I replaced them.

Oddly, after looking at the local stores I went online and found a pair of Shimano mid-priced shoes in size 49 and they fit nice and I'm still using them after 5 years.

When I wanted some hiking boots I went to an REI and tried on many different shoes until the salesman helping me was getting tired. He stuck with it, though, and found a pair of Timberline boots that I like. He could have given up and I would have accepted that.

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Expectations. Time management. Running myself ragged. Thatís just a couple.
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Cheese grater BB shell anyone?

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91st Ave Salt River crossing. Wonder if the whole road is still there...

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I was ogling the Pantheon in Rome several years ago and needed a restroom. I walked out the front of this ancient majestic engineering marvel and directly across the way was a McDonalds.
Ancient Roman architecture always puts me in the mood for a Big Mac and fries!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Expectations. Time management. Running myself ragged. Thatís just a couple.
Maybe you could find some time to just do nothing, just relax for a day. Having a driver almost nail you can't help. That usually shakes me up for a while.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Cheese grater BB shell anyone?
Who wants to clean that thing after a dirty ride?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I was ogling the Pantheon in Rome several years ago and needed a restroom. I walked out the front of this ancient majestic engineering marvel and directly across the way was a McDonalds.
Also one in Borgo right outside Vatican City. Can see it from St. Peter's Square.
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Originally Posted by big john
I'm thinking that is a good sign?
Much better than being unable to be bored.
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Also one in Borgo right outside Vatican City. Can see it from St. Peter's Square.
I missed that one. I was probably busy dodging motor scooters.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I am fine. I didnít go down. Just soured my already foul attitude. Iíve been in a funk lately. A lot of anger, trying to deal with it the best I can. Kind of why I havnt been posting much on here. Was taught, if you donít have anything nice to say, then donít say anything.
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Originally Posted by big john
Maybe you could find some time to just do nothing, just relax for a day. Having a driver almost nail you can't help. That usually shakes me up for a while.

Thats the thing, I canít just relax for a day. I come home to having to try and catch up to where I was already behind from the last time I was home.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
91st Ave Salt River crossing. Wonder if the whole road is still there...


Saw one of the roads in PHX east of the field was washed out. Looked pretty gnarly.
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Thats the thing, I canít just relax for a day. I come home to having to try and catch up to where I was already behind from the last time I was home.
That sucks.
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We had a nice ride today. Sunny, light winds, high temp in the upper 60s. Lots of water running across the roads because the hills are saturated. Glad I didn't clean my bike.
We stopped at the Noah's Bagels where we have been many times and they normally put the cream cheese on thick but this time there was barely enough to coat the bagel.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I missed that one. I was probably busy dodging motor scooters.
That or pickpockets.

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