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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 01-11-23, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by t2p





sorta/ kinda similar - my ‘road hybrid’

but I’m itchin to get on a gravel bike this coming summer (drop bar)
Cool! Looks like a fun bike.

I got a gravel bike recently. It's a blast! I'm having a lot of fun on route combinations that I would never do on any of my other bikes. It handles non-technical singletrack really well, and climbs faster than my MTB (as long as the grades don't get too steep for too long). On the road, it's efficient enough not to feel like I'm pushing a pig.
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Old 01-11-23, 12:17 PM
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TCU does recruit well due to the success experienced in the Patterson days, and it has money.
but do they have SEC money ... or UofM or OSU money ?

those football programs are money machines
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Old 01-11-23, 12:23 PM
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Quite frankly, beating Michigan was probably a fluke. TCU choked in the Big 12 with an embarassing loss to K-State, almost gave Michigan the game after losing a huge lead, and then choked again last night from the start.

When the score hit 10-0, I told my wife the game was over. She about took my head off.

The undefeated season was nice, but the schedule was not that strong.

I’m also a recent TCU hoops fan - primarily due to Jamie Dixon

maybe they can make some noise ...
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Originally Posted by t2p
but do they have SEC money ... or UofM or OSU money ?

those football programs are money machines
I would bet they do. TCU has an extremely wealthy alumni and fan base in Fort Worth.
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He's not bending.
What about this guy?

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Originally Posted by rjones28
What about this guy?
It appears you need Composer Jones to educate you on note bending. I'm too busy right now.
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Whatever happened to LAJ?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It appears you need Composer Jones to educate you on note bending. I'm too busy right now.
The grass is all dead.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Whatever happened to LAJ?
LAJ is on hiatus. Too much time spent here as well as time spent being a mod on the site has caused him to back out. He's Ok.
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd
LAJ is on hiatus. Too much time spent here as well as time spent being a mod on the site has caused him to back out. He's Ok.
Okie dokely.
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On the phone with AA for a half-hour trying to pay for a ticket. Not to ***** or complain, but to pay. Pulling my hair out.

BAM, you gotta fix things!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
What about this guy?

What about the GOAT

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
On the phone with AA for a half-hour trying to pay for a ticket. Not to ***** or complain, but to pay. Pulling my hair out.

BAM, you gotta fix things!

Any day now, I’m gunna be asked to start running things. I can feel it.
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Old 01-11-23, 04:10 PM
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Okay. Yeah, 'We need the rain', but this is just getting tiresome.
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Old 01-11-23, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Don’t ever call safelight. you may have a stroke.
I did once. They were a couple of weeks booked out, despite the "get it taken care of on your schedule" promises.

It was during the worst of the pandemic, which I'm sure didn't help.
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A fantastic ride today in fantastic weather conditions. Late Dec./early Jan. weather is to die for. In the brutal heat of summer, we can't believe these days will ever come around again. But they always do. And are gone far too quickly.
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd
LAJ is on hiatus. Too much time spent here as well as time spent being a mod on the site has caused him to back out. He's Ok.
Everybody needs a break from this place now and then. Tell him he's missed.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The grass is all dead.
Did some leaves this afternoon, plus other activities.
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The nurse at my infusion this morning repeatedly marveled at my low heart rate.

I thought about saying that it came with being a serious athlete, but my physique should have made that obvious.
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I do need to lose five pounds to get back into racing shape, though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The nurse at my infusion this morning repeatedly marveled at my low heart rate.

I thought about saying that it came with being a serious athlete, but my physique should have made that obvious.
The Echo Tech who did my echocardiogram said, "Your usual heart rate would be a near-death experience for me!" I was nervous, so it was faster than usual. Somewhere around 50.

The other day, Mrs. GeneJockey was concerned she might have taken 2 of one medication instead of 1 each of her two medications, so I had to reassure her. One of the symptoms of an OD was tachycardia, so I checked her pulse. 80bpm. I had to look it up - 80 bpm is smack dab in the middle of "normal" for a woman in her 60s. It seemed so high to me!
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Everybody needs a break from this place now and then. Tell him he's missed.
I must not have been here long enough yet.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I do need to lose five pounds to get back into racing shape, though.

yea you do.


#to fat for this sport.
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