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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 01-12-23, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Went grocery shopping this afternoon and noticed that an iphone 11 was on sale for 250.00, Told the wife I would buy 2 and she agreed.

As datlas brought up a couple weeks ago, not having a home button is horrifying.
Not really. You bought phones at the grocery store?

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'll be sticking to winter sports viewing this weekend
Not a winter sport.

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Old 01-12-23, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Winter is different in Australia.
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Old 01-12-23, 07:33 PM
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Last night, I registered for the Belgian Waffle Ride (70+ mi "wafer" version) in San Marcos, CA on April 16th. This will be a MUCH bigger effort than I've made since I returned to riding 3 years ago, and I expect to be going into it not nearly as prepared as I should be. While it is technically a race, my only goal is to finish.

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Old 01-12-23, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I did the first stage of Tour de Zwift last night. First time on the Canyon with the new "training wheel" after re-cabling last week. Now I feel really stupid, because the shifting was crisp and instant, with no adjustment at all when switching from the 'outdoor' wheel. I'm such a dumbass. I thought the slow drop to smaller cogs was an adjustment issue between the two wheels. You know, small differences in the spacing? Nope. I'm just stupid. Next time, I'll change cables at 4000 miles (real or virtual) regardless.
I was going to hop on to Group C last night but got buried with work and realized I missed the start. I ended up having a beer and bowl of Half Baked instead.
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Hey. It's 40F and raining again.

#yearwithoutwinter
Same here. We got a brief bit of snow before the temperature started climbing. No winter skiing this year apparently. Im more than a little peeved.
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Old 01-12-23, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Ah, but were you watching for Joe Theisman's leg?
I remember watching that game with my Dad.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
No winter skiing this year apparently.


We have skiing here, apparently.

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Old 01-12-23, 07:55 PM
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I thought I would miss the Home button, but no, not really. And the extra screen is nice.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'll be sticking to winter sports viewing this weekend

https://twitter.com/MorissaSchwartz/...39694260412420
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not really. You bought phones at the grocery store?


Not a winter sport.

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Old 01-12-23, 08:21 PM
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Old 01-12-23, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not really. You bought phones at the grocery store?


Not a winter sport.

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Old 01-12-23, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It occurred to me earlier today that I was watching live for:

Tua's concussion
Tua's other concussion
Tua's concussion 3D
Mike White's jackknifed ribs
Kyler's ACL
Damar Hamlin's heart attack
Scary.
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Old 01-12-23, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
My retired pilot friend wants to do a 5 day ride along the gravel trail from Pittsburgh to DC later this year. He suggested the CX bike would be perfect for the trip.

I told him I would consider it.

Advice??
Motel or camp out?

edit: Just read where you said probably hotels. Do you have a way to carry stuff on the bike?

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Old 01-12-23, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Ah, but were you watching for Joe Theisman's leg?
Yep.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It really feels like it. Different season, but I was also watching live for Dak's ankle.
Bet you didn’t see Joe Theisman’s leg.


PS: Beaten to it.
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Originally Posted by big john
Yep.
Not me. I got to see it on the news. Yeesh.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Not me. I got to see it on the news. Yeesh.
Lawrence Taylor looked horrified. The tv showed it over and over and I think there was a lot of outcry which led to the broadcasts not replaying gruesome stuff as much.

I heard Joe Theismann didn't want to go into surgery until he watched the end of the game on the hospital tv.
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Old 01-12-23, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
No winter this year apparently. Im more than a little peeved.
Ditto.
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Anyone here try the "lightest water bottle in the world"? I might have to get a couple. Disappointing that the weight difference of a full bottle will be negligible compared to my regular old heavy water bottles.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...e-water-bottle
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Anyone here try the "lightest water bottle in the world"? I might have to get a couple. Disappointing that the weight difference of a full bottle will be negligible compared to my regular old heavy water bottles.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...e-water-bottle
If Froome is hawking it, it must be great!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Anyone here try the "lightest water bottle in the world"?
I should start hawking a line of "lightweight" H2O to cycling degenerates. SMH
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Old 01-12-23, 09:59 PM
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Looks like it's been raining in Nederland as well. She seemed a little distracted today.

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Originally Posted by big john
Motel or camp out?

edit: Just read where you said probably hotels. Do you have a way to carry stuff on the bike?
Likely get some small bikepacking gear, just enough for extra set of bike clothes and bare essentials for travel. Details would be worked out later.
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wet and windy here.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
wet and windy here.
same
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