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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 05-10-23, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You should see the roads here.
98.6 % pickups, right?
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Old 05-10-23, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31

****** day.
I should have visited there while I was still a young east-coaster. The humidity would probably take me out at this stage in my life. In the early aughts, I barely survived a week in NC in July.
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Old 05-10-23, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
OMG I gotta DL and UL 'em now???

That's gotta be a breath of fresh air on a long grueling ride
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's because it's not a real thing.
Oh it's real and spectacular.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Nice sequence of Evenepoel low-fiving his GF wife on a sunnier day
Fixed
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Old 05-10-23, 05:19 PM
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Fixed
I love the matching Maglia Rosas.
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Gave up the ride today and went to lunch with some guys at the old job. Nobody offered me a job but several told me if I asked they would hire me. Do not want.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Oh it's real and spectacular.
You're welcome.


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I did the usual ride, with headwind the second half of the return leg. I arrived home bushed! So much so that I napped involuntarily.
In other news, the return of the rains is looming and I have these window shutters to complete and hang. Ojalá that could occur tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by big john
Gave up the ride today and went to lunch with some guys at the old job. Nobody offered me a job but several told me if I asked they would hire me. Do not want.
People who work past 65 live longer.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People who work past 65 live longer.
not sure about that. it probably feels longer.
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Bear headed to the Valley

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
That's gotta be a breath of fresh air on a long grueling ride
It would help me.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People who work past 65 live longer.
Show your work.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People who work past 65 live longer.
Not doing that job.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
So tidy!

I covet that truing stand. I might have to pick one up when in the north country. Cue Bob Dylan.
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It works great and it's not very expensive.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Show your work.
https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentra...89-021-11423-2
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Some negative stuff in there, too.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People who work past 65 live longer.
Alternatively, people who live longer work past 65.
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sounds sketchy. I sacrificed for 40 years to retire at 62. So far the plan is on track. Working past 65 wouldn't be beneficial to me.
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More health knowledge.

The good news is that some of you already do it.

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Ever been to Shirk’s bike shop? It’s arguably the best shop in the state, in the middle of rural Lancaster county and they cater to both serious cyclists AND utilitarian Amish cyclists. Very interesting place.
I was wearing a pair of Shirk’s socks yesterday while walking around. Several years ago the GF and I did a ride organized by Wyebrook Farms. The rest stop was at the shop. We were so impressed by their stock that we drove back there after the ride and bought stuff. I know a guy who moved to Philly from Lancaster. He would drive out there to have work done on his bike.
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I guess the question that I have is, how long do you want to live? Live to 100 in a wheelchair and may have dementia or live to 80 riding into the sunset? I choose the latter.

I was offered a buyout/early retirement at age 54 and with a history of health problems took it so I could spend my days cycling and doing other things that I enjoy. I worked part time and doing charity work until age 61 when I decided even that was interfering too much with my personal happiness. Now at 72 (next month), I feel that I made the right decision for me. Health problems still plague me but I can ride with friends, travel, and do all of the things that make me happy.

As Hunter S. Thompson said,

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

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Good morning cockers.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
More health knowledge.

The good news is that some of you already do it.

https://twitter.com/KnowIedgehubb/st...12903605968897
I might post this in General somewhere.
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