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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 05-12-23, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Another day of me beautifying the earth.

You're welcome.
When you retire at age 62, are you going to relocate back to your boyhood town of Sharpsville and cut the grass at Buhl Park?
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Old 05-12-23, 08:36 AM
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I hope that hot chick he was watching was worth it.
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Old 05-12-23, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
How many dandelions did you kill today?
Why do you ask?
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When you retire at age 62, are you going to relocate back to your boyhood town of Sharpsville and cut the grass at Buhl Park?
Nope.
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Old 05-12-23, 09:01 AM
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Don't fall asleep on your motorcycle. My brother rode motorcycles for 40 years and the only crash I remember him having was when he fell asleep and rear ended a car. He was going very slow by the time he made contact and didn't get hurt. Bent the fork back, though.

My clubmate who was the first over 60 finisher at RAAM fell asleep on his third attempt. Just kinda fell over and got back on to finish. Also, the first recumbent finisher fell asleep and fell off near the end.
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Someone stopped their car ahead of me, while I was driving this morning. I did not hit them.
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Wow, bikes are REALLY twitchy without 3 litres water, a sleeping bag, feed bag and first aid kit on your handlebars!!!

Glad I got on the hardtail, if I'd got on the Basso I'd probably be in the hospital right now
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I worked at a Post Office facility that was open 24 hrs a day. My shift ended at 6:30 AM and I would suit up and ride 10 miles or so to the start of the Pen Velo training ride. One Sunday morning I was riding on Canada Rd and fell asleep riding off into the gravel. I turned around, went home, and that was my last team ride.
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Old 05-12-23, 10:15 AM
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I went out for a ride this morning. Sadly, I could not find anyone to ride with...even my retired friends had plans. No matter, it was a fantastic ride.

Now we are off to NJ to see my folks for an early "Mothers Day" visit, we are going to be with the MiL for Sunday. We are picking up lunch on the way, I chose the Malaysian Red Curry. Hope it's spicy!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Wow, bikes are REALLY twitchy without 3 litres water, a sleeping bag, feed bag and first aid kit on your handlebars!!!
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Hey MoAlpha it's an older posting, but any interest??

Professional Athlete Opportunity
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I got a little of that when I tried to ride straight through the afternoon, so the remainder of the days I took 2-4 hour siestas in the afternoons.
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Schedule releases aren't what they used to be.

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Hey MoAlpha it's an older posting, but any interest??

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185 kg? I'm not fat enough for that sport

and 450W for 20 mins, I'd probably be down for a couple hours if I could actually manage it in the first place
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HBD Martha Quinn. 64 and still cute as a button.

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Woke up with the worst head ache in the world, and can’t figure out for the life of me why. I am beginning to wonder if this hotel has mold.
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Enjoying the warmth.


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Woke up with the worst head ache in the world, and can’t figure out for the life of me why. I am beginning to wonder if this hotel has mold.
Were you perusing the General forum?
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Were you perusing the General forum?

I don’t go into that hell hole.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Enjoying the warmth.
Still waiting for warmth here. May 12.
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bampilot06 imagine how many YouTube hits you could get if you did this on one of your flights.

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Anyone know how I can improve my walking? Right now, I put my weight on one leg, bend the other knee a little and swing the leg forward. Then I shift my weight to the forward leg and push backward at the hip, repeating the process on alternating sides. Thing is, I sometimes get dropped on group walks and I want to get more efficient. Any advice?
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Anyone know how I can improve my walking? Right now, I put my weight on one leg, bend the other knee a little and swing the leg forward. Then I shift my weight to the forward leg and push backward at the hip, repeating the process on alternating sides. Thing is, I sometimes get dropped on group walks and I want to get more efficient. Any advice?
Sounds like you need to hire a coach.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Sounds like you need to hire a coach.
Or get a professional sneaker fitting.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Or get a professional sneaker fitting.
Probably need to get on the epo.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Or get a professional sneaker fitting.
How tall are your socks?
Are your clothes loose and flappy?
Are you pushing through the top of hills, or just coasting once you get there?
Have you tried increasing your cadence?
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