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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 05-28-23, 03:47 AM
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Have a stupid 10 mile running race today I donít want to do. Itís part of some dumb challenge thatís included with the half I did in April.
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Old 05-28-23, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
For the veggie guys, try these some day: https://www.donleefarms.com/product-...t-based-burger

The company is a client.
I believe those are the ones we get at Costco. So so.
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Old 05-28-23, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Iíve had 0 desire to ride the past couple of weeks, also have had no time. Whopping 41 this week.
Day 12 post surgery, and I'm about to go stir crazy from inactivity. Nine more to go.
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It's time people (besides me) start talking about our global cooling crisis.


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Time to pull the CoMotion down off the hook for some miles. Headed to Southern Missouri for a tandem rally next week and despite the tandem being in fine fettle, the team could still use a little in-sync practice.
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Old 05-28-23, 06:40 AM
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Bad news concerning the reason the rear wheel needed some nipple twisting. Mavic 238 is done. Had a pretty good run 1996-2023.

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RIP, Mavic 238.
This is a proper occasion for Vol to play taps, which Iím sure he has a pre-recorded YouTube version of.
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Old 05-28-23, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's time people (besides me) start talking about our global cooling crisis.


It’s not a crisis until you start getting frost alerts. HTFU.
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Old 05-28-23, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
This is a proper occasion for Vol to play taps, which Iím sure he has a pre-recorded YouTube version of.
I don't, but I just played it in the studio for the poor Mavic.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's time people (besides me) start talking about our global cooling crisis.


It's a little below average for the upcoming week but that means it's comfortable not oppressive.

Note: The mighty Pirates are a half game out of first place.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't, but I just played it in the studio for the poor Mavic.
What studio?
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Here you go Velo Vol
Bach might be closer to your liking.

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Wow - amazing finish in Miami last night for the Celtics!
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Wow - amazing finish in Miami last night for the Celtics!
Amazingly bad for the Heat.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Iíve had 0 desire to ride the past couple of weeks, also have had no time. Whopping 41 this week.

Joel Friel says if you want to be great you have to have an obsession. I have the obsession but iím still not great.
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Joel Friel says if you want to be great you have to have an obsession. I have the obsession but iím still not great.
Necessary but not sufficient.
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I dragged a couple of friends from Illinois up and over a mountain yesterday.



I very much enjoyed the question "We've got to be like halfway up by now, right?" 30 minutes into a 2 hour ascent
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I dragged a couple of friends from Illinois up and over a mountain yesterday.



I very much enjoyed the question "We've got to be like halfway up by now, right?" 30 minutes into a 2 hour ascent
Cyclists are notorious liars. Everything from how many climbs are left to how hard they are, or how difficult the ride is. Maybe it's because we want it to be fun and we want everyone to enjoy it.
Of course I know there is usually some sadism going on. But in a good way. It's satisfying finishing a tough ride with friends, even the piddly thing I did yesterday. I'm glad they backed off in the last part but if they were to drop me I understand.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Have a stupid 10 mile running race today I donít want to do. Itís part of some dumb challenge thatís included with the half I did in April.
We went swimming in the OUTDOOR! SALINE! 25 METER! pool. Then AG kept swimming and I did a little left-leg lifting. May pay for it at my 10k tomorrow but still good to have a place to strengthen that damn left quad.
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Originally Posted by big john
Cyclists are notorious liars. Everything from how many climbs are left to how hard they are, or how difficult the ride is. Maybe it's because we want it to be fun and we want everyone to enjoy it.
Of course I know there is usually some sadism going on. But in a good way. It's satisfying finishing a tough ride with friends, even the piddly thing I did yesterday. I'm glad they backed off in the last part but if they were to drop me I understand.
The really fun part was that I had done this route before but it's been almost a year and had forgotten a lot about it, so it was an adventure for everyone. Today my legs are wrecked, most likely from the ~45 minutes of hike-a-bike through really steep rocky terrain.

Everyone had an awesome time, though. We really lucked out with the weather, too. Forecast from the day before indicated rain starting at about 1PM. It didn't start until we were pulling out of the parking lot at around 4PM. Also 55 degrees in the woods is my favorite riding temperature.
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Originally Posted by big john
Cyclists are notorious liars. Everything from how many climbs are left to how hard they are, or how difficult the ride is. Maybe it's because we want it to be fun and we want everyone to enjoy it.
Of course I know there is usually some sadism going on. But in a good way. It's satisfying finishing a tough ride with friends, even the piddly thing I did yesterday. I'm glad they backed off in the last part but if they were to drop me I understand.
I accidentally lied to my cousin and cousin in-law about a hike yesterday. Instead of spending 5 minutes plotting the route on the map, I just said "Yeah, it's about a 3-mile loop, maybe an hour"

Reality:
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's time people (besides me) start talking about our global cooling crisis.


Mom is concerned. She looked at the June forecast and was shocked - "We're going to have lows in the upper 60s for most of June! What the hell is going on here?!"

I'm all:
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The high today is supposed to be 61, with a 40% chance of showers. One hates to lend credence to Velo Vol's oft-repeated "year without summer" complaint, but really - there have been damn few "shirtsleeve" riding days this year. I shouldn't complain, though, since the longer the cool spring lasts, the lower the risk of a big, all-at-once melt of the snowpack. Once again, it's time to don the Zero Aqua long sleeve jersey. In May. Memorial Day weekend.

Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
We went swimming in the OUTDOOR! SALINE! 25 METER! pool. Then AG kept swimming and I did a little left-leg lifting. May pay for it at my 10k tomorrow but still good to have a place to strengthen that damn left quad.
Rango was just outside doing a little leg lifting, but I don't think it makes him any stronger...
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
We went swimming in the OUTDOOR! SALINE! 25 METER! pool. Then AG kept swimming and I did a little left-leg lifting. May pay for it at my 10k tomorrow but still good to have a place to strengthen that damn left quad.
My cousin said one of their neighbors has a saltwater pool. I wonder how much work it is to transform an existing chlorine pool, and what ongoing maintenance is like.
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Originally Posted by big john
Amazingly bad for the Heat.
Yeah. I canít watch game 7 now that Iíve skipped 4-6Ö. The entire Celtics fan base would converge on my house if they knew I jinxed a Finals appearance by watching G7.
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And a year without summer my fanny - itís 87* here already and weíre going to see a few days in the 90s this coming week.
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