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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 04-02-23, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Tell us of your cycling exploits this weekend. Was it an office park time trial or a Brown Squirrel adventure?
Sadly nothing to report. Yesterday there was gusting winds. No thanks.

Felt low energy today. Sleep deficit, end-of-drug cycle, etc.

I mowed some small lawns. Traffic on I-75 N was backed up to Lenior City exit. People fleeing the "Great State of Georgia"?
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Oh and he knows the course of the Mallorca 312, through he hasn't ridden it. He calls it quite the tough course. Asked if datlas likes climbing.
Edit: Dallas, Darla's, darla's. AI finally succumbed

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Bob tells me all the used bikes got bought up during covid and the market hasn't recovered; he told me there are no used bikes anywhere.
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This is why mass cycling/NASCAR/etc. are dumb. Completely random that people get taken out of the race.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
??
Bob is visiting friends in a close by town. He's from Maine.. The folks he's staying with are from our home town. He and I are nearly the same size, and he has possession of my Paramount for the duration of his stay.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Bob is visiting friends in a close by town. He's from Maine.. The folks he's staying with are from our home town. He and I are nearly the same size, and he has possession of my Paramount for the duration of his stay.
Bob is incorrect about there being no used bicycles for sale.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Hi! What’s this thread about?

Besides flowers and basketball.
Cats.

Stephen and Esme have taken a liking to each other.

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Sunshine and singletrack on a sunny Saturday was spectacular…



Someone hung a swing from a tree next to the trail…

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Not walking for two months+ really takes the stamina out of your legs.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Sunshine and singletrack on a sunny Saturday was spectacular…



Someone hung a swing from a tree next to the trail…

I've been trying to NOT buy a red gravel bike here, but if someone else doesn't buy it soon I dunno how long I can hold out.

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They'd better get a bigger boat if they want to collect enough beer to last through another Montana winter!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Cats.

Stephen and Esme have taken a liking to each other.



Stephen is the lower one, right?

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Not walking for two months+ really takes the stamina out of your legs.
What needs to happen for you to walk?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I've been trying to NOT buy a red gravel bike here, but if someone else doesn't buy it soon I dunno how long I can hold out.

Let go of your prejudice about the color red, and embrace the spirit of gravel. We drink beer (or not, if that’s your choice), and welcome folks who ride all the bikes (or just 1 bike, if that’s your choice).
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Let go of your prejudice about the color red, and embrace the spirit of gravel.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Sunshine and singletrack on a sunny Saturday was spectacular…



Someone hung a swing from a tree next to the trail…

I coulda told you that you can't lean a bike against a swing. It'll fall right over.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug


Stephen is the lower one, right?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This is why mass cycling/NASCAR/etc. are dumb. Completely random that people get taken out of the race.

https://twitter.com/willwrite4cake/s...83566901616642
I'll bet I've seen that clip at least 30x. Saw it live as it happened, too.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
We're into two weeks of Easter vacation, so traffic should be minimal early mornings. I'll try to get out at, or just before first light and see how it goes. After yesterday's ride, I'm again looking at off road options. I went to Athens Ohio craigslist and found not a single bike for sale; then went to a bigger city. Same. Bob tells me all the used bikes got bought up during covid and the market hasn't recovered; he told me there are no used bikes anywhere. Sad!
Used bikes everywhere in DFW.
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Time to fly home. Yay home, boo flying. Double-boo Southwest.
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What about Bob?
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Stephen is the lower one, right?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What needs to happen for you to walk?
I am walking with a walker now, but I basically did’t in 2023 until early March.
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