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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, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Joel Friel says if you want to be great you have to have an obsession. I have the obsession but iím still not great.
Maybe you need more obsessions. Youíre bound to be good at something.
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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.


Rango was just outside doing a little leg lifting, but I don't think it makes him any stronger...
Coldest winter I ever experienced was summer in San Francisco.

or something like that.
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Old 05-28-23, 10:50 AM
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Whole lot of cool going on here.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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.
Not hard, just swap the chlorine feeder for a chlorine generator.

Instead of injecting chlorine into the pool, you dump bags of salt. The generator converts the salt to chlorine. Other than that itís pretty much the same.

When we built our current pool we considered salt. Got talked out of it. Pool builder said the generators donít last long and are expensive. The salt also corrodes flagstone very fast, and we have flagstone in our design. Builder said they quit doing them because of issues like that.

Either way, you are using chlorine as a sterilizer.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Reality:
Experienced this a month or so ago.

At the halfway point we were 7 miles in to a 10 mile out-and-back with a decent amount of elevation.

We took a road shortcut back.
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Amazingly bad for the Heat.
The commissioner wants it to go 7.
#AdRevenues
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Maybe you need more obsessions. Youíre bound to be good at something.

my tiny head canít handle anymore obsessions.
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Old 05-28-23, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Maybe you need more obsessions...
RMOT

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Old 05-28-23, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
How do you find this stuff?
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Old 05-28-23, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
How do you find this stuff?
Marina and the Diamonds have been one of my obsessions since that "I am not a Robot" song came out.

ETA:
I've been sitting here watching the Indy 500 and wondering how I was introduced to the Robot song and I'm pretty sure it came up on my "The xx" Pandora station from back then.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Marina and the Diamonds have been one of my obsessions since that "I am not a Robot" song came out.

ETA:
I've been sitting here watching the Indy 500 and wondering how I was introduced to the Robot song and I'm pretty sure it came up on my "The xx" Pandora station from back then.
I was thinking of this. [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] likes this 80's stuff.



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Originally Posted by abshipp
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.
Sounds like an awesome day!
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Is this a general thread?
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Old 05-28-23, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's time people (besides me) start talking about our global cooling crisis.


The grass crackles when I walk on it. Send rain. ASAP.
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Originally Posted by JenkemSuperfan
Is this a general thread?
Nope. Usually pretty specific.
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Is this a general thread?
Generally, not.
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Originally Posted by JenkemSuperfan
Is this a general thread?
General what?
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General what?
General things.
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Old 05-28-23, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Not hard, just swap the chlorine feeder for a chlorine generator.

Instead of injecting chlorine into the pool, you dump bags of salt. The generator converts the salt to chlorine. Other than that itís pretty much the same.

When we built our current pool we considered salt. Got talked out of it. Pool builder said the generators donít last long and are expensive. The salt also corrodes flagstone very fast, and we have flagstone in our design. Builder said they quit doing them because of issues like that.

Either way, you are using chlorine as a sterilizer.
Interesting. It doesn't taste or smell like a chlorine pool, so I assume it generates enough instead of way more than necessary.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
It's a private thread.
Velo Vol 's Twitter feed.
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Mrs. rjones28 did her first ride of the season that featured significant elevation gain today. Just over 1,000 feet in 20 miles.

I took the work bike.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Interesting. It doesn't taste or smell like a chlorine pool, so I assume it generates enough instead of way more than necessary.
A properly maintained chlorine pool will not taste or smell like chlorine. Chlorine in a pool doesnít smell or taste. The smell/taste is from chloramines.

Read this - https://www.frommers.com/trip-ideas/...swimming-pools

Our pool never smells, but we donít have heavy swimmer loads.
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My brisket has been stalled at 173 for 5 hours! Guests are coming in two hours. Could be close.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
What studio?
My trumpet studio.
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One hates to lend credence to Velo Vol's oft-repeated "year without summer" complaint,
Why?
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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.
At 1600 hours we hadn't even reached our normal low temperature for 28 May.
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