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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 04-09-23, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
We also had a stunningly gorgeous day. Until about 9:30. We got a 44 km ride in. It was sublime. It was 68 as the sun was coming up.
No cramping to report
Watching "Searching for Mexico" with Eva Longoria and todays episode is in the Yucatan and Merida. All about the food.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe.
This was your Sharpsville era if I remember correctly.
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Old 04-09-23, 07:12 PM
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My NFL guy is slower than I and that’s saying something.
But NFL guy probably could beat you in a 40 yard dash.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Nearly every time I fill the gas tank. Especially in the winter to rinse the salt off. Get's professionally cleaned in the spring.
Cars here do just fine with only a few washes a year. Or at least the ones that remain on designated roadways.
Originally Posted by DougRNS
This was your Sharpsville era if I remember correctly.
I wouldn't entrust anything important to your memory.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
But NFL guy probably could beat you in a 40 yard dash.
Backwards.
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RMOT:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Reminds me--what kind of person subscribes monthly at the car wash? How often do you people wash your cars?
I considered it this past rainy season. 99% of rainstorms here make an absolute mess of your vehicle. First the wind picks up and blows dust everywhere, then a couple dozen raindrops fall on your car and all the dust sticks to the raindrops.
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Old 04-09-23, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I considered it this past rainy season. 99% of rainstorms here make an absolute mess of your vehicle. First the wind picks up and blows dust everywhere, then a couple dozen raindrops fall on your car and all the dust sticks to the raindrops.
When is the Valley of the Sun. "rainy season"?
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Originally Posted by big john
Watching "Searching for Mexico" with Eva Longoria and todays episode is in the Yucatan and Merida. All about the food.
I don't much get into food like that. Food is food. Unless it's apple pie, and that doesn't exist here. I realize I'm probably an outlier. So be it.
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Old 04-09-23, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
That reminds me of a forum "discussion" (it might have been BF even) form many years ago, where this one guy claimed that Bo Jackson was such an amazing athlete, that he could win the Tour de France if he wanted to.

I set the OP straight with a little math, showing that even if Jackson (at 230 lbs) had world class power, he would have crap power-to-weight ratio and wouldn't make the time cut on the first mountain stage.
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I have ridden with a pretty good former NFL player. Big nope.
Two former college linemen joined our club in the 90s. One was offensive team captain at some big school in the east and he was 265# when we met him. He was so strong on the flats everyone encouraged him to try the velodrome.

After some lessons he won his first race against the instructor, I think pursuit. He loved road riding, though and got his weight down and rode with the A group for years. Never a threat on a climb, however.

The other one was also an offensive line player and raced cat 3 for years until he moved away. A huge man and I rode up Mount Baldy with him when he was 280#. The lightest I ever saw him was about 265# and he did club rides for several years and had great endurance. He suffered a non bike related injury and disappeared from the club and last I heard he was over 300# and not riding.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I don't much get into food like that. Food is food. Unless it's apple pie, and that doesn't exist here. I realize I'm probably an outlier. So be it.
I found it interesting. She focused on the Mayan culture and each segment visited a different chef or home cook.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
…. 60 miles on this stunningly gorgeous spring day, with temps in the low 70s for the first time this year? Probably pushing it. So, no big Sunday ride for me today.
i haven’t been feeling so great this week, but the utterly perfect morning got me out. 56 miles, 4500 feet. really nice except for struggling through the end of the big climb, definitely not 100%. but man, what a perfect day. never seen the reservoir at alpine dam totally full before, with a raucous fall of water down the spillway.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
When is the Valley of the Sun. "rainy season"?
Dunno exactly but it was definitely an extended season this time around.
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Originally Posted by big john
I found it interesting. She focused on the Mayan culture and each segment visited a different chef or home cook.
+ eva longoria, amirite?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
RMOT:
A curse to whoever came up with this thing.
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One of your neighbours, datlas ?

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Sometimes I can partake in three, maybe four activities in a day.
as long as you have room for them...
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Originally Posted by datlas


Do I get an honorable mention for KOM and second place overall??
No
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
But NFL guy probably could beat you in a 40 yard dash.
Back when I moved to Texas, there was a podcast where one of his teammates said he had it on good authority that Philip Rivers had never run a mile in his life. Not a part of his job description, and I'm sure he's not the only one/

And yes, by contrast even when I was in running shape I needed more than 100 yards to find my stride, nevermind be able to layer in extra speed. And I've never started from blocks. Not a part of my job (ok hobby) description.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
A curse to whoever came up with this thing.
Acronyms or Deep Purple or both?
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It's someone's special day!

NFW I can ride my age of 58 today, as I am working all day. Maybe on Wednesday.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Reminds me--what kind of person subscribes monthly at the car wash? How often do you people wash your cars?
Weekly.

We take care of our stuff.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It's someone's special day!

NFW I can ride my age of 58 today, as I am working all day. Maybe on Wednesday.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Reminds me--what kind of person subscribes monthly at the car wash? How often do you people wash your cars?
This area has a lot of large stand-alone car washes that are always busy. Back in IL those were a rare sight, but pretty much all of the larger gas station chains had an auto wash on site. Car washing is apparently a big business in SC.

My last wash was months ago, but I did drive my truck in the rain this weekend so at least the pollen got washed off
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