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Old 04-15-23, 11:51 PM
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Since baseball seems to be a thing, here’s a nostalgia photo:




Mt. Rushmore baseball team, 1939 I think. The guy on the left is Bob, my wife’s dad. He was the catcher, and he placed markings on the granite for others to drill. Next to him is Ted, pitcher. I hear he was the last of the Rushmore workers to pass away. They were both hired because they were excellent ball players.

On the right is Lincoln Borglum, son of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mt. Rushmore.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Speaking of MUP, mrs datlas and I went for a walk on the local MUP and we saw a handful of cyclists. I happened to mention to her and explain the expression BSO, to which she replied that we serious cyclists are elitists.

She could be right about that.

Ducking Elitist.
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Spammers back in General. Reported.
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Addiction is all about class.
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Old 04-16-23, 05:07 AM
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I am thinking the Venn diagram of BF readers and people seeking call girls in Dubai is probably zero or close to it.
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Old 04-16-23, 05:39 AM
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Rough morning for the word games.

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Originally Posted by big john
I can leave the house and gain 2500 feet in the first 7 miles.
I can leave the house and get 2500' in the first 100 miles.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
How much does the resistance heater run in the winter?
There isn’t a resistance heater.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It's been a very long time since I've had a number on my bike or jersey.
good luck
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Legs are sore as hell today- I don’t think I’ll be making any leaderboard attempts.

Race yesterday was fun- I should have pushed a little harder, I wanted to break 1:40 and needed about 20s per mile more pace to do it. In hindsight- I probably could have picked it up.

Oh well. Rasputitsa is in 2 weeks, 7k elevation over 57 miles. I hope it’s muddy
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Why isn't there a sport that involves tanks? There should be.

I don't know enough Russian to determine if that video is PnR, I'm looking at it like it's one of those classic car barn-find videos
There is. We saw tanks out for a bit of sport at Camp Pendleton last week.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It's been a very long time since I've had a number on my bike or jersey.
Need to make numbers more aero.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Rough morning for the word games.

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Dont forget Quordle Sequence.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Dont forget Quordle Sequence.
Sequence and Rescue come later in the day.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Ooof. Against the Reds. #sad

M's fared a little better today.


#America'sGame
#GoBucs
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Home. I find it interesting when passengers yell obscenities at the flight crew when weather is the fault of their misfortunes. Even more so when the leader board shows nothing but cancellations. Gratitude would be nice for the flight crew trying even though the odds were not in the favor. Just my 2 cents. I know the average person doesn’t understand, but the roads in the sky can get just as congested as 101, and once an airplane is in the air is can’t just pull over or take a side street.
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Old 04-16-23, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
this is interesting. without doing anything stupid (like riding up and down our 20% grade cross street) it takes me

4 miles to gain 750 feet (twin peaks)
7 miles to gain 1,100 feet (hawk hill)
21 miles to gain 3,300 feet (mt tam)

the max climbing I can manage in or near the city limits - no more than 7 miles from home - and without any repeats is 3,300 feet in 35 miles.
Where we are standing is about 7 miles from my house.

Here is another shot from there on a different day.


I'm thinking of doing this route next Saturday for a 69th birthday ride.
b-day ride - A bike ride in Santa Clarita, CA (ridewithgps.com)

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Originally Posted by rjones28
No lawn cutting here yet.
Same.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Home. I find it interesting when passengers yell obscenities at the flight crew when weather is the fault of their misfortunes. Even more so when the leader board shows nothing but cancellations. Gratitude would be nice for the flight crew trying even though the odds were not in the favor. Just my 2 cents. I know the average person doesn’t understand, but the roads in the sky can get just as congested as 101, and once an airplane is in the air is can’t just pull over or take a side street.
It's always easier to have a human to blame for stuff that happens to you, rather than thinking life is just random crap that happens. Personally, I prefer not to second guess the pilot or the FAA.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Same. Too hot already.
Yup.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I can leave the house and get 2500' in the first 100 miles.
Similar, but I don't think I would make it even then.
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I snuck my second mowing in yesterday and I’m glad that I did. It’s currently 37°, raining and 18 mph winds. The future isn’t bright, either.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
4 miles to gain 750 feet (twin peaks)
7 miles to gain 1,100 feet (hawk hill)
21 miles to gain 3,300 feet (mt tam)
We certainly live in close proximity to some nice rides in the nearby mountains. From my house, via bike, to the base of these climbs:
  • 3.2 miles to Page Mill Rd (1986 ft.)
  • 9.4 miles to Old La Honda (1300 ft.)
  • 11 miles to Kings Mountain Rd. (1591 ft.)
  • 12 miles to Montebello Rd. (1941 ft.)
  • 13.6 miles to Highway 9 (2017 ft.)
  • 20.2 miles to Mt Hamilton Rd. (4360 ft.)
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Speaking of climbing in NorCal, tempted by this beauty in Sacto for only 500 bones... super ugly squid cranks but triple and WIDE range cassette should get me up any hill

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Dont forget Quordle Sequence.
By popular demand... didn't go much better. Rescue was probably my best ever though.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
It's always easier to have a human to blame for stuff that happens to you, rather than thinking life is just random crap that happens. Personally, I prefer not to second guess the pilot or the FAA.
It is... but I usually blame the system designer or person who intentionally understaffed, rather than the front-liner who's stuck in the same situation.
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