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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

Addiction 2023.2

Old 04-04-23, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be preparing for band. Got an upcoming curtain call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7t_APlRBCw
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The metric century was the hardest century I have done in a long time. Crazy how a month of 30 mile rides, your body adapts and it did not want to go beyond 40 miles. The wall I usually hit at mile 80 I hit at mile 45.


Was planning on 100, but the old adage everything happens for a reason plays into this. Basically had a hard time getting up, and when I finally got going my garmin didn’t want to connect to my madone. I spent way too long dealing with that, and when I finally got going I didn’t have the time left for the 100 miles. Doesn’t matter, I’m not sure I would have been able to complete it at the pace I chose.

Madone rode great, I forgot how fast that bike felt, and I must be getting strong becuase I was using cogs that I have never used before on a solo ride. In the past I stayed basically on the 6 cog for majority of the ride. Today I was on 8 most of the ride and at times 9 and 10.


Take the madone 2.0 out tomorrow for the first time. Shifting isn’t perfect, but I think it’s good enough to ride it. Took it for a short test ride, it handles really smooth. Almost feels like a steel bike. Not sure if it’s the carbon post or over engineered. Only thing I currently want to change are the bars. Hoping I can take it to the bike shop tomorrow at some point to get the shifting fixed and get it circumcised.
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Simon hates his car seat. I have decided for him that he is banned from any vehicle that I occupy. Exceptions, Doctors appointments.
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My theory about the slow traffic revolves around everyone being engrossed in Major League Baseball. It makes sense since it's our national past time.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
My theory about the slow traffic revolves around everyone being engrossed in Major League Baseball. It makes sense since it's our national past time.
#PlayBall
phillies Yankees on.

So are the Sixers Celtics.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
My theory about the slow traffic revolves around everyone being engrossed in Major League Baseball. It makes sense since it's our national past time.
#PlayBall
Mariners game is on Amazon Prime tonight!!!
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Old 04-04-23, 06:21 PM
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Did whyfi finally finish playing with his wood?
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I went into the lbs in Merida to
If you're planning on going to the beach, here's a handy Sargassum inundation report:

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Those look like awfully strange plot shapes. Does anyone know why?

Prolly some stupid tick tok trend, getting bit by a spider gets you high or something. Saw the other day tik rollers are putting burt’s bees on their eye lids to get high. Nothing surprises me anymore.
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It’s cold in sunny SoCal.

#endlesswinter
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It’s cold in sunny SoCal.

#endlesswinter
I think today is the last day of the cold snap here.

Desert rats are COOOOLD.

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Hiding out in the basement for the second time in 5 days. Tornados, hail, winds... Oh My! Sirens, phone alerts, TV ESA, even my alarm system is making strobing sounds.

Just waiting for it to pass through. TV is showing tornado videos from the area.

Edit: All clear.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be preparing for band. Got an upcoming curtain call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7t_APlRBCw
I was at my final eye appointment before surgery. Then I walked 40 minutes and bought some sprinkler heads.
Edi [MENTION=75815]train[/MENTION]snorter.. Turns out it's just simple cataract surgery

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If you're planning on going to the beach, here's a handy Sargassum inundation report:

At Easter time, Mexicans go to the beach. I stay far, far away. Even if I was a beach person, I would stay away during Easter break.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be preparing for band. Got an upcoming curtain call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7t_APlRBCw
Turns out we didn't play Curtain Call after all. Worked on some clarinet concerto.

My apologies.
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Working on bikes all day.

Why didn't you show us a bike?
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#PlayBall
No.
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Eight minutes til bedtime. I think I'll turn in early tonigjt. Get me some shut-eye
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Did you get the new 2023 version? I have the older/original. I like them, but they can be a bit scary in the wet. I've been shopping for this year's tires and an improved version of what's I've been running for the last 6k miles wouldn't be a bad thing.
appears the 4s would be a good option for wet conditions

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...p-zero-race-4s

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Mariners game is on Amazon Prime tonight!!!
Damn, could've sworn the presenters of last night's game said it was gonna be on Prime tonight, but nope
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Eight minutes til bedtime. I think I'll turn in early tonigjt. Get me some shut-eye
The night is still young, even on the East Coast.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No.
How about some C&V motorsport?

I have no recollection of Bruce Jenner's racecar driver career!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Even messages?
Not PMs. I kept that.

Why didn't you show us a bike?
I just did.
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So, this place -- Bike Shop, Bikes & Bike Accessories | The-House -- is having a liquidation sale. Got some rims for a bike I'm building for Mrs. rjones28 for less than $50.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
How about some C&V motorsport?
I might have thought that was cool . . . in 1983
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So, this place -- Bike Shop, Bikes & Bike Accessories | The-House -- is having a liquidation sale. Got some rims for a bike I'm building for Mrs. rjones28 for less than $50.
https://www.the-house.com/snowshoes
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Knoxville tornado!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I might have thought that was cool . . . in 1983
In some ways it's even cooler now.
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