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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 10-07-23, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
you referring to Gaza? Crazy times. Not trying to make this political, but with the Ukraine situation, there's only so much resources to go around at a time. a tough time in the global climate for sure.
There's also the Azerbaijan/ Armenia issue. And there will be more. The whole region is destabilized and everyone with a grudge to settle is taking the opportunity.
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Old 10-07-23, 02:43 PM
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Back from my ride. A BIG thanks to big john for taking me through the canyons north of Malibu. He even gave me a ride back to our apartment and got to meet mrs datlas.
Fun ride, beautiful up there once we left the coast. More bicycles than cars, for sure. Minutes between cars. Thanks to datlas for adjusting his climbing speed down a notch or two.
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Congrats to Mrs Bam! How many has she done?

First one. She was super nervous but it was very low key which was nice. I told her next year I would do it with her. It was a charity event for people with disabilities, it was a race but alot of people chose to walk it. I am just glad she did it, if you would have told me a year ago she would do a race by herself, show up and complete it, I would have called you a liar.

She is treating running shoes like I treat my bikes. N+1. She now has 3 pairs of brooks, another one on the way.
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Old 10-07-23, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Wow! Benson looks pretty young in that photo. Hes 80.
Yeah my initial reaction was Oh he's still alive? That's cool.

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Old 10-07-23, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
First one. She was super nervous but it was very low key which was nice. I told her next year I would do it with her. It was a charity event for people with disabilities, it was a race but alot of people chose to walk it. I am just glad she did it, if you would have told me a year ago she would do a race by herself, show up and complete it, I would have called you a liar.

She is treating running shoes like I treat my bikes. N+1. She now has 3 pairs of brooks, another one on the way.
She's quite restrained. I have a Brooks waiting to get added to the rotation and a Saucony on top of that, with three in current rotation (but one to be retired soon). AG is... I think she has six. So yeah, be prepared for more. Much cheaper than bikes though, and no flat tires.

Though I did go skating on a sheen of ice on a wooden bridge this morning. Turned around and took another route. Could have crashed...
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These silly sideways traffic signals. They just don't register as being traffic control devices in my mind.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
These silly sideways traffic signals. They just don't register as being traffic control devices in my mind.

Huh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
She's quite restrained. I have a Brooks waiting to get added to the rotation and a Saucony on top of that, with three in current rotation (but one to be retired soon). AG is... I think she has six. So yeah, be prepared for more. Much cheaper than bikes though, and no flat tires.

Though I did go skating on a sheen of ice on a wooden bridge this morning. Turned around and took another route. Could have crashed...

as long as she is happy and she keeps running.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Huh.
You never been to TX or NM?

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
as long as she is happy and she keeps running.
Just don't show her the Kent Hodges plaque.

Of course that's a trail running event. Totally different
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Watching the Phillies in Venice Beach. Close game so far.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
You never been to TX or NM?

Never paid attention, driven through both multiple times.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Never paid attention, driven through both multiple times.
You should pay attention when you're driving.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
You should pay attention when you're driving.

#justsaying

I am working on it.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I am working on it.
Mainly just need to keep an eye on your phone and that Big Mac in your lap, everything else will take care of itself.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
These silly sideways traffic signals. They just don't register as being traffic control devices in my mind.
I'd ban them; these things really should be standardized.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
as long as she is happy and she keeps running.
Well yeah. I was just meaning to brace yourself for a wall of shoes.

Actually that reminds me that the guy running the tri club we were on back in the day had a shoe-store-style set of display flats covering one of his garage walls. Probably about 20 pairs in rotation for him and his wife.
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Jolanda's got her own line of hats now? Found this one on the trail today. Gonna look for a local trails grouplist to post it to after taking a full power shower.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I'd ban them; these things really should be standardized.
What if I told you they're sideways because that's more aero...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Jolanda's got her own line of hats now? Found this one on the trail today. Gonna look for a local trails grouplist to post it to after taking a full power shower.
I'd sport a Jolanda Neff hat for sure! Or even better - a Kate Courtney one (if those exist)
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