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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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It's hot in McKinney, TX

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Originally Posted by DougRNS


today's ride was 10.33 miles and I had my first 4 ride week. I also have improved over June but couldn't match June's improvement over May.

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4 rides in a week, I haven't done something like that in over 30 years.
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I went to the bike path again today. Some high clouds came in and kept things cool. I stopped by a big tree and heard bees buzzing around and thought they were flies until they started stinging me. I gtf out of there and one was stinging my hand while another was trying to get under my glove, had to knock them off while riding away.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Rainy season in the sub-tropics. The bush grows quickly. As does the herbage. Not much grass hereabouts..
Not that quickly. You must do like DougRNS and work in ten minute installments.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
In ER with another bout of cellulitis. No Sunday ride for me 😡
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
And now I hear my uncle down in NC crashed his bike and has a cracked ribs, punctured lung, and pelvis broken in three places. JFC.
Bummer.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The heat probably explains this.

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Sounds like you need to step it up and treat her to a newbie.
Treat her? She's the moneybags. I could swipe her card for it...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Olde RockHoppers ARE pretty good

My favorite bike for gravel is my carbon hardtail with the fork halfway locked out. I sure wish there were more tyre options in 26" sub 550 gram knobbies.
​​​Conti Race Kings are close enough though. Oooh, I see they're on sale for $39 at Jenson, scuse me while I order a couple pair...
He was running GKSKs.
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So in today's dose of CO weirdness, after AG got going I went back to the hotel, ran, showered, and went looking for breakfast. Walking down the street was a woman in fully Little House on the Prairie gear, with a flower-covered Derby-style hat. After the place I intended to go was packed I went to another, and she was there, drinking coffee and doing needlepoint. There was an Amish Woodworking Store just out of town somewhere. Actual Mennonite, or someone who does LHOTP cosplay on Sundays to relax?
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70 miles this morning and felt way better than I expected to. Iíve been stretching and doing push-ups every morning and I really think itís been helping.





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And now I hear my uncle down in NC crashed his bike and has a cracked ribs, punctured lung, and pelvis broken in three places. JFC.


At the very end of my ride I saw someone on the ground looking hurt but they had a big crowd surrounding them so I didnít stop.

It really sucks how fast you can get hurt riding a bike on pavement. I try not to think about it.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
So in today's dose of CO weirdness, after AG got going I went back to the hotel, ran, showered, and went looking for breakfast. Walking down the street was a woman in fully Little House on the Prairie gear, with a flower-covered Derby-style hat. After the place I intended to go was packed I went to another, and she was there, drinking coffee and doing needlepoint. There was an Amish Woodworking Store just out of town somewhere. Actual Mennonite, or someone who does LHOTP cosplay on Sundays to relax?
You could ask her a lot easier than we can.

And which character?


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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Treat her? She's the moneybags. I could swipe her card for it...
What do think my wife does when she wants to treat me? Just do it!
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Originally Posted by big john
I went to the bike path again today. Some high clouds came in and kept things cool. I stopped by a big tree and heard bees buzzing around and thought they were flies until they started stinging me. I gtf out of there and one was stinging my hand while another was trying to get under my glove, had to knock them off while riding away.
Probably were wasps, not bees, and you probably disturbed a nest near where you sat down.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
So in today's dose of CO weirdness, after AG got going I went back to the hotel, ran, showered, and went looking for breakfast. Walking down the street was a woman in fully Little House on the Prairie gear, with a flower-covered Derby-style hat. After the place I intended to go was packed I went to another, and she was there, drinking coffee and doing needlepoint. There was an Amish Woodworking Store just out of town somewhere. Actual Mennonite, or someone who does LHOTP cosplay on Sundays to relax?
Could also be Apostolic or Jack Mormon (proper Mormon wouldn't be drinking coffee)
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Probably were wasps, not bees, and you probably disturbed a nest near where you sat down.
Had 2 of them on my hand and they were definitely bees. I didn't sit down, I stopped for a nature break. I won't be going to that tree again.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not that quickly. You must do like DougRNS and work in ten minute installments.
Two tankfulls to the session. I have a half hectare here.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You could ask her a lot easier than we can.

And which character?


Closest to second from left, in the green dress. This one had a different color dress from bodice.

And of course I wasn't going to be the creep asking if she was Mennonite or just playing...
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I really really really want to hate New Balance, but the SuperComp trainer is mighty damn comfy on first pull-on. Tomorrow we will see how they are to run it.
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Are there SxS trikes? Never seen one before.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
In ER with another bout of cellulitis. No Sunday ride for me 😡
ER? Damn I didn't know cellulitis got that bad but I guess almost anything can be that bad at times. Heal up soon.

I've only done a couple of short rides the past couple of weeks. I've halfway committed to doing a 12-hour race in Sun City Friday. Is it too late to develop a training plan?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Are there SxS trikes? Never seen one before.

Nevermind, I figured it out. In another view that's obviously a spare tire, not a front wheel. I was freaking out trying to find a SxS trike on the internet
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
ER? Damn I didn't know cellulitis got that bad but I guess almost anything can be that bad at times. Heal up soon.

I've only done a couple of short rides the past couple of weeks. I've halfway committed to doing a 12-hour race in Sun City Friday. Is it too late to develop a training plan?
Nah, Iíve heard of people training for the Hotter than Hell 100 for 2 days. You have 4 days to get ready. Should be good.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Nah, Iíve heard of people training for the Hotter than Hell 100 for 2 days. You have 4 days to get ready. Should be good.
Besides getting the right number of miles in I've got to shift my sleep schedule, as it's overnight 8pm to 8am. I just woke up from a two hour nap, so one step towards that goal!
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Originally Posted by lesterofpuppets
besides getting the right number of miles in i've got to shift my sleep schedule, as it's overnight 8pm to 8am. I just woke up from a two hour nap, so one step towards that goal!
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