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Old 11-09-23, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I never suffered as much on a bicycle as I did in CX races. This was 2003...

This would have been a purchase-worthy pic if the photog had managed not to get tape running through the middle of it.
would not have been hard to stick the lens over the tape.

Amateurs!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I never suffered as much on a bicycle as I did in CX races. This was 2003...

This would have been a purchase-worthy pic if the photog had managed not to get tape running through the middle of it.

Do yellow helmets help you run faster? Asking for a friend.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Do yellow helmets help you run faster? Asking for a friend.
yellow in summer, orange during hunting season.
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Originally Posted by ls01
HOW COULD YOU! think of the chil...errr...components!
I never raced but I've done considerable riding in snow and mud on cheap mountain bikes. Everything wears out fast. Even the jockey pullies get ground up. Snow sits on top of the brake pads and the snow contains sand. So as the snow melts it feeds sand into the braking surface. Used to go through rims. Since I lived a long way from stores I kept lots of parts at home.
By the time I got disc brakes I stopped snow riding and only go in mud sometimes.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Do yellow helmets help you run faster? Asking for a friend.
Currently, nothing helps me run any faster.
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This can't be real.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
Beef liver from a grass-fed cow is infinitely superior to scrapple.
Yeah, but how does it pair with maple syrup and a nice fried egg where the whites are just done but the yolk is still warm and runny?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Do yellow helmets help you run faster? Asking for a friend.
Yellow seemed to be okay for riding bikes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
WOW!!!!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Man, I gotta stay off of the bikes for sale sites. It's an inch too small and prolly weighs a ton, but that CHROME!!!

and only $100


Do eet. think of all that chrome.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
All this talk of CX requires me to post a pic from the 1989 National Championships. I had broken my CX bike shortly before the championships and my shop quickly set up an old Trek touring frame to be used as a CX bike. My back up was a Giannia Motta road bike also set up with CX parts and gearing.

In 1987, I went to a CX race north of Iowa City and placed first in the Masters and third in the Cat 2s. It turned out to be their state championships and as an Illinois resident, I tried not to accept the trophies and money but they made me take it anyway.


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There are times, seems like once a day lately, when I hit reply to thread and the site acts as if I hit quote. There is no way out of this 800 loop. This is today's edition.
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The talk last evening was at the Merida English Library. Upon finding there were books for sale, I browsed some, and found one by Larry McMurtry. Another author you can't go wrong with. The bad news is it's a four book series. The good news is it's the first one.

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I tend not to frequent said library because I don't like to mix it up with the clientele.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Man, I gotta stay off of the bikes for sale sites. It's an inch too small and prolly weighs a ton, but that CHROME!!!

and only $100


I have an 84 Letour Luxe. It is a surprisingly nice ride.
Also an inch too small for me. And coupled.
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The summer she broke up with me, I also got Mononucleosis. If you've never had it, IIRC the primary symptom is just overwhelming fatigue. I think I slept 10-12 hrs a day.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I know you had some heart issues, what was the surgery?
it wasn't major, relatively speaking. ablation for VT (have had a couple of those before) and AICD (implanted defibrillator) replacement plus additional atrial lead implanted. my heart is now paced 100% of the time pretty much, minimum of 60 (previous resting HR was around 35) which they hope will take some strain off.

the issue wasn't so much the procedures/surgery as the VT that landed me there and the conclusion about activity levels, heart function, etc.

but i'm feeling ok. docs keep piling on meds hoping to find a combo that reverses some of the issues
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I tend not to frequent said library because I don't like to mix it up with the clientele.
Readers?
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I was trying to get the governors palace at the end of the road but phone camera not that good. You get the court house instead
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was trying to get the governors palace at the end of the road but phone camera not that good. You get the court house instead
Colonial office park crit?
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Good news men, a series of studies have conclusively shown how men can live 9 to 14 years longer than the current average with just a simple surgical procedure:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...es-live-longer

https://gizmodo.com/men-can-live-20-...ost-1678274234

and several others. The Google doesn’t lie (much)
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Colonial office park crit?
You laugh, but I plan on trying to putting on event there in the future.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You laugh, but I plan on trying to putting on event there in the future.

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Originally Posted by rsbob
Good news men, a series of studies have conclusively shown how men can live 9 to 14 years longer than the current average with just a simple surgical procedure:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...es-live-longer

https://gizmodo.com/men-can-live-20-...ost-1678274234

and several others. The Google doesn’t lie (much)
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