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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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Old 11-21-23, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Basketball seems like it would be a great cross training activity for cyclists. good for bone density and ligament strength etc. TBH if I had a court nearby and someone to play with, I'd easily ditch my weekly jogs for a game or two of 21. Doesn't BillyD play b-ball?

Sometimes when I jog, I throw in spurts of backward running, and those "side shuffle" things (whatev they're called), especially if I'm getting ready for an off-season Sierra backpacking/mountaineering trip which I do most years. Basketball seems like it would accomplish the same sort of ankle support type stuff.
Iím back. For a moment. Yes basketball is a great demanding sport for general fitness and aerobics. I used to love 21, a great game for developing your offensive skills. Hard to find players in my age group though, finding 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 pickup games is much more likely. I also play softball which is considerably less demanding of fitness but still plenty fun.
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I've been using Zwilling/Henckels knives for ~40 years. I prefer the chef knives without rivets, as the handle feels better in my hand. But to each their own.

There's a Zwilling Black Friday Sale on now.

This is my favorite:

Zwilling Four Star 8-inch chef's knife
Just ordered this + the paring knife

Enabler

Been on the lookout for a good quality knife better than the general stuff we have and at that price....
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Darkness has a sound? Who knew?
Rain. I thought readers here could comprehend pictures, but obviously I overestimated.
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Speaking college basketball towns, I'll be at one of the blue blood programs tonight.
UNC?
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Maybe he objects to the architecture.
Nope.
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It's Bjork's bday today!

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It's Bjork's bday today!

Cue up some Sugarcubes!!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Rain. I thought readers here could comprehend pictures, but obviously I overestimated.

UNC?

Nope.
Probably the dormant trees.
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Stolling downtown sipping my latte and heard some live drums off in the distance. I got to the town square to see it was Dusty Rug doing their sound check! It's for the St. Vincent DePaul turkey drive apparently. Channel 12 even sent a news crew up from PHX to cover the goings-on.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Stolling downtown sipping my latte and heard some live drums off in the distance. I got to the town square to see it was Dusty Rug doing their sound check! It's for the St. Vincent DePaul turkey drive apparently. Channel 12 even sent a news crew up from PHX to cover the goings-on.
Hopefully, not delivered by helicopter.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Rain. I thought readers here could comprehend pictures, but obviously I overestimated.
"Today in Knoxville there were reports of an old man shaking his fist and yelling at clouds, more at 11"
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Hopefully, not delivered by helicopter.
That would be awesome! I'd better scout out a sturdy awning just in case.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

UNC?
No, it has a connection to the Pittsburgh area.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
No, it has a connection to the Pittsburgh area.
There's no "blue blood" programme anywhere close to the Pittsburgh area.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
There's no "blue blood" programme anywhere close to the Pittsburgh area.
The coach does.
Fun fact: he went to college with my wife.
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Ooh, I'm getting Assos ads in a foreign language. Czech? Polish?

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
The coach does.
Fun fact: he went to college with my wife.
I don't know what your definition of blue blood is. You probably think it includes GA Tech.
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I've advanced forward to needing to get up and pee twice a night. Probably a permanent thing.

Circle of life.
Twice? Lucky you. Wait until itís 4-6.
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Twice? Lucky you. Wait until itís 4-6.
Overachiever!
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Washed and waxed the bike. Will prolly have to re wash and wax tomorrow, itís pouring rain here and so much moisture in the garage the wax didnít apply properly. New tires are on. Iím never buying cream wall again, any kind of dust on the hands sticks right to the wall of the tire and I canít get it off. Stupid. With that being said, I donít think they look bad on this bike. Chain is soaking in Jet fuel to get the mineral spirits off, then I will let it hang dry.
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Washed and waxed the bike. Will prolly have to re wash and wax tomorrow, itís pouring rain here and so much moisture in the garage the wax didnít apply properly. New tires are on. Iím never buying cream wall again, any kind of dust on the hands sticks right to the wall of the tire and I canít get it off. Stupid. With that being said, I donít think they look bad on this bike. Chain is soaking in Jet fuel to get the mineral spirits off, then I will let it hang dry.
Nice looking machine. Iím a fan of blue.
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Went outside today. I continue to have gobs of power when I keep expecting it to drop out, due to riding ~6-7 hrs a week (vs twice that much). Hit a few segments at the upper end of repeatable interval pace without undue RPE:

3:45 at 352w (5.4)
9:45 at 303w (4.7)
3:00 at 350w (5.4) <-- ok so this one was pretty mid

Weight is down a few lbs too so they are objectively better performances.

I can't explain it, maybe I'm just enjoying a temporary period of reduced fatigue? Or maybe it's the oft-anticipated arrival of #dadwatts? I'm sure the depth isn't there, but maybe I could still attack the hell out of a criterium on this low volume.
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Post-colonoscopy feast. Go 🦅!


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Andrť 3000 Jokingly Questions What He Would Rap About at 48: 'I Got to Go Get a Colonoscopy'


I haven't checked out his flute playing yet but sure have read a lot about it the last few days
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Basketball seems like it would be a great cross training activity for cyclists. good for bone density and ligament strength etc. TBH if I had a court nearby and someone to play with, I'd easily ditch my weekly jogs for a game or two of 21. Doesn't BillyD play b-ball?

Sometimes when I jog, I throw in spurts of backward running, and those "side shuffle" things (whatev they're called), especially if I'm getting ready for an off-season Sierra backpacking/mountaineering trip which I do most years. Basketball seems like it would accomplish the same sort of ankle support type stuff.
Some years ago I lived near a friend who had a hoop in his yard and frequently other friends would come over to shoot baskets. Lots of running around and we would sweat quite a bit. It was fun while it lasted. I can't shoot or dribble but I could play defense.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Nice looking machine. Iím a fan of blue.

Thank you!
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I realized today that I have never been to a tupperware party. Feels pretty good to get that off my chest.
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