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Old 12-18-23, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Nothing anywhere near that interesting.
LSS got tired of your sheet and pushed you?
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Old 12-18-23, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jadmt
yea probably another round of the kardasians (spelling?) or someone worse.....
Whew, it's about time the Kardashians got eclipsed.
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Old 12-18-23, 10:29 AM
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The friends I did the Mallorca 312 with are talking about trying the Tour de Tucson which they tout as a 4 hour 100 mile event.

See below.

I will most definitely PASS on this one. No thanks.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Your kids are too old for Legos. The dog left a chew toy out?
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LSS got tired of your sheet and pushed you?
I was vacuuming behind the couch and wasn't looking where I was pushing it. The beam just sits in those concrete uprights, so it can collapse if nudged too hard from the end.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I was vacuuming behind the couch and wasn't looking where I was pushing it. The beam just sits in those concrete uprights, so it can collapse if nudged too hard from the end.
two positives...no more finger prints or smudge marks and you got a cool work out balance beam
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Originally Posted by TMonk
like when performing electron microscopy image analysis to confirm crystallinity in colloidal nanomaterials?

Life of the party stuff, right there.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The friends I did the Mallorca 312 with are talking about trying the Tour de Tucson which they tout as a 4 hour 100 mile event.

See below.

I will most definitely PASS on this one. No thanks.

https://youtu.be/H9YostVYD40?si=L6bEqsy1W1W0Jgxe
You first need to qualify for the platinum wave. You automatically qualify if you're a Cat 2, otherwise you have to have a screaming time the year before, which is a fight riding through the crowds. Platinum are the guys that haul the mail.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The friends I did the Mallorca 312 with are talking about trying the Tour de Tucson which they tout as a 4 hour 100 mile event.

See below.

I will most definitely PASS on this one. No thanks.

https://youtu.be/H9YostVYD40?si=L6bEqsy1W1W0Jgxe
One of the faster guys I know did it in 4:09 ET this year. Folks I normally ride with got 7:18 MT.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I was vacuuming behind the couch and wasn't looking where I was pushing it. The beam just sits in those concrete uprights, so it can collapse if nudged too hard from the end.
That does bite. No good deed goes unpunished.
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Here's my El Tour ride from last year. I have family out there so I usually like to go. And yes I take my fair share of pulls . 3:54 elapsed for 101 miles, on 171 watts

Skipped this year due to the newborn (obviously)

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I was vacuuming behind the couch and wasn't looking where I was pushing it. The beam just sits in those concrete uprights, so it can collapse if nudged too hard from the end.
That'll teach you to do a woman's work.





[He says while ducking for cover.]
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I'm hoping that I can find the proverbial "middle way" between quitting bike racing and trying to press the time commitment by hook or by crook. Two things I have going for me:

1) I've been a bike racer for a long time, so we have that precedent. And importantly: my wife recognizes the need for me to get my exercise endorphin fix. Which is greatly reduced compared to before, naturally. I am hugely appreciative of her.
2) As much as I'm committed to cycling (as an athlete and community volunteer), and to my career, being a loving father and husband are my biggest life goals. My wife also recognizes this.

TBH, I'm kinda tired of training all the time and chugging through 15-20 hour weeks all winter. I've been on a high level of volume since the 2019 pre season. On the flip side - I'm excited to see how I adapt to becoming more of a time crunched athlete. It will be an interesting experiment.
After 12 years of racing, I bumped into that same obstacle. I lost the motivation to suffer, and my body was just tired.

If you can find a balance, that's awesome. I know plenty of people that did/do.
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For those that know Tucson - I like the northern route more. The one that goes through the creek crossing in Sabino and up towards Marana, back down silverbell. More interesting IMO.
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In other Tucson news I'll be riding from Peoria to Tucson the hard way after Christmas. I should do some route work today, double check property ownership in a couple of spots and then calculate daily mileages.
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End zone seats are great for picture taking, but they suck for game watching. All the chatter and camaraderie going on around you is fun and all, but watching the playback screen at a live game from an end zone seat just reminds me I should have stayed home and watched on my tv.

That said, I am grateful to my buddy for treating me to the game on my birthday 2 weeks ago. Thanks, George!

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I was vacuuming behind the couch and wasn't looking where I was pushing it. The beam just sits in those concrete uprights, so it can collapse if nudged too hard from the end.
You could replace it with a chunk of wood.
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I've never been to Tucson nor broken any furniture. #QuietLife
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I watch the local news and occasionally the NBC broadcast for world stuff. The local news provides plenty to talk about that will usually not devolve into a heated P&R discussion. Also "Madonna" has a second "n" that you guys missed. If I am feeling brave, I may go for "borderline" at karaoke night.
In my defense, I can't spell for shiz. I wondered why spell check fought with me on that.
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My buddy did it in 4:00. Last year Bob Roll had the fast time in the 60 plus bunch, this year Jim did it 8 seconds faster than Mr. Roll.
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Obviously, millions of people care about Swift. She's a superstar. I don't know her music but if her fans want to camp out overnight to get tickets, or get into a show, it doesn't bother me.
When a superstar starts dating another big star the media is going to run with it. When you say "shoved down our throats" you could just say "get off my lawn".
I though it was understood...
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This generations Madona.
I don't know her music or pay much attention, but something very different then this. Madonna, IMO worked in an exploitive industry and would do the same. T.Swift has a business hardness at times and won't put up with get-along, go-along....ie re-recording her own material.
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You could replace it with a chunk of wood.
True, but then you wouldn't see the cool base. The guy embedded fossils in the concrete and stuff. Also way more expensive.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
yea probably another round of the kardasians (spelling?) or someone worse.....
I'd like to say,"it couldnt get any worse" . But I've been here before, not falling for that again.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The friends I did the Mallorca 312 with are talking about trying the Tour de Tucson which they tout as a 4 hour 100 mile event.

See below.

I will most definitely PASS on this one. No thanks.

https://youtu.be/H9YostVYD40?si=L6bEqsy1W1W0Jgxe
come on, that's only 25 miles an hour, You got this...
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