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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 01-02-24, 02:53 PM
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I passed a couple guys climbing up to Gross Reservoir. I didn't envy them.
There are two ways to Gross Reservoir, neither are easy.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Yes, with oversized rubber bands.
You're not fooling anyone, it was sheep bits.

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Just dropped the checkpoint off. That new front rotor is rubbing ridiculously, and they will put the schwalbe tires on.
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You're not fooling anyone, it was sheep bits.


Is that how david defeated goliath?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
There are two ways to Gross Reservoir, neither are easy.
By car itís not too bad, though a few of those hairpins are really tight.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
By car itís not too bad, though a few of those hairpins are really tight.
I can just imagine them building those hairpin turns in the mountains in the old days: ďHey Gomer, take this tape measure and climb over to the other side of that hump of rock over there. Donít fall, itís our last tape measure.Ē
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Originally Posted by BillyD
By car itís not too bad, though a few of those hairpins are really tight.
Going up Flagstaff on a bike is a treat. The cars make it more-so.
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wife took the daughter to see wish. It was a prearranged promise, and she doesnít break her promises, even if she looks like death. She just got home. She looks worse than when she left.
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Ive sat in the driver seat, itís based somewhere in MD. My old airline would fly into Salisbury Maryland a lot, and she would be doing landings there quite often.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
There are two ways to Gross Reservoir, neither are easy.
that's gross.
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Nice ride, 44 miles, 4 of us. Cold (for SoCal) at the start and chilly headwind on the way back. This time we were all tired. They've been riding a lot lately and even the Hammer Princess was hurting a bit. I think that's a new feeling for her, at least the first time in quite a while. She always recovers faster than the others on the Tuesday crew.
So naturally I went to the front when the headwind started and she and her husband didn't even bother trying to stay on. I almost felt bad. Twice recently.
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Is that how david defeated goliath?
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Originally Posted by t2p
worked at a neighborís service station in my teens

gas station attendant - Ďpetroleum distribution engineerí lol

customer - little old lady - had a 65 goat like above but dark navy blue

original owner mint condition low miles

of course I took special care of her and the car

she had my name if she decided to sell the car - I was on a long list lol
There is a 66 Le Mans convertible in someone's driveway a couple blocks from here. It's been there for years and was uncovered so the top has rotted off and fell inside. I ride by there often and one day the lady was outside and I thought about asking what they would take for it but I chickened out. Probably a huge project.

Years ago someone gave me a convertible Corvair in similar condition. I started stripping the interior and cleaning and painting and got tired of it. I found an older woman who had a hardtop stickshift Corvair and I wanted to buy hers and convert mine to stick and use the engine and interior from hers. She wasn't ready to sell and by the time she was, I had decided not to take on the job. I was so burned out from working and building up a Mustang that I just couldn't do it again. I sold the convertible cheap.

But now I'm retired.
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Did you make a New Year's resolution?
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28 degrees in the AM. This is going to be some fun VO2 max intervals.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
28 degrees in the AM. This is going to be some fun VO2 max intervals.
We are expecting similar temps for our ride tomorrow. But we will be doing winter/social pace, ie Zone 2. Avoid sweating in the cold weather. Trust me on this.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Going up Flagstaff on a bike is a treat. The cars make it more-so.

It would be pretty sweet if one day in the distant future we could all meet there for a ride. Iím sure if trainsnorter ever recovers, he and his better half would be down. Iíve ridden with Lester, heís a cool dude and is basically there indef. Tmonk isnít terribly far away. 8 hours give or take. Datlas needs the excuse. Eric is 8 hours give or take. Gene might have a harder time getting there. bah needs to get back on a bike. Seeds could use the sun. Mojo LOVES road trips, Moalpha deserves it. Iíll pick up whyfi on the way. Indy we will tell you all about it. Iso? Big John can hitch a ride with TMONK or Eric.

edit: Velo wonít show.

edit: We need all the dougs to ensure we donít do drugs.


edit: We need rj to inform us we are all doing it wrong.

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Originally Posted by datlas
We are expecting similar temps for our ride tomorrow. But we will be doing winter/social pace, ie Zone 2. Avoid sweating in the cold weather. Trust me on this.

It will just be the workout and bail. The road I use is fairly close to my house. Plus, Ms is still sick so will have to be back before she gets over run by the kids.
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Nice man from FSA called me after I left a message again. He said the chainring I want is out of stock but they have a batch of them due in a couple weeks but they are all spoken for. Said I probably can't get one until April. After a little more chat he said he would try to get me one from the incoming order and made an order form for me.
I suppose if I get the ring I will have to buy a chain and cassette, etc.
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Nice man from FSA called me after I left a message again. He said the chainring I want is out of stock but they have a batch of them due in a coupe weeks but they are all spoken for. Said I probably can't get one until April. After a little more chat he said he would try to get me one from the incoming order and made an order form for me.
I suppose if I get the ring I will have to buy a chain and cassette, etc.

thatís how they get you. Starts with a chain ring, next thing you know you buy a house.
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Froze for 24 miles in mid 30's, stiff wind too. Bike performed well. Shifted perfectly. No free hub issues. The DT Swiss grease solved the sticky pawls problem completely. The rebuilt rear wheel felt great nice and straight. I was a little worried about the 25 mm tyres I put on it. 3.5mm of side clearance each side. I put some blue painters tape inside the chain stays, the tyres would leave a mark if they touched. But all clean.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It will just be the workout and bail. The road I use is fairly close to my house. Plus, Ms is still sick so will have to be back before she gets over run by the kids.
Ok your choice. I suggest either an easier ride outside or if you ďmustĒ do a workout consider doing on the trainer?
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Originally Posted by ls01
Froze for 24 miles in mid 30's, stiff wind too. Bike performed well. Shifted perfectly. No free hub issues. The DT Swiss grease solved the sticky pawls problem completely. The rebuilt rear wheel felt great nice and straight. I was a little worried about the 25 mm tyres I put on it. 3.5mm of side clearance each side. I put some blue painters tape inside the chain stays, the tyres would leave a mark if they touched. But all clean.
the wind was brutal today. Once I fixed the flat I elected to stay in my neighborhood. There is a loop that is .5 miles long. Two long straight ways, one down hill one up hill. The wind was favoring the downhill. Power was the same through out the loop. On the front stretch speeds reached 26, on the back stretch speeds reached 12. I think I went around 20 times before the dog walkers got upset.
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