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Old 02-20-24, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Plenty of those poor souls out there.
Many years ago, ~1987, my shop begged me to buy a MTB. I was racing at the time and I wanted to concentrate on my training. FFWD to 2021 or 2 (can't remember) and I bought a MTB to ride with friends in the winter. About second ride out, I crashed and broke a rib. I sold the bike.

I later bought a gravel bike because all the cool kids were doing it. Where I live, our gravel roads are real gravel, not dirt or some kind of hard pack, but real loose and squirrely gravel. I rode it on gravel a few times and I thought. "If I fall, this is going to hurt...bad." Sold it.

One of my favorite lines is when my triathlete friends in the '80s were bugging me to do triathlons, I quipped, "I'd rather be good in one sport than mediocre in three."

I've got more stories but I'd have to start charging.
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I will begin the night in my hammock and transfer to the bed when it gets too cold to stay there. The bed will keep me warm but my back and hips will suffer. Crippled in the morning either way.
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Prolly training for a TT event. I have found that nothing causes me to perform at my peak watts than the treat of being pancaked.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I own neither mtb or gravel bike.

#CertifiedRoadie

what are you doing with your life?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Many years ago, ~1987, my shop begged me to buy a MTB. I was racing at the time and I wanted to concentrate on my training. FFWD to 2021 or 2 (can't remember) and I bought a MTB to ride with friends in the winter. About second ride out, I crashed and broke a rib. I sold the bike.

I later bought a gravel bike because all the cool kids were doing it. Where I live, our gravel roads are real gravel, not dirt or some kind of hard pack, but real loose and squirrely gravel. I rode it on gravel a few times and I thought. "If I fall, this is going to hurt...bad." Sold it.

One of my favorite lines is when my triathlete friends in the '80s were bugging me to do triathlons, I quipped, "I'd rather be good in one sport than mediocre in three."

I've got more stories but I'd have to start charging.
What, so now you're getting an e-bike?

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Originally Posted by genejockey
I have the same condition, but I don't suffer from it a bit.

#PurelyPavement
That's true of most roadies, ime.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
What app is this?
Garmin Connect and the parameter is “Body Battery.” https://www.garmin.com/en-US/garmin-.../body-battery/

HRV seems to have the biggest coefficient in the model.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
What, so now you're getting an e-bike?

Hush your mouth!
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Yooooooooo! 25 yo American Brandon McNulty wins stage 2 TT UAE tour. Very likeable rider, always happy to see him do well. Sorry if this has already been posted LesterOfPuppets


Yeeeahhhh Brandon!

I'm sure he felt right at home in the desert.
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Slow evening, everyone must be reading that article about social media killing people I posted for Velo Vol .

#TechnologyInSmallDoses
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Slow evening, everyone must be reading that article about social media killing people I posted for Velo Vol .

#TechnologyInSmallDoses

About to watch the time trial. Didn't read much twitter today so I'm doing fine

Here's a pic of some Citroens (it's off of FB so don't look at it for too long). 1985 Dubai
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
That's a way more flattering pic than the one taken while in the hot seat waiting for others to finish. The man is a heck of a time trialist. BTW, UAE went 1-2-3.

this guy is addicted to social media and it looks like it's killing him.
Sad.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
About to watch the time trial. Didn't read much twitter today so I'm doing fine

Here's a pic of some Citroens (it's off of FB so don't look at it for too long). 1985 Dubai
that looks like it was right before a big wreck.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I have the same condition, but I don't suffer from it a bit.

#PurelyPavement
Same.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
You don't live in Knoxville?
Never heard of the group.
Originally Posted by genejockey
Traffic on 280 generally goes 75-80 mph, so even riding on the far right edge of the shoulder was fairly terrifying.
Take the lane.
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Slow evening, everyone must be reading that article about social media killing people I posted for Velo Vol .
Didn't see it. If you posted such, you're targeting the wrong audience.
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Circumventing the censor is an offense.

*****ing (complaining) about it it not....yet.
It’s just so unbecoming, bruh . . . and that’s to start. It’s a big mistake to assume Siu has as much patience as I do.
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Never heard of the group.
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No rain predicted for Wednesday, supposed to be not too cold, so it’s a go for our first Mt Hamilton climb of 2024.

It’s about time. Should be quite green after all the rain.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I have good friends that suffer from the same condition.

#RideAllTheBikes
Originally Posted by big john
Plenty of those poor souls out there.
Originally Posted by genejockey
I have the same condition, but I don't suffer from it a bit.

#PurelyPavement
It’s funny.
99.5% of my riding is road but 100% of the races or events I do are gravel.

it’s so much fun, my biggest issue is I don’t feel like riding 15 miles most days to get to it.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I will begin the night in my hammock and transfer to the bed when it gets too cold to stay there. The bed will keep me warm but my back and hips will suffer. Crippled in the morning either way.
I survived the night in my hammock, warm as toast, I pulled out a heavy quilt, from my paternal great grandmother. I had been using a more modern, lighter weight one, from my mom. Hollow fill sleeping bag beneath me and my Carharrt jacket. And of course wool socks and long johns.
Low of 55

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
That's awful.
And what news of your friend?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what are you doing with your life?
He is currently in Arizona hoping to find that shag van he missed out on last year.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Slow evening, everyone must be reading that article about social media killing people I posted for Velo Vol .

#TechnologyInSmallDoses
I fell asleep at 7ish.
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Last few times I’ve logged in, I’m deposited in Addiction in 2021.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
No rain predicted for Wednesday, supposed to be not too cold, so it’s a go for our first Mt Hamilton climb of 2024.

It’s about time. Should be quite green after all the rain.
Bring us a couple pics.
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