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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 01-07-24, 05:59 PM
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RE: Zwift categories. I miss when there was an A+. I was a more competitive A back then. Now there are guys that are legit pros and will put me through the wringer till I get dropped and solo away at 5.0+. I still get a win from time to time in the As but only if there are no pros and only other plebs
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...I used to ignore the numerous wild turkeys out on the American River trail here. Then, one of them tried to take me out flying across the trail at head level. I was going along at 15-16mph, so it definitely startled me. Now, I slow down when I pass a flock, assuming there might be malice.
Yeah, they seem to be proliferating on the Peninsula, too. A year or so ago, I encountered some particularly brazen ones on a road that is kinda busy for such avian nonchalance....
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First world problem. Unplug and set yourself free.
Itís a universal problem now. In the emerging world (as the previously known as the 3rd world) the price of access to internet as well as low end phones and tablets are extremely low and addiction to watching nonsense is at least on par with the developed nations. The game of tech industry in such places is slightly different than US where they addicted to high profit margins, in the 3rd world it is about a building a business fron no clients to a very large number. In India and China, there are about 3 billion people. Unlike in US, they donít have to charge $75-100/month. About $2-5 equivalent per month gives them plenty of profits to buy the entire government in India (not sure about China though, itís hard to tell who owns whom there).

Unplug and be free is an excellent advice.
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I've been woke most of the day.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Just say no to Siri.

We are pretty tech savvy, but find the "Siri" thing terribly annoying.
Step number one when purchasing a new phone or other device - turn off the apps that listen all the time. You really want your devices listening ALL THE TIME? I want them to respond ONLY when I specifically request it by pushing a button or something.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
why should I care about this? If it was packed it would be a bigger hassle to attend and negatively impact my enjoyment.
Some people get it, others don't.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
A road bike with fit in the back of a C6 Corvette. I bet one would fit in there with the back seats up.

I got TWO bikes in the back of the Challenger. I wouldn't do it again. It was being a Good Samaritan for a guy who got overheated on one of our C&V rides and still had 10 miles to go to get home.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I've had 3 accidents with deer, fortunately all with cars, but let's just say I'm a little paranoid about them. Several times I've had them jump out in front of me while I was riding. The closest was probably 6 feet. Fortunately it was while I was climbing at about 6 mph, so there was very little danger of collision. But later I was going DOWN that same road at >25 mph, and that could have been disastrous.
I had a fawn cross my path a few years ago. Several deer near the road encounters over the years.
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Just as many wild turkey encounters.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thread needs more Jackie.

Ah! The thread has been "Hi, Jackie!"d.
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I've had to slow down and/or take evasive action for chickens more than once on rides.
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Wild turkeys in backyard
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Yeah, they seem to be proliferating on the Peninsula, too. A year or so ago, I encountered some particularly brazen ones on a road that is kinda busy for such avian nonchalance....
About 30 years ago turkeys were uncommon in our area but now they are very abundant. During the fall, we pile leaves for the city to pick up and large groups of turkeys come along everyday, more than once, to look for food (worms, I suppose) and like chickens they scratch and spread leaves around. We can get as close to them as 3-4 yards before they slowly move a little - in no hurry at all.

It is sort of fun to have them in our yard, every so often males put up a show in the breeding season. But the cost is having to rake leaves again and again.


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boomers created the PC/Mac and are responsible it's growth. (Jobs/Gates) Sorry to destroy your narrative.
Except you didn't.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Successfully added RAM to Velo Vol computer network.

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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...I used to ignore the numerous wild turkeys out on the American River trail here. Then, one of them tried to take me out flying across the trail at head level. I was going along at 24 or 25 15-16mph, so it definitely startled me. Now, I slow down when I pass a flock, assuming there might be malice.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
First world problem. Unplug and set yourself free.
All of the electronics in my sight are unplugged.
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Originally Posted by big john
It's very rare that I wear a jacket. I don't even own a cycling jacket. I do have a cheap nylon windbreaker that I use as a 4th layer. It's not Marigold though.
I think we've identified the problem.
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Kudos?
I did it once previously, many years ago on my first computer.

I got worried this afternoon when I started the computer after upgrade, because all it did was beep. Turns out I hadn't pushed the sticks firmly enough into their slots. Now it appears to be working just fine.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Mrs. rjones28's new car recognizes me when I have my fob in my pocket.
our honda does that but it's a problem if the fob is on the person who then leaves the car to go into a store.
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I've been woke most of the day.
I was unwoke for about an hour earlier.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I was unwoke for about an hour earlier.
I napped for half of the 2nd quarter and all of halftime of the Seahawks game. Woke up just in time for the 3rd quarter kickoff.

Seahawks barely won due to the Cards' kicker missing two FGs today but the
Bears lost so football is over.
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Well there's still a little bit of football left...

Go HUSKIES!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Except you didn't.
Incorrect.
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Originally Posted by big john
It's very rare that I wear a jacket. I don't even own a cycling jacket. I do have a cheap nylon windbreaker that I use as a 4th layer. It's not Marigold though.
The LeCol jacket I bought works like an extra-warm jersey, so on rides like today's, where the temp averaged 49 but got as low as 41, I wear it with a baselayer underneath and it's both warm enough and cool enough. Mind you, it was real damn chilly along San Mateo Creek this morning. If it were that cold the whole ride, I'd have been too cold.
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