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Old 04-05-24, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I can confirm, there are palm trees in Detroit that are alive and well.
You can only confirm something that has been previously stated.
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We did the same for spring break when the kids were in their early teens. One of our all time favorite vacations. It’s an incredible place.
This will be hard to top. One of the most amazing things to me was how confident my 11 year old daughter was leading the way through busy city streets with a ton of confidence, like she’d lived there all of her life.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
This will be hard to top. One of the most amazing things to me was how confident my 11 year old daughter was leading the way through busy city streets with a ton of confidence, like she’d lived there all of her life.
Most importantly.... Did you go see the stairs the priest from The Exorcist was thrown down?

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Originally Posted by velo vol
you can only confirm something that has been previously stated.
smh.
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Most importantly.... Did you go see the stairs the priest from The Exorcist was thrown down?

We did- one night we went and had dinner in Georgetown and walked around there.
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Cycling 'still killing people' says angry union boss (msn.com)
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
You can plan a DC trip that includes cycling and it's family friendly. My daughter & I did the Ride DC event last September and had a great time. Surprisingly with over 8000 riders it thinned out quickly and we didn't feel too boxed in by other riders. They have several starting points based on riders experience.

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This isn't us, just an example of "the family plan"
I only have 50% custody of my kids and get to do spring break every other year. We built our schedule around maximizing what they would be interested in. We left our hotel every day around 7:30 am and walked just about everywhere. Most days were 8 miles of walking or so but one day we did 15.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We did- one night we went and had dinner in Georgetown and walked around there.
It was a success then!

Seriously, you're spot on as far as how much ground you cover on foot. It's amazing the endurance you can have when you're having a blast.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
No bike riding was done, but we walked about 50 miles over the week.
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I think my family is a little confused as to why we would drive somewhere different,
Oh boy.
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Broken clavicle and ribs. Left in a stretcher.
+ collapsed lung. Pretty rough.
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/racing...-itzulia-crash
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That is my major *****, and the reason I decided to stop racing. My last race was a total ****show.

We were alerted to the fact that we weren't in our own race but were starting with the 40+3 and Cat 3 racers, at the start/staging area. As a rule, the 60+ field is thinned by attacks, and though that field was certainly depleted, there were enough kids in the pack that it was still too many for a two-lane road with a yellow line rule. Had anyone alerted us to the fact prior, I know there were enough cars and people to provide a follow car for the various groups.

They knew my bell was rung, I knew my collarbone was broken, yet I was still allowed to drive 100 miles home. The broken ribs and the need for a chest tube were discovered later. At least USAC event insurance covered a good portion of the deductible.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I was in the car listening to a morning radio show when it happened. I didn’t feel anything.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
That is my major *****, and the reason I decided to stop racing. My last race was a total ****show.

We were alerted to the fact that we weren't in our own race but were starting with the 40+3 and Cat 3 racers, at the start/staging area. As a rule, the 60+ field is thinned by attacks, and though that field was certainly depleted, there were enough kids in the pack that it was still too many for a two-lane road with a yellow line rule. Had anyone alerted us to the fact prior, I know there were enough cars and people to provide a follow car for the various groups.

They knew my bell was rung, I knew my collarbone was broken, yet I was still allowed to drive 100 miles home. The broken ribs and the need for a chest tube were discovered later. At least USAC event insurance covered a good portion of the deductible.
That dude has some pretty radical ideas about what to do. And I'm sorry that **** happened to you.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Oh boy.
I'm not worried about it. My wife and I are the ones who initially planned the trip, my in-laws decided to come down after the fact.

Plus, we have to drive to Nashville that afternoon so getting a bit of a head start on that trip won't be the worst thing.

We're heading out this afternoon and staying in Knoxville tonight Know of any good veggie/vegan restaurants?
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Originally Posted by big john
That dude has some pretty radical ideas about what to do. And I'm sorry that **** happened to you.
Thank you, big john Any time I clip in, I know something can happen, be it my commute, or in a race. That said, the race directors have an obligation to at least not maximize the possibility.
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This is gonna sound weird, but I sort of wanted it to be raining for my 1 mi walk to work. Wet on the ground, but dry skies atm. When I did this last, I used goretex hiking boots, a rain/windproof mountaineering jacket, and my moleskin pants and I was totally fine with a light umbrella. Work shirt on and work shoes in my pack. I have my boots on and the jacket in my bag in case its rainy on the way home. Fingers crossed lol. Feels like an adventure.
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We're heading out this afternoon and staying in Knoxville tonight Know of any good veggie/vegan restaurants?
I'm not the best of restaurant guides. Preferred cuisine? General area of town?
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I'm doing just fine.
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ok nvm, it started raining, even w some hail. to add to the excitement - I disrespected the weather report and went without an umbrella, so my pants are a bit wet. but, between the jacket and the boots, my torso and feet are dry. the pants will dry out. still glad I didn't drive or cycle commute!
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
You can plan a DC trip that includes cycling and it's family friendly. My daughter & I did the Ride DC event last September and had a great time. Surprisingly with over 8000 riders it thinned out quickly and we didn't feel too boxed in by other riders. They have several starting points based on riders experience.

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This isn't us, just an example of "the family plan"
This is the most important DC attraction for a certain group/workforce in the USA. I walked there one year during the Cherry Blossum 10 miler weekend and took a photo for my brother the FF. It's known as "The House of Pain." Legendary, to say the least among FFs.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm doing just fine.
Did any pine trees fall on your house?
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I had a toilet tank to rebuild this morning or I would’ve been back on the bike. I need the movement to fully wake up. I’m holding off on any mtb adventures until I have pump in hand.
It has only one bottle cage mount, and I would rather not get a camel back, so thinking of a saddle bag and or handlebars bag for extra water. My Brooks team pro has bag loops, surprisingly, but tends towards being uncomfortable in the upright posture. Maybe a 20 year old B17. Vamos a ver.
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Was it Velo Vol who posted the U-Haul that hit the dog shelter? I was on fb a day or two ago, perusing my old home town, and there was a call to adopt, or foster, as a U-Haul had slammed into the dog shelter.
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