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Old 04-10-24, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
I rolled up on a guy yesterday. He was wearing a CA State Champion jersey.

I asked him, "In what event did you win that jersey?"

He replied, "Um, not sure. What's the date on the jersey?"

Me: "2015".

Him: "Then I think it was cyclocross".

The dude has too many state champion jerseys to keep track of. Big Dog problems.
#goals. I have two - but they're both in an obscure event, TTT. Both in elite. One year we were the only team . But the other time it was an actual race.

I'd like to add a Master's jersey in the RR before my time is up. Or criterium, but preferably RR. Stiff competition around here!
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I had thought about doing Masters (35+) nationals last year, and my coach encouraged it, but it was too close to Lilly's due date. Plus, it was in Georgia or something in severe heat and humidity. I had kick ass legs, but I do not do well in heat.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I got an email from Canyon today. There's a new colorway for the Aeroad. Completely different from what anyone else is doing - very dark gray with black graphics. Boy, nobody has anything like THAT!!! It would totally stand out in group rides!

What got me, though, was they say you can finance it! As low as 0.00%! Gosh! I hope I manage, for the rest of my days, to avoid buying any bike so expensive that I can't just cough up all the money up front. But hey, that's me.

Those shiny zipps though…….
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It's 74 degrees outside, a calm windless late morning. And I'm off work on PFL. Time to take Lilly on a walk. Gonna take care of baby as much as possible today before leaving her with Liz so I can go to jazz night.
No babies allowed at Jazz night? Lame

Maybe I should go to jazz night too. I've been living here for months and still haven't gone even though it's just a half mile walk from home.

It's been tough for me to get excited about it cuz Jazz nights in Portland were so good. Mel Brown would have a show at least every other week in the 90s. Google search shows hes still going strong, with a show on the 24th. BITD they were $5, entry is $20 nowadays.​​​​​
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Originally Posted by datlas
My friend who crashed sent his S-works SL8 to a place that apparently does ultrasound analysis on crashed crabon frames to test their integrity. Apparently his frame is fine but fork must be replaced. My other friend who is helping with this tells me sourcing a new fork from Specialized is very difficult and may end up costing almost as much and a new frame plus fork.

This does not sound right to me, but it’s not my bike and my friend with the damaged fork has plenty of resources to get this resolved.
Dang! Has he looked into just getting a Colombus and having it painted to match?
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Originally Posted by datlas
My friend who crashed sent his S-works SL8 to a place that apparently does ultrasound analysis on crashed crabon frames to test their integrity. Apparently his frame is fine but fork must be replaced. My other friend who is helping with this tells me sourcing a new fork from Specialized is very difficult and may end up costing almost as much and a new frame plus fork.

This does not sound right to me, but it’s not my bike and my friend with the damaged fork has plenty of resources to get this resolved.
Wow.

I replaced my Domane fork, and it only cost $350 for the part with perhaps another $100 for the removal and installation.
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I think that peacock is barking up the wrong tree.
IKR. Emus can be nasty.

I arrived a little early and parked outside the farm. Later, one of the workers came to me and suggested that I move my car inside the gate because a peacock was pecking it. For some reason, they don’t peck cars inside the facility. Maybe ones parked outside are seen as threats.
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IKR. Emus can be nasty.

I arrived a little early and parked outside the farm. Later, one of the workers came to me and suggested that I move my car inside the gate because a peacock was pecking it. For some reason, they don’t peck cars inside the facility. Maybe ones parked outside are seen as threats.
Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...
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Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...
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We had a spirited and fantastic ride. I believe there were 15 riders total. Temps warmed up quickly so I was able to pitch the gilet at the rest stop and finish the ride just with bibs/short sleeve jersey. I did not quite ride my new age of 59, but still a fine ride.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I had thought about doing Masters (35+) nationals last year, and my coach encouraged it, but it was too close to Lilly's due date. Plus, it was in Georgia or something in severe heat and humidity. I had kick ass legs, but I do not do well in heat.
I heard that it was very oppressive.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am super thrifty bordering on hoarder.

Pitch gilet means take it off, roll up, and stash in rear jersey pocket.
I see the problem. The proper word is "ditched".
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I see the problem. The proper word is "ditched".
I'm a big fan of 86ed
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This weather sucks… how the hell does it thunderstorm at 6AM in upstate NY this time of year.

another day of missed riding. Sad!
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3x15. Second set raised my FTP. Went balls to the wall. Made third set hurt.
Nice intervals - are those Ben Sherman shoes?
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Did a cacciatore-style simple sauce tonight. Chicken in first till mostly done, then out to a plate. Onions in the fond. Crank the heat and deglaze w some wine, before canned tomato sauce and a little broth. Reducing it down a bit then I'll finish the chicken in it shortly. Pasta, IDK whatever is in the cupboard. I like tube noodles (penne, rigatoni etc), Liz likes long noodles. This may be a coin toss. Served with a nice glass of Chianti of course.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Nice intervals - are those Ben Sherman shoes?

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Just went on ride number 2 today. Wife approved me to go on a group ride. Hammer fest, a lot of pent up energy since I cant race this weekend. Went all out, attacked a lot, did a lot of lead outs to sprint for my Bike shop bud. It was fun just to let it all out. Means tomorrow will prolly be just an hour recovery ride. My legs are beat.


Today’s ride resulted in my FTP being raised by 16 points. So my official number is kind of what I already thought it was.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
This weather sucks… how the hell does it thunderstorm at 6AM in upstate NY this time of year.

another day of missed riding. Sad!
Supposed to rain here again this weekend. I'll probably do another Friday ride, been doing them lately because of so many rainy Saturdays. So I don't miss out on saddle time but I do miss the club rides.

When I was working a rainy Saturday would upset me quite a bit. Retirement is the best job ever.
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Spikes are my pulls, I did do 2 sprints, one was pathetic though.
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Hey my FTP is 3.6 W/KG! That’s good right? I’m gunna think it is. If it’s not, don’t answer.
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Originally Posted by abshipp;[url=tel:23210599
23210599[/url]]We got back from Missouri last night at about 9:30.

Overall it was a fantastic trip. All the work I did on our new-to-us car held and it gave us no issues over the ±1500 miles.

Got to see some family I haven't seen since our wedding 5 years ago, and got to meet some more family that I hadn't before.

We had perfect weather in Doniphan, MO for the 4 minutes 12 seconds of totality. Very different vibe from 2017, when we saw totality on a bluff with a small group. There were hundreds at the park we watched at, but it was still an amazing experience. I took no pictures since I knew more talented folks like BillyD were out getting better shots than I ever could.

Afterwards we went to eat in downtown, happened to walk by a tattoo shop offering $60 flash art and my wife and I decided on a whim to get tattoos together.

We then drove in to Nashville and spent the night. Got up the next morning and went to the Parthenon in Centennial Park, then drove the rest of the way home.

My work alarm sure was early this morning. Thankfully it will be a short week.
Great news on the car
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Originally Posted by datlas;[url=tel:23210887
23210887[/url]]I am super thrifty bordering on hoarder.

Pitch gilet means take it off, roll up, and stash in rear jersey pocket.
Tongue in cheek
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just went on ride number 2 today. Wife approved me to go on a group ride. Hammer fest, a lot of pent up energy since I cant race this weekend. Went all out, attacked a lot, did a lot of lead outs to sprint for my Bike shop bud. It was fun just to let it all out. Means tomorrow will prolly be just an hour recovery ride. My legs are beat.


Today’s ride resulted in my FTP being raised by 16 points. So my official number is kind of what I already thought it was.
Did Dallas get canceled?
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