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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-21-24, 03:02 PM
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If you bracket the decade surrounding the famous Miles *****es Brew album, you have my favorite period off jazz.

Some of the emergent releases right before hand are great, so much young talent, you can really feel the energy and big things about to happen. Nefertiti, Filles de Kilimanjaro or In a Silent Way (where my bikeforums avatar is from) are some of my favorite albums, featuring dissonant melodies and the introduction of electric instrumentation. And then these young guys (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Tony Williams) all went on to make their own fusion groups - Weather Report, Headhunters, Return to Forever etc. And you know what? It all kicks ass.
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Also, this is gonna seem kinda silly, but Liz and I are excited that we just assembled and installed our own toilet. We didn't do the flange, plumber did that, but we did everything over that. After we got the insurance payout, we looked for a few ways to reduce the quote with the contractors, and saved some $$$ in the process.
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How are you holding up Velo Vol ? Our mighty Pirates are in free fall.
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How are you holding up Velo Vol ? Our mighty Pirates are in free fall.
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Originally Posted by big john
Billy Cobham with Randy Jackson on bass.
BILLY COBHAM "Indigo" - YouTube
I would call that one "Saturday afternoon with beer"
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Holy cow what happened to the Bucs?

​​​​​Meanwhile the Mariners are keeping it even Steven, hopefully for a little while.

Hopefully the Stros are basement dwellers all season





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I'll call that "contemplation in 3 parts"
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I would call that one "Saturday afternoon with beer"
From the 70s but this guy is still around.
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Originally Posted by big john
From the 70s but this guy is still around.
Jeff Lorber Fusion - Right Here - YouTube
Nice.
I'll call that one "I got your right here right here" Imagine the crotch grab.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I should make it a goal to up my Jazz game.
How do you expect to accomplish that?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS

How are you holding up Velo Vol ?
I'm doing just fine?
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Jazz might as well be clasical as far as having any interest to me. Or opera. I would sooner listen to country, and I don’t much like that either
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How do you expect to accomplish that?
Intentionally listen to 70's Jazz fusion. Possibly receive recommendations. Spotify etc.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Intentionally listen to 70's Jazz fusion. Possibly receive recommendations. Spotify etc.
I only listen to mid-90s Norwegian alt-rock with cycling content in videos.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I should make it a goal to up my Jazz game. I'm thinking about starting with 70's fusion.
Fusion's alright. I always wanted it to get weirder though.

Something like Hellebore maybe

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Intentionally listen to 70's Jazz fusion. Possibly receive recommendations. Spotify etc.
Here's Bjork photographed shortly after flipping through the fusion section. For inspiration.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I was unaware that front tires ever flatted.
I've had it happen @ 25ish MPH on a downhill stretch. Good times.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Oh, hell. The cold I got? It's COVID.

So far, it just feels like a cold.
Sad
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I've had it happen @ 25ish MPH on a downhill stretch. Good times.
I've had it happen when hitting potholes on downhills. Weight on the front, sudden sharp edge.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Vee dub topper of the day.

It's the Wood that makes it Good edition:

Looks heavy
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
First cut of the season yesterday.
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Probably should have started last week but it rained a lot.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Looks heavy
I think it was maple.

Primo-quality plywood.

The whole car was painted in orange bedliner, that stuff can't be light either. I'm surprised that thing can get up a hill.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I should make it a goal to up my Jazz game. I'm thinking about starting with 70's fusion.
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