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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, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I've had it happen when hitting potholes on downhills. Weight on the front, sudden sharp edge.
Once on highway 99 coming into Oregon City in a horrendous downpour, a truck was passing, spraying with that super sweet truck mist and I was blinded, nailed a pothole with all my weight on the bike. Flatted both tires, put a big ol' dent in the rear rim. I was about 15 miles from home but got things patched up and k-thunk, k-thunk, k-thunked it all the way home.
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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
#stickinthemud
Theater weekend with Mrs. rjones28. She worked. I spectated.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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.
Yeah. Vanagons are not very powerful.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Yeah. Vanagons are not very powerful.
Maybe she had a turbo Subaru swap in her...
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Originally Posted by rjones28
First cut of the season yesterday.
Was it the deepest?

Damn, this is quite the video. Totally giving me Scopitone vibes.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Maybe she had a turbo Subaru swap in her...
Why not keep it in the family? 3.2l Porsche swap.

PAOTD

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Maybe she had a turbo Subaru swap in her...
Maybe.
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Why not keep it in the family? 3.2l Porsche swap.

PAOTD

Well, money no object, sure why not!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Well, money no object, sure why not!
I kind of want a Westfalia camper version of it.
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Dang, harsh weather down in the Valley today

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I wonder what the score of the WV game was?

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Yesterday.

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i have been feeling a little better after some med changes (aka a lot more) and way less miles, so i went for a short ride on the non-e-bike this morning. did about the flattest 20 miles possible here (800 feet) with my hr below 95, power at 150w +/- 10w the whole time. it’s a different vibe for sure, no hammering, not even pushing it a little for a climb, or to pass someone, or to make a light… but still enjoyable. unfortunately it would get super repetitive, there’s just not much variety of “flat” routes here. i’m glad I haven’t sold the aethos yet, but it’s a tough call. it kind of mocks/haunts me with all the amazing memories when it’s not mothballed in the attic.

starting the transplant evaluation process next month, should be pretty interesting.

we’re also moving for the first time in 20+ years, what a mess that is. it’s good that we didn’t do it when I was highly focused on doing 150 miles a week. incompatible.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
First cut of the season yesterday.
First cut is the deepest, also
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets;[url=tel:23220481
23220481[/url]]
How is MLB doing with the see through uniforms? Will Angel Hernandez finish the season?
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Originally Posted by mschwett;[url=tel:23220544
23220544]i have been feeling a little better after some med changes (aka a lot more) and way less miles, so i went for a short ride on the non-e-bike this morning. did about the flattest 20 miles possible here (800 feet) with my hr below 95, power at 150w +/- 10w the whole time. it’s a different vibe for sure, no hammering, not even pushing it a little for a climb, or to pass someone, or to make a light… but still enjoyable. unfortunately it would get super repetitive, there’s just not much variety of “flat” routes here. i’m glad I haven’t sold the aethos yet, but it’s a tough call. it kind of mocks/haunts me with all the amazing memories when it’s not mothballed in the attic.

starting the transplant evaluation process next month, should be pretty interesting.

we’re also moving for the first time in 20+ years, what a mess that is. it’s good that we didn’t do it when I was highly focused on doing 150 miles a week. incompatible.
Kudos
I rode the exact same route for something like five years in a row, and would still be riding it if the heavy truck traffic hadn’t moved in. No speed bumps for a 20 km stretch.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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.
windows obscured. Might be illicit activities involved.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS;[url=tel:23220609
23220609]windows obscured. Might be illicit activities involved.
or maybe they just want to keep their sex life private.
Folks who defame drug use tend to have wild imaginations
Live a little
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Perhaps. Not to be political, but I’d never move to a state that places sever limitations on a woman’s right to healthcare.

Ive been setting my kids up for the same when it comes to college. Regardless of scholarships or anything else, I won’t pay for a school in any states that restrict the same either.

It’s also why I won’t go to Oklahoma for the Mid South gravel race- regardless of how great Bobby is and how inclusive his race is, gas, lodging, sales tax etc will all go in part to the state, and as a dad of 2 girls, I can’t justify any financial contribution to a state that would treat them as 2nd class citizens, no matter how small the contribution is.
Trust me, this is constantly on our mind. We needed a change, though, and this has worked out in a lot of great ways for us personally (maybe selfishly?). I won't deny that it's hard to reconcile mentally.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I've had it happen @ 25ish MPH on a downhill stretch. Good times.
I was test riding a lo-pro TT bike at the shop when the 21mm 650c tire blew off the rim at ~130psi. Thankfully I was only cruising around the parking lot and nothing on the bike or me got seriously damaged, aside from not being able to hear for 30 seconds after it happened.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Trust me, this is constantly on our mind. We needed a change, though, and this has worked out in a lot of great ways for us personally (maybe selfishly?). I won't deny that it's hard to reconcile mentally.
SC would be on my list of places should things ever change.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
or maybe they just want to keep their sex life private.
Folks who defame drug use tend to have wild imaginations
Live a little
I was thinking a more dastardly deed of dealing in counterfeit awesome shovels.

I live a lot.
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