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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 05-03-24, 04:43 PM
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Old 05-03-24, 04:46 PM
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Garden update: my sunchokes (I planted a bunch of tubers in the fall) are growing!


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not sure if there's a way to quantify it, but I'd guess my hands are of average steadiness.
The steadiness of my hands deteriorates after a half hour of using the string trimmer.
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FYI there are medicines to reduce hand tremors (like nonselective beta blockers, certain seizure medicines and benzodiazepines) but I do not recommend them. They are actually banned as PED’s in archery and other similar sports. They are NOT PEDs for cycling.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Boy, am I gonna have trouble adjusting to life on the East Coast!
I'm doing just fine*.

*except for November - March
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The steadiness of my hands deteriorates after a half hour of using the string trimmer.
I did it for over two hours yesterday.

No hand unsteadiness detected.
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They are NOT PEDs for cycling.
You checked?
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Originally Posted by TMonk
nice, agreeable groove that my guitar player learned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqVhZQGDUPE
I like. I'm trying to up my jazz-fusion game.
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Old 05-03-24, 07:38 PM
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I like. I'm trying to up my jazz-fusion game.
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Originally Posted by datlas;[url=tel:23230771
23230771]Garden update: my sunchokes (I planted a bunch of tubers in the fall) are growing!


Hear me now and believe me later. Keep them contained. That said, Kudos. They are delicious and nutritious. Or
Good, and good for you!
And the flowers smell faintly of chocolate Sigh

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Old 05-03-24, 07:53 PM
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Heat wave in the news, and Yucatan is in the second hottest group. It’s the hottest the rest of the year. Now, in the hottest time of the year ot can at times slip into second
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm doing just fine*.

*except for November - March
Seen out front of Velo Vol's place:

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The ride into the local mountains tomorrow might not happen. 30mph wind with gusts to 40. Drat.

There is a ride to Beverly Hills and it has some climbing. Also, lots of traffic.
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The ride into the local mountains tomorrow might not happen. 30mph wind with gusts to 40. Drat.

There is a ride to Beverly Hills and it has some climbing. Also, lots of traffic.
We're supposed to get pretty windy tomorrow, then really windy Sunday. After the snow last weekend and now this, all the outdoorsy people in town are lamenting "Why does this always happen on the weekends?"

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Yeah, it's supposed to get cooler and stay windy on Sunday here.
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Gotta be in the top 10 of first pitches.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Gotta be in the top 10 of first pitches.

https://twitter.com/Dbacks/status/1786581498503807086
Not even close to this.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Hear me now and believe me later. Keep them contained. That said, Kudos. They are delicious and nutritious. Or
Good, and good for you!
And the flowers smell faintly of chocolate Sigh
I am aware they can spread. Hence the fence.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

You checked?
I did not check per se, but the beta blockers reduce HR and are going to reduce maximum exercise capacity and thus inhibit performance on the bike, and the others are sedatives in some way and should not improve your cycling in any rational way. I know my drugs pretty well.
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I used the force on this Star Wars Day.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I used the force on this Star Wars Day.

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Great, kid. Don’t get cocky!
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Originally Posted by big john
Stolen from Chicago Photo Club.
Doesn't look like a photo.
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My club has an annual Spring Breakout Day ride. It's always a mess the first 3-4 miles as the group will consist of riders with zero miles up to riders with thousands so far this year.

Weather should be fantastic which is not often the case. Low 70s and light winds at the start and nearing 80º by finish. In the past, it's interesting that if it's 45º with a howling wind and rain, the zero miles people ride and the thousand+ mile people give it a pass.
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I've been AWOL recently due to traveling in England and some medical changes that have gone very well. I got a new drug and either the pharmacist or my doctor's nurse has called me every other day to make sure it's going well (which it is). It was weird getting calls in England especially when the first question was. "So, where are we at today?"

Anyway, life is grand.
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Great, kid. Don’t get cocky!
I see what you did there.
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My club has an annual Spring Breakout Day ride.
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