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Old 04-06-24, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Snow removal?

Doing a mule ride?
Snow removal is not landscaping.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Snow removal is not landscaping.
It depends.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It depends.
On what?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
On what?
The amount and duration of the snow cover.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The amount and duration of the snow cover.
Incorrect.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
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hurry up, the time to jump on the bandwagon is NOW!
Thought they might have the best record in the league, but nope, tied with the Yankees and the Tribe.
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Time to make the lemon bars.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm sure there's something alive there; unlikely it is well.

As do expensive ones.
IF...you can call this livin'...and thats a big IF.
there's suck..and then there's Sucks!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I just had an ice cream.
I save my extra caloric intake for the occasional adult beverage.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Cheap fans blow.
Depends on which side you are on.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I don't think you can call it living if there's no ice cream.
I never said it was a perfect plan. But it's the plan I am running atm
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I think I have an ear infection again. Can’t hear out of my left ear.
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Meh. LAJ’s inferno didn’t go as well as I would have liked today. I didn’t “fail” but the numbers I set for myself I didn’t hit. I was in the range though that I was supposed to be in.

5x5s kicked my ass yesterday. Anyways, I added the extra 40/20 set. That actually took a long time for me to do. Building workouts in Garmin is easy, adding a set to an existing workout, not easy.




I had to cut 20 mins off the tempo today. Ran out
of time. Interestingly enough, the tempo with the burst felt the best today.


5x5 yesterday

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Same. I was disappointed it came to an end, but it was a good enough reason to not dwell on it.
You guys ought to look into old man racing like I did with old man softball, where the participants are in it mostly just for fun and camaraderie, and most aren't doing dumb stuff like sliding into base or running into an outfield wall. Once you hit your mid 60s the testosterone has declined enough that your brain starts working better making wiser choices.
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Tax preparation tomorrow. I feel poorer already. Wonder if climbing wheels would make it funner.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Then, I found a fun sport group to ride with and never looked back.
That's the spirit.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You guys ought to look into old man racing like I did with old man softball, where the participants are in it mostly just for fun and camaraderie, and most aren't doing dumb stuff like sliding into base or running into an outfield wall. Once you hit your mid 60s the testosterone has declined enough that your brain starts working better making wiser choices.
Old man racing around here are ex-Olympians and Tour racers. Hard to wash that competitive gene out.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You missed a chance to see a legend.

https://twitter.com/Suns/status/1776764462558855390
Too long; moved on.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Old man racing around here are ex-Olympians and Tour racers. Hard to wash that competitive gene out.
Originally Posted by BillyD
You guys ought to look into old man racing like I did with old man softball, where the participants are in it mostly just for fun and camaraderie, and most aren't doing dumb stuff like sliding into base or running into an outfield wall. Once you hit your mid 60s the testosterone has declined enough that your brain starts working better making wiser choices.
The old man racing around here is filled with as much quality as anywhere else. I'm finding that old man racing (even at 35+) is generally safer, and more respectful. Guys are more experienced, and race smarter and smoother. I don't always enjoy lining up in P/1/2 with a bunch of whipper-snappers who are going to corner aggressively and generally ride like they don't have to work on Monday.

EDIT: When I race P/1/2 now, I view it as training, and stay far back enough to avoid the business end. Don't have the nerves for that any more. Plus I'm not good enough to make a big impact up there anyway.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Old man racing around here are ex-Olympians and Tour racers. Hard to wash that competitive gene out.
I get it, our league wouldn't work either if we had ex pro ballplayers coming in.

But we do have two levels: the A level is new guys coming in between 60 to 65 years old. Some of them are quite good. The B level is guys in their 70s and 80s, along with a few younger washouts from the A level.
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According to Cycling news, MVDP went with 3.46 bar in 32mm Corsa Pro on the back.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Paris Roubaix tyre spoiler:

According to Cycling news, MVDP went with 3.46 bar in 32mm Corsa Pro on the back.
Bad choice. 19mm tubulars on an alloy rim would have been far better.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I get it, our league wouldn't work either if we had ex pro ballplayers coming in.

But we do have two levels: the A level is new guys coming in between 60 to 65 years old. Some of them are quite good. The B level is guys in their 70s and 80s, along with a few younger washouts from the A level.
That makes sense, but unfortunately, there is none of that in amateur cycling. Do well, upgrade. Get older, race with more experienced riders that take less chances as TMonk states. Unfortunately, that's not always a promise, as my situation showed.

In my case, Brevets are still an enjoyable thing, though I still think 600k will still be my limit. Popping off 130 miles at over 20 mph average, is not bad for March, so getting faster is still on my plate.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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According to Cycling news, MVDP went with 3.46 bar in 32mm Corsa Pro on the back.
50.1830442 psi in real money.
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