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Old 02-25-21, 06:02 PM
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I suck at bunny hopping, but there is a bridge near me with a huge “lip” that is incredibly jarring, so I have started to pull the front wheel up which minimizes the stress and pain in my hands/wrists. I have not bothered trying to lift the rear as I don’t know the technique and somehow the backend tolerates a hard bump better.
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I suck at bunny hopping, but there is a bridge near me with a huge ďlipĒ that is incredibly jarring, so I have started to pull the front wheel up which minimizes the stress and pain in my hands/wrists. I have not bothered trying to lift the rear as I donít know the technique and somehow the backend tolerates a hard bump better.
I do the "English Bunnyhop", which means basically as I approach the joint I crouch just a little bit then jump up, bringing the bike with me. It kinda works. I'm pulling up on the handlebars, but I think I'm not always pulling up with my feet.
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Three and a half?
Add another digit.
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Itís my understanding that variations of that dream are relatively common. Mine is that Iím signed up for a course Iíve never attended. I havenít even bought the text book(s). The final exam is in a couple of weeks. I have to decide whether I try to learn enough to pass or lie to the professor by telling him I didnít realize I was signed up with the hope that heíll let me drop it.
As Mojo31 hinted at, it's weird to keep rehashing that many years after you quit school.
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First ride on my quasi-level saddle. It's still not right. I think it needs to be moved forward.

Also the mystery noise continues. The bike shoppe guy said he could not recreate it from the rear wheel. So now I'm revisiting the possibility that it could be the BB? I had dismissed that because the BB doesn't have a lot of miles on it (compared to previous ones) and the noise doesn't just happen when I'm applying extra force (going uphill). I can't tell from the sound if it's coming from the crank or the back. Alas.

Despite those hardships, it wasn't all bad. I got to ride in short sleeves. At the office park a couple Canadian geese honked at me. I assume they were bringing greetings from the homeland.

And then there's this:



Sherrill Blvd is the road the Brown Squirrel is on.
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I read a Lennard Zinn article where he tried to answer why some riders broke more parts than others. He concluded certain riders have have such uneven power delivery that they flex things much more than normal, leading to metal fatigue. That could be a factor, but riding desert bikes taught me to lift the front wheel and let the rear slam into things. I do that and the road bike sometimes, oops.

p.s. I'm riding about 15 hours per week, sometimes a little less, road and off road combined. I would do more if I could recover better. Getting old sucks.
Would you rather not get older?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

As Mojo31 hinted at, it's weird to keep rehashing that many years after you quit school.
You quit school?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Add another digit.

As Mojo31 hinted at, it's weird to keep rehashing that many years after you quit school.
Yeah, and why doesn't it happen with other memorable moments like my experience being married to my ex-wife? School was like a big party compared to that.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post

p.s. I'm riding about 15 hours per week, sometimes a little less, road and off road combined. I would do more if I could recover better. Getting old sucks.
So, yeah. You're doing about 2-2.5x the time I'm doing, plus half of mine is in the garage at the moment.
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You quit school?
Wouldn't you if you found yourself stuck at U. Tenn?
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Despite those hardships, it wasn't all bad. I got to ride in short sleeves.
You mean you actually enjoyed yourself?
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You quit school?
I quit going once I met degree requirements. I no longer attend school.
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Would you rather not get older?
Well no, duh. I just rather it didn't suck as much as it does. Actually I'm happy to be able to do the things I do and I'm pretty lucky in a lot of ways.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
First ride on my quasi-level saddle. It's still not right. I think it needs to be moved forward.

Also the mystery noise continues. The bike shoppe guy said he could not recreate it from the rear wheel. So now I'm revisiting the possibility that it could be the BB? I had dismissed that because the BB doesn't have a lot of miles on it (compared to previous ones) and the noise doesn't just happen when I'm applying extra force (going uphill). I can't tell from the sound if it's coming from the crank or the back. Alas.

Despite those hardships, it wasn't all bad. I got to ride in short sleeves. At the office park a couple Canadian geese honked at me. I assume they were bringing greetings from the homeland.

And then there's this:



Sherrill Blvd is the road the Brown Squirrel is on.
Makes sense. Like Johnny Majors, Jackie Sherrill was head coach at Pitt.
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You mean you actually enjoyed yourself?
I've had better. Seat and knee condition weren't ideal
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There's a little watched Health and Fitness section @ Twitch.

https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game...20%26%20Health

Most of the streams are weight lifters (yawn), but right now a guy is Zwifting. I've never seen it in action. It looks pretty dumb.

Anyway, one of you should stream your Zwifts and we'll post our analysis in the comments
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I quit going once I met degree requirements. I no longer attend school.
Most people say they graduated. On a related note, most people stop looking for a lost item once they find it. That's why it was found at the last place they looked.
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I quit going once I met degree requirements. I no longer attend school.
Quitting and graduating are very different things.
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Well no, duh. I just rather it didn't suck as much as it does. Actually I'm happy to be able to do the things I do and I'm pretty lucky in a lot of ways.
You and me both.
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Most people say they graduated. On a related note, most people stop looking for a lost item once they find it. That's why it was found at the last place they looked.
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I quit looking for new handlebars for the Fatboy.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There's a little watched Health and Fitness section @ Twitch.

https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game...20%26%20Health

Most of the streams are weight lifters (yawn), but right now a guy is Zwifting. I've never seen it in action. It looks pretty dumb.

Anyway, one of you should stream your Zwifts and we'll post our analysis in the comments
Geez. Like Mystery Science Theater 3000. But who's Crow and who's Tom Servo?
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I have no time to get bogged down in semantics tonight.
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I quit looking for new handlebars for the Fatboy.
I have a name, you know.
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I got this yesterday. Unfortunately I won't be riding until my pain goes away. I'm not sure the beeping laser is helping. I need to do my stretches...

Redactions were made to preserve anonymity.
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I quit looking for new handlebars for the Fatboy.
quitters never win.
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Redactions were made to preserve anonymity.
1) You're worried that someone here is going to hack into your doctor's computer system to find out who you are?

2) You don't wear a helmet already?
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