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Old 03-30-20, 03:24 PM
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We are on our 5th tandem since 1982. We did some stage racing in the late 80s, early 90s. Pacelines in the upper 30s, no kidding. Huge chainrings and straight blocks.
Nice!
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Old 03-30-20, 03:31 PM
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I wonder if my wife would consider a tandem in a couple years. That would be fun. We could get JP from Paketa to dust off his stuff.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I wonder if my wife would consider a tandem in a couple years. That would be fun. We could get JP from Paketa to dust off his stuff.
A Paketa would be cool. If not, you can still go local.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Virginia just put into mandatory lock down til June first. No whyfi allowed.
What does the lockdown entail? Last night, the mother in law was saying that there were only restrictions on 10+ people in a space at a given time or something weird.

edit: oh, I see. Standard "stay at home" order. I would have thought that they would have gotten to that point earlier.

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Old 03-30-20, 03:54 PM
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That's crazy.
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I have no desire to ever go that fast on a mountain bike, or any bike, really.
Me either, but he is a 5 time world champion. I don't know if he can make a comeback, though. He's had some injuries the last couple years and not had a strong season for a while.
I suppose the other question is will the World Cup Downhill series ever start back up?

I checked, 4 events postponed or canceled, they plan to race again in June.

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Old 03-30-20, 04:06 PM
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Close. It hangs upside down from the garage ceiling. Bars and pedals are tire storage.
Mine hangs the same, I have ropes and extension cords on the bars.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Me either, but he is a 5 time world champion. I don't know if he can make a comeback, though. He's had some injuries the last couple years and not had a strong season for a while.
I suppose the other question is will the World Cup Downhill series ever start back up?

I checked, 4 events postponed or canceled, they plan to race again in June.
I sure hope they get a season. The downhill riders are just so entertaining to watch. Lots of great coverage out there, I especially love Ben Cathro's track walks and "Inside the Tape" series.

Speaking of downhill, this is my all-time favorite cycling-related video. Partly because these bike-handling skills are insane, but mostly because of the commentary. It's like a instant cure for a bad mood hearing how excited they get.

Danny Hart's 2011 run at Champery:


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I forgot to mention that she's 68-1/2, too.
Tough cookie.
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Way better all black:

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On the subject of tandems, most Addictionites are aware that my wife has broken her back 5x, pelvis 5x, clavicle 2x, radius 1x, metacarpal bones 1x, ribs 6x, sternum 1x, and had breast cancer surgery in the last 3-1/2 years.
I'm no doctor but that sounds bad.
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I forgot to mention that she's 68-1/2, too.
Good on her!
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Is this really still a thing? Are you not allowed to get your own gas, including at WaWa?

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I sure hope they get a season. The downhill riders are just so entertaining to watch. Lots of great coverage out there, I especially love Ben Cathro's track walks and "Inside the Tape" series.

Speaking of downhill, this is my all-time favorite cycling-related video. Partly because these bike-handling skills are insane, but mostly because of the commentary. It's like a instant cure for a bad mood hearing how excited they get.
I'm amazed by people who can ride mud like that, bicycle or motorcycle. There always seems to be one weirdo who races in mud like it's no big deal.
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Way better all black:

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I'm no doctor but that sounds bad.
Ya think?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Is this really still a thing? Are you not allowed to get your own gas, including at WaWa?

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In NJ. Not sure of anywhere else.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I sure hope they get a season. The downhill riders are just so entertaining to watch. Lots of great coverage out there, I especially love Ben Cathro's track walks and "Inside the Tape" series.

Speaking of downhill, this is my all-time favorite cycling-related video. Partly because these bike-handling skills are insane, but mostly because of the commentary. It's like a instant cure for a bad mood hearing how excited they get.

Danny Hart's 2011 run at Champery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYgAX6D43Q
Aw, man - they cut off the commentary at the very end.

"HOW DOES DANNY HART SIT DOWN WITH BALLS THAT BIG T- "



I've always been mesmerized with those urban downhill vids (or whatever they call 'em).
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What does the lockdown entail? Last night, the mother in law was saying that there were only restrictions on 10+ people in a space at a given time or something weird.

edit: oh, I see. Standard "stay at home" order. I would have thought that they would have gotten to that point earlier.

Look up Liberty University, and try not to scream.
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Virginia just put into mandatory lock down til June first. No whyfi allowed.
I bet I could sneak across the border.


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Aw, man - they cut off the commentary at the very end.

"HOW DOES DANNY HART SIT DOWN WITH BALLS THAT BIG T- "



I've always been mesmerized with those urban downhill vids (or whatever they call 'em).
The part that always gets me is at the very end when they're re-playing some sections:

"LOOK AT THE WHIP!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!"

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Look up Liberty University, and try not to scream.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I sure hope they get a season. The downhill riders are just so entertaining to watch. Lots of great coverage out there, I especially love Ben Cathro's track walks and "Inside the Tape" series.

Speaking of downhill, this is my all-time favorite cycling-related video. Partly because these bike-handling skills are insane, but mostly because of the commentary. It's like a instant cure for a bad mood hearing how excited they get.

Danny Hart's 2011 run at Champery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYgAX6D43Q
Definitely the best 3 minutes of sports commentary ever.

I think they made him quit drinking in the booth shortly afterwards.

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rjones28 hasn't been this muzzled since he was banished from Trollheim.
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rjones28 hasn't been this muzzled since he was banished from Trollheim.
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In NJ. Not sure of anywhere else.
I think most of Oregon still forbids self serve. Like only farming/logging counties are allowed to self-serve, or something like that. City slickers can't be trusted with flammable liquids.
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