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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-19-21, 10:12 PM
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February 2019 I weighed 265. Never thought I would fit in a size 32 again. I did save all my old clothes though, so once I lost the weight I didnít have to buy a new wardrobe. The old big clothes I set on fire.
Reported. Fire hazard.
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It all counts. It's all time between the desire for pizza and the first bite of pizza.
It counts as time spent waiting for the pizza, not time spent making the pizza.
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I'm out of control . I just bought a trek gravel bike. Gotta go pick it up after work tomorrow. I dont even want to ride gravel. $400.00 ...what the heck.



You do want to ride gravel, you just havenít realized it yet.

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I was blessed with the amazing genes that allow me to be skinny fat. 511 165 pounds, best shape I have been in since college and yet with a shirt off or skin tight rich italian synthetic material I still look fat. Itís really an amazing gift.
I have to work extremely hard in the gym when I lose weight to not be skinny fat, so itís a gift we share. Itís why I eat obscene amounts of protein daily.
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I had a dream last night that the guy who owns the LBS where I bought the revolt couldnít source the bike I ordered and gave me the model with GRX 815 Di2 instead.
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Power just came back on, it was off for an hour+. Wind is still loud and it's a little drafty in here. Not like our last house, that place the blinds would swing around and make a racket when it was even a little windy. And the bugs could get in at will including scorpions and the big centipedes. Someone told me to try glueboards for the scorpions. Caught 2 lizards on the glueboards.

Mrs John caught this centipede and claimed it.
What does one do with a centipede after itís claimed?
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, America.
Let's hope it's not too interesting.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
The 2021 crocket comes in a pretty sweet pink as well.
My buddy has one of the old Pepto pink disc Crocketts. I'm super jealous of it even though I don't have much use for a gravel bike.

He had the cantilever version initially and was going to sell the frameset to me for a pretty good deal, but it was a size smaller than what I would really need and the previous owner cut the fork steer tube really short
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My buddy has one of the old Pepto pink disc Crocketts. I'm super jealous of it even though I don't have much use for a gravel bike.

He had the cantilever version initially and was going to sell the frameset to me for a pretty good deal, but it was a size smaller than what I would really need and the previous owner cut the fork steer tube really short
There was one for sale in my area recently for 1200, used, I just donít need a gravel bike. The fact that I didnít have 1200 dollars wasnít the issue at all.
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There was one for sale in my area recently for 1200, used, I just donít need a gravel bike. The fact that I didnít have 1200 dollars wasnít the issue at all.
In the end I'm kind of glad I didn't buy it since it's specifically a cyclocross bike, not a gravel bike. I think tire clearance is limited to around 40mm and my friend says that even on the size 58 he's got toe overlap.

Plus I've raced cyclocross enough to know that I don't really like it
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In the end I'm kind of glad I didn't buy it since it's specifically a cyclocross bike, not a gravel bike. I think tire clearance is limited to around 40mm and my friend says that even on the size 58 he's got toe overlap.

Plus I've raced cyclocross enough to know that I don't really like it
It looks like it could be fun. When I first started doing this sport that was one of the first style of races that I saw, and I was really interested. Now not as much.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
It looks like it could be fun. When I first started doing this sport that was one of the first style of races that I saw, and I was really interested. Now not as much.
Riding a cyclocross bike is fun, especially on mountain bike singletrack. It's that the races themselves are just way harder than I'm interested in working

I don't particularly enjoy feeling like I'm going to throw up, and it's even worse when you're feeling that way and getting lapped
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It counts as time spent waiting for the pizza, not time spent making the pizza.
The waiting is the hardest part.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Riding a cyclocross bike is fun, especially on mountain bike singletrack. It's that the races themselves are just way harder than I'm interested in working

I don't particularly enjoy feeling like I'm going to throw up, and it's even worse when you're feeling that way and getting lapped
I'm not particularly good at it, but I enjoy it well enough to participate in two or three races per event.
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I mean, max heart rate for 30 to 60 minutes while jumping off and on your bike over uneven ground? What's not to like?

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I mean, max heart rate for 30 to 60 minutes while jumping off and on your bike over uneven ground? What's not to like?

I certainly liked my CX bike. Shouldn't have ever sold it

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In the end I'm kind of glad I didn't buy it since it's specifically a cyclocross bike, not a gravel bike. I think tire clearance is limited to around 40mm and my friend says that even on the size 58 he's got toe overlap.

Plus I've raced cyclocross enough to know that I don't really like it
Iím always amazed that anyone would want to participate in that sport. I feel like itís the cycling version of a Spartan Race.
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I mean, max heart rate for 30 to 60 minutes while jumping off and on your bike over uneven ground? What's not to like?

I did quite a bit of CX in the '80s and that is exactly what it is in a nutshell. Max HR from the start because usually if you aren't top 3 at the first corner, you might as well forget about podium.
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I certainly liked my CX bike. Shouldn't have ever sold it

I had a Colnago World Cup and a Garneau Steeple X. Sold them both. I'm too fragile for CX or gravel.
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I had a Colnago World Cup and a Garneau Steeple X. Sold them both. I'm too fragile for CX or gravel.
I ran cross country in high school and hated it, but I think carrying a bike would make it all better.
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There was one for sale in my area recently for 1200, used, I just donít need a gravel bike. The fact that I didnít have 1200 dollars wasnít the issue at all.
Why donít you need one? There seems to be quite a bit of it within a reasonable driving range if you.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Iím always amazed that anyone would want to participate in that sport. I feel like itís the cycling version of a Spartan Race.
A few years ago a former riding buddy was warming up on a course before a race. Lost control, hit a tree and died.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Why donít you need one? There seems to be quite a bit of it within a reasonable driving range if you.
as soon as I buy gravel tires for my old wheels, my C2 transforms into a gravel bike. magic
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