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Old 01-01-21, 05:37 PM
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We started in the low 20's and ended in the low 40's. Holy cow, what an improvement over the previous years, what with 70 mile gusts last year, and single digits the year before. It was a great ride.
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We started in the low 20's and ended in the low 40's. Holy cow, what an improvement over the previous years, what with 70 mile gusts last year, and single digits the year before. It was a great ride.

70 mile gusts is a bag of nopes.
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70 mile gusts is a bag of nopes.
Isn't one nope sufficient?
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Isn't one nope sufficient?
Sometimes you gotta buy em by the bag. Like in Gonzagaland, for instance:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Isn't one nope sufficient?
Sometimes it isn't.
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70 mile gusts is a bag of nopes.
That almost happened. Getting blown of the bike wasn't as fun. The problem was we were halfway along on the bad part, so going forward was the best option.
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I opted to do the coastal ride today. Beautiful day and a fun ride. I stole a couple pictures from one of the ladies.


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First real miles of 2021 for me, too. Only 33 of them, but once again, REAL Miles >>> Virtual Miles. I was initially surprised by the number of cyclists there were on the road today, what with it being in the 50s, and this being NorCal and all. And it didn't look like many were novices. There was that couple in matching salmon colored jerseys who appeared to be wearing new kit and riding new bikes. Maybe Santa was good to them. Ended up being a Zone 1-2 ride, which I didn't mind.
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I opted to do the coastal ride today. Beautiful day and a fun ride. I stole a couple pictures from one of the ladies.
No frozen lake though.
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No frozen lake though.
Imagine how cold it would have to be to freeze the Pacific.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Sometimes you gotta buy em by the bag. Like in Gonzagaland, for instance:

The Panda looks skeptical of the burger. Then again, they subsist on bamboo, which their carnivore guts can barely process nutrition out of, so what do they know? I mean, have you eaten at Panda Express?
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The Panda looks skeptical of the burger. Then again, they subsist on bamboo, which their carnivore guts can barely process nutrition out of, so what do they know? I mean, have you eaten at Panda Express?
Also, it appears to be holding the burger just by the upper bun, which makes one wonder how it's all holding together.
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Imagine how could it would have to be to freeze the Pacific.
When you grow up swimming on the lower eastern Seaboard, then hop in the Pacific at Santa Monica singing Beach Boys songs to yourself, you wonder how the Pacific isn't frozen.
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There is a Church's near here. I thought it was too greasy. The best fried chicken used to be at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood. Outstanding! They had smothered mashed potatoes and collard greens and excellent corn bread. I heard it went downhill after it got crazy busy.
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Well that was fun. Got in my first real miles of the year. Also -



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Frozen lake?
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Remember, the difference between COLD and COULD is U!
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There is a Church's near here. I thought it was too greasy. The best fried chicken used to be at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood. Outstanding! They had smothered mashed potatoes and collard greens and excellent corn bread. I heard it went downhill after it got crazy busy.
I remember when Popeyes had collards.
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The snow was probably about 4-5" deep and it was a good thing that it was relatively fluffy - I had just enough contact to the ice underneath. It almost slipped out from under me a few times, mostly when I hit tracks from fat bikes, but I didn't have to put down a foot (other than for a photo op).
Our lakes haven't frozen yet. Sad.

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
There is a Church's near here. I thought it was too greasy. The best fried chicken used to be at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood. Outstanding! They had smothered mashed potatoes and collard greens and excellent corn bread. I heard it went downhill after it got crazy busy.
Best fried chicken I ever had was my Grandmother's. Simple, too - nothing but chicken pieces, flour with salt and pepper, and Crisco. No buttermilk, no fancy seasoning mix, no double-dip breading. Just a little old lady, two pans, one lid, and a pot fork.
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No frozen lake though.
Nope, but Wednesday I rode my mtb up to 4000 feet and there was snow and ice covering the dirt road in sections.
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Imagine how cold it would have to be to freeze the Pacific.
On the plus side, you could ride to Hawaii and warm up.
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If you have to ask...
In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I'm going to assume I'm being good.
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This woman kept answering her phone while riding. That's me just ahead of her.
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In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I'm going to assume I'm being good.
But, of course.
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