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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 09-16-19, 08:02 AM
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Still too fat for this sport?
Absofriggenlutely.
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Except for Saturns, right?
We are all affected. Yours and my cases are comparatively mild.
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Old 09-16-19, 08:22 AM
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Absofriggenlutely.
Speaking of the devil...The number of overweight and obese people I saw while riding through Pennsyltucky last week was pretty astounding.
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Absofriggenlutely.
Still faster than I am.
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Sigh! Home again, home again, jiggity jog. Goodbye Nevada. Goodbye Cali. Goodbye Columbus. Oh, wait. That’s another story.
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Old 09-16-19, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Speaking of the devil...The number of overweight and obese people I saw while riding through Pennsyltucky last week was pretty astounding.
Yeah, when you're in that NE Corridor and you leave it, it's a smack-you-upside-the-head difference.

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Still faster than I am.
Is that saying much?

I haven't seen you on the Strava boards, have I? Do you Strava, 'cause if you don't, then your rides never happened, anyway.
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Yeah, when you're in that NE Corridor and you leave it, it's a smack-you-upside-the-head difference.
Even in Pittsburgh. Both women working the hotel desk were morbidly obese. It was sad because one of them looked to be only in her mid-20s.

I have also noticed the difference touring in Montana. The last two times I was there I was in the sticks and then later arrived in Whitefish, which is a well-off that is not that far from Glacier N.P. Both times I rode from the state park on the edge of town to the very busy Safeway for groceries and immediately noticed the difference in the number of healthy weight individuals/families.
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Old 09-16-19, 10:43 AM
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Gorgeous
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Old 09-16-19, 11:17 AM
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Yeah, when you're in that NE Corridor and you leave it, it's a smack-you-upside-the-head difference.



Is that saying much?

I haven't seen you on the Strava boards, have I? Do you Strava, 'cause if you don't, then your rides never happened, anyway.
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My wife thinks her back might be able to handle a 20-25 mile tandem ride. I think she saw some pics from 2 years ago and got nostalgic for a Fall tandem ride. I told her that I’m in!
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Yep. I didn't bother watching the second half. I could see where things were going.
Me team being a division rival and all, I have no sympathies. Just hope they all stay out until we play them. #nomercy #takenoprisoners #thatsashame
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Old 09-16-19, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Even in Pittsburgh. Both women working the hotel desk were morbidly obese. It was sad because one of them looked to be only in her mid-20s.

I have also noticed the difference touring in Montana. The last two times I was there I was in the sticks and then later arrived in Whitefish, which is a well-off that is not that far from Glacier N.P. Both times I rode from the state park on the edge of town to the very busy Safeway for groceries and immediately noticed the difference in the number of healthy weight individuals/families.
Yeah, it's not as drastic as moving out of the NE corridor, but I do see that difference between metro and urban/suburban areas even in MN; maybe that's more economic, as you allude to - perfect instance to look at BMI, and I'm sure that there are numerous studies out there already.
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Not seeing you in the Strava group.

edit: oh, I think I see you, but not in the group. Is that you hanging from a mast?
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Not seeing you in the Strava group.

edit: oh, I think I see you, but not in the group. Is that you hanging from a mast?
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Donít tell anyone, but itís actually my friend Stan because I donít have a picture of me up the rig. However, often being the lightest guy on the crew, I have spent my share of time up there.

Whatís the group?
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Donít tell anyone, but itís actually my friend Stan because I donít have a picture of me up the rig. However, often being the lightest guy on the crew, I have spent my share of time up there.

Whatís the group?
Your secret is safe.

I just stalked you. If you look at my profile, you'll see the group (it's the only one that I'm a part of).
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Old 09-16-19, 01:26 PM
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Your secret is safe.

I just stalked you. If you look at my profile, you'll see the group (it's the only one that I'm a part of).
If you really want to be a Strava stalker, the "flyby" feature is your friend.
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If you really want to be a Strava stalker, the "flyby" feature is your friend.
Oh, I definitely make use of that feature. It's interesting to see at least a part of the story that's behind the people that you cross paths with. It's mostly gratifying to see that the fast folks are faster for a reason - they put in the work, a lot of it, most of the time.
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I seemed to have missed Seeds' departure. What happened? Or are we not allowed to talk about it here?
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I seemed to have missed Seeds' departure. What happened? Or are we not allowed to talk about it here?
He did not go away angry. He chose to simplify his life and move on. I have been in touch with him and he said ok to let everyone know all is good. If you really want to reach out to him I have his email you can PM me.
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No pumpkins or coffee beans were injured on this ride.

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No pumpkins or coffee beans were injured on this ride.
But you put a hurting on some donuts and muffins didnít ya.
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No pumpkins or coffee beans were injured on this ride.

Great to see White Lightning out burning up the streets again!

Out tandem has been collecting dust for a while, as Ramona's afraid of traffic. I told her there's always gravel, but she's not a fan of that either.
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My wife thinks her back might be able to handle a 20-25 mile tandem ride. I think she saw some pics from 2 years ago and got nostalgic for a Fall tandem ride. I told her that Iím in!
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No pumpkins or coffee beans were injured on this ride.

Woohoo!
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