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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-24-21, 07:42 PM
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They need bubbles!
Or pods.

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how bout that leader board.
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Old 02-24-21, 07:56 PM
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Oh boy. I came across those guys looking for a hip bursa exercise and they're corny.
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I did another testing of the waters ride. It was painful. Highly doubt I'll ride tomorrow. Just got done with my stretching.

I rode with bibs and looked down while riding and was shocked how skinny my legs are. No massive guads if you aren't using them.

I’m reminded by my wife ever time I head out to ride that I have no ass or legs.

Long day - worked till 7:00 and just finished dinner. Eleven hour shift.
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Woah, I hadn't seen this pic from TX. Burst water tower in Pampa.

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Old 02-24-21, 08:05 PM
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how bout that leader board.
For posting?
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That chainring. someone's dreaming on the price. no sensible person is going to pay that much for a motor-pacer bike with marginal brakes.
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I rode with bibs and looked down while riding and was shocked how skinny my legs are. No massive guads if you aren't using them.
Guads are a "use it or lose it" thing. When I look at my legs now all I see is sun damage and crepe skin.

Today I did my mtb loop and I saw 2 women a few miles up and they were trying to figure out where to go. They didn't speak much English and I don't speak much Spanish but I told them the route as best as I could. I was worried they didn't know what they were in for. I went on and climbed to the summit and doubled back to find them going the right way and a lot further along than I expected.

I went to the next (4 way) turnoff to show them. Turns out they are very experienced hikers and are training for Mount Whitney. I really enjoyed chatting with them and when I left one of them said I had beautiful legs. I was so startled I didn't know what to say. It was a good day.
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Old 02-24-21, 08:36 PM
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I swear that I've seen this exact bike in a 'For Sale' ad before.
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Old 02-24-21, 08:38 PM
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Old 02-24-21, 08:41 PM
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I really enjoyed chatting with them and when I left one of them said I had beautiful legs.
Probably a translation error.
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I swear that I've seen this exact bike in a 'For Sale' ad before.

says you can hit 60 mph with it. I think LAJ should buy it so we will know the truth!
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Old 02-24-21, 08:54 PM
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says you can hit 60 mph with it. I think LAJ should buy it so we will know the truth!
Is potential speed a thing in bike sales now?
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datlas You could set up a competitor to Burger King's Twitch channel!

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Slow night, everyone must be hibernating.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
says you can hit 60 mph with it. I think LAJ should buy it so we will know the truth!

Oh man.... Imagine the big gear starts on that thing... Holy cow.
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Probably a translation error.
Just let me have this one.
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Oh, I think I'll do some push ups.
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I swear that I've seen this exact bike in a 'For Sale' ad before.
I have, too. Nice looking bike except for the clownish front ring..

90x11= 229 gear inches x 90 rpm = 69mph. No problem if you ride in a vacuum.

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Old 02-24-21, 10:03 PM
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I have, too. Nice looking bike except for the clownish front ring..

90x11= 229 gear inches x 90 rpm = 69mph. No problem if you ride in a vacuum.
Except for the whole 'dying of hypoxia' thing,
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Tried my first 'Tabata' intervals tonight. I knew not to use Erg Mode, but it was really frustrating trying to nail the wattage goals because Zwift responds so slowly - I'd be putting in a huge effort, but the power would lag by quite a bit, and then I'd overshoot, and then I'd back off and undershoot, then overshoot. Lather, rinse, repeat after 10 seconds of trying not to go over or under the "easy" wattage. I ended up completing one set, but getting only half a star because I had so much trouble trying to hit the wattage goals.

Halfway through the second set I gave up.
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Or pods.
speaking of pods, the lawn seats at spring training are separated into pods for COVID times. And the prices are insane. I looked into a pair of lawn Tix for Reds vs Mariners and the total was $143!!!!

We've been priced out of spring training.
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