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Old 04-01-20, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We had a gravel race scheduled in May that is now cancelled, of course. I had the gps route and since yesterday was a dreary day, I rode it despite “gravel” not really being my thing. Turned out to be very enjoyable. Besides being scenic, the route crossed 7 bridges that I had worked on in my former life. I enjoyed the memories. Great solo ride.
I think you might want to take a good, hard look at who was posting about wanting to ride gravel...as well as today's date...

Kudos on your ride, though Sounds fun!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I assure you, my department was/is way beyond that.
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Then stay on the front, problem solved, your welcome
Easier said than done and an empty trophy shelf to prove it.
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Easier said than done and an empty trophy shelf to prove it.
Maybe now you’ll have the correct motivation.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We had a gravel race scheduled in May that is now cancelled, of course. I had the gps route and since yesterday was a dreary day, I rode it despite “gravel” not really being my thing. Turned out to be very enjoyable. Besides being scenic, the route crossed 7 bridges that I had worked on in my former life. I enjoyed the memories. Great solo ride.
Again, low hanging fruit. It also reminded me of a bus trip, in Guatemala, during the depths of the civil war. Seven bridges in a row had detours as a result of having been blown up.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 04-01-20, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
She knows. Has been to NYU. Loves NYC. It’s going to be a heated discussion.
Does she like sports? Because NYU sports are pretty lousy, if that helps. Although if she wants to be a film major, I doubt she could care less.

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I think of threads that get derailed as having “Jumped the Snark.”
I started that thread. Should have known better. People seem to lose their minds (both for and against) when a certain brand is mentioned. My intentions were pure though, I swear.

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There is a huge difference between, visiting NYC, and living there. We would go "downtown" a lot with my grandmother, when I lived in NJ, as a kid. We had lots of fun, but by the end of the day, we were all ready to get back home.
It's not for everyone. But if you are really into it, almost nothing else will suffice.

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I think that has more to do with home, someplace where you can sit down and decompress, than it has to do with the city. I loved living in NYC and would move back if it were feasible.
It's actually a pretty good place to ride.

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I thought in order to get into USC, you had to be on the rowing team, or some such.
Ha, exactly. Not to start another side (and possibly controversial) conversation, but with all these big name fools having degrees from the most prestigious universities in the US, clearly through means other than merit, how can anyone take this stuff seriously anymore?
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Old 04-01-20, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I know what you mean. The nearest place for me to MTB is like 10 miles away. I wish were some gravel roads here that I could go spin around on.
@Velo Vol's been hacked.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We had a gravel race scheduled in May that is now cancelled, of course. I had the gps route and since yesterday was a dreary day, I rode it despite “gravel” not really being my thing. Turned out to be very enjoyable. Besides being scenic, the route crossed 7 bridges that I had worked on in my former life. I enjoyed the memories. Great solo ride.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 04-01-20, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Take it to C&V
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 04-01-20, 08:23 AM
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@Velo Vol's been hacked.
Again?
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Old 04-01-20, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Though going disc would give me the opportunity to finally do away with spoked wheels and my anxious OCD about breaking one.

And you thought you thought the Campy wheels were ugly! I don't mind these, but I think I have less concern than true roadies.

I think you spoke two soon. See what I did there?
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The best thing I ever did was leave my bubble- from NY to North Carolina. I discovered a whole new way of looking at the world. It was transformative. Highly recommend.

USC is in a sketchier area than is NYU imo. Way more potential for encountering serious badness.
Seeing other places is always a good idea. Even better when you can manage to leave the country in the process.

But doesn't USC have a campus? That's the point. At NYU, you are "in" the city no matter what. And sure, that area of the city is fine, but there is still more than enough trouble for an 18 year old to find. And I'm not talking about getting mugged or some random, violent crime.

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Those guys kept popping up when I was looking for parts for the Cervelo. Yeah, I was a little wary, too, and passed on them.
I've seen that site a few times, and it looks totally fine to me. I'd certainly buy from them. Italian e-commerce has come a long way over the past five or so years.

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wut. You were helping the Wright brothers when you lived in Ohio?
There were still fabric covered planes being used in WW2, perhaps the most romantic period in aviation (despite the whole war and death aspect). It's not exactly ancient...
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo View Post
There were still fabric covered planes being used in WW2, perhaps the most romantic period in aviation (despite the whole war and death aspect). It's not exactly ancient...
You could buy yourself a brand new tube and fabric, open cockpit Waco YMF-5 or Great Lakes, if you wanted.
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I think you spoke two soon. See what I did there?
More puns, please.
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo View Post
There were still fabric covered planes being used in WW2, perhaps the most romantic period in aviation (despite the whole war and death aspect). It's not exactly ancient...
But you'd have to be 100+ years old to have worked constructing them.
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Again?
Happens at least once a year.
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Flying a plane made out of popsicle sticks and t-shirts, is the last thing on my list of things to do before I die.
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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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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I think you spoke two soon. See what I did there?
That was subtle. Thanks for calling it out.
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Flying a plane made out of popsicle sticks and t-shirts, is the last thing on my list of things to do before I die.
I've heard you really want to put all the really dangerous things near the end.
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Today in the mountains.


Picture taken while you were on your fat bike, no doubt.
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I've heard you really want to put all the really dangerous things near the end.
Like going to the grocery store?
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