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Old 06-20-20, 09:06 PM
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I wear short socks in the summertime, sometimes.
How about short shorts?
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Doing it at 7500 feet is not all that easy, either.
Everesting is becoming a spectator sport! At least one of these guys at the top of the hill turnaround isn't on his support crew

I just could not imagine doing it. I think I tried hill repeats once, just once.




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Old 06-21-20, 04:06 AM
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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

My plan is a ride, then spend time with my kids and mrs datlas. Visiting my father will be virtual because COVID19.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How about short shorts?
Like these??

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Sailors in Annapolis are supposed to burn their socks at the spring equinox. Personally, I find shoes without socks disgusting, especially when said shoes are off the wearer’s feet, unless the shoes or the owner are impregnated with that silver-based antibacterial stuff.
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I do altitude training at the Fred Shed.
my wife refers to my bike as the Fred Sled
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Everesting is becoming a spectator sport!
It beats sitting along a road race course, probably.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

My plan is a ride, then spend time with my kids and mrs datlas. Visiting my father will be virtual because COVID19.
Wanted to get in a ride today but needed to be out by 4:45 to be home in time to go out kayaking with the kids. Then home for a little family cookout with the 4 of us, I may not even have to do the grilling.

My wife got me a Treehouse brewery jersey for Father’s Day along with a couple of growlers from our local joint.
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Happy Father’s Day all.

One day of the year we’ll be tolerated for a while
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Happy Fathers Day everybody!

Sadly Covid will prevent the kids from visiting.

My savvy wife got me a bottle of John Wick’s favorite bourbon, Blanton’s. And for the Juneteenth celebration I got myself a bottle of Uncle Nearest 1856, so I’m all set for a good while.
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My wife is taking me out for a Father's Day ride.

For a present, she bought me two face masks with replaceable filters.
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Phil's not a serious cyclist. He advocates waving to other cyclists even if they have their sock height all wrong, among a number of other unforgivables.

so what is the correct sock height that I keep reading about? asking for a friend.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Everesting is becoming a spectator sport! At least one of these guys at the top of the hill turnaround isn't on his support crew

I just could not imagine doing it. I think I tried hill repeats once, just once.



I want to try so bad. But being that I come from where the world is flat, it would be interesting to see if I could make it up one or two times let alone 7 hours worth.
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Old 06-21-20, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
so what is the correct sock height that I keep reading about? asking for a friend.
Do you want the UCI regs, the Velominati Rules, or the do-wtf-you-want rules?

Personally. I'm not a fan of higher socks that seem to be in vogue for pro racers. Reminds me of "fred" socks back when I started riding many, many years ago. Fashion is circular so you'll need a drawer-full of different lengths to be in style for each trend.
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Old 06-21-20, 07:21 AM
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Happy Fathers Day everybody!

Sadly Covid will prevent the kids from visiting.

My savvy wife got me a bottle of John Wick’s favorite bourbon, Blanton’s. And for the Juneteenth celebration I got myself a bottle of Uncle Nearest 1856, so I’m all set for a good while.
Or one epic week.
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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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I want to try so bad. But being that I come from where the world is flat, it would be interesting to see if I could make it up one or two times let alone 7 hours worth.
The hill he's doing them on is a mother, because it's straight up, with a nasty grade. Hitting 70+ on the downhill is totally believable, though I can't imagine it after 7 hours of hard work.
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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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Everesting is becoming a spectator sport! At least one of these guys at the top of the hill turnaround isn't on his support crew

I just could not imagine doing it. I think I tried hill repeats once, just once.



Yeah. I also tried it once. Many years ago.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Do you want the UCI regs, the Velominati Rules, or the do-wtf-you-want rules?

Personally. I'm not a fan of higher socks that seem to be in vogue for pro racers. Reminds me of "fred" socks back when I started riding many, many years ago. Fashion is circular so you'll need a drawer-full of different lengths to be in style for each trend.

current in the do wtf I want stage, but I also don’t want to look like a an idiot if that makes sense. My wife bought me four pair of “cycling race socks”. I use loosely, not sure where she got them, it said cycling race socks on the packaging. I also have two thermal socks that are high for winter riding.
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We didn't realize it's Father's Day. Thus no presents. Technically though, I am a step-father, so it's all good.
it is a beautiful morning though, and I will likely not ride, as we are approaching last call to beat the heat. I also received, last evening, a high UV radiation alert for this morning. 11+. Yet another new parameter to learn about as the planet continues to fight back.
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In the sock department, you know you don't have to pull them all the way up. If they're too tall, scrunch them down some. If they are a gift from your wife, use them and be willing to 'look foolish'. One does not shun a gift from the wife.
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Yeah. I also tried it once. Many years ago.
You tried an Everesting?
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In the sock department, you know you don't have to pull them all the way up. If they're too tall, scrunch them down some. If they are a gift from your wife, use them and be willing to 'look foolish'. One does not shun a gift from the wife.

I’m at the stage where I don’t know what looks stupid. I see people on here making reference to riders doing it wrong, I’m not sure what is wrong.

I’m not going to stop wearing them seeds. My bike fund is slow to grow and socks are at the bottom of the amazon list.
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You tried an Everesting?

Hs was cool before it was cool.
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You tried an Everesting?
Hill repeats
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