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Old 07-28-20, 07:48 PM
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is there any penalty for not winning?
Not necessarily.
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is there any penalty for not winning?
Are you thinking about racing and not winning?
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Usually right around Labor Day. I'm probably gonna skip it this year.
I'm definitely not gonna do any type of bike racing anytime soon.

Well, if there was a point-to-point TT with 5 minute start offsets and low entry fees, I might go for that.
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I'm definitely not gonna do any type of bike racing anytime soon.
Same.

Not due to any viruses, though.
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Slow night. Everyone must be low energy.

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Good morning Velo Vol !
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Alarm didn’t go off this morning for my ride. Was hoping to get in 40 ish before heading off to work. It’s only a two day, I come back friday and have a week off but rain is in the forecast until sept.
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Not even fake miles this morning; way too sleepy.
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Old 07-29-20, 06:31 AM
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I have never been one who could exercise first thing in the morning. But then I never had to go to a desk job either. That might change things. The jobs I had were manual labor. On the job exercise.
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The morning lazies must be contagious - not feelin' it, either. I might still get out later, but we've got family stuff between now and then, the zoo has finally re-opened, so my motivation could go either way.
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Alarm didn’t go off this morning for my ride. Was hoping to get in 40 ish before heading off to work. It’s only a two day, I come back friday and have a week off but rain is in the forecast until sept.
What will be the advantages of living in Williamsburg over Hampton roads?
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Slow night. Everyone must be low energy.

https://twitter.com/WKRN/status/1288414263716061184
I slept an additional ten minutes today.
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Old 07-29-20, 06:40 AM
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The morning lazies must be contagious - not feelin' it, either. I might still get out later, but we've got family stuff between now and then, the zoo has finally re-opened, so my motivation could go either way.
I'll get in about 6.7 miles before work.
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Old 07-29-20, 06:44 AM
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What will be the advantages of living in Williamsburg over Hampton roads?

The schools in newport news are pretty bad. Yorktown, Williamsburg, and chesapeake have the best schools. Chesapeake is on the other side of the water and was farther away than we were interested in. Yorktown was our first choice, but we were pretty specific in what we wanted in a house and a neighborhood and the same house we are buying in williamsburg would have been 75k more.

Williamsburg is a little more cycle friendly than newport news. Newport news does not have any bike lanes or mups, williamsburg has a few, and the lay out of the city is different which also helps. Newport news is really long and skinny. We have three major roads that run parallel the length of the city, and depending on the time of the day I would not recommend riding a bike on one. Hence why my bike routes look so funky, I’m stuck to back roads.
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I'll get in about 6.7 miles before work.
Well I'm glad that the fire still burns brightly for some Addicts.
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The schools in newport news are pretty bad. Yorktown, Williamsburg, and chesapeake have the best schools. Chesapeake is on the other side of the water and was farther away than we were interested in. Yorktown was our first choice, but we were pretty specific in what we wanted in a house and a neighborhood and the same house we are buying in williamsburg would have been 75k more.

Williamsburg is a little more cycle friendly than newport news. Newport news does not have any bike lanes or mups, williamsburg has a few, and the lay out of the city is different which also helps. Newport news is really long and skinny. We have three major roads that run parallel the length of the city, and depending on the time of the day I would not recommend riding a bike on one. Hence why my bike routes look so funky, I’m stuck to back roads.
What area/neighborhood will you be in? The In-laws are in the Burton Woods, according to Google Maps, though I've never heard them refer to it as such. They're about 4-5 miles north of Historic Jamestown, in any event.
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What area/neighborhood will you be in? The In-laws are in the Burton Woods, according to Google Maps, though I've never heard them refer to it as such. They're about 4-5 miles north of Historic Jamestown, in any event.

Its the villages of westminister. It’s located really close to the outlet mall, heading west on route 60. Already planned some routes on strava, looking forward to the new scenery.
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Just checked out burton woods, were prolly about 6 miles away. The route that planned will take me by you when you are there, I’ll be going around freedom park and then around the reservoir.
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Its the villages of westminister. It’s located really close to the outlet mall, heading west on route 60. Already planned some routes on strava, looking forward to the new scenery.
Across from NewTown? Cool. There's a Conte's right there. They supposedly have a couple rides out of there each week; I've never come across one, but I'm usually there in the late fall or over the winter, and the cyclists seem to be of the warm and sunny variety.

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Just checked out burton woods, were prolly about 6 miles away. The route that planned will take me by you when you are there, I’ll be going around freedom park and then around the reservoir.
Yeah, they're just off of Centerville Rd, right by Freedom Park. I usually loop the reservoir at least a time or two when I'm there. It's mostly good, though there are a few sketchy stretches. Centerville itself is pretty decent for riding - good shoulder over most of it. I just wouldn't take News Rd or Longhill on the way there or on the way back - wooded, winding, no shoulder to speak of and people routinely do 50+. I've seen a few (non-recreational) cyclists on those roads and I think they're nucking futs. Monticello/5000 is much better. Follow 5000 out and you'll hook up with the Cap Trail.
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Newport News.
I wonder if I will ever make it out there.

My brother was born in Newport News and I was born in Hampton while my father was stationed at Langley. We moved to New Mexico when I was one so I have no memories of the place.
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I wonder if I will ever make it out there.

My brother was born in Newport News and I was born in Hampton while my father was stationed at Langley. We moved to New Mexico when I was one so I have no memories of the place.

Not missing much. The traffic is out of control, and to this day I have yet to figure out why. I don’t know where all these people are going, and why they are where they are.
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Across from NewTown? Cool. There's a Conte's right there. They supposedly have a couple rides out of there each week; I've never come across one, but I'm usually there in the late fall or over the winter, and the cyclists seem to be of the warm and sunny variety.



Yeah, they're just off of Centerville Rd, right by Freedom Park. I usually loop the reservoir at least a time or two when I'm there. It's mostly good, though there are a few sketchy stretches. Centerville itself is pretty decent for riding - good shoulder over most of it. I just wouldn't take News Rd or Longhill on the way there or on the way back - wooded, winding, no shoulder to speak of and people routinely do 50+. I've seen a few (non-recreational) cyclists on those roads and I think they're nucking futs. Monticello/5000 is much better. Follow 5000 out and you'll hook up with the Cap Trail.

Good to know. one of my routes had me coming back on long hill. I’ll have to switch that up. The other route will take me through colonial williamsburg, to joint rochambeu and back around to join route 60.
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The morning lazies must be contagious - not feelin' it, either. I might still get out later, but we've got family stuff between now and then, the zoo has finally re-opened, so my motivation could go either way.
I went, it sucked, my knee is killing me. Since I switched to the Vector pedals I’ve had some twinges here and there, I can’t seem to get the cleat right
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Good ride in. Am I the only one who thinks the “Local Legend” feature on Strava is lame-o?
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I just scanned the page. What are these morning lazies you people speak of?
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