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Old 06-08-15, 03:07 PM
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The bike legs were amusing to watch. The course was a north/south route about a mile and a half in each direction and they rode three laps for a total of about nine miles. During the race the wind was out of the south at 17 mph with gusts to 35.

During the southbound leg on the bike the racers were suffering into that wind. Then on the northbound leg they were flying.

A friend who also ran the race said he was getting about 13 mph on the southbound leg and anywhere from 30 to 35 mph on the northbound leg.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
This guy's lot is about an eighth of an acre.

Might've over done it in the lawn tractor department

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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
I have some Strava KOMs where I'm the only rider.
Hey, first is first.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
A more realistic version of this treatment would be perfect on a carbon frame:

They'd have to have balls of steel to ride it.
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Old 06-08-15, 05:00 PM
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What's the goal of this post?
Tell me . . . where have you been for 10 years?

I mean, really. What have you been doing? Certainly not posting here.
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No kidding, anyone know if PCAD is ok? He has been away for almost a month.
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No kidding, anyone know if PCAD is ok? He has been away for almost a month.
He probably took the Corvette for a drive and got lost.
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No kidding, anyone know if PCAD is ok? He has been away for almost a month.
Perhaps he drove his 'vette back to the '70's where it belongs, and now he has to wait for All Gore to reinvent the internets.
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post

And next to last, any indignation I seem to be showing is, in fact, feigned. I could care less. I could care more. I am about a 2.6 on the care scale.
I'm thinking a 2.6 on the care scale converts to a -20.6 on the Give-A-Crap-Ometer.

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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
Froggy Bottoms Pub in Northfield has the best bloody mary's and some really nice outdoor patio space along the river. Makes for a great bicycle cycle destination especially since it's an easy 25 mile ride down (50 mile round trip) from my home along easy rollers and what is generally a crosswind instead of a headwind, but on the occasion I do end up with a headwind/tailwind situation it's always a headwind down and a tailwind home.

That is all.
Any idea what the airfare is to there? How much do they charge for a bike?
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Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz View Post
Anyone else wish brdly wggns would just crash, retire or just stop talking? :Ugh:
Who is that?
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Big storm a-coming. Time to batten down the hatches!
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Big storm a-coming. Time to batten down the hatches!
You're getting what we had yesterday. Go find a triathlon and watch the bike portion for plenty of amusement.
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You're getting what we had yesterday. Go find a triathlon and watch the bike portion for plenty of amusement.
As long as we don't get a tornado I am ok. They say we might.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Who is that?
I deprive him of vowels in his name, but if you must know the of his restoration: Bradley Wiggins. Ick. I said it.
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As long as we don't get a tornado I am ok. They say we might.
Yesterday they were not predicting conditions favorable to tornado development. They were predicting hail though. I'm guessing that hail on all those crabon fiber bikes would have had crabon assplosions all over the place.
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Yesterday they were not predicting conditions favorable to tornado development. They were predicting hail though. I'm guessing that hail on all those crabon fiber bikes would have had crabon assplosions all over the place.
Were folks flailing over with disk/deep section wheels??
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Originally Posted by molten View Post
What's the goal of this post?
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Tell me . . . where have you been for 10 years?

I mean, really. What have you been doing? Certainly not posting here.
...once again, @BillyD is caught moving the goalpost. #thatsalottalions
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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
Froggy Bottoms Pub in Northfield has the best bloody mary's and some really nice outdoor patio space along the river. Makes for a great bicycle cycle destination especially since it's an easy 25 mile ride down (50 mile round trip) from my home along easy rollers and what is generally a crosswind instead of a headwind, but on the occasion I do end up with a headwind/tailwind situation it's always a headwind down and a tailwind home.

That is all.
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
And to reinforce just how strong lions can be and what a ferocious force a trillion of them would be, get a look at this (sad story, but why the hell can't people read signs and believe they are there for a purpose?):

Fatal lion attack
...without, I hope, belittling the tragedy of this woman's death, I am fascinated by stories of behaviours like this. (morbidly fascinated ??)

Invariably, the deceased is eulogized as "absolutely fearless", or even more strangely, to have "died doing something that he/she loved"


I don't get it, really don't get it. We are, in essence, rather puny specimens of mammalian biology on the earth, and civilization only seems to make us more so. So this danger/adventure thing seems to me a strangely distorted view of reality. I see car commercials here all the time for "adventure vehicles", that sell cars by promising they will keep you safe in the severest of circumstances. Here is something that happened a week or two ago near here in Yosemite.

Here is another classic.

It's almost like we are in the process of losing the survival instinct. I have done plenty of dangerous, slightly nutty stuff for money, but I just do not get it. I would say maybe I'm just too old, but the guy in Idaho was 73 when he went down in flames. #stillalottalions
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Yesterday my youngest daughter and oldest daughter participated in triathlons. It was a good day for both of them.

The oldest was in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin for the USAT Junior Elite draft legal race. She finished 39 out of 47 females in that race. While the may not sound like a good finish, her success was that she discovered that there is a whole other level of competition out there and that she needs to start taking training seriously if she wants to get to the top of the sport.

The youngest was at the Leon's triathlon. She won her age group and had a very good day. Her performance was pretty good one.
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...without, I hope, belittling the tragedy of this woman's death, I am fascinated by stories of behaviours like this. (morbidly fascinated ??)

Invariably, the deceased is eulogized as "absolutely fearless", or even more strangely, to have "died doing something that he/she loved"


I don't get it, really don't get it. We are, in essence, rather puny specimens of mammalian biology on the earth, and civilization only seems to make us more so. So this danger/adventure thing seems to me a strangely distorted view of reality. I see car commercials here all the time for "adventure vehicles", that sell cars by promising they will keep you safe in the severest of circumstances. Here is something that happened a week or two ago near here in Yosemite.

Here is another classic.

It's almost like we are in the process of losing the survival instinct. I have done plenty of dangerous, slightly nutty stuff for money, but I just do not get it. I would say maybe I'm just too old, but the guy in Idaho was 73 when he went down in flames. #stillalottalions
There is no understanding either the impulse to do such things or the fervor with which the right to do so is defended. Mishegas!
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I have some Strava KOMs where I'm the only rider.
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
Perhaps he drove his 'vette back to the '70's where it belongs, and now he has to wait for All Gore to reinvent the internets.
As opposed to Mostly Gore?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Big storm a-coming. Time to batten down the hatches!
We had that today. I did not ride into the bike shop.
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