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Old 07-03-20, 03:43 PM
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You didn't see any birds?
I am sure they were there but my heavy breathing likely scared them away.
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You OK Billy?
It’s ok, I have a new hernia surgery date next Friday and a couple important loose ends to tie up before that, so I’m focused. Thanks for your concern.
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It’s ok, I have a new hernia surgery date next Friday and a couple important loose ends to tie up before that, so I’m focused. Thanks for your concern.

hopefully this one doesn’t cancel.
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You’ve just been sexually harassed.
Yeah, but guys don’t care.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
hopefully this one doesn’t cancel.
Fingers and toes crossed. I’ll share the full story once this is all over.
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What are you guys doing for the fourth?

Were having family over and a family that recently move for missouri for burgers, hot dogs, sausages, deviled eggs, italian pasta salad, cole slaw, cake, ice cream, and smores.

Was hoping to take Amelia to see fire works, but finding Parking would be an issue, and her bed time is 8 so trying to keep her awake til 9 is dangerous to my sanity.

We bought some noise makers, but you can’t even find sparklers here anymore. I was shocked that you can’t buy them.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Tell him that at intersections drivers on the side roads might not see him when they turn onto his road because they aren't looking in his direction.
That's a really good point, thanks.

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You could ask him if you can have his bike when he's dead, but I don't think that the bike is going to survive, either.
oof. Harsh, but I get it.

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Hawk Mountain Century* done.
FTFY

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Just hit him in the head with a ball bat, that way the motorist that kills him won't have the associated guilt. Obviously, those idiots piss me off.
oof. He's a great guy, can't decide if riding with him might help or just make me angry the whole time.

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I witnessed this yesterday when I was driving to the grocery store. I immediately turned around and went home. I was scared of what I would see next.
I don't get it. Hate it when I see it, too.

Salmon belong in rivers, not on roads.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:58 PM
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Anyone check updated leaderboard?

Top Ten, baby.
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Old 07-03-20, 04:01 PM
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What are you guys doing for the fourth?
Heading North to a rental house with a dock in Eagle River WI with my wife and my parents. Brother was supposed to come but he's in Dallas and didn't feel comfortable traveling with the recent COVID spike.

It will be the first time I bring a bike on vacation with me, I'm pretty excited to ride somewhere new.

I've got a bunch of bottle rockets and black cats that I'm always too askeered to set off. Plus I don't really like how aerial fireworks end up spreading so much debris.
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Old 07-03-20, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Don't hold back LAJ , tell us what you really think.
As a rider that's almost been clobbered by more than one of those people, I see no reason to be kind. They also tend to ride with no lights, because of the Darwin gene they posses.
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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 rjones28 View Post
Don't hold back LAJ , tell us what you really think.

I agree. Worth repeating.

As a rider that's almost been clobbered by more than one of those people, I see no reason to be kind. They also tend to ride with no lights, because of the Darwin gene they posses.
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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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Old 07-03-20, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
At start of ride, I heard a rider in front of me make a funny sound and saw 2/3 of a chainring fly off his bike.

Apparently he cracked his inner chainring. I suggested he should do the ride in the big ring, but he bailed.
Which side of The Hawk did you climb?
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Old 07-03-20, 04:18 PM
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As a rider that's almost been clobbered by more than one of those people, I see no reason to be kind. They also tend to ride with no lights, because of the Darwin gene they posses.
Totally
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Old 07-03-20, 04:24 PM
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Anyone check updated leaderboard?

I told my wife that this guy on here was probably going to pass me by 10 miles and I should go back out and do an extra 15.
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Old 07-03-20, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post

Salmon belong in rivers, not on roads.
You might also point out that he could kill a cyclist coming the other way.
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Old 07-03-20, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Which side of The Hawk did you climb?
From the East. Wanted to try west but roads to get there too busy/dangerous.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What are you guys doing for the fourth?
A short climbing ride in the morning with one friend, the same woman I went mountain biking with last week. We'll probably do 50 miles but with options to add to it. I'm the limiter, she can climb like it's no big deal.
I was invited to a wedding/ 4th party with people from all over. I'd love to see them but I'll probably pass.
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Heading North to a rental house with a dock in Eagle River WI with my wife and my parents. Brother was supposed to come but he's in Dallas and didn't feel comfortable traveling with the recent COVID spike.

It will be the first time I bring a bike on vacation with me, I'm pretty excited to ride somewhere new.

I've got a bunch of bottle rockets and black cats that I'm always too askeered to set off. Plus I don't really like how aerial fireworks end up spreading so much debris.

Were going to the obx later this month, and I want to brink my bike. I’m just scared about putting a carbon bike on my rack, I feel like it will be damaged.
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Was at an Aldis today and signs on the door stated mask required and no personal grocery bags allowed. I estimated about 35% without masks and another 10-15% with masks either over mouth only or on just the chin. Reusable sacks were still being used by many patrons.

My wife told me to mind my own business until I pointed out the lady picking her nose over the produce.

We're doomed...
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We're doomed...
Yup.

Last week I’ve come across a group ride of 8-9, err, citizens of mature ages. Chatting away about their grandkids, riding very close to each other at a leisurely pace.

I can’t believe we’ve managed to last 6 million years on this planet.
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Nice!

How long did it take from order to delivery?
8 weeks from order to door.
Paying for the expedited shipping made no sense, as I was in no rush.
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8 weeks from order to door.
Paying for the expedited shipping made no sense, as I was in no rush.
Not bad at all. Happy riding
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Were going to the obx later this month, and I want to brink my bike. I’m just scared about putting a carbon bike on my rack, I feel like it will be damaged.
Ugh, I'm currently fighting a battle about how to carry bikes up there. Everyone else wants to use a hitch mount, top tube clamping rack on my mother's Buick. I'd rather use my truck and strap things down in the bed. Problem is that the Buick would be very comfortable, my truck is loud, bumpy, and not great for long trips.

My MTB has a drastically sloping top tube and my wife's bike is a mixte with double top tubes so I'm not terribly confident on the attachment mechanism for the hitch mount rack. And my Trek is fendered and has had a lot of work done to it - it would be absolutely heartbreaking if it got damaged in any way.

It's about a 5 hour drive one-way. Maybe I'm being paranoid.
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The titanium spork lost its virginity on fresh jersey produce and Starkist Tuna Creations.

Oooh a snowpeak spork. very fancy. That dinner looks really tasty as well.
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

All of a sudden I’m seeing concealed carry and “concealable tactical armor” ads.
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