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Old 10-21-19, 08:17 AM
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One thing I note in @indyfabz's photo is the relative equal M:F ratio. On my rides, it's typically 80+% male.
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One thing I note in @indyfabz's photo is the relative equal M:F ratio. On my rides, it's typically 80+% male.
On mine it's usually worse than that and the women who do start with us tend to drop back or turn off and shorten course as a body, if they have slower people to protect. I think that's actually kind of nice. Touring is a whole different thing, I reckon.
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On mine it's usually worse than that and the women who do start with us tend to drop back or turn off and shorten course as a body, if they have slower people to protect. I think that's actually kind of nice. Touring is a whole different thing, I reckon.
I imagine so. Our club is not a touring club nor a racing club. We are an "enthusiast" club. I would estimate M:F ratio for the club and rides as a whole to be maybe 2:1 but the ratio becomes more extreme at the faster/longer rides, likely because of the same dynamic you noticed.
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One thing I note in @indyfabz's photo is the relative equal M:F ratio. On my rides, it's typically 80+% male.
It was an organized event designed to introduce people to bike touring. The organizers have been doing them for 3 or 4 years. This was the first time they went to the New Hope area. The usual event goes from the Art Museum to a farm in Kimberton. Lots of women and couples (MF and FF and maybe some MM). Expensive for what it is, so something that I would not likely do. A friend could not use her ticket. I will pay her something though.
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Kudos. That's you in the back row, center?
Yep. Wearing my Republic of Anaerobia jersey. Veni Vidi Vomiti I had the matching cap and socks but they bit the dust.

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Outstanding.

That's letting them young whippersnappers know you can hang with them.
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Replaced the busted hanger, then while checking the alignment noticed the beginning of a hairline crack in the rear Open Pro rim...
That will definitely buff right out. It's Open Pro for chrissakes!
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Kudos. That's you in the back row, center?
My guess was back row left, with the tongue hanging out.
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I just got a (phishing) phone message sayinge they have discovered suspicious activity in my social security account and have therefore shut it down until I contact them and, most likely, provide all my vital personal information. OMG what am I to do ???

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I just got a (phishing) phone message sayinge they have discovered suspicious activity in my social security account and have therefore shut it down until I contact them and, most likely, provide all my vital personal information. OMG what am I to do ???

Can you transfer it to me? For a nominal commission on the annuity, I'll let you give them my personal info and pay the upfront costs.
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Speaking of transferring assets, one of my friends who used to live here but moved back home to California is in town for a few days. He brought his bike, it's a beautiful Calfee Dragonfly with S/S couplers for easy transportation. I told him the only thing wrong with the bicycle is that it's not my size.
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I just got a (phishing) phone message sayinge they have discovered suspicious activity in my social security account and have therefore shut it down until I contact them and, most likely, provide all my vital personal information. OMG what am I to do ???

I got two of those a day for several weeks until they gave up...or my account was closed. I didn't check.
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Speaking of transferring assets, one of my friends who used to live here but moved back home to California is in town for a few days. He brought his bike, it's a beautiful Calfee Dragonfly with S/S couplers for easy transportation. I told him the only thing wrong with the bicycle is that it's not my size.
A good LBS can stretch it.
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Outstanding.

That's letting them young whippersnappers know you can hang with them.
Let's not get carried away.

The second place guy was lapping about 1 minute faster than me. The fourth place guy spent a couple of minutes per lap taking beer hand ups -- he usually dukes it out with the guy on the top step.
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A good LBS can stretch it.
I am askeered the crabon would asplode.
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I am askeered the crabon would asplode.
Not if they heat it gently.
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Still more sad, obsolete tech news.

This is what the local Fry's looks like these days.

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Can you transfer it to me? For a nominal commission on the annuity, I'll let you give them my personal info and pay the upfront costs.
Sounds good, what a deal. I’ll check on it, just shoot me that ssn.

What aguy.
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Still more sad, obsolete tech news.

This is what the local Fry's looks like these days.

Sad
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I just got a (phishing) phone message sayinge they have discovered suspicious activity in my social security account and have therefore shut it down until I contact them and, most likely, provide all my vital personal information. OMG what am I to do ???

Me too.
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Sounds good, what a deal. I’ll check on it, just shoot me that ssn.

What aguy.
I wonder why the payday loan industry never got lump sum SS buyouts legalized.
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The DT Swiss R460 is nice; ready for tubeless setup, rim brake, available as 32H, and under $50.
Great suggestion! Very much appreciate the pointer. Looks like just what I need...
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I just got a (phishing) phone message sayinge they have discovered suspicious activity in my social security account and have therefore shut it down until I contact them and, most likely, provide all my vital personal information. OMG what am I to do ???

Same one I got a couple of days ago. The checks are still coming.
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Remember the Johnny Carson Tonight Show skits, Carnac the Magnificent? So here is a timely example:

The answer is, “Blech!” What is the question?

”How do you feel the day after the second Shingrix vaccination?”
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Remember the Johnny Carson Tonight Show skits, Carnac the Magnificent? So here is a timely example:

The answer is, “Blech!” What is the question?

”How do you feel the day after the second Shingrix vaccination?”
Mine were quite unpleasant, but acetaminophen was very helpful.
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