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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-01-20, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Picture taken while you were on your fat bike, no doubt.
I don't have one. Should I get one with my government check?
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The downside of doing so many great workouts recently is that when I did this morning’s workout good and hard... nothing. TrainingPeaks gave me no love. At least it’s still good TSS.
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Old 04-01-20, 09:26 AM
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More puns, please.
Follow Rob Whittle @polkadotRob on Twitter. He’s quite the punster and pretty funny. He’s a cyclist with a twisted sense of humor.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't have one. Should I get one with my government check?
Dang! Youíre getting a check?!
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Flying a plane made out of popsicle sticks and t-shirts, is the last thing on my list of things to do before I die.
My BIL had a two-seater ultralight back in their time. He asked several times to go up with him. Iíve had numerous small engines quit or lose power, so, NO.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't have one. Should I get one with my government check?
Of course.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Dang! Youíre getting a check?!
An EFT.
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Iíve had numerous small engines quit or lose power, so, NO.
I was riding in the desert with friends on my Maico 490 when the mainshaft in the transmission seized up and pushed the clutch out through the side cover. Came to an abrupt halt. We were close to a dirt road so they were able to get the truck and pick me up. We had to take the chain off to roll it onto the truck.

I read later that there was an internal power struggle in the Maico factory and one of the family members had sabotaged the transmission heat-treating process.
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Flying a plane made out of popsicle sticks and t-shirts, is the last thing on my list of things to do before I die.
It would be the last thing you did before death.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That money would cover most of me and AG going to Girona with Trek Travel, whenever that's actually possible.
We did a lot of cool stuff before child, and one of the coolest was a Trek Travel trip to Tuscany. Rode a Madone for a week.
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Not bike-related, but rjones28, Sr. officially does not have COVID-19.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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I started that thread. Should have known better. People seem to lose their minds (both for and against) when a certain brand is mentioned. My intentions were pure though, I swear.
Don't worry. Campy people are safe here. You just have to whisper.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Not bike-related, but rjones28, Sr. officially does not have COVID-19.
Good news. Positive test in my mom's quarantined independent care facility yesterday. I might have to start throwing food on her balcony.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Not bike-related, but rjones28, Sr. officially does not have COVID-19.
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Good news. Positive test in my mom's quarantined independent care facility yesterday. I might have to start throwing food on her balcony.
Oh man.
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He still has a-fib and pneumonia, but one less thing to worry about.
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Who will be the first here to do a bike ride wearing a mask? You will receive a Velo Vol kudos.
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Worst part, he's not going to have a 150 mile week this week.
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We did a lot of cool stuff before child, and one of the coolest was a Trek Travel trip to Tuscany. Rode a Madone for a week.
I still think theyíre hideous (donít tell WhyFi), but Iíd just never look down.
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He still has a-fib and pneumonia, but one less thing to worry about.
Better than all that and Covid, though.
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Who will be the first here to do a bike ride wearing a mask? You will receive a Velo Vol kudos.
Do bandanas count?
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Better than all that and Covid, though.
Totally.
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I don't know if it's one of the fabric-covered planes, but there is a biplane that flies over my house occasionally in the spring. It looks like fun, I'd take a ride in it. Also the stunt plane that practices in my area- it's a cool little show almost every weekend there's good weather. It's on the list to one day track them down at the regional airports and see if they take passengers.
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Who will be the first here to do a bike ride wearing a mask? You will receive a Velo Vol kudos.
I did 3 years ago:

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Do bandanas count?
Nope. Neither do balaclavas (which I will wear if I go out today due to frigid conditions).

It has to be an anti-coronavirus mask.
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