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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-13-21, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
you say you have a hard time with decisions. I think you made the right one today. Plus all that cheesecake is great diet food, as is the lore in this thread.
Yeah I had a fun ride. Those people are super friendly and always watch out for each other on their rides. Unlike my other club where the A rides turned into a race.
Turns out the guys who invited me on the 100+ ride had to turn back early because one had a tendon problem.
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Old 02-13-21, 08:59 PM
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Spent a happy couple of hours taking the Cannondale apart, at least as much as I could. The cranks aren't self-extracting and I'd need a special tool for the BB. Once the RX100 crank and BB arrive, I'll take it to my LBS to have them swap them in, then start rebuilding.
I still have all those tools and I think some boxes of cups, bearings and axles. I don't miss any of that stuff.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Nope. Warm, dry smooth roads are where it's at.

I'm listening to a podcast with an immunologist and she talks about how eating is an inflammatory process. My hunger strike seems even smarter now than it did yesterday.

https://thedoctorskitchen.com/podcas...-part-1-part-2
warm and dry is overrated.

better avoid the nightshades
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Old 02-13-21, 09:00 PM
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FYI, the swab isn’t so bad. I got one in each nostril!!
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I've had this product plenty of times but grew weary of the after-taste it leaves in my mouth so I rarely do so now.
Be more specific
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great pictures! I hope you're alright, maybe just a stomach bug?
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Elmore James.

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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
FYI, the swab isn’t so bad. I got one in each nostril!!
I’ve had three in each. Not bad at all.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Time traveling
You've traveled like a week into the past. Kudos.
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better avoid the nightshades
I didn't see that they made much difference, like everything else.
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Be more specific
I was specific. The "stripples" leave a taste that lasts in your mouth for hours.
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Gonna be here tomorrow evening and Friday. They're running steam Friday, I sure hope I can get there in time to see it.

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Gonna be here tomorrow evening and Friday. They're running steam Friday, I sure hope I can get there in time to see it.
Where?
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Where?
East Ely. Nevada, of course.

I see there's an Ely up WhyFi's way somewhere, but I don't know if they have an East version there
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East Ely. Nevada, of course.
You're traveling 500 miles to see a train?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You're traveling 500 miles to see a train?
Is there a problem with that?
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That's just another bogeyman you socio-economically less-advantaged angry old white dudes like to harp on about, as you lament the fact that you are no longer kings with your HS diplomas and stay-at-home wives.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You're traveling 500 miles to see a train?
Nope, I'm traveling 1330 miles (each way) to take a skills test for a job. Just happen to be passing through lovely Ely.

Of course we went all the way up to and across Wyoming to follow a steam train not too long ago.
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Is there a problem with that?
Not for me. It just seems unusual.
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Hmm, I could drive 1858 miles back and drive the entirety of US93. It would be tempting if the chance for treacherous driving conditions were not so great.
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Nope, I'm traveling 1330 miles (each way) to take a skills test for a job. Just happen to be passing through lovely Ely.

Of course we went all the way up to and across Wyoming to follow a steam train not too long ago.
My train observations are mostly limited to incidental sightings in West Knox County. Yesterday I spotted a CSX during my slow jog on the MUP. Man, that thing was loud and squeaky.
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My train observations are mostly limited to incidental sightings in West Knox County. Yesterday I spotted a CSX during my slow jog on the MUP. Man, that thing was loud and squeaky.
Have you ever driven the entire length of a US HWY?
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Have you ever driven the entire length of a US HWY?
Do interstates count? I've been the entire length of 140, 275, 640.
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Do interstates count? I've been the entire length of 140, 275, 640.
Only 2-digit Interstates count.

Otherwise, I've done a 205, three 405s, a 605, an 805, etc...
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Only 2-digit Interstates count.
I-81 from Metro Dandridge TN to Canada.

I've been on I-40 from the eastern terminus to Albuquerque, NM. Not on the same trip, though.
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Three digit highways count too, as shown in this nifty animation.

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Whoa, cutting it close here! Four+ inches in Alabama? #QuasiNorth

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Whoa, cutting it close here! Four+ inches in Alabama? #QuasiNorth
Bummer you're not gonna get much snow....

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