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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 04-02-19, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
What could possibly go wrong?
The emergency responders are on the scene, standing right there. He'll be fine.
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Maybe I should ride my bike there. Will investigate.
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Why not? I​​​​ think that works.

I have been trying to squeeze in a longer ride by asking my wife to let me meet her/her family on their excursions. Yeah, she's made it clear that that's not gonna fly - she doesn't feel comfortable navigating around here and she really doesn't want to ride with them (and have our kids' safety rely on their driving). Bummer.
​​​​​​The good news is that it's roughly 60 miles from my place to Flemington, NJ, which is a perfect distance. The not-so-good news is that the routes will take me through relatively congested areas and a solo ride there has a little more risk than I like. Sad!

Sound familiar??
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Oh, since Addiction loves when worlds collide, I'm happy to report that Dan and I were able to secure a little bit of time from our respective CEOs to chit chat over a few tasty beers last night. It was nice to get out of Retireeburg for a little while and act like a somewhat social adult.
You had a man-date??

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​​​​​​The good news is that it's roughly 60 miles from my place to Flemington, NJ, which is a perfect distance. The not-so-good news is that the routes will take me through relatively congested areas and a solo ride there has a little more risk than I like. Sad!

Sound familiar??
I'd be scared as hell to ride anywhere in Jersey. We used to ride the dirt road along the train tracks when I lived there in my youth, that was it.
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You had a man-date??

Kudos.
Well, I did bring my man purse camera bag.
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Every time a new saddle sore thread pops up, I'm both puzzled as to why some seem so prone to getting them and thankful that I've never had to deal with them. Ish.
1. ill-fitting chamois which doubles up in folds
ii. Other mechanical factors
C. The genetics of the immune system and colonization by bad bugs

Also critical to distinguish between simple abrasions and skin abscesses/furuncles, but I'm not getting into it. Nope.
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​​​​​​The good news is that it's roughly 60 miles from my place to Flemington, NJ, which is a perfect distance. The not-so-good news is that the routes will take me through relatively congested areas and a solo ride there has a little more risk than I like. Sad!

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Nothing safer that's not too much more round-about? I'd look at the global Strava heatmap for ideas.
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1. ill-fitting chamois which doubles up in folds
2. Other mechanical factors
2. The genetics of the immune system and colonization by bad bugs

Also critical to distinguish between simple abrasions and skin abscesses/furuncles, but I'm not getting into it. Nope.
Poidh.
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Poidh.
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Every time a new saddle sore thread pops up, I'm both puzzled as to why some seem so prone to getting them and thankful that I've never had to deal with them. Ish.
Since 1982, (is that 37 seasons or 38?) I've had maybe 3 saddle sores and i'm pretty sure they were all caused by seam irritation. I know the last one a couple years ago was a seam because I had been having trouble with a sore spot in the same area every time that I wore them. When I finally developed a sore, I finally pitched the shorts. They were old and worn out anyway.
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1. ill-fitting chamois which doubles up in folds
ii. Other mechanical factors
C. The genetics of the immune system and colonization by bad bugs

Also critical to distinguish between simple abrasions and skin abscesses/furuncles, but I'm not getting into it. Nope.
Is the plural of furuncle a carbuncle?
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Since 1982, (is that 37 seasons or 38?) I've had maybe 3 saddle sores and i'm pretty sure they were all caused by seam irritation. I know the last one a couple years ago was a seam because I had been having trouble with a sore spot in the same area every time that I wore them. When I finally developed a sore, I finally pitched the shorts. They were old and worn out anyway.
The old, non-padded, non shaped, natural, chamois that got crispy when you washed it, was pretty bad. I was heavy into hydrophobic lube in those days.
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Is the plural of furuncle a carbuncle?
I think a carbuncle is just a big-ass furuncle.
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Nothing safer that's not too much more round-about? I'd look at the global Strava heatmap for ideas.
Good idea. But when I look at the heatmap it does not superimpose roadmap/names so it's really tough to see the route. Am I missing a click somewhere?
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I think a carbuncle is just a big-ass furuncle.
Correct.
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I think a carbuncle is just a big-ass furuncle.
Who you calling a big-ass?

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Correct.
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Good idea. But when I look at the heatmap it does not superimpose roadmap/names so it's really tough to see the route. Am I missing a click somewhere?
No, you're not missing anything that I'm aware of. Yeah, it's not as convenient as it could be, but I usually keep two windows open, heat maps and Google maps, side-by-side so I can reference against each other. It's also nice to be able to drop in to street view.
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Good idea. But when I look at the heatmap it does not superimpose roadmap/names so it's really tough to see the route. Am I missing a click somewhere?
There's a menu on the left, if it's closed it'll just be a white rectangle that says "Global Heatmap". If it's opened there will be a Layers > Labels option to click, that'll show street names when zoomed in.
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Oh, since Addiction loves when worlds collide, I'm happy to report that Dan and I were able to secure a little bit of time from our respective CEOs to chit chat over a few tasty beers last night. It was nice to get out of Retireeburg for a little while and act like a somewhat social adult.

Good seeing you, thanks for driving over! I didn't even get in (that much) trouble. For the record, we both had man-purses with camera gear because nerds.
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Back from a short run. Got buzzed by a car not once but twice. Scary.

It seems doubly stupid, but I may have to drive to the MUP to run safely. Then I can get buzzed by the MUP racers, who I can take on in a fair fight.
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Did my first group ride in ages this morning! I've been riding in the afternoon like a civilized person but all the group rides seem to happen at the crack of dawn

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Did my first group ride in ages this morning! I've been riding in the afternoon like a civilized person but all the group rides seem to happen at the crack of dawn

Kudos! I would say 90% of my rides are group rides. More fun with friends!
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