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Old 10-02-20, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
It looks hot, but it was about 72F at this time.
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Old 10-02-20, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
It looks hot, but it was about 72F at this time.
Perfect.
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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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Old 10-02-20, 05:25 PM
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Not sure how okay I am yet. Just woke from a nap and need to navigate to the bathroom, dreading standing up. Old men don't bounce so well.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words, I feel pretty stupid, actually.
I don’t have nearly the sense of humor about falling down and getting hit that I used to.
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Take it easy-you'll be back on in a flash!
wut is this healing in a flash stuff? I still feel where I "pulled" my back on Sunday, and my yellow jacket sting.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut is this healing in a flash stuff? I still feel where I "pulled" my back on Sunday, and my yellow jacket sting.
Are you back on?
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Old 10-02-20, 06:36 PM
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I generally like to support the LBS, but since you can get tires online for HALF the LBS price, I can't justify paying retail for tires.

So I ordered one from excel. It was 28 dollars but after two days it still hadn’t shipped, my wife approved me to get one locally. I was shocked at the price, but every other tire was 20 to 30 dollars more.

While I was at the shop they had a wall of there bike shop name kits. I went over to look, I am all for wearing local clothing, thinking it would be some what cheap and I was way wrong. Long sleeve jersey was 85, short sleeve was 65. I am sure the quality is good, I was just shocked at the price.
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Old 10-02-20, 07:32 PM
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I miss the desert.
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Old 10-02-20, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So I ordered one from excel. It was 28 dollars but after two days it still hadn’t shipped, my wife approved me to get one locally. I was shocked at the price, but every other tire was 20 to 30 dollars more.

While I was at the shop they had a wall of there bike shop name kits. I went over to look, I am all for wearing local clothing, thinking it would be some what cheap and I was way wrong. Long sleeve jersey was 85, short sleeve was 65. I am sure the quality is good, I was just shocked at the price.
Surprised it was only 85 tbh
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Old 10-02-20, 07:33 PM
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Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
Ouch, sorry to hear. Take care of yourself. See a doctor if needed.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So I ordered one from excel. It was 28 dollars but after two days it still hadn’t shipped, my wife approved me to get one locally. I was shocked at the price, but every other tire was 20 to 30 dollars more.

While I was at the shop they had a wall of there bike shop name kits. I went over to look, I am all for wearing local clothing, thinking it would be some what cheap and I was way wrong. Long sleeve jersey was 85, short sleeve was 65. I am sure the quality is good, I was just shocked at the price.
Seems like the going rate for a moderately-priced jersey that's not on sale.
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Are you back on?
On the plus side my buttosis is much better today.
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I miss the desert.
Other than the warmth, why?
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Surprised it was only 85 tbh

Crazy.

How does the bike ride now that you are fitted? Do you like it? Does it feel weird?
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In other news, at least UT has a band (unlike KCB ), but it's sad that it's been scaled back so much. #2020

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On the plus side my buttosis is much better today.

Other than the warmth, why?

It is extremely quiet, the view is unrestricted, hot but dry, areas where traffic was non existent.
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Crazy.

How does the bike ride now that you are fitted? Do you like it? Does it feel weird?
I haven’t gone more than a few laps around the block. It felt great on a trainer, always a good sign
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Old 10-02-20, 08:06 PM
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I still don't know what the cat dragged in.
A Pcad quote. I don't know who he was speaking to.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Not sure how okay I am yet. Just woke from a nap and need to navigate to the bathroom, dreading standing up. Old men don't bounce so well.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words, I feel pretty stupid, actually.
It happens to the best of us, as you have just proved.
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It is extremely quiet, the view is unrestricted, hot but dry, areas where traffic was non existent.
Opposing viewpoint:


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The rain just rolled in. Forecast is for heavy rain through the night and through the day tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
abshipp where are you?
Greenville SC.

Your state is purdy.
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Been working on the front yard for the last five days.

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Greenville SC.

Your state is purdy.
Correct, until the season of death kills everything. Did you go through Nashville? Lexington?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
It happens to the best of us, as you have just proved.
Thanks. The last time I crashed off road was 2007. I was descending a steep trail miles into the forest and I went over the bars and bounced down a cliff around 40 feet and landed in a creekbed with a bit of water. I had to ride 2+ hours to get out of there. That was my first crash on a mountain bike that was of any consequence.
Prior to that was my worst off-road crash when I got knocked off my motorcycle in 1983.


This time was much less of an adventure, just a simple mistake a few miles from home.
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