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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 11-18-20, 05:18 PM
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Can't win the game in the first quarter
Since Iím retired, every day is the same for me. Then the weekend comes around and younger people lay in the big miles and bury me.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I was climbing the closed road today when 3 e-bikes flew past me, just as some hikers were walking the other direction. One of the girls hiking asked me if she should give me a push. I guess she felt sorry for me not keeping up with the other bikes. I told her they were e-bikes and I was going to get one when I turn 70.
Darn, I better start shopping.
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What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a going on here?

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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
True. Usually we add glycerol or DMSO to cryopreserve things because freezing cells, or even proteins in aqueous solutions without it will **** them up but good.
Remember the DMSO craze many years ago? I had an uncle who swore by it for his arthritis. Of course, before that, he rubbed WD40 into his joints.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a going on here?

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Clearly, the Captain has to mount first and dismount last, or the stoker will go ass over teakettle.

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Old 11-18-20, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Begs the question of why there's not just KMs, then.
We tried that in the 1970s but it fell through.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_Conversion_Act
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a going on here?

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Tandem bunny hopping?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Princess says hi Jackie. (yes, princess has a throne.)

Cavendish says Hi, can you turn the water on a little bit?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We tried that in the 1970s but it fell through.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_Conversion_Act
Kilometers have never fully been tried.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Darn, I better start shopping.
It's become my standard reply when a young, fit guy passes me on his e-bike. Some of them don't like it, as if I am mocking them.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In golden snowball mode.
Wrong metal.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Kilometers have never fully been tried.
Interstates had dual signage for awhile for distance and speed limits but it was short lived.

Also, I was assigned a couple construction jobs in the 70s that were 100% metric with metric plans and all metric measuring devices. It was a total disaster trying to get grizzled old bridge carpenters to use metric tapes and rulers.
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It's become my standard reply when a young, fit guy passes me on his e-bike. Some of them don't like it, as if I am mocking them.
Thatís what I tell friends who buy Corvettes. I tell them Iíll buy my first Corvette when I turn 70.
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What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a going on here?

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Also, I was assigned a couple construction jobs in the 70s that were 100% metric with metric plans and all metric measuring devices. It was a total disaster trying to get grizzled old bridge carpenters to use metric tapes and rulers.
Even I could figure out a metric tape. SMH.
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Thatís what I tell friends who buy Corvettes. I tell them Iíll buy my first Corvette when I turn 70.
I wanted one when I was younger but I got over it.
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Interstates had dual signage for awhile for distance and speed limits but it was short lived.

Also, I was assigned a couple construction jobs in the 70s that were 100% metric with metric plans and all metric measuring devices. It was a total disaster trying to get grizzled old bridge carpenters to use metric tapes and rulers.
When GM started the switch from SAE to metric, only the engine and related brackets were metric and the rest of the car was inch. This also meant we had to buy metric sockets and wrenches.
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Thatís what I tell friends who buy Corvettes. I tell them Iíll buy my first Corvette when I turn 70.
I would drive the crap out of a Corvette today, tomorrow, or ten years ago.

Especially that new C8. GODDAMN.
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I would drive the crap out of a Corvette today, tomorrow, or ten years ago.

Especially that new C8. GODDAMN.
I never drove a C8, retired before they came out. I've driven about all the other ones except 55-62, (my boss had a 54). I drove the supercharged C7 and it's too much. 650 horsepower is asking for trouble. The supercharged C8 is supposed to have more.
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Time for a long winter night of quality music. DougRNS

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I like the King of Swing but your link is no bueno.
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Website broken again.
see post #5607.^^^^
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I never drove a C8, retired before they came out. I've driven about all the other ones except 55-62, (my boss had a 54). I drove the supercharged C7 and it's too much. 650 horsepower is asking for trouble. The supercharged C8 is supposed to have more.
I don't want the supercharger; just the hi-po all-natural. With three pedals.
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