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Velo Vol 11-20-21 10:02 PM

Became bowl eligible and had two safeties today. :bday:


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Velo Vol 11-21-21 07:07 AM

Map of the Day

21 November 21

Sunbelt Conference

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seedsbelize2 11-21-21 07:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22314897)
Nope. Ramped it up to 2000 watts and passed him ass fast as I could.

Did you give him the look?

Velo Vol 11-21-21 07:55 AM

I've been wondering about this. #NoSpoiler


Mojo31 11-21-21 07:55 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22315223)
Did you give him the look?

Nah, just got the hell outa there. I don’t give anybody the look around here.

big john 11-21-21 09:44 AM

Friend who was life-long runner moved to another state and switched to cycling. Husband bought her a cheap mtb and she began exploring dirt roads in her area. She heard carbon fiber bikes were light so she decided she wanted one. She wrote to me and I explained things as best as I could, including the fact that carbon bikes can also be heavy since my mtb is 32 pounds. She always rides alone and doesn't do much climbing but had to have something lighter. I linked a bunch of nice bikes to her and explained to look for something 2017 or newer if she was going used. (They can afford anything). Eventually she links a 1998 Giant she found and I told her not to buy something that old. She already had it. I tried. Anyway she's been riding it for a year or more and she's happy except for when there is deep gravel.

So recently she heard about gravel bikes and writes to me again. I carefully explain them as best as I can and emphasize their limitations and compromises. She's never ridden a drop bar bike, so I explain that, too. Anyway this goes back and forth for some time until she says something about how gravel bikes must be good in loose gravel and don't slip. No, not as good as a mountain bike, I tell her. "Then what are they good for?" I tried.

MoAlpha 11-21-21 10:16 AM

The combination of flat and gravel is my slowest condition. I just lack the power. Today was humiliating.

big john 11-21-21 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22315335)
The combination of flat and gravel is my slowest condition. I just lack the power. Today was humiliating.

What did you do that was humiliating? Inquiring minds want to know.

big john 11-21-21 10:38 AM

The wind shook the house all night. I wanted to do the short club ride but 50 mph gusts are predicted out there.

Velo Vol 11-21-21 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22315347)
Why did you do gravel? Inquiring minds want to know.

Fixed.

Mojo31 11-21-21 10:51 AM

Boonies today.

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And, not boonies.

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MoAlpha 11-21-21 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22315347)
What did you do that was humiliating? Inquiring minds want to know.

Went for a ride with some nice old guys and just couldn’t hang. It was like driving a Citroen deux cheveaux on the Highway, but less comfortable and a lot quieter.

datlas 11-21-21 11:12 AM

Another good ride in. As usual, I am atop the pseudopodium for altitude but not miles.

datlas 11-21-21 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22315335)
The combination of flat and gravel is my slowest condition. I just lack the power.

I am with you, brother!

DougRNS 11-21-21 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22315061)
My snow equipment is ready to go.

I think the term you kids use nowadays is mic drop.https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7deda41d20.jpg

big john 11-21-21 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22315371)
Went for a ride with some nice old guys and just couldn’t hang. It was like driving a Citroen deux cheveaux on the Highway, but less comfortable and a lot quieter.

Sounds like my yesterday. When it was just the two of us she hung back on the climbs and we chatted about many things. When we met up with the faster group for the last section of rollers, I was off the back and left to dice with a guy on a cross/gravel/touring bike. Of course, I had to turn myself inside out to stay ahead of him.

WhyFi 11-21-21 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22315371)
Went for a ride with some nice old guys and just couldn’t hang. It was like driving a Citroen deux cheveaux on the Highway, but less comfortable and a lot quieter.

Road tires or gravel tires?

DougRNS 11-21-21 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22314618)
I saw a rider in a Marigold Jacket today.

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Like this?
Note: picture taken before I became a former cyclist.

Velo Vol 11-21-21 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22315388)
I think the term you kids use nowadays is mic drop.

No, it is not.

Mojo31 11-21-21 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22315388)
I think the term you kids use nowadays is mic drop.https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7deda41d20.jpg

What do you do with those things?

MoAlpha 11-21-21 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22315396)
Road tires or gravel tires?

Gravel. 36mm on great wheels. Perfect tread for that surface, but probably a bit wide for my weight. Left the fenders on, but can’t blame them.

Velo Vol 11-21-21 12:14 PM

It defies reason.

MoAlpha 11-21-21 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22315392)
Sounds like my yesterday. When it was just the two of us she hung back on the climbs and we chatted about many things. When we met up with the faster group for the last section of rollers, I was off the back and left to dice with a guy on a cross/gravel/touring bike. Of course, I had to turn myself inside out to stay ahead of him.

I need to join some rides where you can go easy enough to chat.

datlas 11-21-21 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22315451)
I need to join some rides where you can go easy enough to chat.

That’s our Sunday “Reservoir Dogs” ride. It’s fun and social. Lots of chitchat, if you are so inclined. There is an amazingly good bakery at the start/finish for coffee and pastries too. :bday:

MoAlpha 11-21-21 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22315473)
That’s our Sunday “Reservoir Dogs” ride. It’s fun and social. Lots of chitchat, if you are so inclined. There is an amazingly good bakery at the start/finish for coffee and pastries too. :bday:

Sounds very pleasant. Much lip service is paid to “taking it easy” this time of year and yesterday we actually dialed it back for a rider recovering from a disc herniation, but that’s a rare thing. The other inhibitor of chitchat is the amount of traffic on our narrow roads and the need to ride in a single paceline so much of the time.


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