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bampilot06 04-07-22 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464767)
Mowed last night. Even chopped off a sprinkler head. Didn't quit though or make excuses - got right back out there, dug it up, and changed the head. Felt good to cross that finish line.


you are an inspiration. I donít know how you do it.

LesterOfPuppets 04-07-22 12:46 PM

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LesterOfPuppets 04-07-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464767)
Mowed last night. Even chopped off a sprinkler head. Didn't quit though or make excuses - got right back out there, dug it up, and changed the head. Felt good to cross that finish line.

I bought a new sprinkler head Sunday, but haven't put it in yet.

We will sell no wine until it's time

Mojo31 04-07-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22464774)
details werenít provided. Maybe Mojo can win for us all.

I'll have to see if I can get up there.

Mojo31 04-07-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22464776)
you are an inspiration. I donít know how you do it.

Well, I get my inspiration from VV so just paying it forward.

bampilot06 04-07-22 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464786)
I'll have to see if I can get up there.


Itís only this weekend!

Bah Humbug 04-07-22 01:10 PM

Day has been moderately better than expected. Still very short of great.

Now the monitor is excellent. I wish my desk were big enough for two.

Mojo31 04-07-22 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22464792)
Itís only this weekend!

They are also doing it at the store closer to my house. I'll have to see if I can swing by on Saturday. Sunday I golf.

What's worse - riding or golfing in 20-30 mph winds with gusts above 30 mph?

bampilot06 04-07-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464810)
They are also doing it at the store closer to my house. I'll have to see if I can swing by on Saturday. Sunday I golf.

What's worse - riding or golfing in 20-30 mph winds with gusts above 30 mph?


bowling.

LesterOfPuppets 04-07-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464810)
They are also doing it at the store closer to my house. I'll have to see if I can swing by on Saturday. Sunday I golf.

What's worse - riding or golfing in 20-30 mph winds with gusts above 30 mph?

Golfing. You'll never get that Titleist visor back. :)

genejockey 04-07-22 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464810)
They are also doing it at the store closer to my house. I'll have to see if I can swing by on Saturday. Sunday I golf.

What's worse - riding or golfing in 20-30 mph winds with gusts above 30 mph?

Golfing is worse under any circumstances.

Mojo31 04-07-22 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22464817)
Golfing. You'll never get that Titleist visor back. :)

But, I won't crash.

phrantic09 04-07-22 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464820)
But, I won't crash.

you might crash the cart

genejockey 04-07-22 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22464840)
you might crash the cart

Or walk into a tree.

big john 04-07-22 02:12 PM

Been thinking about a birthday ride for turning 68 later this month. I rarely do the longer climbing rides anymore and they used to be my favorite bike adventure. I found out today that my club is scheduling one of my all time favorite rides this coming Saturday. It's a remote start about 50 miles from here, and has close to 8000 feet of climbing in 86 miles, but it's harder than it sounds because of some 15% grades early, some long false flats in the middle, and soul crushing climbs in the last part.

No one has committed yet, but I won't be able to stay with the riders who do these things anymore. At least I don't think I can. I have done the ride solo when I lived up there. I've also done it when supported by other clubs. There is a c-store about the 40 mile mark but no water or anything after that. I guess I have to make a decision.

Here are a couple pics from years past. First is me at the top of a 23 mile descent.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f07a197fdd.jpg
Some of the homies from bitd.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3616c1afee.jpg
Different year, getting ready to go back up to 6000 feet.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2e1e7c8fae.jpg

phrantic09 04-07-22 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22464848)
Been thinking about a birthday ride for turning 68 later this month. I rarely do the longer climbing rides anymore and they used to be my favorite bike adventure. I found out today that my club is scheduling one of my all time favorite rides this coming Saturday. It's a remote start about 50 miles from here, and has close to 8000 feet of climbing in 86 miles, but it's harder than it sounds because of some 15% grades early, some long false flats in the middle, and soul crushing climbs in the last part.

No one has committed yet, but I won't be able to stay with the riders who do these things anymore. At least I don't think I can. I have done the ride solo when I lived up there. I've also done it when supported by other clubs. There is a c-store about the 40 mile mark but no water or anything after that. I guess I have to make a decision.

Here are a couple pics from years past. First is me at the top of a 23 mile descent.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f07a197fdd.jpg
Some of the homies from bitd.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3616c1afee.jpg
Different year, getting ready to go back up to 6000 feet.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2e1e7c8fae.jpg

40 miles with no water? Thatís pretty tough if itís hot

phrantic09 04-07-22 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22464819)
Golfing is worse under any circumstances.

I wish I had time to play golf and cycle. I was a pretty decent player at one time, now if I break 90 the one time I play per year Iím happy.

Mojo31 04-07-22 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22464844)
Or walk into a tree.

Far greater risk that my ball hits a tree and ricochets back into my forehead.

Mojo31 04-07-22 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22464861)
I wish I had time to play golf and cycle. I was a pretty decent player at one time, now if I break 90 the one time I play per year Iím happy.

I used to play a lot, 3 to 5 days per week. Then along came kids.

Fast forward about 25 years, and a friend talked me into giving it another go last year. I can't break 90 right now. The swing does not come naturally to me, and I have to really work on it and practice if I want to shoot in the low to mid-80s.

big john 04-07-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22464857)
40 miles with no water? Thatís pretty tough if itís hot

Yep. We usually do the ride when it's cooler. It was 23 degrees at the start one time but that's unusual. There is also over 3k feet of climbing in the last section which makes water more critical. The NOAA says highs in the upper 70s this Saturday so not too bad but if I do it I will bring a Camelbak.

Here is a picture from near the top of "Heartbreak Hill" which is in that last part. The leadup to the climb is just a steady grade for over 20 miles. After the top you descend for about 2 minutes and then start climbing again.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bec1e24e78.jpg

phrantic09 04-07-22 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464871)
I used to play a lot, 3 to 5 days per week. Then along came kids.

Fast forward about 25 years, and a friend talked me into giving it another go last year. I can't break 90 right now. The swing does not come naturally to me, and I have to really work on it and practice if I want to shoot in the low to mid-80s.

Same- was playing about 80 rounds per year pre-kids. Which is a lot for upstate NY.

I was also a lot poorer then and worked a second job at Golf Galaxy to find my habit - we got tremendous discounts on TM / Adidas stuff. 40% off wholesale generally. Last driver I bought in 2012 had a $750 MSRP shaft in it and I think I paid something like 225 for the entire driver.

At my best I was playing to a 2, but was a massive head case. One year in our local county am championship I was -3 when I teed off on the 14th hole. I crushed one down the middle on a left to right slopes 600 yard par 5. Had a great lie but remembered the pro saying to meĒwhatever you do, donít hit a wood on 14.Ē

pulled a 5 iron so I could lay up to about 85 and proceeded to block it right into the woods. Pulled the 3W for my provisional and left of off of the front of the green. Lucky for me, the jerk I was playing with decided to go look for and find my ball, so I had to hit out of the woods.

Ended up with a triple and put up 3 more doubles to finish the day because I was so wound up.

Mojo31 04-07-22 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22464886)
Same- was playing about 80 rounds per year pre-kids. Which is a lot for upstate NY.

I was also a lot poorer then and worked a second job at Golf Galaxy to find my habit - we got tremendous discounts on TM / Adidas stuff. 40% off wholesale generally. Last driver I bought in 2012 had a $750 MSRP shaft in it and I think I paid something like 225 for the entire driver.

At my best I was playing to a 2, but was a massive head case. One year in our local county am championship I was -3 when I teed off on the 14th hole. I crushed one down the middle on a left to right slopes 600 yard par 5. Had a great lie but remembered the pro saying to meĒwhatever you do, donít hit a wood on 14.Ē

pulled a 5 iron so I could lay up to about 85 and proceeded to block it right into the woods. Pulled the 3W for my provisional and left of off of the front of the green. Lucky for me, the jerk I was playing with decided to go look for and find my ball, so I had to hit out of the woods.

Ended up with a triple and put up 3 more doubles to finish the day because I was so wound up.

Big time head game!

I recall playing in a member/member club tournament, and on one hole it was driver off the tee and then about a 125 yard shot over a creek to the green. Format was alternate shot. The team we were paired with hit a good tee shot and than their first approach into the creek. Then they took turns doing it five more times. They ended up with something like a 16 on the hole.

Trsnrtr 04-07-22 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22464592)
I hate losing.

You don't have to win; racing is great training and you can learn a lot just from doing it, placing or not.

phrantic09 04-07-22 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22464918)
Big time head game!

I recall playing in a member/member club tournament, and on one hole it was driver off the tee and then about a 125 yard shot over a creek to the green. Format was alternate shot. The team we were paired with hit a good tee shot and than their first approach into the creek. Then they took turns doing it five more times. They ended up with something like a 16 on the hole.

Oh man- some tin cup action.

The worst part about that day was I was certain I was going to miss the cut at +6 and got totally annihilated thinking I was done golfing for the weekend. Turns out I didnít, but was so sick the next day I missed my tee time and took a DQ.

phrantic09 04-07-22 03:36 PM

I put 38 slicks on the ďroadĒ wheels today for the ride this weekend. Zipps look a little portly.

I really want to bail, but I paid for it, so Iíll HTFU and deal.


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