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big john 05-17-22 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22509630)
Got humiliated on this a.m.'s group thrash as usual, but I did hang on the hills and HR went > 180 a couple of time so I was doing my best. I just poop out on the long rolling sections. Oldest guy on the ride too.

I identify with this post. Especially the last line.

rjones28 05-17-22 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22509605)
What did you read in the paper this morning?

Retail sales were up in April.

rjones28 05-17-22 09:10 AM

Mrs. rjones28 learned to drive on a stick shift car -- her mother's MK 1 Golf (aka Rabbit). The only cars we've owned with automatic transmissions have been those with none available. Like minivans and Mercedes-Benz.

MoAlpha 05-17-22 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22509673)
I identify with this post. Especially the last line.

And you're older than I am, aren't you, you poor bastard!

In the interest of disclosure, I should note that my clock is routinely cleaned by a couple of much stronger guys my age.

Mojo31 05-17-22 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22509680)
Mrs. rjones28 learned to drive on a stick shift car -- her mother's MK 1 Golf (aka Rabbit). The only cars we've owned with automatic transmissions have been those with none available. Like minivans and Mercedes-Benz.

You'll be in for a shock if you ever go electric.

Velo Vol 05-17-22 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22509675)
Retail sales were up in April.

Which article?

Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22509691)
You'll be in for a shock if you ever go electric.

Stop.

Velo Vol 05-17-22 09:22 AM

A BF milestone looms.

rjones28 05-17-22 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22509691)
You'll be in for a shock if you ever go electric.

I see what you did there.

rjones28 05-17-22 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22509700)
Which article?

Stop.

I'm sure someone has tweeted about it.

Mojo31 05-17-22 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22509700)

Stop.

Or go. That's how they work.

genejockey 05-17-22 09:48 AM

Mrs. GeneJockey learned how to drive a stick back around the time she moved out here in '82. She then proudly drove nothing but manuals till she got her Sienna in 2001. After that, she's sometimes drive my Subaru, with its manual and she actually enjoyed it, but when it came time to buy the Dodge, I'd been complaining so much about having to deal with a clutch in traffic that she threatened grievous bodily harm if I didn't get an automatic. So I did. I sometimes wish I'd gotten the manual - more fun, and longer legs on the freeway - but the old Mercedes NAG5 that Chrysler got from its brief marriage to Daimler Benz works fine, though when it manual mode you have to pull the paddles or flick the lever 1/2 second before you want to shift.

WhyFi 05-17-22 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22509630)
I just poop out on the long rolling sections. Oldest guy on the ride too.

I, too, got pooped out on the rolling sections and was the oldest guy on the ride today. :D

Mojo31 05-17-22 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22509630)
Got humiliated on this a.m.'s group thrash as usual, but I did hang on the hills and HR went > 180 a couple of time so I was doing my best. I just poop out on the long rolling sections. Oldest guy on the ride too.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22509745)
I, too, got pooped out on the rolling sections and was the oldest guy on the ride today. :D

There is a thread for that: Suggestions to keep up on the hills? - Bike Forums

:D

MoAlpha 05-17-22 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22509752)

:D indeed.

MoAlpha 05-17-22 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22509745)
I, too, got pooped out on the rolling sections and was the oldest guy on the ride today. :D

Youngest guy too?

Once I'm off the back, I just try to keep the power steady and ≥ Z4 and get my pathetic little workout.

Bah Humbug 05-17-22 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22509701)
A BF milestone looms.

Don't waste it.

WhyFi 05-17-22 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22509793)
Youngest guy too?

Busted. :o


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22509793)
Once I'm off the back, I just try to keep the power steady and ≥ Z4 and get my pathetic little workout.

I'm sure it's a good workout. Do they regroup regularly?

MoAlpha 05-17-22 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22509837)
Busted. :o



I'm sure it's a good workout. Do they regroup regularly?

Yes it is. They regroup 2 or 3 x in 25 mi. It's very friendly and fun, but over my head, especially on days like today when faster guys show up.

WhyFi 05-17-22 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22509862)
Yes it is. They regroup 2 or 3 x in 25 mi. It's very friendly and fun, but over my head, especially on days like today when faster guys show up.

Something to work towards! First, to keep up. Then, to be one of those guys that causes little groans of consternation when you roll up to the start. :D

seedsbelize2 05-17-22 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22509601)
Tribalism:
We have been under a mask mandate for a little over two years. Outside, inside, in the car. If you're away from home, you're masked. There were some outliers, the young toughs and the old salts come to mind. But it was a visible population. Earlier this week the outdoor and open space part of that mandate was lifted. And the peer pressure foot came down hard. NO ONE is unmasked anymore. The toughs and the salts are going out of their way to flaunt their masks. I had two mask free rides through town and then had to put it back on. Otherwise, when things change again there will be an obvious scapegoat.
I'm going into the city in a few minutes and expect to see a radical difference there.

Well color me shocked and amazed. The mask situation in the big city is exactly the same.
Fear?
Or simple mistrust?

seedsbelize2 05-17-22 12:15 PM

[MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION].
​​​​​​I will have some lunch and get after that painting. I promised the wife I'd do some weed eating this afternoon too

Bah Humbug 05-17-22 12:24 PM

I wish people here were defiantly masking. I have a bunch of coworkers on-site in CLT and one of the vendors is out with Covid. Did one of his people catch it and is spreading it right now to everyone there? Who knows! Glad I’m home though.

datlas 05-17-22 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22509701)
A BF milestone looms.

Oh?

bampilot06 05-17-22 01:53 PM

Todays ride felt fantastic up to the point I thought I was going to pass out. I usually eat at mile 30 but I didnít want to stop, waiting til mile 68 was a massive mistake.

Bought some reeseís and a coke. Instantly felt like I was going to vomit and had to cut the ride short.

LesterOfPuppets 05-17-22 02:14 PM

McKenzie Pass is open for bikes but still closed for cars If it's still closed for cars next Sun/Mon I might have to head up there
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