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Velo Vol 11-28-21 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22322624)
it's educate, enlighten and entertain. TTKU


DougRNS 11-28-21 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22322647)

I don't watch NFL or Twitter. I suggest you do the same to save your precious IQ points. SM*H

abshipp 11-28-21 02:49 PM

Fun ride today. Went south of town to the flatlands instead of beating myself up in the mountains. I know average speed is a fool's metric but it was fun to average 2-3mph faster than my usual rides.

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rjones28 11-28-21 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22322466)
Fancy pants.

Benson always travels in style.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0f9b4ab9e.png

MoAlpha 11-28-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22322399)
I bought a gravel bike two years ago and took it on a couple gravel rides that are local race courses. Most of our gravel is like riding on marbles and some of it is pretty big. All I could think of when I was riding was that if I fall, it's going to hurt, like really hurt.

I sold the bike.

I canít sell my bike because itís my commute and weekday workout ride, but I might move the road tires to the better wheels.

MoAlpha 11-28-21 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22322657)
I don't watch NFL or Twitter. I suggest you do the same to save your precious IQ points. SM*H

College football is even worse.

Mojo31 11-28-21 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22322719)

As he/she/they should!

seedsbelize2 11-28-21 04:04 PM

Strava was talking to me today. Telling me my ride was paused, then resumed, etc. Is this something new or did I accidentally change a setting?
Annoying

seedsbelize2 11-28-21 04:05 PM

It's gonna take some time to get used to the pronoun thing.:50:

Velo Vol 11-28-21 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22322657)
I don't watch NFL or Twitter. I suggest you do the same to save your precious IQ points. SM*H


Mojo31 11-28-21 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22322755)
It's gonna take some time to get used to the pronoun thing.:50:

I think I'm pretty understanding, but I'm not sure I get it all. I may never. :50:

These days, I find myself frequently saying, "I know I'm old, but . . .."

bampilot06 11-28-21 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22322755)
It's gonna take some time to get used to the pronoun thing.:50:


what pronoun thing?

Velo Vol 11-28-21 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22322732)
As he/she/they should!

Benson

genejockey 11-28-21 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22322778)
I think I'm pretty understanding, but I'm not sure I get it all. I may never. :50:

These days, I find myself frequently saying, "I know I'm old, but . . .."

It would be easier if English had never had gendered 3rd person singular pronouns. Lots of other languages don't, like Tagalog, for example.

rjones28 11-28-21 04:56 PM


genejockey 11-28-21 04:58 PM

I've been doing little diversions from my 55 mile Sunday route recently. Today I went right instead of left, heading up Page Mill. Page Mill is a nasty climb I used to do once a year just to prove I could. It's long, and there are a couple places that are both steep and completely exposed to the sun. For 3 years running, I'd get to this one steep pitch and think, "If there's shade around this corner, I'm gonna stop and rest a bit", but there is no shade.

First year, that's what I thought.
Second year, I thought that again, but realized I'd had the same thought at the same place before, and there was no shade.
Third year, I thought, "If there's some shade around this.....WAIT A MINUTE! I've done this before, and there IS NO SHADE!!!!"

Anyway, this time I only went up as far as Altamont Rd, and took that to descend back to Foothill. Last time I road this was probably 12 years ago. But I remembered there's a really bad corner, where 12 years ago, one of the riders on a Bike Forums NorCal group ride had gone down - nobody saw it, they just came around the corner and there he was, unconscious, with his Litespeed stuffed under the guardrail. So I was hyper cautious! I found the corner, which is actually TWO lefts in quick succession - there's a steep drop off, then the first turn, which is simultaneously 1) descending, 2) severely off camber, and 3) decreasing radius. You get through it, straighten up, and there's ANOTHER one just like it. The rest of the descent isn't too bad, but after those turns I took the rest pretty gently. I was glad to be riding the Canyon with the disc brakes, but I have ridden it before with just dual pivots and managed not to kill myself.

Trsnrtr 11-28-21 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22322573)
Translation. I drive like my Grandma.

NTTAWWT Just stay out of the left lane.

A friend of mine had a license plate that said GTFOOMW.

I leave it to the reader to decipher it.

Trsnrtr 11-28-21 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22322599)
They know that I want the metallic white Evade with maroon trim, so they've obviously not going to put that on sale.

I wasn't even looking at sale bikes. Their website has no Roubaix or S-Works in any size with Di2.

But, thanks for the email... I guess. :foo:

BillyD 11-28-21 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22322573)
Translation. I drive like my grandma.

:lol:

Trsnrtr 11-28-21 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22322640)
Hard to say. Self-proclaimed model drivers take it upon themselves to regulate traffic as they see fit.

I read an article somewhere recently that said that people tend to overrate their abilities. In a survey of drivers, most claim to be above average. :)

BillyD 11-28-21 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22322620)
Can anyone direct me to the best bang forums?
#FormerCyclist

:eek: Family forum.

BillyD 11-28-21 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22322719)

Is that a mesh front?

genejockey 11-28-21 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22322813)
I read an article somewhere recently that said that people tend to overrate their abilities. In a survey of drivers, most claim to be above average. :)

Welcome to Lake Wobegon America, where all the children drivers are above average.

datlas 11-28-21 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22322782)
Benson

Benson is female. TTKU

Mojo31 11-28-21 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22322831)
Benson is female. TTKU

Thats what I thought, but wasnít sure.


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