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Velo Vol 06-21-20 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21545544)
Now I have to cut one of my lawns.

SMH

I'm surprised your lawn is still growing with the June mini-drought.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21545576)
He was relishing the fact that the River Road has been shut down to traffic, saying that it's one of the only places where you can "open it up," and was lamenting that it would eventually be re-opened to vehicular traffic. :foo:

Does "opening it up" require him to swerve all over?

WhyFi 06-21-20 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21545606)
Does "opening it up" require him to swerve all over?

He's a mystery.

More gems on training: "What's a good base for training? 250-300 miles per week?"
"Uh, well - that'd be great... but that's a lot. Not too many people can devote that kind of time."
"Really? What's a normal 50 mile training ride? Like 2 hours?"
I had to choke back the laughter on that one.

rjones28 06-21-20 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21545541)
ouch.

;)

rjones28 06-21-20 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21545536)
See post #10254

I wear standard-length shorts.

rjones28 06-21-20 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21545582)
Shots fired! :lol:

There were actual shots fired outside the WCNY studios. Mrs. rjones28 began her broadcast day by passing thru crime scene tape.

https://www.syracuse.com/news/2020/0...e-victims.html

bampilot06 06-21-20 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21545641)
He's a mystery.

More gems on training: "What's a good base for training? 250-300 miles per week?"
"Uh, well - that'd be great... but that's a lot. Not too many people can devote that kind of time."
"Really? What's a normal 50 mile training ride? Like 2 hours?"
I had to choke back the laughter on that one.


what size bike does he have. Iíll take it in a year after it collects some dust.

BillyD 06-21-20 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21545516)
I assume one does not wear socks with deck shoes.

*gasp* That would be the sailing version of a Fred.

Bah Humbug 06-21-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21545576)
Yesterday evening, we met up with our friends, another family with a boy our son's age, and had a little distanced hang-out/picnic in the park. The hubby is a guy that, last year, had decided to start riding and entered his first race. This was really the first time that I'd caught up with him in a while, so I thought that it'd be, uh, interesting to see where he was with things.

Yeah, I get the feeling that he hasn't raced again since getting ejected OTB. Now he's decided that he's going to concentrate on running with an eye on triathlons next year. BUT, "I'm not going to bother unless I think I can podium, though. I mean, what's the point, otherwise?"

:rolleyes:

Towards cycling, he's got a very weird perspective. He was relishing the fact that the River Road has been shut down to traffic, saying that it's one of the only places where you can "open it up," and was lamenting that it would eventually be re-opened to vehicular traffic. :foo: I've been riding that road for several years and the closure hasn't made a difference for me, so it makes me think that he's sticking to MUPs pretty much exclusively and riding on the road is a big treat for him. At the same time, he seems to have contempt for other MUPpers, "I get a kick out of these guys that pass me, thinking they're going fast, but then I think, 'yeah, let's see what happens when we hit an incline.'" Yes - he fancies himself a climber... in MN.

And then the equipment justification. Yow. He spent a bunch of time telling me about how a carbon bike, or discs, or this or that wasn't worth it. That it would be frustrating because, "it'd be like having a race car as a daily driver and you'd never get to push it to its limits." :twitchy: So very weird.

That sounds like a situation for drinking heavily.

WhyFi 06-21-20 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21545735)
what size bike does he have. Iíll take it in a year after it collects some dust.

He's got a CAAD. You don't want it.

MoAlpha 06-21-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21545516)
I assume one does not wear socks with deck shoes.

One does not, but I do. Crew length. Black.

MoAlpha 06-21-20 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21545576)
Yesterday evening, we met up with our friends, another family with a boy our son's age, and had a little distanced hang-out/picnic in the park. The hubby is a guy that, last year, had decided to start riding and entered his first race. This was really the first time that I'd caught up with him in a while, so I thought that it'd be, uh, interesting to see where he was with things.

Yeah, I get the feeling that he hasn't raced again since getting ejected OTB. Now he's decided that he's going to concentrate on running with an eye on triathlons next year. BUT, "I'm not going to bother unless I think I can podium, though. I mean, what's the point, otherwise?"

:rolleyes:

Towards cycling, he's got a very weird perspective. He was relishing the fact that the River Road has been shut down to traffic, saying that it's one of the only places where you can "open it up," and was lamenting that it would eventually be re-opened to vehicular traffic. :foo: I've been riding that road for several years and the closure hasn't made a difference for me, so it makes me think that he's sticking to MUPs pretty much exclusively and riding on the road is a big treat for him. At the same time, he seems to have contempt for other MUPpers, "I get a kick out of these guys that pass me, thinking they're going fast, but then I think, 'yeah, let's see what happens when we hit an incline.'" Yes - he fancies himself a climber... in MN.

And then the equipment justification. Yow. He spent a bunch of time telling me about how a carbon bike, or discs, or this or that wasn't worth it. That it would be frustrating because, "it'd be like having a race car as a daily driver and you'd never get to push it to its limits." :twitchy: So very weird.

This is why we don't socialize that much.

Velo Vol 06-21-20 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21545721)
There were actual shots fired outside the WCNY studios. Mrs. rjones28 began her broadcast day by passing thru crime scene tape.

https://www.syracuse.com/news/2020/0...e-victims.html

So much violence.

Trsnrtr 06-21-20 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21545451)
As a Fatherís Day bonus, you get to kick me off the leaderboard!

:bday:

Thank you. :thumb:

BillyD 06-21-20 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21545842)
One does not, but I do. Crew length. Black.

Fred.

bampilot06 06-21-20 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21545819)
He's got a CAAD. You don't want it.

well he did say he was a climber......:p

Velo Vol 06-21-20 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21545606)
I'm surprised your lawn is still growing with the June mini-drought.

UPDATE: Some rain has arrived for the lawn.

datlas 06-21-20 01:31 PM

Graduation party yesterday, we had an extra helium "2" but needed a "0" for class of 20. Guess what we used:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aaf9c77ffd.jpg

datlas 06-21-20 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21545880)
Thank you. :thumb:

My pleasure. Could not happen to anyone more deserving. Happy Father's Day!

MoAlpha 06-21-20 01:35 PM

Got a serious, "You're getting too skinny" talk today. Left 2600 kcal on the road this morning, but I don't have much desire to eat. Going to grill tuna steaks tonight and I guess I'll have a little pasta and oil on the side or something.

datlas 06-21-20 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21545964)
Got a serious, "You're getting too skinny" talk today. Left 2600 kcal on the road this morning, but I don't have much desire to eat. Going to grill tuna steaks tonight and I guess I'll have a little pasta and oil on the side or something.

I advise a couple double fudge brownies. Ideally with ice cream.

MoAlpha 06-21-20 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21545983)
I advise a couple double fudge brownies. Ideally with ice cream.

Can't bring myself to buy that stuff. I'll have to settle for full-fat Greek yogurt, Medjool dates, and half a bar of 70% cacao chocolate. And I'll have to wait until after dinner. No appetite right now.

rjones28 06-21-20 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21545842)
One does not, but I do. Crew length. Black.

Soggy socks.

rjones28 06-21-20 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21545933)
UPDATE: Some rain has arrived for the lawn.

None here. It was a dusty grass-cutting session.

LAJ 06-21-20 02:27 PM

I wear the socks the team orders. Or the club. Sometimes I mix and match the club socks with the team kit. I'm all about being a rebel.

I do have some Morgul Bismark socks I received when I won that road race, but I generally save those for special occasions.

MoAlpha 06-21-20 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21546024)
Soggy socks.

I don't wear deck shoes when there's a chance of getting seriously wet. Leather moccasins are a very poor choice for those conditions. It's athletic-type boat shoes, which don't stretch when wet, stay on your feet, and dry quickly, Keen sandals with the closed toe, or boots. I also have a few pairs of breathable, waterproof, socks, which are pretty nice.


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