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datlas 07-26-20 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21607832)
A lovely stretch of gravel today. I'm gonna hit that one more frequently. Now that I can self-identitify as a gravel rider. This might be as closely in sync with current trends as I have ever been.

Welcome to the FUTURE!

Velo Vol 07-26-20 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21607965)
smh

It's like someone playing the trumpet for forty years and then one day waking up and saying, "You know, the flugelhorn sounds better."

datlas 07-26-20 01:12 PM

Fresh sourdough in the oven. Should be cool enough for dinner.

seedsbelize 07-26-20 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21607986)
It's like someone playing the trumpet for forty years and then one day waking up and saying, "You know, the flugelhorn sounds better."

Since cutting my finger off, I woke up and decided to try woodworking without power tools. I have parked my power tools and am having at it. Have you considered the clarinet? The oboe?

datlas 07-26-20 01:19 PM

Hey indyfabz a cyclist I follow did a “Ride of Silence” today in Philly and mentioned 4 cyclists killed this month. Do you know if that’s true? Sad!

Velo Vol 07-26-20 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21608020)
Have you considered the clarinet? The oboe?

Not as the primary instrument.

datlas 07-26-20 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21608073)
Not as the primary instrument.

Heidi has a really good oboe and has not touched it all summer. I can probably work out a good deal for you if interested in a high quality oboe.

Velo Vol 07-26-20 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21608091)
Heidi has a really good oboe and has not touched it all summer. I can probably work out a good deal for you if interested in a high quality oboe.

Sad.

I like the oboe, but I have no reason to think I'd be very good at playing one. My mind/finger coordination barely cuts it with a three-finger instrument.

bampilot06 07-26-20 02:01 PM

A massive swarm of jelly fish have just taken over the beach. Will update you all when I have more details.

big john 07-26-20 02:07 PM

Love the piano on this oboe piece.

WhyFi 07-26-20 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607738)
Yes. Itís all yours. I mean your friendís.

Thanks!​ In the back of my mind, I thought that I might be able to hit 1k for the month - something I haven't done before. Looks like the month ends on Friday, though, so I don't think it's realistic without at least one more weekend day. Sad!

bampilot06 07-26-20 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21608127)
Thanks!​ In the back of my mind, I thought that I might be able to hit 1k for the month - something I haven't done before. Looks like the month ends on Friday, though, so I don't think it's realistic without at least one more weekend day. Sad!


your alarm can be set for an earlier time.....

datlas 07-26-20 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21608127)
Thanks!​ In the back of my mind, I thought that I might be able to hit 1k for the month - something I haven't done before. Looks like the month ends on Friday, though, so I don't think it's realistic without at least one more weekend day. Sad!

Yeah 1k in a month is a high bar. I am expecting 800 miles for the month. Still, not too shabby!

WhyFi 07-26-20 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21608138)
your alarm can be set for an earlier time.....

That won't make the sun rise earlier. Besides, 5:30 is already teetering on the edge of sanity with two young kids.

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-20 02:20 PM

Did someone make cycling caps for the 41?

Is an actual 41er riding the 3 Peaks Bike Race?

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...7e&oe=5F439661

WhyFi 07-26-20 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21608144)
Yeah 1k in a month is a high bar. I am expecting 800 miles for the month. Still, not too shabby!

Not at all!

I'm currently at 768. If I can convince the family to let me have all of Wed to myself, I might be able to do it, but it would be a really long day and I'd likely still need some overtime on my "off" days, which are normally 18mi each.

big john 07-26-20 02:28 PM

I went to the Sunday club ride again today. There were about 6 other riders, all hammerheads and one new guy who was looking for the orientation ride that's on our schedule, but nobody was there to run it. Turns out he just got his bike on Thursday. I felt bad for him before we even started. We began with a slight uphill grade and one of the guys dropped back and rode with him for a few minutes and said he was suffering during our warm up. By the time our guy came up to tell us the guy was struggling, he was gone, out of sight. I felt bad for him again, like, what a bunch of dicks we are. I hope it wasn't too discouraging for him.

bampilot06 07-26-20 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21608156)
I went to the Sunday club ride again today. There were about 6 other riders, all hammerheads and one new guy who was looking for the orientation ride that's on our schedule, but nobody was there to run it. Turns out he just got his bike on Thursday. I felt bad for him before we even started. We began with a slight uphill grade and one of the guys dropped back and rode with him for a few minutes and said he was suffering during our warm up. By the time our guy came up to tell us the guy was struggling, he was gone, out of sight. I felt bad for him again, like, what a bunch of dicks we are. I hope it wasn't too discouraging for him.


He is new, itís bound to happen. Wonít be the first and wonít be the last. Hopefully he keeps up with it. I got dropped my first group ride.

seedsbelize 07-26-20 02:57 PM

I'm sitting right at 160 for the month. Nowhere to go bit up.

big john 07-26-20 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21608196)
He is new, itís bound to happen. Wonít be the first and wonít be the last. Hopefully he keeps up with it. I got dropped my first group ride.

It's a shame the people who run the beginner ride weren't there. They will watch out for beginners and stay with them. I don't know when they will be back.

rjones28 07-26-20 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21607657)
The important mail should be labeled as such.

I only get a few pieces of mail a day, so it's easy for me to sort out the important correspondence.

rjones28 07-26-20 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21607986)
It's like someone playing the trumpet for forty years and then one day waking up and saying, "You know, the flugelhorn sounds better."

That's called an epiphany. It's never too late for one of those. ;)

DougRNS 07-26-20 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21608247)
I only get a few pieces of mail a day, so it's easy for me to sort out the important correspondence.

I use the touch it once approach.

rjones28 07-26-20 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21608280)
I use the touch it once approach.

tmi

LAJ 07-26-20 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607781)
They should have a leaderboard for altitude. I could win that one pretty much every week.

What about altitude at altitude? I might be able to pull that one off. Breathing isn't quite as good at 9000 feet.


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