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Velo Vol 05-07-22 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22498599)
Parents are visiting for a few days.

Thankfully they had room for a special delivery :bday:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ace35339bc.jpg

Earlier you said you already have too many bikes.

Mojo31 05-07-22 04:14 PM

Struggled with this one.

Wordle 322 4/6

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Mojo31 05-07-22 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22498731)
We made it home safely. We did spend about 30 minutes in Tennessee on Route 81. I got hungry and the best veg option we could find was a Subway. It was not exactly nasty, but after a week of gourmet gluttony in Asheville, it was not very good, either.

Sucks to end a nice trip on fast food or airport fare.

DougRNS 05-07-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22498625)
Time to cut my hair.

Activity achieved. Visual approximation is shown below.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f858b4ddc9.jpg

big john 05-07-22 05:34 PM

I had a nice ride. 68 miles with a few thousand feet of climbing and I felt pretty good considering I'm me. They didn't even have to wait long for me after the longer climbs. Only 5 of us because the goats did the longer mountain ride. One of them encouraged me to go with them and said she wouldn't mind waiting. She doesn't realize how much more she would be waiting than she did a few years ago.
Anyway I hope they had as nice a ride as we did.
And one friend who I haven't seen much for a while told me he hopes he can ride like I do when he is my age. He's 55, punk kid.

WhyFi 05-07-22 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22498814)
Activity achieved. Visual approximation is shown below.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f858b4ddc9.jpg

You look really familiar... :foo:

big john 05-07-22 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22498814)
Activity achieved. Visual approximation is shown below.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f858b4ddc9.jpg

You have a chin like that?

Velo Vol 05-07-22 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22498731)
We did spend about 30 minutes in Tennessee on Route 81.

You missed out on a proper Smokies vacation.

Nonetheless, will you now admit Velo Vol was correct about the epicness of the Southern Appalachians, oldest mountains on Earth*?

*allegedly

Velo Vol 05-07-22 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22498814)
Visual approximation is shown below.


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22498823)
You have a chin like that?

No. :roflmao2:

datlas 05-07-22 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22498647)
I previously mentioned that one of the guys in my club is moving to NZ at the end of the month. One of the things that he wanted to do before leaving was to get in one last, long ride through a couple of his favorite areas. It took a little cajoling, but "my friend is literally moving to the other side of the world" works wonders on spouses, so I got clearance to ride with him.

Last night, he found out that, because of... stuff... he wouldn't be able to ride, after all. Did I tell my wonderful wife that? Heck no - I got clearance for a long ride so I was going on a farewell ride without him :lol:. Windy as ****, almost twice as long as any ride that I've done this year (90 miles total), and it started to get hurty towards the tail end, but it was good to get in some work on a warm, sunny day (which have been nonexistent this spring).

Oh, and I looked fab in my newish, ******y, matchy-matchy Rapha kit :D I haven't really had much of an opportunity to wear 'em in earnest, but both the jersey and the bibs are awesome :love:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...78088f7bc4.jpg

Kudos. Did you master the bidon flip yet??

datlas 05-07-22 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22498824)
You missed out on a proper Smokies vacation.

Nonetheless, will you now admit Velo Vol was correct about the epicness of the Southern Appalachians, oldest mountains on Earth*?

*allegedly

Certainly they are impressive. I concede the point.

Mojo31 05-07-22 05:46 PM

Wife sends me to get fajitas. So, when in Mexico . . ..

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb614246eb.jpg

datlas 05-07-22 05:48 PM

My friend who has a place in Mallorca did a 1/2 IM there today. His goal was to have fun and beat his son, who is half his age. Apparently the son did not train much for the event, so the father beat the son’s time by over an hour.

We all hope to be doing the 312 there this time next year.

WhyFi 05-07-22 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22498828)
Kudos. Did you master the bidon flip yet??

Not yet. I haven't been able to practice - I don't have any bidons, I only have water bottles.

rjones28 05-07-22 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22498481)
Never heard of it.

I figured as much.

DougRNS 05-07-22 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22498823)
You have a chin like that?

I was referring to the haircut. A quasi flattop.

Trsnrtr 05-07-22 05:53 PM

My iPad “photos” app shows me stuff every few days. From today’s notification, a younger guy with a Viner Stella Pro and an all wool kit:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...28c58ae95.jpeg

DougRNS 05-07-22 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22498832)
My friend who has a place in Mallorca did a 1/2 IM there today. His goal was to have fun and beat his son, who is half his age. Apparently the son did not train much for the event, so the father beat the son’s time by over an hour.

We all hope to be doing the 312 there this time next year.

reminds me of this.

rjones28 05-07-22 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22498677)
Hey, speaking of matchy-matchy, my kit and my ride matched today. Red bike with white bar tape and saddle, and some black accents like the CF Ergo blades, paired with white helmet, red jersey, black bibs, and white shoes and socks. Also white gloves, which is how I keep white bar tape white.

Same.

Except it was bike shop-logoed apparel -- t-shirt, hoodie, mask.

rjones28 05-07-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22498814)
Activity achieved. Visual approximation is shown below.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f858b4ddc9.jpg

Flowbee?

DougRNS 05-07-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22498852)
Flowbee?

Certainly not. Below is visual approximation of what was employed (fully corded however)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5911f7d274.jpg

BillyD 05-07-22 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22498814)
Activity achieved. Visual approximation is shown below.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f858b4ddc9.jpg

Hey, you look just like Howie Long.

I know you are not him because you have too much free time on Sundays.

Mojo31 05-07-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22498832)
My friend who has a place in Mallorca did a 1/2 IM there today. His goal was to have fun and beat his son, who is half his age. Apparently the son did not train much for the event, so the father beat the son’s time by over an hour.

We all hope to be doing the 312 there this time next year.

A few years ago, a couple of guys asked me to take their picture after a run. It was a father and son who just completed a 10 mile run together. The son was in his 20s, and the dad looked to be about my age (early 60s). I was impressed, and they seemed really excited they could do it together.

Made me wish I could get my kid on a bike.

Velo Vol 05-07-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22498836)
I figured as much.

I see that abandoning of record buying as evidence of technological progress.


bampilot06 05-07-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22498840)
My iPad “photos” app shows me stuff every few days. From today’s notification, a younger guy with a Viner Stella Pro and an all wool kit:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...28c58ae95.jpeg


you look confused.


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