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Old 09-20-23, 11:00 AM
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Old 09-20-23, 11:09 AM
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sometime i wear a kilt
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Old 09-20-23, 01:45 PM
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I try not to do (don't likie...) rides with under 500 ft gain... I've been know to do some local loops with groceries in the saddle bags, to get in my 500 ft....
one trip up Ferren rd does the job... LOL!
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Old 09-20-23, 03:27 PM
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just an "on the rocks" guy
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Old 09-20-23, 04:09 PM
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Every time I ride its weird- I should be driving my car, or staring @ my phone, or.........
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Old 09-20-23, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by roadcrankr
I go to great lengths to keep my feet clipped-in for the entire ride, sometimes managing to accomplish this on fifty-milers.
This entails trackstands, hanging onto light standards, looping around intersections, etc.
As a big benefit, it extends the life of my cleats and pedals. lol
I practice other weird habits, but nobody wants to see a book here.
I'm riding flats, but after I more or less accidentally did 100k in April where the only time my foot touched the ground was about halfway when I stopped to pick up a water bottle I'd dropped I've tried to beat that. On Monday I rode 100 miles with some planned stops in the first half, I would have done the second 50 miles without touching down if a bee hadn't flown into my helmet about mile 88.
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Old 09-21-23, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by roadcrankr
I go to great lengths to keep my feet clipped-in for the entire ride, sometimes managing to accomplish this on fifty-milers.
This entails trackstands, hanging onto light standards, looping around intersections, etc.
As a big benefit, it extends the life of my cleats and pedals. lol
I practice other weird habits, but nobody wants to see a book here.
You must have a very happy (Jenn, look away) prostate. May your good fortune continue.
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Old 09-21-23, 08:15 AM
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As I ride along I compose my ride-report email that I never write or send. And I try to find a curb to make it easier to get on and off the bike. Yeah, I'm pretty beat up.
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Old 09-21-23, 11:21 AM
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I make a note of potential and actual personal relief areas for future reference.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
I make a note of potential and actual personal relief areas for future reference.
Given the history of my digestive system having a perverse sense of humor and my desire for full hydration, on my former commute I had a mental list of "abort modes" where there was a good chance of finding nearby available facilities within a mile of my route, which varied by time and other factors (secure parking at location, is permission/code/purchase needed, is it an active biohazard site, etc.) I still do so to some degree on my club group ride routes.

Yesterday was my first ride home from the co-op in several months. I was very pleased to see that a number of homeowners were engaged in remodeling projects utilizing free-range portajons (not behind gates or fences) for the work crews. And nicely spaced as well.
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Old 09-21-23, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
Given the history of my digestive system having a perverse sense of humor and my desire for full hydration, on my former commute I had a mental list of "abort modes" where there was a good chance of finding nearby available facilities within a mile of my route, which varied by time and other factors (secure parking at location, is permission/code/purchase needed, is it an active biohazard site, etc.) I still do so to some degree on my club group ride routes.

Yesterday was my first ride home from the co-op in several months. I was very pleased to see that a number of homeowners were engaged in remodeling projects utilizing free-range portajons (not behind gates or fences) for the work crews. And nicely spaced as well.
I have been known to put in some ‘fastest times’ when trying to reach these areas.
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Old 09-21-23, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
i have been known to put in some ‘fastest times’ when trying to reach these areas.
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Old 09-21-23, 12:20 PM
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Old 09-21-23, 07:05 PM
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When I ride now, I feel unsafe w/o my 3rd eye rear mirror clipped to my sunglasses. I'm in Honolulu & all my riding starts in town so there's dedicated bike lanes & lots of shared lanes along w/ lots of cars. That reassuring quick glance behind me goes along way in keeping me feeling safe on the road.
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