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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 09-11-22, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ok, so we are tentatively planning to go to Spain in April, and toward the end of the visit will be in Mallorca for the 312. We have usually gone to the southern state of Andalucia, and we have a comfort level there, but for proximity to/from Mallorca it makes more sense to stay in the Valencia/Alicante region. Anyone know good cycling locales there?? I may have to cross-post in the Western Europe forum
My friend is in Girona right now, last week he rode on Mallorca and sent some pics.



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Originally Posted by big john
My friend is in Girona right now, last week he rode on Mallorca and sent some pics.

Very nice. We were in Girona about 4 years ago and I can confirm that it is a cycling haven. The issue for our spring trip is we want to go to a new area in Spain that we have not explored. Other than a few days in Mallorca for the 312, we will probably spend 5 days in Alicante and 5 days in Valencia. Possibly.
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A Williamsburg cyclist is in Spain right now. She is finishing up a Pro tour experience. The pictures are amazing, and she is having a blast. Iíll have to ask her the name of the tour group/ cycling camp.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Nice. Is it a private residence still??

edit: based on the sign, I am guessing not
Sign? I don't see no stinkin' sign
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Old 09-11-22, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I typically get 12-15000 feet per week. I welcome the friendly competition.

#itsgotime
#madelbaum

I could totally get that, I just ďchooseĒ not to.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Nice 20 minute flight into LGA this afternoon, now I have to sit here for 2 hours



should have told me, I was there at some point today, and I too had a 2 hour sit.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
As we're walking around the lake, I hear an older male cyclist call out a pass. I didn't hear the specifics, but the elderly woman being passed took offense. They started jawing at each other, but the guy pulled away. Grandma was *not* done, though - she thumbed a button on her bars, I heard her e-bike spin up, she closed the gap on the guy and proceeded to yap at him over his shoulder.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Was out shopping for the wedding today. This just felt like it would make an impression.

With those tux shoes you modeled last week.
On closer inspection, I see those aren't just any leaf.

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Made it home in time for the wife to tell me nay on the bike ride, but not to late for me to take my daughter on one. I elected to take her to the 3 mile stretch of bike path, it recently rained so I knew there would not be many people on it.

She did good today, no complaints and even went up both hills without asking for help. One is longer and steeper than the other. When I first started riding (before I was cycling and like 80 pounds heavier) I struggled to get up this hill. To datlas this would be a drive way but to each their own.

Sheís getting more comfortable with handling the bike as well. On all descents she didnít hit her brakes and she tucked in. In the past she would usually hit her brake and almost stop as soon as she started picking up speed.

At one point she started getting upset when I was riding next to her, basically she didnít like my half wheeling nonsense and told me to get back on her wheel. Iím pretty good at following direction.



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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Was out shopping for the wedding today. This just felt like it would make an impression.

I expect you to wear that to dinner on the 14th.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I could totally get that, I just ďchooseĒ not to.
I get 6-8K per week, sometimes more. I have a friend who is about 73 and has terrible breathing problems and he has been doing at least 600,000 feet per year for at least 20 years. It's getting pretty difficult for him, I don't know how much longer he will be able to do it. He's obsessed with it.
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i am completely stuck on wordle 5th guess. literally can't come up with a word that fits what i have, which is greens in positions 4 and 5.
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Originally Posted by big john
I get 6-8K per week, sometimes more. I have a friend who is about 73 and has terrible breathing problems and he has been doing at least 600,000 feet per year for at least 20 years. It's getting pretty difficult for him, I don't know how much longer he will be able to do it. He's obsessed with it.

I was being silly. Itís virtually impossible to get that kind of climbing in here.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
i am completely stuck on wordle 5th guess. literally can't come up with a word that fits what i have, which is greens in positions 4 and 5.

sounds like a personal problem.
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Originally Posted by t2p
ditto

I curse the day I wasn't born filthy rich !
Question for you and anyone else who may know the answer.

Put the 105 R7000 DR on the bike along with the SL-RS700 shifters. Both are 11-speed. Front works great.

Rear doesn’t shift. Put chain on small/small, and tightened the cable. Rear doesn’t shift. Adjusted tension with barrel adjusters. No bueno.

Limit screws are properly set. I can move the DR to manually shift the rear.

What am I missing?
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Originally Posted by mschwett
i am completely stuck on wordle 5th guess. literally can't come up with a word that fits what i have, which is greens in positions 4 and 5.
Are you looking for a clue?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Question for you and anyone else who may know the answer.

Put the 105 R7000 DR on the bike along with the SL-RS700 shifters. Both are 11-speed. Front works great.

Rear doesnít shift. Put chain on small/small, and tightened the cable. Rear doesnít shift. Adjusted tension with barrel adjusters. No bueno.

Limit screws are properly set. I can move the DR to manually shift the rear.

What am I missing?

my address, so you can ship that group too me.






Is the shifter actually clicking and the RD is not moving? Is it possible the cable came out of the shifter?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was being silly. Itís virtually impossible to get that kind of climbing in here.
I remember you saying you live in the flatlands.

Someone posted on FB today bragging about doing 7 centuries in 7 days. I'm not knocking the accomplishment but their data shows around 300-400 feet per century except 1 which had 1700. A total of 3600 feet in 7 centuries. I'm pretty sure I've never done a century with less than about 4000, except when touring in flat states.
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Originally Posted by big john
I remember you saying you live in the flatlands.

Someone posted on FB today bragging about doing 7 centuries in 7 days. I'm not knocking the accomplishment but their data shows around 300-400 feet per century except 1 which had 1700. A total of 3600 feet in 7 centuries. I'm pretty sure I've never done a century with less than about 4000, except when touring in flat states.
See, where you are concerned with elevation, I am more interested in there average speed/ time for these centuries.

Weíre all seven completed in the same foot print? or did they progressively take longer and longer. Progressively increasing in time isnít impressive. Itís impressive that someone didnít have work for 7 days and chose to ride all day 7 days. Thatís impressive.

Yes, there is a little hint of jealousy there .
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Question for you and anyone else who may know the answer.

Put the 105 R7000 DR on the bike along with the SL-RS700 shifters. Both are 11-speed. Front works great.

Rear doesnít shift. Put chain on small/small, and tightened the cable. Rear doesnít shift. Adjusted tension with barrel adjusters. No bueno.

Limit screws are properly set. I can move the DR to manually shift the rear.

What am I missing?
Have you tried pulling the cable while upshifting?
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Originally Posted by big john
I remember you saying you live in the flatlands.

Someone posted on FB today bragging about doing 7 centuries in 7 days. I'm not knocking the accomplishment but their data shows around 300-400 feet per century except 1 which had 1700. A total of 3600 feet in 7 centuries. I'm pretty sure I've never done a century with less than about 4000, except when touring in flat states.
Wow, that's obscenely flat.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
my address, so you can ship that group too me.






Is the shifter actually clicking and the RD is not moving? Is it possible the cable came out of the shifter?
Shifter clicks but cable doesnít move. Took it off the Dr and felt no change in tension as my wife shifted. Checked that the bead is seated in the shifter. It appears to be.

Originally Posted by big john
Have you tried pulling the cable while upshifting?
Are you suggesting pulling on the tail as I shift and while itís tight in the Dr? Have not done that, but can. Or did you mean do something else?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
See, where you are concerned with elevation, I am more interested in there average speed/ time for these centuries.

Weíre all seven completed in the same foot print? or did they progressively take longer and longer. Progressively increasing in time isnít impressive. Itís impressive that someone didnít have work for 7 days and chose to ride all day 7 days. Thatís impressive.

Yes, there is a little hint of jealousy there .
I think they were all different, or at least somewhat different routes because of slightly different mileage and elevation. I didn't look at the times, I'd have to search for it again. Pretty sure the person is retired.

I always thought when I retired I would be riding a lot more than I actually am. In my 30s when I took time off I rode like 400 miles per week. I took 10 months off one time and 3 months another time when I did a long tour.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31



Are you suggesting pulling on the tail as I shift and while itís tight in the Dr? Have not done that, but can. Or did you mean do something else?
I was thinking what if the shifter is in the low gear position already? Pull on the cable with one hand (doesn't matter if it's hooked to the derailleur) and shift the small paddle while yanking on the cable.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
See, where you are concerned with elevation, I am more interested in there average speed/ time for these centuries.

Weíre all seven completed in the same foot print? or did they progressively take longer and longer. Progressively increasing in time isnít impressive. Itís impressive that someone didnít have work for 7 days and chose to ride all day 7 days. Thatís impressive.

Yes, there is a little hint of jealousy there .
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