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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-22-22, 06:37 PM
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is that a crimson queen jap maple by the entry?
htfsik?
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Old 01-22-22, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
htfsik?
Well, I’m a huge fans of Japanese Maples, and have a couple. Their colors are incredible, and that’s something we don’t see much of, there being no fall in our area.
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Well, I’m a huge fans of Japanese Maples, and have a couple. Their colors are incredible, and that’s something we don’t see much of, there being no fall in our area.
We have a huge one in the back and used to have two. I’ll send you a pic when it’s in foliage.
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Old 01-22-22, 06:44 PM
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All that more money carries a price tag. It always does.

Diesel is my friend.


Having a hard time swallowing being back at the bottom. Took me five years at the regionals to finally have enough seniority to have some say and control over my life, and that’s gone again. Don’t get me wrong I’m extremely happy and blessed to be where I am at now, but it’s def. hard adjustment.
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Old 01-22-22, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Having a hard time swallowing being back at the bottom. Took me five years at the regionals to finally have enough seniority to have some say and control over my life, and that’s gone again. Don’t get me wrong I’m extremely happy and blessed to be where I am at now, but it’s def. hard adjustment.

I get it.
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What's on the top bar?
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Well, I’m a huge fans of Japanese Maples, and have a couple. Their colors are incredible, and that’s something we don’t see much of, there being no fall in our area.
wut
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Looks really nice!

The bent downspout is a punch list item. Critics. SMH
Agree. I think it came out great.
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Decided to try brevet pace partner today. I have a lot of pent up rage at my job at the current moment.

Started me right at the volcano climb, which you all know I excel at climbing……. I hung for about 6 miles. Stopped when I started feeling pressure in my knee, and realizing it was more work than fun.

Spent the rest of my time with cadence. I find cadence is way too easy, but brevet is way to hard. Wish there was a goldilocks version.


Most of the snow is cleared off the roads but the temperature has already dropped to 24 degrees. I am hoping to ride early in the am but I would be lying if I wasn’t concerned about the ice. main roads are clear, but getting out of my neighborhood will be a challenge. I have to leave again tomorrow, would like to get one decent outdoor ride before then.


LAJ i’m in denver tomorrow night.

Oh, you're going to love our airport.
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Oh, you're going to love our airport.

Im sensing sarcasm.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut
Leaves don’t change color. They go from green to crunchy brown. No fall colour.
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Old 01-22-22, 07:23 PM
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Leaves don’t change color. They go from green to crunchy brown. No fall colour.

I didn’t even notice. m
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What's on the top bar?
Looks like a large snail. Perhaps a leech, or an eel.
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Old 01-22-22, 07:26 PM
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Im sensing sarcasm.
It's under forever construction, and it is in the billions of dollars spent.
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Leaves don’t change color. They go from green to crunchy brown. No fall colour.
Even these?


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It's under forever construction, and it is in the billions of dollars spent.

Oh, so I imagine it looks like La guardia then.


As long as it’s not a bunch of shipping containers welded together like burlington, VT.

That airport is weird.
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It's under forever construction, and it is in the billions of dollars spent.
Thats because the Illuminati has a secret city underneath it.

Watchout for the gargoyles as well.
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Even these?


Rarely.
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It's under forever construction, and it is in the billions of dollars spent.
And I bet you don't have a single one of these:


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Thats because the Illuminati has a secret city underneath it.

Watchout for the gargoyles as well.

I was warned about the gargoyles.
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Thats because the Illuminati has a secret city underneath it.

Watchout for the gargoyles as well.
Word on the street are the runways aren't up to spec either. When this was being built, the gravel for concrete was being freighted in from all over. We aren't allowed to mine it here, so rather than face delays they took a shortcut or two. Illuminati are wise to that, so they live in the newly constructed hotel now.
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Thats because the Illuminati has a secret city underneath it.

Watchout for the gargoyles as well.

I was warned about the gargoyles.
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And I bet you don't have a single one of these:



another airport, I am blessed to never ever have to walk through again.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I find cadence is way too easy, but brevet is way to hard. Wish there was a goldilocks version.
Their separation in terms of w/kg isn't that much, but the fact that Brevet is significantly heavier means that he puts out quite a bit more power; this means that some diesels will have trouble keeping up with his w/kg on the climbs, whereas some climbers may have trouble hanging on in the flats or downhills.

Anquetil has a significantly higher w/kg, but swings back the other way and is light, which makes me wonder how long I could hang on to that group ride - I should be fine on the flats and downhills, but I'd have to be feelin' my Wheaties if there's an extended climb. Actually, I did ride with Anquetil for a little bit, once - I caught them from behind, somehow. I hung around for a bit, but was ultimately on a different course and ended up splitting off at a fork in the road.

But yeah, part of me thinks that varying only the w/kg of the pace partners, while keeping the weight constant, might make the groups more evenly spaced... but it might also make them more boring and give riders fewer niches to identify with.
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