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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 01-26-22, 04:16 PM
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If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your career.
It wasn't fun to start with.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It wasn't fun to start with.
No fun hobbies for @Velo Vol. Sad.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
No fun hobbies for @Velo Vol. Sad.
Working on autos, bicycles, aeroplanes, etc.
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Today I went riding at the bike path. It was a little windy but beautiful. I saw a lady pushing her e-bike and asked if she needed help. She had a rear flat and no tools, pump, or spare tube. I think it was a 700 wheel and I considered giving her my spare tube but the axle needed a 10mm allen wrench which I didn't have. I suppose I could have pulled the tube out and tried to patch it but she said she only had to walk a couple more miles and seemed ok with that.

Later I caught up to a woman on a road bike and she was moving along pretty good and I didn't feel the need to pass her but she slowed a bit so I moved way left just as she blew her nose. She saw me and was very apologetic. I told her she didn't make a direct hit so no problem. Then she wanted to draft me because of the wind. It's one thing I'm good for, so, have at it. She stayed on for a few miles until I turned off. That was fun.
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Old 01-26-22, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It wasn't fun to start with.
Of course it was. Curmudgeon.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Of course it was. Curmudgeon.
Agree. I still mostly enjoy it. It would be a perfect career save for the cars and the people.
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I'm finally putting the American Classic hubs to use that I picked up on deal a couple years back.


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I'm finally putting the American Classic hubs to use that I picked up on deal a couple years back.


Hot.

Light Bicycle rims?
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They are. They seem to build up nicely and they're even relatively round.
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I was riding on the MUP today and as I was passing a store a guy yelled out at me "I love your bike!"

It ended up being a super nice guy that I've met in the bike shop. Has a sweet e-cargo bike that he and his two young sons are always out running errands in.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Working on autos, bicycles, aeroplanes, etc.
I'm pretty sure that none of those are your hobbies.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Once again, I regret bringing up autos.

When will I learn?
Topics are tough to come by without lawn talk, off season and all.
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Finally some good friggin news on the Covid front:

According to the Brits, people who drink between 5 and 14 glasses of wine or liquor ("units") per week were 10-17% less likely to get Covid compared to those who drank more or less.

However, beer and cider actually increase your chances of getting the Cov by as much as 28%.

Study shows relationship between drinking wine and contracting COVID-19 (msn.com)

Pretty excited about that news as I can definitely stay within the sweet spot.
Good thing I drink Bud light then, I'm safe!

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If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your career.
That's exactly what I thought about that old saying of find something you love then you never regret going to work, nonsense. As soon as you put time and a price tag on it it starts to suck. Then add 30 0r 40 years..
I loved being a Carpenter most days until everything became so effing blood thirsty.
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I had a Midget and carried steel wool and emery cloth to clean the light connectors. I also carried a small screw drivers to adjust the SU carbs and a large screw driver to pry the front calipers apart when they got stuck.

Hey! They don't like that term. They prefer "little people"
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I loved carpentry too. I got out just as compressors were coming in. Timing.
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Topics are tough to come by without lawn talk, off season and all.
Miss those convos.

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Hey! They don't like that term. They prefer "little people"
Unless you're tossing them.
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Mrs. rjones28 is a composer, so I think the two of you have different creative requirements.
maybe he's just a poser?
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I'm pretty sure that none of those are your hobbies.
Post #3651 was about his hobby/career. Sharpen your context skills.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Post #3651 was about his hobby/career. Sharpen your context skills.
I stand by my comment.
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Rolex? Should be a fun race to watch.
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About to have a little party

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Did a really hard ride today. I think it was probably the hardest I have ever gone on a bike. It felt good, but at times I thought I was going to be sick. The guy I was with is a beast. BTW I did this with only 1 hour of sleep.
Something I noticed, I felt like I was shifting my hips alot while pedaling, vs what he looked like. Not sure if that’s because of how much effort I was putting into it or the fatigue or a fit issue.
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<===has the winter blues

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