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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 04-24-21, 08:52 PM
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DMX's funeral procession. As one tweeterer put it "Time to update my will."

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Old 04-24-21, 09:17 PM
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I didn't want to do any of the rides the clubs were doing so I went solo. I wanted to do one of the hard rides I used to do before I became such a wuss. I chose a loop over the mountains into another valley and around the other end of the ridge and back for about 80 miles and 7500 feet. The climb up to 5400 feet wasn't bad, roads were very quiet and wind was at my back. I met another rider and I told him where I was going. He warned me "you gonna be a Popsicle on the downhill".

It was cold on the descent but not freezing but the wind was awful. It was blowing me around and the noise from my vest rattling was deafening. At the bottom it wasn't as bad but it was headwind for the rest of the ride, at least 30 miles. The last few hills were rough.
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Old 04-25-21, 05:01 AM
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On yesterday’s ride I noticed that I was occasionally hearing a loud, unpleasant grinding sound, similar to starting a car which is already running. My friend informed me it’s his free hub that is in need of service. Not a soothing sound to hear on a ride.
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Sunday morning ride on 1 hour rain delay.
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Oh? Don't take my word for it, we'll ask the group. Collectively we have thousands of miles ridden here this year, in sundry parts of America.
Lol. Moving goalposts and a poor grasp of core statistical concepts ftw. I do like how you're arguing with the only regular to live and ride in NYC, in this millennia, about the specialness of NYC, though - 41ier goodness.

If you're so fond of Terry's vids, go watch some from other cities - they're great.
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Old 04-25-21, 05:34 AM
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Sunday morning ride on 1 hour rain delay.
It's time to decorate the wife's bday cake that I baked last night and then start working on a big bday brunch. Hopefully I can squeeze out for a few miles before the rain moves in this afternoon.
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Old 04-25-21, 05:44 AM
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Lol. Moving goalposts and a poor grasp of core statistical concepts ftw. I do like how you're arguing with the only regular to live and ride in NYC, in this millennia, about the specialness of NYC, though - 41ier goodness.

If you're so fond of Terry's vids, go watch some from other cities - they're great.
The only other NYC rider I know of is UnfilteredDregs and he totally fell off the radar screen a few years ago. I hope he is ok. Any idea??
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HRV and HR numbers are warning me to recover on the trainer today. I think I’ll listen this time after running myself into the ground a week ago.
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Old 04-25-21, 05:51 AM
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I might have a shot at the podium this week. Especially if we exclude fake miles.
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I might have a shot at the podium this week. Especially if we exclude fake miles.
kudos. Sadly I'll be be a couple hundred short.
In other news, WTF are WhyFi and velo vol discussing? It seems pointless. this is me--->
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Old 04-25-21, 06:21 AM
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The only other NYC rider I know of is UnfilteredDregs and he totally fell off the radar screen a few years ago. I hope he is ok. Any idea??
I remember him just because of his username. He gets mucho style points for that.
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Old 04-25-21, 06:26 AM
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I didn't want to do any of the rides the clubs were doing so I went solo. I wanted to do one of the hard rides I used to do before I became such a wuss. I chose a loop over the mountains into another valley and around the other end of the ridge and back for about 80 miles and 7500 feet. The climb up to 5400 feet wasn't bad, roads were very quiet and wind was at my back. I met another rider and I told him where I was going. He warned me "you gonna be a Popsicle on the downhill".

It was cold on the descent but not freezing but the wind was awful. It was blowing me around and the noise from my vest rattling was deafening. At the bottom it wasn't as bad but it was headwind for the rest of the ride, at least 30 miles. The last few hills were rough.
your definition of wuss and mine are different. I hope I can do what your doing when I'm your age. Hell, before my health issues I wasn't doing what you are doing.

Now I'm mad because I realize I'm a wuss. Thanks.
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It seems pointless.
Well, duh.
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Old 04-25-21, 06:33 AM
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On yesterday’s ride I noticed that I was occasionally hearing a loud, unpleasant grinding sound, similar to starting a car which is already running. My friend informed me it’s his free hub that is in need of service. Not a soothing sound to hear on a ride.
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Old 04-25-21, 06:36 AM
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kudos. Sadly I'll be be a couple hundred short.
In other news, WTF are WhyFi and velo vol discussing? It seems pointless. this is me--->
Riding bicycles. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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Old 04-25-21, 06:44 AM
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your definition of wuss and mine are different. I hope I can do what your doing when I'm your age. Hell, before my health issues I wasn't doing what you are doing.

Now I'm mad because I realize I'm a wuss. Thanks.
Me too.
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Old 04-25-21, 06:47 AM
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I just picked up some DA dual pivots for the Schwinn. I don't know how I got by with single pivot 105s BITD.
I have never found a better rim brake than single pivot 105. I've not yet tried DA, but I can't imagine how they could be better.
I have them on my main rider.

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Old 04-25-21, 06:50 AM
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Real Dewalt is pro quality, but I believe they have also put their brand on a line for HD. Don’t know how good those are.
Mine were not purchased at HD. One of them, the hammer drill, was purchased from a pawn shop. $20 without battery. A steal of a deal.
But yes, I see your point. Likely down graded stuff.
I also had a 7.2 volt Makita, back in the nineties. The armature never died, but it became untenable to keep buying batteries for it.

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Old 04-25-21, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Depends on the nature of the contest. You could be taking a knife to a gunfight.


Try to keep up to the current decade.

Oh? Don't take my word for it, we'll ask the group. Collectively we have thousands of miles ridden here this year, in sundry parts of America.

Raise your hands if any of your rides this year resembled this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWHdkK5j4yk
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Old 04-25-21, 07:14 AM
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Yogurt put to bed. Check.
Dogs scritched. Check.
Time to ride. It's gonna be another scorcher.
Every day will be another scorcher, until October. Better settle into the new schedule.
Carry on
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I remember him just because of his username. He gets mucho style points for that.
He had a really beautiful cat. Bengal, IIRC.
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I might have a shot at the podium this week. Especially if we exclude fake miles.
Woman hit and killed while riding near the Art Museum yesterday morning. Close to my house. She was in a bike lane, got clipped from behind and his the windshield. Driver remained at the scene.

Sad.
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We're safe and sound in GVL.

Unfortunately I royally ****ed up and the apartment we signed up for is a total POS. Like, unbelievably bad.

I try to assume the best in people but right now I'm really
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Now I have to find a new place to live and I'll probably have to fight to get some money back.
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Still very happy I'm here, this is just going to be more difficult and more expensive than I expected.
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