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Old 08-07-21, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I wish I had a bike with me. Instead, I've been going for 3 mile walks around town, which, because it's a small town, means having to kinda go back and forth across town. Corn, peaches, and tomatoes all really good!

welcome to my life when I am at work. A lot of walking in small towns.

Ithaca this week has the falls.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:20 PM
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Staying home.
The US is never going to win sailing medals when people have this attitude.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:25 PM
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50 mile club ride today. Decent size turnout but only 4 of us did the 50. There was one guy who kept trying to push the pace but the other 3 of us wouldn't bite. Turned into a fun ride but after a coffee stop one of the guys crashed. He got up after a few minutes and finished the ride but couldn't explain why he fell. I looked around and there was a small gap which could have caught a wheel. I was right behind him and I don't know what happened.

A couple years ago I was with him when he tried to follow a car through a gate and the gate came down and hit him in the throat. Last year he crashed when the road narrowed and that time he broke his frame along with some ribs.

Other people have expressed concern about him in the past and today I was watching him and sometimes he seems oblivious to the dangers around him. Everyone likes him, he's a great guy but he worries me.
Glad you made it out for a ride and came back safely.

I would be worried also about riding with your friend.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:25 PM
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did you get the wheel built?


Looks like the rain is done, if it dries I might venture out for an east ride.
I did. And I got an e-bike ride in. Not quite what I had in mind, but I left the bike at the shop yesterday and needed to get it home.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:25 PM
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Had a good ride. A bunch of my friends did a sub-5 hour century in Delaware. It was a little too much of a time commitment for me, but doing a 4:XX century is on my bucket list. Maybe next year.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:28 PM
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maybe catch the 9th inning.
Yeah we watched that. I thought the M's had this one, but later on struck out 7 times in a row.

#sad.

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Old 08-07-21, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The US is never going to win sailing medals when people have this attitude.
RIP 2021 Team America sailing.


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Old 08-07-21, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Had a good ride. A bunch of my friends did a sub-5 hour century in Delaware. It was a little too much of a time commitment for me, but doing a 4:XX century is on my bucket list. Maybe next year.
I did a sub-5 hour century as part of a fund-raising ride a handful of years back. I'd like to do one solo, though, and have been considering the logistics recently. I'd kind of like to get it done this year, but I'd really need to sit down and plan.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
RIP 2021 Team America sailing.
I could have won 0 medals.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
RIP 2021 Team America sailing.

We do great in the Bayliner class.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I could have won 0 medals.
You did win 0 medals.
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Old 08-07-21, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sshakari View Post
Glad you made it out for a ride and came back safely.

I would be worried also about riding with your friend.
I don't know if there is anything we could do. How do you tell a guy he is a danger to himself and maybe others? Is it just situational awareness?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I could have won 0 medals.
Inconceivable.
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Old 08-07-21, 04:11 PM
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You did win 0 medals.
They didn't give me a chance to win one.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
They didn't give me a chance to win one.
And yet you fared just as well as they did - kudos!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Begs the question: how do they get the sailboats to the Olympics? Put them in a bigger boat?

LesterOfPuppets how long would it take you to get your rig to Tokyo?
Airplane.
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Old 08-07-21, 05:24 PM
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This sort of sucks.

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Old 08-07-21, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
A view of my hometown, from the cemetery that overlooks it, and which is chock full of former residents.
I'd be surprised if there were any current residents there.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The US is never going to win sailing medals when people have this attitude.
The US has and will. A friend of mine sailed in the J22 class world championship regatta a few weeks ago with a guy from our area who has won 3 Olympic sailing medals. They won. That's kind of a big deal in sailing circles.
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Those hills are about 4 miles away, at the very most.

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I promised I would finish it today.

Non-tubeless eh?

"Back in my day..."
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Gross.
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Fixed or freewheel?
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The US has and will. A friend of mine sailed in the J22 class world championship regatta a few weeks ago with a guy from our area who has won 3 Olympic sailing medals. They won. That's kind of a big deal in sailing circles.
Where were they last week?
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