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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 04-03-21, 05:01 PM
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The suspense is killing me (haven’t read all the way to this point yet), did anyone tell datlas what this thread is about?
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Tried to pull an abshipp and average 166bpm, but couldn't do it.
Try to keep up.
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Old 04-03-21, 05:31 PM
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Try to keep up.
It'll be the death of me.
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Old 04-03-21, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Whoa! Iím unusually late to the new thread, already at page 11 :O
See post #277
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Old 04-03-21, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
The suspense is killing me (haven’t read all the way to this point yet), did anyone tell datlas what this thread is about?
See post #279
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Old 04-03-21, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
The suspense is killing me (havenít read all the way to this point yet), did anyone tell datlas what this thread is about?
You'll see...
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It'll be the death of me.
Content advisory: French metal

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Content advisory: French metal

https://youtu.be/phAs-9pR2LA
Sounds like those German speed-metal bands. His throat is going to be sore.
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Old 04-03-21, 06:20 PM
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Lost my cool with a driver for the first time in just about forever this morning. Guy towing a boat started blowing his horn behind me to get around on a no shoulder road. Then he decided to pass with a vehicle coming the other direction, Iíd stayed left so he wouldnít try to pass with the other car coming. He ran them off the road and swerved back and nearly clipped me with his trailer.

I caught up to him a gas station and asked ďAre you trying to kill someone or just ******g stupid?Ē

he got in my face (thankfully I had a face cover on because it was freezing) and told me bikes donít belong on road. I thought he was actually going to take a swing at me.
You never know what kind of nut-job you are dealing with or if they have weapons in their car. The guy who accosted us on Tuesday got out of his car and walked toward the bank screaming at us. I stopped and started yelling back but did not use profanity and did my best to show what a dufus he was being to the cop who happened by. It was the first time in years I had an encounter with an idiot like that. I try to remember that they can kill us with their car if they choose.
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Old 04-03-21, 06:35 PM
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I went to club #1 ridestart today. Not even 20 riders showed even though they are officially club rides again. There were 2 groups, even though the schedule had 5 rides. I was reluctant to go with the group doing the shorter ride (50 miles) but I had a good time despite myself. It was a pretty fast pace but I didn't get dropped. Glad I went but I came home fried and had to have a nap.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Lost my cool with a driver for the first time in just about forever this morning. Guy towing a boat started blowing his horn behind me to get around on a no shoulder road. Then he decided to pass with a vehicle coming the other direction, Iíd stayed left so he wouldnít try to pass with the other car coming. He ran them off the road and swerved back and nearly clipped me with his trailer.

I caught up to him a gas station and asked ďAre you trying to kill someone or just ******g stupid?Ē

he got in my face (thankfully I had a face cover on because it was freezing) and told me bikes donít belong on road. I thought he was actually going to take a swing at me.
I would have gone berserk.
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It was horrible out there in a way the numbers simply donít convey. The cold has a very negative effect on my mood.

Thereís this kind of thing, but I donít really trust the local variation.


I went to give the boat a wash today, and found a cabin widow broken in two places from thermal cycling. Just helped a friend replace one on his Benny that did the same thing. Thatís a $3k DIY project. ☹️
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I went to give the boat a wash today, and found a cabin widow broken in two places from thermal cycling. Just helped a friend replace one on his Benny that did the same thing. Thatís a $3k DIY project. ☹️
Ugh! At least you know how to do it.

We start boat work tomorrow.
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Old 04-03-21, 06:43 PM
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A lot. Team issue, club issue, and others.
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Ugh! At least you know how to do it.

We start boat work tomorrow.
I was planning to advertise it for sale. Not sure what to do now as canít see anyone wanting to buy that problem.
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Old 04-03-21, 06:56 PM
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Itís a tough rule to follow, but generally best to not engage motorists. Glad you are ok!
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You never know what kind of nut-job you are dealing with or if they have weapons in their car. The guy who accosted us on Tuesday got out of his car and walked toward the bank screaming at us. I stopped and started yelling back but did not use profanity and did my best to show what a dufus he was being to the cop who happened by. It was the first time in years I had an encounter with an idiot like that. I try to remember that they can kill us with their car if they choose.
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I would have gone berserk.
wish I had just let it go but it was so egregious
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I was planning to advertise it for sale. Not sure what to do now as canít see anyone wanting to buy that problem.
Damn. Sorry.

Buddy of mine has an exotic sarcoma thatís not responding to treatment and just put his boat up for sale. Itís always sad unless youíre getting something nicer or faster.
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wish I had just let it go but it was so egregious
How could you let that go? Seriously!
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Damn. Sorry.

Buddy of mine has an exotic sarcoma thatís not responding to treatment and just put his boat up for sale. Itís always sad unless youíre getting something nicer or faster.
There are only two in the US for sale like mine. I may just advertise it $10k lower and say thatís to account for the problem, and see what happens.

Good thing is there is no need to sell, and itís paid for. And, just paid annual slip fee.

Just havenít been using it enough.
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I went to give the boat a wash today, and found a cabin widow broken in two places from thermal cycling. Just helped a friend replace one on his Benny that did the same thing. Thatís a $3k DIY project. ☹️
I guess I won't complain about needing a windshield in minivan #1 anymore. I don't think I'm gonna DIY it though.
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Quiet night. Everyone busy preparing for Tour of Flanders?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Did a little systems check on the Cervelo and released some pent-up energy from the drive.

Tried to pull an abshipp and average 166bpm, but couldn't do it.

Wasnít going to accept your challenge, but right off the start outside my neighborhood I had a close call. I think that got the adrenaline going. All the way down Richmond Road I was holding 23-26 mph and I didnít feel like I was working. Then on Monticello where no bike lane exist I had another Ass hole get right behind and blare his horn. About gave me a heart attack, caused the Adrenaline to spike again.
My legs didnít start talking til I had about 5 miles left.
Got a bunch of PRs but bummed my average speed was still just under 20. The only times I was under 21 according to my computer were on both hills on monticello. Thought my Power would have been higher too, though thatís just an estimate.
Needless to say I woke up this morning feeling it going to do a super short spin session in preparation for tomorrow.
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Wasnít going to accept your challenge, but right off the start outside my neighborhood I had a close call. I think that got the adrenaline going. All the way down Richmond Road I was holding 23-26 mph and I didnít feel like I was working. Then on Monticello where no bike lane exist I had another Ass hole get right behind and blare his horn. About gave me a heart attack, caused the Adrenaline to spike again.
My legs didnít start talking til I had about 5 miles left.
Got a bunch of PRs but bummed my average speed was still just under 20. The only times I was under 21 according to my computer were on both hills on monticello. Thought my Power would have been higher too, though thatís just an estimate.
Needless to say I woke up this morning feeling it going to do a super short spin session in preparation for tomorrow.
Yeah, I was a little surprised when I saw your ride map - I wouldn't have thought that evening drivers on some of those stretches would be terribly charitable.

And yes, your power estimate looks low. Have I mentioned that you should get a power meter?
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I guess I won't complain about needing a windshield in minivan #1 anymore. I don't think I'm gonna DIY it though.
The boat window is tinted plexiglass, about 11’ long, and curved. It is painted black on parts of the inside, and has a cutout for an opening port. The boat manufacturer is the only place you can get it, and they want about $3k for the window, port, and gasket. There is nobody I know that will come to the marina to do the work. I could take it to a yard about 40 miles away and have them do the work, but then I’d have to add about $1k each way to take the mast down, pull the boat from the water, haul it over and back with a large truck, put the mast back up, and then launch it.

Love sailing. Hate this type of stuff. The boat is getting old like it’s owner. 😔
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