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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 10-23-21, 08:32 AM
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In debating between a trainer ride or a bundling up for a cold ride outside, I decided on another latte.

....for now.
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Old 10-23-21, 09:26 AM
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It's take it - 30⁰ here. Brrr.
It was 35 degrees warmer on my ride home yesterday. Had to bust out the legs in the morning.
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Old 10-23-21, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Overnight lows in the 30s this week. Storm windows deployed. Heater activated.
New boiler purchase and install this week. Trees + deck + bike.
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Old 10-23-21, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No.
That or maroon and white.
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Old 10-23-21, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
New boiler purchase and install this week. Trees + deck + bike.
Wife is having the kitchen cabinets and fireplace surround refinished starting Tuesday - 2 nice bikes.

Wife says no big deal. Just keep going to work.
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Old 10-23-21, 10:25 AM
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Speaking of covid my younger brother got Covid as of today. His wife, as you might remember, had it a a week or so ago. She went back to work Tuesday. That time-line sounds sketchy.

My older brother is still recovering from his prostate surgery. They opened him up from the stomach. He he has an incision from his Johnson up 8 inches to his belly area. the worst part is the catheter.

Meanwhile I'm the same which is to say...
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.
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Old 10-23-21, 10:31 AM
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Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.
Good luck.
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Old 10-23-21, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Descending at speed in your garage. So?
That bike has gone at least 1000 miles on the road with that patch.
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Old 10-23-21, 10:40 AM
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That bike has gone at least 1000 miles on the road with that patch.
When I had a wheel-on trainer, I found that it was really hard on tires.
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Old 10-23-21, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.
Wish you the best. Not fun. ☹️
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Old 10-23-21, 10:48 AM
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Good luck.
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Wish you the best. Not fun. ☹️
Thanks.
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Old 10-23-21, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It’s wet here but not cold.
Hallelujah!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
That or maroon and white.
Sure . . . if you want to look like a weirdo.
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Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.
Why not?
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People here don't get it.
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Why not?
I will certainly ask in my return visit.
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Old 10-23-21, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday.
Double ugh! Good luck!
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Old 10-23-21, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.
3 months!? What if you got a recumbent?

I think I'll spring for a SUB when I get that procedure, seems like it would be doable after a couple weeks.

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Old 10-23-21, 11:15 AM
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Double ugh! Good luck!
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3 months!? What if you got a recumbent?

I think I'll spring for a SUB when I get that procedure, seems like it would be doable after a couple weeks.

Thanks. I know someone with something like that. I should call them. Would they be acceptable on a group ride?
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When I had a wheel-on trainer, I found that it was really hard on tires.
I don't think I can get Mrs. GeneJockey to agree to a direct drive trainer, sadly, so I think I need to source another rear wheel and cassette.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.
Ohhh, sorry to hear. Hope all goes well. 3 months sounds long, but what do I know?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
3 months!? What if you got a recumbent?

I think I'll spring for a SUB when I get that procedure, seems like it would be doable after a couple weeks.

I bet using that that thing once a week is good for preserving bone density in elderly exercise addicts too.
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Ohhh, sorry to hear. Hope all goes well. 3 months sounds long, but what do I know?
Thanks. The pre-op meeting nurse felt that was long, too.

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I don't think I can get Mrs. GeneJockey to agree to a direct drive trainer, sadly, so I think I need to source another rear wheel and cassette.
On my wheel on trainer I had to really tighten the roller to keep the wheel from slipping and I think the deformation heated the tire up way more than normal.
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Just to make the comedy complete, I had completed the medium effort, and cut at least 2 seconds off my time, and I was about 2 "miles" from the long sprint, and...

I FLATTED.

That's right. I flatted on an INDOOR TRAINER. I started feeling the tire slipping, and I thought, WTF? Sure enough, the tire was squishy. A few moments later, I could squeeze the sidewalls together. A few moments after that it was dead flat. No *BANG!*, no *FFffFFffFFffFFff*, just went flat.

I can only assume that Fate doesn't want me to do this ride tonight. I'm sure as hell not going to try again at 11 PM!!!!



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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
New boiler purchase and install this week. Trees + deck + bike.
We had our boiler inspected last week. Comment was, “you got space heaters?”

Thing better keep working. This is siding, windows, and boat electronics year.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.

Good luck, I hope you heal fast.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Just to make the comedy complete, I had completed the medium effort, and cut at least 2 seconds off my time, and I was about 2 "miles" from the long sprint, and...

I FLATTED.

That's right. I flatted on an INDOOR TRAINER. I started feeling the tire slipping, and I thought, WTF? Sure enough, the tire was squishy. A few moments later, I could squeeze the sidewalls together. A few moments after that it was dead flat. No *BANG!*, no *FFffFFffFFffFFff*, just went flat.

I can only assume that Fate doesn't want me to do this ride tonight. I'm sure as hell not going to try again at 11 PM!!!!
That has happened to LSS, who also blew up a trainer tire.
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