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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 06-26-22, 10:03 AM
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Today is day 5 of work. Anything more than 3 is too much. I have never been more ready to be home.
Five day work weeks are a biatch.
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Old 06-26-22, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I went with a gravel and blinding sun motif

https://www.strava.com/activities/7372355308
You guys are friggin killing it!

Scintillating!
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Old 06-26-22, 10:12 AM
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Five day work weeks are a biatch.

should be illegal.
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Guess I should look for some Pikes Peak live stream.

Finish line, 2 hours ago:

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I went with a gravel and blinding sun motif

https://www.strava.com/activities/7372355308
Skinny tire gravel ride.
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Old 06-26-22, 11:54 AM
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Five day work weeks are a biatch.
You won't catch me doing that!
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I don't know what to say about this younger generation . . . . complaining about just 5 days a week?

SMH
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Old 06-26-22, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
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I don't know what to say about this younger generation . . . . complaining about just 5 days a week?

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I know. There are still times when I work six and seven day weeks.
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Old 06-26-22, 12:22 PM
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In my day I was thrilled to have a Sunday off. Saturday was a work day.

If I recall, it took me seven years to earn more than 2 weeks vacation a year.
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Old 06-26-22, 12:23 PM
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Had to walk to work some jobs, uphill in both directions.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
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I don't know what to say about this younger generation . . . . complaining about just 5 days a week?

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Oh, I should clarify. Being home every night after work is very very very different then being gone for 5 days at a time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I shot it with a high-speed camera and then slowed it down in the iOS editor so viewers can see detail, rather than a blur.
I saw no video
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We arrived at the beach house Friday late afternoon. We just got home a few minutes ago. Feels like we've been gone a week! We are not beach people. The wife and her brother will return tomorrow and I will return Wed, for a Thu departure.
The grandson knows us by name and voice, so there's that.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
SMH

I don't know what to say about this younger generation . . . . complaining about just 5 days a week?

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Why when I were a lad, we 'ad to get up half an hour before we went to bed and work all day in the mines, with nothing but half a handful of cold gravel for supper, and if we dared complain, our fathers would kill us, and dance on our graves singing "Hallelujah!"
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Had to walk to work some jobs, uphill in both directions.
The Older Boy walks to work, or walks home most days. It's uphill in both directions, literally, because there's a hill between here and there, even though we're basically at the same elevation.
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Do they speak Spanglish?
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Do they speak Spanglish?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Oh, I should clarify. Being home every night after work is very very very different then being gone for 5 days at a time.
No doubt. I’ve been there, that was my trial of fire. They sent me to Boston every week for about 4 months, I used to bring live lobster home with me every Friday, that was my positive spin on the matter. Kept the wife happy, too. And in the long run it got me a promotion.
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Nice ride today. Not great, but good. I took the Battaglin, having just gotten a brand new Conti Grand Prix tire for the rear to replace the one that got a cut with alarmingly few miles on it.

About 8 miles from the end, I think I hit a rock. 1/4 mile later, the rear end felt spongy, and then it felt really rough. Flat as a pancake. I was picturing a big damn gash or something in my brand new tire, but there was not a blemish - which is why I thing it was that rock.

Anyhow, it was a convenient place to fix a flat, with a nice fence to hang the bike on, and a post to lean the wheel against while I pumped it up. Someone must have had a long talk with Continental, because the tire came off the rim and went back on with nothing but hand pressure. The Battaglin has a pump peg, so I always carry a full-size frame pump on it, and it made short work of reinflating the tire. Whoever said, "Hey, lets build frames that won't hold a pump!" should be hanged, drawn, and quartered.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I went with a gravel and blinding sun motif

https://www.strava.com/activities/7372355308
Someone made a video of your old MTB grounds.

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For the first time in two-three weeks of 90F weather, we have light to moderate rain. #QuasiCalifornia
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Spot?
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For the first time in two-three weeks of 90F weather, we have light to moderate rain. #QuasiCalifornia
Nashville's getting hit hard enough they've stopped the NASCAR race, you might have some weather coming your way at some point.
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Nashville's getting hit hard enough they've stopped the NASCAR race, you might have some weather coming your way at some point.
Racing activities in K-Town have concluded.
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