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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 06-28-22, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
My sister lives 25 miles NW of there. Also known as DumbDumb Land
super - when I visit I should feel at home !
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Old 06-28-22, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
One would think you're quite mature already.
Growing old =/= growing up.
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Growing old =/= growning up.
I resemble that comment.
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winter
Soon, but not yet.
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People here don't get it.
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Your shorts aren't worn to transparent, are they? Could explain why he doesn't want to be directly behind.....

Possible. I’ll ask whyfi tomorrow.
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Growing old =/= growing up.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What season is it now?
it's different for everyone. I'm in pain season for the last 18 - 22 months.
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Old 06-28-22, 02:21 PM
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it's different for everyone. I'm in pain season for the last 18 - 22 months.
When does pain season end?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
When does pain season end?
Right before the season of the witch commences.

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I just learned that my sister who collapsed last year on the way home from a big family get together, and was subsequently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension, as well as some seizure disorder, and who had a bad reaction to Lipitor that cause extreme muscle wasting has now developed rapid onset cataracts. She just can't seem to win for losing. I mean, we always joked that she was accident prone (and lucky her husband became a Personal Injury lawyer), but this is getting ridiculous.

EDIT: And she's trying to communicate with us by texting on a phone, which she can't really see.
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Old 06-28-22, 04:23 PM
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When does pain season end?
That's the million dollar question. I would guess 3 months after surgery. When does that happen? I don't know. I have to get a colonoscopy to see what's wrong with my innards first. Possibly polyps. (The CT scan showed nothing wrong.) Once that's cleared up then the discogram then interview neurosurgeons. The good thing is I can go to local hospitals effective 7/1/22. I hope nothing goes haywire before I get my colonoscopy. I have a virtual appointment with a gastro Doc tomorrow. I had to haggle to see anyone before September. I was in the ER half a day on Sunday. you'd think they'd give me preference and give a slot to me instead of someone who is having a routine colonoscopy. They'd be happy to push it back a month. I'm now 2 pounds under my normal riding weight but my legs are sticks so I'm still too fat for cycling.

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Old 06-28-22, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Growing old =/= growing up.
I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up.
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Old 06-28-22, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Right before the season of the witch commences.

https://youtu.be/NWkMMXgQohc
I have that, also have the live double album. Mike Bloomfield gone way too soon.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I was in the ER half a day on Sunday. you'd think they'd give me preference and give a slot to me instead of someone who is having a routine colonoscopy.
Yikes. Here's some '70s music to cheer you up.

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Is there a good reason why in a pace line someone might choose to constantly ride on my inside, front wheel is about where my cranks are. I’ve ridden with this particular person quite a bit recently. Whenever he is behind me I find that he eventually sneaks up on my inside. Almost like he is trying to steal the wheel enfront of me, but he never goes for it. I find it disturbing , because if I have to maneuver it only leaves me room to shift into traffic.

Havnt said anything to him yet, just wanted to hear y’all’s thoughts. If there is a good reason then so be it.
You should tell him to stop that if it makes you uncomfortable. Or just Cinzano his ass.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yikes. Here's some '70s music to cheer you up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4
It was 1965.
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I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up.
I told The Boys that I never pursued a career, but rather I have had a series of jobs which only look like a career in retrospect.
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It was 1965.
Maybe he meant music for people in their 70s?
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You'd think that somebody with my miles, my age, my bonk record, would eat up/stock up at the last stop before a long stretch of road in the hot sun. Alas. I made it to the edge of town, to the gas station, hoping there was food there. No. So I texted the wife to bring food. She was 15 minutes away at the beach house. With two pieces of pizza in me I was able to stand up, and drive back to the house. I knew that bonk was coming for six km. When it finally came there was no question.
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It was 92A when I left the house at 1 PM, and 4 upon arrival. Hot part of the day and no shade. Great ride though.
No sunburn. I use pure zinc oxide when on the bike. Works great. Thursday morning I will ride back home, from a beach town further East. A route I much prefer.

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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I told The Boys that I never pursued a career, but rather I have had a series of jobs which only look like a career in retrospect.
I never thought I would end up a car guy. Took t.v. repair classes in high school and t.v. classes at Sears Training Center during summers. Then came alcohol.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
It was 92A when I left the house at 1 PM, and 4 upon arrival. Hot part of the day and no shade. Great ride though.
5 of us started at 7:30 and it was nice until the last part of the ride when it crept into the high 90s. My friend who struggled on Saturday was fine today as was the lady who was expecting to suffer. She sniveled a bit but kept pouring water on herself.
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Some friends are on a mountain bike trip up north. I like this picture.
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Some friends are on a mountain bike trip up north. I like this picture.
That's a lot of gear to carry on a MTB.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
That's a lot of gear to carry on a MTB.
It's just a day pack, they weren't camping. Besides, he can handle it, probably not even 10 pounds.
How about on a road bike?
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