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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 06-09-21, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
LesterOfPuppets used to live there. He posted pictures from his rides, and it's no exaggeration to say some of them looked like a Martian landscape, with a few quasi-bushes.
I guess if he lived there at one time, it may have been godforsaken.
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Old 06-09-21, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I guess if he lived there at one time, it may have been godforsaken.
Add to that the fact that it's like 0F half the winter, snow eight months a year, winds strong enough to blow trucks over. Yada, yada, yada.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
These Tuesday rides are not what I would call hilly, but option 3 has the most climbing. If he has been riding this area he knows there is nothing flat for more than a few miles.
LOL I've heard THat before.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Add to that the fact that it's like 0F half the winter, snow eight months a year, winds strong enough to blow trucks over. Yada, yada, yada.
Trucks remaining upright and warm weather: Both overrated.
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Accidentally left the house with an empty bidon.

Had to hit the Sonic for a Dragonfruit Red Bull slushee.

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Veggiedogs, FTW.
Veggiedogs are getting popular. More choices than there used to be. #CulinaryProgress
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Add to that the fact that it's like 0F half the winter, snow eight months a year, winds strong enough to blow trucks over. Yada, yada, yada.
You said that like it's a bad thing.
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Never thought I would ever say this:

Really nice climb today. Main section is 6.5 miles and averages just 3.5% with a few 7-8% sections that takes you up just over 1k feet. Overall it was 40 miles with just shy of 3k elevation gain.

It helps that its so pretty here.



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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
LesterOfPuppets used to live there. He posted pictures from his rides, and it's no exaggeration to say some of them looked like a Martian landscape, with a few quasi-bushes.
The landscape is similar here, but with more spiky plants, rattlesnake and coyotes, but less sage and pronghorn.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
The landscape is similar here, but with more spiky plants, rattlesnake and coyotes, but less sage and pronghorn.
And life-sustaining temperatures.
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I'm eating a peach, possibly from South Carolina, the real Peach State.
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My Dad was offered a transfer to Rock Springs in the early 70's. He was in finance, and that's when it started to "boom", based on energy. It was the only time he asked our opinion, and he was voted down by the highest margin possible.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm eating a peach, possibly from South Carolina, the real Peach State.
How good could a peach be in early June? They really need a couple months of heat.
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New bits for the new Lotus are starting to arrive. Tires, cables, one pair of brake pads (I found two sellers with one pair each). I figure tonight I'll rebuild and true the wheels. If I'm feeling ambitious, maybe take the whole thing down. We'll see. I should have everything I need soon. Except the NDS crank arm, which I at least have a line on.
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How good could a peach be in early June? They really need a couple months of heat.
The outside was kind of soft, so it seemed like it might be ripe. Inside? Nope.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The outside was kind of soft, so it seemed like it might be ripe. Inside? Nope.
In South Central PA, peach season is in August. The hottest, sweatiest part of the summer. I remember, because one summer I had a job on the crew cleaning the plant between the 4PM-2AM and the 6AM-4PM shifts - peaches are ripe when they're ripe, and they're all ripe then, so you have only that two weeks to process all of them. The plant was not air conditioned, and even at 2 AM after running all day it was STILL HOT.
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In South Central PA, peach season is in August. The hottest, sweatiest part of the summer. I remember, because one summer I had a job on the crew cleaning the plant between the 4PM-2AM and the 6AM-4PM shifts - peaches are ripe when they're ripe, and they're all ripe then, so you have only that two weeks to process all of them. The plant was not air conditioned, and even at 2 AM after running all day it was STILL HOT.
What became of the peaches?
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My neighbors just returned from Georgia and brought me a bag of authentic Georgia peaches. Had one today for lunch. Perfectly ripe, juicy, and good.
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What became of the peaches?
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It's Dave Parker's 70th birthday!!!

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Gross out again today.
Here, too. But I endured.
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Here, too. But I endured.
Some areas outside the city had massive flooding yesterday and this morning due to storms. Looks like we might get more in a couple of hours.

And I saw a dead rat right in the middle of a walkway that leads to a popular fountain area where I often eat lunch. Big tourist draw.
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Fruit update: I'm having cherries from Stockton, CA

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My neighbors just returned from Georgia and brought me a bag of authentic Georgia peaches. Had one today for lunch. Perfectly ripe, juicy, and good.
Former peach plant cleaner genejockey informed us that this is against the laws of nature.
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