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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 06-30-21, 07:47 AM
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Old 06-30-21, 08:06 AM
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That's a Christmas Card. I do my own every year, and if I were on a crew like that, it would be the central focus.
Iíll make that suggestion to him.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
E-bikes have taken over some of my riding groups. Iíve quit going to a couple because of them.
My main club banned e-bikes a few years ago. There was quite a kerfuffle with club board members quitting and some riders vowing to never come back. Strangely, I think most of the quitters were anti-e-bike. There has been talk of revisiting the decision but so far the ban still holds.

The other club I ride with doesn't have an official policy as far as I know, but I have never seen an e-bike on one of their rides.
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Old 06-30-21, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That's a Christmas Card. I do my own every year, and if I were on a crew like that, it would be the central focus.
Staged at dusk, with Christmas lights strung among them.
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Real cyclists don't e-bike.
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Old 06-30-21, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Saying you're going to "the cities" is like saying you're going to cut your lawns.

No!

You're either talking about the entire entity the lawn/city, or, if you want to be specific, you're cutting the front lawn/going to Minneapolis or Saint Paul.
The house I grew up in had multiple lawns (at least four, maybe six, depending on how you count). I could certainly say I was going to cut the lawns.

Also, when traveling abroad, itís perfectly normal to talk about when youíre going back to the States.

Then there are the various tri-state areas. Gotta say, I side with ďitís fineĒ.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
ftfy

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COTA. The Alamo. Big Bend National Park. Iím hardly a Texas booster, but címon, itís not Massachusetts.
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Old 06-30-21, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
COTA. The Alamo. Big Bend National Park. Iím hardly a Texas booster, but címon, itís not Massachusetts.
Don't feed the trolls or they will all want to move here.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The house I grew up in had multiple lawns (at least four, maybe six, depending on how you count). I could certainly say I was going to cut the lawns.
No. You had one lawn, broken into multiple sections.

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Also, when traveling abroad, itís perfectly normal to talk about when youíre going back to the States.
Shortened form of the name. It's not United State of America.
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Balls
My bad. To excited. My apologies folks.
Fortunately for you the trap door under you chair was jammed due to the heatwave.
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Old 06-30-21, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
E-bikes have taken over some of my riding groups. Iíve quit going to a couple because of them.
Might as well be riding with tourists.
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Old 06-30-21, 09:18 AM
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BillyD My brother sent me this pic yesterday of his crew:


Wow, 14 guys on one pole. The instructor with the safari helmet looks like the same guy that taught me.
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Old 06-30-21, 09:21 AM
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I love Run DMC, I gotta add that to my collection.
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Old 06-30-21, 09:25 AM
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Just a reminder folks . . . SPOILERS are strictly forbidden.
So sue me.

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Don't feed the trolls or they will all want to move here.
The only reason one would want to would be to avoid cold weather. And this year has exposed that you don't even have that going for you.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
COTA. The Alamo. Big Bend National Park. Iím hardly a Texas booster, but címon, itís not Massachusetts.
You forgot.



An honest mistake, I'm sure.
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Wow, 14 guys on one pole. The instructor with the safari helmet looks like the same guy that taught me.
They look very similar . . . the guy in the back row, dark green shirt, next to me. Ask if his name is/was John.




I was the oldest guy he had ever taught (crazy enough) to climb with hooks, that's why I had my #1 up.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
My main club banned e-bikes a few years ago. There was quite a kerfuffle with club board members quitting and some riders vowing to never come back. Strangely, I think most of the quitters were anti-e-bike. There has been talk of revisiting the decision but so far the ban still holds.

The other club I ride with doesn't have an official policy as far as I know, but I have never seen an e-bike on one of their rides.
I think that e-bikes are great, but I don't want to do anything resembling a spirited group ride with them.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Shortened form of the name. It's not United State of America.
Ahhhhh - that makes sense. So if an area containing multiple cities was know as, oh, for instance, the Twin Cities, or the Quad Cities, then, by your logic, saying "the cities" is perfectly a-okay because it's a shortened form of the name! Glad we got that sorted out!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
COTA. The Alamo. Big Bend National Park. Iím hardly a Texas booster, but címon, itís not Massachusetts.
One of my neighbors went to bike night at COTA a few weeks ago. I told him before he went that he would not make it up the hill to turn 1. He argued that he would with no problem. He came back and admitted defeat.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No. You had one lawn, broken into multiple sections.


Shortened form of the name. It's not United State of America.
I have nothing say about this topic.
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Wow, 14 guys on one pole. The instructor with the safari helmet looks like the same guy that taught me.
If you worked for AT&T, it could be.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
They look very similar . . . the guy in the back row, dark green shirt, next to me. Ask if his name is/was John.




I was the oldest guy he had ever taught (crazy enough) to climb with hooks, that's why I had my #1 up.
I sent my little brother the pic.
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Good ride this morning. I've done a fair amount of longer rides this year, but I haven't really felt as strong, for the duration, as I did last year. Today was approaching that level of strength/endurance, though. The ol' legs did get cranky at the end, and my hamstrings are looking for any excuse to lock up right about now, but it still feels like progress.
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