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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 07-03-21, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Correct.

It would be nice if people on the roads knew how to properly drive.
It's good you're OK.
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This caught-in-the-act package thief video is the funniest thing that I've seen in a while.

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Fortunately it was not the senior Honda.
Glad you didn’t scratch the Classic. What were you in?
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Old 07-03-21, 07:52 PM
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it was a gorgeous day. About 84 with very tolerable humidity. We got to the stadium at 12 :15 and hung out in the restaurant and bar area. Had lunch and got some ice cream then went to our seats. Now I'm listening to the Indians play the cheaters Astros.

Would have been a great day to ride.
So you can sit for four+ hours at a snoozeball game, but not one hour in a bicycle saddle?

Mysterious.
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In spirit, Brotato Chip. As a Bass/Sousaphone player, my heart goes with them.
I didn't remember this about you. Do you still have it? You could be in the band!
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This caught-in-the-act package thief video is the funniest thing that I've seen in a while.
I don't get it.
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Glad you didn’t scratch the Classic. What were you in?
I was driving my mom in her car.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't think I've seen more than ten cyclists on the road in a day in several years, other than when I went to the US road cycling thing.
Southern California is road bike central. Normally 4th of July is more crowded up there, maybe the heat kept some away, maybe tomorrow being the actual 4th will have more riders. Still, there were enough today to cause me to be wary of descenders while climbing. A guy passed me on the lower part of the climb and a guy coming down crossed the line and ran into him. Neither was injured, and that was the worst I saw.
At the village there is a lodge/cafe they get a lot of their business from cyclists so they installed a bottle filling station outside and they always put ice out near it. When I got there the line to fill bottles was at least a dozen riders. By the time we ate and came back out there were only a few in line.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
This caught-in-the-act package thief video is the funniest thing that I've seen in a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEGBQD_32m0

that made my day. Thank you.
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Old 07-03-21, 08:01 PM
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I didn't remember this about you. Do you still have it? You could be in the band!
Yep. I took a beginning band class and come to find out, it wasn't as beginning... Everyone knew how to play, so the teacher took pity and handed me a mouthpiece and told me what to do. Once he figured out I could make the proper noise, he sat me down at the bass chair and said "this is yours". It worked OK, as I learned how to play everything but the French horn. My brother played the trombone, and that was fun to learn. He went on to fame and fortune in the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. DO NOT call them a marching band, either.
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Suns vs Bucks for the NBA finals.
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Going into the 12th inning in Oaktown, I better put some coffee on!

I missed a few innings because I had to go stand out in the rain, stoked to see it still going when I came back inside
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He went on to fame and fortune in the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. DO NOT call them a marching band, either.
But they march.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=542747106347707
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I missed a few innings because I had to go stand out in the rain, stoked to see it still going when I came back inside
wut
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut
It's been a while since we could enjoy 80° temps outside of the 3am-7am window.
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Oooh, it's down to 74, might have to get a jacket.


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It's been a while since we could enjoy 80° temps outside of the 3am-7am window.
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80F was our high today.
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Anyone notice how VV purgatory ended just about the same time this site went off the rails?

Coincidence?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

I was driving my mom in her car.
Sounds like you owe your mom an upgrade!
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Anyone notice how VV purgatory ended just about the same time this site went off the rails?

Coincidence?
My take - VV went off the rails about the same time the site went off the rails.

For example, he crashed his mom’s car, with her in it, into a car full of downtrodden guests in our country who are just trying to escape the persecution and poverty in their own country.
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They're a Drum and Bugle Corps
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I don't think I've seen more than ten cyclists on the road in a day in several years, other than when I went to the US road cycling thing.
My Saturday AM group had 11 this week and we saw a couple more groups of at least that many while we were out.
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Oooh, it's down to 74, might have to get a jacket.

Jacket on Benson's morning walk. 60F.
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Anyone notice how VV purgatory ended just about the same time this site went off the rails?

Coincidence?
Hmm.
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My take - VV went off the rails about the same time the site went off the rails.

For example, he crashed his mom’s car, with her in it, into a car full of downtrodden guests in our country who are just trying to escape the persecution and poverty in their own country.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So you can sit for four+ hours at a snoozeball game, but not one hour in a bicycle saddle.
Live, in person games are rarely snoozeballs. An in-person Yankees v. Boston game will give you a year’s worth of memories.
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Car battery dead as fried chicken.
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Anyone notice how VV purgatory ended just about the same time this site went off the rails?

Coincidence?
I think not
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Car battery dead as fried chicken.
Hopefully not a VW- you can’t replace them without recoding the ECM. Found out the hard way.
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