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Old 07-23-21, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I just got Moderna #2 yesterday. Sore arm again, and this time had fever for a few hours. Pretty much right as rain today, save for a bit of residual soreness in the upper arm.
I felt like I was going to die.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why?
Lots of races have a neutral start section. Gets them going and warmed up, probably helps with the jitters. Someone who actually races could probably enlighten you better than I.
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Old 07-23-21, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
"The race will be held rain or shine. If there is a severe weather threat, the race may be cancelled during its progression. The safety of our riders is our priority.

In the case of a cancellation, the riders will be turned around as you meet the timing car, and your time will be recorded.

Please place your warm clothes for the decent in a plastic bag, inside your rider bag. This will help to insure your items are dry when you pick them up at the summit. If you do not make it to the summit, your bags will be available at the Award/ Expo area later in the afternoon.

Racing at 14,000 feet above sea level is exhilarating and challenging in unique ways, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this iconic event with you!"

Sounds like fun!
Get a good nights sleep and good luck!
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Lots of races have a neutral start section. Gets them going and warmed up, probably helps with the jitters. Someone who actually races could probably enlighten you better than I.
It seemed long just to warm up. They don't have warmups in other kinds of races.
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Funny story, I was doing the Radio Tower climb this past winter and was pushing so hard, when suddenly I thought I broke the trainer when everything collapsed, but it was really me pulling my rear wheel out from the horizontal dropout. I have zero desire to do that stupid climb again. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
it's not a funny story in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
it's not a funny story in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Hadn’t gotten a flat in maybe three years. I hate changing flats.
You were well overdue!!!
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Old 07-23-21, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
it's not a funny story in my opinion.
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I thought this, but am too nice of a person to post it.
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Not a funny story: time to ride. Small group of 3 today.
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Get a good nights sleep and good luck!

Thank you!
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Not a funny story: time to ride. Small group of 3 today.
I'm not looking forward to today's group ride. Besides being the oldest and fattest, we are supposed to be around 100° "real feel" by the end of our ride when I will be even older.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Get a good nights sleep and good luck!
Seriously! LAJ
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
1. I thought this, 2. but am too nice of a person to post it.
1. I know
2 Oh?
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Old 07-24-21, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Not a funny story: time to ride. Small group of 3 today.
its ok. I like your dad jokes. Riding weather sounds awesome. I'm on the opposite side of the state wishing I could ride.

Had lunch at Chipotle yesterday and saw the Sofritos on the menu and thought of you. I was ascared to order it, had chicken instead.
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Old 07-24-21, 06:17 AM
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I'm not looking forward to today's group ride. Besides being the oldest and fattest, we are supposed to be around 100° "real feel" by the end of our ride when I will be even older.
Downstate of you today. 100 here is not fun at all. Different than down yonder.
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i thought this, but am too nice of a person to post it.
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Downstate of you today. 100 here is not fun at all. Different than down yonder.
Stay safe. So, you’re in southern Illinois? Belleville, St. Louis? If so, I kneel down to your humidity.
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Not everyone can be (intentionally) funny.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I thought this, but am too nice of a person to post it.
Hmmph.
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Stay safe. So, you’re in southern Illinois? Belleville, St. Louis? If so, I kneel down to your humidity.
Yep, flew into STL, and visiting fam in Belleville. Saw the red moon last night. Didn’t know the fire smoke/ash was so bad here. My lungs feel it.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I just got Moderna #2 yesterday. Sore arm again, and this time had fever for a few hours. Pretty much right as rain today, save for a bit of residual soreness in the upper arm.
Thank you!

"On a single day this past week, more than half a million people across the U.S. got vaccinated for Covid 19 after months of reluctance and procrastination."
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Didn’t know the fire smoke/ash was so bad here. My lungs feel it.
See post #2025

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I'm not looking forward to today's group ride. Besides being the oldest and fattest, we are supposed to be around 100° "real feel" by the end of our ride when I will be even older.
Welcome to my world.
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Thank you!

"On a single day this past week, more than half a million people across the U.S. got vaccinated for Covid 19 after months of reluctance and procrastination."
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I've been putting it off 'til I was required to interact with people for work. And even though I don't have to yet, I have a feeling that time is right around the corner...

​​​​​​Maybe in a couple weeks I'll go see a baseball game. I'll have to bring the binoculars and sit in the worst seats so there's no one within a safe radius though, it being a mostly indoor stadium. OR I guess I could buy a block of 9 good seats to keep a distance, if I hit the lottery

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