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Old 07-03-20, 07:40 PM
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I'm giving some of the random people on the fly-bys kudos. Seeing how long it will be before someone responds. One person is a repeat from yesterday.
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Old 07-03-20, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Browsing my fly-bys and I have the same person twice. wut
On a ride a few weeks ago I encountered the same people twice about 30 miles apart. I guess we were doing the same loop.
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Old 07-03-20, 07:53 PM
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It just doesn't look as good on an aero frame.

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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Old 07-03-20, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Isn't the Knoxville chica from Colombia?
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I think so.

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On a ride a few weeks ago I encountered the same people twice about 30 miles apart. I guess we were doing the same loop.
This was two separate activities--a morning and evening one, near where I live.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Has anybody tried ISM saddles?
https://shop-us.ismseat.com/

Co worker swears by them, look kind of unique.
They were a big hit with triathletes a few years ago. Our remaining stock is collecting dust, now that triathlon's popularity has waned around here.
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Old 07-03-20, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Is there a reason bikes shops are closed in Buffalo on Wednesdays? I wanted to rent a bike this coming Wednesday, makes it hard to do so when said shops aren’t open.
Why don't you do that here?? Odds are 100% that riding is better in the foothills. SMH.
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After I broke my hip, that was the only saddle that worked for me when I was on the bike for more than 4 hours or so. It is comfortable, and just worked. I have it on my TT bike now, after turfing the Fizik Kium. After a while, I was back to being able to use any old saddle, which is why I went with looks instead of function on the road bikes.
Ditto
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Old 07-03-20, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Browsing my fly-bys and I have the same person twice. wut
You can double your miles if you run it on your Garmin AND your phone.
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Old 07-03-20, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Our remaining stock is collecting dust, now that triathlon's popularity has waned around here.
What happened? Have the lakes remained frozen this year?
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Got an invite for MTB group ride Sunday.

Should I say "I'll go but no one is allowed to pass me.". ???
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What happened? Have the lakes remained frozen this year?
A frozen lake sounds so good right now. Super hot and humid days yesterday and today.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What happened? Have the lakes remained frozen this year?
It was nearly 90 degrees today.
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Old 07-03-20, 08:50 PM
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Old 07-03-20, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Who’s the tandem guy in this thread?
The challenge has been laid.

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Just rode 3 miles home from the train station after 30 down the shore. I think it’s like 6,000,000 degrees outside.
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How on earth could I convince my friend to not ride against traffic?

I know it's literally illegal to do, but he says that he's scared of getting hit from behind.

Today I saw he rode down the wrong side of a busy 55mph road
explain closing speed to him and the difference in impact speeds.
car 60 mph, you wrong side 15 mph =75 mph impact.
Car 60 mph you with traffic 15 mph =45 mph impact
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It’s ok, I have a new hernia surgery date next Friday and a couple important loose ends to tie up before that, so I’m focused. Thanks for your concern.
awesome,
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Old 07-04-20, 02:42 AM
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Yeah, but guys don’t care.
hell we usually pay extra for that
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Old 07-04-20, 03:31 AM
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Today’s ride is postponed. Gonna go have a driveway visit with my parents. Initial plan was to ride this morning and go to NJ in the afternoon but now going early because summer heat.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
They were a big hit with triathletes a few years ago. Our remaining stock is collecting dust, now that triathlon's popularity has waned around here.
Just about everywhere, honestly.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Just about everywhere, honestly.
Is that because COVID19 or has Tri jumped the shark?
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explain closing speed to him and the difference in impact speeds.
car 60 mph, you wrong side 15 mph =75 mph impact.
Car 60 mph you with traffic 15 mph =45 mph impact
I'm pretty sure a 45 mph impact would be really bad, too.

The main benefit is the driver has more time to see you and avoid the impact.
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Why don't you do that here?? Odds are 100% that riding is better in the foothills. SMH.

I havnt had a knoxville overnight in a while. Plus my control of where I spend my nights is very very limited.
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They were a big hit with triathletes a few years ago. Our remaining stock is collecting dust, now that triathlon's popularity has waned around here.
Got some closeouts for a rider with good birthing hips? Asking for a friend.



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This morning ride went better than the last time I rode after a long ride. Legs had power, and my body didn’t feel fatigued. My arse was just killing me, I had to keep standing up to take the pressure off of it. I was wearing my worst pair of bibs, but it’s never hurt that bad.
My pinky and ring finger in my left hand have become useless. I couldn’t open my sun glasses or get my phone out of my pocket while ai was riding. It’s not like I am left handed or anything.


Y’all wizards got any magic to combat this or do I need to HTFU and learn how to write with my right hand?
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I'm pretty sure a 45 mph impact would be really bad, too.

The main benefit is the driver has more time to see you and avoid the impact.
Incorrect
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