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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 11-29-21, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Pretty sure none of my grandparents ever drove a car. My mother didn't learn until she was in her 40s. She only had one minor fender bender in her life.

fwiw I drive "like a grandma" most of the time. I had a neighbor try to pass me on our street as I was going less than the speed limit (25).
I stay out of the fast lane when the freeways are open. I'm only willing to go 70-75 (speed limit is 65) when lots of drivers are doing 75-80 and some are at 80+. These speeds make for some horrific crashes.
My moms mom never drove. Gramps did.

My mom crashed during her first license test on a closed course. My dad had a partially paralyzed right hand from being turned around during a breach birth and never drove. My sister has never had a license. My family didnt own a car between 83 and 95.

Im a cautious and excellent driver.
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Old 11-29-21, 07:03 AM
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I'm a better than average driver. Seriously!

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Is that a mesh front?
.Nope, just happy to see you!
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Old 11-29-21, 07:10 AM
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Old 11-29-21, 07:20 AM
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My dad's mother never drove, my aunt didn't get a driver's license till she was almost 30.
I had my license revolked by my parents, @ 17, based on my grandfather saying I'm a maniac behind the wheel. His car ran out of gas and he walked to our house in freezing Temps during a blizzard. I took him to get gas, and jump start his car.
My dad quit driving when he retired due to road rage. My mom thought he was going to have a heart attack.
I drive in the left lane because I am passing..... everyone. If you are in 2nd place you are just the first looser.
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I'm a better than average driver. Seriously!

You think you're better than me?! It's go time!
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Old 11-29-21, 07:58 AM
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Hey, genejockey , Zwift is better on a computer, as you said. Marginally, but enough to be worth carrying the laptop to the basement.
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I hosted TG dinner so I didn’t need to do any traveling at all this weekend. Car hasn’t moved since Wednesday. We will see what Christmas has in store for us.
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You think you're better than me?! It's go time!
Bring it on!

By the way, what is a "first looser" in the context of a race.
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Old 11-29-21, 08:26 AM
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If you ain't are in 2nd place you are just the first you're lastlooser.
FIFY
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Strava was talking to me today.
Maybe you're hearing voices?
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I'm a better than average driver. Seriously!

Uh, huh.
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Old 11-29-21, 09:35 AM
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You think you're better than me?! It's go time!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Bring it on!

By the way, what is a "first looser" in the context of a race.
2nd place!
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Hey, genejockey , Zwift is better on a computer, as you said. Marginally, but enough to be worth carrying the laptop to the basement.
This is how it starts. Next you'll be shopping for a gaming rig.....
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I drive in the left lane because I am passing..... everyone. If you are in 2nd place you are just the first looser.
This is how my ex wife drove. If a car passed her she would pass it back, or at least match speed with it. When we had the long commute from the mountains she got 4 speeding tickets in about a year. Besides the fines, our insurance doubled. According to her, each of the tickets was the cop's fault.

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This is how it starts. Next you'll be shopping for a gaming rig.....
I'll put spacers in my earlobes first, buddy boy, although I might encourage LSS to replace her aging desktop Mac.
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I'll put spacers in my earlobes first, buddy boy, although I might encourage LSS to replace her aging desktop Mac.
They're called "gauges" and you might look sharp with them.
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They're called "gauges" and you might look sharp with them.
Just don't get into a fight.
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I’m an excellent driver as long as you don’t include parking in which case, I’m a terrible driver.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
They're called "gauges" and you might look sharp with them.
Thanks for that visual. Love the idea, but not safe for offshore sailing.
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They're called "gauges" and you might look sharp with them.
Reminds me of the Absolute Black OSPW which is causing quite a stir on the Internet lately.


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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Just don't get into a fight.
I imagine they would swing around and bop you on the side of your head when you get up to 40 mph on the bike. Might make cool noises, though.
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Reminds me of the Absolute Black OSPW which is causing quite a stir on the Internet lately.


Gotta say, the bling factor is really high.
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