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Old 04-04-23, 09:03 PM
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I am so ready for the snow to be gone!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
In some ways it's even cooler now.
Do I have this right? They had a whole series of races with everyone driving the same car?
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
I am so ready for the snow to be gone!
I guess Wyoming got hit pretty hard.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Do I have this right? They had a whole series of races with everyone driving the same car?
That has been done to varying extents in many series, but that race is not one of them. There's Corvettes, 'stangs, Firebirds, Porsches Datsuns, etc in that race.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
I am so ready for the snow to be gone!
Same.

Well, not the snow part, but temperatures in the 30s/40s/50s.


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
That has been done to varying extents in many series, but that race is not one of them. There's Corvettes, 'stangs, Firebirds, Porsches Datsuns, etc in that race.
Ooops, only one Mustang, the other two are Capris.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
That has been done to varying extents in many series, but that race is not one of them. There's Corvettes, 'stangs, Firebirds, Porsches Datsuns, etc in that race.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That "Trans-Am" references the race series, not the car.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Preparing for upcoming winters in the Great White North?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Do I have this right? They had a whole series of races with everyone driving the same car?
Ever hear of the International Race of Champions?

There was one (maybe still is) for members of the media where they race similarly prepared Crown Victoria police cruisers. Fun to watch.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Preparing for upcoming winters in the Great White North?
If I do, will you come give me snowshoe lessons?
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Ever hear of the International Race of Champions?
Nope.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
If you haven't ridden in any wet stuff with them yet, be careful when you do. In the dry, they're some of the most grippy tires I've ridden, in the wet they're one of the more slick.



I think that I'm going to roll the Vittoria NEXT this year, but haven't bought them yet. I did see someone selling the S TR at $55/ea, but I never thought that the GPk4/Attack & Force lived up to the hype, so I'm kind of hesitant on the S TR.
I had some Vittoria G2 tubeless tires. I felt they rolled like crap, although grip was good. Didn't ride much in the wet with them, but noticed a dramatic improvement in going to the GP5K S TR
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The night is still young, even on the East Coast.
My day begins at 3:10
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I have 2 years remaining on my passport, with only domestic trips planned any time soon anyway. I can wait out the crush.
I just realized mine expired in March. Good thing I’m not going anywhere for a while.

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I just can't stand the hoods/grills/basically the whole front end on the new Hondas.

They seem a little too Transformers meets late '90s Dodge Ram

Have you seen the newer beaver toothed BMWs? I’ve had several Bimmers over the years, but I may have to become an Audi guy (again).
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Yes, it is but it's only money and cycling is my only hobby in an otherwise frugal lifestyle. My cycling expenditures for my wife and myself are admittedly extravagant.

Im sure the price will come down if it hasn't already.
If they are worth it it's one thing but if they are only AS good as 5ks then meh. I will continue to search. Nothing has really caught my eye as of late though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If I do, will you come give me snowshoe lessons?

Nope.
Do you know how to walk?

Then, you know how to snowshoe.

End of lesson.

You're welcome.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I just realized mine expired in March. Good thing I’m not going anywhere for a while.



Have you seen the newer beaver toothed BMWs? I’ve had several Bimmers over the years, but I may have to become an Audi guy (again).
Fugly
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Sounds like Dengue Fever
I had a coworker who got Dengue on vacation. She said it was the worst she'd ever felt, worse even then she'd ever imagined she could feel.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did whyfi finally finish playing with his wood?
one never really finishes playing with their wood.
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Went up the local mountain last night after work.




Put a longer stem on and moved my saddle back a bit - seems to have helped me rotate my pelvis more and get a bit of weight off of my hands. Still adjusting to the new position but 75 miles on it so far and nothing more than my lower back being a bit stiff.

Tried one of the little side roads on the mountain after descending for kicks and giggles- 18% switchbacks are a unique feeling
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I had a coworker who got Dengue on vacation. She said it was the worst she'd ever felt, worse even then she'd ever imagined she could feel.
I got Chikengunya Fever once. Closely related to Dengue. Took 7 months to recover. Still have joint issues from it. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
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Originally Posted by big john
Ever hear of the International Race of Champions?
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Nope.
They named a car after that one too

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If I do, will you come give me snowshoe lessons?
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