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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-01-20, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
So did they end up getting some derailleur cables? Or are they still just 39 x 12 singlespeeding the hard way?
New cables and housing, for sure. I didn't read the work order.
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
Around here just about every town with a river has some form of a River Road, be it upper, lower, north south.......
As far as elevation goes, I've said before, you can't swing a dead cat with a 1000' of elevation gain.
I dunno if there's a Harlem River Drive IRL, but the tune has a really nice groove to it!

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I got kicked off the podium today. But tomorrow should be able to claw my way back on. Prolly.
I may have to perform a PA rain dance.
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Chill ride through the redwoods.


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Nice moss.
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Columbus SLX? I wouldn't kick it out of bed.
I would, on to the road, where there more room
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Old 05-02-20, 04:38 AM
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I think a serious eater/fattener should be going here.


Isn't that sort of like hospital food?
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Time to burn off that strawberry shortcake.
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Time to burn off that strawberry shortcake.
Doesnít look like youíre on Mrs. datlasís foie gras program datlas! Youíre supposed to be turning the shortcake into fat, not ride it off...
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Old 05-02-20, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I think a serious eater/fattener should be going here.


A few years ago, I spent the night worshiping the porcelain alter after eating at one earlier that day. I havenít eaten at one since. Iím not saying that I got sick by eating there, but...
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Does anyone know how long each stage of acquisition according to the Ferengi should last?

It seems like I’ve been stuck in infatuation far too long. If I had a guideline, at least I would know. There’s still the justification, appropriation, obsession and resale that I have to go thru you know?
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Old 05-02-20, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I dunno if there's a Harlem River Drive IRL, but the tune has a really nice groove to it!

https://youtu.be/kVoWOSCkvQ0
There is a Harlem River Drive, which borders the Harlem River. It feeds into the more infamous FDR drive which borders the East River which actually feeds from Long Island Sound, not the Harlem River.
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As a noob, visitor or tourist, you do NOT want to drive on the FDR drive.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Seagull Century (Salisbury, MD) is like that as well, ~101 miles with a total ascent of 158 miles...

my kind of climbing.
Ditto.

Although since I'm forced to sit around, unable to do much with this hernia & isolation, I've noticed my quads starting to shrivel like an old man.

I may have to get on my bike and find some modest hills to rebuild.
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I hate Boston too, but for different reasons than the traffic. It pains me greatly that my grandson and parents live there.
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Tough life.
IKR, must be grueling. Who knew?
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
M*******s generally can be found inside the Route 495, inside Route 128, the horn is how you communicate, and directional signal are for tourists. In downtown Boston and surrounding suburbs, if you dive politely, your gonna die. Living in southern New Hampshire, we get the weekend influx of these fine people every weekend.
Describes NYC driving precisely.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Beans of an unknown variety, cooked in the pressure cooker. Pineapple/mango for dessert. Cheesecake does not exist here. Flan is a pretty good substitute though.
*gasp*

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I hate Boston too, but for different reasons than the traffic. It pains me greatly that my grandson and parents live there.
I don't hate New York, I only hate the people that live there.
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Ditto.
But do you like wind? I did that event twice. Both times there was a very strong headwind during much of the return from the island.
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Isn't that sort of like hospital food?
Nope.

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Time to burn off that strawberry shortcake.
You're never going to get fat this way.
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A few years ago, I spent the night worshiping the porcelain alter after eating at one earlier that day. I havenít eaten at one since. Iím not saying that I got sick by eating there, but...
For serious eaters only.
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No ride today other than a couple of miles around the neighborhood with my daughters.

My 8 year old and I are going to run a couple of miles. She loves doing it and can do 3 miles at an 8:45 pace, not bad for a kid. Running kills my hip ever since I had my labrum repaired back in 16 (which was supposed to remedy the issue) but since she loves it so much, Iíll suffer through. I wish I never had it, it hurts more now than pre-surgery.

have 60 planned for tomorrow afternoon after I drop them off with their mother, will be the most Iíve done in one time since 2017, havenít really ridden much the last three years, maybe had a total of 1000 for all three combined. Iím still managing 18-19 on 40ish mile rides with 2-3k in climbing, so I guess itís not all bad.

Iíve done more than that this year and my goal is 5k. My 40th b-day Fred Sled has definitely got me more motivated to go.
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But do you like wind? I did that event twice. Both times there was a very strong headwind during much of the return from the island.
No, I was referring to the minimalist climbing referenced, not the event.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Describes NYC driving precisely.
I forgot to mention, in downtown Boston, every street is one way going the opposite direction of where you need to go.
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