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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 07-12-22, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Lol

Wordle 388 6/6

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I had to use my trick of trying a word with all (well, most of) the eligible first letters after getting into that situation on guess 4.
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Old 07-12-22, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Yeah, we still get just plain old sick during a Pandemic. Reminds me of a scene from "Hope and Glory", set in Britain during WWII - a family comes home from a day in the country to find their house is on fire. The Mom asks the head of the Fire Brigade, "What was it, a stray bomb?"

"No, ma'am. Just a fire. They happen in wartime, too."
The countermeasures earlier, though, did snuff out much of the seasonal cold and flu. I really don't think the masks are so bad, at least for people not working in them all day. We could do a lot of good by not being so hostile to them.
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Old 07-12-22, 05:39 PM
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Ok I have a test today for all you studs, a little more testosterone required than the daily Wordle contest. How many of these tools can you identify?

This is some of my dad's stuff that I reclaimed 24 years ago when he passed on. He was a truck mechanic in the military but later got into construction and cabinetry . . . you should see the altar he made for his church. Awesome. He was a master of all trades he dipped his hand into, and was self-taught in most of them. That's how they rolled in those days.

Anyway, I have to get rid of some of this stuff I've been holding onto for years. He's got power tools from the days they were made of metal so they weigh a ton. and of course they all still work. I'm going to take a lot of the stuff to a consignment shop because I just don't have the time and patience for eBay.

I'll be showing more as I dig through this dusty workshop of mine.

I work with computers and call people when I need those used.

Fortunately the FIL does the same, so AG finds that suitably studly.
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8 hours in the cockpit is way too long. I do not see me doing across the pond flights ever.
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Old 07-12-22, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
8 hours in the cockpit is way too long. I do not see me doing across the pond flights ever.
Daughter did a nonstop DFW to Australia a few years ago. In coach. 15 hours or so. Brutal.
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Old 07-12-22, 05:56 PM
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Titanium Tuesday

One of the tourists bikes from yesterday. The only one I didn't service (he does his own maintenance). And the only rim brake mechanical shifting bike in the group.

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Daughter did a nonstop DFW to Australia a few years ago. In coach. 15 hours or so. Brutal.

flew to seeds house and back. Wayyyyyy too long.
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Old 07-12-22, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
flew to seeds house and back. Wayyyyyy too long.
Merida?
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Old 07-12-22, 06:25 PM
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Merida?

juarez
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That’s a long way from Seeds.
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That’s a long way from Seeds.


closer than I am currently.
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Old 07-12-22, 06:43 PM
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Saw my first bull fight in Juarez.

Wouldn’t step foot in Juarez today.
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Old 07-12-22, 06:46 PM
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Saw my first bull fight in Juarez.

Wouldn’t step foot in Juarez today.

wait I was in Mexico City.
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Old 07-12-22, 06:50 PM
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Cooled a bit here today. My e-bike friends brought their old bikes. No problem for her but he isn't supposed to get his heart rate up. Of course, I went overboard trying to pay them back for their earlier e-riding. Dumb.
Going to go back up to 100 this weekend, unless predictions are wrong again. Last Sunday I was resting near a water fountain on the mup and a runner stopped for water. She said she was on mile 8 going for 15. Cray cray in 100 degree heat.
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Old 07-12-22, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
wait I was in Mexico City.
Where were you supposed to be?

I’m worried about you. Next time I fly, I’m going to see if you in the cockpit.
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Old 07-12-22, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Time for new gloves. I've been wearing Giro Bravos since time immemorial. What do you wear/recommend?
Pretty much anything that doesn't have padding.

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Speaking of gloves....
My suspicion is the hot/humid weather plus sweat made his grip on the bars a problem, so when he hit the obstacle his hands fell off the bars and he crashed.
Living in IL I never wore gloves in the summer. Down here I'm generally gloveless in fall and early spring - I have had a few close calls climbing with my hand slipping on the hoods so now I always wear gloves in the summer unless it's a particularly easy ride.
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Speaking of gloves....

... He was NOT wearing gloves. My suspicion is the hot/humid weather plus sweat made his grip on the bars a problem, so when he hit the obstacle his hands fell off the bars and he crashed.
I once hit a bump and my right hand "fell" from my hood onto the drop. It was a miracle because I have basically no bike handling skills to speak of.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Where were you supposed to be?

I’m worried about you. Next time I fly, I’m going to see if you in the cockpit.

I thought mexico city was also Ciudad Juarez. I don’t know, I just want to do Austin turns.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
I once hit a bump and my right hand "fell" from my hood onto the drop. It was a miracle because I have basically no bike handling skills to speak of.

we could never do a group ride together.
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If I forget to wear my gloves, I crash everytime. Just ask Velo.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
flew to seeds house and back. Wayyyyyy too long.
Did you wave? I missed it.
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Old 07-12-22, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
If I forget to wear my gloves, I crash everytime. Just ask Velo.
Butter-fingers.
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Old 07-12-22, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Living in IL I never wore gloves in the summer. Down here I'm generally gloveless in fall and early spring - I have had a few close calls climbing with my hand slipping on the hoods so now I always wear gloves in the summer unless it's a particularly easy ride.
I will say that one of the side benefits of being a long sleeve/sun sleeves person is that much less sweat makes its way down to the hands. Well, for me, at least.
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Old 07-13-22, 03:28 AM
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First 3 in a while.

Wordle 389 3/6

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I will say that one of the side benefits of being a long sleeve/sun sleeves person is that much less sweat makes its way down to the hands. Well, for me, at least.
Turns out I sweat a lot on the bike.

Never realized it until I moved South, but it’s pretty bad. I’ve ruined laminated cards if I don’t put my wallet in a plastic bag. After one mtb ride it looked like I had just jumped in a river, kit and all.
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