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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 10-29-20, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Today's road ride report
  • Zero rocks hit
  • Zero bike parts broken
  • Zero miles walked
I brought hedge trimmers on my off-road ride. I trimmed back all the bushes and trees that drew blood. Still some nuisance brush on the trail but it's now passable without fear of lacerations and thorn puncture wounds.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Broken road bike part.

That happened to a friend of mine when he was sprinting after another rider and he did not crash. I thought his chain broke then I saw something fall out of the wheel.
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Old 10-29-20, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Today's road ride report
  • Zero rocks hit
  • Zero bike parts broken
  • Zero miles walked
Amendment I
  • Zero lacerations or thorn puncture wounds
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Once the freewheel or whatever you call it gave out. Not sure if that counts as breaking or wearing out.
I had a freehub body split lengthwise while climbing a steep grade. I was in the lowest gear and it was as if the chain broke. I don't know how I got unclipped in time but I didn't fall. The road was so steep my cleats were slipping trying to walk and I had to walk in the dirt next to the road.
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I wonder how they decide whether to name a football team after a city, state, or region.

Carolina Panthers is so vague. New England Patriots too.
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Old 10-29-20, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
That happened to a friend of mine when he was sprinting after another rider and he did not crash. I thought his chain broke then I saw something fall out of the wheel.
I was doing the short climb near my house that starts many of my rides. Less than a mile from home. I coasted back to the house.
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Old 10-29-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I wonder how they decide whether to name a football team after a city, state, or region.

Carolina Panthers is so vague. New England Patriots too.
How much does the owner need to market to an entire region?

Like the "Tennessee" Titans--so named because Nashville isn't big enough to support a team no one cares about.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How much does the owner need to market to an entire region?

Like the "Tennessee" Titans--so named because Nashville isn't big enough to support a team no one cares about.
Seems like Boston is enough market for the Patriots, but dunno. I reckon the Cardinals want to make sure people will drive up from Tucson so they're Arizona Cardinals. Probably true about Nashville too.

I still need to email the ownership in DC about erasing the location from their name. The Football Team would be sooooo awesome.
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Old 10-29-20, 08:25 PM
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It's officially cranberry season!

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Foxboro Patriots doesn't have the same recognition as NE Charlotte.Panthers same problem.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Foxboro Patriots doesn't have the same recognition as NE Charlotte.Panthers same problem.
Actual city for all teams would be hilarious. East Rutherford Giants. Glendale Cardinals. Arlington Cowboys.
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Uh oh. Faggin in trecolore in my size. So tempting...

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Indeed.
Singlespeed it is!

???
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Uh oh. Faggin in trecolore in my size. So tempting...
An Italian cousin for your Tempo!

Also, I'm shocked that the censor allowed that. Maybe it's not as dumb as it seems @datlas ?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Impressive. How's the wheel?
No more out of true than it already was

Haven't had any time to check it out. It's probably fine.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
An Italian cousin for your Tempo!

Also, I'm shocked that the censor allowed that. Maybe it's not as dumb as it seems @datlas ?
C&V would riot if it was censored!
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Day 13, and UP 4013 brings a detective challenge! This has to be one of the most atmospheric Big Boy pictures out there. However, I can't read the road number of what looks like another 4000 next to 4013 and I've been unsuccessful in finding out a photo credit or location for this image. If anyone knows, please comment, and I will update this post. I believe it's from 1958.


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New casual shoes. They are cheap but I can wear them with blue jeans if I want.
Those look like comfortable shoes.....
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Old 10-30-20, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Amendment I
  • Zero lacerations or thorn puncture wounds
That never happens.

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Old 10-30-20, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Broken road bike part.

I've actually been meaning to start using Edco Monoblocks.
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There’s fluffy white crap on the ground here.
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Parka weather this morning.

#WhatHappenedtoFall?
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
An Italian cousin for your Tempo!

Also, I'm shocked that the censor allowed that. Maybe it's not as dumb as it seems @datlas ?
IMO the censor is a very blunt instrument. And dumb.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
There’s fluffy white crap on the ground here.
Do not, under any circumstances, approach.
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Old 10-30-20, 06:00 AM
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Do not, under any circumstances, approach.
The dogs had a great time of it. Me, not so much
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