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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 11-22-21, 04:05 PM
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Yes, that's a tricky balancing act. Fortunately, I have finally reached a point where my weight loss line has plunged below my IDGAF threshold, which makes things easier.
YDGAF if itís painted on? I donít either.

I actually just sent rapha pics to replace a jersey and they told me it didnít show enough to prove weight loss. So I circled all of the folds and creases and sent the same picture back and said how is this not too big?

now Iím getting a replacement for 50% off
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Old 11-22-21, 04:12 PM
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I leaned how to drive in a '66 Ford station wagon, the full size, Galaxie based one, not the Fairlane or Falcon versions. It was ginormous - after all, Dad used it to take all 8 of us to church on Sundays.
My first car was a 64 Galaxie. A friend had a 65 Galaxie and his was a 4 speed stick with bucket seats. Big car with the "sporty" theme.
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Even in what should be consistent. I get about 80% of my clothes from Banana Republic and reliable wear 32 waist pants and medium shirts

Some other brands Iím a 30 waist and small and in some Iím a 34 and medium- It makes no sense
I tend to wear Lucky Brand jeans. The way they are cut fits my @$$ better than some of the other brands I've tried. However, I have found inconsistencies in sizing within in the brand, varying from model to model.
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Old 11-22-21, 04:34 PM
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I tend to wear Lucky Brand jeans. The way they are cut fits my @$$ better than some of the other brands I've tried. However, I have found inconsistencies in sizing within in the brand, varying from model to model.
I order 2 pair of PI shorts and they fit different than each other. For years I have been using XXL PI Pursuit something shorts. I tried to order some more and they don't make them anymore. The new model, Pursuit something else, fits better but the second pair (XXL) is a little tight in the crotchel region.

Jerseys are a bigger problem. Some of the XXL jerseys are too tight under my arms. Some of the club fit jerseys fit nice but by the time I try to order a new one they don't make it anymore. When I was bigger it was worse.
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PSA for @Velo Vol from my weather app with superior accuracy:
I'm the last person who needs told that winter is here.
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I'm the last person who needs told that winter is here.
Okay. We'll tell you last, then.
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Okay. We'll tell you last, then.
I don't need told at all. I'm the canary in the coal mine.

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Old 11-22-21, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We know.

Fun Fact: The store sites on the site that used to have a Hills store back in the day.




(Google image, not the store referred to above)
You should get a headlight and a blinky there for probably $60 total. maybe a little more if you want higher quality. I've been telling you about this for a while.
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You should get a headlight and a blinky there for probably $60 total. maybe a little more if you want higher quality. I've been telling you about this for a while.
Hills no longer exists. #RIP
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Old 11-22-21, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't need told at all. I'm the canary in the coal mine.

Reminds me of this:

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Need advice on my 90s Merckx which I've been riding and loving it. Its an 8 speed and the back rim is just about had enough.
Do I:
1. strip all components and powder coat the frame & get new components 9/10 speed and new wheels.
2. build a new set of wheels and keep the old 8 speed.
3. just replace the rim and do nothing else.
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4. Just hang this bike on the wall as a display piece and get a Ritchey steel frame and build it uo
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Old 11-22-21, 05:40 PM
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I think it's worse for women. They have a single number that is supposed to cover the entire range of women's shapes and sizes, and the number doesn't even relate to any real measurement. At least mens's shirts come in neck and sleeve measurements.
Iím a lucky guy when it comes to buying stuff for my wife. I can buy her anything size medium and it fits her, like magic. Even when I look at something in the store and think it wonít fit her, BOOM, it fits her. Wouldnít trade her for the world.
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Old 11-22-21, 05:44 PM
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I don't recall ever buying anything at REI.
Same.
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I took driver training in a Plymouth Fury in high school. The thing was huge and 6 of us fit in it easily.
I got scary stories about driving those things on a narrow, curvy highway at night. Sphincter muscle usage like never before.
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I got scary stories about driving those things on a narrow, curvy highway at night. Sphincter muscle usage like never before.
I think this is a big part of why my Dad ditched his 1968 Oldsmobile 98 for a Citroen DS21 - the road he drove on to get to work were narrow and curvy. And they went up and down a lot. Nice for a smaller car that handles well, or a bicycle, but not so great for navigating a land yacht.
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I got scary stories about driving those things on a narrow, curvy highway at night. Sphincter muscle usage like never before.
Did you put a hickey on the seat?
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Trouble north of the border!

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Hills no longer exists. #RIP
Tell that to the fat cyclists.
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And they went up and down a lot. Nice for a smaller car that handles well, or a bicycle, but not so great for navigating a land yacht.
I've decided that this is what I don't like about the Zwift Makuri maps - the rolling gradients just aren't realistic if you consider roads made to accommodate automobiles. The transitions on those maps are so fast that cars would be bottoming out and taking flight all of the time. They're ridiculous.
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I've decided that this is what I don't like about the Zwift Makuri maps - the rolling gradients just aren't realistic if you consider roads made to accommodate automobiles. The transitions on those maps are so fast that cars would be bottoming out and taking flight all of the time. They're ridiculous.
You're talking about most of the roads where I grew up.
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You're talking about most of the roads where I grew up.
The road from my small town to Gettysburg, we called the Sick Bump Road, for that very reason. We joked that the Olds went over every bump on it twice.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I think this is a big part of why my Dad ditched his 1968 Oldsmobile 98 for a Citroen DS21 - the road he drove on to get to work were narrow and curvy. And they went up and down a lot. Nice for a smaller car that handles well, or a bicycle, but not so great for navigating a land yacht.
That's chalk and cheese. It must have felt amazing to go from the land yacht to the Citroen even though the DS would lean/roll as much as the land yacht in the corners.
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Gross.

When I was a ute some friends of the family had a monstrosity like this. My memory is that it had a hard time climbing some of the mountains/ridges, though my memory may be embellished.
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Gross.

When I was a ute some friends of the family had a monstrosity like this. My memory is that it had a hard time climbing some of the mountains/ridges, though my memory may be embellished.
I'm sure it's climbing was dependent on which engine it had. Those things could be ordered with a huge engine.
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Need advice on my 90s Merckx which I've been riding and loving it. Its an 8 speed and the back rim is just about had enough.
Do I:
1. strip all components and powder coat the frame & get new components 9/10 speed and new wheels.
2. build a new set of wheels and keep the old 8 speed.
3. just replace the rim and do nothing else.
or
4. Just hang this bike on the wall as a display piece and get a Ritchey steel frame and build it uo
If it were me, I'd pick No. 1. Except, I'd go to 11.
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