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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 12-20-21, 11:40 AM
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Raise your hands if you're working all week.
I am off on Friday.
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Old 12-20-21, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I was working a road race course for our local club once. As the Cat 5 group approached my location, on a flat straight bit of road, they fell in a heap for no apparent reason.
The reason has been highlighted with bold letters above. Such is their nature.

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Old 12-20-21, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I am off on Friday.
OK, through at least Thursday, I should have said.
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Old 12-20-21, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I am off on Friday.
Me, too. Also, I'm taking all of next week off. This will be my first full week off work for at least 2 years. My holiday time is usually eaten up with a few extra days around a weekend for out-of-town softball tournaments.
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Old 12-20-21, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
The reason has been highlighted with bold letters above. Such is their nature.

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https://youtu.be/dDQJmQxfaLM
I'm just lucky I don't crash on the trainer!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Raise your hands if you're working all week.
Not me! We get Friday off, plus I'm taking Wednesday and Thursday. Then the company gives us the whole week between Christmas and New Years off.
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Old 12-20-21, 12:07 PM
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I am off on Friday.
Same
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I am off on Friday.
We are closed on Christmas Eve. We are also closed the following Friday.

***** is that we don't get makeup days when the actual holidays fall on Saturdays, only on Sundays. No make up days for the eves ever. The best is when the eves are on Mondays and Thursday. Two four-day weekends in a row.
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Old 12-20-21, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
The reason has been highlighted with bold letters above. Such is their nature.

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https://youtu.be/dDQJmQxfaLM
I've bumped shoulders at the start of CX races, but after a couple of hundred meters I'm usually well clear of the scrum.

#offtheback
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Old 12-20-21, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I've bumped shoulders at the start of CX races, but after a couple of hundred meters I'm usually well clear of the scrum.

#offtheback
The peak of my racing abilities was as a sprinter racing Cat 3. It wasn't pro-level bumping and shoving, but contact wasn't unusual.
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Old 12-20-21, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Raise your hands if you're working all week.
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I am off on Friday.
Me too and I just donated 144 hrs of use-or-lose leave.
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Old 12-20-21, 02:03 PM
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The peak of my racing abilities was as a sprinter racing Cat 3. It wasn't pro-level bumping and shoving, but contact wasn't unusual.
Even as a B-pack club racer and Cat-IV (before there was a Cat V) I experienced occasional physical affection, especially on corners. A shoulder or elbow was far preferable to locking bars with someone. My racing mentors also liked to bump me (when they weren't seat-slinging me up hills) on training rides.
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Old 12-20-21, 02:16 PM
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Me too and I just donated 144 hrs of use-or-lose leave.
Donated to whom?
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Donated to whom?
Someone else.
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Donated to whom?
To the agency leave bank.
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To the agency leave bank.
Never heard of it. But if you were about to lose the leave, how can you donate it to someone else?
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Never heard of it. But if you were about to lose the leave, how can you donate it to someone else?
You can donate it to anyone on a list of people who have applied for leave transfer and who HR has determined has a legitimate need. Not wanting one to choose people at random, I donated it to the leave bank, which is a voluntary pool which employees can donate to and withdraw from if they are under hardship. I am not a member.
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I'm off on the 24th and 25th.
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Song of the day.

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I'm off on the 24th and 25th.
What about 26?
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Seven is the proper sequence, obviously.

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Those tricky Miners

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Seven is the proper sequence, obviously.

https://twitter.com/ComedyGee/status...85362531155976
I'm an 8.

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Five kids in a trailer? Yikes.
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