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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 11-15-21, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Map of the Day

15 November 2021

Rust Belt + Other Belts


We all know Pittsburgh is number 1, why did they feel the need to point it out?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Paved roads became widespread when bicycles became popular.

Coincidence? I think not.
What does that have to do with God having narrow-minded cycling preferences?
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Just got invited to Del Frico's for dinner tomorrow. I am leaning towards rack of lamb.
This post reminds me that many people here have computers that suffer from lack of RAM.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Across the street there is an apartment building. It has a small fenced in yard. Currently there are three dogs running around in it like they are possessed.

Dogs. SMH.
They are possessed with joy by being simultaneously dogs and outside.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Paved roads became widespread when bicycles became popular.

Coincidence? I think not.
Loosen up a little. Didn't you ever have fun in the dirt as a kid? I always liked being out there and had years of fun on dirt bikes. Here is a (reversed) pic from about 1982 or so.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
This post reminds me that many people here have computers that suffer from lack of RAM.
SMFH


In related news...

When the Rams left Los Angeles in 1994, a restaurant across the street from Anaheim Stadium posted on its billboard "Today's Special: Lack of Ram".
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Maine Coon. They can often appear larger because of their bushy coats, but 35 lbs. is big. My understanding is that they are pretty chill. Still, I would not want to piss it off.
Yeah, claws are claws. Chill or not. I love cats but that ones big enough to feed a family of four.
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Old 11-15-21, 06:38 PM
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Got out for a couple of hours in the dirt yesterday. This is the first time I've been on a bike twice in a week in a while. I'm definitely not going to set any PRs with my current levels of fitness and fatness, but it was good to be outside enjoying a warm afternoon.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Loosen up a little. Didn't you ever have fun in the dirt as a kid? I always liked being out there and had years of fun on dirt bikes. Here is a (reversed) pic from about 1982 or so.
No fun allowed.
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Nope. If that map were accurate, much of the Sun Belt would be Can't Buckle My Belt.






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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I've done well over 200,000 miles on road bikes. I don't think a compassionate god would begrudge me a few hours on dirt.
That does not compute.
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Yeah, claws are claws. Chill or not. I love cats but that ones big enough to feed eat a family of four.
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The first snow plow of the season just passed by. Salting the road.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I was serially disappointed in that cereal as a yute. I don't know why I kept trying it.
one of my favorites, especially the 3 brick packages. I loved to crush them. So awesome. Little cinnamon and sugar. Delicious!
Now they make it ready to eat like that, but crushing the little squares is just not the same.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
What does that have to do with God having narrow-minded cycling preferences?
God intended the two go together.
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Loosen up a little. Didn't you ever have fun in the dirt as a kid?
Not really. And even if I did, I outgrew it. You don't see me having eraser fights with my friends anymore.
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People here don't get it.
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New Bike day!!!!

Was thrown in the trash. Brakes work well, shifting needs some work. Shocks feel like they have some life left. Needs a seat post clamp but otherwise it’s in pretty good shape.

Wish it was a little bigger, but it will fit the wife well.
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I forget if I mentioned it here, but I am celebrating "Movember" by not shaving (at least under my mask) and (of course) making a donation to a men's health charity.

However, mrs datlas is not especially pleased with this and complains when I try to snuggle, it feels like kissing a cactus. So I do believe the goatee will be gone on/about 12/1.
I’ve done Movember for many years just because I felt I should but I decided not to this year because after 2 years of Eligard injections, I can barely grow anything and I couldn’t grow much before, anyway. A couple friends of mine are cultivating facial hair on my behalf. 👍
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I've done well over 200,000 miles on road bikes. I don't think a compassionate god would begrudge me a few hours on dirt.
The Lord frowns upon things that are dirty.
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What does that have to do with God having narrow-minded cycling preferences?
careful he may smite thee.
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There's no date on it. Is this you?
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I have to do some observation flights for training. Wed it looks like going to Austin and back. Should be back in my hotel by lunch.

side note bike didn’t make the noise today. . Weather was perfect in Dallas, 75 light wind. But my knee didn’t enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not really. And even if I did, I outgrew it. You don't see me having eraser fights with my friends anymore.
Riding a dirt bike or a mountain bike is a lot more fun than an eraser fight.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
There's no date on it. Is this you?
Kudos
It's not my Strava post but I have done that climb several times. Earlier this year I went up there but drove part way. I'm the fat one in this old pic.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
check out that spelling of Erie, PA. SMFH. Only vol.
And the Michi- in the UP, and the "gan" in the mitten.

Pfft. Tourney level map right there.
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That does not compute.
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