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Old 07-25-2012, 07:12 PM   #24541
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his working form home deal and working a split shift allowed me to go for another ride today. I didn't even feel like the half awake dead since I got a whole 6 hours sleep last nght.

Middle of the day, (hot if you stood around in the sun, perfect at 15 mph), so down and back up the trail for an hour each way. Stopped at the park for water and a Gu. Then up the face. Feeling better. Down to 165 today. Ten more and I'll be closer.

We did this health accessment at work every year. First year I did it they told me I was borderline obease at 180 and 5'10".
So, I got more serious about diet and this bike. Then a year later similar story only I was maybe two pounds lighter.

Maybe...

Then I bought the Roubaix, and got more serious.
Now, I'm looking at this as how I have to live since this past winters lower back disk fun. I still have this lump-feeling in my left side but it isn't really painful, just a tight feeling spot if I sit or stand too long. It is supposed to work out with stretching and strengthening my core. I guess that means crunches.

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:15 PM   #24542
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The text underneath says that he was inconsolable after losing the race because the cleat on his shoe came loose from the pedal.

Jesus. Lolo didn't have that big a meltdown and she lost the !$^@$^ Olympics. I think if I were that cameraman, it'd be hard for me to keep from but then I am a bad person sometimes.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #24543
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Great so the cops are really on to the baddies.
As usual the least common denominator is a cop.
Big surprise.

"I focused on the purple clad chick".
Loser.

Just drive on by and go look for some teens skateboarding, you might be able to handle that.

I'm guessing the officer a single, OK lets just go with big boned, white guy with issues...

Yes, I came of age in the 60's and I think most people in charge are asshats. Other than that I'm good.

I know a couple of lawyers who would beat that guy like rented mule.





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Plantation triathlete Molli Serrano was riding through Weston with more than 30 cyclists when a sheriff's deputy stopped them around dawn, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Serrano was the only one given a $65 ticket on March 6. Her offense: riding outside the bike lane – a violation the deputy said was committed by most everyone in the group. Deputy Dominic Raimondi says Serrano got the ticket because she stood out in her purple outfit. He said there were so many cyclists, he had to choose one, so he chose to "fixate" on the woman in purple.

Serrano, a cancer survivor, wears purple to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. The group left the bike lane to pass a slower rider – which is allowed by state law, said her attorney, Jonathan Ewing. Serrano, a stay-at-home mom who rides 200 miles a week with the Weston Flyers, said she's contesting the ticket as a matter of principle.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:58 AM   #24544
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With only one leg, he'd certainly have a weight advantage.


I used to race against a guy at the track in Sandy Eggo with only one leg. He was tough to keep up with

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:12 AM   #24545
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I used to race against a guy at the track in Sandy Eggo with only one leg. He was tough to keep up with

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Oh yea? Well, I once raced against a guy with NO legs and...

Seriously, I did once encounter another rider on the trail who was missing both legs. He was riding a specially designed recumbent which allowed him to pedal with his arms. I remember thinking to myself that he couldn't go far because the arms just don't have enough strength in them. Imagine my surprise as I was heading back to see him still on the trail, not far behind me. He had traveled about 15 miles by then.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #24546
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I'm glad the cops are finally doing something about these lawless hooligans.


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Old 07-26-2012, 06:48 AM   #24547
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On Sunday my Daughters and I went for a ride on the tandem and trail-a-bike. It was a 20 mile ride on a rail trail. About 3 miles in we passed a guy with one leg...... It was quiet for a couple of minutes, I was hoping they missed it. I answered questions about it for the next 17 miles. When we hit the end and turned around I knew we were in for it when we saw the guy again. As soon as they saw him they started yelling "HEY DAD! THERE IS THAT GUY WITH ONE LEG!!!! HOW DOES HE DO THAT! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE STOPS!! etc. etc" Luckily he seemed to have a good sense of humor.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #24548
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With only one leg, he'd certainly have a weight advantage.


hop and change ... gears?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:17 AM   #24549
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totally off topic execpt that its bicycle related.

bicycle was my gateway drug to the motorcycle universe. Now that I have been in the motorcycle universe my poor bike hasnt been ridden in a month not to mention it has been missing my general attention and focus. I enjoy both but I do miss my bicycle.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #24550
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #24551
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totally off topic execpt that its bicycle related.

bicycle was my gateway drug to the motorcycle universe. Now that I have been in the motorcycle universe my poor bike hasnt been ridden in a month not to mention it has been missing my general attention and focus. I enjoy both but I do miss my bicycle.
Strange as it sounds, for me it was just the opposite. Since I started bicycling, I haven't ridden the motorcycle once. I put a new battery in it yesterday and was surprised to see that it fired right up after having sat still for so many months.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #24552
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My Adventure gets ridden daily. Until the weekend then I generally ignore it and take the bicycle. There was a time when putting 500 to 1,000 miles on that bike over a weekend was pretty normal.
And the bicycle as often as I can. When I only work 8 hours I can ride everyday as long as I have daylight. Don't like riding in the dark with the critters.

I don't mind the bunny rabbits, squirrels, and toyland deer. It's the coyotes and mountain lions I am not fond of coming upon in the dark. So far I've only seen coyotes and bobcat at night. This time of year we get more snakes about. I've seen rattlers here and they seem to like the climate so they get good sized. I also say a turtle on the trail it was a good 15" long at the shell and flopping along rather than scuttling. Very flat, green with a long snout. And it headed away from the river.

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Strange as it sounds, for me it was just the opposite. Since I started bicycling, I haven't ridden the motorcycle once. I put a new battery in it yesterday and was surprised to see that it fired right up after having sat still for so many months.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #24553
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sigh, my cruiser/hybrid that I built up from recycled junk and a lot of new parts got destroyed on sunday... I'd JUST switched the pedals to some BMX 'pin' pedals, which I was really happy with. it was on a hitch rack on the front of our E150 van, my wife was driving down I5 coming home from a 5 day camping trip up north, and had a blowout, lost control when she overbraked on the gravel and the trailer jackknifed, forcing her back out across the traffic lanes and into the side of a FedEx semitruck. Everyone is OK (ok, I have a busted #5 metarsal in my right foot), just wiped out the trailer, van, and bikes.

an hour earlier, we'd picnicked in Mt Lassen...


then, blam. next day at the tow yard, where we were loading our camping gear and my astronomy and photo gear into a u-haul...






RIP, Hybrid :(

a couple weeks before, just after I'd installed the pin pedals...
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #24554
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sigh, my cruiser/hybrid that I built up from recycled junk and a lot of new parts got destroyed on sunday... I'd JUST switched the pedals to some BMX 'pin' pedals, which I was really happy with. it was on a hitch rack on the front of our E150 van, my wife was driving down I5 coming home from a 5 day camping trip up north, and had a blowout, lost control when she overbraked on the gravel and the trailer jackknifed, forcing her back out across the traffic lanes and into the side of a FedEx semitruck. Everyone is OK (ok, I have a busted #5 metarsal in my right foot), just wiped out the trailer, van, and bikes.
Jeebus! Sorry to hear about the loss of your bikes, but you're incredibly fortunate that something much worse didn't happen.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #24555
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Thank goodness it wasn't worse - that's a scary story bud.
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