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You could kick my fat ass any day of the week and twice on Sundays.  I just did my annual swim test and struggled to swim 4 lengths of the pool and then float for one minute

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38 miles isn't nothing to sneeze at. Pooped today but stronger tomorrow. 

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SW, don't be hard on yourself.  You rode 38 miles.

I carried around water buckets and moved some stuff.  So, you are probably in better shape than I am.

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I’m with you @Square Wheels. Usually I’d have 400 miles so far but have fewer than 50 for the year. The move and school has taken its toll. I’ll get back out there. I know what it takes. Miles and time in the saddle. 

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1 hour ago, Square Wheels said:

I did a 38 mile ride.  I'm pooped, more pooped than I should be.  This is sad, I am pathetic.  If you want to disown me, I'll understand.

I'm glad you said it so I don't have to. You are an embarrassment to the biking community. Likewise you should be ashamed.

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It's over the top @Airehead. Sometimes one needs to respond to the absurd with the absurd.

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Just now, jsharr said:

I pooped today too!

I got one in as well. I let that furniture store know who's boss.

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7 minutes ago, Dottles said:

I'm glad you said it so I don't have to. You are an embarrassment to the biking community. Likewise you should be ashamed.

there is a razor thin line between smartass and asshole.

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I did 9 1/2 total in two rides yesterday. Felt pretty good about it.  You win.

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1 minute ago, Dottles said:

I got one in as well. I let that furniture store know who's boss.

YARN | Who does number two work for | Austin Powers: International Man of  Mystery (1997) | Video gifs by quotes | 0bf9135e | 紗

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1 minute ago, jsharr said:

there is a razor thin line between smartass and asshole.

I've always had trouble balancing that point. But I thought it was safe when you consider the source. I mean you're talking to a guy happy to get 25 in on an e-bike. I'm pretty sure he knows I'm full of it. He better because I don't think I'm an arse. Just fooling around SWC. 38 miles is nothing to dismiss.

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3 minutes ago, jsharr said:

YARN | Who does number two work for | Austin Powers: International Man of  Mystery (1997) | Video gifs by quotes | 0bf9135e | 紗

Great scene.

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I spent 7 hours in the sun on an asphalt drag strip today.  I am lobster style t shirt sunburned.  I know how you feel wheels.  I am cooked, medium well.  All I did was 924 feet.

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1 hour ago, petitepedal said:

Yup @UglyBob all my trainer session everything I do is to "age gracefully"..and after 3 months of sitting on my azz in recovery..gracefully ain't happening :P But I will fight back.

No way I'm growing old gracefully either. They're going to have to drag me out of this world kicking and screaming. 

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Last year I was still in the thick of things on our group rides. I had my best year riding since before my daughter got cancer. I was carrying it into fall and winter with fat bike rides on gravel roads in the dark after work. 
Then I got Covid just before Christmas. Luckily, not too terrible for me. But recovery was taking time. Then we had horrible weather in February and March. My Covid vaccine shots got me a bit. The last couple weeks have been gradual improvement, but I am still nowhere close to the condition I was in last year. I had to bail a couple miles early on the group ride last Tuesday. My best ride this year was 30 miles and it was ugly! 
Hang in. It will come. 

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42 minutes ago, smudge said:

I did 9 1/2 total in two rides yesterday. Felt pretty good about it.  You win.

This.

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1 hour ago, jsharr said:

there is a razor thin line between smartass and asshole.

And the closer you get to the line, the harder it is to see

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1 hour ago, maddmaxx said:

I spent 7 hours in the sun on an asphalt drag strip today.  I am lobster style t shirt sunburned.  I know how you feel wheels.  I am cooked, medium well.  All I did was 924 feet.

How far is that in scale miles?

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4 hours ago, petitepedal said:

10 minutes on a trainer...I am right there with you!!

Yes but remember your trainer is way younger than you.

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5 hours ago, jsharr said:

How far is that in scale miles?

1 3/4.

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9 hours ago, jsharr said:

there is a razor thin line between smartass and asshole.

In other words a Razor’s Edge. 

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I'm out of shape, too. I got another eyestrain headache and felt exhausted after reading reviews on over-the-range microwaves with external-fan-exhaust that I took pictures of at a couple Lowe's, a couple Home Depots, Best Buy and Ikea, knowing that the ones I like best are probably unavailable for months.

I also found out that a first cousin of mine who lives in Las Vegas died of COVID on March 12, the son just figuring out yesterday how to get in touch with us.  She used to work at a higher-level job for Social Security and flew into D.C. for meetings from time-to-time.  I'd pick her up at her hotel and our family would take her to dinner, an Orioles game, etc. but I haven't seen her for at least 17 years, though we stayed in email contact at least once a year.

That's 2 cousins, 1 aunt, and almost my sister 2x.  I'm glad I'm vaccinated: my family history doesn't promise much built-in biological protection.

So I didn't get my list done for the contractor of several of each remaining major appliance, hoping that one is available - that's today's job.

 

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13 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

I did a 38 mile ride.  I'm pooped, more pooped than I should be.  This is sad, I am pathetic.  If you want to disown me, I'll understand.

If we disown you, do we at least first get your stuff?  If not, toughen up, buttercup! This place is for the cycling GODS, not a bunch of soft mamby pamby "I did 38 miles and want to cry" types.  We want to hear about your epic duel with the mountain.  Or the way you crushed the soul of the group as you grabbed every sprint to the line. Or how you, despite rain, sleet, a foot of snow, and a fierce headwind, took 13 KOMs and even made the local pros weep.  Or you warped your cranks through your supernatural power exceeding any specs the manufacturer could ever have imagined might be placed upon them. Or you stopped mid-ride to help deliver a foal in a pasture followed by a marriage proposal from some Croatian supermodel who thought you looked liked a younger and more handsome Brad Pitt and who liked your ass in lycra.  Or you lost your shifting 5 minutes into the ride (damn SRAM batteries!), but knew 10,000' in elevation was easily doable in biggie-smalls (for you), and 38 miles was just the amuse-bouche for the day, so you ground away and just lived with a cadence in the low 70s instead of you normal hummingbird-like spin. Or...

FTR...I rode 0.0 miles this weekend.  That means you were infinitely more productive on the bike than I was, and I am envious.  Keep it up and 38 will not feel so bad (at the same pace) or it will hurt just as much but you'll do it faster :)

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14 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

I did a 38 mile ride. 

Heck ya!

Who cares if your pooped. You'll get over it and ride more. In turn the more riding will make you more pooped but hopefully from a longer/faster ride.

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Clearly I need to ride more.  I only have 456 miles this year.   In years gone past, I would have believed I could have easily doubled that 38 mile ride.  It could just have been a bad day too.  I let Garmin pick a 30ish mile route for me.  When I got close to home, I felt OK and decided to add on another 10.  Garmin lost its mind at least 50 times trying to reroute me.  

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But most importantly...

Did you remember to add your 38 miles to the forum totals thread?

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4 minutes ago, Zephyr said:

But most importantly...

Did you remember to add your 38 miles to the forum totals thread?

Not yet, I've been doing it every month or so in bulk.  Easier on me.  :)

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33 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

Clearly I need to ride more. 

Well, yeah.  We all do :D  What's new?

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15 hours ago, Dottles said:

I got one in as well. I let that furniture store know who's boss.

May be an image of 2 people, people standing and text that says 'THERE'S NOTHING COOLER THAN CASUALLY WALKING AWAY AFTER BLOWING SOMETHING UP BELL'

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1 minute ago, jsharr said:

May be an image of 2 people, people standing and text that says 'THERE'S NOTHING COOLER THAN CASUALLY WALKING AWAY AFTER BLOWING SOMETHING UP BELL'

Dots used to blow up that poor coffee shop's loo!  Ah, the good old days where Dottles would post photos of strangers in coffee shops :D

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1 minute ago, Razors Edge said:

Dots used to blow up that poor coffee shop's loo!  Ah, the good old days where Dottles would post photos of strangers in coffee shops :D

New York Woman No Longer Asking If Strangers Will Watch Her Stuff At Coffee  Shops – Little Old Lady Comedy

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2 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

Dots used to blow up that poor coffee shop's loo!  Ah, the good old days where Dottles would post photos of strangers in coffee shops :D

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0271/7209/files/spies-in-coffee-shop-death-wish.jpg?v=1578927639

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2 hours ago, Razors Edge said:

Dots used to blow up that poor coffee shop's loo!  Ah, the good old days where Dottles would post photos of strangers in coffee shops :D

Hah. I oddly miss that too.

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2 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

I get another echocardiogram next month. If I live that long. Not feeling well at all.

Worn down (VERY understandable) or specific to the heart issues?  Take it easy if you can.  Pleasant weather is on the way and hopefully you can get some peace for a bit after a long stretch of tough times.

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On 5/9/2021 at 5:36 AM, Square Wheels said:

To prove how sad I am, the wife is doing 45 from home.  I'll ride 10 or 15 with her, then turn around.

She's even making me carry extra water bottles for her.  Now I'm her bitch.

Did you decide to hammer along with her? Did you drop her or she drop you????  Don't tease us!!!

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