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Today August 2017

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pedalist, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. pedalist

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    I finally made a long dream come true. I visited my brother in Switzerland and we cycled some great passes, incl. the Furka, the Nuffenen, the Gotthard and the Pragel (from steep side). Over 6000m of climbing on a single weekend was unthinkable for me living in an area flat as a pancake. I was most likely the best cycling I've ever done and I'm sure I'll be back there some time in not too distant future.
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  2. luka

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    Is this some new fashion or is the granny on her way to rob a bank?!

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    Also, sizable fire this afternoon at Tsukiji...

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  3. bloaker

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    Today I am dealing with being old.
    Saturday I rode Fujimi-Panorama with a few buddies who were hitting the mountain for the first time. I played tour guide.
    This is all well and good, but lines are different at different speeds, so I had some adjusting to do.
    A few get offs due to traction issues - but overall not an issue.

    Then came one of those moment you try to avoid... Someone has a problem in front of you and there isn't enough time to stop...
    You have to make a choice. I chose to not hurt the other rider. I did my best to scrub speed before going off the embankment and doing a few barrel rolls down the mountain. It could have been much worse, however I am glad I was not at full speed or things would have been much worse. In the end, I hopped up and climbed back to the trail. Continued my ride and rode for 4 more hours. A little sore, but really no issues.

    Fast forward 2 days... faaaaaack me. Range of motion in both shoulders is limited. Legs, butt, ribs and neck are all sore. This morning I opted to drive to work after just glancing at my bikes. Yup... getting old sucks.



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  4. Tanki

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    I hear you young man.
     
  5. jdd

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    You're not old until you're at least 65.
     
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  6. Edogawakikkoman

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    Saw and spoke to two 65 year olds doing my favorite Hakuba mountain route on Saturday. They were in great shape on beautiful bikes. I need to get fit again as I was in no condition to do the same ride this year.
     
  7. Bruno BQ

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    I want to get old with your speed on the track. You left several behind!
     
  8. bloaker

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    The sobering moment... when asked by one of the guys i was showing around how long i had been mountain biking... 5 years longer than he has been alive.
     
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  9. kmartin

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  10. bloaker

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    Soon at Seiyu super!...
    Where it belongs..
     
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  12. TokyoLiving

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    I am 52 and feel like I am in better shape than when I was younger during my racing days. I didn't say I was faster, but I eat better, and just overall smarter about my training.
     
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  13. TokyoLiving

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    This ain't the Tamagawa? Damn I took a wrong turn.

    In Minneapolis, Minnesota of the US of A aka Trumpland. Rented a nice carbon fiber frame with ultegra groupset for a week. Been able to ride nearly everyday. Hometown riding is nice. Wide roads, lots of bike lanes and other riders.

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  14. theBlob

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    The weather for this week is bleak....:(:mad:

    I really don't won't to be having to get the indoor trainer out...
     
  15. tigerkamen

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think there has been a day this August without downpour yet. pft.
     
  16. Tanki

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    Today was my first ride for maybe ten days or more. A combination of weather, holidays, and ch****n sun burn. Anyhow I have shed a layer of skin and today was tolerable. I had words with a couple of wheel suckers on the local slope.
     
  17. bloaker

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    The rain has sucked, but I did ride to work yesterday. This morning I headed out with a buddy on a slippery trail that was more than a challenge.
    We then went to Yokosuka for coffee & cinnamon roll. We decided on a difficult route back... and everything went to shit. I have not felt so drained and weak in a long time. I suffered for hours on the trail and was no longer having any fun. Just sucked.

    I got home and showered, and out of curiosity stepped on the scale. I dropped 2.5kg in 4 hours of biking.
    This is not normal and explains why I was feeling so awful.
    Been chilling in the house since I have gotten home.
    I am not a fan of the sun or humidity right now.
     
  18. luka

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    Not cycling exactly, but I've bullet climbed Mt Fuji couple of days ago, and here's a video report:

     
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  19. jdd

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    Hey, no rain up there!
     
  20. luka

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    I think Wed night/Thu morning was the only time without rain, so that kinda pushed me into deciding to go solo earlier (otherwise we were planing it as a group climb for tonight)

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