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  1. xanontz

    xanontz Juggalo Gang Member

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    Semi jealous/also not jealous did all riding in illinois. saturday 100 mile rides had like 500 ft of elevation change, and that was all nothing more than 30-50' rolling hill on occasion lol.
    BUT I lived right across from a subdivision that was on a hill that had a well laid out segment where used to knock it out 3-4 times in a row, 3-4 days a week cause it was just convenient, never had to be on an open road, never more than a mile away from home, sat/sun for the long rides, this for the afterwork sweat

    I was sort of a legend on the group rides cause I was def the strongest climber and it was just out of pure chance, before i ever even did group rides this is just where I rode every day on an inexpensive hybrid bike before learning to venture out and had no idea i was knocking out a well laid out interval training ride that would be about 1.5k of climbing in 30 miles. We had real "hills" when ya went north of chicago
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  2. vaedaen

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    nice man! do you still ride?

    most of my friends don't want to ride with me -- i love climbing so that probably has something to do with it. there are only a few people i've met during local group rides that share the same search for suffering.
     
  3. Red

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    Biking is such a nice zone out but I am a big pussy because of the drivers in Florida. I nearly got hit once and it was enough for me to never attempt it again.
     
  4. xanontz

    xanontz Juggalo Gang Member

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    basically not at all since 2019 (mostly mountain biking that year) =/, and not heavily since 2017/2018. 16-17 I logged i think just shy of 10k miles one of those years, like 6-7k the other, dropped a ton in 18, and just work/laziness last few years killed it totally =/

    trying to make a come back, going through old strava stuff making me want to really push to get back in shape.
     
  5. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Yeah I almost got killed a lot biking for exercise back home.
     
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  6. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Legend (seek help)

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    i never got hit by a car biking in richmond

    but i did bike into a slow moving car in richmond

    that makes me the alpha in this relationship
     
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  7. AgelessDrifter

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    Bicycling in rural Japan was also very dangerous

    Elderly drivers get a sticker to mark their cars with so people know to stay the fuck away from them and they can do just about anything in the road and get away with it
     
  8. Utumno

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    w/all the olds in Florida I don't think this is an unreasonable fear
     
  9. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    my dad concussed himself and nearly died after crashing his mountain bike on a steep trail, which was enough for me to be hesitant about that hobby

    Same applies to motorcycles which I went as far to get trained & licensed for in California, but walked back that idea after getting into a fender bender with some coked-up soccer mom in Beverly Hills. Realized I likely would have been dead had I been on a motorcycle.

    I'm good with plain ol jogging or hiking
     
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  10. BanedenHR

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    living in the southeast has made me never want to ride a bike on a road again

    that said, those routes are crazy in san fran. even driving that area the past couple weeks was crazy, i can't imagine biking it
     
  11. Red

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    The olds have gotten away with it and must be stopped after all these years
     
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  12. vaedaen

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    game changer for me was a rear light/radar. lets me know visually/audibly when a car is behind me, how many and how fast they are going relative to me. makes me much more confident in roads and highways.
     
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  13. Utumno

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    Oh did you end up visiting here @BanedenHR ? What places did u visit and what did u think? Any highlights/lowlights?
     
  14. Utumno

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    Also I rly miss riding a motorcycle, I'm glad I took up kayaking as it weirdly scratches some of the same itch even though that doesn't rly make sense.
     
  15. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Legend (seek help)

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    no that doesnt make any sense kayaks dont even have pelvically located seating ur probably just using your hand
     
  16. BanedenHR

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    yeah i did. spent 5 days in San Fran (walked all over the city- over 45 miles if you believe the iphone app, also went out to Miur Woods to see the coastal redwoods), 5 days in Napa (very nice area, lot of day drinking and big dinners- probably went to 12 wineries) I believe, and like 3 days in the Monterrey peninsula area (visited Pebble Beach, did the 17 mile drive, went down highway 1, etc.)

    highlights for me were probably just walking around San Francisco, seeing the different neighborhoods, etc. I saw the touristy things (Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Presidio, Alamo Square, the Golden Gate park (incl. the botanical and Japanese tea gardens) Fisherman's wharf, went to Torpedo Wharf at your suggestion which was a cool view of the bridge, etc.), and also just spent time wandering random streets of various neighborhoods (Mission, Castro, Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, and a few others)

    I honestly did not realize just how huge San Francisco is- intellectually I suppose I knew, but only having seen it on a map you don't realize how big that little peninsula is

    I was also in town for Game 7 between the Giants and Dodgers, so went down to the stadium before the game to see the atmosphere. Thought about going to the game to check it out, but tickets were pretty pricey, so hung out in the bar for a few innings that is attached to the stadium.

    Other highlights were seeing the crazy scenery- Miur Woods, the 17 mile drive, and driving on highway 1 was cool


    Napa was a pretty relaxing part of the trip- essentially just doing work in the morning for a few hours, then hitting up a few wineries before getting a fancy dinner every day.
     
  17. Utumno

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    Damn dude, you really made the most of it. I'm pretty impressed, you covered some of the best things you could do in the area in a pretty short time.

    I love the Monterey area, 17 mile drive, and all that.

    It sounds like you had a good visit in SF... it's hard for me to be objective anymore having lived here for so long, but a lot of ppl (both burned out locals or stone-slinging conservatives from out of state) make it sound like visiting SF is insanity as it's basically just a large homeless camp now, so I'm always interested in hearing from ppl who have visited recently for the first time to get their impressions.
     
  18. BanedenHR

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    honestly, I didn't find the amount of homeless notable really. its a bigger city, but the ratio of visible homeless in San Fran vs. my home city in Florida is probably pretty similar in my experience. the Mission was probably the "worst" and even that was mainly on mission street itself. most of the side streets were empty.

    based on the descriptions from other people, i expected some crazy amounts of homeless or more aggressive homeless begging/hassling at every corner, but it seemed like any other city to me.

    anyway, i had a great visit. San Francisco definitely makes it into one of my favorite cities in the US after that trip. great variety between the neighborhoods, great variety of food/drinks, and great use of greenery. only drawback are the massive hills which ruin what would otherwise be leisurely strolls lol
     
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  19. Grandasaur Egg

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    Just got free McDelivery.

    The guy put it on my elevator and didn't come up to collect the cash...
     
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  20. vaedaen

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    bay area death ride completed, 3 peaks.
     
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