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Can I race in a one hundred and two mile Grand Fondo with jean shorts?
     
November 24, 2017 04:54 AM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
yeah
     
November 24, 2017 05:52 AM
Jehu
From: Seaddle
544 posts
14 bikes
these are the questions we need to be asking
     
November 24, 2017 03:50 PM
moose
From: southern california
475 posts
6 bikes
It is really hard for us since we are only regular joes and we try with all our might to be pros

Life is simply too brief, to be a pro means to devote oneself so madly to the sport that we lose time to do all our other habits

We have to be contented with the subtle nuances of life's mystery

Not to mention we have to lose sometimes, and even to, say, gnarly child prodigies.

Am I taking myself too seriously?

     
November 25, 2017 11:25 PM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
Or just buy some cheap cycling shorts.
     
November 26, 2017 11:21 PM
Bwillam459
From: Portland Oregon
25 posts
2 bikes
It's in April of next year and I am already unsure, to be honest, unsure if I will be disillusioned completely about all things in life, and after the race if it isn't what I thought it would be, if I realize that life is totally worthless

It is really hard being a collector and wanting also to fly like we see the pros flying

I know I won't win, and also I might be too aggressive, and if I am too aggressive in the first few miles I will be extinguished and then made a fool

But if I pace myself the fun gets a little deeper, then one turns to carbon and technologies to pace oneself and finally to shots of frozen blood, and like I said, time has already past me by
     
November 29, 2017 01:50 AM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
The best way to continue being an aggressive rider is to simply commute and throw the dice at every stop sign or red light



     
November 29, 2017 01:55 AM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
I try with absolutely zero might to be a pro
     
November 29, 2017 05:40 AM
outofstep
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes
Out of Step can you please explain yourself in clearer terms?
Do you mean to say: "First try without trying to be a pro" or "I myself try without trying and am a pro" or else: "Give it one try without trying, that is how one becomes professional"?

Please, come on, I am serious, how ought I to go about this? 102 two miles, that's eight hours in the saddle if I pedal at a constant fourteen miles per hour.





     
December 1, 2017 10:30 PM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
Its a sure way to break in a Berthoud Galibier

     
December 1, 2017 10:31 PM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
Seven thousand feet elevation gain: I have decided to do it in sweats and thermal
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December 2, 2017 05:18 PM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
Forget it, I can't do it, I can't sign up for it because I am so afraid that it won't be like the black and white pictures of the French alps races from the fifties and sixties.

Sorry if I upset anyone with my useless discussion

Thanks Jehu and Out of Step and Williams and all you others.

     
December 3, 2017 09:51 PM
NicolasCalifornia
From: Southern Coastal California
271 posts
8 bikes
Oh c'mon man that's super do-able. Long day on a bike no doubt, but ask yourself: What would Merckx do?
     
December 4, 2017 01:31 AM
Jehu
From: Seaddle
544 posts
14 bikes
do itt
     
December 4, 2017 03:58 AM
moose
From: southern california
475 posts
6 bikes

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