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Siamese Moose

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  • Birthday 11/05/1959

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    Still bike racing at 60
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  1. My league has cancelled for the year, but tonight most of us met for some social golf. I've been pretty bad lately, so I have a lesson plan starting next week, and I guess that's all it took. I had my best ever 9 hole score tonight, 34 (par 35), though not my best differential. It could have been so much better. Started with five straight 3's, then played an approach intentionally short to a front pin that hit a sprinkler head and rocketed into the woods for a double. Had two close calls on birdie on the last three holes, but all pars. Still upset about one bounce, but very happy overall.
  2. I lift my glasses. When I don't I inevitably end up with ring smears on my glasses.
  3. Downtown Cincinnati, from the 5th green at DeVou Park GC, Covington KY
  4. A tip for out and back routes, especially if you're going to push your endurance limit, is to go out into the wind, so you have a tailwind on the way home. It's so much easier, especially mentally!
  5. Fluffed. It's my homebrewed Belgian-American IPA.
  6. I played 9 holes this morning, my first golf since October. This was my first round since shoulder surgery back before Thanksgiving. I limited it to 9 until I see how my shoulder feels tomorrow. I would have been happy to break 50 (I'm a 10), and started with an ugly double off a good drive. Three straight bogeys, but finished with 5 pars for a 41. Extremely happy, and right now I don't need any meds for my shoulder.
  7. Make beer (30 years now), ride a bike, race when there are races again. Backpack a couple times a year.
  8. Back in the early 90's (IIRC) my instructor got me a cheap deal on a Titleist PT Mid driver, which worked quite well for me. I told him I was interested in getting matching fairway woods. He checked, and came back with, "I can't get the mids, but the regular PT's are available, and I think they'd be better for you as a fairway wood anyway." He ended up getting me two demo clubs, 3 and 5, for a total around $40. I don't know how many of you remember the PT fairways, but "that's what Tiger plays!" (This was just before the club became stupidly hot.) About a year later I sold them for over $300 each, and even got $200 for the driver. Still feel guilty I didn't buy my pro a bottle of whiskey!
  9. Spoke on a Zoom meeting with a friend who's an EMT. In his words, the official statistics for our area (Greater Cincinnati) are pure fiction. There is a large nursing home in his area. Officially, they have two cases and no deaths. His station has made over 100 runs there since this started. He estimates 40-50 COVID deaths. We're allowed to use a bicycle for exercise, and going by there was on one of my routes. Intellectually, I know the street in front of the place is OK, but emotionally I can't go that way any more.
  10. Most, if not all, of the Garmin watches do. My watch (Vivomusic 3) is primarily a fitness tracker, and getting the golf GPS was a bonus.
  11. I've had three without a hole in one. I'm sick to death of people telling me I'm a liar, because of what some website lists as the odds. I'm quite pleased to hear of someone unluckier than me! I sincerely hope you get your ace this year!
  12. I have three albatrosses, but no hole in one. I would trade all three for a hole in one. No one gives you a plaque for an albatross. Nobody asks you how many albatrosses you've had. (OK, some golf hardcore people might.) There's an excitement level for a hole in one that I have not experienced with my shots. God willing, I'll get to find out if that's true.
  13. Don't let my mileage freak you out! I've been racing since I was 17, and am currently putting in my volunteer time as the President of the racing team. After having had three straight seasons cut short due to injury I'm finally getting to ride as much as I want. I'm lucky that cycling for exercise is an encouraged behavior during quarantine, and I'm focused on getting back a lot of the endurance I've lost. With no races currently I'm emphasizing base endurance over power work, so that means more miles. I hope that when races come back that I return to being competitive in my age group (60-64), as well as able to hang with the non-elite youngsters. Great move to do the fit before picking a bike! With the tools available to fitters, it's amazing how efficient the modern process is.
  14. We normally would have started last week, for 20 weeks. While the course should open in May, their financial conditions for leagues (prepay the entire season, including cart fees, no walking, no refunds for rainouts, and more) are outrageous.
  15. I learned yesterday that my league is canceled for the year.
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