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patentcad 11-13-19 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by Cypress (Post 21206914)
I hope you hit 100k posts before that happens.

How close am I?

patentcad 11-13-19 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 21206986)
How close am I?

Under 10K away I see.

Who's second?

ksryder 11-13-19 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 21206987)
Under 10K away I see.

Who's second?

Machka, apparently.

Indyfabs is top 30.

https://www.bikeforums.net/memberlis...rt=posts&pp=30

WhyFi 11-13-19 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21206786)
Yeah. I was speaking from a truly aesthetic point of view.

Here is the Best in Show winner. Annodized ti frame. I would totally ride that like I stole it. Wish they had included eyelets and seat stay brazeons for a rear rack. Maybe you could double up using the fender eyelets and get a seat post collar attachment for the top part of the rack, or is the latter already included on the seat post? Talk about commuting in style.

https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p6pb16981932/p6pb16981932.jpg

It's not my color palette, but I appreciate the commitment. The uneven reveal of the rear fender really bothers me, though.

Cypress 11-13-19 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21206999)
It's not my color palette, but I appreciate the commitment. The uneven reveal of the rear fender really bothers me, though.

And the not-quite-flat crankarm.

But yeah, that fender was the very first thing that poked my eye when I saw the pic. Cringeworthy.

WhyFi 11-13-19 10:44 AM

Gah. Sometimes, it's just not easy. Strava seems to be content with letting me have multiple last days of my trial period, but I thought that it was time to give Sufferfest a try. Nope. My BT dongle, which was required by TrainerRoad, doesn't play well with others, so I'll need to pick up another. Not to be dissuaded, I went back to Zwift for today. Then my friggin' PC crashed... twice. It's been really unstable since an update yesterday. :notamused:

Since I needed to get in a workout, I just pedaled for a while.

Now the wife wants to go to IKEA, which will be far more uncomfortable than the trainer work.

patentcad 11-13-19 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 21206989)
Machka, apparently.

Indyfabs is top 30.

https://www.bikeforums.net/memberlis...rt=posts&pp=30


Wait til I show my new girlfriend this. She will then appreciate me for the utter and complete effing bike weenie that I am. And remain, e-bike shenanigans notwithstanding.

I think I'm falling for this woman. It's been less than 3 weeks, but we both appear to have it bad. I don't want to utter the L word however.

Learning how close I am to the 100K post mark gives me newfound inspiration to stay here and annoy you idiots again. At least until I reach that vaunted career BF Milestone. Then I'll retire in glory, my admission to the BF Hall of Fame assured.

patentcad 11-13-19 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 21207089)
my admission to the BF Hall of Fame assured.

Where IS the BF Hall of Fame? Cooperstown? My imagination?

indyfabz 11-13-19 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 21206989)
Machka, apparently.

Indyfabs is top 30.

https://www.bikeforums.net/memberlis...rt=posts&pp=30

Addiction and Touring has helped. Threads in the latter sometimes require a follow up posting when people ask about routes.

MoAlpha 11-13-19 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21207048)

Now the wife wants to go to IKEA, which will be far more uncomfortable than the trainer work.

Another consolation prize for being old: never having to go to Ikea again.

ksryder 11-13-19 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21207125)
Addiction and Touring has helped. Threads in the latter sometimes require a follow up posting when people ask about routes.

I feel like this dovetails nicely with the "what do you want on your tombstone thread."

"Had 50k posts on BF."

WhyFi 11-13-19 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21207135)
Another consolation prize for being old: never having to go to Ikea again.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1e231d420c.jpg

datlas 11-13-19 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 21206989)
Machka, apparently.

Indyfabs is top 30.

https://www.bikeforums.net/memberlis...rt=posts&pp=30

Lots of riffraff on the leader’s board.

datlas 11-13-19 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21207048)
Gah. Sometimes, it's just not easy. Strava seems to be content with letting me have multiple last days of my trial period, but I thought that it was time to give Sufferfest a try. Nope. My BT dongle, which was required by TrainerRoad, doesn't play well with others, so I'll need to pick up another. Not to be dissuaded, I went back to Zwift for today. Then my friggin' PC crashed... twice. It's been really unstable since an update yesterday. :notamused:

Since I needed to get in a workout, I just pedaled for a while.

Now the wife wants to go to IKEA, which will be far more uncomfortable than the trainer work.

Did I tell you what I observed several Ikea trips ago and told my wife?

indyfabz 11-13-19 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21207180)

Every time I see a photo of him I am taken back to Jackson, MT, in 2016. Stayed at a hostel that also has camping. One guy camping looked eerily similar to the character, only with a pony tail. He was also socially awkward and downright strange. I got up to use the bathroom at 2:30 in the morning. Opened my room's door and dude was standing right outside of it swiping through photos on his tablet. Scared the crap out of me. He had a bunch of junk piled up on his rear rack. At the top of the pile was an entire case of Ramen noodles. He and another guy were riding the Trans Am route. It's not like they were going into the middle of nowhere without services.

datlas 11-13-19 12:27 PM

It was a breezy and cold, but sunny ride. We had a total of 8 riders. 100% fun!

datlas 11-13-19 12:29 PM

Oh great. I am having another one of those stupid visual migraines. Sad!

ksryder 11-13-19 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21207233)
Lots of riffraff on the leader’s board.

Ah yes didn't see you on there when I first glanced. Congrats?


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21207245)
Oh great. I am having another one of those stupid visual migraines. Sad!

Doood that sux.

I started getting those a couple years ago. Had no idea that they were migraines because they didn't hurt. Went to a brain doctor who said I was fine, but didn't offer much in the way of explanation, assistance, or really anything that could be at all considered helpful.

Then the internet told me it was probably visual migraines.

I bought some cheap computer glasses just to see if they would help and they seem to, for the most part.

rjones28 11-13-19 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 21207095)
Where IS the BF Hall of Fame? Cooperstown? My imagination?

You know....

MoAlpha 11-13-19 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21207245)
Oh great. I am having another one of those stupid visual migraines. Sad!

MENopause.


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 21207260)
Ah yes didn't see you on there when I first glanced. Congrats?



Doood that sux.

I started getting those a couple years ago. Had no idea that they were migraines because they didn't hurt. Went to a brain doctor who said I was fine, but didn't offer much in the way of explanation, assistance, or really anything that could be at all considered helpful.

Then the internet told me it was probably visual migraines.

I bought some cheap computer glasses just to see if they would help and they seem to, for the most part.

Glad the glasses help. If you're not having debilitating headaches, the drugs are worse than the disease.

—The Internet

LesterOfPuppets 11-13-19 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 21206635)
What did I miss?

I traded the Corvette on a Porsche you know. https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e4fa6230c.jpeg

Think you can top this?

https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2...pjpg&auto=webp

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ad/2560237001/

WhyFi 11-13-19 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21207236)
Did I tell you what I observed several Ikea trips ago and told my wife?

Not that I can remember. Do tell.


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21207238)
Every time I see a photo of him I am taken back to Jackson, MT, in 2016. Stayed at a hostel that also has camping. One guy camping looked eerily similar to the character, only with a pony tail. He was also socially awkward and downright strange. I got up to use the bathroom at 2:30 in the morning. Opened my room's door and dude was standing right outside of it swiping through photos on his tablet. Scared the crap out of me. He had a bunch of junk piled up on his rear rack. At the top of the pile was an entire case of Ramen noodles. He and another guy were riding the Trans Am route. It's not like they were going into the middle of nowhere without services.

Instant ramen is delicious, suuuuper healthy, packs light and is cheap - what's not to love?

datlas 11-13-19 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21207351)
Not that I can remember. Do tell.

A few years ago, after getting roped into yet another visit to IKEA, I was looking around the store. I had a keen observation...

me: I think every man in this place is either whipped or gay.
mrs: Which are you?

She’s a witty one, my wife. But I think the observation is mostly valid.

datlas 11-13-19 02:05 PM

The good news is I don’t get the headache after the visual migraine. But I do feel “funny” for awhile after. The last two happened within 30 minutes of a bike ride. I do hope that’s NOT the trigger.

rjones28 11-13-19 02:09 PM

I have voluntarily been to IKEA by myself.

#justsaying


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