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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Very cool! Thats a lot of Watts to go km/h. ...

Very cool!

Thats a lot of Watts to go km/h.

WADR, extremely glad I donít live there.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Good on you for getting out. I have convinced a...

Good on you for getting out. I have convinced a tri-geek acquaintance to come with me for at least part of a longish ride tomorrow.

Mittens and clumsy or non-grippy gloves scare me, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

A snowy excrescence, I would call that.

A snowy excrescence, I would call that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Looks like major fun.

Looks like major fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

My wheel dealer is in Europe, but I’ll have the...

My wheel dealer is in Europe, but I’ll have the PRC1400s in a week.

My back is feeling normal for the first time since the hit and I seem to have misplaced a couple of pounds since then, despite...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

If they’re the literary type. I was in a book...

If they’re the literary type. I was in a book club years ago, a small social thing with very idea-driven and intellectual people, and, with some notable exceptions, my Sportsfreunde, would not have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I won’t be happy when we sell. A good sailboat...

I won’t be happy when we sell. A good sailboat has too much personality, has given too much pleasure, taken you safely through too many dangers, to sell without sorrow. So much of what’s sweet and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

"Choose" packs a lot of philosophy into one...

"Choose" packs a lot of philosophy into one syllable...and then there's the boat. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Alas, I have given up on level top tubes and only...

Alas, I have given up on level top tubes and only my hardass bike has a level stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, yeah. No question!

Oh, yeah. No question!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Oof! Ya had to tell me. What I really want...

Oof! Ya had to tell me.

What I really want is those wheels. I have been beating myself up in the gym and on the trainer and am cultivating the ridiculous notion that I somehow deserve them for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

So it would appear. Pic is really...

So it would appear.

Pic is really distorted.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Mine is approximately parallel to the ground, not...

Mine is approximately parallel to the ground, not the top tube. Might be if I flipped it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm sure the weather wasn't that tempting, but...

I'm sure the weather wasn't that tempting, but you are "out cho' mind" and in a way I can understand completely. :D

We will need to examine that stem. My R3 came with FSA SL-K stuff, which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Butyl gloves went out with button-up tunics and...

Butyl gloves went out with button-up tunics and head reflectors.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

If it's itching, it might not be the condoms.

If it's itching, it might not be the condoms.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

That reminds me of a neurologist in Chester PA,...

That reminds me of a neurologist in Chester PA, whom I once helped the AG send to jail. Good story, but better told offline.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Where will the PC end?:50: JK. I used to...

Where will the PC end?:50:

JK. I used to have terrible atopic dermatitis.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Up there, yeah. Based on previous close...

Up there, yeah.

Based on previous close calls, I used to think if would be a nice 76 yo granny in a white Lexus or Merc sedan who actually didn't register my presence. After the hit and run, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Vapor barrier. Keeps the insulation in the real...

Vapor barrier. Keeps the insulation in the real gloves dry. It is actual outdoor medicine doctrine for the feet in cold conditions and I'm here to tell you it works, but I had a huge argument here...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I have to use steroid drops in my left eye a few...

I have to use steroid drops in my left eye a few times a year. They do not taste good.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Visualization is a very good idea.

Visualization is a very good idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm also a huge coward the next moment. Really...

I'm also a huge coward the next moment. Really dumb combination.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

All my common sense, even my language skills,...

All my common sense, even my language skills, disappear when the red light goes on and the buzzer sounds. If giving money is advocacy, I'm covered, but my behavior today was a terrible negative...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

It sure does. My hit and run experience has...

It sure does.

My hit and run experience has had a bad effect on my tendency to road rage. I made a sputtering incoherent fool of myself today. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

They sound like fairly serious sailors in...

They sound like fairly serious sailors in addition to buyers! Hope the survey goes smoothly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I retired from the US Public Health Service (aka...

I retired from the US Public Health Service (aka Fake Navy) with the rank of Captain (O-6). I retired into the exact same job, which is a pretty neat trick, if I say so myself. I now hold the much...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, all roads lead to PT at his point, I guess....

Yeah, all roads lead to PT at his point, I guess. Hope it gets better soon!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Now that sounds like a C6 or 7 root.

Now that sounds like a C6 or 7 root.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s better. He is right that it’s not likely...

That’s better. He is right that it’s not likely to be serious and without significant pain, weakness, or muscle changes, no one is going to do much about it.

I’ll just make the general...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes, if the mechanic was circumcised. Next...

Yes, if the mechanic was circumcised. Next question...?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Goes without saying.

Goes without saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Itís just not quite how we do things in, ahem,...

Itís just not quite how we do things in, ahem, academic neurology, although in an imperfect world it may is what it is.

Did your doctor offer a theory as to which nerve was getting pinched and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Hmmm.

Hmmm.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,556
Posted By MoAlpha

A believer in the magic of the Market would...

A believer in the magic of the Market would probably say it's both and bully for it!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 12:56 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, there's a torque spec for those things. The...

Yeah, there's a torque spec for those things. The one I have is 6-9 Nm, IIRC, but it also depends on the composition of the tube it's in. For CFRP, caution and friction paste are recommended.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

No and no. The stem clamp/spacer stack is first...

No and no. The stem clamp/spacer stack is first compressed downward with the steerer cap via a bolt to a star nut (for steel) or expansion plug sitting in the steerer tube. Then the stem clamp is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I seem to walk into a lot of overhead obstacles...

I seem to walk into a lot of overhead obstacles for a not-very-tall person and sailing seems to be particularly hard on the scalp, although I've never been whacked by a moving boom on anything larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,556
Posted By MoAlpha

With all due respect, the multiple spacers and...

With all due respect, the multiple spacers and uptilted bars suggest that you'd be happier on a frame with quite a bit with more stack. To wit, a gravel bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

The whole process. Pure voyeurism. There is...

The whole process. Pure voyeurism.

There is a reason why commercial guys wear hard hats. My scalp is a mass of scars.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Pics would be welcome.

Pics would be welcome.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Especially when your spouse finds out.

Especially when your spouse finds out.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,556
Posted By MoAlpha

Not at all. I realize I missed the meaning of...

Not at all. I realize I missed the meaning of the accurate analogy at the top.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,556
Posted By MoAlpha

More stack too, right? I think that's why...

More stack too, right? I think that's why they're so popular.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I have only begun clearing the mental way to...

I have only begun clearing the mental way to getting them.

They are still in the possession of the wheeler-dealer guy who sold me the R3. He lives only a mile away and actually has three new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

New, grown-up, rhetorical gambit for discussing...

New, grown-up, rhetorical gambit for discussing bike purchases with long-suffering spouse: “I’ll spare you the self-serving arguments and tiresome rationalizations.” Totally worked this morning.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

I have had a FD cable get very sticky there too,...

I have had a FD cable get very sticky there too, even without fruit punch. It responded well to a dab of vintage Campagnolo grease.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Can you see if the derailleur end of the cable...

Can you see if the derailleur end of the cable goes slack next time? If not, cable; if so, mech.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6,044
Views: 80,390
Posted By MoAlpha

Dunno. I'm retired.

Dunno. I'm retired.
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