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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By abshipp

Paging RiddleOfSteel didn't you DI2 your Prologue?

Paging RiddleOfSteel didn't you DI2 your Prologue?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I'd like to sometime as well. Years ago my family...

I'd like to sometime as well. Years ago my family would take a semi-regular vacation to Steamboat to go skiing - the best thing ever was the sequence of blue runs from the top of the mountain that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Trails in a park....

Trails in a park. (https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Pages/RockCut.aspx)

​​​I know it's nothing like what you've got out there, but hey - it's close and free!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Damn that was a fun ride. The dirt was...

Damn that was a fun ride.

The dirt was perfect and I was feeling really confident on the bike. Set my best three times ever on my favorite descent in the park.

Last PR was 1:02, the three runs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Oh, Florida: "...a runaway barge at one...

Oh, Florida:

"...a runaway barge at one point threatened to crash into Interstate 10's Escambia Bay Bridge, located several miles inland.

[Escambia County Sheriff] Morgan told the New York...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Desalvo was also the surname of the Boston...

Desalvo was also the surname of the Boston Strangler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_DeSalvo) .

First thing that Google gives you if you search "DeSalvo", which I did since I'd never heard...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Moving to Boston?

Moving to Boston?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Isn't the battery usually hidden inside the seat...

Isn't the battery usually hidden inside the seat post/seat tube?

I would think you would need at least one hole drilled for that to work.

It could also be worth it to see if nearby Engin Cycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Lots of loose dogs around here. Very...

Lots of loose dogs around here.

Very frightening when you can only hear them running, and not knowing if there's a fence.

I still do a full moon ride every once in a while, but stick to roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

For a brief, glorious moment this week, the...

For a brief, glorious moment this week, the flatlanders swept the podium - climbing less than 2000ft between them over 70-odd miles :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I think my daily driver was a little more than...

I think my daily driver was a little more than $50, but it was a gift so I can say the same thing .
...
09-15-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 275
Posted By abshipp

Eh, I feel like you're in good company here. ...

Eh, I feel like you're in good company here.

I drove 400 miles into a snowstorm for a unseen bike myself :D
09-15-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,733
Posted By abshipp

Ditto. Really interesting light last night and...

Ditto. Really interesting light last night and this morning.

If I didn't know what it was it would be a lot easier to appreciate :(
...
09-14-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16,073
Views: 1,667,900
Posted By abshipp

Starting to feel like fall up here. Short but...

Starting to feel like fall up here. Short but sweet 20 mile loop, inspecting the corn and beans:
...
09-14-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 45,871
Posted By abshipp

Fall is coming. Time for fenders: ...

Fall is coming.

Time for fenders:

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09-14-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,073
Views: 1,667,900
Posted By abshipp

:bday:

:bday:
09-14-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,796
Posted By abshipp

Kind of nice to see one of those without the...

Kind of nice to see one of those without the chrome tax.

Seems like most of the time people are trying to get $500+ out of those things if they're full chrome.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,506
Posted By abshipp

1989(?) Raleigh Technium Pre For those...

1989(?) Raleigh Technium Pre

For those unfamiliar, aluminum main frame tubes glued to steel lugs with a steel fork and chainstays/seatstays.

Just a sluggish, dead ride for me, and while I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Correct. See post #5745...

Correct.

See post #5745 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5745) ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Every once in a while I see a Sputnik or...

Every once in a while I see a Sputnik or Satellite for sale and they always look so nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I thought that my 4th fender installation would...

I thought that my 4th fender installation would be the easiest.

The French killed that idea. 4 hours for that one today :rolleyes:
...
09-13-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,721
Posted By abshipp

Probably the most difficult fender installation...

Probably the most difficult fender installation I've done, I blame the French.

​​​​​...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Does anyone else have their halloween tree up...

Does anyone else have their halloween tree up yet?

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

What model was your Jamis? I had a Ventura...

What model was your Jamis?

I had a Ventura Comp for a while that I really liked.



I've got downtube shift 10 speed Dura-Ace on the Trek and every time I think about doing something different...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I've just been doing some maintenance. I did...

I've just been doing some maintenance.

I did some headset fiddling and put the stock 80mm stem back on. After re-wrapping the bar tape I kind of lost interest in the bikes today :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Must be because you're a more serious cyclist.

Must be because you're a more serious cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

A week for the full 10 piece production run. ...

A week for the full 10 piece production run.

I really hope they're running it on second shift as well so I don't have to listen to it for that long.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Do they regularly do centuries? I've...

Do they regularly do centuries?

I've certainly been in the position where I finished a ride and was very happy to not have another hour and change ahead of me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

My cubicle is ~50' away from a machine that is...

My cubicle is ~50' away from a machine that is currently removing the vast majority of a 4" x 11" x 15" chunk of aluminum.

It is doing so very quickly, and very loudly.

It started yesterday...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Anyone want to switch offices for a bit? ...

Anyone want to switch offices for a bit?

:rolleyes:


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Yep. Good news is that we are "very well...

Yep.

Good news is that we are "very well positioned" to buy in the range we were looking at.

But asking each other if we really want to buy a house and spend the next ~5 years here...gut kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

IRD ...

IRD (https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=100953&category=6103)makes a bit more elegant version of that.

Probably a lot lighter, too :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Enough to get you there, plus an additional 30...

Enough to get you there, plus an additional 30 minutes of fuel remaining in reserve (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.151). 45 minutes if at night.

In that airplane, probably 10ish...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Overall it's not a bad place to live IMO. It is...

Overall it's not a bad place to live IMO. It is better than it was when you were here, I believe. Nowadays it's got the same issues that many cities around its size have, with it's own dose of issues...
09-09-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,796
Posted By abshipp

Price dropped to $1000...

Price dropped to $1000...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Wow. I'm not sure if the market is that hot...

Wow. I'm not sure if the market is that hot around here, but most everything is still selling in only 4-5 days.



More scenic and challenging cycling is definitely part of the daydreaming for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

No clue, just not here and preferably not in the...

No clue, just not here and preferably not in the plains. Feels very pie-in-the-sky right now, but both wife and I have been daydreaming about the NC area of Appalachia quite a bit lately.


...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I've got a feeling today's going to be a bit...

I've got a feeling today's going to be a bit weird.

Meeting with a banker this afternoon to discuss mortgage options and get an idea of what our price range could be for a house.

Afterwards...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I like my fountain pen but I really wish it was...

I like my fountain pen but I really wish it was thinner.

Generally I prefer .5mm pens.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Unfortunately not, but we did go on his longest...

Unfortunately not, but we did go on his longest ride this year and got him the farthest away from home he's ever been on his bike :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Naturally. Didn't give him the look though,...

Naturally.

Didn't give him the look though, I figure that would have been a little disrespectful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Just got back from a super fun belated :bday:*...

Just got back from a super fun belated :bday:* ride with my Dad.

Pretty close to perfect riding weather today, if just a tad bit windy :)

*edit* My Dad's birthday, not mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

One of the prettier examples I've seen: ...

One of the prettier examples I've seen:


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09-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16,073
Views: 1,667,900
Posted By abshipp

I went out for a night ride last night by myself...

I went out for a night ride last night by myself and could not shake my anxiety about what I could not see.

Not from some abstract fear of the unknown, but from the very real issue of people...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I felt confident about it at the time, and...

I felt confident about it at the time, and nothing's failed yet. Must not have been brazed an hour from closing time on a Friday.

YMMV, obv.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I haven't heard of that. Any idea if that was...

I haven't heard of that. Any idea if that was post 1985? Trek changed up their frames a lot that year.

Coming up on 1k since I cold set it, things seem to be fine so far :thumb:



Steel is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

Hoping for the best :hug:

Hoping for the best :hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 82,815
Posted By abshipp

I guess you'll absolutely hate this then: ...

I guess you'll absolutely hate this then:

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This is in process cold...
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