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05-26-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Care to live vicariously? Saw this guy on the...

Care to live vicariously? Saw this guy on the local bike path last summer :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Sweet :thumb: I went on to the Intense...

Sweet :thumb:

I went on to the Intense website to check out the build specs, and shortly after I opened up Instagram to see an ad for Intense right up there at the top :rolleyes:
05-26-20, 09:19 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Sunday I rode a route that I've known about for a...

Sunday I rode a route that I've known about for a year or so but finally decided to give it a go.

Kettle Grand Tour...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Ouch! I tend to forget that I'm riding a...

Ouch!

I tend to forget that I'm riding a fixed gear probably every other ride on it, but thankfully it's never a catastrophic mistake.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I was going to pick it up and move it but the...

I was going to pick it up and move it but the little one scurried away from me off of the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I should have ridden just a little bit more! You...

I should have ridden just a little bit more! You sneaked a podium spot from me by 5 miles!

Fun ride this morning. The first 50 was super nice with mostly overcast and very shaded roads. The last...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I found a 10mm box end wrench in a really...

I found a 10mm box end wrench in a really annoying way:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20170830_073745_3479d368f85c3191fd56b9235ec2c86e42823788.jpg

I still...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Slow afternoon. Everyone must be reading...

Slow afternoon.

Everyone must be reading about glacier mice. (https://www.npr.org/2020/05/22/858800112/herd-like-movement-of-fuzzy-green-glacier-mice-baffles-scientists)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Your home first-aid kit seems to be very...

Your home first-aid kit seems to be very different from mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

:lol: Maybe I used up all of her blind trust...

:lol:

Maybe I used up all of her blind trust when she got into an airplane with me on our second date :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I also really enjoy the different riding...

I also really enjoy the different riding experience when I'm with her. I love going out for a couple hours riding fast and pretending I'm a real roadie, but an hour long ramble on a bike path where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I try barking up the tandem tree every once in a...

I try barking up the tandem tree every once in a while but get shot down every time.

I figure we do well in a canoe together so a tandem shouldn't be too far removed.

Maybe she just doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Are you showing her road bikes mostly? My...

Are you showing her road bikes mostly?

My wife really did not like her bike before I binned the drop bars and made it very upright, position-wise.

...
05-22-20, 08:04 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Another lovely ride with my wife last night: ...

Another lovely ride with my wife last night:

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Albeit with a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

We've been keeping the cats locked out for the...

We've been keeping the cats locked out for the last week but finally left the door open last night. We've found that if we limit access to the room throughout the week it seems to disable the alarm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Sounds like you need a rain bike :innocent: ...

Sounds like you need a rain bike :innocent:



Oh definitely. It's a great excuse to have a few different bikes, as well. I'm not always in the mood to ride one particular bike, but I'm usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

It's the day before a long weekend, lots of...

It's the day before a long weekend, lots of people are out on vacation, and my bike's in my truck so I can go ride one of my favorite roads after I get off work.

I've got a feeling it's going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I think that they fell out tonight on my ride....

I think that they fell out tonight on my ride. I've never put Loctite on chainring bolts before but maybe for these little ones I'll need some.

That's no good with the axle coming out. What's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Only 2. Bottom right lost it's nut so it's just...

Only 2. Bottom right lost it's nut so it's just hanging out there :o

Again, I reiterate:

:o
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Felt a bit more drivetrain backlash than usual on...

Felt a bit more drivetrain backlash than usual on the fixed gear tonight :o
...
05-21-20, 11:52 AM
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Views: 8,000,572
Posted By abshipp

Cheap Grand Prix in Chicago. Looks to be in...

Cheap Grand Prix in Chicago.

Looks to be in good shape:

Raleigh usa project bike $50 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/636669926925957/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Delaying new bike day until after a long weekend...

Delaying new bike day until after a long weekend should be a criminal offence.
05-21-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By abshipp

Not to mention the giant dent in the TT. ...

Not to mention the giant dent in the TT.

daverup You may want to keep an eye out for the Super Le Tour 12.2 as well. If I remember correctly it's the same frame as the Voyageur 11.8. And it also...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

It's not a question of whether the nudges are...

It's not a question of whether the nudges are there, it's a question of whether I heed them or not :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

That could work. Only issue using that as a...

That could work. Only issue using that as a bailout is having the foresight to know that continuing on to Brodhead would be a bad idea :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

It is here. 2400 ft is in the middle 60 miles.

It is here. 2400 ft is in the middle 60 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Not really....

Not really. (https://www.strava.com/activities/1612848694) The worst of it is coming back from Brodhead after you've already got 60 in your legs. The first and last 20 is all bike path, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I'm wanting to do a big ride this weekend. Part...

I'm wanting to do a big ride this weekend. Part of me is trying to convince myself to do an imperial but I really don't think I'm ready quite yet. My only imperial route is a hilly 100k plus the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

:thumb: Kudos. Extra kudos for...

:thumb:



Kudos.

Extra kudos for being able to adjust a route like that on the fly. Were they pretty big route changes or did you just bypass some known climbs?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

How was the first(?) imperial with Merl?

How was the first(?) imperial with Merl?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

What did you get? ​​​​​ Working at Taco Bell...

What did you get?

​​​​​ Working at Taco Bell was so much fun, especially because we were able to make anything we wanted for our meals. We came up with some amazing stuff.

​​​​​
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Sometimes I wish that sensation would go away,...

Sometimes I wish that sensation would go away, but there's also a lot of great memories tied to that smell I never want to lose.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Kind of. Location here: 42.385795,-88.679360

Kind of.

Location here: 42.385795,-88.679360
05-20-20, 07:50 PM
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Views: 66,160
Posted By abshipp

I need to ride by here in better light...

I need to ride by here in better light conditions. I really hope this is a permanent installation:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Another picture from today: ...

Another picture from today:

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Yeah, this is also a bit of an investigation into...

Yeah, this is also a bit of an investigation into what position I would like to favor and whether or not I like my handlebars.

One benefit to a big ol' handlebar bag is it makes it really easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Velo Vol ...

Velo Vol

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I have long femurs, so I'm always stuck with a...

I have long femurs, so I'm always stuck with a setback post. 20mm minimum with most saddles.

New position felt okay, kind of wanted a bit more stem extension and a touch narrower saddle. Tonight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Sorry to hear :(

Sorry to hear :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I've been liking how my SLT feels fit-wise...

I've been liking how my SLT feels fit-wise lately, so I drew a couple of seat tubes in CAD comparing the relative saddle position of my Trek and the SLT.

The SLT has a 74 seat tube angle, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Not good: ...

Not good:

https://twitter.com/WNEMTV5news/status/1262914574417891329

https://twitter.com/ttwenzel/status/1263084287059996672
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,564
Posted By abshipp

I will continue to pay. I don't care about...

I will continue to pay.

I don't care about leaderboards and segments but when I'm out on longer rides my wife likes that I use the "Beacon" feature to see where I'm at. So I will continue to pay...
05-19-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 766
Posted By abshipp

Ah that's kind of a bummer, my brother had signed...

Ah that's kind of a bummer, my brother had signed up for it this year and my father and I were scheming of a way to get down there and ride with him.



Still deciding specifics on this one. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Could be, I know I don't have any desire to ship...

Could be, I know I don't have any desire to ship another bike. I've done that once and that was enough. Components are usually pretty easy, though.

I'd love to get rid of a lot of the stuff I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I've always been surprised at how slow the main...

I've always been surprised at how slow the main BF marketplace is, given how many users are here. C&V sales is always busy, but it seems to be pretty localized there.



What color were the hubs?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

Ouch :(

Ouch :(
05-19-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15,423
Views: 1,542,058
Posted By abshipp

Quick 15 last night. As much as I like to...

Quick 15 last night.

As much as I like to hate on it, the bike path has turned quite verdant lately.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

I wonder if there would be a way to calculate...

I wonder if there would be a way to calculate your drag coefficient using one.

You would some strict control over environmental conditions, but maybe if you had access to an indoor velodrome it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 109,223
Posted By abshipp

So it's a pitot tube for your bike? ...

So it's a pitot tube for your bike?



:lol:



Those 4IIII R7000 arms really seem quite reasonable, so long as they aren't total junk.
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