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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By gnome

still at work for another few hours. once that...

still at work for another few hours. once that necessity is done then it is a three day weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By abshipp

I regret not bringing a camera other than my...

I regret not bringing a camera other than my phone today.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 776
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, it does. Some of us would have...

Yeah, it does. Some of us would have substantially shorter cycling seasons if we didnít understand the differences. Iíd miss maybe 2-3 months of cycling per year if I didnít.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 776
Posted By Hypno Toad

Honestly, in these northern climates, knowing...

Honestly, in these northern climates, knowing that refreeze will happen on a mild day in the shade and black ice will happen in a sub-zero day ... both form in different places on the road, in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By MoAlpha

In much more positive news, daughter is going to...

In much more positive news, daughter is going to move back to the USA for the first time in 7 years. She's going to be at UC Davis, but that's still a lot better than Europe from our point of view.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By MoAlpha

Someone said "locked," but thinking about the...

Someone said "locked," but thinking about the event, it's more likely his brakes just failed to grab: carbon wheels in the wet. Again, discs win.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 564
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If it's covered under warranty, get the new wheel...

If it's covered under warranty, get the new wheel and move on. If this happens again, then it's time to look for another brand of wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 564
Posted By noodle soup

That's what I would do..

That's what I would do..
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 776
Posted By Hypno Toad

OH NO! I'm going to do it (bad Toad) ... "black...

OH NO! I'm going to do it (bad Toad) ... "black ice" is not "refreeze".

At temps around freezing, you'll get refreeze. Refreeze is melt water that will freeze up in the shadows or after sunset....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By Trsnrtr

He lived in a condo and he entertained the kids...

He lived in a condo and he entertained the kids at the condo pool with all kinds of tricks like walking on his hands and doing handstands on the diving board and then propelling himself into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By datlas

I typically put about 5K miles on the Saturn each...

I typically put about 5K miles on the Saturn each year, while I usually ride 7K miles.

So not only is the bike worth more than the car, it gets more miles yearly.

Thatís how it should be!
10-21-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 939
Posted By Bah Humbug

So on the family farm, we had a boxer survive...

So on the family farm, we had a boxer survive getting kicked in the head. By a horse. She needed some emergency care and had a permanent scar, but lived many more years. I call this story...
10-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 939
Posted By jack pot

... no foot to the head from a moving bicycle...

... no foot to the head from a moving bicycle rider is going to kill a dog ... a dog's skull is VERY hard and even with steel toed combat boots it could not happen to a healthy 70 lb dog ....... this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 776
Posted By JohnJ80

That’s a tough one. Our son used studded mtb...

That’s a tough one. Our son used studded mtb tires all winter around the U. I’ve used them but I didn’t like the feel on a smaller/narrower tire because if you wind up on the side of the tire on ice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

That's in a separate section.

That's in a separate section.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By Trsnrtr

My wife's grandfather was a college gymnast in...

My wife's grandfather was a college gymnast in his youth and even in his 80s, he could stand next to a kitchen counter with his palms flat on the counter and slowly raise and hold his body completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,910
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Also an asteroid could fall out of the sky onto...

Also an asteroid could fall out of the sky onto your shifter and kill you. Missed that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 776
Posted By Hypno Toad

How cold is too cold? IDK I'm still trying to...

How cold is too cold? IDK I'm still trying to find out .. this was Jan 30, 2019 in Minneapolis - Temps reported for my morning training ride was -28F (this is AIR TEMP - I don't pay attention to wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By noodle soup

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,037
Posted By JohnJ80

Mpls. It was a mechanic at one of the shops who...

Mpls. It was a mechanic at one of the shops who had bought a frame from a guy and then took it back to his bench and had finished building it up. Anyhow, I have the story second hand, so that's all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By MoAlpha

Big W/kg! :love::love::love:

Big W/kg! :love::love::love:
10-21-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Jrasero

Got the bike and it's awesome! It's exactly what...

Got the bike and it's awesome! It's exactly what I wanted since it's very different from my Canyon Ultimate SL CF 8.0 Disc and the bike fits me very well. Bike was well taken care of and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,910
Posted By tomato coupe

It's just a variation of the Through the...

It's just a variation of the Through the Looking-Glass theme:

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

becomes

"Why, sometimes I make as many as six...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By BillyD

Smart man, amiright? What's the sense of having...

Smart man, amiright? What's the sense of having kids if you don't put them to work? They're eating up all the food, aren't they?

#buildscharacter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By genejockey

When I was a wee lad, we moved to a house on a...

When I was a wee lad, we moved to a house on a lot maybe 100 feet wide, so we had 100 feet of sidewalk to shovel when it snowed. Dad insisted that it be shoveled the full width of the walk, not just...
10-21-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,961
Posted By downtube42

Quit beating around the bushes and say what you...

Quit beating around the bushes and say what you mean.

Everyone should earn exactly as much money as I earn, wear what I wear, be my age, be my BMI, live where I live, be born where I was born to...
10-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 639
Posted By CAT7RDR

OP: Of course. Why do you ask? What is your story?

OP: Of course. Why do you ask? What is your story?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By abshipp

Ah, lucky for you. There is zero maintenance on...

Ah, lucky for you. There is zero maintenance on my local path in the winter.

Thankfully we don't get a huge amount of snow here, so the roads pretty much stay clear. Even if they aren't, traffic...
10-21-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,961
Posted By mstateglfr

As you said before- from my persepctive, they...

As you said before- from my persepctive, they missed the mark. It isnt that they have gravel specific clothing, it isnt that they have expensive clothing, its that the expensive gravel clothing isnt...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,910
Posted By Bah Humbug

This is looking like one of those threads.

This is looking like one of those threads.
10-21-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 939
Posted By livedarklions

I have no idea what happened, but I'm pretty sure...

I have no idea what happened, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't kick the dog as described without either basically stopping or flopping over due to Newtonian physics. And such a hard kick administered...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By phrantic09

Here the main thing for me is how narrow the...

Here the main thing for me is how narrow the roads get. Once snow is cleared I donít mind the conditions, but a lot of the back roads I ride end up being 1.5 cars wide.
10-21-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,961
Posted By Hiro11

Ah, another "gravel is a pointless fad" thread. ...

Ah, another "gravel is a pointless fad" thread.

1. Both road cyclists and mountain bikers have their own incredibly detailed and opaque-to-the-uninitiated dress codes. So do golfers, skiers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By abshipp

My wife has a tarot deck with some really...

My wife has a tarot deck with some really gorgeous art-nouveau style illustrations:
...
10-20-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,552
Posted By mstateglfr

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10-20-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,961
Posted By mstateglfr

That's awful, but it(or something similar) is...

That's awful, but it(or something similar) is also so unlikely to happen again, it seems confusing to dress based on the possibility of it happening.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By abshipp

Well yeah, that sounds awesome. Who wouldn't...

Well yeah, that sounds awesome. Who wouldn't enjoy that?



You've got some interest in woodworking, right?

Why not use that time to build something cool?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By Velo Vol

:bday: ...

:bday:
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,910
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Pffft. I have a spare groupset in my left pocket...

Pffft. I have a spare groupset in my left pocket next to the spare frame in the right pocket. The only mechanical problem I can't deal with on the side of the road is a taco'd wheel, but that's ok...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By Bah Humbug

Poor kitty - fingers crossed; please keep us...

Poor kitty - fingers crossed; please keep us posted.
10-20-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,552
Posted By Koyote

Seems like a good rationalization for riding a...

Seems like a good rationalization for riding a cheap-ass bike. Knock yourself out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,012
Posted By guadzilla

I should modify my statement a little - I agree...

I should modify my statement a little - I agree that different wheels do ride differently.. Whether that difference is noticeable or matters is something the OP should figure out for himself.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19,690
Views: 4,201,071
Posted By Metallifan33

More toys ...

More toys


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By genejockey

In my family, we speak in a shorthand of Monty...

In my family, we speak in a shorthand of Monty Python, and quotes from old movies we've seen and books we may or may not have read.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By genejockey

I personally wear a matching Castelli jersey and...

I personally wear a matching Castelli jersey and bibs on Sunday rides to destroy people's image of who wears Castelli. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By Bah Humbug

My response to that crowd is always "go swimming...

My response to that crowd is always "go swimming in your jorts or no sale".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By abshipp

Nuh uh! This is who I am! Why don't you...

Nuh uh! This is who I am! Why don't you understand!?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By genejockey

"I'm dressing like all the other hippies to...

"I'm dressing like all the other hippies to demonstrate my nonconformism!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,012
Posted By crn3371

First ride on new tires (Specialized Roubaix Pro...

First ride on new tires (Specialized Roubaix Pro 25/28), much better ride quality compared to old 23mm Armadillos. 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,695
Posted By BillyD

Yeah, like Theisman's leg, you can't erase that...

Yeah, like Theisman's leg, you can't erase that you saw that.
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