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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

They need bubbles! ...

They need bubbles!

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Finally that time of year where I get to enjoy a...

Finally that time of year where I get to enjoy a sunrise on my commute :)
...
02-23-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16,760
Views: 1,779,303
Posted By abshipp

Thanks for the birthday wishes :) Man, two...

Thanks for the birthday wishes :)

Man, two riding days in a row! What luck! 40-ish this afternoon.

10 mile shakedown on this new build. Quiet, smooth, and zippy. And very dirty at the end...
02-23-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,146
Posted By abshipp

Finally got to ride this build! This is...

Finally got to ride this build!

This is super fun. Nice responsive frame and super smooth 650b 38mm tires. Gearing is 48x17 which comes out to around 72" - felt pretty good although there wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Speaking of kitties, I received a cat status...

Speaking of kitties, I received a cat status update from home a little bit ago:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

My brother sent me that link earlier today....

My brother sent me that link earlier today. Apparently we react the same way to certain things :lol::
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

What's the right music for you?

What's the right music for you?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Yeah, the vast majority of power data is from the...

Yeah, the vast majority of power data is from the trainer so that will be interesting to see what happens when I start riding outside more.

Looks like we have rain in the forecast for early next...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I've gained about 7 pounds back over the last...

I've gained about 7 pounds back over the last month and a half so even my dismal 2.4 w/kg on Intervals is inflated :o
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

The weather gods wished me a :bday: and let me...

The weather gods wished me a :bday: and let me ride outside in relative comfort :)
...
02-22-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16,760
Views: 1,779,303
Posted By abshipp

After a month of bitter cold and snow...

After a month of bitter cold and snow temperatures finally warmed up in to the low 30s.

One of the best birthday presents I could ask for - after work today I got to ride my age (in km ;)) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

No doubt plugged in to an amp with a...

No doubt plugged in to an amp with a non-polarized, ungrounded plug straight in to the wall :twitchy:

I've been zapped by a tube amp before. Nothing too bad but sent a big tickle up my arm!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I feel fortunate in that my available rack and...

I feel fortunate in that my available rack and wall spaces are full. If I had some more room it would be a bit more tempting, but I feel like I've got a good variety of instruments so I don't really...
02-22-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 332,579
Posted By abshipp

Bottom right looks good to me!

Bottom right looks good to me!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Yeah I had my fun in a band when I was in...

Yeah I had my fun in a band when I was in college. Knowing the time commitment there's no way I'd consider one now, and I don't even have a busy schedule compared to you :lol:

For me, I'll always...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I like having multiple instruments because what...

I like having multiple instruments because what feels good changes from day to day. I played guitar and bass a lot this weekend but pretty much only on my Schecter guitar and my fretted Ibanez 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

The regular office folk plus the executives get...

The regular office folk plus the executives get windows. No love for the shop personnel.

I remember hearing our company president telling someone that during the build-out for our new building...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I rarely do except for in the winter.

I rarely do except for in the winter.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Given that you've got the best office view of all...

Given that you've got the best office view of all of us, I don't want to hear it :p
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

It's been so cold that car washes have been...

It's been so cold that car washes have been closed.

I'm finally getting mine washed after a couple of weeks of regular commuting.

My poor truck is literally crusty :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

If I get a chance to ride I'll need to remind...

If I get a chance to ride I'll need to remind myself that even though it might feel like it, it's not quite warm enough to go without knee warmers or tights :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

My cubicle is in a windowless shop. It's...

My cubicle is in a windowless shop. It's miserable.
02-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 332,579
Posted By abshipp

ISO derailleur claw hanger. Don't care what...

ISO derailleur claw hanger. Don't care what brand, so long as it's not super rusty. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

The temperature has not risen above the freezing...

The temperature has not risen above the freezing point of water since February 04.

40 and sunny is going to feel downright tropical.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Our forecasts look very similar :thumb: I'll...

Our forecasts look very similar :thumb:

I'll believe that forecast 40F day on Tuesday when I see it though :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Just found a NOS Ti railed version of a saddle...

Just found a NOS Ti railed version of a saddle I've been wanting to try for less than the retail price of the base steel-rail version :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I like my RH tires a lot, although I'm not...

I like my RH tires a lot, although I'm not looking forward to replacing the rear here in a little bit :twitchy:$$$:twitchy:

Their knobbies look so interesting, although I really have no use for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

:bday::bday::bday: ...

:bday::bday::bday:

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Gotta sterilize the images for little green...

Gotta sterilize the images for little green persons.

Or delays in studio stage setup.

#youdecide
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Ah that's a much better feed. YouTube is being...

Ah that's a much better feed. YouTube is being very glitchy today.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Anyone else watching today? ...

Anyone else watching today?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIooAx_GkJs
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I'm flattered that you think the heap of old...

I'm flattered that you think the heap of old steel in my garage is worth anything close to that :lol:

Also, rude of you to make me look and see that the stack/reach of the 61cm frame is basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

This is the source of my current frustration. I...

This is the source of my current frustration. I want a comfortable, reasonably quick, and reasonably light bike for the upcoming season but I have neither room nor money for another bike. So I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I've always wanted to get one of the older...

I've always wanted to get one of the older Cannondale frames and put modern components & carbon fork on it. Especially something like a Black Lightning or any of the models with cantilevered...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Glad you're doing all right. I didn't...

Glad you're doing all right.

I didn't realize how bad things were down there until I started digging through Twitter and some local message boards today.

Seems like an absolute nightmare.
02-12-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,598
Posted By abshipp

Hah, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who likes...

Hah, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who likes having a brake for this reason. Getting on and off the bike is soooo much more convenient when you've got a brake to stop the thing from moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Tax rates must be the same there as they are...

Tax rates must be the same there as they are here. Plugged that number in to an estimator for Rockford and got $5k as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

lol. Nothing light about the SLT but I do think...

lol. Nothing light about the SLT but I do think it can be called lovely ;)

I'm looking forward to doing some more adventurous rides on it. Previously my only navigation aids were a cue sheet and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Yep. And even considering your second case,...

Yep. And even considering your second case, there's the infrastructure here to easily preemptively salt the roads. I bet after the last few weeks the ground is cold enough now that if we got rain...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Ah bummer. I was hoping you would say that the...

Ah bummer. I was hoping you would say that the used gear market is as hot as the used bike market was last year :(
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Hey bampilot06 did you have any luck selling your...

Hey bampilot06 did you have any luck selling your Spector & Eden?

I was playing bass last night and found myself wholly unsatisfied with my tone so I'm thinking that my whole bass rig might be on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

RIP to my Klipsch earbuds. :( It was a great...

RIP to my Klipsch earbuds. :(

It was a great six years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

End of next week is forecast to be partly cloudy...

End of next week is forecast to be partly cloudy and 20F so maybe I can sneak out after work, especially since sunset is getting late enough to start riding outside again. I haven't ridden outside...
02-10-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20,071
Views: 3,350,405
Posted By abshipp

Another day, another "it's got Italian parts so...

Another day, another "it's got Italian parts so it must be Italian, and therefore very expensive"

This does include the most creative interpretation of Campagnolo I've seen so far

Italian bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

I can't help but read this as a threat: If...

I can't help but read this as a threat:

If You Think It's Cold Now, Just Wait Until Valentine's Day Weekend...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Dang, I'm really sorry to hear that :( My...

Dang, I'm really sorry to hear that :(

My boss had very typical COVID symptoms and had taken multiple tests including a couple of antibody tests and all of them were negative. Even his doctors...
02-09-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,146
Posted By abshipp

Looks great! I'd stick with skinwalls for sure,...

Looks great! I'd stick with skinwalls for sure, but I've never been a fan of colors other than tan or black :thumb:
02-09-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,146
Posted By abshipp

Oh yeah, that's the good stuff :love:

Oh yeah, that's the good stuff :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Same. My wife and I had a mysterious bug within a...

Same. My wife and I had a mysterious bug within a week of each other early last year, but symptoms did not match typical COVID. I always wonder...

I don't wonder enough to justify spending the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 107,830
Posted By abshipp

Oh boy.

Oh boy.
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