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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:43 AM
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Posted By seedsbelize

Consumption?

Consumption?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

We live in a very different world. Far more...

We live in a very different world. Far more civilized that we lived in Belize. But definitely not first world, thankfully. That would be unbearable.
08-21-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By seedsbelize

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when...

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when traveling.
Have a great trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

I plan on using glue. I've read of too many...

I plan on using glue. I've read of too many negative aspects of tape. Mainly the clean-up process after tire removal. And I'm a bit of a purist, in some respects. Certainly not all. I have a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

We finished digging the trench today, with just a...

We finished digging the trench today, with just a little bit of clean-up left to do, before interring the cable=laden conduit. My right hand man, age 34, and his right hand man, age 16, arrived to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

And I have a pair enroute. It seems dumb (not as...

And I have a pair enroute. It seems dumb (not as dumb as running) to have to have a third tubular rim just for stretching, when I have a plethora of clincher rims around.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

:bday: @ MoAlpha

:bday: @ MoAlpha
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

I decided to try tubulars because they are there....

I decided to try tubulars because they are there. I've sworn off buying any more bikes, so I'm left with components and tires. It would be really nice to have all six equipped with 105, friction or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

And, speaking of tires, can I stretch my tubulars...

And, speaking of tires, can I stretch my tubulars over clincher rims, or do I need an extra tubular rim for that?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Yeah, I thought that might be it.

Yeah, I thought that might be it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

And I don't get it. I'll sleep on it and see if...

And I don't get it. I'll sleep on it and see if it comes to me.

And the electrician went to the dr. and got an anti-inflam injection and another one tomorrow. He returned at 4, good as new.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

#primadona...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

The other part of the story is that our original...

The other part of the story is that our original electrician is proving, over time, to be not worthy of the name. We hope to make a large stride forward with this project, but will likely have little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

He says his muscles are sore, in his arms. I...

He says his muscles are sore, in his arms. I called to check on him and told him we'd help out with doctor's fees if he wants to go. Is there anything a doctor can do for him? And, if he's survived...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

It's been a day. The electrician arrived an hour...

It's been a day. The electrician arrived an hour earlier than normal, no doubt expecting a big day. I went off to buy the green plastic conduit and he got started replacing the main breaker and its...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

No one. We're digging a new, more direct trench....

No one. We're digging a new, more direct trench. that wiring will remain for thenarchaeologists
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

We are without power, except for one or two...

We are without power, except for one or two circuits, for the duration of the evening. Tomorrow the electrician and I will run new copper cable underground, to replace the old and corroding aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

We drove off under sunny skies and returned...

We drove off under sunny skies and returned through torrential rain an hour and a half later. Must be the season.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

So yo leave the baby sleeping in the car while...

So yo leave the baby sleeping in the car while you hang out with your friends. Good advice
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

This

This
08-19-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By seedsbelize

Congrats to all. I could likely do 103 on my 414,...

Congrats to all. I could likely do 103 on my 414, if need be.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

I'm with Lester. As the rest(mostly) of you slide...

I'm with Lester. As the rest(mostly) of you slide toward cooler, drier days, we're looking at two more months of high humidity coupled with triple digits. September, traditionally, is the worst. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Double dog ditto ditto

Double dog ditto ditto
08-18-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By seedsbelize

I have gone the other way. I was...

I have gone the other way. I was fitted(incorrectly) for 56 cm when I bought my last new bike, in '96. I rode that for 5 years; then bumped up to 58. Currently, at 67 years old, I prefer tall(60, 61)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Second night back in the hammock I woke up bright...

Second night back in the hammock I woke up bright eyed at 03:30. At 5 I gave in and made coffee and was asleep by 6. Re-awoke at 7:30, already too late to walk dogs and then ride. To paraphrase...
08-18-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,470
Posted By seedsbelize

Upon further research, that info has proven to be...

Upon further research, that info has proven to be incorrect. Amazon.mx has Challenge Strada for around US$45 and Kenda Domestique Slick for $35. The next option is Tufo for somewhat less again. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Melinda's was the original Marie Sharp's. Then...

Melinda's was the original Marie Sharp's. Then one year they got a contract with Walmart. No longer available in Belize, but easily available in the US. Have you tried it?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

And now I must peel myself out of this hammock...

And now I must peel myself out of this hammock and go ride, before it gets too hot to do so. I wonder if I'll remember how.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

As with many things enjoyed by the many, I can...

As with many things enjoyed by the many, I can take or leave Marie Sharp products. Panaracer Pasela, the official tire of C&V, is another one on that list.
08-17-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By seedsbelize

I have a 92 Panasonic built Paramount. I found...

I have a 92 Panasonic built Paramount. I found the ride to be quite stiff/harsh until I put cushy tires on it. They made a world of difference.
08-17-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,676
Posted By seedsbelize

Who renovates a bathroom for $525?

Who renovates a bathroom for $525?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By seedsbelize

It's C&V now, and there is still love in that...

It's C&V now, and there is still love in that forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

I hope to ride a bike today,for the first time in...

I hope to ride a bike today,for the first time in around 3 weeks.

In other news, I ordered a pair of vintage Mavic tubular rims and am currently shopping for tires. There will be only one new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

That's what I was doing. Good guess.

That's what I was doing. Good guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Keeping in mind, always, that the vast majority...

Keeping in mind, always, that the vast majority of Yucatecans and even fewer Belizeans spent no time in a car as kids, and likely none at all before they found themselves behind the wheel. After a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Nice of you to drop in, sbxx1985

Nice of you to drop in, sbxx1985
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Home. Drivers in Belize pull out and pass...

Home.

Drivers in Belize pull out and pass whenever they feel like it. In one instance, while being passed, I had to hit the brakes and the oncoming car was run off the road, There were many...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

I have a couple Garmin hand held gps units from...

I have a couple Garmin hand held gps units from the 90s. They prolly still work.
And a cassette Walkman which works well. I, however, no longer have any cassette tapes. I believe we still have our...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Quality DougRNS

Quality

DougRNS
08-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,470
Posted By seedsbelize

I see I can get them locally for just $6 more....

I see I can get them locally for just $6 more. I'm reading reviews that say they are butyl and reviews that say latex. What do you have?
08-15-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,470
Posted By seedsbelize

Thanks.

Thanks.
08-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,470
Posted By seedsbelize

I just ordered a pair of 36 hole Mavic Monthlery...

I just ordered a pair of 36 hole Mavic Monthlery rims. Which model wasn't specified. I found them in country, which is rewarding. I have another pair of rims waiting to be built as well. I guess it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Our hotel room has a fridge, a table fan, a...

Our hotel room has a fridge, a table fan, a bedside light, and a TV with cable box. Two receptacles nowhere near any of them, except the TV. A common malady in these parts. Decorations all.
08-14-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 697
Posted By seedsbelize

We had dinner, this evening, with our...

We had dinner, this evening, with our Belizean/Dutch friends. Naud told me 'Snel' means 'fast'. But you already know that. It is red after all.
Our last night in Belize for this year's visit.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By seedsbelize

I have this one too, for several years now. I...

I have this one too, for several years now. I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Back in the fifties, in rural northern Ohio, we...

Back in the fifties, in rural northern Ohio, we had oatmeal for breakfast. And cocoa with toast strips dipped in. There was a sugared oatmeal product called Maypo, that I bugged my parents into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

In the old days we called them ticky tacky.

In the old days we called them ticky tacky.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Quality

Quality
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Last night's pool tournament results. I haven't...

Last night's pool tournament results. I haven't played seriously since the seventies. I guess it's like riding a bike. I bought a round with my winnings....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 62,698
Posted By seedsbelize

Later this morning we begin the three day journey...

Later this morning we begin the three day journey north. We're ready.
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