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Forum: Foo
03-06-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By downtube42

Back in San Angelo, every time we'd go to the...

Back in San Angelo, every time we'd go to the local bbq cart, they'd give me a sample of brisket. I'd eat it, then order pulled pork. They'd look at me sideways, every single time. Damn good pulled...
Forum: Foo
03-06-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By downtube42

WTH dude. Everyone knows brisket is the National...

WTH dude. Everyone knows brisket is the National Meat of Texas.
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 600
Posted By downtube42

I was in the office Wednesday and Thursday, after...

I was in the office Wednesday and Thursday, after only one other day on the office since March. I'm a software development manager. Half my guys are in the office, because upper management thinks...
03-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By downtube42

When I ride alone, I prefer to be by myself.

When I ride alone, I prefer to be by myself.
03-03-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By downtube42

Throw them away, then you'll figure out what they...

Throw them away, then you'll figure out what they were for.
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 600
Posted By downtube42

I'm in the office today, for the second time in...

I'm in the office today, for the second time in nearly a year. Right off the bat, I noticed I'm less focused, more distracted. Even less than a quarter full, the office has conversations and people...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 600
Posted By downtube42

I'm getting mixed messages. I don't think...

I'm getting mixed messages. I don't think leadership knows what they're going to do.

I wouldn't mind going in from time to time. But Tuesdays and Thursdays when I have 6AM meetings with India? I'm...
03-02-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By downtube42

Audax is a big tent. Pacelines happen, sometimes...

Audax is a big tent. Pacelines happen, sometimes for many hours. As for events, they range from a solo permanent to quite large events.
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By downtube42

Supposedly we have some kind of noise generator...

Supposedly we have some kind of noise generator to warn pedestrians whilst in EV mode. That's gotta be customizable, or at least hackable.
03-02-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,015
Posted By downtube42

I guess I've ended up in the emergency room...

I guess I've ended up in the emergency room twice, from downhill speed that exceeded my ability to negotiate curves. One just a concussion, more recently a brocken neck.

These days i usually limit...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 983
Posted By downtube42

Come to Portland. We've got gummies, brownies,...

Come to Portland. We've got gummies, brownies, chocolates, hard candies, hot sauce, cookies, vape, tincture (wtf?), and of course pre rolls.
Heck there are two dispensaries closer than the nearest...
03-01-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,862
Posted By downtube42

Ride fast, sleep lots. When you see someone...

Ride fast, sleep lots.

When you see someone else drink, have a drink. When you see a water tower, have a drink. When you think about a drink, have a drink. When you think it's been a while since...
03-01-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By downtube42

In the Audax world, the Danes are renowned for...

In the Audax world, the Danes are renowned for their excellent group riding skills. Smooth, steady, strong. Catch a Danish wheel and you'll have a great segment. Americans are known as ****** in a...
Forum: Foo
03-01-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By downtube42

90% of our trips will be within the 22 mile...

90% of our trips will be within the 22 mile range. It would be convenient to manage two per day on occasion. No range anxiety, just avoids buying gas.

More than likely we'll move before getting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 198,104
Posted By downtube42

I remember when I saw my first non-celeste...

I remember when I saw my first non-celeste Bianchi. It was white, IIRC. I felt it was an abomination, a shameful sell-out, a pollution of the brand. I've softened that stance with age, but I still...
02-28-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By downtube42

I like it all. Most rides are solo for...

I like it all.

Most rides are solo for convenience. They can be meditative, hard or easy or both, impromptu, meandering or planned.

Large, diverse loose group rides that string out along the...
Forum: Foo
02-28-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By downtube42

Yeah I'm probably overthinking it. Analysis...

Yeah I'm probably overthinking it. Analysis paralysis.
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By downtube42

Salsa Fargo leans pretty far into the non-paved...

Salsa Fargo leans pretty far into the non-paved of things, the rougher stuff, with the tire width and 1x. It has fender mounts, 3x water bottle cages, works with 700c aka 29er and 650b. All pluses....
Forum: Foo
02-28-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By downtube42

PHEV Home Charging

We just bought a 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Between dealer discount with new model years out, plus federal and state incentives, it was quite affordable.

Now for home charging. So many...
02-27-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,012
Posted By downtube42

I put my road ID on when I got it, and never...

I put my road ID on when I got it, and never take it off. ez pz.

$20 in my flat kit for a boot, or food and water in case I forgot my wallet.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 198,104
Posted By downtube42

Wow, what a difference those make. I call it...

Wow, what a difference those make.

I call it hot both ways, my preference is the black. Subtle, clean.

Nice attention to detail on the staging, btw. I say water bottle cages are integral on an...
Forum: Foo
02-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,830
Posted By downtube42

Back in Indiana where i grew up, i had a friend...

Back in Indiana where i grew up, i had a friend with a large tat the shape of Indiana, on his calf. I understand it's home, but dang, no mountains, no ocean, one little sliver of lake michigan...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,830
Posted By downtube42

The number of adults I encountered there who had...

The number of adults I encountered there who had never been out of Texas, wow. I'm talking about engineers, managers... not people who lacked a car that could drive that far or the price of...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,830
Posted By downtube42

I'm already skating on thin ice with my son in...

I'm already skating on thin ice with my son in law, being that I'm not from Texas. But he's not exactly into bikes, so I'm probably good posting this here.
...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,830
Posted By downtube42

My txt exchange with my brother, who lives in a...

My txt exchange with my brother, who lives in a rural area outside Houston, went like this today:

You frozen?
7" Monday

We're not very chatty; that'll do us for a month. He's alive.
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,999
Posted By downtube42

Not so much my mind is made up - I'm sure other...

Not so much my mind is made up - I'm sure other people have had other experiences - just that's my experience. Air France lost my bike on the return trip; it did show up a week later. TSA broke my...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,999
Posted By downtube42

International travel with a bike is a PITA....

International travel with a bike is a PITA. Airports, airlines, ground transport, hotel storage, assembly and disassembly, worryng about theft and loss and travel damage. Ug.

Unless you're riding...
02-17-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By downtube42

It can be problematic. In areas where...

It can be problematic.

In areas where there's a sizeable homeless population, everyone including the housed population, the police, and businesses are all on heightened sensitivity about people...
02-16-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By downtube42

We got winter lasagna -...

We got winter lasagna - ice/powder/ice/powder/ice. Hard to know depth because it blew so much we have 6' drifts in some places and bare ground others. Something just under a foot I guess.

They...
Forum: Foo
02-16-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By downtube42

Are you pulling ride data from a service, or...

Are you pulling ride data from a service, or uploading your own files?

I have a Pi 4, but am currently lacking inspiration for a project.
02-14-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By downtube42

Adding stem spacers and a riser stem is...

Adding stem spacers and a riser stem is effectively increasing the frame's stack. You want to start with a frame with maximum stack. It's a little tedious to find, but the information is available....
Forum: Foo
02-13-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,830
Posted By downtube42

Well we were supposed to drive up to Seattle from...

Well we were supposed to drive up to Seattle from Portland Friday night but I decided to wait and see. Woke up to find a nice drift in front of my garage, and more drifts in the alley. It's...
02-13-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 562,078
Posted By downtube42

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20210213_100922731_hdr_f1590bba40b40a194393fc34b11baa53735b95bd.jpg
Indoor trainer day.
02-13-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By downtube42

On brevets I'll have one bottle of plain water...

On brevets I'll have one bottle of plain water and one with maltodextrin powder mixed in, with extra water depending on distance between water sources. I carry malto powder in baggies. I try to...
02-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,249
Posted By downtube42

I'm 60, have both upright bikes and a recumbent...

I'm 60, have both upright bikes and a recumbent (2 wheel). I have a lot of miles on the 'bent, including some very long rides in mountainous areas.

There are pros and cons to both. The 'bent is...
02-09-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,427
Posted By downtube42

I left one quick-removable in a trash can in...

I left one quick-removable in a trash can in France, after it vibrated itself loose and scrunched itself up. Another cracked somewhere in washington state and, lacking a trash can in the pristine...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,779
Posted By downtube42

When i lived in Texas it was great that shorts...

When i lived in Texas it was great that shorts were allowed in the office. Shorts, sandals, tee shirts in a software manager job! Funny thing was, they were all shocked when I wore shorts through the...
02-08-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,241
Posted By downtube42

I used to be friends with a Bulgarian couple....

I used to be friends with a Bulgarian couple. There was a phrase in the old country you'd use when talking about an old guy, roughly translated to "last pair of shoes guy", meaning a guy who's...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,152
Posted By downtube42

Both my kids got their second shot this week....

Both my kids got their second shot this week. Daughter is a hospice worker, son is military shipping overseas soon. She had about 24 hours of feeling bad after the 2nd shot, he had nothing.

Wife...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By downtube42

I made something kinda like that when I was a...

I made something kinda like that when I was a kid. Very good for people who's bones are still somewhat rubbery and don't mind ending up with snow shoved up their nostrils. That is no longer me, but...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 09:26 PM
02-07-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,020
Posted By downtube42

That's how I intended - about us. Also intended...

That's how I intended - about us. Also intended somewhat light heartedly.

I broke my neck bombing down a butte 16 months ago, just after turning 60. I bomb down that butte now, albiet a tad more...
02-07-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,020
Posted By downtube42

Imagine a clan living in a cave. To ensure...

Imagine a clan living in a cave. To ensure survival, some had to venture out. To protect against catastrophic failure, some had to stay inside. So that means something, but I don't know exactly what....
02-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,772
Posted By downtube42

From a manufacturing standpoint, whether you're...

From a manufacturing standpoint, whether you're making bicycles or hubcaps, all things being equal a design that requires tighter tolerances is less desirable. When tighter tolerances deliver better...
02-05-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By downtube42

My focus is endurance cycling - randonneuring. Up...

My focus is endurance cycling - randonneuring. Up to 20 hours on the bike, sometimes several days in a row. My opinion is that while my primary power may be best developed on the bike, there are...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By downtube42

I've done a number of 100k and 200k rides on GK...

I've done a number of 100k and 200k rides on GK Slicks, tubeless, since building my bike up last summer. I love the ride, but I've suffered numerous flats from cuts that I was able to plug on the...
02-01-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By downtube42

I've always known i have the long life genes,...

I've always known i have the long life genes, from both sides, so i try to take care of my parts. If they can ever do a spinal column replacement, sign me up. I got a used model.
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,618
Posted By downtube42

Not for a while, but I'm super relieved to know...

Not for a while, but I'm super relieved to know both my kids got theirs. Daughter is a hospice chaplain, gears up head to toe in the facility but it's been a concern. Son is military and his peers...
Forum: Foo
01-31-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By downtube42

I moved to a new city a few years ago, and needed...

I moved to a new city a few years ago, and needed temporary housing for six months while my wife stayed back to sell the house and deal with business back home. I have a stellar credit score, owned a...
01-31-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By downtube42

One application, right after purchase. No other...

One application, right after purchase. No other product used, per their guidance. It's pretty low humidity here in the PNW, strangely enough. Not west Texas low, but not Indiana humid either. I don't...
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