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Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 2,433
Posted By SwtBadger

A side question, has that shovel actually been...

A side question, has that shovel actually been used? The label looks perfectly intact, without wear marks of any kind..... Might lead some to question if it has been truly tested for awesomeness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

This happened to one my neighbors also. They...

This happened to one my neighbors also. They weren't even in bed, just on the otherside in the house and had a laptop taken.

Of the houses in the neighborhood, other than the homeland security...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

We have a family friend for whom it actually does...

We have a family friend for whom it actually does make sense. Hard driven personality, lawyer head of office, long hours and works in Chicago. For that it would seems makes sense as disposable...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

My wife and I have determined that even if I...

My wife and I have determined that even if I wanted a Peloton there is no proper place to put it in our house. Pelotons it would appear only go in front of large windows, we only have one bay...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Oh my, got me beat.

Oh my, got me beat.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

I took a one day trip to Decatur yesterday, which...

I took a one day trip to Decatur yesterday, which I believe is somewhat near you. Simply beautiful weather for this time year, especially in comparison to SE WI. Had some excellent BBQ for lunch.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Now this is useful information, my wife was born...

Now this is useful information, my wife was born in '64 (December) and I in early spring of '65. So in addition to the fact that she is always one year older, a mathematical fact that causes her...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Cats still will get birds with a bell. Not to...

Cats still will get birds with a bell. Not to mention the collars for which the bells attached have a half-life of about 4 days. My wife now buys "industrial size" packages of collars with bells. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

You could be a fill in for others in half of my...

You could be a fill in for others in half of my work meetings, particularly consulting engineers.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Its a trend, I'm 55 next year also. I can have a...

Its a trend, I'm 55 next year also. I can have a HSA, but can't all at the same time. Rules are can't have both a flexible spending account and a HSA. My wife signs up through her work in a flex...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Like you, this unexpectedly cold and snowy...

Like you, this unexpectedly cold and snowy November has left some late fall outside work unfinished. Have four saplings, several perennials and a bunch of spring bulbs unplanted. Pots haven't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Seems like yours is the amazing story, but am...

Seems like yours is the amazing story, but am certainly pleased with how it worked out. By the way, when I was going through this, I had the impression that the DRs didn't want to operate on me as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Same, ran track and cross country in high-school,...

Same, ran track and cross country in high-school, kept on running and by my mid 20s couldn't walk without a noticeable shuffle and could only go up stairs a 1/2 step at a time. Picked up biking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

I've thought about getting some "Lobster" gloves...

I've thought about getting some "Lobster" gloves as a medium solution. They break the mitten up so that instead of all four fingers together, its two and two + the thumb. I'm guessing warmer but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

If your weather is anything like over here in WI,...

If your weather is anything like over here in WI, its still a hard*** ride you pulled. Not so much the cold, but the wetness and overcast. Cold fingers are the worst, toes seem to just go numb...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

Same as below? I assumed that the model below...

Same as below? I assumed that the model below was Chinese as I took the picture while there. At the time I was looking for a new road bike, posted the below to some friends and said it wasn't on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 84,061
Posted By SwtBadger

:thumb: And hopefully dry. Its been wet here,...

:thumb: And hopefully dry. Its been wet here, really wet. Between that and lost of daylight been hard to get on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

:bday: The amount of time and commitment...

:bday:

The amount of time and commitment that even non-award winning marching bands put in is astonishing based upon my son's involvement last year. Multiple weeks of 20-40 hours of practicing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

Here a bit east and a bit south of you, my solo...

Here a bit east and a bit south of you, my solo week day rides are almost done for the year too. It's beat the clock to get a ride in before full darkness. Don't mind, actually prefer riding at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

I like to think I'm reasonable quick for someone...

I like to think I'm reasonable quick for someone in their mid 50's, but I'm not sure I could 30 mph for 10 sec. without a hill or very nice tail wind.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

Double bonus :thumb: On the jacket, would it...

Double bonus :thumb:

On the jacket, would it work (ie be warm enough in 40-50 degree weather) to just wear a light synthetic T-shirt as an underlayer. I'm kind of interested, but can't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

While you could do that and while the purchase...

While you could do that and while the purchase may have great fit, style and functionality....iirc its PINK:eek:. I for one am secure enough in my own insecurities to admit that this male does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

I just brought my 2020 to the office...one from...

I just brought my 2020 to the office...one from the Nature Conservancy they sent me a few months ago.... along with a reminder that I could send them more and larger donations
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

I also drank beer and watched the Packers win...

I also drank beer and watched the Packers win again versus the Bears. Boring game, but enjoyable here in WI, questionable use of calories.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

Planning on adding pedals? or just going to let...

Planning on adding pedals? or just going to let the e-bike do its thing :)

Sharp looking bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

Be careful out there. I saw waves and waves of...

Be careful out there. I saw waves and waves of Ragweed on my ride this weekend. That stuff is just evil to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

Sure thing, one of the few processed foods...

Sure thing, one of the few processed foods allowed growing up was sugary b-fast cereal. Wouldn't have been allowed to have the toy blaster gun, but the cereal was fine - if my brother didn't beat me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

Your state does seen to have a fetish on having...

Your state does seen to have a fetish on having the proper stickers for non-moving vehicles.. Experience indicates that the authorities check all plates in the O'Hare parking lots - I suspect for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

When I was young, my mom always made homemade. ...

When I was young, my mom always made homemade. How I longed and begged for the stuff out of the box like everyone else had.

Even today, my wife makes it from scratch, I usually find some left...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,522
Posted By SwtBadger

Whoops per mile... 21 feet per mile. Not...

Whoops per mile... 21 feet per mile.

Not too far from where you reside btw.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,522
Posted By SwtBadger

I can validate the OP with some anecdotal data...

I can validate the OP with some anecdotal data from last week. Unfortunately my Road bike was out of action and road my Mountain bike on pavement instead.

Strava indicates that I road 17.0 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By SwtBadger

Component lifespan?

What is reasonable lifespan of higher end bike components?


Ultegra 6800 rear shifter and right crank failed within the last week, in addition to two punctures.

I expect a crank to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,170
Posted By SwtBadger

As aside to the main topic, there is one in...

As aside to the main topic, there is one in Burlington WI and I think in Manitowoc.

On the main topic, if there isn't a bubbler, then spend a little coin at a gas station/convenience center....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,653
Posted By SwtBadger

Nor can the thread's basis in reality be...

Nor can the thread's basis in reality be validated without them side x side.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 670,218
Posted By SwtBadger

5-11, 180, 34 waist and a Pactimo large works...

5-11, 180, 34 waist and a Pactimo large works well for me also for bibs. No idea on jersey.

BTW, no way can fit into a large Castelli, x-large bibs can squeeze into and need an XX-large...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 148,808
Posted By SwtBadger

Vested interested here too.... There is a lot of...

Vested interested here too.... There is a lot of stuff not working right at this new 40 then. I preferred my original 40.


Been lurking for too long again. Still can't seem to figure out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Missing the obvious answer, wear the socks only. ...

Missing the obvious answer, wear the socks only. If Ms Trsnrtr is in vicinity still need may to make a mad dash unseen. IF raining/wet outside then you made the right choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Not that I needed them, but I could have worn...

Not that I needed them, but I could have worn either arm or knee warmers yesterday. Short ride after work, ended up 63 deg F, in the dark. Complained at by wife for riding in the dark - even though...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Heat and lifetime of the processor. In fact...

Heat and lifetime of the processor.

In fact they do (or did) use to overclock them - can't remember the specifics but when testing they set the frequency (clock) of each processor based upon how...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Sister, came down with shingles before age 50,...

Sister, came down with shingles before age 50, not an enjoyable event.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Aren't you advised to see a witch-doctor for that?

Aren't you advised to see a witch-doctor for that?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Latest mechanical on main ride is fixed. ...

Latest mechanical on main ride is fixed. Hopefully that is the last repair needed for at least year. Tally so far this year, one rear hangar, one rear shifter and now one broken spoke within the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Wut,, I though it was a legitimate congrats icon....

Wut,, I though it was a legitimate congrats icon. Now I wonder, is there one of those?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Might be different for bears, but based upon...

Might be different for bears, but based upon experience I do not recommend weeding and especially not eating it. Broke out all over when it got mixed in with the Rhubarb.....don't ask.

Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Once was driving in WI with plant manager from...

Once was driving in WI with plant manager from one of our production facilities on the "West" bank across from New Orleans. Saw a road kill deer to which he said " You would never see that in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Perhaps they flipped the stem after hearing...

Perhaps they flipped the stem after hearing serious cyclists do so.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Between that and the aerodynamics thread, the...

Between that and the aerodynamics thread, the bickering on the grease thread, it is an extra special day on bikeforums.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

There is a tri-shop nearby who outsources a...

There is a tri-shop nearby who outsources a machinist to slightly cut Ultegra 11 speed cassettes to work with 10 speed hubs. Charges about $40 over that of the US retail ultegra hub cost. Have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

I like how you have them mounted right by the...

I like how you have them mounted right by the door. Exit door, look right, pick bike...time to roll.

Who makes these... I could use these for 6 bikes in my garage (only half are mine), although I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 158,146
Posted By SwtBadger

Looks like DougRNS worst nightmare.

Looks like DougRNS worst nightmare.
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