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Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I haven't purchased an Amtrak ticket on the...

I haven't purchased an Amtrak ticket on the train. Only at ticket windows, kiosks, and on my phone.

Some trains do sell out so you must be prepared for that possibility when buying last minute...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Whew, nail biter. Go Seahawks!!!!!

Whew, nail biter.

Go Seahawks!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

You know what this game is missing besides a...

You know what this game is missing besides a crowd?




...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

You're not replacing brake pads everytime datlas...

You're not replacing brake pads everytime datlas changes a shift cable are you?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Let's hope the Seahawks don't suffer a similar...

Let's hope the Seahawks don't suffer a similar fate this evening.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Recommended second feature: ...

Recommended second feature:

https://youtu.be/OoJbO-J7TFo
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'm thinking about wussening the big and middle...

I'm thinking about wussening the big and middle rings on the Lemond. Currently 52/42/26, considering 48 big
undecided about mid: 36, 38, 40???

I might have a 5 bolt 38 around here. Guess I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Here in flatland PHX, I stay in the 52. Launch...

Here in flatland PHX, I stay in the 52. Launch from lights in the 52x23, then up to the 17 for cruising.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

More bobcats. Lounging by the pool this time. ...

More bobcats. Lounging by the pool this time.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

When running a triple, I'd say 30 kts. A little...

When running a triple, I'd say 30 kts. A little bit of prayer may be required to be riding in that kinda breeze.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

50, 52, 53, other?

50, 52, 53, other?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

British fanny or American fanny?

British fanny or American fanny?
Forum: Foo
09-19-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

BF is. Youtube is unless you never post videos...

BF is.
Youtube is unless you never post videos and totally ignore all comment sections.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Ti is for the olds, That's what's up wit dat ...

Ti is for the olds,
That's what's up wit dat
:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I once interviewed for a screenprinting gig at...

I once interviewed for a screenprinting gig at Nike, an 8-hour paid interview for the top 3 applicants. I missed it by that much :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Also RE: number of shifts. When I did the 12...

Also RE: number of shifts. When I did the 12 hour MTB race, my shifting muscles started cramping up, so I had to try minimizing shifts for the last couple hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Oooh, we got Appalachian state vs Marshall. ...

Oooh, we got Appalachian state vs Marshall.

Guess I missed out on Baylor vs Houston while out riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Yeah, I've been checking in on the Dragonspeed...

Yeah, I've been checking in on the Dragonspeed and Sigmatech cockpit feeds on youtube. Then highlight reels when they appear. I just watched a 1630-1930 highlight reel but it didn't have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

A couple years ago an XC/CX racer decided to race...

A couple years ago an XC/CX racer decided to race XC in a skinsuit, rolled through the feedzone, grabbed a couple of gels and tried stuffing them into his nonexistent pockets for half a minute before...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I can't imagine wearing a skinsuit and not having...

I can't imagine wearing a skinsuit and not having a bar bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'm perfectly happy with North American market...

I'm perfectly happy with North American market stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

A Toyota that just rear-ended somebody should go...

A Toyota that just rear-ended somebody should go for pretty cheap though :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Some of those fancy NYC Venge-riding guys might...

Some of those fancy NYC Venge-riding guys might run sewups glued to 80mm rims :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

My jersey pocket loadout: Left: keys, cue...

My jersey pocket loadout:

Left: keys, cue sheets when needed, and sometimes a snack.
Center: credit card and cash
Right: phone
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'm often tempted by X 1/9s. Usually...

I'm often tempted by X 1/9s.

Usually imagining that I can just put in the engine/drivetrain from a first or second gen MR2.

Not sure how feasible that actually is though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Akvavit, espresso, and milk make for a tasty...

Akvavit, espresso, and milk make for a tasty treat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Back hanger on my 1977 Toyota Corona failed, and...

Back hanger on my 1977 Toyota Corona failed, and luckily I was headed home from work so I was actually wearing a belt. I used that to hang the tailpipe from the bumper. Totally wrecked my belt but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Don't forget to set your alarm clocks for the...

Don't forget to set your alarm clocks for the start of 24 Hours of Le Mans everybody!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

This is the only unpacking song I can think of. ...

This is the only unpacking song I can think of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMvWc_PxFuY
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

In that air? risky! Indianapolis has cleaner...

In that air? risky! Indianapolis has cleaner air than Knoxville. Sad.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1212x924/air_1db6d266e7a6ea2e3b69d863dcbfc9f75507c2ce.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Cats who climb saguaros are way cuter ...

Cats who climb saguaros are way cuter
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

They work with that bag. You might need longer...

They work with that bag. You might need longer housing/cables to go around the bag however.

Edited to add pic. I ran pretty long housing when I built this bike, just in case I ever need a larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

From what I read, covid-19 put a bit of a damper...

From what I read, covid-19 put a bit of a damper on buying food and water in NYC convenience markets/bodegas for a while. Many riders probably switched from group rides to solo rides, so you can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Got in a heat-of-the-day ride today. It was...

Got in a heat-of-the-day ride today. It was supposed to be just 10 miles or so, but I kept riding for some reason. Who knows, maybe someday I'll miss riding in triple digits, then I'd have thought of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I reckon a lot of Brooklynites only got room for...

I reckon a lot of Brooklynites only got room for one bicycle in their apartment, might not even have a big enough place that they'd want a spare non-aero wheelset to go with their non-aero bag. Bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

The Camas mill is operated by Georgia-Pacific,...

The Camas mill is operated by Georgia-Pacific, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately it's owned by the evil Koch Industries.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,738
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Best way to carry lunch and a rain shell.

Best way to carry lunch and a rain shell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Dang, the old chicken manure place I used to ride...

Dang, the old chicken manure place I used to ride by all the time has closed up shop. :(

Gerings end 44 years in chicken business | News | thereflector.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Pulp mills don't seem nearly as stinky as they...

Pulp mills don't seem nearly as stinky as they were back in the '70s
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

In Vancouver you could really smell the Camas...

In Vancouver you could really smell the Camas paper mill during temperature inversions.

The Camas Papermakers are a force to be reckoned with of course
...
09-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

That is a Really high pressure for 2.8 to 3.0...

That is a Really high pressure for 2.8 to 3.0 tires.

My 2.8s list max pressure of 25 psi and my Stans rims list 26 max pressure for 2.8.

I weigh 160, bike weighs 28, and I run 11 psi front/12...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Those guy wires are tricky. ...

Those guy wires are tricky.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/589x800/119669689_10218884351328524_5866863677709543325_n_be1388b1b73a342605c9f79cb7825b46c6a8d992.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Noooooo (lplo for lop)

Noooooo

(lplo for lop)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

3/4??? I'm ready to start rounding off to...

3/4???

I'm ready to start rounding off to the nearest 5
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Everyone would cruise the loop around the mall on...

Everyone would cruise the loop around the mall on weekends, 'til they shut that down in the mid 80s.

A couple of "last cruises" were held...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV0TdEJbXAY
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

They just shut down Metrocenter Mall, where the...

They just shut down Metrocenter Mall, where the mall scene was shot. #ripmetrocenter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8UGAbAPPkk
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

It's a 2001 Buenos Aires and it's pretty tight...

It's a 2001 Buenos Aires and it's pretty tight clearance. Kenda Kwick 30mm usually fit but this new rear I just put on rubs a bit in one spot. I'm gonna see if I can put a spacer in between the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

It was a beautiful day for some gravel, ladies...

It was a beautiful day for some gravel, ladies and gentlemen!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

worried about chupacabra?

worried about chupacabra?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 86,941
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr...

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