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08-13-20, 06:52 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Got in a quick 20 last night before sunset, and...

Got in a quick 20 last night before sunset, and caught four of these guys goofing around above the cornfields:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

I don't have many memories of living in New...

I don't have many memories of living in New Mexico but one of them is seeing hang gliders floating around after launching off the nearby ridge.

Hang gliding is one of those things that looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:39 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Must be where you developed your sprint. ...

Must be where you developed your sprint.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:31 PM
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Posted By abshipp

These guys have an engine on their back. Face in...

These guys have an engine on their back. Face in to the wind, inflate the wing, throttle up and run.

You can winch launch unpowered paragliders, I've seen towing by cars, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:15 PM
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Posted By abshipp

I've always liked these things: ...

I've always liked these things:

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:15 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Yikes

Yikes
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 01:17 PM
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Posted By abshipp

SMH doesn't she know that slamdancing is the only...

SMH doesn't she know that slamdancing is the only MUP-approved dance style?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Need to drain your wheels again?

Need to drain your wheels again?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:57 AM
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Posted By abshipp

I guess the difference between a custom and an...

I guess the difference between a custom and an off the shelf frame is that, with a custom, I would be the one signing off on the frame specs so if it turns out to be rubbish then it's more than just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Autonomous mowers are the future of lawn(s) care:...

Autonomous mowers are the future of lawn(s) care:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 09:11 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Oh man there's a lot of stuff I've been dragging...

Oh man there's a lot of stuff I've been dragging around for years now in the same boxes, for no better reason than I've always had it.



I've always hated the idea of selling amps, mostly from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 09:05 AM
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Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

:)

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:06 AM
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Posted By abshipp

How's little Lotus doing?

How's little Lotus doing?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:53 AM
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Posted By abshipp

I could stick with 28s if I had to, which is good...

I could stick with 28s if I had to, which is good if I want to keep riding vintage steel. I'm getting the itch to grab another '80s Tenax-tubed Schwinn like a Tempo but they've got a pretty hard stop...
08-12-20, 06:57 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Very cool, thanks so much for the info :thumb:

Very cool, thanks so much for the info :thumb:
08-12-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 57,552
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Posted By abshipp

Here's a bit of a weird one. I swear it looks...

Here's a bit of a weird one. I swear it looks like someone replaced the rear dropouts but the paint looks original :foo: Could be factory, but I've never seen a dropout with that kind of "step" in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:13 AM
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Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Always nice to have an expert opinion :thumb:

Always nice to have an expert opinion :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:12 AM
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Posted By abshipp

What's sad is that a hundred yards ahead of that...

What's sad is that a hundred yards ahead of that there are two ~20 yard sections that they repaired last year. Somehow this section wasn't bad enough to fix :rolleyes:



Really thinking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,907
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Posted By abshipp

Velo Vol note road condition. This is a bit of an...

Velo Vol note road condition. This is a bit of an extreme example of our road decay, but it is not very hard to find this kind of stuff around here - I can think of at least three spots on my regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:37 PM
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Posted By abshipp

My MTB fork has two star nuts in the steer tube...

My MTB fork has two star nuts in the steer tube from using this technique but going just a bit too far. Snapped the alloy top cap bolt inside the threads but didn't have anything long enough to push...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Yeah, the few group rides I did years ago were...

Yeah, the few group rides I did years ago were super fun, I totally get why people do it.

The biggest thing I wish I had was a reliable group of friends to ride with - out of my tiny little friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:07 AM
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Posted By abshipp

I'll keep an eye out for that, thanks :thumb:

I'll keep an eye out for that, thanks :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:55 AM
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Posted By abshipp

It's totally not happening this year for me, I...

It's totally not happening this year for me, I have a hard enough time motivating myself to go out and meet new people even in normal times. There's a club that's got their normal rides going and are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

So, not trying to be snarky here but I know it...

So, not trying to be snarky here but I know it could come off that way - have we all decided that group rides are okay now?

I'm still not exactly excited about the idea of riding with others, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:26 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Although on my route home, one of the main roads...

Although on my route home, one of the main roads is undergoing some full depth repairs on the concrete.

Big lane-width sections taken out all the way down, looks like around 18" - and I saw what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:21 PM
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Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Total devastation here: ...

Total devastation here:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 02:23 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Well looks like things have mostly blown by here...

Well looks like things have mostly blown by here at work, my house is still under a tornado warning for the next few minutes I think.

Sirens blew and we all staged by the designated weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

See you on the other side. ...

See you on the other side.

https://twitter.com/MikeHamernik/status/1292895751840948224

https://twitter.com/NWSChicago/status/1292900298009260032
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Oh boy. ...

Oh boy.

https://twitter.com/NWSChicago/status/1292857220091133960
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:22 PM
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Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Oh that's dumb.

Oh that's dumb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:07 PM
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Posted By abshipp

If a road is getting resurfaced around here it's...

If a road is getting resurfaced around here it's typically blacktop. One of my regular routes has a couple of miles that were recently resurfaced and it's smooth as silk :bday:



Yep,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

The road conditions annoy me to, but there's no...

The road conditions annoy me to, but there's no escaping it. Road maintenance out in the country seems to be limited to dumping a layer of fine gravel on top of them every year or two.

The local...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Sometimes a road is just so rough that nothing's...

Sometimes a road is just so rough that nothing's going to help :lol:

And yes, generally an old steel frame does great for taking the edge off and a lot of them take at least 28s, which is what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:24 AM
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Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

As of last night I am the owner of a bicycle...

As of last night I am the owner of a bicycle motorcross bicycle.

I'd say proud owner, but I picked it from the curb and haven't dug into it enough to find out how big of a POS it is :lol:

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Correct. On the last longer ride I did there...

Correct.

On the last longer ride I did there was a ~25mph descent on a road so rough I was legitimately concerned to be on 43 year old steel. The bike and I made it, but there are some really...
08-09-20, 05:05 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Hey RiddleOfSteel you're collecting big bikes...

Hey RiddleOfSteel you're collecting big bikes from great builders, right? :innocent:

67cm 1989 Chris Kvale. Full Dura-ace 7400! - $700 (612)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

I saw one on the MUP not too long ago. What...

I saw one on the MUP not too long ago.

What do they typically come in for?
08-09-20, 09:47 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Lots of Voyageurs lately. Here's a cheap one near...

Lots of Voyageurs lately. Here's a cheap one near Davenport IA:

Schwinn Voyager road bike - $80 (Bettendorf)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

My friend has a Cube and I think he's on his...

My friend has a Cube and I think he's on his third transmission now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:49 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Not quite, the cog threads are still good but...

Not quite, the cog threads are still good but without the lockring I'll need to be careful with how much back pressure I apply on the pedals.

So basically it's the same as just running a fixed cog...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Ugh. I was goofing around on my fixed gear last...

Ugh. I was goofing around on my fixed gear last night and was trying to learn how to skid.

Lockring threads stripped out :notamused:

I just built these wheels not too long ago. Very annoying.
08-07-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57,552
Views: 8,366,839
Posted By abshipp

Very pretty Fuji Newest: Vintage Fuji Newest...

Very pretty Fuji Newest:

Vintage Fuji Newest Racer 1972 Road Bike 22.5in / 57cm frame $250 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1178434959158434/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

There is a Mediterranean restaurant here that I...

There is a Mediterranean restaurant here that I like a few things from, but usually I just go there for their lentil soup and falafel.

Oh, and the coffee :love:



I don't really hold strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Rapha is too divisive for my bank account. ...

Rapha is too divisive for my bank account.

Got two of the "Race" jerseys from The Black Bibs as well as a neck gaiter for the end of not-summer.

I hope that they fit well, since I'm going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

It's such a shame. It all looks so good!

It's such a shame. It all looks so good!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

In other, incredibly exciting news, I just bought...

In other, incredibly exciting news, I just bought a couple of new jerseys for the first time in years :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Ew. Dill is only good for dill pickles. Do not...

Ew. Dill is only good for dill pickles. Do not like it in anything else.

I wish I could like it, it would open up a lot of food options for me. Same with hummus and a lot of Mediterranean foods,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

Can't help but think of the "Chewing Magazine"...

Can't help but think of the "Chewing Magazine" (https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/05/05) story in Calvin & Hobbes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

There is a jar of pickled beets in the pantry...

There is a jar of pickled beets in the pantry that my wife bought on a whim, maybe I should give them a go?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 24,386
Posted By abshipp

I do not believe I have ever eaten a beet, or a...

I do not believe I have ever eaten a beet, or a beet-derived substance.
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