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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 11:12 AM
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Posted By MoAlpha

At least it's by appointment now.

At least it's by appointment now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I have to go to the MVA to renew my license...

I have to go to the MVA to renew my license today. I'm REALLY looking forward to that. Then we have to drive across the river to some benighted housing tract in VA :eek: to pick up several 5 gal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Had the opportunity at a meeting Switzerland....

Had the opportunity at a meeting Switzerland. People were jumping off a mountain, hanging in the thermals, seemingly for hours, and landing on in a park in town when they’d had enough. Looked very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

How do they get off the ground out there; do they...

How do they get off the ground out there; do they get towed like a glider?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I need to cut the "grass" in the back yard, but a...

I need to cut the "grass" in the back yard, but a community of cicada killers is very active there right now. They are supposed to be benign insects and reluctant to sting, but boy do they look...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

One in a million.

One in a million.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

...for five weeks before the injuries set in. :Ģ

...for five weeks before the injuries set in. :Ģ
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By MoAlpha

Looks like it makes sense for you. Thatís great...

Looks like it makes sense for you. Thatís great and maybe itís a new model which will spread and support some local business.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Had a light day planned anyway, in case the TT...

Had a light day planned anyway, in case the TT they didn’t run last week was scheduled for tomorrow (doesn’t seem to be) plus Mr. Simplex is back. I’ll probably do a few fake miles this pm and maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By MoAlpha

Looks like a service contract for those unwilling...

Looks like a service contract for those unwilling or unable to fix their own gear, which, I suppose, fills a niche. Even then, the idea of arguing with a shop agent about whether one’s cables are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Doesnít take much to provide an excuse to rest my...

Doesnít take much to provide an excuse to rest my aching pins.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,879
Posted By MoAlpha

I have very basic Wellgo/Forte double-sided SPDs...

I have very basic Wellgo/Forte double-sided SPDs on the commuter. They must have been about 26 bucks new and have been okay for at least 15, possibly more like 20, years and four bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I would certainly recommend it over...

I would certainly recommend it over methylprednisolone taken by mouth. Applied to the skin theyíre both essentially harmless.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Thank God itís raining.

Thank God itís raining.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

For something that rigid, I’d use good old 2-part...

For something that rigid, I’d use good old 2-part epoxy. Why mess around? For anything which has to bend, I like Loctite Flexible Adhesive (I think that’s what it’s called).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Strava suggests sheís up and about and taking...

Strava suggests sheís up and about and taking nourishment.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes. Hope daughter will bring her Icelandic man...

Yes. Hope daughter will bring her Icelandic man over for the height of it, but she might be spooked. She was, like, 12 last time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

A postdoc of mine and his wife both got faculty...

A postdoc of mine and his wife both got faculty jobs at UT and are moving down this Fall. Heís a big MUPster. Iíll be sure to tell them!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

None here that I know of, fortunately.

None here that I know of, fortunately.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Must be a Phila thing, like cheese steaks and...

Must be a Phila thing, like cheese steaks and MFSB.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Rotating cohorts is doctrine for health care...

Rotating cohorts is doctrine for health care staff in a pandemic and it's the right way to handle a situation where people have to be exposed. And yes, to do it right, they will have to test the ****...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

That's a good schedule because if anyone gets...

That's a good schedule because if anyone gets infected, they're sure to be symptomatic by the time they would go back. I hope they're keeping them in cohorts and not mixing them up, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I would be concerned about that too.

I would be concerned about that too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Do you push the bike with the front brake...

Do you push the bike with the front brake engaged? As datlas points out, that's the most sensitive way to detect play.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Bike must be on the ground, as you state. Even...

Bike must be on the ground, as you state. Even then, it seems to take a lot of force to get the play out of the stack, so I back off the cap after I nip up the stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Tube feeding a person with capacity to refuse is...

Tube feeding a person with capacity to refuse is prosecutable as battery in every state I've worked in.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

It's essentially public health theater for the...

It's essentially public health theater for the poor scared parents. My heart goes out to everyone with kids at home right now. These are terrible choices to have to make.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Airborne route >>>> fomite. Catch enforces...

Airborne route >>>> fomite. Catch enforces distance. Personally, I would give them a bottle of hand sanitizer and tell them knock themselves out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

You need more pressure to preload the stack than...

You need more pressure to preload the stack than that flimsy cap wants to live at after the stem clamp is tightened. Make sense?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

For better or worse, I have decided that the...

For better or worse, I have decided that the population of affluent, home-working, riders in this highly precaution-compliant community are "safe" enough to ride with. The Zip Code map of cases in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Missed the stem story: Longer? Shorter? Angle?

Missed the stem story: Longer? Shorter? Angle?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I have heard that story before and I think...

I have heard that story before and I think something similar happened to my own father, but he was pretty rough already.

Loss of a spouse is a major risk factor for vascular disease and probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I had it just as bad before I got bumped. ...

I had it just as bad before I got bumped. Concussion isn't supposed to do much to real long-term, biographical, memory. In fact, that stays intact pretty far into Alzheimer disease.

My father,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I experience the same thing, only worse 'cause...

I experience the same thing, only worse 'cause I'm older. No one knows much about how "natural" forgetting works, but it may be necessary in some way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Woooeee!

Woooeee!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

There is, particularly using functional MRI. For...

There is, particularly using functional MRI. For instance, my old fellowship supervisor has been interested in the difference in brain mechanisms between voluntary and involuntary movement and found...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

The Strava heat map is here:...

The Strava heat map is here: https://www.strava.com/heatmap#7.00/-120.90000/38.36000/hot/all. No pay wall.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

It's clearly "a thing," and there are some...

It's clearly "a thing," and there are some interesting new data on how it and some related phenomena might work, but I don't know much about the practice, per se. Why are you asking?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

It anchors the cable with a cam and flattens it....

It anchors the cable with a cam and flattens it. I have destroyed two recently. I don't remember the Park tool doing that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 783
Posted By MoAlpha

If the combination of skin flora and glove...

If the combination of skin flora and glove material is right, no amount of soap and water is going to make an appreciable difference. In that case, the options are a soak with a real bactericide or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

I am frozen out of ours until I get the...

I am frozen out of ours until I get the certificates on my PIV card unblocked. Will have to do that pretty soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Am going to recycle my Pedro’s “4th hand” tool,...

Am going to recycle my Pedro’s “4th hand” tool, which should really be called a cable unraveler, lest I am ever tempted to use it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Here are some crabon questions for the experts:...

Here are some crabon questions for the experts: My FD cable is getting sticky in its little groove under the BB on the R3. A. Will sleeving it with housing liner prevent this and 2. is it sticking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Finding some hills would be the first requirement.

Finding some hills would be the first requirement.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

That sounds slow.

That sounds slow.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Heard of this.

Heard of this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

Are you kidding? I’m hors de combat, baby. I...

Are you kidding? I’m hors de combat, baby. I don’t remember when my last > 200 mi week was.

That last one was very hilly and I was trying to keep the average in Z2. Poor guy I was with had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 24,560
Posted By MoAlpha

On the 2015 Marion-Bermuda race, we had terrible...

On the 2015 Marion-Bermuda race, we had terrible weather. The boat flew off a wave and crashed with the owner on the toilet and it broke off at the deck. We had a nice 5 gal. bucket, but I didnít...
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