Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXV

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXV

Old 07-02-19, 04:07 PM
  #26  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 28,804

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 399 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8953 Post(s)
Liked 171 Times in 110 Posts
Update on lawn tractor. Recall I have 18 year old lawn tractor that recently started to run rough and burn oil. I finally found a local guy who does repairs. I explained situation to him and he laughed, said no role for repair. It’s a goner. Sad!
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 04:16 PM
  #27  
gnome
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Posts: 4,538

Bikes: I've lost count.

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 881 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Me: Honey, what should we have for dinner tonight? I feel like we're in a rut, eating the same ol' things.

Wife: Leftovers?

Me:
Well they need eating up. They'll only go to waste otherwise.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 04:17 PM
  #28  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 2,887

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1690 Post(s)
Liked 201 Times in 114 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Me: Honey, what should we have for dinner tonight? I feel like we're in a rut, eating the same ol' things.

Wife: Leftovers?

Me:
We sit down on a weekend morning, agree on dinners for the week, and then shop. If we eat the same old stuff, it’s because we planned on it and leftovers get included in the plan or frozen. I do 75% of the cooking and 90% of the cleanup and I can improvise pretty well, but I like to know what I’m doing that night. Tonight is a sort of a Niçoise salad.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 07-02-19, 04:22 PM
  #29  
mzeffex 
Senior Member
 
mzeffex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 9,456

Bikes: Something Canadian, something Italian, something American, and something German

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 7 Posts
Tonight will be interesting. Doing a local "training" crit, the A race, with some people who are actual pros and will inevitably chew me up and spit me out. However, I've definitely outgrown the B race based on last week. Wish there was a B+ race.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
mzeffex is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 04:26 PM
  #30  
mzeffex 
Senior Member
 
mzeffex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 9,456

Bikes: Something Canadian, something Italian, something American, and something German

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Tonight will be interesting. Doing a local "training" crit, the A race, with some people who are actual pros and will inevitably chew me up and spit me out. However, I've definitely outgrown the B race based on last week. Wish there was a B+ race.
This is mostly unfortunate because I really only raced for the prime and winner's prizes, yogurt, and the chances of taking home more delicious food have gone out the window.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
mzeffex is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 04:54 PM
  #31  
seedsbelize 
necessary illusions
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,609
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4873 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 46 Posts
Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
IMO and IME you don't talk about jaw pain, you do something about it. You don’t get a bunch of second chances. My brother was having “heartburn” when playing tennis. He called and asked me what to do? Seriously? Quad bypass. The folks who have pain without a heart attack are the lucky ones. I wasn’t so lucky. Don’t ignore it. If it is serious, it won’t warn you forever. See a cardiologist. A village GP may be a fine doctor, but is in no position to help you properly.
Cardiologist as soon as I return from Belize.
Thanks
__________________
one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 05:27 PM
  #32  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,599

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 271 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6253 Post(s)
Liked 94 Times in 68 Posts
Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
IMO and IME you don't talk about jaw pain, you do something about it. You don’t get a bunch of second chances. My brother was having “heartburn” when playing tennis. He called and asked me what to do? Seriously? Quad bypass. The folks who have pain without a heart attack are the lucky ones. I wasn’t so lucky. Don’t ignore it. If it is serious, it won’t warn you forever. See a cardiologist. A village GP may be a fine doctor, but is in no position to help you properly.
Are you calling our @datlas a village GP?

#startingsome****
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 05:49 PM
  #33  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,195
Mentioned: 172 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9063 Post(s)
Liked 687 Times in 425 Posts
Editing photos and came across this from a few miles short of the summit of Thompson Pass, Idaho side. The final 5 miles averages 7.1%. The final 2 averages 7.7%. Ruling grade of over 13%.


Last edited by indyfabz; 07-02-19 at 06:09 PM.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 07-02-19, 06:23 PM
  #34  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Got a castle in - er, Minneapolis, that's where I dwell!
Posts: 25,408

Bikes: 2016 Diamondback Haanjo, 2018 Trek Domane SL5 Gravel

Mentioned: 311 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9297 Post(s)
Liked 326 Times in 198 Posts
Originally Posted by gnome View Post
Well they need eating up. They'll only go to waste otherwise.
They generally get eaten for lunches. I was more puzzled that the proposed solution to a complaint of the same ol' same ol' was... the stuff that we had two days ago.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 06:23 PM
  #35  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 45,256

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 158 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6224 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 38 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Is anybody out there?
Maybe
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is online now  
Old 07-02-19, 06:28 PM
  #36  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 45,256

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 158 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6224 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 38 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Update on lawn tractor. Recall I have 18 year old lawn tractor that recently started to run rough and burn oil. I finally found a local guy who does repairs. I explained situation to him and he laughed, said no role for repair. It’s a goner. Sad!
Well, it's no Saturn.
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is online now  
Old 07-02-19, 06:31 PM
  #37  
seedsbelize 
necessary illusions
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,609
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4873 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 46 Posts
Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
IMO and IME you don't talk about jaw pain, you do something about it. You don’t get a bunch of second chances. My brother was having “heartburn” when playing tennis. He called and asked me what to do? Seriously? Quad bypass. The folks who have pain without a heart attack are the lucky ones. I wasn’t so lucky. Don’t ignore it. If it is serious, it won’t warn you forever. See a cardiologist. A village GP may be a fine doctor, but is in no position to help you properly.
After consulting with a RN friend, I will postpone Belize until after being checked. Thanks again.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 06:33 PM
  #38  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 2,887

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1690 Post(s)
Liked 201 Times in 114 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Are you calling our @datlas a village GP?

#startingsome****
Guys like @datlas are here to protect us from the specialists and don’t forget it!
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 07-02-19, 06:36 PM
  #39  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Got a castle in - er, Minneapolis, that's where I dwell!
Posts: 25,408

Bikes: 2016 Diamondback Haanjo, 2018 Trek Domane SL5 Gravel

Mentioned: 311 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9297 Post(s)
Liked 326 Times in 198 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
We sit down on a weekend morning, agree on dinners for the week, and then shop. If we eat the same old stuff, it’s because we planned on it and leftovers get included in the plan or frozen. I do 75% of the cooking and 90% of the cleanup and I can improvise pretty well, but I like to know what I’m doing that night. Tonight is a sort of a Niçoise salad.
It generally falls to me to plan the dinners and to cook them - my wife isn't terribly good in either of those capacities. I get downright frustrated with her in the kitchen - she just doesn't know how to move around in one and she's always getting in the way when she tries to help. I don't think that having two kids at home full-time during the summer is helping much in terms of variety, either. I've been itching to try new stuff but it's hard to scrape together the time and energy to think of meals, research recipes/ingredients and then get them on the table.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 06:42 PM
  #40  
rpenmanparker 
Senior Member
 
rpenmanparker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 28,488

Bikes: 1990 Romic Reynolds 531 custom build, Merlin Works CR Ti custom build, super light Workswell 066 custom build

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6399 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Are you calling our @datlas a village GP?

#startingsome****
Nah, I’m talking about the cute doc in Mexico that seeds was too enchanted by to argue with.
__________________
Robert

Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
No matter where I go, here I am...
rpenmanparker is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 06:44 PM
  #41  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,195
Mentioned: 172 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9063 Post(s)
Liked 687 Times in 425 Posts

I rarely know what I am having for dinner when I wake up in the morning. Sometimes I know by lunch time. But usually I don’t know until after work. Tonight I found a pompano and fired up the grill.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 07-02-19, 06:49 PM
  #42  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 2,887

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1690 Post(s)
Liked 201 Times in 114 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
It generally falls to me to plan the dinners and to cook them - my wife isn't terribly good in either of those capacities. I get downright frustrated with her in the kitchen - she just doesn't know how to move around in one and she's always getting in the way when she tries to help. I don't think that having two kids at home full-time during the summer is helping much in terms of variety, either. I've been itching to try new stuff but it's hard to scrape together the time and energy to think of meals, research recipes/ingredients and then get them on the table.
I always cooked, but the kitchen duties devolved on me completely during long run of years when I would pick up daughter at daycare and my wife would get home late and starved for baby time. Like you, I am also way more efficient and understand ingredients a little better, so it has worked out now for about 28 years. Where I fall down is in the area of imagination and research and my wife is great at finding recipes for me.

I have actually forgotten how hard it is to cook with kids and I’m ashamed of the ****e we used to eat when my daughter was small and picky. It helped to get her involved in cooking a bit, but we tended to default to the crap she would eat, viz, white food. She’s quite a good cook now and feeds her no-good boyfriend like a king.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 07-02-19, 06:50 PM
  #43  
seedsbelize 
necessary illusions
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,609
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4873 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 46 Posts
Originally Posted by rpenmanparker;2100858k6
Nah, I’m talking about the cute doc in Mexico that seeds was too enchanted by to argue with.
She was cute and I was enchanted-- she even speaks some broken English! But how much can a lay person argue with a doctor? Instead I went online, came back here, and consulted a couple nurse friends. And left a voice message for my wife's cardiologist. And cancelled the Belize trip.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 06:57 PM
  #44  
seedsbelize 
necessary illusions
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,609
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4873 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 46 Posts
It seems, with static angina, it can go on for years. With non-static, not so much. So I guess it's good to get a baseline and move forward from there. Initially I was thinking I could let it go indefinitely, since my only symptoms came with hard exertion. Apparently that is not always the case.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 06:58 PM
  #45  
rpenmanparker 
Senior Member
 
rpenmanparker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 28,488

Bikes: 1990 Romic Reynolds 531 custom build, Merlin Works CR Ti custom build, super light Workswell 066 custom build

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6399 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
She was cute and I was enchanted-- she even speaks some broken English! But how much can a lay person argue with a doctor? Instead I went online, came back here, and consulted a couple nurse friends. And left a voice message for my wife's cardiologist. And cancelled the Belize trip.
That’s too bad about Belize. Probably a wise move however.
__________________
Robert

Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
No matter where I go, here I am...
rpenmanparker is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 06:59 PM
  #46  
Makel
Senior Member
 
Makel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,875

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD 9, Specialized Transition, Specialized Fate, Specialized Crux

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Hawt.
Makel is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 07:01 PM
  #47  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 3,843

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 130 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2915 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 9 Posts

For @BillyD
DougRNS is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 07:05 PM
  #48  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 28,804

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 399 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8953 Post(s)
Liked 171 Times in 110 Posts
Originally Posted by moalpha View Post
guys like @datlas are here to protect us from the specialists and don’t forget it!
qft
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 07:12 PM
  #49  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Got a castle in - er, Minneapolis, that's where I dwell!
Posts: 25,408

Bikes: 2016 Diamondback Haanjo, 2018 Trek Domane SL5 Gravel

Mentioned: 311 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9297 Post(s)
Liked 326 Times in 198 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have actually forgotten how hard it is to cook with kids and I’m ashamed of the ****e we used to eat when my daughter was small and picky. It helped to get her involved in cooking a bit, but we tended to default to the crap she would eat, viz, white food. She’s quite a good cook now and feeds her no-good boyfriend like a king.
Kids are a pain in the ass to cook for - it's hard to devote time and attention to the act of cooking and then there's the pickiness. Both of my kids seem to go through phases and, amazingly, they're both being a little more open now; I don't know how long it'll last, so I feel that I need to capitalize on it and expand the menu while I can.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 07:12 PM
  #50  
seedsbelize 
necessary illusions
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,609
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4873 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 46 Posts
Cooking is not my cup of tea. And neither is cleaning up. I grew up in the fifties and sixties, in a family of German and Pennsylvania Dutch background, as the only boy with three sisters.
seedsbelize is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.