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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-23-20, 06:59 AM
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Old 01-23-20, 07:00 AM
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It's snowing again. Roads are generally fine but people are driving like absolute jerks.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Do check it out. For a long time, I only rode alone and I enjoyed it. I still enjoy it, but there is a different, fun dynamic riding with others... when you're in the mood for it (I still feel free to skip out to ride alone with my thoughts, sometimes). You should be able to find a group of like-minded people that aren't looking for a hammer ride.
I'm itching to get out on a road bike again. I love my old steel, but unfortunately Illinois loves their road salt more. I do wish that I didn't have to worry about rust.

Locally there is a dirt cheap 1996 Cannondale R500 that's been tempting me terribly. It's likely too small, but it's one of the polished aluminum ones that I've always dreamed of.

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Type II DM in a bag.
Sweet!
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Since I have idle time, I've begun hand-wringing on tires for the new year.

The new "souplesse" Schwalbe Pro1 that I've been eager to try?
The Conti 5k TL that's regarded as one of the best all-around choices?
Or Vittoria Corsa that promise a sweet ride but haven't seen much print?

​​​​​I've pretty much decided that I'll buy three of whichever - I've settled in to two rear tires for each front since I've been running tubeless. That'll probably cover my 4-5k miles for the year, too, and there's the rub - commitment to one means that I won't get to try the others til next year!
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
It's snowing again. Roads are generally fine but people are driving like absolute jerks.
Yep, it’s definitely white outside.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I'm itching to get out on a road bike again. I love my old steel, but unfortunately Illinois loves their road salt more. I do wish that I didn't have to worry about rust.
I got out Monday and Tuesday. Had to “de-rust” the chain yesterday.

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I got out Monday and Tuesday. Had to “de-rust” the chain yesterday.

Nice looking bike, but your sig says to save the rim brake. Irony?
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Type II DM in a bag.
Bingo ... but ... but ... but ... it’s convenient.
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Here's my go-to -

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Because there's not much football to talk about and the basketball talk engages fewer people. And it's winter, so there's less actual riding banter.
This calls for more birds of prey pictures to fill the void.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I'm itching to get out on a road bike again. I love my old steel, but unfortunately Illinois loves their road salt more. I do wish that I didn't have to worry about rust.

Locally there is a dirt cheap 1996 Cannondale R500 that's been tempting me terribly. It's likely too small, but it's one of the polished aluminum ones that I've always dreamed of.
Keep looking.
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Bingo ... but ... but ... but ... it’s convenient.
I see your convenient with obesity and raise you inflammatory load.
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Why again about food, I'm on a diet
I did not have pancakes for breakfast.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Yep.

I had to stop with a pack of Hostess Snowballs for breakfast every morning.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Since I have idle time, I've begun hand-wringing on tires for the new year.

The new "souplesse" Schwalbe Pro1 that I've been eager to try?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Keep looking.
Probably the wise choice.

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Nice looking bike, but your sig says to save the rim brake. Irony?
Busted.
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I see your convenient with obesity and raise you inflammatory load.
...and intestinal distress.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I did not have pancakes for breakfast.
Nor I.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
It's snowing again. Roads are generally fine but people are driving like absolute jerks.
Had that experience on Saturday night. Saw the aftermath of two separate spinouts on one slick road. One woman was lucky and had just missed ramming a telephone pole.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I got out Monday and Tuesday. Had to “de-rust” the chain yesterday.

Kiss my grits.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I did not have pancakes for breakfast.
Nor did I. I had a small, chili lime pork burrito.
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I did not have pancakes for breakfast.
I had a small bowl of steel-cut oats with whole milk and raisins. No added sweeteners.
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