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Old 07-03-20, 05:15 PM
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It’s not really “Hawk” Mountain until fall migration season. Until then you won’t spot any large scale raptors. Your best bet would be to spot a couple turkey vultures or black vultures, or maybe the local red-tailed hawk, but that’s about it.
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Old 07-03-20, 05:17 PM
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Oh, also. Quintana was hit/crashed while out training in Columbia. In the hospital, but couldn’t find out the details. I asked a friend of mine originally from Columbia, but haven’t heard back yet.

edit. NOT at the hospital (ESPN ). Minor scrapes and knee pain.

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Old 07-03-20, 05:36 PM
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What's the alarm for?
M-F it serves as my alarm clock. I awake to the song Good day sunshine.
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Old 07-03-20, 05:51 PM
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Ugh, I'm currently fighting a battle about how to carry bikes up there. Everyone else wants to use a hitch mount, top tube clamping rack on my mother's Buick. I'd rather use my truck and strap things down in the bed. Problem is that the Buick would be very comfortable, my truck is loud, bumpy, and not great for long trips.

My MTB has a drastically sloping top tube and my wife's bike is a mixte with double top tubes so I'm not terribly confident on the attachment mechanism for the hitch mount rack. And my Trek is fendered and has had a lot of work done to it - it would be absolutely heartbreaking if it got damaged in any way.

It's about a 5 hour drive one-way. Maybe I'm being paranoid.
Ideally the bike stays inside the car.

#PreciousCargo
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Old 07-03-20, 05:57 PM
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What are you guys doing for the fourth?
Might ride a bike if I get up early enough. Then just chillin around the house. Burgers and potato salad may be involved.

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Old 07-03-20, 06:07 PM
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From the East. Wanted to try west but roads to get there too busy/dangerous.
Some people refer to the west climb as “The Dark Side of the Hawk.” Never done it. No interest in doing it.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:09 PM
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Ideally the bike stays inside the car.

#PreciousCargo
That's literally the reason I drive that big brute of a Lexus. I've driven AG's high-zoot tri bike in it through Texas dust storms and violent thunderstorms and it was a great comfort that the bike was safely tucked inside the same cabin we were warm and clean and dry in.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Ugh, I'm currently fighting a battle about how to carry bikes up there. Everyone else wants to use a hitch mount, top tube clamping rack on my mother's Buick. I'd rather use my truck and strap things down in the bed. Problem is that the Buick would be very comfortable, my truck is loud, bumpy, and not great for long trips.

My MTB has a drastically sloping top tube and my wife's bike is a mixte with double top tubes so I'm not terribly confident on the attachment mechanism for the hitch mount rack. And my Trek is fendered and has had a lot of work done to it - it would be absolutely heartbreaking if it got damaged in any way.

It's about a 5 hour drive one-way. Maybe I'm being paranoid.

I don’t think your paranoid at all. The lady that drove me home today had the hitch clamp, and I was stressing the whole ride home. She had a really nice specialized and said she never had any problems using it but I still stressed.
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So the LBS I like to go to, moved recently even closer to my house, and now they are looking for a bike mechanic. I talked to the wife and she’s okay with my working there part time on my days off. Her exact words were “you need some way of funding your addiction”. Hoping I can work something out with them, Basically would only be available once a week for now.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So the LBS I like to go to, moved recently even closer to my house, and now they are looking for a bike mechanic. I talked to the wife and she’s okay with my working there part time on my days off. Her exact words were “you need some way of funding your addiction”. Hoping I can work something out with them, Basically would only be available once a week for now.
Kudos. Do you know how much of an employee discount they offer??
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Has anybody tried ISM saddles?
https://shop-us.ismseat.com/

Co worker swears by them, look kind of unique.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:45 PM
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Kudos. Do you know how much of an employee discount they offer??

I know they offer one, but not the amount or how long before I earn that privilege. I imagine it’s pretty decent. Everyone that I know that works there are all riding Project One models, those ain’t cheap.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So the LBS I like to go to, moved recently even closer to my house, and now they are looking for a bike mechanic. I talked to the wife and she’s okay with my working there part time on my days off. Her exact words were “you need some way of funding your addiction”. Hoping I can work something out with them, Basically would only be available once a week for now.
I did that for 2 years. Will work for bike bling!
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Old 07-03-20, 06:54 PM
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Has anybody tried ISM saddles?
Sure - Phil Gaimon has.
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Old 07-03-20, 07:01 PM
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Has anybody tried ISM saddles?
https://shop-us.ismseat.com/

Co worker swears by them, look kind of unique.
Mostly a tri geek thing. I have a PN-something on my P2 and the Attack on my trainer bike. For a roadie I tend to prefer something narrower in the front, but that's just me (many like them on road bikes).

Heck, I think I have an old Prologue and Attack that are sitting next to the trash if you want them. AG and I were, again, literally clearing out the old junk after the move.
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Mostly a tri geek thing. I have a PN-something on my P2 and the Attack on my trainer bike. For a roadie I tend to prefer something narrower in the front, but that's just me (many like them on road bikes).

Heck, I think I have an old Prologue and Attack that are sitting next to the trash if you want them. AG and I were, again, literally clearing out the old junk after the move.
It would be awesome to try them, I have no idea if I would like them or not.
Current set up is not working though.
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Old 07-03-20, 07:08 PM
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Is there a reason bikes shops are closed in Buffalo on Wednesdays? I wanted to rent a bike this coming Wednesday, makes it hard to do so when said shops aren’t open.
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It would be awesome to try them, I have no idea if I would like them or not.
Current set up is not working though.
I can only seem to find the Prologue, now, but that's the more roadie-friendly one anyway and it's yours if you want it. PM me your address and I'll send it along in the next few days.
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I can only seem to find the Prologue, now, but that's the more roadie-friendly one anyway and it's yours if you want it. PM me your address and I'll send it along in the next few days.
PM sent, thanks amigo!
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Mostly a tri geek thing. I have a PN-something on my P2 and the Attack on my trainer bike. For a roadie I tend to prefer something narrower in the front, but that's just me (many like them on road bikes).
I wouldn't mind trying something that was a little more amenable to riding on the rivet. It seems like the ISMs might be good for that, but I'm not sure what kind of trade-offs there would be for... regular riding.
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We're doomed...
Agree. People just don't get it. They take off their masks to talk. Etc. It's a style statement to leave it hanging from one ear.
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Oh, also. Quintana was hit/crashed while out training in Columbia. In the hospital, but couldn’t find out the details. I asked a friend of mine originally from Columbia, but haven’t heard back yet.

edit. NOT at the hospital (ESPN ). Minor scrapes and knee pain.
Isn't the Knoxville chica from Colombia?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Ideally the bike stays inside the car.

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Fortunately and unfortunately we're looking into taking 6 bikes between 4 people in 2 cars.

4 of those bikes being for people 6 ft or taller. Hard to fit in any vehicle.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Has anybody tried ISM saddles?
https://shop-us.ismseat.com/

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I wouldn't mind trying something that was a little more amenable to riding on the rivet. It seems like the ISMs might be good for that, but I'm not sure what kind of trade-offs there would be for... regular riding.
After I broke my hip, that was the only saddle that worked for me when I was on the bike for more than 4 hours or so. It is comfortable, and just worked. I have it on my TT bike now, after turfing the Fizik Kium. After a while, I was back to being able to use any old saddle, which is why I went with looks instead of function on the road bikes.
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