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Old 03-28-20, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's just gas, groceries, and occasional take-out here.
How much is gas now?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Don't take this the wrong way but everyone seemed to lose interest and left.
I hear that Haydn has the same problem.

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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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Old 03-28-20, 12:13 PM
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Stimulate that Japanese economy?

I'll hold off. I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.

This goes for the bike crap, too. I did order some Rapha bibs/jersey and Swiftwick socks yesterday, though (and they'll both arrive within the next 48 hours ); they were running decent sales on stuff that's not often discounted and I think others will be following suit.
Lol, I bought another pair of shoes yesterday , this years rc7 with the dual boa's. Damn the economy full speed ahead
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Old 03-28-20, 12:14 PM
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Warning; Actual bike content; warning
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Old 03-28-20, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How much is gas now?
Around $2.30
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Problem with the minimizers and deniers is that if they are young and healthy, they will almost certainly be fine, thus “proving” they were right.
Just like everyone who survived cars with no seatbelts, aka the "I drank from a garden hose and I'm fine, people these days are too soft" people.

Confirmation bias is real and can be dangerous.
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Old 03-28-20, 12:19 PM
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I had a really great ride today. I knew that I didn't have much time to beat the rain so I focused on keeping my heart rate up quite a bit higher than my normal cruising rate for the whole ride. Guess what people, if you work harder on the bike you go faster! What a surprise!

I still got caught in the rain, but didn't get soaked so I was all right with it. It certainly made for some moody views though:

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Recent performance of Mrs. rjones28's percussion work. Featuring brake drum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KXj...ature=youtu.be
I really enjoyed that! Great piece and nice tight performance. I assume the title is a reference to John Cage.

I love it all, African, Afro-Caribbean, Samba, Gemelan, Steve Reich, you name it.
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I hear that Haydn has the same problem.
No one leaves Knoxville Community Band (RIP) concerts early.
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The coffee shop adjacent to our bike shop closed for a while. Sad.

Here's a picture from happier times.

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Just like everyone who survived cars with no seatbelts, aka the "I drank from a garden hose and I'm fine, people these days are too soft" people.
What's wrong with drinking from a garden hose?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What's wrong with drinking from a garden hose?
Bugs may have crawled up it.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-28-20, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
The coffee shop adjacent to our bike shop closed for a while. Sad.

Here's a picture from happier times.


Does that say FE?

Far East
Freekin' Espresso
Fast Espresso
Finite Element
Fe - Iron is Real

Don't tell me yet...
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Or maybe its AE???

Or AB? hard to say
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I really enjoyed that! Great piece and nice tight performance. I assume the title is a reference to John Cage.

I love it all, African, Afro-Caribbean, Samba, Gemelan, Steve Reich, you name it.
Nope.

It's about addiction. From the composer, "Six short movements tell a life story in 15 minutes. Each movement is distinct in its timbre, yet all blend seamlessly to tell a haunting story."
Movements:
- Innocence
- Error of my ways
- Straight and narrow
- Fall from grace
- Sleep of the dead
- Abandonment
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Old 03-28-20, 12:39 PM
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Does that say FE?

Far East
Freekin' Espresso
Fast Espresso
Finite Element
Fe - Iron is Real

Don't tell me yet...
There are three words in the name. You have one of them right.
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Around $2.30
Highway robbery. That's the one thing I grabbed that I shouldn't have. And at the rate we're going, my tank might last into May.
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Bugs may have crawled up it.
Bonus protein hit.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Nope.

It's about addiction. From the composer, "Six short movements tell a life story in 15 minutes. Each movement is distinct in its timbre, yet all blend seamlessly to tell a haunting story."
Movements:
- Innocence
- Error of my ways
- Straight and narrow
- Fall from grace
- Sleep of the dead
- Abandonment
Now I have to listen again.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Highway robbery. That's the one thing I grabbed that I shouldn't have. And at the rate we're going, my tank might last into May.
That's regular. I use mid-grade -- $2.60.
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Now I must contradict myself and buy something.

The Dawes SS stock rear wheel broke a spoke. Drive side, natch. It has done this a couple times before and it’s a crappy wheel now getting old anyway so I am considering getting a new rear wheel. Any suggestions? Should be cheap, durable, I don’t care about weight. Ideally have a flip-flop hub but I have never used the fixed side currently so not a deal breaker.

I have never ever posted or even visited the SS/FG forum. Dare I post there?
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Addiction is all about class.

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Even dumber question: I have some old road wheels with obviously 130mm spacing. The SS is set up with I think 110 or maybe 120 rear spacing. It’s a tank made of steel. I wonder how stupid it would be to try to stretch and/or cold set it to fit a road rear hub?
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I just filled up at Costco - $1.49/gal. Makes me wish I had a 30 gal tank, but it might have gone bad before I could burn through it.
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Even dumber question: I have some old road wheels with obviously 130mm spacing. The SS is set up with I think 110 or maybe 120 rear spacing. It’s a tank made of steel. I wonder how stupid it would be to try to stretch and/or cold set it to fit a road rear hub?
I don't know about 110, but 120 should be doable if you don't care about some paint wrinkling on your chainstays.
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I don't know about 110, but 120 should be doable if you don't care about some paint wrinkling on your chainstays.
I think it’s 120. May try it, although I have the upper body strength of a mouse.
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