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Old 12-15-15, 03:33 AM
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Spent a couple hours truing my new wheels. Getting close.
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Old 12-15-15, 10:42 AM
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Today I forgot that you can't coast on a fixed-gear bike. It ended well but wasn't the most pleasant experience I've ever had. Scared the shet out of me actually.

I think one doesn't ride a fixed gear bike as much as one cooperates with it.



Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Spent a couple hours truing my new wheels. Getting close.
Nice use of those former commute hours.

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Old 12-15-15, 11:11 AM
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FTP test this morning. Was missing that extra "oomph" I needed to hit my goal, fell 4w short.

I did make a 20' pb though, if only by 1w
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Old 12-15-15, 12:16 PM
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my brain just ****ing melted.

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Old 12-15-15, 12:54 PM
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Those bikes look.. weird. but crazy control for sure
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Old 12-15-15, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post

If you call them up and complain about something, that a worker knocked into you and got mustard from your hot dog on your clothes or someone yelled at your kids, they will send you some swag or free tickets. They had a lady there that's all she really did.
Better than the Mets. My wife's friend caught a foul ball WITH HER FACE at CitiField this past summer and didn't get more than a 'sorry, that's a bummer'.
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Old 12-15-15, 02:36 PM
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feels like friday. someone kill this week already.
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Old 12-15-15, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Better than the Mets. My wife's friend caught a foul ball WITH HER FACE at CitiField this past summer and didn't get more than a 'sorry, that's a bummer'.
Should've used her hands.
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Old 12-15-15, 04:00 PM
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Fell down the side of a trail today when I lost my line on some single track.

The sound of the trees creaking in the wind distracted the **** out of me. Sounded like doors opening in woods.

#LessonLearned
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Old 12-15-15, 04:02 PM
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Hand full of nettle though, through the gloves too.
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Old 12-15-15, 04:06 PM
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Today, I have been anxiously waiting upon the Wabi special delivery. . .

Anxious because, I hope to find out the Record pista crank and Record pista BB will fit/clear the chainstays.

Crosses fingers, bites nails, pulls hair, throwing dishes at walls. Am I forgetting any other abnormal tics?
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Old 12-15-15, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Hand full of nettle though, through the gloves too.
... I feel so bad for you.


Today I built a bike rack to hang my two main bikes and my GF's bike in the apartment. It didn't go 100% as planned but works fine with a small modification. Feels good to clear space and make a bike corner. I don't know why I have been leaning my bikes for all these years.
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Old 12-15-15, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post

Today I built a bike rack to hang my two main bikes and my GF's bike in the apartment.
Did you "fashion it out of wood"?
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Old 12-15-15, 05:06 PM
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Yeah


See the "adjustments"?
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Old 12-15-15, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Yeah
See the "adjustments"?
Not bad at all, looks very practical.
I like how the tires don't touch the wall.
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Old 12-15-15, 06:08 PM
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Today I went from from the the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean (ok technically the Caribbean Sea) to have lunch with my wife and daughter. The drive took an hour each way.

It is less than 50 miles as the crow flies, I guess that why they built the canal here.
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Old 12-15-15, 06:52 PM
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Nice rack. How is it fastened? Wall anchors?
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Old 12-15-15, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Better than the Mets. My wife's friend caught a foul ball WITH HER FACE at CitiField this past summer and didn't get more than a 'sorry, that's a bummer'.
She should probably avoid hockey also.

Nosebleed basketball seats are usually safe.
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Old 12-15-15, 07:36 PM
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hit 4000 miles for the year today

not bad considering i didnt really start riding this year until the end of april and last year was about 300
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Old 12-15-15, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
... I feel so bad for you.


Today I built a bike rack to hang my two main bikes and my GF's bike in the apartment. It didn't go 100% as planned but works fine with a small modification. Feels good to clear space and make a bike corner. I don't know why I have been leaning my bikes for all these years.
Draw those curtains.

I used to hang my bike with the front near a window and the UV destroyed one of the rubber brake hoods and started to dry rot the front tire. I happened only on the side facing the window. It was a north facing window too, not even in direct sunlight. Will happen to the right side hood on that Srly faster than you think.

Did you make this? Pretty interesting.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Draw those curtains.

I used to hang my bike with the front near a window and the UV destroyed one of the rubber brake hoods and started to dry rot the front tire. I happened only on the side facing the window. It was a north facing window too, not even in direct sunlight. Will happen to the right side hood on that Srly faster than you think.

Did you make this? Pretty interesting.

That is dope art. I would love to have that somewhere! If you made it you should make more and sell them : )
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Old 12-16-15, 08:16 AM
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I did make that piece and those are casts of my hands.

Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Nice rack. How is it fastened? Wall anchors?
Two lag bolts per 2x4 into the studs
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At 3:41 Skills............

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my brain just ****ing melted.

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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
Today I went from from the the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean (ok technically the Caribbean Sea) to have lunch with my wife and daughter. The drive took an hour each way.

It is less than 50 miles as the crow flies, I guess that why they built the canal here.
Business or vacation?
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Gonna cover my commuter in black reflective tape today.
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