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Old 06-30-20, 07:05 AM
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Why? Too tempting??
Yep. I have an original Rail 52 front and a crash replacement November rear, so a nice set of stripper shoes for the Wheelhouse would be a kind thing indeed.
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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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Sometimes, the algorithms get it wrong. Lately, the Google feed has been pushing the cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend on me.
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cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend
wut
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Yeah, I know. Doesn't make sense to me, either. I do wonder if these actually have a chamois in place, but I don't want to delve any deeper and provoke the search engine gods.
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On my "work" days, I only plan on an hour before the natives get restless. I might be able to get in 30 miles if I actually get out of the door by 5:30 and decide to ride at a faster-than-recovery pace, but I'm mostly content as-is... for now.
yah... for some reason I canít get out the door by 5:30, even if Iím up at 4:45. Donít get me wrong, Iím happy to be out riding regardless, would just prefer more time in the saddle per week. It seems something always comes up to scrap my longer weekend rides.
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Old 06-30-20, 07:34 AM
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Be strong, like me - don't give in to the temptation of something wholly unnecessary like a modestly improved wheelset.

















Most definitely
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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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Wife, daughter, and dog were woken up at 1215 by a courteous neighbor launching fire works. What the hell is wrong with people?
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Sometimes, the algorithms get it wrong. Lately, the Google feed has been pushing the cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend on me.
The seed has been planted. Resistance if futile.
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Old 06-30-20, 08:16 AM
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For the last few weeks, every night in Philly has sounded like the 4th of July.
Here too. There have been stories on the news about how it's happening all over. Showed a blind veteran who's service dog would hide when the explosions start leaving him with no help. Lots of stories about vets with PTSD trying to cope with nightly war sounds.

There seems to be 3 main offenders in my area, the ones with the pro-level skyrockets. You know, the ones when they launch there is a loud, deep "whump" sound and then when they explode it echoes for 2-3 seconds, rattling windows and setting off car alarms.

I don't understand what they get out of it, especially after weeks on end.
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Sometimes, the algorithms get it wrong. Lately, the Google feed has been pushing the cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend on me.
Wait, for men? Iíd seen the womenís version (which isnít much of a departure from current anyway), but hadnít seen the menís version.
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Old 06-30-20, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Wait, for men? Iíd seen the womenís version (which isnít much of a departure from current anyway), but hadnít seen the menís version.
No - it's been women's. I don't think that it's a thing for men... but what would I know?
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Yep. I have an original Rail 52 front and a crash replacement November rear, so a nice set of stripper shoes for the Wheelhouse would be a kind thing indeed.
I saw that, but itís so hard for me to accept buying a branded open mould wheel compared to just going to LightBicycle directly. The Rail52 was interesting because it was unique.

I mean, in all honesty I donít need a thing more than the Jet6+ I have. And would rather hang on to money to move to Lanceville.
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Old 06-30-20, 08:40 AM
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No - it's been women's. I don't think that it's a thing for men... but what would I know?
Well advertising womenís clothes to you is probably a mistarget anyway. However, those are not really bike shorts I think, just longer boogie shorts. Most people have no idea what bike shorts actually are.
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I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.

#adblockplus
#BFPremium
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I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.
Just tuned it off and looked, today it's for mortgages and the car insurance I currently have.
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I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.

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Ah - no, I'm not seeing ads, per se. These are fashion articles that are popping up in my news feed, presumably because of searches/browsing history for cycling specific clothing.
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I’m getting mountain bike shoe ads. I particularly like the ad from Competitive Cyclist for a wide Lake shoe. I may go beyond “tempted” status.
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Ah - no, I'm not seeing ads, per se. These are fashion articles that are popping up in my news feed, presumably because of searches/browsing history for cycling specific clothing.
The only site I have whitelisted on Adblock is Wunderground - it cracks me up when I've been working on proposals for my job and the banner ads are all for either TW Metals or Onlinemetals.

Nothing quite as exciting as raw metal bar stock!
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Ugh, I literally had to tell some kids to get off my lawn.
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I saw that, but itís so hard for me to accept buying a branded open mould wheel compared to just going to LightBicycle directly. The Rail52 was interesting because it was unique.

I mean, in all honesty I donít need a thing more than the Jet6+ I have. And would rather hang on to money to move to Lanceville.

I agree with most of that. You get a November build as opposed to a LB build, and it can be RIGHT NOW as opposed to whatever shipping method is the slowest. I like White hubs, though I do have a set of American Classics burning a hole in my toolbox... Those may go with the soon eliminated HED alloy rim offering... So much to do.

Of course, this is likely fogged out rambling, as Georgia-Mae and Lotus like the squeaky toy action at 3 am, along with the fireworks til midnight.
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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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Ugh, I literally had to tell some kids to get off my lawn.
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The only site I have whitelisted on Adblock is Wunderground - it cracks me up when I've been working on proposals for my job and the banner ads are all for either TW Metals or Onlinemetals.

Nothing quite as exciting as raw metal bar stock!
No, really. I like to build stuff, and weld things.
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Yeah, I know. Doesn't make sense to me, either. I do wonder if these actually have a chamois in place, but I don't want to delve any deeper and provoke the search engine gods.
It's a thing in the Beverly Hills crowd
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No, really. I like to build stuff, and weld things.
My wife has told me ever since we met how she's always wanted to learn to weld.

I'm hoping that once we buy a house a welder and OA torch setup will show up as well.

At least the welder. I mean, if I have an opportunity to get a welder with the explicit approval of and excitement from the wife, that's basically striking gold.

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