Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXVII

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-18-20, 09:30 AM
  #5726  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 13,491

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6003 Post(s)
Liked 417 Times in 290 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post

Does this look like a crack? Never noticed it before, was hanging the bike up and saw it underneath the top tube. I must have bought it like this. I rubed my finger over it and don’t feel any edges.
Sincerely,
bampilot06
Looks like a bad weld. It could also be a sign of a front end collision. Check the top of the top tube and the downtube as well, for similar signs of folding.
__________________
Well look what the cat dragged in. Such a fine addition to the thread



seedsbelize is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:31 AM
  #5727  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 36,045

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 620 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12936 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 231 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Stop playing innocent. You're very well informed, and you know exactly what's up. There's still no news on Ryan Newman, the driver of the 6 car, for those that may be wondering.
I don't wish any ill will on the driver; I don't even know who he is.

It does prompt an interesting issue. Lots of people, maybe not you, but lots of others, watch auto racing to see wrecks. Then when a bad one inevitably happens, everyone's like, "Oh no, this is terrible."

Well, duh. You have cars driving bumper-to-bumper at 200 m.p.h and someone's eventually going to get hurt. But that's what people are paying to see.

Same observation goes to football.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:33 AM
  #5728  
Heathpack 
Has a magic bike
 
Heathpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 12,570

Bikes: 2018 Scott Spark, 2015 Fuji Norcom Straight, 2014 BMC GF01, 2013 Trek Madone

Mentioned: 697 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4437 Post(s)
Liked 365 Times in 147 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Good Day Mr. abshipp,

It's not suffering.

Most Sincerely,

LAJ
Dear Mr. LAJ,

I concur with your insightful remark.

Sincerely,
Heath A Pack, DVM, DACVIM (N)
Heathpack is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:39 AM
  #5729  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 36,045

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 620 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12936 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 231 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Can someone explain what's wrong with Strava? Second time in a row it's done this. I ride, stop for a while, then restart (making sure the clock is running), and yet it doesn't record the ride home.

It even recognized this by the elapse time shown.


Didn't see a reply to this. I guess no one else has had this problem recently? I'm not aware of a setting that may be causing it.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:40 AM
  #5730  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 17,731

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 222 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5980 Post(s)
Liked 982 Times in 575 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't wish any ill will on the driver; I don't even know who he is.

It does prompt an interesting issue. Lots of people, maybe not you, but lots of others, watch auto racing to see wrecks. Then when a bad one inevitably happens, everyone's like, "Oh no, this is terrible."

Well, duh. You have cars driving bumper-to-bumper at 200 m.p.h and someone's eventually going to get hurt. But that's what people are paying to see.

Same observation goes to football.
Which begs the observation: The only time you took an interest, was to show the darker side of auto racing, made even "better" by a broadcast from another country. So be it, but for some, it's not amusing.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
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.
LAJ is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:41 AM
  #5731  
Heathpack 
Has a magic bike
 
Heathpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 12,570

Bikes: 2018 Scott Spark, 2015 Fuji Norcom Straight, 2014 BMC GF01, 2013 Trek Madone

Mentioned: 697 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4437 Post(s)
Liked 365 Times in 147 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
It's ass-kissing at it's finest.





I actually hate this part of human nature.

We had a candidate for a highly competitive training position this year who we eliminated from consideration because one of his referees characterized his behavior in the clinic as ‘sychophantic groveling mixed with passive aggressive arrogance’. Wow good to know.

(I would personally have refused to write a letter for the fellow if that’s what I was planning to say. But that’s just me.)

Of course the candidate contacted us after the fact to express surprise that he didn’t get the position, he was so confident his interview had gone well. He ‘requested’ an explanation.

”The applicant pool was very strong this year. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.”
Heathpack is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:47 AM
  #5732  
Heathpack 
Has a magic bike
 
Heathpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 12,570

Bikes: 2018 Scott Spark, 2015 Fuji Norcom Straight, 2014 BMC GF01, 2013 Trek Madone

Mentioned: 697 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4437 Post(s)
Liked 365 Times in 147 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
When did undergraduates lose the ability to write a proper email asking for a job? Most emails I get now begin with some variant of "I hope this finds you well." Why include that gratuitous piece of familiarity? What emotion is it supposed to engender in the stranger reading it? I feel like responding, "I hope you take two years off before grad school and learn to mind your own business, you presumptuous puppy!"

Then, of course, they sign it, "With warmest regards" or some ****.

Haha every now and then some candidate addresses me by my first name.

Internally my response is “What did you say?”

Externally I pretend it didn’t happen and continue to address him/her as Dr. YouHaveSoMuchToLearn

Wish I could say I took them out of contention for this but I can’t these days. They’re still in the running, plenty of time to work on manners if I take the pup on.
Heathpack is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:49 AM
  #5733  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 1,677

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1981 Trek 716, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1189 Post(s)
Liked 690 Times in 313 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Does this look like a crack? Never noticed it before, was hanging the bike up and saw it underneath the top tube. I must have bought it like this. I rubed my finger over it and don’t feel any edges.
Sincerely,
bampilot06
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Looks like a bad weld. It could also be a sign of a front end collision. Check the top of the top tube and the downtube as well, for similar signs of folding.
I know steel ripples like that, but does aluminum?

I'd mark the edges of it and monitor closely. If it is a crack, that's not the best place to ignore one. I continued riding my old mountain bike with a cracked seat tube, but I knew that even if it gave way the result wouldn't be catastrophic. Head tube joints are a different story.
abshipp is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 09:56 AM
  #5734  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 36,045

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 620 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12936 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 231 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Which begs the observation: The only time you took an interest, was to show the darker side of auto racing, made even "better" by a broadcast from another country. So be it, but for some, it's not amusing.
I thought he sounded entertaining. Same for soccer, which I don't watch either.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 10:06 AM
  #5735  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 5,519

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3665 Post(s)
Liked 1,121 Times in 640 Posts
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Haha every now and then some candidate addresses me by my first name.

Internally my response is “What did you say?”

Externally I pretend it didn’t happen and continue to address him/her as Dr. YouHaveSoMuchToLearn

Wish I could say I took them out of contention for this but I can’t these days. They’re still in the running, plenty of time to work on manners if I take the pup on.
Ah, me too. I’m not going to pass on a little hotshot because of a perky email. Once they’re performing well, I’m okay with first names too.

Just an old softy.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 10:09 AM
  #5736  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 5,519

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3665 Post(s)
Liked 1,121 Times in 640 Posts
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
We had a candidate for a highly competitive training position this year who we eliminated from consideration because one of his referees characterized his behavior in the clinic as ‘sychophantic groveling mixed with passive aggressive arrogance’. Wow good to know.

(I would personally have refused to write a letter for the fellow if that’s what I was planning to say. But that’s just me.)

Of course the candidate contacted us after the fact to express surprise that he didn’t get the position, he was so confident his interview had gone well. He ‘requested’ an explanation.

”The applicant pool was very strong this year. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.”
Love that letter.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 10:14 AM
  #5737  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 1,320

Bikes: Cervélo C2

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1121 Post(s)
Liked 481 Times in 207 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I know steel ripples like that, but does aluminum?

I'd mark the edges of it and monitor closely. If it is a crack, that's not the best place to ignore one. I continued riding my old mountain bike with a cracked seat tube, but I knew that even if it gave way the result wouldn't be catastrophic. Head tube joints are a different story.
Im gunna keep watching it. I showed it to one of my friends and he just said I can have his pre madone carbon fiber frame set. When I buy the new group set I’ll switch everything over if it is indeed a crack. The dent has been there but not it looks like a crack has indeed formed I know that wasn’t there before.

Velo, The only issues with strava i have seen lately is it adding a large amount of miles to the total distance traveled. I havnt had any issues myself.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 10:18 AM
  #5738  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 1,320

Bikes: Cervélo C2

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1121 Post(s)
Liked 481 Times in 207 Posts
The next two weeks, prolly longer I’m gunna only really have access to a gym style indoor fitness bike. I want to make the best of the situation and get the most out of it. Any recommendations? Should I up the resistance and focus on strength “fake hills”, go for length of time to build up endurance, ride like I usually do?
WWLAJD
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 10:19 AM
  #5739  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 5,519

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3665 Post(s)
Liked 1,121 Times in 640 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
There has been some drift in my usage over the years.

#resistanceisfutile
Military folks still use Respectfully/Very respectfully, depending on the relative rank of the addressee. I like that and sometimes use it when writing to civilians.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 10:57 AM
  #5740  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 47,724

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 162 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7535 Post(s)
Liked 571 Times in 373 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Military folks still use Respectfully/Very respectfully, depending on the relative rank of the addressee. I like that and sometimes use it when writing to civilians.
So I guess this is right out then:

Hey General Bob,

Blah, blah, blah.

XOXO,

Rjones28, PFC
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 11:25 AM
  #5741  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 1,677

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1981 Trek 716, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1189 Post(s)
Liked 690 Times in 313 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Im gunna keep watching it. I showed it to one of my friends and he just said I can have his pre madone carbon fiber frame set. When I buy the new group set I’ll switch everything over if it is indeed a crack. The dent has been there but not it looks like a crack has indeed formed I know that wasn’t there before.
Plus, you've got a good trainer bike now

I know that you've said that your CAAD is a little small, will the new Trek fit you any better?
abshipp is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 11:25 AM
  #5742  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 5,519

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3665 Post(s)
Liked 1,121 Times in 640 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
So I guess this is right out then:

Hey General Bob,

Blah, blah, blah.

XOXO,

Rjones28, PFC
Dunno. I'm retired.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 11:26 AM
  #5743  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 17,731

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 222 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5980 Post(s)
Liked 982 Times in 575 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I thought he sounded entertaining. Same for soccer, which I don't watch either.
Soccer. People watch that for the injuries too.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
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.
LAJ is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 11:30 AM
  #5744  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 17,731

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 222 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5980 Post(s)
Liked 982 Times in 575 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
The next two weeks, prolly longer I’m gunna only really have access to a gym style indoor fitness bike. I want to make the best of the situation and get the most out of it. Any recommendations? Should I up the resistance and focus on strength “fake hills”, go for length of time to build up endurance, ride like I usually do?
WWLAJD
You're just into moving your legs. As far as I'm concerned, you should do a stair-stepper, or something like that. Those recumbent gym bikes are a pain in the keister, literally. Stair stepper for an hour one day, squats, deadlift, leg presses, extensions, the next day. Burn some calories, work the legs.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
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.
LAJ is offline  
Likes For LAJ:
Old 02-18-20, 11:35 AM
  #5745  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 47,724

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 162 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7535 Post(s)
Liked 571 Times in 373 Posts
To whom it may concern,

People are weird.

Respectfully,


Rjones28
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Likes For rjones28:
Old 02-18-20, 11:48 AM
  #5746  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 32,020

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 451 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11898 Post(s)
Liked 1,244 Times in 689 Posts
Hey indyfabz I just heard that Riverbend Cycles/Cafe has closed permanently. Sad!

That was my "go to" rest stop when riding from my house to the city.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 12:36 PM
  #5747  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 26,555
Mentioned: 192 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11183 Post(s)
Liked 2,782 Times in 1,547 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Hey indyfabz I just heard that Riverbend Cycles/Cafe has closed permanently. Sad!

That was my "go to" rest stop when riding from my house to the city.
Yep. Try to keep up with current events. I think the café aspect is going to reopen somewhere else.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 12:37 PM
  #5748  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 26,555
Mentioned: 192 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11183 Post(s)
Liked 2,782 Times in 1,547 Posts
Yesterday, purely out of convenience, I bought a steak from Aldi. When I got home I realized that I could see the marks where the jockey had been whipping it.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 12:44 PM
  #5749  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 1,320

Bikes: Cervélo C2

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1121 Post(s)
Liked 481 Times in 207 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Plus, you've got a good trainer bike now

I know that you've said that your CAAD is a little small, will the new Trek fit you any better?
hard to say. I believe it’s a 56 but i’m not sure what the reference will be.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 02-18-20, 12:52 PM
  #5750  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 32,020

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 451 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11898 Post(s)
Liked 1,244 Times in 689 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yep. Try to keep up with current events. I think the café aspect is going to reopen somewhere else.
I am not in the loop. Apparently both closed just over 1 month ago. Still sad.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.