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Old 07-31-19, 07:01 AM
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P.S. Her doctor hasn't cleared her yet for upright riding... shhhhhh....
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Old 07-31-19, 07:04 AM
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Old 07-31-19, 07:32 AM
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Pics???
Will have pics today if all goes well.
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Old 07-31-19, 07:40 AM
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Tuesday Night Tandem Ride update: My wife and I did a sedate 26.3 miler, maybe 14.6 mph or so. Her back managed fairly well. I kept it very steady and the rpms around 90 instead of our usual 95-100 so we didn't bounce any and aggravate her back. Nice weather, low 70s and maybe a 10-12 mph wind. Perfect ride for her.
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With that kind of wet stopping power who needs slicing discs?
What’s 42% of zero again. My math is a little rusty, being retired and all.
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Old 07-31-19, 07:58 AM
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I just replaced the carbon pads on my Propel. They were those deep ruby red pads, forgot who made them but they were recommended in the 41 last year. Anyway, the fronts were totally shot. According to my fine, red, hard-bound, log book(s), they had almost exactly 840 miles on them. They did stop well, though.
The SwissStop Black Princes have served me well on my low profile carbon rims. I do not ride in the rain however.
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Old 07-31-19, 08:15 AM
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These rims aren't delicate flowers. I ride summer and winter, and have no real issues. BTW, those blue Cryo pads will easily last one full season, and probably two, since they're fair weather friends.
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Old 07-31-19, 09:00 AM
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No rain here yet.

Any minute now, tho!!!

I'm still waiting for that rain at my house.
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Old 07-31-19, 09:13 AM
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Just in from my morning ride. A lovely morning and a lovely old man ride. The air is so heavy that the smoke from the burning dump can't rise above ten feet. I passed it twice, an hour apart. No dice.
The dump burns every day that it's dry enough. Just the way it's done.

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Old 07-31-19, 09:21 AM
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I'm still waiting for that rain at my house.
.125" in our rain gauge this morn.

Thanks for the kit. Finally wore it Sunday and it fit like a glove!
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Old 07-31-19, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
.125" in our rain gauge this morn.
Started pouring in Philly about 5 min. ago. Off and on showers and t-storms predicted through the evening. I knew that yet forgot to pack my rain jacket this morning.
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Old 07-31-19, 10:59 AM
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Drove in because of the 80% PoPs, but I have to walk to a meeting in another building at 1400.
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Old 07-31-19, 11:18 AM
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Some cool lightning bolts seen from my office.
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Old 07-31-19, 11:23 AM
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Cell phones in the office alerting of flash flood warning in the area until 4:15.
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Old 07-31-19, 11:46 AM
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.125" in our rain gauge this morn.
Oh boy, a downpour. Break out the life rafts.
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Old 07-31-19, 12:02 PM
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Cell phones in the office alerting of flash flood warning in the area until 4:15.
Missed me. We had a fantastic ride today. Then I mowed one of the lawns. Now at dentist. After that, taking Jackie to the vet.

It’s a busy day off. But all good.

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Missed me.
The early storms are spotty.

At one point it started coming down in buckets. I could hear people on the street screaming as they ran for cover.

A few minutes ago. Blue sky above my building. Cloudy way up to N. Philly.


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Old 07-31-19, 12:25 PM
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Single speed or 11 speed?
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Old 07-31-19, 01:30 PM
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Single speed or 11 speed?
I don’t know but of course must be 1X with disc brakes and tubeless.

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Survived dental visit. Got pummeled with hail and rain on my way home.
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So, what did you replace them with, Dennis? Glad that you asked. I bought a new set of Fulcrum Racing 0 wheels and new pads for aluminum rims. Probably get 10,000 miles on these pads.

Seriously, I've owned three sets of carbon (rim) wheels) and never been impressed.
Wait! Don’t they increase your average speed by 1 MPH?
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Convection slow to get going here, but plenty to the north and south. Shoulda rode in.
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Survived dental visit. Got pummeled with hail and rain on my way home.
Five minutes ago it looked like the beginning of the apocalypse in town, but there was not another round of rain. Doesn't look nearly as bad now, but certainly not clear.

Oops. Hearing thunder. Going to make a break for it.
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Had my oil and tranny fluid changed today, now I’m ready for that daily 85 mi ride to Harlem where I shoot a HS basketball tournament for the entire month. My favorite time of the year, I love working with the kids, and it’s all about education.
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