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Old 06-03-15, 08:43 PM
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Customer...Is my bike ready?

rjones28...Yes, but after an hour of riding, I was not able to find the mysterious creaking noise

Customer...Gee...Thanks? Thanks for looking into that, but all I wanted was my bar tape replaced

rjones28...Okay, great, I'll get right on that, be done in a few minutes
I did test ride a customer bike today.
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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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Family ride with my wife and daughter.
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Old 06-03-15, 08:48 PM
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Yes. It's called slackers.
This is were I hang out when I'm slacking.
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Old 06-03-15, 08:49 PM
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What a joke. Instead of USAC being happy I had insurance, and covering a bit of my out of pocket, they slap a honkin old deductible in there, and say.... We're happy your hip isn't dead.

Don't wreck your bike, kids! Nothing about that is cheap, especially if you do it right!
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Old 06-03-15, 08:50 PM
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Beets taste like dirt, and turn everything else on the plate red. In other words, beets infect everything they touch.
Correct
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I did test ride a customer bike today.
It was a mountain bike. I was testing the brakes. It did not take an hour.
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It was a mountain bike. I was testing the brakes. It did not take an hour.
Disc, Vee, Canti, U, Roller Cam or Coaster?
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[h=3]Chinese Carbon Wheelset owners, are you satisfied?[/h]
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So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on Friday today.

At 9000 feet (4000 above where I live)

With a headache

After having ridden many a mile yesterday

And then I won.

It's about time I win something, I'm tired of being second. I won by 1:40, too, which was sustancial in an hour race. Unfortunately that means I should race up next time, but the next category is pro/expert, and I don't think I'm that good. Ah well, good day.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 06-04-15, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It was a mountain bike. I was testing the brakes. It did not take an hour.
It took two hours?
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So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on Friday today.

At 9000 feet (4000 above where I live)

With a headache

After having ridden many a mile yesterday

And then I won.

It's about time I win something, I'm tired of being second. I won by 1:40, too, which was sustancial in an hour race. Unfortunately that means I should race up next time, but the next category is pro/expert, and I don't think I'm that good. Ah well, good day.
Sweet win, Muffy. Justifies getting the new bike.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
It's about time I win something, I'm tired of being second. I won by 1:40, too, which was sustancial in an hour race. Unfortunately that means I should race up next time, but the next category is pro/expert, and I don't think I'm that good. Ah well, good day.
Great job!

And quit complaining. Most riders complain about being pack fodder and would kill for 2nds.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Disc, Vee, Canti, U, Roller Cam or Coaster?
Mechanical disc.
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Old 06-04-15, 06:56 AM
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When the wife was on OP SOPRANO in South Sudan, she was living off the economy for feeding, so I would send her care packages of food.

One of them was 48 cans of beets. They were on sale, and it was funny.

I have not seen a hospital bill
Me neither. What's a "hospital bill"?

More trail work last night. I think I'm going to concentrate on drainage work for the next couple of days and see if I can't get the wet spot cleaned out. With that done and the new stuff dried out, I'll have about 500m of new trail rideable.

Rode the Dummy to work today. No crabon yet - I want to set a baseline first.

Where *is* pcad?
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Mechanical disc.
Was it noisy?
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Was it noisy?
No. Because we them up right.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on Friday today.

At 9000 feet (4000 above where I live)

With a headache

After having ridden many a mile yesterday

And then I won.

It's about time I win something, I'm tired of being second. I won by 1:40, too, which was sustancial in an hour race. Unfortunately that means I should race up next time, but the next category is pro/expert, and I don't think I'm that good. Ah well, good day.
Congratulations!
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The dogs live happily at the University of Minnesota's vet school, right next door to the ICU.
At first I was wondering 'why Minnesota' and then I remembered that we have an impressive amount of medical device companies in our state. Contrary to our politicians knowledge since they voted to tax them out of existence (before flip flopping and fighting to repeal the same tax they voted for).
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Sweet win, Muffy. Justifies getting the new bike.
I think it was the carbon wheels
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 06-04-15, 08:08 AM
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I think it was the carbon wheels
Of course, HAD to be.

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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on Friday today.

At 9000 feet (4000 above where I live)

With a headache

After having ridden many a mile yesterday

And then I won.

It's about time I win something, I'm tired of being second. I won by 1:40, too, which was sustancial in an hour race. Unfortunately that means I should race up next time, but the next category is pro/expert, and I don't think I'm that good. Ah well, good day.
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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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At first I was wondering 'why Minnesota' and then I remembered that we have an impressive amount of medical device companies in our state. Contrary to our politicians knowledge since they voted to tax them out of existence (before flip flopping and fighting to repeal the same tax they voted for).
Well actually it has to do with the veterinary expertise at U Minnesota, there's a guy there who is big into the study of epilepsy. The company is actually out of Texas. Well, was out of Texas. They are now bankrupt.
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I think it was the carbon wheels
Wheels do matter.
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No. Because we them up right.
Warm the cockles of my heart!
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Wheels do matter.
Yes, everyone slows down to gaze upon mine with envious lust.
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