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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-30-20, 10:48 AM
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USS Comfort docked in NYC. As a kid, we had doctors from the Comfort and the USS Mercy at our house during the Persian Gulf War. Good idea with the hospital ship.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That’s one of the reasons I’d love a steel or Ti bike. It would be more of a thing if I did more group rides though.
In the same vein, bring a gravel bike with gravel tires. I showed up with the Haanjo with 38s and a rear rack and one of the guys visibly sagged and said, "aw, man - and I'm still going to be slower than him."
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My Gunnar is about 21 pounds. My Seven is about 18. I did a group ride in the mountains and my friend spanked everyone while riding his 28 pound Atlantis touring bike. Some of the spankees were upset.
whaa....?fill the tires with cement?
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How is this still happening?

https://www.9news.com/article/news/h...0-82d55d87aafa
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
28 is pretty svelte for an Atlantis



My Trek is about 33lbs ready to ride, I think.
Trek what?
My mountain bike is about 32 pounds. 160mm fork and 150mm rear with 2.8 tires on 35mm wide rims.
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I'm thinking that thing should be ridden on railroad tracks only
It feels like a freight train sometimes.
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In the same vein, bring a gravel bike with gravel tires. I showed up with the Haanjo with 38s and a rear rack and one of the guys visibly sagged and said, "aw, man - and I'm still going to be slower than him."
Sounds like a party!

Same effect as beating people in a tri with a road bike.
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I'll bet it has something to do with the will of god.

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USS Comfort docked in NYC. As a kid, we had doctors from the Comfort and the USS Mercy at our house during the Persian Gulf War. Good idea with the hospital ship.
That's really cool. Curious on that story, if you're able to share.

I like this picture.


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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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Bad ass.

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100 hours from meeting to production. Once the race teams energize, there's no telling what can happen.

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Your bike is named Earnest?
Remember Oscar..


(not actually Oscar)
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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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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Trek what?
My mountain bike is about 32 pounds. 160mm fork and 150mm rear with 2.8 tires on 35mm wide rims.
1981 716. 650b conversion, fenders, big ass handlebar bag. Stereotypical French rando imposter. Heavy, but so smooth and comfortable.

My MTB is 30lbs. Steel 29er hardtail with a 120mm fork. Fairly light wheels and only has room for 2.2 tires though.
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Ugh. Financial disclosure overdue at work. At least I only have to look at my health-related equity positions, but I'll be doing it through my fingers.
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I was just reading of one in Florida, too. This at the same time as they're trying to decide what to do with the cruise ships offshore
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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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We just went under a stay at home order because of the level of stupid. Apparently one of the precipitating event was some yahoo who was hosting a "bonfire" for 50 people and refused to shut the party down.

Cycling explicitly excepted, not sailing or boat maintenance, unfortunately.
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Boats are just a way to get closer to the Lovecraftian horrors in the sea.
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This one is here now.

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In the same vein, bring a gravel bike with gravel tires. I showed up with the Haanjo with 38s and a rear rack and one of the guys visibly sagged and said, "aw, man - and I'm still going to be slower than him."
I once got beat in a CX race by a guy with a rear rack. He rode to the race with panniers. Took the panniers off, raced, put the panniers back on and rode home.
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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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Remember Oscar..


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lol, sure do
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Boats are just a way to get closer to the Lovecraftian horrors in the sea.
So?
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So here's an interesting development: boss man had a meeting today and basically told everyone to wear gloves and masks as much as possible while at work. I get the gloves thing, but the mask bit seems extreme. We already don't have many people here (maybe 20 at the moment) after setting up all inside sales to work from home. We are pretty set on 6 foot distances. We have hand sanitizer pretty much everywhere.

I think this makes more sense for people who are sharing tools in the shop. Gloves are generally useful anyway. But the mask thing is buzzing my brain a little bit. 60-80% of my time is in my cube. No one else touches my computer or phone except the cleaning service. I think I'll just use the gloves when I'm in the shop. Not sure about the mask.

I think he just wants everyone to be extra precautious and act as if they are infected. The situation being that if a single person does test positive, we are effectively shut down for 14 whole days.
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Those medical ships are incredible. I've been on the Mercy and have hats from both, although the Comfort's hat is cooler.

I lived in Dubai as a kid. The UAE has always been a major US base and the US presence was the only reason we didn't get invaded during the Persian Gulf War. As a kid growing up, there were always frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and medical ships in the docks.

We would have US servicemen over during holidays - Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. My mom would feed them and my dad managed the housing complex we lived at, so they would all go down to the beach and use the pool. One year for Thanksgiving, we had the doctors over.

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That's really cool. Curious on that story, if you're able to share.

I like this picture.


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So?
One of the things I liked about Boulder was being a thousand miles from any of that!
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We’re going to violate the “distancing” rules as my wife wants to get the tandem out this afternoon.
Don't be askeered to report her.
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