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Old 03-30-20, 12:51 PM
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That's crazy.

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just saw this. The turns are unreal, how far he leans it over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
just saw this. The turns are unreal, how far he leans it over.
I have no desire to ever go that fast on a mountain bike, or any bike, really.
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"Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko proposed having his drivers deliberately infected with coronavirus in the hope that they’d be immune by the time the Formula 1 season starts."

Then there's the other side.


https://racer.com/2020/03/30/marko-w...-for-immunity/
Oh boy.
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I'm moving that way as well. Right now I've just got the bog standard two-sided Shimano MTB pedals on a couple of bikes, but I think the Trek is going to be the first recipient of some nicer single-sided SPD pedals with more of a platform.

I'll probably keep the regular road pedals on the roadie for the foreseeable future, as it's a bike that I clip in once and don't get off the bike until I'm back at home. Plus I've still got a pair of road shoes and cleats with lots of life left in them, and using one of those 3 bolt -> 2 bolt cleat adapters doesn't really give me any advantage over what I've got now.
At first, I only went SPDs on the tandem and Looks on my other bikes but after getting to a ride a couple times with the wrong shoes me me decide to go SPD on everything. A six years ago, I lost a lot of weight and was riding with a pretty fast group and wanting to be one of the boys, caved in and bought a set of Look pedals and shoes. I did notice that it felt like I had more power but my average speeds indicated no change. By the end of the Summer, I went back to SPDs and sold the Looks. Convenience overruled.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Gotcha. Thanks.

How extensive was the repair?
LAJ fixes this stuff in his sleep, but it made me want to cry. Granted, this was a common and easy repair with those thin stays. Took it to Broken Carbon.




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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
At first, I only went SPDs on the tandem and Looks on my other bikes but after getting to a ride a couple times with the wrong shoes me me decide to go SPD on everything. A six years ago, I lost a lot of weight and was riding with a pretty fast group and wanting to be one of the boys, caved in and bought a set of Look pedals and shoes. I did notice that it felt like I had more power but my average speeds indicated no change. By the end of the Summer, I went back to SPDs and sold the Looks. Convenience overruled.
One thing I do actually like about the Look cleats I've got now is that they are zero float. I don't really notice it on the road bike, but I love how they feel on the fixed gear. Feels like a very solid connection to the bike.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
LAJ fixes this stuff in his sleep, but it made me want to cry. Granted, this was a common and easy repair with those thin stays. Took it to Broken Carbon.
Nice
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I hope it was his bike he was refering to.
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Busy day in the office with lots of telemedicine visits. I wanted to buy lunch for the staff as a thank-you. We decided on Chinese carry-out. It turns out that apparently all the Chinese places are closed. I am confused, I would have thought they would be doing a booming business with everyone cooped up at home.

Someone suggested their business went under because COVID19 no one wanted any Chinese food.

Wut

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On the subject of tandems, most Addictionites are aware that my wife has broken her back 5x, pelvis 5x, clavicle 2x, radius 1x, metacarpal bones 1x, ribs 6x, sternum 1x, and had breast cancer surgery in the last 3-1/2 years. She suffers chronic pain and two-wheeled riding in particular is painful. So, today's windy 12.2 mile ride was her first two-wheeler ride this year but she did it and she's happy. Even bought me lunch at the local Steak and Shake drive-thru.



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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Work technology fail. Server not responding. Guess it's time for a nap.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
On the subject of tandems, most Addictionites are aware that my wife has broken her back 5x, pelvis 5x, clavicle 2x, radius 1x, metacarpal bones 1x, ribs 6x, sternum 1x, and had breast cancer surgery in the last 3-1/2 years. She suffers chronic pain and two-wheeled riding in particular is painful. So, today's windy 12.2 mile ride was her first two-wheeler ride this year but she did it and she's happy. Even bought me lunch at the local Steak and Shake drive-thru.



Excellent.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
On the subject of tandems, most Addictionites are aware that my wife has broken her back 5x, pelvis 5x, clavicle 2x, radius 1x, metacarpal bones 1x, ribs 6x, sternum 1x, and had breast cancer surgery in the last 3-1/2 years. She suffers chronic pain and two-wheeled riding in particular is painful. So, today's windy 12.2 mile ride was her first two-wheeler ride this year but she did it and she's happy. Even bought me lunch at the local Steak and Shake drive-thru.



What a milestone. So happy for you guys!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Busy day in the office with lots of telemedicine visits. I wanted to buy lunch for the staff as a thank-you. We decided on Chinese carry-out. It turns out that apparently all the Chinese places are closed. I am confused, I would have thought they would be doing a booming business with everyone cooped up at home.

Someone suggested their business went under because COVID19 no one wanted any Chinese food.

Wut

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Plan chez nous is for Chinese, mainly to support the community. However, I might get lazy and cook.
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I forgot to mention that she's 68-1/2, too.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
On the subject of tandems, most Addictionites are aware that my wife has broken her back 5x, pelvis 5x, clavicle 2x, radius 1x, metacarpal bones 1x, ribs 6x, sternum 1x, and had breast cancer surgery in the last 3-1/2 years. She suffers chronic pain and two-wheeled riding in particular is painful. So, today's windy 12.2 mile ride was her first two-wheeler ride this year but she did it and she's happy. Even bought me lunch at the local Steak and Shake drive-thru.
Awesome!
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I'm moving that way as well. Right now I've just got the bog standard two-sided Shimano MTB pedals on a couple of bikes, but I think the Trek is going to be the first recipient of some nicer single-sided SPD pedals with more of a platform.

I'll probably keep the regular road pedals on the roadie for the foreseeable future, as it's a bike that I clip in once and don't get off the bike until I'm back at home. Plus I've still got a pair of road shoes and cleats with lots of life left in them, and using one of those 3 bolt -> 2 bolt cleat adapters doesn't really give me any advantage over what I've got now.
I ride only platforms, and have even given up toeclips(old man). Lately though, I find myself behaving as if I'm clipped in, on tight turns and turn-arounds. The last time I was clipped in was in the second half of the 90s.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
On the subject of tandems, most Addictionites are aware that my wife has broken her back 5x, pelvis 5x, clavicle 2x, radius 1x, metacarpal bones 1x, ribs 6x, sternum 1x, and had breast cancer surgery in the last 3-1/2 years. She suffers chronic pain and two-wheeled riding in particular is painful. So, today's windy 12.2 mile ride was her first two-wheeler ride this year but she did it and she's happy. Even bought me lunch at the local Steak and Shake drive-thru.



I have friends with that same bike, same colors and all. And they are hella fast on it.


Stole a pic

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I have friends with that same bike, same colors and all. And they are hella fast on it.
It's a rocket when the riders are in shape. We crashed it bad in 2016 going around a corner. The Garmin file listed final speed as 26.5 mph. That crashed laid both of us up for 5 weeks. That was my wife's first round of broken bones. We've never been the same since.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I ride only platforms, and have even given up toeclips(old man). Lately though, I find myself behaving as if I'm clipped in, on tight turns and turn-arounds. The last time I was clipped in was in the second half of the 90s.
I'm the exact opposite, every single one of my bikes have clipless pedals. Toe clips are romantic but I don't have the right shoes for them. Quill pedals just don't work with soft soles.

That may change later this spring pending a handlebar swap on the Motobecane to a more upright style. I read the Rivendell Google group quite often and it's making me want to put together a bike that encourages me to "just ride", however that ends up meaning for me. I have a feeling that's what I do nowadays, but who knows?
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I hear that. I'm the fat guy in the blue Jersey. The other guy in the foreground , myself and the shorter woman in the wolverine Jersey and the guy also in the wolverine jersey
did a 100 mile ride up north. Timed grand fondo The black bear I believe , year before last. They were first overall in tandem.
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I have friends with that same bike, same colors and all. And they are hella fast on it.


Stole a pic
Great pic!

I don't see the model name but it appears to be a Supremo like ours but with carbon wheels.
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We are on our 5th tandem since 1982. We did some stage racing in the late 80s, early 90s. Pacelines in the upper 30s, no kidding. Huge chainrings and straight blocks.
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Got rained out yesterday and the kids we're buggin' today, so I snick out for a quick, sunshiny spin. First short-sleeved ride of the year for me in MN. Felt great to let the wind blow through my (leg) hair.
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