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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 LXXVIII

Old 04-09-20, 07:25 PM
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put in a round of wedge.
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Ah.
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Old 04-09-20, 07:25 PM
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OMG. Dream car alert. They don't even put a listing price on it, so I guess that's a "If you have to ask, ..." kinda situation.




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Old 04-09-20, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I'm back on to calorie counting, and while a beer will always be the first indulgence of a given day, chocolate is for filling in the corners of the caloric budget.
Chocolate is essential. I would give up water first.
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Old 04-09-20, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I think if you're getting a wobble you never had before and the only change is the wheels, maybe the wheels are flexing a bit.

There have been threads on wobbling and many times there is no apparent reason discovered. It seems that certain combinations of bike/wheel/rider sets up a frequency that causes a wobble.
I had a friend who had a Miele with a wicked death wobble and nothing he did would stop it so he got rid of the bike. I've never had a speed wobble on a bike. Lucky me.
Damn things better not be flexing with all the hype about how stiff they are.
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Old 04-09-20, 07:45 PM
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Even though I have a slight cold (no covid symptoms) I couldn't stay off the trainer and Rouvy... so picked something short and easy for an easy spin - Lava Beds. This is a route in Oregon that is a bit rolling and mostly downhill. Only one very easy climb, and well, halfway up I've already forgotten I was going to take it easy and attack it. So much for an easy spin! It was super short though, so not much of a workout and not enough to really fatigue me, but it feels good to work up a bit of a sweat!

But dammit, couldn't get my new CLIMB to work. I can pair it to the CORE, or adjust it manually, but it never changes automatically... I must be missing something. Updated the firmware first thing. Enter wheel size and wheelbase in the app. But it just sits at what the app says is -1.9% (it's not, it's level, as verified by measuring axle heights). Have a support ticket for it.
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Old 04-09-20, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Damn things better not be flexing with all the hype about how stiff they are.
Maybe they're so stiff that you stiffening up leaves no place for the wobble energy to go?
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Old 04-09-20, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Chocolate is essential. I would give up water first.
Pissed off that I forgot to get some dark chocolate when I was in the store Tuesday.
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Old 04-09-20, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Pissed off that I forgot to get some dark chocolate when I was in the store Tuesday.
Should be plenty on discount after the weekend.
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Old 04-09-20, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Maybe they're so stiff that you stiffening up leaves no place for the wobble energy to go?
That’s why I am thinking of lowering the tire pressure a little.
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Old 04-09-20, 08:20 PM
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I've settled on classical guitar. For the time being anyway
And I built another wheel today. Still needs to be finished up
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Old 04-09-20, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Should be plenty on discount after the weekend.
Good point.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
OMG. Dream car alert. They don't even put a listing price on it, so I guess that's a "If you have to ask, ..." kinda situation.




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Old 04-09-20, 08:54 PM
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Where I used to work the owner had a 54 Corvette. 6 volt, 6 cylinder with 3 carburetors, 2 speed automatic. I hated working on that thing.

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Carburetors suck, and feedback carbs suck even more.
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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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Where I used to work the owner had a 54 Corvette. 6 volt, 6 cylinder with 3 carburetors, 2 speed automatic. I hated working on that thing.

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Carburetors suck, and feedback carbs suck even more.
Syncing carburetors, and setting duel point distributors, are two things I don't really miss.
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Old 04-10-20, 03:37 AM
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Chocolate is essential. I would give up water first.
Chocolate for breakfast:

https://www.germanshop24.com/sweets/...rt-cornflakes/
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Eating candy for breakfast is not proper adulting. Have some bran flakes with skim milk.
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Old 04-10-20, 05:42 AM
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Eating candy for breakfast is not proper adulting. Have some bran flakes with skim milk.
That was for his edification. I don't like most chocolate and rarely eat candy.
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Old 04-10-20, 06:05 AM
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I am having issues with my office-mate.

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my new weakness is ice cream. Anything chocolate and peanut butter, if I cant find that then I add my own peanut butter. I was never into sweets, but my day doesnt feel complete with out some of this cold sweetness.
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Looks very tasty, but I dont eat milk chocolate or cornflakes.
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Made my own sauce with spinach and my secret blend of herbs and spices.



Yum.
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My LLS has curbside pickup.
I need to go inside to browse and find a new brand to try, my E.H. Taylor is getting low. And it's Friday.
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Old 04-10-20, 06:31 AM
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My LLS generally has a couple duey bikes out front.

*duey = DUI (Illinois)
Wow. Sad.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I may be made of 50% eggs, 50% chocolate.
That seems about right.
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