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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-19-19, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post
Sigh. At least the hanger didn't snap while I was actively pedaling. Makes riding home a little challenging. Now I know a bike fits easily in the back seat of my wife's Chevy Spark if I remove both wheels.

I'm not an expert, but I don't think that it's supposed to look like that.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Don't worry the awesomeness leaves most admirers speechless.
I think it's the shock of learning that the Marigold Jacket is actually a cycling-specific garment. After the Awesome Shovel let-down, I was prepared for more disappointment, but kudus to you!
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I usually like to get out on a ride as early as I can on the weekends, but it looks like there's a line of rain moving through soon. In addition, it looks like sunny and 60° at around the girl's nap time, which is looking like an increasingly good ride time option. Were it not so warm, that might also give me an opportunity to test out the Rapha stuff that's on the delivery vehicle (surprising, since it took a detour to TX last night, between the KY and MN end points ), but I don't think I'll be needing base layers, gloves, tights, etc.
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Yesterday, while riding to my soccer game, some non-serious cyclist passed me while towing one of those small child trailers on his e-bike. Should I be offended? Feel threatened? Quite the sport? He didn't even wave.
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Old 10-19-19, 07:37 AM
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Watching the cyclocross:


You have to be insane to want to do that.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Yesterday, while riding to my soccer game, some non-serious cyclist passed me while towing one of those small child trailers on his e-bike. Should I be offended? Feel threatened? Quite the sport? He didn't even wave.
Did the kid wave?
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Old 10-19-19, 07:45 AM
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I think the kid gave me the look.
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Old 10-19-19, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
I think the kid gave me the look.
Time to hang up the cleats, Pepe.
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Old 10-19-19, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I played this song this morning and my wife started taking her clothes off. I didn't know what I was supposed to do.
So you went for a ride on the prairie.
SMFH

kudos for the dedication to the sport.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I played this song this morning and my wife started taking her clothes off. I didn't know what I was supposed to do.
Don't look at me; I've forgotten too.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I think it's the shock of learning that the Marigold Jacket is actually a cycling-specific garment. After the Awesome Shovel let-down, I was prepared for more disappointment, but kudus to you!
I posted that picture in January, try to keep up. BTW what's a kudu?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
BTW what's a kudu?
Not quite a kudo, but offers good BftB.
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ease the transition to what???

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Thank you, sbxx. Yep. I'm a firm believer of tried and true, and we'll let others be the car beta testers. If you pull up Technical Service Bulletins on a 2015, it's basically have a page, with a third of them dealing with floor mats. TSB's are dealer actions addressing known problems, and occasionally turn into recalls. I checked other makes, and they were numbered in the 100's, so I felt good. Plus, being in the trades, I rarely hear or see issues with that generation. Heck, even the earlier 3.4 and 3.0's are kicking strong.

It was a choice between Larry Miller (Tour of Utah) or Groove. We went Groove, and since it was a Toyota dealer, it's Certicare covered, though I don't expect to ever need it. Sponsoring a bike team actually steered me to them, and I made sure and let them know.

I agree on your 5.7 choice. Also tried and true, and a real hoss in regards to power and torque. Good stuff, and way cool you hung on to the Tacoma.
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MGM is the color. My wife got a MGM 4Runner. I think black would have been better, but not my ride.

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That charcoal gray color is the best. I just traded in my 2010 4Runner for a 2019, unfortunately they didn't have a gray to offer me so I chose a black. If you don't wash a black vehicle for a few weeks it starts looking pretty much like gray anyway.

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Old 10-19-19, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post
Sigh. At least the hanger didn't snap while I was actively pedaling. Makes riding home a little challenging. Now I know a bike fits easily in the back seat of my wife's Chevy Spark if I remove both wheels.

That will buff right out.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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What is the fatal attraction of voice-activated navigation in the car? Riding with friends I have observed at least 10 episodes of trying to get directions by voice inquiry, without a single success. Several of the examples actually were using On Star with a live agent coming on to perform the search. It never works. Never, ever. Either you are totally misunderstood, you get a restaurant 2,000 miles away from where you are, or the On Star agent keeps you waiting for 10 minutes while they display their ineptitude. But just type in the restaurant name and street name on your phone navigation app and the right place invariably pops up. I understand if you are driving that the voice method would be attractive, but it never works. Just stop and type in the details. My phone navigation connects to the car navigation screen, so it is a perfect way to do it. Easy typing on the phone and easy display on the dashboard.
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What is the fatal attraction of voice-activated navigation in the car? Riding with friends I have observed at least 10 episodes of trying to get directions by voice inquiry, without a single success. Several of the examples actually were using On Star with a live agent coming on to perform the search. It never works. Never, ever. Either you are totally misunderstood, you get a restaurant 2,000 miles away from where you are, or the On Star agent keeps you waiting for 10 minutes while they display their ineptitude. But just type in the restaurant name and street name on your phone navigation app and the right place invariably pops up. I understand if you are driving that the voice method would be attractive, but it never works. Just stop and type in the details. My phone navigation connects to the car navigation screen, so it is a perfect way to do it. Easy typing on the phone and easy display on the dashboard.
It's very rare that I have a problem with voice searches (or any related navigation) with my phone in the car. Are you saying that the car-based systems that much worse with voice recognition and context?
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It's the hybrid Texas/Louisiana accent.
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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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Cold and wet today, the leg and arm warmers never came off and the shell was on for most of the ride. And yet, it was a good ride! It would have been even better if I had actually dressed properly for it. Didn't bring shoe covers and my feet were thoroughly soaked after a couple of hours of riding.

The bad news: riding across the Golden Gate bridge was cold with mist blowing horizontally, and wet. Did I mention cold?
The good news: riding across the GG bridge was cold with very few bobbleheads. (That's a technical term for first-time cyclists on a rental bike.)



Ridgecrest Rd near the lower Mt Tam parking lot.




Ridgecrest Rd, entering the woods above Alpine Lake
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Cold and wet today, the leg and arm warmers never came off and the shell was on for most of the ride. And yet, it was a good ride! It would have been even better if I had actually dressed properly for it. Didn't bring shoe covers and my feet were thoroughly soaked after a couple of hours of riding.

The bad news: riding across the Golden Gate bridge was cold with mist blowing horizontally, and wet. Did I mention cold?
The good news: riding across the GG bridge was cold with very few bobbleheads. (That's a technical term for first-time cyclists on a rental bike.)



Ridgecrest Rd near the lower Mt Tam parking lot.

Beautiful!
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It's the hybrid Texas/Louisiana accent.
reminds me of this.
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~20 posts all day? SMFH.
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ease the transition to what???

The dark side of modernity.

Its 2019 even I at least run windows 8 at home which kind of sucks. They offered a free upgrade to windows 10 a few years ago but I like you did not take it. Windows 10 is rock solid imo. Very much like win 7 which also was very good as was win xp.
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The dark side of modernity.

Its 2019 even I at least run windows 8 at home which kind of sucks. They offered a free upgrade to windows 10 a few years ago but I like you did not take it. Windows 10 is rock solid imo. Very much like win 7 which also was very good as was win xp.
I went to 8.1 to 10 on a Win7 rig, then I boxed it up and put it in Ramona's Mom's garage. Then picked this refurb Win7 machine up for $120, and put a $200 vid card, SSD and more RAM in it.

I ran Win2K pro for years past end of support. Made sure I was never logged in as Admin, only ran progs as Admin when needed. Nothing bad ever happened.
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