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Old 01-02-21, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mojo31 View Post
sorry to hear that bam. Hope nothing serious to you or your bike. That kind of stuff scares me.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
We missed the 500 murder mark bu 40 min. But between 12:40 and 4:30 am 10 people were shot. 3 or 4 died.
Maybe this year.
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Looks like my elbow and left hood took most of fall.
I guess your elbow was covered, and didn't get scuffed up?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Grandmothers are cooking wizards. Give them a cast iron skillet, some flour, some bacon drippings or lard and watch them do their magic.

Disclaimer: My grandmother died in 1987 at age 95 so she's probably not the average grandmother here.
Oh, I dunno. My grandmother who made the fried chicken died in 1993 at the age of 97, and the other one died in 1979 at the age of 88. That averages out to dying in 1986 at 92 1/2, which is pretty close to 1987 at the age of 95.

But you're right. I think we of the Boomer generation may be the last with grandparents born in the 19th Century.
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But you're right. I think we of the Boomer generation may be the last with grandparents born in the 19th Century.
My grandfather was born in 1899. #NotABoomer
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
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Twin Six has a new Ti Rando -

I wonder what kind of bro price I could get on one of these bad boys?
I've never heard anything bad about the Twin Six stuff but wishbone seat stays only seem to look good on steel bikes. When they're made of Ti it just looks so bulky.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
My grandfather was born in 1899. #NotABoomer
Okay non-Boomer.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I've never heard anything bad about the Twin Six stuff but wishbone seat stays only seem to look good on steel bikes. When they're made of Ti it just looks so bulky.
It's not the most graceful, but it's not an eyesore to me. T6 is one of our partners, though, so I'm biased.

edit: and there's also the (steel) Standard Rando if the Ti is too rich for my blood.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
My grandfather was born in 1899. #NotABoomer
Though really, this actually illustrates my point - ONE of your 4 grandparents made it in under the wire, while for me, a mid-to-late Boomer (1957), all 4 of mine were born in the 19th Century.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Had a pretty rough crash this morning. Car pulled out enfront of me but it just happened to be intersection I needed to make a left turn so I had already started slowing. Not sure if I hit the brake again or what. Saw the car and the next thing I know I was on the ground and I was no longer attached to the bike.

Looks like my elbow and left hood took most of fall. Knocked my left hood a little crooked and my elbow and hand are starting to hurt. Destroyed my toe covers not that they were really working anyways. Somehow my chain got knocked into my wheel. I was worried the hanger was bent but shifting seems to be ok.

Only other thing that i have noticed so far is my front brake is rubbing and sporadically. I took the wheel off and checked to make sure everything was tight and put it back on. I thought it was good and then randomly it started rubbing. This was on my bike stand and without me touching anything but spinning the wheel.

Just picked up new shoes and booties.
ouch. heal up quick. at least the bike wasn't badly damaged.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Had a pretty rough crash this morning. Car pulled out enfront of me but it just happened to be intersection I needed to make a left turn so I had already started slowing. Not sure if I hit the brake again or what. Saw the car and the next thing I know I was on the ground and I was no longer attached to the bike.

Looks like my elbow and left hood took most of fall. Knocked my left hood a little crooked and my elbow and hand are starting to hurt. Destroyed my toe covers not that they were really working anyways. Somehow my chain got knocked into my wheel. I was worried the hanger was bent but shifting seems to be ok.

Only other thing that i have noticed so far is my front brake is rubbing and sporadically. I took the wheel off and checked to make sure everything was tight and put it back on. I thought it was good and then randomly it started rubbing. This was on my bike stand and without me touching anything but spinning the wheel.

Just picked up new shoes and booties.
Damn , thats no way to start a new year. Knock it off will ya?
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Okay Boomer.
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Heres a blast from the past. Gave it to my brother, he never used it. Gave it back cuz his girl is moving in. 2003 tcr elite1 Now I gotta try and sell it.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I can't imagine, LAJ. I've ridden some epic rides over the years and quite a few where people thought I was insane but I think that i only did a couple centuries in the 25-35 ranges and that's enough for me. Both that I did, ended with the last 25 miles in a medium heavy snowstorm and in both cases, I really thought I was going to make it home.

So... chapeau!
Thank you, Trsnrtr! Annual traditions and all, come hell or high water. It was nice to just have a cold start as the only negative on this ride.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Had a pretty rough crash this morning.
Dangit. I hope all is OK.
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Heres a blast from the past. Gave it to my brother, he never used it. Gave it back cuz his girl is moving in. 2003 tcr elite1 Now I gotta try and sell it.
Sad.
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I just took the neighbor gal to the e room, because her dogs were fighting and she somehow broke a finger separating them. I was hoping it was dislocated, but talking to her on the way home after it wasn't shock talking, it sounded like the middle finger was bent across her other fingers at a 90 degree angle. I did that once, and I'll never get that image out of my head. I'm sure the guy that watched me straighten it back out, won't either.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Had a pretty rough crash this morning. Car pulled out enfront of me but it just happened to be intersection I needed to make a left turn so I had already started slowing. Not sure if I hit the brake again or what. Saw the car and the next thing I know I was on the ground and I was no longer attached to the bike.

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Just picked up new shoes and booties.
Ouch.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sad.
Yeah, it is. His knees are blown out but he is to young to get them replaced. So he didn't want anything to do with a bike.
Same brother that wrecked on a mountain bike while descending. He only has 1 collar bone . The other is just some chunks of rubble under his skin. He was all road rash on one side. Looked like hamburger.
But what the hell, he's got a girl moving in with him. Never saw that coming.
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Nutz.
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My grandfather was born in 1899. #NotABoomer
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sad.
Indeed. I was thinking just yesterday, as I was heading home and yet again marvelling at just how great road cycling is for the soul, that I can't understand why EVERYONE doesn't do it. I'm just glad they don't.
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Indeed. I was thinking just yesterday, as I was heading home and yet again marvelling at just how great road cycling is for the soul, that I can't understand why EVERYONE doesn't do it. I'm just glad they don't.
Ikr, I don't get the mentality of wanting everyone to do it because I do. I like that its a little bit odd to the majority of people.
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