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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-23-19, 03:33 PM
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I don't do cruises. Old people or not.
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I see lots of women with yoga pants with the side cell pocket. Looks dumb as ****.
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My philosophy: It fits in a jersey pocket, lives in a very small saddle scrotum, or it stays home.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I don't do cruises. Old people or not.
Same. I have never done one. Maybe when I get old.
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My philosophy: It fits in a jersey pocket, lives in a very small saddle scrotum, or it stays home.
I got tired of the saddle bag so now have tube/levers/etc. in drawstring bag in middle jersey pocket. Itís very liberating to pitch the saddle bag.
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Heard you missed me. First ride post back surgery. I still got it, barely. 2 miles?
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Heard you missed me. First ride post back surgery. I still got it, barely. 2 miles?
Kudos. Heal up!
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Heard you missed me. First ride post back surgery. I still got it, barely. 2 miles?
Welcome back!
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Heard you missed me. First ride post back surgery. I still got it, barely. 2 miles?
Kudos.
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I got tired of the saddle bag so now have tube/levers/etc. in drawstring bag in middle jersey pocket. Itís very liberating to pitch the saddle bag.
The problem is your saddlebag wasn't awesome. with the new bike purchase I also got a new saddle bag and it is awesome.
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Old 10-23-19, 04:37 PM
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The problem is your saddlebag wasn't awesome. with the new bike purchase I also got a new saddle bag and it is awesome.
Could be. For awhile I used a cheapo saddle bag, but the velcro strap around the seatpost would chafe/wear out my bibs/shorts. May not be a problem with an awesome aero seatpost, but was an issue with mine.

Next, I used a Lezyne Micro-Caddy which has a wide strap that goes under the saddle rails. This solved the chafe problem, but I eventually found it easier to pitch the saddle bag and carry the gear in the jersey. Try it sometime.
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Could be. For awhile I used a cheapo saddle bag, but the velcro strap around the seatpost would chafe/wear out my bibs/shorts. May not be a problem with an awesome aero seatpost, but was an issue with mine.

Next, I used a Lezyne Micro-Caddy which has a wide strap that goes under the saddle rails. This solved the chafe problem, but I eventually found it easier to pitch the saddle bag and carry the gear in the jersey. Try it sometime.
I was just having a little fun using the awesome card. I sometimes do that. Over and over again. Maybe.
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Old 10-23-19, 04:53 PM
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Rapha has been doing cargo bibs (and NOT bibs) for a couple years. Everyone that tries them loves them. Last week, another guy and I both ended up at the same place for a post-ride beer and sandwich. He was wearing the cargo NOT bibs. He said that he also had the cargo bibs, that they were the best and that he wouldn't buy anything else now. Said that they really came in handy on long rides/races, or when you have a vest/jacket that blocks jersey pocket access, etc.

I'll prolly get a set in the spring.
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Old 10-23-19, 05:14 PM
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I got tired of the saddle bag so now have tube/levers/etc. in drawstring bag in middle jersey pocket. Itís very liberating to pitch the saddle bag.
I am from the sew-up days, when there was always a tire under the seat. Of course, when I started riding, jerseys had front pockets too.
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Old 10-23-19, 05:39 PM
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+100 Last cruise I was on was a geriatric cruise, apparently . . . 90% old people but they didnít tell me. Frikkin stick in the muds were no fun at all. For example there was an onboard Halloween party and the old bastids sat around watching as the same 5 couples danced all night. Crutches and wheelchairs everywhere and every day. A few old people, of course, thatís normal, but a whole ship full? Worst cruise ever.
Yeah, depends on season and destination. Our Patagonia cruise was like that. Oldest farts I have ever seen.
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I got tired of the saddle bag so now have tube/levers/etc. in drawstring bag in middle jersey pocket. Itís very liberating to pitch the saddle bag.
You canít tell folks that. They donít want to hear it. Been trying for decades.
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I wouldn't mind getting rid of the saddle bag, but it's not unusual for me to go 80+ miles without stopping - I need pockets for food, phone/wallet, room to stash my vest, etc. Having a saddle bag just means more room for that other stuff and less remember when I head out the door.

Plus, I have a pretty sweet saddle bag (well, roll, technically).
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On longer rides, I have a little pump, phone, cleat covers, a food item, and maybe an extra tube. I need my scrote.
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I don't do cruises. Old people or not.
Being landlocked as you are you might have an unconscious aversion to the open seas.
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Yeah, depends on season and destination. Our Patagonia cruise was like that. Oldest farts I have ever seen.
Our trip to Hawaii was the same. The barista in the coffee shop told me that he works ships on both coasts and the Gulf but that the ships out of Los Angeles were the worst for old people. No idea if that’s true or not.
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Heard you missed me. First ride post back surgery. I still got it, barely. 2 miles?
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Each bike in the rjones28 fleet has it's own custom repair kit attached to the seat. Just grab and go.
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Winter is officially just around the corner; Computrainer sessions have begun down at the bike shop. FTP test tonight. Mine rose 13% since the last one back in February.
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Our trip to Hawaii was the same. The barista in the coffee shop told me that he works ships on both coasts and the Gulf but that the ships out of Los Angeles were the worst for old people. No idea if thatís true or not.
Oldest boat I was on was Alaska out of Seattle in September.

Cabo outta San Diego boat was kinda too young for my taste. Damn kids.

Jamaica outta Miami was just right.
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Winter is officially just around the corner; Computrainer sessions have begun down at the bike shop. FTP test tonight. Mine rose 13% since the last one back in February.
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