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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-10-20, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Just ordered a pair of these. Vamos a ver, as seedsbelize says.
I'm going to be jealous if you ordered the silver camo.

My 237s have been great, BTW. Still waiting/hoping that some Red/Black CX-1 come back in stock. Prolly not going to happen, though.
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Old 06-10-20, 04:40 PM
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So guess what this is a picture of... If you guessed the latest vehicle to make physical contact with ls01 you would be correct. Bastid clipped my elbow with his mirror. He got to talk to the police man for that. I was uninjured. Freaked out but uninjured. Guy could not have given less F#$&@ if he was offered money. He appologized and then pushed the blame on me for riding in the street. I had to leave I couldnt listen to anymore. Its really bad here. I dont know how more I can take.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Will you race? After you get back, of course.

I can't answer that. Once I see the "results" of all the protests and riots, I think I'll be more inclined to make a decision.
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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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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Understood. That said, I think it’s prolly too soon to ride in a large group like that. But wtf do I know?
I am with you and MoAlpha Again, I know cases go up, simply because of more testing but the sickness and death part is what I'm focused on. I know that's terribly morbid, but it is the only real gauge I have.
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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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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Just ordered a pair of these. Vamos a ver, as seedsbelize says.

I've been a Lake fan for-almost-ever. You'll like them.

I keep looking at the HV Giro Empire's though, dangit.
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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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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post

So guess what this is a picture of... If you guessed the latest vehicle to make physical contact with ls01 you would be correct. Bastid clipped my elbow with his mirror. He got to talk to the police man for that. I was uninjured. Freaked out but uninjured. Guy could not have given less F#$&@ if he was offered money. He appologized and then pushed the blame on me for riding in the street. I had to leave I couldnt listen to anymore. Its really bad here. I dont know how more I can take.
sorry to hear that. glad you are okay.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post

So guess what this is a picture of... If you guessed the latest vehicle to make physical contact with ls01 you would be correct. Bastid clipped my elbow with his mirror. He got to talk to the police man for that. I was uninjured. Freaked out but uninjured. Guy could not have given less F#$&@ if he was offered money. He appologized and then pushed the blame on me for riding in the street. I had to leave I couldnt listen to anymore. Its really bad here. I dont know how more I can take.
Jesus. I'm glad you're OK.
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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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I am with you and MoAlpha Again, I know cases go up, simply because of more testing but the sickness and death part is what I'm focused on. I know that's terribly morbid, but it is the only real gauge I have.
Well and that's the part that really matters. We didn't lock down for the people who are asymptomatic.
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He got to talk to the police man for that.
At least he got that much.
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Windy evening but Velo Vol shall HTFU.

Time to effort.
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Old 06-10-20, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post

So guess what this is a picture of... If you guessed the latest vehicle to make physical contact with ls01 you would be correct. Bastid clipped my elbow with his mirror. He got to talk to the police man for that. I was uninjured. Freaked out but uninjured. Guy could not have given less F#$&@ if he was offered money. He appologized and then pushed the blame on me for riding in the street. I had to leave I couldnt listen to anymore. Its really bad here. I dont know how more I can take.
With a commercial vehicle like that, I'd be on the horn with the owner of the company. If the driver was the owner, I'd be bombing him on all the social media platforms, 'specially if I had video.
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Old 06-10-20, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I've been a Lake fan for-almost-ever. You'll like them.

I keep looking at the HV Giro Empire's though, dangit.
Have you tried them on? I wear a Wide with the Lake Competition lasts, and the HV were an immediate "nope" when I popped 'em on my feet.
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Old 06-10-20, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
With a commercial vehicle like that, I'd be on the horn with the owner of the company. If the driver was the owner, I'd be bombing him on all the social media platforms, 'specially if I had video.
I have go pro footage facing front. I am experiencing computer problems, all I could review was quick time. Thats too fast to see anything..
I am concidering a rear mount for the camera.. the problem is in Mi. Only rear license plates are used.. I would hate to have to add a 2nd camera.
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Old 06-10-20, 05:18 PM
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So my responsibilities at my job are changing a little bit and I'll be using Solidworks a lot more.
i suck at Inventor, I wish I had a license for solidworks so I can suck at it too. You know, so I can model carved tops and feed it to the cnc when/if I get one

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I put that in precisely for you. We had a heat advisory yesterday though, which has shifted the COTA sessions later to avoid it. Sadly, that means no COTA for me this year.
COTA sessions? Riding on the track are we?
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Just ordered a pair of these. Vamos a ver, as seedsbelize says.
Looks really good.

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He got to talk to the police man for that.
How does one arrange that? Chase the guy while calling 911? Asking for a friend. Glad you’re ok.
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Old 06-10-20, 05:30 PM
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I have go pro footage facing front. I am experiencing computer problems, all I could review was quick time. Thats too fast to see anything..
I am concidering a rear mount for the camera.. the problem is in Mi. Only rear license plates are used.. I would hate to have to add a 2nd camera.
Jeez, be careful out there. That sucks.
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Old 06-10-20, 05:47 PM
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Have you tried them on? I wear a Wide with the Lake Competition lasts, and the HV were an immediate "nope" when I popped 'em on my feet.
I haven't tried those on, but I have a pair of the Trans HV, with EC90 soles. I really like them, but the buckles are weak point, and I worry about their longevity. They weren't as long distance comfortable as Lake, but they were great in races. Once I went with Lakes, I haven't looked back, until now.
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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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November is bringing back some 55mm rim brake carbon rims, too. Good heavens. There just isn't enough room and money for all I want.
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Old 06-10-20, 06:13 PM
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COTA sessions? Riding on the track are we?
Yep, and it's awesome. Really sad I can't do it this year.
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Old 06-10-20, 06:14 PM
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November is bringing back some 55mm rim brake carbon rims, too. Good heavens. There just isn't enough room and money for all I want.
I saw that. Sadly (though understandably), it seems to not be a bespoke rim, which makes it much less interesting than the Rails.

Man I should never have sold mine.
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I've been a Lake fan for-almost-ever. You'll like them.

I keep looking at the HV Giro Empire's though, dangit.
I tried to buy a pair of S-Works 7s from the LBS because COVID and convenience, but they couldn't deliver, so I went with something a little more reasonably priced.

Those Giros look like nice shoes.

I have a pair of Lake winter boots, which are beautiful and a pleasure to wear, but the 3-hole drilling is so far forward as to be useless and I can only use them with SPDs, which sucks because they have road soles.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I saw that. Sadly (though understandably), it seems to not be a bespoke rim, which makes it much less interesting than the Rails.

Man I should never have sold mine.
Partly correct. You should have sold them to me!
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I'm going to be jealous if you ordered the silver camo.

My 237s have been great, BTW. Still waiting/hoping that some Red/Black CX-1 come back in stock. Prolly not going to happen, though.
Good God, man, I'm almost 64! Black. White is okay but I hate how dingy they get.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Sorry to hear that you've retired from cycling, but I understand. If it doesn't bring you joy anymore, why continue doing it?

I've missed your input here, but hope you stay happy and healthy. .

BTW, I wish you owned bigger bikes.
Thanks for the kind words. I really like being here. Maybe I will just pretend to be a cyclist. Who's gonna know?
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
So guess what this is a picture of... If you guessed the latest vehicle to make physical contact with ls01 you would be correct. Bastid clipped my elbow with his mirror. He got to talk to the police man for that. I was uninjured. Freaked out but uninjured. Guy could not have given less F#$&@ if he was offered money. He appologized and then pushed the blame on me for riding in the street. I had to leave I couldnt listen to anymore. Its really bad here. I dont know how more I can take.
Aww, Jeez. So sorry. It's demoralizing, but the world is full of sociopaths and they all drive.
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I am with you and MoAlpha Again, I know cases go up, simply because of more testing but the sickness and death part is what I'm focused on. I know that's terribly morbid, but it is the only real gauge I have.
Right, but you can't keep cases from going up by not testing, can you? I mean the truth is eventually going to out. Except for a few asymptomatic cases, the sick are going to a medical facility and will be tested. And by not finding the sick and isolating and or treating them, aren't you certain to get more of them?
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