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Old 06-20-20, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Small world.

You missed the thunderstorms? It just started pouring here.

While carrying the bike to back yard so I can hose down the dirt and grime from this morning’s ride, I’ve lightly hit the right chain stay on the fence and took a piece of clear coat off (maybe a 2mm by 2mm piece on the corner, rectangular-ish profile)

Not only am I too fat for this sport, but am also too stoopid
Missed the storms. Coming this way. We have a bunch of family coming over (segregated into separate tables for each household) and were hoping to have it outside. Looks like we may need to bring it all inside. Three big groups upstairs and two smaller ones downstairs.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's the best time of the year but now the days start getting shorter. Trsnrtr

Correct. Canadian cyclists are friendly.

It hasn't been warm enough for us to get thunderstorms here. Lawns are turning brown.
It's mid-80s American again today. The promised thunderstorms keep skipping us.

Lawns are also crispy here.
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Old 06-20-20, 11:07 AM
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Wow that was a fun ride. Lots of climbing. Too bad the leaderboard is not based on altitude or I would have it sewn up!
Too bad, Skinny!
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Old 06-20-20, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's mid-80s American again today. The promised thunderstorms keep skipping us.

Lawns are also crispy here.
Same.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's the best time of the year but now the days start getting shorter. Trsnrtr .
It happens every year. Like clockwork. When will you get used to this?
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Old 06-20-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Ouch.

If it makes you feel any better I dropped my bike in a really scary way on Thursday.

Since my Trek has fenders I can't use my bike rack in the bed of my truck. The only way to transport it is to balance it upright and lash it down with tie down straps to the 4 corners of the bed. It's super secure when it's tied down but really finicky to do by yourself.

So I was trying to get the first strap secured quickly since I was getting swarmed by mosquitoes and I must have released some tension. The bike fell over and smacked the edge of the truck bed hard. Thankfully it hit the handlebars, I was sure that I was going to have a massive dent in the top tube
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I made it almost five weeks (out of my eight-week mouse drug cycle) on my base-level of medication, but stiffness is back in force today. Going to have to take more drugs if I want to keep pedaling.
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Ras-blu-bla berry smoothie on a humid day.
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storming with a vengeance here. The streets have all flooded worse than I have ever seen.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

Correct. Canadian cyclists are friendly.
Last year a few of them buzzed me without letting me know they were about to overtake me. Large group from western Canada doing their own tour. I explained to one of them which one of us would win the war if I were to serve to avoid a critter or pothole. You don’t want to get into a scrape with a fully loaded bike when you’re riding a naked road bike.
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Oh neat, clicking on the page 407 link or the ">" link from page 406 takes me to page 405.

Got in 10 fasted miles in the dirt. Burped the back tyre pretty good and didn't have my pump with me, had to baby it back to the van with 5 psi. Water intake approx 2000 ml.

Recovering with dried plantains and a Powerade/San Pelegrino Aranciata margarita.
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Old 06-20-20, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Last year a few of them buzzed me without letting me know they were about to overtake me. Large group from western Canada doing their own tour. I explained to one of them which one of us would win the war if I were to serve to avoid a critter or pothole. You don’t want to get into a scrape with a fully loaded bike when you’re riding a naked road bike.
Did they wave??
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Ras-blu-bla berry smoothie on a humid day.
Yum. I wanted to hit the juice bar after my ride but I didn't have a mask with me. Time to hang one on the rear view mirror, so I'm always ready.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Yum. I wanted to hit the juice bar after my ride but I didn't have a mask with me. Time to hang one on the rear view mirror, so I'm always ready.
Can’t you just pull up your collar to your nose in a pinch??
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Can’t you just pull up your collar to your nose in a pinch??

I got screamed at a wawa in philly for doing this very thing.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I got screamed at a wawa in philly for doing this very thing.
It’s not ideal but better than nothing, I reckon.
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Beautiful day here. Went for a group-ish ride and had a blast. Fun stories, jokes, and friendly jabs. I really have missed my club friends and they still aren't riding together so I poached another club's underground ride. Lucky for me one of the ladies let me in on the top secret message thread.
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It’s not ideal but better than nothing, I reckon.

best part the woman doing the screaming removed her mask to scream at me.
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Beautiful day here. Went for a group-ish ride and had a blast. Fun stories, jokes, and friendly jabs. I really have missed my club friends and they still aren't riding together so I poached another club's underground ride. Lucky for me one of the ladies let me in on the top secret message thread.
this is how the first matrix started. soon she will be offering you pills.
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Missed the storms. Coming this way. We have a bunch of family coming over (segregated into separate tables for each household) and were hoping to have it outside. Looks like we may need to bring it all inside. Three big groups upstairs and two smaller ones downstairs.
Now it looks like the storms have veered to the west, so mrs datlas wants us to change the setup from inside to outside. Sigh.
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Hey the red dit icon is gone. When did that happen??
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Looks like Trainsnorter has a virtual lock on the leaderboard, especially if he gets a few insurance miles tomorrow.
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I’ve had success with appliencepartspros.com with range and Washing machine parts. Also Amazon. Appliance parts pros also have graphical parts list documents you can drill down and find parts numbers as well..
Shipping to Mexico would make it worth buying a new machine. I can likely find them locally, but with the Covid, I don't want to go poking around too deep. We can live without the microwave for awhile.
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Originally Posted by abshipp

So I was trying to get the first strap secured quickly since I was getting swarmed by mosquitoes and I must have released some tension. The bike fell over and smacked the edge of the truck bed hard. Thankfully it hit the handlebars, I was sure that I was going to have a massive dent in the top tube
Ouch too
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Hey the red dit icon is gone. When did that happen??
I still have it
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