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Old 08-08-20, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex counties have some really nice (and hilly) riding. Certain parts of Cape May County are also nice for riding, with many low-traffic roads. You have to know where to go.
I know. You can’t paint the whole state with one brush. I grew up in Somerset county which was suburbia but a fine place to grow up. Approaching terminal development these days though. Mrs datlas family in Bergen county which is definitely too crowded but nice diversity. My parents in Hunterdon County which is still somewhat rural and similar to where we live now in feel.
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Twice, this morning, I've typed a couple posts that totally disappeared before I finished them. Is there some magic key combo that deletes everything that I'm not aware of or is there a glitch in the matrix this morning?
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Old 08-08-20, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Most of the saddles I've installed lately have been onto these.

The horror! The horror!!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
word. Blows to the head can be dangerous.
Ask me how I know.
How do you know?

He's older than you are (maybe), so definitely should be protecting the noggin.
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I grew up in Somerset county which was suburbia but a fine place to grow up.
Are there any gardens there?
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Old 08-08-20, 12:40 PM
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Got in my sub-40 mile, no agenda ride. Felt crappy-strong. I know that I'm carrying a pretty heavy training load (for me), and that certainly matched my perception early in the ride. After I settling in, though, I get to the point where I can torque the pedals if and when I want to. Felt semi-lethargic heading out, feel awesome now. It was much the same way on my group ride a week and a half ago. It's odd. I'll probably take it very easy until next Wed.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Ugh. I was goofing around on my fixed gear last night and was trying to learn how to skid.

Lockring threads stripped out

I just built these wheels not too long ago. Very annoying.
Does this mean that the hub is good and borked?
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Old 08-08-20, 12:47 PM
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They are real, and they’re spectacular.
I guess it's some special kind of beetroot? Looks like it grows rings, like a tree.

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Why would anyone volunteer to live there?
It's 9.25%. There's no income tax.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Does this mean that the hub is good and borked?
Not quite, the cog threads are still good but without the lockring I'll need to be careful with how much back pressure I apply on the pedals.

So basically it's the same as just running a fixed cog on a freewheel hub, which is the exact situation that I was trying to get away from when I bought these hubs
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Old 08-08-20, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Got the CVT because mrs datlas does not drive stick.

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We (Chevrolet) sold some CVT cars and people had complaints. "My transmission feels like it's slipping". It is because it's supposed to slip. "What"?
Or "My transmission doesn't shift right". That's because it doesn't shift. "What"?
Even the Volt, which is electric drive, people would complain about shifting. Or one guy said he felt the car would be better if it came in stickshift.
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Oh boy, we have a chef here.
Oh yeah, I’m expecting my Michelin star any day now.
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Old 08-08-20, 01:13 PM
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If you have a Nissan with a CVT you fall in two categories. One of them is needing a transmission, and the other is already having it replaced.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
If you have a Nissan with a CVT you fall in two categories. One of them is needing a transmission, and the other is already having it replaced.
My friend has a Cube and I think he's on his third transmission now.
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Old 08-08-20, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Got in my sub-40 mile, no agenda ride. Felt crappy-strong. I know that I'm carrying a pretty heavy training load (for me), and that certainly matched my perception early in the ride. After I settling in, though, I get to the point where I can torque the pedals if and when I want to. Felt semi-lethargic heading out, feel awesome now. It was much the same way on my group ride a week and a half ago. It's odd. I'll probably take it very easy until next Wed.
Yeah that was my yesterday. Today was not as good. Monday will be a walk, I think, and then back to some running.
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I did 45 miles with 4200 feet with club #2 . I had no legs but it was fun. Maybe yard work on Thursday took more out of me than I thought.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Lunch.
You had me at "Italian sausage", but the rest of is sounds scrumptious!!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I know. You can’t paint the whole state with one brush. I grew up in Somerset county which was suburbia but a fine place to grow up. Approaching terminal development these days though. Mrs datlas family in Bergen county which is definitely too crowded but nice diversity. My parents in Hunterdon County which is still somewhat rural and similar to where we live now in feel.
Forgot that your parents are there. I have led rides from Lambertville to Oldwick which dip into to Somerset (Black River) for just a few miles. One year during a ride in Hunterdon and Warren we saw a bear in Woodfern, which is a bit SW of Califon. If you know where to look there is still a decent amount of gravel in Hunterdon. Try The Hell of Hunterdon some time. I’ve heard it’s very hard. The county is also the birthplace of the real life figure who inspired the film “Jeremiah Johnson,” starring Robert Redford and Will Geer.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
You had me at "Italian sausage", but the rest of is sounds scrumptious!!
How about "Rigatoni Shimano"?
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I guess it's some special kind of beetroot? Looks like it grows rings, like a tree.


It's 9.25%. There's no income tax.
what about the high real estate taxes?
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How about "Rigatoni Shimano"?
I'm thinking udon like the fancy ramen shops make, rather than Italian pasta.
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If you have a Nissan with a CVT you fall in two categories. One of them is needing a transmission, and the other is already having it replaced.
We had to replace the CVT in the daughter's 2011 Chevy Cruze in 2018 at about 70,000 miles. Chevy didn't do it right. Unless they were going for POS.

Our Hondas have CVT and work wonderfully.
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How do you know?
You are very good at following directions.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Forgot that your parents are there. I have led rides from Lambertville to Oldwick which dip into to Somerset (Black River) for just a few miles. One year during a ride in Hunterdon and Warren we saw a bear in Woodfern, which is a bit SW of Califon. If you know where to look there is still a decent amount of gravel in Hunterdon. Try The Hell of Hunterdon some time. I’ve heard it’s very hard. The county is also the birthplace of the real life figure who inspired the film “Jeremiah Johnson,” starring Robert Redford and Will Geer.
Some of my friends have done Hell of Hunterdon and I heard the stories. I am still not doing any “destination” rides as it eats up too much time. Plus I have amazing riding in beautiful Chester County.
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I had to true a wheel that wouldn't true because the spoke nipple just spun and spun. I got it out and tossed it, and then the (first)new one fell into the rim. It's still there. The second one threaded on just fine
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I had to true a wheel that wouldn't true because the spoke nipple just spun and spun. I got it out and tossed it, and then the (first)new one fell into the rim. It's still there. The second one threaded on just fine
I broke the head off of one of those goofy aluminum nipples recently and couldn't get it to fall out of the valve hole no matter how much i tried. I gave up and figured that I'd just put up with the tinkle. One ride and it got lodged somewhere because I haven't heard it since.
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