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Old 01-17-20, 10:16 AM
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Until a few years ago I was active in winter sports, hiking, camping, snow shoeing and skiing. The best part was becoming friends with cold and snow where a cold wind on your face, (within reason) is invigorating and snow was something to go out and play in. I no longer have the lung power for those activities. Yesterday I watched a number of videos of back country skiing and was reminded of how much I enjoyed them. One favorite video is of a very popular ski mountaineering race from Zermatt to Verbier with hundreds of participants. In keeping with the practice of irrvelevant posts, here is that video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayr7At_FnqU
I had a conversation, this past Sunday, with a German>Canadian fellow who used to race 50 km on cross country skis. He is currently 75 and looks at least 20 years younger. His father was high up in the SS

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Originally Posted by berner View Post
Until a few years ago I was active in winter sports, hiking, camping, snow shoeing and skiing. The best part was becoming friends with cold and snow where a cold wind on your face, (within reason) is invigorating and snow was something to go out and play in. I no longer have the lung power for those activities. Yesterday I watched a number of videos of back country skiing and was reminded of how much I enjoyed them. One favorite video is of a very popular ski mountaineering race from Zermatt to Verbier with hundreds of participants. In keeping with the practice of irrvelevant posts, here is that video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayr7At_FnqU
Looking forward to watching the video! I used to love winter hiking, shoeing, skiing, camping, and a little low-level alpinism, but no more. I get too cold. I even stopped doing frostbites after getting hypothermic, clumsy, and stupid a few times while putting the boat away in 40º weather.
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Now that I've safely passed 12.000, my next goal is a blue star. After that goal is realized, I may feel I'm ready for a plastic bike. I've also begun considering a 559 conversion on one of my road bikes. Does one want a frame on the smaller side for one of those, or does a tall one work just as well?
I have two 58 cm frame sets, which feel too cramped for everyday riding, and the rest are 60, 61, 62.
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Old 01-17-20, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
What the hell are hot brown, chess pie and liver mush?
Hot brown is dish in Kentucky - I've had it in Lexington. Turkey, some kind of bready element, gravy, iirc... can't remember the rest. It was fine.

As far as the list, I'm at 18 and I've lived in two places: about as far north of the Mason Dixon as you can (while still being in the US) and NYC.
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Now that I've safely passed 12.000, my next goal is a blue star. After that goal is realized, I may feel I'm ready for a plastic bike. I've also begun considering a 559 conversion on one of my road bikes. Does one want a frame on the smaller side for one of those, or does a tall one work just as well?
Frame size shouldn't matter. Typically smaller wheels help smaller frames more due to getting rid of toe overlap issues.

559 is a gigantic move from 622 or 630. What frame and what brakes would you intend on using?

584 is typically do-able on most road bikes, but I've never heard of a 559 conversion.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
What the hell are hot brown, chess pie and liver mush?
"Hot brown" sounds entirely too much like "bowl o' brown", the swill stew hoped for by orphans in the fleabottom slum of King's Landing in ASIOAF books. Didn't make it into the show that I recall.
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Yeah I can’t wait to get ahold of some hoppin John.

Mrs BD spent some time in NC so I knew she would easily out score me. Still, as adventurous as she is about food, she only got 21.
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Can we maybe narrow that down to a state, or even a city?

Does it start with a B?

What a shock.
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And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon, as some of you will see on Strava, I'm back in VA.

The previously undisclosed reason for our extended visit over Christmas was my father in law's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The reason for the return is that he had a turn for the worse shortly after we left, landed back in the hospital and they updated his outlook, shortening it to days-to-weeks.

Upon receiving the news, the wife and kids flew ahead by plane, just in case it went quickly (the boy was adamant about being here for Grandpa) and then I packed up the necessities (and cat) for an extended stay and drove solo over the course of two days.

FIL is in rough shape, wife is taking leave to assist over sleepless nights, while I'm assisting with the day-to-day, provisioning and cooking, etc.

Fun stuff.
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Oh, and chess pie is kind of like a custard pie, iirc. I know that I've got a recipe for it someplace, just haven't gotten around to making it.
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And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon, as some of you will see on Strava, I'm back in VA.

The previously undisclosed reason for our extended visit over Christmas was my father in law's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The reason for the return is that he had a turn for the worse shortly after we left, landed back in the hospital and they updated his outlook, shortening it to days-to-weeks.

Upon receiving the news, the wife and kids flew ahead by plane, just in case it went quickly (the boy was adamant about being here for Grandpa) and then I packed up the necessities (and cat) for an extended stay and drove solo over the course of two days.

FIL is in rough shape, wife is taking leave to assist over sleepless nights, while I'm assisting with the day-to-day, provisioning and cooking, etc.

Fun stuff.
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Frame size shouldn't matter. Typically smaller wheels help smaller frames more due to getting rid of toe overlap issues.

559 is a gigantic move from 622 or 630. What frame and what brakes would you intend on using?

584 is typically do-able on most road bikes, but I've never heard of a 559 conversion.
650b and c conversions are not optimal, and likely 584, simply because I wouldn't be able to score them locally. 559 is what is here. I have given it no more thought than this, after seeing your conversion. I have a pair of Tektro 559 kicking around. I am a slow mover, so moving from this stage to actually doing anything might take a year or more. But I will make a point of looking further into it in the near future. Sounds like one of the smaller frames would have a better chance of working. Actually, my town bike is a hi ten 57 cm frame. I will mount the Tektros on one of the smaller frames today, and see what there is to see.
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FIL is in rough shape, wife is taking leave to assist over sleepless nights, while I'm assisting with the day-to-day, provisioning and cooking, etc.

Fun stuff.


You sound like you've got a good family. Thinking about you all today.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon, as some of you will see on Strava, I'm back in VA.

The previously undisclosed reason for our extended visit over Christmas was my father in law's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The reason for the return is that he had a turn for the worse shortly after we left, landed back in the hospital and they updated his outlook, shortening it to days-to-weeks.

Upon receiving the news, the wife and kids flew ahead by plane, just in case it went quickly (the boy was adamant about being here for Grandpa) and then I packed up the necessities (and cat) for an extended stay and drove solo over the course of two days.

FIL is in rough shape, wife is taking leave to assist over sleepless nights, while I'm assisting with the day-to-day, provisioning and cooking, etc.

Fun stuff.
Pancreatic CA is a very bad thing. I hope he's not in too much pain. Interesting decision to take the kids.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
650b and c conversions are not optimal, and likely 584, simply because I wouldn't be able to score them locally. 559 is what is here. I have given in no more thought than this, after seeing your conversion. I have a pair of Tektro 559 kicking around. I am a slow mover, so moving from this stage to actually doing anything might take a year or more. But I will make a point of looking further into it in the near future.
Gotcha.

If you have brake reach issues, which I assume you might, you may be able to go for the C&V analog to disc brakes: drum brakes.

Also, depending on tire size, you may have significant pedal strike / ground clearance issues. I can drag a heel on the ground pretty easy on my conversion if I want to, but I am not an aggressive rider and don't pedal through turns so pedal strike is basically a non-issue for me.
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he was being facetious. He is envious of the quality I lay down here with regularity with nary a Twitter link. He just can't admit it.
then... there is the awesome shovel, the plentiful water and the awesome Marigold jacket. Of course he was on Hiatus when I got the awesome, lightweight and aero seatpost so he can't be envious of that.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon, as some of you will see on Strava, I'm back in VA.

The previously undisclosed reason for our extended visit over Christmas was my father in law's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The reason for the return is that he had a turn for the worse shortly after we left, landed back in the hospital and they updated his outlook, shortening it to days-to-weeks.

Upon receiving the news, the wife and kids flew ahead by plane, just in case it went quickly (the boy was adamant about being here for Grandpa) and then I packed up the necessities (and cat) for an extended stay and drove solo over the course of two days.

FIL is in rough shape, wife is taking leave to assist over sleepless nights, while I'm assisting with the day-to-day, provisioning and cooking, etc.

Fun stuff.
Sorry to hear that. Are you back in williamsburg?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
"Hot brown" sounds entirely too much like "bowl o' brown", the swill stew hoped for by orphans in the fleabottom slum of King's Landing in ASIOAF books. Didn't make it into the show that I recall.
It did. The Onion knight talked about it with Gendry just before the kid went a'rowin.


Had gumbo for lunch (and scored a 22 on the list overall).

Happy belated holidays all.
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he was being facetious. He is envious of the quality I lay down here with regularity with nary a Twitter link. He just can't admit it.
then... there is the awesome shovel, the plentiful water and the awesome Marigold jacket. Of course he was on Hiatus when I got the awesome, lightweight and aero seatpost so he can't be envious of that.
No.
No.
No.
No.
And no.

I might be envious of your saddle though because mine is broken.
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