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Old 01-27-21, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Winter is finally going to set in starting tomorrow. Not happy.
YEah, we got snow and frigid Temps yesterday. SUCKS.
I made the mistake of looking @ houses in N.Carolina on zwillow yesterday. I would really like to move there but I don't know how my daughter would take it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Winter is finally going to set in starting tomorrow. Not happy.
I’m happy.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Here is BF member TJ knight with his hands in the air.
Hey John, I’ve often wondered what draws some people to be devoted members of this forum, and what keeps MOST other people away. I’m assuming somewhere along the line you and TJ have invited other guys in your group of regulars to become members, what are their reasons for declining?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
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It's apples to oranges because there's way more cars during the latter.

Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
V.v. thats not very nice. We are all to big for this sport.
I'm not too big, I'm too fat. There's a difference.
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Winter is finally going to set in starting tomorrow. Not happy.
It did that here three months ago.
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Winter is finally going to set in starting tomorrow. Not happy.
Agree. That’s why I am heading out to ride shortly. Weekend may be too cold even for me.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
YEah, we got snow and frigid Temps yesterday. SUCKS.
I made the mistake of looking @ houses in N.Carolina on zwillow yesterday. I would really like to move there but I don't know how my daughter would take it.
My wife and I are trying to move to SC/NC/VA/TN near the mountains. It's hard to find a job right now anyways, even harder when you're 800 miles away
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
YEah, we got snow and frigid Temps yesterday. SUCKS.
I made the mistake of looking @ houses in N.Carolina on zwillow yesterday. I would really like to move there but I don't know how my daughter would take it.
Which part of NC?
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Agree. That’s why I am heading out to ride shortly. Weekend may be too cold even for me.

Fantastic. Just when it started to hit 40 degrees here.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
My wife and I are trying to move to SC/NC/VA/TN near the mountains. It's hard to find a job right now anyways, even harder when you're 800 miles away

Not sure what you do, but Roanoke Va is a pretty solid town.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Not sure what you do, but Roanoke Va is a pretty solid town.
That's one we've recently started looking in to.

I work in aerospace manufacturing at the moment. I wouldn't mind doing something different, but it's at least a game I know how to play.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's apples to oranges because there's way more cars during the latter.


I'm not too big, I'm too fat. There's a difference.

It did that here three months ago.
I don’t think it’s apples to oranges. The 5-6 AM drivers here where I ride are typically farmers, and they’re the nicest group of drivers around here. Always a wave and plenty of space.

It’s the small dick guys in compensation trucks that are the issue around here.
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Old 01-27-21, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Winter is finally going to set in starting tomorrow. Not happy.
It's been winter all week here.

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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
YEah, we got snow and frigid Temps yesterday. SUCKS.
I made the mistake of looking @ houses in N.Carolina on zwillow yesterday. I would really like to move there but I don't know how my daughter would take it.
You know it's been a cold week, when you walk out into 25F weather and think "it's kind of warm today."
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Old 01-27-21, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
You know it's been a cold week, when you walk out into 25F weather and think "it's kind of warm today."
I'm that way except about 5° warmer. We are in the teens at the moment and won't see plus 30s with clear roads for awhile, I'm afraid.
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I'm that way except about 5° warmer. We are in the teens at the moment and won't see plus 30s with clear roads for awhile, I'm afraid.
Did you get much snow down there?

We only got a couple of inches but it drifted enough to make the commute yesterday morning interesting.

Forecast is for another 3-4" this weekend.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Hey John, I’ve often wondered what draws some people to be devoted members of this forum, and what keeps MOST other people away. I’m assuming somewhere along the line you and TJ have invited other guys in your group of regulars to become members, what are their reasons for declining?
I actually met TJ and a bunch of others through BF. There was a lady who organized rides through the forum and some of those rides had 50 people show up. She quit posting because there were some guys, mostly in the SoCal regional forum, who were harassing her daily. Our Bike Forum rides disappeared after that.

I've been a member of the SFVBC since 1989. A road club with up to 500 members at times, people have found the club on-line and on BF and many of them have joined the club.

I talk about BF on rides sometimes and a few people I know have joined but lose interest after a while. Like the road club, people come and go and have different reasons for leaving. There is a lot of competing social media these days. One guy even started his own forum called SoCal Bike Forums and it lasted a few years.

TJ is a great climber and does double century type rides often. I only ride with him when he wants to slow down and chat. He is also as nice a person as you could ever meet.

Of the people who joined our club through BF, Cassave is one who has stuck around for years. Here he is riding his garage built bike on the road we were on yesterday. This is the frame he featured on the framebuilder forum. How to build a lugged steel frame, with pics - Bike Forums

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Can the new guy ask what might be a stupid question or one with an obvious answer?

Looking more at the trainer/Zwift idea so I can get some saddle time in the mornings before work. Most likely will go with a Wahoo product. Riding outdoors in my hood during the rush hours is out of the question for me.

The thing would go in our workout room where I have a TV on the wall and the ability to connect the TV to a Windows laptop. I have an Android phone and iPad. My stupid question is if I run Zwift on the laptop so I can view on the TV, how does the trainer connect to the laptop? Or, is there another way to set it all up that I am just totally not seeing? Is there anything I need other than the smart trainer such as some sort of dongle to connect the trainer to the laptop?
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My stupid question is if I run Zwift on the laptop so I can view on the TV, how does the trainer connect to the laptop? ... Is there anything I need other than the smart trainer such as some sort of dongle to connect the trainer to the laptop?
The majority of relatively recent laptops should have the requisite bluetooth communications to connect to the trainer. If it doesn't, get a dongle.
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Can the new guy ask what might be a stupid question or one with an obvious answer?

Looking more at the trainer/Zwift idea so I can get some saddle time in the mornings before work. Most likely will go with a Wahoo product. Riding outdoors in my hood during the rush hours is out of the question for me.

The thing would go in our workout room where I have a TV on the wall and the ability to connect the TV to a Windows laptop. I have an Android phone and iPad. My stupid question is if I run Zwift on the laptop so I can view on the TV, how does the trainer connect to the laptop? Or, is there another way to set it all up that I am just totally not seeing? Is there anything I need other than the smart trainer such as some sort of dongle to connect the trainer to the laptop?
I use an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the TV. Trainer connects to laptop via Bluetooth. HRM and cadence connect via Ant Stick. I don't know whether your laptop's Bluetooth can connect to more than one device at a time, which I guess is what you're actually asking. But that's how I do it.

EDIT: For the ANT+ sensors, I have an ANT+ dongle ("Ant Stick") plugged into a 6' USB extension cable. That end of the cable is in a baggie (sweat!) and I put that on the floor behind the front wheel.

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The majority of relatively recent laptops should have the requisite bluetooth communications to connect to the trainer. If it doesn't, get a dongle.
Yes, mine do. I thought I might be overlooking something very obvious. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Which part of NC?
All the cool kids say Asheville is the place to live.
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All the cool kids say Asheville is the place to live.
Yes it is.
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Can the new guy ask what might be a stupid question or one with an obvious answer?

Looking more at the trainer/Zwift idea so I can get some saddle time in the mornings before work. Most likely will go with a Wahoo product. Riding outdoors in my hood during the rush hours is out of the question for me.

The thing would go in our workout room where I have a TV on the wall and the ability to connect the TV to a Windows laptop. I have an Android phone and iPad. My stupid question is if I run Zwift on the laptop so I can view on the TV, how does the trainer connect to the laptop? Or, is there another way to set it all up that I am just totally not seeing? Is there anything I need other than the smart trainer such as some sort of dongle to connect the trainer to the laptop?
I usually run Zwift on an iPhone 7 connected to a computer monitor with a HDMI adapter. Works perfectly and matches the screen dimensions. Works from the iPad too, of course, but doesn't use the whole monitor screen. As others note, the trainer connection is BTLE
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Did you get much snow down there?

We only got a couple of inches but it drifted enough to make the commute yesterday morning interesting.

Forecast is for another 3-4" this weekend.
First we got ice and then an inch of snow on top. I pushed that off and it started again an hour or so later with another inch. I pushed that off, too. I had a pleasant walk in between. Walking in snowy weather has it's own appeal.

They got more snow south of us and I think they may be getting more today. Anyway, I think our forecast for the weekend is about the same as yours.
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