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Originally Posted by Metallifan33 View Post
Did 26 miles today (longest ride for me... barely hung in there for the last couple).
I've objectively determined it's not possible for any God fearing human with only one ass to cycle any farther than that.
I failed at my goal of 15 mph average, but there were more stop lights than I'm used to so maybe I would have hit it... who knows? #need a power meter.

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
This is mostly true. One does need to take care that the ramps are facing the right way.
Yes, this.
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I won’t tell my stupid gasoline story.
I was a human fuel pump, as a child.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
It doesn't get easier, you just go faster.
Maybe
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Old 01-26-20, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Relief and sadness all balled up in one. Positive thoughts to you all out there.
This
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Old 01-26-20, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Metallifan33 View Post
Did 26 miles today (longest ride for me... barely hung in there for the last couple).
I've objectively determined it's not possible for any God fearing human with only one ass to cycle any farther than that.
I failed at my goal of 15 mph average, but there were more stop lights than I'm used to so maybe I would have hit it... who knows? #need a power meter.

Oh no! Another power meter reference!

You did fine. FWIW, I just ordered these. Just another option, though they're going on my TT bike, because I'm not sure how they might handle a crit, and the assorted chaos that may ensue.

https://www.clevertraining.com/assio...ng-power-meter
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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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Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
I know that feel, WhyFi. Like I said, very recent experience with that. It's a long road and my thoughts go out to you and your family.
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Ok, one more post about my "achievement" and then I'll shut up. But here is a shot from the event of my finish in all of my 6'2" 242 pound glory, pasty white hairy legs and all.



Definitely looking forward to this being my "before" picture.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
will do, just want to use it all up before I buy something else. My friend swears by tri flow but I don’t seem it mentioned much on here.

On another note. I leveled up today. Successfully clip in without looking and while actively pedaling. I’m ready for my tdf.
They will have to pry the TriFlow out of my cold, dead fingers.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Are you assuming that that's the excuse for not attributing the quote? For shame, right?
Plagiarism rears its ugly head.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
will do, just want to use it all up before I buy something else. My friend swears by tri flow but I don’t seem it mentioned much on here.

On another note. I leveled up today. Successfully clip in without looking and while actively pedaling. I’m ready for my tdf.
When I worked in a shop tri-flow was the go to for all jobs on customer bikes, but everyone used Rock and Roll on their personal bikes. That's all I have at home right now.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
It doesn't get easier, you just go faster.___Abraham Lincoln
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Plagiarism rears its ugly head.
Same as it ever was....
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
simple bike computer is a quarter the cost of a power meter can provide you with that info.
I use a sigma wireless computer, it’s old but it works.

Edit: recommended cadence is around 90, and I know the first time I tried to hit that I felt ridiculous spinning that fast.
And you'll want a Garmin or Wahoo style computer to go with the PM anyway, so just get one (make sure it's not so low-end that it won't talk to PMs) and get a cadence sensor, unless you're going to get the PM in a week or two.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Ok, one more post about my "achievement" and then I'll shut up. But here is a shot from the event of my finish in all of my 6'2" 242 pound glory, pasty white hairy legs and all.



Definitely looking forward to this being my "before" picture.
I have no idea how you're that pale; it's not like I live that far south of you. You look like my relatives in the frozen northeast right now.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I have no idea how you're that pale; it's not like I live that far south of you. You look like my relatives in the frozen northeast right now.

maybe it’s the black and the pink that are bringing out the ghost like features lol.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
My sincere condolences.
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Hey, experts: Can I use any 12 x 142; 1.0 mm pitch through-axle to replace the one whose lever knuckle got ground halfway off in what must have been a rather epic pavement slide? If I don't have to use OEM, any recommendations?
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Hey, experts: Can I use any 12 x 142; 1.0 mm pitch through-axle to replace the one whose lever knuckle got ground halfway off in what must have been a rather epic pavement slide? If I don't have to use OEM, any recommendations?
The length of the axle will vary, so make sure you get that right. If you want an 'aero' and lightweight option, which will also necessitate a 6mm hex to install/remove, check out Robert Axle Project.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I have no idea how you're that pale; it's not like I live that far south of you. You look like my relatives in the frozen northeast right now.
Maybe he's of true, Nordic stock.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I have no idea how you're that pale; it's not like I live that far south of you. You look like my relatives in the frozen northeast right now.
Dude, it's a curse. Even when I put in lots of miles in the summer my legs will get ever so slightly tan. My arms and neck will get cooked, and the tops of my knees facing up will get kind of dark, but my legs stay pretty white. And I've probably only done maybe 8-10 outside rides in this last recent burst of riding. Some of those were in the dark or with knee warmers.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Dude, it's a curse. Even when I put in lots of miles in the summer my legs will get ever so slightly tan. My arms and neck will get cooked, and the tops of my knees facing up will get kind of dark, but my legs stay pretty white. And I've probably only done maybe 8-10 outside rides in this last recent burst of riding. Some of those were in the dark or with knee warmers.
Be sure to cover up or use sunscreen. Pale skin is much more susceptible to DNA damage from the sun.

I am about as pale as you, BTW, but do eventually tan reasonably dark with sun exposure. I have some pretty funny tan lines in the summer. I even get "tiger strips" across my forehead from the helmet vents.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Ok, one more post about my "achievement" and then I'll shut up. But here is a shot from the event of my finish in all of my 6'2" 242 pound glory, pasty white hairy legs and all.



Definitely looking forward to this being my "before" picture.
That looks like a dynamo hub there. The only way to fly.
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