Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXVII

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-17-20, 01:22 PM
  #9126  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 17,563

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 220 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5747 Post(s)
Liked 764 Times in 486 Posts
Night Train is missing.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
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.
LAJ is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 01:42 PM
  #9127  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 5,230

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3436 Post(s)
Liked 988 Times in 568 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Well, not on the pate...
I have gone nearly bald on the legs too.

Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
A Facebook bourbon group is currently having a poll of favorite bourbons, and these are the results I have tabulated so far. Each voter is allowed to pick 4. The top four at this time are Basil Hayden, Woodford Reserve, Eagles Rare and Blantons. I'm a fan of Woodford Reserve, myself.



It's interesting how many obscure brands there are out there, yet there's always somebody who makes them a favorite.
Bourbon is okay in general and the good ones are good, but I find it too sweet to drink often, especially before dinner.

And now it's official: I'm on self-isolation and monitoring for 14 days. I am supposed to check in every morning.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 01:44 PM
  #9128  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 27,255

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 290 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7377 Post(s)
Liked 738 Times in 453 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Night Train is missing.
Probably for good reason.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 01:46 PM
  #9129  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 17,563

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 220 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5747 Post(s)
Liked 764 Times in 486 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Probably for good reason.
True. Pretty exclusive, and a definite acquired taste.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
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.
LAJ is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 02:16 PM
  #9130  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 14,769

Bikes: Cervelo S1

Mentioned: 114 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4764 Post(s)
Liked 683 Times in 417 Posts
So I step away for a bit and the world ends. Sorry everybody.

In other news, I crashed while running and my ribs are bruised to hell, but I'm not going into the dr's right now.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 02:58 PM
  #9131  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 47,368

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 161 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7344 Post(s)
Liked 465 Times in 311 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So I step away for a bit and the world ends. Sorry everybody.

In other news, I crashed while running and my ribs are bruised to hell, but I'm not going into the dr's right now.
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 02:59 PM
  #9132  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 28,643

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 335 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11972 Post(s)
Liked 1,756 Times in 948 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I crashed while running
You mean you tripped?

Good to see you, Hummer.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 03:00 PM
  #9133  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 47,368

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 161 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7344 Post(s)
Liked 465 Times in 311 Posts
Hope you heal quickly Bah Humbug

Bruised ribs suck.
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Likes For rjones28:
Old 03-17-20, 03:00 PM
  #9134  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 13,131

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5761 Post(s)
Liked 303 Times in 220 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Today's the last day of decent weather for at least the next 5 days.

Unfortunately, Sunday morning I had to have a cyst drained in my armpit so my range of motion without pain is really quite limited at the moment. If I had a bike with upright handlebars I might still be able to ride, but everything I own has drop bars. Sad!
Just flip them
__________________
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.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 03:05 PM
  #9135  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 35,564

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 613 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12375 Post(s)
Liked 252 Times in 177 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Sorry everybody.
Thanks!
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 03:08 PM
  #9136  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 1,510

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1981 Trek 716, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1031 Post(s)
Liked 588 Times in 275 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Just flip them
Shhh.

This is potential bike schwag justification material.
abshipp is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 03:11 PM
  #9137  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 14,769

Bikes: Cervelo S1

Mentioned: 114 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4764 Post(s)
Liked 683 Times in 417 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
You mean you tripped?

Good to see you, Hummer.
Got it in one. Was running a bit kinda too injured with my heel/calf, toe dragging just a hair. Saw two dogs sniffing noses and being cute, was distracted for just a second... and it was right when the concrete started with a 1" lip. Caught it, went down, finished another 8+ miles because I am stupid Tried this morning off the bike and hurt in six steps. But hey, it's not like Choo70.3 is going to happen anyway. It's not officially cancelled, but I can't imagine it will be allowed.

Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Hope you heal quickly @Bah Humbug

Bruised ribs suck.
Thanks, and yes they do.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:05 PM
  #9138  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 14,769

Bikes: Cervelo S1

Mentioned: 114 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4764 Post(s)
Liked 683 Times in 417 Posts
And so with all this I decided to give Assassin's Creed III a play-through. Now, I had mixed it up with II in my head and was all fired up to go adventuring through Italy. Anyone want to guess how much I liked discovering I was going to be playing in Boston?
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:16 PM
  #9139  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 18,277

Bikes: Giant Propel, Gianni Motta, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX, Garneau Steeple X

Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7197 Post(s)
Liked 637 Times in 339 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Today's the last day of decent weather for at least the next 5 days.
Yep. Flood warnings are already popping up on my phone and computer. Then, the cold comes back.

P.S. Hope you heal soon.
__________________
Dennis T

I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can't believe the ignorance out there. - An Anonymous Addictionite.

Trsnrtr is offline  
Likes For Trsnrtr:
Old 03-17-20, 04:19 PM
  #9140  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 18,277

Bikes: Giant Propel, Gianni Motta, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX, Garneau Steeple X

Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7197 Post(s)
Liked 637 Times in 339 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
The dreary and bone chilling cold is wearing me out.
Same. Damp and cold is getting old. Today was nice but back to crummy weather tomorrow.
__________________
Dennis T

I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can't believe the ignorance out there. - An Anonymous Addictionite.

Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:23 PM
  #9141  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 35,564

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 613 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12375 Post(s)
Liked 252 Times in 177 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And so with all this I decided to give Assassin's Creed III a play-through. Now, I had mixed it up with II in my head and was all fired up to go adventuring through Italy. Anyone want to guess how much I liked discovering I was going to be playing in Boston?
wut
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:28 PM
  #9142  
Bah Humbug
runner
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 14,769

Bikes: Cervelo S1

Mentioned: 114 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4764 Post(s)
Liked 683 Times in 417 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut
Video games. Also, Boston sucks.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:38 PM
  #9143  
phrantic09
Road Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Saratoga, NY
Posts: 240

Bikes: Felt Z4, Felt F75, Cervelo R3

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 126 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 38 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Supposedly covered by Medicare now.
This is one area where Behavioral Health has innovating. The payer I worked for prior to moving to the provider side has been pushing telehealth for years. It’s great for folks who have social determinants that make it difficult to attend med management appointments and has helped keep them out of inpatient care. Glad CMS decided it should be covered in a broader sense.
phrantic09 is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:42 PM
  #9144  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 35,564

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 613 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12375 Post(s)
Liked 252 Times in 177 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Video games. Also, Boston sucks.
This is a crowd of Boomers.

And me.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:49 PM
  #9145  
Heathpack 
Has a magic bike
 
Heathpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 12,554

Bikes: 2018 Scott Spark, 2015 Fuji Norcom Straight, 2014 BMC GF01, 2013 Trek Madone

Mentioned: 696 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4424 Post(s)
Liked 345 Times in 138 Posts
Well I wasn't really sure what I thought of this whole corporate takeover thing but I will say it has its uses.

I saw the HR director and asked her if she knew the definition of "essential".

She did not, but she knew how to find out.

Two minutes later I learned that veterinarians are considered essential.

So if LA gets locked down, I can still go to work.

Provided we don't wind up with any employee cases.
Heathpack is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 04:51 PM
  #9146  
WalksOn2Wheels
Vain, But Lacking Talent
 
WalksOn2Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Denton, TX
Posts: 5,510

Bikes: Trek Domane 5.9 DA 9000, Trek Crockett Pink Frosting w/105 5700

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1524 Post(s)
Liked 81 Times in 42 Posts
Thank cow, test results finally came back and my SIL does NOT have the dreaded coronavirus, which means I can get back to work tomorrow. Man, in what universe am I excited about getting back to work? Maybe just anxious because there is a pile of stuff I need to build and because it will add an air of normalcy to this topsy turvy stuff we've had.
WalksOn2Wheels is offline  
Likes For WalksOn2Wheels:
Old 03-17-20, 04:58 PM
  #9147  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 35,564

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 613 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12375 Post(s)
Liked 252 Times in 177 Posts
I am non-essential.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 05:17 PM
  #9148  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 31,584

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 445 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11480 Post(s)
Liked 1,034 Times in 593 Posts
It's official. 40% pay cut effective immediately. Sigh.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 05:38 PM
  #9149  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Valley of the Sun.
Posts: 33,845

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4916 Post(s)
Liked 632 Times in 362 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Video games. Also, Boston sucks.
How could you say that on st Paddy's day?
LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Old 03-17-20, 05:41 PM
  #9150  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 13,131

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5761 Post(s)
Liked 303 Times in 220 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This is a crowd of Boomers.

And me.
During your recent hiatus, it was suggested that you are an attorney. True? Besides being a Canadian vegetarian.
__________________
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.
seedsbelize is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.