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Old 03-30-20, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Or are you tubeless on your road bike?
Tubeless.

There's a very good chance that I'll never use the spare tube in earnest.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Tubeless.

There's a very good chance that I'll never use the spare tube in earnest.


I haven't had a flat* in years. Surely because I lug a high volume pump, spare tube, and patches around all the time

I did discover last week that I had been riding without any kind of inflation device for an unknown period of time. I had the hose for my pump but I didn't move the pump itself when I switched handlebar bags. Whoops!

edit: *on the road or MTB trails. There have been times when I have gone out into the garage to find a bike with a flat tire, but I don't count those

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What did you have?

I like Thai food a lot.
Pad Thai. We usually don’t do restaurants at all, but this place has a very clean kitchen and is easy to ensure exact ingredients. And we’d really like them to survive this.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The diet hasn’t been as strict as normal during all of this, so I’m probably around 175. I also haven’t bothered checking as often. What I will say is I’m probably heavier and thicker than most of you expect; at every running race I’ve run in the past decade I’m thicker and heavier than anyone finishing around me.
Same here.

I've gained 15# since November 1. Some because we went on a cruise, some because of my Lupron injections, some from being on vacation in Florida, and now being "sheltered in place." I've set April 1st as a deadline to get going again but this SIP has me eating a lot of crap food.
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Yeah, lighting is key. I put a white cloth on the floor for sighting mine. However, I've always been able to deal with point rub non-surgically, so far.
This could offer a solution as I had a hard time seeing what was going on in there.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Pad Thai. We usually don’t do restaurants at all, but this place has a very clean kitchen and is easy to ensure exact ingredients. And we’d really like them to survive this.
Ah, yes, the one popular Thai dish that I don't really like

I think I could eat panang curry every day for the rest of my life and die a happy man.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I’ll have you know we had Thai for lunch yesterday.
Yeah...A Thia villiage.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post


I haven't had a flat* in years. Surely because I lug a high volume pump, spare tube, and patches around all the time

I did discover last week that I had been riding without any kind of inflation device for an unknown period of time. I had the hose for my pump but I didn't move the pump itself when I switched handlebar bags. Whoops!

edit: *on the road or MTB trails. There have been times when I have gone out into the garage to find a bike with a flat tire, but I don't count those
It's been a couple years since I had a road-side flat (or even needed to use my pump) and those instances were totally my fault (running tubeless but wasn't keeping up maintenance properly [checking fluid levels and consistency]). It's getting close to the point where I'm tempted to throw caution to the wind and ride unprotected. I know that Fate is fickle, though.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Tubeless.

There's a very good chance that I'll never use the spare tube in earnest.
Your bike is named Earnest?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Pad Thai. We usually don’t do restaurants at all, but this place has a very clean kitchen and is easy to ensure exact ingredients. And we’d really like them to survive this.
my favorite!
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Your bike is named Earnest?
I hope it was his bike he was refering to.
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Ah, yes, the one popular Thai dish that I don't really like
I'm not a fan, either. It's the sour fishy combo that I just don't get on with.
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Your bike is named Earnest?
Merl.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
It's been a couple years since I had a road-side flat (or even needed to use my pump) and those instances were totally my fault (running tubeless but wasn't keeping up maintenance properly [checking fluid levels and consistency]). It's getting close to the point where I'm tempted to throw caution to the wind and ride unprotected. I know that Fate is fickle, though.
It's tempting, but the consequences are just so severe I can't bring myself to do it. I've already had to make the call of shame once due to not carrying a chain breaker and master link when my FD ate itself. If I'm ever caught out with a unrideable bike again it better be a catastrophic failure.

I'm dreading the day I get a flat on my mountain bike.

Because it will be deep in the woods, on a hot steamy windless day, next to some standing water teeming with mosquitoes.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Same here.

I've gained 15# since November 1. Some because we went on a cruise, some because of my Lupron injections, some from being on vacation in Florida, and now being "sheltered in place." I've set April 1st as a deadline to get going again but this SIP has me eating a lot of crap food.
I'm down in @datlas territory these days and not intentionally. Still doesn't get my power to weight up to Bah Humbug levels.
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I wore a mask in Costco a couple days ago. i don't know when I'll get out again. Prolly not soon. We are well stocked here.
I read your president has changed his tune on the virus thing.
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IKR? I'm surprised he can even move that sled.
My Gunnar is about 21 pounds. My Seven is about 18. I did a group ride in the mountains and my friend spanked everyone while riding his 28 pound Atlantis touring bike. Some of the spankees were upset.
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My Gunnar is about 21 pounds. My Seven is about 18. I did a group ride in the mountains and my friend spanked everyone while riding his 28 pound Atlantis touring bike. Some of the spankees were upset.
Probably not a good idea to ride that thing on a hot day on asphalt.
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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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Originally Posted by big john View Post
My Gunnar is about 21 pounds. My Seven is about 18. I did a group ride in the mountains and my friend spanked everyone while riding his 28 pound Atlantis touring bike. Some of the spankees were upset.
28 is pretty svelte for an Atlantis

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Probably not a good idea to ride that thing on a hot day on asphalt.
My Trek is about 33lbs ready to ride, I think.
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Oh? What's the story behind that?
Fly with a lot of rotor heads that were based there one time or another. Just a really depressing city, most people on the base are miserable. People started calling fayetnam.
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My Gunnar is about 21 pounds. My Seven is about 18. I did a group ride in the mountains and my friend spanked everyone while riding his 28 pound Atlantis touring bike. Some of the spankees were upset.
That’s one of the reasons I’d love a steel or Ti bike. It would be more of a thing if I did more group rides though.
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28 is pretty svelte for an Atlantis



My Trek is about 33lbs ready to ride, I think.

I'm thinking that thing should be ridden on railroad tracks only
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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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