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Old 04-05-20, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I just use a Kalita pourover with good beans ground fine. And lots of them. I'm a simple man.
I didn't take the time to watch it. When I was still an addict, I used a stovetop espresso maker, with robusta coffee. A high caffeine coffee in a strong brew.
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I felt compelled to wear mine in Zombie Land but not during today’s ride. However, I did put it on when I popped into the grocery store then managed to lose it riding home. Only one more left.
Flagrant disregard of a valuable commodity. Reported.
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This is mrs datlas ready for Wegmans.





Does she look Asian??
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I just use a Kalita pourover with good beans ground fine. And lots of them. I'm a simple man.
I thought you were an aero-press guy. Not so?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
By the way, , we missed celebrating the thread's 10th birthday - Feb 2.
I joined in 2010, but spent the bulk of my career in C&V. We were warned to give the 41 a wide berth.
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I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
Pfffft You must be ugly as sin, in reality.
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Old 04-05-20, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I joined in 2010, but spent the bulk of my career in C&V. We were warned to give the 41 a wide berth.
IKR The 41 was wild back then. Good times.
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Old 04-05-20, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I had a feeling you were trying to get a 622 tyre onto a 730 rim.

I've seen a wheel where someone was successful getting one on, had to snip it off with dikes.
The Mavic MA40 though, pretends to be bigger than its stated size. This one was a Ukai. It weighs a ton! I wonder if it's steel. I got it as half if a $20 wheelset some years ago.
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So, mask to the store I get, but someone is going to have to explain mask on the bike to me. I must have seen 10 people riding with masks today and even a few runners.
I don't get it, either. While I was out on my ride, I saw a portly fellow jogging with a mask... under his chin. Not to be rude, but you could clearly tell that this guy was going to have challenges getting enough air in to his lungs even without a mask, so I don't know what kind of caution paired with optimism lead to his decision to bring it along in the first place.

For cyclists... I suppose that there are a lot of people that ride at an effort level that's akin to walking, so maybe air intake isn't an issue. I don't know what they're protecting themselves from, but it's not getting in the way, at least?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I thought you were an aero-press guy. Not so?
I was, but after too many issues with the water failing to press through the grounds and shooting up the sides of the plunger and spraying everywhere first thing in the morning, I switched the pourover. As a benefit, it's all glass, so no plastic on the coffee.
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IKR The 41 was wild back then. Good times.
Oh, Addicts that ride bikes have seen my handsome mug many times over on Strava.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I was, but after too many issues with the water failing to press through the grounds and shooting up the sides of the plunger and spraying everywhere first thing in the morning, I switched the pourover. As a benefit, it's all glass, so no plastic on the coffee.
I'm a daily espresso guy, but I've been hankerin' to take out the pourover for an extra dose some days. Would need to get some more beans, though, too - I don't think that my espresso beans would be appropriate. Maybe when re-supply next week.
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One more discovery was made today. If I don't kill myself working outside in the first half of the day, I can skip the nap and continue to be productive through the afternoon.
Woo woo
And it sure doesn't feel like Sunday. Feels like Tuesday

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Hey MoAlpha did you see the leader board? Maybe you should take a short spin this afternoon...
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Hey MoAlpha did you see the leader board? Maybe you should take a short spin this afternoon...
I was hoping that he wasn't going to log a ride today so that I could sneak on to the podium. Not gonna happen, now. All those fake miles from MoAlpha and Dan333SP
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Hey MoAlpha did you see the leader board? Maybe you should take a short spin this afternoon...
What? And deviate from my training plan?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I was, but after too many issues with the water failing to press through the grounds and shooting up the sides of the plunger and spraying everywhere first thing in the morning, I switched the pourover. As a benefit, it's all glass, so no plastic on the coffee.
I thought I remembered.

We are a boring drip coffee family. See pic below. I expect this is GNC Denali level coffee but works well and is consistent/reliable.


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Speaking of Strava, I just got a left-field follow request. The guy is local and he rode today, but from what I can see, we didn't cross paths, so I'm wondering how I got dug up.
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Speaking of Strava, I just got a left-field follow request. The guy is local and he rode today, but from what I can see, we didn't cross paths, so I'm wondering how I got dug up.
I get those on Strava (and Zwift) sometimes. These folks seem to follow hundreds of others. I think they are called “collectors.” I shrug it off but do not reciprocate.
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I get those on Strava (and Zwift) sometimes. These folks seem to follow hundreds of others. I think they are called “collectors.” I shrug it off but do not reciprocate.
Yeah, I checked - he's not one of those. Follows fewer than 40 people, most of them local. I'm assuming that he ran across me sometime in the last couple weeks and is looking for more route ideas or something. I accepted the request, so if my remains are found scattered among several dumpsters sometime in the near future, it was him.
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Hey MoAlpha did you see the leader board? Maybe you should take a short spin this afternoon...
It would take 31 miles for me to gain a position, and 32.5 miles to grab the bottom spot on the 5-spot podium (which are becoming more popular). Dunno if I'm up for that kinda mileage today. Gonna get in a little spin on the fixie gravel grinder though.
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Drat. Somehow the Hananero’s shifters are not quite identical in profile. When I redid the cables etc I set the level at the back part of the shifters. It’s level there and level where the hoods touch the top part of the bar. But the meaty part of the hoods (where you rest your hands often while riding) is NOT level and off by about 6-7mm. It only bothers me a little, but I don’t think I can adjust one of the hoods unless I unwrap the top half of the bar tape. Don’t wanna!

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Drat. Somehow the Hananero’s shifters are not quite identical in profile. When I redid the cables etc I set the level at the back part of the shifters. It’s level there and level where the hoods touch the top part of the bar. But the meaty part of the hoods (where you rest your hands often while riding) is NOT level and off by about 6-7mm. It only bothers me a little, but I don’t think I can adjust one of the hoods unless I unwrap the top half of the bar tape. Don’t wanna!

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HTFU and fix it? I would have no choice.
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I just remembered an older couple that I saw on the ride today. For their very typical grandma/grandpa appearance, they had some bangin' cholo bikes. I think that the ape-hanger bars were square stock that was twisted and then there's ALL. THAT. BLING.

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Drat. Somehow the Hananero’s shifters are not quite identical in profile. When I redid the cables etc I set the level at the back part of the shifters. It’s level there and level where the hoods touch the top part of the bar. But the meaty part of the hoods (where you rest your hands often while riding) is NOT level and off by about 6-7mm. It only bothers me a little, but I don’t think I can adjust one of the hoods unless I unwrap the top half of the bar tape. Don’t wanna!

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