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Old 07-22-19, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I came back to the 41 for the first time in a while and see this thread locked. What a bunch of gremlins.
They closed down a fairly tame thread in P&R the same day. I think Mercury is in retrograde.

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Ooof, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron will be retrograde simultaneously throughout the month of July.
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Old 07-22-19, 10:38 PM
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Road Bike Review doesn't close down threads.
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Road Bike Review doesn't close down threads.
Are you a Mod there?
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Old 07-22-19, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Road Bike Review doesn't close down threads.
That sounds like a challenge
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Old 07-22-19, 11:31 PM
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Did you get any rain tonight?
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Did you get any rain tonight?
Ton of wind, then a little burst of rain.

Right lane of Bell road totally flooded westbound 23rd ave to I-17 a few minutes ago.
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Old 07-23-19, 12:21 AM
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Ton of wind, then a little burst of rain.

Right lane of Bell road totally flooded westbound 23rd ave to I-17 a few minutes ago.
Total downpour at 91st and Paradise, the road was dry from Union Hills to Beardsley(on 91st). Pouring again as I reached the dog park at 95th and Beardsley, and totally dry at my house.

Strange.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Road Bike Review doesn't close down threads.
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That sounds like a challenge
Don't ask me for help. I am on my BEST behavior.

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That sounds like a challenge
Field trip?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I came back to the 41 for the first time in a while and see this thread locked. What a bunch of gremlins.
Somebody fed @datlas after midnight.
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Old 07-23-19, 06:59 AM
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Field trip?
Shenanigans
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Old 07-23-19, 07:18 AM
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Somebody fed @datlas after midnight.
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Old 07-23-19, 07:18 AM
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Dropped my 12 year old for his bus ride to the summer camp. First time he’s going to spend three weeks away from family. I think I’m more nervous than he is. I’m gonna miss the little guy.
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Old 07-23-19, 07:26 AM
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I went to camp for 4 weeks when I was 14. Couldn't wait to get away from my mom.
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Really cool video from TDF. It's worth watching.

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Dropped my 12 year old for his bus ride to the summer camp. First time he’s going to spend three weeks away from family. I think I’m more nervous than he is. I’m gonna miss the little guy.
Tough times for a dad. Hope it's a good experience for both of you.
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Old 07-23-19, 07:43 AM
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Bright Light! Bright Light!!
I won't ask you to sit through it now, but check out Norm MacDonald's moth joke when you get the chance.
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I got my first stitches, from a self-inflicted pocket knife cut, while in summer camp. The first major (small) scar in what would turn into a lifetime of small scars. The backs of my hands have no smooth skin left.
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I went to camp for 4 weeks when I was 14. Couldn't wait to get away from my mom.
I went to camp (Boy Scouts) pretty much every summer of my teenage years. The first one was in Plainville, MA. Scout Island. I'm pretty sure I was part of the inaugural group, because we did a lot of building; beaches, piers, etc...
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So, the new Cervélo has Hed Belgium + rims and 25 mm tires. Hed say 67 psi (!) for that combination and my weight band (see below). I have gradually come down from the low 90s to just below 80 on the rear, and a few less on the front, without noticing much more than a small low frequency shift in the peak power detected by my crotch sensors. As for speed, who knows? I want it to ride like a beach cruiser and go like a rocket. Should I continue to lower the pressure?

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So, the new Cervélo has Hed Belgium + rims and 25 mm tires. Hed say 67 psi (!) for that combination and my weight band (see below). I have gradually come down from the low 90s to just below 80 on the rear, and a few less on the front, without noticing much more than a small low frequency shift in the peak power detected by my crotch sensors. As for speed, who knows? I want it to ride like a beach cruiser and go like a rocket. Should I continue to lower the pressure?

Is that chart for clinchers? Wow, I like some squishy tires, and hit the scales at 160 these days, but 67 seems low. Might be OKish for the front, with 10% higher in back.
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I have the same knife, except a tamto blade point. Very handy, very nice locking, and opening.

My Question about the Swiss Army knife is because everywhere I go someone else also has a Swiss Army Knife. In a room full of people usually half have one in their pocket. Ask everyone in the shop tomorrow, I bet half will have one. I thought you would have one. All my seat bags have one, and so do my panniers. In high school mine was called the Swiss Party knife, I could always open a bottle, a can, and remove a cork.
Where I grew up carrying knives was a bad idea, bound to get you detained or arrested sooner or later, so I've never made a habit out of carrying one. I keep one in my car console in case (God forbid) I should ever need to cut my way out of my seat belt.
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Is that chart for clinchers? Wow, I like some squishy tires, and hit the scales at 160 these days, but 67 seems low. Might be OKish for the front, with 10% higher in back.
They are clincher rims, 21mm ID, I believe. I'm 147ish this summer, but that number gives me the whim-whams.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ton of wind, then a little burst of rain.

Right lane of Bell road totally flooded westbound 23rd ave to I-17 a few minutes ago.
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Strange.
So the monsoons have begun.
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