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Old 07-16-20, 01:41 PM
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The censor is re tarded. But we already know that.
It tarded once, then tarded again? Sounds right.
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One of my friends has a dad in the hospital for a month and now his cousin just died in her apartment for no reason that’s apparent yet. I can’t even imagine. And he normally has the biggest smile of anyone I know.
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WhyFi I just tried to order 6 Schwalbe p1 addix from Merlin Cycles, but they won't allow more than 4 per order. When did this start?
Dunno. That blows, though.

Have you had a chance to ride them yet? I've got close to 1k on mine, now, and I'm really liking them. Unless they start taking cuts like mad, I'll probably stick with them for a bit.
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Old 07-16-20, 01:54 PM
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There is a relatively newer cyclist who has started riding with my little inner circle the past year or so.

He is a nice guy but he really prefers a Camelbak to water bottles.

I am trying not to be a snobby cyclist, but I still cringe a bit when he shows up with it. I have not directly said anything to him other than "doesn't that thing get hot during a long ride?"

Should I continue to bite my tongue? Or tell him he cannot be a serious road cyclist until he switches to bidons? Better yet, maybe I should post my question in the 41 with a poll??
What's the problem?
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Old 07-16-20, 01:55 PM
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What's the problem?
Nothing really. But makes me cringe a little bit. I think the problem is with me. Sad!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
There is a relatively newer cyclist who has started riding with my little inner circle the past year or so.

He is a nice guy but he really prefers a Camelbak to water bottles.

I am trying not to be a snobby cyclist, but I still cringe a bit when he shows up with it. I have not directly said anything to him other than "doesn't that thing get hot during a long ride?"

Should I continue to bite my tongue? Or tell him he cannot be a serious road cyclist until he switches to bidons? Better yet, maybe I should post my question in the 41 with a poll??
You also need a poll on what bottles to suggest in lieu of said Camelbak
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Old 07-16-20, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
One of my friends has a dad in the hospital for a month and now his cousin just died in her apartment for no reason thatís apparent yet. I canít even imagine. And he normally has the biggest smile of anyone I know.
Awww, man.

Heard from one of my very best friends and boat racing buddies this a.m.: Yesterday, he found out his sarcoma has recurred, four years after chemo, radiation, heroic surgery, much medical drama, and a miraculous recovery. Very tough news.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
There is a relatively newer cyclist who has started riding with my little inner circle the past year or so.

He is a nice guy but he really prefers a Camelbak to water bottles.

I am trying not to be a snobby cyclist, but I still cringe a bit when he shows up with it. I have not directly said anything to him other than "doesn't that thing get hot during a long ride?"

Should I continue to bite my tongue? Or tell him he cannot be a serious road cyclist until he switches to bidons? Better yet, maybe I should post my question in the 41 with a poll??
Elitist.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:00 PM
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Dunno. That blows, though.

Have you had a chance to ride them yet? I've got close to 1k on mine, now, and I'm really liking them. Unless they start taking cuts like mad, I'll probably stick with them for a bit.
Yeah. Iíve used them for a few weeks, and Iím very impressed. Definitely my new tire of choice.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:01 PM
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Elitist.
...but I wouldn't want to be caught riding with that n00b, either.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Yeah. Iíve used them for a few weeks, and Iím very impressed. Definitely my new tire of choice.
With Trsnrtr riding them, too, they might be one of the more popular tires in Addiction. Who knew?
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Old 07-16-20, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
There is a relatively newer cyclist who has started riding with my little inner circle the past year or so.

He is a nice guy but he really prefers a Camelbak to water bottles.

I am trying not to be a snobby cyclist, but I still cringe a bit when he shows up with it. I have not directly said anything to him other than "doesn't that thing get hot during a long ride?"

Should I continue to bite my tongue? Or tell him he cannot be a serious road cyclist until he switches to bidons? Better yet, maybe I should post my question in the 41 with a poll??
Say something? I'm a little worried about your willingness to be seen with the such.

Is he former military or something? Those folks love their tubes and bladders.

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Old 07-16-20, 02:28 PM
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Itís Ďposed to feel like 103 on Sunday.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:32 PM
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Itís Ďposed to feel like 103 on Sunday.
Wow, weíre supposed to be under 100* for the foreseeable future.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:36 PM
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Think Dak is on the Cousins plan.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:43 PM
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We are planning an epic ride along the Susquehanna for Saturday. Will try to start early to beat the heat.
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We are planning an epic ride along the Susquehanna for Saturday. Will try to start early to beat the heat.
How long/ vertical is the epicness?
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Old 07-16-20, 02:47 PM
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Wow, weíre supposed to be under 100* for the foreseeable future.
Itís the humidity thatís the problem. Iíve ridden in a dry 100 and done ok. When itís really humid, there is no evaporative cooling.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:51 PM
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Cook the contamination off your pads in a gas flame for 20-30 seconds. Has never failed for me...until I sweat on them or ride through an oily puddle again.
So how hot do you you get these? They got red hot in short order with a propane torch. They smoked a lot and then caught on fire

(I do have a spare set if I just ruined these)
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How long/ vertical is the epicness?
Not too bad, here is the preliminary route:

​​​​​​https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30396001

edit: 95 miles 6700 feet
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We are planning an epic ride along the Susquehanna for Saturday. Will try to start early to beat the heat.
Stop it. Let me run away with the week.
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Yeah. Iíve used them for a few weeks, and Iím very impressed. Definitely my new tire of choice.
Same, assuming we're talking the TLE version.
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...but I wouldn't want to be caught riding with that n00b, either.
There's a fellow that races with one in my cat. I bite my tongue every time I see it. He's old enough to know better.

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Same, assuming we're talking the TLE version.
28mm TLE version here. On 23mm internal width rims they measure 30.5mm after a few weeks of use.
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40k tt this Saturday. It'll be 97, no shade, and that'll be a long 55-60 minutes without water. I am trying 5000's with latex, and I hope they work.
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