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Addiction LXXVII

Old 04-01-20, 08:37 PM
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Been a while since we had a quality post here.

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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I don't know if it's one of the fabric-covered planes, but there is a biplane that flies over my house occasionally in the spring. It looks like fun, I'd take a ride in it. Also the stunt plane that practices in my area- it's a cool little show almost every weekend there's good weather. It's on the list to one day track them down at the regional airports and see if they take passengers.
In this vein, something I want to get off my chest before the day ends: I'd really like to sail the high seas. Something about sitting there with only a couple inches of plastic between you and several hundred feet of turbulent, shark-infested salt water seems really relaxing.
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Old 04-01-20, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I've got time.
And two CX bikes.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 04-01-20, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Been a while since we had a quality post here.

https://twitter.com/bryan_leblanc/st...18409005809664
A mouse would never do that.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
A mouse would never do that.
It might to a smaller pylon.
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I'm guessing he's going to miss out on a proper New Orleans funeral. Jadesfire

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Just looking at your low-quality avatar pictures it didn't occur to me that you're Asian.
Racist.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Racist.
Au contraire--I didn't even notice race.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm guessing he's going to miss out on a proper New Orleans funeral.
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Old 04-01-20, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I've got time.
Moody Blues again
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What happened to the end?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What happened to the end?
Maybe we just need to roll the signoff tape...

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What happened to the end?
It’s socially distancing, possibly.
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Addiction is all about class.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You must have had some childhood trauma with cheesecake.
It's a known fact cheesecake is a necessary component to successful weight loss.
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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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Old 04-02-20, 04:54 AM
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G'morning!
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G'morning!
We'll see about that after I finish coffee.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What happened to the end?
What happened to the Tom Cat?
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We'll see about that after I finish coffee.
Ok ,I'll wait
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Old 04-02-20, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In this vein, something I want to get off my chest before the day ends: I'd really like to sail the high seas. Something about sitting there with only a couple inches of plastic between you and several hundred feet of turbulent, shark-infested salt water seems really relaxing.
The sailing equivalent of a straight-gauge, gas pipe frame. How about a cm or two of glass or less of crabon around a foam core? That’s relaxation!
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What happened to the Tom Cat?
Jerry got the better of him
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Old 04-02-20, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
That looks fun. I may trade my road bike for a steel MTB.
Do you still stand by this statement now that your avatar seems to have recovered?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Looks like it's ready for a real thrashing! I've read about Canfield bikes being built for very aggressive type riders. There are other framebuilders who use their suspension designs.
This is definitely designed to be an aggressive hardtail. Slack head tube angle, steep-ish seat tube angle, and short chainstays aren't great for XC stuff but it's definitely at home on more agressive stuff.

Unfortunately, with me riding it, it's never going to live up to it's full potential
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Old 04-02-20, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Titanium and steel have a reputation as old-man frame materials.
I love my old man bikes

Still jonesing for something more modern and quick though...

Too bad that making a big purchase right now is "financially irresponsible" because we're doing something silly like "saving up to buy a house"

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