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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-02-20, 06:52 PM
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loaded with PPE
You got it. Never thought I would like the Patriots more than much of anything, but I'm good with them now. .
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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, 06:58 PM
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That water bottle clashes with your frame
Totally. Came with the wheels from Fairwheel.
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Old 04-02-20, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.
Congrats.
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You got it. Never thought I would like the Patriots more than much of anything, but I'm good with them now. .
Kraft came through.
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Just keep telling yourself: Fake miles, fake pain.
Excellent.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And I was beaten to the punch. Drat!
You didn’t get them?
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.
The travel situation is pretty bad alright.

Kudos on the internship though!!! August will be here in no time!
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Old 04-02-20, 08:08 PM
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They are the much discussed RB505 Dung Beetle levers.
I have those on a couple of bikes. They look weird but they feel fine. And they work great.
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Old 04-02-20, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out.
Where did you want to go? Maybe MoAlpha can run the blockade in his boat.
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Drat! Only caught up to the 8th page..


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I know! I like that frame. But is there a custom's charge plus shipping? I've only bought stuff like groupsets or less from UK.
definitely shipping, but Custom is hit and miss. I didn’t get dinged, but some were (on groupset purchases no less).
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Me too. Not homemade, but Proto's with two margs to go.

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Where did you want to go? Maybe MoAlpha can run the blockade in his boat.
That's a Civil War allusion for you millennials and westerners.
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How much do these ti frames weigh? Are they piggish?
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Old 04-02-20, 08:25 PM
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That's a Civil War allusion for you millennials and westerners.
You're up for a new bike.
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I picked up my used sewing machine. Curbside delivery. It looks complicated.

Not sure how sewing qualifies as an essential business, but they were very nice.
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How much do these ti frames weigh? Are they piggish?
1165g for a Moots Vamoots 55cm
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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 Velo Vol View Post
Where did you want to go? Maybe MoAlpha can run the blockade in his boat.

Blockade-running- not just Civil War.
I was hoping for Uganda. Might be a bit difficult in a sail boat.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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Also, thanks all for the kudos. Multi-quote keeps acting up for me, or I'd add all y'all to this. It's nice to have a funny/sarcastic community focused around one of my hobbies.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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1165g for a Moots Vamoots 55cm
Ouch.
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1165g for a Moots Vamoots 55cm
I could go for one of their softtail gravellers - the Routt YBB. I'd want a plush fork on there though. I think one of those weird Lauf contraptions would be the only one that would work unfortunately. Unless maybe you can adjust a SID down to 50mm-ish travel.

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How much do these ti frames weigh? Are they piggish?
Three or four pounds.
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You're up for a new bike.
I don't need a new bike but I do need to replace the saddle, some cables, wheels trued, one of the shifters seems to be in its dying days.

Sad.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Blockade-running- not just Civil War.
But there's a local tie-in.

Admiral Farragut, who you, as a student of New Orleans history, no doubt know very well, grew up near here. Farragut, TN, is named after him. I have cycled there many times.*

*cycling content.
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No BD ti anymore?
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