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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-04-20, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The big 4-0.
Et tu, Brute?
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Old 07-04-20, 04:22 PM
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That's the other thing - I want discs, so I might have to wait a little longer.
Breaks or wheels ?

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Old 07-04-20, 04:24 PM
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Sometimes I start thinking about that first cup before going to bed.
That is so funny, I do, too. I make sure everything is ready to go. When I get up, I turn on the espresso machine to heat up before I do anything else.
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The Mrs and the boy started watching Hamilton today. It was the sole purpose that she got Disney+.

That's the other thing - I want discs, so I might have to wait a little longer.
We got it for The Mandalorian.

As for discs on the tri bike, any place where I'd want discs I probably don't want the tri bike anyway.
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Old 07-04-20, 04:28 PM
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et tu, brute?
SORRY, I'LL SPEAK UP. plus some non-caps

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Old 07-04-20, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Breaks or wheels ?

Breaks.
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Old 07-04-20, 04:41 PM
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Just stomped a maturing lantern fly on my deck. Prepare for the next plague.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
That is so funny, I do, too. I make sure everything is ready to go. When I get up, I turn on the espresso machine to heat up before I do anything else.
I have a cup system. If the cups are upside down, it's ready for the morning. If they're not upside down when I'm wrapping up for the night, I know to take care of whatever before going to bed.

Also, highly recommend that you get a timer/smart outlet - have the machine wake up at least a half hour before you do.
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Old 07-04-20, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
As for discs on the tri bike, any place where I'd want discs I probably don't want the tri bike anyway.
I just don't want to invest in nice rim brake wheels.
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Old 07-04-20, 04:49 PM
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I just don't want to invest in nice rim brake wheels.
I forget there are people who couldn't just cover a wall in Jets.
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Old 07-04-20, 05:03 PM
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You in?
You pay $80 to upload three Strava activities, eh?
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I can't imagine life without coffee.
<==Hasn't had any in years
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Is this a sign of COVID-19, or something else?
Looks to my inexpert eye like a case of too much sun.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I have a cup system. If the cups are upside down, it's ready for the morning. If they're not upside down when I'm wrapping up for the night, I know to take care of whatever before going to bed.

Also, highly recommend that you get a timer/smart outlet - have the machine wake up at least a half hour before you do.
This is key, but 30 min is too long for freshness.
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Old 07-04-20, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
We got it for The Mandalorian.

As for discs on the tri bike, any place where I'd want discs I probably don't want the tri bike anyway.
Thats why I got it too, and that it was free from Verizon
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Making coffee is like the third thing I do in the morning.
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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 07-04-20, 06:26 PM
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Breaks.
Breaks or brakes?
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Old 07-04-20, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
This is key, but 30 min is too long for freshness.
Oh, no - this isn't to brew - it's to pre-heat the machine so that it's ready to brew. Consistency of temp is pretty important with espresso, so you want the heat to spread from the boiler and all the way through the grouphead before you start pulling shots.
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Oh, I noticed the past few rides that my rear wheel makes a quiet but audible pinging sound under load. Silent when coasting or pedaling at Z2 or less.It sounds like the spokes are shifting slightly where they overlap, and I can reproduce a similar sound if I manually move the spokes where they cross.

The tension and trueness of the wheel is indeed off a bit, so my best guess is that's WHY the sounds are happening. I suppose I should put a tiny drop of oil at each junction for now.

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True it up and if the noise is still there then lube it. Wheels flex a bit when riding, especially when you drope the hamer. I've had creaks and squeaks, clicks, pings, you name it.
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Breaks or brakes?
You must be new here.
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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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The first things I consume every day are water and prednisone.

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Is the water from a drip bottle?
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I just don't want to invest in nice rim brake wheels.
I found my disc bike way to irritating with the occasional rotor ping.

Wife and I are enjoying some sours tonight:

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You pay $80 to upload three Strava activities, eh?

<==Hasn't had any in years
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4 th of july family party was a success. Caught the grill on fire trying to cook bacon though.
Now I’m watching Turn to continue the 4 th of july spirit.
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