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Old 07-28-20, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So I clicked the family text thread when I got back from my ride to discover that my uncle (who was in poor health to start with) is in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs. Again, because it happened last year as well.

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Old 07-28-20, 09:43 AM
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Oh yeah. Everyone used to have those, but I never saw any good evidence they worked and if you had them in contact with the tire, they whined annoyingly and wore out.
I doubt they would last long for me, it's annoying enough getting leaves occasionally caught in the fenders. I couldn't imagine that whining along constantly.
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Old 07-28-20, 09:51 AM
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Back out into the heat to pick up the car. Ugh.
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I'm scheduled for a sealant level check tomorrow, but my mileage rate has just about doubled in the last six weeks, so it might be that I'm actually past-due. Guess I should see to that today.
Both tires were in need - rear was dry and the front was lookin' tired and watery. Guess I need to adjust my service interval if I'm going to be riding this much.
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Old 07-28-20, 10:25 AM
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Both tires were in need - rear was dry and the front was lookin' tired and watery. Guess I need to adjust my service interval if I'm going to be riding this much.
What's your service interval? Are you using a dipstick or actually breaking the bead?
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Old 07-28-20, 10:27 AM
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Sigh.

Got more notifications of losing KOMs to Ace Factor. Looks like some sandbagged "rides" just got uploaded with the restoration of Garmin services. I really don't understand the motivation. Over the last three weeks, he's got more than a dozen fake-ass rides, most of them flagged by others fresh after receiving their notifications.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
What's your service interval? Are you using a dipstick or actually breaking the bead?
It was 6-8 weeks, depending upon road conditions. I'm thinking that maybe I should go to every 800 miles or so...

I used to use a dipstick, but I picked up a "syringe" a couple months back. Injecting isn't really any easier, but now I can suck out old sealant without breaking the bead, which is handy.
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In checking my component mileage (the tires were last serviced almost exactly a month ago, about 900 miles), I see that I crossed the 2500 mile mark on the Cervelo this morning.
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It was 6-8 weeks, depending upon road conditions. I'm thinking that maybe I should go to every 800 miles or so...

I used to use a dipstick, but I picked up a "syringe" a couple months back. Injecting isn't really any easier, but now I can suck out old sealant without breaking the bead, which is handy.
That looks handy. I think I need to try and re-do the rear wheel on my MTB. It's had a slow leak for a while but it was managable, now it seems like it will only hold like 20 psi. I'll overinflate it up to around 30 right before a ride but after a short while I'm feeling the rim bottoming out on roots, which shouldn't happen at all at 30 psi. I have some Orange Seal tape that I might try to throw on top of the Stans that's there now.

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In checking my component mileage (the tires were last serviced almost exactly a month ago, about 900 miles), I see that I crossed the 2500 mile mark on the Cervelo this morning.


I should cross 1k on the shiny bike on my next ride. I've only had it for almost three seasons
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Old 07-28-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
That looks handy. I think I need to try and re-do the rear wheel on my MTB. It's had a slow leak for a while but it was managable, now it seems like it will only hold like 20 psi. I'll overinflate it up to around 30 right before a ride but after a short while I'm feeling the rim bottoming out on roots, which shouldn't happen at all at 30 psi. I have some Orange Seal tape that I might try to throw on top of the Stans that's there now.
The only problem with the syringe is that not all valve stems can completely clear the "needle" part, which has an OD of about 3mm.
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Home inspection went great. Inspector said the crawl space was the best he had ever seen. Inside the house was just some minor things nothing to crazy. The back deck has to be resealed, and the owner is taking care of that this weekend. Offered to help, waiting on a response to see how that goes.
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Old 07-28-20, 12:25 PM
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Home inspection went great. Inspector said the crawl space was the best he had ever seen. Inside the house was just some minor things nothing to crazy. The back deck has to be resealed, and the owner is taking care of that this weekend. Offered to help, waiting on a response to see how that goes.

Nice!
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Old 07-28-20, 12:33 PM
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Back when I could run pain free and it was my primary sport, I was really disciplined about intervals, tempo runs, LSD, etc. Also most of that was training on pace and HR, not much else.
I cannot do a focused run while on LSD. Not even as a ute. On mushrooms I can't even move.

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Old 07-28-20, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I doubt they would last long for me, it's annoying enough getting leaves occasionally caught in the fenders. I couldn't imagine that whining along constantly.
I have some old ones up on the peg board. Haven't used them in years.
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I am finding off-road riding to be a significantly harder workout than road riding. I guess it makes sense.
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Old 07-28-20, 12:56 PM
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I am finding off-road riding to be a significantly harder workout than road riding. I guess it makes sense.
It sure is.
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I guess it makes sense.
Off-road riding makes no sense.
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I cannot do a focused run while on LSD. Not even as a ute. On mushrooms I can't even move.
I have some germaine stories, which I am not going to tell, lest the government reinvestigate the attestations I made before I was commissioned and stop my retired pay.

Suffice it to say, one can ride a bicycle.
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Off-road riding makes no sense.
Forgotten history that some of you need to read.

"Roads were not built for cars": how cyclists, not drivers, first fought to pave US roads


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I cannot do a focused run while on LSD. Not even as a ute. On mushrooms I can't even move.
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Suffice it to say, one can ride a bicycle.
I believe that was determined by the good Dr. Hofmann pretty early on

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Off-road riding makes no sense.
Like skydiving - why jump out of a perfectly good airplane? So, why ride off a perfectly good road?
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When does cyclo-cross season start?
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When does cyclo-cross season start?
Usually right around Labor Day. I'm probably gonna skip it this year.
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I'm probably gonna skip it this year.
How come?
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