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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-29-20, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
You probably need to add more cable tension. You shouldn't need to move the outer limit screw.
What about more cowbell?
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Old 07-29-20, 08:33 PM
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You mean RD adjuster. It goes on the right.
Oh yeah, guess the flippers were for the back.
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Old 07-29-20, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
What about more cowbell?
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Old 07-29-20, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Does it look like this?
Not exactly. There's no threaded looking thing where the naked cable emerges.


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Old 07-29-20, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not exactly. There's no threaded looking thing where the naked cable emerges.


Turn that counter clockwise, i.e. unscrewing it. BUT big john may be on to something, so I'd check everything he suggested first.
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Old 07-29-20, 10:02 PM
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What about more cowbell?
It's the only prescription.
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I now know where to go in September

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There’s a local guy who views our club’s Facebook page as his bragging site, posting about every ride and how fast he was. His latest wonders how such power and endurance could “well up” in someone in their 50s. So far I have been able to exercise restraint. So far.
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Old 07-30-20, 05:10 AM
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I can’t go within 100 meters of a sailboat without developing what has sometimes been called “male menstruation” in our house. I am often unaware of it until I hang up one of our off-white bath towels after a shower.
Yep, sounds familiar. My biggest problem is cutting tools, knives, saws, chainsaws...-
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It seems I'm the only one who truly appreciates how dumb bicycles are.

I go to a website or mechanical video tutorial to learn how to fix something. Then look at my bicycle.

"wut my bike doesn't look anything like that"

Why not? It's a simple machine. You push the pedal and it turns the wheel. But all these Big Bike companies have to come up with something cute to make their product "special."

SMH
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SMH
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Yep, sounds familiar. My biggest problem is cutting tools, knives, saws, chainsaws...-

heavy heavy deadlifts. Don’t do those anymore, but the result was similar.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It seems I'm the only one who truly appreciates how dumb bicycles are.

I go to a website or mechanical video tutorial to learn how to fix something. Then look at my bicycle.

"wut my bike doesn't look anything like that"

Why not? It's a simple machine. You push the pedal and it turns the wheel. But all these Big Bike companies have to come up with something cute to make their product "special."

SMH

Should have gone campy.
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Old 07-30-20, 06:27 AM
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Mowing beckons, so I can't solve the world's problems now, but step one is getting rid of the imperial/metric wrench thing.


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Economy contracted nearly 33% in Q2.
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Old 07-30-20, 06:36 AM
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Mowing beckons, so I can't solve the world's problems now, but step one is getting rid of the imperial/metric wrench thing.


Get rid of your old stuff. New stuff is all metric.

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Old 07-30-20, 06:42 AM
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I think I need to take the rest of the week off, knee is killing me today too. Pretty sure this is something other than fit, perhaps a sprain or something else. I did feel it tweak a little lifting the dogs into the back of our car Monday night.
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Old 07-30-20, 07:17 AM
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Good ride last night, my first Wed Night Ride since March. I'd been out on a couple weekend rides, but the Wed rides are really the much more spirited. My solo riding work is certainly paying off; it felt good to be the guy that brought the hammer.

It almost makes me wonder how such power and endurance could well up in someone in their mid-40s.
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Old 07-30-20, 07:36 AM
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I think I need to take the rest of the week off, knee is killing me today too. Pretty sure this is something other than fit, perhaps a sprain or something else. I did feel it tweak a little lifting the dogs into the back of our car Monday night.
Oh, yeah. You gotta baby that thing for a while and get a professional opinion.
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Old 07-30-20, 07:39 AM
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Good ride last night, my first Wed Night Ride since March. I'd been out on a couple weekend rides, but the Wed rides are really the much more spirited. My solo riding work is certainly paying off; it felt good to be the guy that brought the hammer.

It almost makes me wonder how such power and endurance could well up in someone in their mid-40s.
It is the great miracle of our times for sure, but I must say, your intervals.icu data are pretty impressive.
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It is the great miracle of our times for sure, but I must say, your intervals.icu data are pretty impressive.
Thanks - I don't really have much of a frame of reference, so it is what it is. I know my w/kg isn't special, but I don't live in an area where that's too much of a hindrance. I've always felt like I have decent short-term power, but I feel like I'm starting to stretch that out that duration. Also, huge difference that I felt last night was just being able to repeatedly go back to the well for harder efforts. It was nice to think, "that hurt. Let's do it again."

Oh, and it was also gratifying to have one slightly miffed teammate say, "you're not supposed to come back lighter AND stronger - that's not fair."
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Only 81°. It feels hotter. It's a riding day and I am not feeling inspired. I will HTFU and go though. One never knows which opportunity is the last.
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I think I need to take the rest of the week off, knee is killing me today too. Pretty sure this is something other than fit, perhaps a sprain or something else. I did feel it tweak a little lifting the dogs into the back of our car Monday night.
Embrace the opportunity to rest and heal. I learned this lesson with the finger incident. It's a good one to have on hand. You'll be moving soon. Do some prep, if only on paper.
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Good ride last night, my first Wed Night Ride since March. I'd been out on a couple weekend rides, but the Wed rides are really the much more spirited. My solo riding work is certainly paying off; it felt good to be the guy that brought the hammer​hamer.

It almost makes me wonder how such power and endurance could well up in someone in their mid-40s.
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Old 07-30-20, 08:00 AM
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Just had a little jolt. Woke up to a small earthquake at 4:30 so this jolt may have been an aftershock of that. A 70 year old house makes a lot of noise during an earthquake, I've learned.
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