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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-01-20, 11:30 AM
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Having discovered that the Salsa CroMoto stem on my Ritchey had been recalled - apparently shortly after I bought it 12 years ago!! - I spent a goodly chunk of last evening replacing the bars and stem. The Salsa stem was a 120mm, paired with a Salsa "Short and Shallow" bar with 82mm reach. The stem I replaced it with is the original 130mm Ritchey that came with the bike back in 1996, and I just happened to have a black SOMA Highway 1 with 75mm reach. I figured between the longer stem and shorter reach, I'd end up close to the same place. I set the brifters based on 'tips level with end of drops'. and pointed the drops midway between seat collar and brakes. That's the starting point...

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
#channelingtrainsnorter
I was out in the woodshop, in my sandals(my everyday footwear) and noticed some blood on my foot. Upon closer examination it looks like I stepped in a puddle of blood. I was mostly up on the ladder adjusting the fan.
Similarly, on my recent trip to northern WI, my wife and I took a short paddle in a tandem kayak.

When I got out there was fresh blood on my shoes, but no evidence of it's source
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Old 08-01-20, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Full Ulysses this morning. Best I've felt out there in a week, at least. And fast, despite having the summer balaclava on.
Ditto

Except I didn't feel that great...and I was slow...but hey, that was the longest I've ever spent on the shiny bike since I've owned it.

And I finally broke 1k on it
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I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover


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Old 08-01-20, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So my latest thought, gravel-bike-wise, is to get someone like Rock Lobster or Cicli Barco to make a steel frame with the geometry of the Aspero. I like that geometry better than most, but can decide on clearance and get a threaded BB. And routing.
I'm configuring my 1980 Trek 414 as a gravel bike. Originally set up for 27" wheels, and with 44cm chainstays, it is said to accept 45mm tires in the 622 size. I'll do some checking and might just settle for 38mm, which I know it will take.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover


Ah, so THAT'S 'shiny bike'! That IS shiny! Can you tell me a bit about it, since I missed its introduction?
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Old 08-01-20, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover


That really is one shiny bike!
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Old 08-01-20, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I wasn’t done with the old thread!

Contrary to what I thought, time in HR zone was underestimating my training load by at least 10%, even in the heat. I’m at 697 for the week and this has been a relatively light one. That should be plenty for an old crock​​fool, such as I.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
#channelingtrainsnorter
I was out in the woodshop, in my sandals(my everyday footwear) and noticed some blood on my foot. Upon closer examination it looks like I stepped in a puddle of blood. I was mostly up on the ladder adjusting the fan.
Sounds familiar. Rub some dirt on it and carry on.
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Well, since you were only 2 obviously your mom & dad were grooving.
to be fair, that album was released in 1985 so I guess was 7. My parents were not hip to that scene. I did have a crazy Aunt...
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Sounds familiar. Rub some dirt on it and carry on.
You mean like when you spend some time doing yard work and there's dried blood on your forearms from at least 3 cuts you never noticed?
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Looks like a lot of Addicts flogged their bikes good today. I see that I was at 5th on the Leaderboard for a while - yikes.
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Looks like a lot of Addicts flogged their bikes good today. I see that I was at 5th on the Leaderboard for a while - yikes.
Family forum, mister! Reported!
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I’m not a big beer drinker, but I bought a sixer of this last week and find it refreshing.


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Saw this gate across the hwy on my ride. Had to double back and take a pic. I wanted to toss my bike in front of it, too, of course, but there was a security camera so I thought better of it.

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Throwing back some wine at a local winery.
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I’m really tired of this heat and humidity. 21 days of 90+ in July. Today will be a bit better, but back to 100+ heat index tomorrow. Managed to get in about 30 this morning.

Sue me for complaining.
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I'll whine about sunshine and about growing old
I'll whine about all things inside and out
You'll find that there's nothing I can't whine about
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I have a bunch of TDK SA90 cassettes. I still can play them too. Going on 40 years old, that is unimaginable. Good thing I recorded them when I was 2.
What about eight tracks? And you're not fooling anyone lying about your age.
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Throwing back some wine at a local winery.
Who are you and what have you done with our shovel-loving Doug?
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Looks like a lot of Addicts flogged their bikes good today. I see that I was at 5th on the Leaderboard for a while - yikes.
I did not
I had to work this morning, then helped Mrs Pirkaus plant new perennials in the side garden.
I enjoy gardening with her, but it ain't bike riding.
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Today I did a ride mostly the same as one in May, and the one today says 500 more feet of climbing. wut
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I enjoy gardening with her, but it ain't bike riding.
At least you got to do something that you enjoy.

Personally, I dislike gardening with my wife, and yeah - it sure ain't bike riding.
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Today I did a ride mostly the same as one in May, and the one today says 500 more feet of climbing. wut
Go to Strava and try correcting the elevation on the lower of the two. Not that I trust in their elevation mapping, but it might be better than a clogged Garmin or whatever.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover

wut
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Miles? Kudos
Yeah, 700 miles would be a heavy week for me. Only 166 mi.
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