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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

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Old 08-01-20, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and its more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.
Oof. And yeah, you don't really want to think about the alternative scenarios.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
T

Throwing back some wine at a local winery.
Straight from the bottle?
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Old 08-01-20, 02:56 PM
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That bottle looks very pleasant, although I do wonder a bit about the contents. I may propose a more predictable adult beverage before dinner tonight.
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Old 08-01-20, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
sorry datlas, Ill go stand in the corner.
No prob dude. All good.
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Old 08-01-20, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Oof. And yeah, you don't really want to think about the alternative scenarios.
You mean like losing the Saturn?!?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Right time right place ya know

I'm sure it's been done before, but I don't know if I've ever gotten one. There were sometimes battles back in the monthly renewal days.

Similar to this?
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Old 08-01-20, 03:05 PM
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I rode with 2 friends I haven't seen in a long time, along with 3 of their friends. We started on the coast highway ( I hate the coast highway) and went up into the hills for 45 miles and 4200 feet of climbing. Not too hot and a fun 11 mile descent near the end, then a few miles on Pacific Coast Highway with tens of thousands of cars. A fun day and I needed it.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Straight from the bottle?
If you look real close, you will see 2 stainless steel double wall tumblers. We consumed the beverage in those. It was good and so was the summertime vibe.
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prolly to advance the tape past the leader so it will not miss any of the recording.
Bingo. Go to the head of the class.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not on mine.
I see the same thing on my ride today. I only use the app to record.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Sounds familiar. Rub some dirt on it and carry on.
That's the spirit. HTFU
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
You mean like losing the Saturn?!?
I thought it would be bad juju to write out out like that.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and its more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.
Whoa! What a stump!
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... Also sounds like one hell of a stump.
ikr
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and its more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.


Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Very nice! Finding undamaged chrome under the aged lacquer must have felt like Christmas!

As you can probably tell from my postings, I like old frames with more modern components. No reason to be stuck with single pivot brakes, downtube shifters, or narrow gearing just because that's how it was. I kept the Ritchey with its original 7410 Dura Ace till this fall, when I realized that I didn't ride it because the 12-25 gearing was not as comfortable to ride as my bikes with wider gearing. So I upgraded the brifters, cassette, and rear derailleur to 7800 but kept that beautiful 7410 crank. So, I took it from being 25 years behind the times to just 15 years!
Oh man I'd love a bike with 7400 DA, but I also live in a much flatter place than you. My rando bike has a 7700 Rd and 7800 downtube shifters that work beautifully together. That's also with a 46/30 crank and 12-28 cassette. Shifts so well.

I did forget that the brakes are also original Dia-Compe "G" single pivots, and they're just as awful as you would expect
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Oh man I'd love a bike with 7400 DA, but I also live in a much flatter place than you. My rando bike has a 7700 Rd and 7800 downtube shifters that work beautifully together. That's also with a 46/30 crank and 12-28 cassette. Shifts so well.

I did forget that the brakes are also original Dia-Compe "G" single pivots, and they're just as awful as you would expect
I had been afraid that giving up the 7410 brifters and RD would mean giving up the beautiful shifting, but the 7800 works great! *click!* and you're in the next gear, front or rear.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and its more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.
Think of it as a whole-car crumple zone. Based on quotes I've seen from body shops, they really won't have any chance of getting it done at a reasonable price. I scraped the side of my Prius and they wanted half the price of a new one.
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There is a state park in NJ called High Point. It marks the highest elevation in the state. IIRC, its a 1800 and change above sea level. But its a relatively tough climb. So many people think NJ is flat all over. Definitely not true.
Oh?

Anyway the wut was about the glaciated point part. Why does that make a difference? Are there glaciers there now?
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I almost feel guilty sweating all over it

This is going to be getting the 5800 stuff once I buy a chain and RD. It's going to be so good
I feel guilty having sweated all over my R2. What's the frame? Is it actually stainless?
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You mean like losing the Saturn?!?
No.
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My bike is not shiny.
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Isaias is coming. Will have to take extra time to secure the boat tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh?

Anyway the wut was about the glaciated point part. Why does that make a difference? Are there glaciers there now?
Northern Illinois was almost entirely glaciated aside from the most Northwestern region, which is where the current highest elevation is located at Charles Mound.

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I feel guilty having sweated all over my R2. What's the frame? Is it actually stainless?
Not stainless, but polished then chrome plated chrome-moly steel. I stripped the factory lacquer but should probably spray a layer on.

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My bike is not shiny.
Sad!
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Bent frame usually means it's not gonna be three figures. And it might just be scrap. Thankfully it wasn't the Saturn.
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Bent frame usually means it's not gonna be three figures. And it might just be scrap. Thankfully it wasn't the Saturn.
I am afraid that will be the case, but will wait for official estimate before we go out and buy a new car. Most likely will get a Fit. You like yours, right?
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Talking box says were suppose to get hit by that storm monday and tuesday, followed by rain until the end of the week. Naturally, I am off during this times. SMH.

Guy I rode with today showed my a bunch of abandoned roads that made it easy to get to the colonial parkway. Had a pretty descent ride. He helped me keep the pace slower, at mile 50 I was really considering breaking 100. By mile 60 I wasnt feeling it any more. Funny how that works.

Only got passed by one a hole. He thought he was pretty smart to lay on his horn while passing us for no apparent reason.
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