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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-09-19, 10:23 AM
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And, if I'm being honest, I'm kind of liking the schedule freedom that comes with a one hour trainer workout vs a few hours of getting dressed, riding, wiping down the bike, etc.
Also a much lower risk of getting smashed by an inattentive driver on virtual roads.
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Old 11-09-19, 10:26 AM
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I’m on vacation and haven’t even walked by a bike shop, let alone been in one. Crazy, I know.

Seriously, I’ve seen a zillion cyclists but only one drop bar machine and he was wearing jeans and a regular jacket... and a backpack.
Enjoy.
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Old 11-09-19, 10:29 AM
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It’s cold. 20F. Time to ride.
Good for you. Twenty is too cold for me.

In other news, Dan is very hairy.
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Old 11-09-19, 10:47 AM
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Waiting for 60 degrees, which should happen as I get dressed. 4.5 hours of endurance pace should be for more palatable at that temperature.
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Old 11-09-19, 10:52 AM
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It's really nice out there. T shirt weather.
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Old 11-09-19, 11:09 AM
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Waiting for 60 degrees, which should happen as I get dressed. 4.5 hours of endurance pace should be for more palatable at that temperature.
WTF? High temperature here today is expected to be 55. I want my money back.


Awesome Marigold jacket weather.
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Old 11-09-19, 11:46 AM
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I bet the jacket wasn't awesome and certainly wasn't Marigold
Sad!
No,it was not, but it was very euro-stylish.
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Old 11-09-19, 12:02 PM
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Daughter was diving in the Atlantic in Ireland today. Air temps were in the low 40s. These girlies are tough.
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Old 11-09-19, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Good for you. Twenty is too cold for me.

In other news, Dan is very hairy.
Yeah, looks warm.
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Old 11-09-19, 12:49 PM
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Planning next Summer's tour. That's what I do in November. I have all winter to train. Looking at two ~300 mile legs, with a bus ride and a few days rest in the middle. Time is not on my side, for that third leg.
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Old 11-09-19, 01:03 PM
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We had a very refreshing club ride. Start temps quite cold but went above freezing halfway through and was sunny throughout. We combined out A- and B+ groups so there was a big group, almost 20 riders.
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Here’s me riding the real Richmond cobbles last month. No jet engine hum, just the sound of my teeth and cables and chain rattling.

New house and new baby means riding outside is next to impossible now, so I’m slowly becoming a Zwift-only cyclist, as much as it pains me to admit that. Oh well, beats being sedentary.

Grassy cobbles are the best!
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Old 11-09-19, 01:24 PM
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Also me on the Richmond course, "why am I crawling? What? An 11% grade? Dan didn't show me this. Or this 8%. Or this 10%. Or this other 8%... "

FWIW, I have neither a new baby nor a new house, but riding outside is next to impossible for me, too.
YOU'RE a baby.
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Old 11-09-19, 01:28 PM
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Old 11-09-19, 01:52 PM
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YOU'RE a baby.
Baby, it's cold outside.
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Old 11-09-19, 02:06 PM
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Okay, mechanics and mechanically inclined, cleaning out the emulsion tube got the snowblower going (wooooo!) but it's running roughly. So, uh, now what?

The carb bowl gasket has gotten bent out of shape in the process and needs to be replaced. Could that seal cause a rough idle?
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Same for my doctorate. I have no idea what it says. And it was around the end of the time they used real sheepskin. I called and asked for a replacement when a framer damaged it slightly. The school told me the replacement wouldn’t be sheepskin. Okay... What they didn’t tell me was it would have “second copy” printed on it in Latin. That I could translate. I decided to just use the original. Bastids.
We occasionally get requests from our HR people for certified translations of Latin diplomas when we hire foreign postdocs.
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Old 11-09-19, 02:25 PM
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Same for my doctorate. I have no idea what it says. And it was around the end of the time they used real sheepskin. I called and asked for a replacement when a framer damaged it slightly. The school told me the replacement wouldn’t be sheepskin. Okay... What they didn’t tell me was it would have “second copy” printed on it in Latin. That I could translate. I decided to just use the original. Bastids.
I’m thinking the amount of latin I knew from my altar boy days wouldn’t help.
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Interesting but slightly sad story. You may recall the last chapter, one of my friends/club-mates has a gorgeous custom crabon Seven that cracked TWICE on the DS seatstay near the dropout. The most recent time was a few months ago, and they repaired it.

He discovered it cracked AGAIN. Same location. I don't know what the issue is, but it's no bueno.
Trainer/Zwifting ?
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Old 11-09-19, 03:25 PM
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Okay, mechanics and mechanically inclined, cleaning out the emulsion tube got the snowblower going (wooooo!) but it's running roughly. So, uh, now what?

The carb bowl gasket has gotten bent out of shape in the process and needs to be replaced. Could that seal cause a rough idle?
If it is sucking air maybe.
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Old 11-09-19, 03:27 PM
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Trainer/Zwifting ?
I don’t think so. He said Seven has agreed to build him a brand new frame of his choice. I suggested he skip the crabon and go full Ti.
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If it is sucking air maybe.
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Was doing the leaves with the lawn tractor/bagger and the transmission/linkage failed. Too cold out to mess with it right away. Will investigate later, I am guessing the drive belt slipped or broke.
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I had the lbs install my Token Ninja dub and crankset in the new frame. I dont apparently have a bb30 removal tool. So I thought what the heck. Best $30.00 I've spent so far.
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