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Old 01-24-20, 12:22 PM
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Lots of people leaving at 11am this morning. Wishing I was one of them.

But it's payday and I am buying myself a new MTB frame
Which frame you thinking about?
I love the way the trek stash looks.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How's everyone's Friday going? I was mousing around this morning.
lazy friday, nothing really going on. Rained this morning. 60 degrees now so can’t complain to much.
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Can we in the West still get Norwegian sandpaper? I would pay a healthy price for it.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Perhaps he overestimated the awesomeness of the awesome bent frame.....
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Which frame you thinking about?
I love the way the trek stash looks.
Well, it's new to me.

2014 Canfield Nimble 9. With a basically brand new desert tan powdercoat.

So this, but tan:



My buddy at work has two Staches, one singlespeed and one 11 speed. He absolutely loves them. I'm not the biggest fan of them, it feels weird with those big heavy wheels and tires. Gobs of traction though.
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Can we in the West still get Norwegian sandpaper? I would pay a healthy price for it.

​​​​ Dunno about the stuff that you're using, but check out Abranet from Finland.
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My indicator is relative effort required to zip up my jersey.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
I will say that finally snagging a power meter has been great for calorie counting. I'm not currently tracking calories with an app because I'm more worried about riding my bike, but I have counted calories enough to know what I'm putting in my body and it helps to have a real number for calories burned in terms of offsetting/complementing my daily intake.
You said succinctly what I was trying to say.
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Both of the kids ordered chocolate chip pancakes at First Watch this morning. Neither finished, so I got in my RDA of butter and syrup.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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How's everyone's Friday going? I was mousing around this morning.
Everything was going along just fine. Then, this happened.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3039647179

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Lots of people leaving at 11am this morning. Wishing I was one of them.

But it's payday and I am buying myself a new MTB frame
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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I gained another two pounds. Uh oh.
Oh my.
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Everything was going along just fine. Then, this happened.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3039647179

What happened to snowshoeing?

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Oh my.
The problem is that in the last year I've gone from 130-154, while seemingly maintaining the same diet, and I don't know why.
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Understand, but eating healthy vs wanting some deep fried goodness, is the start of a good path to be on. If you think the food is so ~bad~ as to mess with your ride tomorrow, you have to ask how ~good~ it really is.
As most veteran Addictionites know, I suffer from radiation induced gastric problems. My gastro doc and my family doc have finally got my diet squared away that is compatible for blood sugar issues and my gastric issues. It relies heavily on certain vegetables and lean animal protein. The up side besides losing weight is that my riding has been the most enjoyable in probably 5 years. I recover quickly, sleep well, and feel great.

I always felt that I could eat anything and be OK but a plant-based diet and some quality animal protein has made a believer out of me. I try to eat only basic foods and never deliberately eat processed stuff.

Quality food has changed my life.

Edited to add, waffles/pancakes are not on my list of foods that I should eat and I don't know if Nutella is on my list or not but I wouldn't eat it anyway.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Well, it's new to me.

2014 Canfield Nimble 9. With a basically brand new desert tan powdercoat.

So this, but tan:



My buddy at work has two Staches, one singlespeed and one 11 speed. He absolutely loves them. I'm not the biggest fan of them, it feels weird with those big heavy wheels and tires. Gobs of traction though.
that’s a pretty sweet frame. Before I started cycling I thought that I wanted to get into mountain biking. We don’t have many trails where I live, and none are close to my house so realistically I would never get to go.
Further down the road and I am talking a few years I would like to branch out and get a gravel bike, when that time comes I may decide to go the mountain bike route just for the more versatility, I do love the crockett though.
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How's everyone's Friday going? I was mousing around this morning.
I hung out at my LBS for a couple hours drinking coffee, talking gravel bikes, etc. Good time.
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What happened to snowshoeing?


The problem is that in the last year I've gone from 130-154, while seemingly maintaining the same diet, and I don't know why.
your getting old.
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Can we in the West still get Norwegian sandpaper? I would pay a healthy price for it.
Can you use it on Norwegian Wood?

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What happened to snowshoeing?
Not enough snow. Walks in the fields with Benson only require some winter boots. No snowshoes required.
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I hung out at my LBS for a couple hours drinking coffee, talking gravel bikes, etc. Good time.
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that’s a pretty sweet frame. Before I started cycling I thought that I wanted to get into mountain biking. We don’t have many trails where I live, and none are close to my house so realistically I would never get to go.
Further down the road and I am talking a few years I would like to branch out and get a gravel bike, when that time comes I may decide to go the mountain bike route just for the more versatility, I do love the crockett though.
I'm very fortunate that I have a state park with about 20 miles of singletrack 15 minutes from my house, and a newly constructed trail system in a city park 5 minutes from my job. Otherwise northern Illinois does not have a lot to offer MTB-wise. If I lived anywhere else I would have never gotten into mountain biking.

Gravel is neat. I don't have a lot of it I can access on my routes from my house, but there is a lot of it starting about 30 miles West to the Mississippi. If I can manage to get my old MTB frame fixed I think it might turn itself into a gravel bike with some massive tire clearance.
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your getting old.
In a year?
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I was sitting there, being modified, and a 51-year-old woman comes in, complaining of having needle phobia. When the nurse drew her blood, it looked like the woman was going to start crying.
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Re: calories. I don't really pay attention to them, neither on the consumption side nor the expenditure side. I know that may be unpopular, but that's my story and I am sticking to it.
Right there with you. It's only interesting for fueling purposes on endurance events, and there the question isn't "replace what I'm burning" but rather "what's the ideal for performance, assuming I'll truly replenish later".
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a good laxative will clear that up.....
That and coffee.
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