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Old 01-13-21, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ha. According to Strava, and as of today, I'm ahead of pace for my default 4k mile yearly goal. Given that whole winter thing, I usually don't catch my pace until late summer, so this is easily the earliest.
This is like saying it looks like a snowy winter when we get 0.25" by December 15. #GoldenSnowball
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Old 01-13-21, 06:50 PM
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I haven't set any goals for 2021. cycling or otherwise.
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Survival is my goal for 2021.

A podium would be nice too.
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Old 01-13-21, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I'm gaining weight.
I hate when that happens.
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I messed something up when I put new chain on. Shifted PEFFECTLY in the stand. But on the road was finicky, would not downshift properly, I had to click twice down then one up to shift, which is only a minor annoyance. But chain would also “stutter” under severe load like when standing in hills. So I sat for entire ride. There could be a slightly sticky or twisted link on new chain. So far all I checked was indexing back in stand and of course now works perfectly. I am open to suggestions.
If your new chain is skipping on the cassette you need a new cassette. If it skips on the chainrings then they are worn.
I prefer to trash the entire drivetrain and replace it all at once, at least that's what I did when I was working.
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does this describe you?
Not really.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Survival is my goal for 2021.
That's way too ambitious. Looks worse than 2020.
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Not really.
Kudos.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That's way too ambitious. Looks worse than 2020.
So far I've been able to fully bend and straighten my knees, so 2021 hasn't been entirely bad.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So far I've been able to fully bend and straighten my knees, so 2021 hasn't been entirely bad.
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I think cassette has only 5k miles but I could be thinking of cassette on other bike. Will make sure chain not kinked but easy check is swap wheels with other bike and see if that solves the problem. Too tired to mess with it now.
pedal backward, watch the derailleur. Look for it to jump.. of it does bad spot in the chain.
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I was watching a concert on the trainer tonight and got to thinking about this:

Encores at live music performances - yea or nay?
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Encores at live music performances - yea or nay?
Why not?
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I was watching a concert on the trainer tonight and got to thinking about this:

Encores at live music performances - yea or nay?
They had damn well better if they're going to hold back a couple of their biggest hits.
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It better be!
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It better be!
Not necessarily.
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New hoops are laced, straightened and tensioned. They came out pretty nice.
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Do you think seedsbelize2 is still toiling away in his wood shop at this hour?
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pedal backward, watch the derailleur. Look for it to jump.. of it does bad spot in the chain.

mine does this but I don’t have any shifting problems. Yet.......
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Old 01-13-21, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I was watching a concert on the trainer tonight and got to thinking about this:

Encores at live music performances - yea or nay?
Encores have jumped the shark

Back in the day they were spontaneous based on the crowd reaction and enthusiasm. Now they are choreographed, and typically the same from show to show.
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Got my adjustable dumbbells last week. I am too ashamed to mention the negligible amount of weight I'm squatting and the utter waste it has laid to my legs.
My son is a power lifter and has a goal of both squatting and dead lifting 600#. He is currently at 580 and change. He’s 43.
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My son is a power lifter and has a goal of both squatting and dead lifting 600#. He is currently at 580 and change. He’s 43.
Same . . . minus a zero.
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New hoops are laced, straightened and tensioned. They came out pretty nice.
Pics?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That's way too ambitious. Looks worse than 2020.
If you don't shoot high, they aren't really goals.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My son is a power lifter and has a goal of both squatting and dead lifting 600#. He is currently at 580 and change. He’s 43.
Good heavens.

Watching those guys is scary and fascinating all at once. Getting to that kind of weight is dedication magnified. I bet it takes about an hour warm-up for that minute of lifting. Major kudos.
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