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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 12-23-19, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
The baklava is out of the oven​​​​​, and the syrup has been poured. 😋

Will have to soak over night, no snitching a piece allowed!
I would not be able to resist if I were in that household.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Around here, it is meant to be installed on the front and driven at high speed on busy highways for an indefinite period.
You forgot underinflated.
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Old 12-23-19, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You forgot underinflated.
deed I did.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
deed I did.
also forgot on wet roads but we get the idea.
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Old 12-23-19, 09:12 PM
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So my chain and crankset, which is a sram quarq force crankset, was delivered today. I installed the rings previously purchased onto the crank arms. I'm kinda having cold feet about swapping to the compact now. Weird.... should I stay with the 53/39 or go to the 50 /34? I hate these kind of decisions . Ima sleep on it.
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Old 12-24-19, 03:21 AM
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So my chain and crankset, which is a sram quarq force crankset, was delivered today. I installed the rings previously purchased onto the crank arms. I'm kinda having cold feet about swapping to the compact now. Weird.... should I stay with the 53/39 or go to the 50 /34? I hate these kind of decisions . Ima sleep on it.
Do the swap, then go complain in the 41 about spinning out on descents.
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Old 12-24-19, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I would not be able to resist if I were in that household.
We are having an almost sweet-free season. Wife has lost 60 lbs since June, with 10 to go, and is only going to break discipline for a day of sauerbraten and black fruitcake (which a friend sends every year) and I have been getting my cookies at work.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
So my chain and crankset, which is a sram quarq force crankset, was delivered today. I installed the rings previously purchased onto the crank arms. I'm kinda having cold feet about swapping to the compact now. Weird.... should I stay with the 53/39 or go to the 50 /34? I hate these kind of decisions . Ima sleep on it.
I just ordered a nice, used, 50/34 set for the early season and may go back to 52/36 for the summer. I have the original 53/39 in reserve in the unlikely event...
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Old 12-24-19, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
So my chain and crankset, which is a sram quarq force crankset, was delivered today. I installed the rings previously purchased onto the crank arms. I'm kinda having cold feet about swapping to the compact now. Weird.... should I stay with the 53/39 or go to the 50 /34? I hate these kind of decisions . Ima sleep on it.
Its really a personal decision based on your cadence and terrain and cassette. FWIW I switched from standard to compact a few years ago and have no regrets. But you should pick what works best for you.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
So my chain and crankset, which is a sram quarq force crankset, was delivered today. I installed the rings previously purchased onto the crank arms. I'm kinda having cold feet about swapping to the compact now. Weird.... should I stay with the 53/39 or go to the 50 /34? I hate these kind of decisions . Ima sleep on it.
I have a compact and my smallest cog, a 12t, is still shamefully clean. No ragrets.
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Old 12-24-19, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
We are having an almost sweet-free season. Wife has lost 60 lbs since June, with 10 to go, and is only going to break discipline for a day of sauerbraten and black fruitcake (which a friend sends every year) and I have been getting my cookies at work.
Wow - go Mrs Mo!

I've never sworn off sweets completely, but I had cut down pretty dramatically over the last year. I certainly felt the urge kick back in a few weeks ago, though. Damn winter. I think that the trip, and getting active outside, will help though, and at just the right time.
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Old 12-24-19, 05:23 AM
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I have a compact and my smallest cog, a 12t, is still shamefully clean. No ragrets.
I can’t cross-chain on the road bike, but the cross bike loves it.
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Old 12-24-19, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I cant cross-chain on the road bike, but the cross bike loves it.
I just don't have the terrain and/or the guads for it. That and I'm pretty comfortable spinning. Oh, and gravity loves me, so tucking gets me up to speed pretty quickly.
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Old 12-24-19, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Around here, it is meant to be installed on the front and driven at high speed on busy highways for an indefinite period.
Probably would do well in fog and ice
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Old 12-24-19, 06:00 AM
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So my chain and crankset, which is a sram quarq force crankset, was delivered today. I installed the rings previously purchased onto the crank arms. I'm kinda having cold feet about swapping to the compact now. Weird.... should I stay with the 53/39 or go to the 50 /34? I hate these kind of decisions . Ima sleep on it.
You'll be surprised how little difference there is.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 12-24-19, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
We are having an almost sweet-free season. Wife has lost 60 lbs since June, with 10 to go, and is only going to break discipline for a day of sauerbraten and black fruitcake (which a friend sends every year) and I have been getting my cookies at work.
Nicely done!

We have a one pound box of Sees candy here, and it's not gone yet. Another box of truffles in reserve.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
also forgot on wet roads but we get the idea.
#PeopleAreStupid
And at least around here, people will drive around in the pre-dawn gloom without their lights on, even in fog.

Interestingly, the spare in my old GTI was a real tire (either a ContiAllSeaonContact or ContiProContact) with the same outside diameter as the normal tires and wheels, but narrower (perhaps 165-185 instead of 225) Despite that, the spare wheel itself came with the typical warning about 60 miles/ 60mph.
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You'll be surprised how little difference there is.
Agree the difference is modest. But it's real. And it's spectacular.
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Old 12-24-19, 06:34 AM
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Regarding sweets and carbs in general, despite my svelte and lean body, I do have pre-diabetes thanks to my father's side of the family. I have not really made any dietary adjustments YET, but I am confident in the near future I will have to make a conscious effort to drop my carbs except for pre-ride meals.
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Do the swap, then go complain in the 41 about spinning out on descents.
lol
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Old 12-24-19, 06:47 AM
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Good thoughts, I guess I'll give it a shot. Thanks folks
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And at least around here, people will drive around in the pre-dawn gloom without their lights on, even in fog.
...three feet from your rear bumper in traffic at 68 MPH while texting with three kids in the back and we won't discuss what they do to cyclists now, will we?
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And at least around here, people will drive around in the pre-dawn gloom without their lights on, even in fog.
. ...three feet from your rear bumper in traffic at 68 MPH while texting with three kids in the back and we won't even discuss what they do to cyclists and peds in crosswalks now, will we?
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
You'll be surprised how little difference there is.
Correct.

For the record, I use a mid-compact cranks, 52/36, on all of my machines, an Ultegra, a SRAM Red, and a Campy Record.
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Very happy holidays to all of youse guys. And best wishes for a healthy, happy and properous new year. Or as Jose Feliciano says, "Felice navidad," and "Prospero anno."
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