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Old 09-12-19, 11:29 AM
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I can't do pink. Our team kit moved towards more and more pink and I think it looked silly. I couldn't say anything because the head of the team loved pink, it was his idea, and he's a nice guy.
I think that bright pink looks great unless you're really pale and pasty.

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I did love hot pink when I wore Ocean Pacific stuff.
I used to love OP in the late 80's/early 90's.
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Old 09-12-19, 11:36 AM
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I think that bright pink looks great unless you're really pale and pasty.

I love my old Telekom jersey.



my new Oakleys match perfect.


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I had bright pink Oakleys like that.
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Gah! Rapha order showed up, but it was in a suspiciously small package. Yeah, it's a base layer, not a merino wool sweater.

Contacted Rapha support via chat and they refunded me immediately, as they no longer have these available in Large, and gave me a voucher for $30 bucks off. Found a 1/4 zip merino polo sweater, instead. Let's hope it shows up fer real.
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Gah! Rapha order showed up, but it was in a suspiciously small package. Yeah, it's a base layer, not a merino wool sweater.

Contacted Rapha support via chat and they refunded me immediately, as they no longer have these available in Large, and gave me a voucher for $30 bucks off. Found a 1/4 zip merino polo sweater, instead. Let's hope it shows up fer real.
Lol. In the back and forth on the refund, etc, the rep and I never touched on what to do with the base layer that I received in error. I sent him another message asking if I should mail it back - he said to keep it. .
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Divide conquered. At 2,392’ it wasn’t exactly nosebleed altitude.
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Today is the 7th anniversary of the fake death of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.

Hardly anyone on facebook laughed at my dumb #RIPLennay post today. Sad!
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Today is the 7th anniversary of the fake death of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.

Hardly anyone on facebook laughed at my dumb #RIPLennay post today. Sad!
Since everyone is famous for 15 minutes, we have a short collective memory.
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So people are spending $1000 on Chinese clinchers now? Yikes. Why wouldn't you wait until the offseason and buy the 40% off Reynolds wheels?
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Since everyone is famous for 15 minutes, we have a short collective memory.
Oh thank god! I was beginning to worry that maybe I'm just not funny!

*whew* that was a close one.
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So people are spending $1000 on Chinese clinchers now? Yikes. Why wouldn't you wait until the offseason and buy the 40% off Reynolds wheels?
Those tariffs...


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The owner of tonight’s campground/inn/ hostel is a cross between Fred Flintstone and Randy Quaid’s character from Lampoon’s Vacation films. Nice guy though.
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Good story. I have the same one, but it involved a bar rooftop deck and my ring falling off while I was playing with it. I showed up the next morning with my drill and miraculously found it and fished it out of the floor. My wife also was more calm than I and was there when it fell. I never take it off now.

I can't do pink. Our team kit moved towards more and more pink and I think it looked silly. I couldn't say anything because the head of the team loved pink, it was his idea, and he's a nice guy. I did love hot pink when I wore Ocean Pacific stuff.
When are they gonna bring back those corduroy OP short shorts?
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Old 09-12-19, 02:24 PM
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So people are spending $1000 on Chinese clinchers now? Yikes. Why wouldn't you wait until the offseason and buy the 40% off Reynolds wheels?
But....but....they ALL come out of the same factory in China anyway. Right?

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The owner of tonight’s campground/inn/ hostel is a cross between Fred Flintstone and Randy Quaid’s character from Lampoon’s Vacation films. Nice guy though.
I trust you are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather?
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Divide conquered. At 2,392’ it wasn’t exactly nosebleed altitude.
Sweet pic.
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I think we're going camping in Wyoming mid October. Curt Gowdy State Park. First come first serve for the entire park. That's fun.
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Lol. In the back and forth on the refund, etc, the rep and I never touched on what to do with the base layer that I received in error. I sent him another message asking if I should mail it back - he said to keep it. .
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On the jacket, would it work (ie be warm enough in 40-50 degree weather) to just wear a light synthetic T-shirt as an underlayer. I'm kind of interested, but can't see wearing a jersey with it - too much bulk in back with both the jersey and the jacket having rear pockets.
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There's a Rapha store a few blocks from my office. It's been there for a few years, I think. I've never been in.

On that note, as the bike industry constricts, you wonder how some of these higher end retailers survive. I read here somewhere that Enve was being sold again. Maybe the consumer has decided their stuff is too expensive? You can't imagine they would go under, but it's possible.
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On the jacket, would it work (ie be warm enough in 40-50 degree weather) to just wear a light synthetic T-shirt as an underlayer. I'm kind of interested, but can't see wearing a jersey with it - too much bulk in back with both the jersey and the jacket having rear pockets.
Yeah, I think that it would work well with just a base layer in that weather.

FWIW, I'm not really a fan of buying stuff online, trying it on and shipping back and forth 'til you get it right, but Rapha does make it easy. Shipping is free over $75 (the jacket is $70, so you can either pay $5 for shipping or throw in some $10 socks to get over the hump) and return shipping is free (they send a return label with the shipment, though you need to do a return request online and include the resulting printout to be sure it's credited properly). IOW, it's a pretty quick, reasonably convenient and essentially risk-free to see if the materials, fit & finish are in line with expectations.
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I think that bright pink looks great unless you're really pale and pasty.
I resemble that. Unless I'm exercising hard: then I'm a nice flushed red. It doesn't match with pink either.
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So people are spending $1000 on Chinese clinchers now? Yikes. Why wouldn't you wait until the offseason and buy the 40% off Reynolds wheels?
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