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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

Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-24-20, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well and on the flip side, for people shaped like me Cervelo doesn't have a cheap roadie that fits.
Yeah, I used to think of myself as having short legs, but now I realize I'm just short. The fit of the R3 was a revelation after years on a road bike that was too long for me.
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Old 03-24-20, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Feels like coming from root of tooth. Almost feels like between two teeth, though. Aches just a little constantly but hurts more when biting down. Not sensitive to hot/cold.

Luckily, there is another dr atlas in town, he is a distant cousin and an endodontist/oral surgeon. He said he could take a look at it tomorrow if it's not better. I wonder what's the chance it will heal up while I sleep? My guess is prolly not.
That is likely the Atlas my ex used to see. Great guy. When I had what turned out to be a cracked tooth and infection she called his emergency number early one morning. Dude called back personally within 10 minutes. He made a call and got me an appointment with someone in town that morning. That guy took an X-ray, told me the tooth was toast and got me in to see someone at Jeff right away. The tooth was out the next day after my INR dropped enough. Got percs and antibiotics in the mean time. Amazingly fast delivery of health care.

Just expect to pay up front and deal with your insurance yourself.

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Old 03-24-20, 07:43 PM
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BTW...If you’re looking for a good film to watch while stuck in the house, Parasite is terrific.
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sbxx enlightened me many years ago. I spend 3-4 bucks for a pair, and don't give two Coors whether they get a little scratched.

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I use Tifosi. Good quality and not too expensive.

Also, that's what my LBS carries.
I have to put in a Safety Glasses order. I bought two pairs of Tifosi when Performance had them so cheap. Not worth the extra money when I seem to scratch them so easily. Scratches irritate me.
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BITD, my fantasy car was a '57 Chevy.



Sans fuzzy dice.
We had one as a family car. It followed the 52. Oddly I can't remember what came next.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 03-24-20, 07:55 PM
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Yup - I pretty much kept my stack of spacers the same, increasing the drop a cm.
Exactly what I plan to do .
Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Dont forget you can control bar height by angle of the stem.
I’ll have 15 mm (perhaps 10, but most likely 15) spacers underneath, to begin with, if I have an upright stem with it, I think they’d chase me with pitchforks from the 41.

Of course bumbling Johnson shut down all British businesses, so I don’t even know if the hands are being wrung in vain
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Virginia is going into lock down mode at 1159 pm tonight. Only essential businesses will remain open. The liquor store made the list. I find this interesting. Is it open for true alcoholics that may go in withdrawal if alcohol gets harder to come by and could add people going to the hospital, or is open because it is state run and will help generate revenue.
Thoughts?
I was happy to find out liquor shops were considered “essential” in MD as well.
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I got my stubborn brake hood on yesterday with a little help from some hand sanitizer.

Today, if I have the energy, I will wrap the bars and call the project a wrap.
i see what you did there...

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Our sweet calico kitty was right by my side from at least 3:30 this morning until I had to get up at 5:30

She is a very reliable cuddler.
So is our alarm calico. Always wants to be petted around 3:30am.
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Trees are budding!
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Old 03-24-20, 08:05 PM
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I used to buy these from Amazon, but they seem not to be available through them anymore. The lens color is light enough that I can still comfortably wear at near down hours and “just” about enough for bright midday rides. But I have to admit, I was never comfortable with very dark sunglasses.

https://www.criticaltool.com/pyramex...s-silver-frame

what I’d really like is a pair of Rudy project photochromic glasses, but the #cheapskate in me doesn’t allow it.
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Stay safe and healthy people. This week will suck.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It most be all over the place for them to say that on TV.
I would add that the next hot spots are likely to be Florida (probably due to Spring Break) and Lousiana (probably due to Mardi Gras).
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Oh mama. I wish I would bought one approx 20 years ago when still affordable
My dad paid about $700 for the one we had in 1980. Nobody cared about 10 year old British cars back then.
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Old 03-24-20, 08:08 PM
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So is our alarm calico. Always wants to be petted around 3:30am.
That's how they trick you - they really want you to get up and feed them.
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We still haven't tried the Kirkland scotch, but the Oban is really pretty good for a single malt. 4 Roses on the shelf for hard times.
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That's how they trick you - they really want you to get up and feed them.
her litter mate seems to find the food bowl all on her own
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We still haven't tried the Kirkland scotch, but the Oban is really pretty good for a single malt. 4 Roses on the shelf for hard times.
I really like the Oban. Just got an emergency stock bottle in case even the liquor shops are closed.
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Hey LAJ - what Safety Glasses are you buying? I usually buy the anti fog.
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I really like the Oban. Just got an emergency stock bottle in case even the liquor shops are closed.
It was the Little Bay. It was good.
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When you buy three pairs of cycling glasses for $10 during the zombie apocalypse, you're stimulating the economy and getting ahead at the same time.
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I have never paid so much attention to Bears free agency.
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It was the Little Bay. It was good.
I typically go for the 14, but will definitely try the Little Bay next.
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I have to put in a Safety Glasses order.
Cheap. How much is their shipping? Too lazy to look.
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Stay safe and healthy people. This week will suck.
This is true.
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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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50+ can come to you! Go to the dentist. This advice is from someone with 11 crowns, 4 root canals, oral surgery and impacted extractions. I think I paid for my dentist's Lexus.
Or at least his Ti bike.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The roads were wet but I HTFU and walked anyway this evening. Disappointed by the lack of cawing from my crow friends.
Lots of noise from the blackbirds and robins. Heard a bunch of frogs as well.
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It most be all over the place for them to say that on TV.
It’s bad, the Governor is pleading for supplies and with people to cooperate and stay home. Kind of reminds me of when the mayor of New Orleans was pleading for help as Katrina struck, this could be even more tragic.
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