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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-28-20, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I had the same problem with a 1971 MG Midget.
My '70 Triumph TR-6 (7 or 8 years old when I had it) was pretty trouble-free.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't know exactly where you live. I might be a little closer. My I-40 exit/mile marker is 378 (the Mississippi River being 0).
You're about 50 miles closer. I don't live exactly in New Orleans.
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Old 05-28-20, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The package is in Memphis.

I guess they were on tour?
Next village over.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The package is in Memphis.
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I met garysol1 in Memphis.

he's a great guy.
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Old 05-28-20, 07:39 PM
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Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I call it a hike so it will count?
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Old 05-28-20, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I call it a hike so it will count?
I beat you by 3 minutes.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Next village over.
Incorrect. Here's that clock, by the building that has changed from pink to blue.







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I beat you by 3 minutes.
Mine is updated for the Strava era.
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Old 05-28-20, 07:53 PM
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Bonus: what history is depicted on the mural?


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Old 05-28-20, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Incorrect. Here's that clock, by the building that has changed from pink to blue.








Mine is updated for the Strava era.
The band is from the next village over.
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Old 05-29-20, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
My '70 Triumph TR-6 (7 or 8 years old when I had it) was pretty trouble-free.
And, you had a beautiful car, too.
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And, you had a beautiful car, too.
Technically, it was my dad's car, but he bought if for me to drive. I think he paid like $700 for it. I learned to drive stick in that car.
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Old 05-29-20, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Technically, it was my dad's car, but he bought if for me to drive. I think he paid like $700 for it. I learned to drive stick in that car.
Was it red? Please tell me it was red.

Green would be traditional but the red was gorgeous.
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Old 05-29-20, 06:53 AM
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Do you guys and gals use anything special to wipe down your frame?
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Old 05-29-20, 07:39 AM
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Windex
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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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Windex

perfect!! thanks.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
perfect!! thanks.
And a microfiber towel! Windex is inexpensive, so wet one towel down, then wipe dry with a clean towel.
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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 05-29-20, 08:11 AM
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Do you guys and gals use anything special to wipe down your frame?
I don't ever wipe mine down.

But I don't have a Trophy Titanium bike. Just a workhorse Titanium bike. Should I post about it somewhere??
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I don't ever wipe mine down.

But I don't have a Trophy Titanium bike. Just a workhorse Titanium bike. Should I post about it somewhere??

I could use a step by step guide to how you don’t wipe your bike down.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I could use a step by step guide to how you don’t wipe your bike down.
It's really quite complicated but I will try to work on a Cliff's Notes version.
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The pin.
Is out.
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It's really quite complicated but I will try to work on a Cliff's Notes version.

it better include pictures or i’m not reading it.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I had the same problem with a 1971 MG Midget.
I think nowadays you have to call it an MG Little Car.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I was preparing to dispute this, checked Google Earth...and found out you are indeed correct. TIL.

Thank you.

You're still in Tennessee, though.
Really? Now I’ve got to see this for myself.
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