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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-09-20, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Weenieism is rampant, no matter the frame material.

Even the steel is real crowd suffers.
You'd think for 10 grand they could throw in a front derailleur.
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Old 06-09-20, 06:41 PM
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I need my back pockets for food. I'm a serious cyclist.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 06-09-20, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Huh, I thought they were still at 50%.

Back to normal, everyone.
Oh?

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 06-09-20, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Oh?
Don't tell me, tell bampilot06 .
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Old 06-09-20, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Not necessarily. I carry food in one pocket, repair bag in middle, keys/phone/misc in other side.
Yes, but you are genetically gifted. Us fatter people like to carry more snacks when doing a longer ride.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
BTW, it's easier and cheaper to have a weight weenie body than a weight weenie bike.

#Thrifty
This. So this.





Until I fall into cold water or get really sick...
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Old 06-09-20, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Bah. I ride an R2 with 105 and a bunch of basic aluminum parts.

I would love to try a truly fancy bike sometime - R5 or even RCa with some light tubbies and just see what weenieism is. Or be like whatsisface and get an S5 and give it that same treatment. I can't imagine ever paying for it though.
Too bad. I just sold my R3 clone (Workswell R-066) for $900. Nobody wanted it at a higher price. It came in at 12.5 lb sans pedals. 11-speed Red mechanical, Zero Gravity Ti brake calipers, 999 g pair of tubie wheels. What a neat bike!
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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Old 06-09-20, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I believe seedsbelize got the worst of it. The coastal parishes naturally got the majority of it here, with some minor flooding at the lakefronts.
We were going to New Orleans last weekend to check on my MIL (98 yrs old this week) and bring her back to Houston for her birthday. My SIL said better go early, so we backed up a couple of days and got out by Saturday morning. Dry all the way home and nothing to speak of here in Houston. Glad it wasn't too bad there.
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Old 06-09-20, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How are they configured now?
The left index finger no longer flexes under its own power. It is lacking the tendon to make that happen.
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Old 06-09-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
got the last seat available on the flight home! success.

Hoping to get some miles in tomorrow morning, wx is not looking good the rest of the week, unfortunately.
What do you do when you miss that seat. Try again tomorrow? Do you have the option of buying a seat?
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Old 06-09-20, 07:11 PM
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It's definitely easier for me to swipe my card than lose 10lbs, long-term. Not cheaper, but easier? Oh yes.
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Old 06-09-20, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Too bad. I just sold my R3 clone (Workswell R-066) for $900. Nobody wanted it at a higher price. It came in at 12.5 lb sans pedals. 11-speed Red mechanical, Zero Gravity Ti brake calipers, 999 g pair of tubie wheels. What a neat bike!
Ha, just as well. Just bought a new house, and will have a brand-new pain cave setup to pay for.
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Old 06-09-20, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
The left index finger no longer flexes under its own power. It is lacking the tendon to make that happen.
That's not ideal.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
We were going to New Orleans last weekend to check on my MIL (98 yrs old this week) and bring her back to Houston for her birthday. My SIL said better go early, so we backed up a couple of days and got out by Saturday morning. Dry all the way home and nothing to speak of here in Houston. Glad it wasn't too bad there.
Nope, just some rain...just enough to remind me that my Jeep needs a tire rotation.

Good to "see" you again, sir.
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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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Good to "see" you again, sir.
The same.
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We got two honkeys out there dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
The same.
Sorry to hear that you've retired from cycling, but I understand. If it doesn't bring you joy anymore, why continue doing it?

I've missed your input here, but hope you stay happy and healthy. .

BTW, I wish you owned bigger bikes.
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Good to "see" you again, sir.
Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
The same.
I don't see either of you.
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Good morning Velo Vol !
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Good morning Velo Vol !
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Traffic is definitely back in NJ. Probably 3x-4x the volume as last Wedjesday.
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I did some research last night. FYI It takes a
repaired hand tendon 12-14 weeks to heal back to normal usage. I didn't find details on the length of the therapy. And it takes a surgically repaired finger 6 months for the scars to soften to the point that the finger no longer feels like plastic. Wow.
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Traffic is definitely back in NJ. Probably 3x-4x the volume as last Wedjesday.
Same in Merida. And, even though things were open, the lines to get into them were extremely long. You had to really want to get into that building. At Home Depot there were thirty people in a line which was not noticably moving
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I would love to try a truly fancy bike sometime...and just see what weenieism is.
Ditto. The lightest bike I've ridden was my first one, a Jamis Ventura Comp that came in right around 19-20lbs with some ~1500g alloy wheels. Light enough for me, especially in flat Illinois. Current "light" bike is my SLT which I believe sits at around 23lbs ready to ride.

But yeah, like datlas said the best thing I could do is probably lose 30lbs. But at what cost?
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But yeah, like datlas said the best thing I could do is probably lose 30lbs. But at what cost?
Not being able to eat all of the delicious, delicious food.
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