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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-16-20, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Tonight's YouTube find.

I'm learning what cycling was like back when DougRNS was in his prime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxBTVU9JDrA
I wasn't a serious Cyclist in 1976. Things haven't changed much. That was before my prime.
I'm just a ute.
#YearOfNoSummer
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You people are old.
I'm just a ute.
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Things haven't changed much.
Maybe not at the full-service station in Sharpsburg, but everywhere else it has.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
just for the young ones

https://youtu.be/0flsg4GMQxQ
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This reminds me--I think I'm just doing the bare minimum to be a road cyclist. Sad.
Me too.
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I'm just a ute.
what's a ute?



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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
what's a ute?
Theyre from Salt Lake City, Mr Gambini.

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MT gonna get a little snow...

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MT gonna get a little snow...

How are they having a "winter storm warning", when it's late Spring?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
MT gonna get a little snow...

OMG! Today I was supposed to be riding from Leadore, ID to Bannack State Park in MT, which is not all that far from Dillon.
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I’m the same height and I’m bigger-boned.
I'm bigger boned than I was last year
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
How are they having a "winter storm warning", when it's late Spring?
I'm surprised you're surprised.

Related: Here it was warmer on January 11 than it was yesterday. #YearWithoutSummer
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Lotus at 7 weeks.

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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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Lotus at 7 weeks.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
MT gonna get a little snow...

My first and only family vacation trip was to Yellowstone Nat'l Park in June of my 11th or 12th year. First time seeing mountains (wonderful), enjoying temps in the 70s at midday in the summer (good), and experiencing food without seasoning (really not good). Also, my first time experiencing real snowfall...in June. Did the rubes from Louisiana bring coats? No, no we did not.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Are the grooves for the freehub all equal? That's what I'm looking for. Cassette wise. I can buy new six speed cassettes here, but the don't fit my freehubs.
Uniglide? I've modified modern 'Hyperglide' cassettes to run on an old 600 hub and it was super easy. I miss that hub, it was virtually silent when coasting. A ~4 hour period spent riding in the rain ruined the driveside bearing races though

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I still love quill stems and DT shifters.
Speaking of, how do you like the Tempo?
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My first and only family vacation trip was to Yellowstone Nat'l Park in June of my 11th or 12th year. First time seeing mountains (wonderful), enjoying temps in the 70s at midday in the summer (good), and experiencing food without seasoning (really not good). Also, my first time experiencing real snowfall...in June. Did the rubes from Louisiana bring coats? No, no we did not.
A lot of people don’t understand how cold it can get there during what they think should summer weather back home. Rode through there in ‘00. Woke up the second morning at Grant to frost on the ground in late-June. Altitude plays a role. Old Faithful sits at over 7,000’. It’s higher than all the passes I crossed in Montana on my way there. Craig Pass, SE of Old Faithful, is over 8,000’.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm surprised you're surprised.

Related: Here it was warmer on January 11 than it was yesterday. #YearWithoutSummer
We're having cooler than normal temperatures also. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Tonight's YouTube find.

I'm learning what cycling was like back when DougRNS was in his prime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxBTVU9JDrA
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Uniglide? I've modified modern 'Hyperglide' cassettes to run on an old 600 hub and it was super easy. I miss that hub, it was virtually silent when coasting. A ~4 hour period spent riding in the rain ruined the driveside bearing races though



Speaking of, how do you like the Tempo?
I have given thought to doing that. I just haven't gotten to it. Thanks for the reminder. Now that I'm riding again, and the blood is flowing again, I find I'm not content to pass the day reading.
What kind of file did you use?

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A lot of people don’t understand how cold it can get there during what they think should summer weather back home. Rode through there in ‘00. Woke up the second morning at Grant to frost on the ground in late-June. Altitude plays a role. Old Faithful sits at over 7,000’. It’s higher than all the passes I crossed in Montana on my way there. Craig Pass, SE of Old Faithful, is over 8,000’.
In '74? we drove from Wyoming to Montana, over the pass(I can't remember the names of the places anymore) on July 4. It was over 100°A on both sides and five feet of snow on top. We were northern California boys at the time, so were used to snow.

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Lotus at 7 weeks.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm surprised you're surprised.

Related: Here it was warmer on January 11 than it was yesterday. #YearWithoutSummer
I understand a snowstorm in June, but why call it a "winter" storm?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I have given thought to doing that. I just haven't gotten to it. Thanks for the reminder. Now that I'm riding again, and the blood is flowing again, I find I'm not content to pass the day reading.
What kind of file did you use?
I can't remember exactly, probably a combination of a few smaller ones from a cheap set I have.

The metal was much softer than I expected.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
My first and only family vacation trip was to Yellowstone Nat'l Park in June of my 11th or 12th year. First time seeing mountains (wonderful), enjoying temps in the 70s at midday in the summer (good), and experiencing food without seasoning (really not good). Also, my first time experiencing real snowfall...in June. Did the rubes from Louisiana bring coats? No, no we did not.
That reminds me of the time we visited Paris in July and we couldn’t get over how cold it was. We kept asking natives if this was normal and kept getting the answer “yep, pretty much”. We had to go buy jackets. The other shock was how late sunset was . . . it was still light at 10 PM . . . and the restaurants were still serving dinner.
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