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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-27-20, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Car tire shopping isn't as fun as bike tire shopping. That said, I think I'm going Yokohama. Why? I don't know.
Neither do I.
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Old 05-27-20, 06:50 AM
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Man, the kids must be wrecked with all of the activity over the extended weekend - almost 8am and they're still sleeping.
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Old 05-27-20, 07:55 AM
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You have got to try harder to keep up.
No one told me. Interesting.
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Just watched this. Thanks for posting.
One question I had was on the first climb they did they said it was 5000 meters up, and that seems high to be in short sleeves. Maybe it's warmer there?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Car tire shopping isn't as fun as bike tire shopping. That said, I think I'm going Yokohama. Why? I don't know.
Oh I disagree. I just wish something would give me an excuse to put a set of KO2s on the GX. Not to mention, the feeling of attacking 6" of fresh-fallen snow with new Blizzaks...
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Why do you hate your car this much?
No ****.

Yokohama makes a very good tire.
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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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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
One question I had was on the first climb they did they said it was 5000 meters up, and that seems high to be in short sleeves. Maybe it's warmer there?
I've gone to the top of Evans in short sleeves. It's important to do it early, as the world is different at 14,000 feet. Clouds and weather tends to roll in every afternoon, and it can soon go from 50+ degrees, to under 30, in a heartbeat.
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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 05-27-20, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
No ****.

Yokohama makes a very good tire.
Though I did roll a set of Continental's on the Ranger about 10 years ago, with no issue.
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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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I've gone to the top of Evans in short sleeves. It's important to do it early, as the world is different at 14,000 feet. Clouds and weather tends to roll in every afternoon, and it can soon go from 50+ degrees, to under 30, in a heartbeat.
I once went to the top (in auto) and it was cold in August.
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Old 05-27-20, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I once went to the top (in auto) and it was cold in August.
Correct. That's why you bring stuff to descend in.
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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 05-27-20, 08:56 AM
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Woo hoo! It finally arrived -

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Woo hoo! It finally arrived -


sick!!!!! what is it?
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sick!!!!! what is it?
A participation award/patch.

It was for the Festive 500 that I did in Virginia the last week of the year. 500 km between Christmas Eve and New year's Eve.
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Old 05-27-20, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
sick!!!!! what is it?
He's gonna put it on his vest!

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Old 05-27-20, 09:16 AM
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He's gonna put it on his vest!
I really should have put together a battle vest when I was a young metalhead. I feel like it's too late now to start.
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I was thinking of writing a letter to Strava giving them some feedback about their recent change in service. It may feel good to get it off my chest, but now I wonder if it’s even worth my time.
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The sourdough is baking. It could be fail.
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Old 05-27-20, 09:19 AM
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I really should have put together a battle vest when I was a young metalhead. I feel like it's too late now to start.
I do have a black waxed canvas rando bag with a lot of free real estate though...
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what list?
The list in the multiquote. The point being: do you have any idea about what AG has been working on?
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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The list in the multiquote. The point being: do you have any idea about what AG has been working on?

I know nothing about computers. It looks very impressive though.
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And I haven't ridden Conti on the bike in... probably 7 years. They're good tires, but there's no way to meet or exceed the hype that some BFers project upon them. I've been happy trying out a variety of offerings from other manufacturers and most don't seem to have a problem putting out a pretty damn competent product.
I put off buying that heavily hyped Conti, until the price came down to close-out level. And I was more impressed than I thought I would be. Wish I'd bought more, at that price.
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I was thinking of writing a letter to Strava giving them some feedback about their recent change in service. It may feel good to get it off my chest, but now I wonder if it’s even worth my time.

From what I have been reading about them, as in the creators, they are very receptive to feed back.
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I really should have put together a battle vest when I was a young metalhead. I feel like it's too late now to start.
I think think that there's an inverse relationship. The older you get the more acceptable it is to revel in your glory days. That or, as you just get older, you just don't give a ****.
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I was thinking of writing a letter to Strava giving them some feedback about their recent change in service. It may feel good to get it off my chest, but now I wonder if it’s even worth my time.
More worthwhile than posting about it here, probably.
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I think think that there's an inverse relationship. The older you get the more acceptable it is to revel in your glory days. That or, as you just get older, you just don't give a ****.
I think I peaked as a metalhead when I was in the pit when I saw Meshuggah and they played "Bleed". Absolutely exhilarating and terrifying.
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