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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

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Old 07-25-20, 12:31 PM
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Old 07-25-20, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Never thought about owning a Colnago eh?
Nope.
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Shockingly logical. I didn't think that was possible.
I'm surprised you're surprised.
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I don't know the lyrics but the oboe part makes for a good lament.
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The trigger is elusive, however.
Incorrect. See post #15186. #RaspberriesBad
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Speaking of bugles, how has your playing been progressing?
Just practicing enough to maintain status quo, basically. I haven't played outside the house since March. Sad.
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Over in Japan there's work done on steel just to find better ones for knives, specifically.
Seems that after a few thousand years we should have figured out the knife.
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I've still got some trauma from using SkechUp to do the layout of the machine shop when my company moved buildings. It was a gigantic model, and my computer was really not up to the task.

Happen to have a spare key laying around for Fusion? I do have Solidworks on my work computer, so if I ever need to do any 3D stuff I could probably just use that.
I share your love for sketchup. Its a strictly for emergencies kind of thing for me. Fusion 360 used to be free for home and small business (<$100,000 revenue a year). Many of the home/hobby CNC guitar builders choose it for their modeling and CAM use for that reason.

IIRC, Solidworks has a similar scheme too, but it is much more convoluted than I am a hobby user statement. I know Im repeating myself, but I would love to learn solidworks. Alas, my day job totally ruined my plans to buy a ShopSabre 23, so those plans have to wait quite a while longer .
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Well and my path is only through ~40mpd, which works until I have morning meetings and screw up which day it is. Those who churn out big mileage on single days are more impressive. At least, IMO.

Or those who deal with weather.
I think that consistency is admirable but being on the receiving end of those big days can be demoralizing (in as much as no one really takes it that seriously) - you're feelin' good about yourself and then datlas pops off a couple 90+ mile days.
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Old 07-25-20, 12:55 PM
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I haven't played outside the house since March. Sad.
Do you have a stoop? You could take care of that in a jiffy.
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Old 07-25-20, 12:59 PM
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We got the house!
Wow, houses are flying off the shelves. Congrats!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't know the lyrics but the oboe part makes for a good lament..
The text is standard Lutheran dreariness and death: "I've seen Him and now I'm ready to kick the bucket," but the music, God, the music!
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Old 07-25-20, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Seems that after a few thousand years we should have figured out the knife.
From flint through bronze to iron and steel, we've come a hell of a long way. However, it can be better. Just as bicycles can be better,
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Ok I have a dumb question. Can you use butyl tube stick-on patches short-term on a latex tube? I have never flatter my summer wheels that have latex tubes, but the double flat concern has crossed my mind as I carry one spare tube and some peel/stick patches as backup.

Anyone know?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Just practicing enough to maintain status quo, basically. I haven't played outside the house since March. Sad.
You play the bugle INSIDE the house? That must be...something.
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Old 07-25-20, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
I share your love for sketchup. Its a strictly for emergencies kind of thing for me. Fusion 360 used to be free for home and small business (<$100,000 revenue a year). Many of the home/hobby CNC guitar builders choose it for their modeling and CAM use for that reason.

IIRC, Solidworks has a similar scheme too, but it is much more convoluted than I am a hobby user statement. I know Im repeating myself, but I would love to learn solidworks. Alas, my day job totally ruined my plans to buy a ShopSabre 23, so those plans have to wait quite a while longer .
Solidworks is amazing for 3d work, and even more amazing for 3d assemblies.

Alas, my student version expired long ago and we only have AutoCAD at work.

I've been working on 3d modeling in AutoCAD lately and I'm starting to get the hang of it. A lot of stuff is a PITA compared to Solidworks.
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I think that consistency is admirable but being on the receiving end of those big days can be demoralizing (in as much as no one really takes it that seriously) - you're feelin' good about yourself and then datlas pops off a couple 90+ mile days.
Exactly. And they're harder to achieve - it's easy, or easy-ish, to knock out two hours, but when you're going for six there are logistical issues to sort through that I don't deal with these days. I occasionally take a bottle and never food; I'm sure the 60+ (-mile...) crew has to deal with more.
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A pair of monocles?
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I'm thinking pince nez.
Ummm, no. Maybe rimless is a better descriptor.
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Ummm, no. Maybe rimless is a better descriptor.
So, you'll be, as Archie Goodwin used to say, 'a guy in rimless cheaters'?
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Yesterday I finally got around to calculating the grade of my driveway, because this bad boy is the primary reason we need to relocate. As we get older it’s just too hazardous to keep cleared in the winter. So I dragged out the self leveling laser and the tape rule and calculated the driveway to have a grade of 25%. Needles to say I’ve never attempted to ride up there even though it’s only about 50’ long. #kneebuster
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So, you'll be, as Archie Goodwin used to say, 'a guy in rimless cheaters'?
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Yesterday I finally got around to calculating the grade of my driveway, because this bad boy is the primary reason we need to relocate. As we get older it’s just too hazardous to keep cleared in the winter. So I dragged out the self leveling laser and the tape rule and calculated the driveway to have a grade of 25%. Needles to say I’ve never attempted to ride up there even though it’s only about 50’ long. #kneebuster
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Yesterday I finally got around to calculating the grade of my driveway, because this bad boy is the primary reason we need to relocate. As we get older its just too hazardous to keep cleared in the winter. So I dragged out the self leveling laser and the tape rule and calculated the driveway to have a grade of 25%. Needles to say Ive never attempted to ride up there even though its only about 50 long. #kneebuster
Up from the street or down from the street - not that it really matters.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Never thought about owning a Colnago eh?

I've swapped bikes with a friend of mine, we ride the same size and similar set ups, his C40 with Record is a fun ride. Apparently computer programmer's ride Colnagos.
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Yesterday I finally got around to calculating the grade of my driveway, because this bad boy is the primary reason we need to relocate. As we get older its just too hazardous to keep cleared in the winter. So I dragged out the self leveling laser and the tape rule and calculated the driveway to have a grade of 25%. Needles to say Ive never attempted to ride up there even though its only about 50 long. #kneebuster
Uggh. Nasty.

I briefly lived in a place in Portland where the street was a 10% downhill into our driveway which was a 20% uphill. Got pretty sketchy in the snow and ice.

My roommate had a rear wheel drive Nissan Hardbody and couldn't get out of the driveway and headed up the hill. So he figured he would go all the way down the hill first to get a running start. His truck sat parked at the bottom of the hill for 3 days.

I was able to get out with my front wheel drive Toyota Corolla hatchback, but damn near took out the mailbox on the way back home one night.
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These days I plan my longer ride around available hydration. Velo Vol would not approve
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These days I plan my longer ride around available hydration. Velo Vol would not approve
Those LB wheels treatin' you well?
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I've swapped bikes with a friend of mine, we ride the same size and similar set ups, his C40 with Record is a fun ride. Apparently computer programmer's ride Colnagos.
Not this one, but I would.
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Those LB wheels treatin' you well?
I have a couple hundred miles on them now, and really do like them. The DT Swiss hubs are smooth, build is excellent, the weight is, well, light, they behave well in the wind and look great. So yes they are treating me well.
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