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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-25-20, 02:16 PM
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These days I plan my longer ride around available hydration. Velo Vol would not approve
The warning sign is not a confidence booster. You sure it’s ok to drink?
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It’s scorching out.
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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
Sounds like you need an awesome shovel.
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How 'bout those Brewers?!!!!!

​​​​​​The last Spring training game we saw was the Brewers and I'd managed to snag some seats up front so I got to say "Must be in the front row!"
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Old 07-25-20, 02:27 PM
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Sounds like you need an awesome escalator.
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Storm blowing in from the South. Longsleeves on.
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Old 07-25-20, 02:40 PM
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We continue to have a coolish, rainy summer. Daily rain is "the norm", or used to be. Hasn't been so in the twelve years we've lived here. Such a treat to have a storm blow through every afternoon. It doesn't always rain, but it does always cool down. And it cools down from being not very hot in the first place. Thus the longsleeves.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It’s scorching out.
Not super hot here, but monsoon season is here, so more humid than normal.

Fairly sultry weather for the morning ride. I brought 3 litres of water on my back.

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Another day, another OMG Trek on the bookface.

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Old 07-25-20, 03:13 PM
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I have a pair.
I have two pair. 1.5 and 2.0 diopter.
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We got the house!
Chapeau!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Not super hot here, but monsoon season is here, so more humid than normal.

Fairly sultry weather for the morning ride. I brought 3 litres of water on my back.

Cool pic. Almost looks like a movie set with a painted background.
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Old 07-25-20, 03:24 PM
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Up from the street or down from the street - not that it really matters.



Up. Winter fun, and that's with 4WD.

You gotta have a sense of humor in the winter here.
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Old 07-25-20, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Another day, another OMG Trek on the bookface.
Man that's a lot to unpack there.

650b(?) IGH conversion with handlebars to that would make Grant Peterson happy.
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Old 07-25-20, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Not super hot here, but monsoon season is here, so more humid than normal.

Fairly sultry weather for the morning ride. I brought 3 litres of water on my back.

And see that is classic steel. Also beautiful.
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I want a bathroom with a sexy double toilet:
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Not available in my country
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AG is once again making noise about gravel bikes.



She doesn't really grasp why her SystemSix isn't suitable.
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Old 07-25-20, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by billyd View Post

up. Winter fun, and that's with 4wd.

You gotta have a sense of humor in the winter here.
wheeeee!!!!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Another day, another OMG Trek on the bookface.

I never liked those YFoils. I wonder how they ride
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AG is once again making noise about gravel bikes.



She doesn't really grasp why her SystemSix isn't suitable.
His and Her Asperos?
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Up. Winter fun, and that's with 4WD.

You gotta have a sense of humor in the winter here.
When we lived in Ohio, we lived at the end of a quarter mile of township road just like this. One time I just managed to crest it, in 4wd, with the front wheels, only to slide backward and, thankfully off to the side. A Chevy pickup. Light in the back end.
Yeah, time for you to move.
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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.
How is the braking??
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The warning sign is not a confidence booster. You sure it’s ok to drink?
Hopefully it keeps the unwashed mass away. Many people who drank this water have died, I have not died yet, but I will some day.
I have drank it for years, and know people who's family have drank it for generations, it tasty, and freezing cold.
The water is safe, the sign is a liability thing, all the springs in the area have similar signs.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
She doesn't really grasp why her SystemSix isn't suitable.
If it can't accept 3" tyres, then it's no good



OK, maybe 3.0" is overkill.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
How is the braking??
I have the Light Bicycle pads, and they were less than stellar to start with, but now will lock the wheel if I pull hard enough. The pads transferred a little to the rim and the braking improved exponentially.
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