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Old 07-04-20, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I wish there were more options for all-carbon wheels like the Trispoke. Spoke tension gives me the willies.
2 spoke wheels. just what you want. post a poll after you buy.
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A close friend tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, and today he lost taste/smell.

We did a few rides together last week, and had beers after(outside). I'm not freaking out, but I'm self-quarantining until next Friday..
Yikes
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
A close friend tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, and today he lost taste/smell.

We did a few rides together last week, and had beers after(outside). I'm not freaking out, but I'm self-quarantining until next Friday..
I'm crossing my fingers for ya.

And I'm definitely RSVPing in the negative for that group ride tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
A close friend tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, and today he lost taste/smell.

We did a few rides together last week, and had beers after(outside). I'm not freaking out, but I'm self-quarantining until next Friday..
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Hope it passes you by.

Had a non-socially distanced ride with six guys today, for the first time since March. Hope we’re all clean.
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Yikes
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I'm crossing my fingers for ya.

And I'm definitely RSVPing in the negative for that group ride tomorrow.
The last time we rode together was last Saturday. He got tested Thursday by the MLB team he works for, and it came up positive. Today he texted that he lost taste/smell, but feels okay.

When he told me he was positive, I called my employer, and they gave me the week off. I just hope I' didn't spread it to my mom. .
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Old 07-04-20, 02:28 PM
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Someone's trying to cash in on that 4th of July spirit! Posted for $4K two hours ago...

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Old 07-04-20, 02:33 PM
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Someone's trying to cash in on that 4th of July spirit! Posted for $4K two hours ago...

Not hot.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post


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Old 07-04-20, 02:37 PM
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Someone's trying to cash in on that 4th of July spirit! Posted for $4K two hours ago...

I like the frameset, the rest is garbage,
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Old 07-04-20, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
2 spoke wheels. just what you want. post a poll after you buy.
Thanks, but I did mention them in my following post. Narrow as hell (not even 24mm at the brake track). Total non-starter these days.
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Old 07-04-20, 02:39 PM
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that’s a lot of coffee. I like caffeine but not that much.
Back in the days of my addiction, I ordered in from Mexico City. Shipping cost was the same from 3 kilos to 50 kilos. So I ordered 7 kilos at a time, for a total of US$50 shipped. When I gave up the addiction, I still had 4 kilos left.
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Old 07-04-20, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The last time we rode together was last Saturday. He got tested Thursday by the MLB team he works for, and it came up positive. Today he texted that he lost taste/smell, but feels okay.

When he told me he was positive, I called my employer, and they gave me the week off. I just hope I' didn't spread it to my mom. .
AZ must be a scary place right now. I’ll say again, I really hope everyone’s okay.
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Old 07-04-20, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Back in the days of my addiction, I ordered in from mexico City. Shipping cost was the same from 3 kilos to 50 kilos. So I ordered 7 kilos at a time, for a total of US$50 shipped. When I gave up the addiction, I still had 4 kilos left.
I can't imagine life without coffee. Its half the reason I get out of bed in the morning.
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Old 07-04-20, 02:42 PM
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Oh, I noticed the past few rides that my rear wheel makes a quiet but audible pinging sound under load. Silent when coasting or pedaling at Z2 or less.It sounds like the spokes are shifting slightly where they overlap, and I can reproduce a similar sound if I manually move the spokes where they cross.

The tension and trueness of the wheel is indeed off a bit, so my best guess is that's WHY the sounds are happening. I suppose I should put a tiny drop of oil at each junction for now.

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AZ must be a scary place right now. I’ll say again, I really hope everyone’s okay.
AZ is scary right now. Red Hats are still refusing to mask up,
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I can't imagine life without coffee. Its half the reason I get out of bed in the morning.
I get out of bed for other reasons, but you can be damn sure the first task is, get coffee started.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The last time we rode together was last Saturday. He got tested Thursday by the MLB team he works for, and it came up positive. Today he texted that he lost taste/smell, but feels okay.

When he told me he was positive, I called my employer, and they gave me the week off. I just hope I' didn't spread it to my mom. .
Fingers crossed. It will be interesting, when pro cycling starts up again, if we find out if it spreads through riding or if the contagion in the early races was in the hotels and buses and dining.
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AZ is scary right now. Red Hats are still refusing to mask up,
Same here of course. AG and I never "opened" and damn sure won't for the foreseeable future. I miss riding with my friends who are doing rides now, but no chance.
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it sounds dangerously like “I can quit whenever I want.”
I can see why people can get addicted to it. I'm gonna keep it as a once or twice a week thing, and if I start craving again, I'll give it up. How many chances do we get to kick a serious addiction?
I have been seriously productive for the past five hours.
Instant coffee doesn't give me any craving at all. And it doesn't make me seriously productive either.
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Covid-19 will likely be the catalyst that forced the big change, but the seeds were being sown for years. The "standard" price of a good tri bike doubled or more in a decade. Ironman hoovered up all the attention and people did focused plans for them that wiped out the ability to support local races. The sport became (or appeared to become) too expensive for the relatively-poor next generation, who wandered into running or CrossFit or Spartan races. The 40-somethings absolutely dominate now, and cluck their tongues at the poor moral fiber of the young'uns for not having the discipline for Ironman, nevermind the difficulty of doing it these days without parental backing or the kind of career that's hard to come by in your 20s (and nevermind that you need nearly a week off to do the races now).

Triathlon (via Ironman) priced out newcomers (both in equipment and the death of local races), and the ageing of their core customers is a death knell for the sport's relevancy.

Make no mistake, it's not going to die out completely. It has been contracting, and will continue to contract, and will likely become a sport for rich old white men doing Ironman and local races in certain metro areas.
Heh thatsashame.
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Heh thatsashame.
#therealshame is going to be that in only a few years I'm going to wake up and be one of those (relatively) wealthy middle-aged white men, wondering when I became the establishment.

I just hope I'm better than the current batch.

No offense to anyone here.
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In that case, you better get your ride on.
Done. And you must have a guardian angel watching over your top spot.

Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
AZ must be a scary place right now. I’ll say again, I really hope everyone’s okay.
2 other guys I ride with tested positive this week, but I haven't seen either one in a few months( and they haven't been in contact either). Both have symptoms, and feel sick, but nothing terrible at this point.
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The last time we rode together was last Saturday. He got tested Thursday by the MLB team he works for, and it came up positive. Today he texted that he lost taste/smell, but feels okay.

When he told me he was positive, I called my employer, and they gave me the week off. I just hope I' didn't spread it to my mom. .
Most reports state a typical incubation period of 4-5 days, so if you have not had contact for 7 days and you feel fine, that's a very good sign.
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A close friend tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, and today he lost taste/smell.

We did a few rides together last week, and had beers after(outside). I'm not freaking out, but I'm self-quarantining until next Friday..
Good luck, bro!
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