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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-12-20, 06:32 AM
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Let’s just say the chesapeake bays water quality went down.
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Old 07-12-20, 06:42 AM
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wut
You heard me.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 07-12-20, 06:59 AM
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I had one back in the 70s. Best vehicle I've ever owned. Mine was orange with diamond tuck interior. Kick down 3 speed transmission was the schizz
Best as in most fun to drive
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Old 07-12-20, 07:06 AM
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A guy I knew had a Ford panel truck like this for sale before I had a car. I wanted it so bad but my father wouldn't allow it because it didn't run. My second car was an International Harvester panel truck.

In my farming days I had an International one ton flatbed. A '62 model. A beast
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Old 07-12-20, 07:25 AM
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Second morning in a row with drip coffee.. Yeah, I know. It can be habit forming. I'm telling myself I can find a dose that I can live with, or without. Thing is, I am SO much more productive, even with just a little bit of weak, filtered coffee. Filtered coffee is flavorless, so I've got that going for me. But with just the right dose, with just the right strength, there is that clear, sparkly zone, which only comes after a period away from it, altogether. The key is to find exactly what that period is. I didn't get it yesterday, after a week away, but I had it in spades, last week, after three months away. Was it an issue of dosage(I intentionally made it weaker yesterday), or time away? Thus the stronger brew this morning.
It's a new frontier. Am I up to the challenge? It would be so easy to slide back into addiction. And such a grand failure to persevere in the interest of the science of human potential.
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Old 07-12-20, 07:45 AM
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You heard me.
It doesn't make sense that anyone would live like that, unless they're bald.
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Old 07-12-20, 07:59 AM
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It was, by the way, thoroughly rusted.
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two waves from pedestrians this morning. Things are looking up.
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Old 07-12-20, 09:36 AM
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Back from my ride. I am on the podium now, but it may not last.

Got to snack on lots of yummy wild raspberries during the ride. They are slightly tart compared to domestic varieties but still quite good. And fresh.
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Got to snack on lots of yummy wild raspberries during the ride. They are slightly tart compared to domestic varieties but still quite good. And fresh.
See post #13071
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Back from my ride. I am on the podium now, but it may not last.
It didn't.

Briefly met up with a few guys from the club and escorted them a short way on their ride. I had bowed out of the full ride because a) time commitment and b) I figured I'd still be hurting from yesterday. Legs felt surprisingly good, though. Like, lower-bounds-of-normal good.
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Old 07-12-20, 10:06 AM
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Also, as of yesterday, I was figuring that I'd only get in an 18-mile recovery ride today, but with the 34 miles this morning, I'm tempted to go out for another 6 to hit 200 for the week.
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Old 07-12-20, 10:11 AM
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Also, as of yesterday, I was figuring that I'd only get in an 18-mile recovery ride today, but with the 34 miles this morning, I'm tempted to go out for another 6 to hit 200 for the week.

do it.
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Old 07-12-20, 10:16 AM
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A cup or coffee followed by a bike ride. It's been four months. Guess what the plan is for tomorrow.
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Old 07-12-20, 10:18 AM
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The weather was teetering on the edge of looking dangerous, but the sun won out.
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Guess what the plan is for tomorrow.
A haircut.
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Old 07-12-20, 10:32 AM
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I'm coming to the hive mind for a solution to my problem.
New wheels are tubless compatible. This morning I punctured 6 tubes trying to mount new conti 40000's on them. I also noticed the rim strip is not helping things, it slides over and reveals spoke holes,, then pop. Another flat.
Am I loosing my mind? I've never had problems like this mounting tires before.
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I'm coming to the hive mind for a solution to my problem.
New wheels are tubless compatible. This morning I punctured 6 tubes trying to mount new conti 40000's on them. I also noticed the rim strip is not helping things, it slides over and reveals spoke holes,, then pop. Another flat.
Am I loosing my mind? I've never had problems like this mounting tires before.
Sounds like a problem with the rim strip, not with tubeless compatibility. I'd just re-tape 'em.
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I'm coming to the hive mind for a solution to my problem.
New wheels are tubless compatible. This morning I punctured 6 tubes trying to mount new conti 40000's on them. I also noticed the rim strip is not helping things, it slides over and reveals spoke holes,, then pop. Another flat.
Am I loosing my mind? I've never had problems like this mounting tires before.

I remember when I used to ride bmx, I had a wheel set built with Araya Himiko rims and Primo hubs. Christmas Morning I rushed to get them mounted went through about 6 tubes. I would get them on ride 10 feet and spoooooooooosh. I was at my wits in. Ended up being the rim tape wasn’t wide enough to cover the spoke holes.

Point is I feel your pain.
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Contis are difficult to mount the first time, in my experience. Everything is difficult to mount on a Mavic MA 40.
Who has six new tubes around at any given time?
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Contis are difficult to mount the first time, in my experience. Everything is difficult to mount on a Mavic MA 40.
Who has six new tubes around at any given time?
I have way more than that.

But, ls01, just use the adhesive tape like Stan's, and as wide as the whole rim bed. It doesn't matter if tubeless-compatible or not; that's the best way to avoid the strip moving over.
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I'm coming to the hive mind for a solution to my problem.
New wheels are tubless compatible. This morning I punctured 6 tubes trying to mount new conti 40000's on them. I also noticed the rim strip is not helping things, it slides over and reveals spoke holes,, then pop. Another flat.
Am I loosing my mind? I've never had problems like this mounting tires before.
https://www.velocityusa.com/product/...ries/veloplugs
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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 seedsbelize View Post
Who has six new tubes around at any given time?
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I have way more than that.
That's just in my race bags....
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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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You people must get a lot of flat tyres.
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