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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-29-20, 02:54 PM
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I splurged and bought $6 cycling safety glasses.
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Old 03-29-20, 03:07 PM
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I borrowed a floor jack and installed the RCI skid on the Tundra. I could fit under without jacking the truck up and used the floor jack to position the skid.

It got so claustrophobic I had to stop a lot. I almost threw up a couple times. Not doing that again.
How much ground clearance on your truck?
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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 03-29-20, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
for me it’s about $60/hour
Sounds about right.
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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 03-29-20, 03:17 PM
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These damn package delivery guys that don't even knock when they drop stuff off - they're a scourge.
Irrelevant. You should be waiting for their arrival with your face press to the window.
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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 03-29-20, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Irrelevant. You should be waiting for their arrival with your face press to the window.
Pffft - those savages don't even have estimated delivery windows, let alone live tracking. What is this - 2018?!
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Old 03-29-20, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
ever!
Harumph!
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Old 03-29-20, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Irrelevant. You should be waiting for their arrival with your face press to the window.
My office and the trainer are in the front sun room. I basically do that.
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Old 03-29-20, 03:43 PM
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There's no social distancing on a tandem bicycle.

Carry on.
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Old 03-29-20, 04:10 PM
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There's no social distancing on a tandem bicycle.

Carry on.
Does anyone ride a tandem with someone who's not a member of their household?
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Old 03-29-20, 04:12 PM
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I dont think I am a fan of disk brakes. I love the bike, but..... The drag and extra weight is there in the back of my mind...taunting me.
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Old 03-29-20, 04:13 PM
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Does anyone ride a tandem with someone who's not a member of their household?
We have several captains in our club that are always looking for stokers.
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Old 03-29-20, 04:15 PM
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We have several captains in our club that are always looking for stokers.
Also there is a blind couple in my former club that crew different tandems and on occasion a triple.
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Old 03-29-20, 04:19 PM
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Also there is a blind couple in my former club that crew different tandems and on occasion a triple.
And there's blind paratri, but I figured most tandems were married couples. Apparently it's less of a guarantee than I thought.
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Old 03-29-20, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There's no social distancing on a tandem bicycle.

Carry on.
Is that why my wife always puts the kibosh on a tandem?

Nah, it's got to be that we can't find a stock tandem that fits both of us at 62/50 cm. That's what I keep telling myself at least.
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Old 03-29-20, 04:23 PM
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We had pizza delivered last night using a "no-contact" protocol. No interaction at all with anyone. The introvert in my loved it.
The neighbor's dog loved it too.
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Old 03-29-20, 04:31 PM
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The neighbor's dog loved it too.
I bet they would have if I didn't get to it first
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Old 03-29-20, 04:36 PM
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Based on MoAlpha's model, I went for a ride again. It wasn't as cold, and it wasn't as windy. I'm happier today, even though it was a 200+ tss ride in 3 hours.
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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 sbxx1985 View Post
To spread some cheer.


Awesome. I would be all in, but that means all in. Even getting to something cool in the garage attic means some big work, so I'll just enjoy All Y'alls.
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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 03-29-20, 04:45 PM
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Should I be concerned that the Tundra is about at the 6000lbs maximum working load for the 3 ton jacks?
When you drop a bolt, it will find the exact physical center of your truck. That's the point you would need to jack it up to test the limits of the jack. Don't do that, and as Billy said, just jack up one side, or one corner at a time.
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Is that why my wife always puts the kibosh on a tandem?

Nah, it's got to be that we can't find a stock tandem that fits both of us at 62/50 cm. That's what I keep telling myself at least.
Remember, where ever your relationship is going, it will get there faster on a tandem.
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that cat is giving you the stink eye
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Remember, where ever your relationship is going, it will get there faster on a tandem.


We paddled a canoe 5 miles in the rain together and still loved each other afterwards. I love her so much ❤️
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We paddled a canoe 5 miles in the rain together and still loved each other afterwards. I love her so much ❤️
I thought this was about one of those cats for a second
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Remember, where ever your relationship is going, it will get there faster on a tandem.
A sailboat is way slower, but it also catalyzes those interpersonal reactions.
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