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Old 04-01-20, 02:20 PM
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It was my thin balaclava, used for rides 42F-55Fish.
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On the ride today, I saw a couple of young ladies wearing fabric masks. It made me wonder when fashionable masks would be a thing. I don't think it'll be long. Like, days, maybe.
By December we'll be reminiscing about the days of innocence when no one wore masks in public.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I have relatives who are making their own with patterned fabric, if that counts.
I'd say it does. I guess by, "a thing," I mean that it'll be fairly common. This is moving the needle in that direction.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Started to get ready for a trike ride and my wife said let's do the tandem, again.

Only 19.2 miles at 15.6 mph but that's a 50% mileage increase over Monday's outing. Did have to stop once for her to stretch her back out.

I have done Cycle Oregon four times. Between that and some other large events, I have seen a decent number of Co-Mo tandems. The one thing I have never seen is an blah one, much less an ugly one. Sometimes I think they must refuse to agree to bad pain scheme requests by customers.

Best paint jobs I have ever seen. Photos don't do them justice.

Edit: Heh. I was su busy looking at the bike that I totally missed the vagrant sleeping on the bench.
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On the ride today, I saw a couple of young ladies wearing fabric masks. It made me wonder when fashionable masks would be a thing. I don't think it'll be long. Like, days, maybe.
It's been a thing in Asia for a while.

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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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Today's ride was one of those all-too-rare things for me - I set out in to a ***** of a headwind with the hopes of having a tailwind on the way back... and wonder of wonders, it worked!
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Any good books in the library?
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It's been a thing in Asia for a while.

Yeah, but they don't count. 'Murica!!!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I have done Cycle Oregon four times. Between that and some other large events, I have seen a decent number of Co-Mo tandems. The one thing I have never seen is an blah one, much less an ugly one. Sometimes I think they must refuse to agree to bad pain scheme requests by customers.

Best paint jobs I have ever seen. Photos don't do them justice.
This one has a pearl snow white finish. We also paid extra for a metal head badge instead of a boring decal.
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No wonder you got hooked.

My first was a Baron at a few weeks or months old.

The first I remember was a 310 going in between NM and IL.

Never got to fly a 310. When I worked for Sheble we have 5 travel airs. Old and abused.
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Today's ride was one of those all-too-rare things for me - I set out in to a ***** of a headwind with the hopes of having a tailwind on the way back... and wonder of wonders, it worked!
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Any good books in the library?
I was looking over the books, pulling them out and whatnot, when my wife yelled at me to quit touching the books, so I closed the door and wiped my hands on her coat.
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Today's ride was one of those all-too-rare things for me - I set out in to a ***** of a headwind with the hopes of having a tailwind on the way back... and wonder of wonders, it worked!
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I still think they’re hideous (don’t tell WhyFi), but I’d just never look down.
I've never cared for any of the Trek bikes. The Madone was nice, climbed well, but over the rough stuff, it was a teeth rattler. No R3SL. Nice, but wasn't worth the money. I preferred my Paketa to the Madone.
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I have a gravel bike project rolling around in my head: titanium frame, Campy Chorus. groupset. Still thinking about wheels. May build from scratch, haven't built a wheelset for myself in a while.
How fun. What ti frame?
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1 more week of paid time off. The store was planning on opening 4/2, but it got moved back 1 week. I built 91 bikes this week, and did another 20 or so preps.

With AZ now shutdown, the extra $2k will come in handy.
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Yeah, but they don't count. 'Murica!!!
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Nah - still Asian. Probably the first dozen people that I saw wearing masks were Asian, but it wasn't until I saw a non-Asian wearing a mask that I was like, "oh, so this is going to be a thing?"

If that sounds vaguely or even overtly racist, bite me - I'm Asian.
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How fun. What ti frame?
Depends on what the budget becomes. I know some of these guys from the cyclocross circuit and their bikes are beautiful. Their Drifter would likely be the big budget choice. Our shop used to have a relationship with American Bicycle Group (because of QR), so I am looking at Litespeed. Plus, I lusted after Litespeed road frames BITD. And, of course, Lynskey is on the list.
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Nah - still Asian. Probably the first dozen people that I saw wearing masks were Asian, but it wasn't until I saw a non-Asian wearing a mask that I was like, "oh, so this is going to be a thing?"

If that sounds vaguely or even overtly racist, bite me - I'm Asian.
But Nike...
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Although, they don't have them on their US website yet. So, I guess it's not a thing.
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If I'm going to take a positive out of this mess, it's the timing - if my MIL had acted with any sense of urgency and got in to an assisted living facility before stuff went sideways, my wife would have been a wreck. W'burg has a large retirement community and has been the worst county in VA.
It's a potentially disastrous situation. Put a bunch of old people together, some really old, and expose them to visitors and staff coming in and out. Her place acted quickly and shut everyone out and if you lived there and left, you went into 14 day quarantine in your apartment.

The positive test wasn't in my mom's independent living building. It was in the assisted living building, which is even more disastrous.
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1 more week of paid time off. The store was planning on opening 4/2, but it got moved back 1 week. I built 91 bikes this week, and did another 20 or so preps.

With AZ now shutdown, the extra $2k will come in handy.
Nice.
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It's a potentially disastrous situation. Put a bunch of old people together, some really old, and expose them to visitors and staff coming in and out. Her place acted quickly and shut everyone out and if you lived there and left, you went into 14 day quarantine in your apartment.

The positive test wasn't in my mom's independent living building. It was in the assisted living building, which is even more disastrous.
Exactly - huge potential for problems. At the very least, it's somewhat reassuring that your mom's place acted decisively.
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Nah - still Asian. Probably the first dozen people that I saw wearing masks were Asian, but it wasn't until I saw a non-Asian wearing a mask that I was like, "oh, so this is going to be a thing?"

If that sounds vaguely or even overtly racist, bite me - I'm Asian.
Racist.
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I ordered a pair of Assos bibs not not bibs from Competitive Cyclist and they came today in a box with a return label for Back Country. Did I miss something? Same company?
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