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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-25-20, 10:17 AM
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A song for the times. It popped into my head this morning.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8xhMEtgd2pY
R.I.P. Greg Lake.
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Old 05-25-20, 10:24 AM
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You'll never be an elite cyclist with that attitude.
I know. Sad!
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Thread idea: Are you an elite cyclist or an elitist cyclist? Includes a poll.
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I want to order a nicely discounted pair of convertible pants from REI. Sale ends today. I need to add a $7 item to get free shipping, but I don’t know what I want.
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Old 05-25-20, 10:35 AM
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I want to order a nicely discounted pair of convertible pants from REI. Sale ends today. I need to add a $7 item to get free shipping, but I don’t know what I want.
Couple tubes??
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Couple tubes??
I ride road tubeless and have plenty of tubes for the touring bike.
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Old 05-25-20, 11:17 AM
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Thread idea: Are you an elite cyclist or an elitist cyclist? Includes a poll.
Why not both?
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Couple tubes??
Went with a green titanium spork.
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Old 05-25-20, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Same, but usually in big/big. Little/little gives me noise I don't like.
Same.
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Old 05-25-20, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Same, but usually in big/big. Little/little gives me noise I don't like.
Do you even use the little ring, bro?
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Old 05-25-20, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Went with a green titanium spork.
I was gonna suggest a new bike.
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Old 05-25-20, 11:57 AM
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Had a nice ride this morning, except when I pull the ol' forget you're on a fixie, try to coast, but get bucked off your bike instead trick.

Went for a swim on the well chlorinated pool in order to clean my wounds. Hope that works.
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Old 05-25-20, 11:58 AM
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In general, I like to avoid the small chainring - front shifting has gotten really good, but it's still no comparison to what a rear derailleur can do. Being down at sea level and with very little elevation nearby, I'd probably never use the little chainring unless I was pedaling in to hurricane headwinds.
Candidate for 1x.
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Old 05-25-20, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I was gonna suggest a new bike.
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Old 05-25-20, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Do you even use the little ring, bro?
We have hills here, Brotato Chip.
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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 05-25-20, 12:32 PM
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The good news is that, once you get it, you get it, and it's a considerably easier. The bad news is that this time of year, the big temp and (importantly) humidity changes can affect how a given grind fineness will pull. I can go the whole winter, with low relative humidity in the house, making only occasional, small adjustments. Not so right now.
Fortunately, espresso technology has advanced far beyond what was available back in Private Ryan's day, and considerably easier to figure out.


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Old 05-25-20, 12:33 PM
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R.I.P. Greg Lake.
Is it a recent passing? I really love(d) that album.
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Old 05-25-20, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I want to order a nicely discounted pair of convertible pants from REI. Sale ends today. I need to add a $7 item to get free shipping, but I don’t know what I want.
A chain or two?
Or perhaps a titanium spork?
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Old 05-25-20, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
We have hills here, Brotato Chip.
Do tell.
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Old 05-25-20, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Is it a recent passing? I really love(d) that album.
No, a couple years ago. His voice was under rated imho.


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Old 05-25-20, 12:51 PM
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Updates

1. Work is getting busy again.

2. I’ve gone feral on the bike. Only sometimes follow my schedule, prefer riding solo to companioned. There’s talk of a TT back on the schedule for July and my thought is “that would require discipline”. Which I’m equivocal on reobtaining.

3. Long ride yesterday. 80ish Miles/ 6500ish feet. Something of a cluster but I got it done.

4. Cleaned out and reorganized a portion of the kitchen cabinets. Aka the liquor portion. Then moved on to the cookbooks. Tomorrow I hope to tackle the pantry.

5. Mr H turned me on to the Marble Olympics on ESPN. Oddly compelling.

I can’t possibly read back over everything. Are their noteworthy highlights? Or same old, same old?
SSDD and this:
My frame cracked at the chainstay from my January wreck. Luck ran out and the dent turned into a catastrophic failure. Prolly due to massive watt output. Trying the crash replacement program from Cannondale through my retailer.

Wife is doing beef stroganoff for dinner. Glass of red wine to accompany it for sure.
Oh, and my stable of awesome products are still awesome. Except for the destroyed bike frame.
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We have hills here, Brotato Chip.
Back when I started tri, ST had a thing called ABRO - aero, big ring only.

So you can BRO, bro.
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Trying my hand at sourdough. Wish me luck. Started this afternoon so won’t have results until tomorrow.
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Trying my hand at sourdough. Wish me luck. Started this afternoon so won’t have results until tomorrow.

may the gods of old shine down on you and your sourdough.
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So I was just told that I posted a link to porn images in a thread where I apparently posted a photo of my panniers. Trying to find out from the admins what this is all about. Certainly was not intentional, but if I get banned....stay safe.
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