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Just spent an hour getting my indoor stuff set up by moving tables and dusting off my Kickr and fitting my Propel to it. Now, I'm relaxing before I get out my clothes, towels, bottles, etc. This indoor crap is hard work.
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Nursery, maybe?
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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On today’s ride we had to stop for a flagger working on a road crew. He asked about my booties. I told him they are neoprene and keep my feet really warm. He asked if they make a steel toe version, I said I did not know. Maybe a good Kickstarter idea?
I’m sure he also asked if you were crazy riding a bicycle in this weather, right?
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I’m sure he also asked if you were crazy riding a bicycle in this weather, right?
No, that goes without saying.
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Anyways new wheels are here! Die, rect from China. Dt swiss hubs. Matt black. They're going to look great on the new steed! Pics to follow
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Hello, what is this thread about?
Places that Seeds has never been.
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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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Says the man in Arizona.
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Instant ramen is delicious, suuuuper healthy, packs light and is cheap - what's not to love?
Carrying dozens of packages when you don't need to while it sways around precariously on your rear rack. That's what's not to love. Wish I had snuck a photo.
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Going riding soon. Baklava weather.

BTW, been up since 4 AM, CT. Trying to recoup my 7 hours of time zone changes. Yesterday was 3 AM so I guess 4 AM is an improvement.
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Going riding soon. Baklava weather.
Kudos. How was the trainer yesterday?
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Instant ramen is delicious, suuuuper healthy, packs light and is cheap - what's not to love?


For the record, nothing could be further from the truth. Instant ramen noodles lack many important nutrients, like protein, fiber, vitamins A, B-12 & C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants and phytochemicals.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...dles#nutrition
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Carrying dozens of packages when you don't need to while it sways around precariously on your rear rack. That's what's not to love. Wish I had snuck a photo.
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Old 11-14-19, 08:17 AM
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For the record, nothing could be further from the truth. Instant ramen noodles lack many important nutrients, like protein, fiber, vitamins A, B-12 & C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants and phytochemicals.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...dles#nutrition
Yeah, but it makes up for all of that by being fried in oil - everybody knows this, man.
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Kudos. How was the trainer yesterday?
Went well for being off the bike for 15-16 days. I rode Fulgaz which is my preferred program since I'm not training or running structured workouts.

Since I pay for Strava and check their performance graphs, it was interesting that they claim I lost 50 "points" on fitness but it also shows that I'm very "rested."

It will be interesting to see how Strava shows my "fitness" after today's outdoor sojourn.
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Lego out on the truck for delivery.
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Says the man in Arizona.


I'll be sure to plan a trip or two to Flagstaff this winter for some proper winter cycling.
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For the record, nothing could be further from the truth. Instant ramen noodles lack many important nutrients, like protein, fiber, vitamins A, B-12 & C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants and phytochemicals.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...dles#nutrition
I used to pound ramen when I was younger because it was fast and easy. Now that I'm "older" one pack of that stuff will send me into a full-body funk for 12 hours or more. If I eat one before bed, my heartbeat will keep me awake for hours then I'll wake up the next morning in a cold sweat.

Bad voodoo all around.
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Machka, apparently.

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I still haven't caught up to VV yet.

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I'll be sure to plan a trip or two to Flagstaff this winter for some proper winter cycling.
I sure do miss the almost daily snow commutes of 3 years ago.

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And those days when the temperature didn't seem like a temperature, just a random single digit number off to the right of the time...

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I used to pound ramen when I was younger because it was fast and easy. Now that I'm "older" one pack of that stuff will send me into a full-body funk for 12 hours or more. If I eat one before bed, my heartbeat will keep me awake for hours then I'll wake up the next morning in a cold sweat.

Bad voodoo all around.
I love me some fancy instant ramen (like Shin Black), but yeah, I notice now that it does have an effect on me, too. In addition to the funk, there seems to be a weird 2-3 day weight gain every time. I assume that it's some water retention because of the sodium content, but who knows.
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My wife's gravel bike (aka my future gravel bike) has through axles. What do I need to do to make the levers point the right way? Currently the front one points downward when fully tightened and I can't seem to align it in any other way.
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My wife's gravel bike (aka my future gravel bike) has through axles. What do I need to do to make the levers point the right way? Currently the front one points downward when fully tightened and I can't seem to align it in any other way.
Without loosening, try pulling the lever straight out and rotating - mine have a spring and teeth; I assume that most others are the same.
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My wife's gravel bike (aka my future gravel bike) has through axles. What do I need to do to make the levers point the right way? Currently the front one points downward when fully tightened and I can't seem to align it in any other way.
Some of them are that way. There are others that are like pseudo QRs that you can orient any direction. With Rock Shox Maxles, for instance, the lever can rotate freely, then you put it in a channel to actually turn the axle.

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