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phrantic09 07-18-20 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21593718)
This is the one

10th time is the charm

bampilot06 07-18-20 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21593700)
Thanks and good luck man.

I had to cut 20 off of my ride this morning, hopefully itís worth it!


I had to cut 50 from my ride this morning.....:innocent:

seedsbelize 07-18-20 08:17 AM

I'm hoping to make it more than ten miles today, without catastrophic failure. I will take a different bike this time.

seedsbelize 07-18-20 08:23 AM

We're allowed only one person per car, unless transporting someone to the doctor, or hospital. We have a joint, socially distanced, birthday party scheduled a couple villages over. Four of us altogether, two with birthdays. I will ride plan to ride in one direction, at least. Down the same road with the Dr. Who line across it.
This could be the day. Phrantic gets the house and I successfully cross the line. Bampilot can't expect to win the first time, but I will wish him good fortune nonetheless.

bampilot06 07-18-20 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21593752)
We're allowed only one person per car, unless transporting someone to the doctor, or hospital. We have a joint, socially distanced, birthday party scheduled a couple villages over. Four of us altogether, two with birthdays. I will ride plan to ride in one direction, at least. Down the same road with the Dr. Who line across it.
This could be the day. Phrantic gets the house and I successfully cross the line. Bampilot can't expect to win the first time, but I will wish him good fortune nonetheless.


Not sure if we are going to make an offer. Have to see it first. It has the lay out we want but it was used as a rental for the last 7 years so Iím not sure how I feel about that aspect.

seedsbelize 07-18-20 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21593779)
Not sure if we are going to make an offer. Have to see it first. It has the lay out we want but it was used as a rental for the last 7 years so Iím not sure how I feel about that aspect.

Good way to get your feet wet

LAJ 07-18-20 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21593779)
Not sure if we are going to make an offer. Have to see it first. It has the lay out we want but it was used as a rental for the last 7 years so Iím not sure how I feel about that aspect.

That's how you learn to drywall and stuff.

bampilot06 07-18-20 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21593804)
That's how you learn to drywall and stuff.


Im not Tim the tool man Taylor. I wish I was good at that kind of stuff. I can patch holes and paint.

BillyD 07-18-20 08:57 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21593804)
That's how you learn to drywall and stuff.

OMG getting that dust out and all ... the horror.

LAJ 07-18-20 09:09 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21593815)
Im not Tim the tool man Taylor. I wish I was good at that kind of stuff. I can patch holes and paint.

You will be.

Velo Vol 07-18-20 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21593744)
I'm hoping to make it more than ten miles today, without catastrophic failure. I will take a different bike this time.

Pre-kudos. Are you in the hot zone? The map did not say.

BillyD 07-18-20 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21593833)
Pre-kudos. Are you in the hot zone? The map did not say.

Is it summer enough for you yet?

kissTheApex 07-18-20 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21593779)
Not sure if we are going to make an offer. Have to see it first. It has the lay out we want but it was used as a rental for the last 7 years so Iím not sure how I feel about that aspect.

Mine wasnít and 16 years later, I still get collection letters addressed to the adopted daughter of the lady (ďan angelĒ as everyone on our street tells us) that owned the house for years before we did.

Just an fyi.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21593739)
I had to cut 50 from my ride this morning.....:innocent:

I may start calling a 50-miler a "full Grant", "full Ulysses", or "full Kennedy".

kissTheApex 07-18-20 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21593815)
Im not Tim the tool man Taylor. I wish I was good at that kind of stuff. I can patch holes and paint.

You will be. Youíre going to learn wiring, a bit of plumbing, even appliance repair. Just you wait.

MoAlpha 07-18-20 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21593092)
Well and this is why I miss racing; that was the ultimate determinant of what I could do, and what I needed to do. Or even a damn group or charity ride.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21593173)
Absolutely, but it's still interesting to me to see where I'm strong, where I'm weak, and then decide whether there's a choice between working on weaknesses or embracing the strengths. Oh, and I found the global settings - after changing/applying, it now says that I'm a sprinter. :roflmao2:I think that's being generous, but it's closer than "all-arounder."


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21593178)
Oh yes, I'm just saying why the lack of the true test is frustrating. We're all stuck doing fake tests. Except for MoAlpha who has a TT, which I wish we did. And he probably doesn't even regard that as a relevant test for his purposes.

Sure I do. I suck, but 20 mi. Is a good distance for me.

Agree completely about the need for goals, training, and competition, at least with oneself. Wife and I feel the same about sailing. Itís great to be out there, but we are always working on speed and confidence in tough conditions.

MoAlpha 07-18-20 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21593851)
Is it summer enough for you yet?

Good lord, itís hot out there!

abshipp 07-18-20 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21593878)
You will be. Youíre going to learn wiring, a bit of plumbing, even appliance repair. Just you wait.

Just ask WhyFi

By now he could moonlight as a plumber or appliance repair tech if he ever wanted some cash for bike swag :lol:

Velo Vol 07-18-20 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21593851)
Is it summer enough for you yet?

It's warm now, but the first month+ of what used to be summer was frittered away by dumb coolness and who knows how long it will last? Not a proper season. #YearWithoutSummer

kissTheApex 07-18-20 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21593913)
Just ask WhyFi

By now he could moonlight as a plumber or appliance repair tech if he ever wanted some cash for bike swag :lol:

IKR? Any money we donít have to pay the repairman goes to the bike fund!

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21593913)
Just ask WhyFi

By now he could moonlight as a plumber or appliance repair tech if he ever wanted some cash for bike swag :lol:

Not a guarantee. I can barely turn a screwdriver; all AG expects is for me to call the person who will (not coincidentally, that's what her dad does). My understanding is that there are other demographic groups like that.

I'm sure my Yankee farmer ancestors are turning over in their graves.

LesterOfPuppets 07-18-20 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21593925)
It's warm now, but the first month+ of what used to be summer was frittered away by dumb coolness and who knows how long it will last? Not a proper season. #YearWithoutSummer

Maybe it'll run late and you can go trickortreating in your dungarees.

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Bah Humbug 07-18-20 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21593887)
Sure I do. I suck, but 20 mi. Is a good distance for me.

Agree completely about the need for goals, training, and competition, at least with oneself. Wife and I feel the same about sailing. Itís great to be out there, but we are always working on speed and confidence in tough conditions.

Is the TT today or tomorrow? Can't remember.

LesterOfPuppets 07-18-20 10:38 AM

First ebikes, and now eWheelbarrows!!!!

What's this world coming to?


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...002cd3922d.jpg

I like the headlights, wonder if it has a radio...

seedsbelize 07-18-20 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21593833)
Pre-kudos. Are you in the hot zone? The map did not say.

Temps have been down the past couple days. We are, however, in the hot zone, Covid wise. Who isn't?


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