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Bah Humbug 04-12-20 09:23 AM

And apparently, I set new all-time 10-minute and 90-minute power records on this morning's many fake miles. At least that explains my terrible run.

Bah Humbug 04-12-20 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21413893)

More and more this is a year of tragedy.

Velo Vol 04-12-20 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21414048)
Neighbor's yard is all gravel, ain't gonna be mowing that ! :)

Put fat tyres on the mower, spin/slide around on it, and report back how awesome it is.

LesterOfPuppets 04-12-20 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21413891)
No ride?

Unfortunately my plan was

1. Yardwork
2. Lunch
3. Ride

The explosion occurred during the lunch phase, and I won't be riding for a couple of days. :(

BillyD 04-12-20 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21413986)
Stupid work. In about a week it will be one year since I retired which is how I was able to start doing group rides during the week. The last 2+ years at the job I was so exhausted all of the time I didn't ride after work at all and Saturday I would start the group ride so tired I started getting dropped earlier and more often than ever.

Not going to work is the greatest thing ever.

Preach, brother!

https://i.imgur.com/SNKWcaP.gif

LesterOfPuppets 04-12-20 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21414109)
Put fat tyres on the mower, spin/slide around on it, and report back how awesome it is.

Their yard is pretty firm decomposed granite. Totally rideable with 28s.

LAJ 04-12-20 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21413879)
Way too shallow.

Excellent set of training wheels.

Bah Humbug 04-12-20 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21414123)
Excellent set of training wheels.

I want to train on wheels as deep as the wheels I race on, so I don't spend the whole time death-gripping my bullhorns like half the field. Functionally, that means I don't get out of bed for anything under 55mm. I would make an exception if I were racing in Hawai'i (that would be Honu 70.3 and not Kona, clearly), but that seems unlikely for a host of reasons.

And yes WhyFi, I know, that's what she said.

LAJ 04-12-20 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21414141)
I want to train on wheels as deep as the wheels I race on, so I don't spend the whole time death-gripping my bullhorns like half the field. Functionally, that means I don't get out of bed for anything under 55mm. I would make an exception if I were racing in Hawai'i (that would be Honu 70.3 and not Kona, clearly), but that seems unlikely for a host of reasons.

And yes WhyFi, I know, that's what she said.

I race on wheels that depth. We have hills here, and that's where we race, for the most part. Of course, crits are a different animal, and I run different depth there. The rare flat race, the Rails are a great choice, and you've mentioned how tame they are in the wind. I agree, and they're the most well behaved wheels I've ridden in the wind.

big john 04-12-20 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21414015)
Connect to the diagnostic port, and download the DTCs. Follow troubleshooting tree, and repair defect. Come on this ain't rocket surgery. :D

I had a car with an intermittent short and the fuse would blow once in a while. I stepped out for a minute and the customer wandered into the shop and told the guy next to my stall he wanted me to "just put the car on the computer" to find the problem. When I came back in my co-worker says the guy wants me to put it on the computer, the one that tells you what's wrong.
I told him I left it at home with my magic wand. He got mad and didn't want me to look at his car after that. Wonder why?

rjones28 04-12-20 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21414114)
Unfortunately my plan was

1. Yardwork
2. Lunch
3. Ride

The explosion occurred during the lunch phase, and I won't be riding for a couple of days. :(

:(

kissTheApex 04-12-20 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21413893)

RIP indeed. I just found out and am sad.. I know he had a good, long life but still.

MoAlpha 04-12-20 11:18 AM

Lowered the pressure from 80/75 to 75/70 and that really settled the bike down. :)

datlas 04-12-20 11:27 AM

I think I finally solved my pump problems: Kuwahara Hirame head plus Lezne CNC pump.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd22a1c1b.jpeg

WhyFi 04-12-20 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21413789)
Check the high temperature switch, the is what **** the bed on our dryer this summer. Takes longer to get to than to change. :D

:thumb: On my machine, that's on the same module as the heating element, so I pulled the whole thing. Heating element is shot, everything else measured fine. Now I need to wait a few days on a replacement. Fun.

Velo Vol 04-12-20 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21414291)
Lowered the pressure from 80/75 to 75/70 and that really settled the bike down. :)

I bet.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2dd6f54665.jpg

Pirkaus 04-12-20 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21414164)
I had a car with an intermittent short and the fuse would blow once in a while. I stepped out for a minute and the customer wandered into the shop and told the guy next to my stall he wanted me to "just put the car on the computer" to find the problem. When I came back in my co-worker says the guy wants me to put it on the computer, the one that tells you what's wrong.
I told him I left it at home with my magic wand. He got mad and didn't want me to look at his car after that. Wonder why?

I have a magic wand too, but I can't find batteries for it :D
If it worked, I could put the magic smoke back in electrical components.

abshipp 04-12-20 12:07 PM

Fun ride today. Was supposedly 55-60 degrees but felt way warmer.

I also found a great new spot that I plan to return to with a hammock and maybe a book. Very quiet, but also very easy to get to on a bicycle :)

It's looking a lot like spring, the weeping willows are finally leafing out.

Happy spring, everyone!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...83cb9bb684.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1f1530808e.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a407b3d4f2.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a42db07168.jpg

WhyFi 04-12-20 12:29 PM

Yow - thank goodness Amazon has deemed dryer heating elements as important, 'cause they seem to be really de-prioritizing some things. I placed the order for the dryer part and some sanding discs and backing pads for my random orbital sander. All of the items are in stock with Amazon. The heating element is getting here on Wed. The sanding stuff is getting here in three and a half weeks or so.

datlas 04-12-20 12:31 PM

Went out back and saw the first spear of the year!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c831cb22e.jpeg

MoAlpha 04-12-20 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21414302)
I think I finally solved my pump problems: Kuwahara Hirame head plus Lezne CNC pump.


So, so, so, desuga!

MoAlpha 04-12-20 01:06 PM

Went for a ride, but not quite my age, because it was Easter and I did a bunch of extra climbing...yeah, that’s right.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0bb814e84.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3d76a04df.jpeg

LAJ 04-12-20 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21414424)
Went for a ride, but not quite my age, because it was Easter and I did a bunch of extra climbing...yeah, thatís right.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0bb814e84.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3d76a04df.jpeg

Nice. I was going to say you really need not lock your bike up just to take a pic, and 3 locks are pretty excessive... Then I looked again. :)

big john 04-12-20 01:18 PM

Went out to cruise the neighborhood on my mtb. All the parks are closed but it's dark and drizzly anyway. There is an area with fire roads and trails and I go there to do car-free climbing. Today the sheriff deputies were taping everything off. I saw a way in on an equestrian trail and before I went in a deputy drove up and just sat there, so I didn't tempt fate. There are plenty of steep streets here to get in some climbing, it's just not as fun as the dirt.

big john 04-12-20 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21414427)
Nice. I was going to say you really need not lock your bike up just to take a pic, and 3 locks are pretty excessive... Then I looked again. :)

And you realized it was 4 locks.


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