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BillyD 10-04-21 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22256923)
We have the same shed/bike situation. Don't tell anyone.

My shed is full of landscaping **** and just one bike. No room for another.

genejockey 10-04-21 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22256860)
Since I lost that bit of weight, almost a year ago now(wow!), my wedding ring has been falling off a lot. I'm thinking of wrapping it with angora yarn to make it fit better. Thoughts?

BITD, when smallish girls like my older sister used to date largish guys like my now-brother-in-law, and they got their class rings to wear to show they were going steady, the trick was to wrap the back side of the ring with yarn or adhesive tape, but this would soon grow funky, what with skin oils, sweat, handwashing, etc. So they'd paint the lump with nail polish to keep moisture and other crud off it.

This made a formidably large, and hard lump, which hurt A LOT when I got smacked in the head with it for violating what she saw as 'The Rules' at the dining table.

I have since forgiven her.

BillyD 10-04-21 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22256945)
Okay, so wooden bats *crack*, and aluminum bats *ping*. What do composite bats do?

If you hit the sweet spot it will also “crack”, and go far away. But the most typical sound is a “pop”.

genejockey 10-04-21 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22257044)
If you hit the sweet spot it will also “crack”, and go far away. But the most typical sound is a “pop”.

I dunno, man. "The pop of the bat" doesn't have the same feeling as "The crack of the bat", and of course "The ping of the bat" was never all that great.

Velo Vol 10-04-21 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22256940)
It's rare to see aluminum bats in the softball world these days, beyond the very youngest age groups playing in their local rec league. My daughter's HS team has some old team bats that are aluminum, but no one really uses them. My daughter has been armed with composite bats since she was 9. I have no idea if youth baseball is the same or not. They seem to change the regulations on bats every couple of years, and I have no idea what the current standards are.

The game has changed in the last 25+ years since I played? Interesting.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22256951)

You got rid of your other "bikes"? Kudos.

BillyD 10-04-21 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22256966)
My daughter's current bat sounds a lot like a small-caliber rife shot when she squares one up. The barrel is dual layer, and a big part of it is the sound of the outer layer slamming into the inner layer. It's quite satisfying. The sound does vary a bit from manufacturer to manufacturer depending on the construction of their barrel. Some are a little more muted, some more brittle-sounding, There was a model out a few years ago that almost sounded like breaking glass. I was not a fan of that sound.

EDIT: Here's a reasonable example of how my daughter's bat sounds. I've found the recorded sound varies a LOT depending on which device I'm using . This sounds a lot like what my ears hear...
https://youtu.be/cbNG53wAsnU

Sounds nothing like any of our bats, but I think the biggest difference in sound is due to the ball used. Lemme take a pic of our ball.

indyfabz 10-04-21 04:04 PM

A bat got impaled on one of my chainrings while I was flying down I-95 one night after our club’s Brooklyn ride. I discovered it a few days later as I was packing the bike for Oregon. I screamed like a little girl.

bampilot06 10-04-21 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22257065)
A bat got impaled on one of my chainrings while I was flying down I-95 one night after our club’s Brooklyn ride. I discovered it a few days later as I was packing the bike for Oregon. I screamed like a little girl.


that sounds terrible.

DougRNS 10-04-21 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22256663)

don't know the reference, but unlike vols meme thIs is unmistakably the SMFH meme.

LAJ 10-04-21 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22257118)
don't know the reference, but unlike vols meme thIs is unmistakably the SMFH meme.


I try.

Breaking Bad.

DougRNS 10-04-21 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256761)
I have just had this feature pointed out to me. Hmm.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...845b65b6b4.png

it's been there, prolly from inception.
#Observant

rjones28 10-04-21 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22257036)
My shed is full of landscaping **** and just one bike. No room for another.

My shed/garage has the other 5 bikes in it.

rjones28 10-04-21 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22257063)
The game has changed in the last 25+ years since I played? Interesting.

You got rid of your other "bikes"? Kudos.

They are not "hanging" bikes. See my previous post.

rjones28 10-04-21 05:00 PM

Also, one of those 3 bikes is meant for off-road duty.

big john 10-04-21 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22256930)
Tacx Tao was also a cheaper winner, but people complained the plastic tabs on the bottom broke off. Didn't happen to me. I think they got discontinued.

Can confirm. Got tired of them breaking so I switched to stainless cages. I liked them because the main cage is plastic coated steel and didn't mark the bottles like aluminum does. Every so often I would slam into a pothole or rr track and the bottle on the seat tube would go through the stupid little tab and I would carry it in my pocket for the rest of the ride.

Velo Vol 10-04-21 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22257135)
My shed/garage has the other 5 bikes in it.

Why?

Mojo31 10-04-21 06:22 PM

We have no shed.

HOA would not approve.

bampilot06 10-04-21 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22257202)
We have no shed.

HOA would not approve.


you too!?

gnome 10-04-21 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22257202)
We have no shed.

HOA would not approve.

my condolences. how evil, incompetent, prying or just plain stupid is your HOA?

gnome 10-04-21 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22257186)
Why?

obviously they don't fit in the other shed/mud-room

Velo Vol 10-04-21 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256862)
Now I've got another problem. I try to Firefox screenshot on Google Maps and it come up a black image when I post here.

Try again.

So I was passing over I-75 (far right) when up ahead, coming around the curve, were two CSX locomotives. They went overhead just as I arrived. Talk about timing. :bday:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f66d307055.png

rjones28 10-04-21 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22257186)
Why?

Not enough room for them in the mudroom.

rjones28 10-04-21 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22257236)
obviously they don't fit in the other shed/mud-room

gnome gets it.

LAJ 10-04-21 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22257232)
my condolences. how evil, incompetent, prying or just plain stupid is your HOA?

HOA is the spawn of the devil.

rjones28 10-04-21 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22257239)
Try again.

So I was passing over I-75 (far right) when up ahead, coming around the curve, were two CSX locomotives. They went overhead just as I arrived. Talk about timing. :bday:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f66d307055.png

I don't see a train.


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