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datlas 08-11-22 12:55 PM

My friend with the Taycan uses a sea-sucker bike rack. I call it something else that is probably censored. I also joke with him that he only wishes he could trade cars and drive the Saturn. He is very good natured about it.

Mojo31 08-11-22 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22607002)
The speced bars are “Aeolus RSL Integrated Bar/Stem.” I have no idea what the temporary bars will be but the “Aeolus RSL Integrated Bar/Stem” will be the final when available.

Yeah, I'd like to get a set of those one day.

Mojo31 08-11-22 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22607021)
I sent link to my auto-phile cyclist friend who has a Taycan to see if I can impress him. Stand by.

I think your friend's is the same model they used for that track session. That's the Big Dawg car. The Dura Ace of the model line. Mine is just the 105 level.

Mojo31 08-11-22 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22607024)
My friend with the Taycan uses a sea-sucker bike rack. I call it something else that is probably censored. I also joke with him that he only wishes he could trade cars and drive the Saturn. He is very good natured about it.

Tell him you'd be happy to take care of his McLaren next time he is out of town, and will do a carbon cleanse while you are at it.

genejockey 08-11-22 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22606644)
Any Addict home cooks care to weigh in on the following?

Received a 12" All-Clad D3 (stainless with aluminum core) skillet last week. All-Clad has a factory sale going on and I see that I can get the Copper Core 12" skillet for about ~$70 more (regular price would be something like $150 more). Jump on it for the lifetime cookware or put the skillet upgrade money towards bike crap?

I have an 8" All-Clad Copper Core skillet, but my other stainless skillets are Calphalon Tri-ply aluminum core. Copper is marginally better at heat conduction than aluminum, but is A LOT heavier. Flipping a 12" aluminum core stainless skillet is pretty easy, but the copper core would require significantly more muscle.

The other point is, All-Clad copper core cookware had a decorative cut in the outer stainless above the base, so you can see the copper. Like all copper, it tarnishes constantly, and while it's beautiful for a brief time after you polish it (I use Barkeeper's Friend), as soon as you put it on the flame, it'll start turning brown and ugly.

I have 4 old French tin-lined copper pans, really heavy copper that I got when I was young and single and had more dollars than sense. They're fantastic for cooking, but keeping them beautiful is quite a chore, and they are so heavy that there's no way Mrs. GeneJockey could use them.

EDIT: And all 4 need retinning. Try finding a place to do that.

datlas 08-11-22 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22607045)
Tell him you'd be happy to take care of his McLaren next time he is out of town, and will do a carbon cleanse while you are at it.

I offered to car-sit one of his cars while he was staying at his place in Mallorca recently. He declined the offer. :foo:

seedsbelize2 08-11-22 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22606611)
This.

We've had 6.5 in the last four days. And around 30 in the last three weeks. I have to take an alternative route across town to avoid the lakes.

MoAlpha 08-11-22 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22605943)
Monday we learned that the company will be closing down our site over the next 9 months. I personally am being retained but my group will be laid off. Now I have to put together a plan for closing down my group after 10 years. Just writing up the plan is making me upset.

I'm being offered remote work or relocation, though not immediately.

And what with one thing and another, including talking for a long time to a coworker/friend who IS being laid off, I haven't been able to ride yet this week, so I'm about to crawl outta my skin.

Ugh. Sorry. That must feel completely terrible. You don't have to tell your people they're out, do you?

seedsbelize2 08-11-22 01:54 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22606863)
FWIW I use the seatpost mount for my Varia and do NOT use a saddle bag. I find it quite liberating. I have a very small drawstring bag with spare tube/minipump that fits fine in middle jersey pocket. Added benefit is no need to switch saddle bag between bikes. YMMV.

I switch seatpost, saddle and saddlebag between bikes. Talk about liberating. Having all the same size seatposts is the way to go. Back when I still had four bikes active, I was still able to do it.

seedsbelize2 08-11-22 02:06 PM

Today the humidity did not go away as the day warmed up. I came home from my ride in a wet jersey, and an hour later I came home from the bank(by bike) in a wet t-shirt. It remains steamy out there. The only thing left is the 21st afternoon thunderstorm in a row. A rainy season of old. I wonder how long it's been. It's fine, if you don't have to drive anywhere.

genejockey 08-11-22 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22607090)
Ugh. Sorry. That must feel completely terrible. You don't have to tell your people they're out, do you?

No, the CSO came out here from MD for that, since the site is all Research. And they're not being laid off today. We have a couple months to finish up things, transfer materials, and clean up.

Mojo31 08-11-22 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22607064)
I offered to car-sit one of his cars while he was staying at his place in Mallorca recently. He declined the offer. :foo:

The guy's a fool to pass up that opportunity.

big john 08-11-22 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22607045)
Tell him you'd be happy to take care of his McLaren next time he is out of town, and will do a carbon cleanse while you are at it.

I mentioned before how that guy let me car sit his 356 Porsche years ago. I remembered a friend let me keep his 66 Corvette for a couple weeks. It was a 427 4 speed car and I had no business driving it the way I did.

I worked for a guy who modified turbo Porsches and built high horsepower big block Chevy v-8s. The same guy who got a ticket for going 90mph with the front wheels a foot and a half off the ground in his drag car which he took on the street on a Sunday morning, Anyway his wife's parents bought her and her sister new Corvettes for some reason. The sister got hers stolen and when it was recovered it became my project to fix it up. This involved a lot of test driving and I had fun with that car.

bampilot06 08-11-22 03:47 PM

NBD!!!!!!!!!!! Details shortly.

genejockey 08-11-22 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22607215)
NBD!!!!!!!!!!! Details shortly.

First time I saw "NBD" on the "Canyon Endurace NBD" thread, I thought it meant "No Big Deal", and I thought it was going to a negative review.

seedsbelize2 08-11-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22607215)
NBD!!!!!!!!!!! Details shortly.

You got Peggy's Emonda?

genejockey 08-11-22 04:04 PM

In addition to the Trek cockpit issue on Mrs. Trainsnorter's new bike, there's been the Canyon cockpit issue, and the creaking seapost issue on the Aeroad, and I'm sure there are other similar issues out there. It does make one wonder whether the industry might rethink proprietary parts, much as they've rethought pressfit BBs.

Mojo31 08-11-22 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22607231)
In addition to the Trek cockpit issue on Mrs. Trainsnorter's new bike, there's been the Canyon cockpit issue, and the creaking seapost issue on the Aeroad, and I'm sure there are other similar issues out there. It does make one wonder whether the industry might rethink proprietary parts, much as they've rethought pressfit BBs.

Have to have a hook - something you, as a bike maker, has that somebody else doesn't. If all parts are interchangeable, then why buy a new bike when you can just buy a part and put it on a different brand's bikes?

Mojo31 08-11-22 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22607215)
NBD!!!!!!!!!!! Details shortly.

Just got a call that I'm missing one in my garage. :mad:

LesterOfPuppets 08-11-22 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22607240)
Just got a call that I'm missing one in my garage. :mad:


What?;. Uggh. :(

I put my crabon hardtail in the garage after a ride a week or so ago. I better bring it inside tonight.

datlas 08-11-22 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22606759)
It's a piece of cake.

Here's the link, while we're at it...
https://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv...res_ibonds.htm

Yeah it was easy except the confirmation and temporary password emails went to my junk mail inbox. Otherwise, easy peasy....although I will withhold final judgement until the purchase I entered actually goes through.

Mojo31 08-11-22 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22607256)
What?;. Uggh. :(

I put my crabon hardtail in the garage after a ride a week or so ago. I better bring it inside tonight.

Joke in response to Bam proclaiming NBD.

In other news, my youngest found out today that he will be gainfully employed after graduating in December. Pay raise forthcoming for dad! :bday:

Mojo31 08-11-22 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22607256)
What?;. Uggh. :(

I put my crabon hardtail in the garage after a ride a week or so ago. I better bring it inside tonight.

Our bikes stay in the garage. It's pretty secure.

Bah Humbug 08-11-22 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22607064)
I offered to car-sit one of his cars while he was staying at his place in Mallorca recently. He declined the offer. :foo:

I actually have a standing offer from AG's uncle to play with the Porsche if we're ever up that way. Haven't even met the man.

Mojo31 08-11-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22607283)
I actually have a standing offer from AG's uncle to play with the Porsche if we're ever up that way. Haven't even met the man.

Nothing better than hooning around in someone else's car!

What does he have?


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