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LesterOfPuppets 02-21-22 01:18 PM

Ideal weather for MTBing. 55-60°, steady 8 kts breeze, sun's out, guns out!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f5e6dfc6be.jpg

big john 02-21-22 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22416741)
As luck would have it, I was just reading a twitter thread about Wordle difficulty and confirmation bias....
https://twitter.com/mjshally/status/1495458810177245184

That's a sad commentary on people and their conspiracy theories. One of my friends I've known for 50 years just drinks these theories up. Like he'd rather believe some nut job he read on the web over mountains of facts presented from all other sources.

big john 02-21-22 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22416765)
Who can complete the sentence? I'm thinkin' "Bottom Line"

bicycling

And stay away from that cholla!

Mojo31 02-21-22 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22416765)
Who can complete the sentence? I'm thinkin' "Bottom Line"

Nope.

Mojo31 02-21-22 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22416775)
bicycling

And stay away from that cholla!

Nope. No cycling content on that site.

DougRNS 02-21-22 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22416609)

mend your evil ways.

rjones28 02-21-22 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22416609)

Do you still stand by this statement?


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22227163)
You make a good case to remain on terra firma.


LesterOfPuppets 02-21-22 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22416799)
Nope.

Business?

datlas 02-21-22 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22416751)
I'm considering going back to brewed coffee. Nescafé has changed their formula for instant and it's not as appealing as it once was

French Press FTW

datlas 02-21-22 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22416806)
mend your evil ways.

Baby.


Mojo31 02-21-22 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22416818)
Business?

For some reason, that post picked up the title of a blog article I wrote 6 months ago. Have no idea how or why that happened.

LesterOfPuppets 02-21-22 02:20 PM

Ooooh, semi-moderne (fat headtubes, but still QR dropouts and caliper brakes) framesets for only €850. Kinda tempting.

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/1...2f503~mv2.webp

genejockey 02-21-22 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22416773)
That's a sad commentary on people and their conspiracy theories. One of my friends I've known for 50 years just drinks these theories up. Like he'd rather believe some nut job he read on the web over mountains of facts presented from all other sources.

"he'd rather believe" being the key.

datlas 02-21-22 02:43 PM

Hey Eric F and/or big john we are coming to Pasadena in a couple days. Before I take on Mt Wilson or Mt Baldy etc., I may need to warm up with an easier ride.

The Pasadena TrekBikes wesbite has several routes suggested and this one looks easy but it's urban so I wonder about traffic. Comments??

​​​​​​https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32007712

Velo Vol 02-21-22 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22416665)
If I can find you, imagine what Mother Earth can do.

Nope.

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22416806)
mend your evil ways.

I'm mostly harmless.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22416816)
Do you still stand by this statement?

Yes. It's the least bad option.

Eric F 02-21-22 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22416868)
Hey Eric F and/or big john we are coming to Pasadena in a couple days. Before I take on Mt Wilson or Mt Baldy etc., I may need to warm up with an easier ride.

The Pasadena TrekBikes wesbite has several routes suggested and this one looks easy but it's urban so I wonder about traffic. Comments??

​​​​​​https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32007712

I would never ride that route. The first part heading east on Colorado Blvd. is the main drag across town. It's heavy with cars and stoplights. It leads me to believe that route wasn't created by someone who knows the area. If you're looking for something about that long, with about that much climbing, I can map a better route for you on Strava. Is the Trek store your starting point? It's kind of a rough place to start from.

One another note, I have a personal issue with Pasadena Trek Bikes. This is the corporate-owned Trek dealer. They are new to town, and in direct conflict with Pasadena Cyclery, who has been the local (and loyal) Trek dealer since before I started riding. The corporate store is a kick in the teeth to the family that owns PC.

datlas 02-21-22 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22416885)
I would never ride that route. The first part heading east on Colorado Blvd. is the main drag across town. It's heavy with cars and stoplights. It leads me to believe that route wasn't created by someone who knows the area. If you're looking for something about that long, with about that much climbing, I can map a better route for you on Strava. Is the Trek store your starting point? It's kind of a rough place to start from.

One another note, I have a personal issue with Pasadena Trek Bikes. This is the corporate-owned Trek dealer. They are new to town, and in direct conflict with Pasadena Cyclery, who has been the local (and loyal) Trek dealer since before I started riding. The corporate store is a kick in the teeth to the family that owns PC.

Thanks for the offer. We are staying in the "Bungalow Heaven" section of Pasadena. I am looking for one route that is "easy" and not too hilly, 30-40 miles for a starter. The second ride I think I already know we are going to try to go up Mt Baldy, not sure if we will stop at the Visitor Center and turn around, or try to go all the way up to the resort, will depend on temps and road conditions and how strong we feel. A friend of mine is coming to ride with me on Thursday and Friday (and possibly Saturday), but then I will be on my own for daily rides, weather permitting, for Sunday-Tuesday.

p.s. if I have any LBS needs, I will be sure to go to/support Pasadena Cyclery

Trsnrtr 02-21-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22416471)
My buddy got stuck in 35/10 yesterday because his batteries were toast.

Batteries, plural? SRAM?

Eric F 02-21-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22416907)
Thanks for the offer. We are staying in the "Bungalow Heaven" section of Pasadena. I am looking for one route that is "easy" and not too hilly, 30-40 miles for a starter. The second ride I think I already know we are going to try to go up Mt Baldy, not sure if we will stop at the Visitor Center and turn around, or try to go all the way up to the resort, will depend on temps and road conditions and how strong we feel. A friend of mine is coming to ride with me on Thursday and Friday (and possibly Saturday), but then I will be on my own for daily rides, weather permitting, for Sunday-Tuesday.

PM me your address, and I'll map a route starting from where you're staying. If you're looking for "not too hilly" you would not have liked the end of that route from Trek - lol.

phrantic09 02-21-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22416915)
Batteries? SRAM?

Yes. Both of the coin cells.

Trsnrtr 02-21-22 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22416644)
I read an interesting thing about earthquakes Back East - apparently the waves go considerably farther without attenuation than they do out here, which is why the New Madrid quake could ring bells in Boston. A 2.4 out here, basically you'd feel if you were standing over it.

The New Madrid is overdue and all of the brick buildings that fell down in St. Louis and Memphis got rebuilt with... bricks. :rolleyes:

Trsnrtr 02-21-22 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22416768)
Ideal weather for MTBing. 55-60°, steady 8 kts breeze, sun's out, guns out!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f5e6dfc6be.jpg

I saw this pic on Strava and thought that you bit it big time.

Trsnrtr 02-21-22 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22416822)
French Press FTW

Don't listen to him, Seeds; that's barely girlie coffee. :D

big john 02-21-22 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22416850)
"he'd rather believe" being the key.

But why?

Trsnrtr 02-21-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22416918)
Yes. Both of the coin cells.

I'm not familiar. My Red eTap batteries are rechargeable though the brain uses a coin cell which I have never replaced in 11,000 miles. I keep thinking about it but never have.


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