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Mojo31 09-21-22 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22655353)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a0872e1dd.jpeg


still have pain ?

found another option (pictured)

Hopefully back on the bike Saturday!

Mojo31 09-21-22 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22655359)
do they give wedding scholarships ?

No scholars for anything for our family. 😔

indyfabz 09-22-22 03:56 AM

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

seedsbelize2 09-22-22 04:56 AM

Wordle 460 6/6

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seedsbelize2 09-22-22 04:58 AM

I have been sleeping 8 or nine hours a night these past couple months, It's been delicious! The past two mornings, however, I'm awake at 3:30ish and that's all she wrote. Perhaps related to the Autumnal Equinox.
And it's cold this morning. That could be a contributing factor. But cold is good, if it portends and early winter.

MoAlpha 09-22-22 05:59 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22655534)
It's the beard isn't it. you'll struggle to grow it that long?

Obviously.

datlas 09-22-22 06:03 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22655743)
Happy Autumnal Equinox!

It's sad because days are shorter and temps are cooler.

On a happier note, I did get a rare 3/6 on Wordle today. :bday:

Trsnrtr 09-22-22 06:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22655780)
It's sad because days are shorter and temps are cooler.

On a happier note, I did get a rare 3/6 on Wordle today. :bday:

I got a 5. :(

indyfabz 09-22-22 06:32 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22655780)
It's sad because days are shorter and temps are cooler.

That's actually an important factor when planning tours this time off year. If they are hilly, slow days, you can find yourself rushed to get stuff done while it's still light out. During my latest trip I found myself pitching my tent in the dark a some nights because I decided to relax, shower and cook first. And I was always getting up to make coffee and eat breakfast in the dark. All that impacts headlamp battery usage. You also tend to trip over things like rocks and roots at your campsite.

Montana/Idaho in mid to late-June is the complete opposite, especially the farther north you are. A couple of nights I have camped near the western border of Montana and then spent the next night near the eastern border of Idaho. The border serves as the border between MDT and PDT. So on day one, if sunrise in Montana is at 6:00 it is at 5 the next morning in Idaho. On the flip side, it gets darker an hour earlier than in Montana.

datlas 09-22-22 06:34 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22655807)
That's actually an important factor when planning tours this time off year. If they are hilly, slow days, you can find yourself rushed to get stuff done while it's still light out. During my latest trip I found myself pitching my tent in the dark a some nights because I decided to relax, shower and cook first. And I was always getting up to make coffee and eat breakfast in the dark. All that impacts headlamp battery usage. You also tend to trip over things like rocks and roots at your campsite.

Montana/Idaho in mid to late-June is the complete opposite, especially the farther north you are. A couple of nights I have camped near the western border of Montana and then spent the next night near the eastern border of Idaho. The border serves as the border between MDT and PDT. So on day one, if sunrise in Montana is at 6:00 it is at 5 the next morning in Idaho. On the flip side, it gets darker an hour earlier than in Montana.

Indeed. It's a factor even locally. On yesterday's ride, I was surprised to see some riders with arm warmers and/or jackets on. It seems too soon. OTOH for Saturday's ride we are expecting a start temp of 46F so I will certainly need a gilet and leg warmers, maybe even a light jacket. :twitchy:

Maybe time to move to seedsbelize2 's neighborhood?

Mojo31 09-22-22 07:05 AM

In KC today, and it's 56. Only brought a short sleeve shirt. I'm doomed.

datlas 09-22-22 07:19 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22655836)
In KC today, and it's 56. Only brought a short sleeve shirt. I'm doomed.

Newspaper under jersey??

#OldSchool

rjones28 09-22-22 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22655594)
I am building a new fixed gear wheelset. 32 hole, Origin8 high flange hubs, H plus Son TB14 rims. What are your thoughts on DT Champion vs Competition spokes? I have the Champions and would save ~$70 by not buying the Competitions. I really like the idea of DB spokes but not sure if there's really a practical difference.

Depends on what you want out of the wheels. The Competitions are probably more resilient, because of the cold forging, and maybe a little better ride quality. My single speed wheels have 32 straight-gauge spokes and they feel fine. Most of my rides on that bike are under three hours.

For more intelligent commentary on spokes, I'd search Psimet2001 's posts on the subject.

big john 09-22-22 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22655796)
I got a 5. :(

four

seedsbelize2 09-22-22 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22655810)
Indeed. It's a factor even locally. On yesterday's ride, I was surprised to see some riders with arm warmers and/or jackets on. It seems too soon. OTOH for Saturday's ride we are expecting a start temp of 46F so I will certainly need a gilet and leg warmers, maybe even a light jacket. :twitchy:

Maybe time to move to seedsbelize2 's neighborhood?

Cooler here too. I expect an early, and long winter this year. Great for us southerners; not so much for the rest of you.
Clouds of mosquitoes these past two days. Unusual.

seedsbelize2 09-22-22 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22655847)
Newspaper under jersey??

#OldSchool

I hadn't heard of this one.

MoAlpha 09-22-22 08:38 AM

Back to the dock last night to avoid a monster front. First job of the morning was replace dead car battery. Fortunately a dockmate was here and gave me a ride to the battery store.

datlas 09-22-22 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22655910)
I hadn't heard of this one.

It's a cycling reference. BITD when cresting a hill, the racers would grab a newspaper and put under jersey as a poor-man's gilet.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f0104aa5b1.jpg

big john 09-22-22 08:41 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22655910)
I hadn't heard of this one.

https://www.bikeraceinfo.com/images-...-17-alcala.jpg
https://bikeraceinfo.com/images-all/...ier-Wright.jpg
You gotta be kidding?

datlas 09-22-22 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22655923)
Back to the dock last night to avoid a monster front. First job of the morning was replace dead car battery. Fortunately a dockmate was here and gave me a ride to the battery store.

Was he sitting??


primov8 09-22-22 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22655606)
No scholars for anything for our family. 😔

So far, our (4) are doing their part and bringing home the grades. Our two oldest are members of their high school's NHS club and the two younger ones in elementary and middle school are both in G&T programs. I have no shame and can admit they definitely didn't get the brains and studious traits from me. :lol:

indyfabz 09-22-22 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22655810)
Indeed. It's a factor even locally. On yesterday's ride, I was surprised to see some riders with arm warmers and/or jackets on. It seems too soon. OTOH for Saturday's ride we are expecting a start temp of 46F so I will certainly need a gilet and leg warmers, maybe even a light jacket. :twitchy:

I started with arm and leg warmers a couple of days. At least one other I started with a arm warmers and a windbreaker. The morning out of Paxinos must have been in the upper 40s, if not colder. Put on the polypro glove liners that morning as well as at least one other morning.

DougRNS 09-22-22 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22655810)
Indeed. It's a factor even locally. On yesterday's ride, I was surprised to see some riders with arm warmers and/or jackets on. It seems too soon. OTOH for Saturday's ride we are expecting a start temp of 46F so I will certainly need a gilet and leg warmers, maybe even a light jacket. :twitchy:

Maybe time to move to seedsbelize2 's neighborhood?

Will it be awesome and Marigold?

DougRNS 09-22-22 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22655853)
Depends on what you want out of the wheels. The Competitions are probably more resilient, because of the cold forging, and maybe a little better ride quality. My single speed wheels have 32 straight-gauge spokes and they feel fine. Most of my rides on that bike are under three hours.

For more intelligent commentary on spokes, I'd search Psimet2001 's posts on the subject.

That is a rare commodity on BF.

Trsnrtr 09-22-22 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22655925)
It's a cycling reference. BITD when cresting a hill, the racers would grab a newspaper and put under jersey as a poor-man's gilet.

Some still do. Saw a race recently where fans were passing out newspapers and several riders grabbing them. I thought at the time that it would be hard to get rid of them with "no littering" rules heavily enforced by the UCI.


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