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big john 07-10-20 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21579847)
You are obtuse.
#EmbraceReality


DougRNS 07-10-20 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21579647)
For example, mowing--should be simple, right?

Yesterday I did the tough effort phases (push mowing, weedeating) first and got roasted by the pre-winter sun. I don't care what the thermometer says, 10 a.m. - 1p.m. is the hottest part of the day. There were clouds overhead but weirdly none of them ever seemed to cover the sun.

So when I get on the tractor, then it decides to cloud over. Half way through a thunderstorm hits. It has to rain sometime, so that's fine. But being a rational person, I want to finish all the mowing in one session. I went under cover for a quick snooze while I waited for the storm to pass.

Wake up 45 minutes later and the storm entered a zombie phase. There continued to be rumbles of thunder, annoying light rain, even as there were substantial patches of blue sky not far from overhead. It literally rained another 15-20 minutes after the sun came out. :wtf:

tl;dr yesterday the weather conspired to make Velo Vol's mowing difficult.

False assumption.

LesterOfPuppets 07-10-20 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21579647)
For example, mowing--should be simple, right?

Yesterday I did the tough effort phases (push mowing, weedeating) first and got roasted by the pre-winter sun. I don't care what the thermometer says, 10 a.m. - 1p.m. is the hottest part of the day. There were clouds overhead but weirdly none of them ever seemed to cover the sun.

you know what you need?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...833fb1c0ca.jpg

Bah Humbug 07-10-20 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21579768)
I wanted to do another century tomorrow but my friends are knackered so we may only be doing a metric. That means I am less likely to podium this week. I consider it taking one for the team.

Did they just finish a climb?

Velo Vol 07-10-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21579869)
you know what you need?

Not my style but I will say I probably wouldn't have gotten sunburned on my neck with one.

datlas 07-10-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21579872)
Did they just finish a climb?

:roflmao2:

Well we did do that Hawk Mountain century but that was a week ago.

Velo Vol 07-10-20 10:32 AM

Ice crystals in July. #YearWithoutSummer


LesterOfPuppets 07-10-20 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21579877)
Not my style but I will say I probably wouldn't have gotten sunburned on my neck with one.

Wide brims save skins!

Best DIY solution I've seen is an approx 2x3' coroplast lawn sign with a hole cut out. Installed over a standard ball cap and secured with duct tape, this guy was walking around with six square feet of personal shade.

Bah Humbug 07-10-20 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21579777)
I have a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels I want to sell. They were purchased for 10 speed but I don't know if 11 will work or not. Any gear heads here? I have both Shimano and Campagnolo freehub bodies for them.

Pretty sure that if it's wide enough for Campy, it's wide enough for Shimano11 and you just need the right freehub body.

Velo Vol 07-10-20 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21579847)

What's on your to-do list today?

LAJ 07-10-20 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21579777)
I have a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels I want to sell. They were purchased for 10 speed but I don't know if 11 will work or not. Any gear heads here? I have both Shimano and Campagnolo freehub bodies for them.


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21579795)
Pretty sure you use the thin spacer for 10 speed and pitch it for 11, at least if running Shimano. I am only 95% sure of that so check with others to be positive.

Mavic wheels were set up for 11 speed before 11 speed was invented.

big john 07-10-20 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21580032)
Mavic wheels were set up for 11 speed before 11 speed was invented.

Thanks. I just wanted to be able to answer the question if anyone should ask. I may just take them to my LBS to see if he can sell them for me. I have some other stuff I'd like to get rid of, too.

WhyFi 07-10-20 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21579771)
That looks like a street in Burbank, California, where that house would probably be north of $1.5million, maybe $2million.

I rarely see a fox in the hills here but they're here. Lots of coyotes everywhere.

This is a parkway that follows a creek on the left side of the frame - yeah, there are some fairly expensive homes along there, most of them older with good character.

phrantic09 07-10-20 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21579882)
Ice crystals in July. #YearWithoutSummer

https://twitter.com/Met_CindyFitz/st...24975619784704

We’re supposed to get remnants later today, might miss out on my opportunity to ride unless I can sneak a quick one in in the next hour or so.

MoAlpha 07-10-20 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21579768)
I wanted to do another century tomorrow but my friends are knackered so we may only be doing a metric. That means I am less likely to podium this week. I consider it taking one for the team.

Don't worry about me either. My friends are not knackered, but I am, after hill reps on Tues and basically 90 min at threshold yesterday. Tomorrow, we're going sailing. On Sunday maybe I'll feel like throwing my leg over a velocipede again.

Velo Vol 07-10-20 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21580092)
Tomorrow, we're going sailing.

Do you go sailing when it rains?

MoAlpha 07-10-20 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21580172)
Do you go sailing when it rains?

Not intentionally, but we serious sailors have unimaginably expensive rain kit and the boat has no bearings to get gritty.

Velo Vol 07-10-20 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21580208)
Not intentionally, but we serious sailors have unimaginably expensive rain kit and the boat has no bearings to get gritty.

You probably have to pay a premium for the marigold ones.

Velo Vol 07-10-20 02:32 PM

We need a national bicycle reserve. #P&R


MoAlpha 07-10-20 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21580275)
You probably have to pay a premium for the marigold ones.

Marigold is a bad color because you can't be seen well from the air against your (fast) orange bottom paint, when the keel falls off your crabon racing boat and it flips like Michael Cohen.

Bah Humbug 07-10-20 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21580307)
We need a national bicycle reserve. #P&R

https://twitter.com/NFAPResearch/sta...71560680677376

Forget national; I at least need a reserve in my household... :twitchy:

LAJ 07-10-20 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21580307)
We need a national bicycle reserve. #P&R

https://twitter.com/NFAPResearch/sta...71560680677376

I have a fine bicycle cycle reserve, thank you.

Bah Humbug 07-10-20 03:35 PM

AG and I were just watching Jeopardy (rough day for me on it, but Final Jeopardy came to me right at the end). I only bring this up because one of the contestants was from the Football Fail day, and AG asked what it was so I showed her. She was laughing so hard it looked like she was crying.

LesterOfPuppets 07-10-20 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21580307)
We need a national bicycle reserve. #P&R

I'm good.

Actually thinking of selling 3 of them.

Bah Humbug 07-10-20 04:09 PM

Good thing, I suppose, is that if I wind up needing a bike I can always just take the opportunity to get a metal bike welded here. Assuming everyone gives up instead of just flooding those framebuilders with requests.


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