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WhyFi 03-11-22 03:36 PM

Hey phrantic09 - did ya see the new Zipp hookless compatibility chart? https://www.sram.com/en/zipp/campaig...-compatibility

DougRNS 03-11-22 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22435870)
Cue up some vintage 1980's music, Power Station:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw1t7OCESUw

my goodness, the quality music Velo Vol is missing. Especially chuck Mangione.
#Fluglehorn

DougRNS 03-11-22 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22435687)
As you folks approach spring, we approach (for me) winter. I always think of the hot season here as winter, because it's uncomfortable to be outside. It gets confusing.
In other news, I have two herniated lumbar discs and a rotated left hip. Extended re-hab in the offing. It appears as if I can no longer blame sleeping in a bed for my low back issues. That activity decidedly exacerbates it. At 40, I would have no issue with all this re-hab; at 70 I wonder if it's worth the effort. They tell me it normally takes a year to correct it.

Dang, I am extremely sorry to hear this. Don't follow my example everything I did was wrong.

big john 03-11-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22435885)
PLus my company covers us for Jury Duty, and I think you're only eligible for the $15/day if you aren't being paid.

The one time I ended up on a panel (the case was plead out) I tried to get out of it based on financial hardship because I didn't get paid. Judge said "too bad".

Mojo31 03-11-22 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22435846)
Great ride with Lester!!!! I really like PHX, I could see myself living here.

sure, during the months of November thru April. Go back in July or August, and report back.

Mojo31 03-11-22 04:07 PM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8c5bf3a19.jpeg

big john 03-11-22 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22435902)
my goodness, the quality music Velo Vol is missing. Especially chuck Mangione.
#Fluglehorn

Power Station=Robert Palmer

rjones28 03-11-22 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22435911)
sure, during the months of November thru April. Go back in July or August, and report back.

We usually visit family in PHX during the off season. Hot.

big john 03-11-22 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22435867)
Kudos.

I would prefer Tucson because Mt Lemmon. Or Albuquerque because Sandia Crest.

Any good hillclimbs in PHX??

Tucson isn't quite as hot as Phoenix. It's also greener, has a lot more hills and a much smaller population. Mrs John has a sister there and I have a brother there.

Mojo31 03-11-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22435923)
Tucson isn't quite as hot as Phoenix. It's also greener, has a lot more hills and a much smaller population. Mrs John has a sister there and I have a brother there.

Higher elevation also.

bampilot06 03-11-22 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22435867)
Kudos.

I would prefer Tucson because Mt Lemmon. Or Albuquerque because Sandia Crest.

Any good hillclimbs in PHX??


There plenty, but we did not do any today. Cruised along the canals. It was amazing how little traffic there was, how clean the city was, and how quiet it was.

I know the summers get hot, but living in base and sun year round I think it might be worth the compromise. Wife wants florida. I don’t want to live in Miami, and the drive is too long for me to live in clear water.

Charlotte is still my first choice but she’s saying no. PHX would work.

Bah Humbug 03-11-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22434980)
As long as it's a pool with a bottom, I'm okay. Swimming in the bay or the ocean? I'd be well and truly scrood.

Lake? They have bottoms. Hard to see the line to keep straight though.

Also the ocean does have a bottom. Just also sharks.

Bah Humbug 03-11-22 04:44 PM

New plan is apparently just buy an extra house in CO. Because obvs.

big john 03-11-22 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22435937)
There plenty, but we did not do any today. Cruised along the canals. It was amazing how little traffic there was, how clean the city was, and how quiet it was.

I know the summers get hot, but living in base and sun year round I think it might be worth the compromise. Wife wants florida. I don’t want to live in Miami, and the drive is too long for me to live in clear water.

Charlotte is still my first choice but she’s saying no. PHX would work.

Why not Charlotte? Has she been there?

Bah Humbug 03-11-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22435687)
As you folks approach spring, we approach (for me) winter. I always think of the hot season here as winter, because it's uncomfortable to be outside. It gets confusing.
In other news, I have two herniated lumbar discs and a rotated left hip. Extended re-hab in the offing. It appears as if I can no longer blame sleeping in a bed for my low back issues. That activity decidedly exacerbates it. At 40, I would have no issue with all this re-hab; at 70 I wonder if it's worth the effort. They tell me it normally takes a year to correct it.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e5c92be23.jpeg

Mojo31 03-11-22 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22435939)
Lake? They have bottoms. Hard to see the line to keep straight though.

Also the ocean does have a bottom. Just also sharks.

How do you know there is a bottom if you can’t see it?

Mojo31 03-11-22 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22435948)

Humbug.

Bah Humbug 03-11-22 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22435950)
How do you know there is a bottom if you can’t see it?

Can walk on it sometimes when you can't even see it. Some of the IM courses you can walk the whole thing in the water, just not probably in the time limit.

datlas 03-11-22 05:05 PM

They are predicting enough of a storm tomorrow that I decided to put the Fit and the Saturn in the garage.

Whst was that about summer coming? Phooey.

genejockey 03-11-22 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22435948)

Sumer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
Growež sed
and blowež med
and springž že wde nu
Sing cuccu

Bah Humbug 03-11-22 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22435967)
Sumer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
Growež sed
and blowež med
and springž že wde nu
Sing cuccu

You just outgeeked me. :beer:

bampilot06 03-11-22 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22435946)
Why not Charlotte? Has she been there?


we lived there for 2 years. I was never home and she had to deal with the pregnancy all alone. So, she doesn’t like Charlotte.

big john 03-11-22 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22435975)
we lived there for 2 years. I was never home and she had to deal with the pregnancy all alone. So, she doesn’t like Charlotte.

I see.

datlas 03-11-22 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22435972)
You just outgeeked me. :beer:

Speaking of which, did you notice my Mandelbrot reference in the fractal vice posting? I was hoping someone would get it.

Bah Humbug 03-11-22 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22435985)
Speaking of which, did you notice my Mandelbrot reference in the fractal vice posting? I was hoping someone would get it.

I do know it, yes. Learned at about 8… :)

Trsnrtr 03-11-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22435955)
They are predicting enough of a storm tomorrow that I decided to put the Fit and the Saturn in the garage.

Whst was that about summer coming? Phooey.

Our overnight total ranged from 3” to 6” in our area. Now, the only wind is howling and temps are going to single digits by morning. Start to warm up on Sunday, hopefully. :rolleyes:

abshipp 03-11-22 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22434097)
If the code doesn't come back don't worry about it. Can you enter the code in your scan tool and see the "since code cleared" page? Or "last test passed/failed"?

With variable valve timing and chain tensioners there are lots of variables. Chain could be stretched and only fail the code test under certain conditions.

80K doesn't seem like a lot of miles for that engine. Was it a new crate engine from GM or was it rebuilt?

Oh, if the chain skipped a tooth it wouldn't run right,

I looked at my invoice and it doesn't say whether it was new or rebuilt. Total cost was about $7k if I remember correctly. Luckily all the work was done a mere 2 weeks from the end of factory warranty. Original engine had 42k on it when it was replaced.

I had the same pending code Tuesday morning which really worried me, but it hasn't returned since. Fingers crossed.

abshipp 03-11-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22435035)
I saw a film last night of a guy catching an 8’ plus catfish that weighed 230 pounds. When I lived in IL, the harbor master at our sailing club fished for catfish at the dam. He caught stuff that was too big to bring on the boat so he just drug them behind his boat, and then pull them up on the shore to clean. He caught 5 footers pretty regularly.

My folks grew up in Quincy IL on the Mississippi, at Lock and Dam #21. My grandfather always likes to talk about how maintenance divers at the dam would pretty regularly see gigantic catfish below it.

big john 03-11-22 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22436009)
I looked at my invoice and it doesn't say whether it was new or rebuilt. Total cost was about $7k if I remember correctly. Luckily all the work was done a mere 2 weeks from the end of factory warranty. Original engine had 42k on it when it was replaced.

I had a the same pending code Tuesday morning which really worried me, but it hasn't returned since. Fingers crossed.

Good luck!

abshipp 03-11-22 07:04 PM

On Tuesday I ceramic coated my Holdsworth at work. It requires a minimum 24hr cure time so since weather has been pretty wet this week I just left it at the shop until today. I cleaned everything and reassembled it and it feels like an almost brand new bike :). The ceramic coating is wild, it makes the paint feel incredibly smooth and visually it looks like another clear coat was applied. Covers up small scratches and for my bike I feel like it deepened all the colors plus made them more vibrant.

Also have a new Praxis crank and BB on the way :bday: I really wanted the Zayante-S but they were out of stock in everything but a 48/32. Ended up with an Alba with 52/36 chainrings in 175mm. I almost bought an R8000 crank in 50/34 that we had at the shop but in thinking about my power meter options the most affordable ones would require me to send the left arm out for a month or so, plus aesthetically I'm not the biggest fan of that crank. The Praxis option was significantly cheaper and it will give me a good option for adding a power meter in the future without any downtime. It also looks really cool.

Should be here next friday!


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