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LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 06:26 PM

A couple of ships from the first group through the Soo this season unloading their taconite in Gary.

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...PA&oe=624AB09A

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 06:35 PM

And in other off-season CX news. Yeow, get a load of those cantis with the U-brake style spring adjusters!!! Those pointy bits might suck a little in one or two crash scenarios tho.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...XA&oe=624AEADF

seedsbelize2 03-31-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22457525)
Oh lort hep me! I'm @ the kia dealership wrecking financial future. 1st New car purchase eva!


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22457620)
And in other off-season CX news. Yeow, get a load of those cantis with the U-brake style spring adjusters!!! Those pointy bits might suck a little in one or two crash scenarios tho.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...XA&oe=624AEADF

A hair too shiny for my tastes
Edit: I only quoted Lester. Honest!

seedsbelize2 03-31-22 06:49 PM

A cool 87A after the sun set. We still have a mask mandate here in Yucatán, and I was wearing an N95 walking the streets of Merida this afternoon, at 105°.

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22457303)
Fort Collins just got another step closer.

Gonna move by June 4th? Weld County Grinder is that day. 66 miles, but only about half is gravel.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38376012

I don't think this pic is on the route, but it's in the Grasslands that the WCG goes through.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...SQ&oe=624BC05E

genejockey 03-31-22 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22457575)
Watch out for the Ben Franklin close, and tell the finance guy to kiss your arse on the upsell warranties, window etching, etc.

(I'm assuming that was actually directed at ls01's trip to the dealership)

When I bought my SECOND new car, I took along the Not-Yet-Mrs. GeneJockey. After I got the salesman to admit that the car in the ad had NOT, in fact, been sold, and agreed to buy it at the ad price, the Not-Yet-Mrs. GeneJockey demolished the Finance Lady, who was trying to sell us on the Extended Warranty by sweetly stating, "Well, we think Volkswagen makes pretty good cars, so we don't think we'll need that."

If looks could kill.....

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 08:07 PM

I wonder if I'm light enough to ride a frame that light

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...pw&oe=624AF296

LAJ 03-31-22 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22457561)
Sad event this evening. I was leaving work and walking to the Saturn. As I was about to get in, I saw two deer running across the parking lot about 10 feet in front of me. They were spooked. They turned and ran across the next building’s lot and then into 30 MPH traffic. One got hit by a car with a loud hollow noise, the other avoided the car and ran off. I walked over to the side of the road where the deer was lying. Dead. It was about 100 feet away from me, close enough to see everything as it happened. The motorist did not stop.

Poor Bambi. At least she did not suffer, she died pretty much instantly.

That sucks. I know there's not a lot of love lost for deer in some parts of the country, but it still sucks.

big john 03-31-22 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22457686)
I wonder if I'm light enough to ride a frame that light

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...pw&oe=624AF296

Is that 600 grams?

LAJ 03-31-22 09:02 PM

Well, I got two of these... Panaracer GravelKing SS + Plus ProTite 700x28 Semi-Slick Tire

Last time I raced Boulder Roubaix, I thought I needed to be fast on the road and the gravel would just be survival. I was wrong... The road was slow, the gravel was like a crit. At midnight. I hope these help a bit.

LAJ 03-31-22 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22457686)
I wonder if I'm light enough to ride a frame that light

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...pw&oe=624AF296

I think so. Heck, my lunker butt rolls a 780 gram frame. That one looks robust for its weight.

ls01 04-01-22 03:44 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22457525)
Oh lort hep me! I'm @ the kia dealership wrecking financial future. 1st New car purchase eva!


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22457627)
A hair too shiny for my tastes
Edit: I only quoted Lester. Honest!

weird isn't it? The site does that to me occasionally.

ls01 04-01-22 03:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22457575)
Watch out for the Ben Franklin close, and tell the finance guy to kiss your arse on the upsell warranties, window etching, etc.

Yep, the warranty it comes with is pretty darn good. Even comes with 2 or 3 years of road service.

ls01 04-01-22 03:52 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8bc4306a47.jpg
Shiney and new!

phrantic09 04-01-22 04:03 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22457732)
Well, I got two of these... Panaracer GravelKing SS + Plus ProTite 700x28 Semi-Slick Tire

Last time I raced Boulder Roubaix, I thought I needed to be fast on the road and the gravel would just be survival. I was wrong... The road was slow, the gravel was like a crit. At midnight. I hope these help a bit.

We have a race here in a few weeks that’s 50/50 dirt and road. I did it last year on 28s and it was fine. I’m thinking this year I may try something a little wider, it may save some of the beating that wears you out around like 70

phrantic09 04-01-22 04:04 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22457857)

nice color

indyfabz 04-01-22 04:18 AM

I was an April fool.

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Bah Humbug 04-01-22 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22457662)
Gonna move by June 4th? Weld County Grinder is that day. 66 miles, but only about half is gravel.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38376012

I don't think this pic is on the route, but it's in the Grasslands that the WCG goes through.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...SQ&oe=624BC05E

No. AG did sign up for a gravel tri in Steamboat at some point, though.

Bah Humbug 04-01-22 04:24 AM

Correctly guessed which of several options it was.

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datlas 04-01-22 05:40 AM

lplo

Is this an April fool's joke?

datlas 04-01-22 05:41 AM

Some of my friends are plotting an early season century ride out to Lancaster and back for tomorrow. I think I will give it a try.

datlas 04-01-22 05:42 AM

I should have had today's Wordle in 2 but ended up with 3. Not too shabby and still batting 1000. :bday:

datlas 04-01-22 05:42 AM

Stream of consciousness posting continues. Where is Velo Vol ??

Trsnrtr 04-01-22 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22457913)
Stream of consciousness posting continues. Where is Velo Vol ??

Twitter

Mojo31 04-01-22 06:44 AM

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WhyFi 04-01-22 06:48 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22457857)

:bday:

I'd really like an EV6, not sure how soon that's gonna happen, though.

seedsbelize2 04-01-22 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22457857)

When I was a ute, new cars got parked, sideways, in the yard or the driveway, on the weekend, to make sure everyone knew.

phrantic09 04-01-22 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22457965)
:bday:

I'd really like an EV6, not sure how soon that's gonna happen, though.

Same.

Or give me an Outback EV and I’m all in.

Mojo31 04-01-22 07:19 AM

I also recall that you drove around with the sticker on the window for several weeks.

LAJ 04-01-22 07:35 AM

Average is better than a fail.

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