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LAJ 04-30-22 01:52 PM

Nearest weather station to the TT this morning. So stupid. If I wasn't there already, I would have packed it in. 45 deep rims on the TT bike, and it still made it an adventure I would just as soon never do again. Gusts in the 40's. Cross tail, then cross head.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1d2b2fe60.jpeg

bampilot06 04-30-22 01:54 PM

I meant the brake rub was unpredictable, not the bike handling.

LAJ 04-30-22 01:56 PM

My truck was clean until I opened the door. You couldn't do one thing without taking the wind into account. One door at a time open. Don't set anything down unless it weighed 5 pounds, stuff like that. I sprayed glue on my number, thought it was secure... Good thing my number had glue, because it stuck to my truck the minute I looked away. Who knows where it would have ended up otherwise.

LesterOfPuppets 04-30-22 02:41 PM

Rack install of the day. After 20 fooling around with too-small p-clamps, decided to put the rails in the bench vise and put 90° bends in 'em.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fa33085e7c.jpg

rjones28 04-30-22 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22490327)
Nearest weather station to the TT this morning. So stupid. If I wasn't there already, I would have packed it in. 45 deep rims on the TT bike, and it still made it an adventure I would just as soon never do again. Gusts in the 40's. Cross tail, then cross head.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1d2b2fe60.jpeg

Oh boy.

Mojo31 04-30-22 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22490327)
Nearest weather station to the TT this morning. So stupid. If I wasn't there already, I would have packed it in. 45 deep rims on the TT bike, and it still made it an adventure I would just as soon never do again. Gusts in the 40's. Cross tail, then cross head.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1d2b2fe60.jpeg

Where’s Velo? He’d know how to address that.

Velo Vol 04-30-22 02:52 PM

Where am I?


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...10fdbf4da.jpeg
Real UT

MoAlpha 04-30-22 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22490327)
Nearest weather station to the TT this morning. So stupid. If I wasn't there already, I would have packed it in. 45 deep rims on the TT bike, and it still made it an adventure I would just as soon never do again. Gusts in the 40's. Cross tail, then cross head.

Totally badass.

When you rent a car in Iceland, they warn you not to open the doors with the wind astern.

Velo Vol 04-30-22 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22490327)
Nearest weather station to the TT this morning.

Were you at Pawnee National Grassland?

Incidentally, how often do they mow the grass there?


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...da390562fb.png

LesterOfPuppets 04-30-22 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22490380)
Totally badass.

When you rent a car in Iceland, they warn you not to open the doors with the wind astern.

Well Sven, we got another return with no front doors :)


I dunno if there are Svens in Iceland, but went with it anyways.

datlas 04-30-22 03:53 PM

Went for a walk and noticed this interesting mural/graffiti.

Warning! Cycling content.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3caea7786.jpeg

gnome 04-30-22 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22489892)
How does the velomobile handle in the wind?

It handles wind very well. Nice and stable.

DougRNS 04-30-22 04:19 PM

Dealing with intestinal distress. Antibiotics prescribed today for 7 days. SMH

LAJ 04-30-22 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22490399)
Were you at Pawnee National Grassland?

Incidentally, how often do they mow the grass there?


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...da390562fb.png

5 miles from the Wyoming border. We do an out and back along the frontage road of I-25. It's called the Frostbite TT, because it's usually at the beginning of March. It got snowed out... Go figure.

I think they use buffalo to mow the grass, or something.

big john 04-30-22 05:12 PM

I was thinking of doing a solo climbing ride and club #2 was going in the direction I wanted to go. Figured I could start with them but ended up turning around with them and riding most of the way back until I turned off and did a little more climbing. Pretty good day. It's fun going fast in a group for miles.

ls01 04-30-22 05:14 PM

Good news! My spokes came today!
Bad news I snapped a nipple off flush to the Rim, FML! 2 weeks for a 7mm reverse tap to get here so I can clear out the old nipple. I was so close! Damnit.

ls01 04-30-22 05:14 PM

And my neck/shoulder is still killing me.

Velo Vol 04-30-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22490227)
Made it to Asheville NC. We had a quick Indian lunch downtown and are settling in. Prolly won’t ride until tomorrow.

How long are you there for?

If you have another day, you really head south on the BRP (cycling or driving). The section between Mount Pisgah and Waterrock Knob is very scenic (Velo Vol approved). The climb up 215 from the valley (north side) to the BRP is great.

Velo Vol 04-30-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22490440)
Dealing with intestinal distress.

Be more specific. Maybe we can help.

Velo Vol 04-30-22 05:29 PM

Little Brother


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9b93cbca05.png

big john 04-30-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22490473)
And my neck/shoulder is still killing me.

When I've had those "pinched nerve" type pains they take a few days to go away. Heat helps but doesn't fix it.

rjones28 04-30-22 05:57 PM

Brought the mower out of hibernation today.

Velo Vol 04-30-22 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22490498)
Brought the mower out of hibernation today.

Your two months of summer is right around the corner.

big john 04-30-22 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22490498)
Brought the mower out of hibernation today.

My neighbor handed me his weed whacker over the fence yesterday. I think he's trying to tell me something.

LesterOfPuppets 04-30-22 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22490519)
My neighbor handed me his weed whacker over the fence yesterday. I think he's trying to tell me something.

https://doyouremember.com/wp-content...ghbor.jpg.webp


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