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datlas 08-29-21 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22206292)
Sub five hours?
Kudos anyway.

Too hilly for that. Sub 6 hours, though.

seedsbelize 08-29-21 04:55 PM

Again, today I had a ride planned. The wife got home from a week long trip to Belize, yesterday afternoon. We passed the entire morning in a bull session. Neither of us was wearing cotton Dockers. I'll try again tomorrow.
September is here. The March of the quasi-North. So ready for it to be over, but it won't be for one more month, and change.
After that, you'll see. You'll ALL see!

big john 08-29-21 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22206230)
As I neared home, about 3 miles out, I was passed on a little short climb by a guy on an Ebike. Half a mile later, there he was on the side of the road, obviously having some problem. I confess to smiling a bit inside.

I rode by myself yesterday. I was crossing a valley which is very popular with cyclists and a guy on an e-bike passed me. After a couple miles he was still in sight and the road tilted down a bit so I went after him. He had a rear rack and a duffel and a strap was hanging down into the rear wheel.

When I pulled up alongside him he was so startled I thought he might fall off. I warned him about the strap and he stopped to fix it. Shortly after that there was a slight uphill and he caught me easily and thanked me profusely I guess he hasn't received a lot of love from the local roadies.

Today I went to the bike path north of here. I usually don't go there on weekends I was extra careful as there were knuckleheads about. I also saw some of those huge fat tired e-bikes. It looks strange to see a 100 pound girl on a gigantic fat bike. Reminds me of when I saw a lady pushing her e-fat on the bike path looking for a place she could get the thing rolling.

indyfabz 08-29-21 05:45 PM

Broke a spoke with about 17 miles left in my 50+ mile ride. It broke in the middle, suggesting debris was the cause. I cannot remember breaking a spoke during this millennium.

Bah Humbug 08-29-21 06:08 PM

Maybe I should move in with the Bills until the Giants figure their ish out.

2manybikes 08-29-21 06:13 PM

[QUOTE=rjones28;22205720]No ladder required. 10 foot pole gets most of it.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a8baf55008.png[/Q

IF one bad app[e does not ruin the whole bunch, is that where " I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole" came from?

2manybikes 08-29-21 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22206304)
Again, today I had a ride planned. The wife got home from a week long trip to Belize, yesterday afternoon. We passed the entire morning in a bull session. Neither of us was wearing cotton Dockers. I'll try again tomorrow.
September is here. The March of the quasi-North. So ready for it to be over, but it won't be for one more month, and change.
After that, you'll see. You'll ALL see!

.We'll rue the day

2manybikes 08-29-21 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22206350)
Broke a spoke with about 17 miles left in my 50+ mile ride. It broke in the middle, suggesting debris was the cause. I cannot remember breaking a spoke during this millennium.

You remember the last millennium?

2manybikes 08-29-21 06:22 PM

Just waiting for the Imitrex to start working.

LesterOfPuppets 08-29-21 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 22206386)
You remember the last millennium?

20 years ago. Seems like yesterday

2manybikes 08-29-21 06:25 PM

And for the dog to stop sleeping on the edge of the keyboard.

LesterOfPuppets 08-29-21 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22206368)
Maybe I should move in with the Bills until the Giants figure their ish out.

Josh Allen all the way!!! This could be the Bills' season.

Sports books are ranking Seattle higher than I expected for a Superbowl win.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f6a1dd33bf.png

2manybikes 08-29-21 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22206391)
20 years ago. Seems like yesterday

:thumb:

genejockey 08-29-21 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 22206386)
You remember the last millennium?

I do, but not all of it.

I, too, have not broken a spoke this millennium. Probably jinxed it now.

Velo Vol 08-29-21 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22206295)
You just have a very narrow range in tastes.

I just heard this "new" song on Music Through the Night last night. Pretty good, eh?


LesterOfPuppets 08-29-21 06:38 PM

Flower songs? Sweet!


genejockey 08-29-21 06:38 PM

Back when I was obsessed with the Shimano Sante groupset, I found a Schwinn Circuit, 22" frame. It's small for me, but I added a longer seatpost and stem, and Highway One bar in 44cm to replace the Cinelli Giro d'Italia in 40 cm. It works. The bar is a bit low, but I can ride it comfortably - even took it for a 65 mile jaunt back in July!

But I've wished I could get one the next size up. Problem is, they're hen's teeth. I haven't seen one. Till today - on Ebay. 23" frame. 1989, like mine. Original components mostly intact. Seller's asking $800, plus another $200 to ship. That's more than twice what I paid for mine, AND I got ALL the original components. :(

I think I'll wait a couple months and see if he sells it. If not, I'll lowball him.

Velo Vol 08-29-21 06:39 PM

Some real KOM potential.


LesterOfPuppets 08-29-21 06:40 PM


rjones28 08-29-21 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22206261)
I like music. KCB starts Tuesday. :bday:


Velo Vol 08-29-21 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22206394)
Josh Allen all the way!!! This could be the Bills' season.

Sports books are ranking Seattle higher than I expected for a Superbowl win.

Looks like Washington Football Team will be in the middle of the NFC East race!

genejockey 08-29-21 06:44 PM

Strava has a feature where they show you matched rides you've done on the same route, and tells you whether you're faster or slower than average. Today's ride was the same route as one I did back in May. I gotta say, as someone who spends a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to present data, I think Strava may be somewhat exaggerating a 24 second difference over 3 1/2 hours.....
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...74859b15bf.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 08-29-21 06:44 PM


Jadesfire 08-29-21 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22206416)

I don't recommend it.

Velo Vol 08-29-21 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22206211)
I am suitably crushed.

If you could eliminate all the recreational/Fred riders it would be cool cruising through the city with no traffic.



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