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datlas 05-02-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492379)
Did you look westward to the Great State of Tennessee, like Moses looking to the promised land from Mount Nebo?


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...849de94d61.png

Uh, no. Maybe next time.

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492527)
As you know, gearing is very personal. I am a convert to compact gearing, and am running 50/34 and 11-28 on the Habanero.

I was a fool in my 20s and ran 53/42 and 13-21. I shudder today at the idea of going up a 15% climb in a 42 x 21 but somehow did it BITD.

Because Serious Cyclist!

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492509)

That idea was a little too close for comfort.

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22492510)
fify

Thank you.

datlas 05-02-22 02:34 PM

I took a screenshot of my stats at the top of the climb today. Over 200 feet of climbing per mile is a benchmark I can get behind.


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Bah Humbug 05-02-22 02:35 PM

I just answered a call from a 512 number thinking it was one of the repair people. Turns out it was a cold call hoping Id list my house with them.

Of note, the only person here who knows were really leaving is the woman who will get the listing, when that time comes. :wtf:

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22492545)
I just answered a call from a 512 number thinking it was one of the repair people. Turns out it was a cold call hoping Id list my house with them.

Of note, the only person here who knows were really leaving is the woman who will get the listing, when that time comes. :wtf:

When? Where? Do you have a large back yard?

I know somebody who might be interested if within the next couple months.

Bah Humbug 05-02-22 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22492563)
When? Where? Do you have a large back yard?

I know somebody who might be interested if within the next couple months.

Small back yard, and not until next year. Well be keeping this one until AG firmly doesnt want to come back for periods to work with her team in person.

I think thatll be sooner than she does, but know better than to say that. In any case, the sale is some time off. First she has to start new job, then we can start seriously looking in FoCo, then set up there, then officially move and sell.

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22492582)
Small back yard, and not until next year. We’ll be keeping this one until AG firmly doesn’t want to come back for periods to work with her team in person.

I think that’ll be sooner than she does, but know better than to say that. In any case, the sale is some time off. First she has to start new job, then we can start seriously looking in FoCo, then set up there, then officially move and sell.

Gotcha.

Don't forget the rule that we leave the place in no worse condition than we found it, so no enticing Vols to move here. Got it?

:D

genejockey 05-02-22 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492527)
As you know, gearing is very personal. I am a convert to compact gearing, and am running 50/34 and 11-28 on the Habanero.

I was a fool in my 20s and ran 53/42 and 13-21. I shudder today at the idea of going up a 15% climb in a 42 x 21 but somehow did it BITD.

I didn't ride in my 20s, or most of my 30s, but I used to go everywhere with 53/39 x 12-25. I mean everywhere, even some climbs I haven't done in the last 10 years. When I was almost 50, I got the Bianchi with a 50/34 and 12-25, which became my mountain goat. Then two years ago, the Canyon with 52/36 x 11-34.

What I don't like about 50/34 is how often I have to shift the front, because it seems like the crossover is in the speed zone where I mostly ride. With the 52/36, it's a lot less often, maybe just a bit more than with 53/39.

I have 52/42 on a couple of my C&V bikes, which is only tolerable with a 13-26 cluster.

genejockey 05-02-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22492590)
Gotcha.

Don't forget the rule that we leave the place in no worse condition than we found it, so no enticing Vols to move here. Got it?

:D

I thought the rule was to toss in a lit match as you leave and get the hell out of there fast? F*** 'em if they can't take a joke.

genejockey 05-02-22 03:30 PM

Oh, hey! Top of the leaderboard! Everyone else musta been sick or travelling.

Mojo31 05-02-22 05:47 PM

Non-PAOTD

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bampilot06 05-02-22 06:27 PM

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Freshly cleaned. scrubbed each spoke, scrubbed the rims (not the brake area).

Threw 28s on it. Looks like on the rear I could put a 32. The front would be tight but I still have some space.


Put a more aggressive stem on it and dropped it another 5mm. Stem length is 100 (thanks whyfi), but I want to go longer. With the longer stem I will prolly bump it back up 5mm.


First things first is replacing the stem on the cervelo. That has a 120mm and I would like to go 130mm plus some more drop than 6 degrees. I would then throw the 120 onto the ritchey.

abshipp 05-02-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492331)
I had a good ride today. Rode from Asheville up to Mt Mitchell and back. It was fun, and not too flat!

Kudos!

Nearby Mt. Mitchell is something I'd like to climb this year.

Or really any rides involving the Parkway.

rjones28 05-02-22 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492029)
I pronounce "tyre" correctly.

You don't spell it correctly.

Mojo31 05-02-22 06:39 PM

Unfamiliar with manual transmission. 😆

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c90546e8a7.jpg


https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a3...UaVv8n_oHZqs8I

Velo Vol 05-02-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22492630)
Everyone else musta been sick or travelling.

Nope, though I did venture into Roane County yesterday. #Quasi-Travel

If I had strava'd I would have added three miles to the running leaderboard this eve.

abshipp 05-02-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22492412)
Nice looking bike! The black R8000 kit works with Ti. This week I'm going to spend the evenings tearing down/building up the Litespeed with R8000. For now, I'm sticking with the 7410 crank. I'm planning to get an R8000 one, but I haven't decided between 52/36 and 53/39. SO I'm going to see how I like 53/39 x 11-32, compared to the 52/36 x 11-34 on the Canyon.

Next change I want to make to the Holdsworth is R7000 shift levers. The 5800 on there work perfectly (thanks again Bah Humbug ) but everything else is R7000. No real reason to change other than having a matching groupset, but I think it would be worth it. The 11 speed Shimano just shifts so well I can't imagine wanting anything more. I have had the opportunity to play around with some 12s Ultegra though...the front shifting feels almost telepathic. So fast.

Oh, I also recently went from 48/34 x 11/32 to 52/36 x 11/32. It is a bit harder when things get steep and muscle memory is still adapting to shifting two cogs in the back per chainring change vs one, but the overall drivetrain feels smoother.

Velo Vol 05-02-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22492843)
Nearby Mt. Mitchell is something I'd like to climb this year.

Or really any rides involving the Parkway.

Same.

DougRNS 05-02-22 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492331)
I had a good ride today. Rode from Asheville up to Mt Mitchell and back. It was fun, and not too flat!

were you ascared on the way up (at ~5000 ft to the top) with the view on the left side of the road? I'm a little afraid of heights and I found it scary. It's a long way down!

rjones28 05-02-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22492851)

And freshly detailed. That always makes a car kind of squirrelly. :innocent:

Velo Vol 05-02-22 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22492872)
were you ascared on the way up (at ~5000 ft to the top) with the view on the left side of the road? I'm a little afraid of heights and I found it scary. It's a long way down!

wut

abshipp 05-02-22 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22492875)
And freshly detailed. That always makes a car kind of squirrelly. :innocent:

I'm always super careful pulling out of a car wash or a gas station after filling up.

No time is a good one to be in a car wreck, but in a clean car or with a full tank of gas would just make it that much worse.

bampilot06 05-02-22 07:03 PM

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some pictures from the race.


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