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WhyFi 11-23-21 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22317999)
I know - that's why I ride.

Well, half of the reason, at least. The other half would be my love of donuts.

genejockey 11-23-21 03:21 PM

I'm finding myself in a quandary. At the moment I don't feel any interest in acquiring another bike. There's nothing that really piques my interest, and I'm already feeling like I have too many bikes. I'm not sure what another one would add, whereas for all the other ones I know what they added. Which leaves me feeling like I have the option of spending a bit of coin on something else bike related. At the extreme end of the scale would be a pair of the Favero Assioma power pedals, because I could swap them from bike to bike and they'd be useful for outdoor training come Spring. Or a nice new wheelset for the Ritchey, because I may NEVER get around to rebuilding wheels on those old hubs. Or upgrading the Bianchi to 11 speed Centaur from 10 speed Veloce - or maybe the Battaglin, but I'd hate to give up those sweet Chorus ergos, and right now it works. Or a new computer rig for Zwifting. Or maybe a used wheel-off Smart trainer.

Decisions, decisions.

genejockey 11-23-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22317999)
I know - that's why I ride. But I've done that today and don't want to shower again.

Well, there's always booze. ;)

At this point on Facebook, I generally insert the meme of that cute little girl saying, "Why not both?"

Generally, I just do a plain water shower after riding, rather than soaping up. Just rinse the sweat off. I even have a second bath towel hanging up for that very purpose. It's faster than a full shower!

genejockey 11-23-21 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22317999)

Well, there's always booze. ;)

That's the spirit(s)!!

Trsnrtr 11-23-21 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22317994)
I find when I'm getting wound up that an hour on the bike works wonders, even indoors, especially if I really hammer.

I had the opposite today. I rode with a small group and got sucked in to saying things that I wish I wouldn’t have. Now, I’m sitting here feeling bad because these guys are old friends but damn, a couple are idiots.

MoAlpha 11-23-21 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22317980)
One of the most infuriating things about our current situation is the abandonment of reason and empirical observation as a method for determining truth, in favor of paranoia and wishful thinking. And for what? I guess there's some emotional reward in thinking you are special because you know The Truth They're Trying To Hide, but people aren't even bothering to evaluate the nonsense they're swallowing while rejecting the objectively verifiable. And then they think THEY are the skeptics!!! It's possible we're too stupid collectively to survive.

It has happened before, as in the wholesale abandonment of Classical empiricism for a thousand years during the Middle Ages in Europe. People dont like facts that clash with belief and “higher truth.”

MoAlpha 11-23-21 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22318021)
I had the opposite today. I rode with a small group and got sucked in to saying things that I wish I wouldn’t have. Now, I’m sitting here feeling bad because these guys are old friends but damn, a couple are idiots.

Awww, that sucks and everyone does it occasionally. I’ll bet they’re okay.

genejockey 11-23-21 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22318025)
It has happened before, as in the wholesale abandonment of Classical empiricism for a thousand years during the Middle Ages in Europe. People dont like facts that clash with belief and “higher truth.”

Yeah, but belief in sheep dip over vaccination?

genejockey 11-23-21 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22318021)
I had the opposite today. I rode with a small group and got sucked in to saying things that I wish I wouldn’t have. Now, I’m sitting here feeling bad because these guys are old friends but damn, a couple are idiots.

I suppose this is the upside of being a misanthrope.

Trsnrtr 11-23-21 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22318041)
I suppose this is the upside of being a misanthrope.

Is there a vaccine for that? :foo:

genejockey 11-23-21 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22318060)
Is there a vaccine for that? :foo:

You mean, to BECOME a misanthrope? Dunno. I think I got it from my Mom. She did not suffer fools gladly.

Trsnrtr 11-23-21 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22318107)
You mean, to BECOME a misanthrope? Dunno. I think I got it from my Mom. She did not suffer fools gladly.

No, I mean to stop acting out as one . :D

I work very hard at keeping my mouth shut but sometimes I fail and then feel bad about it. ;)

Velo Vol 11-23-21 04:53 PM

Winter mowing activity completed.

Mojo31 11-23-21 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22318112)
No, I mean to stop acting out as one . :D

I work very hard at keeping my mouth shut but sometimes I fail and then feel bad about it. ;)

You're at the age where if it comes up again, you can simply deny any recollection of having said anything. Your friends probably won't remember it tomorrow anyway. :thumb:

abshipp 11-23-21 05:47 PM

I had forgotten how much harder it is to ride wearing thermal tights. Felt like riding through sand all day.

Trsnrtr 11-23-21 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22318168)
You're at the age where if it comes up again, you can simply deny any recollection of having said anything. Your friends probably won't remember it tomorrow anyway. :thumb:

Remember what? :foo:

big john 11-23-21 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22317943)
True and there are other examples from anthropology where the apparent urge to be different had terrible costs. I’m glad I’m on the side that doesn’t have to reject rationality entirely.

Ever read "The Painted Bird" by Jerzey Kozinski?

datlas 11-23-21 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22318175)
Ever read "The Painted Bird" by Jerzey Kozinski?

Very disturbing. Also controversial as it’s been described as semi-autobiographical but also been called a work of plagiarism.

big john 11-23-21 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22318180)
Very disturbing. Also controversial as it’s been described as semi-autobiographical but also been called a work of plagiarism.

I had not heard those things but it was decades ago when I read it.

big john 11-23-21 06:09 PM

5 of us had a nice 50 mile ride today with 2 snack stops. The e-bike couple says they did not turn on their motors at all but there were no big climbs and only 2K feet overall. There were some headwinds but we stayed together for those. I did not hear the motors whining and they later confirmed this.

indyfabz 11-23-21 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22318169)
I had forgotten how much harder it is to ride wearing thermal tights. Felt like riding through sand all day.

IKR. I bought a pair many years ago and hated them from the start.

rjones28 11-23-21 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22317773)
One foot for the whip and two hands for the breaker bar attached to the cassette tool.

That, or have your wife do it. :thumb:

I was headed to the bike shop to do some bookkeeping, so I took the wheel with me. I had my co-worker loosen it up for me. He does not have wimpy roadie arms and he said it was tough.

rjones28 11-23-21 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22317798)
Ugh, the covid bomb is blowing up in front of my eyes. Again. There is a couple in their 70's that we take care of, they refused to get the vaccine. Of course they now BOTH have covid, the husband is at home but sick, while his wife is very sick and in the hospital.

Sad.

:(

rjones28 11-23-21 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22317805)
My favorite trick for a stuck freewheel is to put the removal took in a vice, and turn the wheel to get it loose. Does NOT work for cassettes, obv.

This is SOP at the shop, stuck or not.

rjones28 11-23-21 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22317869)
Would the sleeves of small Rapha jerseys flap in the wind if you were to wear one?

Maybe


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