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phrantic09 01-06-22 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22364171)
So this morning before I set out on my epic adventure I had a conversation with my wife.

7:30 am
Wife: I am taking the child to the library at 10, I know you wonít be back by then.

Me: Sounds good. Will see you when you get back.


Pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal

9:50 am.

Ring ring ring ring RING!!!!!!!!!

Me: Hello

Wife: Where the hell are you?

Me: (perplexed). On my bike.

Wife: I thought you were going to the library with us.

Me: No, you said you were going alone.

Wife: what time will you be done.

Me: I donít know 10:30 ish.

Wife: Unbelievable, I canít believe you.

Me: What time are you coming back from the library

Wife: We are leaving at 11:15

Me: Whatís the problem.
Crickets.


It was an exciting morning.

Just trade her in

genejockey 01-06-22 03:49 PM

As I wait for the bits to complete the interim build on the Litespeed (saddle and seatpost), I thought I'd start looking at the parts I'll need for the final build. I figured I'd go with 11 speed Ultegra, so I started looking at 6800 and r8000 bits on Ebay. I see lots of them at varying price levels, so my expectation is there will still be plenty come March, when I'm expecting the annual bonus. But I find myself fighting FOMO, even on things there's no shortage of.

It's possible I'm an idiot.

datlas 01-06-22 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22364203)
What's more perplexing is that it took him 2 hours and 20 minutes to turn 7 revolutions.

I heard low cadence is a thing. :innocent:

Velo Vol 01-06-22 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364201)
I feel sorry for you - why?

My uncle lives in Kingston, ON. We went up there a few times, and while summering there, made USA shopping runs.

phrantic09 01-06-22 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364210)
My uncle lives in Kingston, ON. We went up there a few times, and while summering there, made USA shopping runs.

I visited Kingston many many times via ferry between the ages of 19 and 21.

gnome 01-06-22 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22363890)
Anyone following the Djokovic story?

Poor fella is being treated like a prisoner in a dirty hotel. Even had his phone taken away from him for 3 hours when he entered Australia. The horrors. Novak Djokovic being 'treated like a prisoner' by Australian authorities, according to his mother (msn.com)

the poor little sook. he should just man up and get the damn jab.

Velo Vol 01-06-22 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22364206)
ouch. that looks expensive, like really, really expensive to fix. No more boat swag for you.

Sell the house and move to a boat.

genejockey 01-06-22 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22364200)
"Canned hunts"? I like it. Kinda like sticking a pheasant in a bush and driving Dick Chaney there so he can get out of the car and shoot it, along with anyone who happens to be standing there.

Yeah. For some of those 'hunts' you pre-select the animal you'll 'hunt' for the trophy of its antlers. Worth noting that the clubs that keep hunting records do NOT include those.

genejockey 01-06-22 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22364209)
I heard low cadence is a thing. :innocent:

So slow your cadence sensor turns itself off between pedal strokes.

Velo Vol 01-06-22 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364212)
I visited Kingston many many times via ferry between the ages of 19 and 21.

We crossed one time via ferry. It must have been more expensive than driving up river to the bridge.

Mojo31 01-06-22 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22364206)
ouch. that looks expensive, like really, really expensive to fix. No more boat swag for you.

He can live on the boat, so I'd just sell the house as a "fix'r'upper."

VV beat me to it.

phrantic09 01-06-22 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364222)
We crossed one time via ferry. It must have been more expensive than driving up river to the bridge.

Probably, the bridges were essentially free. I walked across the US side bridge once, the way the deck bounced when a truck went by was unbelievable.

Mojo31 01-06-22 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22364209)
I heard low cadence is a thing. :innocent:

I wonder if it's like slow weight training.

Mojo31 01-06-22 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364225)
Probably, the bridges were essentially free. I walked across the US side bridge once, the way the deck bounced when a truck went by was unbelievable.

There is a overpass bridge close to our house that when you are stopped on it you can feel the flex from other traffic. It's kind of eerie feeling.

Not as eerie as feeling the sway in the STL Arch on a windy day though.

phrantic09 01-06-22 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22364230)
There is a overpass bridge close to our house that when you are stopped on it you can feel the flex from other traffic. It's kind of eerie feeling.

Not as eerie as feeling the sway in the STL Arch on a windy day though.


this is the bridge:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...98984076a.jpeg

genejockey 01-06-22 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22364230)
There is a overpass bridge close to our house that when you are stopped on it you can feel the flex from other traffic. It's kind of eerie feeling.

Not as eerie as feeling the sway in the STL Arch on a windy day though.

Back in 1987, for the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, they closed it to traffic and allowed people to walk on it. Over 300,000 showed up, and their combined weight caused a noticeable, though apparently not dangerous, sag.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...44d266f779.png

WhyFi 01-06-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364207)
Just trade her in

How's the secondary market faring in times of COVID?

Mojo31 01-06-22 04:15 PM

Big bridge.

Mojo31 01-06-22 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22364241)
How's the secondary market faring in times of COVID?

I'm sure it depends on looks and baggage, just like always.

datlas 01-06-22 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22364171)
So this morning before I set out on my epic adventure I had a conversation with my wife.

7:30 am
Wife: I am taking the child to the library at 10, I know you wonít be back by then.

Me: Sounds good. Will see you when you get back.


Pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal

9:50 am.

Ring ring ring ring RING!!!!!!!!!

Me: Hello

Wife: Where the hell are you?

Me: (perplexed). On my bike.

Wife: I thought you were going to the library with us.

Me: No, you said you were going alone.

Wife: what time will you be done.

Me: I donít know 10:30 ish.

Wife: Unbelievable, I canít believe you.

Me: What time are you coming back from the library

Wife: We are leaving at 11:15

Me: Whatís the problem.
Crickets.


It was an exciting morning.

Did you buy her flowers? Do it now. Youíre welcome.

#happywifehappylife

datlas 01-06-22 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364208)
As I wait for the bits to complete the interim build on the Litespeed (saddle and seatpost), I thought I'd start looking at the parts I'll need for the final build. I figured I'd go with 11 speed Ultegra, so I started looking at 6800 and r8000 bits on Ebay. I see lots of them at varying price levels, so my expectation is there will still be plenty come March, when I'm expecting the annual bonus. But I find myself fighting FOMO, even on things there's no shortage of.

It's certain I'm an idiot.

fixed

genejockey 01-06-22 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22364267)
fixed

Thank you, thank you. It's these little unsolicited testimonials that keep me going.

big john 01-06-22 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364285)
Thank you, thank you. It's these little unsolicited testimonials that keep me going.

They say the first step in dealing with a problem is admitting you have a problem.

genejockey 01-06-22 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22364324)
They say the first step in dealing with a problem is admitting you have a problem.

"A" problem? I've got TWO problems! 1) Not enough space. 2) Not enough money. 3) the garage is often too cold to work on them.

THREE! Three problems! 1) Not enough space. 2) Not enough money. 3) the garage is often too cold to work on them. 4) Not enough sunny days to ride them.

FOUR! Four problems!....

phrantic09 01-06-22 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22364241)
How's the secondary market faring in times of COVID?

Hot


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