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Velo Vol 05-11-20 12:20 PM

Two more days of polar vortex and then the rest of the ten-day is in the 80Fs. :bday:

bampilot06 05-11-20 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21468428)
Was it windy coming in? Iíve heard in the past that thereís basically always a decent crosswind because of how the airport is situated geographically. Curious if thereís any truth to it.


It was 8 knots right down the runway. Wasnít bad at all.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21468647)
What's this thread about?

Lawn care.

Why did you stop cycling?

RPK79 05-11-20 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468680)
Lawn care.

Oh, nice!

I pulled out a bunch more trees from my hill and reseeded for the second year in a row. It's been coming in nicely this time and I expect by summer it will be grass instead of mud/dirt.

RPK79 05-11-20 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468680)
Why did you stop cycling?

I moved and just was never able to get back into it at the new location. I can't just ride for a couple minutes and then be on a near zero traffic country road here. It's all busy suburbs and poorly laid out trail systems. I don't really enjoy the urban cycling experience. I just kind of ended up running more and more.

rjones28 05-11-20 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21468264)
My wife bought a new TSX back in 2009 and an RDX in 2016. It always takes me 4-5 miles to get use to that tight/twitchy steering since I rarely drive her cars but once I do, itís cool. :thumb:

The first new car I ever bought was a 1986 Acura Integra RS. 5 speed manual transmission. Looked exactly like this.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3381119b60.jpg

RPK79 05-11-20 01:07 PM

Oh, I bought a car back in March! 2017 Subaru WRX. It's fast and fun.

phrantic09 05-11-20 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21468669)
It was 8 knots right down the runway. Wasnít bad at all.

Must just be my crappy luck whenever I fly out of here instead of Logan. I swear every flight Iíve ever been on landing here is always super bumpy compared to other places.

Were you here for longer than a quick stop?

RPK79 05-11-20 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21468768)
Oh, I bought a car back in March! 2017 Subaru WRX. It's fast and fun.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...da8e7625c8.jpg

rjones28 05-11-20 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468289)
I'm surprised you have anything more than tundra there, TBH.

Raisin bran is kind of sugary, but so good. #GuiltyPleasures

The permafrost doesn't extend quite this far south.

bampilot06 05-11-20 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21468770)
Must just be my crappy luck whenever I fly out of here instead of Logan. I swear every flight Iíve ever been on landing here is always super bumpy compared to other places.

Were you here for longer than a quick stop?

I had a four hour sit, so we went to the hotel. I fly back to philly now, then come back to albany around 730pm tonight and leave tomorrow.

Bah Humbug 05-11-20 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21468626)
Mine's 48 right now which is a little higher than normal but I was just arguing politics on FB so I'm a little agitated. I just turned 66.

I have no idea how y'all keep it so low - I'm happy when Garmin reports an overnight RHR of ~55. During the day it hardly dips under 60.

datlas 05-11-20 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21468799)
I have no idea how y'all keep it so low - I'm happy when Garmin reports an overnight RHR of ~55. During the day it hardly dips under 60.

Don't worry about your RHR compared to others. It's like comparing your HRmax, it's very individual and unlikely to be a true reflection of your fitness.

That said, if you notice YOUR usual RHR is increased, that's a sign of overtraining or other issues. So compare to yourself, not others.

Bah Humbug 05-11-20 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21468755)
The first new car I ever bought was a 1986 Acura Integra RS. 5 speed manual transmission. Looked exactly like this.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3381119b60.jpg

I miss the old Hondas with the double-wishbone front suspension.

rjones28 05-11-20 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21468647)
What's this thread about?

My knee is not loving the running this year (or the end of last) so I think I might just dust off my bike for an outdoor ride after work today. First in over a year according to Strava. I hope I remember how to ride it...

Good luck.

rjones28 05-11-20 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21468774)

:thumb:

bampilot06 05-11-20 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21468817)
I miss the old Hondas with the double-wishbone front suspension.


I drove a 95 integra for years. Absolutely loved that car. Could go 400 miles on a tank of gas, and never had any issues with it. Only sold it when my daughter was born.

Bah Humbug 05-11-20 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21468841)
I drove a 95 integra for years. Absolutely loved that car. Could go 400 miles on a tank of gas, and never had any issues with it. Only sold it when my daughter was born.

I had a Ď98 Civic DX 5-speed as my second car, and sold it when it got broken into while I was working on a Black Friday one year. Shouldnít have sold it; it was an outstanding car despite the poverty spec but I was young and swayed by a GTi. I am often as dumb as a barrel of rocks. The Civic had manual steering, was ninble and fun to drive, and the only thing that ever broke was the A/C and driverís side window stuck. But it was more reliable at ten years old than the GTi was at one, and it got 40mpg just about no matter what I did to it.

Before I bought the GTi I test drove an Ď07 Si and it was a sad sad thing.

TassR700 05-11-20 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21468214)
Couldn't find any obstructions in there. I did another run with the upper assembly removed entirely, just to see the volume coming out at the junction - I'm not sure that there's enough volume/pressure there, so I'll look for blockages in that area. Also not sure of the pump arrangement - I would assume one pump running both upper and lower jets, but the pressure on the lower seems fine and steady, whereas the pressure on the upper isn't as high and it's pulsing rather than steady. :foo:

You likely did this already, but check the screens and the intake to the pump. Surging is common when there is an intake blockage.

WhyFi 05-11-20 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21468695)
I just kind of ended up running more and more.

Don't lie - we still see your Strava. ;)

RPK79 05-11-20 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21468892)
Don't lie - we still see your Strava. ;)

Followed by less and less?

It's been a crazy couple years.

phrantic09 05-11-20 02:04 PM

Audi is blowing out eTrons right now depending on where you look. Buddy of mine just bought one for his wife for their 15th anniversary. MSRP was 85, he got it for 62 before tax credit (another 10k) delivered to his house on a flat bed from Cape Cod. Ultimatey that car will cost him less than a top level Honda Pilot when you factor in gas savings.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21468695)
I don't really enjoy the urban cycling experience.

I find most folks here enjoy sharing the road with a bicyclist, probably.

WhyFi 05-11-20 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by TassR700 (Post 21468878)
You likely did this already, but check the screens and the intake to the pump. Surging is common when there is an intake blockage.

Interesting, thanks. I did check the screen and filter and I was surprised by how clean they were. I also pulled out the flat tube that feeds the upper assembly, as well. No discernible blockage, but when I put it all back together, it wasn't surging any more and the pressure was better. I don't know if it's where it's supposed to be or not, but it is better. The upper still isn't spinning worth a damn, though. The blades don't seem to be well balanced, either - it definitely cants towards one side and I'm wondering if this is enough to make it bind and not spin; there's obviously no bearing of any kind, it's just plastic on plastic and there is some visible wear. If I can't think of anything better to do, I might just order a new upper assembly and see how it goes.

WhyFi 05-11-20 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21468894)
Followed by less and less?

It's been a crazy couple years.

Riding is good for (semi) sanity.


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