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seedsbelize 07-19-20 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21595652)
It's more than that. When they start wasting resources to pursue trivia, there's usually more going on than meets the eye. Irony not intended.

Exactly

Bah Humbug 07-19-20 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21595757)
You guys are posting up a storm today. Must be the heat.

Or we're communicating poorly and just blathering at each other. That's what it seems like.

indyfabz 07-19-20 01:15 PM

😖 The lantern flies on the grape vine behind my house are maturing before my eyes.

Bah Humbug 07-19-20 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21595772)
😖 The lantern flies on the grape vine behind my house are maturing before my eyes.

No flamethrower?

seedsbelize 07-19-20 01:19 PM

Weather wise, we are experiencing day long riding weather. I, unfortunately, don't currently have all day fitness. But it was beautiful out there today. And it was beautiful out yesterday. I started my ride at 3, an unthinkable time this time of year. Today would have been custom made for a century. I got 30% of one.

Velo Vol 07-19-20 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21595755)
It wasn't that long ago.

I bet by 1988 DougRNS had gotten a cassette player. #ModernAge

DougRNS 07-19-20 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21595742)
They are making aero faces, though.

better to look fast than to be fast. They look maaarvelous.
RIP Billy Crystal

DougRNS 07-19-20 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21595783)
I bet by 1988 DougRNS had gotten a cassette player. #ModernAge

F that noise, 8 track for the win.
#Hi-Fi

rjones28 07-19-20 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21595722)
Why?

Why not?

rjones28 07-19-20 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21595740)
Probably because flat. The SS is a simple, elegant option for flat rides. It becomes a problem when hills appear.

Only 700 feet or so of elevation gain. But, I will take it on more hilly rides.

DougRNS 07-19-20 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21595771)
Or we're communicating poorly and just blathering at each other. That's what it seems like.

this is certainly an unusual circumstance. Normally we are laying down well thought out and relevant knowledge from on high.
#AwesomeShovel
:lol::roflmao2:

rjones28 07-19-20 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21595771)
Or we're communicating poorly and just blathering at each other. That's what it seems like.

What's new?

Velo Vol 07-19-20 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21595823)
Why not?

Because you possess an alternative bicycle equipped with modern shifting capabilities.

Bah Humbug 07-19-20 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21595831)
this is certainly an unusual circumstance. Normally we are laying down well thought out and relevant knowledge from on high.
#AwesomeShovel
:lol::roflmao2:


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21595835)
What's new?

And if we self-self-selected here can't communicate well, what chance does the country have? I suppose that gets over to P&R.

WhyFi 07-19-20 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21595376)
It was reasonably short. The podium is within your reach.

And done.

WhyFi 07-19-20 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21595591)
There's plenty of quiet, straight miles out here.

The issue is that I wouldn't want to ride anything less than 28mm tires, even on a steel frame.

I don't see myself going smaller than 28 ever again.

WhyFi 07-19-20 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21595346)
Hey WhyFi are your fellow Minnesotans such prudes that they are uptight about people going bare at a secluded beach?? Looks like a waste of police time and money.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/19/us/dr...rnd/index.html

I feel that I can't comment because I don't have enough first-hand info. Lemme go check it out and get back to you.

rjones28 07-19-20 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21595842)
Because you possess an alternative bicycle equipped with modern shifting capabilities.

Variety is the spice of life.

WhyFi 07-19-20 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21595417)
Do you have a a Chris King tamper?

I have a Reg Barber - they're the Chris King of tampers.

datlas 07-19-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21595853)
And done.

:bday:

WhyFi 07-19-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21595201)
Strictly for the post-boomer crowd.

I'm okay with that.

WhyFi 07-19-20 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21595278)
Being more resourceful than WhyFi, I proceed past the sign to see if the bridge is actually "out"--i.e, no longer there. It is not. I walk around the barriers, over the out/not out bridge, (at some cost to my average speed) and continue on my merry way

Hey man, I checked - the bridge was gone. Unless I wanted to add a swim leg to the morning activities, I could not pass.

indyfabz 07-19-20 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21595779)
No flamethrower?

Id try bleach spray, but its not my vine and not overhanging my deck.

LesterOfPuppets 07-19-20 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21595596)
Proper modern TT bikes weren't available yet, so that was what aero looked like. Carbon shaping allowed the headtube to get short so riders could get low enough without the smaller wheel. The smaller front wheel also helps in the TTT because it gets the rider's body physically closer to the rider in front, which aids the draft strength. It's bad for tri where you have flat supply issues.

Also, this was prior to everything being wind tunneled, so they had to build a frame and test it in the velodrome and see if it worked. We could do better now with steel if we wanted to, but it would still be slower than a P2.

Another fun variation was bars mounted to the fork crown.

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/c...pg?format=750w

Colnago with their dual stems jammed into fork blades setup:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5828dd9b6f.jpg

And possibly the best combination of beauty and wackadoodle in a pursuit frame:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f67a2a29c2.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 07-19-20 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21595757)
You guys are posting up a storm today. Must be the heat.

I actually went out for a ride. There was no sun, so it seemed like I coulda stayed out all day.

Recovery beer, fried chicken and tater salad was calling my name, though.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...94d592a1c4.jpg


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