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big john 07-16-20 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21591040)
Not too bad, here is the preliminary route:

​​​​​​https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30396001

edit: 95 miles 6700 feet

Lots of little climbs all day.

noodle soup 07-16-20 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21591147)
Both for $280? That sounds way cheap.

It's a killer deal.

noodle soup 07-16-20 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21591121)
95F on the lawn today..

it's 114F in Sun City AZ.

SwtBadger 07-16-20 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21590746)
. Stay the eff away from grave though, even individual stones. Thatís what kills them is climbing partway up a stone and then kicking it out the side as it slides down, shredding the sidewall.
.

If accurate and it sounds right, that is the first time I heard why sidewall cuts are an issue. I always wondered how one gets a cut on the side wall unless they run right alongside something. I had my share of flats with cont 4000s, but never on the sides. Probably luck and local roads has a lot to do with it.

gnome 07-16-20 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21591201)
it's 114F in Sun City AZ.

It's 4įP here at the moment. It's going to get to a whopping 8įP today. #welcometowinter.

SwtBadger 07-16-20 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21590865)
A little of everything: Beets, Swiss chard, cucumber, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, shi****o peppers, bishop hats peppers, rosemary, thyme and sage.

With the cover on spinach and garlic overwinter nicely.

Nice setup it sounds. Wouldn't mind, but as noted not the maintenance. Around here, individuals having hoop houses is extremely rare, nearly nonexistent - not sure why as our growing season doesn't accommodate peppers and melons well without starting indoors.

big john 07-16-20 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21591197)
It's a killer deal.

Yeah, it's over $400 at Jenson on line. My shock is leaking and the drivetrain needs to be freshened up and the rear tire is bald. If I was still working I wouldn't give it a second thought. I just called my LBS and he said he could sell some stuff for me, that might do it.

I was thinking of trying to reseal the shock myself if I can get a seal kit. Thoughts on that?

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by SwtBadger (Post 21591213)
If accurate and it sounds right, that is the first time I heard why sidewall cuts are an issue. I always wondered how one gets a cut on the side wall unless they run right alongside something. I had my share of flats with cont 4000s, but never on the sides. Probably luck and local roads has a lot to do with it.

I had one time that that DEFINITELY happened and resulted in sudden catastrophic tire failure. Fortunately, I was riding with AG and maybe a mile or two from the car so she just fetched me. Thatís why I like the bead-to-bead Kevlar tires for my morning training.

datlas 07-16-20 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21591182)
I accepted my fredliness years ago so I wore one to the group ride Saturday. I was the only one and I don't really know them, but it was hot and I didn't know if or when there would be water stops and I need a lot of water. One of the guys was chiding me on a climb about having seen me climb better before. I told him the Camelbak was slowing me down.

When I ride with my regular club I never use it because I know there are water stops. With a lot of solo riding this year and water sources turned off and wanting to avoid stores, especially when alone, I started using it on hot rides. With 2 big bottles and a 2 liter Camelbak I can carry about a gallon. I tried an extra bottle in the jersey and 2 bottles in a handlebar bag but the Camelbak seems to work best for me.

For a longer ride in the heat with uncertain water stops, it makes TOTAL sense to have one.

But our rides are set up to have a short water stop every 90-120 minutes, so in this case I don't think the Camlebak is really necessary. Of course it's a free country so the guy can bring whatever he wants.

datlas 07-16-20 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21591201)
it's 114F in Sun City AZ.

I ain't gonna play sun city.

#LittleSteven


noodle soup 07-16-20 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21591230)

I was thinking of trying to reseal the shock myself if I can get a seal kit. Thoughts on that?

which shock are you using?

WhyFi 07-16-20 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21591138)
I am on track for a 200 mile week. You can surely top that if you are a serious cyclist.

I'm on track for more than that, but a lot hinges on Sunday. Family stuff means that I can't get in a proper ride on Saturday, so I'll need cooperative weather and familial disposition on Sunday.

Velo Vol 07-16-20 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21591172)
Velo Vol , looks like you might be getting a LeMond facility for a neighbor soon:

I didn't know it was in Oak Ridge. Must not be very large.

MoAlpha 07-16-20 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21591142)
Woohoo!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27c1a9b186.jpg

(I think they're fine, too. We'll see if they spontaneously delaminate out riding)
​​​​
Preliminary ride on the rear pads showed greatly increased stopping power and no noise :thumb:

Is it possible they wicked up a bunch of oil at some point? I've never seen a bike on fire from a brake issue, but that's 'cause I'm only a teenager.

noodle soup 07-16-20 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21591246)

that never gets old.:rolleyes:

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-20 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21591267)
I didn't know it was in Oak Ridge. Must not be very large.

I didn't know that either. Street view from 2014 has an "Available" sign out front, so Lemond must've moved in after that.

It's tucked in behind the ORNL carbon fibre lab. I like how the LeMond facility has more security than ORNL. Big ol' fence around it and a guard shack at the gate!

https://goo.gl/maps/ASHnyyimn57rFdra8

big john 07-16-20 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21591254)
which shock are you using?

Fox Float something but it's low end and doesn't have a canister. I run 260 psi in it and it works pretty well except for lots of pedal strikes. It's a dw-link knockoff.

rjones28 07-16-20 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21591121)
95F on the lawn today.

I was thinking how in winter we have five straight days of clouds (how does water even evaporate when it's 40F?).

But when Velo Vol is mowing in July, the sun goes into cook mode and we don't have a cloud to cover it for hours.

I don't get it.

It's been raining all afternoon. Now, a thunderstorm.

Velo Vol 07-16-20 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21591283)
It's tucked in behind the ORNL carbon fibre lab. I like how the LeMond facility has more security than ORNL. Big ol' fence around it and a guard shack at the gate!

https://goo.gl/maps/ASHnyyimn57rFdra8

That's not the main ORNL campus, which does have security. I've ridden by there on the highway and didn't notice it. Doesn't sound like if I popped in I could get a scratch and dent special.

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/anno...d#.XxDjNRJ7m01

noodle soup 07-16-20 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21591286)
Fox Float something but it's low end and doesn't have a canister. I run 260 psi in it and it works pretty well except for lots of pedal strikes. It's a dw-link knockoff.

If you just need new seals, I'd do it myself for about $20 in parts. If the shock is damaged(dents or scratches) I'd pay Fox to do it.


https://www.competitivecyclist.com/f...iABEgJ8ZPD_BwE

Velo Vol 07-16-20 06:00 PM

A video I shot while mowing today.


big john 07-16-20 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21591332)
If you just need new seals, I'd do it myself for about $20 in parts. If the shock is damaged(dents or scratches) I'd pay Fox to do it.

I'll see if I can get a seal kit, I think the shock is still in good shape. Fox charges $150.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-20 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21591345)
I'll see if I can get a seal kit, I think the shock is still in good shape. Fox charges $150.

I did my Cane Creek and it was pretty easy. It was leaking down over a couple of hours and my arms were REALLY getting tired pumping up before every ride.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 06:26 PM

AG will now have a subordinate at work; she starts on the 10th.

Gotta be a weird time to be starting a new job.

noodle soup 07-16-20 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21591345)
I'll see if I can get a seal kit, I think the shock is still in good shape. Fox charges $150.

the only reason I'd send it to Fox was if it's damaged(needs parts replaced).


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