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LAJ 03-03-22 09:30 AM

Not the PAOTD

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Mojo31 03-03-22 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22427052)
It's cold here, but Sunday and Monday are both supposed to be in the 70s, but showers Sunday.

I need to get in some miles. I am 'posed to do a long weekend bike trip starting April 14th. At least the route is mostly flat.

Mid 70s and sunny here this weekend. Problem will be the 20-30 mph winds I saw forecast on the news last night.

Oh well. I'm ordering 100 bags of mulch for delivery by this weekend. Looks like the weekend will be arms and upper body days. :50:

Mojo31 03-03-22 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22427053)
Oops, dogs aren't on the list, I guess we need more dogs.

Agree.

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rjones28 03-03-22 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22427053)
Oops, dogs aren't on the list, I guess we need more dogs.

Always.

indyfabz 03-03-22 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22427071)
Oh well. I'm ordering 100 bags of mulch for delivery by this weekend. Looks like the weekend will be arms and upper body days. :50:

I ordered a bag of char coal that got delivered to my local Ace. I wanted to grill last week but had none. You cannot get good stuff around here this time of year.

Eric F 03-03-22 09:50 AM

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rjones28 03-03-22 09:54 AM

Freight Gate of the Day

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Mojo31 03-03-22 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22427096)
I ordered a bag of char coal that got delivered to my local Ace. I wanted to grill last week but had none. You cannot get good stuff around here this time of year.

Are you using lump or briquettes?

I haven't had any troubles finding lump, but have had troubles finding the brands I like. Have been settling for what I can find at Home Depot or Lowes.

Bah Humbug 03-03-22 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22426766)
Crazy world aside, hope the hip is improving.

Hip is good enough that I can now run two miles straight, though at a pace so slow I used to have trouble holding it.

BillyD 03-03-22 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22427069)

wut?

bampilot06 03-03-22 10:23 AM

Will wearing a cycling cap make me look like an idiot at the crit?

BillyD 03-03-22 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22427127)
Hip is good enough that I can now run two miles straight, though at a pace so slow I used to have trouble holding it.

Good to hear.

LAJ 03-03-22 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22427131)
wut?

Craig Breedlove. Spirit of America at the Bonneville Salt Flats many years ago. He survived. This was during the most epic of battles between the Green Monster piloted by Art Arfons, and the Spirit of America.

LAJ 03-03-22 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427133)
Will wearing a cycling cap make me look like an idiot at the crit?

Is it going to be cold?

big john 03-03-22 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22427131)
wut?

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phrantic09 03-03-22 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22427127)
Hip is good enough that I can now run two miles straight, though at a pace so slow I used to have trouble holding it.

Well, sounds like youre recovering well if you can run. Itll come back.

When I had my hip surgery it took 3.5 months to be weight bearing, 6 months to run and 18 to get back to pre fitness

bampilot06 03-03-22 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22427142)
Is it going to be cold?


48 degrees.

Mojo31 03-03-22 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427133)
Will wearing a cycling cap make me look like an idiot at the crit?

Don't know about that, but if you show up wearing a hockey helmet and missing a few teeth, you might find the competitors give you more room.

rjones28 03-03-22 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427133)
Will wearing a cycling cap make me look like an idiot at the crit?

The cap won't be the deciding factor. ;)

Mojo31 03-03-22 11:22 AM

Seat post?

genejockey 03-03-22 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427133)
Will wearing a cycling cap make me look like an idiot at the crit?

Only if that the ONLY thing you're wearing.

WhyFi 03-03-22 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22426971)
I have a dilemma.

For some of the gravel crap Im doing this spring there will definitely be some off the bike in the mud type of stuff.

Im totally happy with my Vector 3 pedals but Im not sure it seems sensible to buy $250 pedal bodies for 5-10 rides that Ill need it.

Im thinking I could get $650 ish for the dual sided selling them- I could replace with a power2max crank /pm or just buy some MTB pedals and do these races without power. I guess the last option is a single sided stages. Decisions, decisions

If you're doing the one-bike solution, rather than moving PMs among multiple bikes, and you want to have pedal flexibility for road and off-road, I think that going crank-based makes a lot of sense (I personally wouldn't do the Stages/4iiii route, though, unless they've gotten their DS problems straightened out recently).

indyfabz 03-03-22 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22427110)
Are you using lump or briquettes?

I haven't had any troubles finding lump, but have had troubles finding the brands I like. Have been settling for what I can find at Home Depot or Lowes.

Lump. I have some trouble during the pandemic. Whole Foods would sometimes have pretty good stuff, but later last summer it only had briquettes. Sometimes my local Lowes and HD would have nothing or only some brand called Cowboy, which I didn't like in part because the bags contain a fair amount of very large pieces that are difficult to break up. I am a one-man operation. I don't need huge pieces.

I have a friend who does a lot of smoking/grilling. He recommended a brand called Rockwood. It's pure Missouri maple. That's what I just ordered. He said his local Ace carries it. I had to order mine for store pickup. Arrived within maybe 3 days. I will pick it up this weekend.

indyfabz 03-03-22 12:27 PM

So...My tail light hasn't shown up despite Amazon saying it was delivered to my office on Monday. I checked tracking information and confirmed after a call with Amazon that it was delivered to the USPS on Monday. In my experience, that adds a few days to the delivery time despite the USPS saying it was delivered. Amazon refunded my money. I suspect the USPS will deliver it today or tomorrow.

So much for convenience.

Mojo31 03-03-22 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22427265)
Lump. I have some trouble during the pandemic. Whole Foods would sometimes have pretty good stuff, but later last summer it only had briquettes. Sometimes my local Lowes and HD would have nothing or only some brand called Cowboy, which I didn't like in part because the bags contain a fair amount of very large pieces that are difficult to break up. I am a one-man operation. I don't need huge pieces.

I have a friend who does a lot of smoking/grilling. He recommended a brand called Rockwood. It's pure Missouri maple. That's what I just ordered. He said his local Ace carries it. I had to order mine for store pickup. Arrived within maybe 3 days. I will pick it up this weekend.

Let me know how that goes with the maple. I typically buy oak to use in my Egg.

I've used the Cowboy and not a fan. I've also used the Egg brand, but it's expensive. I've used Royal Oak, Kamado Joe (large chunks), and some others. I'm currently on a bag of Frontier that I picked up at HD a few weeks ago since it was all they had. I like it so far.

Can only use lump in the Egg, and cannot use briquettes or accelerants in it. I light it with a Loof Lighter (LOOFT Lighter I LO1-US (homedepot.com)). If you haven't ever used one of those, you might give it a look. No fluid, paper, or chimney required.

I do use soaked maple, hickory and mesquite chunks for smoking depending on the cook.


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