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DougRNS 03-16-22 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22440994)
Good ride today. We had 15 riders to start. I asked the gang to please split into two groups roughly 50/50. It did not happen. After the first major hill, one of the riders said her hip/leg was bothering her, so I stayed back with her. A few miles later, the grandfather of the group (77) got shot out the back, so I pulled these two until the rest stop. The lead group was just leaving as we arrived, I recruited one more sweeper, so the 4 of us finished the ride at a civilized pace. The difference in (ugh) average speed between the two groups was about 2MPH.

Weather started off chilly but sunny and it warmed up nicely.

was it 100% fun?

genejockey 03-16-22 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22441071)
No commute, done at 4:30 which gives me 2.5 hours of light.

There you go.
If I stop work at 4:30, I don't get to my parking spot till 5:15 or later, so I generally can't hit the road before 5:30.

indyfabz 03-16-22 03:59 PM

WAY back Wednesday. I was born too fat for this sport.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...282601b10.jpeg

datlas 03-16-22 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22441095)
was it 100% fun?

99%. One minor snafu with the course/route.

datlas 03-16-22 04:03 PM

Now in Flemington NJ visiting the folks. My dad turns 88 in 4 days but we are celebrating early since daughter #2 is home. :bday:

Trsnrtr 03-16-22 04:12 PM

I rode with my ride buddy, Mrs. T, today, and I even managed to keep up. :bday:

It was so windy she had a hard time staying on the road and had to keep catching up. My fat butt had no problem staying anchored to the road. :)

Mojo31 03-16-22 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22441095)
was it 100% fun?

Is it still fun if it's only 90% fun?

indyfabz 03-16-22 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22441282)
Now in Flemington NJ visiting the folks. My dad turns 88 in 4 days but we are celebrating early since daughter #2 is home. :bday:

Great riding environments close by. Love Hunterdon and Warren Counties.

datlas 03-16-22 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22441310)
Great riding environments close by. Love Hunterdon and Warren Counties.

Yup. My friends always want me to join them for the Hell of Hunterdon. Roads have similar vibe to my own Chester county.

genejockey 03-16-22 05:28 PM

So I read that the Kremlin is upset that the President called Putin a war criminal.

Crimea river.

Mojo31 03-16-22 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22441353)
So I read that the Kremlin is upset that the President called Putin a war criminal.

Crimea river.

Dude's on a roid rage.

Mojo31 03-16-22 05:30 PM

PAOTD

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c3c8fd0006.jpg

Mojo31 03-16-22 05:33 PM

Front side.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0bdf26a364.jpg

indyfabz 03-16-22 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22441346)
Yup. My friends always want me to join them for the Hell of Hunterdon. Roads have similar vibe to my own Chester county.

Do-eet. I know a woman who did it with her BF. They are both really strong. They said it was hard.

Fun fact: Hunterdon is one of the wealthiest counties in the country. It got as high as 4th. Last I checked it had dropped to something like 8th. Lots of NY/N. Jersey lawyer and financial biz money thanks to the building of I-78, which is slowly ruining the rural/agrarian nature.

Bah Humbug 03-16-22 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22440845)
This isn't Daylight Savings Time?

I meant full-time DST is stupid, as is part-time DST.

Bah Humbug 03-16-22 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22441355)
Dude's on a road rage.

Petraeus did a column for (I think) CNN masterfully examining the sequential failures of the Russian military. It's all the more brutal for being extremely flat and unemotional in its evaluation.

On a larger scale, this has the problem that Putin is a bully, and once the bully has a bloody nose he loses a lot of his intimidation factor. And "joint training exercises" will now result in a huge defensive buildup. Only horrible that the human cost of this is incalculable.

Mojo31 03-16-22 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22441378)
Petraeus did a column for (I think) CNN masterfully examining the sequential failures of the Russian military. It's all the more brutal for being extremely flat and unemotional in its evaluation.

On a larger scale, this has the problem that Putin is a bully, and once the bully has a bloody nose he loses a lot of his intimidation factor. And "joint training exercises" will now result in a huge defensive buildup. Only horrible that the human cost of this is incalculable.

Iíve also been reading that insiders describe Putin as highly impulsive, and that he often acts without any strategic plan or consideration of the consequences. They also say that nobody takes him information that he doesnít want to hear for fear of reprisal, and the way it ends is by an inside job that takes him out or exiles him.

LesterOfPuppets 03-16-22 06:44 PM

"Fun" bike repair of the day:

Repacked the rear wheel of this Auto bike, with its 6-speed automatic transmission


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8be58392f3.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 03-16-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22441356)

Oh, they scored that Golf club sponsorship for the snow Porsche :)

LAJ 03-16-22 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22441356)

Blocking off the ventilation louvers of a German Waterless... Don't see that every day.

Mojo31 03-16-22 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22441430)
Blocking off the ventilation louvers of a German Waterless... Don't see that every day.

Iím sure it doesnít need the vents in Antarctica where that was shot.

Interesting story about the lady driving it - https://303magazine.com/2021/12/rene...n-trafficking/

Colorado girl, too.

ls01 03-16-22 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22439823)
So the Habanero is still unassembled, but I have started to reassemble it in my mind (it's a start).

When I put it together years ago, I put a smidge of Carbon paste/prep on the CF seatpost, and it did not slip or seize at all over the years. I am inclined to repeat this process, but I did an internet and BF search and it seems there is no consensus on what prep (if any) to put on CF seatpost going into a Ti frame. I expect that means there is no perfect choice and it probably does not really matter.

Thoughts?

I would just use grease, if it works. Just to keep it from welding itself to the frame.

ls01 03-16-22 09:04 PM

Had an awesome 40 mile ride OUTSIDE today. Was awesome!

seedsbelize2 03-16-22 10:25 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22441530)
Had an awesome 40 mile ride OUTSIDE today. Was awesome!

But was it awesome?

genejockey 03-17-22 01:12 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22441530)
Had an awesome 40 mile ride OUTSIDE today. Was awesome!

Same, but only 25 miles.

But I did get a pic of a Ferrari 308 GTB, entirely by accident. I was trying to catch the light from the sunset creeping up the hills opposite me, and took the pic. Only later did I see the car.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...444533fbd3.jpg


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