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rjones28 08-11-21 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22179783)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ab66f508d5.png

. . . has arrived.

[:bday: if you know the movie]

There's a heat advisory today.

Velo Vol 08-11-21 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22179790)

wut is Rancho Encanto?

phrantic09 08-11-21 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22179040)
My feet are tough to fit, so I hate the process of shopping for/trying on shoes and I really hate paying for something that ultimately might not work out. When Specialized changed their lasts, it left me hangin' in the wind; if Lake should do the same, I'd be pissed... but the liklihood of them doing that is pretty much nil, I think.



But they ride so nice.




:innocent:

;)

At least this puncture was one I didn't know happened. Most of them recently have been awful.
Put a hole in my rear P1 Addix TLE this morning, but was not aware of it until I got home. I much prefer these. Not really sure what is going on with the roads around here this year or if I'm just having bad luck.

Have this Sunday - the course is super dry so it should be relatively fast, I'm going down with a buddy of mine so I'll most likely be matching his pace, it'll be a nice little stroll.

The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder ? Chatham, NY August 15, 2021

DougRNS 08-11-21 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22179757)
Today’s ride will be steamy and sweaty. There will be an extra water stop at what is likely the most bicycle-friendly rest stop ever.

Will it also be hot and heavy?

Velo Vol 08-11-21 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22179848)
Currently, dark and rainy. I can hear thunder in the distance. Today's my half day at the shop. If this continues, it will be a soggy commute.


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22179858)
There's a heat advisory today.

:foo:

Velo Vol 08-11-21 07:48 AM

I missed this omnium event during the Olympics. I don't know weird rules, so maybe I didn't miss so much. Just wondering, though--are people who race here specialists on the track only?


WhyFi 08-11-21 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22179872)
At least this puncture was one I didn't know happened. Most of them recently have been awful.
Put a hole in my rear P1 Addix TLE this morning, but was not aware of it until I got home. I much prefer these. Not really sure what is going on with the roads around here this year or if I'm just having bad luck.

Have this Sunday - the course is super dry so it should be relatively fast, I'm going down with a buddy of mine so I'll most likely be matching his pace, it'll be a nice little stroll.

The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder ? Chatham, NY August 15, 2021

Yeah, I thought that I had some bad road conditions, in terms of punctures, but you've had a really ****** streak going, lately.

Looks like a fun ride - 65/6400 on gravel could certainly be hurty at a fast pace, but would make for a nice soul ride when not trying to kill oneself.

Mojo31 08-11-21 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22179842)
Justification is the easy part.

I can vouch for that.

rjones28 08-11-21 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22179908)
:foo:

Hot days with thunderstorms. Standard summer weather.

Velo Vol 08-11-21 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22179931)
Hot days with thunderstorms. Standard summer weather.

The standard summer weather is it gets hot, and then there is a thunderstorm that cools things off.

It doesn't get hot during a thunderstorm.

DougRNS 08-11-21 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22179842)
Justification is the easy part.

conversely, the waiting is the hardest part.

big john 08-11-21 08:41 AM

I was riding my dirt bike in the desert when a thunderstorm rolled in. Lightning struck close enough to scare the crap out of me and in my haste to get going, I dropped the bike in a gulley full of water when I got half way over it and stalled the engine and couldn't reach the ground. Sort of like a clipless fall. Anyway, got going again, soaked to the skin, and hauled ass back to my truck. The sun came out and by the time I got to the truck, I was completely dry.

rjones28 08-11-21 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22179935)
The standard summer weather is it gets hot, and then there is a thunderstorm that cools things off.

It doesn't get hot during a thunderstorm.

I don't trust your weather analysis.

Velo Vol 08-11-21 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22179977)
I don't trust your weather analysis.

You should. I'm a keen observer of the weather. Except for pressure--I don't pay much attention to that.

big john 08-11-21 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22180000)
You should. I'm a keen sniveler about weather.

fify

rjones28 08-11-21 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22180000)
You should. I'm a keen observer of the weather. Except for pressure--I don't pay much attention to that.


Velo Vol 08-11-21 09:11 AM

Projected to park over NW Metro ATL for an extended period.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c385f7109.jpeg

Trsnrtr 08-11-21 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22179837)
Still, wouldn’t you rather spend it on bike ****?

Of course!

In other insurance weirdness, I have a prescription for diclofenac sodium topical 1% which is cheaper for me than OTC. :foo:

Trsnrtr 08-11-21 10:03 AM

Three of us were out riding and the sky was turning black so we stopped and checked a few weather radars and forecasts and decided that it would be at least a couple hours until it hit us. Of course, we got drowned 20 minutes later and rode at least 10 miles in pouring rain.

Mojo31 08-11-21 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22180109)
Of course!

In other insurance weirdness, I have a prescription for diclofenac sodium topical 1% which is cheaper for me than OTC. :foo:

I don't get it either. My BP prescriptions are 100% covered by our insurance, but the only cholesterol med that my body tolerates costs about $300 a month.

indyfabz 08-11-21 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22180027)
Projected to park over NW Metro ATL for an extended period.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c385f7109.jpeg

The link works.


abshipp 08-11-21 10:43 AM

Big ride (for me) today. 52 miles and 4200' up to Caesar's Head and back.

The main climb is about 6.5 miles and 2000' - most of it at 6-8% with a flat spot in the middle and I saw a couple 15% numbers come up on my Wahoo. Naturally, the steepest sections are at the very end :rolleyes:

Was very grateful for the 11-32 I decided to put on when building the Holdsworth :lol:

The descent had me reevaluating whether or not I want to get crabon wheels for this thing. Maybe just some lighter weight alloy would be more appropriate.

LesterOfPuppets 08-11-21 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22179865)
wut is Rancho Encanto?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5520410b38.png

LesterOfPuppets 08-11-21 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22179902)
Will it also be hot and heavy?

Hot and nasty here.


LesterOfPuppets 08-11-21 11:02 AM

This is the one I was thinking of. It's a little funkier.



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