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LesterOfPuppets 01-22-22 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22383328)
I can appreciate the Lemond love, but that's too small for you, no?

Those typically look smaller than a road bike of the same size because the CX fork is taller, and headtube is shorter, so I think it's a 53 that looks like a 51.

LesterOfPuppets 01-22-22 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22383238)
High winds all night and expected to continue throughout the day. We lost power sometime early this morning and it’s still not on. No coffee for me. Old dog isn’t bothered. Young dog is unsettled, but at least not barking at everything. Cat doesn’t give a damn…as is the nature of cats.

A little breezy here, so felt really slow going north and east, then started heading west and felt like superman. Then I saw a brewery I'd never noticed, so now having a flight.

LesterOfPuppets 01-22-22 01:41 PM

Portsmouth, VA snow report:

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...Xg&oe=61F059B3

MoAlpha 01-22-22 01:45 PM

Two hrs on the fake bike and, strangely, it feels real.

rm -rf 01-22-22 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22383207)
Wordle 217 6/6

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A tricky one today. I had two likely choices at row 5, but picked the wrong one.
Wordle 217 6/6

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Velo Vol 01-22-22 02:01 PM

rm -rf sighting :bday:

Wordle is bad, though. :(

datlas 01-22-22 02:04 PM

Mrs datlas loves word games. She gets angry if she does not get over 400 points on Scrabble. I mentioned wordle to her, she said she just started doing it this past week. She got today’s in 2 moves.

I am not gonna drink that Kool Aide.

rjones28 01-22-22 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383285)
Don't Pfft me, mister. We didn't even reach freezing yesterday on the frozen tundra of Knox County. #LandWithOutWarmth

It got to +23F today. Benson skipped the boots on her afternoon walk.

Pfft.

Mojo31 01-22-22 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22383374)
Two hrs on the fake bike and, strangely, it feels real.

Hows the reno coming?

LAJ 01-22-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by rm -rf (Post 22383382)
A tricky one today. I had two likely choices at row 5, but picked the wrong one.
Wordle 217 6/6

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Yep. I guessed about as wrong as one can guess.

LAJ 01-22-22 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22383374)
Two hrs on the fake bike and, strangely, it feels real.


Funny how that works. 3 hours, but Line of Duty on Prime helped.

Rest week strangely doesn't feel as restful. 3 hours low Z2, 40 rpm, 10 minutes sitting, 10 minutes standing.

big john 01-22-22 03:08 PM

Wordle 217 4/6

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phrantic09 01-22-22 03:10 PM

Need to flip and drop the stem but…


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...746000c65.jpeg

WhyFi 01-22-22 03:15 PM

^^^ what tires?

LesterOfPuppets 01-22-22 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22383454)
^^^ what tires?

Looks like it says Turbo, so I'm guessing Specialized

WhyFi 01-22-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22383474)
Looks like it says Turbo, so I'm guessing Specialized

Ah, yeah - they do have a set or two that are hookless compatible.

genejockey 01-22-22 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383317)
I just conducted self-surgery and removed a splinter. Can I file an insurance claim and bill several hundred dollars?

Sure! But if you're out-of-network, expect to pay a lot more.

big john 01-22-22 04:03 PM

I went out for a couple hours on the mtb. Wind was very strong and I almost got pushed over a couple times and had a little sand blown into my eyes. Decided to cut it short and it was a bit of work getting back. I talked with some people up there, one guy on a titanium singlespeed said he was doing a 100 mile race in Utah on his singlespeed. Sounds tough.
I took a couple pics but I turned back before the more scenic part. The wind was terrible up on that ridge.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b2d31ab365.jpg
This area is charred from a fire about a year ago. I didn't know if it would show. That's the Pacific out there.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dff82ce577.jpg
Expensive houses in these hills.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...486fd9a7d8.jpg

genejockey 01-22-22 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22382986)
This should tell you how I spent MY evening.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...80266afbba.jpg

Today was the shakedown cruise - 23 miles. I remembered why I kept the 7410 group on the Ritchey for so long - it's good s**t!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0ee3142cc.jpg

I'm realizing that Titanium really does 'ring' like a bell. Chain slap, shifting to smaller cogs, etc. just make it go *PING!* A really rough road makes it sound like a pinball machine. So I named it Pinball Wizard, or Wizard, for short.

The fit, with the Highway One bars and the STIs is great. Shifting from hoods or drops is easy, with no reach or twisting - the biggest problem with the First Generation Ergopower levers is shifting from the drops. The seocond biggest problem is they're UGLY!! Shimano spent a bit of time optimizing the ergonomics of the first STIs before they were introduced and you can feel it! The 7410 crankset has a nice narrow Q factor, so I don't feel 'duckfooted' like I did with the Racing T.

Overall, the bike is a joy now! I can't wait for tomorrow's long ride!

big john 01-22-22 04:10 PM

I live at the base of those mountains in the distance. You can see part of the valley which is home to 1.5 million people.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1878f07e91.jpg

Trsnrtr 01-22-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22382504)
I'll say this, Phrantic's picture is gloomy and has no ray of sunshine. Plus, tugs are cold weather boats.


Originally Posted by rm -rf (Post 22383382)
A tricky one today. I had two likely choices at row 5, but picked the wrong one.
Wordle 217 6/6

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I agree.
Wordle 217 5/6

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Mojo31 01-22-22 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22383501)
Sure! But if you're out-of-network, expect to pay a lot more.

And get sued for malpractice when he gets an infection.

MoAlpha 01-22-22 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22383420)
Funny how that works. 3 hours, but Line of Duty on Prime helped.

Rest week strangely doesn't feel as restful. 3 hours low Z2, 40 rpm, 10 minutes sitting, 10 minutes standing.

Hard core.

LAJ 01-22-22 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22383580)
Hard core.

Back atcha. 1,2 or 3 hours, the last half hour sucks.

MoAlpha 01-22-22 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22383409)
Hows the reno coming?

Siding complete. Gutters and odds and ends next week. There’s damage to a window, which needs to be replaced and a layer of sawdust and waste particles on everything, which needs to be cleaned up when we get some warm, dry weather.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a876c1d13.jpeg

Velo Vol 01-22-22 05:06 PM

Video clip that got deleted earlier, datlas


MoAlpha 01-22-22 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22383581)
Back atcha. 1,2 or 3 hours, the last half hour sucks.

Actually, today’s workout was a slow “100k,”which would have taken about 2.5 hrs and I was doing fine at about 1:45 when 1. Apple Music radio stopped working and I had to pee and 3. I noticed I was putting out about 250W with no effort, which I quickly figured out was due to my tire going flat. So, I called it a day at 1:50 which, with my 15 min warmup, allowed be to claim 2 h.

Velo Vol 01-22-22 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22383583)
There’s damage to a window, which needs to be replaced and a layer of sawdust and waste particles on everything, which needs to be cleaned up when we get some warm, dry weather.

Bent downspout.

seedsbelize2 01-22-22 05:35 PM

Glasses repaired. In the past I've taken the wire out of a twist tie. This time I bought a meter of phone cable(a meter was the smallest piece I could buy). Cut and stripped one strand about 8" long. Wrapped it up and finished it with duct tape. The problem was that the screw got jammed and couldn't be removed from the top piece, but had stripped out of the bottom. Insert lens, insert screw into hole, squeeze while the one who can see wraps the wire. It'll hold till I can get some new frames.

seedsbelize2 01-22-22 05:40 PM

And the back ought to hold for the two more nights it has to be in this bed. The chiropractor did good. 24 hours later I had no pain anywhere. Being a chiropractor, he wanted to do two more sessions. Instead I bought a bottle of Paracetamol/Naproxeno.


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