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LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22143892)

Reminds me of this, but Senium doesn't drink enough:


BillyD 07-16-21 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22143893)
Actually, it didn't remind me of that, I had to google it. LOL

You mean goggle it.

ksryder 07-16-21 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22142962)
I contacted cygolite they said it would be under warranty only if 1 year old and this one is 2 years old. I may try asparagus or broccoli bands. Or will try to find a code for free shipping.

I just spent $7 in shipping for a $2 part-- the 31.8mm spacer for my Barfly computer mount. I've been using a piece of innertube and it works absolutely fine but my new bike came in and I just can't have something so inelegant on such a pristine machine even though literally no one will ever see it or notice it or say anything about it.

Mojo31 07-16-21 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22143937)
I just spent $7 in shipping for a $2 part-- the 31.8mm spacer for my Barfly computer mount. I've been using a piece of innertube and it works absolutely fine but my new bike came in and I just can't have something so inelegant on such a pristine machine even though literally no one will ever see it or notice it or say anything about it.

High toned problem, right there.

WhyFi 07-16-21 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22143869)
I'm confident that you can hang in there.

I'm definitely strong enough to hold on to wheels at that speed under steady effort, but this is on metro area streets and I expect that there would be plenty of slow-downs and surges.


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22143905)
How much climbing?

Not familiar with the course (it recently changed), but the old course had no real climbing but it did have some kickers that could leave me gapped if I didn't plan accordingly.

WhyFi 07-16-21 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22143937)
I just spent $7 in shipping for a $2 part-- the 31.8mm spacer for my Barfly computer mount. I've been using a piece of innertube and it works absolutely fine but my new bike came in and I just can't have something so inelegant on such a pristine machine even though literally no one will ever see it or notice it or say anything about it.

Sometimes, you just gotta do it.

ksryder 07-16-21 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22143369)
Back when my Dad was 91, we were visiting. It was summer in PA, one of those 90 degree days with high humidity where simply walking to the car leaves you bathed in sweat. We were all in the house, hanging out as close to an air conditioner as we could. I had a question for Dad, so I looked for him all over the house, but couldn't find him. I walked out the the garden - which you can't see from the house - and there he was, in 90 degree heat, on his hands and knees, weeding the garden by hand.

He was one tough old bird, my Dad.

My grandpa was a farmer on the high plains his whole life other than the 3 years he spent fighting the Germans. Later in life he moved into town and my uncle ran the farm but Grandpa still worked on it every day. My uncle would frequently get calls that his 89-year-old father was out in the north pasture on top of the windmill fixing it.

In his late 90s he ultimately had to go into assisted living and he went downhill shortly after that and passed. We all think that once he couldn't work on the farm any more he just kind of was done with life.

Grandma went shortly after. Same thing, really.

LAJ 07-16-21 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22143952)
High toned problem, right there.

Well done.

I first saw "high toned" in a Stephen King book. It stuck with me ever since.

Velo Vol 07-16-21 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22143901)
Sounds like you need to get out more.

Maybe.

ksryder 07-16-21 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22143826)
The other day, on an early morning ride, I had a flyby with a pretty fast guy that occasionally rides with my group. Afterwards, he reached out and invited me out to a fast kids ride that happens weekly at the crack o' dawn. I looked at his ride and saw that they averaged 24+ on the course. I've been curious about this ride, and I'll probably take him up on it some time this summer (there is a bit of a conflict as it takes place the morning after my regular group ride night), but jeezuz do I anticipate some pain before being spit out the back.

I'm still salty about how Strava nerfed the flyby feature. It was fun looking at how my ride intersected with other people and I've made a few acquaintances and riding buddies with it. It was especially fun on long gravel races -- nothing like comparing how my ride stacks up with Ted King (hint, it doesn't.)

There's a whole big long article on DCRainmaker about it but basically someone on Twitter complained about it being a security and privacy risk, it went viral, and so Strava nuked it and made it an opt-in feature without telling anyone. (I think the security and privacy concerns are valid but there were other solutions and also the thing the guy was complaining about wasn't even a Flyby feature, it was a privacy settings feature.)

Oh well when something is free you're the product and all that. I still use it to log my miles but the social aspect, which I was never that invested in, has definitely lost its shine.

ksryder 07-16-21 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22143952)
High toned problem, right there.


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22143972)
Well done.

I first saw "high toned" in a Stephen King book. It stuck with me ever since.

OK this is going to bug me because there's a song that uses "high toned" in the lyrics and I'm sure it's semi-famous but I can't for the life of me remember. Probably some country song complaining about city folk.

bampilot06 07-16-21 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22143905)
Bin the bike, creaky BB




?

That is not the correct answer.

Then I would only be down to one bike, which is absurd, and when I got another bike I would only be at 2 bikes.


Creaky BB is a problem with the BB not the bike right? Really sad if my china wheels lived longer than my cervelo frame, just saying.

Velo Vol 07-16-21 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144002)
I'm still salty about how Strava nerfed the flyby feature. It was fun looking at how my ride intersected with other people and I've made a few acquaintances and riding buddies with it. It was especially fun on long gravel races -- nothing like comparing how my ride stacks up with Ted King (hint, it doesn't.)

There's a whole big long article on DCRainmaker about it but basically someone on Twitter complained about it being a security and privacy risk, it went viral, and so Strava nuked it and made it an opt-in feature without telling anyone. (I think the security and privacy concerns are valid but there were other solutions and also the thing the guy was complaining about wasn't even a Flyby feature, it was a privacy settings feature.)

Oh well when something is free you're the product and all that. I still use it to log my miles but the social aspect, which I was never that invested in, has definitely lost its shine.

And, every time I pull it up (on the web) that annoying pop-up box appears. :rolleyes:

WhyFi 07-16-21 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144002)
I'm still salty about how Strava nerfed the flyby feature. It was fun looking at how my ride intersected with other people and I've made a few acquaintances and riding buddies with it. It was especially fun on long gravel races -- nothing like comparing how my ride stacks up with Ted King (hint, it doesn't.)

There's a whole big long article on DCRainmaker about it but basically someone on Twitter complained about it being a security and privacy risk, it went viral, and so Strava nuked it and made it an opt-in feature without telling anyone. (I think the security and privacy concerns are valid but there were other solutions and also the thing the guy was complaining about wasn't even a Flyby feature, it was a privacy settings feature.)

Oh well when something is free you're the product and all that. I still use it to log my miles but the social aspect, which I was never that invested in, has definitely lost its shine.

Yeah, I'm a little miffed over that, too. I used to use it pretty regularly; whenever I saw someone on the road that seemed like-minded, I'd see if they were on FlyBy so that I could see where they were riding. I expanded my routes/riding area quite a bit doing that, but now I'm lucky if I see 10 people in the FlyBy on a given ride.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144008)
OK this is going to bug me because there's a song that uses "high toned" in the lyrics and I'm sure it's semi-famous but I can't for the life of me remember. Probably some country song complaining about city folk.

Sorry, too busy trying to figure out the beginning of Thunder Road

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...ad-waves-sways

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 09:42 AM

In light of the winter storm aftermath, and other things that canít be discussed here, currently seems more likely than not that weíll be leaving the nation of Texas next year. Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144008)
OK this is going to bug me because there's a song that uses "high toned" in the lyrics and I'm sure it's semi-famous but I can't for the life of me remember. Probably some country song complaining about city folk.

George Strait - High Toned Woman
Dolly Parton - A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place
Barry Manilow - Never Met a Man I Didn't Like
Various artists - My Baby Just Cares for Me

Pick one

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144002)
I'm still salty about how Strava nerfed the flyby feature. It was fun looking at how my ride intersected with other people and I've made a few acquaintances and riding buddies with it. It was especially fun on long gravel races -- nothing like comparing how my ride stacks up with Ted King (hint, it doesn't.)

There's a whole big long article on DCRainmaker about it but basically someone on Twitter complained about it being a security and privacy risk, it went viral, and so Strava nuked it and made it an opt-in feature without telling anyone. (I think the security and privacy concerns are valid but there were other solutions and also the thing the guy was complaining about wasn't even a Flyby feature, it was a privacy settings feature.)

Oh well when something is free you're the product and all that. I still use it to log my miles but the social aspect, which I was never that invested in, has definitely lost its shine.

I still donít really understand the Strava privacy hand-wringing. Voting and real estate records make your name and address public already.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144065)
In light of the winter storm aftermath, and other things that canít be discussed here, currently seems more likely than not that weíll be leaving the nation of Texas next year. Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.

Has been the subject of more than one discussion with my wife lately. Unfortunately, kids and career make me less mobile.

Not sure the Carolinas would be much different though on that topic.

bampilot06 07-16-21 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144065)
In light of the winter storm aftermath, and other things that canít be discussed here, currently seems more likely than not that weíll be leaving the nation of Texas next year. Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.


raleigh is nice.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144077)
I still donít really understand the Strava privacy hand-wringing. Voting and real estate records make your name and address public already.

Address yes, current location no.

I believe it's a location tracking thing.

genejockey 07-16-21 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22143831)
Irrigation? We wouldn't have a lawn without it.

We have irrigation - can't have a lawn without it here! - but running it during Extreme Drought doesn't seem very responsible.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22144087)
We have irrigation - can't have a lawn without it here! - but running it during Extreme Drought doesn't seem very responsible.

Due to our soils with high plasticity levels, we have to keep the soil around our slab foundations uniformly moist year round. If we don't we will have big problems with foundation stability.

There are often watering restrictions in place during summer months in this area, although the perimeter of your house is exempted.

Velo Vol 07-16-21 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144065)
Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.

One of those is way more :twitchy: than the other.

DougRNS 07-16-21 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22143868)
Georgia bridges are garbage. Arkansas bridges are garbage.

Velo Vol is trapped.

https://www.11alive.com/video/news/l...16?jwsource=cl

is Memphis still in Tennessee?
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8279fc1c47.jpg


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