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rjones28 03-27-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22450641)
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rjones28 03-27-22 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450646)
Done. I tried to make it light but relevant. Commentary on Zombie threads plus inspired by the current thread in question.

If I do disappear, don't forget about me.

Okay Bender.

rjones28 03-27-22 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22450726)
good Doug's don't parody.

Oh?

rjones28 03-27-22 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by LarrySellerz (Post 22451420)
Had a weird experience yesterday. I was turning onto a popular bike corridor and saw an older guy approaching with a bright front light in the middle of the day. Excited to have some company/competition on my commute, I take the hands off my handlebars and start accelerating. Front Light goes to pass, but since Iím accelerating he passes me at about 19 mph with a small speed differential and I slot on his wheel, he glances back and sees this. A few seconds later i carried my speed and pull up next to him while riding on my top tube. Dude literally says ďwhateverĒ and I tell him to stay safe and enjoy his ride, and take off because itís clear he did not enjoy my company.

what I donít get is why would you pass someone who has his hands off his bars at 19 mph. This is obvious bait, why would he take it if he didnít want any part of it? Also he passed without as much as a hello, which tbh made me a little bit upset, might not have sat on my top tube while he was blowing up if he was more polite. I was on a hybrid with no kit and helmet hanging off my bars, so he probably thought I was a noob.

Cool story, bro.

rjones28 03-27-22 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22452209)
Suspension handlebars : it's about time :)

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...pA&oe=6244C0CB

Oh boy.

LesterOfPuppets 03-27-22 02:04 PM

I just saw Rollie Fingers.

:bday:

BillyD 03-27-22 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22452240)
Real Indian food last night. That guy can cook.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...94f19bd14.jpeg

I'm guessing whatever is inside that jigger is hot AF.

indyfabz 03-27-22 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22452425)
Okay Bender.

I have to go to Detroit on the 5th. Remember me if I disappear.

datlas 03-27-22 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22452305)
It was great. I want to follow up for the cooking method. Not slimy at all. It almost looked flash fried. For a starter we had Bombay Rolls. They looked like cinnamon buns but were flavored with coriander.

Canít remember if youíve been here:

https://philadelphia.ammasrestaurants.com/

Went for lunch a couple of years ago. Very good, and popular with the local Indian crowd. Saw people getting spreads like the one I had for dinner last night.

Have not been but will put on the list. We are still only doing carry-out. Not quite ready to eat in a restaurant indoors. NTTAWWT

datlas 03-27-22 03:02 PM

Speaking of which, currently waiting for our carry out dinner. She is getting seafood bibimbap and I am getting Pad Thai.

Mojo31 03-27-22 03:08 PM

Go Peacocks.

ls01 03-27-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22452259)
Just..no.


coming soon!.....suspension pedals!

ls01 03-27-22 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22452510)
I have to go to Detroit on the 5th. Remember me if I disappear.

WOW! What did you do?

DougRNS 03-27-22 04:05 PM

Bah Humbug must be at the Nascar race at COTA

genejockey 03-27-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22452510)
I have to go to Detroit on the 5th. Remember me if I disappear.

But if you don't, forget you?

Mojo31 03-27-22 04:15 PM

How could that be? There are right turns at COTA. :rolleyes:

Mojo31 03-27-22 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22452588)
But if you don't, forget you?

If a lawyer disappears in Detroit and no one is there to see it, did he ever really exist?

DougRNS 03-27-22 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22452596)
If a lawyer disappears in Detroit and no one is there to see it, did he ever really exist?

hypothetical

genejockey 03-27-22 04:40 PM

I was coming down a fast, nontechnical descent on my ride today when I saw something in my path just a little too late to completely miss it. It was one of those reflector Botts dots, upside down, and I hit it with the left edge of my front tire, which 'tiddly-winked' it right into my left shin. No blood, but now that I'm home, it's starting to STING!!

Apart from that, there was a significant headwind on the Southbound part of my ride, which for once did NOT turn into headwind on the way back, but in fact became a 10-20 knot TAILWIND! I CRUSHED my best time on a 5 mile Northbound segment on Canada by about 45 seconds, which I've literally ridden 300 times. Of course, there were some crosswinds at points when the road turned but the Battaglin just shrugs them off. It feels very 'planted'. Yes, crosswinds push on it a bit, but it never threatens to blow out from under me.

Oh, and you know how yesterday I posted that I don't ride to socialize? Fate was listening. First, I see two people along the side of the road, obviously trying to figure out something technical and bike related. I slowed down and asked if they needed anything, and they actually did. It was a youngish woman (I think, but she was wearing a mask), on a BRAND NEW Bianchi. Nice CF bike with mechanical Ultegra, disc brakes, etc. She had NO IDEA about gears. Not just how to work them, but how they work. So I gave a quick tutorial - "Think Right = Rear", and "Rear wheel, bigger is easier". I hope she got on okay. I got the distinct impression this >$2500 bike was her FIRST geared bicycle! The other person was another good samaritan. Between us I think we helped.

Then about 10 miles later, I pass a tall skinny guy on a Serotta, who then rolls up alongside and compliments the Battaglin. This led to about 4 miles worth of conversation before I took a right and he went straight. So much for being a solitary cyclist!

Mojo31 03-27-22 04:49 PM

Next thing you know, you’ll be riding shirtless.

LesterOfPuppets 03-27-22 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22452628)
Next thing you know, youíll be riding shirtless.

I might roll home from the ballpark shirtless. Or I might take the train, depending on energy level.

Mojo31 03-27-22 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22452643)
I might roll home from the ballpark shirtless. Or I might take the train, depending on energy level.

OK Larry.

genejockey 03-27-22 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22452628)
Next thing you know, youíll be riding shirtless.

Not me. I've got that Anglo-Celtic phosphorescent white skin that almost glows in the dark and starts to bubble and smoke in full sunlight, like Christopher Lee at the end of all those Dracula movies.

abshipp 03-27-22 05:39 PM

Super fun hike today at Table Rock State Park.

About 6.5 miles / 1200'. Saw lots of waterfalls, three lizards, and a gorgeous ring necked snake :bday:

datlas 03-27-22 05:59 PM

Good ride this morning, then Hannah’s wind ensemble concert, and I finally got my lazy mechanic to get some work done on the Habanero. Reinstalled the headset/fork, bars/stem, BB, and crank. Put tires, tubes, and cassette on new psimet wheels. Reinstalled seatpost/saddle.

#progress


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5ada4d9f2.jpeg

Bah Humbug 03-27-22 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22452574)
Bah Humbug must be at the Nascar race at COTA

Nope. Did watch the F1 race this morning though; much better than the racing had been when I gave up on it.

Bah Humbug 03-27-22 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22452589)
How could that be? There are right turns at COTA. :rolleyes:

So do Watkins Glen and Mexico City.

seedsbelize2 03-27-22 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22452619)
I was coming down a fast, nontechnical descent on my ride today when I saw something in my path just a little too late to completely miss it. It was one of those reflector Botts dots, upside down, and I hit it with the left edge of my front tire, which 'tiddly-winked' it right into my left shin. No blood, but now that I'm home, it's starting to STING!!

Apart from that, there was a significant headwind on the Southbound part of my ride, which for once did NOT turn into headwind on the way back, but in fact became a 10-20 knot TAILWIND! I CRUSHED my best time on a 5 mile Northbound segment on Canada by about 45 seconds, which I've literally ridden 300 times. Of course, there were some crosswinds at points when the road turned but the Battaglin just shrugs them off. It feels very 'planted'. Yes, crosswinds push on it a bit, but it never threatens to blow out from under me.

Oh, and you know how yesterday I posted that I don't ride to socialize? Fate was listening. First, I see two people along the side of the road, obviously trying to figure out something technical and bike related. I slowed down and asked if they needed anything, and they actually did. It was a youngish woman (I think, but she was wearing a mask), on a BRAND NEW Bianchi. Nice CF bike with mechanical Ultegra, disc brakes, etc. She had NO IDEA about gears. Not just how to work them, but how they work. So I gave a quick tutorial - "Think Right = Rear", and "Rear wheel, bigger is easier". I hope she got on okay. I got the distinct impression this >$2500 bike was her FIRST geared bicycle! The other person was another good samaritan. Between us I think we helped.

Then about 10 miles later, I pass a tall skinny guy on a Serotta, who then rolls up alongside and compliments the Battaglin. This led to about 4 miles worth of conversation before I took a right and he went straight. So much for being a solitary cyclist!

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indyfabz 03-27-22 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22452564)
WOW! What did you do?

:lol:

I donít even know why I am going. It was disused briefly last Monday, but I didnít pay much attention. I guess Iíll find out this week. Probably dog and pony show stuff that will bore me to tears. At least my cat sitter is available. Wonder if I can expense that.

seedsbelize2 03-27-22 07:04 PM

I listened to an interview with Dr. David Hill the other day. A neuro-feedback guy. He says the timing of meals has more to do with circadian rhythm than light does. And that if you want to sleep better, you should go to bed at least three hours fasted, get up before dawn and do light exercise before eating anything. The little research I've done on coffee's effect on HGH is that coffee stimulates its production. So coffee would be ok during that morning fast. Is this correct? Bah Humbug


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