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Velo Vol 09-11-21 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22226124)
How did the other road users fare?

No problemo. I saw two bicyclists on the road which is a bit rare for that street.

Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22226129)
The UTs are stinking it up today.

Apart from the penalties, UT proper didn't really stink it up. It lacks an SEC quarterback and has a lot of inexperienced players. Makes it hard to win.

big john 09-11-21 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22226110)
Only bugs.
But the bugs are becoming the second most common vehicle, riding second fiddle to Nissan/Datsun.

Do they have a Nissan plant down there? I know they built millions of Bugs in Puebla.

big john 09-11-21 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22226116)
Got two punish passes, but no honks. One was my fault for leaving room.

A young guy in a hot Eurosportsedan did intentionally leave me room to cut in from the shoulder and sprint across a long one-lane bridge with a traffic signal.

I was glad I went. When they invited me I tried to talk them out of going to the coast but it has been so hot inland I gave in. It wasn't the circus I expected. There was a 9/11 ceremony at Pepperdine University with 3000 flags on display facing the highway. Large police presence may have helped persuade drivers to behave.

https://www.pepperdine.edu/waves-of-...s-of-flags.jpg

genejockey 09-11-21 09:30 PM

I spent some time today washing a couple of my bikes, including the Ritchey, so of course I also re-lubed them. I spun the back wheel up while checking the shifting, and when I stopped pedaling it and let it freewheel, I discovered the freehub now sounds like it was filled with gravel.

Great.

So, I figure I need to service, or replace the freehub body. Small problem - it's a 25 year old Shimano 7403 hub, meaning there's a special tool to remove the freehub, and then, with luck, I can clean up and re-grease it, because I almost certainly won't be able to find a replacement freehub body. I found the tool. In Belgium. I ordered it, so it will be here sometime in the next...month. So, now the Ritchey is out of commission and the Bianchi is still in the shop, like an Italian exotic car, waiting for a part.

Good thing I have 6 alternatives.

big john 09-11-21 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22226196)
I spent some time today washing a couple of my bikes, including the Ritchey, so of course I also re-lubed them. I spun the back wheel up while checking the shifting, and when I stopped pedaling it and let it freewheel, I discovered the freehub now sounds like it was filled with gravel.

Great.

So, I figure I need to service, or replace the freehub body. Small problem - it's a 25 year old Shimano 7403 hub, meaning there's a special tool to remove the freehub, and then, with luck, I can clean up and re-grease it, because I almost certainly won't be able to find a replacement freehub body. I found the tool. In Belgium. I ordered it, so it will be here sometime in the next...month. So, now the Ritchey is out of commission and the Bianchi is still in the shop, like an Italian exotic car, waiting for a part.

Good thing I have 6 alternatives.

Had good luck with the Seven, the new used crankset and the new chain worked smoothly today. I did have to buy a freehub body for it last year, genuine Campagnolo Record made in Taiwan.
Speaking of gravel in the hub, I was mountain biking in Tahoe in 2010 and whenever I stopped pedaling it sounded horrible. I took the wheel to REI up there and they dropped everything and replaced the freehub for me so my vacation could continue. That was awesome service.

datlas 09-12-21 05:06 AM

Time to ride. Might get to podium this week, but no way I can top WhyFi after yesterday’s epic he did.

Trsnrtr 09-12-21 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22226341)
Time to ride. Might get to podium this week, but no way I can top WhyFi after yesterday’s epic he did.

I can catch him if he's too tired to ride today or he takes a family day.

seedsbelize2 09-12-21 06:48 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22226149)
Do they have a Nissan plant down there? I know they built millions of Bugs in Puebla.

I can't say. I know my Honda was built here. It is said that Mexico saved the Nissan Motor Company. So it's likely there is one or more.

seedsbelize2 09-12-21 06:57 AM

An interesting tale. Seedsbelize2 came into being when Seedsbelize got locked out completely back in 2016, while trying to do a password change. Over the years I would take up the challenge, and fail. A week or so ago, I took up the challenge again, because I could log in on my chromebook, which has the password stashed somewhere, but not on the phone. As of yesterday I cannot log into seedsbelize2 on the phone, even with a known password, but it works just fine on the chromebook.

WhyFi 09-12-21 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22226341)
Time to ride. Might get to podium this week, but no way I can top WhyFi after yesterday’s epic he did.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22226345)
I can catch him if he's too tired to ride today or he takes a family day.

I think I'll have the opportunity for a little recovery spin later, but nothing significant. Legs are feeling surprisingly good, though a little tight; I was kind of expecting knotted strands of hurt. I guess my fitness is coming around just in time for the trail end of my riding season. :rolleyes:

big john 09-12-21 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22226406)
I can't say. I know my Honda was built here. It is said that Mexico saved the Nissan Motor Company. So it's likely there is one or more.

The internet says there are 2 Nissan plants in Mexico with 14.5K employees.

DougRNS 09-12-21 08:07 AM

Oh no @Velo Vol, the mighty Owls have another juggernaut on their schedule.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cd7367160e.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f3639f0fa.jpg
Jacksonville State shocked the world last night.

Velo Vol 09-12-21 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22226464)
Oh no @Velo Vol, the mighty Owls have another juggernaut on their schedule.

Oh, no! In the sense that it's meaningless to me.

Jacksonville State stuns FSU with miracle TD on final play http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=32193433

DougRNS 09-12-21 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22226493)
Oh, no! In the sense that it's meaningless to me.

Jacksonville State stuns FSU with miracle TD on final play http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=32193433

I'm sure you've jumped on the Owls bandwagon and they're your #1 FCS school. I can score an extra ticket if you want to swing by and watch the J-State game.

DougRNS 09-12-21 08:37 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...800d22ab6b.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cb61b4cb56.jpg
Here are some pics from the epic match up at Sun Trust park, home of MLB's Atlanta Braves. J-State has an impressive band.
Note: KSU won in 5 overtimes.

LesterOfPuppets 09-12-21 08:48 AM

5OT, epic!

Velo Vol 09-12-21 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22226501)
I'm sure you've jumped on the Owls bandwagon and they're your #1 FCS school. I can score an extra ticket if you want to swing by and watch the J-State game.

I'm not sure if this list is current, but no they are not. Why would I cheer for KSU over the Mercer Bears?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tball_programs

datlas 09-12-21 08:59 AM

Had a short but sweet ride. I am prepared to get kicked off the podium but might still stay on, barely.

Strava tells me I hit 5k miles for the year. :bday:

WhyFi 09-12-21 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22226530)
Had a short but sweet ride. I am prepared to get kicked off the podium but might still stay on, barely.

Are you under the impression that Humbug is going to go out for a 70 miler? I think you're safely on the podium.

datlas 09-12-21 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22226532)
Are you under the impression that Humbug is going to go out for a 70 miler? I think you're safely on the podium.

Aware. I hope you are right. But as Han Solo told young Skywalker, “don’t get cocky!”

datlas 09-12-21 09:11 AM

You can say cocky. Can you say cock?

indyfabz 09-12-21 09:13 AM

Holy headwind!

DougRNS 09-12-21 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22226526)
I'm not sure if this list is current, but no they are not. Why would I cheer for KSU over the Mercer Bears?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tball_programs

I have no idea what a list of all FCS programs has to do with this. Certainly all the game day reports over the years has swayed your opinion. My reporting has been stellar.
Say it with me; "Go Owls!"
#HootHoot

Velo Vol 09-12-21 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22226557)
I have no idea what a list of all FCS programs has to do with this. Certainly all the game day reports over the years has swayed your opinion. My reporting has been stellar.
Say it with me; "Go Owls!"
#HootHoot

Fun fact: I once rode through Western Carolina campus on a century ride. It's much more scenic than KSU, probably.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...162ffc6620.png

DougRNS 09-12-21 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22226575)
Fun fact: I once rode through Western Carolina campus on a century ride. It's much more scenic than KSU, probably.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...162ffc6620.png

that picture is very convincing. #Scenic


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