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big john 04-18-20 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21426516)
I did that once.

Cool!

rjones28 04-18-20 10:23 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426296)
Phil Gaimon's ride today on Strava was 108 miles and it was about the same average speed as my solo 100 mile rides.

Sure, Phil had almost 10,000 more feet of elevation gain vs my typical century, but that's... I mean, samesies, right?

Totally. :thumb:

rjones28 04-18-20 10:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426348)
Because we can watch grass grow instead.

I haven't cut any lawns yet this year.

rjones28 04-18-20 10:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426358)
Well, many of us can. I guess the rest can watch their snow melt.

Ours all melted by mid-afternoon today.

Velo Vol 04-18-20 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21426533)
I haven't cut any lawns yet this year.

I've been mowing for a month.

Mowing Story

Thursday I was at the church where I mow the lawn. I walk around the corner of a building to a spot that overlooks a downhill sloping section of the lawn (note the proper singular form) and I see hundreds of bees buzzing around in a 20-yard wide cylinder.

wut

I've never seen anything like it, certainly not on that lot.

I went away for no more than five minutes, returned to see the swarm had disappeared.

wut x 2

I did see a few bees buzzing around a tree. Upon closer inspection I saw that they had congregated on a tree branch about 20 feet up. I assume a queen was there. Wild.

Made me appreciate the cray cray people who allow themselves to be covered by bees.

kissTheApex 04-19-20 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426331)
Then again, with those fast wheels, I'd probably spin out of my Speedplays on a descent, jam my foot in my front wheel and be a goner. :(

But youíd be in the company of lots of people whoíd done it! :roflmao2:

indyfabz 04-19-20 05:03 AM

Itís 36 out. Where are spring temps?

Velo Vol 04-19-20 05:37 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21426681)
Itís 36 out. Where are spring temps?

It's still winter, unofficially.

MoAlpha 04-19-20 05:39 AM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21426431)
Hey datlas, if you recall, nieceís first choice school is Notre Dame. She just found out theyíll give her a 50% ride. So Iím guessing thatís where sheíll wind up.

Hope you figure out where to send your girl.

For what itís worth, I was very upset that my parents would not let me go to my first choice school, St Johns College in Annapolis. They made me go to the University of NC Chapel Hill, where I got a full ride. I incurred at total of $500 in undergrad debt, had a great college experience, a wide array of opportunities and it really was an awesome choice for me. I never held it against my parents to have been pushed in a practical direction. Maybe because I loved where I wound up. Just saying: kids donít always have to be indulged, they may well see it your way eventually themselves.

St. Johns is so weird and you seem pretty normal.

Velo Vol 04-19-20 05:41 AM

Day One of Strava Stalking. Hoo boy.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1fdb17f53e.png
Context: There's a walking path up to the tower. While technically paved, it's hardly suitable for proper road cycling. SMH


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7d2bb8d86c.png

datlas 04-19-20 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21426681)
Itís 36 out. Where are spring temps?

IKR

Still, I think I am heading out in a few minutes to ride. At least it's sunny out.

Bah Humbug 04-19-20 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21426681)
Itís 36 out. Where are spring temps?

Damp and drizzly here. At least it's just the same year getting wasted two ways.

datlas 04-19-20 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426695)
Day One of Strava Stalking. Hoo boy.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1fdb17f53e.png
Context: There's a walking path up to the tower. While technically paved, it's hardly suitable for proper road cycling. SMH


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7d2bb8d86c.png

Is it ok to give kudos for strava-stalking?

Heathpack 04-19-20 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21426693)
St. Johns is so weird and you seem pretty normal.

I am the product of my education perhaps.

seedsbelize 04-19-20 06:08 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21426295)
Whatís a worm box? Pics?

A wooden box for the compost making worms to live in. They've been in plastic buckets. This is more modular system. Pics later

WhyFi 04-19-20 06:20 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21426681)
It’s 36 out. Where are spring temps?

Well, if it's 36į, that your spring temps right there, innit?

- Signed, a Minnesotan

seedsbelize 04-19-20 06:23 AM

77A here, and heading for 100A yet again

WhyFi 04-19-20 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426695)
Day One of Strava Stalking. Hoo boy.

Context: There's a walking path up to the tower. While technically paved, it's hardly suitable for proper road cycling. SMH

I guess that she doesn't yet understand that you're a serious cyclist.

WhyFi 04-19-20 06:34 AM

Bike content:

Not for nothing, but if I were itching for an old-man metal bike, this Ribble Ti would be mighty tempting. Nice looking frame with the contrasting polished/sand-blasted finish, dropped stays, etc and starting at $2400 for 105 hydro disc. That's not bad. Not bad at all.

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/media..._lighter_1.png

Bah Humbug 04-19-20 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426756)
Bike content:

Not for nothing, but if I were itching for an old-man metal bike, this Ribble Ti would be mighty tempting. Nice looking frame with the contrasting polished/sand-blasted finish, dropped stays, etc and starting at $2400 for 105 hydro disc. That's not bad. Not bad at all.

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/media..._lighter_1.png

Stop that! I promised myself I'm not buying a new bike this year! :twitchy:

WhyFi 04-19-20 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21426760)
Stop that! I promised myself I'm not buying a new bike this year! :twitchy:

Think of the people you could pass on that thing... :innocent:

ls01 04-19-20 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426727)
Well, if it's 36į, that your spring temps right there, innit?

- Signed, a Minnesotan

well done

seedsbelize 04-19-20 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426756)
Bike content:

Not for nothing, but if I were itching for an old-man metal bike, this Ribble Ti would be mighty tempting. Nice looking frame with the contrasting polished/sand-blasted finish, dropped stays, etc and starting at $2400 for 105 hydro disc. That's not bad. Not bad at all.

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/media..._lighter_1.png

What's the advantage of the dropped stays?

WhyFi 04-19-20 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21426775)
What's the advantage of the dropped stays?

If you believe the babble, it's a smidge more aerodynamic and compliant. In my reality, it's mostly an aesthetic thing - the stays and oversized tubing sections, finish, etc. give it a modern appearance that's more in line with what appeals to me.

WhyFi 04-19-20 07:02 AM

Not a huge fan of the fork shape, but I could forgive it as part of a package that's otherwise appealing.


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