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MoAlpha 07-07-20 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21573945)

And somethingís in the air, because the drivers were in a damn mood.

Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.

datlas 07-07-20 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21573946)
Because of my somewhat limited neck extension due to a fusion, on the bike I need eye protection that comes up pretty high, doesn't slide down, and doesn't have a frame that blocks vision. I use an old pair of Oakley gov't issue ballistic glasses and carry readers in my jersey pocket on long rides where I might have to read a map on the phone.

Have you tried timtak style goofy glasses?? :innocent:

phrantic09 07-07-20 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21573950)
Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.

Thereís plenty of that here too. The general lack of common courtesy toward other drivers or to cyclists amazes me lately.

Bah Humbug 07-07-20 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21573946)
Because of my somewhat limited neck extension due to a fusion, on the bike I need eye protection that comes up pretty high, doesn't slide down, and doesn't have a frame that blocks vision. I use an old pair of Oakley gov't issue ballistic glasses and carry readers in my jersey pocket on long rides where I might have to read a map on the phone.

If you ever want something else to try, the Roka SL1-X is exactly that. It was designed to extend the coverage upwards for the aero position, but would work for what you describe. Or thereís a helmet with a shield, like the Giro Vanquish.

Both will make you look like a shower tote, if you care.

WhyFi 07-07-20 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21573945)
I got out about ten minutes later than usual and took it easy. The hardest part was getting passed by a pair of roadies and not chasing them down.

Yeah, I'm relatively new to the "easy" ride and I still have the urge to squash the people that seem to be making a show of passing me while I'm putzing along.

Velo Vol 07-07-20 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21573950)
Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.

Velo Vol remains calm.

Bah Humbug 07-07-20 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21573950)
Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.

Compared to yesterday though? :foo:

WhyFi 07-07-20 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21573968)
If you ever want something else to try, the Roka SL1-X is exactly that. It was designed to extend the coverage upwards for the aero position, but would work for what you describe. Or thereís a helmet with a shield, like the Giro Vanquish.

Both will make you look like a shower tote, if you care.

Extended coverage along the top, be it with tall frames, frameless, or frameless along the top, is starting to become pretty common, it seems. Not that it matters much to me - I don't think that I've gone on more than a handful of rides without a cycling cap in the last few years, so the visor is going to block that line of sight, anyway.

Bah Humbug 07-07-20 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21573844)
Rapha recently released some new sunglasses. My knee-jerk reaction was, "those look kinda French-shower-y..." Second thought was, "I kinda want 'em..." :o

Oh hey, speaking of Rapha, howís their sizing? Was thinking of giving them a try in my quest for a few more kits to fuel my new daily real-riding. Is 5í11Ē 175lbs M or L?

MoAlpha 07-07-20 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21573958)
Have you tried timtak style goofy glasses?? :innocent:

I refuse to look at those pictures again. Too painful.

MoAlpha 07-07-20 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21573968)
If you ever want something else to try, the Roka SL1-X is exactly that. It was designed to extend the coverage upwards for the aero position, but would work for what you describe. Or thereís a helmet with a shield, like the Giro Vanquish.

Both will make you look like a shower tote, if you care.

I like the specs. A little spendy, but I probably already look like a shower tote.

WhyFi 07-07-20 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21573995)
Oh hey, speaking of Rapha, howís their sizing? Was thinking of giving them a try in my quest for a few more kits to fuel my new daily real-riding. Is 5í11Ē 175lbs M or L?

For the lines with a more casual fit (Core, Classic, Brevet), you'd probably want an M - at the same height and 10lbs heavier (~41 chest), the L is form-fitting but not plastered on. They're really good about the shipping, though - they come with a paid return label, so ordering multiples and returning whatever doesn't fit is easy enough.

For the bibs, L fit me well. I have large-ish, but not tree trunk legs, and they're usually the biggest factor for fit.

WhyFi 07-07-20 08:30 AM

It'd be a hard-fought battle, but I think that the offerings from 100% have the highest doosh quotient when it comes to sunglasses.

phrantic09 07-07-20 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21573995)
Oh hey, speaking of Rapha, howís their sizing? Was thinking of giving them a try in my quest for a few more kits to fuel my new daily real-riding. Is 5í11Ē 175lbs M or L?

Iím 6 feet, 177 with a 41 chest and wear a large.

Itís not as tight as Iíd like, I go with M for most others

BillyD 07-07-20 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21573347)
To summarize:

Exercise is bad for your heart and so is not exercising.

conclusion:
We're f**ked

Well there is that bizarre principle called moderation. Anybody ever tried that?

(I know, coming from a mod it seems like bias. lol)

BillyD 07-07-20 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21573854)
We are completely surrounded by 90+ foot trees to the point where itís essentially dark in our room until about 8. Half of the time I wake up and think itís still the middle of the night.

I love nature and I love trees, but bright daylight is essential to my spirit and my mood.

datlas 07-07-20 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21574177)
Well there is that bizarre principle called moderation. Anybody ever tried that?

(I know, coming from a mod it seems like bias. lol)

BillyD putttin' the mod in moderation. Kudos.

phrantic09 07-07-20 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21574196)
I love nature and I love trees, but bright daylight is essential to my spirit and my mood.

we get decent sun in the later afternoon

Velo Vol 07-07-20 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21574177)
Well there is that bizarre principle called moderation. Anybody ever tried that?

All the time.

Velo Vol 07-07-20 10:12 AM

Quite a range. Should I wait by the mailbox?


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kissTheApex 07-07-20 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21573433)
We shall see....

:innocent:

Oh do tell.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21573844)
Rapha recently released some new sunglasses. My knee-jerk reaction was, "those look kinda French-shower-y..." Second thought was, "I kinda want 'em..." :o

Project Rudy had a 50% off sale around thanksgiving and I really thought hard getting a last yearís model with chromatic lenses but passed. I still think perhaps I should have gotten them.


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21573919)
I have probably mentioned this before, but one item I don't use is sunglasses. For unknown reasons I have no problems with bright light. I use cheap-o Performance clear lens glasses for eye protection.

Iím a bit of enigma to myself when it comes to this. My eyes are sensitive to bright light, but I donít like and canít handle dark sunglasses for prolonged duration.

I wear them religiously for eye protection purposes when riding and I settled on orange/yellow/mango colored lenses. Clear enough to wear 5:15 in the morning when riding to work and bordering manageable for bright sun around 4:00 in the afternoon when Iím heading back home. Iíd like to try chromatic lenses but the higher the UV exposure, the darker they get (plus they tend to be more efficient in low temperatures) and it was/is the thing I donít like about them on my transitions prescription eye glasses. They get disturbingly dark in the winter time and then donít get light enough quickly when your indoors.

Heathpack 07-07-20 11:02 AM

So my contract before the corporate buy-out stated that I got 4 weeks of vacation time after 10yr of employment with the old company, which was a benchmark that I achieved before the corp stepped in.

But. The max annual vacation allotment with the corp is 3 weeks. I had to wrangle with them a bit when they took over my contract. In the end, they agreed to keep me at 4 weeks vacation. Cool. I get one more week vacation than most people in the corp.

Then. When I wanted to explore the 3 day work week, my regional VP looked into my contract and stated that the wording of my contract was such that I could go to 3 days a week, still be considered full time and all my benefits would remain the same.

I assumed that meant that I'd still get 4 weeks of vacation. With a 4 day work week that was 16 days, and with a 3 day work week it would become 12 days.

Nope. Thats not how it works. A full time employee accrues vacation hours at a certain number per pay period. It doesn't matter if you work 3 or 4 or 5 days, you still accrue the same number of vacation hours per week.

Which means I have the same number of total hours of vacation days per week. Previously that was equivalent to 4 weeks, but now it is equivalent to 5 weeks.

So: In September, I will move to a 3 day work week, same benefits, same base salary, and an extra week of vacation.

:D

phrantic09 07-07-20 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21573995)
Oh hey, speaking of Rapha, howís their sizing? Was thinking of giving them a try in my quest for a few more kits to fuel my new daily real-riding. Is 5í11Ē 175lbs M or L?

One more thing Iíd note if you go to the Core line, youíll roast in hot temps if you donít get the lightweight version. I have both and have to put the regular Core away once itís about 80.

seedsbelize 07-07-20 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21574290)
Oh do tell.


Project Rudy had a 50% off sale around thanksgiving and I really thought hard getting a last yearís model with chromatic lenses but passed. I still think perhaps I should have gotten them.


Iím a bit of enigma to myself when it comes to this. My eyes are sensitive to bright light, but I donít like and canít handle dark sunglasses for prolonged duration.

I wear them religiously for eye protection purposes when riding and I settled on orange/yellow/mango colored lenses. Clear enough to wear 5:15 in the morning when riding to work and bordering manageable for bright sun around 4:00 in the afternoon when Iím heading back home. Iíd like to try chromatic lenses but the higher the UV exposure, the darker they get (plus they tend to be more efficient in low temperatures) and it was/is the thing I donít like about them on my transitions prescription eye glasses. They get disturbingly dark in the winter time and then donít get light enough quickly when your indoors.

I prefer yellow lenses in all situations. I originally got them for riding at night on back roads with no ambient light. I was blinded by the oncoming traffic, so I got the yellow photo- chromatic lenses to cut the glare.
Edit: photo- chromatic is not the word I'm looking for, but it's the word I came up with.

seedsbelize 07-07-20 11:36 AM

My tubular tire order got cancelled by ProBikeKit, due to discontinuation. So I'm shopping around, and see prices in the 1400 range. I'm thinking, oh, they are giving me prices in pesos. But no. Upon closer inspection, it was crabon wheels.


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