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MoAlpha 09-02-22 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22633613)
Its actually supposed to be really nice this weekend. ☹️

Was planning on riding three days and golfing with a friend on Sunday.

Have ice, heat, rollers, etc.

Need to harden up my abs.

Don't neglect the glutei. They are notoriously weak on cyclists and having weak glutes displaces the burden of holding you up onto the back muscles. Learning this literally changed my life.

mschwett 09-02-22 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22633626)
4 has become my mode.
Wordle 440 4/6

⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

interesting pattern, no yellows.

3 here today.

Wordle 440 3/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜🟨⬜🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Mojo31 09-02-22 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633633)
Don't neglect the glutei. They are notoriously weak on cyclists and having weak glutes displaces the burden of holding you up onto the back muscles. Learning this literally changed my life.

Good to keep in mind. 👍

genejockey 09-02-22 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22633591)
Fine start to the day. Pulled my back and now laying on an ice pack.

Million dollar question - what am I going to do for three hours Sunday afternoon while my wife hosts a baby shower with thirty women attending?

Yikes!

I rode the Schwinn 3 days this week. It's one size too small for me, really, so I run it with a 130mm stem and a long seatpost, which puts the bars about 2 cm lower than any of my other bikes. But I generally don't find that uncomfortable. However, something about the bike invites hammering, so I spent a fair amount of time in the drops Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday I realized that the Rolls saddle, much as I love that it's the original, is really not a great combination with such a low bar - too much pressure unless I was slightly off center to one side or the other. I think this caused me to bend more at the waist than roll my hips forward as I usually do, with the result that Wednesday night I was plagued by back spasms right where the back joins the hips.

So I swapped the saddle for a Fizik Aliante VSX with a trough, and rode last night. That was a lot better, but I think the basic problem is that 11.5 cm is just too much drop. In a moment of weakness, I bought a 23" Circuit frame, which should be my size. Problem is, no fork! I know where I can get one, but it would mean buying an entire frame I wouldn't use.

WhyFi 09-02-22 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633633)
Don't neglect the glutei. They are notoriously weak on cyclists and having weak glutes displaces the burden of holding you up onto the back muscles. Learning this literally changed my life.

When I did (primarily preventative) PT last year, most of the focus was on the glutes. In my case, it was more about easing the load from the guads a little, which was creating some imbalance. But yeah - the butt's a big anchor for a lot of dynamics.

genejockey 09-02-22 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22633620)
I hadn't noticed that before, but now I can't unsee it. :roflmao2:

You're welcome.

DougRNS 09-02-22 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633597)
In other news, I destroyed one of my beautiful bamboo fenders this morning and I can't justify the replacement cost. Anyone have plastic fenders they love?

I think @datlas can put you in something from Saturn. I hear that is Dura Ace level plastic.

phrantic09 09-02-22 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22633662)
When I did (primarily preventative) PT last year, most of the focus was on the glutes. In my case, it was more about easing the load from the guads a little, which was creating some imbalance. But yeah - the butt's a big anchor for a lot of dynamics.

I do PT for my piriformis and glute right now, its lovely

datlas 09-02-22 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633597)
In other news, I destroyed one of my beautiful bamboo fenders this morning and I can't justify the replacement cost. Anyone have plastic fenders they love?

I have an older set from Planet Bike that have held up well. Their website shows several options.

phrantic09 09-02-22 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633403)
I have been intentionally run off the road by an overtaking car, hit from behind, and I get the punish pass all the time, but I've never been actually been run at quite like that. If a camera makes you feel more secure go for it. Drone sounds complicated! I just carried lots of life insurance and enough disability to replace my salary, when I was economically essential to my family. I still carry long term care and some life.

Same- 20k monthly in disability and enough life that my wife wont have to work ever again

MoAlpha 09-02-22 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22633662)
When I did (primarily preventative) PT last year, most of the focus was on the glutes. In my case, it was more about easing the load from the guads a little, which was creating some imbalance. But yeah - the butt's a big anchor for a lot of dynamics.

The butt is huge!

datlas 09-02-22 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633595)
I'll make sure they're greased when I add more tape!


Yeah, I added the tape with the idea of taking up space in the threads. I assume that's how it works to make your shower head threads watertight.

Check the chainring (spider) bolts too, they are a notorious BB creak mimic.

datlas 09-02-22 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633700)
The butt is huge!

Are you all about that bass?

phrantic09 09-02-22 10:27 AM

Anyone here a pool expert? Were shopping around for a 12x24 in-ground and have received quotes from 30 to 100 for what seems to be the same package. I dont even know what to ask.

MoAlpha 09-02-22 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22633701)
Check the chainring (spider) bolts too, they are a notorious BB creak mimic.

This isn't a chainwheel bolt creak. I've had lots of those and, as noted, it always responds temporarily to disassembling the crank and BB. Would be great if it were the crank bolts, though.

genejockey 09-02-22 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22633701)
Check the chainring (spider) bolts too, they are a notorious BB creak mimic.

That, and the seatpost. I spent a hefty chunk replacing the pressfit BB on the Canyon with a Wheels Mfg. thread-together BB, and it turned out the creaking was because the seatpost was dry. Added more assembly paste and the creaking went away. Boy, was there egg on MY face!

genejockey 09-02-22 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22633702)
Are you all about that bass?

As long as it's the buttery biscuit base....

genejockey 09-02-22 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22633704)
Anyone here a pool expert? Were shopping around for a 12x24 in-ground and have received quotes from 30 to 100 for what seems to be the same package. I dont even know what to ask.

OOL!
Notice there's no 'P' in our Pool. Keep it that way!
Also,
L!
.......

WhyFi 09-02-22 11:00 AM

Well, **** - I can whip up a half-way decent egg fried rice. :love:

About a month ago, after watching some cooking videos, I decided to dig out my wok, strip it, re-season it, and give it another whirl. It didn't work so well with the old range, but the new induction jobber does a better job of getting it rippin' hot (though I'll be limited in terms of batch size). I've done some noodle stir-fries over the last week, but today was the first fried rice foray - turned out pretty well (though it could have used a little more soy sauce).

WhyFi 09-02-22 11:01 AM

My last two "BB creaks" were from the pedals. :notamused:

genejockey 09-02-22 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22633753)
Well, **** - I can whip up a half-way decent egg fried rice. :love:

About a month ago, after watching some cooking videos, I decided to dig out my wok, strip it, re-season it, and give it another whirl. It didn't work so well with the old range, but the new induction jobber does a better job of getting it rippin' hot (though I'll be limited in terms of batch size). I've done some noodle stir-fries over the last week, but today was the first fried rice foray - turned out pretty well (though it could have used a little more soy sauce).

1. "You'll never convince me that a shrimp egg fried this rice!"
2. I've been thinking about an inductions stove for my next kitchen. The problem is I'd have to replace all my saucepans and stockpots. Also, I'd have to re-flatten the bottoms of some skillets - or replace those.

WhyFi 09-02-22 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22633761)
1. "You'll never convince me that a shrimp egg fried this rice!"
2. I've been thinking about an inductions stove for my next kitchen. The problem is I'd have to replace all my saucepans and stockpots. Also, I'd have to re-flatten the bottoms of some skillets - or replace those.

Yeah, the cookware can be a significant expense if you don't already have compatible stuff. If you decided to sell your copper, I would think that it would finance all or at least most of the switch. :foo: [Side note: I've been looking at some induction compatible copper pans - beautiful, but $$$]

Fortunately for us, we were already pretty heavy in to enameled cast iron, carbon steel and stainless for the sauce pans and stockpot; the only pan that I replaced, as a result of incompatibility, was a little 8" nonstick fry pan that I primarily use for eggs.

genejockey 09-02-22 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22633768)
Yeah, the cookware can be a significant expense if you don't already have compatible stuff. If you decided to sell your copper, I would think that it would finance all or at least most of the switch. :foo: [Side note: I've been looking at some induction compatible copper pans - beautiful, but $$$]

Fortunately for us, we were already pretty heavy in to enameled cast iron, carbon steel and stainless for the sauce pans and stockpot; the only pan that I replaced, as a result of incompatibility, was a little 8" nonstick fry pan that I primarily use for eggs.

I wonder what people would pay for copper pans that need retinning? I think the shipping (because I can't find any place within driving distance) plus the retinning would significantly exceed what I paid for them back in the 80s.

Mojo31 09-02-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22633704)
Anyone here a pool expert? Were shopping around for a 12x24 in-ground and have received quotes from 30 to 100 for what seems to be the same package. I dont even know what to ask.

What do you want to know? Weve had two.

12 is too narrow. Id try to get to at least 18 in that dimension. Our first was narrow like that, and we were always afraid that kids jumping in from the side would hit the other side. They came close a few times.

We paid $65k in 2008 for our current, but its about 21 x 33, and has a lot of decking.

WhyFi 09-02-22 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22633774)
I wonder what people would pay for copper pans that need retinning? I think the shipping (because I can't find any place within driving distance) plus the retinning would significantly exceed what I paid for them back in the 80s.

I suppose it depends on manufacturer, aesthetics, etc, but copper isn't cheap these days.


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