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rjones28 05-14-22 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22506499)
You realize that's not how it works, right? CPI did not increase that much from month to month. That's a year-to-year increase.

I tend to look at the year-over-year changes.

rjones28 05-14-22 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22506514)
Take it up with rjones28

I didn't make that thing.

rjones28 05-14-22 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22506518)
It’s raining in New York.

...City.

Not raining in this part of New York.

rjones28 05-14-22 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22506536)
People are weird.

Yup

rjones28 05-14-22 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22506545)
So. Mixing the 50 Open, the 60 Open and the 70 Open is crazy. I'm not sure what the answer is, but racing with 50 year old past Tour and Giro racers, is hard. The 70 years old were chicanes, the 50 year olds caught us, then we mixed in. They didn't want us there, but we had to integrate, otherwise our field would be divided. There were teams that had racers in both the 50's and 60's that would work together, which made it tough for singletons like myself. So, I got to race with angry fast kids, with good team tactics. I'm happy I hung in there, but things need to change.

:twitchy:

MoAlpha 05-14-22 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22506535)
Finished my club-mate’s :bday: ride. He invited six of his friends to do the ride with him to celebrate, but he extended the invite to a small group of us as well. So we had the bday boy, HIS six friends (who I had not met before), and five of us who went along too. It turns out his friends are serious cyclists and kept gapping/dropping the birthday boy. We would regroup periodically. But about 15 miles from the end, they all took off and left him for dead. I and my 4 friends stayed back with the birthday/ride leader and stayed with him until the end.

I don’t know if it’s ironic or just “tough love,” but if I invited a bunch of friends to my ride and they dropped me like that, I would be kinda pissed.

Thoughts??

Bad behavior on the friends’ part, bad judgment on the birthday boy’s, but taking it personally would only lead to unhappiness.

WhyFi 05-14-22 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22506577)
...City.

Not raining in this part of New York.

Wait - there are parts of New York that aren't New York City? I don't know if I believe you.

indyfabz 05-14-22 03:30 PM

It’s been raining in Philly since about noon.

seedsbelize2 05-14-22 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22506545)
So. Mixing the 50 Open, the 60 Open and the 70 Open is crazy. I'm not sure what the answer is, but racing with 50 year old past Tour and Giro racers, is hard. The 70 years old were chicanes, the 50 year olds caught us, then we mixed in. They didn't want us there, but we had to integrate, otherwise our field would be divided. There were teams that had racers in both the 50's and 60's that would work together, which made it tough for singletons like myself. So, I got to race with angry fast kids, with good team tactics. I'm happy I hung in there, but things need to change.

Did they yell at you?

seedsbelize2 05-14-22 03:45 PM

Where is DougRNS ?

big john 05-14-22 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22506201)
Nice, clean-cut, respectful young man . . . . but I detest his team . . . . and his whole city.

I'm not a Boston fan but the man played an incredible game last night. Under a lot of pressure, too.

seedsbelize2 05-14-22 03:49 PM

I've been painting the interior of the house for the past week. One liter per day, and a 2.5" brush. Judging by how my body feels in the morning, it must be hard work. Made for this hot, humid weather though. I can work in my skivvies, and barefoot.

ls01 05-14-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22506178)
Except the cable that goes around the bottom bracket is off it's track and I don't know how to fix it.

which one? What does it control?

ls01 05-14-22 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22506535)
Finished my club-mate’s :bday: ride. He invited six of his friends to do the ride with him to celebrate, but he extended the invite to a small group of us as well. So we had the bday boy, HIS six friends (who I had not met before), and five of us who went along too. It turns out his friends are serious cyclists and kept gapping/dropping the birthday boy. We would regroup periodically. But about 15 miles from the end, they all took off and left him for dead. I and my 4 friends stayed back with the birthday/ride leader and stayed with him until the end.

I don’t know if it’s ironic or just “tough love,” but if I invited a bunch of friends to my ride and they dropped me like that, I would be kinda pissed.

Thoughts??

.
it could be thier normal behavior, he's used to it.

datlas 05-14-22 04:22 PM

There is a used, custom geometry Calfee Dragonfly on ScamBay I have been “watching” for nearly a year. My friend from California says I “have” to buy it. Am considering a low but not insulting offer.

MoAlpha 05-14-22 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22506545)
So. Mixing the 50 Open, the 60 Open and the 70 Open is crazy. I'm not sure what the answer is, but racing with 50 year old past Tour and Giro racers, is hard. The 70 years old were chicanes, the 50 year olds caught us, then we mixed in. They didn't want us there, but we had to integrate, otherwise our field would be divided. There were teams that had racers in both the 50's and 60's that would work together, which made it tough for singletons like myself. So, I got to race with angry fast kids, with good team tactics. I'm happy I hung in there, but things need to change.

I could be a good chicane.

Velo Vol 05-14-22 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22506609)
Wait - there are parts of New York that aren't New York City? I don't know if I believe you.

It's the only part that counts.

Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22506670)
which one? What does it control?

Front derailleur.

Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22506591)
Bad behavior on the friends’ part, bad judgment on the birthday boy’s, but taking it personally would only lead to unhappiness.

I haven't done a group ride in ages . . . but is it really that difficult to take a minute or two before the ride starts and and get everyone on the same page on the regrouping policy?

datlas 05-14-22 04:33 PM

So I checked the leaderboard. I am KOM but not even on the podium.

#consistent

Mojo31 05-14-22 04:38 PM

Are tweeters twits? Discuss.

genejockey 05-14-22 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22506689)
There is a used, custom geometry Calfee Dragonfly on ScamBay I have been “watching” for nearly a year. My friend from California says I “have” to buy it. Am considering a low but not insulting offer.

Do it. What's the worst that could happen? (sez the guy with 10 bikes)

Mojo31 05-14-22 04:42 PM

Bike thief tackled by civilians - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...PVi?li=BBnb7Kz

Kudos to those guys!

genejockey 05-14-22 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22506698)

Front derailleur.

Shift all the way down, loosen the pinch bolt, reset the cable in its slot, pull the cable taught, and re-tighten the pinch bolt. Easy peasy.

genejockey 05-14-22 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22506704)
Are tweeters twits? Discuss.

More like the past tense of twit, if you catch my meaning.

datlas 05-14-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22506711)
More like the past tense of twit, if you catch my meaning.

Can you even say that?

genejockey 05-14-22 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22506720)
Can you even say that?

Cutwater.

EDIT: So, yeah.


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