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DougRNS 07-31-22 01:06 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...52ca796707.jpg

Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22593881)
But I would still have to bend over, albeit more briefer than tying requires.

no, sit in a chair put one leg on your knee and cinch them up. Repeat on other leg. You're welcome.

bampilot06 07-31-22 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593880)
Never will on the Madone, right?


theoretically.

Mojo31 07-31-22 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22593891)
theoretically.

But, you have no cables. Are you becoming an eternal pessimist?

I have another use for the 105.

Trsnrtr 07-31-22 01:18 PM

Still waiting on my wife’s Emonda SLR 7… :rolleyes:

BillyD 07-31-22 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22593889)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...52ca796707.jpg

no, sit in a chair put one leg on your knee and cinch them up. Repeat on other leg. You're welcome.

:roflmao2:

I WISH. Well, one leg can do that, the other cannot. Tight hip flexors. Like I've said before, I'm falling apart like a cheap suit that got caught in the rain.

bampilot06 07-31-22 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593893)
But, you have no cables. Are you becoming an eternal pessimist?

I have another use for the 105.


sigh.


No, not an eternal pessimist, but I do manage to crash even when not moving.

seedsbelize2 07-31-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by dougrns (Post 22593828)
rip bill russell
88 years old.

rip

seedsbelize2 07-31-22 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22593872)
I was talking about my broken cable curse on today's ride, and one my my friends told me I should just get what he has.

He has a bike with SRAM eTap, and yes it is caliper brake supported. I suppose I could do this, but it seems effing stupid to pay three thousand dollars and get a bunch of battery headaches to solve my fairly simple problem.

:notamused: again

Down tube shifters for the win. A very fast learning curve.
Or bar end shifters. More paracido to brifters.

seedsbelize2 07-31-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22593739)
You can get a dozen of these from Lord Bezos for 3 bucks and stick it to the man at big tri.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ec86a8f05.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bb24fd421.jpg

I cut them off old rack trunks and panniers that should have been thrown out years ago.
​​​​​​​I am my dad.

seedsbelize2 07-31-22 02:37 PM

And now, thinking it through, I realize I could also harvest my elastic shoelaces from that same stash.
Wow!
:thumb:​​​​

rjones28 07-31-22 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22593413)
I have a new pair of trail runners in the mail, I'll primarily be just hiking in them though.

I have some trail runners that mainly get worn hanging out with Benson.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2650a74bfe.jpg

rjones28 07-31-22 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593565)
Very few people start using them and then stop, FWIW.

I stopped. But I'm not really a runner. Also, it wasn't enough of a thing for me to want another set.

datlas 07-31-22 03:39 PM

I just checked the leaderboard. I am in 5th place. Of course I am by far the KOM.

#coldcomfort

big john 07-31-22 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22593901)
sigh.


No, not an eternal pessimist, but I do manage to crash even when not moving.

That racer you were following finished the event in 8th overall. They interviewed her and she is just a kid. Might have a bright future as she is obviously a good climber. I saw her in a couple breakaways in the mountains.

I enjoyed the race, especially the mountain stages. I hope it goes on.

datlas 07-31-22 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22593955)
Down tube shifters for the win. A very fast learning curve.
Or bar end shifters. More paracido to brifters.

It has crossed my mind.

mschwett 07-31-22 04:00 PM

Wordle 407 3/6

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too many possibilities after the first guess, had to use the elimination technique on guess 2.

big john 07-31-22 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22594015)
It has crossed my mind.

I had friction bar-end shifters on my touring bikes. I broke the rear derailleur cable in Kentucky somewhere. I had a spare cable with me, the kind with ferrules on both ends. I used my nail clippers to remove the unneeded end.

Have you looked into aftermarket cables yet?

I was reluctant to stop using down tube shifters but now I wouldn't want to go back. I used to stick my finger into the front tire occasionally.

Jagwire Pro Polished Slick Stainless Derailleur Cable - Components (competitivecyclist.com)

datlas 07-31-22 04:30 PM

Any plant lovers out there? Mrs datlas swears these plants are supposed to flower, but they just keep growing with no signs of a flower. I think they are moonflowers.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a64bb9ca7.jpeg

seedsbelize2 07-31-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22594008)
I just checked the leaderboard. I am in 5th place. Of course I am by far the KOM.

#coldcomfort


seedsbelize2 07-31-22 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22594042)
Any plant lovers out there? Mrs datlas swears these plants are supposed to flower, but they just keep growing with no signs of a flower. I think they are moonflowers.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a64bb9ca7.jpeg

Moonflowers bloom at night, iirc

genejockey 07-31-22 04:50 PM

There's ONE MUP that I'm willing to ride on. Two reasons. First, there's very little traffic on it, and 2 - well, just look...
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...872b1245f2.jpg

mschwett 07-31-22 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22594068)
There's ONE MUP that I'm willing to ride on. Two reasons. First, there's very little traffic on it, and 2 - well, just look...
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...872b1245f2.jpg

which stretch is that? i've only ridden that series of MUPs a couple times, and the parts where one might want to hammer it always seem pretty crowded and unsafe/unsuitable for anything other than a leisure cruise. especially the san andreas trail section from a bit south of the trailhead to the dam, and then again towards the southern end of sawyer camp. it's not necessarily crazy crowded like the two MUPs i'll willingly ride on (crissy field and sausalito-mill valley) but the combination of people, strollers, dogs, cyclists, and sharp turns and rollers seems especially dangerous!

genejockey 07-31-22 05:02 PM

I did a nice relaxing 68 miles today, including doing Old La Honda with the goal of keeping my HR well below LT. Mostly, my HR was in the 140s, with some 130s and some 150s, but mostly Z3 the whole way. Of course, this led to one of my slowest times for the climb, but I decided not to go full "Puke At The Top" intensity. Then, descending 84, I was a total coward, so that was THE SLOWEST descent of 84 I've ever done - 4 mph slower than my best!

BUT, but not burning all my matches on OLH, I had plenty of gas for a nice long ride. Imagine my surprise when I started being hit with raindrops! Yes, raindrops, in July! Not much rain though it was enough to completely wet the pavement a couple places. It was nice and cooling, so I didn't mind.

Bah Humbug 07-31-22 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22593877)
I never have a cable problem on any of my three bikes.

I said that until I started losing gears one morning.

mschwett 07-31-22 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22594077)
I did a nice relaxing 68 miles today, including doing Old La Honda with the goal of keeping my HR well below LT. Mostly, my HR was in the 140s, with some 130s and some 150s, but mostly Z3 the whole way. Of course, this led to one of my slowest times for the climb, but I decided not to go full "Puke At The Top" intensity. Then, descending 84, I was a total coward, so that was THE SLOWEST descent of 84 I've ever done - 4 mph slower than my best!

BUT, but not burning all my matches on OLH, I had plenty of gas for a nice long ride. Imagine my surprise when I started being hit with raindrops! Yes, raindrops, in July! Not much rain though it was enough to completely wet the pavement a couple places. It was nice and cooling, so I didn't mind.

nice. i also did 68 today, but heading north, with no huge climbs. no raindrops but dense, wet fog at the start which had the road completely wet and dripped off my helmet just like rain. and then it disappeared for full sun a very short stretch later.


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