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genejockey 12-24-21 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22350697)
What IS the point of rocks, anyway?

To separate our hominid ancestors from the rest of the Great Apes?

rjones28 12-24-21 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22350783)
Rock fights.

We had wicked rock fights, when I was a kid in Massachusetts.

Trsnrtr 12-24-21 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22350309)
I am becoming resigned to the fact that we are all going to get it sooner or later and likely more than once.

You're not making me feel any safer. :(

genejockey 12-24-21 05:15 PM

I was able to get in 23 miles of genuine outdoor riding today, between last night's rain and tonight's. It was about 50 degrees with about a 10 mph West wind. I ended up taking the C'dale, which turned out to be good since it was a bit windy, and at a couple spots even its low profile rims got pushed around a little by the wind and the Bianchi would for sure have been worse. When I rebuilt it last year, I put 25mm tires on it, and I've been riding those at 90F/95R, and that's WAY more comfortable than when I was running 23s at 120 psi!! I would describe the ride as firm, but not harsh. Definitely would not be my choice for riding on broken asphalt, though!

The RX100 with 8sp DT indexed shifters is a lot of fun - *plink* and it's in the next gear, plus the 12-25 cassette doesn't have the gaps that 6sp 13-26 has.

So, between real and virtual miles, my total passed 6000 for the first time EVER. 20 years ago I was riding quite a bit and my best year was 3500.

genejockey 12-24-21 05:16 PM

So, now I have a complete set of decals for the Litespeed, but no Litespeed. :(

Trsnrtr 12-24-21 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22350831)
So, now I have a complete set of decals for the Litespeed, but no Litespeed. :(

That's a bummer.

bampilot06 12-24-21 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22350831)
So, now I have a complete set of decals for the Litespeed, but no Litespeed. :(


what did you do that for?

bampilot06 12-24-21 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22350651)
I think that it was in the low-to-mid 40s for the ride this morning, but the sun has come out and now I'm wishing that I could get out for a little more.


Going out at 5 am tomorrow morning. Suppose to be 50 degrees.

Wont get to try out my new Castelli jacket.

seedsbelize2 12-24-21 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22350829)
I was able to get in 23 miles of genuine outdoor riding today, between last night's rain and tonight's. It was about 50 degrees with about a 10 mph West wind. I ended up taking the C'dale, which turned out to be good since it was a bit windy, and at a couple spots even its low profile rims got pushed around a little by the wind and the Bianchi would for sure have been worse. When I rebuilt it last year, I put 25mm tires on it, and I've been riding those at 90F/95R, and that's WAY more comfortable than when I was running 23s at 120 psi!! I would describe the ride as firm, but not harsh. , yet supple. Definitely would not be my choice for riding on broken asphalt, though!

The RX100 with 8sp DT indexed shifters is a lot of fun - *plink* and it's in the next gear, plus the 12-25 cassette doesn't have the gaps that 6sp 13-26 has.
fixed
So, between real and virtual miles, my total passed 6000 for the first time EVER. 20 years ago I was riding quite a bit and my best year was 3500.

Fixed

MoAlpha 12-24-21 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22350810)
To separate our hominid ancestors from the rest of the Great Apes?

Oh, those WW2 guys?

MoAlpha 12-24-21 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22350828)
You're not making me feel any safer. :(

They used to call pneumococcal pneumonia ďthe old manís friend.Ē

Now thatís what I call my 3 min VO2max intervals.

MoAlpha 12-24-21 06:00 PM

My brother made some olive oil-infused gun for martinis. I might have tasted something.

genejockey 12-24-21 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22350845)
what did you do that for?

Because I'm SUPPOSED TO have a Litespeed by 9 PM next Tuesday.

genejockey 12-24-21 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22350863)
My brother made some olive oil-infused gun for martinis. I might have tasted something.

Sounds dangerous.

"Would you like that shaken, or stirred?"

"Neither. I prefer mine shot."

WhyFi 12-24-21 06:32 PM

I'm a glutton for punishment. I stupidly volunteered to cook a scratch Swedish meatball dinner for Christmas Eve. It turned out great, but man, it was so much more work than it needed to be; a poor craftsman blames their tools, but their stove, cookware, utensils, etc - all a whole bunch of wtf.

bampilot06 12-24-21 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22350872)
Because I'm SUPPOSED TO have a Litespeed by 9 PM next Tuesday.


you donít sound all too confident.

bampilot06 12-24-21 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22350886)
I'm a glutton for punishment. I stupidly volunteered to cook a scratch Swedish meatball dinner for Christmas Eve. It turned out great, but man, it was so much more work than it needed to be; a poor craftsman blames their tools, but their stove, cookware, utensils, etc - all a whole bunch of wtf.


we had fried oysters prepared by grand parents. No cooking or prepping required on my part.

Mojo31 12-24-21 07:18 PM

Heading out for dinner. No cooking here. Same tomorrow.

Velo Vol 12-24-21 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22350082)
May trailerfuls of leaves were removed from the ivied acclivity this afternoon.

Behold it, in all its December glory. #LandscapeArt

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...931703b555.jpg

DougRNS 12-24-21 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22350905)
Behold it, in all its December glory. #LandscapeArt

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...931703b555.jpg

I still see a plentiful amount of leaves on the grassy knoll. Sad.

DougRNS 12-24-21 08:05 PM

For the daughter's birthday (tomorrow actually) we had ribeyes, baked potatoes, spinach, ceasar salad and pie. Did the ribeyes on the new griddle and they turned out fine. Glad I didn't screw them up. Also made pour over coffee and it tasted good as well. I'm getting the hang of the process. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Velo Vol 12-24-21 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22350920)
I still see a plentiful amount of leaves on the grassy knoll. Sad.

The edge of the property is a mess with overgrowth, fallen tree, etc., and very steep. I can't be bothered with that jungle. It's not as noticeable when the leaves come out.

indyfabz 12-24-21 08:08 PM

Rabbit braised in white wine with Dijon over (not the greatest) egg noodles. Heavenly.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...302e8d937.jpeg

rjones28 12-24-21 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22350905)
Behold it, in all its December glory. #LandscapeArt

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...931703b555.jpg


Where's the snow?

genejockey 12-24-21 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22350899)
you donít sound all too confident.

It's in the hands of UPS now. I won't be confident till it's in my hands.


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