Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   Addiction LXXVIII (https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1197210)

big john 06-09-20 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21524382)
Weenieism is rampant, no matter the frame material.

Even the steel is real crowd suffers.

You'd think for 10 grand they could throw in a front derailleur.

rjones28 06-09-20 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21524867)
I need my back pockets for food. I'm a serious cyclist.


rjones28 06-09-20 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21524946)
Huh, I thought they were still at 50%.

Back to normal, everyone.

Oh?

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput

Velo Vol 06-09-20 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21525000)
Oh?

Don't tell me, tell bampilot06 .

gnome 06-09-20 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21524901)
Not necessarily. I carry food in one pocket, repair bag in middle, keys/phone/misc in other side.

Yes, but you are genetically gifted. Us fatter people like to carry more snacks when doing a longer ride.

MoAlpha 06-09-20 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21524476)
BTW, it's easier and cheaper to have a weight weenie body than a weight weenie bike.

#Thrifty

This. So this.





Until I fall into cold water or get really sick... :eek:

rpenmanparker 06-09-20 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21524940)
Bah. I ride an R2 with 105 and a bunch of basic aluminum parts.

I would love to try a truly fancy bike sometime - R5 or even RCa with some light tubbies and just see what weenieism is. Or be like whatsisface and get an S5 and give it that same treatment. I can't imagine ever paying for it though.

Too bad. I just sold my R3 clone (Workswell R-066) for $900. Nobody wanted it at a higher price. It came in at 12.5 lb sans pedals. 11-speed Red mechanical, Zero Gravity Ti brake calipers, 999 g pair of tubie wheels. What a neat bike!

rpenmanparker 06-09-20 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21524188)
I believe seedsbelize got the worst of it. The coastal parishes naturally got the majority of it here, with some minor flooding at the lakefronts.

We were going to New Orleans last weekend to check on my MIL (98 yrs old this week) and bring her back to Houston for her birthday. My SIL said better go early, so we backed up a couple of days and got out by Saturday morning. Dry all the way home and nothing to speak of here in Houston. Glad it wasn't too bad there.

seedsbelize 06-09-20 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21524838)
How are they configured now?

The left index finger no longer flexes under its own power. It is lacking the tendon to make that happen.

seedsbelize 06-09-20 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21524900)
got the last seat available on the flight home! success.

Hoping to get some miles in tomorrow morning, wx is not looking good the rest of the week, unfortunately.

What do you do when you miss that seat. Try again tomorrow? Do you have the option of buying a seat?

Bah Humbug 06-09-20 07:11 PM

It's definitely easier for me to swipe my card than lose 10lbs, long-term. Not cheaper, but easier? Oh yes.

Bah Humbug 06-09-20 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by rpenmanparker (Post 21525019)
Too bad. I just sold my R3 clone (Workswell R-066) for $900. Nobody wanted it at a higher price. It came in at 12.5 lb sans pedals. 11-speed Red mechanical, Zero Gravity Ti brake calipers, 999 g pair of tubie wheels. What a neat bike!

Ha, just as well. Just bought a new house, and will have a brand-new pain cave setup to pay for.

Velo Vol 06-09-20 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21525029)
The left index finger no longer flexes under its own power. It is lacking the tendon to make that happen.

That's not ideal.

Jadesfire 06-09-20 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by rpenmanparker (Post 21525027)
We were going to New Orleans last weekend to check on my MIL (98 yrs old this week) and bring her back to Houston for her birthday. My SIL said better go early, so we backed up a couple of days and got out by Saturday morning. Dry all the way home and nothing to speak of here in Houston. Glad it wasn't too bad there.

Nope, just some rain...just enough to remind me that my Jeep needs a tire rotation.

Good to "see" you again, sir.

rpenmanparker 06-09-20 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21525071)

Good to "see" you again, sir.

The same.

indyfabz 06-09-20 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21524989)

We got two honkeys out there dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants.

noodle soup 06-09-20 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by rpenmanparker (Post 21525082)
The same.

Sorry to hear that you've retired from cycling, but I understand. If it doesn't bring you joy anymore, why continue doing it?

I've missed your input here, but hope you stay happy and healthy. .

BTW, I wish you owned bigger bikes.

Velo Vol 06-09-20 08:50 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21525071)
Good to "see" you again, sir.


Originally Posted by rpenmanparker (Post 21525082)
The same.

I don't see either of you. :foo:

datlas 06-10-20 05:16 AM

Good morning Velo Vol !

Velo Vol 06-10-20 05:32 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21525410)
Good morning Velo Vol !


indyfabz 06-10-20 06:10 AM

Traffic is definitely back in NJ. Probably 3x-4x the volume as last Wedjesday.

seedsbelize 06-10-20 06:11 AM

I did some research last night. FYI It takes a
repaired hand tendon 12-14 weeks to heal back to normal usage. I didn't find details on the length of the therapy. And it takes a surgically repaired finger 6 months for the scars to soften to the point that the finger no longer feels like plastic. Wow.

seedsbelize 06-10-20 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21525469)
Traffic is definitely back in NJ. Probably 3x-4x the volume as last Wedjesday.

Same in Merida. And, even though things were open, the lines to get into them were extremely long. You had to really want to get into that building. At Home Depot there were thirty people in a line which was not noticably moving

abshipp 06-10-20 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21524940)
I would love to try a truly fancy bike sometime...and just see what weenieism is.

Ditto. The lightest bike I've ridden was my first one, a Jamis Ventura Comp that came in right around 19-20lbs with some ~1500g alloy wheels. Light enough for me, especially in flat Illinois. Current "light" bike is my SLT which I believe sits at around 23lbs ready to ride.

But yeah, like datlas said the best thing I could do is probably lose 30lbs. But at what cost?

WhyFi 06-10-20 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21525532)
But yeah, like datlas said the best thing I could do is probably lose 30lbs. But at what cost?

Not being able to eat all of the delicious, delicious food.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:43 PM.


Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.