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Bah Humbug 07-16-21 09:42 AM

In light of the winter storm aftermath, and other things that can’t be discussed here, currently seems more likely than not that we’ll be leaving the nation of Texas next year. Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144008)
OK this is going to bug me because there's a song that uses "high toned" in the lyrics and I'm sure it's semi-famous but I can't for the life of me remember. Probably some country song complaining about city folk.

George Strait - High Toned Woman
Dolly Parton - A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place
Barry Manilow - Never Met a Man I Didn't Like
Various artists - My Baby Just Cares for Me

Pick one

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144002)
I'm still salty about how Strava nerfed the flyby feature. It was fun looking at how my ride intersected with other people and I've made a few acquaintances and riding buddies with it. It was especially fun on long gravel races -- nothing like comparing how my ride stacks up with Ted King (hint, it doesn't.)

There's a whole big long article on DCRainmaker about it but basically someone on Twitter complained about it being a security and privacy risk, it went viral, and so Strava nuked it and made it an opt-in feature without telling anyone. (I think the security and privacy concerns are valid but there were other solutions and also the thing the guy was complaining about wasn't even a Flyby feature, it was a privacy settings feature.)

Oh well when something is free you're the product and all that. I still use it to log my miles but the social aspect, which I was never that invested in, has definitely lost its shine.

I still don’t really understand the Strava privacy hand-wringing. Voting and real estate records make your name and address public already.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144065)
In light of the winter storm aftermath, and other things that can’t be discussed here, currently seems more likely than not that we’ll be leaving the nation of Texas next year. Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.

Has been the subject of more than one discussion with my wife lately. Unfortunately, kids and career make me less mobile.

Not sure the Carolinas would be much different though on that topic.

bampilot06 07-16-21 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144065)
In light of the winter storm aftermath, and other things that can’t be discussed here, currently seems more likely than not that we’ll be leaving the nation of Texas next year. Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.


raleigh is nice.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144077)
I still don’t really understand the Strava privacy hand-wringing. Voting and real estate records make your name and address public already.

Address yes, current location no.

I believe it's a location tracking thing.

genejockey 07-16-21 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22143831)
Irrigation? We wouldn't have a lawn without it.

We have irrigation - can't have a lawn without it here! - but running it during Extreme Drought doesn't seem very responsible.

Mojo31 07-16-21 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22144087)
We have irrigation - can't have a lawn without it here! - but running it during Extreme Drought doesn't seem very responsible.

Due to our soils with high plasticity levels, we have to keep the soil around our slab foundations uniformly moist year round. If we don't we will have big problems with foundation stability.

There are often watering restrictions in place during summer months in this area, although the perimeter of your house is exempted.

Velo Vol 07-16-21 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144065)
Raleigh and Saratoga Springs are the current front-runners.

One of those is way more :twitchy: than the other.

DougRNS 07-16-21 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22143868)
Georgia bridges are garbage. Arkansas bridges are garbage.

Velo Vol is trapped.

https://www.11alive.com/video/news/l...16?jwsource=cl

is Memphis still in Tennessee?
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8279fc1c47.jpg

Velo Vol 07-16-21 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22144103)
is Memphis still in Tennessee?

The Arkansas DOT was responsible for inspecting that bridge. TTKU

DougRNS 07-16-21 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22143893)
Actually, it didn't remind me of that, I had to google it. LOL

You're just trying to imitate my quality shtick. It's OK, I understand.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22144106)
The Arkansas DOT was responsible for inspecting that bridge. TTKU


/PnR

big john 07-16-21 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144096)
Due to our soils with high plasticity levels, we have to keep the soil around our slab foundations uniformly moist year round. If we don't we will have big problems with foundation stability.

There are often watering restrictions in place during summer months in this area, although the perimeter of your house is exempted.

I think they are saying it's the worst drought in our history and the Gov asked everyone to cut water use by 15%.

genejockey 07-16-21 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22143972)
Well done.

I first saw "high toned" in a Stephen King book. It stuck with me ever since.

Makes me think of this....


genejockey 07-16-21 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144014)
That is not the correct answer.

Then I would only be down to one bike, which is absurd, and when I got another bike I would only be at 2 bikes.


Creaky BB is a problem with the BB not the bike right? Really sad if my china wheels lived longer than my cervelo frame, just saying.

If you've got a press-fit BB, perhaps it could be replaced with a screw-together BB?

genejockey 07-16-21 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22144019)
Yeah, I'm a little miffed over that, too. I used to use it pretty regularly; whenever I saw someone on the road that seemed like-minded, I'd see if they were on FlyBy so that I could see where they were riding. I expanded my routes/riding area quite a bit doing that, but now I'm lucky if I see 10 people in the FlyBy on a given ride.

Maybe somebody actually acted on the notion someone expressed in a thread a while back about contacting women they identified via FlyBy?

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22144114)

Reminds me of this

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d5ca46cb8.jpeg

RIP Hi Hat restaurant in Tigard, OR. The awesomeness of that lounge cannot be overstated!

bampilot06 07-16-21 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22144125)
Maybe somebody actually acted on the notion someone expressed in a thread a while back about contacting women they identified via FlyBy?


was that frowned upon?

MoAlpha 07-16-21 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22143821)
Need some advice.

The clicking noise that I experienced with the C2 on hills (low cadence high torque) has developed into a constant knocking noise at all times. Reminds me of an engine with a bent piston rod.
I had to get out of the saddle today to charge up a tiny mountain and for the rest of the ride the knocking got worse.

I stopped multiple times to make sure nothing felt loose (crank arm, seat, pedals, rear wheel, bars etc…..)
Everything felt tight with two exceptions. I am running the old pedals and they have more play than my new pedals. Have always been this way though. And my headset developed a tiny amount of play during the ride.

My plan is to re torque everything down, and swap pedals but if that doesn’t solve the noise any recommendations?

Thanks.

Try pulling the crank making sure all is right down there while you're at it.

Mojo31 07-16-21 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22144112)
I think they are saying it's the worst drought in our history and the Gov asked everyone to cut water use by 15%.

We've had that type of situation on a fairly regular basis. Summers frequently bring lawn watering bans, except to keep your house (not the lawns) in good condition. They are usually backed up with some pretty hefty fines if you are caught watering during a ban. They also prohibit washing your car when they do that.

It's a bit different than California, but we've learned to plant with draught tolerant plants and grasses.

genejockey 07-16-21 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144079)
Has been the subject of more than one discussion with my wife lately. Unfortunately, kids and career make me less mobile.

Not sure the Carolinas would be much different though on that topic.

Had a conversation last night with an old college buddy, who has retired to the very part of PA where I grew up. That kind of thing is exactly why I'm disinclined to retire to that area, even though I sometimes get really homesick for it.

Mojo31 07-16-21 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22144132)
Try pulling the crank making sure all is right down there while you're at it.

Any innuendo intended?

DougRNS 07-16-21 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22144106)
The Arkansas DOT was responsible for inspecting that bridge. TTKU

it's a Tennessee Bridge and is being repaired by TDOT makes no sense.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a1293f9c01.jpg

MoAlpha 07-16-21 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144138)
Any innuendo intended?

THE crank, not HIS crank.

bampilot06 07-16-21 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22144132)
Try pulling the crank making sure all is right down there while you're at it.


Other than loosing the pinch bolts and then the centerbolt, anything else I should be aware of. I’ve never done this on a road bike before.
BMX involved a lot of hammers and other non conventional methods.


Edit: I do have a crank arm puller, not sure if it is compatible. Came with one of the “bike tool kits” on amazon. So far most of the tools work well enough just to get me into trouble.

genejockey 07-16-21 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144131)
was that frowned upon?

It's really stalker-y.

genejockey 07-16-21 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144131)
was that frowned upon?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3415c442b1.jpg

WhyFi 07-16-21 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22144125)
Maybe somebody actually acted on the notion someone expressed in a thread a while back about contacting women they identified via FlyBy?

Yeah, if I were female, I'm certain that I would feel differently about FlyBy - guys can be ******' creeps. I think that one of the big nails in the coffin was the idiots that were uploading activities while at a secret military base, though.

I'm fine with the default being "off," but it would have been nice to see some pop-ups or more dialog on the various privacy options that could be used in conjunction with FlyBy. I think that simply throwing the big switch and saying, "yeah, you can turn it back on if you want," left the ranks of participants much lower than the actual number that would be willing to share that info if they knew the why/how of it.

MoAlpha 07-16-21 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144145)
Other than loosing the pinch bolts and then the centerbolt, anything else I should be aware of. I’ve never done this on a road bike before.
BMX involved a lot of hammers and other non conventional methods.


Edit: I do have a crank arm puller, not sure if it is compatible. Came with one of the “bike tool kits” on amazon. So far most of the tools work well enough just to get me into trouble.

What kind of crank is it? On a Shimano crank, take out the plastic bolt in the center, loosen the binder bolts and pull it apart. When reassembling, use the center bolt to pull the assembly together hand tight and then bring the binder bolts gradually up to 12-14 Nm.


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