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rjones28 04-20-22 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478235)
Trophy is polishing a turd.

Sounds like sour grapes.

genejockey 04-20-22 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22478232)
Of course, if you mention weight someone is going to tell you to go to the bathroom before you ride, as if you weren't going to otherwise. "Why didn't I think if that?"
It only took a few replies. Surprisingly, no one has suggested leaving a water bottle at home. That usually comes up in weight related questions.

VV is falling down on the job.

Velo Vol 04-20-22 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22478232)
Of course, if you mention weight someone is going to tell you to go to the bathroom before you ride, as if you weren't going to otherwise. "Why didn't I think if that?"
It only took a few replies. Surprisingly, no one has suggested leaving a water bottle at home. That usually comes up in weight related questions.

I suggest you leave a water bottle at home.

WhyFi 04-20-22 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22478232)
Of course, if you mention weight someone is going to tell you to go to the bathroom before you ride, as if you weren't going to otherwise. "Why didn't I think if that?"
It only took a few replies. Surprisingly, no one has suggested leaving a water bottle at home. That usually comes up in weight related questions.

That'll learn him to ask stuff in the greater 41.

Mojo31 04-20-22 09:51 AM

I almost always carry two water bottles if riding more than 20 miles. The weight has never been my issue.

indyfabz 04-20-22 10:01 AM

Walked out the house this morning in tights and other comfy clothes preparing to work in town alone on such a gorgeous day. Realized I had left my laptop in my NJ office yesterday.

I have not asked for much during my many years here. I am going to ask for a second laptop so I don't have to shuttle one back and forth.

genejockey 04-20-22 10:11 AM

BIL, husband of the sister who was diagnoses this last year with hypertension and diabetes, just tested positive for COVID. She's trying to figure out isolation. SO, a nervous 10 days for her, and vicariously for us siblings.

genejockey 04-20-22 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22478309)
I almost always carry two water bottles if riding more than 20 miles. The weight has never been my issue.

Recently, I've been taking advantage of water stops along my route, plus the cooler weather (hence diminished perspiration), so I have been carrying only one bottle even on the longer rides. But once it's back to short sleeve weather, it'll be two bottles.

rjones28 04-20-22 10:38 AM

I generally carry two bottles and a snack on non-commuting rides. I don't always need them, but I like to be prepared.

Velo Vol 04-20-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22478309)
I almost always carry two water bottles if riding more than 20 miles. The weight has never been my issue.


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22478363)
I generally carry two bottles and a snack on non-commuting rides. I don't always need them, but I like to be prepared.

See post #2353

rjones28 04-20-22 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478380)
See post #2353

Water allergy?

Mojo31 04-20-22 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478380)
See post #2353

Nope. I live in a hot, dry climate. I'm always going to carry more than enough.

DougRNS 04-20-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22478033)
Just makes me think of Guardians of the Galaxy.

reminds me of 10th grade.

WhyFi 04-20-22 11:54 AM

On the drive back from scouting out a new bike for the boy, we ended up behind and to the right of a big pick'em up truck being piloted by what looked to be an octogenarian farmer. Despite the 45° and drizzle, he had all but two or three inches of his passenger side window down for his golden retriever. "Awww, good lookin' dog," I thought... until it started repeatedly lunging out of the window, nothing but rear legs, ass, and tail staying inside the cab, hooking its front legs over the passenger side mirror and barking at everything and nothing. :twitchy:

WTF. Dude's just driving down the street at close to 40mph while his dog is dangling out of the vehicle. Meanwhile, traffic starts backing up behind him, because he's going slightly under the speed limit, but no one wants to pass him on the right because his friggin' dog could fall out just as they're passing and they'd run the damn thing over.

After anxiously watching this for a minute or so, he finally did move over in to the right lane. I briefly thought about yellin' at the idiot as I passed on the left, but didn't think it was likely to have a positive affect, so I refrained. What a maroon.

datlas 04-20-22 11:56 AM

Todays ride was ok but about 1 hour in, we went on a road that had LOTS of potholes. There was a downhill section with fully clear sights, but two knuckleheads got pinch flats. One was a front and one was a rear. Irony is these are the two in the group running tubeless.

One guy put a tube in, but struggled so much he clearly pinched the tube on installation. The other put a dart into the cut in his tread, but the tire would still not seal. He went through 2 tubes and each one was fail. After 45 minutes of this ********, I told them sorry but you gotta make the call of shame.

This was not a ringing endorsement for road tubeless, although I am willing to consider the main problem was operator error.

ls01 04-20-22 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478235)
Trophy is polishing a turd.

Remember this if the turd is too soft to polish, you can always roll it in glitter!

genejockey 04-20-22 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22478397)
Water allergy?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9b9b741a91.jpg

ls01 04-20-22 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478148)
Gonna buy my first (individual) bond in a long time. Seems like a pretty good return.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fe7f098a0a.png

Next month the rate will be even higher.


Just buy a new bike, no money, no problem...

ls01 04-20-22 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22478321)
Walked out the house this morning in tights and other comfy clothes preparing to work in town alone on such a gorgeous day. Realized I had left my laptop in my NJ office yesterday.

I have not asked for much during my many years here. I am going to ask for a second laptop so I don't have to shuttle one back and forth.

Denied!....next!

genejockey 04-20-22 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22478481)
Denied!....next!

RAISE?!?! You're lucky we don't FIRE you!!!!

Mojo31 04-20-22 12:30 PM

In Houston this week:


Not sure what handlebar contraption that is on the bike.

Mojo31 04-20-22 12:34 PM

In another coal rolling incident outside of Dallas, our North Texas group is going all in following another coal rolling incident.

Cyclists rebuke North Texas business after ‘rolling coal’ video | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

They have taken to social media, Google business reviews, and the like to call this guy out, as he should be.

Mojo31 04-20-22 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22478501)
RAISE?!?! You're lucky we don't FIRE you!!!!

Or, the only raise you'll experience is a raise in productivity. Now, get your ass back to work!

WhyFi 04-20-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22478514)
In another coal rolling incident outside of Dallas, our North Texas group is going all in following another coal rolling incident.

Cyclists rebuke North Texas business after ‘rolling coal’ video | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

They have taken to social media, Google business reviews, and the like to call this guy out, as he should be.

This guy crying about the calls for his business to be boycotted - boo ******' hoo.

genejockey 04-20-22 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22478532)
This guy crying about the calls for his business to be boycotted - boo ******' hoo.

"You're not just punishing me! You're punishing the people who work for me!" So basically holding his workers hostage. "Nobody make a move, or the workers get it!"


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