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noodle soup 07-02-20 10:16 AM

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A post ride “brew”.

LesterOfPuppets 07-02-20 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21565398)


No.

LesterOfPuppets 07-02-20 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21565403)
No.

​​​​​​I mean, obviously I'll have to try one but...

LesterOfPuppets 07-02-20 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21565397)
How do the expander plugs work with stuffing bar tape in the ends like if you're wrapping cloth tape top to bottom? I've got an ancient set of rubber Velox ones from my SLT that I have to hammer in when I tuck the ends of the cotton tape in. It's always discouraged me from picking some aluminum ones up, even though they look so good.

I always start the wrap at the ends with no insertion when I use expander plugs. Dunno how stuffable the various aluminium expanders are. I have some cheap Nashbar crabon bars that cateyes won't fit into cuz the walls are so thick!

Bah Humbug 07-02-20 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21565229)
Have you reached the point where you would buy a new one immediately if it were lost? If so, how many rides did that take? I think that I reached that point within a few rides. Going on a road ride without it now gives me a minor case of the heebie jeebies.

Oh yes. And basically that was after the first ride or two. My actual thoughts are that as great as it is, I hope one day we can get one that connects to a HUD on my visor, and can track not just range but size and direction. In other words, I envy the fighter pilots their systems.

noodle soup 07-02-20 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21565403)
No.

Who are you to tell me no?

noodle soup 07-02-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21565405)
​​​​​​I mean, obviously I'll have to try one but...

I had to try one.

Itís not awful.

Bah Humbug 07-02-20 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21565299)
My wife has been wanting to for years and I have been talking her out of it. I have been hearing bad things about Lasik recently. It can lead to worse eye sight. If my eye sight was bad to the point where I couldnít fly anymore because of it, then I would consider it.

I have a coworker who got it and now suffers from halos and migraines. My eyes are great, thankfully, but Iíd think long and hard before going through it if I needed glasses.

Bah Humbug 07-02-20 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21565351)
And then I would embrace the my inner fred and ride with both the radar and a mirror. It's so convenient to not have to turn my head to look back!

I do that! Just bar-end mirrors instead of helmet. Let them call me Fred; no one passes me on my routes other than pacelines.

SwtBadger 07-02-20 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21565423)
I had to try one.

Itís not awful.

Not awful is correct, too sweet put on ice and its better, still only ok.

LoP is also correct, not a brew as in beer. More like a weak Kahlua

Definitely not a post ride drink IMO.

noodle soup 07-02-20 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by SwtBadger (Post 21565451)
Not awful is correct, too sweet put on ice and its better, still only ok.

LoP is also correct, not a brew as in beer. More like a weak Kahlua

Definitely not a post ride drink IMO.

It was a drink, before a post ride brew.


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Jack Tone 07-02-20 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21565026)
I was talking to mrs datlas about the Garmin Varia radar and how a lot of cyclists I know are using it. She actually suggested I go ahead and get one. :bday:

Only question is do I get the RTL510 for $150 or the RTL515 for $200. DCRainmaker says the main benefits are the newer device has bluetooth and maybe a couple extra modes but really not much of a difference so I am inclined to get the 510.

Should I start a thread? With a poll???

I just found this. Interesting review:

https://the5krunner.com/2020/05/13/g...pinion-review/

abshipp 07-02-20 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21565438)
I do that! Just bar-end mirrors instead of helmet. Let them call me Fred; no one passes me on my routes other than pacelines.

Always been curious about the bar end ones. The helmet (actually eyeglass) mirror is nice to use since I can sweep my head and get a really good look behind me, but it's annoying that it's tied to my glasses. I've tried the helmet mount option but it puts the mirror in a spot that I don't like. The biggest disadvantage to the glasses mount is that sometimes I want to take my glasses off like if it's raining, and then I lose my mirror at the time when I want it the most!

ls01 07-02-20 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21562712)
I made a point if placing the hub label one time. If my felliw wheel builders want to think less of ne for it, so be it.

we couldn't possibly think less of you.;)

bampilot06 07-02-20 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21565478)
Always been curious about the bar end ones. The helmet (actually eyeglass) mirror is nice to use since I can sweep my head and get a really good look behind me, but it's annoying that it's tied to my glasses. I've tried the helmet mount option but it puts the mirror in a spot that I don't like. The biggest disadvantage to the glasses mount is that sometimes I want to take my glasses off like if it's raining, and then I lose my mirror at the time when I want it the most!


Another reason to ride early. Most of the time I donít even get passed once. Iím more worried about someone pulling out into me or right in front of me so I canít stop in time. Car doors also scare me, which is more of a fear for my bike then myself.

Velo Vol 07-02-20 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21565337)
Fresh pavement is a beautiful thing.

Fixed.


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ls01 07-02-20 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563819)
I have been invited to go on an epic ride with a handful of other cyclists for Friday. I think I will go, but I am askeered. They are serious cyclists and I am a notch or two weaker than most of them. I will certainly load the route into my Garmin in case I get dropped.

you'll be fine

ls01 07-02-20 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21563828)
No no no, go the OTHER way. Leave yourself no out if you can't hang onto the wheel in front of you. Leave your cell phone at home and feel the motivation.

;)

excellent advice

bampilot06 07-02-20 11:36 AM

Hey velo is Alcoa near you?

abshipp 07-02-20 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21565550)
Another reason to ride early. Most of the time I donít even get passed once. Iím more worried about someone pulling out into me or right in front of me so I canít stop in time. Car doors also scare me, which is more of a fear for my bike then myself.

It's quite common for me once I get a little bit away from my house to not be passed by any cars, no matter the time of day, but unfortunately I live right on a fairly major 55mph road that's unavoidable if I ride from my house.

It's not too bad since there's a really wide shoulder, but it still makes me nervous.

ls01 07-02-20 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563907)
Me too. They only had one of the model with that sort of valve and they have to match. I have one top like that which I may transfer to one of the new bottles, but it will give me the OCD pruritus.

I don't close the other kind.

Incidentally, I am thinking of starting to carry green tea, which I have been using as a stimulant and euphoriant for the past year. I'd love to start slugging that stuff on the second half of a ride long ride.

doper

ls01 07-02-20 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563928)
There's no funk like y'own funk.

we want the funk...gotta get some funk!

rjones28 07-02-20 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21565403)
No.

Correct

rjones28 07-02-20 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21565405)
​​​​​​I mean, obviously I'll have to try one but...

I tried coffee-flavored beer, back when one of the local brewers made a batch. Nope.

ls01 07-02-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21564474)
The end is here.

Is everyone still alive?

welcome back


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